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1951 (SG173) really like the lattice work on this...

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...closer look at the detail.

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Just noticed that the selvage imprint on the South West African 20/ has Bradbury,Wilkinson & Co.Ld.Engravers whereas on the others it's omitted.

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Another one from Slania, this time for Denmark. The 5Kroner stamp in the stamp was issued in 1912 and I don't know if the original die was used for this stamp or whether Slania re-engraved it.
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More from Denmark all engraved by Arne Kühlmann.


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The two Europa stamps have a couple of scenes I have not seen portrayed on stamps before , street sweeper and garbage man, but both absolutely vital in keeping our cities clean.

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One more engraved by Kühlmann.


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.....and one from 1941 Third Reich Germany portraying Mozart which was engraved by Ranzoni who later did many Austrian stamps. I find the centering very poor on many of these German war year stamps.


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I always like the black proofs of any well engraved stamp - it helps to highlight the varied techniques of shading. Here is a nice set from Austria:

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The Ashmun sheet of Liberia. My terrible scanner does not do it justice.
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Czeslaw Slania's 1,000th stamp (for Sweden).

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NewPhilatelist wrote:I always like the black proofs of any well engraved stamp - it helps to highlight the varied techniques of shading. Here is a nice set from Austria:
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I have these as issued but they look quite good in black too.A wonderful example of design & engraving. Are these what is called schwarzdruck ?

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Yes, these are Schwarzdruck or "black print/stamp". They are stuck on a full page card stock with information such as the names of designer, printer, engraver, etc. I think these were made for presentation purposes, but I am no expert in Austrian items.

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Here is a black proof of Slania's 1000th.

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And another Slania piece.

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These North Borneo stamps are what inspired me to collect engraved beauties.

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NewPhilatelist wrote:Here is a black proof of Slania's 1000th.

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It looks absolutely stunning in black/blue much better than the multicolour version as issued. Since the stamp is supposed to portray Slania's excellent engraving technique why would Swedish Post issue it on such a way which detracts from the engraving. Guess they figured everyone likes lots of colour in their stamps. :lol:

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I didn't see any Monaco posted yet...
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You're right Adam, Monaco has some really fine engraved stamps. I bought sheets from a couple of the ones below from the Monaco Philatelic Centre because I really liked them. Apparently stamps sold to collectors were at one time one of Monaco's main foreign income.
They were produced by the State Printers in Paris


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Sweden continues the tradition :!:

These are the 2009 set "Snow-white Animals":

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[quote="KevinHedley"]Sweden continues the tradition :!:

These are the 2009 set "Snow-white Animals":

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They look so clean and fresh, amazing what can be achieved using only one colour.
Which makes me think back many years ago to around 1966 when I complained to Canada Post Philatelic Section about why they didn't print multicolour litho stamps like some other countries instead of the boring, single & bicoulored engraved stamps they were issuing at the time.
How does the saying go again? Be careful what you wish for.
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KevinHedley wrote:Sweden continues the tradition :!:
Thank goodness for Sweden! There are very few countries remaining who value the skills of a master engraver.

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More Slania, this time from Denmark.

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And the stamp close up.
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KevinHedley wrote:Sweden continues the tradition :!:

These are the 2009 set "Snow-white Animals":

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Really nice! They did a fantastic job with them.
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I listed up this lovely recess printed set today ... they don't make too many sets like that today! :lol:

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Portugal 1928 3rd Independence set 16 mint. https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=17393

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admin wrote:I listed up this lovely recess printed set today ... they don't make too many sets like that today! :lol:

Portugal 1928 3rd Independence set 16 mint. http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=17393
If you have a closeup of the 6c, 32c, or 96c could you post it as well? I think the expression on the woman's face is worth a closer look :) Is that a pot of boiling oil in her hands?

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NewPhilatelist wrote: Is that a pot of boiling oil in her hands?
Perhaps it is a bedpan?

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iomoon wrote:There is an article on this in January's Scott Stamp monthly.

It seems that

Emanuel Hahn did Scott #'s 323-324, 330, 335-336, 352, 360-361

Lawrence Hyde #'s 365-369

Carl Mangold # 371

A.L. Pollock # 334, 363, 375-376, 381, 395, 400, 411

Gerald Trottier # 378-379

Philip Weiss # 390, 398, 410, 412.

I finally got a hold of Scott Stamp Monthly for Feb 2010 at the library. Thanks iomoon for pointing this out to me, it's a good article. It lists the Canadian stamps which do not have a hidden date; wish I knew that before I spent hours looking for something that wasn't there. :lol:

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Norway has also produced some fine engraved stamps such as the Architecture series.
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A little more detail

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And a few more

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Here is one for the 25th year of reign for Olav V, King of Norway.

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lithograving wrote:Norway has also produced some fine engraved stamps such as the Architecture series.

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I was looking at this set yesterday and I never noticed all the detail in these engravings. :D

I particularly like the way the engraver has picked out the detail of both the grass on the roof and the wood carving on the 2.50 value. 8)
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BACK O' BOURKE wrote:1927-1928 SWA overprint

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I've just noticed that the SuidAfrika overprints S.W.A do not have a stop after the A whereas the SouthAfrica overprint S.W.A. does have the stop after the A.

Is this standard practice?

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I like this 1961 West German Personalities set not so much because of the engraving but these line drawings look almost like caricatures.
Letterpress was used to print up to the 25pf and the rest were engraved.
An identical set was issued in West Berlin inscribed Berlin

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All of the stamps are the same size but after cropping I got this variation.
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I think Goethe looks quite mad, reminds me of the old movie The Picture of Dorian Grey

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BACK O' BOURKE wrote:1927-1928 SWA overprint

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I've just noticed that the SuidAfrika overprints S.W.A do not have a stop after the A whereas the SouthAfrica overprint S.W.A. does have the stop after the A.

Is this standard practice?

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Kev, the missing stop is a printing error. The 1/- is a very rare value of which only a few
examples have been recorded. Below is another example.

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BACK O' BOURKE wrote:
Kev wrote:
BACK O' BOURKE wrote:1927-1928 SWA overprint

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I've just noticed that the SuidAfrika overprints S.W.A do not have a stop after the A whereas the SouthAfrica overprint S.W.A. does have the stop after the A.

Is this standard practice?

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Kev, the missing stop is a printing error. The 1/- is a very rare value of which only a few
examples have been recorded. Below is another example.

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Some brilliant examples here, breathtaking stuff - decided to post this one again 8)

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Here are some values of the Buenos Aires 1877 revenue stamps, printed by the American Bank Note Cº:
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Elsewhere, I promised Pertinax I'd post some examples of the engraved work by Perkins, Bacon for the Indian States. This is no place to do an exhaustive study, but here's a quick run-through of some specimens of the printer's work.

Bhopal - SG 100, 1908

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Perkins, Bacon also did some very similar government service stamps for Bhopal from the same year, through into the 1920s.

Jaipur - SG 7, 1904

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Kishangarh - SG 44, 1904

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These were relatively short-lived contracts - only the one set, with perforation variations - each for Jaipur and Kishangarh. However, Perkins, Bacon had rather longer-running contracts with Cochin and Indore.
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The Cochin contract must have been quite a nice little money-spinner for Perkins, Bacon in its declining years. Here is SG 27 of 1911

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SG 38 of 1923

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and a plate proof of the 6 Pies stamp in the colour finally used for the 4 Pies

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and what must have been one of Perkins, Bacon's last remaining contracts, SG 58 of 1933:

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Perkins, Bacon won the contract for Indore stamps from Waterlow in 1904. Here is a plate proof of the 1904 ½ Anna, in near the issued colour

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and the long 1927-1937 set:

Plate proof of the 4 Anna, SG 26, in the issued colour

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and of the 1 Rupee, in an unadopted colour combination:

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I like the one rupee Indore, Tony. 8)

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Thanks so much Tony, that's all very interesting.

I hadn't seen any of these Perkins Bacon items before.


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