2013 GB - FCS05 - 1913 Seahorses Facsimile Pack Special Edition


Catalogue code: ZP004

2013 Seahorses 1913 - Facsimile. This stamp reproduction pack celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal. These stamp reproductions of the King George V Seahorses definitives from 1913 commemorate his work.

Mackennal triumphed with his design for the higher value four-stamp Seahorses series. He was endorsed by The King, who asked that he design the stamps. George took a personal interest in the Seahorses, suggesting changes. One can understand the interest. Mackennal’s design, with a militant Britannia driving horses across the ocean, captured the imperial strength of the nation he ruled in an era where the major powers were jockeying for position in Europe and around the world. Naval power was key, and the image of Britannia with shield and trident dominating the sea speaks volumes.

Issued: 19 September 2013

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 08 November, 2013.

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