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21 January 2020

Ludwig van Beethoven (Part 1)

Guernsey: Ludwig van Beethoven 250th Birth Anniversary (Part 1), 21 January 2020. All images from Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.
Guernsey: Ludwig van Beethoven 250th Birth Anniversary (Part 1), 21 January 2020.

Specification
Date of Issue: 21 January 2020
Designer: The Potting Shed
Printer: bpost
Values: £1
Process: Offset Lithography
Stamp Size: 40mm deep x 30mm wide
Paper: 103gsm Gummed Stamp Paper
Sheet: 20
Perforation: 13.33 x 13.60
Cylinder: A

Description
We are delighted to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of the highly acclaimed composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. He is believed to be the most frequently performed classical music composer in the world – and certainly one of the most influential.

Over the course of the year we will release four stamps culminating in October with the release of a souvenir sheet and prestige booklet.

Stamp one: This depicts a large bronze statue of Beethoven, which stands on the Munsterplatz in Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace. Issue date – 21 January 2020

Stamp two: issue date 2 May 2020

Stamp three: issue date 21 July 2020

Stamp four: issue date 28 October 2020

Guernsey: Ludwig van Beethoven 250th Birth Anniversary (Part 1, first day cover), 21 January 2020.

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