There is presently a thread here on SCF regarding recent Italian engraved stamps whether the dies are hand engraved or mechanized or done on a computer etc etc ?
See here: http://goscf.com/t/63119&whichpage=1
Just about every catalogue has a few errors but sometimes the mistakes
start with the the Postal Services issuing the wrong or confusing information.
Yesterday I received Canada Post
Details Magazine #7 which announces the upcoming issue of the $4 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep souvenir sheet.
These will be printed in 4 colour recess engraving
and 1 colour lithography.
Yet here in the details magazine it states 4 - colour gravure
Gravure is the term used for photogravure, rotogravure, héliogravure not
recess, recess engraving, steel engraving, intaglio.
Although in the write up it does say correctly Produced by a combination of lithography and intaglio
why does it say gravure under Printing Process ?
Lets say a collector who is not very knowledgeable about print methods but is interested and wants to learn.
What is s/he supposed to make of this?
Well it says gravure here under Printing Process but there it says intaglio. Gee which is it, s/he wonders?
The French version of the details also has the wrong information.
It states héliogravure en 4 couleurs.
Héliogravure is the French philatelic term for photogravure, rotogravure,gravure etc but not
intaglio, steel engraving, line engraving etc.
The French term for engraving, intaglio, recess etc is taille - douce
actually mentioned somewhere in the French write up in the Detail magazine.
Yet under Procede d'impression, is wrongly writtenhéliogravure en 4 couleurs.