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  [Aroid-l] Aroid stamp
From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.30 at 11:57:03(16366)
I have designed stamps for the government of Guyana in the late 1960s and in
those days the business was handled by the Crown Agents, a relic of the then
recent colonial period, and they employed the firm Bradbury, Wilkinson of
England, who in turn employed printers such as John Waddington and Harrison
and Sons, who did a quality printing job.

I don't know anything about the lucrative aspects of stamp production, but
it would seem to be obvious that philatelists would more eagerly seek
depictions of national cultural subjects, fauna and locally grown plants,
whether indigenous or not (the potato for Ireland, for example) than trashy
stuff based on foreign movies and cartoon characters. In the 1970s the
Grenada government went for the New York firm of Levi, which apparently made
them a seemingly attractive offer, and took over the choice of subjects; the
whole thing.

By the way, the "other ways" are also used!

John Criswick.

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