Sunday, 14 July 2013

Presidents and Kings - Sunday Stamps

My stamps this weeks cover men and countries where there has been turmoil in my lifetime.

Josip Broz Tito - Yugoslavia

After the 1914-18 war Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Following the German occupation (1941-45) the country became a republic with Tito as its president. In 1963 he became president for life - he died in 1980, but the disintegration of Yugoslavia had begun in 1974.

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi - Shah of Persia (Iran)
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi was Shah (King) of Iran from 16 September 1941 until he was overthrown by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979.

A president in office for an even shorter time was the man who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

Mikhail Gorbachev - President of the Soviet Union
Gorbachev was the first President of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on December 25, 1991.

For more Presidents, Kings - and - Queens cross over to Viridian's Sunday-stamps-129.


Rob From Amersfoort said...

Gorbachev's presidency did't work out very fine for him.

Jo said...

I always like Gorbachev - seemed such a nice guy compared with many previous leaders.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

wow! you have quite a collection here.Now,I feel a lot younger bec the only prez I heard of from your post is Gorbachev. :)
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Lisa B said...

An interesting selection, I like that there is so much history to be found on stamps. I don't think I have seen Gorbachev on a stamp.

Postcardy said...

I remember seeing Gorbachev on TV when he visited Minneapolis in 1990.

viridian said...

Postcardy: I was in the San francisco area when he and his wife visited there, probably on the same trip. I did not see him in person of course. the end of the USSR was tumultous, wasn't it?
thank you Bob, for sharing these stamps of various leaders.

agi said...

ohoh there is a face i know very well! i wouldnt have said that the disintegration of yugoslavia begun in 1974...i was a happy pioneer in 1983 ;)

VioletSky said...

The Shah looks very western with his tie, does he not?!

Linda said...

A wonderful collection of stamps.

Kat Mortensen said...

Are these stamps you own? They are quite impressive!