Charles Skinner Stone Lithograph Portrait Of George Washington Stamp
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Charles Skinner Stone Lithograph Portrait Of George Washington Stamp:
I just came across this fantastic old stone lithograph of George Washington. According to the old label on the back it's the "First George Washington Stamp - proof from first plate - engraving by grandfather Charles Skinner". It' in a wonderful old oak with lightly guilded gold frame wth the original old wavey, bubbled glass, that measures 11" wide by 12" tall...it has a very thick, embossed mat, the opening measures about 4 1/2" by 3 1/2".Looking at the engraving under magnification it is very intricately done...it looks almost like money, its not though.There are no tears, rips or stains...this is all I know about it, as presented to me from the previous owner and I'm not an expert in this field. Please ask any questions you have, being sold as is in very good condition.
The pictures taken with my tablet don't do this masterpiece justice!
The shipping quote is for the US only...others may pay higher.
BIOGRAPHY: Charles Skinner Other AppsCharles Skinner was born in 1841. At the age of nineteen he worked as a book illustrator and poster designer in New York. He joined the American Bank Note Co. in 1864 and then moved in 1874 to the Continental Bank Note Co. The consolidation of the two companies in 1879 meant that Skinner was soon back ion the fold of the ABNC.Skinner not only engraved stamps for the United States, he also engraved a good number of stamps for Canada and for some Central and South American countries. When Charles Skinner engraved the vignette for the 1898 version of Canada's Victoria definitives, which was needed in response to complaints of the French speaking peoples and the UPU request for Arabic numerals, he made alterations to the Queen's jewelery and he enlarged the oval. The portrait of King Edward VII on the 1903 Canada definitives, which Skinner engraved, was based on an engraving of that same portrait by J.A.C.Harrison for Perkins, Bacon Co. Charles Skinner retired in June 1911 and passed away on 14 March 1932.