Mint Stamps Celebrate Einstein's Nobel Prize
Issued in 2011 by Mayreau, this sheet of 4 mint stamps marks the 90th anniversary of Einstein's nobel prize. He won the prize in 1921 (thought he didn't receive it until the following year) "for his service to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."
A brilliant and energetic man, Einstein revolutionized scientific thought. Although best known for his Theory of Relativity, his contributions to science are many. His equation E=mc2 laid the foundation for atomic energy and led to the development of the atomic bomb.
These neat mint stamps feature three portraits of Einstein as well as a photo of him with Edwin Hubble, Walter Sydney Adams and William Wallace Campbell at the mount Wilson Observatory.
Among the portraits on this sheet is one of the most famous – Einstein sticking out his tongue. It was taken at the end of his 72nd birthday party. After spending the whole day smiling for cameras, Einstein responded to the request for one last photo in his own quirky way. Einstein liked the photo so much he requested several copies for himself and send some out as greeting cards.
A fun addition to your collection – order now.