Monday, January 23, 2017

Samuel Louis (Sem) Hartz [1st Part 1936/1948 ]

[Netherlands] (b 1912/d 1995)

"Hartz grew up in a liberal Jewish environment; his father was the portraitist Louis Jacob Hartz . Sem studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam and from 1936 worked most of his life at Joh. Enschede . At the Haarlem printing company he would work in the design and Engraving of  stamps and banknotes . Sem Hartz was a good friend and colleague of Jan van Krimpen , who also worked at Enschede. During WWII he start spending some time with the creation of Fonts and letters..he designed in 1958 the letter 'Juliana' for the English company Linotype... From 1964 to 1972, Hartz worked with another printer, Cees van Dijk .
An important part of Hartz 'personal archive after his death went to the Library of the University of Amsterdam...


Netherlands 1936 "Cultural and social Relief Fund" (4,4,2) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B86,B89) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Netherlands 1937 "Cultural and Social Welfare Fund" (4,4,2) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B94,B97) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Netherlands 1938 "Social and cultural Welfare Fund" (5,5,2) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B104,B106)

Netherlands 1939 "Cultural and social Welfare Fund" (5,5,1) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B114)

Netherlands 1940 "Cultural and social Welfare Fund" (5,5,1) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B126)

Netherlands 1941 "Cultural and social Welfare Fund" (5,5,1) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B138)

Netherlands 1943/1944 "Dutch Naval Heroes" (10,10,2) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Photo 7.5c][Recess 40c] Sc(252,261)  [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Netherlands 1946 "Child Welfare" (6,3,3) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B164,...,B169) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Netherlands 1947 "Queen Wilhelmina" (16,2,2) [Photo (5c to 40c)][Recess (40c to 60c)] Sc(286,...,300)

Netherlands 1947 "Cultural and social Welfare fund" (5,5,1) [Engr (Sem Hartz)][Recess] Sc(B177)

Netherlands 1948 "Cultural and social Relief fund" (4,4,4) [Engr (J. Staphorst)(W.Z.Van Dijk 6c/20c)(C.A.Mechelse)][Recess] Sc(B185,...,B188) [ image credit of Stampworld ] 

Netherlands 1948 "Golden Jubilee" (2,1) [Recess] Sc(302,303)

Netherlands 1948 "Coronation" (2,1) [Photo] Sc(304,305)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Jonas Juozas Burba

[Lithuania] (b 1907/d 1952)

several Ex-Libris are known to be work of Jonas Juozas Burba... note the small author's signature at the top right...

As many other Lithuanian , Jonas Juozas Burba's life ended tragically... soon after the Soviet's invasion of the Baltic States in 1940, Jonas Juozas Burba was deported and his remains only returned to his country in 1990....


Lithuania 1937 "Knight" (5,1) [Litho] Sc(301,...,305)

Lithuania 1938 "World Games 1938" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(B43,...,B46) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Lithuania 1939 "3rd European Basketball Championships" (3,3,3) [Photo] Sc(B52,...,B54)

Lithuania 1940 "Peace" (6,6,6) [Photo] Sc(317,...,322) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Lithuania 1940 "Recovery of Vilna" (3,3,3) [Photo] Sc(314,...,316)

Georg Fritz

[Germany] (b 1894/d 1967)

"Old Harbor Town" / etching by Georg Fritz 1924

" Georg Fritz studied at the Berlin Academy. Until 1943 he was resident in Berlin, before he moved to Mitterfels ...He dedicated himself to painting and engraving"  (with some work in graphic design specially creation of posters and other advertising tools)


Germany 1936 "Winter Relief Fund" (9,9,9) [Engr (Georg Fritz)][Recess] Sc(B93,...,B101) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Germany 1938 "16th German Sports Tournament, Breslau" (4,4,4) [Engr (Georg Fritz)][Recess] Sc(486,...,489)

Germany 1938 "Opening of Gautheater " (2,1) [Photo] Sc(B121,B122)

Germany 1940 "2nd Berlin Philatelic Exhibition" (1) [Engr (Georg Fritz)][Recess] Sc(B169)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Maurice Lalau

[France] (b 1881/d 1961)

""After studying under Laurens and Benamin Constant, Maurice Lalau  started to work on wood Engraving and Lithography...he designed posters and worked as Illustrator for the editors Hachette, Boivin, Garnier or Calmann-Levy... He is also connected to the invention of a procedure of Typographic Impression called 'Graphichromie' (in french).. he collaborated with the 'L'illustation' and 'Lectures pour tous' "

Biography :

France 1954 "150th Anniversary of the 1st Legion of Honor Awards" (1) [Engr (Henry Cheffer)][Recess] Sc(730)

France 1955 "200th Birth Anniversary of Jean Pierre Claris de Florian (Fabulist)" (1) [Engr (Claude Hertenberger)][Recess] Sc(765)

France 1956 "Portraits of Foreign Famous People" (6,6,1) [Engr (Charles Paul Dufresne)][Recess] Sc(816) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

France 1957 "Famous French People" (6,6,1) [Engr (Robert Cami)][Recess] Sc(B312)

France 1957 "Portraits of Foreign Famous People" (7,7,2) [Engr (Charles Mazelin 10F)(Pierre Munier 18F)][Recess] Sc(858,861)

France 1958 "Famous People" (6,6,1) [Engr (Jacques Combet)][Recess] Sc(B322)  [ image credit of Stampworld ]