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* * NEW PUBLICATION * *
The Mulready Postal Stationery -
Its Genesis, Production and Usage
by Alan Huggins and Alan Holyoake
This new book on the Mulready Postal Stationery by Alan Huggins and Alan Holyoake is published jointly
by the Great Britain Philatelic Society and the Postal Stationery Society.
This publication makes a major addition to the literature on this subject, is fully illustrated in colour, and
provides not only a comprehensive source of reference, but brings together in one place images of many of the
iconic items, demonstrating their involvement in the initiation of the reforms of the postal system.
Approximately 216 pages it comprises an overview of the origins of pre-stamped stationery, the proposals
made during the period of postal reform, and the subsequent production, issue and usage of the Mulready letter
sheets and envelopes. This is followed by an eight frame international award winning study entitled 'The
Introduction and Usage of the Mulready Postal Stationery, which demonstrates how the story of this postal
historically important area can be presented as an exhibit. The contents are set out below:-
Early proposals for pre-paid postal stationery
The Mercantile Committee Campaign for Cheaper Postage
The Treasury Competition for Suggestions for the Collection of Postage
The Genesis of the Mulready Design
The Production of the Mulready Postal Stationery
The Distribution and Usage of Mulready Postal Stationery
An Exhibit of Mulready Postal Stationery
Frame One -The Evolution and Concept of Design
Frame Two - One Penny Letter Sheets
Frame Three - One Penny Envelopes
Frame Four - Two Pence Letter Sheets
Frame Five - Two Pence Envelopes
Frame Six - One Penny - Early May Dates
Frame Seven -The Maltese Cross
Frame Eight - Printed Advertisements and Notices
Bibliography; Stereo Index; Index
This new book on the Mulready postal stationery will be available from the Postal Stationery Society from 10th December 2015.
The price is £40 plus postage (£36 to PSS members) Postage is inland £3.00, to Europe £8.00 and to the rest of the world £10.00.
If you would like a copy of this book, please send your cheque for the appropriate amount made payable to the Postal Stationery Society,
to Colin Baker, 4 Greenhill Gardens, Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7AY, UK. You can email him at
Make sure you include your own name and address. Please note cheques must be written in sterling and be drawn on a UK bank.
Foreign cheques cannot be accepted due to high bank charges. If you wish to pay by any other method, please contact Colin Baker.
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Please pay on time to avoid the Membership Secretary having to send a reminder to you
Saturday 12 March 2016
At the meeting room in the Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY.
10.30 am Meet for coffee
11.00 am Keith Hanman will give a display of his gold winning postal stationery exhibit of the Bahamas
This display will be followed by the Society's One Sheet Competition, with all members present being asked to vote for their choice of winner.
12.30 pm Lunch. We will arrange to eat in one of the restaurants close by, and all members are invited to join
in. The cost should be no more than about £17 each, including wine.
2.00 pm The session after lunch will be for members' displays. Members are asked to bring along a maximum of 32
sheets on a postal stationery theme, and to give a display lasting not more that 10 minutes with a further 10 minutes for viewing.