I showed this one, earlier, in the topical section. It is one of 5 from a booklet pane honoring poet Evert Taube. Each stamp shows a line from his poem, The Calle Schewen Waltz, which was put to music.
Thanks for this thread I have always loved this guys work
Already suffering from a bad case of collection creep as I am currently collecting Used only - Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Ireland, Western Europe, and Scandinavia, from 1900 to date. Oh and I am interested in Artists and Art on stamps ... Trying to avoid becoming a WW collector.
I doth feel sore ashamed. The stamp I used to open this thread, the Austria "Stamp Engraver's Hands," was not, in fact, a Czeslaw Slania engraving, but rather the work of Rudolf Toth. I have rectified the error and, in penance, shall create a thread dedicated to Herr Toth's works.
In the meantime, please feel free to jump to the start of this thread to see the replacement stamp in the original opening post.
From 1952 comes this airmail stamp, the only one of the four in the set that was engaved by Slania. Look closely within the yellow bounded area. What do you see?
Poland, Scott Nr C30 (1952)
Curving along the treetops is the name Majewska, which refers to his sister Lodzia (seen in an earlier stamp in this thread). I presume that is her married name. And along the left edge, reading downward is the name "Lilka," another member of the Majewsky family. (In Poland, women's surnames end in the letter "a.")
You will notice there is only one name on this stamp. It was designed AND inscribed by Slania, whereas he is usually engraving someone else's design. You also know this by the inscription, "DEL. ET SC." (Deisgned and Inscribed by)
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Czeslaw Slania's 1000th stamp design. With an engraved area measuring 76mm x 56mm, this is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest engraved stamp ever produced. The image is a detail from a ceiling painting in Drottningholm Palace by David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl, from 1695, entitled, "Great Deeds of Swedish Kings."
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