Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Czeslaw Slania [1st Part Poland Stamps (1951/1954)]

[Poland] (b 1921/d 2005)

"Czeslaw Słania was born in Czeladź near Katowice, Poland, the son of a miner.During the Second World War he forged documents for the Polish resistance. He entered the Kraków School of Fine Arts, a renowned graphics arts centre, in 1945. While still a student, Słania was employed by the Polish Stamp Printing Works, where he learned to engrave in steel. His first stamp was issued in Poland on 24 March 1951.In 1956, Słania moved to Sweden, where he began employment with the Swedish postal authorities in 1959. He produced stamps for Sweden and 28 other countries. His work was of such recognized quality and detail that he is one of the very few "household names" among philatelists, and some specialize in collecting his work.
He was the Royal Court Engraver of Sweden since 1972.
His last work was a stamp in 2005 to commemorate the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly. "

Photo : ArtonStamps.org

Poland 1951 "First Polish Scientific Congress" (6,6,1) [Photo] Sc(513)

Poland 1951 "Six Year Plan (Mining)" (2,1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(531,533)

Poland 1952 "10th Anniversary of Polish Workers Coalition" (3,3,1) [Engr (E. Koneck)][Recess] Sc(B63) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Poland 1952 "1st Death anniversary of General Swierczewski" (2,1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(537,B65)

Poland 1952 "Air Mail" (4,4,2) [Engr (B. Brandt 55g)(Czeslaw Slania 1.40z)][Recess] Sc(C28,C30) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Poland 1952 "International Children's Day" (1) [Photo] Sc(B74)

Poland 1952 "Construction of Cement works,Wierzbica" (2,1) [Engr (B. Brandt)][Recess] Sc(549,550)

Poland 1952 "Shipbuilders Day" (3,3,1) [Engr (S. Lukaszewski)][Recess] Sc(B78)

Poland 1952 "Electricity Power station" (3,1) [Engr (E. Konecki)][Recess] Sc(553,554,B82)

Poland 1952 "Aviation Day" (3,3,1) [Engr (M.R. Polak)][Recess] Sc(B87) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Poland 1952 "Birth Millenary of Avicenna (Arab Physician)" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(558)

Poland 1952 "Zeran Car- Workers Fund" (2,1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(563,B99)

Poland 1953 "Six Year Plan / Car Industry" (2,1) [Engr (M.R. Polak)][Recess] Sc(B100,B101)

Poland 1953 "10th Anniversary of Polish People's Army" (3,3,1) [Photo] Sc(591) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Poland 1953 "Renaissance Commemoration" (3,3,1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(593)

Poland 1954 "Air Mail" (6,6,5) [Engr (J. Miler 60g)(Czeslaw Slania 80g)(S. Lukaszewski 1.15z)(B. Brandt 1.55z)(M.R.Polak 1.95z)][Recess] Sc(C35,C36,C37,C39,C40) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

[ I have to buy new Catalogs to continue the Slania Works , for Poland , Sweden and other Countries , because my own catalogs are old and stop in the 80's.. I will need some time to update my library...]


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