Monday, 7 February 2011

150th Anniversary of Wm Morris company - 6 stamps 5 May 2011

Founded by the Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer William Morris in 1861 Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. manufactured and sold decorative arts products. The firm’s medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound nfluence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Royal Mail is issuing 6 stamps (and there are rumours of a prestige stamp book) to mark this 150th anniversary. The face values will change before issue on 5 May 2011 due to increases in postage rates.


2 comments:

  1. Not half as striking as the 1982 issue featuring a William Morris design (which coincided with the time I started collecting stamps as a five-year-old!)

    http://www.collectgbstamps.co.uk/explore/issues/?issue=8

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  2. I don't think the publicity images provided are particularly good; I'm hoping the real stamps will be better, more vibrant.

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