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Ian Greenwood24/11/2015 21:23:46
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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.

Adrian25/11/2015 08:35:42
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Posted by canadian NorthAmerican on 24/11/2015 21:16:45:

Ian/Adrian: I was unable to see the article; please can you post link to it; thanks.


Check your messages on this site, I've just sent you one.


lithograving26/11/2015 02:48:54
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You are amazing in finding all this information.

I recall from the SCF forum Engravers thread that there was hardly

anything when it came to Spanish engravers.

I subscribed to the Spanish Philatelic Bureau in the early sixties for

a few years mainly because of the engraved stamps.

Most were bi-coloured but appeared almost multicolour which appealed

to me since most engraved stamps then were still monocolour.

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre appears to have had a large group

of engravers 50 years ago going by the fact that 6 different engravers worked on

the Rosary set.

BTW do you have the engravers of the four airmail Rosaries, Scott C171 - C174, Michel 1366 - 1368

spain mi 1366.jpgspain mi 1367.jpgspain mi 1368.jpgspain mi 1369.jpg

lithograving26/11/2015 03:18:16
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One more thing I forgot to ask. Would you be able to find out from your

Spanish connections as to which recess printing presses were/ are employed.

All Spanish multicolour engraved stamps  feature colour bleeding ( improper colour/ink separation)

which is of course an indication of Giori type of printing process but not necessarily a Giori press.

Help: I find it impossible to space sentences and paragraphs properly on this forum.

It looks good before I post it and then.......

What am I doing wrong ?


Edited By lithograving lithograving on 26/11/2015 03:27:07

lithograving26/11/2015 19:46:30
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Did you get the explanatory leaflet that came with the stamps from FNMTplease?


Which explanatory leaflet ?

lithograving26/11/2015 20:02:29
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I envy your scans; I have tried all sorts of settings on the scanner and the result is far from being satisfactory.


Is you scanner part of an All In One ?

If so no amount of fiddling with settings will get you the results

of a stand alone scanner IMO.

I have a 6 year old Epson Perfection 4490 Photo scanner which was already

an outdated model even then.

I just set it at professional mode, resolution usually at 1200dpi and that's it.

No farting around with settings etc etc, except sometimes I use the Picasa straightening tool

if the stamp is really crooked in the frame.

John Armstrong 417/12/2015 06:54:01
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I agree with lithograving. I use an Epson 3 in 1 which is great for detail and will scan up to 9600dpi but it has one failing that does not seem to appear in their stand alone scanners and is probably a compromise of design to get it all in.

On the stand alone, as in lithograving's Rosarios above, the brightness is constant from bottom to top. My scans give great detail but generally they are slightly brighter at the bottom than the top. I suspect this is due to a design requirement to have the lamp at a more acute angle than in a standalone which seems to be shining more directly downwards.

lithograving15/01/2016 03:06:14
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Where are the posts from cNA (canadian North American) ?

Seems they have all be deleted.


John Armstrong 415/01/2016 03:56:55
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I thought it was just me! There is a button that says "ignore member" and I thought perhaps I had hit that by mistake. I hope cNAs post can be retrieved.

John Dale 115/03/2016 08:37:12
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Could someone from the magazine, or who is a moderator of these fora, please come on here and give us some kind of explanation of what has happened? I find it difficult to understand why this previously popular thread seems to have been abandoned almost overnight.

There are also many, many posts which have been deleted, again without explanation. In particular all posts from canadianNorthAmerican have been removed. There was MASSES of information in those posts, and it defies belief that it's been lost.


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