Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Alec Fraser-Brunner

[Great Britain] (b 1906/d 1986)

 "Fraser-Brunner  made models and produced artwork for the new Fish Gallery in 1931. He was then employed part-time to work on the Plectognathi or Tetraodontiformes (trigger fish, puffer fish, molas etc) and he worked with the evacuated collection kept in the tunnels of Godstone Quarry from 1941 to 1944 during the Second World War. After his spell as editor of the Aquarist, he worked for the Colonial Office on a survey of the fish in the Gulf of Aden and then for FAO. He was appointed Director of the Van Kleef Aquarium (now demolished) in Singapore in 1956; in 1970 he became Curator of the Carnegie Aquarium (now also demolished except for a wall) at Edinburgh Zoo.[(..)] Fraser-Brunner is the designer of Singapore's iconic national symbol, the Merlion. The Merlion was originally designed for the Singapore Tourism Board as their logo in 1964."


Malaysia 1965 "Native Birds" (8,8,8) [Photo (Harrison & Sons)] Sc(20,...,27) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Malaysia (Johore) 1965 "Native flowers" (7,7,7) [Photo (Harrison & Sons)] Sc(169,...,175) [ The designs of this series were used in other Malaysian States , in issues also of 1965 with the portraits of other Rulers or the State's Arms...][ images credit of Stampworld ]

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