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Violence... On Stamps?

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Posted 01/10/2012   09:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jamesw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There's way too much violence in the world today (or any day). Stamps are such a nice respite from the scary world out there.
While noodling around with my stock books this morning (avoiding work) I stumbled on this crude, but stark image of the Battle of San Jacinto.



Stamps can be dignified, funny, even stupid. But I found this a bit surprising.
Guess I'm just an innocent.
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Posted 06/12/2012   7:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well this thread went nowhere fast. Perhaps that's a testimony to all of your aversion to violence. Refreshing.
But I stumbled across another unusually violent stamp recently. It's rather damaged so I didn't include it in a recent auction.
Part of a 1966 Greek issue celebrating the centenary (centennial?) of the Cretan revolt against the Turks.



I think I can just make out a body flying up in the air above the explosion. Jeeeeeez!
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Posted 06/12/2012   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keep posting jamesw, I always enjoy your stamps and commentary. You're just way ahead of the rest of us with your topical skills

That is certainly a strange shape going up in flames on the Greek stamp. Looks like a pterodactyl to me, or perhaps I should say pterosaur.
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Posted 06/12/2012   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What about a naval battle?
275th anniversary of the battle of Gangut during the great Northern War (1700-21) between the Swedish Navy and the Imperial Russian Navy. It was the first important victory of the Russian fleet in its history.
(Wikipedia)

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Posted 06/12/2012   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Battle of Abukir (or Aboukir)(or Battle of the Nile) was Napoleon Bonaparte's decisive victory over Seid Mustafa Pasha's Ottoman army on 25 July 1799 during the French invasion of Egypt (1798). The French forces had just returned from a campaign to Syria, and the Ottoman force had been transported to Egypt by Sidney Smith's British fleet to put an end of the French rule in Egypt.(Wikipedia)

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Posted 06/12/2012   10:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
South and Central America have many Stamps depicting the numerous Revolutions they've had.

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Posted 06/12/2012   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now we're talkin'!


Quote:
South and Central America have many Stamps depicting the numerous Revolutions they've had.


I remember my fourth grade teacher telling us that Mexico has a revolution every 24 hours. Took me years before I got the joke.
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Posted 06/12/2012   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i think those infantry troops are in trouble..strange I do not equate stamps and violence..i have always found my tranquility in the stamps !!
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Posted 06/13/2012   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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..strange I do not equate stamps and violence..


Me neither philb, that's why I find these unusual.
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Posted 06/13/2012   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
River Battle of Riachuelo

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Posted 06/13/2012   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about the US Civil War, not exactly a Stamp showing violence but a cover instead.

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Posted 06/13/2012   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add new12collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a picture (I have yet attempted to use my scanner) but the newish USPS civil war issues are pretty violent (after all, they are commemorating a war)
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Posted 06/13/2012   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jkjblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not all violence shown on stamps are due to wars......



1939 Ecuador C68 "Boxing" -First (1938) Bolivian Games

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Posted 07/04/2012   05:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brazil 1989
First rebellion against Portuguese dominion

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Posted 07/04/2012   07:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What about Picasso's "Guernica" ? found on a few countries issues.

I never understood Picasso, never cared for his work, but this
one I find just outstanding.



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