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British Empire Exhibition 1924

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Posted 04/27/2010   9:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jubilee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is my latest cinderella. As usual, more info would be appreciated.

It was issued by Lloyds Bank and shows their branch at the exhibition. Beautifully engraved and quite a stunning label.

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Posted 04/27/2010   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Lovely cinder Jubilee
not spied that one before.

The Exhibition was naturally advertised throughout the kingdom,
I should think.
Slogan on Australian sideface:

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Posted 04/27/2010   10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the pic Rod. I've got an India cover somewhere with a slogan as well.

Of course, if I was clever, and scanned everything like you do, I would have found it already!
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Posted 04/28/2010   12:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, don't rub it in, I know I am obsessive.
IIRC Londonbus has a spectacular Poster on the 1924 exhibition
I vaguely remember appreciating it when we were duelling images on another forum some time ago.
I won't post it don't want to steal his thunder.

Here is the exhibition cancel, and yes spotted on a calcutta cover as well.

London must have been a hub of endeavor those days, they were just getting over the International Philatelic Exhibition in 1923.



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Posted 04/28/2010   01:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The "crouching lion" medallion, that I think was designed by
Percy Metcalf.
image source:unknown
The design on the postal slogan (standing lion) was probably taken from the lesser known designer F C Herrick.




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Posted 04/28/2010   01:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Speaking of the 1923 Philatelic Exhibition:



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Posted 04/28/2010   03:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
what would happen if one of te planes were inverted?
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Posted 04/28/2010   06:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More newly seen Cinderellas
If I could find the Bremen, I would offer a swap.
Very nice, it would also bring into question when
the first "comb" perforators came into existence?

But now you've done it, left the door ajar, so I can show you
my GB first Airmail stamps that never came to pass



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Posted 04/28/2010   07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Touche! Never seen that one before. It would make a nice block of six and a block of four!!
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Posted 04/28/2010   07:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
IIRC Londonbus has a spectacular Poster on the 1924 exhibition


Do I ??
I will have to give my brains a good rattle !

Other points:

Love the Lloyds Bank label. A beauty.
There are other colours.
At least Green,Red and Purple. The latter is a Proof.

Superb design. I have no more info.

Rod....what watermark do your Mercury labels have ?? And do they have gum ?
They look like a 1974 reprint to me but I am probably mistaken !

Wonderful items Guys.
Love 'em.

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Almost certainly LB, these would be Mercury reprints,
they are packed away currently.

Here is the poster/postcard? I thought may have been yours.
I guess not.
Ownership unknown.


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Posted 04/28/2010   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Airmails described on the Stefano site.
http://www.raster.it/stefano/a/hyci...atsthopo.htm

Unfortunately, this brilliant site is no longer updated.



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Posted 04/28/2010   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great site....and yes, shame about the updates.
A great place to browse.

The Mercury airmail labels, often referred to as Essays, exist in many different colours,papers, watermarks and perforations.

They were printed in the colours of the current KGV definitive stamps and the King himself was presented with special sheets when he visited the show, in Gold and Royal Purple.

I am usually outbid every time I bid on these either on eBay or elsewhere.
One day I will be lucky !

Londonbus1....maybe next week ??
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Posted 04/28/2010   8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, well good luck there

from my book of useless information, the "Mercury" shown
on this Essay is a sight to behold in the flesh.
Worth a Google, the bronze is stunningly beautiful,
apparently Mercury's wings on his boots and helmet are
failing, and he is kept aloft, by a puff of wind blown
by a cherub. (not shown in the vignette)

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Posted 04/28/2010   10:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This airmail essay is featured in Tyler's forgeries book. I see that the genuine essays are typographed, on watermarked paper. (An airplane watermark; nice touch for De La Rue. Either single airplane or multi airplane.) Genuine examples should perf 14 or 15x14, though he says imperf are known to exist.

Forgeries exist lithographed, on unwatermarked paper. If UV is available, the forgeries usually fluoresce brightly while the genuine examples do not.

Neat stamp.
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Posted 04/29/2010   03:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The colours of the 'Mercury' Labels are as follows:

Green, Red, Brown, Orange, Blue and Violet.

Most colours exist with Multiple Planes and Single Plane watermarks, both upright and inverted, and also 15x14 and 14 perf gauges. Most colours exist Imperf.
So 11 different stamps of each colour is possible.
There are also the special printings, mentioned in my previous post, of Gold and Royal Purple.
The paper was manufactured at Roughway Mills in Kent.

The design was the winning entry in a competition organised by the Junior [now National] Philatelic Society to put forward a design for Britain's first airmail stamp. They were produced by the winning designer as labels for the Exhibition.
Sheets of 240 with a Jubilee line all round. Typography.
Over the years they were tagged with the term 'Essays' but are really only Exhibition labels.

A reprint of these labels were printed at the 1974 Festival of Stamps in London [May3-6] on a Lithographic Press in sheets of 100.
In Bright Purple on ungummed, unwatermarked paper and Imperf.

I believe the latter is what Rod showed earlier given the colour and lack of Jubilee line.

Londonbus1.....With acknowledgement to 'British Stamp Exhibitions' by Glenn Morgan and Graham Wilson.
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