Morris and Company

2011 (May 5 2011)
Commemorative

The original company of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. was founded in 1861, and quickly established a reputation for fashionable interior design and manufacture of fine furniture and decorations.

Its Pre-Raphaelite founders were artist and designer William Morris, together with partners Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the architect Philip Webb, artist Ford Madox Brown, his associate Peter Paul Marshall and Charles Faulkner.

Designed by Kate Stephens
Size 37mm (h) x 35mm (v)
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14.5
Phosphor All Over
Gum PVA

Stamps

Morris and Company 1st Stamp (2011) Cray - William Morris

Cray - William Morris

1st
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1884 - The most complex Morris and Company fabric print requiring 34 individual hand printing blocks


Morris and Company 1st Stamp (2011) Cherries - Philip Webb

Cherries - Philip Webb

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1867 - This detail from a panel designed by Philip Webb can be seen in the Morris and Company designed dining room (Now known as the Morris Room) at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Morris and Company 76p Stamp (2011) Seaweed - John Henry Dearle

Seaweed - John Henry Dearle

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1901 - Dearle started with Morris and Company as a shop assistant in their Oxford Street showroom, by 1890 he was chief designer and on Morrisís death in 1896 Art Director. This wallpaper design shows the distinctive Turkish and Persian influences he brought to the firmís designs.


Morris and Company 76p Stamp (2011) Peony - Kate Faulkner

Peony - Kate Faulkner

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1877 - Kate Faulkner was the sister of Morrisís former business partner William Faulkner together with her sister Lucy she produced a number of ceramic tile designs for Morris and Company.


Morris and Company £1.10 Stamp (2011) Acanthus - William Morris and William De Morgan

Acanthus - William Morris and William De Morgan

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1876 - This slip covered hand painted glazed tiles show how De Morganís tile designs were planned to create patterns when several tiles were laid together.


Morris and Company £1.10 Stamp (2011) The Merchant's Daughter - Edward Burne-Jones

The Merchant's Daughter - Edward Burne-Jones

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1864 - Burne-Jones was one of the original partners at Morris and Company and the firmís principal stained glass panel designer


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Prestige Stamp Book

In the Prestige Stamp Book Morris expert Linda Parry takes an in depth look at the history of Morris and Company and its legacy. It was designed by Kate Stephens. It contains four unique stamp panes unavailable anywhere else.


Prestige Stamp Book Cover

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