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Posted 04/02/2018   10:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add graphis to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Instead of posting individual threads on each Czech engraver...why not present them as a group.

I invite Florian to add more commentary on the stamps, artists and engravers involved.

Motorcycle Set Issued in 1975
Scott#2018 2023
Designer for all stamps:Kamil Lhoták

Engraver:Ladislav Jirka


Engraver:Jindra Schmidt


Engraver: Jan Mracek


Engraver:Miloš Ondracek


Engraver:Josef Hercik

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Posted 04/02/2018   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From 1961-Agricultural Products:Sugar Beet,Clover,Wheat,Hops,Corn
and Potatoes

Scott# 1063-1068
Designer:Cyril Bouda
Engraver:Ladislav Jirka







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Very much look forward to this thread.
Czech stamp designs fascinate me, and have done for years.
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From 1956- a series on Spas
Karlsbad, Marienbad, Piestany & the Tatra Mountains.

Scott#740-743

Designer:Mario Stretti

Engraver:Jan Mracek


Engraver:Jaroslav Goldschmied


Engraver: Jindra Schmidt

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I've been looking at these stamps and admiring them for ages. They are so affordable and yet beautifully designed and executed, anybody could build a wonderful collection for about the cost of a cheap lunch! A great topic.

One question, why is there no link to subscribe to this topic? Sorry if that's a dopey question
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Quote:
One question, why is there no link to subscribe to this topic? Sorry if that's a dopey question


I'd like to subscribe also.........

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The 1958 Czechoslovakian mushroom set was I believe
the first Czech stamps printed in 3 colour engraving.

Designer : Karel Svolinsky

Engraver : Ladislav Jirka

Scott 882 - 886





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Designer : Karel Svolinsky

Engraver : Ladislav Jirka

Print Process : multicolour engraving

Birds 1959

Scott 942 - 948







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Designer : Karel Svolinsky

Engraver : Ladislav Jirka

Print Process : multicolour engraving

Flowers 1964

Scott 1241 - 1246






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By the late 1960s the Czech engravers and printers
had advanced to producing multicolour engraved stamps like
these.

Engraver : Jiri Svengsbir

Print Process : multicolour engraving

Feast of the Rosary 1506 detail
by Albrecht Dürer

Scott 1555 1968





Prague Castle 1969

Scott 1626

Engraver : Jindra Schmidt




Scott 1627

Engraver : Ladislav Jirka



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Posted 04/03/2018   7:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Issued in 1977....part of the on going Art Series
Scott#2150

Based on a Painting by Lucas Granach,the elder (1472-1553)

Portrait of a Young Lady Holding a Finger Fern
The Original painting is hanging in the National Gallery,Prague

Engraver: Milos Ondracek
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Based on Picasso's painting "Guernica"
Issued once in 1966 and later 1981 same engraving with added color

Engraver:Josef Hercik

Scott #1408....1966
To simulate the size of the painting (307X138 inches) the stamp was printed in large format which permitted only 15 stamps to a press sheet.
In order to eliminate the resulting large selvedge a decorative coupon was added to the right side therefore only 5 out of the 15 stamps on the press sheet featured the attached coupon.



Scott#2374...1981
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Posted 04/05/2018   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add florian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
graphis - Quote: Instead of posting individual threads on each Czech engraver...why not present them as a group.

You are right. Collecting stamps primarily for their aesthetic appeal, I arrange my Czech(oslovak) collection by designer, most of them renowned graphic artists, such as Prof. Max Švabinskı (1873-1962), Prof. Karel Svolinskı (1896-1986), Prof. Cyril Bouda (1901-1984), Mario Stretti (1910-1950), Kamil Lhoták (1912-1990), etc., whose works used to be interpreted by several engravers, who knew how to preserve the beauty of the original design six times the size of the stamp in the tiny format of the end product. Švabinskı and Svolinskı are known to have often prescribed the way they wished their designs were rendered by the engraver.
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Posted 04/05/2018   09:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The motorcycle stamps look really nice!
I also like how some of the motorcycle stamps have a plane or
hot air balloon in the background.
Can you imagine engraving so much detail in such a small area.
They are very talented.
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Posted 04/05/2018   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Issued in 2017
Scott:? (my catalog ends at 2009)

Designed by Jaroslava Pesicova Czech Republic.

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"


Engraver:Vaclav Fajt

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Posted 04/05/2018   10:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I started this thread with a Motorcycle Set Issued in 1975...and now on tomy favourite mode of transport Bicycles-Through the Ages issued in 1979.

Same designer for both sets.:Kamil Lhotak

Scott#2255-2259
Engraver:Josef Hercik










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