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Adrian20/07/2015 10:37:23
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Here is another Spanish die proof signed by Heras: the 2000 issue marking the millenary of the Santa Maria la Real Church in Aranda de Duero.

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Adrian21/07/2015 12:02:58
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Here is a die proof of the engraved stamp from the miniature sheet issued for España 2004 (2nd issue).

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I was at first a bit thrown by the signature of what appears to read De Oro, wondering whether the stamp would have been engraved by both him and Heras, but I've seen a few signed die proofs by the engraver De Oro, and he has a different signature so I've come to the conclusion that this stamp is engraved by Heras and no-one else.

But do correct me if I'm wrong!

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Adrian21/07/2015 20:11:24
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Yes, that would be great. Maybe you can even get to know, if it is a collaboration, who engraved which part!

Adrian22/07/2015 19:20:16
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Posted by canadian NorthAmerican on 18/07/2015 14:23:10:

Adrian: I agree there are mistakes in the Exhibition catalogue; the names confirm the engraver no doubt. If you see any errors in the catalogue, please tell me and will take it up with the compilers.

Well, there's two items on the Heras list (page 177 of the catalogue) which I'm wondering about:

2003 Centenario de la aviación: the SG catalogue says it's printed in photogravure, though the illustration looks like they could be wrong.

2003 Románo Aragonés: I presume this is actually the 2004 set issued on 16 January? Again, SG doesn't think these are recess-printed but printed in lithography.

If you have any info on these two, that would be great!

Adrian23/07/2015 10:21:38
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In 1996, Heras engraved two values of the World Heritage Sites, issued on 25 October (the third value was engraved by De Oro). Here are his two die proofs:

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Adrian24/07/2015 10:17:29
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cNA, thank you so much for those Heras lists!

And I'm glad to see that you're not too engrossed in Australian engravers to continue your Dow series!

Here's a die proof of the 2.00 value. Note how the background shading especially (and the lettering) has changed.

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Here is the final stamp in all its glory.

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Adrian24/07/2015 14:53:46
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Yes, that's what I thought when I came across this proof: I better try and snatch these up. I have four of them! Unfortunately not the whole set. I wll upload the others some time soon.

ps: I could swear you wrote something about being engrossed in Australian engravers, but cannot find it now. Have you secretly edited it out or is my imagination running rampant? I do have been having these vivid dreams lately....

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Adrian24/07/2015 16:48:42
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Well, actually, your original post gets sent out to everyone who subscribes to "email notifications when someone replies to this thread", and any further edits do not get sent out, as I found out years ago....

I'm just very happy I don't have to doubt what's left of my sanity any further.

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Adrian25/07/2015 09:09:30
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Here's the die proof for the 10c value, engraved by Philip Goodwyn Hall.

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And this is the eventual stamp.

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What I like about this engraving is that even though the lines look wavy, the engraving consists mainly of straight vertical lines, with the variety in thickness giving the idea of wavy lines.

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Adrian26/07/2015 09:27:45
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I wish!

But I only have a couple more. This one is by Max Ferré:

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And this is the final stamp:

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