Melbourne Brindle was an Australian-American artist and illustrator. He was born in Melbourne Australia. In 1918, his family immigrated to San Francisco, where he later studied art. During World War II, Mr. Brindle designed War Bond posters. He published illustrations and covers for the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. His book 20 Silver Ghosts of his paintings of Rolls-Royce cars was published in 1971 and reprinted in 1979. Between 1971 and 1982 he designed a number of stamps and cards for the United States Postal Service. In 1958 United States Treasure Maps published two “sunken treasure” pictorial maps of coastal shipwreck locations, one of the Eastern Seaboard and one of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Works by Brindle are in the collections of the Air and Space Museum in Washington, the Society of Illustrators and others.
Full publication information: Authenticated and Published by United States Treasure Maps, Litchfield, Connecticut. Melbourne Brindle, del., Bridgewater, Connecticut. Copyright 1958 by United States Treasure Maps, Litchfield, Conn.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear.
Pace, Eric. “Melbourne Brindle, Artist and Designer Of Stamps, Dies at 90.” New York Times. 2 October 1995. p. 12. https://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/02/obituaries/melbourne-brindle-artist-and-designer-of-stamps-dies-at-90.html (6 January 2021).