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16th September 2022

Kate Stephens is a prolific contemporary designer of Royal Mail stamps. Amongst a number of other commissions, she designed the stamps for the Queen's 90th birthday, and this set from 2011, which marked 150 years since founding of the original William Morris company, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. in 1861. She selected designs by William Morris, Philip Webb, John Henry Dearle, Kate Faulkner (the multi-talented sister of Charles Faulkner, one of the company's founders), William de Morgan (with Morris), and Edward-Burne Jones. As with all beautifully designed sets, it would have been tempting to buy each of the different values just for the pleasure of seeing them adorn envelopes.

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