Issued in 2017
Scott:? (my catalog ends at 2009)
Designed by Jaroslava Pesicova
Some more details on the stamp from Florian
"The painter, graphic artist, and illustrator Jaroslava Pešicová (1935 - 2015) was fascinated by the literary work of François Rabelais and admired the fantastic imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, so small wonder that her own works are rather enigmatic as well but provoking lively interest.
The technique involved in the creation of the stamp is a classical one, which has been employed for colour engraving and printing special issues of Czechoslovakian (and later, Czech and Slovak) stamps ever since 1955.
The engraver divides the colour scheme of the design into several hues (yellow, red, green, blue, and black in this case) and, by hand, engraves separate dies for each of them because this process requires separate plates for each of the inks used.
The plates are pulled, one by one, on sheetlets of gummed paper on a die stamping press, such as Waite & Saville or F. Heim & Co., working from lightest to darkest hue and ending with the key plate (main features of the design) usually in black or some other dark colour, registration being critical.
The end result is often a work of art in itself, triumph for designer, engraver, and printer.
The facture of stamps in pure multicolour line engraving has always been admired by lovers of the beautiful in philately both in my country and abroad"