Thomas Samuel Harrison (1862-1934) worked at Waterlow Brothers & Layton from 1897 to 1912, when he departed for Australia. During that time, he engraved postage and revenue stamps for several countries, including the Belgian Congo, Morocco, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
It would appear that TS Harrison engraved the New Zealand 1901 1d Dominion stamp, as stated by Robson Lowe. Other sources, including the Stanley Gibbons catalogue, mention JAC Harrison as the engraver.
In an interview for the Australian Philatelic Record, Harrison said that he thought the 6d Kookaburra stamp of 1914 was the best stamp engraving he had ever done.
In the design of the New Guinea definitive set of 1925, Harrison included his initials TH, just to the right of the 'Postage' tablet. This was to be his last engraving.
STAMPS BY YEAR
Morocco, Local stamps for Mazagan-Marrakesh
Belgian Congo, Definitives
Brazil, Alagoas revenues
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte revenues
New Zealand, Penny Universal
Costa Rica, Definitives
Brazil, Sao Paulo revenues
Costa Rica, Revenues
Belgian Congo, Definitives (3f and 10f)
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul revenues
Canada, Quebec Registration revenue stamps
Australia, King George V definitive
Australia, Kookaburra definitive
New Guinea, Definitives
Nicaragua, De Zelaya, De Ganado revenues
Nicaragua, 50c and 1p banknotes (P34, P35)
Nicaragua, 10p banknote (P36?)
Australia, 10 shillings, £1 and £5 banknotes
Australia, £10 banknote
- Gibbons Stamp Monthly August 2012
- The Harrisons of Waterlows, Robson Lowe