Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cedric Donald Herbert [ 1st Part (1978/1995) ]

[Great Britain] (b 1937/d 2011)

"Cedric Herbert started his basic studies at the Abingdon School , and after finishing High School ,he completed one year as an apprentice Draughtsman and photographer in the photographic Sciences department with the Atomic Research Establishment in Harwell Berkshire. He immigrated to Southern Rhodesia in 1953 and joined the Royal Rhodesian Air Force in 1955 as an Aerial Photographer...in 1968 he completed with distinction the City & Guilds Of London Certificate in Photography ( included was Portraiture, Commercial, Industrial and Advertising Photography)...Cedric Herbert also attained the International Correspondence Schools London Certificate for Advertising Layout and Illustration in 1973 ... he was retired from the Air Force in 1980 as Flight Lieutenant..."

Biographical Data : all this information was shared by one of Cedric Herbert Sons Carl Herbert , following my contact and previous conversations with some very nice people from ORAFs (Old Rhodesian Air Force Sods)

Rhodesia 1978 "75th Anniversary of the 1st Powered Flight" (6,6,6) [Litho] Sc(408,...,413) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1985 "50th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe National Archives" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(515,...,518) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1985 "United Nations Decade for women" (3,3,3) [Litho] Sc(519,...,521) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1986 "Harare Conference Center" (2,2,2) [Litho] Sc(523,524) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1986 "6th Anniversary of Southern African Development Coordination Conference" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(525,...,528) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1986 "8th Non Aligned Summit Conference" (2,2,2) [Litho] Sc(533,534) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1988 "Zimbabwe Ducks" (6,6,6) [Joint Work with the Artist Bob Finch)][Litho] Sc(572,...,577) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1989 "Fishes of Zimbabwe (1st Series)" (6,6,6) [Litho] Sc(588,....,593) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Zimbabwe 1995 "4th Definitive Issue" (16,16,6) [Litho] Sc(720,...,735) [ Image credit of Stampworld]

Friday, April 28, 2017


Stamp Designers From Pakistan

the Animated flag is credit of  3dFlagsplus.com

Abdur Rahman Chughtai

[Pakistan] (b 1894/d 1975)

" Abdur Chughtai created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. (...)  He was given the title of Khan Bahadur by the British Empire in India in 1934, awarded Pakistan's Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1960, and the Presidential medal for Pride of Performance in 1958. (..) After completing his education at the Railway Technical School, Lahore, in 1911, Chughtai joined the Lahore Mayo School of Arts. (..) After leaving the school, he made a living for a while as a photographer and drawing teacher. He eventually became the head instructor in chromo-lithography at the Mayo School. (...) He had his first exhibition in 1920 at the Punjab Fine Art Society,and also exhibited with the Indian School of Oriental Art during the 1920s, by which time he had become quite renowned. (...) he predominantly worked with watercolors but Chughtai was also a print-maker, perfecting his etching skills in London during visits in the mid-1930s. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Chughtai came to be regarded as one of the most famous representatives of Pakistan ; his paintings were given to visiting heads of states and  Allama Iqbal, Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth II were amongst his admirers. (...) "


Pakistan 1948 "1st Anniversary of the Independence" (4,4,1) [Recess] Sc(23)

Pakistan 1951 "4th Anniversary of the Independence" (9,4,4) [Recess] Sc(55,...,62)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gerard Kiljan

[Netherlands] (b 1891/d 1968)

Telephone designed by the Artist
"After a thorough education on the Quellinusschool , Kiljan became an apprentice lithographer in the lithographic printing Faddegon in Amsterdam...He took classes at the Fine Arts Academy also in Amsterdam and reached high records for decorative signs in 1914 and 1916. (...) He then began to teach at the Academy in 1918 and in the Rotterdam Academy in 1920... in 1926 he began to work in the Advertising field, with several important contracts...(...) he was not so productive as some of his Art colleagues ,because he was more focused on Education and teaching..."


Netherlands 1931 "Child welfare" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(B50,...,B53)