engraving hands / 彫る手

December 20, 2016

1962Austria001-2

1962 Austria
Stamp Day
design: A. Pilch / engraver: R. Toth

Hands are engraving an intaglio plate for stamps.  Without well trained pair of hands, you don’t have these beautifully engraved stamps.  It seems tools and techniques have not been changed much since the first stamp was engrave in England in 1840.

切手の凹版を彫っている手元を描いた切手です。もちろん、訓練された手なくしては、精緻な凹版切手は生まれません。1840年にイギリスで最初に発行された切手も、この絵のような道具で印刷用の彫刻がなされた凹版切手でした。

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