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United States/Stamps : Why Is This Stamp So Beautiful?

 

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lemaven
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09 Sep 2016
10:08:58am

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."



Generally applied to art, I think, but also to your friend's children and some SoR members stamps... Big Grin


So, as I'm going comfortably numb looking through thousands of U.S. stamps I have seen some that looked "interesting" (usually leading to a search of the catalog for CVs). But this one stamp caught my eye and made me put it aside for a few days before throwing it in my US Divestiture Program.

It is probably fairly common, certainly it is minimum CV, but I just find it gorgeous. Perhaps it is the unusual color (I've only seen one other, but it didn't captivate me)? Maybe it's the linearity of the design and symmetry of the classic-architecture building? Possibly it's the positioning with the corner selvage, and showing some kind of color bars? Is it because it's one of those "engraved" stamps that some folks rave about (I can't tell)?

Frankly, I dunno!!! Thinking But I find this stamp simply beautiful. Thoughts? Other (U.S.) examples?

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09 Sep 2016
03:25:33pm
re: Why Is This Stamp So Beautiful?

I'd say you like the symmetry, not only in the classical lines of the building illustrated but also in the stamp design, where each element is balanced by another. Like me, you may prefer your stamp designs to have a border of some sort, rather than bleeding into the perforations. You may be moved by the message itself (if you believe Snowden or Manning to be unrepresentative of your American neighbours). You've mentioned the unusual colour; the printing method is "steel gravure", according to catawiki.

I've posted stamps here which I think are wonderfully designed, only to be assured that they would be cast into the outer darkness by other SOR members! De gustibus, etc...

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lemaven

09 Sep 2016
10:08:58am

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."



Generally applied to art, I think, but also to your friend's children and some SoR members stamps... Big Grin


So, as I'm going comfortably numb looking through thousands of U.S. stamps I have seen some that looked "interesting" (usually leading to a search of the catalog for CVs). But this one stamp caught my eye and made me put it aside for a few days before throwing it in my US Divestiture Program.

It is probably fairly common, certainly it is minimum CV, but I just find it gorgeous. Perhaps it is the unusual color (I've only seen one other, but it didn't captivate me)? Maybe it's the linearity of the design and symmetry of the classic-architecture building? Possibly it's the positioning with the corner selvage, and showing some kind of color bars? Is it because it's one of those "engraved" stamps that some folks rave about (I can't tell)?

Frankly, I dunno!!! Thinking But I find this stamp simply beautiful. Thoughts? Other (U.S.) examples?

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Guthrum

09 Sep 2016
03:25:33pm

re: Why Is This Stamp So Beautiful?

I'd say you like the symmetry, not only in the classical lines of the building illustrated but also in the stamp design, where each element is balanced by another. Like me, you may prefer your stamp designs to have a border of some sort, rather than bleeding into the perforations. You may be moved by the message itself (if you believe Snowden or Manning to be unrepresentative of your American neighbours). You've mentioned the unusual colour; the printing method is "steel gravure", according to catawiki.

I've posted stamps here which I think are wonderfully designed, only to be assured that they would be cast into the outer darkness by other SOR members! De gustibus, etc...

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