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Designers And Engravers Of French Stamps

 
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Posted 07/05/2020   12:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add FreedomSeat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, all

I'm trying to do some research on French postage stamp procedures and I wonder if anyone here can help me.

I've seen that many French stamps will have the name of the stamp designer and the engraver on it. For example there's a 1977 French stamp in honor of Le Souvenir Francais organization (an organization which honors men and women who died in France's wars over the years).

The artist, Pierrette Lambert, and the engraver, Clause Jumulet, each have their names on the stamp.

Is France and French colonies the only postage-producing countries that put the names of the creators of the stamp on the stamp itself?

If not, how many other countries do it?

Have the French postage authorities always done this, or when did the practice start?

Thanks for any help.
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Posted 07/05/2020   1:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll hazard a guess at 1875 and the Sage issue.
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Posted 07/05/2020   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the Forum FreedomSeat.

Many countries including France have included the names
of designers and engravers somewhere on the stamp.
Many countries such as Austria, Denmark,Norway, Sweden,
Czechoslovakia and some others have usually placed
the designer's name on the lower left border and the
engraver on the right. If the engraver was also the designer
then sometimes they place the name in the middle of the
lower border.
France and Belgium in the past have placed the designers and
engravers names somewhere in image itself, sometimes only
the initials.
Czechoslovakian engravers in the nineteen thirties would
hide their initials somewhere in the stamp vignette which
makes it fun finding them.


The forum has a sub forum which is strictly about engravers
and engraved stamps and going through the threads will answer
some of your questions.


http://goscf.com/f/59



Since you are interested in French stamps there is a thread
about French engravers and also separate threads showing the
work of individual engravers.

http://goscf.com/t/61565&whichpage=1


http://goscf.com/t/61308

http://goscf.com/t/61297


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Posted 07/05/2020   3:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Have the French postage authorities always done this, or when did the practice start?


Below is the first engraved French stamp, issued in 1929
designed and engraved by Henry Cheffer




Note lower left border.

DEL. - delineavit -Latin he/she drew (this)= designer

SC. - sculpsit (from Latin) = carved, = engraved/engraver

Cheffer designed & engraved the first French engraved stamp.
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Posted 07/06/2020   2:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FreedomSeat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much everyone for your responses! Much appreciated!
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