KW-38-2019: Briefmarken als Kunst: Leonard Cohen posthum zu seinem 85. Geburtstag


Celebrate the life of a Canadian icon with the limited edition framed pane of six stamps honoring the illustrious career of acclaimed writer and musician Leonard Cohen. This ready-to-hang collectible is part of an issue released on September 21, 2019, the 85th anniversary of Cohen’s birth and only 500 are available for sale.

The pane features three PermanentTM domestic stamps, one oversized-rate stamp, one U.S.-rate stamp and one international rate stamp. The stamps feature three photographs of Cohen at different stages of his illustrious career. The image of Cohen on the background of the pane is a photograph by his daughter, Lorca Cohen.

Born in Montréal in 1934, Cohen was an award-winning poet during his days at McGill University. More poetry and two novels followed after he graduated, including Beautiful Losers in 1966. The following year, Cohen launched a new career in music with an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival and the release of his debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. In 1984, Cohen released the album Various Positions. It features “Hallelujah,” his most popular and most covered song.

A member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Cohen has also been honoured with multiple JUNO awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cohen died in 2016 at the age of 82, one month after releasing his final album, You Want It Darker. The album’s title track would go on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.

  • ISSUE DATE: September 21, 2019
  • DIMENSIONS: 330.2 mm x 355.6 mm