Here is a list of all the postings Adrian has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Which engravers / engraved stamps do you most admire?|
Som: yes, it is an officially issued postcard of the French Post.
Julian: Nothing more than your fancy I hope!
That's lovely stuff, Som!
Now if you're going to hunt down that 1997 French cat, you should try and find this postcard as well. It's the same stamp but now printed in red, and you also get an extra engraving, by Pierre Forget, which is even more stunning than the stamp.
Ah yes, Mörck does love his boats, doesn't he?! But I'll stick with his cats for a wee while longer.
Great idea, Som, I'll bite for sure.
I love cats, so here's a cat engraved by Martin Mörck, way back in 1994.
Check your messages on this site, I've just sent you one.
Here is one of those 1964 Spanish Navy stamps in all its full glory: the 40c depicting the Santa Maria, engraved by German Martin Orbe.
I only had a chance to read it today. I actually thought it was quite thorough and clear. Must admit I had to reread it a couple of times but then, it's quite technical anyway and that's not my strong point, but I do feel that I now have a better idea of what goes on when the engraver produces his artwork.
Never trust Spanish anchors!
But yet another fantastic set you've managed to find the all-important info for. You're doing very well, Sir! Feels like Christmas having come early.
That's great information, cNA! I only had the 5p air on my list from this gorgeous set so I'm very glad to be able to link so many of the others. And learn that German is a Christrian name as well!
Intriguing! I seem to recognise the 1998 Ancient Greek writers set, which may well be engraved but is printed in lithography. The items on the lower right hand side could be anything. Any more clues?
Here, by the way, is one of those 2011 Hermes stamps in all its full glory:
Go right ahead, I'm not bidding on any of these. My stamp budget for the foreseeable future is tied up in upcoming lots at the Corinphila auction. Which is a good thing, I think.
Very nice indeed. You're turning into a great link finder!
I bumped into a fantastic auction, coming up this November 17, of USA essays and proofs only. A whole catalogue full of wonderful items. It can be downloaded for free:
Correction - Ah, but you are and you've just shown it!
Glad you knew who he was. I actually had him on my list, but didn't know his first name yet, so Alfonso didn't yield any search results.
By the way: I only wish the proof was mine! It's actually for sale in Auktionshaus Gärtner's October issue, see here:
Anyway, seeing that you're quite the expert on Spanish matters as well, would you have any idea who Alfonso S T might be? Here's a die proof signed by him from a Spanish airmail stamp of 1953:
It's quite something waking up every morning and finding ever more beautiful images posted by cNA.
Here is the finished result of that gorgeous owl banknote, which is from the 1981 series issued in New Zealand, not Australia! Took me a while to find it!
Fascinating how much detail is still known about how the background was made!
Yes, that's very clear, thanks cNA. I thought standalone in this context was meant as 'without the castle and frame bits'.
Looking forward to any future instalments!
cNA, once again you manage to start a series which makes our (well, mine at least) hearts beat a little faster.
I was reading 'The Die Proofs of Waterlow & Sons' today, on my veranda in the sun, as one does, and suddenly came across this, and I immediately remembered the quote in one of your images, about no die proofs of the standalone portrait being known. Even the die number is the same, so clearly there are known die proofs, or am I mixing things up here?
(PS: skip the first sentence, it's still dealing with a KG6 issue)
Yes, I second that, great to hear from you again, Michael! And thanks for your very kind words re my blog.
Oh and cNA: don't you dare!
Here is the Brunei banknote in question, from the 1989-1995 issue:
Gorgeous! It is used on the banknote issue of 1980 and is cropped in various ways on various denominations. The 200 shillings shows most of the engraving:
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