21 January 2020
Ludwig van Beethoven (Part 1)
Date of Issue: 21 January 2020
Designer: The Potting Shed
Process: Offset Lithography
Stamp Size: 40mm deep x 30mm wide
Paper: 103gsm Gummed Stamp Paper
Perforation: 13.33 x 13.60
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