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Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by jarkko » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:53 am


Personalized stamp designed and produced by Heidi Schwarz, Germany, to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday.
Printed by Deutsche Post. Photo from the Pula concert in 2013 (also by Heidi).
Heidi also printed a postage paid-postcard with the same photo (see The Files)

To show this and earlier LC stamps, I have made a new page for The Files: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/stamps.html

Our member Juang Siahaan produced several stamps in 2007 in Indonesia, here is a sample:

(other stamps in the series on the Files page)

And of course we have the first LC stamp we all made ten years ago to commemorate Leonard's 70th birthday:

Photo by Lorca Cohen, designed by Ania Nowakowska
and printed by the Finland Post.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:44 am

10 years ago! I can hardly believe it. I remember so well! Not quite like yesterday, but more like just a few years ~ not 10!
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Re: Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:25 pm

These crop up on eBay on a regular basis, listed by an Australian. Does anyone know anything about them? Are they genuine? I did once search Canada Post but couldn't find any reference to them.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by LisaLCFan » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:47 pm


I seriously doubt if those are authentic Canadian stamps. Our stamps never say "Canada Post" but just "Canada" and the stamp amount does not include the dollar sign "$" but just the numbers (those are also not typical prices for stamps, either...). The fact that the images on the stamps are also fairly well-known photos of Leonard that are easily available online makes it even less likely that these are authentic. Canada post would commission their own images for their stamps, not use photos off the internet!
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Re: Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:51 am

Thanks for your input Lisa. You make a good point about the photos. I think there is a good chance that some at least of these images are copyrighted.

BTW As far as I can tell, they say "Local Post", not "Canada Post" leaving open the possibility at least that they are genuine Australian stamps.

Anyone know anything?

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Re: Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by B4real » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:42 am

Wendy, I can't say for absolute certainty but I don't think they are over the counter Australian stamps. If they were on sale to the public I feel I would have seen them if that was the case; not that I send many letters etc these days. Maybe they were special (of course) issues. If there was any indication when and where for sure they were printed it could define if they are genuine or not. Maybe other Aussies can verify it either way for you.

btw - it seems the seller is from Adelaide - maybe Alan or Dean could shed some light on this ;-)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LEONARD-COHE ... c8a&_uhb=1

A second thought - You can get personalised stamps printed here:
http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/pers ... tamps.html

......so that's another possibility.

One interesting thing I have noticed is that each of the six different vertical strips of images appear to be torn exactly to the nth degree in the same way from the sheet they individually came from. If so, seemingly a physical impossibility ..... but having said that overall things may not be as they could appear.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Stamps

Post by mac1952 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:57 pm

Those stamps are false, all of the ones he has for sale.

The clue is in the bottom 'Local Post' tear off section.

Buy if you wish, but they will not pay postage anywhere in the world.

Anyone can print labels such as these, but they have no postal validity.

I've been a stamp collector for twenty years, and a lover of Leonard for 45. :-)

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