Sunday, 20 November 2016

Children - Sunday Stamps II

Dating old stamps is proving a bit of a minefield but it came up trumps for today's theme of 'Children.'

These two stamps from Mexico were issued between 1929 and 1934 but I have been unable to track down exactly when.

Mexico - Haga Patria
Haga Patria may be translated as "Be a Patriot" - Proteja a la infancia hardly needs explaining. I suppose we would say 'save the children' today.

I started work in Norway in 1979 and spent 30 kroner on a presentation folder of the stamps issued that year. It included these two of the issue of 26th April for the International Year of the Child.


This shows a painting by Mathias Stoltenberg. 

The second stamp is a painting of a little boy named James Collett by the German born, Norwegian painter Heinrich Christian Friedrich Hosenfelder.


The boy was a member of the Collett family who were timber merchants in Norway at the time - the painting dates from 1791/92.

For more children related stamps, check out the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-101.

8 comments:

Little Nell said...

Lovely stamps, especially the reproductions of paintings.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob ... two completely different takes on children on stamps ... fascinating to see both - the Mexican two, and then the two art works ...

Cheers Hilary

Jo said...

Yes, I agree, love the reproductions.

Joy said...

Wow the striped suit with a ruffle top is something else, love that both children have hats.

Heleen said...

A nice collection of children's stamps!

Maria said...

I totally get you on dating old stamps ... the two painting reproductions are mesmerizing!

Eva A. said...

The paintings have impressed me.

VioletSky said...

Such lovely rosy cheeks youngsters in those paintings!
The mother and child look unbearably sad in the Mexican stamps.