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Posted 01/05/2019   11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Its not every day that I get to contribute to this thread, but:



City postman (about 1900)

Designer: Klaus Oberli
Engraver: Pierre Schopfer

Series:- Post Delivery
Catalog codes:
Mi:CH 1325ya, Sn:CH 789p, Yt:CH 1254a, Sg:CH 1112, AFA:CH 1311, Un:CH 1254, Zum:CH 741x
Issued on: 1986-09-09
Size: 25 x 30 mm
Format: Stamp
Emission: Definitive
Perforation: comb 13¼ x 13
Printing: Offset lithography and Recess
Colors: Multicolor
Face value: 80 Ct. - Swiss centime
Paper: phosphorescent

1987-07-15 issued fluorescent


Quote:
To differentiate the phosphorescent stamps of this series from the fluorescent stamps use a low wave length UV light such as 254 nm. Place the stamps on a table in a completely dark room, shine the UV lamp on them and shut your eyes. Turn off the UV lamp and immediately open your eyes. The stamps that are glowing in the dark are the phosphorescent ones.


My 2x2 block came out of a CH Philatelic Office holiday greetings souvenir folder.

Inner:


Outer:


Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 02/10/2019   06:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add strider to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello

Can anyone tell me who the engravers were for the Uruguay 1895 issue - the gaucho, the train and the bull's head etc, printed by Waterlow?

And the Guatemala 1929 issue for the UPU, printed by De la Rue, value in "centavos de quetzal"?

And the Venezuela 1948 issue celebrating the 450th anniversary of Columbus's arrival? Waterlow again.

My engraved stamps collection is just getting in Latin America!

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Posted 02/11/2019   11:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AKPhilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi strider, as far as I know, no engravers are known of the three issues you mention.
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My stamp engravers website:
http://stampengravers.blogspot.co.uk/
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Posted 05/13/2019   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HoosRec to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An amazing thread! As a new member, I have not yet reviewed very many threads. This one is extraordinary.

I no longer collect. I collected as a kid and then quit in high school. Then, in the mid-1980s, my wife and I were walking in London and happened to pass the British Postal Museum. I couldn't not go in. We were there for quite a while and I was hooked again—largely because of the artistry of the engravers. Over the next few years, I gathered together a few pre-1950 collections focusing on European colonial territories, but other priorities led me to stop collecting again.

I've learned over the years that one doesn't need to collect to appreciate stamps in general and the artistic talents of the engravers in particular. I never delved into identifying the engravers, but do appreciate the work on display here along with the information about the creators. Thanks everyone for sharing this!!!!

Tom
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