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The lovely North Borneo issue of 1939
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The lovely Rhodesia "Admirals"
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stallzer wrote:
25 Sep 2020 10:57
The lovely North Borneo issue of 1939
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I have just now added a post in the Stamps and Languages thread about the inscriptions on this lovely stamp and its companions:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=90529&start=477

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French West Africa (French: Afrique-Occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Ivory Coast, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger. The federation existed from 1895 until 1958.

A long set of 19 stamps shows local motives from the different colonial territories was issued on March 24, 1947 for use in AOF. The stamps were designed and engraved by different French designers and engravers (same one for each stamp). Several of them were already posted in this thread by Nethryk or by me but I thought it is good to post the complete set together. Here they are in order based on their designers and engravers:

Designed and Engraved by Pierre Gandon - Ivory Coast and Guinea:

AOF 1947 Ivory Coast 1.jpg

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AOF 1947 Guinea 2.jpg

AOF 1947 Guinea 1.jpg


Designed and Engraved by Charles Mazelin: Senegal and Mauritania:

AOF 1947 Senegal 1.jpg

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Continue from previous post:

Designed and Engraved by Pierre Munier - Niger, Dahomey and French Sudan (Mali):

AOF 1947 Niger 2.jpg

AOF 1947 Dahomey 1.jpg

AOF 1947 Sudan 1.jpg

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Designed and Engraved by Georges Betemps - Dahomey and Togo:

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Continue from previous post:

Designed and Engraved by Raoul Serres - Togo, Mauritania, Niger, and French Sudan (Mali):

AOF 1947 Togo 1.jpg

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A lovely group, thanks Eli.
Arranging them by engraver is an excellent idea — we can see the engravers' individual styles more clearly.

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A linguistic footnote: the images/themes are motifs.
The word motives refers to reasons for actions — in crime fiction, the detective
looks for "motive, means and opportunity".

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A lovely group, thanks Eli.
Arranging them by engraver is an excellent idea — we can see the engravers' individual styles more clearly.

/RogerE :D

A linguistic footnote: the images/themes are motifs.

The word motives refers to reasons for actions — in crime fiction, the detective
looks for "motive, means and opportunity".
Thanks, Roger! From time to time, I will post more from different French colonies. Thanks for the correction of the word "motives".


I sure for many of us the term "Engraved Stamp Beauty" is associated with the stamps issued by Czechoslovakia. For decades, several Czechoslovakian designers and engravers produced very attractive and beautiful stamps which are very popular among collectors until today. From them, I like very much those stamps depicting artworks, many of them are included in my different collections like mythologies and folklore. Let me share with you from this beauty.

Self Portrait, painting by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973), National Gallery, Prague, engraved by Josef Herčík and issued on November 27, 1972:

Czechoslovakia 1972 Picasso a.jpg

Standing Woman, painting by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973), National Gallery, Prague, engraved by Josef Herčík and issued on November 27, 1981:

Czechoslovakia 1981 Picasso a.jpg

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Eli, yes, engraved Czechoslovak stamps are great.
But for a pleasant surprise, I invite viewers to visit the recently posted test image at
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Three flower painting stamps issued by Czechoslovakia.

Note: I recommend to use your smell device while watching the stamps. Plug in your smell device to your computer USB. Then go to "Start" -- "Setting" -- "Devices" -- under "Smell Device", check the box "On" and then "Save and Exit". While watching, double click the stamp to feel its smell.

Flower painting by Jakub Bohdan (Bogdan) (1660-1724), engraved by Jindra Schmidt and issued on November 22, 1978 to mark the 30th anniversary of Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava:

Czechoslovakia 1978 Bohdan a.jpg

Flower painting by Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Gerasimov (1881-1963), National Gallery, Prague, engraved by Miloš Ondráček and issued on November 27, 1981:

Czechoslovakia 1981 Gerasimov a.jpg

Flower painting by Ester Šimerová-Martinčeková (1909-2005), National Gallery, Prague, engraved by Josef Herčík and issued on November 18, 1987:

Czechoslovakia 1987 Simerova a.jpg

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Eli, those Czechoslovak engraved stamps of the 1970s–1980s are lovely — taking works
of art in one form, and turning them into works of art in another!

I noticed that the dates suggested for Jakub Bohdan are only approximate (probably the
best known approximation). Some of the other inscriptions are also worth a comment or two.

One striking feature is the closeness of the Czech and Slovak versions of the various pieces
of information on the stamps. Even though the two languages are mutually intelligible, it
must have been an ongoing challenge for the postal authorities to decide which language
to use on various stamps to keep both linguistic groups happy.

Slovenská národní galerie [Czech] = Slovenská národná galéria [Slovak] — Slovak National Gallery

30 let [Czech] = 30 rokov [Slovak] — 30 years

okolo [Czech] = asi [Slovak] — about

Pivoňky [Czech] = Pivonky [Slovak] — Peonies

Výročí narození [Czech] = Výročie narodenia [Slovak] — Birth Anniversary

město [Czech] = mesto [Slovak]— city

Galerie města Bratislavy [Czech] = Galéria mesta Bratislavy [Slovak] — Bratislava City Gallery

Tulipány [Czech] = Tulipány [Slovak] — Tulips

/RogerE :D

By the way, I've just launched a Free Giveaway to celebrate 500 posts on the Stamps and Languages thread.
The thread for entries in the prize drawing for the celebration is
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Roger, thank you very much for nominated me in your giveaway. unfortunately, I can't participate in your giveaway since, several months ago, I was banned from that forum. I also can't offer my spare stamps as giveaways as I did many times before I banned.

Thanks for the comments about Czech and Slovak terms. I didn't notice the difference and from now I will pay attention to the language used on the stamps. I have more than 100 Czechoslovakian art engraved stamps and will post them all from time to time. Hope to see other engraved stamps from other members.

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Thanks Eli. Yes, more of those beautiful engraved stamps please, when you're ready :D

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Paintings from The National gallery in Prague or in Slovakia, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 27, 1969:


Great Requiem, by František Muzika (1900-1974), engraved by Josef Herčík:

Czechoslovakia 1969 Muzika a.jpg

Resurrection, by the Master of the Třeboň Altarpiece (German: Master of Wittingau), engraved by Jiří Antonín Švengsbír:

Czechoslovakia 1969 Oltare a.jpg

Crucifixion of Jesus, by Vincent Hložník (1919-1997), engraved by Ladislav Jirka:

Czechoslovakia 1969 Hloznik a.jpg

Girl with Doll, by Július Bencúr(1844-1920), engraved Jindra Schmidt:

Czechoslovakia 1969 Bencur a.jpg

St Jerome, by Master Theodoric of Prague (before 1328?-1381), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

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Paintings from The National gallery in Prague or in Slovakia, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 27, 1971:


Waiting, by Imro Weiner-Kráľ (1901-1978), engraved by Josef Herčík:

Czechoslovakia 1971 Weiner a.jpg

The Resurrection, Gothoic style, Unknown 14th Century artist (Mistr vyšebrodského altar - can't find information in English, and hope someone could add little information), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

Czechoslovakia 1971 The Resurrection a.jpg

Woman with Jug, by Miloš Alexander Bazovský (1899-1968), engraved by Jiří Antonín Švengsbír:

Czechoslovakia 1971 Bazovsky a.jpg

Woman in National Costume, by Josef Mánes (1820 - 1871), engraved by Josef Herčík:

Czechoslovakia 1971 Josef Manes a.jpg

The Feast of the Rosary (German: Rosenkranzfest), Detail, by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), engraved by Ladislav Jirka:

Czechoslovakia 1971 Durer a.jpg

The man with the yellow coat (right) is Dürer's self-portrait:

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Here is Durer's complete painting (Wikipedia):

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Today we take little and short break from Czechoslovakia to visit other country that produced great engraved stamps - Tunisia. During years 1959-1961, Tunisia issued a very long set of 28 definitive stamps entitled "Life in Tunisia" shows daily activities and views of Tunisia. Here is a group of ten of them. Stamps were designed by Tunisian designers and engraved by French engravers as indicated:


Riding a Camel, designed by Yahia, engraved by Georges Bétemps:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 3.jpg

Medenine, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Charles Mazelin:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 5.jpg

Weaving, designed by Jallal Ben Abdallah, engraved by Roger Fenneteaux:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 7.jpg

Products of Tunisia, designed by Farhat, engraved by Claude Durrens:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 9.jpg

Turner, designed by Jallal Ben Abdallah, engraved by Robert Cami:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 10.jpg

Monastir, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Jacques Combet:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 11.jpg

Sfax, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Claude Durrens:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 15.jpg

Kairouan, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Jacques Combet:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 17.jpg

Djerba, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Pierre Gandon:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 19.jpg

Carpet Weaving, designed by Jallal Ben Abdallah, engraved by Roger Fenneteaux:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 21.jpg

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Re: https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16852&start=4050

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The Resurrection, Gothic style, Unknown 14th Century artist (Mistr vyšebrodského altar - can't find information in English, and hope someone could add little information), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:


Resurrection by the Master of the Alterpiece in the church of the Cistercian Abbey in Vyšší Brod

For more info see:
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Welcome back Florián, nice to see you posting again :D

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P.S. I hope you will visit the Stamps and Languages thread.
A good place to start is at the cumulative index:
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Thank you very much, Florian, for adding the comprehensive information in English:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vy%C5%A1%C5%A1%C3%AD_Brod_(Hohenfurth)_cycle



Today, after a little break in Tunisia, we are back to Czechoslovakia and this time, with four artworks by non Czech artists, all are exhibited in the National Gallery, Prague:


St John the Baptist, detail by Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917), engraved by Václav Fajt and issued on November 27, 1990:

Czechoslovakia 1990 Rodin a.jpg

Peasant Couple Dancing, by Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528), engraved by Bedřich Housa and issued on November 27, 1979:

Czechoslovakia 1979 Durer a.jpg

Adam and Eve, by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553), engraved by Josef Herčík and issued on November 3, 1986:

Czechoslovakia 1986 Cranach a.jpg

Portrait of a Young Lady Holding a Finger Fern, by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553), engraved by Miloš Ondráček and issued on November 24, 1977:

Czechoslovakia 1977 Cranach a.jpg

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That engraving by Dürer is full of exuberant movement and shared joy of life.
It's my favourite from that set of four. :D

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Indeed, Roger, the Dürer stamp is very attractive. I posted more stamps show Dürer's engravings here. Enjoy!

Paintings from different galleries, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 16, 1984:

The Milevski River, by Karel Stehlík (1912 - 1985), Ales South Bohemian Gallery, engraved by Josef Herčík:

Czechoslovakiaa 1984 Stehlik a.jpg

Under the Trees, by Viktor Barvitius (1834 – 1902), National Gallery, Prague, engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

Czechoslovakiaa 1984 Barvitius a.jpg

Landscape with Flowers, by Zoltán Palugyay (1898 - 1935), Slovak National Gallery, engraved by Václav Fajt:

Czechoslovakiaa 1984 Palugyay a.jpg

Illustration of King from Vyšehrad Codex, the National Library, Prague, engraved by Jan Mráček:

Czechoslovakiaa 1984 Vysehradsky a.jpg

View of Kokorin Castle (Hrad Kokořín), by Antonín Mánes (1784 – 1843), National Gallery, Prague, engraved by Ladislav Jirka:

Czechoslovakiaa 1984 Manes a.jpg

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Paintings from the National Gallery, Prague, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 27, 1989:


Nirvana, by Anton Jasusch (1882 - 1965), engraved by Martin Činovský:

Czechoslovakia 1989 Jasusch a.jpg

Dusk in the Town, by Jakub Schikaneder (1855 - 1924), engraved by Václav Fajt:

Czechoslovakia 1989 Schikaneder a.jpg

Bakers, by Pravoslav Kotík (1889 - 1970), engraved by Josef Herčík:

Czechoslovakia 1989 Kotik a.jpg

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The lovely 1937 Malaysian Kelantan Chief's Hat.

Recess printing by BW

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Flower Paintings from the National Gallery, Prague and Slovak National Gallery, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 27, 1976:


Flower painting by Peter Majetka (1913 - 1972), engraved by Jan Mráček:

Czechoslovakia 1976 Matejka a.jpg

Flower painting by Cyril Bouda (1901 - 1984), engraved by Jindra Schmidt:

Czechoslovakia 1976 Bouda a.jpg

Flower painting by Jan Brueghel (1568 - 1625), engraved by Josef Herčík:

Czechoslovakia 1976 Broughel a.jpg

Flower painting by Rudolf Bys (1660 - 1738), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

Czechoslovakia 1976 Bys a.jpg

Stamps issued with tabs:

Czechoslovakia 1976 + Tabs a.jpg

The flower vase in 1944 Bouda's painting is painted on the background of the city Florence:

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More nice works, thanks Eli. The Oleander stamp, and the original artwork, are particularly attractive. :D

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Series: Silver Jubilee of King George V
British Commonwealth Omnibus issue
Designed by : F. D. Manley
Engraved by : F. D. Manley
Printed by : John Ash
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"Fun fact". The horse was called Anzac,
named in honour of the WWI soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps = ANZAC.

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Thank you Roger. :)

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Eli wrote:
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Today we take little and short break from Czechoslovakia to visit other country that produced great engraved stamps - Tunisia. During years 1959-1961, Tunisia issued a very long set of 28 definitive stamps entitled "Life in Tunisia" shows daily activities and views of Tunisia. Here is a group of ten of them. Stamps were designed by Tunisian designers and engraved by French engravers as indicated:
Here is a second group of ten stamps from the set:

Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola), Ein Draham, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Claude Durrens:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 1.jpg

Kairouan, designed by Yahia:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 2.jpg

Saddlers, designed by Jallal Ben Abdallah, engraved by André Frères:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 4.jpg

Horseman, designed by Yahia, engraved by Raoul Serres:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 6.jpg

Gafsa, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Robert Cami:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 8.jpg

Tunis, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Jacques Combet:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 12.jpg

Sidi-Bou-Said, designed by Jallal Ben Abdallah, engraved by Jacques Combet:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 13.jpg

Gabes, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Jean Miermont:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 14.jpg

Wadi Medjerda, designed by Ben Gamra:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 16.jpg

Bizerte, designed by Hatem El Mekki, engraved by Roger Fenneteaux:

Tunisia 1959 Life in Tunisia 18.jpg

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What a varied set of styles and designs in that set! Thanks Eli.

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U.S. 1909 Alaska, Yukon, Pacific Exposition issue. Designed by Clair Aubrey Huston.

Alaska Yukon Pacific expo. Scott #370
Alaska Yukon Pacific expo. Scott #370



U.S. 1909 Hudson Fulton celebration issue. Designed by Clair Aubrey Huston.

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U.S. 1909 Alaska, Yukon, Pacific Exposition issue. Designed by Clair Aubrey Huston.

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Three engravers worked on this stamp. Marcus Wickliffe Baldwin did the portrait, Edward McLellan Hall did the frame and Robert F. Ponickau did the lettering. This was common in those days where there was a bit of a pecking order among engravers. You started at lettering and might not make it up to being a vignette/portrait engraver for years, if at all.
U.S. 1909 Hudson Fulton celebration issue. Designed by Clair Aubrey Huston.


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The same engravers worked on this and Baldwin was also co-designer. Stamps from this era are true classics and prove that a single colour engraved stamp can still be beautiful and don't need the addition of lots of coloured layers.
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Marshall Plan, issued by Greece on September 20, 1951. I have no information about the designer and engraver of these stamps. I included this set in my Greek Mythology collection since two stamps show mythic figures: the 700D. stamp shows Hephaestus, the Greek god of blacksmiths, and metalworking and the 1600D. stamp shows Demeter, the goddess of the harvest and agriculture:

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Paintings from the National Gallery, Prague, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 18, 1983:

Žalov (Morana, the god of death, shows the hero the way to the cemetery), by Mikoláš Aleš (1852-1913), engraved by Josef Herčík:

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Genius, by Vojtěch Adalbert Hynais (1854-1925), engraved by Josef Herčík:

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Allegories of Music and Lyrics, by František Ženíšek (1849-1916), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

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Allegory of Prague, by Václav Brožík (1851-1901), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

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Prague Castle, by Julius Eduard Mařák (1832-1899), engraved by Ladislav Jirka:

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More lovely engraved Czech stamps, thanks Eli. :D

A few years ago my wife and I had a few days in Prague, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring
that beautiful city, high and low. We managed to spend a large part of one day at Hradčany
Castle, one of the many "must visit" highlights of our time in the city. The stamp in the
previous post prompted happy memories of that day...

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Paintings, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 22, 1978 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava:

Flower painting by Jakub Bohdan (Bogdan) (1660-1724), engraved by Jindra Schmidt:

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The Dream of Salas, by Ľudovít Fulla (1902 - 1980), engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

Czechoslovakia 1978 Fulla a.jpg

Apostle with Censer, Master of the Spissko Capitals, circa 1480-1490, engraved by Ladislav Jirka:

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Paintings from different galleries in Prague, issued by Czechoslovakia on November 27, 1985:

Lenin on Charles Bridge, Prague (Karlův most), by Martin Sladký (1920-2015), Lenin museum, Prague, engraved by Miloš Ondráček:

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Avenue of Poplars, by Václav Rabas (1885-1954), the National Galley, Prague, engraved by Václav Fajt:

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Beheading of St. Dorothea, by Hans Baldung Grien (1484/1485-1545), the National Galley, Prague, engraved by Václav Fajt:

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jugoslavija_post wrote:
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Which one did he do for the US? The Greta Garbo one?
I received some stamps I'd purchased from the USA last week. One of the stamps on the envelope stood out as being a real class act even with the various postal markings it received. What a shame that such a great stamp ends up being used as scrap postage. I assume this is the one being talking about.
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This Costa Rica issue of 1950 was printed by Waterlow, a company responsible for some of the classic mid 20th century British Commonwealth issues.
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lesbootman wrote:
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This Costa Rica issue of 1950 was printed by Waterlow, a company responsible for some of the classic mid 20th century British Commonwealth issues.
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Great and very attractive Stamp!!! thanks you share it, and the rest of the set stamps in other thread, with us. Is the central figure engraved?

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Eli wrote:
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lesbootman wrote:
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This Costa Rica issue of 1950 was printed by Waterlow, a company responsible for some of the classic mid 20th century British Commonwealth issues.
Great and very attractive Stamp!!! thanks you share it, and the rest of the set stamps in other thread, with us. Is the central figure engraved?
I think that just the frames are engraved on the Costa Rica set. I've seen it suggested that the centres were printed using photogravure. Looking at the 5c, 50c and 5.00 colones denominations where the central motif illustrates banana growing, the design registration varies. Sometimes the central motif is touching the wording at the bottom (BANANO), sometimes touching CORREO AEREO at the top - it was a tight fit!
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Quote from lesbootman above: "I think that just the frames are engraved on the Costa Rica set. I've seen it suggested that the centres were printed using photogravure."

Yes. Confirmed by the Scott Catalogue which says frames are engraved, centers are photogravure.

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Quote from lesbootman above: "I think that just the frames are engraved on the Costa Rica set. I've seen it suggested that the centres were printed using photogravure."

Yes. Confirmed by the Scott Catalogue which says frames are engraved, centers are photogravure.
I've got the 2020 and 2021 versions of Scott's Volume 2 (C-F) catalogue.

For the 1950 set commemorating the War of National Liberation (C189-C196) there is a note saying "Engraved: Center Photogravure" in the headings to the listings.

For the 1954-59 definitive set (C227-C245) there is also a note saying "Engraved: Center Photogravure" in the headings to the listings.

That's not the case for the National Agricultural, livestock and industry fair set (C197-C210), there is no comment regarding printing. I read that somewhere else.
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Most of Costa Rica's issues of the inter-war period were single colour stamps. The St John's Hospital set of 1946 (Scott C128-140) was the first of a number of sets where the stamps had a black central motif surrounded by a coloured frame. Although the Scott catalogue does not always mention it, they all look fairly similar so in most cases the stamps probably were printed with engraved frames combined with photogravure central motifs.

The 1948 National Theatre set (Scott C166-C177) is a case in point.
Scott C171 and C175
Scott C171 and C175
Conversely, the 1947 Columbus set (Scott C148-C153) is described in Scott as engraved and the central motifs do look as if they are recess printed rather than photogravure.

The stamp shown below (with surcharge) is Scott C178 (surcharged on C150)
Scott C178 and C339
Scott C178 and C339
For the 1954-59 definitive set the Scott catalogue does say that the stamps were printed with engraved frames combined with photogravure central motifs. The stamps issued in 1954 (Scott C227-C245) bear a "Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd" printer's imprint, the stamps issued in 1956 (Scott C252-C255) have an "Austrian State Printing Works, Vienna" imprint and the single stamp issued in 1959 (Scott C240A) has a "Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd" printer's imprint.
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lesbootman wrote:
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Most of Costa Rica's issues of the inter-war period were single colour stamps. The St John's Hospital set of 1946 (Scott C128-140) was the first of a number of sets where the stamps had a black central motif surrounded by a coloured frame. Although the Scott catalogue does not always mention it, they all look fairly similar so in most cases the stamps probably were printed with engraved frames combined with photogravure central motifs.

The 1948 National Theatre set (Scott C166-C177) is a case in point.
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It is interesting that Waterlow would print the centre by photogravure as this is a reworking of the stamp they produced in 1901 which was a superb piece of engraving. Note how you vcan even see the walking stick in one of the characters' hand. They should have had the original plates but perhaps they were too worn to reproduce.
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And yet a higher definition scan of the 2 Colones denomination suggests that maybe the central motif was a repeat or re-working of the 1901 issue (Scott #49) rather than photogravure. Scott's listing for the set (#C168 - C177) makes no mention of the printing process. The central motif is not as intense but the guy with his walking stick is still visible. There are more obvious differences, i.e. the horse drawn carriage from the 1901 issue does not appear on the 1948 stamp.

This is not a big stamp. The printed design is approx 27mm wide x 13mm high, so to get such a level of detail on such a small stamp is pretty impressive.
Costa Rica 1948 National Theatre 2 Colones (Scott # C175)
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These are attractive stamps — thanks for the large, high resolution images. :D

May I inject a small linguistic comment?

Increasingly I see instances in which "i.e." and "e.g." are incorrectly interchanged.
I think this is another evidence of the phenomenon in which acronyms are often
used by people who don't actually know what they stand for. While these two
abbreviations don't quite qualify as acronyms, the same principle is involved.

i.e. = id est [Latin] — that is. What follows "i.e." should be a paraphrase
or restatement or clarification of what went before.
e.g. = exempli gratia [Latin] — for example. What follows "e.g." should be
an example of what went before.

To illustrate:
• The vignette of Costa Rica's 1948 National Theatre commemoratives differs in various
details from that of the 1901 issue, e.g., the horse-drawn carriage has been omitted.
• In both cases the stamps are bicolours, i.e., the frame and the vignette are
in different colours.

Further discussion: https://www.aje.com/arc/editing-tip-using-eg-and-ie/

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Thanks for the advice on the use of i.e. and e.g.! I'll try to get it right next time.

My wife tries to keep me in check, particularly when I fall back to using the colloquial language of my youth (the dialect my boss at work knows as South Shropshire carrot-cruncher)!

When we first met I had to translate most of what certain of my relatives were saying when they spoke to her!

She's able to understand now, though on occasion chooses not to!
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