SAVAGE, Robert

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Robert Savage based his engraving of King George V on the 1911 Canadian definitives on two different photographs. At the time, his work was considered the most life-like portrayal of the King and the best portrait of the King ever on a stamp.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1893
United States, Columbian exposition, vignettes of 3c, 6c, 10c, $1 and $3

1897
Peru, New postal building, vignette of 1c

1901
Chile, definitives, vignette (1)

1905
Chile, Vignette of 1c to 5c definitives (1)

1906
Italy, Definitive (1)

1908
Canada, Quebec 1c

1910
Chile, Centenary of independence, vignettes of 3c and 5c

1911
Canada, Definitives
Chile, Definitives, 2p vignette

1915
Canada, War tax
Panama, Panama exhibition, 20c vignette

1926
Luxembourg, Definitive vignette (1)

1928
Canada, Definitives King George V (portrait only), 10c, $1

1938
Ecuador, US constitution, central vignette of airmail stamps

1942
Panama, Definitives, 1c vignette

STAMP-RELATED ITEMS BY YEAR

1907
Charity label for the Slovak League of America (3)

1914
Canada, Engraved dies for the unissued MacDonald-Cartier Centenary set for Canada, 1c, 2c, 7c and 20c

OTHER WORK

1919
Czechoslovakia, 1000k banknote (P13 and P25) (2)

1920
Czechoslovakia, Front of 100k banknote  P17 (2)
United States, Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt for Roosevelt Memorial Association (1)
Yugoslavia, 'Progress' on front of 10d banknote of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1)

1922
Peru, Miners on back of 1/2 l banknote P48 (1)

1923
Brazil, Portrait on 5 mil reis banknote P112 (1)

1925
Mexico, "Ideal Head of an Algerian Girl" on 5p banknote P21 (1)

1933
Peru, Miners on back of 5s banknote P66 (1)

Undated
'Progress' on ABNC experiment banknote (1)

Notes:
1) Collecting by engraver, Stampcommunity website
2) Papirovaplatidla website
3) The Czechoslovak Specialist

Comments

  1. Hi Adrian,
    I didn't realise Savage engraved some of Canada's KGV definitives. Do you happen to know who engraved Canada's 60th Anniversary of Confederacy set? Or was it just in-house at the Canada Banknote Company?
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Hi Matt,
      the four engravers who worked on that 1927 set were: William Fraser Ford, Harold Osborn, Edwin H. Gunn, and Elie Timothée Loizeaux.

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    2. Thanks Adrian! Appreciate it :)

      Cheers
      Matt

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