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Art Deco Stamps in Europe

Art deco design has been present way back the 1920s up to the present time. From the 1920s, art deco design became internationally popular and was used by different areas of art, even in designing postage stamps. Postage stamps in different parts of the world have its own unique design and style printed on it. However, there are several countries that are using art deco design on their certain postage stamps. Curvilinear forms, geometric forms, sharply defined outlines, and bold colors are mainly used in all types of art deco design, regardless of what specific area of art it came from.

Art Deco Design and Postage Stamps

Postage stamps are important for you to be able to send mails to other places in the country, or even to other places in other countries. During the 1920s and 1930, art deco design was greatly used as basis for different postage stamp designs from different countries. In fact, there are certain countries that show strong influence of art deco design on their postage stamps, but there are also certain countries that used traditional designs on their postage stamps with an incorporation of art deco design on their postage stamps that are barely noticeable.

Art Deco Design Postage Stamps on Europe

Since art deco design originated from Europe, then it is obvious that art deco design has a very strong influence on all areas of art in all countries in Europe. During the 1920s, postage stamps with art deco design were first made. Some countries adopted the art deco design started during the mid 1930s, but never really made very famous and widely spread in the United States of America. During the 1920s, notable art deco design postage stamps in Europe include small masterpieces of different styles.

Art Deco Design Postage Stamps in France and Germany

France 1931, Exposition Coloniale Internationale

Back in 1925 in France, set of stamps were issued to commemorate the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Aside from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris Exposition Coloniale Internationale of 1931 was also commemorated with a set of stamps that include an art deco design with an image of an African woman head with block lettering within ruled lines, a common style of art deco design.

Germany 1925, “Traffic wheel”

On 1925, Germany issued a stamp with a bold art deco design of a traffic wheel image. The stamp was issued in commemoration of the Deutsche Verkehrausstellung München 1925 or Munich Transport Exhibition of 1925. 9 years later, Germany issued another stamp with an art deco design with an image of two hands grasping a piece of coal, which refers as the Saar Plebiscite.