Sunday, April 27, 2014

children on stamps

here we have a 'sleeping child' by the Italian baroque painter Bernardo Strozzi. the painting can be found at the Residenzgalerie in Salzburg which perhaps explains why it is on an Austrian stamp for the theme 'old masters' (2012)
and the wide awake faces of the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander: Catharina-Amalia of Orange (right) and her sisters Princess Alexia (left) and Princess Ariane (middle)

and from Finland, this stamp for the theme of agriculture & food and games & toys was issued in 2010

see more children themed stamps here

21 comments:

  1. I really like the last one. It reminds me of my parents berry patch, warm sun and the fragrance of the berries.

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  2. I like the informality of the Dutch photograph, such a happy stamp. The Finns seem fond of their berries they often appear on stamps but this place looks a great place for a child to run around in and pick them.

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  3. I just love the sleeping child, and not just because it's sleeping.

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  4. The Dutch stamp is a gem, so natural, Now I have to look up Bernado Strozzi to see what else he painted.

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  5. Sweey theme. I especial like the last one.

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  6. I am also wondering about Bernardo Strozzi. I hadn't heard of him before.

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  7. Beautiful stamps, each one is delightful, love the Finnish design - as I always find myself saying.

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  8. Thank you for sharing a wide range of stamps. Now I am thinking of my old berry patch in the meadow near the woods where I grew up.

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  9. Great Stamps. Yes, I too am remembering a blackberry or two picked in my childhood. And a thorn prick of course.

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  10. I can't say that I'm a fan of having photos of living people on stamps. Seems self-indulgent somehow.

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    1. except in this case, I think it is only because they are the princesses and not because they wanted a selfie on a stamp.

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  11. wonderful stamp themes. Children make me smile, and babies make me melt into grandma goo.

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  12. I had not seen the stamp of the little princesses yet, so I was glad to see it here. You do show nice stamps today and I also like the Finnish one. It is very artistic and reminds me of the 60's.

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    1. There seem to be a few of them, and at least one of each girl by herself.

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    2. Yes, they're part of a stamps sheet of six. These stamps were issued in 2012 as children's welfare stamps. You can see the complete stamp sheet here:
      http://www.nvph.nl/uploads/editor/FDC_662_Kinderzegels_2012.jpg

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  13. All adorable children stamps!! Love the sleeping Baby!!

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  14. ahhh...those little princess is sure an envy of so many little girls. :)

    Willa @ Postage Journal

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  15. The picture of the princesses has been made by their father, then prince, now king Willem-Alexander.
    And history repeats by this: in 1972 the Dutch post company had asked prince Claus, the father of WA, to make pictures of his three sons to use for stamps. If interested, you can see the stamps issued then here:
    http://www.postzegelblog.nl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/nvph-1020-1023.jpg
    Willem-Alexander was five years old then, he is portraited on the stamp on the left, and in the stamp on the right in the right corner.
    Both in 1972 and in 2012 the stamps were issued, costing an extra amount for children's welfare projects.

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    1. thank you for these links!

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    2. This is an interesting story about the stamps, Heleen. Thanks!

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  16. I'm not very fond of royal families, but I love the three stamps. The first one is a real gem.

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