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1959 Life Magazine Stamps Of The World Issue

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Posted 04/04/2021   1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have or know of a listing of the beautiful mostly engraved stamps featured in this issue of life magazine? I have seen it briefly nut do not own a copy or know its exact issue date. Thanks.
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Posted 04/04/2021   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are two Life covers, see illustrations for dates:

One avaiable on eBay today as eBay item number: 253820771774 but it is not the only listing nor the least expensive for item+S&H





And this one, which I have not looked for on eBay





Now go buy it before you reply.
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Posted 04/04/2021   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have the second, not seen the first scan before.
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Posted 04/04/2021   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information. Unless someone else has already done this it look like my next step is to develop a list of the stamps featured in each issue.
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Posted 04/04/2021   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tsmatx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can view the full issue on Google Books, with following link: https://books.google.com/books?id=J...ge&q&f=false

The pages inside (pp 83-89) look like a Siegel catalog, all higher end stuff, and identified.
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Posted 04/04/2021   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can help you in that quest,
mind you, I had the devil finding it in my database,
"Life" brought up squillions of records "wildlife" etc

It helps me to be specific when naming files


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Posted 04/05/2021   12:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you use the link posted by tsmatx to google books on page 102 you will find the list posted above by rod222. However also on that page is the cover photo with each individual stamp labeled by number to correspond to the text list:



Now while the cover is cute, the good stamps and point of the story begins on page 83 and runs through page 89. If you owned just a quarter of those stamps, you could sell half and still have a comfortable retirement while enjoying the others.

The American Philatelist Volume 73, Page 284 carries an article about the 11-30-1959 Life Magazine issue.
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Posted 04/05/2021   01:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is there any way to download that Google Book?
Dashed if I can.
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Posted 04/05/2021   01:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I could not either rod222, but screen shots were used here:






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Posted 04/05/2021   03:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you PPG,
I'll try and locate my magazine, if so, I'll scan the text sections for the thread.
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Posted 04/05/2021   10:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello hoosierboy

Since the 1959 LIFE magazine focuses on Laos philately, I have a hard copy of it. If interested, I can scan it (although not easy, since page frames are larger than my scanner frame) and send you or post here. I can also send all high resolution scans of the Lao stamps depicted in this magazine. Regards
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Posted 04/05/2021   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will have to find a way to scan the pages with high resolution.....Meanwhile, I took photos with my cellphone, in a very low resolution. Here they are:







The rest of the pages, focus on stamp of Laos and Marc Leguay, the designer of Lao stamps, I have scanned in high resolution. I will post them next time.
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Posted 04/05/2021   4:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all for sharing these images and information. The May 3, 1954 issue is the ont that peeked my interest. Interesting to see the other issues, too.

Best regards, Russ

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Posted 04/06/2021   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are the rest two pages of the 1959 LIFE Magazine, this time each photo in high resolution:







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Posted 04/07/2021   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add helder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
both editions have very nice pictures.
I try to find a pdf version, just to keep a digital copy, but unfortunately I couldn't find anything...

Thank you all for sharing your pages!
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Posted 04/08/2021   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are several of the Lao stamps designed by Marc Leguay depicted in the 1959 LIFE magazine article. I put the real stamp near each of the magazine's photo. All of them were engraved by Jean Pheulpin:




Will show the rest of Lao stamps depicted in the article next time.
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