Thursday, September 10, 2015

Leon Helguera

[Mexico][USA] (b 1899/d 1970)

The Artist Leon Helguera had a long successful career as an American artist/illustrator ; among his accomplishments were illustrating the First United Nations Stamp plus some United States Postage Stamps. Leon Helguera also did numerous commercial posters including some extraordinary Pan American Airways Posters.
Helguera was noted for his use of symbolism in his illustrations.


USA 1943 "Allied Nations" (1) [Engr (C. A. Brooks (vignette))(A. W. Christensen (lettering))][Recess] Sc(907)

USA 1947 "US Postage stamp Centenary" (1) [Engr (M.D. Fenton)][Recess] Sc(947)

USA 1947 "AIR MAIL" (3,3,1) [Recess] Sc(C35)

USA 1948 "Canada / USA Friendship Issue" (1) [Engr (G.A. Gundersen)][Recess] Sc(961)

United Nations (New York) 1951 "First Series" (11,6,1) [Recess (Enschedé, Haarlem)] Sc(2,10)

United Nations (New York) 1953 "Human Rights Day" (2,1) [Recess (De La Rue)] Sc(21,22)

United Nations (New York) 1959 "UN Trusteeship Council" (2,1) [2nd Designer (O. Hamann)][Recess (Canadian Bank Note Co.)] Sc(73,74)

[ Updates are possible because the existence of more USA stamps designed by Helguera is possible, but I don't have any data for the moment...]

1 comment:

  1. You have shared the stamps collection, it's really wonderful. Thank you for sharing
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