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The following two stamps commemorate the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death.

Stamps issued in France



Stamps and first day covers displayed on the following items were issued to mark the bicentenary of Berlioz’s birth

Stamp issued in Belgium

The Belgian Postage Stamps and Philately Department issued this stamp on 22 February 2003 (see also Bicentenary Celebrations 4).


This first-day cover card bears the signature of the designer of the stamp, Eddie Van Hoef.


This first-day sheet was issued on 24 February 2003.




First-day cover postcard

See also the pre-publication art works and designs for the stamp issued in Belgium.


First- day covers issued by Britain’s Royal Mail on 4 November 2003


 Stamp issued in the Principality of Monaco


The English translation of the text around the sheet reads: 200th anniversary of the birth of the French musician Hector Berlioz; and the line on the bottom: Principality of Monaco.

See also Berlioz 10-franc note in Coins and banknotes.

Stamp issued in Romania


See also Une matinée chez Liszt, painted by Josef Kriehuber when Berlioz was on his first visit to Vienna in 1845.



200th Birthday of Berlioz 
stamp and cover issued in Japan


200th Birthday of Berlioz 
Stamp issued in Guiné-Bissau


Stamp issued in São Tomé and Príncipe

This stamp is embedded in a card showing Berlioz as a young man in 1832 and then in 1864.


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