Engraved Stamp Beauties

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Re: Engraved Stamp Beauties

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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

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BlackTuesday wrote:
24 Jul 2020 22:16
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:
24 Jul 2020 16:18
Good day, Eli. Greetings from China.
Fantastic & impressive masterpieces always shown up in designs of engraving stamps, aren't they?
. . . . . .
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.
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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,
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16852&start=3998

and also the PRC 1963 set of Huang Shan landscapes
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16852&start=4000

— Beautiful stamps, thanks to the posters for sharing them with us!

/RogerE :D

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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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