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Posted 06/26/2014   03:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Linn's New Releases: Hands shown on stamps represent love, hope, protection ...

http://linns.com/news/international...-protection-
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Posted 06/26/2014   05:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ikey
There is a thread of hands on stamp topical. Just have to search it wich is not always easy due to the number of topics. Good luck. Daniel
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Posted 09/05/2014   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
IKEY:

I think right HERE would be a great place for a thread about HANDS ON STAMPS. Part of the reason I think that is because I spent 15 minutes searching for another thread on that topic and I can't find one.

I didn't want to have to be the one to tell you this, but I think timbres667 drinks (Just kidding, Daniel -- I trust your memory more than mine).

But either way, let's roll on with "Hands on Stamps"


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Posted 09/05/2014   11:38 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For those of us that do not speak the language of Luxembourg, '150 joer ons heemecht' translates to '150 years our homeland'. "Our Homeland" is the National Anthem of Luxembourg.

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Posted 09/06/2014   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, fellow members, I'm glad to see Hands coming out of dormancy! I simply couldn't find the thread referred to earlier, although many other threads do have handstamps. It's one of my favorite topicals and I'm looking forward to contributing. I'm starting off with very famous hands indeed, on the largest stamp I happen to have (it measures 8X6 cm without border!). If you have visited Florence you will remember how impressive the statue is. The real hands are much more precisely structured than suggested in the stamp. Monaco issued it in 2001, at a time when Francs were still valid but were already in circulation: therefore both notations.



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Posted 09/07/2014   05:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps the most famous hands ever painted are honored on these stamps, and many others as well. (I wonder what Michelangelo would have thought.) The dutch maxicard calling for life-saving blood donations is particularly well chosen because that's the original idea - life is given. The Vatican stamp is beautifully done, part of a series depicting several of the Sistine paintings right after their restoration (1994). (I got the postcard at the souveniershop there.)







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Posted 09/07/2014   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YeaPolska to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, here's a hand actually on a stamp, look ma no tweezers..



It's the infamous six-fingered hand
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Posted 09/07/2014   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will ditto the inability to find a previous topical thread on "hands" and then offer these:



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Posted 09/07/2014   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple of more:




I'm not sure these would get issued today.
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Posted 09/07/2014   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Belgian stamp refers to upholding human rights; Adam's hand appears in several colors, suggesting the colors of mankind. The Russian stamp honors Michelangelo's birthday, but God is missing! The South Bank show is a TV show. Reaching out to one another is most likely the topic symbolized by the hands in the US stamp. The Italian stamp welcomes the new millenium, the human hand has become that of a robot. In the Hungarian stamp God's finger seems to accuse Man of wrong-doing. Isn't the Basketball hand great? The UPU card is an international response coupon for registered mail put out by the Bulgarian post office. (The Roosevelt stamp submitted by YeaPolska is also one of the fun rarities in my collection.)







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Posted 09/07/2014   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jenny2U to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Or on the other hand, how about stamps on hands

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Posted 09/08/2014   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In most cultures a handshake is a component of a friendly greeting; the hands are open without any weapon. It is also a sign of agreement on a transaction. These stamps show both aspects, some political, some economical. Try to imitate the position of the hands in the Tunesian stamp - it' a bit confusing. And the drawing in the Foroyar stamp is also a challenge - I turned it and then it might work if you are walking side-by-side. The best part of the drawings is that so many of them have hands of different color and the one from Suriname also has an open handcuff.









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Posted 09/09/2014   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hands shielding a source of heat and light, designed and engraved by Jacques Jubert, and issued by France on April 22, 1978 to promote energy conservation, Scott No, 1607, Y&T No. 2007.

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Posted 09/09/2014   12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The rainbow for the international year of freedom was issued by the Vienna branch of the UN (1986). The FDC was issued for the 20th anniversary of the UN (1965); the hands on the left are embossed.



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Posted 09/10/2014   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A very special small sheet of ten different Dutch hands, each reaching out to another hand with a greeting such as "lots of luck", "I wish you sucess". They are simple photographs, but they carry great little messages through the mail.

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Canada - introduction and promotion of Postal Codes. A brilliant device for mail sortation and delivery.

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