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J.j. Audubon : Illustrator Of Birds.

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Posted 05/03/2011   08:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am not sure if a stamp album comes in that size,
however, welcome to the world's most expensive printed
book (december 2010)

Printed on a double elephant folio page,
every friday, a page is turned,
and you can see it digitally here

http://www.ansp.org/museum/audubon/index.php

However, lucky stamp collectors can see them
at Guinea Bissau..........



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Posted 05/09/2011   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How expensive? Very...according to Wiki:


Quote:
In December 2010, The Economist magazine estimated that, adjusted for inflation, five of the ten highest prices ever paid for printed books were paid for copies of Birds of America.[19] Of the 119 copies known to survive, only eleven are held in private collections.[20] In March 2000 the Fox-Bute copy sold at Christie's (New York) for $8,802,500.[21][22] In December 2005 an unbound copy, the Providence Athenaeum Set,[22] sold, again at Christie's (New York), for $5.6 million.[23]

On 6 December 2010, a complete copy of the first edition was sold in London at Sotheby's for 7,321,250[24] (approximately $11.5 million)[25] during the sale of Magnificent Books, Manuscripts and Drawings from the Collection of Frederick, Second Lord Hesketh. The winning bid was a record auction price for a printed book and was placed by London-based art dealer Michael Tollemache, who outbid three others during the auction.


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Posted 05/10/2011   01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, thanks for identifying a very interesting link. I will be checking back periodically to see the new birds on display.

Wow, can you believe that these pages are 50 inches tall.
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Posted 05/11/2011   05:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More Audubon stamps



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Posted 05/11/2011   05:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And again:









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Posted 05/11/2011   05:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice ones Perf14.

To bring our countries up to 4 5 whom have produced Audubon,
Hungary have a set in 1985

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Hungary
Tanzania
Haiti
United States.


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I'll change the thread title to reflect the cynosure.





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Posted 05/11/2011   07:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canada issued sets in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Many countries issued set in 1985, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Audubon's birth.

Here's a nice collage of his paintings on stamps - turn up the sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maoP5JTKUYg

And then there's the Haiti Audubon stamp scandal ...

http://www.jsf-post.com/2010/04/06/...eat-audubon- (20120719) Site not allowed /
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In a word, Wow!
lovely 22crows, thanks for posting.
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Posted 05/11/2011   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And there is the Australian issue of Endangered Birds:



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Posted 05/11/2011   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is lot more on JJA on this link:

http://connect.in.com/john-james-au.../images.html

I think there are about 500 images of his works.

And an even better site shows all the plates of his great book:

http://www.abirdshome.com/Audubon/

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Rustling around a bookshop in a country town.
$3
Stanley Gibbons Bird Stamps of the world
386 pages
1988 edition.
Every known bird on a stamp, including extinct birds and Souvenir Sheets (over 7,500 stamps, 1860 bird species )

The first ever Stanley Gibbons catalogue produced from personal computer discs.
Original data compiled on disc in Oman, coded and priced at SG at Ringwood, and printed out through a typesetter, Tonbridge.


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Great Americans Series - Audubon
April 23, 1985
The stamp commemorates the 200th birthday of the artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851).

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Solomon Islands
Bicentenary of the Birth of John James Audubon
November 25, 1985
The stamp set depicts a portrait of John James Audubon and the drawing of osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

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St. Helena
Bicentenary of the Birth of John James Audubon
September 2, 1985
Set of four, one stamp depicts a portrait of John James Audubon (1785 - 1851).

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Belize
Bicentenary of the Birth of John James Audubon
May 30, 1985
The souvenir sheet bears a portrait of John James Audubon.

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