Wednesday, March 4, 2015

James Berry [1st Part (New Zealand 1933/1951)]

[Great Britain] (b 1906/d 1979)

Reginald George James Berry (known as James) was born on 20 June 1906 in London, England. After the death of his father in 1911, James was sent to board at Russell Hill School from 1913 until 1922 ; he emigrated to New Zealand on the Ionic arriving in February 1925.. Berry began working as a commercial artist with the Goldberg Advertising Agency in Wellington. (..) In 1932 Berry left the Goldberg Agency and took on freelance work, including the design of advertising layouts for the New Zealand Radio Record and New Zealand Dairy Exporter ; From 1935 until 1942 he was staff artist at the Dominion, and during this time produced the popular historical booklet New Zealand in review (1940), which went to several editions. He was drafted to Mayer and Kean, engravers, on war work from 1942 until May 1944. Thereafter he was self-employed, designing book covers, illustrations, bookplates and, increasingly, stamps, coins and medals.

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New Zealand 1933 "Health Stamp / Road to Health" (1) [Engr (H.T. Peat)][Recess (Government Printing Office, Wellington)] Sc(B6) 

New Zealand 1934 "Health Stamp" (1) [Recess (De La Rue)] Sc(B7)

New Zealand 1935 "Air Mail" (3,1) [Engr (Stamp Printing Office, Melbourne)][Recess (GPO,Wellington)] Sc(C6,...,C8)

New Zealand 1935 "25th Anniversary of the Reign of King George V" (3,1) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson & Co.)] Sc(199,..,201) [ only the Frames were Designed by James Berry ]

New Zealand 1936 "Health Stamp" (1) [Recess (John Ash, Melbourne)] Sc(B11)

New Zealand 1937 "Health Stamp" (1) [Des (G. Bull)][Recess (John Ash, Melbourne)] Sc(B12) [ Joint work with the Designer G.Bull] 

New Zealand 1938 "Health Stamp" (1) [Recess (BW)] Sc(B13)

New Zealand 1939 "Special Delivery stamp" (1) [Engr (Stamp Printing Office , Melbourne)][Recess (Government Printing Office, Wellington)] Sc(E2) [ image credit of Virtual New Zealand Stamps ]

New Zealand 1939/1949 "Postage due Stamps" (4,1) [Typo (GPO, Wellington)] Sc(J22,...,J25) [ The series is Wmk and another series of 3 stamps was issued with a different wmk ]

New Zealand 1940 "Centenary of the Proclamation of British Sovereignty" (13,12,9) [Recess (BW)] Sc(230,...,233)(236,...,241)

New Zealand 1943 "Health stamps" (2,2,2) [Recess (BW)] Sc(B22,B23) [ image credit of Virtual New Zealand Stamps ]

New Zealand 1945 "Health Stamps" (2,2,2) [Recess (BW)] Sc(B26,B27)

New Zealand 1946 "Peace Issue" (11,11,11) [Photo (Harrison) 1.5d,1s][Recess (BW) 1d,2d (Waterlow and Sons, Ltd) others] Sc(247,..,257)

 New Zealand 1946 "Health Stamps" (2,1) [Recess (WS)] Sc(B28,B29)

 New Zealand 1947 "Health Stamps" (2,1) [Recess (WS)] Sc(B30,B31)

New Zealand 1947 "Life Insurance Stamps / Lighthouses" (8,8,8) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson & Co.)] Sc(OY29,...,OY36) [ images Credit of  Virtual New Zealand Stamps ]

New Zealand 1948 " The 100th Anniversary of the Otago Province Settlement" (4,4,4) [Recess (BW)] Sc(269,...,272)

New Zealand 1949 "Health Stamps" (2,1) [Photo (Harrison)] Sc(B34,B35)

New Zealand 1950 "Health Stamps"  (2,1) [Des (R.S. Philips)][Photo (Harrison)] Sc(B36,B37)

New Zealand 1951 "Health Stamps" (2,1) [Des (R.S. Philips)][Recess (BW)] Sc(B38,B39)

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