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Posted 06/06/2020   09:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LaoPhil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all,

In this thread I will share with you Kingdom of Laos (1951-1975) engraved stamps and other items from my collection. Let's start with the first set from 1951:

Mekong River (It is actually the Nam kham River)
Photo by Agence Économique du Gouvernement de l'Indochine
Photo: Postcard by Gouvernement de l'Indochine
Engraver: Paul Dufresne






Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos
Photo by R. Tétart, (1919)
Photo scanned from "La France Lointaine", 1929
Engraver: René Cottet





Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos
Unknown Photographer
Photo scanned from "La France Lointaine", 1929
Engraver: Jean Pheulpin





King Sisavang Vong
Official photo
Engraver: Pierre Gandon


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Posted 06/06/2020   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I enjoy the photos with the stamps.
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Posted 06/06/2020   1:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to SCF.

I have enjoyed your superb scans and informative posts
on the Engraved Beauties thread on SB for quite awhile
and am thrilled that you are now posting here.



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Posted 06/06/2020   3:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Wkusau for your warm words. Glad you enjoy my post. More to come

Thanks Lithograving for your warm welcome. I am still posting in SB and try to post many engraved stamps not only in the Engraved Beauties thread, but in several other thematic threads (Under "Share with others here..." forum). Happy to share also here is SCF and to enjoy and learn from other member posts. Regards
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Posted 06/09/2020   01:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lao Woman - 1952.
Issued in 5 identical designs.
Designer: Marc Leguay
Engraver:Raoul Serres




The woman served as a model to the artist to design this stamps is Nang Sangduane Soulivong:


The same design appears on two different banknotes and on a coin. Here is one of the banknotes:
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Posted 06/10/2020   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lao Weaving - 1952
Designer: Marc Leguay
Engraver: Jean Pheulpin



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Posted 06/10/2020   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please excuse the ignorance but what is SB?
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Posted 06/10/2020   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Stampboards?

Another philatelic site.
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Posted 06/11/2020   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, SB is Stampboards.com

Postage Due Stamps: Wat Si Saket Ho Tai (Library ), Vientiane - 1952
Designer: Marc Leguay
Engraver: Charles-Paul Dufresne




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Posted 06/14/2020   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Laos' Admission to the Universal Postal Union - 1952
Designer and Engraver: Jean Pheulpin



Here are the rest of the stamps in the set on FDC sent registered from laos to France. Arrival postmark on the back:


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Posted 06/16/2020   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wat Ho Phra Keo, Vientiane - 1952
Designer and Engraver: Jean Pheulpin
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Posted 06/16/2020   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lao Folklore – Court of Love - 1953
Designer: Eugène Lelièpvre, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin



This design is based on an old photo taken in the city of Luang Prabang. I scanned it from "La France Lointaine - 1929":
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Posted 06/16/2020   1:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for this thread - I love early Laotian stamps and have most of them. I also appreciate seeing the photos / postcards.
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Posted 06/18/2020   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Centerstage98

Lao Red Cross Day - 1953
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin




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Posted 06/20/2020   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postage Due Stamps: The Mekong River - 1973
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin:

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Posted 06/21/2020   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Great Oath Ceremony - Buddha Statues - 1953
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engravers: Charles-Paul Dufresne (4$) and Jean Pheulpin:

Mahaparinirvana - Buddha fully passing away the world and enter Nirvana state, meaning reaching full enlightenment, peaceful and happiness and will not rebirth.
16th century statue from Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang:


Dhyânamudrâ - Buddha Statue in a gesture of meditating and concentration.
18th century statue from Wat Phra Keo, Vientiane:


"Buddha is calling to the rain".
17-18th century statue from Wat Phra Keo, Vientiane:


Bumisparshamudrâ - Buddha touches the earth with his right palm and calls it to testify for his spiritual achievements.
Statue from Wat Phra Keo, Vientiane:


Abhayamudrâ - This position representing fearlessness or calming floods, quarrel between relatives etc.:


The left statue representing grandeur Buddha in B#251;misparshamudrâ – Buddha attesting the earth or victory of Buddha on Mara.
Statue from Wat Mahatat, Savankhalok, Thailand.

The right statue representing Abhayamudrâ – Buddha calming quarrel between relatives.
16th century statue from Wat Si Saket, Vientiane:


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