Friday, February 11, 2011

Philatelic Decoupage

The latest American Philatelic Society on-line newsletter features an article by Bonnie Farmer titled Philatelic Decoupage.

According to Bonnie, "In early 2010 the American Philatelic Research Library received an unusual donation: a set of philatelically decoupaged plates dating from the first decade of the twentieth century.The plates were a gift from the estate of Genevieve Marie (Mimi) Harris (1927–2010), a local resident.They formed a philatelic connection to her maternal grandfather who owned a hotel in Chamonix,1 Haute Savoie, France, at the foot of Mont Blanc."

She goes on to say, "The plates are decorated with a selection of photographs and decoupage patterns created from dozens (perhaps hundreds) of stamps and postmarks, carefully cut into tiny mosaic fragments, glued onto the surface of the plates, and then lacquered over to preserve the design."

Click here to read the entire piece.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM