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Posted 04/06/2018   03:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add AKPhilately to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I figured we need a separate topic where we can ask that all-important question: does anyone know who engraved this stamp?

My first one regards a De La Rue stamp, issued in Brunei. The original set dates from 1907 and was made up of two plates (frame and vignette), and from 1911 the set was re-issued as a one-plate printing. This here is a die proof of that one plate printing design, signed AJH.



I know that this is probably the signature of the one approving the die, rather than the engraver, but you never know. Not that I can think of any engraver with the initials AJH, but maybe one of you knows who engraved these stamps?
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Posted 04/06/2018   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know who engraved the Brunei stamp but I just want to say
that having a thread like this is a good idea.

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Posted 04/06/2018   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know and Spink does not know either..
Maybe if you contact this person?
http://www.bruneistamps.com/
How many engravers worked for De La Rue?
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Posted 04/06/2018   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A. J. H = A. J. Hayes

In those years A. J. Hayes was one of the managers of Thomas De La Rue who later (1930's) become a member of the Company's Board of Directors.
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Posted 04/07/2018   04:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AKPhilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, jorgesurcl, so that brings that line of thought to an end.
Thanks also, perf12, I have contacted the guy from the website. Hope I'll hear back!
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Posted 04/07/2018   09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I contacted bruneistamps.com and he sent me a message:
Hello,

Thank you for your message.

I am sorry I do not know the engraver's name. I have checked all my reference books but none of them name the engraver.

I'm a member of the Royal Philatelic Society. They have a very large philatelic library so I will spend some time checking all their references when I am next in London. (I live in the North East of England). If I can find the designers name, I will let you know.

I would be interested to hear your comments about the website, as you are the first person who has contacted me about it. This was my first attempt at designing a website so I would be interested to hear any ideas that you may have regarding how the website could be improved.

With best wishes,

Dave.
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Posted 04/22/2018   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of the intaglio engravers working in De La Rue at the 1907-1910 period several went to Australia; one possible name for AJH could be a Harrison, brother of JAC Harrison. he also perhaps left to Australia at a later time.
Other intaglio engravers in the above period were Leonard Vincent Phillips and his teacher David Turner plus others whose names are not known.
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Posted 04/22/2018   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi canadian

Always nice to see you post and sharing your
wealth of knowledge.

Would you know the engraver of this Bulgarian stamp
perhaps?
I found it in my grandfather's old album.
Michel just has the printer Bradbury.

Scott 174 1921

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Posted 04/23/2018   08:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Lithograving; Bourchier portrait was engraved by Madrid engraver Enrique Vaquer (1874-1931) when he worked at Bradbury at the time. It is not known who engraved the frame and lettering. Adrian (AKPhilately) has the photo of die proof on his website. There are further details on this stamp series, which I will email to you, because it has images of items that are not mine; the write-up is part of Bradbury Wilkinson History project which is not a problem to post here, but you decide if it is useful to post here from what you will have on your email.
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Posted 04/23/2018   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the name I figured you would have the
info.

I'm awaiting your email.
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Posted 04/24/2018   04:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jjarmstrong47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have five of the six stamps in the art set of 1972 from Yugoslavia. They only list the designer on the stamp but this set was printed in Austria. Four of the five have engravers initials, three by WS and one by FA.











I am guessing that these were engraved in Austria as well as being printed there as the only WS I can find is Wolfgang Seidel. I have over a thousand names of designers and engravers in my database now but there is no FA so again I am guessing that this is reversed and the engraver was Alfred Fischer.
Does anyone have any information that could either confirm or refute this?
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Posted 05/16/2018   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jjarmstrong47 surmised 'FA' could be Alfred Fischer on the art set of 1972 from Yugoslavia; Prof. Adolf Tuma apprenticed under Fischer confirms the 'FA' is for Alfred Fischer.
An avid tennis player, Alfred collapsed and died on the court one day, while playing.
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Posted 05/16/2018   4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@canadian

Do you have Alfred Fischer's birth and death dates?
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