Celebrating the Music of Ludwig van Beethoven – FDC S/S

The stamp set & Miniature Sheet are affixed to specially produced First Day Cover envelopes and have been cancelled with the date stamp of the first date of issue.

In 2020, the world celebrates 250 years of Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven was a prominent figure in the transitional period between the classical and romantic musical eras. Considered a revolutionary artist and an artistic visionary, his influence is still felt around the world today, including in Jersey where the Jersey Symphony Orchestra has performed a number of his works over the years.

Taking a contemporary approach, these six stamps represent a selection of some of Beethoven’s most famous compositions. Each stamp incorporates an excerpt from the musical score of the piece, a key instrument in the composition and a portrait of Beethoven himself.

The Miniature Sheet incorporates an excerpt from the musical score of Symphony No.5 and a bust of Beethoven’s likeness. Jersey Post have produced 200 special edition 12″ transparent vinyl records featuring some of Beethoven’s famous compositions. The record comes with a gatefold album cover containing a mint set of six stamps and a Miniature Sheet from our Celebrating the music of Beethoven stamp issue.

A souvenir coin, with a limited run of 250, has also been produced featuring an iconic portrait of Beethoven on one side and Beethoven’s beloved Broadwood piano on the other.