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POLIDORO DA LANCIANO * HOLY FAMILY  * 2015 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: POLIDORO DA LANCIANO * HOLY FAMILY * 2015 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: ITALIAN CHRISTMAS STAMP DEPICTS HOLY FAMILY BY POLIDORO DA LANCIANO By Giorgio Migliavacca A € 0,95 Christmas stamp was issued by Italy on 21 November 2015 for Christmas mail use; the stamp depicts the Virgin Mary with Child, St. Joseph and St. Catherine of Alexandria, a painting of the school of Venetian Renaissance master Polidoro da Lanciano, part of the collection of Bergamo’s Accademia Carrara. The stamp indirectly celebrates the 500th birthday of Polidoro da Lanciano. His date of birth has been questioned and it would seem that he was more likely born in 1510; in fact he was admitted to the guild of Venetian painters in 1530 which would have been rather improbable for a 15 year old adolescent. In his last will in 1565 he stated that he was “about 50 years old”, indicating the even he was not sure of the exact date of birth. Polidoro Lanzani (also known as Polidoro de’ Renzi, aka Polidoro da Lanciano, aka Polidoro Veneziano)) was born in Lanciano near Chieti in 1515, his grandfather was a famous artist specializing in ceramics. With a declining economy in his hometown, he moved to Venice at a very early age. There he remained and worked for most of his life; in Venice he married Angelica, an older woman, who died in 1532. He later married Elena Buzzacarini, a woman from Padova who gave him a son, Giovanni Antonio. The young Polidoro did some of his apprenticeship at Titian’s workshop, and he surely worked at Vecellio’s school. Savoldo, Titian and Bonifacio Veronese had a strong influence on his style. His paintings are not signed. Most of his paintings depict religious subjects such a saints, Christ, the Descent of the Holy Ghost, and a series of paintings depicting the Holy Family. During the late 1800s some of his paintings were erroneously offered by London auctions as the work of Titian. Polidoro’s most famous painting “The Descent of the Holy Ghost” was attributed to Bonifacio Veronese, first, and later to Titian. In the mid-1600s painter and art historian Carlo Ridolfi and later on, Marco Boschini, set the record straight. According to recent research, in 1648 Ridolfi started a gossip about Titian suggesting that from time to time the great master would forget to lock the room where he kept his prized things; his assistant (among them Polidoro) would access the room to make copies of the paintings. At some point Titian started to rework his assistants copies and pass them as his own work. According to Ridolfi, this would explain why many of the unsigned paintings by Titian assistants have been attributed to him. These rumors seem have been questioned by critics, but there remains for the fact that Titian’s workshop did actually produce replicas of his most successful paintings. At his death, in 1565, Polidoro’s financial situation was rather pitiful; however, he had inherited some land from his father, and in due course his widow, stepson and son moved to Lanciano. One of his paintings at the Louvre in Paris is positioned very close to Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Polidoro’s paintings can be admired at museums in London, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Paris and Cleveland. He died in Venice in 1565 after suffering from “fever” for over six months.
Price: $11.00
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1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS Press Office OLYMPYA STADION Illustrated Postcard
Country: GERMANY
Condition: 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS Press Office OLYMPYA STADION Illustrated Postcard
Description: scarce
Price: $19.00
Item Id #014338    See Details...
FRANCE KING CHARLES IX  1560-1574 - Poster Stamp
Country: FRANCE
Condition: CHARLES IX OF FRANCE
Description: Fine and useful poster stamp
Price: $9.00
Item Id #000771    See Details...
HISTORY FRANCE REVOLUTION BASTILLE SIEGE * MAXIMUM CARD
Country: FRANCE
Condition: HISTORY FRANCE REVOLUTION BASTILLE SIEGE * MAXIMUM CARD
Description: HISTORY FRANCE REVOLUTION BASTILLE SIEGE * MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $12.70
Item Id #001795    See Details...
PETER KAISER * HISTORIAN LIECHTENSTEIN 1964 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: LIECHTENSTEIN
Condition: PETER KAISER * HISTORIAN LIECHTENSTEIN 1964 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: Special first day of issue postmark
Price: $17.00
Item Id #002051    See Details...
 PERICLES MAXIMUM CARD rare
Country: FRANCE
Condition: PERICLES MAXIMUM CARD rare
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005891    See Details...
DEVIL TEMPTS JESUS CHRIST from Novum Testamentum 1250 AD MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VATICAN
Condition: DEVIL TEMPTS JESUS CHRIST from Novum Testamentum 1250 AD MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $29.00
Item Id #007427    See Details...
ISETTA 300 beautiful MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: ISETTA 300 AUSTRIA MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Price: $14.00
Item Id #007683    See Details...
 OSIMO ST JOSEPH COPERTINO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: OSIMO ST JOSEPH COPERTINO MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #007939    See Details...
COFFEE ECCO COFFEE PERFECT BLEND BOSTON Meter Mark
Country: USA
Condition: COFFEE ECCO COFFEE PERFECT BLEND BOSTON Meter Mark
Description: This is a piece "cut out" from a cover - it is not a cover It comes from the BELLEVUE COLLECTION formed in the 1940s and 1950s when Meter Marks were invariably collected as "cut out" from covers. To this day most thematic collectors present Meter Mark items from "windows" created on their album pages, therefore the need for having the entire cover is rather marginal. OF GREATER SIGNIFICANCE IS THE SCARCITY OF THESE METER MARKS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD THEM TO ENHANCE IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS
Price: $8.00
Item Id #008963    See Details...
FRESCOES POPE SYLVESTER & EMPEROR CONSTANTINE 1 ITALY MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: FRESCOES POPE SYLVESTER & EMPEROR CONSTANTINE 1 ITALY MAXIMUM CARD
Description: The Edict of Milan established freedom of worship and marked an end to religious persecution by recognizing the right to profess one’s own faith. The declaration was issued in 313 AD in Milan, where Costantia, daughter of Constantine (emperor of the west) married Licinius (emperor of the east). From the beginning, the Christians would not participate in the imperial cult which claimed the divine status of the Roman emperors. For this reason, the Christians were opposed by the political and religious authorities. The Christian martyrs, the faithful who gave their lives for the faith, are eternal witnesses to the ferociousness of this persecution. To mark the 1700th anniversary of the “Edict of Milan” ITALY has issued a mini sheet, the latest in a joint issue with the Vatican, depicting scenes of Constantine and Pope Sylvester I taken from the recently restored 13th century frescoes in the Oratory of Saint Sylvester at the Santi Quattro Coronati Basilica in Rome. Pictured here is one limited edition Maximum Card with the Pope Sylvester showing the portraits of St Peter and St Paul to the Emperor Constantine the Great.
Price: $12.00
Item Id #009731    See Details...
2013 WRITER GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: 2013 WRITER GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $2.10
Item Id #010243    See Details...
J. C. DAHL Mountainous Landscape with Animals NORWAY MAXIMUM CARD
Country: NORWAY
Condition: J. C. DAHL Mountainous Landscape with Animals NORWAY MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $12.50
Item Id #010499    See Details...
MACKENZIE FALLS VICTORIA MAXIMUM CARD
Country: AUSTRALIA
Condition: MACKENZIE FALLS MAXIMUM CARD
Description: SPECIAL PICTORIAL FIRST DAY OF ISSUE POSTMARK
Price: $9.00
Item Id #001284    See Details...
RELIGION POPE JOHN PAUL I ALBINO LUCIANI 2012 ARCHITECTURE ST PETER CUPOLA
Country: ITALY
Condition: RELIGION POPE JOHN PAUL I 2012 ARCHITECTURE ST PETER CUPOLA
Description: Commemorative stamp issued on 17 October, to coincide with the centenary of Pope Luciani's birth, which occurred October 17, 1912, the Italian stamp dedicated to Pope John Paul I, born Albino Luciani. His pontificate was very short, little more than a month between the election to August 26, 1978 and his death on September 28 of that year.The stamp shows the smiling Pope blessing the faithful and, on the right, St. Peter's Basilica with Michelangelo's dome.
Price: $3.15
Item Id #003588    See Details...
BRUEGEL ADORATION OF THE MAGI GRENADA MAXIMUM CARD
Country: GRENADA
Condition: BRUEGEL ADORATION OF THE MAGI GRENADA MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $20.00
Item Id #004868    See Details...
ANGEL HOLY WATER Linz Cathedral MAXIMUM CARD
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: ANGEL HOLY WATER Linz Cathedral MAXIMUM CARD
Description: TO FIND MORE MAXIMUM CARDS & OTHER THEMATIC ITEMS FROM AUSTRIA simply use the SEARCH ENGINE on this site ** type "AUSTRIA" and enter
Price: $13.00
Item Id #005892    See Details...
FIAT CROMA beautiful MAXIMUM CARD BULGARIA
Country: BULGARIA
Condition: FIAT CROMA beautiful MAXIMUM CARD BULGARIA
Price: $12.00
Item Id #007684    See Details...
VILLA PALAGONIA BAGHERIA MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: VILLA PALAGONIA BAGHERIA MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #007940    See Details...
POLICE: UNIFORMS - PRISON WARDENS Maximum Card
Country: ITALY
Condition: POLICE: UNIFORMS - PRISON WARDENS Maximum Card
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009476    See Details...
MATTIA PRETI
Country: SMOM
Condition: MATTIA PRETI "IL CONCERTO" SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Description: Mattia Preti (1613 – 1699) was an Italian Baroque painter who worked in Italy and Malta. He had a long and prolific career; his paintings can be admired at some of the most important museums in Europe and beyond. The "Concerto" depicted on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) stamp is held at Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Pictured here is a Limited Edition Maximum Card with the SMOM Stamp.
Price: $12.00
Item Id #009732    See Details...
BALDOVINETTI * VIRGIN & CHILD *  1966 DAHOMEY MAXIMUM CARD
Country: DAHOMEY
Condition: BALDOVINETTI * VIRGIN & CHILD * DAHOMEY MAXIMUM CARD
Description: 1966 CHRISTMAS ISSUE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE MATCHING SPECIAL CANCELLATION
Price: $17.00
Item Id #010500    See Details...
CARAVAGGIO - REST DURING FLIGHT TO EGYPT - SAN MARINO  2009 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: CARAVAGGIO - REST DURING FLIGHT TO EGYPT - SAN MARINO 2009 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Price: $30.00
Item Id #013316    See Details...
NIUTAO TUVALU * CARS MNH 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NIUTAO TUVALU * CARS MNH 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013828    See Details...
POPE PIUS XII 1957 VATICAN MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VATICAN
Condition: POPE PIUS XII 1957 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: 1957 Vatican cds
Price: $15.00
Item Id #001029    See Details...