Celebrate the life of iconic Canadian Leonard Cohen with this framed enlargement of three stamps honouring the acclaimed writer and musician. Only 1,000 of these ready-to-hang collectibles are available for sale.
The enlarged stamps are the three PermanentTM domestic stamps from this issue. Each features a photograph of Cohen from a different stage of his illustrious career as a poet, novelist and internationally renowned singer-songwriter.
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.
This limited edition collectible is part of an issue released on September 21, 2019, the 85th anniversary of Cohen’s birth.
- ISSUE DATE: September 21, 2019
- STAMP DESIGNER: Paprika
- QUANTITY PRODUCTS: 1,000
- DIMENSIONS: 736.6 mm x 431.8 mm