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Topic: Isle of Vue 2019 & 2020
Posted By: Carole
Subject: Isle of Vue 2019 & 2020
Date Posted: 19 February 2019 at 22:32
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

At last!  This year's issue is out there  :-)

I've tried to mix it up this year, next year it's back to basics...



Thanks for looking  Smile


Having finally opened all of the many envelopes, and had time to realise quite how detailed everything is all I can say is that you, and not forgetting Alan have outdone yourselves

Colin its brilliant

Thank you




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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 20 February 2019 at 01:56
Thank YOU Carol, you are very welcome    Thumbs Up 

I will pass on your comments to Alan!


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 22 February 2019 at 11:51
Has anybody found Isle of Vue on the Laernu map yet?

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 01 March 2019 at 07:47
I have been a bit slack going through this years Isle of Vue full set. And there's plenty to look at there.
Here are the post cards I had in my pack, but there are others. Could people share a picture of their's if it's not the same as these please.



Now I looked at those two barefoot spear-fishing soldiers, and thought 'photoshop job!' But surely they didn't have Photoshop in those days. Anyway, there's atale in them somewhere.

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 01 March 2019 at 09:06
I also got these miniature sheets and tete-beche pairings

A deep blue snake variant in the Early Bird gift - did anybody get a different colour?

An alternative ladder variant minisheet in the Forum members gift - did anybody get anything different

A minisheet of 2 regular stamps

A tete-beche pairing of a regular stamp and an alternative ladder variant
A tetebeche pairing of the grren no ship Sinduvarten stamp - anybody got anything different?



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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 02 March 2019 at 00:09
I have just updated my 'bite-sized' webpages listing Colin's significant issues to include this year's issue. http://www.muba.eclipse.co.uk/Laernu_and_More/html/sinduvarten.html" rel="nofollow - Click here

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 03 March 2019 at 13:38
This is a great issue from Colin and Alan and must have taken much preparation and planning. We learn much about Learnu and the Isle of Vue and we even get a map.

My special stamps were the same as Steve's except for my tete-beche pair which has the straight ladder. I have the same canal postcard but this Pagoda card:

https://flic.kr/p/Rg2eyB" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/Rg2eyB" rel="nofollow - Isle of Vue Card by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr

Interestingly, we get to see the original postage stamp on which the main stamp is based. It is the Dominica definitive series issued from 1923 to 1933 and features the then seal of the colony and George V. Here is the 1d value:

https://flic.kr/p/Rg1TmH" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/Rg1TmH" rel="nofollow - Dominica 1d by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 05 March 2019 at 07:51
Those soldiers crop up everywhere. Are the same pair, or are they selected because they look alike?

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 31 December 2019 at 01:42
Just over six weeks before the William Lole Gardens are opened up to the public once more, with the Klifwanderlingen, the Bloemmen Jarden, Poezie Angulen and the Duwen et Trekken. What new attractions will be unveiled this year?

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Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 21 February 2020 at 00:44
Hi !

Steve's comment makes me really impatient to receive the new 2020 creation! What a pity that I don't live in UK! I have to be patient, everything looks so superb!
And this is the first time that I will receive a color test sheet! Party

Thank you very much, Colin and Alan, for giving us so much 'cinderellastic' pleasure!
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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 21 February 2020 at 05:22
I have updated my http://www.muba.eclipse.co.uk/Laernu_and_More/index.html" rel="nofollow - Laernu & More website with the new Isle of Vue issue and last year's Halloweens. This is more a guide to Colin's (and Alan's) stamps rather than a catalogue. I left that for the now defunct AskMe site. I will have to see if I can remedy that somehow.

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Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 22 February 2020 at 07:29
I received the big envelope this morning!

The sentence that could best sum up my mind when I discovered its content is:
"woooaaa....!" HeartHeart

It's brilliant.

I also believe I have identified the variants. I will comment on the colors, and everything else later ... until everyone receives their purchase.Big smile

In the meantime: BRAVO AND THANK YOU, you are incredible!Hug




Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 03 March 2020 at 05:39
Apart from saying (the obvious) that the Special Delivery Package for Isle of View 2020 Is a Beautiful Intriguing Work of Art.......

I wondered if the Early bird issue "minisheet of one stamp with selvage" is supposed to be the "standard"stamp or a Variant ?

The artwork sheet shows four variants, 
one of which is on the sheet of stamps and the first day cover (together with the standard stamp).
Another variant is on the Forum Member issue "minisheet"
but the other two are only available in the "bags of stamps"

the Bonus special issue "minisheet" seems to be a fifth variant.

So are there 6 stamps to look for in the pairs of stamps that come in the "bags of stamps" (standard, bonus and four variants) or 7 ?(the early bird)

and how much selvage have people found with their pairs of stamps ?

Only two of my pairs of stamps had selvage but they make up the lower right corner of the sheet of variants and together make up the statement "Designed by Colin Edwards and illustrated by Alan Batley"




Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 03 March 2020 at 08:03
I have listed a total of 6 variants.

There is of course the sheet variant - 1 of the 16 stamps. Because a variant + standard pair were used for the covers it is safe to assume that there were sheets printed to supply the pairs with equal numbers of the standard stamp and the sheet variant.

Each of the the three single stamp mini-sheets has additional new variants.

The last variant as far as I can see is reproduced on the artwork sheets, and appears solely in the pairs of loose stamps. This suggests that further sheets with all variants and ordinary stamps in pairs was prepared for splitting.

What is confusing is that the standard stamps and only four of the variant stamps are illustrated on the A4 artwork sheet. There are two others. All four of the variants of the illustarion are also show. The fifth variant used for the Early Bird bonus uses a standard beach illustration as does the obvious inverted image stamp.

I have examples of the standard stamp and five of the variants included in loose pairs, but not the Early Bird variant. So yes there are 7 stmaps in total.

None of my loose pair has any selvedge. If these do come from a sheet of stamps containing standards and mixed variants it is likley Colin would have used the same selvedge decoration and text as the regular sheets.

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Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 03 March 2020 at 22:11
So Steve, if I understand correctly, you discovered in loose pairs:
- the 4 variants presented on the artwork + the standard one = 5
- 2 inverted images
which makes 7, the early bird being apart and not found in loose pairs (which would not be surprising, given its main characteristic).

For my part, I found in the loose pairs only the variants numbers 2,3,4 (on the artwork), the standard and reversed one.
So I only found 5 on my side.

I have 2 upper vertical pairs which seem to confirm what you say about selvages:
"ILLIS - Postag" and "Laernu     "
(same selvedge decoration and text as the regular sheets), but the selvage "Laernu" is not a corner (no vertical selvage) ... maybe these sheets are on a A4 format, or more? It would be interesting to have confirmation of the existence of a real corner.

I don't have a lot of experience with Colin and Alan stamps, but I think that on the artwork sheet, the "variants" only concern the design of the central part of the stamp, the play with inversions not taking into account. (except for the special issue bonus). Otherwise it would be too easy ... LOL


Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 03:11
As I said (above) have two pairs of stamps that make the right corner of the sheet. 
whether this is a real corner or not I couldn't say but it looks real.



Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 04:12
Originally posted by elmstead elmstead wrote:

As I said (above) have two pairs of stamps that make the right corner of the sheet. 
whether this is a real corner or not I couldn't say but it looks real.



Its a real corner but not from the sheets of 15 standard + 1 variant. There would have been a sheet of mixed variants and standards stamps with that text on the selvedge

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Posted By: Perky
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 04:19
I wasn't able to buy Colin's stamps but I would love to see some pictures and it would help me to understand your thread comments about variants and selvedge etc.  It all seems so mysterious.

Surely no need to worry about spoilers anymore?




Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 04:47
Originally posted by Perky Perky wrote:

I wasn't able to buy Colin's stamps but I would love to see some pictures and it would help me to understand your thread comments about variants and selvedge etc.  It all seems so mysterious.
Surely no need to worry about spoilers anymore?

I do not know if there are australian or asian friends among us ... the delivery times seem to be long enough for them ... Unhappy


Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 05:08
Dear Perky I can't see why you weren't able to buy Colin's stamps

The stamps, artwork first day cover and special delivery package are all available on Ebay.
just put in the search term Isle of Vue or Learnu

So this is why we are trying not to spoil the surprise for everyone waiting for their stamps and those who haven't spotted the variants.






Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 05:08
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

Originally posted by elmstead elmstead wrote:

As I said (above) have two pairs of stamps that make the right corner of the sheet. 
whether this is a real corner or not I couldn't say but it looks real.



Its a real corner but not from the sheets of 15 standard + 1 variant. There would have been a sheet of mixed variants and standards stamps with that text on the selvedge


@elmstead: I read you, but not well enough. Sorry. Embarrassed
As you were not talking about the text of the horizontal selvage in your description (which might be "Laernu" in the top right part and the bottom right part), nor of the text part "© 2020" for the vertical selvage of the bottom right corner, I thought it was missing text information.
This, of course, if the selvages of the mixed variant sheet are identical to those of the sheet of 15 standard + 1 variant, and taking into account that the sizes of the 2 types of sheets can be different.

@Steve: The account I made for your discovered stamps was good or was I wrong? Do you have 7 or 6 diffrents stamps in the loose pairs? (not counting the early bird)
Don't be surprised by my question, and please forgive me, your reasoning is certainly very clear, but English is not my native language ... so I'm a bit lost Confused



Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 05:16
sorry about the quality of the image I had to use my old iPad

but this is the sheet that I think we could piece together once everyone has their stamps

I deliberately cropped out the central images so I didn't give away the variants
(the Lower Horizontal strips of the bottom two stamps are both blank)




Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 05:32
Interesting, the selvage text is on the height of 3 stamps ... for the normal sheet it is on the height of 4 stamps ...


Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 05:40
and to answer Jerakeen....

I don't have the Top Right corner, only the Lower right corner, so the sheet could be larger than 3 stamps tall

and

I think there are four variants and the standard stamp (where the variation is in the central image)
There is also an inverted stamp (the Bonus stamp minisheet contains this)
So, all six stamps appear in the pairs of stamps and single stamps contained in the "bags of stamps"available on Ebay.(use the search terms Learnu or Isle of Vue)

However, there is a seventh stamp "the Early bird" which appears to be a colour variation of the standard stamp
and I was asking if anyone had found this Early bird stamp in their "bags of stamps" (I so want to type LBE) and so far it appears the answer is "No"


Posted By: jerakeen
Date Posted: 04 March 2020 at 06:46
Many Thanks ! Smile


Posted By: Perky
Date Posted: 05 March 2020 at 00:28
Originally posted by elmstead elmstead wrote:

Dear Perky I can't see why you weren't able to buy Colin's stamps

The stamps, artwork first day cover and special delivery package are all available on Ebay.
just put in the search term Isle of Vue or Learnu

So this is why we are trying not to spoil the surprise for everyone waiting for their stamps and those who haven't spotted the variants.

I should have explained, I lost my job just after Christmas so am trying to limit my spending  Embarrassed

Hopefully something will come up soon but in the meanime I am house, baby and pet-sitting!


Posted By: Perky
Date Posted: 23 March 2020 at 04:48
Back behind a desk now, perhaps the only beneficiary of Coronavirus!

Don't let my personal problems affect anything here, I am sure everyone who bought them in february has their stamps by now and my own will not be far away   Big smile


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 05 November 2020 at 04:26
By now everyone who bought the 2020 Isle of Vue stamps should have received a little Halloween extra, just a little thing to cheer us up in these sometimes miserable times.

Thank you all for your support over the years, I don't take it for granted, and it gets more difficult each year to come up with something new!  But you lovely people make it all worthwhile  Big smile

And a big thank you to all the people who had asked if it was OK to put up pictures on the forum or on Facebook and have been happy to hold back until (hopefully!) the post has reached the futhest outposts of Europe and the USA.




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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 05 November 2020 at 04:46
It was indeed a splendid surprise to have the Isle of Whoooo!! items drop through my letter box. It all adds to the history of Laernu and the Isle of Vue. The minisheet of stamps is so much appreciated, while the newspaper clipping and the tickets for the All Hallows celebrations brings this so much to life.




I hope Colin doesn''t mind me having a little play with his stamps.


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 06 November 2020 at 03:24
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

I hope Colin doesn''t mind me having a little play with his stamps.



Once artwork is out there in the public domain there really isn't much I can do about it  ;-)


Did you really only receive 3 attractions tickets? Something must have gone wrong there...


Thanks for posting!  


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 06 November 2020 at 03:38
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Did you really only receive 3 attractions tickets? Something must have gone wrong there...


No I got a few more, that was but a selection that I scanned

Wouldn't mind a La Mave Resten postcard though - save me one

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 06 November 2020 at 07:08
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

[QUOTE=Colin]Wouldn't mind a La Mave Resten postcard though - save me one  

The postcard is only iffy Photoshop I am afraid, but if I get round to the real thing (if enough people are interested...?) you'll be first to know.  Perhaps also Kameristen cards for the menage à trois?


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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 06 November 2020 at 07:25
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

[QUOTE=Colin]Wouldn't mind a La Mave Resten postcard though - save me one  

The postcard is only iffy Photoshop I am afraid, but if I get round to the real thing (if enough people are interested...?) you'll be first to know.  Perhaps also Kameristen cards for the menage à trois?
Just rewriting the post I just posted and deleted as I was saying exactly the same as Steve about wanting to get hold of one of those very nice postcards (but which only exists in software). Can I please be the second to know if (when) you produce one irl?Smile


Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 06 November 2020 at 09:54





Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 07 November 2020 at 23:38
OK, I must admit I was hoping that someone else would try and identify what attractions the tickets are for....but here goes...
1) Pandemische Downlocken is probably Pandemic Lockdown , particularly as it states(Admit maximum of 6) 
2) Shoktherapie could be Shock therapy (as an attraction? to participate or as spectator?)
3) Invado de la Wax Mummy Zombie Bodystealers seems likely to be Invasion of the Bodysnatchers(but is it a film? a musical ? as its at la Muzikalen)
4) Turen til Underverdenen ?? (underverdenen in danish means Dark land) maybe it's a Tour of the Underworld or the Dungeons ?
5) but I haven't a clue what Halloo....Menteer Vampieren  might be (Hello Mr Vampire???)
6) and Nao Acorder a bruxen ??
Can anyone else give better translations and are there any other tickets ?






Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 08 November 2020 at 09:28
The written language of Laernu generally is based on a mixture of the great explorative nations such as Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, France and Britain. This is due to the great number of maritme visitors who have left their mark on Laernu over the centuries. However it is a received language as the original Laernu tribes did not write, so frequently there will be words based on how a word sounds rather than how it is written. Sometimes this might include elements such as 'er' and 'un' or 'en' where a visitor might be stumbling for the precise word - but in doing so create something similar. 

Not much help as Google Translate does not readily accept Laernu, but fiddle around and it will frequently recognise words and provide an adequate solution. 

Like so many things in Laernu, language is a work in constant progress...  Wink

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Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 08 November 2020 at 09:44
nao acordar 
Don't wake up ??


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 08 November 2020 at 22:06
I found this in an old book of Laernu children's games. I would imagine the adult version would be a little more challenging...



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Posted By: elmstead
Date Posted: 09 November 2020 at 05:05
Don't wake up the witch ?


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 09 November 2020 at 06:19
Originally posted by elmstead elmstead wrote:

Don't wake up the witch ?

YES!!!


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 18 November 2020 at 06:52
I have now had a boost to my All Hallows event ticket collection - thanks Joolz. Have I got the full set? Here are all the different attrractions so far. Some of these will appear on different coloured paper, while all have the same design on the reverse - botom left on the picture.



Nao Acorser a busen *
Tunel d'Amor
Pandemische Downlocken *
Zombien VarrAssing
Turen Unterverdenen
Invade de la wax mummy
Spooken Hausen
Truc ooo Tracken
Casa den Fantasmagoricas
Shok therapie

I have spares of those maket * if anybody would like one

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 19 November 2020 at 12:34
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Originally posted by elmstead elmstead wrote:

Don't wake up the witch ?


YES!!!


Or ... perhaps Do Not Wake Up To The Witch?

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 21 November 2020 at 01:06
I should have said that both the Attractions ticks and the newspaper article come on very authentic looking paper, which just adds to the credibility of these ephemera

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 04 December 2020 at 08:57
Wonderful to have a pre-postage paid postcard of La Maven Resten to add to the 2020 Isle of Vue issue.



My article for January's Cinderella Philatelist is an update on Colin's fantasy cinderellas over the past four years, right up to the Isle of Whoooo!! events. I have already submitted it for publication, and think that the editor has already got to work on the magazine layout so can't really add this. Perhaps anther update in four years time.

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 21 December 2020 at 23:10
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

[QUOTE=Colin]Wouldn't mind a La Mave Resten postcard though - save me one  

The postcard is only iffy Photoshop I am afraid, but if I get round to the real thing (if enough people are interested...?) you'll be first to know.  

One of the few benefits of the Covid lockdowns, a little more time available than usual for adding some extra items, particularly something requested by collectors.

The printed versions are not quite identical to the Photoshop version originally shown here though, perhaps these things evolve over time  :-)


Thank you to everyone who has posted comments here, it's nice to be able to respond to your requests for once!


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