Sam,This type of engraving is'nt dead yet,there still engraving at the Bureau of Printing & Engraving by hand with bruin and hand held magnifying glass,square gravers with no heel.Bram thanks for posting the stamps.J.J.
School of Artistic Engraving
Thanks for this and all the other references you have posted. Your posting of these and all the other valuable references are helpful to all of us. These resources are valuable whether you are a beginner or a master.
omg, sam. that one of dempsey- unbelieveable. looks impossible to catch the emotion showing in this engraving of dempsey. the look of "i'm gonna knock your block off". so rare to feel this when looking at something so small.
Thanks for the kind words regarding my pictures on Flickr and I'm so glad you found the thread on stamp engravers useful.
I found this board from a spike in traffic to my images and will hopefully find some other interesting topics regarding great engraving work.