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Topic: Proofs and Essays
Posted By: Daniel
Subject: Proofs and Essays
Date Posted: 25 August 2018 at 11:05
Here is a signed proof for a Mozart Cinderella. It is signed by the designer G Wimmer. 

https://flic.kr/p/248Giup" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/248Giup" rel="nofollow - Mozart proof by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr

QI Fact: There is much confusion over Mozart's full name. He was formally baptised, in Latinised form (the rendering of non-Latin names in Latin style), Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. From this array of names, Mozart, mainly, chose to use Wolfgang and the Latin equivalent of Theophilus (a word that comes from the Greek and means Love of God), Amadeus.





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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 25 August 2018 at 11:44
Here is an attractive pair of stamp essays. The first one is actually a photographic proof for an Overseas Dominion stamp by De La Rue. The second is an essay for the one pound Postal Union Congress stamp for 1929, it is a reproduction

https://flic.kr/p/EPhFBK" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/EPhFBK" rel="nofollow - Test and Essay by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 25 August 2018 at 11:51
These 2 essays show designs for British postage stamps for the 1953 Coronation and definitives for 1952 and are both by, and signed by, Anthony Helliwell.

https://flic.kr/p/GkEiyf" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/GkEiyf" rel="nofollow - Essays1 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 25 August 2018 at 12:11
Nice Daniel

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 05 September 2018 at 07:48
This is a British Empire Air Mail essay one penny value. It is signed on the back but I can't read the signature. It appears to have some age.

https://flic.kr/p/23oxb9Y" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/23oxb9Y" rel="nofollow - British Empire Air Mail Essay by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 01 January 2019 at 13:23
This card, mocked up from 3 other card essays, shows Andrew Restall's design for the British Ships  stamps for 1969. It was used to test a red varnish.

https://flic.kr/p/21gqFzb" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/21gqFzb" rel="nofollow - British Ships Print by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr

Ultimately, David Gentleman's designs were used for the stamp issue.


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 03 March 2019 at 12:23
Here is a set of proofs from Andrew Restall for the 1983 British Fairs stamps. Although Restall was the successful designer for this issue, his final designs were very different to these.

https://flic.kr/p/STcG6b" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/STcG6b" rel="nofollow - Andrew Restall Proofs by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 03 March 2019 at 22:23
I think I may have some examples of the final designs, if I can find them I will post them here.

His signature reminds me of so many of my art school tutor's handwriting, there is something about it that is very 1980s, compared to the calligraphic hand of Anthony Halliwell, and the roundhand script of the Mozart proof a couple of posts above it. Were these from Stampex?


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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 03:23
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

I think I may have some examples of the final designs, if I can find them I will post them here.

His signature reminds me of so many of my art school tutor's handwriting, there is something about it that is very 1980s, compared to the calligraphic hand of Anthony Halliwell, and the roundhand script of the Mozart proof a couple of posts above it. Were these from Stampex?

No, I didn't get them from Stampex. Looking at some older proofs at Stampex, they seemed to start at £100 plus. These were much cheaper on ebay from someone who had acquired a nice lot of his artwork.



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