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Posted 03/27/2020   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AKPhilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I think so too. Thanks for uploading these, lithograving!
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Posted 03/27/2020   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The most obvious difference is the 40 pfennig has 4 lines on the upper lip, whereas the 50 pfennig has 5 lines.
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Posted 04/02/2020   06:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's rather late to enter the scene on the 'woodcut', which I took several days to understand in the context of the Heuss engraving.
The concept used is the term 'en épargne' in French.
This means, simply save the portions that are to print and cut away other portions, as opposed to intaglio, where the portions to print are scored/cut and removed.
Saving the portions to print as a technique of engraving was done on wood in the early times.
'Holzstich' is saving the portions that are to print, in this case, done on steel. There are no wood blocks used.
Again the term typography is WRONG!; it should be surface printing, but I am of the Old school - hence pedantic. Typography is the replication of the steel engraving using lead, as done at De La Rue in their printing for universal key/duty and hot-key machine related font prep for printing books. Typo is replication.
I now have more dislikes, from this group for up-setting the traditional use of typography as terminology.
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Posted 04/02/2020   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For reflection:
People respond to advice given with grace and courtesy,
Shouting and being demonstrative, injures what could be sage advice.

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Posted 04/06/2020   06:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AKPhilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With apologies for butting in, but I have an urgent philatelic question!


I was working on the database of Jorge aka Giorgio Nicastro, who engraved a number of stamps for Argentina, and I was wondering whether it is true that he started off signing his stamps with G. Nicastro, see for example this 1966 stamp,



and later used to sign off with J. Nicastro, as on this 1979 stamp (on the right),



or were there maybe two Nicastro's at work? I believe there was only one Nicastro working as an engraver at the time, but I would like confirmation of that! It would make sense, because he started out life as the Italian Giorgio and ended up as the Argentine (Argentinian?) Jorge.

Does anyone know for certain?

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Posted 04/06/2020   07:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello AK,

It appears to be the same man:

"Jorge (o Giorgio, tal su nombre original) nació en Roma, Italia, el 27 de mayo de 1935 y falleció en Buenos Aires habiéndose nacionalizado argentino en 1971."

"Jorge (or Giorgio, as his original name) was born in Rome, Italy, on May 27, 1935 and died in Buenos Aires, having become an Argentine national in 1971."

This is taken from this website:

http://cnba.org.ar/jorge_nicastro.html

This has nice photos of him at work.

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Posted 04/06/2020   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On page 172 of the Collecting by Engraver thread
http://goscf.com/t/9106&whichpage=172

jorgesurcl has additional information regarding the Nicastro
family of engravers.
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Posted 04/08/2020   05:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AKPhilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that! It was actually the cnba article which threw me originally, as I had them down as two engravers in my database and then when the SG info didn't seem to match mine I was just at a bit of a loss as to what was happening! But I've now put the two entries together so all's well that ends well!
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