It wasn't until 1964 that someone other than the monarch appeared on stamps of Great Britain. That first person was commemorated on a set issued on his birthday - 23rd April.
|Great Britain - Shakespeare Festival, Eve of Agincourt |
But the first person to appear who had been alive in my lifetime was -
|Sir Winston Churchill (8 July 1965)|
Also in 1965 the pioneer of antiseptic surgery was honoured on the centenary of his discovery.
|Great Britain - Joseph Lister.|
It was 1967 before a living person appeared on a GB stamp and then you have to look hard to see him.
|Sir Francis Chichester's Round the World Voyage.|
Two years later it was the centenary year of one of the first foreign men that I was aware of as a boy, other than Hitler of course.
|Gandhi Centenary Year.|
Rather than show a Hitler stamp I'll show a German stamp.
Our host has chosen a German stamp as well, to see this and follow the other participants please cross over to Violet at Sunday-stamps-ii-4.