My Copernicus Christmas Present Mish/Mash!

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Harry Golightly, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    I'm not sure this is the place for this but perhaps some of you will appreciate my attempt at constructing a Christmas Present for a 'polymath' professor friend of mine
    who teaches at Rice university.
    It did not turn out as well as I wanted but think he'll appreciate at least the amount of thought I put into this project. The frame is .950 silver over mahogany (Circa 1940's)
    The Stamps surrounding the nazi Polish Copernicus Overprint Souvenir sheet are U.S.
    commemorative 8¢ & the German Copernicus 500th ann. of his birth Commemorative
    5 Mark (.650 Silver) is from 1973. All opinions welcome as I, for one, opted for QUANTITY over QUALITY...& maybe I put too much info into this frame.
    Que` sera`,

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  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Hi Harry:

    That is an attractively done gift. I like it and I sure your professor friend will too. I find the coin especially attractive. The planets in orbit are well struck, and the earth with the moon circling is really cool! It wouldn't take much for me to start collecting coins again. That one could do it.

    Only one question about lay out. Is the Polish S/S just laid on top of the U.S. Copernicus sheet, or is there a buffer between it. Seem like the S/S might stick to the stamp sheet without a buffer, unless the S/S is without gum.

  3. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Hi Don & Thanks for your comments.
    I thought good & hard about how to mount the Souvenir sheet. It is in a clear acetate sleeve trimmed exact to fit then the sleeve is mounted on acid-free Black
    matte-board, then the board mounted atop the background . I chose black to help set-off the perf. holes.
    I'm toying with the idea of cutting another rectangle piece of black matte, just enough to cover the 2 U.S. stamps below the souvenir sheet & remount the coin on the black piece of board to accent the coin & differentiate it from the rest of the design. Right now (IMO) it does not work, just being glued to the 2 U.S. stamps.
    Watch me 'fine-tune it' till I screw it up!...LOL!
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  4. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    Very cool <HG>!!
  5. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Very nicely done Harry! I think it's a great frame, a great topic (Copernicus) and great stamps.
  6. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Thanks, Hoch. & Molokai...We all need 'verification' occasionally...LOL!
    Addendum to 'fine Tuning Idea':
    Have cut the perfect piece of matte-board and placed it over the existing coin. Found that I liked the original coin 'floating' directly over stamps as the black rectangle & Coin atop, pulls the eye down away from stamps, thusly upsetting the gestalt & balance that now exists.
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