Postage Stamp - 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo - Staircase of Laurentiana Library, Florence 1524 - USSR 1975 - Michel 4333 - my hobby

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Postage Stamp - 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo - Staircase of Laurentiana Library, Florence 1524 - USSR 1975 - Michel 4333 - my hobby.

Greetings friends!

Postage stamps are small scraps of paper with small images, but how much this part of the world financial system is gradually disappearing into the past can tell us.

Stamp Series 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo is no exception.

The color and texture of postage stamps is very similar to the color and texture of US dollars and Soviet rubles, they alternate with each other and carry a certain message for their owners.

I advise you to read the entire series of posts about these stamps, I am sure you have not viewed postage stamps from this perspective.

I remember life in the Soviet Union and can draw some conclusions, which, I am pushed by the images on these postage stamps and their semantic load.

So, on the next postage stamp, worth 20 kopecks of the USSR, is depicted Staircase of Laurentiana Library, Florence. .

The staircase is depicted against a background similar to the US dollar, for the possession of which, at that time, the capital punishment, or, a very long prison term, was provided.

The state house, the staircase to the scaffold, what else can they tell, or syvolize this postage stamp?

I suggest looking at this postage stamp and the stamps that precede it.

Description of the postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Anniversaries and Jubilees, art.
Series: 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo.
Name: Staircase of Laurentiana Library, Florence 1524.
Denomination of a postage stamp: 20 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4333.
Episode release date: February 27, 1975.
Perforation: comb 12¼ x 11¾.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 4000000 copies.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.18 - $ 0.38.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp:

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Previous postage stamps from this series:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Anniversaries and Jubilees, art.
Series: 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo.
Name: Creation of Adam - detail, Sistine Chapel ceiling, 1515.
Denomination of a postage stamp: 14 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4332.
Episode release date: February 27, 1975.
Perforation: comb 12¼ x 11¾.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 4000000 copies.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.28.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp:

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Anniversaries and Jubilees, art.
Series: 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo.
Name: Rebellious Slave 1513.
Denomination of a postage stamp: 10 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4331.
Episode release date: February 27, 1975.
Perforation: comb 12¼ x 11¾.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 6000000 copies.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.28.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp:

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Anniversaries and Jubilees, art.
Series: 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo.
Name: Crouching Boy 1524.
Denomination of a postage stamp: 6 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4330.
Episode release date: February 27, 1975.
Perforation: comb 12¼ x 11¾.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 6000000 copies.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.55.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp:

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Anniversaries and Jubilees, art.
Series: 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo.
Name: David 1501-1504.
Denomination of a postage stamp: 4 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4329.
Episode release date: February 27, 1975.
Perforation: comb 12¼ x 11¾.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 6000000 copies.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.28.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp:

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Important!

  1. Please note that the cost of shipping postage stamps to other countries can be many times more expensive than the postage stamp itself, approximately $ 5.5.

  2. I see that it is not profitable to purchase one postage stamp if, suddenly, you need to replenish your collection. It is always more profitable to purchase the entire series, and, surplus, to change, or sell.

  3. If you decide to buy a postage stamp online, be careful. sometimes sellers use stock images. But this option is unacceptable. You need to see exactly the product that you are buying.

  4. If you are afraid that the postage stamp sellers will want to deceive you, you are doing the right thing, do not doubt it.

  5. To get started with this hobby, buy a good magnifying glass, tweezers with flat and thin edges and a stockbook for postage stamps, they will come in handy.

  6. When buying postage stamps, pay special attention to the back of the postage stamp. The adhesive layer must not be damaged.

  7. There is such an expression - How many people, so many opinions, this also applies to sellers of postage stamps. Each of them believes that his postage stamp is in perfect condition, but only you yourself can find the perfect postage stamp for yourself.

  8. Sometimes, a small, white scrap of paper with a round stamp on it and a number inscribed in the center circle can be a very valuable postage stamp from the days when postage stamps were not printed.

  9. The cost of a postage stamp is determined by supply and demand, but usually in catalogs you can see the estimated cost of a postage stamp in Pounds Sterling.

To be continued.

You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog

I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

Author @barski
Ukraine

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

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