Europa 2015 - Old Toys SI

Europa 2015 - Old Toys

Embark upon an amazing journey to the wonderful land of toys. You may find familiar toys, or THE toy that accompanied you your whole life.

Manufacture of the doll’s house dates back to 1936. At the age of 7, Madame Reuter from Pétange received the ‘house’ as a St Nicolas gift. The furniture had been made and painted by her father and her mother had sewn all the household linen and the doll’s clothes by hand. When war broke out in 1940, the family was forced to leave their home and the toys had to be left behind.

The building box, comprising model components in stone, was one of the magical gifts that a nursery school child in Hamm could choose at the end of a school year.

The series of postage stamps featuring the toys of yesteryear was produced together with the ‘A Possen’ Museum in Bech-Kleinmacher where the doll’s house furniture and the building box are now on display.

Interview Gery Oth
In an interview with the creator of the two postmarks, Gery Oth, the artist explained that the photographic language expressed in these stamps, in particular, should cause people to stop and take a second look, transport them back to their childhood and evoke memories. The detailed layout of the objects in a space of 13 cm2 posed a real challenge.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 05.05.2015
Designer: Gery Oth (L)
Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe (F)
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 34 x 34 mm, 10 stamps per sheet
Values: €1,45