Czech 2018 "Eduard Storch"
664 Scott: Stanley
Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: CZ019.18
designer: Zdenek Danek
(width x height)
||Sheet of 50 stamps
On April 4, 2018 Post Authority of
Czech Republic issued a stamp to commemorate birthday of Eduard Storch
with pair of mammoth
on a background.
The stamp portrays Eduard Štorch illuminated by the light of
the fire in a prehistoric
and an imaginary
view from the cave with an outlined prehistoric
mammoth. The primary motif of the first day cover
is a mammoth. The handstamp uses the motif of
a wedge-shaped hammerstone.
Eduard Štorch was born in Ostromer u Horic on
10 April 1878. He graduated from the grammar school
and teacher’s college in Hradec Králové. He taught
at many schools in eastern and northern Bohemia
(Most region). He conducted paedagogical research
and published the results in the Nová doba magazine.
From 1903 to the retirement in 1938, he lived in
Prague but was long denied the final appointment
as a civil servant for political reasons. After the post-
World War I appointment as a school inspector in
Bratislava in 1919-1921, he returned back to Prague.
Štorch was a very versatile man. As a teacher, he tried
to combine education with outdoor activities, such as
a camp for children and parents on Prague’s Libenský
island. He also gave swimming and skating lessons,
led a scout troop, organised and led many ski courses
for teachers and children. Štorch was a keen archaeologist.
He gained the necessary knowledge by selfstudy
and later by his own archaeological research
and practical experience. He conducted most of his
archaelogical surveys in Prague and around Lobec
in the Melník region. He was also a writer, educator
and journalist. Eduard Štorch died in Prague on
25 June 1959.
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