While sorting through stamps, today, this cute li'l feller caught my eye. One, of a set of 6, commemorating the centenary of the visit of Charles Darwin to the Galapagos Islands, Sept. 17, 1835 (which, curiously, includes a stamp of Columbus).
This is the final issue in Germany's long-running definitives series, Famous Women in German History, which was produced from 1986 until 2003, and pictured 39 different women. I have cross-referenced the Scott/Michel/SG catalog numbers for all except this one: I have not been able to find the SG number. Can someone with a Gibbons catalog provide it for me? This stamp is from 2003, though, if SG uses the same listing procedure as Scott, it may be listed under 2002-03. (By the way, the series title I gave, above, is the proper way to refer to it. Do not call it, "Famous German Women," as 2 of the subjects were Austrians who happened to perform significant work while living in Germany.)
Germany, Scott Nr 2187 (2003)
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Jean Henri Durant, 1828-1910, founder of International Red Cross. At battle of Soferino 1859, he was so moved by the agonies of wounded soldiers that he began working immediately to bring about agreement to limit barbarism of war. Geneva Conference of 1863-64 established both Geneva Convention for more humane treatment of soldiers and International Red Cross.
Scott# B48 - J. H Dunant
Issued December 1, 1928 Perf. 11½ Creamed Surface Paper Typography Printing Watermark 183 - Swiss Cross
This stamp was issued for the centenary of the birth of Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss Author, philanthropist and founder of the Red Cross Society.
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