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After painting covers for 25 years, there's a considerable paper trail comprised

of marketing material, interviews and such, which will be displayed here.

Bevil Paper Trail

Courtesy of Ron Aljoe

Peter Martin, about 15 years back, interviewed me for this piece in Scott Stamp Monthly.  As I read it while posting on this site, I still agree to most of the comments.  Interestingly, little has changed in my philosophy and approach to painting covers.  Click on the images to read the interview.

MAY 2000

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While this isn't a marketing piece, or played a public role of sorts,

it did have a unique use and hung around the Bevil Studio for a good while.  I thought it might be of interest to you.

 

The Celebrate the Century set is to date the largest set I have painted.  With 15 topics representing each decade of the 20th century, that's 150 issues.  This 8 1/2 X 11 sheet had affixed a stamp for each issue, which I would cross off once painted.  Why not simply type out a list, you're probably wondering.  Well, the visual references rather than words in a list seems to speak my language.  It appears somewhere along the way, I believe I misplaced my list, and thus there's a few issues which were never crossed off.  That was a great set to paint.  Click on the image to enlarge, and you'll notice my decade notes, along with some with red borders, which I can't recall what the purpose was.

This is only a portion of the 150 issues.  I'm not sure what I had in mind signing both sides, other than considering giving it away.  There was another sheet containing the remainder of the CTC stamps, and it's possible I did give that one to a collector.