Stamps on Authors – New Zealand 1989.

Stamps on Authors – New Zealand 1989.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Authors on 01 Mar 1989.

40c – Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) – Short Story writer and Poet.

60c- James Baxter (1926-1972)- Poet & Playwriter.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- AUTHORS

70c – Bruce Mason (1921-1982) – Playwright & Actor.

80 c – Ngaio Marsh (1899-1982)- Crime Writer, Theatre Director. Known as “Queen of Crime” along with Agatha Christie.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- AUTHORS

 

Stamps on Ian Fleming’s James Bond Movies – Great Britain 2008

Stamps on Ian Fleming’s James Bond Movies – Great Britain 2008

Great Britain issued Stamps on Ian Fleming’s(1908-1964) Birth Centenary on 06 Jan 2008. Fleming wrote the James Bond series of Spy novels which were also made into James Bond movies. The stamps featured scenes/posters from James Bond movies.

1st Class (sold for 34p NVI) – Casino Royale(1953)

1st Class (sold for 34p NVI)- Dr No (1958)

54p- Goldfinger (1959)                54p- Diamonds are Forever (1956)

78p – For Your Eyes Only  (1960)         78p – From Russia with Love (1957)

GB FDC JAMES BOND
GREAT BRITAIN FDC 2008-IAN FLEMING CENTENARY-JAMES BOND MOVIES

Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era – Miniature Sheet of Israel – 1998.

Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era – Miniature Sheet of Israel – 1998.

Israel issued a miniature sheet containing six stamps with tabs on 27 Apr 1998 .The theme was Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era. The Personalities featured on stamps are

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) – Author- He was a German speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer ,widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th Century Literature. He was born into a German speaking Jewish family in Prague.

George Gershwin (1898-1937)-Composer – He was an American composer and Pianist. He was born in Brooklyn USA in an Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry family.Among his best known works are Orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924), An American in Paris (1928),as well as contemporary Opera “Porgy & Bess” (1935)

Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968) – Soviet Physicist – He was born to Jewish Parents in Baku Azerbaijan. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his mathematical theory of superfluidity that account for properties of Liquid Helium II.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -Physicist- Born in Ulm Germany to non observant Ashkenazi Jews.He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of Law of Photoelectric effect.He developed the theory of relativity ,one of the two pillars of Modern Physics(alongside quantum mechanics).He is best known for world’s most famous equation – mass energy equivalence formula E = mc2

Leon Blum (1872-1950) – Statesman – He was a French Socialist Politician. A Jew ,he was Prime Minister of France thrice.

Elizabeth Rachel Felix ( 1821-1858) -French Actress of Jewish ancestry

 

FDC ISRAEL PERSONALITIES
FDC ISRAEL 1998 – JEWISH CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CULTURE IN MODERN ERA