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Paris, France - Nov 12, 1979: Simone Adolphine Weil(1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic, and political activist. Stamp issued by French Post in 1979.
Beijing, China - May 20, 1982: Soong Ching Ling(1893-1981), Sun Yat-sen's widow. Communist,democrat,patriot and internationalist Stamp issued by China Post in 1990.
Vienna, Austria - Jan. 5, 1984: Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884) Genetics scientist, Augustinian friar and abbot. Stamp issued by Austria Post in 1984.
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Beijing, China - Sept. 9, 2017: Gustav Mahler(1860-1911), Austro-Bohemian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. Stamp issued by China Post in 2017.
Paris, France - Feb.21, 1987: Jacques Lucien Monod (1910-1976),French biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965. Stamp issued by French post in 1987.
Paris, France - March 11, 1961: Georges Melies(1861-1938), french motion picture pioneer, illusionist and filmmaker. Stamp issued by French Post in 1961 for his centenary birth.
Paris, France - July 12, 1961: Pierre Fauchard, first surgeon dentist. Stamp issued by French Post in 1961 for his Bicentenary of the death.
Jaipur, India - September 23, 2013 : A vendor displayed the traditional indian spices in his shop by the street.
Paris, France - 1984: Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French philosopher. He made contributions in the fields of poetics and the philosophy of science.
Paris, France - May. 20, 1961: Charles Coulomb(1736-1806), French physicist and military engineer, most famous for his work with electricity and magnetism. Stamp issued by French Post in 1961.
Jean Nicot(1530-1604), French diplomat and scholar, he was the first to bring the tobacco to France. One of them was the snuff tobacco. Stamp issued by French Post with Jan Nicquet portrait by mistake
Berlin, Germany - 1986: Johanna Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born Jewish American political theorist and philosopher. Stamp issued by German Post during 1986-91.
Paris, France - March 23, 1968: Portrait of Francois Couperin (1668-1733), famous French Baroque composer Composer. Stamp issued by French Post in 1968.
Berlin, East Germany - 1974: Wilhelm Florin (1894-1944), German Communist Party (KPD) politician and campaigner in opposition to National Socialism.
Paris, France - June 13, 1959: Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert(1717-1783), French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Stamp issued by French post in 1959.
Vintage French postcard in early 1900s, a very good background for any usage of the historic postcard communications.  Letters on the card means: Postcard, correspondence and address.
US postage stamp Marilyn Monroe, issued by USPS in 1995.
USA-1998: America survives the Depression, issued by USPS in 1998, one of the stamps in 20th century series. Photo by American documentary photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) .
Jersey, UK - 1970-75: Jersey Cow, a British breed of small dairy cattle from Jersey, in the British Channel Islands. Stamp issued in 1970-75 in Jersey.
Vintage blank British postcard with decoration in early 1900s, great for historic postcard communications background.
antique faded blank French undivided postcard background, could be used in decoration or as a prop. The words on the card means postcard, and only address on this side.
Beijing,China - June 24 2016: UK postage stamp, the portrait of William Shakespear(1564 - 1616), English poet, playwright, and actor, greatest writer and dramatist, Issued by UK in 2006.
Paris, France - Feb. 15, 1958: Joseph-Louis Lagrange(1736-1813),Italian Enlightenment Era mathematician and astronomer,made significant contributions to the fields of analysis, number theory and maths
Vintage undivided French postcard in early 1900s, a very good background for any usage of the historic postcard communications.  Letters on the card means: Postcard, address only on this side .
Berlin, Germany-Jan.10, 1985: Brothers Grimm, Jacob(1785 1863) and Wilhelm (1786 ?1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers in 19th century.Stamp issued in Germany in 1985.
US, 1998: a stamp issued by USPS in 1998 shows the Superman, one of the famous cartoon figures owned by DC comics, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933.
Beijing, China - October 10, 1991: Qiu Jin (1875–1907), Chinese writer & poet, a strong-willed feminist who is considered a national heroin in China, with nick name Woman Knight of Mirror Lake.
Beijing, China - Dec. 26, 1983: Mao Tse-tung(1896-1976), Chairman Mao, one of the founders of Chinese communist revolutionary People's Republic of China. Stamp issued by China Post in 1983.
USA circa 1998: Issued by USPS in 1956 shows Former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) before Microphone, who won four elections and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945.
Bonn, West Germany - Feb. 12, 1987: Karl Friedrich May (1842-1912), German writer best known for his adventure novels set in the American Old West. Stamp issued by West German Post in 1978.
Paris, France - May 27, 1978: Pont Neuf, the oldest existing bridge across the Seine River in Paris. Stamp issued by French Post in 1978.
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Beijing, China - Dec. 26, 1983: Mao Tse-tung(1896-1976), Chairman Mao, one of the founders of Chinese communist revolutionary People's Republic of China. Stamp issued by China Post in 1983.
Beijing, China - Dec. 26, 1983: Mao Tse-tung(1896-1976), Chairman Mao, one of the founders of Chinese communist revolutionary People's Republic of China. Stamp issued by China Post in 1983.
Beijing, China - Oct. 24, 1988: Marshal Peng Dehuai(1898-1974), Chinese Communist Party leader. Stamp issued by China Post in 1985.
Beijing, China - June 8,1995: Traditional Chinese Shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, ancient form of storytelling and entertainment, using light to show them on a translucent screen or scrim.
Paris, France - 1983: Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842), pen name Stendhal, 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novel The Red and the Black(1830). 
Stamp issued by French Post in 1983.
Vintage blank postcard background for any usage of the historic postcard communications.
Xinjiang, China - June 10, 2018: a Kazakh herdsman on horseback, carring the sheepskin, and his sheep on the road, Tekes Ccouny, Xinjiang, China.
Beijing, China - June 13, 1985: Anna Louise Strong(1885-1970), famous American journalist and activist. Stamp issued by China Post in 1985.
Beijing, China - March 14, 1983: Karl Marx (1818-1883), German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Stamp issued by China Post.
Beijing, China - Nov. 16, 1982: Guo Moruo (1892-1978), Chinese archaeologist, historian, poet, politician and writer. Stamp issued by China Post in 1982.
Beijing, China - October 10, 1991: Song Jiaoren(1883-1913), Chinese republican revolutionary, political leader and a founder of the Kuomintang. Stamp issued by China Post in 1991.
Beijing, China - Dec. 26, 1983: Mao Tse-tung(1896-1976), Chairman Mao, one of the founders of Chinese communist revolutionary People's Republic of China. Stamp issued by China Post in 1983.
Beijing, China - January 5, 1985: New Year 1985( the year of ox), a traditional ox painting stamp was issued issued by China Post in 1985.
Beijing, China - July 9, 1985: Xu Beihong(1895-1953), famous Chinese painter. Stamp issued by China Post in 1985.
Beijing, China - September 20, 1991: A rocket is rising at Xichang satellite launching center. Stamp issued by China Post in 1991.
Beijing, China - July 9, 1985: Xu Beihong(1895-1953), famous Chinese painter. Stamp issued by China Post in 1985.
Beijing, China - June 13, 1985: Edgar Parks Snow(1905-1972), famous American journalist for his books and articles on Communism in China. Stamp issued by China Post in 1985.
London, UK - June. 6, 1994: D-day of the world war II 50 anniversary. Infantry regrouping on Sword Beach. Stamp issued by British royal Post in 1994.
Pioneers of Communication, Guglielmo Marconi, early wireless equipment. Stamp issued by British royal Post in 1995.
Paris, France - 1936: Louis-Hector Berlioz(1803-1869), French Romantic composer, famous for his many symphonies. Stamp issued by French Post in 1936.
Paris, France - April 21, 1989: Historic Sights in Paris Eiffel Tower. Stamp issued by French Post in 1989.
Beijing, China - Sept. 9, 2017: Franz Liszt(1811-1886), prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher and author. Stamp issued by China Post in 2017.
Urumqi,China - June 1, 2018: traditional musical instrument sellers are sorting their goods in the International Market in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.
Paris, France - April 11, 1970: Maurice de Broglie(1875-1960), French physicist, he made many contributions to the study of X rays. Stamp issued by French post in 1970.
Paris, France - April 11, 1970: Alexandre Dumas, also known as Alexandre Dumas pere(1802-1870), French writer,  one
of the most widely read French authors. Stamp issued by French post in 1970.
Paris, France - 1967: Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais (1732-1799), French polymath. watchmaker, inventor, playwright, musician, diplomat, spy, publisher,
Paris, France - 1967: Emile Zola (1840-1902), French novelist, playwright and journalist. Stamp issued by French Post in 1967.
Paris, France - 1977: Guillaume de Machault (1305-1377), French poet and composer. Stamp issued by French Post in 1977.
Paris, France - June 13, 1981: Louis Jouvet (1887-1951), French actor, director, and theatre director. Stamp issued by French Post in 1981.
San Marino - July 10, 1986: Terra Cotta horse Statuary, Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210 B.C.) in Xi'an, Shannxi, China. Stamps issued by San Marino Post in 1986.
San Marino - July 10, 1986: Terra Cotta warrior Statuary, Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210 B.C.) in Xi'an, Shannxi, China. Stamps issued by San Marino Post in 1986.
San Marino - July 10, 1986: Terra Cotta warrior Statuary, Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210 B.C.) in Xi'an, Shannxi, China. Stamps issued by San Marino Post in 1986.
Vintage blank French postcard in early 1900s,  background for any usage of the historic postcard communications. Words on the first line means: Postcard, second line means: address only on other side.
London, UK - Jan. 18, 1994: Age of Steam, locomotive on bridge over Worcester and Birmingham Canal. Stamp issued by British Post in 1994.
London, UK - Jan. 18, 1994: Age of Steam, locomotive entering station. Stamp issued by British Post in 1994.
London, UK - Jan. 18, 1994: Age of Steam, locomotive #43000 on turntable, Blyth North engine 
shed. Stamp issued by British Post in 1994.
London, UK - Jan. 18, 1994: Age of Steam, locomotive #60149, Kings Cross Station, London. Stamp issued by British Post in 1994.
London, UK - Jan. 18, 1994: Age of Steam, Tandem locomotives, West Highland Line, North British Railway. Stamp issued by British Post in 1994.
Paris, France - Feb 18, 1978: Aubazine Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in the present town of
Aubazines in the département of Corrèze in the Limousin in France. It was founded in the year about 
1134.
Paris, France - March 26, 1978: Our Lady of Bec-Hellouin Abbey, the Risle Valley in Le Bec-Hellouin, in the Middle Ages the Abbey of Our Lady of Le Bec, founded in 1034 by the knight Herluin.
Paris, France - March 26, 1978: Esquelbecq Castle, locally known as Château d'Esquelbecq or 
Kasteel Ekelsbeke (in Dutch), lies in the village with the same name, in the Nord department in France.
Paris, France - June 9, 1979: Peter Abelard(1079-1142), medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian, composer, poet and preeminent logician. Stamp issued by French Post in 1979.
Paris, France - October 14, 1972: Sesquicentennial of the deciphering of hieroglyphs by Jean-Francois Champollion of Rosetta Stone with Key Inscription.
vintage blank French postcard, a very good background for any usage of the historic postcards.(Letters mean: Post Card).
Paris, France - June 30, 1984: Palais Ideal, Hauterives-Drome in France. Stamp issued by French Post in 1984.
Paris, France - May 9, 1987: tourism destination Azay-le-Rideau Chateau Stamp issued by French Post in 1987.
Paris, France - October 9, 1961: historic heritage Roman gates of Lodi, Medea in Algeria. Stamp issued by French Post in 1961.
Paris, France - 1984: Évariste Galois (1811-1832), French mathematician and political activist. Stamp issued by French post in 1984.
Paris, France - April 21, 1989: Historic Sights in Paris Bastille Monument and Opera de la Bastille.Stamp issued by French Post in 1989.
Paris, France - July 1, 1972: Louis Charles Joseph Blériot (1872-1936), French aviation pioneer. Stamp issued by French post in 1972.
Paris, France - Oct. 16, 1971: Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805-1871), French watchmaker, magician and illusionist. Stamp issued by French post in 1971.
glass curtain skyscrapers in downtown of the city
Warsaw, Poland - May 22, 1976: National Park Wielkopolski Park and Owl. Stamp issued by Poland Post in 1976.
Amman, Jordan - May 15, 1996: Triumphal Arch in Jerash. Stamp issued by Jordan Post in 1996.
Conakry, Guinea - September 5, 1996: Young black child portrait. Stamp issued by Guinea Post in 1996.
Berlin, Germany - Feb.13, 1986: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), German-American architect, widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture.
Paris, France - May 20, 1989: La Brenne Regional Nature Park in France. Stamp issued by French Post in 1989.
Paris, France - May. 27, 1978: The Pont Neuf bridge across the river Seine in Paris, France. Stamp issued by French Post in 1978.
Vintage blank postcard in French in early 1900s, great for historic postcard communications background. The title on the top means postcard.
Tower of Mist and Rain in Mountain Resort (Mountain Villa for Avoiding the Heat) or Ligong, is a large complex of imperial palaces and gardens situated in the Chengde, Hebei, China
Paris, France - Feb. 6, 1982: 800 brith anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi(1181-1226),  Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. Stamp issued by French Post in 1982.
Paris, France - Sept. 19, 1981: Jules Ferry(1832-1893), former Prime Misnister of France, states man and mayor of Paris. Stamp issued by French Post in 1981.
Paris, France - June 13, 1959: Marie Francois Xavier Bichat(1771-1802), French anatomist and pathologist, known as the father of histology. Stamp issued by French post in 1959.
Vintage blank postcard in French in early 1900s, great for historic postcard communications background. First line means: postcard, second line means: only address on this undivided side.
London, UK - January 17, 1995: Yellow cat. Stamp issued by British royal Post in 1995.
Pioneers of Communication, Marconi as older man using radiophone, sinking Titanic. Stamp issued by British royal Post in 1995.
Pioneers of Communication, Sir Rowland Hill as older man. Stamp issued by British royal Post in 1995.
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