BIOGRAPHY: Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown (born 1943) was a letter engraver who started his career in 1967 at the United States Bank Note Company. In 1971, he moved to the Federated Bank Note Company and in 1974 he joined the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).

For the BEP, he started engraving stamps. His first work was engraving the lettering on a number of values of the 1975 Americana definitive set. His contribution to definitive designs continued with the Great Americans series, introduced in 1980, and the Transport coil stamps introduced in 1981.

From the mid 1980s, he would also engrave the lettering on a good number of commemorative stamps, the last of which would appear in 1994, a single stamp marking the birth centenary of the writer and cartoonist James Thurber.

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