Wednesday, August 02, 2006

GREAT BRITAIN - ENDANGERED SPECIES

I was sent this card the other day, depicting "an unadopted presentation visual by Collis Clements prepared for the 1998 Endangered Species issue". Cards like these are a great addition to a GB commemorative collection. They are issued for Stampex, the London stamp fair, and usually show essays for stamps and stuff like that.

Great to see that the completed art work looks nothing like this "presentation visual". Which is a relief (sorry Collis) for I think this is one of the better recent GB sets (designed by Robert Maude). The stamps were printed with 600 dot per inch (instead of the usual 300), which yields incredibly fine printing details. Notice also that the decline is presented in a chart (the greyish violet background colour). Well done.

I'll show you another one of these cards soon, which is even nicer, for it depicts artwork for a definitive stamp!

:-)

Adrian

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