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This hand stretched canvas print is of a postage stamp from the Ottoman Empire, once based in Istanbul of modern day Turkey. It was first issued in 1913 and features the Mosque of Selim in Adrinople, now modern day Edirne.

The face of this canvas measures 8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm). It is a sample from a series of 20 pieces in this size. Larger sizes are available, if you don't see any among my other Etsy listings please inquire.

I wanted to enjoy stamp artwork without a magnifying glass, without trapping these great little pieces of art in rarely seen binders. I started to blow them up and thought of Past Postage. Vintage postage stamps, meticulously scanned, cleaned, enlarged and printed on a premium archival canvas using professional equipment. The canvas is given a protective UV coating and stretched and stapled over handmade wooden frames of kiln dried poplar. Smaller pieces like this one are stretched over a half inch thick piece of high quality birch ply. The perforations of the stamps are gallery wrapped unto the sides of the frame, making additional framing unnecessary. All artwork comes securely packaged and ready to hang. This is all done under one roof by one person.

Thank you for visiting - and if you like this piece I have many more in my store.

Ottoman Empire Postage Stamp from 1913 Enlarged on Canvas

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: canvas, archival inks, birch
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 84 reviews
  • Favorited by: 54 people