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Here is the 5c value from the USA's April 4, 1925 set of three stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington-Concord. The stamp depicts Daniel Chester French's (1850-1931) The Minute Man. French's Abraham Lincoln statue from the Lincoln Memorial is shown on the previous page of this thread.

From wikipedia, "The Minute Man is an 1874 sculpture by Daniel Chester French located in Minute Man Historical Parkin Concord, Massachusetts. It was created between 1871 and 1874 after extensive research, and originally intended to be made of stone. The medium was switched to bronze and it was cast from ten Civil War-era cannons appropriated by Congress."



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Two of the values of the USA's Americana definitive series depict details of the iconic Statue of Liberty. The 12c stamp (Sc #1594) was issued on April 8, 1981 and gives a view of the torch in its present, updated form. The 16c value (Sc #1599) shows Liberty's face, in a vague fashion lacking any details. It was issued on March 31, 1978.

Regarding the torch, nps.gov says, "The Statue's current replacement torch added in 1986, is a copper flame covered in 24k gold. It is reflective of the sun's rays in daylight and lighted by 16 floodlights at night."

The previous torch (1916) was a network of glass and copper bands which leaked and caused damage to Liberty's arm.


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On December 17, 1981 the USA issued a 20c "Flag Over the Supreme Court" definitive stamp Sc #s 1894-6) in three formats: sheet, coil and booklet. Shown here is the coil format stamp, imperforate variety (Sc #1895d). Sculptor James Earle Fraser's The Contemplation of Justice on the the west of the Supreme Court building, is depicted on this stamp.


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This 25 pf + 25 pf semi=postal stamp (Mi #219) of Danzig is from a set of three stamps issued on July 7, 1929 for the International Stamp Exhibition. Stamps were designed and engraved at the Government Printing Office in Berlin. They depict the iconic Neptune's Fountain in Gdansk/Danzig. The fountain is an early 17th century mannerist-rococo style bronze casting. The modeling was done by Flemish sculptor Peter Husen.

From wikipedia, "In 1927 the fountain was renovated...The fountain was damaged during World War II, and moved to German-occupied Parchowo. After World War II the fountain was renovated between 1950 and 1954 and put back to operation one July 22, 1957."


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On July 16, 1941 Bolivia issued a set of four stamps to honor Pedro Domingo Murillo (1757-1810). The 10 c value of the set, shown here, depicts the Murillo monument in La Paz.

From wikipedia, "(Murillo) was a patriot of Upper Peru (Spanish territory of the future Bolivia) who played a key role in Bolivia's independence."

Color pic (wikipedia) shows a reverse view of the monument.


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The Lady of Elche is a limestone bust that was discovered in 1897, at La Alcudia, an archaeological site south of Elche, Spain. It is currently exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid:

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Here is the 3.70 kroner value (Facit #1301) from Norway's June 6, 1997 set of two stamps commemorating the millenary/thousandth anniversary of the city of Trondheim. Stamp depicts a graphic, bird's-eye view of modern Trondheim. The statue of "The Last Viking" (1921) on its obelisk-like base dominates the design.

From wikipedia, "Sculpted by sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen, it honors Olav Tryggvason who was the city's founder."



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Here is the 3.20 kroner value (Facit #1112) of Norway's June 7, 1991, two-stamp set publicizing Nordic Tourism. The stamp depicts the Fountain in the Vigeland Installation at Frogner Park in Oslo. The Fountain was the first sculptural unit in the park during the installation from the late 1920's to early 1940's.

From vigeland.museum.no, "In the center of the basin six giants hold the large saucer-shaped vessel aloft and from it a curtain of water spills down around them. The men, representing different ages, may be interpreted as toiling with the burden of life."


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The Youth of Agde (l'Éphèbe d'Agde) is a bronze statue discovered in 1964, on the bed of the river Herault on the south-eastern coast of France, by Denis Fanquerle and divers from the Agde Marine Archaeological Research Group. It is probably associated with an ancient Greek shipwreck.

The Youth of Agde (l'Éphèbe d'Agde), engraved by Czeslaw Slania and issued by France on May 15, 1982:

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On May 23, 1957 Finland issued this 30 markka value (Facit #481) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the of the country's one-chamber parliament. The stamp depict's sculptor Walter Runeberg's (1838-1920) bronze sculpture Lex (Law, 1894) which is one of four works at the base of his Alexander II statue in Senate's Square, Helsinki.

From wikipedia, "Notably, the figure representing Law is a version of the 'Suomi-neito', the Finnish maiden, here cloaked in a bearskin."

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This March 4, 1996, 16 fr stamp (Sc #941) of Luxembourg commemorates the birth centenary of Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896 - 1985). The stamp is a photographic image depicting the statue of the Grand Duchess. It is located at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City, where it was placed on April 16, 1990. Statue was designed by French sculptor Jean Cardot.

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Here is Luxembourg's September 20, 1993, 14 Fr stamp (SC #902) commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of Jean Schortgen (1880-1918). Schortgen was a worker who was elected to Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies (Parliament). Stamp depicts the Miner Statue at the Schortgen Monument at the cemetery of Tetange.

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Buddha Statue in the ruins of Wat Phya Vat, Vientiane, Laos - issued by the Kingdom of Laos in 1957:

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On July 12, 2007 Germany and Latvia jointly issued sets of two stamps featuring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the two countries. Shown here is the German 65 c value (Mi #2614) featuring the House of the Blackheads in Riga. On the left and right sides of this stamp are the Neptune and Mercury statues appearing on the front of the House of the Blackheads. The building on the stamp cannot show the four statues clearly; they appear as small, dark gray streaks halfway up the building.

From wikipedia, "The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, a guild for unmarried merchants, shipowners, and foreigners in Riga. The sculptures were made by the workshop of August Volz...The building was bombed to a ruin by the Germans on June 28, 1941 and the remains were demolished by the Soviets in 1948. It was rebuilt between 1996 and 1999."

The building and its details, including the statues are all replicas of the originals.



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Here is Finland's March 31, 1979 1.10 markka stamp (Facit #842) commemorating the 750th anniversary of Turku. Stamp depicts the 2.95 meter (9.68 ft) tall bronze statue of Per Brahe and Turku Cathedral.

From wikipedia, "The Per Brahe statue is a monument of Per Brahe the Younger, the Governor-General of Finland and first chancellor of the Academy of Turku in Turku, Finland. It was designed by Walter Runeberg (1838-1920) and revealed in 1888."


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