I have no idea who the engraver would be. Penny reds are out of my expertise. Thanks. Actually I purchased another large WW collection and these were in there. I was just curious about the color. And excited about the other.
If you would look in your catalog you will find that the Austria stamp has that printing at the bottom, either it's an engravers or printers name. Also stamp borders are more widely known as margins in the philatelic nomenclature most collectors and dealers use.
Thank you. I was at a loss for a moment when I was texting. Yes I knew that !! But appreciate the reminder. Actually I just joined. I'm rather new to collecting but am learning very quickly, due to the enjoyment I find doing it. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hard to see things with the relatively poor scans, but sometimes oddities and shadows around the cancellations are caused by the fact each Post office made their stamping ink locally to a recipe sent from head office think sometimes the ink had too much grease. The imperforate stamp is a good 4 margin specimen, slightly spoiled by the messy cancellation. I have an album of over 400 Penny reds that I sometimes look at but leave largely untouched because when I look at the Gibbons specialised catalogue on GB Queen Victoria I just go slack jawed and think that way lies madness.