Thursday, 6 June 2013

Photomosiac Stamps

Category - Sight
Subcategory - Photomosaic Stamp

Mongolia 2007 - Pope Benedict XVI 80th birth Anniversary Photo Mosaic - 4 Stamp Sheet

Issue date 06 Dec 2007

This is a beautiful sheet consisting of 4 stamps, issued by Mongolia in 2007, celebrating the 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI. The sheet is a photo mosaic, consisting of thousands of photos of the Pope.

Guyana 2001 JFK Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 18 Jun 2001

JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy Photomosaic - his image is made up of 1000s of photos of JKF his family and Life and the 60s. This fantastic tribute of 8 Stamps is ready to frame. A section is blown up to show detail.

Gambia 2001 Queen Elizabeth II Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 26 April 2001

Queen Elizabeth II Photomosaic her image is made up of 1000s of photos of Orchids and Flowers this beautiful tribute of 8 Stamps is ready to frame.

Sierra Leone 2000 Queen Mother 100 birthday Anniversary 
Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 30 Oct 2000

Photomosaic of the Queen Mother on her 100th birthday The image is composed of thousands of photos of flowers

Gambia 2000 - Pope John Paul II Photomosaic Stamp Sheet 

Issue date 08 July 2000

Six months into his papacy, John Paul II visited Poland for the first time as Pope.  Huge crowds of adoring Poles met him everywhere he went.  The outpouring of affection for their native son created an acute source of embarrassment for Poland’s Communist government.

One of the 20th century’s most defining moments occurred during the Pope’s return to his native Poland in 1979.  Although this proud country was still locked in Communist grips, more than three million Poles – the largest gathering of humanity in the nation’s history – descended on Warsaw to see their fellow countryman.  Long denied the opportunity to worship, the crowd chanted, “We want God!  We want God!”

During this trip, Pope John Paul II lit a fuse that led to the non-violent overthrow of communism across Europe.  Speaking to an adoring crowd, the Pope declared, “You are men.  You have dignity.  Don’t crawl on your bellies.”  And they listened.  Fourteen months later, the Solidarity movement was born in a Lenin shipyard.  Emboldened by the Pope’s message of human dignity, millions of Poles stepped forward to demand freedom.  That they succeeded in throwing off the reins of communism without firing a single shot, or falling victim to a civil war, speaks volumes about the Pope’s influence.

The Pope’s defense of human rights extended well beyond his native country and the Catholic Church.  John Paul II’s criticism of dictators Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay, Augusto Pinochet of Chile, and the Philippines’ Ferdinand Marcos encouraged opposition movements that led to their eventual downfall.
Pope John Paul II met privately with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat in 1982.  Four years later, he made a historic visit to Rome’s main synagogue.  Throughout his reign, audiences were granted to United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

On December 1, 1989, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited the Vatican in the historic first meeting between a Kremlin chief and a Pope.  In 1996, John Paul II traveled to Cuba to meet with President Fidel Castro.  As a measure of respect, Castro arrived at the meeting dressed in a formal suit instead of his customary combat fatigues.

Pope John Paul II made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2000.  In a note left at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the Pope expressed sorrow for the suffering of Jews at the hands of Christians.  Occurring at a Jewish holy site, his words were seen as a powerful step in the reconciliation of Catholics and Jews. 

In the first papal Mass ever held in Egypt, John Paul II urged reconciliation between the Vatican and the Egyptian Coptic Church, which split from Rome in the fifth century A.D.  He delivered the same message of reconciliation in Greece during a May 2001 visit.

During his papacy, John Paul II conducted more than 170 visits to 115 countries and inspired millions around the world.  Although his health was failing, the Pope fulfilled his duties faithfully, well into his 84th year.

Due to illness, Pope John Paul II missed the Via Crucis procession on Good Friday, 2005.  Giant screens erected in Rome’s Colosseum allowed the crowds to watch the Pope observing them as they traveled the Way of the Cross.

In April 2005, Pope John Paul II slipped into a peaceful state.  The final words of this eloquent servant of God were spoken in his native Polish:  “Let me go to the house of the Father.”

Togo 2000 Chairman Mao Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 09 May 2000

Chairman Mao's image is composed of many small pictures about art, theater, religion and places of China.

Togo 2000 Albert Einstein Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 09 May 2000

Einstein’s image is composed of many small pictures with the theme of science (Space, Aviation, Technology, Helicopters, Hubble, DNA, Medical Images).

Guyana 2000 George Washington Millennium Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 27 March 2000

In 2000, Guyana produced a sheetlet titled ' Faces of the Millennium '. The sheet contains 8 x $80 stamps divided by a large central label.

Millennium Faces shows a George Washington Dollar Bill image in a Photomosaic made up of the world’s money.

The sheetlet is a photomosaic made up from 752 images of the obverse and / or reverse of various world banknotes, with some duplication.

Republic de Guinee 2000 – Titanic Millennium Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 18 Feb 2000

Photomosaics(TM) are mosaics made from photographs rather than solid colored tiles. There are many versions of Titanic Photomosaics on the web today and can be seen as posters, framed pictures as well as stamp commemorative sheets.

This eight-stamp commemorative sheet features the Titanic in a photomocaic collage. Photomosaics is a method of arranging thousands of tiny photographs that when viewed from a distance, combine to form a singler larger image. The photographs used for this piece consists of marine life, ocean and beach shots to make up the Titanic.

Developed by Robert Silvers, this technology gives these stamp sheets depth and dimension never before seen in the world of stamps. 

These intriguing mint sheets were created using revolutionary computer programs which create an image using hundreds of smaller images, or tiles.  Each of the smaller tiles is somehow related to the larger subject.

Nevis 1999-Princess Diana – Millenium Photomosiac Stamp Sheet

Issue date :  31 December 1999

Each sheet utilizes the technique of  "Photomosaics", which is a method of arranging thousands of tiny photographs that when viewed from a distance, combine to form a single larger image, the picture of the face of Princess Diana.

All five sheets commemorate both the Millennium and the remembrance of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The nine countries which have issued the photomosiacs are: The Dominica, Gambia, Grenada, Guyana, Micronesia, Nevis, Sierra Leone, St. Vincent, and Zambia.

The sheets measures a large 6½" x 9¾" and all were issued on December 31, 1999.

They are titled

Dominica - "A World of Sharing"
Gambia - "A World of Peace & Understanding",
- Grenada - "A World Where Children are Treasured",
- Guyana -"A World of Tolerance & Understanding",
- St.Vincent - "A World Free of Poverty, A World for Rich and Poor",
- Nevis - "A World Where Children Can Learn & Grow",
Sierra Leone - "A Future of Hope",
St.Vincent - "The Faces of Millenium",
Zambia - "A Future Free of Hunger & Want",

St Vincent 1999 Mona Lisa Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 7 Dec 1999

Art of the Millennium Painting of the Mona Lisa in Photomosaic made up of thousands of Paintings of the 20th Century the images of each painting are clear. 

Togo 1999 Abraham Lincoln Photomosaic Stamp Sheet

Issue date 20 July 1999

At first glance, the 1999 stamp issue from Togo (1890) shown in Figure 5 appears to reproduce a photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

Actually, thousands of Civil War photographs were combined to make this illustration. If you take an extremely close look, you can even find a photograph of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.The Booth photo is located in the top-left corner of the third stamp in the left-hand column of the pane.
The pane includes eight 300-franc stamps in two vertical columns with a large label in between the two columns of stamps.

The Togo issue is one of several that reproduce artwork known by the trademark Photomosaic. Robert Silvers developed the technique for Photomosaics, and he is credited with designing the stamps that reproduce this artwork.

The photos for Togo's Abraham Lincoln Photomosaic pane came from the Library of Congress' National Digital Archive. In addition to people and places, the photos show horses, cannons, ships, a bicycle, flags and an umbrella.

Disclaimer - Information about the stamp issues on this page has been taken from the net and are for informational purposes only. No copyright claim is made for the above mentioned information/pictures.

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