FERRE, Max

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Max Ferré's work on the 1940 New Zealand Centennial issue involved a lot of work to get all the details right. The 2d, for example, needed quite a bit of extra work after the first die proofs were submitted. Signalling flags from the Heemskercq had to be removed and there was some confusion with regard to a mark on Tasman's chart which the engravers Ferré and Hall thought was a lake but should probably have been Mt. Egmont, even though its position on the chart was not correct. 

The 9d, too, still needed work after the first die proofs were submitted. The handles of the axes had to be rounded at the ends and the panel backgrounds had to be merged to one skyline. That second problem was solved by adding a dividing emblem.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1935
New Zealand, Silver Jubilee

1937
New Zealand, Coronation

1938
New Zealand, KG6 definitives

1940
New Zealand, Centenary of Proclamation 1.5d, 2d and 9d

1943
New Zealand, Health

1945
Portugal, Navigators

1946
Portugal, St Mary of Castile

1948
New Zealand, Health

1955
Portugal, Kings, 50c

REFERENCES

- The Postage Stamps of New Zealand, Volume II, edited by RJG Collins and CW Watts (1950)

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