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.
Stamp 1: Beethoven Monument in Munsterplatz, Bonn
Stamp 2: Painting by German artist Josef Karl Stieler
Stamp 3: Beethoven Monument (sideview) with Bonn Minister
Stamp 4: Bust by German sculptor Hugo Hagen based on a life mask by Franz Klein