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Posted 09/26/2019   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add usmedalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am brand new to this forum and joined because I am getting back into collecting after a 40-year break. I dug out my old Minkus All American album from 1968 and as I leafed through it I decided that I would like to collect on a topical basis -- US stamps (1917 to 1995) with a military theme.

Using the design from the All American pages, I have constructed a digital template for the pages for my theme album. I would like to include a very brief paragraph of information on each stamp; kind of like the info on the old lobby cards from the 1960s-1970s. As part of the information on each stamp in the display I would like to identify the designer and engravers of the stamp.

However, I have been unable to locate any information on the internet for the designer and engravers of specific US stamps. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

John
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Posted 09/26/2019   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
USStamps.org as a noted in your previous posting.Additionally, earlier information can be found in the four volume work by Johl which I believe can be downloaded from Stamp Smarter and the Robert A. Siegel web sites.
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Posted 09/26/2019   11:16 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Johl Books here
http://stampsmarter.com/learning/Home_USID.html

And there is engraver info for all US definitive 1847 thru 1981 here
http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/1847HomeDef.html
Don
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51studebaker, thanks for the links. I am awaiting approval from USStamps to join. They want two references, which I do not have, but hopefully I will get approved anyway.
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Posted 10/16/2019   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add usmedalman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So far, thanks to this forum, I have had good luck identifying the engravers of specific stamps. However, it seems that I have hit a brick wall regarding US stamps issued after about mid-1970.

Were US stamps not hand-engraved after that time? Or, did another function, such as illustrator or typographer replace the title of engraver?
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Posted 10/16/2019   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I make no representations (and you all know my thoughts on dealers) but this site has a link on the bottom with a price list. Perhaps it can be helpful to you.


https://www.hgitner.com/vPages.asp?...ate%20Blocks
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