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Posted 05/09/2011   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Old Austria revenue of some sort.

There is that funny battle-ace sort of thing that someone (Rod?) told me about years ago and I have forgotten about already, a sword, a leaf dagger or a fountain pen, a time-piece? and a book, but who is that funny looking fellow in the center bottom?

And is this one of those stamps with a leaf copied to act as the background to prevent forgery?





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Posted 05/09/2011   3:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Thanks Puzzler.
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Two more I found today:






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Puzzler, that`s an 1854 revenue (later issues -1858,1859,1863 etc. are without C.M=Convertions Münze). The axe is hidden in a bundle of sticks- that`s the `fasces`- carried by the (body)guards (called lictors) of the magistrates in ancient Rome. The figure is a `putto`, commonly used in the Baroque, it has no specific meaning, just an ornament.
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Thank you, good to know and review what I had forgotten. That's the trouble with the putto, I start looking for hidden meanings and of course I will find them everywhere, even where they are not. Thanks again.
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Printer, 15th century, designed by German graphic artist Walter Brudi (1907-1987), printed by typography, and issued by (West) Germany on May 5, 1954 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible, Scott No. 723, Michel No. 198.

- nethryk

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No snakes in Ireland, so they say. But lots of books.

Allegory of Ireland and Constitution 1937




Brother Michael O'Clery, Historian 1944



Always time for a good book.
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What many call a good book.



Shown this one before.
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Posted 04/23/2012   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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No snakes in Ireland, so they say. But lots of books.


jamesw, I think I read somewhere that it was Irish monks who invented spaces between written words.
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"Key to Education," and a teacher reading from a book to her pupils, designed by Chamnane Prisayane, engraved by Jean Miermont, and issued by Laos on October 1, 1959 as one of a set of four stamps promoting education and the fine arts, Scott No. 58, SG No. 95. Bonus: Note the elephant design elements incorporated into the left side of the stamp.

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Interesting, scifi7. My guess is monks in Ireland at the time had more time to pause.

Here's a book on a 1955 United Nations stamp celebrating 10 years of the UN Charter. High value of a set of three.

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Some more books on US stamps.








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Posted 04/23/2012   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And of course Canada.
Education 1962




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