Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Frank Davies Manley [ 1st Part (Australia 1931/1940) ]

[Great Britain][Australia] (b 1894/d 1976)

" Born into a London working class family in 1894, Frank Davies Manley was educated at local schools. His innate ability to accurately render an evocative image with a few well placed lines was evident as a teenager. Encouraged by his headmaster, he was accepted in 1909 at the prestigious De La Rue and Company to undertake a seven year apprenticeship as an engraver. He attended London’s Central School of Art & Crafts and Bolt Court School of Engraving & Lithography, later both to become part of London University of the Arts, for formal tuition as an adjunct to the apprenticeship. WWI intervened and the period of indenture was never completed. After working in the publishing industry, Manley was recruited in 1928 by the nascent Commonwealth Bank Note Printing Branch in Melbourne and there his fine engraving ability proven, his role grew to include design. "


Australia 1931 "Kingsford Smith's Flights" (3,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(111,112,CO1) 

Australia 1932 "Lyrebird" (1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(141)

Australia 1932 "Laughing Kookaburra" (1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(139)

Australia 1934 "Centenary of Victoria" (3,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(142,...,144)

Australia 1934 "Death Centenary of Cat. John Macarthur (Founder of Australian Sheep Farming)" (3,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(147,...,149)

Australia 1934 "Hermes" (Engr (E. Broad)(F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(C4)

Australia 1935 "20th Anniversary of  Gallipoli Landing" (2,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(150,151) [ the original design was work of B. Cottier, but it was adapted by F.D. Manley]

Australia 1935 "Silver Jubilee of King George V" (3,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(152,...,154)

Australia 1936 "Opening of Submarine Telephone link to Tasmania" (2,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(157,158)

Australia 1936 "Centenary of South Australia" (3,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(159,...,161)

Australia 1937/1949 "Various Designs" (14,11,8) [Engr (F.D. Manley)(F.D.Manley & T.C. Duffell Sc(173))][Recess]  Sc(166,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,179) [ some other designs of F.D. Manley issued in 1932 and 1934 are also used in this series ] [ The £1 stamp is a joint design effort of F.D. Manley and H. Barr ]

Australia 1937 "150th Anniversary of the Foundation of New South Wales" (3,1) [Des (E. Broad)][Engr (E. Broad)(F.D. Manley)][Recess (John Ash)] Sc(163,...165)

Australia 1940 "Australian Imperial Forces" (4,1) [Engr (F.D. Manley)][Recess (W.C.G. McCracken)] Sc(184,...,187) [ from drawings by Virgil Reilly ]

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