Carl von Linné (1707 – 1778), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalized binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". This set, engraved by Czeslaw Slania and issued by Sweden on May 23, 1978 commemorating Linné travels:
The Hills of Brosarp (Brosarps Backar), by Lars Jarnemo:
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), by Viking Olsson:
Grindstone manufacturing in Orsa, by J.W. Wallander:
Twin Flower (Linnaea borealis), by Arthur Larsson:
Today, February 8th, is the birthday of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834 – 1907), a Russian chemist and inventor best known for creating the first version of the periodic table of the elements.
To commemorate the centenary of the periodic laws by Mendeleev, the USSR issued on June 20, 1969 a engraved stamp and a souvenir sheet show the scientist both were designed by V. Pimenov and engraved by I. Mokrousov:
The engraved stamp depicting detail from the painting "Dmitri Mendeleev at the Working Desk" by Nikolai Yaroshenko (1886) exhibited in Museum Archive of Dmitri Mendeleev at the Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.
The souvenir sheet background shows the first version of Mendeleev's periodic table of the elements:
Always glad to find the original photos used to design stamps. I found the photo used by Pierre Gandon to design the Bacongo woman appears on AEF stamps issued in 1947 as part of a definitive set. Gandon also engraved the stamps:
International pharmaceutical congress, Prague, issued by Czechoslovakia on September 2, 1971. Stamps were designed by Jaroslav Lukavský and show medicinal plants and historic pharmaceutical utensils. IMO, a very attractive set!!
Apothecary jars and Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), engraved by Bedrich Housa:
Apothecary jars and Dog-rose (Rosa canina), engraved by Bedrich Housa:
Scales, spoon and Spring pheasant's eye (Adonis vernalis), engraved by Milos Ondracek:
Mortar and pestle and Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), engraved by Bedrich Housa:
Retorts and Chicory (Cichorium intybus), engraved by Ladislav Jirka:
Grinder, mortar and pestle and Black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), engraved by Bedrich Housa:
Horse races, issued by Monaco on December 15, 1970:
0.1: Camargue Horse, Designer and engraver: René Cottet 0.2: Anglo-Arabic Horse, Designer and engraver: Georges Bétemps 0.3: French Horse, Designer and engraver: Jean Pheulpin 0.4: Lipizzan Horse (Developed from Arab, Barb, Spanish and Neapolitan stock), Designer and engraver: René Cottet 0.5: Trotteur Horse, Designer and engraver: Georges Bétemps 0.7: English Horse, Designer and engraver: Pierre Gandon 0.85: Arabic Horse, Designer and engraver: Pierre Gandon 1.15: Barbary Horse, Designer and engraver: Jean Pheulpin 3.0: Horses in Paleolithic prehistoric painting from Lascaux cave, France, Designer and engraver: Claude Durrens
In two or three of the stamps, the background color of the scan image is little different than the color of the real stamp (usually, green turned light brown).
Rwandan waterfalls and volcanoes, designed by Jean Van Noten and issued by Rwanda on October 24, 1966:
Mikeno Volcano and crested shrike - engraved by Jean de Vos Myamilanga waterfalls - engraved by Rudolf Toth (according to engravedstamps.net) Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes - engraved by Rudolf Toth Rusumu waterfalls - engraved by Jean de Vos
Since Toth worked for the Austrian State Printer, Vienna and de Vos for the Atelier du Timbre, Malines, were two stamps printed in Vienna and the other 2 in Malines or were all 4 printed by the same printer ?
The two by Toth look like his style when I compare it to his other work like the couple I show below. I'm not too acquainted with de Vos' engravings but to me they appear similar to the Austrian.
Many thanks, Lithographing, for your response and for showing the Toth Austrian stamps.
The engravedstamps.com shows only the 40c. stamps and states it was engraved by Toth. He doesn't mention the other 3 stamps.
About the Jean de Vos stamps, I know no other landscape stamps he engraved. All I know and have are Christmas paintings that I already posted in this thread, and several African folklore stamps, so I can't compare the stamps. But in that period (1960's-1980's), Jean de Vos engraved many stamps for Rwanda, so I believe he engraved these stamps too although they looks similar to Toth stamps as you wrote.
I have no other information about this set so don't know where it was printed. I have it because my interest in the designer Jean van Noten.
This set, issued to publicize the Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo, Japan, 1964, shows old Greek and Roman sculptures. It designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps, except the 100F. which engraved by Jacques G-auth-ier and issued by Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) on July 1, 1964:
Head of a Boxer from the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, Greek, Late Classical period, ca. 330 B.C. Bronze. National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece:
Boxer at Rest, Greek, Hellenistic period, late 4th–2nd century B.C., bronze with copper inlays. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy:
Helios, the personification of the Sun, ancient Greek sculpture:
Venus de Milo, by Alexandros of Antioch, Greek, 130-100 B.C., Louvre Museum, Paris, France: