African intaglio prints / アフリカ凹版切手

September 24, 2013

1962Gabon001
1962Gabon002

1962 Gabon
grapefruit & coconut

Many African stamps have influences from their old suzerain country and many intaglio stamps are made with the influence of French postal history.  In my ‘print: intaglio‘ topic, I featured five African stamps in the last three months.

These stamps are made with a creative sketch style engraving and a radical shape.  They look exotic and seasonal.

アフリカの切手からは、植民地時代の宗主国の影響が強く読み取れます。このガボンからの切手はフランスの凹版切手の影響が強く、「print: intaglio」のここ3か月に掲載した5種類のアフリカの切手もすべて元フランスの植民地の発行でした。

この2枚はスケッチ調の力強い彫刻と三角形のモダンな形のバランスが良く、アフリカらしい風物の切手です。

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