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Hand engraved essay by Alvaro Lucas c1970  
 

 
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Posted 03/10/2013   11:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mrm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi
I have a hand engraved essay of Queen elizabeth II by Alvaro Lucas c1970. I was wondering if this image was used on any British/Commonwealth stamps or Banknote or where I might find this information from?


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Posted 03/18/2013   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The engraving was too shallow for printing in England; thus was not used; Lucas was looking to get employed in England and he tried to impress the firm that engaged him for the engraving; unfortunately, the engraving was judged to be not deep enough for printing methods used in England.
It is likely you will not find any more details on this; suffice to say HM The Queen's another portrait was engraved by English Engraver, without any head gear for the Canadian Bank Notes, but was not used either.
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