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Good day, Eli. Greetings from China.
Fantastic & impressive masterpieces always shown up in designs of engraving stamps, aren't they? For me, The S57"Landscapes of Huangshan"(i.e. Yellow Mountain) which issued in 15/10/1963 could be one of the best designed engraving issues before 1978 in Mainland China. All of those were designed in view of photographs and with a temperament from Chinese landscape painting.
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And it's a pity that a MNH set is in a really high value about $1150.

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And it's a pity that a MNH set is in a really high value about $1150.
I think it is one of the real classic engraved sets and although MNH is far out of my budget range, like most Chinese stamps, CTO copies can be had at a fraction of the price.

China has released quite a few outstanding engraved stamps over the years and still occasionally put some out. Fortunately, they also give the details of who worked on them though sometimes it will be three or four names to a set without saying who did what bits.

For instance, I love the set this comes from. Harnessing the Yellow River: Ocean Liner on the Yellow River. Possibly not a great choice to show considering the devastating floods at the moment but beautiful engraving.
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They list two engravers Gao Zhengyu and Sun Chuanze

They publish the details online on the sales page at https://www.xabusiness.com/
Where do the years go? I went from philandering to philately and didn't even notice.
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Though I'm not into the engraved stamp theme, I find many stamps here just breathtaking! ... more so when they are presented in very good high resolution scan ... thank you to all the regular posters here!
Dayan1998 wrote:
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Good day, Eli. Greetings from China.
Fantastic & impressive masterpieces always shown up in designs of engraving stamps, aren't they?
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Hello Dayan1998! Welcome to Stampboards!

Chinese stamps are so beautiful and different in nature of their artistic style!

Please do not forget to give your introduction in this thread:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10277&start=24150
Not totally absent, but due to workload currently in mini sabbatical mode on the board!

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BlackTuesday wrote:
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Though I'm not into the engraved stamp theme, I find many stamps here just breathtaking! ... more so when they are presented in very good high resolution scan ... thank you to all the regular posters here!
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Good day, Eli. Greetings from China.
Fantastic & impressive masterpieces always shown up in designs of engraving stamps, aren't they?
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Hello Dayan1998! Welcome to Stampboards!

Chinese stamps are so beautiful and different in nature of their artistic style!

Please do not forget to give your introduction in this thread:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10277&start=24150
Thanks a lot, BlackTuesday. I'll briefly introduce myself as soon as possible.

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Some Swiss stamps
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Turkey: high value of the 1914 definitives issue (Scott #270).
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United States revenue stamp: high value of the 1862-71 First Issue set (Scott #R102); this denomination issued 1864.
Cancelled: Lehigh Valley RR Co. / June 29 1870.
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Glad to see this thread very active like the old good days!! :) :) :)

Here are two stamps in the series "Great moments of French History", designed and engraved by Louis Boursier and issued on June 9, 2018 by France:

The Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed on 7 November 1659, and ended the 1635 to 1659 Franco-Spanish war. The stamps shows Louis XIV of France and Philip IV of Spain at the Meeting on the Isle of Pheasants, June 1660:

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Marie-Thérèse of Austria, (1638, Spain — 1683, France), queen consort of King Louis XIV of France (reigned 1643–1715). As the daughter of King Philip IV of Spain and Elizabeth of France, Marie-Thérèse was betrothed to Louis by the Peace of the Pyrenees (1659), which ended a 24-year war between France and Spain:

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Issued in SS with engraved margins:

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Special appreciation for the two Iranian sets on the Tomb of Avicenna,
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and also the PRC 1963 set of Huang Shan landscapes
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— Beautiful stamps, thanks to the posters for sharing them with us!

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I just found that the design of the stamp shows Marie-Thérèse of Austria, I posted in my previous post (one post before the warm words by Roger :D ) is based on a painting by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez (1599 – 1660):

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Still in France and French art and today little modern art:

“"The Moon and the Bull" by Jean Lurçat (1892 – 1966), engraved by Albert Decaris and issued on November 19, 1966:

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“Head of Marianne” by Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989), engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on November 17, 1989:

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Design by Roger Excoffon (1910 – 1983), engraved by Georges Bétemps and issued on December 19, 1977:

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Geometric abstract by Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997), engraved by Jean Pheulpin and issued on April 7, 1977:

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Today, we are going back several centuries to see medieval French art on French engraved stamps:

The Lady with Swans, miniature, 15th century, designed by Pierrette Lambert, engraved by Claude Haley and issued on January 13, 1979:

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Lady and the Unicorn, Tapestry, 15th century, Musée de Cluny in Paris (This particular tapestry symbolising “Sight”), engraved by Pierre Gandon and issued on October 31, 1964:

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Decoration from the book of Hours “The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry”, 15th century, engraved by René Cottet and issued on September 25, 1965:

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Tapestry, gallery of Apocalypse, 14th century, Angers castle, Maine et Loire department, Pays de la Loire, France, engraved by Jean Pheulpin and issued on October 30, 1965:

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St. Savin and Cyprian before Ladicius, Mural, St. Savin, Vienne, engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on June 28, 1969:

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Annunciation, painting from the school of the "Primitif de Savoie", 15th century, engraved by Jean Pheulpin and issued on May 9, 1970:

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Until now, I posted tens of Art stamps issued by France. Usually, I posted them in groups of 5-6 stamps, but the following stamp deserves a special separate post:

The Peasant Dance, painting by the artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, engraved by Claude Jumelet and issued by France on February 3, 2001:

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I don't recall ever having seen this stamp featured on the thread before, nor, indeed, do I think I had ever seen it before this morning.

This one arrived in a Packet Circuit book and the moment I saw it I knew it had to live in my collection.

Issued in 1961 by Niger, it depicts the W National Park in Niger, based loosely around a meander in the River Niger which is shaped like a W and depicted in the top dight hand corner of the stamp.
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Today, it is partly in Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso and is known as the W Transborder Park.

Classic French Colonies Line Engraved Intaglio art, designed by R Subert and Engraved by René Cottet.

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One more group of French art engraved stamps issued by France:

Horses of Camargue, by Yves Brayer (1907-1990), engraved by Pierre Forget and issued on December 9, 1978:

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Le Grand Carrousel by Louis XIV, 1662, engraved by Eugène Lacaque and issued on January 14, 1978
A carousel is a sort of competition of horsemanship, a parade with spectacular costumes, ring races and a tourney. The grand carousel was held in 1662 in Paris by Louis XIV to celebrate the birth of his heir, Grand Dauphin.

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Woman's Head, by French Armenian painter Jean Carzou (1907-2000), engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on September 18, 1976:

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Detail of Frieze of hoplites (citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek) and four-horse chariots on the rim, The Vix Vessel, a Greek wine-mixing vessel found in the famous grave of the "Lady of Vix", Vix, Burgundy, engraved by Jacques Combet and issued on March 26, 1966:

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Excellent post, thanks Eli. :D
I particularly like the last stamp, depicting horses on the Greek krater,
along with the photographic detail of the vessel itself.
The skills of the engraver, and the original artisan, are astounding.

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Thanks again, Roger!! Your words encourage me to show more from these great and amazing engraved stamps! Glad you enjoy the posts and hope you also like the following one shows prehistoric cave paintings on stamps issued by France:

Prehistoric painting from Lascaux cave, designed and engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on April 13, 1968:

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Prehistoric painting from Rouffignac cave, designed and engraved by Jacky Larriviëre and issued on May 27, 2006:

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Prehistoric painting from Niaux cave, designed and engraved by Marie-Noëlle Goffin and issued on July 7, 1979:

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Prehistoric painting from Font-de-Gaume, a cave near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, designed and engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on January 12, 1981:

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One more issued by Monaco but shows prehistoric painting from Lascaux cave in France, designed and engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on December 15, 1970:

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Yes Eli, those stamps are marvellous! To complement them, here is a snippet of information about the caves where these impressive animal paintings amazingly have survived to give us a window into the past:

Encyclopedia Britannica wrote:Lascaux, also called Lascaux Grotto, French Grotte de Lascaux, cave containing one of the most outstanding displays of prehistoric art yet discovered. Located above the Vézère River valley near Montignac, in Dordogne, France, the cave is a short distance upstream from the Eyzies-de-Tayac series of caves.
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Thanks again, Roger, for extra information. Comprehensive explanations and information I write in the Paleoanthropology thread I started.

Women in Art (Donna nell'Arte) Definitive Set by Italy

During years 1998-2004, Italy issued a set of 33 stamps contains 17 different designs shows women from famous paintings and sculptures. As a "mythologies of the world" stamp collector, I collect those stamps show women in mythology. Here I picked several engraved of them:

Flora from “La Primavera” by Sandro Botticelli (1455 – 1510), engraved by Rita Morena and issued on January 2, 2002:

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Venus from “Venus of Urbino” by Tiziano Vecelli (Titian) (1488/90 – 1576), engraved by Rita Morena and issued on January 24, 2004:

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Venus from “Venus and Mars” by Paolo Veronese (1528 – 1588), engraved by Antonio Ciaburro and issued on June 26, 2004:

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Antea from “Antea” (also known as Portrait of a Young Woman) by Parmigianino (1503 – 1540), engraved by Rita Morena and issued in 2003:

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Botticelli, Titian, Veronese and Parmigianino
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Eli, those engraved Italian portrait stamps are lovely!
Thanks for including them in this thread.
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From Italy back to France again with one more group from the long series of French Art on engraved stamps issued by France. This time, portraits of French personalities from the history of France;

Pierre II, Duke of Bourbon, Presented by St Peter, by Jean Hey, known as the Master of Moulins ( 1475 – 1505), engraved by Robert Cami and issued on October 14, 1972:

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John II (1319 – 1364), called John the Good (French: Jean le Bon), King of France from 1350 until his death, Portrait on wood panel around 1350, Louvre Museum, Paris, engraved by Pierre Gandon and issued on April 25, 1964:

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Philip the Good (French: Philippe le Bon) ( 1396 – 1467), Duke of Burgundy from 1419 until his death, the painting shows Philip the Good, wearing the collar of firesteels of the Order of the Golden Fleece he instituted, by Rogier van der Weyden or Roger de la Pasture (1399 or 1400 – 1464), engraved by Georges Bétemps and issued on May 3, 1969:

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Francis I (French: François Ier) (1494 – 1547), King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547, by Jean Clouet (1480–1541), engraved by René Cottet and issued on July 1, 1967:

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Cardinal de Richelieu (1602-1674), by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674), engraved by Robert Cami and issued on March 23, 1974:

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I just posted in the "Mythologies" thread a group of stamps shows Venus (Aphrodite), goddess of love and beauty, on different paintings. Here are more stamps about Venus' famous paintings, all are engraved stamps:

"Psyche presenting Venus with water from the Styx" (1517), by Raphael (1483 - 1520), engraved by Claude Haley and issued by France on April 9, 1983:

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"Bacchus and Ariadne" by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734), engraved by Václav Fajt and issued by Czechoslovakia on August 26, 1988. The flying woman is Venus (Aphrodite), goddess of Love. This stamp issued in SS with second stamp shows Ariadne and engraved margin shows the complete painting:

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The complete painting is depicted on the SS margin which I enlarged to show the great engraving by Václav Fajt:

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The last one for today is a stamp shows “Venus in front of the Mirror”, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), engraved by Wolfgang Seidel and issued by Liechtenstein on March 7, 2005:

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Starting from June 29, 2020 until now, I posted in this thread 59 engraved stamps issued by France in the long series "French Art". I tried to post them in a groups of the same subjects (religious paintings, stained glass paintings, medieval French art etc.). The following four stamps is the last group of French art stamps left in my collection. Here they are:

"The Triumph of Flora", stone relief by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), Pavillon de Flore, Louvre Palace, Paris, engraved by Eugène Lacaque and issued on July 4, 1970:

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“The Dance”, relief for the Champs-Elysees theater, Paris by Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), engraved by Jacques Combet and issued on October 26, 1968. The right figure is the American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877 – 1927):

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“The Last Supper”, Saint-Austremoine church, Issoire (12th century), engraved by Claude Haley and issued on February 10, 1973:

France 1973 Saint-Austremoine a.jpg

“Pont des Arts (Lovers’ Bridge) and the Institute of France, Paris” by Bernard Buffet (1928 - 1999), engraved by Claude Durrens and issued on February 4, 1978:

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Lovely latest stamp images, thanks Eli!
Thanks for sharing them with us :D

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I just added to my folklore collection the following traditional regional costume sets from Czechoslovakia designed by Karel Svolinský. The first set was engraved by Jindra Schmidt and issued on July 25, 1955:

Woman Costume, Očová, Slovakia:

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Man Costume, Detva, Slovakia:

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Man Costume, Chodsko, Bohemia:

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Woman Costume, Haná, Moravia:

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The second, which was also designed by Karel Svolinský, engraved by Jindra Schmidt or Ladislav Jirka as indicated and issued on December 15, 1956:

Woman Costume, Slovácko, Moravia:

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Woman Costume, Blata, Bohemia:

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Woman Costume, Čičmany, Slovakia:

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Woman Costume, Novohradsko, Slovakia:

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Karel Svolinský designed more costume stamps for Czechoslovakia. I will show them with time.

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Thanks for sharing these Czechoslovakian stamps Eli, they are often overlooked.

I have a small collection of these from the 1950's and 60's and some of the detail and quality make them truly wonderful line engraved intaglio stamps.

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Thanks for sharing these Czechoslovakian stamps Eli, they are often overlooked.

I have a small collection of these from the 1950's and 60's and some of the detail and quality make them truly wonderful line engraved intaglio stamps.

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Many thanks, Jon! I will show more great Czechoslovakian engraved stamps from time to time.

Here is the third set of the costume series I posted above, designed by Karel Svolinský, engraved by Jindra Schmidt or Ladislav Jirka and issued by Czechoslovakia on December 18, 1957:

Woman Costume, Pilsen, Bohemia:

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Man Costume, Slovácko, Moravia:

Czechoslovakia 1957 Costumes 2.jpg

Woman Costume, Haná, Moravia:

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Woman Costume, Těšínsko, Silesia:

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Hmmm, mysterious! I composed a post about those stamps, but it doesn't appear to be here :?

Eli, that whole set is a beautiful group — artistically, aesthetically, and technically. Thanks for showing them :D

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Hmmm, mysterious! I composed a post about those stamps, but it doesn't appear to be here :?

Eli, that whole set is a beautiful group — artistically, aesthetically, and technically. Thanks for showing them :D

/RogerE :D
Roger, thanks! these Czechoslovakian stamps are really well and very beautifully designed and engraved. Which post did you composed about them?

Here is a set from South Vietnam shows Busddhism symbols. Note that the Dharmachakra wheel has 12 spokes (not 8 as in most Buddhist countries). In different Buddhist traditions, the different number of spokes may represent different aspects of the Buddha's Dharma (teaching). The stamps were designed by Nguyen Thuong An (0.5D), Vu Thanh Long (1.5D) and Lam Van Be (3D) and issued on May 15, 1965:

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Returning to Italy! Here are several art stamps issued by Italy, all from my "Mythologies of the World" stamp collection:

The Triumph of Aurora (Greek: Eos), the Titan goddess of the dawn, painting by Guido Reni (1575-1642), engraved by Tullio Mele and issued on June 18, 1975:

Italy 1975 Aurora.jpg

Flora, painting by Tiziano Vecellio (1488/90–1576), engraved by Francesco Tulli and issued on September 15, 1976:

Italy 1976 Flora.jpg

Apollo and Daphne, sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), engraved by Tullio Mele and issued on November 20, 1980:

Italy 1980 Apollo and Daphne.jpg

The Three Graces, Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia, daughters of Zeus, representing youth, beauty, mirth and elegance, sculpture by Antonio Canova (1757-1822), engraved by Vittorio Nicastro and issued on October 13, 1972:

Italy 1972 Three Graces.jpg

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I don't collect the stamps issued for the French colonies (except French Indochina colony) but like them very much. Hence, I built a small collection of one set of stamps from each French colony. Usually, for each one, I chose a set that represents better the colony. For French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF - FSAT) I chose to add as representative the bird stamps issued for use in it since I always was fascinated from their beauty and their attractiveness. Several years ago, I posted them in the bird thread and now I scanned part of them again in better resolution. The stamps in this group were engraved by Claude Andréotto unless otherwise indicated:


Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes), issued on January 1, 2000:

TAAF 1.jpg

Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes crestatus), issued on January 1, 1984:

TAAF 2.jpg

White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), issued on January 1, 1996:

TAF 3.jpg

Common diving petrels (Pelecanoides urinatrix), issued on January 1, 2001:

TAAF 4.jpg

Grey-backed Storm-Petrel (Garrodia nereis), issued on January 1, 1997:

TAAF 5.jpg

Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica), designed by Claude Andréotto, engraved by André Lavergne and issued on January 1, 1999:

TAAF 6.jpg

Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta), issued on January 1, 2002:

TAAF 7.jpg

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Art Treasures in Austria, designed by Adalbert Pilch and issued by Austria on March 22, 1971:

Bowl with lid, Florence 1580, engraved by Kurt Leitgeb:

Austria 1971 Treasurers 1.jpg

Joseph I (1678 – 1711), Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy from 1705 until his death in 1711, Statue by Matthias Steinle, 1693, engraved by Werner Pfeiler:

Austria 1971 Treasurers 2.jpg

The Cellini Salt Cellar (Saliera cellar) is a part-enamelled gold table sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini (1500 - 1571). It was completed in 1543 for Francis I of France. The Cellini Salt Cellar shows god Neptune (Poseidon) representing the Sea and Tellus representing the Earth. A small vessel for salt and a temple-shaped box for pepper are placed near Neptune and Tellus figures, respectively, engraved by Alfred Nefe:

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My hard disk in my 2 years old computer just decided to take a long rest and I am not able to scan new stamps. Hope I can do it in several days. Meanwhile, here is a set of engraved stamps brings the spirit of Laos. It shows traditional drums used for religious purposes and different ceremonies. The set was issued by the Kingdom of Laos on March 30, 1970, designed by Ky Phungchaleun and engraved by different engravers as indicated:

Kong Phene - Midday Drum
Engraver: Jean Miermont

Michel 273.jpg

Kong Thong - Bronze Drum
Engraver: Roger Fenneteaux

Michel 274.jpg

Pong - Wood Drum
Engraver: Claude Jumelet

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More splendid engraved images, thanks Eli :D

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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:
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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

AOF 1947 Ivory Coast 2.jpg

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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AOF 1947 Mauritania 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

AOF 1947 Sudan 2.jpg

Designed and Engraved by Georges Betemps - Dahomey and Togo:

AOF 1947 Dahomey 2.jpg

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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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RogerE wrote:
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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
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=6820106#p6820106

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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
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=92430

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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:

Czechoslovakia 1969 Theodorix a.jpg

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