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Odd Shapes On Stamps (Including Hexagons)

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Posted 06/06/2010   05:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nicely done 22 crows,
how do you manage that?
Belong to the ATA?

When I scoured my database, it listed the Italian stamp
and as I whizzed through the listings, I missed
the "divina proportione" (tucked away top left)

Note: another top design by Corrado Mezzana



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Posted 06/29/2010   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Japan 2008

A bit corner creased but I am happy I have another hex related stamps.
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Posted 06/29/2010   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ryan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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A bit corner creased but I am happy I have another hex related stamps.

By coincidence, just the other day I found a couple of hexagonal stamps from Namibia in the mountains of kiloware I can't (or won't) stop buying. I thought they looked nice, so I had a look and found they were from souvenir sheets with extremely low print runs, only 10,000 sheets in the case of Namibia. They were a joint issue with a number of other countries in southern Africa - in the case of Swaziland, only 1000 sheets were printed! I doubt I'll come across too many more of these in my kiloware ...

http://www.namibstamps.com/namibia2004birds.htm

Ryan

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Posted 06/29/2010   8:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whoa ! Leave it to the Mexicans and their skeletons ! this one will probably not win any medals for me..but its kind of interesting !!

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Posted 06/30/2010   01:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like it Phil. Good visual impact. Hits you where you live.
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Posted 11/24/2010   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hungary 1960 Winter Olympics Issue
6 regular stamps, 1 airmail stamp
Hexagons on stamps.

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Posted 12/05/2010   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Souvenir Sheets with odd-shaped things . . .
An irregular pentagonal (5-sided) residential building in Malmo, Sweden.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_Torso

Called the HSB Turning Torso, it twists 90 degrees in nine sections from the ground to the top 54th floor.


Haven't got this one yet, it just struck me as special somehow.
Photo couresy Sweden Post http://www.posten.se
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Posted 12/05/2010   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewF31 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Switzerland had some funny looking shapes on stamps this year in this set:



They make me dizzy but I bought them when I got some Christmas products from Helvetia Post.
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Posted 12/05/2010   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, amazing what a few lines drawn a certain way can do to you.
I'm dizzy. I mean, usually, yes, but more so now.
After looking at the stamps. Because of the stamps.
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Posted 12/05/2010   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Europa 1992 Turkey
500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Colombus



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Posted 12/06/2010   01:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Haven't been able to spend much time on SCF. But this was a great thread for me to sneak a peek into!

Fantastic stamps/pics everyone!

k
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Posted 12/24/2010   6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David King to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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G. L. Vasarhelyi? He has designed many stamps, including some quite awful ones for Tuvalu:

BeeSee, those are amazingly bad . . . they belong in the "ugliest stamp" thread!
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Posted 12/24/2010   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not so very odd, perhaps, but different, anyway. Part of the Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II at Jaipur:



From Wiki: The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. It is modeled after the one that he had built for him at the Mughal capital of Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such facilities at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these. It has been inscribed on the World Heritage List as "an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period".[1] Early restoration work was undertaken under the supervision of Major Arthur ffolliott Garrett, a keen amateur astronomer, during his appointment as Assistant State Engineer for the Jaipur District.
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Posted 12/24/2010   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fascinating what one can observe with just some math and some basic instruments.
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Posted 12/24/2010   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure what the neighours would say if I erected one in our backyard, though ...
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