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How bad a nicely engraved design can be damaged!

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At the left the stamp engraved by René Cottet, at the right its modification:

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The screen points still had been nicely "engraved" - or rather etched photomechanically :D :mad:

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Rein - Your Luxembourg stamp's "modification" is indeed shocking.

Here are images of a stamp, also nicely engraved by René Cottet, that features an exotic critter. Giant Pangolin (a scaly anteater) was issued for use in French West Africa on May 2, 1955, Scott No. 63.

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The poor man's recess!

The Swiss stamps printed by Nederlandsche Rotogravure Maatschappij in Leiden, The Netherlands, in photogravure without screen [main design] or screened [blue background, Red Cross]; 1927 and 1928 Pro Juventute 30rp:

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lithograving wrote:Yes keep those beauties coming.

Here are a couple of recent Canadian engraved examples which I find very well done.

Canada Post has issued very few engraved stamps in the last 20 years even though Canadian Bank Note (one of the 2 Canadian security printers) apparently bought a new printing press specifically for multicolour intaglio a couple of years back. Since CBNC also prints banknotes I suppose it is mainly used for that purpose.

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KevinHedley - Here are some images of another Andorra stamp I'm pretty sure you will like, too. Golden Eagle was engraved by Pierre Forget (1923-2005), and issued on May 27, 1972, Scott No. 212.

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US 1956 Wheatland issue. Home of James Buchanan

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US Parcel Post 1913 "City Carrier"

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Déjà vu stamps, part one: bathing beauties.

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Swimmer, engraved by Pierre Munier, issued by Monaco on July 1, 1948, Scott No. 208. Note also that this stamp was designed by Pierre Gandon.

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Woman swimmer, engraved by Ladislav Jirka, issued by Czechoslovakia on April 24, 1954, Scott No. 644.


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US, "Ben Franklin taking Electricity from the sky" 250th Anniversary 1956

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Allegorical art: Mural of Labor, designed by V.S. McCloskey, Jr. from original artwork by Lumen M. Winter, engraved by Richard M. Bower and Charles A. Brooks (vignette), and J.S. Edmondson (lettering), and issued by the USA on September 3, 1956, Scott No. 1082, SG No. 1084.

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More allegorical art: The Bountiful Earth, designed by Denver Gillen, engraved by Charles A. Brooks (vignette) and J.S. Edmondson (lettering), and issued by the USA on March 15, 1958, Scott No. 1100, SG No. 1102.

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Tomorrow is a USA federal holiday in celebration of George Washington's birthday (actually February 22) which has been officially observed on the third Monday of February since 1968. Generally, government employees, including postal workers and public school teachers, get the day off; however most other working stiffs, other than the fat cats on Wall Street, don't. Many states that had formerly observed Abraham Lincoln's birthday (February 12) have created a joint holiday to honor both Lincoln and Washington, sometimes calling it "Presidents Day," coinciding with the federal holiday. There has never been an annual federal holiday honoring Lincoln.

Here are some images of a couple of USA stamps featuring nicely engraved portraits of these two great American presidents.

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Yorktown, designed by C.A. Huston, engraved by John Eissler, and issued on October 19, 1931, Scott No. 703, SG No. 703.
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Washington (detail) from an engraving by Asher Durand after a portrait by John Trumbell.
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Young Lincoln, designed by Ervine Metzl after an 1877 portrait by George Healy, engraved by Richard M. Bower (vignette) and G.L. Huber (lettering), and issued on February 12, 1959, Scott No. 1113, SG No. 1112.
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United States Navy issue of 1936 - 1937

1¢ John Paul Jones & John Barry

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2¢ Stephen Decatur & Thomas MacDonough
Designer: Alvin R. Meissner
Engravers: John Eissler & Carl T. Arlt (vignette) · E. M. Weeks (lettering)

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3¢ Admirals David G. Farragut & David D.Porter
Designer: A. R. Meissner
Engravers: L. C. Kauffmann & Carl T. Arlt (vignette) · Wm. B. Wells (lettering)

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4¢ Admirals William T. Sampson, George Dewey & Winfield S. Schley
Designer: A. R. Meissner
Engravers: J. Eissler (vignette) · Wm. B. Wells (lettering)

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5¢ Seal of US Naval Academy and Naval Midshipmen
Designer: A. R. Meissner
Engravers: F. Pauling (vignette) · Wm. B. Wells (lettering)

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During the 1950s Denmark issued many attractive stamps much coveted by my youthful self and by my collecting friends. Among them were two series of five stamps each issued in celebration of the millennium of the Danish kingdom. All ten stamps were engraved by Bent Jacobsen; several were designed by noted artist Viggo Bang, based on original drawings he made of various national landmarks. Here are images of the first set of five stamps.

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The Jellinge Stone, issued on September 5, 1953, Scott No. 342, Facit No. 367.

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Ground drawing of Viking castle, Trelleborg, issued on November 13, 1953, Scott No. 343, Facit No. 370.

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Our Lady Church in Kalundborg, issued on November 13, 1953, Scott No. 344, Facit No. 371.

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Nyborg Castle on Funen, issued on September 16, 1954, Scott No. 345, Facit No. 374.

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The Goose Tower in Vordingbord, issued on November 18, 1954, Scott No. 346, Facit No. 376.

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And here are images of the second set of five stamps issued by Denmark celebrating the kingdom's millennium.

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Spøttrup Manor, issued on November 18, 1954, Scott No. 347, Facit No. 375.

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Ruin of Hammershus Castle on Bornholm, issued on April 21, 1955, Scott No. 348, Facit No. 379.

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Stock Exchange in Copenhagen, issued on April 21, 1955, Scott No. 349, Facit No. 380.

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Frederic V's equestrian statue and Amalienborg Castle, issued on September 3, 1955, Scott No. 350, Facit No. 382.

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The Brave Country Soldier statue, issued on December 6, 1956, Scott No. 351, Facit No. 387.

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US Treasury Department proofs.

90¢ Commodore O.H. Perry

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6¢ Abraham Lincoln

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US George Rogers Clark issue, 1929. The Surrender of Fort Sackville

Designers: C. A. Huston - Engravers: L. Schofield (vignette) - E. M. Hall (lettering)

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While I realize that I may be just a wee bit tardy in mentioning Ludwig van Beethoven's 240th birthday (December 16, 2010), how else was I to introduce these engraved beauties that were issued in honor of his 200th?

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Beethoven, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by Monaco on December 15, 1970, Scott No. 777.

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Beethoven, engraved by Ladislav Jirka, and issued by Czechoslovakia on February 17, 1970, Scott No. 1668.


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Nethryk, I know most people here seem to regard Slania as the greatest Engraver and his works are absolutely beautiful. But every piece I see by Pierre Gandon I believe is in the same class as the Slania pieces. The Monaco Beethoven to me is another example of why IMHO he is every bit as talented as any Engraver I have seen. Please keep them coming...
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US Parcel Post, 1913 Mail Train and Mail bag on Rack.

Engravers: C. Chalmers, E. M. Hall, J. Eissler and E. Myers

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US Airmail, 1933 Century of progress issue.
Graf Zeppelin, federal Building at Chicago exposition and Hangar at Friedrichshafen.
Designed by Victor S. McCloskey Jr.

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stallzer - Nice looking Baby Zepp!

Here are images of a couple of allegorical art stamps designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by France to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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Victory and the White Tower of Salonika, Greece, issued on September 28, 1968, Scott No. 1221, Y&T No. 1571.

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Victory and the Arc de Triomphe, issued on November 9, 1968, Scott No. 1226, Y&T No, 1576.


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It's not immediately obvious from the scan that this stamp is partly recess-printed, but it really is, although I had to check the stamp itself time and again to really convince myself that it is.

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This is a 1972 UN airmail stamp, printed in litho and recess (red spiro [is that a word?] bits) by the Government Printing Works in Tokyo.
My SG catalogue only mentions the designer (Lyell Dolan, of Australian banknote portraits fame), so could anybody maybe, hopefully, tell me who actually engraved it?

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AKPhilately - Sorry, but the name of the engraver of your 1972 UN airmail stamp is not listed in the Scott US Specialized Catalogue, either.

Here are images of another "geometric" stamp: Tridimensional Design by Victor Vasarely, engraved by Jean Pheulpin, and issued by France on April 8, 1977, Scott No. 1519, Y&T No. 1924.

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About time I made a contribution to this thread.

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manfaefife - Good one! This thread definitely needs more representation from the British Commonwealth. I will try to do my part in future posts.

The shape of the boat's sail on your stamp reminded me of this masterpiece: Arrival of Sainte Dévote at Monaco, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by Monaco on January 27, 1944, Scott No. B84, SG No. 301.

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I agree completely, that really is a masterpiece.

Here is a US Treasury Department Official stamp plate proof, Edwin M. Stanton


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US Parcel Post, 4¢ 1912, Rural Carrier

Engravers: M. W. Baldwin, E. Myers, E. M. Hall, J. Benzing and H. Charlton,

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AKPhilately wrote: My SG catalogue only mentions the designer (Lyell Dolan, of Australian banknote portraits fame), so could anybody maybe, hopefully, tell me who actually engraved it?
Michel describes the engraver as "unknown". :(
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jugoslavija_post - Now that's what I'm talking about. Very sweet.

Your Arms of Jamaica stamps reminded me of this one: President Nord-Alexis, engraved and printed by M.E. Côte, Paris, and issued by Haiti in 1904, Scott No. 101, SG No. 141. (Also, the gal on the right kind of reminds me of a certain free-spirited young lady friend I once took to a Caribbean island-themed fraternity party back in my university days.) :D

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