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Printed Date: 15 July 2018 at 09:56


Topic: Isle of Vue 2018
Posted By: Steve
Subject: Isle of Vue 2018
Date Posted: 18 February 2018 at 03:32
Brilliant stuuff from Alan and Colin yet again.

It's nice to have a set of 4 this year, with all the usuals that we tend to expect, plus a pile of extras that bring the Isle of Vue to life. I have a number of admission tickets to the various attractions (just the sort of things people would keep as souvenirs), but think there may be more in other collector's mailings. Same with the five Swedko's I have. Of these I have two taken by Thoams Ramsay, but no actual ones by Thomas Swedko himself. I will post up some pictures soon.

All four regular variants located

Alan has absolutely nailed it with the illustrations. He has they body language of the 'models' spot-on for pairs of courting couples. Well done, especially with the amount of detail in there. Is that a bird nesting box on the tree?

I wonder if we have similar or different extras included.
Did you get a Love Swing tete-beche pair on the card?
A rose coloured Poetry Corner with a different variant in the Early Bird?
A purple Love Swing tete-beche pair in the Forum extra? I haven't yet spotted a different variant here (yet).
Does your colour test sheet match the one pictured on listing eBay? Mine does, but on the posting envelope I have two non-standard coloured stamp that are not on that test sheet. Hence other sheets may exist. In fact all the extras were likely to be derived from sheets with non-standard stamps produced for specific purposes.

Thank you both for such a great issue. You have raised the bar so high that it will need a pole vaulter to match it.

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 18 February 2018 at 05:49
Here are my Swedko photos and admission tickets



What did you get? Please share.

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 20 February 2018 at 00:00
Before I sent out the CDVs I took a picture of some of them so I would know not to do it again...


It's a deliberately fuzzy picture - BUT you can see, there are plenty for everyone, and lots of variations, so no spoilt surprises!




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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 21 February 2018 at 08:06
I think I have unravelled the Variants - very Only Connect

Please do not hesitate to post up images or descriptions of what you received. I am trying to compile a full listing.


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 21 February 2018 at 23:17
The listing runs on ebay until 14 March so plenty of time left yet - BUT if you'd like to find your own variants without seeing them broken down here first it looks like you'll have to buy sooner rather than later.  This particularly applies to overseas buyers, none of whom have yet reported receiving their deliveries.

The 'Early Bird' reward of a free variant stamp ends tomorrow, but as in previous years, the free variant stamp for forum members will run until the end of the listing.




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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 22 February 2018 at 04:33
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

I think I have unravelled the Variants - very Only Connect


Read the excert from Laernu Area by Area; it will help with the Variants.

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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 24 February 2018 at 00:56
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Below are the Swedko cards (fronts and backs) and admission tickets which I received.






























I wonder whether the couple top left are no longer a couple! The tearing in half of the card seems clearly intended to indicate that something of a split has taken place between them.

Note the reference to Peter Yorke on the back of the bottom left card.


The Tunnel of Love seems popular. Although note that only one of the three entrance tickets is for "Admit two" whilst the other two are only, and it seems to me rather sadly, for "Admit one".

There is handwritten text on the back of three of the entrance tickets, as follows:
  • Maison Tropiken: "HALF DAY"
  • Splashenwishen: "14 Market Place.."
  • Sporten: "Won the 3 legged race"


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 February 2018 at 03:50
The backs of my photos. A bit boring compared to yours Joolz



Some of the tickets and photos do seem to tell a story.

My tickets all say Admit One apart from one, so perhaps it was normal to 'Go dutch' there. I think I need to buy something more to see if I can get a few more tickets to match yours. There does seemt o be plenty to do on the Isle of Vue. Here's a list of atrractions so far:
Parks and Gardens
Carnivale
Kermisen
Museum
Maison Ameriq
Maison Europ
Maison Tropika
Cliff Walks
Lake (something)
Splashenwishen
Sporten
Tunnel of Love
Casen de Ceren
(something)amento
Cl(something)
There could be a Maison Centro and Maison Arcta also
Any suggestions as to what the Casen de Ceren and Kermisen may be? The first may just be Laernuan for Tunnel of Love. Now why didn't we have a stamp for that?


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Posted By: Admin
Date Posted: 26 February 2018 at 23:12
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:


Any suggestions as to what the Casen de Ceren and Kermisen may be? The first may just be Laernuan for Tunnel of Love. Now why didn't we have a stamp for that?

Let's just say that had Alan had a little more time there would have been a Tunnel of Love stamp - it was shortlisted and thumbnailed but we started to realise how much work was already involved in producing 4 stamps and variants and we had to draw the line somewhere.

Alan was keen to graffiti 'Zazz is a Wonker' on the entrance to the tunnel...  LOL

Maybe another year?


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 26 February 2018 at 23:13
Thanks to everyone who has posted here, it makes all the hard work worthwhile!

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 26 February 2018 at 23:29
Thank you too for providing us with dome great stamps and other material. I still haven't compiled a full listing (as far as one can say that for Laernu stamps). Aleays something new around the corner

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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 27 February 2018 at 22:31
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I forgot to scan this in last time but here is the research paper I received in my Isle of Vue package. Was there just the one example this year? Or do others have different versions?

































Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 27 February 2018 at 22:42
I have the same. I believe its all on the two pages.

Which stamps did you get in and on the card? And on the Royal Mail envelope?

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 04:37
My Stampex card off Colin arrived today. Only 11 days by 1st Class Royal Mail! However, worth the wait as it is themed very nicely with this issue. Love the visual pun Colin; nice one.

Has anybody else noticed the tribute to Quilpusha, formerly an active member of the Forum and still missed?

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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 09:20
Having failed to attend the annual gathering this year, I wonder whether I am still in line for a Stampex special this year? I will certainly be watching the post with interest over the next couple of days! That's if the London posties are willing to brave our treacherous icy pavements, of course.

I mentioned the reference to Peter Yorke (Quilpusha) that is on the back of one of the Swedko cards in my post earlier in this thread. Have you spotted another?


Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 09:24
By the by, in answer to your earlier question about extra items and stamps on my Royal Mail envelope, the details are as follows:

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The tete-beche pair on my Valentine's card comprises a Floral Gardens variant (left-hand, upside-down) and a Poetry Corner standard (right-hand, right-way-up).

My early bird stamp is a pink Poetry Gardens different variant with what looks like two birds in the sky above the couple which I took (in the spirit of other variants) to be the lovebirds from the 2012 Isle of Vue issue.

My forum extra is a purple The Love Swing tete-beche variant pair, both stamps are JN inscription variants.

My colour test sheet looks like the one pictured on the ebay listing although the colours in Colin's pictures actually seem more vibrant than those on the sheet itself.

The stamps on my Royal Mail envelope seem pretty close in colour to the issued stamps but perhaps a slight shade paler. They are a vertical pair, which appear to be a The Love Swing standard above a Poetry Gardens variant.


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 10:03
Originally posted by Joolz Joolz wrote:

Having failed to attend the annual gathering this year, I wonder whether I am still in line for a Stampex special this year? I will certainly be watching the post with interest over the next couple of days! That's if the London posties are willing to brave our treacherous icy pavements, of course.

I mentioned the reference to Peter Yorke (Quilpusha) that is on the back of one of the Swedko cards in my post earlier in this thread. Have you spotted another?


Not another. I missed your reference


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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 10:14
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

Originally posted by Joolz Joolz wrote:

Having failed to attend the annual gathering this year, I wonder whether I am still in line for a Stampex special this year? I will certainly be watching the post with interest over the next couple of days! That's if the London posties are willing to brave our treacherous icy pavements, of course.

I mentioned the reference to Peter Yorke (Quilpusha) that is on the back of one of the Swedko cards in my post earlier in this thread. Have you spotted another?
Not another. I missed your reference
No worries. I didn't do much of a job of highlighting it. Just mentioned it in between the images. Shame though. I was hoping you had found another reference to the late great Pusha-da-Quil.


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 20 March 2018 at 22:19
Not strictly stamps, but for anyone who would like to know a little more about their 'Kameristen' photo cards there is now a Facebook information page...

http://www.facebook.com/laernutrouven/" rel="nofollow - https://www.facebook.com/laernutrouven/


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 21 March 2018 at 05:00
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Not strictly stamps, but for anyone who would like to know a little more about their 'Kameristen' photo cards there is now a Facebook information page...

http://www.facebook.com/laernutrouven/" rel="nofollow - https://www.facebook.com/laernutrouven/


Well worth a visit; a good read

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 21 March 2018 at 05:03
There will be more... click 'Follow' and you'll get updates as and when  :-)



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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 28 March 2018 at 11:33
For FaceBookophobes the Q&As regarding the Isle of Vue Kameristen can now also be found on the http://www.muba.eclipse.co.uk/Laernu_and_More/" rel="nofollow - Laernu And More website.

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 05 April 2018 at 11:02
Here are my photos front and back:

https://flic.kr/p/24pZ4m3" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/24pZ4m3" rel="nofollow - isle of vue photos by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/FQyeSH" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/FQyeSH" rel="nofollow - isle of vue backs by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr

and here are the stamps on my Stampex card:

https://flic.kr/p/HJh4fd" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/HJh4fd" rel="nofollow - isle of vue postcard by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 06 April 2018 at 04:46
Thanks Daniel

So who spotted the theme that ran through the variants of this issue?

The Poetry Corner variant had a Bunny of Love poking its head above the flowers in front of the two lovers.
On the beach below the Cliff Walk a Cocoa d'Amour hs been washed up.
A pair of Laernu Lovebirds are flying oover the gazebo in the Floral Gardens
On the tree trunk by the Love Swing Jacques Neuhaus has carved his initials and a heart.



And of course you may find a variant of a variant!

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Posted By: Keith
Date Posted: 30 April 2018 at 08:40
Once again, with thanks to all the brilliant research by Steve, I've been able to update the askmeaboutstamps website to detail the 2018 Valentine Issue.  http://www.askmeaboutstamps.com/?page_id=4586" rel="nofollow - Here's the link.  

Great work again Colin and Alan.

My apologies, as ever, to you all that it takes me so long to update the site nowadays - I must get out less!!

Keith

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 01 May 2018 at 00:25
Many thanks Keith, much appreciated  ;-)

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