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Lebanon’s 2021 stamps

Written by catpaw

September 28, 2021

Lebanon’s 2021 stamps offer a small but interesting selection. The highlight of the year is the stamp and FDC featuring Saloua Raouda Choucair’s art. Choucair, who died in 2017, is one of Lebanon’s renowned artists & sculptors. She worked in so many mediums, it’s difficult to know where to start. 

Saloua Raouda Choucair Google Doodle

Google Doodle honouring Saloua Raouda Choucair – June 24th, 2018

A rare female voice in the Beirut art scene from the 1940s onwards, Choucair’s work combines elements of western abstraction with Islamic aesthetics. It is characterised by an experimental approach to materials alongside an elegant use of modular forms, lines and curves drawn from the traditions of Islamic design. Saloua Raouda Choucair – Exhibition at Tate Modern | Tate

Also, if you enjoy art and design, don’t miss Lebanon’s entry in the EUROMED: Traditional Jewelry stamp & FDC set. Their August release features  jeweler M. Selim Mouzannar’s work.  

As well, I’ve tried to include a few interesting links and tidbits about the stamps. If you have any interesting articles to share, drop a comment and I’ll check them out. Part of the thrill of philately is learning about the country and topics, so, share info if you can. 


March Lebanon’s 2021 stamps

Le Jardin des Patriarches – Qannoubine | Garden of the Patriarchs Qannoubine Valley  

Garden of the Patriarchs Qannoubine Valley

Garden of the Patriarchs Qannoubine Valley

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

The Maronite Patriarch’s Garden, Dimane – LebanonUntravelled.com 

Designer: Nathalie Khattar

Release date: March 25, 2021


April

25 years – ESA Business School

25 years - ESA Business School

25 years - ESA Business School

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

ESA | Home

Designer: Nay Elian

Release date: April 15, 2021


Earth Day

Lebanon's 2021 stamps 3 Earth Day stamps

Jour De La Terre 4 stamps Lebanon's 2021 stamps

4 stamps, sheet of 20

Earth Day: The Official Site | EARTHDAY.ORG  and News and Stories – Earth Day

Designer: LibanPost

Release date: April 21, 2021


June

Saloua Raouda Choucair (2016-2017)

 

Lebanon's 2021 stamps  Lebanon's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Enjoy this short video on Choucair – From Beirut to Tate Modern.  The video is in English, and the interview clips with Choucair are subtitled. Her daughter (featured in the thumbnail) offers a touching insight into life with her mother. 

Saloua Raouda Choucair is considered one of the earliest abstractionists in Lebanon. Her practice spanned from the 1940s until the 1990s and included painting and sculpture as well as homeware and jewelry design, illustration, and architectural models, comprising a very diverse body of work that often defies categorization.

She was interested in developing a practice that took inspiration from Arab-Islamic history.

Saloua Raouda Choucair — AWARE (awarewomenartists.com)

Obituary: The Infinite Field Of Saloua Raouda Choucair (1916-2017) | Harper’s Bazaar Arabia (harpersbazaararabia.com) 
Saloua Raouda Choucair | Structure with One Thousand Pieces | The Metropolitan Museum of Art (metmuseum.org)

Designer: LibanPost

Release date: June 2, 2021


Les Frères Rahbani
Assi Rahbani (4 May 1923 – 21 June 1986), and Mansour Rahbani (1925 – 13 January 2009) 

Les Frères Rahbani 

5 stamps, sheet of 20

Fairuz and the Rahbani Brothers’ Iconic Music Shaped Lebanon (insidearabia.com) 

Designer: LibanPost

Release date: June 21, 2021


August Lebanon’s 2021 stamps

Euromed jewelry 2021

Lebanon Euromed cancel 2021 

Lebanon's 2021 stamps LibanPost in collaboration with jeweller M. Selim Mouzannar, granted  “the Couture Design Award 2016”.

FDC Lebanon Euromed cover Lebanon's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: LibanPost in collaboration with jeweller
M. Selim Mouzannar, granted  “the Couture Design Award 2016”.

See all of the 2021 Euromed stamps 

Release date: August 24, 2021


Composer & Author of the Lebanese National  Anthem – 

 

Wadia Sabra and Rachid Nakhle souvenir folder
2 stamps, souvenir folder
 
Wadia Sabra  and Rachid Nakhle
 
Designer:  Said Nakhle & Fadi Jeanbart

Release date: November 2021


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