Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi (4 October 1720, Mogliano, Venice – 9 November 1778, Rome) was a major Italian artist famous for his engravings of ancient remains and fantastic vedute (views) from the series “Prisons” (Carceri d’invenzione or “Imaginary Prisons”).
This attractive 25 lire black stamp from Italy celebrated Stamp Day in 1970 and featured an electric Mail train. Engraved by E. Donnini.
This issue commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the Destruction of Lidice. (see:http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/world-war-two-and-eastern-europe/lidice-1942/) It featured a Rose of Friendship and Peace. Designed by K. Svolinsky and engraved by J.
This Stamp Day issue from France showed a Rural Postman of 1894. Designed and engraved by J.
This stamp featured a Rural Postman of 1830 and celebrated Stamp Day in 1968. Designed and engraved by Béquet. Perf 13. Released March 16, 1968
This issue celebrated the Bicentenary of the Swedish Royal Theatre. Engraved by A. Wallhorn (75 o) and C.
This stamp was issued for the Red Cross Fund. It showed the hospital ship Jutlandia. Designed by V. Bang and engraved by B.
This Special AIR stamp celebrated the La Chaux-de-Fonds, St. gallen Lugano flights. Designed by H. erni and engraved by A. Yersin Design recess.
This set of three stamps celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal union. 10c. green designed by H. Thoni showed the Main Motif of the U.P.U. Monument in Berne. 25c. claret designed by W. Koch and engraved by K. Lieven showed a Globe and Ribbon 40c. blue designed by W.
This issue celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the National-Life-Saving Association of Iceland. It showed Winching a Survivor ashore. Designed by T. Magnusson. Engraved by E. Lacaque. Recess.
This sailing ships issue from France featured the Newfoundland Bank Fishing boat the 'Côte d'Emeraude'. Designed by R. Chapelet and engraved by C. Durrens. Recess Perf 13 Released May 6, 1972 Ship details: 40 metres long, more than 9 m large, equipped of 14 doris, the Newfoundland banks fishing ship COTE d'EMERAUDE used to leave Dinard between 1925 and 1941 to catch the cod near Canada and Greenland coasts. Her crew of 35 men used to put back about 450 tons of fish at every campaign.
These two stamps formed the Winter relief Fund issue for France in 1941. Engraved by Ouvré and Serres. Recess Perf 13 Released March 4, 1941