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Canada/Stamps : Glen Loates

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Harvey
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13 Jun 2019
03:52:51pm
Most of you wouldn't recognize the name in the title, but he is the Newfoundland artist who is responsible for the bird paintings used for Canada's 1969 wildlife series. He is a relative of my late wife, a Budgell from Grand Falls Newfoundland. Cathy told me a story years ago about Glen's brother visiting the house, probably in the early 1970s or mid 1960s, and Cathy asked if she could have a sketch if he had one he didn't need. It was a very innocent request by a young girl since his sketches were very expensive even then. In the mail a few weeks after, a tube arrived containing a beautiful working signed pencil sketch of a crow. He is still considered to be a major Canadian artist and I thought this would make an interesting story with a stamp connection. A young girl's innocent request really meant something to him and the sketch still graces my wall! Most people would probably ignored the request, but I guess Newfoundlanders aren't like that!
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Harvey
I think, therefore I am - I think!
15 Sep 2021
09:42:14am
re: Glen Loates

I've meant to amend this a few times. If you check Glenn Loates he is not considered to be a Newfoundlander, he just has roots there. I thought I should mention this in case anyone is confused.
Another short story in the same note (no pun intended). There was an antique dealer/picker I knew a few years ago who also happened to be the person who designed the back of the 2012 Canadian $50 bill - the Coast Guard vessel. He was in my shop about 10 years ago and while we were talking he drew a perfect rendering of the ship on a piece of loose leaf and gave it to me. It's now a treasured possession from a person who doesn't seem to be in the area any more. I can't remember the person's name and it is not easy to find on line. Can any collectors of Canadian bank noes help me?
Edit: I'm a bit confused. I found an article on the engraver of the $50 bill, Jorge Peral, and it is not the person I knew. Maybe the person who did the art work is not considered to be the same personConfused .

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