RLS on Stamps

Tusitala Philatelica


Robert Louis Stevenson

[November 13, 1850 - December 3, 1894]

and his works

commemorated on postage stamps, etc.

1925-44 copyright stamps "R.L. Stevenson"
1935 Samoa "Vailima," Stevenson's Home, Tomb
1939 Samoa 25th Anniversary of NZ Control
1962 Samoa Western Samoa Independence
1969 Samoa 75th Anniversary of RLS death
1969 Br. Virgin Islands 75th Anniversary of RLS death
1974 Samoa 80th..., Christmas, Cachet and Cancellation
1975 Cayman Islands Israel Hands, a pirate in Treasure Island
1981 Samoa Tourism, Hotel Tusitala
1983 Kiribati Robert Louis Stevenson Hotel, Abemama
1985 Samoa Christmas, A Child's Garden of Verses
1986 Samoa Stampex, Vailima
1988 Marshall Islands Pacific Voyages of RLS
1988 Dominica Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1990 Samoa Tourism, Tusitala Hotel
1993 Great Britain Long John Silver: Treasure Island
1994 Samoa 100th Anniversary of RLS death
1994 Cook Islands 100th Anniversary of RLS death
1994 Niue Island 100th Anniversary of RLS death
1994 Scotland £1 banknote
1994 Great Britain aerogramme
1997 Great Britain Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1997 Sierra Leone Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1999 United States Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (film music)
2000 Al Young's Studio Treasure Island
2000 Hawai'i Post 150th Anniversary of RLS birth
2001 United States Wyeth: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial - Portsmouth Square, San Francisco

To remember Robert Louis Stevenson
To be honest, to be kind - to earn a little, to spend a little less - to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence - to renounce when that shall be necessary, and not be embittered - to keep a few friends but these without capitulation - above all on the same grim condition to keep friends with himself - here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy

Men of Letters, series II, Oilette #2699 by Raphael Tuck + Sons.
Card was postally used in 1908.

Give us grace and strength to forebear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind,
spare to us our frieds, soften to us our enemies, bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors.
If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril,
constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death,
loyal and loving to one another.

The Stevenson Memorial in St. Giles

Robert Louis Stevenson
Born at VIII Howard Place Edinburgh, November XIII MDCCCL. Died at Vailima, island of Upolu, Samoa,
December III MDCCCXCIV. This memorial is erected in his honor by readers in all quarters
of the world, who admire him as a master of English and Scottish letters, and to whom his constancy
under infirmity and suffering and his spirit of mirth, courage and love have endeared his name.

Under the wide and starry sky dig the grave and let me lie.|  This be the verse you grave for me here he lies where he longed to be
Glad did live and gladly die, and I laid me down with a will.|  Home is the sailor, home from the sea and the hunter home from the hill.

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