2011 is the 150th Anniversary of the founding of William Morris's firm and the United Kingdom's Royal Mail is celebrating with an issue of six stamps. The firm is described as " one of the most influential enterprises in the history of British design and manufacturing”.
The individual stamps feature designs from artists/partners who worked in the Morris & Company workshops. Each stamp has the date of the design featured on that stamp.
The print chosen for the stamp honoring Morris is Cray 1884, which is similar to the print Wandle in my new collection Morris and Company for Moda.
The diagonals represent the rivers and streams in Morris's landscape.
Dearle's stamp is his Seaweed print from 1901
Kate Faulkner 1877
Morris & De Morgan 1876
Edward Burne-Jones c.1864
The First Day Cover
The stamps were issued in May
William Morris fans might want to own a set.
Philip Webb 1867