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M.C.Escher was a stamp designer




Escher designed a postage stamp for Netherlands in 1949.
Pays-Bas (1949) - "75° Anniversaire De L'UPU"

 Designer: M.C.Escher
  Date: 3 October 1949 - UPU 75th anniversary - 1874-1949
  Printer:    Johan Enschede en Zonen
  Perforated: 11¾:12¼
  Color: dark red and dark blue
 Image: Globe with 3 post horns.
 Inscription: "WERELD - POST - VERENIGING - 1874 - 1949"
 Values: 20 CT and
 
The three versions of the stamp:
 
1) Netherlands stamps:
Catalog Number:
  Yvert yv 528 and yv 529
  542/543
Facial value: 10 CT (dark red) and 20 CT (dark blue)
 
2) Netherlands Antilles stamps:
Ned.Antillen - MNH NVPH nr 209/210
Catalog number: sc#206-7
 
3) Suriname stamps:
Catalog number: Michel 313 and Michel 314 (Sc 238 and Sc 239)
Facial values: 7 1/2 CT and 27 1/2 CT

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2014-09-07 20:57)

From: Jean
Good day! I found that are stamp collectors and dad , born in Egypt , was a stamp collector for several years and died in 2009 with 84 years. So , I have several seals, almost 60 years and several . I would be interested in buying ? Jean - Campinas/São Paulo (19) 2121.7736 98305.2255 2015-08-27 10:52

From: Jean
Good day! I found that are stamp collectors and dad , born in Egypt , was a stamp collector for several years and died in 2009 with 84 years. So , I have several seals, almost 60 years and several . I would be interested in buying ? Jean - Campinas/São Paulo (19) 2121.7736 98305.2255 2015-08-27 10:52

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Online Stamp Collection at Google Cultural Institute


View postage stamps at the Online Stamp Collection at Google Cultural Institute with letters, collections, old stamps, proofs, rare stamps, stamp art and drawings.

Including photos from the British Postal Museum & Archive and the LIFE Photo Collection. You can create your own art gallery using the Google Cultural Institute tool to manage your own galleries (user galleries and collections).

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2014-08-20 22:58)

From: gilbert h.ortiz
I am looking for someone site to email who can give me information on a 25 cent us postage stamp with different postage on one side? 2015-11-27 19:47

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Vectorized image of an old postage stamp from Iraq


Vectorized image of an old postage stamp from Iraq.

6 Annas - Iraq Postage & Revenue

Green stamp. Image of a castle / palace.

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Eva Peron necklace and postage stamp



Picture of the Eva Peron (Evita) stamp exhibition.

Reproduction of Argentina postage stamps in silver 925. The "20 Pesos" green stamp is an original engraved stamp issued in 1948 showing the face of Eva Peron wearing a nacklace. The original necklace from the stamp was sold in an auction: "The ruby necklace offered here was clearly a favorite piece of hers as it is seen in official portraits such as the Argentine postage stamps" (Christie's auction site). According with Christie's auction, the diamond-ruby necklace was created in year about 1890 was sold for US$ 466000 in 2003. 

This Eva Peron stamp contains a very small hidden letters "P.N." in the bottom left (above the letter "R" from "Argentina"). This "PN" is the initials of the name of Pietro Nicastro (stamp engraver from Italy).

Stamp inscriptions: "20 Pesos - Correos - Eva Peron - Argentina - Casa de Moneda de la Nacion".

There is also a non-engraved version of this stamp, issued later:

(Imperforated 3 Pesos green stamp, block of 4 stamps - Eva Peron)

 

Hand drawn sketch for the stamp.

 

Printing plate for the Eva Peron stamp. Reversed (mirror) plate.

Argent silver stamp reproduction - Eva Peron - Comemorative stamp

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Ex-Libris based on an ancient Armenian postage stamp



My personal Ex-Libris created based on an old Armenian postage stamp.

The original stamp from where this ex libris is based is:
Country: Armenia (Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic)
Image: Siren, Mythological Monster with wings and human face (winged mermaid)
Year 1921
Scott catalog number (sc# A11); Yvert catalog number: 106
Facial value: 25 rubles.

Original stamp drawing by Sarkis Khachatryan (?) (Саркиса Хачатряна), picture of  Harpies (Harpy / Siren), winged mermaid, a bird soul with human face in the Greek mythology and may be part of Armenian folk tales. Bas-reielf from the Armenian city of Ani (?).

The stamp contains some inscriptions in the Armenian alphabet.

Ex Libris version created by Rodrigo Siqueira.

Some old ilustrations of Armenian folk tales (e.g. paintings and artworks by Martiros Saryan) contains humanoid birds.

Other Armenian postage stamp with human-faced bird from the Ani city sculptures:

 

Illustration of Armenian folk tales / fairy tale by the Martiros Saryan (Armenian artist), 1937. Picture of a man grabbing the legs of the woman-bird Simurgh stamp. Prince Ivan Tsarevich and the Fire Bird.  The Firebird creature is half-woman and half-bird.

Gamayun is also a bird with woman face and peacock tail, a prophetic bird of Russian and Slavic folklore.  
Also known as Alkonost and Senmurv (Simorgh).

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2013-12-12 18:15)

From: Cristina2013
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Thematic stamp collection - Law


A beautiful framed stamp collection:

"A Glimpse of the Past Through the Law Collection"

Text from the framed stamp collection display:

"THE LAW profession is well represented among the who's in the United States from the early days to the present. A wide cross section of people who have been lawyers also had prominent positions, especially political, and positions from which their contributions have been keenly felt in the fabric of our society. Those in the profession of law seem to be in very good company."

There are 32 US postage stamps in this law thematic collection. This legal postage stamps contains names like Robert F.Kennedy (USA 15c stamp), World peace through law, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Fiorello LaGuardia, Edgar Lee Masters (American Poet), Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Francis Parkman (American Historian) and other people who contributed to the law.
Postage values from 1 to 25 cents.

Size: 13X17 Inches (33x43 cm).

"A WORK OF TREMENDOUS CALIBER THAT WOULD BE A LOVELY ADDITION TO ANY ART COLLECTION OR HOME/OFFICE DÉCOR, AND SURE TO APPRECIATE IN VALUE."

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2013-12-12 17:48)

From: Luis Álvarez
Whats is the price of. This complete collection? 2014-09-22 19:51

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Postage stamps printing process


List of printing process used for printing postage stamps:

  • Engraving (Also known as Etching, Line-engraving and Intaglio)
  • Typography (Surface Printing; Letterpress; Flexography; Dry Offset; High Etch)
  • Photogravure (Rotogravure, Heliogravure, Gravure)
  • Lithography (Photolithography; Offset lithography; Stone Lithography; Collotype; Planography; Dilitho)
  • Embossed printing (Relief)

Image from the Scott Stamp Catalogue (Introduction part), where you can find more complete information about each stamp printing process, including definition of terms like rotary press, re-entry, plate, die-cutting, double transfer, re-engraving, dropped transfers, short transfer, ink colors, stamp holograms, foil application, gums, reprints and much more.

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2013-12-11 12:27)

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Stamp collection - Country list


Country List from the SCOTT Stamp Catalog (6 volumes) DVD. In the SCOTT catalog, each country links to the corresponding PDF with full stamp listing, price list and stamp information.
 
SCOTT STAMP CATALOGUE VOLUME 1 - COUNTRY LIST:
 
United States
Subject Index
United States - BOB
Confederate States
Canal Zone
Cuba
Danish West Indies
Guam
Hawaii
Philippines
Ryukyu Islands
United Nations, Offices in New York
U.N. Offices in Geneva, Switzerland
U.N. Offices in Vienna, Austria
U.N., Kosovo
U.N, West New Guinea
Abu Dhabi
Aden
Afars and Issas
Afghanistan
Aguera, La
Aitutaki
Ajman
Alaouites
Albania
Alexandretta
Algeria
Allenstein
Andorra, Spanish Admin.
Andorra, French Admin.
Angola
Angra
Anguilla
Anjouan
Annam and Tonkin
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Ascension
Australian States
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
Australia
Austria
Austrian Offices Abroad
Azerbaijan
Azores
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangkok
Bangladesh
Barbados
Barbuda
Basutoland
Batum
Bechuanaland
Bechuanaland Protectorate
Belarus
Belgian Congo
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Admin.)
Botswana
Brazil
British Antarctic Territory
British Central Africa
British East Africa
British Guiana
British Honduras
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Bushire
 
SCOTT STAMP CATALOGUE VOLUME 2 - COUNTRY LIST:
 
Cambodia
Cameroons
Cameroun
Canadian Provinces
British Columiba & Vancouver Is.
New Brunswick
Newfoundland (New Foundland)
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Canada
Cape Juby
Cape of Good Hope
Cape Verde
Caroline Islands
Castellorizo
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Central Lithuania
Ceylon
Chad
Chile
China
Republic of China
China, People's Republic of
Christmas Island
Cilicia
Cochin China
Cocos Islands
Colombia
Comoro Islands
Congo Democratic Republic
Congo, People's Republic of
Cook Islands
Corfu
Costa Rica
Crete
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Cyrenaica
Czechoslovakia
Dahomey
Dalmatia
Danish West Indies
Danzig
Denmark
Diego-Suarez
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dubai
East Africa and Uganda Protectorates
Eastern Rumelia
Eastern Silesia
Ecuador
Egypt
Elobey, Annobon and Corisco
Epirus
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Far Eastern Republic
Faroe Islands
Fernando Po
Fiji
Finland
Fiume
France
French Commemorative Issues
French Offices Abroad
Reunion
French Colonies
French Congo
French Equatorial Africa
French Guiana
French Guinea
French India
French Morocco
French Polynesia
French Southern and Antarctic Territories
French Sudan
French West Africa
Fujeira
 

SCOTT STAMP CATALOGUE VOLUME 3 - COUNTRY LIST:

Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
German East Africa
German New Guinea
German South West Africa
German States
Germany
German Occupation
German Offices Abroad
German Democratic Republic
Ghana
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Gilbert Islands
Gold Coast
Grand Comoro
Great Britain
British Offices Abroad
Guernsey
Alderney
Jersey
Isle of Man
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Grenada Grenadines
Griqualand West
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hatay
Heligoland
Honduras
Hong Kong
Horta
Hungary
Iceland
Ifni
India
Convention States
Native Feudatory States
Indo-China
Indonesia
Inhambane
Inini
Ionian Islands
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italian Colonies
Italian East Africa
Italian States
Italy
Italian Socialist Republic
Italian Offices Abroad
Ivory Coast
 
SCOTT STAMP CATALOGUE VOLUME 4 - COUNTRY LIST:
 
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Karelia
Katanga
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Kiauchau
Kionga
Kiribati
Korea
Korea, Democratic People's Republic
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Labuan
Lagos
Laos
Latakia
Latvia
Lebanon
Leeward Islands
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lourenco Marques
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Madeira
Malagasy Republic
Malawi
Malaya
Malaysia
Maldive Islands
Mali
Malta
Manchukuo
Mariana Islands
Marienwerder
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Memel
Mesopotamia
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Middle Congo
Moheli
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Mozambique Company
Namibia
Natal
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Indies
Netherlands New Guinea
Nevis
New Britain
New Caledonia
New Guinea
New Hebrides, British
New Hebrides, French
New Republic
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Niger Coast Protectorate
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Borneo
Northern Nigeria
Northern Rhodesia
North Ingermanland
North West Pacific Islands
Norway
Nossi-Be
Nyasaland Protectorate
Nyassa
Obock
Oltre Giuba
Oman
Orange River Colony
 
SCOTT STAMP CATALOGUE VOLUME 5 - COUNTRY LIST:
 
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Palestinian Authority
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Penrhyn Island
Penrhyn
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
Poland
Ponta Delgada
Portugal
Portuguese Africa
Portuguese Congo
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese India
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Quelimane
Ras Al Khaima
Rhodesia
Rhodesia And Nyasaland
Rhodesia (Southern)
Rio De Oro
Rio Muni
Romania
Rouad, Ile
Ruanda-Urundi
Russia
Rwanda
Saar
St. Christopher
St. Helena
St. Kitts
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia
Ste.-Marie De Madagascar
St. Pierre & Miquelon
St. Thomas And Prince Islands
St. Vincent
St. Vincent Grenadines
El Salvador
Samoa
San Marino
Sarawak
Saseno
Saudi Arabia
Schleswig
Senegal
Senegambia & Niger
Serbia
Seychelles
Shanghai
Sharjah & Dependencies
Siberia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
 
SCOTT STAMP CATALOGUE VOLUME 6 - COUNTRY LIST:
 
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somali Coast
Somaliland Protectorate
South Africa
South Arabia
Southern Nigeria
Southern Rhodesia
South Georgia
South Kasai
South Moluccas
South Russia
South West Africa
Spain
Spanish Guinea
Spanish Morocco
Spanish Sahara
Spanish West Africa
Sri Lanka
Stellaland
Straits Settlements
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tahiti
Tajikistan
Tanganyika
Tannu Tuva
Tanzania
Tete
Thailand
Thrace
Tibet
Timor
Tobago
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Transcaucasian Federated Republics
Transvaal
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago
Tripolitania
Tristan Da Cunha
Trucial States
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkey In Asia
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks Islands
Tuvalu
Ubangi-Shari
Uganda
Ukraine
Umm Al Qiwain
United Arab Emirates
Upper Senegal and Niger
Upper Silesia
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Western Ukraine
West Irian
Yemen
Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambezia
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe
Zululand
 
### END OF COUNTRY LIST ###

 

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2013-12-11 12:03)

From: marcos
I am interested in to get the six volumes of the Scott’s standard postage stamp catalogue. How can I do? 2014-10-10 18:56

From: Rodrigo Zuniga
I am interested in to get the six volumes of the Scott’s standard postage stamp catalogue. How can I do? 2014-07-11 16:25

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SCOTT - Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue


A friend of mine gave me as a gift the PDF version of the Scott Stamp Catalog. There are 6 volumes (VOL1, VOL2, VOL3, VOL4, VOL5, VOL6). This is the screen capture of the VOLUME 1 screen:

"SCOTT - Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 1"

Introduction
Back of Book
Supply Buyer's Guide
Stamp Country List

Each "Back of Book" contains Additions, Deletions, Changes (from previous catalog versions), Illustrated Identifier with heads, pictures and numerals for each country, Oriental/Asian/African/Arabic/Greek inscriptions (Chin, Japan, Philippines, Malaya, Burma and other oriental characters to identify stamp inscriptions), list of advertisers (stamp dealers, stamp insurance, sellers, stamp stores, stamp shows, stamp publishers, want lists topical collectors).

Volume 1: United States and Affiliated Terriories, United Nations, Countries of the World (A-B)
Table of Contents (from the Introduction file):

Letter from the Editor .....................................................................................5A
Acknowledgments ...........................................................................................6A
Information on Philatelic Societies ...................................................................7A
Expertizing Services ......................................................................................11A
Information on Catalogue Values, Grade and Condition ..................................12A (Stamp Grades can be: FINE; FINE-VERY FINE; VERY FINE; EXTREMELY FINE)
Grading Illustrations ......................................................................................13A
Gum Chart ....................................................................................................15A
Understanding the Listings ............................................................................16A
Catalogue Listing Policy .................................................................................18A
Special Notices ..............................................................................................19A
Abbreviations ................................................................................................20A
Basic Stamp Information ................................................................................21A
Terminology ..................................................................................................29A
Pronunciation Symbols ..................................................................................31A
Common Design Types ..................................................................................33A
The British Commonwealth of Nations ..........................................................47A
Colonies, Former Colonies, Offices, Territories Controlled by Parent States ....49A
Dies of British Colonial Stamps Referred to in the Catalogue ..........................50A
British Colonial and Crown Agents Watermarks .............................................50A (includes Solube printing inks, separation method to separate stamps, stamp perforation, rouletting, die-cutting, printing process)
United States .............................................................................................1
Subject Index of Regular, Commemorative and Air Post Issues........................ 125
United Nations ......................................................................................210
Countries of the World A-B ...................................................................244
Illustrated Identifier ...................................................................................... 1263
Index and Identifier ...........................................................................1277
2009 Volume 1 Catalogue Number Additions, Deletions & Changes ............ 1285
Currency Conversion .................................................................................. 1286
Dealer Directory Yellow Pages ...................................................................... 1288
Index to Advertisers .................................................................................... 1294
Volume 2: C-F
Volume 3: G-I
Volume 4: J-O
Volume 5: P-Sl
Volume 6: So-Z
 

This introduction file is one of the most interesting parts of the catalog, giving introductory and in-depth information about stamp collecting, postage stamps printing process, terminology (stamp glossary), forgeries (fakes and counterfeits), stamp value and more.

The PDF contents are copyright by Scott Publishing Co and not available for free download.

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2013-12-11 11:48)

From: Barbara
which scott catologue shows value of u.s. mint sheets1930's to 1990.? 2015-02-22 17:12

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Paper octahedron - Sweden stamp



The octahedron stamp from Sweden was inspired by a paper octahedron.

 

"Geometric Figures stamp swings between architectural precision and organic undulations." 
 
Designed by Fideli Sundqvist for the Posten (Sweden Postal Services).
View also more details about this geometric postal stamp and the interview with the stamp designer.
 
Three stamps for economy mail graced with intriguing geometric figures. "The feeling oscillates between architectural accuracy and organically undulating", to quote from the interview with the designer Fideli Sundqvist. Here she talks about the work itself and the nowadays rare art of cutting out shapes in cardboard.
 
Paper octahedron instructions:
 
1. First, I cut out a “skeleton” for the octahedron using a scalpel. An octahedron is a figure with eight corners.
 
2. After I have cut out the shape I fold all of the sides using a folding stick, which is a white, oblong tool.
 
3. This is what the octahedron looks like when it is folded but not yet glued together. I also use double-sided tape
 
4. I now use the folding stick again to hold the paper in place where I want it as the glue dries.
 
5. This is what the final octahedron looks like. It is important that all of the corners and edges are perfect and in the right place.
 
6. I used the threedimensional white and the two-dimensional black octahedrons as the proof for the stamps.
 

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