Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sir Robert Pearce Edgcombe

[Great Britain] (b 1851/d 1929)

Sir Robert Edgcombe was educated at the  King's College in Cambridge...there was no known special Art Education, because he spent his life working as a Lawyer ... he was also a Banking Company Chairman, and was even Mayor of Dorchester in 1891... but there are several indication in the Net,that give him Artistic skills, certainly part of his more private life...he was made Knight  in 1895, year when he also assumed the name Edgcumbe,  to mark his descent from Edgcumbe of Lamerton...


Nyassa Company 1901 "King Carlos I with Giraffes and Camels" (13,2,2) [Engr (H. Bourne)][Recess (Waterlow and Sons Limited, London)] Sc(26,...,38)

[ Some of these stamps were Overprinted and surcharged several times..]

Nyassa Company 1911 "King D. Manuel II : Giraffes, Zebras, Camels and São Gabriel (Vasco da Gama's Flagship)" (12,4,4) [Recess (Waterlow and Sons Limited, London) Sc(51,...,62) [ this series present us original designs , but Overprinted stamps with "Republica" ,because Portugal's Monarchy was overthrown in 1910... stamps without this Overprint were never issued...][ images credit of Stampworld ]

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