Archive for the ‘artist’ Category
Evelyn has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in New Westminster, BC on January 7 and arrived on January 12, 2016.
The left stamp is part of the definitive set, which was issued on January 28, 2008. It depicts the monument for Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) in Vienna.
The stamp set on the right was issued on October 21, 2014. It is part of the “Endangered Species”-series. The stamps depict the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), the giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), and the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).
V.V. sent this beautiful cover from Ukraine, thank you! It was posted in Uzhgorod on November 1 and arrived on November 11, 2013.
The cover is a postal stationery and commemorates the Ukrainian sculptor Vasil’ Svida (1913-1989).
The left stamp was issued on August 24, 2013, and depicts some pumpkins. The right stamp (issued October 9, 2013) is entitled “History of National Communication”.
See also: #772 Ukraine 14/03/12
The left stamp commemorates the “Fête du timbre — Le timbre fête le feu” (Stamp Day — The stamp celebrates the fire); it was issued on October 15, 2012. The right stamp was issued on November 5, 2012. It commemorates the city of Belfort and the famous sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1824-1904), who designed the Statue of Liberty and the Lion of Belfort.
On February 18 I received this Lebanese cover from Chucri, thank you! It was posted at Spinneys Mall in Dbayeh on February 10, 2013.
The green painting on top is entitled “Serving Girl at a Spa”and was made by Tsuchida Bakusen (1887-1936).
The paintings below are (from top left to bottom right):
“Girl” by Mimani Kunzo (1883-1950)
“Portrait of San’yūtei Enchō” by Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972)
“Road Cut through a Hill” by Ryūsei Kishida (1891-1929)
“Mother and Child” by Uemura Shōen (1875-1949)
“Reading by the Window” by Ota Kijiro (1883-1951)
“Peonies at a Back Garden after Rain” by Tokuoka Shinsen (1896-1972)
“Seated Woman” by Sōtarō Yasui (1888-1955)
“Study of Fallen Blossoms” by Fukuda Heihachirō (1892-1974)
In addition to the stamps there is an automate label of 160 yen applied.
The stamp was issued on October 24, 2009. It commemorates the French artist Jean-Jacques Waltz alias Hansi (1873-1951).
Khatuna sent me again a beautiful cover from Georgia. There are a lot of nice stamps attached: The top left stamp was issued in 2006 and commemorates the 250th birthday of the famous composer W. A. Mozart (1756-1791). The next stamp depicts the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla L.). Then there is a 2006 stamp depicting an old painting. The two stamps at the right are the two stamps of the EUROPA set issued on May 27, 2005. The set has the topic “Food & Cooking”.
In the bottom left corner there is one 2007 stamp depicting the Kazbeg mountain, which is the third highest mountain in Georgia. The neighbour stamp is the same 2006 stamp as above depicting the painting.
Khatuna, thank you for sending me such a beautiful cover again!
The front side (shown above) has attached the two mini-sheets “Painters of Pakistan Series” (2006) and “US$ 10 Billion Exports ‘2002-03′” (2003). On the front side there are the registered stickers (the yellow one was attached by the Austrian post), a registered mark with handwritten number, and a postage calculation too.
The “Painters” stamp sheet was issued on August 14, 2006. It commemorates the painters Prof. Shakir Ali, Anna Molka Ahmed, Sadequain, Ali Imam, Zubeida Agha, Laila Shahzada, Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Zahoorul Akhlaque, and Askari Mian Irani.
The “Exports” stamp sheet was issued on October 20, 2003. It commemorates the “crossing of the psychological barrier of U.S. $ 10 billion in Pakistan’s exports.” (read more)
The back side has attached the three mini-sheets “29th Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto”, “Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2”, and “55th Birthday Celebrations of Benazir Bhutto”. In addition there are five different stamps depicting the fish Black Widow Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), Yellow Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma borrellii), and Tiger Barb (Capoeta tetrazona), “Two Decades of South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation”, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the “Father of the Nation”. (Thank you, Eric, for telling me.)
The stamps on the front side have a total value of 60 rupees and on the back side there are stamps of a total of 109 rupees. The total postage attached was 169 rupees. I am curious what the calculation on the front side means: 8.39 + 6.50 = 14.89. Is this the necessary postage?
Rabia, thank you for sending me this truly impressive cover!
Cover from Spain, posted in Carballo (A Coruña) on October 14, 2008.
The stamps are of a series commemorating famous Spanish painters. The first stamp shows a self-portrait of Antonio María Esquivel y Suárez de Urbina (1806-1857); the second stamp depicts a self-portrait of the Asturian painter Darío de Regoyos y Valdés (1857-1913).