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With the 1st anniversary of the commencement of Stampboards.com fast approaching, it seems appropriate to start a topic paying tribute to our founder, the hirsute one, Glen Stephens.

So here it is, please post your favourite stamps featuring beards :D :D :D

To start us off, here is a beauty on a stamp issued by the Republic of China in 1962 to mark the 84th birthday of Yu Yu jen ... newspaper reporter, revolutionary leader and co-worker of Sun Yat-sen:

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Somewhat neater is this one from Argentina, featuring Juan Vucetich, the inventor of the Argentine system of fingerprinting:

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Fun idea for a thread, Peter 8)

Here's a beard stamp and story from one of our Stamp Trivia quizzes.

Some Stampboarders will recall the controversy about this stamp:

Often overlooked, and often cleverly hidden, "secret marks" can be found in many stamp designs from a variety of countries. Some stamp issues will have small design alterations that help distinguish reissued designs.

Others may have secret imagery, text, numbers, dates, etc. worked into the design by the stamp designer, perhaps officially - or perhaps not.


A famous example of a hidden design NOT approved or authorised by the USPS was on the 1986 $1 USA issue featuring Rabbi Bernard Revel.

The designer of the 1986 $1 Rabbi Bernard Revel issue, engraved a very small, and hard to see, "Star of David" in the Rabbi's beard, in the moustache area.

The US Post Office prohibits such markings on stamp designs, and the Engraver was suspended for a year.

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Some Bavarian stamps featuring Prince Luitpold

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I started young :lol:

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Hang on...have I got threads mixed? Is this the 'scariest thread??

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Have any of the board members ever seen John Sinfields,award winning collection called "Whiskers," :?:

it is a marvellous collection of facial hair,on stamps, covering the history and styles of beards and Moustaches,, he later expanded it to include shaving items as well.

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GlenStephens wrote:I started young :lol:

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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Hmmm... perhaps we need a Glen Stephens look alike thread?
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This thread would not be complete without Uncle Karl

...in RED, of course
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...AND Uncle Ho :!:

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Bearded Collie

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Skippy wrote:Bearded Collie

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:D :D :D :D :D :D

Here's a case of the instant beard.

'Columbus In Sight Of Land' is clean shaven...


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By the time he'd actually landed, he had developed a beard!

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Maharaja Kerala Varma II of Cochin decided to grow a beard, and stopped shaving a couple of days ago (SG 92b), but Maharaja Sarwant Singh of Bijawar (SG 5b) has been at it for a while now.

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I imagine a beard is de rigueur for a Maharaja ??

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MargoZ wrote:I imagine a beard is de rigueur for a Maharaja ??
I had the same general impression, but Bijawar was the only one I could find with a beard. Moustaches on the other hand ... everyone has one. 1960s revisited.
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Here's a great Indian beard stamp even if he was an author not a Maharaja 8)

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tonymacg wrote:
MargoZ wrote:I imagine a beard is de rigueur for a Maharaja ??
I had the same general impression, but Bijawar was the only one I could find with a beard. Moustaches on the other hand ... everyone has one. 1960s revisited.
Like this:

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Some great beards there......:D :D

Here are some more from Pakistan:

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Now Papua New Guinea has a wealth of beards....

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Here's a favourite - just love those eyes

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Peter THAT one should be in the scariest stamp thread!

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

How about this one from Uruguay - I reckon the sculpture on the left is actually detail from the artists beard :shock:

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Some great Oz beard stamps too (as well as Ozstamps, of course).

What about One Pound Jimmy...what a great stamp!



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Background:
Gwoya Jungarai, born in 1895, apparently gained his nickname from his catchphrase. Whenever a white man asked how much he wanted for one of his boomerangs, he would reputedly reply, "One pound, boss".

He first came to public attention when a photographer, Roy Dunstan, took a striking portrait that was used as the cover of Walkabout magazine in 1936. In 1950 that photograph was used to make philatelic history. Australia Post issued two stamps - 8 pence and half a crown - called "Aborigine". For the first time an actual portrait of an indigenous person had been used on an Australian stamp.
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Some beards from GDR (DDR)going to be a part of this great collection of beards.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Maybe a rather timid beard, but definitely a very prominent stamp:

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MargoZ wrote:Some great Oz beard stamps too (as well as Ozstamps, of course).

What about One Pound Jimmy...what a great stamp!



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Gwoya Jungarai, born in 1895, apparently gained his nickname from his catchphrase. Whenever a white man asked how much he wanted for one of his boomerangs, he would reputedly reply, "One pound, boss".

He first came to public attention when a photographer, Roy Dunstan, took a striking portrait that was used as the cover of Walkabout magazine in 1936. In 1950 that photograph was used to make philatelic history. Australia Post issued two stamps - 8 pence and half a crown - called "Aborigine". For the first time an actual portrait of an indigenous person had been used on an Australian stamp.

Here's an article about One Pound Jimmy from The Philatelic Bulletin, June 1965. Volume 12 No.6

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Thanks Margo and Harry. Must admit I've always like the clean design of the one pound Jimmy stamp.

Here are a couple of neat beards from Finland:

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Margo and Harry,

Thanks for sharing that background on One Pound Jimmy.
Have this stamp in my collection but with the background about this stamp,
it always adds a whole new dimension to the stamp
- I think this is what I like most about stamps - the story behind it.

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harrydebruin wrote:
Here's an article about One Pound Jimmy from The Philatelic Bulletin, June 1965. Volume 12 No.6

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I bet those letters/covers with his thumbprint are worth a pretty penny 8)

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Here's a famous American beard not included to date 8)


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New stamps (from Kosovo) of an old beard...

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MargoZ wrote:This thread would not be complete without Uncle Karl

...in RED, of course
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I wonder is he the same person??

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Are those icicles in Mr Mawson's beard?? ;)

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@bobonism: Yes, our old friend Karl, the same person.

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I am wondering whether Glen will put himself on personalized stamps? Then this will create another "beard on stamp" :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Beard of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. A bearded communist
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I am wondering is there any Saddam Hussein on stamp? I know Iraq's bank note depicted him during his administration, but not sure about stamp! but his beard was not bushy before he was down.

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german wrote:Beards of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. A bearded communist
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Many communists are bearded...

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Well this post has been going for a week and this one hasn't been put up yet.

I can't hold back any longer.

THIS IS FOR ALL KGVers

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more beards!!

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Kaygeevee wrote: I can't hold back any longer.
Neither can I !! :D

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Hi DCP23,

Good on ya :D :D

All the best David :)

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Another 'king with beard' stamp
(King James I flogging his Bible)

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Confucius say, "Don't point that beard at me, it might go off"

(Well he would have if he'd thought of it!)





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I was loading this up just now on my rarity page.

Poor old bearded Karl Marx would be most uneasy HIS sheets are these days worth $300!


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There are a lot of nice beards out there - here are a couple from Guatemala...

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The one on the right looks like it was painted on afterwards for a dodgy ebay sale (possibly by vtoledo??) :shock:
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You may be right - it could almost be a merkin :lol:

The scary part is that it is from a set of "famous Guatemalan Physicians" issued in 1962. Does that Doctor give you confidence or would you run from the room?
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Abe has been included before, but here he is (complete with beard of course) in this issue from Nicaragua:

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