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som ghatak 104/07/2017 07:35:51
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Posted by Trevor Bishop 1 on 04/07/2017 07:26:56:

Ah ha ! The answer was take the picture sideways and hey presto ! img_2724.jpg

love it my friend , it will one day land in my collection too i hope..just perfect

Adrian06/07/2017 12:12:17
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Sorry, Som, I've no idea who engraved that Grenada stamp.

Trevor, you can always try and rotate it in a paint programme on your computer and then save the upright version. or, like you did, just take a new picture!

Here's another Martin Mörck for you all.

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som ghatak 116/08/2017 16:15:08
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I have recently acquired the famous 4 engravers art work published by Sweden Post in 2004.

Sharing the Greenland landscape engraving of Morck ..its so beautiful..morck.jpg

Adrian17/08/2017 13:45:10
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Ah yes, those four are fab. My favourite is the eagle by Lars Sjööblom. The detail in the feathering is just stunning, I think.

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Dick Lloyd Thomas07/12/2017 18:13:43
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Adrian,

I have just come upon this thread and as far as I can see no one has answered your inquiry as to the name of the engraver of the Spanish 1953 50ptas airmail. It would be unreasonable to believe that it could be other than the engraver Alfonso Sanchez-Toda, but I have no proof of it. The surname is the same as that of the engraver of La Maja Desnuda, and again it would be unreasonable not to believe there is a family connection. More than that I know not, except that Alfonso also enjoyed engraving nude women. No doubt there was a market for nude women, especially in Spain!

If you enjoy looking at nude women, google his name along with "grabador" -- Spanish for engraver; nothing to do with grabbing them!.

Adrian25/12/2017 10:39:58
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The engraver featured in this month's Stamp Magazine is Pierre Béquet (1932-2012). In 1961, Béquet engraved his first stamps, for the postage due issue of Congo.

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PS: A little late, but thanks, Dick, for the Spanish information!

Trevor Bishop 126/12/2017 11:26:51
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Hi Adrian , thanks , nice stamps .

I'd like to get some of the previous mentioned Eagle stamps , were they issued in Sweden ? I can't seem to locate them to buy some .

Trev

Adrian27/12/2017 08:45:33
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Hi Trevor,

If you mean that eagle I showed on 17-08, that's not from a stamp. It's an artwork which was part of a brochure type booklet called 4 gravörer under lupp, issued by the Swedish Post. Nothing to do with actual stamps, just showcasing the talents of their 4 stamp engravers (Slania, Sjööblom, Mörck and Naszarkowski).

Here's some more Pierre Béquet: Soon after engraving those Congo postage dues, Béquet would become the principal engraver of the stamps of the recently founded French Southern and Antarctic Territories. Here is an example from the year 2000, depicting Hobbs the sledge dog.

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Béquet also engraved an accompanying larger (almost A4 format!) 'portrait' of the dog.

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som ghatak 127/12/2017 11:53:34
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Similar work by Lars Sjööblom , not exactly same species like the art work though

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Adrian29/12/2017 08:55:57
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Nice one, Som! That must have been one of the last engravings for Sweden Sjööblom ever did.

Here's some more Béquet: he won the Grand Prix de l’Art Philatélique three times for his engravings for the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. In 1972, he got the prize for the ‘Discovery of Crozet Islands and Kerguelen’ issue,

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and in 1976 for the ‘Cook’s Passage to Kerguelen’ stamp.

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