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This is the only example of nudity identified by Deane [1] in the first decade of stamps.


Date Country Images Notes
1840 GB

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Listed but not numbered in Gibbons
ScU1-U4
Deane [1] identifies the Mulready envelope as the first Philatelic Nude. It is a marginal call: the catalogue illustration refers to 'nude winged females symbolic of communication between Britain and the world. Nude males at right represent Britain's colonies in the New World.' The originals are rather expensive, so the image is a Norfolk Island commemoration (SG Sc248a). The winged females are shown in detail through the magic of the Lighthouse Phonescope.
Acquired Stampex Spring 2014
       

Entry Country Region Year SG Sc Cat m/u PN page status comments
23 GB GB 1840 not numbered U1-U4 6 Mulready envelopes

Status ID JR NN PI TX W
Meaning got it insignificant detail just a repeat not a nude politically incorrect too expensive on the wantslist


page written March 2014