MATTHEWS, Chris

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For the 1988 British Castles high value definitive set, Chris Matthews separately engraved two versions of the Queen's profile, one left and one right facing. These engravings were based on the Machin diadem head.

The 1992 Castles stamps, which no longer had the engraved profile head, were re-engraved versions (by Matthews) of the 1988 set. The subsequent versions issued from August 1994 onwards were not re-engraved but re-etched by computer.

STAMPS

1988
Great Britain, Castles high values

1990
Great Britain, Stamp World London '90 MS

1991
Great Britain, Ordnance survey

1992
Great Britain, Castles high values
Great Britain, Europa

1995
Great Britain, Carrickfergus Castle

OTHER PHILATELIC ENGRAVINGS

1990
Great Britain, Unadopted engraving of Distinguished Flying Cross for Gallantry issue (1)

Undated
Turkey, Unadopted essay for Turkish stamp portraying Atatürk (mid 90s) (1)

NON-PHILATELIC ENGRAVINGS

1989
Great Britain, Harrisons 'house' banknote

Undated
MG Midget (1)
Daughter Alice (1)

Notes:
1) Gibbons Stamp Monthly

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