Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Carl Schwatlo

[Germany] (b 1831/d 1884)

"After high school in Königsberg, Carl Schwatlo attended the Berlin Architecture Academy from 1850 to 1852 (..) in 1854 he joined the Berlin Architects and Engineers Association and initiated the following period of studies that ended with the final examination in 1857... At this time he was prepared to practice Architecture but he started by teaching as substitute professor at the BAEA ...(..) He taught in several Academies and Universities and in 1882/1883  was nominated head of the architecture department of the Technical University.. (..) He is mostly known by his work as ' Post Architect ' for the General Post Office and after German Unification in 1871 for the Reichspost...(..) from 1865 to 1876 he was head and manager of the construction of numerous Post Office's some of them of Monumental dimension...(..) In 1872 Schwatlo lost large portions of his private assets for unknown reasons and this sudden impoverishment has led to some excessive work , that is considered to be the real motive behind the fatal heart attack that caused his death in 1884..."


Germany (North German Confederation) 1868 "Numerals" (11,2,2) [Engr (H.G. Schilling)][Typo (Prussian State Printing Works, Berlin)] Sc(1,...,11) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Germany (North German Confederation) 1869 "Numerals" (2,2,2) [Engr (H.G. Schilling)][Typo (Prussian State Printing Works, Berlin)] Sc(1,...,11) [ images credit of ebay.com ]

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