George Sherwood sample plates

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Here are some of the sample plates by the late great engraver George Sherwood.
I had mentioned these in a previous post.
 

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i'm amazed at this collection. how did you manage to acquire the plates ? they show quite a variety in his approach to design. tyvm for showing.
 

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i'm amazed at this collection. how did you manage to acquire the plates ? they show quite a variety in his approach to design. tyvm for showing.
I invited George to visit one of my classes and talk with the students. He brought these plates for Show-and-Tell and gave them to me to show in other classes and schools. George was always helpful to students of engraving.

Hi John

Thanks for that. A real piece of Americana engraving history is in those plates. :)

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Andrew
Thank you Andrew and thanks to all the folks that looked in and posted likes.
George was a good man, a good friend and I miss him.
 

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Hello Brian, about castings.
When friend Mike Bissell was doing the castings for FEGA we talked about it.
I was looking out for the release form in my files from George's wife Sue.
Got busy, what's new and forgot about it.
 

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Thanks for sharing John. George was a great guy. I had a question about a Winchester pattern (he did LOTS of them) and he sent me some patterns as well as some of his original smoke pulls.
 

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Thank you for posting these John. They actually make me sad because George gave me steel practice plate with his brightcut engraving on it which rusted beyond repair. Nobody's fault but my own...I should have kept it wrapped and protected from humid Louisiana. It's really nice seeing these!!
 

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I meet George Sherwood at a knife show in New York city before I moved to Virginia we spent time talking about engraving and I went away with some good advice,he also signed my copy of American Engraver. J.J.
 

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Too Kool John, Those look like the samples that were in his little book. I am not sure you didn't have those with you at school when I was there, been a while!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Too Kool John, Those look like the samples that were in his little book. I am not sure you didn't have those with you at school when I was there, been a while!!!!!!!!!!!
I may well have had them then Dave, but like Brian said........Things get a little hazy after all these years.

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I seem to remember John having them with him when we took that class?

Like you said, things are gettin' a bit fuzzy...

Brian

BRIAN, As you say in your post........those days are getting fuzzy. Lot'sa water!!!
 

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