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Posted 11/03/2010   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi David

I believe the annual Spanish artists series were printed photogravure.
But you are right Spain has many beautiful engraved stamps as for example the Castle series which I like a lot.
They have very interesting subjects like the one commemorating El Cid, can't remember if they came out before or after the movie with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, great movie, the kind I wish they produced again but I doubt it.
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Posted 11/03/2010   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good stuff Anthony.
As I was looking at the Br Honduras ones I noticed again that bi coloured engraved stamps have a certain quality not found on monochrome or multicolour.
When I first look at them, the eye moves from vignette to frame and back to vignette. It's like looking at two different stamps at the same time.
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Posted 11/03/2010   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Donna Merkle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love the classic engraved litho's. Especially the ones that show scenery. It's like looking at a National Geographic magazine or a travel documentary and feeling like you're there and really get what the artist was trying was trying to portray what the subject is about.
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Posted 11/03/2010   7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're right Donna it's amazing how well designed and engraved some stamps are.
Many of them are works of art themselves.
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Posted 11/03/2010   8:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one of Spain's Castle sets from 1966.
Spanish engraved stamps in the sixties and seventies had a distinct look about them, most were printed in 2 colours on I believe a Giori press.

















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Posted 11/03/2010   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Spanish engraved issues of the 1930's are my absolute favorites:

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Posted 11/04/2010   02:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Donna,
As a hobby isn't it great that you can also learn more about art, history, geography and other cultures etc.

The Spanish castles are great as are the ones of monasteries and churches, some fairly recent too.
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Posted 11/04/2010   02:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ryan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I am looking for a copy of the book on Slania's life work - Lennart Bernadotte präsentiert das Lebenswerk von Czeslaw Slania. If anyone knows where I can purchase one for less than £100 I'll be grateful.

I've been looking (casually) for that one as well. I did find this book a couple of weeks ago, published by Fischer, the leading Polish catalogue publisher. A very fuzzy scan due to the fact that the book is larger than the scanner glass and it has to sit up on top of the frame around the glass.



A relevant quote from Ann Mette Heindorff's Slania site:

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.... biography is available through the book by Janusz Dunst: Czeslaw Slania Katalog Prac [Czeslaw Slania Catalogue of Works], published 09.15.2007 by Fischer Printing House, Poland. The book contains an extensive biography in Polish and English, and colour photographs of all Slania's works on stamps, philatelic items, and banknotes. ISBN 83-88352-41-5. The book is published in 1500 numbered copies + 100 unnumbered, and will not be reprinted.


Ryan
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Posted 11/04/2010   09:58 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those castles are great Litho. I had never seen them "live" before!
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Posted 11/04/2010   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Ryan,
Would you be willing to say how much you paid?
There is a signed copy of the Bernadotte book on eBay at the moment but it is too expensive for me.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Das-Lebenswerk-...em4aa5e5c07b



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Posted 11/04/2010   1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't mind having the Slania book myself but $375 USD?

No way I would pay anywhere near that.

It will be interesting to see what it goes for, if it sells at all.

But there is free shipping.
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Posted 11/04/2010   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The Spanish engraved issues of the 1930's are my absolute favorites:


Those were fantastic examples of engraving laswabbie by Waterlow, pity I don't have any.
I only have modern stuff like the ones below which are cheap stamps but still beautifully engraved.

Spain's National hero EL CID issued in 1962








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Posted 11/04/2010   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More Spain from 1965 commemorating 100 years of perforated postage stamps.





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Posted 11/04/2010   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I swear there's some spooky post-halloween telepathy going on with this forum. Just before logging on just now, I had spent the last hour or so sorting through some Spanish stamps I had not looked at in months, and a few of these popped out at me. Unfortunately I am not at home so can't scan any of my favourites tonight. However, I'm sure this thread will run and run and I will get a chance later. Thanks for posting lovely pics everyone!
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Posted 11/04/2010   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi stampgal,

I'm looking forward to seeing your scans.
Are they perhaps some of those superb engraved Spanish stamps from the thirties?
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