03 December 2017

Sunday Stamps | R(odin)


I think this stamp deserve a whole post, because it is superbe in person. It is dedicated to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), designed and engraved by Elsa Catelin, from the famous marble sculpture Le Baiser (The Kiss). It was issued on 15 September 2017.

It arrived on a letter from Catherine (France). She had clearly written the name of the country on the envelope. But, apparently, somebody in the post office thought it was difficult to read, and added a bigger Morocco (?).


Go to Sunday Stamps - II to see more R stamps!

16 comments:

  1. Great stamp, and nice that the postmark was relatively subtle, allowing a clear view of the sculpture.

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    1. Yes, I'm grateful to La Poste this time, for the postmark.

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  2. I love Rodin's work, especially 'Le Penseur' was/is a dear and famous one from my childhood (a publisher of Ducth crossword puzzle booklets had the Thinker in its logo, if I remember well).
    And in Paris I was impressed by the Burghers of Calais, although I didn't know the meaning (must confess that not until now I searched for it in wikipedia - but o.k., it was in the pre-internet era that I visited Rodin's museum and saw more than one version of this scultpure..).

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    1. I saw Les Bourgeois de Calais... in Calais.

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  3. A beautifully designed stamp giving the sculpture immediate impact. Glad to see the postie was determined it was going nowhere else but Morocco!

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  4. It is a very fine engraving.

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    1. The stamp is really wonderful in person, as I wrote. And big!

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  5. A beautiful stamp I must agree. Rodin's works are masterpieces.

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  6. Wish we had a stamp like this in the US. Beautiful!

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  7. Ara n'hi ha una exposició a la Fundació Mafre que tinc pendent!

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    1. Segur que per Nadal encara la faran!

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    2. Crec que no la podrem veure. Una altra vegada serà!

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