Kantonsbibliothek Baselland, Liestal (Switzerland)


The “Kantonsbibliothek Baselland” – state library of the canton of Basel-Country (which is not the city of Basel, but a canton in its own right) – uses the official emblem of it’s canton. However, in this stamp the emblem isn’t the center, but seems to be surrounded by the margin. This margin looks like a ring, that encloses the emblem itself. The name of the library seems more important than the emblem.


This stamp is a good exemple for the different effect of the same ink und stamp on different paper. While in the first picture, the stamp looks brightened, this one looks like it does not really interact with the paper. One can get the impression that you can still erase the stamp simply by wipe over it (which is not the case).


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