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Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia was a sovereign state in Central Europe which existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until 1992. From 1939 to 1945 the state did not de facto exist due to its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, but the Czechoslovak government-in-exile nevertheless continued to exist during this period. In 1945 the eastern part of Carpathian Ruthenia was taken over by the Soviet Union. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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#368

Scott: #368O (B)

Issued: 18.12.1948

30th Anniversary, First Czech Stamp

#1 Inside #368: Czechoslovakia Type A1P, 1918


#647

Scott: #647P

Issued: XX.XX.1954

Definitives

Inside #647: Stamps on Envelopes


#811

Scott: #811P

Issued: 8.6.1957

Youth Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #811: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #896P

Issued: 18.12.1958

40th Anniversary of First Czech Stamp

  Inside #896: Czechoslovakia Type A2P, 1919 (Pic of #36)

 

Designer "error"

Lou wrote: The design does not reproduce the first stamp of 1918 per the anniversary, but a later issue of 1919, and obviously, the designer felt that including the white blotches of the foliage would not miniaturize well, so he left them off, just like Mucha did on later Hradcany issues. Curiously, the cachet on the official first day cover reproduces an undenominated essay of the correct 1918 issue, so somebody knew the difference.

 

Reproduced: Czechoslovakia #23 (1919), modified: white foreground foliage removed.


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Scott: #988-9P

Issued: 11.7.1960

National Stamp Exhibition

 Inside #988, #989: Czechoslovakia #226P

 Inside #988: Czechoslovakia #881O

Inside #988: Czechoslovakia #989P

SOSOSOS Stamp On Stamp On Stamp On Stamp

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From SOSCC Forum - Posted by ilsergente

http://www.lafilatelia.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=3665


Scott: #1069P

Issued: 25.9.1961

26th session of the Governor’s Council of the Red Cross Societies League, Prague.

 Czechoslovakia Type A382P (Pic of #973) (B)


Scott: #1071O

Issued: 23.10.1961

PRAGA 1962

 

#1 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #1P

 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #1030P

Scott 120 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #120P

 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #534P

 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #885O

 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #813P

#811 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #811P

 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #C23P

 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #988P

#979 Inside #1071: Czechoslovakia #979P


Scott: #1361O

Issued: 18.12.1965

Stamp Day

Inside #1361: Pseudo Stamps


#1514

Scott: #1514O

Issued: 18.12.1967

Stamp Day

#65 Inside #1514: Czechoslovakia #65P

(Changed color)

 Inside #1514: Czechoslovakia #71P

 Inside #1514: Czechoslovakia #81P

(Changed color)


Scott: #C59O, #C60P, #C61P, #C62O, #C63P, #C64O, #C65O

Issued: 30.10.1967

PRAGA '68

Inside #C60-1: Pseudo Stamp

 Inside #C62: Austria #3O

 

 Inside #C64: Netherlands #9O (Changed color)

 


Scott: #1554O

Issued: 22.6.1968

PRAGA '68, 50th Anniversary, Czechoslovakian Stamps

#1 Inside #1554: Czechoslovakia Type A1P, 1918


Scott: #1581O

Issued: 28.10.1968

50th Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia

Inside #1581: Czechoslovakia,

Bohemian Lion Breaking Chains

 Type SP1P, 1919

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert

 


#1600

Scott: #1600P

Issued: 18.12.1968

50th Anniversary, Czechoslovakian Stamps

 Inside #1600: Czechoslovakia #2P

(changed color)

 Inside #1600: Czechoslovakia #3P

(changed color)

http://www.manresa-sj.org/stamps/2_CzechRep_2.htm


#1663

Scott: #1663O

Issued: 18.12.1969

Stamp Day

Inside #1663: Pseudo Stamp


#1726

Scott: #1726P

Issued: 18.12.1970

Stamp Day

#65 Inside #1726: Czechoslovakia #65P (or B2)

(changed color)


#1914

Scott: #1914O

Issued: 18.12.1973

Stamp Day, 55th Anniversary of Czech Stamps

Inside #1914: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2154O

Issued: 18.12.1977

Stamp Day

Inside #2154: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2196O

Issued: 10.9.1978

PRAGA '78

Inside #2196: Pseudo Stamp


Mi #P206O

Imprinted postal card

Issued: 10.9.1978

PRAGA '78 - Exhibition/Czech Stamp Day/60th Anniversary of Czech Stamps

 

#1 Inside Mi #P206: Czechoslovakia #1P

#65 Inside Mi #P206: Czechoslovakia #65P

 Inside Mi #P206: Czechoslovakia #1691O

 Inside Mi #P206: Czechoslovakia #1933O

The card also exists in a printing variety with inscriptions in color brown ochre instead of orange.

 

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott 2217

Scott: #2217P

Issued: 18.12.1978

60th Stamp Day

 Inside #2217: Mucha essay art work like Czechoslovakia #5P


Scott: #2224O

Issued: 2.3.1979

1st Anniversary, Joint Czechoslovakia-Russian Space Flight

 Inside #2224: Czechoslovakia #2160O


Scott: #2340P

Issued: 18.12.1980

Stamp Day

Inside #2340: Pseudo Stamp


#2347a

Scott: #2347aO

Issued: 10.5.1981

WIPA '81

#40_1 Inside #2347a (In Margin): Austria #40P


Scott: #2391P

Issued: 18.12.1981

Stamp Day

 Inside #2391: Czechoslovakia 63P

Eduard Karel (1861-1950), attended the Goldsmith School in Prague, later named the High School of Applied Arts. In 1881, he began metal engraving studies with Prof. Unger and wood engraving with Prof. Hecht at the High School of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1899, Karel returned to Czechoslovakia.


Scott: #2442O

Issued: 18.12.1982

Stamp Day

 Inside #2442: A part from AP9 - Czechoslovakia #C25P

Jaroslav Goldschmeid (1890-1977).  His postage stamp engraving was probably limited to Czechoslovakia.


#2492

Scott: #2492O

Issued: 18.12.1983

Stamp Day

 Inside #2492: Czechoslovakia #114P (changed color)

Karl Friedrich Seizinger (1889-1978), was born in Germany and died in the Netherlands. After his apprenticeship as an engraver, he worked at the Cartographic Institute in Berlin. After World War I Seisinger engraved in Finland and then Czechoslovakia. From 1924-1929 he studied with Max Svabinsky at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Prague. Seizinger fled Czechoslovakia to avoid the approaching Germans during World War II and moved to Yugoslavia, where he engraved postage stamps. He moved to Croatia and untimately to the Netherlands where he engraved postage stamps and bank notes for Joh. Enschede and Sons.


Scott: #2541O

Issued: 18.12.1984

Stamp Day

Bohumil Heinz (1894-1940), studied drawing under J. Benda, V.H. Brunner, J. Schusser, A. Jakesch, and F. Kysela in Prague. He engraved postage stamps for Czechoslovakia, Great Britain and her colonies, Greece, and Sweden and bank notes for 16 countries.

 

 Inside #2541: Czechoslovakia #232 (?)

Lou Guadagno wrote: This was a challenge when it came out. I wanted so much for there to be some part of a previous stamp in the design so that I could include it with all the previous Czech stamp artists in the series.

The design is a strange one, since it appears to show a (memorial?) plaque, the “stamp” being engraved is much too large and, although the right hand holds a burin, the numerals and lettering are not in reverse.

It took me quite a while of going thru my albums and catalogs for stamps engraved by Heinz, but I finally found it.  It was the 50 h value of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jan Purkyne issued in 1937; the 50h of the value and JAN EV of the inscription can be made out with a magnifier.  This is probably one of the most difficult identification I ever made.


Scott: #2591O

Issued: 18.12.1985

Stamp Day

 Inside #2591: Czechoslovakia Aerogramme Plate H&G F61O

Bohdan Roule (1921-1960), Sc2591. Roule studied under F. Tichy and K. Vodak and engraved 54 postage stamps for Czechoslovakia.


 

 

Scott: #2609O

Issued: 3.6.1986

60th Anniversary, International Philatelic Federation

Inside #2609: Pseudo Stamp

 

Inside #2609 (right label): postmark on an envelope

http://www.infofila.cz/new/zpravodaj-4-2006-temer-zapomenuty-vladimir-kovarik-r-11-c-2586


Scott: #2617P

Issued: 02.09.1986

Registration

Inside #2617: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2639O

Issued: 18.12.1986

Stamp Day

 Inside #2639: Czechoslovakia #88P, Essay 25h (1918)


Scott: #2683O

Issued: 18.12.1987

Stamp Day

 Inside #2683: Czechoslovakia Type SP1 – (#B126P)

Lou wrote: I think this scan is worth adding to your Czech site. I think this was the only time the Czechs did a special mini-sheetlet for Stamp Day.


1988card

Mi #P239O

Imprinted postal card

Issued: 10.8.1988

PRAGA '88 - Exhibition/Czech Stamp Day/70th Anniversary of Czech Stamps

 Inside Mi #P239: Czechoslovakia #31P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott 2714

Scott: #2714P

Issued: 18.8.1988

PRAGA '88, 70th Anniversary Czech Stamps

#3 Inside #2714 (In Margin): Czechoslovakia #3P

http://www.manresa-sj.org/stamps/2_CzechRep_2.htm

 

Lou Guadagno wrote: For Czecho Sc 2714 s/s I went a different way for the SOS ID. Even with my very-liberal design component guidelines, the added “stamp” in the lower margin was really a Type B revalued reissue, since it is, as you show, Sc #3 with a modern value, but I put it in my lists anyway. However, two years or so ago, I re-went thru the set-aside duplicates and Type B SOS material from an auction lot I had bought some time before (when I opted to add the Design Component category, I wanted to see what could now fit into my collection).  One of the items was the Czecho s/s, Sc # 368, which did not make the cut for several reasons—the stamp is a pure Type B revalue/reissue, and per the original SOSCU definitions, a s/s could not be a SOS unless the stamp of value was a SOS design, or the s/s itself was valued somewhere in the margin.  I was going to put it back into the envelope when I got that “this looks familiar” feeling.  A quick run thru my on line collection came up with Sc # 2714—the “stamp” and value on both were identical except for the colors!   I got to add the 1948 s/s to my collection—not as a SOS issue, but as a stamp on a stamp.

My Czechoslovakia # 2714 ID now reads: In margin of sheet: Czechoslovakia #368 (from s/s)—modified: changed color.


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Mi Block 77A perf, 77B imperf

Scott: #2690 (Note)

Issued: 26.8.1988

PRAGA '88

#637 Inside #2690 (In margin) Czechoslovakia #637P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#2724

Scott: #2724P

Issued: 18.12.1988

Stamp Day

  Inside #2724: Czechoslovakia #P17P

(Czechoslovakia Essay for unaccepted design)

 

(partial engraved plate, in reverse)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#2769

Scott: #2769P

Issued: 18.12.1989

Stamp Day

#241  Inside #2769: Czechoslovakia #241P

(Detail of the stamp, in changed color)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#2789

Scott: #2789P

Issued: 6.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#2 Inside #2789: G.B. #2

ESSAY-plate Inside #2789: G.B. #1 – Essay

#2789 FCD


Scott: #2814P

Issued: 18.12.1990

Stamp Day

 Inside #2814: Czechoslovakia #1182O (B)


#2849

Scott: #2849O

Issued: 18.12.1991

Stamp Day

#41 Inside #2849: Slovakia #41O


Scott: #2876O

Issued: 18.12.1992

Stamp Day

Inside #2876: Pseudo Stamp

Jindra Schmidt (1897-1984), worked with K. Kabelka at one of the last woodcutting workshops in Prague. From 1914 to 1917 he attended the High School of Applied Art in Prague where he studied under Prof. Hofbauer. Schmidt is one of the most prolific engravers of Czech postage stamps. He also engraved stamps for Bulgaria, Ethiopia, and Iraq. I was fortunate to have had indirect contact with Jindra Schmidt a few years before he died. I am delighted to have some of his work that bears his signature, including a self portrait with a personalized dedication.


Best website related:

Entrance Hall of the fascinating world of Czech and Slovak stamps

http://www.batz-hausen.de/stampeng.htm

 

http://www.phstamps.com/

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