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Unadopted Malawi Wildlife Designs by Peter Scott
« on: October 11, 2009, 05:14:20 PM »
I have just started corresponding with Will Coles, an Australian artist, who is the grandson of English numismatic artist, Norman Sillman. Mr Sillman was responsible for the Welsh Dragon pound design of 1995 and the Celtic Cross pound design 1996, as well as for many overseas designs.

Today, Will Coles emailed me scans of these sketches by the late British naturalist, Sir Peter Scott, which are in the possession of Mr Sillman, who was born in 1921. They are the prototype sketches for the Malawi 1978 collector issues of the 10 and 150 kwachas.

Here is a page for Peter Scott on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Scott


Will Coles' Wikipedia page on his grandfather:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Sillman

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Re: Unadopted Malawi Wildlife Designs by Peter Scott
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 06:07:36 PM »
These are great discoveries. These designs deserve to be preserved. Thanks!

Peter
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Re: Unadopted Malawi Wildlife Designs by Peter Scott
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 02:55:33 PM »


Here, as issued, is the official 1978 Malawi 250 kwacha. The reverse, depicting nyala antelopes, was designed by Norman Sillman.

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Re: Unadopted Malawi Wildlife Designs by Peter Scott
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 02:56:36 PM »


Here, as issued, is the official 1978 Malawi 10 kwacha. The reverse, depicting a sable antelope, was designed by Norman Sillman.

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Re: Unadopted Malawi Wildlife Designs by Peter Scott
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 10:51:58 PM »
The late naturalist and artist Sir Peter Scott was a great believer in the Loch Ness monster as a real flesh and blood animal, so much so that he coined a new scientific Latin name for it, "Nessiteras rhombopteryx", meaning something like "the inhabitant of Ness with the diamond-shaped fins". He was very pleased with the name he had invented, until a journalist pointed out that it was an anagram of "Monster hoax by Sir Peter S".  :D

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