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Posted 08/10/2010   12:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I wonder what happened to KirkS ? A thoroughly decent fellow.

I think I sold him something. Oh well. Sorry!

But you are right, I should email him!
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Posted 08/10/2010   07:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DCottrell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's more Pilch. A good percentage of the Austrian issues from the early 1960's on through the early 80's have Pilch's name on them.




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Posted 08/10/2010   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DCottrell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also got the impression that the "Most Beautiful" stamp title was given more as an honor to his entire body of work, and the selection of that stamp was somewhat of a convenience.

Dave
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Posted 08/10/2010   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are some truly captivating stamps being posted, thankyou so much. Coming from the "Art Appreciation" side of collecting, I feel like a kid in a sweetshop.. Not to mention the quality and quantity of information that's accompanying.

(That's my second post today with a sweets reference, might be time for a snackette...)
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Posted 08/10/2010   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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was given more as an honor to his entire body of work


I see, thanks Dave.
yes, I noticed how many works in his catalogue,
I am organising a new folder and will copy
across his engravings, which go up to as late as 1976
I think.


Be careful stampgal, it's OK to think chocolate,
it's ok to dream chocolate, imbibe and the karma
comes out on your hips
How about time for a stampette instead.


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Posted 08/10/2010   10:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DCottrell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod

Don't stop there. I have his last Austrian stamp on a page headed 1987-1989. After that, I notice the "Beauty of Nature" series that he did is taken over by someone else. Also, some of his later stamps look litho'd rather than engraved.

Thank goodness some countries print the designer's and engraver's names on the stamp. Otherwise a collection like this would be very contentious!
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Posted 09/19/2010   04:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewF31 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod222, do you know of any good sites about Mouchon? I'd also heard briefly about him.

Who are your favourites and your favourite stamps?

When I try to do that for Slania, I have a very hard time as I consider them all beautiful! Each one, in their own has something different from the others that makes them unique, providing something I can't find in the other stamps.
I was also amazed to know the old Portuguese money was designed and engraved by Slania as well. And his influence on others is evident in Sweden (for example Martin Mörck, who continues engraving and continues to show this beautiful art).

Here are a few examples (pictures from Swedish Post Museum, not scans, although I have them):

The largest engraved stamp - 2000


1986 Stockholmia 86 series 5


During the 70s, Sweden Posten issued a wide range of 5 vertically stripped rectangular stamps with images of Swedish landscapes, cities and other aspects. Slania was the engraver for most. Below is the 1980 example of Halsingland. Simply beautiful. I also posted 2 Sailing boats in another thread from one of these series.






Another perfect example of Slania mastery is the 1979 Gota Canal set:





The 1975 Ballet stamp that was re-made this year by Swedish post:


1973 Towards Remote Destinations:






1973 In Dalecarlia:




Just a taste of Swedish delights from Slania.
Hope this post isn't too long.
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Posted 09/19/2010   05:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Hope this post isn't too long.

erm, no!
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Posted 09/21/2010   09:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Each stamp really is a work of art!
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Posted 09/21/2010   3:27 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are all great engraved stamps - thanks all for showing
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Posted 09/21/2010   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Lovely scans Andrew,
the post is not too long.

I am a huge fan of Mouchon, but know very little about him
just the stamps he has engraved.
Being French his story probably exists locally somewhere.

I know him mainly from 2 things, his famous issue
"The rights of man", and his worldwide controversy, when he
engraved a stamp of Serbia with a image of King Alexander 1st.

Some sensationalist blockhead stamp collector, one would assume,
decided he saw a "death mask" hidden in the engraving,
if you turned the stamp upside down, balanced on one foot,
and saw the image in a mirror.
What an outrage for a well meaning and brilliant artist.
He was so upset at the accusation, he never engraved
philatelically after that, and we were deprived of further
examples of his genius.

Some of his catalogue of work.



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Posted 09/21/2010   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think there is a stamp collector currently breathing
that has not yet met with Mouchon's engraving of
Charlotte Ragot..."La Sameuse"
sowing seed against the wind.

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Posted 09/21/2010   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


St Michael dealing with that creation of man, Satan,
we have the paper scroll with wax seal, and a fantastic treatment
of the night sky, busy, but tells a great story or invites enquiry.


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Posted 09/22/2010   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewF31 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Some sensationalist blockhead stamp collector, one would assume,
decided he saw a "death mask" hidden in the engraving,
if you turned the stamp upside down, balanced on one foot,
and saw the image in a mirror.
What an outrage for a well meaning and brilliant artist.
He was so upset at the accusation, he never engraved
philatelically after that, and we were deprived of further
examples of his genius.


That is horrible! I thought there was more of him around.
Why is it that people feel the need to dissect art and try to find all sorts of hidden messages in them? Everyone else is not necessarily as crazy as them and their hallucinations.

Terrific stamps. The details in the Brussels one is amazing.
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Posted 09/28/2010   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was looking for the engraver name on some of my Iceland stamps and they have french names. Here's Iceland stamps engrave by 5 french engravers. Doing my research on each engraver I read that France print stamps and money for other country. It's probably the case for Iceland.

Michel Monvoisin (1932-1982)



Georges Bétemps (1921-1992)



Claude Durrens (1921-2002)



Jacky Larrivière (Born in 1948)



Eugène Lacaque (1914-2005)

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