Do you ever get the feeling that sometimes things are meant to be found???
I'm not sure if you remember the post the I did of the items that we bought in England, 2011? One of the items we sent home was an old oil painting. We found it at Chipping Norton (an Antique and Old Wares shop in Market Street) and as the frame was very big and heavy we left that behind with the shop owners and posted it back.
As you know I am always on the hunt for interesting stamps and I often buy single pieces. My latest purchase is the Cinderella Stamp below located in Serbia*; it just so happens that it is the same image as my painting. I bought the cinderella stamp to keep alongside the painting.
I can only assume that the painting was painted from the stamp or an original painting as they often are. My researching efforts have met a dead end, and I can find little about the stamp or the image. I have translated what I can below. If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be great.
Ausstellungshallen am Zoo: Exhibition halls at the Zoo
Ausstellung von Hunden Aller rassen: Exhibition of dogs of all breeds
Dienstag 18, Mittwoch (Busstag) 19 November, 1913: Tuesday 18, Wednesday (Day of Atonement) 19 November, 1913
Hektor Gesellschaft der Hundefreunde, EV.Sitz Berlin (Jm Kertell), Gegründet 1876: Hector society of dog lovers, EV.Sitz Berlin (Jm Kertell), founded in 1876
Printed by A Gerhard & Co Berlin
Did you know that Cinderella Stamps are stamps
that are not used for postal purposes (not exchanged as a form of
money) but are placed as a decorative seal alongside a postage stamp?
They include Christmas, Easter or charity seals, poster, revenue,
charity and railways stamps. The term Cinderella could imply that they
are a diamond in the rough but the graphics on these stamps are just
incredible and every bit as interesting as a better known postage stamp.
Collecting Cinderella stamps is a popular part of philately. * For more interesting Cinderella Stamps, I recommend probaj on ebay or Probaj-Stamps.
Thanks for the best wishes and kind comments from my previous post, it really cheered me up. Enjoy your week, Tam x