Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pawel Merwart

[Poland][France] (b 1855/1902)

His father was a Frenchman living in Poland, his mother a Pole. He spent his youth in Poland, then traveled around Europe studying Art ...He then settled in France, where he worked for the Naval Ministry, at the Colonies Department. Thus he traveled further around the world, and many of his paintings have exotic themes related to French Colonies. 


French Congo 1900 "Various Designs" (15,3,3) [Engr (B. Damman)][Typo (M. Chassepot)] Sc(35,...,49)

French Guiana 1904 "Various Designs" (36,3,3) [Engr (J. Puyplat)][Typo] Sc(51,...,86) [ stamps issued after the death of the Artist..]

French Somali Coast 1902 "Various Designs" (15,3,3) [Engr (B. Damman)][Recess (Chassepot,Paris)] Sc(34,...,48)

French Somali Coast 1909 "Various Designs" (16,3,3) [Engr (J. Puyplat)][Typo] Sc(64,...,79) [ Pawel Merwart died in 1902 in the Eruption of the Mount Pelée...All these stamps issued after 1902 , are undoubtedly  part of his work , because the Frame Design and the original drawing style is consistent with previous issues, even of other Territories...these stamps now presented (1909) are reissues in larger format of the 3 designs of the 1902/1903 issues...

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