barbed wire and hands / 手と有刺鉄線

January 21, 2017

16 September 1962, Belgium
Concentration camp victims
designer: Idel Iancheleveci / engraver: Jean de Bast

A minimalist stamp, depicting humble hands desiring freedom.  In fact, this simple design was very advanced if you compare it to other stamps from the early 1960s.  Using two print techniques, screen print for the background pale blue and intaglio for the delicate black lines.

I have found an archive of Belgian stamps – added the designer and engraver’s name.

A philatelist had kindly forwarded me information of the engraver of this stamp, Jean de Bast.  Click comment for further info sent by Jürgen.

1962年という発行年からするとものすごくシンプルな切手。まだこの頃は、こういうデザインは多くありませんでした。ナチスの強制収容所で命を落とした人たちを追悼するこの切手。シルクスクリーンで刷られた水色の空に向かう凹版印刷の細い指が自由を求めるはかない希望を表現しています。

ベルギー切手のアーカイブを発見。デザイナーや凹版彫刻師の名前を足しました。そしてベルギーの切手収集家より凹版彫刻師と原画を描いた彫刻家の情報が寄せられました。下記コメント欄をご参照ください。

 

4 Responses to “barbed wire and hands / 手と有刺鉄線”

  1. Jürgen Says:

    I made a loooong comment with a lot of information about this stamp and it doesn’t appear !? :o(((

    • Tomoko Azumi Says:

      Hi jürgen. Somehow, I did not receive your message before today on this stamp. Missing somewhere unfortunately? I do appreciate if you can send it again… Many thanks! Tomoko

  2. Jürgen Says:

    Hi Tomoko,

    Well you found by yourself the name of the engraver and the designer of this stamp…

    I added also some extra information about both of them. As I didn’t (of course) save my message I write it again…

    Jean de Bast is a very well known engraver in Belgium. He engraved more than hundred Belgian stamps. You can have a look at some here : https://get.google.com/albumarchive/116420798920161080190/album/AF1QipPh2Ib88JnSN_n55cBlabe5VO7efafKSqj_Qc8X

    In 1985, he even had his own stamp on “Stamp Day” : http://www.belgianstamps.eu/BELGIUM/1985/be1985-10.html

    Idel Ianchelevici is a Romanian (Moldovan) artist. He lived many years in Belgium. There is even a museum dedicated to him in La Louvière http://www.ianchelevici.be . On the museum’s website you can find (in french) information about stamps designed by him or representing some of his works http://www.ianchelevici.be/collection/philatelie
    Belgium had one concentration camp in Breendonk. A sculpture of Ianchelevici is in front of this former camp and in 1979, the Belgian post issued a stamp with the design of this sculpture http://www.belgianstamps.eu/BELGIUM/1979/be1979-06.html
    Finally Belgium issued a joint issue with Romania http://www.belgianstamps.eu/BELGIUM/2004/be2004-38.html

    I hope this time, my comment will reach you ! :o)
    J.

    • Tomoko Azumi Says:

      Thank you so much Jürgen!! This is amazing to know about designer and fantastic engraver of this rather simple stamp. The equipment he uses in the 1985 Stamp Day stamp is interesting to investigate, too. I will reflect your info into my text. Many thanks, once again, for writing this again!
      Tomoko


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