ODDS AND ENDS

THE GIANT CONCRETE ARROWS ACROSS AMERICA 

DO YOU OWN ONE OF THESE STAMPS ?

US POSTAL STAMP
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Mock up of a stamp Canada Post should consider. [ 1921-2021] Anniversary ?

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PORTUGAL Issues stamps in a Sardine tin- October 2016

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The CTT correio de Portugal have found an original way to mark this issue of stamps dedicated to the National Canning Industry. 

The idea behind this very special highlight was the inclusion of 50.000 series of these stamps presented inside food cans, specially prepared and screen printed for the purpose, but otherwise identical to those used with tuna, sardines, squid, etc...

This is the first time that an issue of stamps will be presented to the public "enclosed" in food cans. 

Collaborating with the CTT on this unusual venture was the oldest cannery still in operation in the world, "Conservas Ramirez" established in 1853.

By happy coincidence, it was the same year that the first Portuguese stamp appeared: the celebrated "D.Maria II" stamp, brought into circulation July 1, 1853 in 5Réis and 25Réis version. 

The company "Conservas Ramirez" advised the CTT on choosing the special can and its screen-printing as well as carrying out the insertion of the stamps into cans, then sealing them in their factory facilities in Matosinhos.

US.TREASURY DEPARTMENT PROJECT 1940

The 6′ x 12′ oil-on-canvas mural “Grape Pickers” depicts men harvesting grapes. The mural was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, and was installed in the lobby of the historic St. Helena post office in 1942.

Postcard  1940

 

St. Helena Post Office, Front facade

The historic post office in St. Helena, California was constructed with Treasury Department funds in 1940. The building, which houses the mural “Grape Pickers,” painted by Lew Keller in 1942 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, is still in use today.

 

 

 

 

W.Dakers,2016

W.Dakers.2016

 Article idea and photos by W.Dakers,2016

POST OFFICE MURAL – ST. HELENA CA

 

"Grape Pickers" Detail

Project type: ArtMurals

New Deal Agencies: Treasury Section of Fine Arts

Completed: 1942

Artists: Lew Keller

DESCRIPTION

The 6′ x 12′ oil-on-canvas mural “Grape Pickers” depicts men harvesting grapes. The mural was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, and was installed in the lobby of the historic St. Helena post office in 1942.