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International Day of Deafblindness
July 27, 2018
The design shows Helen Keller (1880-1968), an American author who was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The design also includes the image of a red and white cane, which identifies people with deafblindness.

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Labour Bureau for the Disabled
September 6, 1977
The design depicts landscape inaccessible to disabled people.

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First National Sports Games for the Disabled
October 26, 2001
The se-tenant pair depicts Flying Disc and Wheelchair Race.

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Sports Aid
February 5, 2004
Set of five, one stamp depicts Wheelchair Tennis.

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I collected this for the camera, but here is a 1981 issue from Nigeria (Scott #400).

I wonder how many countries issued stamps to publicize the International Year for Disabled Persons; there are quite a few shown in this thread.

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About 100 different issuing bodies/countries, according to a catalogue not to be mentioned here.
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While making dinner I was listening to a little Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) and suddenly thought a) there must be a stamp, and b) he might be added to this thread.
He's shown on this French stamp of 1993.

Reinhardt was born in Belgium to a Romani family, but made his career in France. When he was 18, he was already a good guitar player, but he was horribly burned over half his body in a nighttime fire in his caravan. After a long recovery, the third and fourth fingers of his left hand were left twisted and useless. He relearned his chord work and went on to become one of the most influential and fast jazz guitarists ever using just two fingers on the frets.

You can see on the stamp his hand is not positioned as one might expect. A photograph of him is below which shows things more clearly. Also shows his ever-present cigarette which is omitted from the stamp.




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