Friday, September 12, 2014

Fiddler on the Roof stamps

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Brand new postage stamps celebrating 50 years since Fiddler on the Roof opened onstage!
How can it be half a century already?
We lived in Chicago then and my mother took me to the theater to see a live musical for the first time.

 Photos of the drawings are by Pini Hemou, Israel Philatelic Federation website

The three stamps in this set are based on drawings by Chaim Topol, one of the first actors to portray Tevye in Hebrew.



Everything you ever wanted to know about Tevye the Milkman is at Wikipedia.

See also Israeli blogger Jacob Richman who faithfully and beautifully updates us as new Israeli stamps appear.
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14 comments:

William Kendall said...

Nice work in the designs!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

if i were a rich man....i would buy all of these!

Cloudia said...

Beautiful.
Strikes me that the lower stamps might appear strange when detached. But obviously these are collectors items to be cherished. L'Chaim!



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Hels said...

Chaim Topol was clearly multi-talented!

Patsy said...

We have watched the movie many times. The stamps are beautiful.

José Mendonça said...

My jaw dropped when I read "half a century"!...

VP said...

I could copy and paste José's comment...

Birdman said...

"If I was a rich man..." In my head for the rest of today, I bet. Love that musical.

Gunn said...

Looks very nice AND interesting.

(Many years back I had Yiddish music....
I suddenly thought about it:)

Happy weekend!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, these stamps are very beautiful !

Hels said...

50 years ago... goodness gracious! I AM older than I thought.

Nice historical reminder of the original theatrical performance.

Anonymous said...

How very interesting. My daughter worked with Topol a few years ago when he was in the USA touring with "Fiddler..." Indeed he was multi-talented. I loved that show.

Kay said...

OK, now I've got "If I Were a Rich Man" ringing in my ears. I loved that musical. Sunrise, Sunset still makes my eyes watery.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for posting (so to speak!). Mary