Thursday, 19 January 2012

MAY MORRIS postage stamp

how many people still send letters by post?  and how many fewer queue to buy stamps at dwindling
 numbers of post offices?  which I imagine is the only way to obtain special issue stamps.
But one of the new series issued on 23 February may come your way.

It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of May Morris - at Red House in Bexleyheath on 25 March 1862 - and features her Orange Tree embroidery design.
I'm not sure why May has been selected for this honour, and named among nine other Britons of Distinction on first-class stamps, but it's a welcome recognition.  Later this year the anniversary will be marked by a display of her designs, artworks and portraits in the Coach House at the William Morris Society, Upper Mall, Hammersmith. 

PS the other Britons featured are seen here

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