Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Oldest Living Person

Previous Page | Next Page    
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 4
Valued Member
Learn More...
United States
151 Posts
Posted 02/05/2020   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sir Thomas Sopwith (1888 – 1989), aviation pioneer and business executive. He learned to fly before World War 1, formed a flying school, then an manufacturing firm which became famous for supplying more than 18,000 aircraft for the allied forces during the war, including 5747 of the Sopwith Camel single-seat fighter. Sopwith was awarded the CBE in 1918. His own firm went under after the war but he later became chairman of Hawker. He also turned his hand toward yachting where he was fairly successful.

Micronesia, 1993, depicts Sopwith himself. The Sopwith Camel can be found on a few other stamps.



Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Germany
2877 Posts
Posted 02/06/2020   05:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He passed away yesterday, Kirk Douglas at 103. What I particularly liked about this actor was that he always seemed to put all his talents into his roles, no matter what character he played. There are surely many more stamps picturing him in various roles.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
398 Posts
Posted 02/06/2020   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Deng Xiao Ping (1904-1997) (top center)

(Chinese Leaders, Guinea-Bissau, 2012)
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Germany
2877 Posts
Posted 02/07/2020   12:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a scan of the Czech stamp honoring Sir Nicholas Winton, who was introduced by KuoL. In the background a photo of the children he rescued from the holocaust, the Kindertransport to England; each child carried identification papers - some of them were so young that they might have difficulty remembering their home addresses. Most became orphans and remained in England. 2015
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Learn More...
United States
151 Posts
Posted 02/07/2020   09:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In 2016 Barbados started a series to celebrate residents over 100 years old by putting them on stamps.
Here is Scott 1293, a sheetlet of seven stamps.

Barbados apparently has one of the very highest percentages of centenarians relative to national population.


Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Learn More...
United States
151 Posts
Posted 02/07/2020   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The great Mexican photographer, Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902-2002). He worked with a veritable who's who of 20th century artists, had over 150 individual exhibitions, and is represented in leading collections around the world.

Mexico 2002 Scott 2251.
The stamp was issued February 3, the day before Bravo turned 100, so he would've heard about and seen it. He died in October of that year.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
398 Posts
Posted 02/07/2020   11:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Qian Xuesen (1911-2009)


Quote:
Sent to Germany to interrogate Nazi scientists, Qian interviewed rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. As the trade magazine Aviation Week put it in 2007, upon naming Qian its person of the year, "No one then knew that the father of the future U.S. space program was being quizzed by the father of the future Chinese space program."

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-m...1-story.html
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Germany
2877 Posts
Posted 02/10/2020   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Grandma Moses (1860-1961) began painting late in life but soon came to be appreciated far beyond her small-town surroundings in upstate New York. She was good friends with Norman Rockwell, who lived only a few towns away in Arlington, Vermont. He included her in his painting "Homecoming", the charming little old lady at the left in the photo. The stamp of 1969 shows "The 4th of July Parade" in Grandma's characteristic folk art style.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by Kris Rascher - 02/10/2020 1:00 pm
Pillar Of The Community
Russian Federation
585 Posts
Posted 02/10/2020   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In 1956, a postage stamp was issued in honor of the oldest resident of the USSR. It depicts a 148-year-old resident of Azerbaijan, Mahmoud Eyvazov Bagir-Ogly. He died in 1960 at the age of 152 years. A mistake was made on the postage stamp and it was reissued (Mohamed instead of Mahmoud). There is an American documentary about Mahmoud Eyvazov.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by Alexey - 02/10/2020 11:11 am
Valued Member
398 Posts
Posted 02/11/2020   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scenery postmark of Kozoji Takamoridai, Aichi County. Japan

When researching this postmark, happen to find a 90-year old Japanese architect, Tsubata Shuichi, and his wife, Hideko, 88. Their stories are made into a documentary film - Life is fruity, which becomes very popular topic in Japan as well as in China as far as I know.


Quote:
90-year-old architect Shuichi Tsubata (former Professor of Hiroshima University, former Japan Housing Corporation)
Her 87-year-old wife, Hideko, lives in Kozoji New Town in Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture.

Mr. Tsubata is a person who designed the basic design of "Kozoji New Town" which was said to be the largest city plan after the war,
After studying under architects Kenzo Tange and Antonin Raymond,
As a central member of the founding of the Japan Housing Corporation,
After the turbulent war, japan has been building "housing", "housing complex" and "new town".

About 50 years have passed since the Tsubata couple had been living in Kozoji Temple, where they designed it themselves, when they were completed.
At home, a small sapling planted 50 years ago has now grown into a dense wooded forest.
About 100 kinds of vegetables and fruits grow throughout the year in the fields where the dead leaves are planted and the soil continues to grow.
His wife, Hideko, doesn't eat out and doesn't shop at convenience stores.
Using the crops harvested in the field, he spends his days carefully making his husband's proud homemade dishes.
Hideko says, "Food is life."

The house they live in mimics the residence of the respected Antonin Raymond.
A single 30-mat, single-story cedar log hut.
Meals, work and sleep are functional and comfortable lives in a room.
Their lives are like modern Momogen-go.
The motto of the 90-year-old and 87-year-old son of The Tsubata and his wife is "a life that becomes beautiful as they get older."

http://life-is-fruity.com/
Review: 'Life is Fruity'- Relaxed garden doc invites contemplation
http://povmagazine.com/articles/vie...fe-is-fruity
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by idebee - 02/11/2020 1:15 pm
Valued Member
Learn More...
United States
151 Posts
Posted 02/11/2020   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another aviation pioneer who defied the odds and lived to 101.
Henri Fabre (1882-1984) was a French aviator and the inventor of the first successful seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, which he flew in 1910. His developments were then carried on by Glenn Curtiss and others. His Hydravion is in the Musée de l'air et de l'espace outside Paris.

First here is Sc. #B577 from his native France, 1986



There are quite a few stamps commemorating his 1910 flights, for instance this 1973 one from Gabon which must exaggerate the angle of climb.



A similar from Gibraltar, and finally one from France. Seems to have kept his mustache from 1910 to ca 1984.




Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
United States
13382 Posts
Posted 02/12/2020   9:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch (1909 - 2012) was an Australian philanthropist and matriarch of the Murdoch family. She is honored with a stamp in the Australian Legends of Philanthropy series issued in 2008.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Learn More...
United States
151 Posts
Posted 02/13/2020   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908 – 2009) was a Belgian-born French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. A member of the Académie française, he has been called, alongside James George Frazer and Franz Boas, the "father of modern anthropology"

Belgium honored him with a stamp in 2001.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Germany
2877 Posts
Posted 02/14/2020   11:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Irene Sendler (1910-2008) would have been 110 years old today. Under the worst of conditions she rescued approximately 2500 children from the Ghetto of Warsaw by smuggling them out and providing them with fake identities. She was captured by the Gestapo and condemned to death but was rescued and changed her own identity. At Yad Vashem she is one of the Righteous Among the Nations.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
398 Posts
Posted 02/18/2020   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Melchora Aquino (1812-1919)


Quote:
Melchora Aquino was known for her heroic contributions in the history of the Philippines revolution. The revolution broke out in 1896. She was 84 years at that time. Most of the wounded and sick Filipino revolutionaries sought refuge in her store. She not only gave them medical attention, but also encouraged the revolutionaries with prayers and motherly advice. Many revolutionaries also held secret meetings at her home. She earned the name "Mother of Katipunan (revolution)" and was also known as "Tandang Sora", where "Tandang" meant old.

Biography Melchora Aquino
http://www.historyrocket.com/Biogra...-Aquino.html
10 Interesting Information About Melchora Aquino
https://ourhappyschool.com/philippi...chora-aquino
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Page: of 4 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2020 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.28 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05