Posts Tagged ‘チェコ切手’

mono colour and strong 2 / 単色で強い切手 その2

December 5, 2014


25 May 1963, Czechoslovakia
60th Anniversary of Moravian Teachers Singing Club
designer: K. Šolínský / engraver: Ladislav Jirka

This stamp will make an envelope cheerful and its strength is based on the spontaneous lines, together with hand written letters, I guess.  And its vigorous lines are all engraved with great patience!


flower and horse / 花と馬

February 13, 2014

5 September 1975, Czechoslovakia
Biennial Exhibition of Book Illustrations for Children
“Horseman” by V. Munteanu
design & engrave:  Jindra Schmidt

OK, tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day – already!  Time flies.  Although I am still featuring horses, yet a flowery one for tomorrow.  But somehow, this horse has eight legs and the man on it has a gun…

Anyway, have a happy Valentine!



five continents / 五大陸

March 3, 2012

1984 Czechoslovakia
Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles

The five colours of the Rainbow Jersey – Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red – are representing five continents.  And yes, I finally realise that they are the same colours to make Olympic symbols, which was designed in 1912.  Now I learnt that each colour represents Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and North & South America in that order.

This stamp shows a track race, nearing the finish – the sprinter in front is a little behind the other – but for sure, he will be the winner as the other racer is distracted by the speed of the guy in the Czech national jersey.



Duhový ( rainbow ) / 虹の道

March 1, 2012

1987 Czechoslovakia
Cyclocross World Championship

There is another stamp on the theme of rainbow colours and cyclocross.  This time, intaglio printed Black plus three colours are used – green is made with Yellow and Blue, Light Blue is made by dots of Blue and the Grey… oh, no, looks like Grey, but is Silver.  Two years before their Gentle Revolution, the Post Office had a generous budget for popular sports of the country.

I like these Czechoslovakian intaglio stamps with gravure colours added – simple and free minded drawings.



female racer/ 女性レーサー

August 11, 2009

2004 Czech Republic
Summer Olympics at Athens

Rare female bicycle racer is pictured on stamp.  I had guessed that they celebrated a medal by Czech athlete, but I did not find any record of it in Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Mysterious.

女性の自転車レーサーが描かれることは稀なので、きっとチェコ共和国の女性スプリンターがメダルを穫ったのだろう、と思ったのですが、アテネオリンピック (2004年) における自転車競技にチェコ人は出てきません。

World Track Championship / トラック・レース

August 9, 2009

1963 Czechoslovakia
Workd Track Championship

I like this simple yet beautiful illustration, in style of wood block printing – but if you look at it closer, thick lines are made by intaglio.  Delicate several lines left over tyres expresse speed of this racing cyclist.


History of cycling / サイクリングの変遷

July 25, 2009

1978 Czechoslovakia

One of 5 stamps featuring history of cycling.

Maxipes Fik / 育ちすぎ

May 12, 2009

30 May 2001, Czech Republic
illustration by Jiri Salamoun

Based on a illustrated children’s book titled ‘Maxipes Fik’, a story of puppy which is grown too soon too large and causes trouble.

子犬がどんどん大きくなって騒動を巻き起こす話の『Maxipes Fik』という絵本からのイラスト。自転車が小さく見えます。