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2005-03-21 12:00

Stamp engraver Czeslaw Slania passed away

The Royal Court Engraver of Sweden Czeslaw Slania died the night of Thursday, March 17 after a long period of illness. Czeslaw Slania was 83 years old.

Czeslaw Slania was born in Poland on October 22, 1921 and came to Sweden in 1956. He had worked for Sweden Post as an engraver since 1959. His stamp engravings include the Ballet stamp (1975), Hins-Anders from a painting by Anders Zorn (1983) and his 1000th engraved stamp, the painting "Great Deeds by Swedish Kings" by David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (2000), which is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.  

"A great artist has passed away. His over one thousand stamps are admired and treasured around the world. We at Sweden Post are grateful to have been part of his work," says Britt-Inger Hahne, Managing Director Posten AB, Sweden Post Stamps.  

Czeslaw Slania was active until his very last days. His last completed stamp in February 2005 commemorates the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly. 

Portrait of Czeslaw Slania and image of Czeslaw Slania's 1000th stamp: 

For more information, please contact:
Thérèse Bergling, Press Officer, Sweden Post Stamps, tel.: + 46 8-781 64 60, 

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Last Updated: 2005-03-21 12:00