centenary of the Representation of the People Act, a hundred years
on, this stamp issue presents an overview of the trials and
tribulations of the women who campaigned tirelessly to win the
vote; beginning in the early 1800s right up until the vote being
granted in February 1918. Documenting some of the campaign
activities and public actions, the eight stamps are split between
examples of the major set piece demonstrations and publicity
activity that took place, as well as some of the individuals
involved. Previous stamp issues related to this have celebrated
individual women from the movement, which are 2008’s Women of
Distinction - Millicent Fawcett, 2006’s 150th Anniversary of the
National Portrait Gallery - Emmeline Pankhurst and 1968’s Votes
for Women stamp - statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. However, none have
directly reflected and commemorated the movements behind the fight
for the vote for women as a whole, as this issue does.
Set - in horizontal se-tenant pairs
2nd class - The Lone Suffragette in Whitehall; The Great Pilgrimage of Suffragists. 1st class – Sufragette Leaders at Earl's Court; Women's Freedom League Poster Parade
£1.40 - Welsh Suffragettes, Coronation Procession; Leigh and New Released from Prison. £1.57 - Sophia Duleep Singh Sells the Suffragette; Suffragette Prisoners' Pageant.
The se-tenant stamps are designed by Supple Studio and are printed by International Security Printers in lithography. The stamps are 41 x 30 mm, and printed in 4 sheets, 30/60 per sheet.
Acknowledgements: Lone suffragette – image © c.1908, by World’s Graphic Press Ltd, Museum of London; typography © Museum of London; Great Pilgrimage of Suffragists – image © Museum of London; typography © The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library; WSPU suffragette leaders – image © The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library; typography © Mary Evans Picture Library; WFL poster parade – image and typography © Museum of London; Welsh suffragettes – image © Museum of London; typography © mooziic/Alamy Stock Photo; Mary Leigh and Edith New – image and typography © Museum of London; Princess Sophia Duleep Singh – image © Museum of London; typography © The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library; suffragette prisoners’ pageant – image © Mary Evans Picture Library; typography © Museum of London
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