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French stamp c. 1968; Château de Langeais. Engraved by Jean Pheulpin.

jacque:

French stamp c. 1970; Triumph of Flora by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. Engraved by Eugène Lacaque.

Wonderful detail work in the engraving.

"1966 set to mark the Tercentenary of the Solemn Promise to Our Lady of Luxembourg. In plainer English this means that in 1666 the Mother of God was chosen as Patron Saint for the City of Luxembourg." Engraved by Sem Hartz.

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Gota Canal - Sweden
Gota Canal Company tourist steamer Juno
The five locks at Borenshult
Hajstorp roller bridge
Lock guard at Ricksberg lock
Sailing boat at Godhogen
Canoeist in Forsvik lock

First day of issue: 7 May 1979
Designer: E Jern
Engraver: Cz Slania
Perf: 12¾

Queensland

Based on a 1837 Alfred Chalon portrait of the 18 year old Princess during her first royal engagement, the State Opening of Parliament.  Used on Queensland’s first stamps of 1860, when the Queen was in her 40s, the portrait was re-engraved and used for high value issues in 1882, when the Queen was 63.

moisrambles:

Pictured above is the Penny Black, the first ever postage stamp created and used in Great Britain, featuring a young Queen Victoria issued on the 1st of May 1840.
As no other country in the world at that time used postage stamps, the name of the country is absent, and even today English stamps are the only ones without the country’s name.
Special machinery was designed to create the border and background of the Penny Black. Artist Frederick Heath then engraved the Queen’s profile, using a magnifying apparatus making the stamp a tiny artwork, made on a tiny scale.
Modern stamps are just normal pictures, electronically reduced . 

actually quite a lot of modern stamps are engraved; Sweden in particular keeps the art of engraving alive. Have a look at some of Czeslaw Slania’s work to see how far he developed the art [click here]. Martin Morck and others continue to produce wonderful lifesize, mirror images that are turned into postage stamps.

moisrambles:

Pictured above is the Penny Black, the first ever postage stamp created and used in Great Britain, featuring a young Queen Victoria issued on the 1st of May 1840.

As no other country in the world at that time used postage stamps, the name of the country is absent, and even today English stamps are the only ones without the country’s name.

Special machinery was designed to create the border and background of the Penny Black. Artist Frederick Heath then engraved the Queen’s profile, using a magnifying apparatus making the stamp a tiny artwork, made on a tiny scale.

Modern stamps are just normal pictures, electronically reduced . 

actually quite a lot of modern stamps are engraved; Sweden in particular keeps the art of engraving alive. Have a look at some of Czeslaw Slania’s work to see how far he developed the art [click here]. Martin Morck and others continue to produce wonderful lifesize, mirror images that are turned into postage stamps.

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Canada - 12 Oct 1999 - Millenium series
Steel engraving: Jorge Peral

150 years of Swedish stamps

United Nations - Philately, The International Hobby
New York Headquarters 44c
Geneva Headquarters 0.80FS
Vienna Headquarters 6.50S
First day of issue: 22 May 1986
Engraver: Czeslaw Slania

The 6.50S (Vienna) & 44c (New York) stamps show a self portrait of Slania engraving with a burin and magnifying glass

United Nations - Philately, The International Hobby
New York Headquarters 22c & 44c
Geneva Headquarters 0.50FS & 0.80FS
Vienna Headquarters 3.50S & 6.50S
First day of issue: 22 May 1986
Engraver: Czeslaw Slania

The 6.50S (Vienna) & 44c (New York) stamps show a self portrait of Slania engraving with a burin and magnifying glass

New Zealand Health 1936

Date of issue: 2nd November 1936

PILLAR TO POST
Date of issue: 8 October 2002
Design: Silk Pearce
Engraver: Czeslaw Slania
Size: 30mm x 41mm
Perf: 14 x 14.5

2nd class: 1857
highly decorative box designed for use in London, Dublin & Edinburgh, in it’s original livery.

1st class: 1874
Early mainland box of an 1856 design, but with horizontal aperture adopted in 1857. Shown in red livery, which was changed in 1874 from the original green.

E value: 1934
Airmail box with dual notice plates which were introduced in 1932. Special blue painted boxes for airmail postings were in use between 1930 and 1938.

47p: 1939
Oval, dual aperture version of 1879 design in wartime livery of yellow gas-detecting paint on the roof and white paint on the base for greater visibility during the blackout

68p: 1980
New-style box in use between 1980 and 2001. Since then a traditional style from 1879 - cylindrical with a cap with a milled edge have been used for new installations.

FRANCE - Paris Flower Festival, 1959

Arc du Carrousel

12.00 kr Steersman at the rudder
Faroe Islands - Faroese ekslupen (slupper or smack), 10 Sept. 1984
Designed & engraved by Cz. Slania
Perf: 12½x12¾

3.00 kr Fishermen
Faroe Islands - Faroese ekslupen (slupper or smack), 10 Sept. 1984
Designed & engraved by Cz. Slania
Perf: 12½x12¾