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Posted 06/21/2008   1:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gussyboy1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just got some great stamps from Greece (thank you Bobgggg!)
One of them, a 1937 stamp called "Allegorical Figure of Glory"
is just so beautiful! I love angels and this got me to thinking what a great thread this would be.(the one Bob sent me is brown--I borrowed this pic until I get to the basement to scan mine)

Please let your ANGELS out to play!
Thanks so very much!
Gussyboy1

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Posted 06/21/2008   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An angel from Canada



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Posted 06/21/2008   6:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You asked for it Gussyboy1



And since you are such an angel with that eBay lot, These are
already in an envelope addressed to you.

But there is a catch, you must throw Phil a big kiss.
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Posted 06/21/2008   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is beautiful, Tom! I bet that angel is hoping the ties that hold his wings on don't give out! ha
Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 06/21/2008   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
t360
seeing as the wings are strapped on I believe that is Icarus.
Richard
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Posted 06/21/2008   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh my, Oh my! Bobgggg, I must have been posting about the same time as you and missed seeing you say those ANGEL stamps were coming my way! Wow-wee-wow-wow! What can I say, but thank you sooooo very much! And look at those Magyar (Hungary) angels--they all are so gorgeous!

And here's the big kiss going PHIL's way!

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The Raphael angels painted at the bottom of the Sistine Madonna (Scotts Catalog #2957 and #2958)


Wow, what a great time to be had here at the stamp forum!

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Posted 06/21/2008   7:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wonderful ANGEL stamps, guys! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Gussyboy1

Remember to never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly!!
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Posted 06/22/2008   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
seeing as the wings are strapped on I believe that is Icarus.
Richard


I never noticed that the wings were tied on until I scanned that stamp at high resolution and posted it here! I am a bit weak in my knowledge of Greek mythology and didn't know who Icarus was. The Scott catalogue lists the figure as Daedalus who was the father of Icarus.

According to the myth, Daedalus was a skillful craftsman who bult the wings to escape from Crete where he was held prisoner in a tower. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia on Daedalus.

"Daedalus set to work to fabricate wings for himself and his young son Icarus. He tied feathers together, from smallest to largest so as to form an increasing surface. The larger ones he secured with thread and the smaller with wax, and gave the whole a gentle curvature like the wings of a bird. When the work was finally done, the artist, waving his wings, found himself buoyed upward and hung suspended, poising himself on the beaten air. He next equipped his son in the same manner, and taught him how to fly. When both were prepared for flight, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low because the sea foam would make the wings wet and they would no longer fly. Thus the father and son flew away.

They had passed Samos, Delos and Lebynthos when the boy began to soar upward as if to reach heaven. The blazing sun softened the wax which held the feathers together and they came off. Icarus fell into the sea. His father cried, bitterly lamenting his own arts, called the land near the place where Icarus fell into the ocean Icaria in memory of his child. Eventually Daedalus arrived safely in Sicily, in the care of King Cocalus, where he built a temple to Apollo, and hung up his wings, an offering to the god."

So indeed it is an image of an ancient flying man (Daedalus or his son Icarus) and not an angel.
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Posted 06/23/2008   12:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bandicoot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More knowledge, and a great story. Thanks Tom,
I loved reading this.
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Posted 06/23/2008   01:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love these angels specially the australia with the Holly leafs for wings.
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Posted 06/23/2008   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll take stamps of those who look like angels on this thread,too! They look awesome!
Thanks!
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Posted 06/26/2008   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The ANGELS HAVE ARRIVED, Bobgggg!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THEM!
Here is one from the group, isn't she beautiful?!

THANKS SO MUCH!
Gussyboy1

WHERE DO YOU ALL HIDE YOUR ANGELS? Please let them out to play!
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Posted 06/27/2008   09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 06/27/2008   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here a few of my angels.



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Posted 06/27/2008   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Neat website bobgggg! And beautiful angels, CW! Those Greek angels are awesome!
Thanks for posting!
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