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Greetings telegram

Greetings telegram

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, Uk (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1951 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herbert, Stanley, born 1905 (designer)
    GPO (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour process engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Editor of Modern Publicity

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf SH119, box GG42B

Physical description

Greetings telegram printed in colour. The sheet is bordered with gold and illustrations of flowers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, Uk (issued)


ca.1951 (issued)


Herbert, Stanley, born 1905 (designer)
GPO (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour process engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Greetings Telegram GPO'
'S. Herbert'


Height: 16.5 cm sheet, Width: 21.6 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Greetings telegram designed by Stanley Herbert, and issued by the General Post Office. Process engraving, ca.1951.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.
The full text of the entry is as follows:
"HERBERT, Stanley (1905- )
Greetings telegram issued by the General Post Office, c.1951.
Signed S. Herbert.
Colour process engraving. Size of sheet 16.5 x 21.6 cm.
Given by the Editor of Modern Publicity"


Printing ink


Process engraving

Subjects depicted



Ephemera; Prints

Collection code


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