zondag 27 november 2016

Sunday Stamps: 20th century inventions

Today Sunday Stamps theme is '20th century inventions'.

I like stamps which feature technical things, so also this theme makes me happy. Check the wonderful stamps people shared on today's Sunday Stamps blog and the links mentioned there!

On my turn I'd like to share one of my favourite Dutch stamp sheets with you, showing 10 Dutch inventions. The stamp sheet was issued in 2010 for the 100th anniversary of the 'Octrooiwet', the Patent Act, in the Netherlands.



Not all are 20th century inventions. The submarine, invented by Cornelis Drebbel, and the telescope by Hans Lipperhey were early 17th century inventions.
And the LED lamp by Philips and new additions to the solar car by the Solar Team Twente, have been 'born' in our 21st century.

Nevertheless the majority of stamps show 20th century inventions, six in total. The year mentioned is the year in which the patent was granted:
- The artificial kidney, by Willem Kolff in 1948;
- the VacuVin wine saver by Bernd Schneider in 1987;
- the milking robot (or: automated milking) by Van der Lely in 1987;
- improvement of the chainguard (chain case) by Wilhelmine van der Woerd in 1974;
- automated handwriting recognition by TNT Post in 1980, which is used for turning the mail address into a code (you can see the - for mail lovers wellknown - (orange) lines on the stamp);
- the Dyneema fiber, 'strongest fiber' by DSM in 1979.

See more inventions on Sunday Stamps and via the links mentioned there.

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Fantastic set, Heleen, and once again I am jealous that PostNL makes such creative use of the selvage.

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    1. I think USPS has made beautiful stamp edges, too, haven't they?

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  2. Brave man to go down in a submarine in the 17th century, they build them where I live, hopefully to 21st century safety standards. I love all the intricate little details on the sheet.

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    1. Building them close to your place, how cool is that! Did you ever enter a submarine?

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  3. Hi Heleen, thanks so much for the added information about my Germany stamp on your comment to my post. You have a wonderful sheet here and I enjoyed looking at the details on each stamp. A great sheet to have in one's collection!

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    1. Thank you, Maria!
      Your German stamp (in combination with the theme '20th' century, and me remembering my late grandfather) triggered me to find out more about the audio devices. So thank you for letting me learn (and share my insights :-) )

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  4. I'm glad that you uploaded this set, because I was hesitating among these stamps (I have received some of them... from you) and the British inventions. Of course, my favourite stamp is the handwritten recognition. Every time I see videos of these machines, I get really amazed.

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    1. And I am glad you chose the British stamps :-)

      Yes, the handwriting recognition is amazing. And guess what: thanks to the orange bar code I received two (chain)cards back, while I had forwarded them (after receiving them for the first tume) to Belgium and Lithuania and I hadn't written my address on it, just the recipient's addresses. The postal machines have ignored my handwriting and have noticed the orange lines immediately :-)

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    2. They are machines, after all.

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  5. It's interesting to see just when these things came into our lives - we take so many for granted and forget the time frame.

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    1. Yes, really interesting!
      On our turn, we know when internet started and still can wonder about the worldwide connections through the web, while for the younger generations it is so normal :-)

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