The Two Masters

I have felt for some time, in fact ever since the Czech Republic abandoned the idea of high quality engraved stamps, that my interest in stamp engravings and engravers has sort of run its course. The vast majority of new issues may have some hand-engraving at the core, but the actual stamps are really just computer generated, and only by collecting die proofs can one still hold a piece of craftmanship in one's hands. So I've decided to call it a day and end this blog on this special day.

And it is a special day, because today we celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of that great master Czeslaw Slania. So what better way to see this adventure off than with a stamp honouring a Master Engraver, engraved by that other Master Engraver, Martin Mörck!


I want to thank you all for the many years you've spent with me, all your kind comments, and the joy we all felt while walking together through this world of art.

Take care

Adrian 

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  1. Adrian, thanks for everything first. And I hope this blog is still open, as it is the best of engraved stamps and engravers. We are all grateful. Greetings and thanks,

    Ramón

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    1. Thanks Ramón! Yes, don't worry, the blog will not be deleted so everything will remain here for you to browse.

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  2. Moltes gràcies pel teu Blog , amb el desig que el continuïs fent per molts anys

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    1. Gràcies per les vostres amables paraules, però em temo que aquest serà el meu darrer missatge.

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  3. Adrian
    Thank you, it is through your posts over the years I have learned of the true beauty and art of engraved stamps. Your posts will be greatly missed.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Ed, it's been a pleasure!

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  4. Thank you for all your dedicated work.

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    1. Thanks 1967stamps! Hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I have!

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  5. Thanks Adrian. I've appreciated all your help over the years and hope we will remain in touch. Let's say "au revoir" to the blog rather than goodbye. If you change your mind further down the track, we will all still be here.
    John Armstrong
    engravedstamps.net

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    1. Thanks John, yes, we've had a good run together didn't we! Au revoir it is then, just don't hold your breath for too long.
      :-)

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  6. Adrian, you have created here the most complete record of all known stamp
    engravers and their work.
    Well done.
    Future collectors of these engraved beauties will use your blog when they are
    doing research into the men and women who created these tiny works of Art.
    Thank you.

    Martin/lithograving

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    1. Thanks Martin, for your kind words. It would indeed be great if the blog will remain of use for future collectors. All the hard work may not have been in vain! :-)

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  7. sorry to see you go. i really liked the listings and all subjects you will be missed. thank you ray amoroso jr.

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    1. Thanks Ray Amoroso jr. At least you'll have the blog itself to come back to every now and then and read through. :-)

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  8. A big thank you from Belgium for the wonderfull work you've done , I'll miss you.
    Keep safe, stay well

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    1. Ah, thanks bookeater! I'm glad you've enjoyed it all. So have I. :-)

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