The Jubilee Exhibitions of 1890
IntroductionThe first Postage Stamp was launched on 6th May 1840.
In 1890, to celebrate 50 years of the Postage Stamp, two exhibitions were held. The first, organised by the Corporation of London and the Post Office, was held at The Guildhall in The City from 16th-19th May 1890.
The second, the official Post Office celebration, was held at the South Kensington Museum, now known as the Victoria and Albert Museum, on July 2nd of the same year.
This is a small snapshot of items related to both these exhibitions. Some items are relatively common, some are rare and some are unique.
A Jubilee Reminiscence, John Davies FRPSL.
Special Event Postmarks of the United Kingdom. Volume 1. 1851-1962, Colin Peachey and John Swanborough.
Postal Directory, General Post Office Edinburgh & Leith 1890-1891, Morrison & Gibb for HMSO.