Goldschmied engraved his first stamp as early as 1925, it being the engraved version of the Masaryk definitive design introduced that year. He disappeared completely from the scene after that one stamp and only re-emerged in 1940, after the engraver Karl Seizinger had left Czechoslovakia for Yugoslavia in at the end of 1938 and the engraver Bohumil Heinz had passed away in May 1940.
The difficulty in attributing his early work to him is that he may have been a skilled engraver, but he relied on others to do the preliminary drawings for him. This could be the designer of the stamp but quite often it was a fellow colleague, Jindra Schmidt, who did this for him. With official records not divulging any information, some stamps may well have been attributed to Schmidt rather than to Goldschmied.
Maybe slightly less confusing is the case of the 1944 St Vitius's Cathedral stamps, again of Bohemia and Moravia, which has been discussed on the Stampcommunity forum some years ago. These stamps are generally attributed to Jindra Schmidt, but there is some evidence to suggest it may well have been Goldschmied who engraved these. Goldschmied often used to sign his engravings with a hidden G somewhere in the design. And exactly such a G has been found on the St Vitius's Cathedral stamp. Again, official records do not clarify anything so we'll probably never know.
|Coiurtesy of the Stampcommunity website|
You will find Jaroslav Goldschmied's database HERE.