'The New Stamp Duty', 1880. Artist: Joseph Swain

'The New Stamp Duty', 1880. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-850 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'The New Stamp Duty', 1880. The gentleman in the dark glasses is Mr Henry Fawcett, the blind Postmaster General. He had just introduced a scheme whereby small amounts could be saved in the Post Office Savings Bank by the accumulation of stamps. Twelve penny stamps could be put on one sheet and received as a deposit of one shilling. The little boy is posting his savings, but the little girl on the right has been sent by her more feckless parents to fetch a bottle of beer with their money. From Punch, or the London Charivari, November 27, 1880.

Image Details


  1. 27/11/1880
  1. 0350000689
  1. 1-150-850
  1. 1150850
  1. 27/11/1880
  1. 689

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3675x5115
File Size : 55,072kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Henry Fawcett: British: Postmaster General, politician, statesman

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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