Monday, September 7, 2015

Jean De Bast [1st Part (Belgium 1919/1940) ]

[Belgium] (b 1883/d 1975)

After a very complete artistic training (drawing, painting, engraving), he joined in 1907 the National Postage Stamps Printing-house in Mechelen. Going up step by step in the hierarchy, he finished there his career in 1945, as a senior foreman.In 1926, the Belgian sovereigns realized the artist’s value, following the issue of a stamp for the benefit of the fight against tuberculosis. In accordance with the wish of the King, a competition was organized between four Prix de Rome and De Bast, who was the winner. From that time on, the direction of the Postal Services stopped to appeal to foreign artists, and De Bast became its appointed engraver. While keeping his office at the Postage Stamps Printing-house, De Bast worked then as a free engraver, realizing works of very high quality. He put an end to his engraver’s career in 1967, at the age of 84. In 1964 and 1965, two of his stamps received a golden medal in Paris


Belgium 1919/1920 "King Albert I" (14,1) [Engr (Henri Cheffer)][Recess] Sc(124,...,137)

Belgium 1923/1931 "Railway Parcels" (34,2) [Typo] Sc(Q139,...,Q172)

Belgium 1926 "War Tuberculosis Fund" (5,2,2) [Typo (Malines) 5c...50c][Recess [Enschedé) >1F.50] Sc(B59,...,B63)

Belgium 1929/1930 "Parcel Post" (4,1) [Recess] Sc(Q176,...,Q179)

Belgium 1929 "Anti tuberculosis Fund" (6,6,6) [Recess] Sc(B93,...,B98) [ images credit of StampWorld ]

Belgium 1930 "Centenary of the Independence" (3,3,3) [Des (after paintings of Jeff Lempoels and Lievin De Winne)][Engr (Jean De Bast)][Recess] Sc(218,...,220)

Belgium 1930 "International Philatelic Exhibition, Antwerp" (1) [Engr (Jean De Bast)][Recess] Sc(221)

 Belgium 1930 "Anti Tuberculosis Fund" (7,7,5) [Engr (Jean De Bast) > 25c][Recess >25c][Photo <= 25c] Sc(B101,...,B105) [ images credit of StampWorld ]

Belgium 1931/1932 "King Albert" (10,3,3) [Engr (Jean De Bast)][Recess > 1F][Photo <=1F] Sc(227,...,236)

Belgium 1931 "Anti Tuberculosis Fund" (7,1) [Engr (Jean De Bast][Recess] Sc(B107,...,B113)

Belgium 1932 "Auguste Piccard's Balloon" (3,1) [Engr (Jean De Bast)][Recess] Sc(251,...,253)

Belgium 1935 "Brussels Philatelic Exhibition" (1) [Engr (Jean De Bast)][Recess] Sc(B169) [ images credit of StampWorld ]

Belgium 1935 "Railway  Parcels / Belgian Railway Centenary" (24,2,2) [Engr (Jean De Bast)][Recess] Sc(Q184,...,Q207)

Belgium 1939 "Railway Parcels / International Railway congress, Brussels" (5,1) [Engr (G. Devreese)][Recess] Sc(Q211,...,Q215)

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