Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hercules, Independence, Agriculture and Hermes

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These Stamps belong to the 1970 set 11  "The Labors of Hercules" ; beautiful stamps about the Mythological Hero Hercules ..His father was Zeus and his mother a Greek mortal Woman, Alcmene.. Hera became angry with Zeus and tried several times to kill the recent born baby...; without success ,Hera swore that Hercules life will be miserable.. 
After his marriage with Megara , Hercules had 2 children.. Hera,with all of her powers, spread confusion and Evil Madness in Hercules spirit , and in a terrible episode of anger and rage Hercules murder his own family... After some time Hercules call for the intervention of Apollo .. In return for the cure to Hera  "Mind Pollution", Apollo forces Hercules to purify himself by making the Famous Heroic Labors. 
Perf: 12 x 13.5 or 13.5 x 12 
SG(1134,1136,1137,1138,1139,1140)   Sc(975,977,978,979,980,981)

2 stamps of the 1971 set 6 "150th Anniv of War of Independence (4th issue). The War on Land "
Perf: 13.5
SG(1181,1182) Sc(1021,1022)

Complete set 2 1962 "Greek Farmers' Social Insurance ".
Perf: 13 x 13.5
SG(900,901)  Sc(741,742) 

stamp representing Hermes putting on his sandals ; it belongs to a definitive set 16 (1911/1921) ...among this 16 stamps there are other 2 representations of Hermes and 1 of Iris,  also repeated with different values and colors [Hermes head and Caduceus , Hermes holding Arkas ]. This set appears in substitution of the famous "Flying Mercury" 1901 set.In the classification of these stamps , we have to keep in mind the quality of the paper... it is a white paper with a particular pattern of small "diamond shape" figures. It is quite visible when we put the stamp against the light..this pattern have a vertical orientation for all the stamps of this set . Unwatermarked set.
Perf: 13.5
Sg(223) Sc(207)  

stamp from the set 18 (1913/1923) ; the progressive diminished quality of the paper is specially marked in the last years of these period , when various quality's of paper and gums were used..Unwatermarked set
Perf: 13.5

from the same set 18, but it was issued only in 1923.
Perf: 13.5



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