Tuesday, 1 March 2016

I Interview...Nivelle from Belgium

While chatting with a fellow Slania collector from Belgium, I asked him if he would be interested in a Slania Crazy! interview. He happily agreed.


Q: When did you start collecting Slania stamps? 
A: I started about 9 years ago.

Q: What drew you to collecting Slania Stamps?
A: The sheer beauty of his work.

Q: What is your favourite Slania stamp? 
A: It is difficult to choose just one. This one from Sweden shows so much emotion.

And this one I have is signed by Slania.

Q: Where do you usually get your Slania stamps? 
A: I live in a small village with no stamp shops so I get my stamps on ebay, Delcampe, and Bidstart.

Q: What references do you like using? 
  •  www.slaniastamps-heindorffhus.com
  • I have a Facebook page which people add to with information.

Q: Do you remember what your first Slania stamp was? 
A: Yes, the Faroese Ram. It is beautiful.

Q: Do you collect any other engravers? 
A: I also collect Albert Decaris.

Q: What else do you collect?
A: I collect classic stamps, stamps with tabs, errors. I also collect Algeria and the Ottoman Empire. I also collect and repair ladies' mechanical watches.

I'd like to thank Nivelle for taking the time to partake in my little questionnaire. If you would like to participate, please let me know in the comments. I'd love to hear from you.

Until next time...

Stay Slania Crazy!


  1. Dear Matt, of course with pleasure I answered your questions about my collection of C. Slania.
    Slania's engravings have some things magical.
    Brightness, strength.
    A certain quality in the search for detail.
    An example is very detailed : https://flic.kr/s/aHskpFDF29
    and a simpler one : https://flic.kr/p/frg32j
    Finally, What can we say here ? :https://flic.kr/p/fpy1Pe

    Matt , thank you for the interest that you carry to C. Slania.
    Cher Matt ,bien sur avec plaisir j'ai repondu à tes questions concernant ma collection de C. Slania.
    Les gravures de Slania ont quelque choses de magique.
    Une luminosité , une force.
    Une qualité certaine dans la recherche du détail.
    En voici un exemple très detaillé : https://flic.kr/s/aHskpFDF29
    et un autre plus simple : https://flic.kr/p/frg32j

    Pour finir , que dire devant ce travail? : https://flic.kr/p/fpy1Pe

    Merci Matt pour l'interet que tu portes à C. Slania.

    1. I'm very glad you took part, Nivelle. And I'm happy that you like the way the interview turned out.