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Has There Been A Thread On Libraries?

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Posted 11/20/2012   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Philatarium to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I really enjoy all the threads on topical stamps here, and am impressed by the vast array of subjects.

Has there been a thread on libraries? I tried to do a search, and couldn't find one, but some of you are top-notch researchers and have "institutional memory" as well.

In addition to just enjoying "libraries on stamps", I'm wondering if there were ever any stamps issued that show "library interiors on stamps"? Great Britain, France, Italy, et al. seem like they would have a lot of suitable candidates!

-- Dave
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Posted 11/20/2012   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Dave

The closest for that topic would be this short thread which
only concerns US library stamps.

http://goscf.com/t/11758&SearchTerms=library

If you have library stamps then why don't you post them.
Seems like it would be an interesting thread.
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Posted 11/20/2012   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Litho!

This is not (yet) a collecting area for me, but I was very curious to see what was out there, especially beyond the US.

I will look through what I've got (mostly Japan), and would love to see others' international stamps as well!

-- Dave
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Posted 11/20/2012   10:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Dave, do you mean something like this?



This is Canada's Library of Parliament seen on a stamp of 1930.
It stands behind the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Built in 1876, it survived unscathed when the main Parliament block burnt down in 1916. It underwent a major restoration about 10 years ago (I believe they took the roof right off!) and is a real stunner in person.
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Posted 11/21/2012   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James: Yes! Thank you! And thanks for sharing that stamp design. I would never have known that that's a library, without your explanation.

I appreciate it's the day before Thanksgiving (U.S.), and people are busy, but I hope you and others share their images, and I'll look through my material as well!

Many thanks,

-- Dave
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Posted 11/21/2012   2:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My pleasure. I love this building!
Here it is again, though not drawn as nicely, on the 1971 8c definitive.

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Posted 11/21/2012   8:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since James likes the Parliamentary Library so much here is another
one from Canada.

Issued September 8, 1966

Unitrade/Scott 450



Below a couple of pics showing the Library and the rear
of the Parliament Buildings taken October 2009.
Ottawa really is beautiful in the fall.





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Posted 11/22/2012   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sweden Europa 1987
The Asplund library, first Stockholm public library (1928) name after it's architect, Erik Gunnar Asplund.

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Posted 11/22/2012   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful!

Timbres667 -- thanks very much for posting!

And Lithograving, I enjoyed yours earlier, but the links seem to have been broken?

-- Dave

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Posted 11/22/2012   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
but the links seem to have been broken?


Dave, I just checked and they work fine for me.

I'm still trying to locate a (non US) stamp with the interior
of a library but no success so far.
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Posted 11/22/2012   11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What are the odds?
Looking through a stock book, the first building stamp I pull out is this 1936 Polish SC#302 picturing the Raczynski Library in Poznan.

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Posted 11/22/2012   11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Litho: I did a full re-load of the page (shift + reload) and the images came back up. I thought I did that last time, but maybe I didn't.

And thanks for thinking about the library interiors, too.

I went through a few pages of Japan this morning, and didn't find anything yet. But it's Thanksgiving, and I've been away for much of the day.

-- Dave
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Posted 11/23/2012   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This Norwegian stamp from 1985 (SG962) shows the interior of a library:

http://www.poppe-stamps.com/images/.../1225823.jpg
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Posted 11/23/2012   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The U.S. Library of Congress is depicted on this stamp designed by Bradbury Thompson and issued on April 21, 1982. The exterior of the building is typical of government structures in Washington, DC. An image of the library's Main Reading Room is also shown. More information on the library is at http://www.loc.gov/index.html



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Modern library, designed and engraved by Knut Løkke-Sørensen, and issued by Norway on October 4, 1985 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the country's public libraries, Scott No. 868, Facit No. 971,

- nethryk

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Posted 12/09/2012   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Terrific! Thanks very much for the contributions!
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