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Posted 09/22/2018   05:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jjarmstrong47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The card engraved by Naish shows that he was a talented engraver. As far as I can see, the only stamps he did were letterpress/typography which is a shame as some of the other states were issuing recess printed stamps at the time, mostly using plates and sometimes printing from the English print houses.

The first Australian engraved stamp was engraved by Thomas Harrison and designed by his son, Ronald using an English exhibition label known as the "Ideal" stamp as the model for the King's head. Australia produced their first stamps in 1913, although the states had federated in 1901. For the first twelve years they kept using the states stamps but these now became valid throughout Australia so it is common to see a state stamp with a different state's postmark. The first stamps were the "kangaroo and map" stamps as Australia had a labour government at the time that refused to put the king on their stamps. Later that year, conservatives won the election and one of their first acts was to introduce the engraved KGV stamp below. Only the one value was issued and it only lasted a year before being replaced by typographed issues.



Like the "Ideal" stamp shown below, the engraving of the head was unusual in that it uses vertical lines to create the image.



Engraved issues were sparse then until the late 1920s after which Australia had about forty years where most of their stamps were engraved. Australia had a talented group of engravers who also did stamps for the territories under Australian administration and a few for New Zealand. The group included:
Frank Davies Manley
E. Broad (Does anyone know what the "E" stands for?)
David Cameron
Thomas Harrison
E. R. Murray Jones (shown as both E.R.M Jones and M. Jones in the catalogues.)
Manfred Kuppler
George Lissenden
Peter Morriss
Bruce Stewart
There is a fairly representative collection of the work of each of them on the database at engravedstamps.net. If you click on the "more details" tab it also shows a high definition image.

Incidentally, anyone is free to use any of the images on the website. I realise this will probably be exploited by the commercial companies that harvest images but I work under the idea that any time an image is shared it is good for philately. It would be nice if people credited the images if they use them but not really necessary.
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Posted 09/22/2018   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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unusual in that it uses vertical lines to create the image.

Nice commentary, interesting observation.

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Posted 07/03/2020   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Australian Engravers.
Mr. Armstrong's link to the *.pdf is now defunct.

I have a database of most Australian engravers now, should any members require ID.


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E. Broad (Does anyone know what the "E" stands for?)


I have it as "E. N. Broad" Official Requisition book num 2337
(1932 6d Kookaburra)
Source : Geoff Kellow RDP FRPSL
Philately from Australia June 2010

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Posted 07/03/2020   03:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ernest Henry Norman Broad appears to be his name, although cited by Richard Breckon in an article in GSM as Edward Broad.

https://stampengravers.blogspot.com...broad-e.html
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Posted 07/03/2020   05:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seems to match my records, Jill (as E.N. Broad)
albeit, not matched everywhere.
Most prominent in the Papua 1932 Definitives.
Mr. Broad appears to have done most of the centre dies, T.C. Duffell completing the frames (or border dies)
Appears not active after 1941.


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