A Rare Plate Block of Four

Ridinger – Ceskoslovensko – Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm) 1698 – (Augsburg) 1767 – 2.40 Kčs. Postage-stamp in color as upper right plate block of four (with selvage) showing the title sheet of the master’s majestic 18-sheet set New Riding School (Th. & Schwarz 628-645), also referred to as Large or Viennese School, of 1734 within the five-sheet set “Horses”. Ed. by the Czechoslovakian postal authorities. April 21/24, 1969. Steel engraving by Bedřich Housa (b. Prague 1926) together with autotype rotogravure. 4¾ × 3⅜ in (12 × 8.5 cm). – Mint.

The highest value of the set and the one and only in color , too !

The other four motifs – each as plate block of four as above – in the sequence of their values as following :

Hendrik Goltzius (Millebrecht/Venlo 1558 – Haarlem 1617, Eqvvs liber et incopositvs, -.30 Kčs.) – Matthäus Merian (Basel 1593 – Schwalbach 1650, Le Bonite, -.80) – Vaclav Hollar (Prague 1607 – London 1677, Don Goncalo Fernandes de Cordva, 1.60) – Albrecht Dürer (1471 Nuremberg 1528, The Large Horse, 1.80).

In respect of Ridinger as supposed artist of absolutism as the highest ideological enemy of the working class of the Communists

quite extraordinarily spectacular event of the Prague after spring ,

to be valued only as a demonstration of the low, but with the loudness of a fanfare. As a great, courageous gesture of bonds with the European culture. Worthy of a Ridinger who used himself just so a low tone when he depicted that critical moment of the Alexander campaign in fall 326 B.C. at the Hyphasis in the Punjab as fatefully for world history when the king recognized that he must turn back. For the present to feel the campaign’s pulse. And to let follow the verdict by the set Fights of Killing Animals texted by Brockes.

Offer no. 13,370 | sold

Ridinger’s Vienna Riding School before Old Master Horses (Set of Stamps Czechoslovakia 1969)

– – The same, but each of the five values as single copy of à 2⅛ × 1¼ in (5.4 × 3.3 cm).

Offer no. 13,371 | EUR 50. (c. US$ 60.) + shipping

„ mein Besuch gestern in Padingbüttel hat mir Freude bereitet. Die bei dieser Gelegenheit erworbenen (Ridinger-)Blätter sind eine Bereicherung meiner Sammlung. Ich beginne nunmehr mit der Erfassung in meiner Datenbank und bitte Sie, mir eine möglichst hoch auflösende Bilddatei der Eisbären zusenden. Vielen Dank “

(Herr M. T., 26. März 2014)


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