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Guthrum
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24 Jan 2016
06:26:27am
The Slovenian stamp referred to in the San Marino thread is altogether different, although just as bizarre. It was that country's response to the "Europa" annual imposition, which some countries clearly regard as an annoyance to be shrugged off with a token gesture, and others as a serious design challenge. The 1995 task was 'Peace and Freedom', and many were the routine doves and olive branches that graced dull and unimaginative offerings. The British, typically, served up a mishmash of a set in their blockish format referencing the Red Cross, the UN, and, oh yes, there was some war or other a long time ago.

Slovenia, uniquely of the 41 participating countries, decided to go heavy and full-on. "The 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps" it announced above a startling image of a skeleton copulating with an apparently consenting woman. A se-tenant stamp is less clear: the woman springs free from an indeterminate, corpse-like shape, and in the distance what looks like the regular layout of a concentration camp stretches out to the skyline.

The evidently grave and challenging intention of these stamps make them an uneasy companion to the ludicrous San Marino comics with which, perhaps too quickly, I linked them.

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michael78651
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24 Jan 2016
07:44:39am
re: That Slovenian stamp.

Gruesome to say the least.

These are Scott #229-230.

The notation in the catalog states:

60t = skeleton of death lying on bride
70t = Nike going from dark to light

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ikeyPikey
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24 Jan 2016
07:55:04am
re: That Slovenian stamp.

"... a skeleton copulating with an apparently consenting woman ..."



Q/ Can we go back to portraits of Dead White Kings now?

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25 Jan 2016
02:23:00am
re: That Slovenian stamp.

"Q/ Can we go back to portraits of Dead White Kings now?"



How do you know that isn't one?
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Milco
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04 Feb 2016
12:33:44pm
re: That Slovenian stamp.

...in small sheet it is more acceptable for eye:

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Michel catalog give it number 110/111 klb with nice value of 18.00 euro, per mint, nh, but as I remember, no one is willing to sell it less than 20.00 euro in small sheet format of 4 sets, so, keep an eye on this issue!


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ikeyPikey
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04 Feb 2016
12:37:16pm
re: That Slovenian stamp.

"Peace" and "Freedom"?

Which one is the bones-on-bride?

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Ningpo
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04 Feb 2016
03:27:14pm
re: That Slovenian stamp.

As a result of Guthrum posting an image of this issue, I was curiously fascinated (perhaps morbidly) by it. There are few (if any) issues in my field of collecting that stir any interest in a design element.

This however caused me to want to find out what exactly the artist's thinking was behind these two designs. I tried to find out more information about the artist Rudi Å panzel but any details regarding this particular issue, have not transpired.

Nonetheless, I looked for a complete 'sheetlet' (or is it miniature/souvenir sheet; who cares!). I know I didn't have to buy one to research it but felt if I did not, it would eventually fade from memory. Having one in my possession would hopefully cause me to 'endeavour to persevere'.

Coinciding with Milco's post, my copy arrived today from Italy, so I don't need to post an image. For those interested, I paid £3.39 plus £1.99 postage; $7.85 (€7) inclusive; considerably less than here in the UK.


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DouglasGPerry
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04 Feb 2016
06:01:57pm
re: That Slovenian stamp.

The very short Wikipedia entry for Rudi Å panzel states that he is into "deep symbolism." Indeed!

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Guthrum
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04 Feb 2016
06:56:17pm
re: That Slovenian stamp.

Might be worth checking out if Rudi was ever hired again! Less easy, but no less interesting, would be to check out the reaction in Slovenia to that issue, if indeed postage stamps generated any reaction in that country at that time.

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Guthrum

24 Jan 2016
06:26:27am

The Slovenian stamp referred to in the San Marino thread is altogether different, although just as bizarre. It was that country's response to the "Europa" annual imposition, which some countries clearly regard as an annoyance to be shrugged off with a token gesture, and others as a serious design challenge. The 1995 task was 'Peace and Freedom', and many were the routine doves and olive branches that graced dull and unimaginative offerings. The British, typically, served up a mishmash of a set in their blockish format referencing the Red Cross, the UN, and, oh yes, there was some war or other a long time ago.

Slovenia, uniquely of the 41 participating countries, decided to go heavy and full-on. "The 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps" it announced above a startling image of a skeleton copulating with an apparently consenting woman. A se-tenant stamp is less clear: the woman springs free from an indeterminate, corpse-like shape, and in the distance what looks like the regular layout of a concentration camp stretches out to the skyline.

The evidently grave and challenging intention of these stamps make them an uneasy companion to the ludicrous San Marino comics with which, perhaps too quickly, I linked them.

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michael78651

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24 Jan 2016
07:44:39am

re: That Slovenian stamp.

Gruesome to say the least.

These are Scott #229-230.

The notation in the catalog states:

60t = skeleton of death lying on bride
70t = Nike going from dark to light

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"Author: Seasons of Fantasies and Dreams, The Whitechapel Fog"

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ikeyPikey

24 Jan 2016
07:55:04am

re: That Slovenian stamp.

"... a skeleton copulating with an apparently consenting woman ..."



Q/ Can we go back to portraits of Dead White Kings now?

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michael78651

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25 Jan 2016
02:23:00am

re: That Slovenian stamp.

"Q/ Can we go back to portraits of Dead White Kings now?"



How do you know that isn't one?
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"Author: Seasons of Fantasies and Dreams, The Whitechapel Fog"

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Milco

04 Feb 2016
12:33:44pm

re: That Slovenian stamp.

...in small sheet it is more acceptable for eye:

Image Not Found

Michel catalog give it number 110/111 klb with nice value of 18.00 euro, per mint, nh, but as I remember, no one is willing to sell it less than 20.00 euro in small sheet format of 4 sets, so, keep an eye on this issue!


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ikeyPikey

04 Feb 2016
12:37:16pm

re: That Slovenian stamp.

"Peace" and "Freedom"?

Which one is the bones-on-bride?

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"I collect stamps today precisely the way I collected stamps when I was ten years old."
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Ningpo

04 Feb 2016
03:27:14pm

re: That Slovenian stamp.

As a result of Guthrum posting an image of this issue, I was curiously fascinated (perhaps morbidly) by it. There are few (if any) issues in my field of collecting that stir any interest in a design element.

This however caused me to want to find out what exactly the artist's thinking was behind these two designs. I tried to find out more information about the artist Rudi Å panzel but any details regarding this particular issue, have not transpired.

Nonetheless, I looked for a complete 'sheetlet' (or is it miniature/souvenir sheet; who cares!). I know I didn't have to buy one to research it but felt if I did not, it would eventually fade from memory. Having one in my possession would hopefully cause me to 'endeavour to persevere'.

Coinciding with Milco's post, my copy arrived today from Italy, so I don't need to post an image. For those interested, I paid £3.39 plus £1.99 postage; $7.85 (€7) inclusive; considerably less than here in the UK.


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DouglasGPerry

APS Member #196859
04 Feb 2016
06:01:57pm

re: That Slovenian stamp.

The very short Wikipedia entry for Rudi Å panzel states that he is into "deep symbolism." Indeed!

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"All hobbies are absurd to those on the outside, and a joy to those within."
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Guthrum

04 Feb 2016
06:56:17pm

re: That Slovenian stamp.

Might be worth checking out if Rudi was ever hired again! Less easy, but no less interesting, would be to check out the reaction in Slovenia to that issue, if indeed postage stamps generated any reaction in that country at that time.

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