Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hatem El Mekki [1st Part (1957/1960) ]

[Tunisia] (b 1918/d 2003)

Hatem El Mekki  was born in Jakarta, Indonesia..his family ( Tunisian father and Indonesian Mother) traveled to Tunisia when he was 6 years old.. his Designing talent was soon revealed and marked his life as a student due to the Studentships he won at the Tunis Lyceum and later in France, with travels to Paris and Lyon where he acquainted himself with some of the Ideas of the contemporary Artistic currents....El Mekki's Art feeds itself  with a mix of his Asian heritage and North African elements and this particularity of his work allowed him to conquer a place in the European Art market... But , his work , for the Common Tunisian Citizen, will always be linked to the design of Bank Notes and specially of Postage stamps...


Tunisia 1957 "Proclamation of the Republic" (3,1) [Typo] Sc(312,...,314)

Tunisia 1958 "Opening of Paris UNESCO Headquarters" (1) [Recess] Sc(330)

Tunisia 1959 "Emancipation of Tunisian Women"  (1) [Recess] Sc(331)

Tunisia 1959 "25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Neo-Destour Party" (4,4,4) [Recess] Sc(332,...,335) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Tunisia 1959 "3rd Anniversary of Independence" (1) [REcess] Sc(336)

Tunisia 1959 "African Freedom Day" (1) [Recess] Sc(337)

Tunisia 1959 "United Nations Day" (1) [Recess] Sc(364)

Tunisia 1959 "Living in Tunisia" (28,28,15) [Recess] Sc(338,342,345,348,349,351,352,354,355,356,357,359,360,363A,363B) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Tunisia 1959 "1st Anniversary of the Central Bank" (1) [Recess] Sc(365)

Tunisia 1960 "World Year of Refugees" (2,2,2) [Recess] Sc(366,367)

Tunisia 1960 "Stamp Day" (1) [Engr (Freres)][Recess] Sc(B129)

Tunisia 1960 "Adoption of the Constitution" (1) [Recess] Sc(383)

Tunisia 1960 "5th National Fair, Sousse" (1) [Recess] Sc(382)

Tunisia 1960 "4th Arab Scout Jamboree" (5,5,1) [Recess] Sc(369) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Tunisia 1960 "Rome Olympic Games" (5,5,1) [Recess] Sc(373)

Tunisia 1960 "5th World forestry Congress, Seattle" (4,4,1) [Engr (Combet)][Recess] Sc(381)

Tunisia 1960 "United Nations Day" (1) [Engr (Durrens)][Recess] Sc(387)

[ Hatem El Mekki's was a great surprise .. I'm a great Fan of his Work.. he continued to design stamps until 1995 , so a great number of posts and many more beautiful stamps are waiting... ]

1 comment:

  1. You've shared the stamps collection, it's really beautiful. And you have provided information about the stamps, it is very important.
    Thank you so much for this
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