BBC and Broadcasting History

Made:
1972 in England
printer:
Harrison and Sons Limited
artist:
David Gentleman

BBC and Broadcasting History: set of four mint postage stamps, with text and in original wrappers, issued 13 September 1972 for the 50th anniversary of the BBC and 75th of Marconi/Kemp experiments. With: BBC 1922/1972: set of three stamps in pack, 50th Anniversary of the BBC, specially produced as a memento of the occasion for BBC staff. 11x16.5cm. Stamps designed by David Gentleman to represent the start of broadcasting: development of the microphone (3p), horn loudspeaker (5p), colour television camera 1972 (7 1/2p), Marconi/Kemp experiments 1897 [oscillator and spark transmitter] (9p); issued 13 September 1972 by Royal Mail.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-1016
Materials:
gum, paper
Measurements:
each stamp: 31 mm x 40 mm
type:
postage stamps
credit:
Sheridan, W.

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