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    Default George Sherwood sample plates

    Here are some of the sample plates by the late great engraver George Sherwood.
    I had mentioned these in a previous post.
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    Thanks for showing them.

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    Hi John

    Thanks for that. A real piece of Americana engraving history is in those plates.

    Cheers
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    A true treasure
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    Great collection! Any chance of castings being made?

    Brian

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    i'm amazed at this collection. how did you manage to acquire the plates ? they show quite a variety in his approach to design. tyvm for showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    i'm amazed at this collection. how did you manage to acquire the plates ? they show quite a variety in his approach to design. tyvm for showing.
    I invited George to visit one of my classes and talk with the students. He brought these plates for Show-and-Tell and gave them to me to show in other classes and schools. George was always helpful to students of engraving.

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    Hi John

    Thanks for that. A real piece of Americana engraving history is in those plates.

    Cheers
    Andrew
    Thank you Andrew and thanks to all the folks that looked in and posted likes.
    George was a good man, a good friend and I miss him.
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    Hello Brian, about castings.
    When friend Mike Bissell was doing the castings for FEGA we talked about it.
    I was looking out for the release form in my files from George's wife Sue.
    Got busy, what's new and forgot about it.
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    Thanks for sharing John. George was a great guy. I had a question about a Winchester pattern (he did LOTS of them) and he sent me some patterns as well as some of his original smoke pulls.

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    George's Nimschke scroll was as close to the master's as any I have seen. Would you consider bring those to the show in Vegas?

    Thanks,

    Roger
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