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Arrows On Stamps And Philatelic Materials

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Posted 11/21/2022   05:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spiral and arrows;

This design is expressing two forces, which are spinning together. In this case, power of writing and the power of spreading publication widely.

Switzerland
11 March 1971 / Publicity Issue: Co-operation symbol, aid for technical development / design: Hans Hartmann

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Posted 11/21/2022   07:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice new thread! going through my collections, I realized arrows as a symbols appear on many stamps. Here are four for instance:

Sweden, 1984, Noble Prize:

Arrows represent ion exchange direction (proton and Sodium ions) through nerve membrane pumps:

Arrows represent neurotransmitters transport between nerve exon and the nerve-muscle synapse (junction):


Anti Malaria campaign, 1962:
Imaginary horseman symbolically fights the Malaria mosquito using arrow, Tunisia, 1962:

The World Health Organization logo symbolically fights the Malaria mosquito with an arrow, Maldives islands, 1962. This symbol appears on many anti Malaria campaign stamps:
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Posted 11/21/2022   08:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From Switzerland
"Europa 2022" (theme : stories and myths)
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Posted 11/21/2022   09:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greeeeeaaaattt!!
Thank you Eli and vayolene for your contributions! Eli - detailed descriptions on what arrows are showing on the Noble Prize stamps - amazing! Are you an expert on nerve systems? I would see the co-working team of researchers and designers making those diagrams on stamps. Brilliant works.

"Grabbing attention" is one of the functions which arrows provide. Here is the one, and small one says "lower the pressure!" on the top left corner.

Bulgaria
12 May 1978 / World Hypertension Month / design: Kh. Khristov

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Edited by tomonakaazu - 11/21/2022 11:31 am
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Posted 11/21/2022   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Small "arrow and heart" diagram on the stamp above is the main feature on this one.

Lebanon
1978 / World Health Day, 7 April 1978 / Down with High Blood Pressure

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Another weather vane, U.S. Scott 3257


An arrow to balance a chemical equation:


A dragon's tongue and tail:


Some airmail etiquettes




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Posted 11/21/2022   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ohhh.. thank you, John again!!! for variety of arrows (dragon's tongue and tail!) and beautiful Airmail labels. I didn't know that you call them etiquettes. As an ephemerist (as well as philatelist), those tiny piece of printed paper with great atmosphere of time are irresistible...

I am featuring two arrowy Welsh dragons following John's post .

GB
14 October 2003 / Regional Definitive - Wales
26 February 2009 / Celebrating Wales - Dathlu Cymru


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Probably the most famous arrow in history.
Saxon King Harold struck down and killed by a Norman arrow
at the Battle of Hastings 1066AD
I've wondered for a long time as to how Britain would have
developed if the Saxons had beaten the Normans at the
Battle of Hastings.

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Posted 11/22/2022   02:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a French stationery postcard (2017) : la "Flèche d'Argent" (Silver Arrow)
The design is a reproduction of a poster from the 1930s promoting airmail.


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Couldn't resist posting this - pane of five stamps commemorating the Avro Arrow issued by Canada in 2019. A hypersonic interceptor jet, production was abruptly cancelled by the government in 1959.


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Posted 11/23/2022   05:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I've wondered for a long time as to how Britain would have developed if the Saxons had beaten the Normans at the Battle of Hastings.

Indeed, that is an interesting thought to have our imagination goes far, lithograving.

It seems, another arrow played an important role in the history of Normans in England.. three stamps from a set of 6 from Jersey tells us after the 1066 Hasting battle. The second stamp shows Queen Matilda who commissioned this tapestry, together with a tiny arrow on a lie body. The third one doesn't have arrow - but tells us why those stamps are issued from Jersey.

Jersey
1987 / Bayeux Tapestry



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Hi vayolene - I love that speed expression with arrow from that era - when people started to experience jet engine travels and being impressed.

Here is Airmail stamp from South Hemisphere, in the similar time of the poster. The arrow is a part of compass?

Chile
1953 / Airmail

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Couldn't resist posting this - pane of five stamps commemorating the Avro Arrow

Thank you for sharing, Canuck55 - your s/s made me to search what's other airplanes named after arrow, and there are few. Red Arrow, Tristar Arrow and even Arrow Air the passenger and cargo company operated up to 2010. So, we may expect more arrows in this context to be brought in this thread.

Here is an early airplane with lots of arrows, and envelopes.

Czechoslovakia
16 March 1983 / Communications: Envelope, Aero A-10 airplane and mail vans
60th anniversary of airmail and 75th anniv of mail transport by motor vehicles
design: R. Vanek, engrave: B. Housa

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An envelope and arrows. In this case arrows are used to grab attention.

Poland
5 May 1973 / Introduction of Parcel Codes / design: H. Chylinski

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Joint issue (1997) from France,Germany and Luxembourg.
"European Space" : Saarland + Lorraine + Luxembourg
The arrows have the colours of the three national flags.
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