Composer of the Year: Ludwig van Beethoven

The year 2020 is all about the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, both musically and philatelically. On this page we would like to inform you about all philatelic activities on the occasion of the anniversary that we are becoming aware of. If you have any information that is not listed here, please let us know.

Stamps: 250th Anniversary Ludwig van Beethoven

  List of stamps that have been released or are
planned for the Beethoven anniversary (MEMBERS ONLY)


Symposium “Beethoven in Philately” 25.4.2020 in Bonn

On Saturday April 25, Motivgruppe Musik, the International Philatelic Music Study Group, invites to a symposium on “Beethoven in Philately” in Bonn. The lectures will be help, among others, by the musicologist and conductor Michael Stolle from Wittenberg, the internationally awarded Beethoven collector Yukio Onuma (Japan) and the well known philatelic juror Joachim Maas. The event, originally planned in the “Haus der Philatelie” had to be moved to the Hotel Mercure, Bonn-Hardtberg due to the great interest.
Philatelists interested in music are welcome as guests. The event begins at 10 a.m. A participation fee is not charged, however prior registration is required.


Contact & Registration: Motivgruppe Musik e.V. c/o Peter Lang, Rotkamp 14, 13053 Berlin;

Beethoven Links

Beethoven personalized

Books on Beethoven philately

Stamp market in Osnabrück 29.3.2020

Großtauschtag in Germering 22.3.2020

Wittekind-Tauschtag 26.1.2020

Beethoven Postmarks 2020

 23.2.2020   (You can find larger images in the members only section)