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The Furniss Jubilee Envelope

Introduction

1890 saw Great Britain's first commemorative postal stationery in celebration of the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage and the Penny Black fifty years earlier.

Several major events took place, including the Conversazione & Exhibition at the Guildhall organised by The City Corporation of London. There was also a grand Post Office Conversazione at South Kensington Museum. Special postal stationery was prepared for these events.

The official Jubilee envelope, issued on 2nd July 1890, was extremely popular with over 250,000 copies sold. Yet, in the same way as the Mulready envelope in 1840, the Jubilee envelope was also the subject of parody.

Plan of the Display

Title, Introduction and Plan
Documents relating to the release of the envelope, including the Black Proof
Postal Usage
Printing Errors
Stamp Collectors Fortnightly Re—issue in 1906

References include:

Account of the Celebration of the Jubilee by The General Post Office
The Penny Postage Jubilee by Phil in 1891
The Penny Postage Jubilee by Werner Bauschke, 1989
Postal Heritage Archives Commitee Papers & Collections


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Frame 1

  1. Introduction and Plan
  2. The Furniss Caricature: Colour Trials
  3. The Furniss Caricature: Colour Trial in Red-Brown
  4. The Furniss Caricature: Colour Trial in Dark Brown
  5. The Furniss Caricature: Colour Trial in Slate Grey
  6. The Furniss Caricature: Colour Trial in Black
  7. The Furniss Caricature: Black Print
  8. The Furniss Caricature: First Day Use
  9. The Furniss Caricature
  10. The Furniss Caricature
  11. The Furniss Caricature
  12. The Furniss Caricature
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Frame 2

  1. The Furniss Caricature
  2. The Furniss Caricature
  3. The Furniss Caricature
  4. The Furniss Caricature
  5. The Furniss Caricature
  6. The Furniss Caricature
  7. The Furniss Caricature
  8. The Furniss Caricature
  9. The Furniss Caricature
  10. The Furniss Caricature
  11. The Furniss Insert Card
  12. The Furniss Caricature
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Frame 3

  1. The Furniss Caricature
  2. The Furniss Caricature
  3. The Furniss Caricature
  4. The Furniss Caricature
  5. The Furniss Caricature: Type II
  6. The Furniss Caricature: Type II
  7. The Furniss Caricature: Printing Errors
  8. The Furniss Caricature: Printing Errors
  9. The Furniss Caricature: Printing Errors
  10. The Furniss Caricature: Printing Errors
  11. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  12. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
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Frame 4

  1. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  2. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  3. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  4. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  5. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  6. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  7. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  8. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  9. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  10. The Furniss Caricature: Late Use
  11. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
  12. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
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Frame 5

  1. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
  2. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
  3. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
  4. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
  5. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly
  6. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly (Late Use)
  7. The Furniss Caricature: Stamp Collector's Fortnightly (Late Use)
  8. The Furniss Caricature: Menu Card
  9. Harry Furniss
  10. Harry Furniss
  11. Harry Furniss
  12. Souvenir Cards Incorporating 1890 Jubilee Designs