Guernsey to issue third commemorative stamp for Beethoven's 250th Anniversary
Guernsey Post announces that it will release the third stamp from its commemorative four-stamp set celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven, considered by many to be the world’s greatest composer of classical music.
The stamp, which will be released on 21 July 2020, features a large bronze statue of Beethoven, which is found on the Munsterplatz in Bonn, the composer’s birthplace. The monument was unveiled on 12 August 1845, in honour of the 75th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Bonn Minster, a Roman Catholic church, is seen in the background.
Each of the four stamps depicts Beethoven in different art forms, along with the logo BTHVN - an abbreviation, which is thought to have been used by the composer on some of his musical scores.
Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: - “We are delighted to release these stamps to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, as he is undoubtedly one of the most admired and influential composers who ever lived.
“In a change to our usual stamp issuing pattern, we hope that by releasing the stamps individually, we will encourage new collectors who might be interested in acquiring a small series over the course of the year.”