RAPKIN Jr, Joseph

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The vignettes engraved for the 1894 set of North Borneo were also used for their 1897 set.

The 2.5d of the 1898 New Zealand set is engraved by A.B. Hill, but the die proof has the annotation 'SHELL with Mr Rapkin', which implies he worked on the die as well.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1894
North Borneo, Definitives, 8c
Sirmoor, Definitives, numerals and currency on all values from 3 annas upwards

1896
Belgian Congo, Definitives (? could have been Rapkin Sr as well)

1897
North Borneo, Definitives, 3c, 5c, 8c, 12c, 18c and 24c frames only

1898
New Zealand, Definitives, whole set except 2.5d, 5d and 1s, possibily corraborating on the 2.5d

1899
Sirmoor, Definitives, portrait only

REFERENCES

- The Die Proofs of Waterlow & Sons, Part 1, Great Britain & the Empire to 1960, Colin Fraser and Robson Lowe (1985)

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