17 April 2013

New stamp on Music



Date of Issue : 16 April 2013

Royal Mail issued a stamp commemorating  classical musician Benjamin Britten. Britten was born in Lowestoft and lived for much of his life at the Red House in Aldeburgh. His image is included in a set of 10 “Great Britons” stamps – released on 16th April - celebrating people in sport, journalism, music, politics and the arts whose anniversaries of birth fall in 2013. The Britten Pears Foundation (BPF) and Aldeburgh Music have a number of events planned this year to celebrate the composer’s 100th anniversary.

Others include former prime minister David Lloyd George, legendary football manager Bill Shankly and actress Vivien Leigh





Norman Parkinson
Born Ronald William Parkinson Smith, he was one of the world’s most celebrated portrait and fashion photographers: a perfectionist celebrated for his ‘action realism’ style.

Vivien Leigh
Leigh was an English actress who won Oscars for her powerful and iconic performances as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Peter Cushing
Peter Wilton Cushing was a British character actor who played a number of highly memorable roles including Professor Van Helsing, Grand Moff Tarkin and Sherlock Holmes.

David Lloyd George
Lloyd George was Prime Minister from 1916 to 1922 and was one of the true radicals in politics. Although born in Manchester, he was the first and only Welshman to hold the office of PM.

Elizabeth David
While studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, David developed a love of fine cuisine, which she shared with austere, post-war Britain through a series of groundbreaking cookbooks.

John Archer
Born in Liverpool of Barbadian descent, John Archer was a prize-winning photographer who further distinguished himself by becoming the first ever Afro-Caribbean London Mayor.

Benjamin Britten
One of the UK’s finest ever classical composers. His works include a number of operas as well as the War Requiem, first performed at the consecration of the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral.

Mary Leakey
An eminent archaeologist and anthropologist, Leakey’s discoveries were so significant that they forced scientists to radically change many long-held views about human evolution.

Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly was a Scottish footballer and manager who achieved his greatest successes at Liverpool FC, with whom he won three First Division titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup.

Richard Dimbleby

Widely acknowledged as one of the most respected figures in British broadcasting history, Dimbleby was the anchor of the BBC flagship programme Panorama from 1955 until 1965.

New Special Covers


A district level philatelic exhibition was organized   on 30th and 31st March 2013 at Deoghar by Jharkhand Postal Circle . Two special covers on "Rohini Shahid Smarak" & "Mobile Money Order" were released on the occasion.

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:  Raj Kumar Choudhary : email : coinrajkumar@gmail.com

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