Czechoslovak independence series by J. Schmidt (1945-7)

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

24/02/11 – Sixteen-part postage stamp series commemorating three key figures of the Czechoslovak independence movement: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Edvard Beneš and Milan Rastislav Štefánik. Of the sixteen, twelve are engravings and four photogravures. The designs date from 1945-7 and were executed by Jindra Schmidt. Note the visual difference between the two printing processes and the range of colours indicating denomination.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Edvard Beneš

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Edvard Beneš

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Edvard Beneš

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Edvard Beneš

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Sources and more information
Czechoslovak stamp collection on Flickr//

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  1. [...] Year: 1945-7 Designer: Jindra Schmidt Engraver(s): Printing method: engraving and photogravure Source: Oliver Tomas [...]

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