Thursday, 10 January 2013

Bildkarto Historio de Esperanto

Postal History of Esperanto

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Dr. Ludwig Zamenhof and Esperanto


Esperanto is a language created in the late 1870s and early 1880s by Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof (1895-1917) born in Bialystok in the Russian Empire (now part of Poland). According to Zamenhof, Esperanto was created to foster harmony between people from different countries. With the publication of his first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro ,in 1887, Zamenhof saw the number of speakers grow rapidly over the next few decades. 

Philatelic Commemoration of Zamenhof

In 1927, the USSR issued a postage stamp featuring a vignette of Dr. Zamenhof to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of Esperanto. Since then, several countries have celebrated Esperanto by issuing postage stamps or providing special cancellations to mark Esperanto events.

USSR 1927

On December 15, 1933, the Brooklyn Esperanto Society prepared a souvenir cover to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Zamenhof.

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