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Thread: Which engravers / engraved stamps do you most admire?
24/11/2015 21:23:46

I defer, Adrian, and I'm sure most others (maybe all!) who follow this thread will have no trouble with it. But I'm afraid, cNA, that the Other Magazine in question does not post its articles online until they are 5 years old or more.

21/11/2015 10:33:47

Fascinating clip. I loved the background music, and the so-of-its-time comment, "Even the girls are skilled operatives"!

The routine emphasis placed on security does not, however, entirely remove the suspicion that 'errors' are deliberately smuggled out of the factory, rather than accidentally slipping through.

As for the procedures themselves, those we saw were illuminating, but surely not the whole story. There is an article in the current issue of Another Magazine which attempts clarification, not entirely successfully in the view of this reader.

15/07/2015 21:41:52

That won't be necessary, thanks, CNA - the problems lie more with the Stanley Gibbons catalogue than the Anisimova list (or its automatic translation).

Have you read the article where she introduces her mother's reminiscences of life at Goznak?


You'll need automatic translation, but it's worth a look.

15/07/2015 18:19:44

I share Adrian's enthusiasm for your list, cNA. Collectors who derive their information from their catalogues will wish to update or amend them in the light of new information, and one area which is often unclear is whether the newest catalogues are equally up to date. I am working from Gibbons Part 10, 5th edition 1999, since when there have been two more which may or may not include details in Anisimova's list.

With apologies, therefore, to those working from Gibbons Part 10 7th edition (2014), here is how I have had to update my 5th edition catalogue:

All of Mayorova's stamps are attributed directly to her in 5th edition, except for the following (I use Anisimova's numbered list for convenience): 1, 11, 28, 29, 40, 44, 45, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 75, and 80-87 inclusive.

Additionally, no.53 is Bulgaria SG2387, issued 6 June 1975, and no.77 is Hungary SG3350 issued in 1980.

No.25 is the recess version of the 1r. definitive, SG3569 issued in 1968.

No.29 (SG3484) is listed, possibly erroneously, by SG as 'Photo'. The illustration, for what it is worth, looks recess.

No.45 (SG4143) is listed as 'Litho'. I have this stamp, and it does not look recess printed. Clarification needed here.

Nos.56 and 57 are muddled. SG4468 is listed as 10k. 'Yellow anemone', SG4469 as 12k. 'Snowdrop windflower'. There is more floral confusion with the names of SG4586, 4588 and 4589, but I think we can assume LM engraved them all.

Automatic translation has fun with personal names! Skovoroda (GA42, SG4122) becomes 'Fryer', and Solovyev-Sedoi (GA83, SG5222) becomes Solovyev-Gray. The 'Orel' (GA40, SG4017) is directly translated as 'Eagle'.

I'd be glad if those working with 7th edition could verify that Gibbons has made some of these amendments already. Otherwise, I hope the above is helpful to those working in this rather niche area of collecting!


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