• Short Summary

    Sir Kingsley Wood explains the Silver Jubilee Stamp and shows some of processes of manufacture.

  • Description

    Title Card Reads "Sir Kingsley Wood inaugurates special Commemorative issue"

    GV. Room with women seated at benches sorting through large books of stamps man speaking (Nat Sound) "The Post office issues over 7,000 Million postage stamps every year, but this is the first occasion that members of the public have been able to see the actual processes by which our stamps are manufactured and produced"

    SV. Large printing press with stamps running through. SV, Pan from blank roll of paper being fed into the presses to completed stamps emerging through rollers. GV. Machinery that hoists huge sheets of Stamps up into the air. GV. Man inspecting stamps as they pass over rollers. GV. Cutting machine as the complete sheets enter. CU. The other side of the machine as separate sheets emerge.

    MS. Sir Kingsley Wood (Post Master General) still speaking (Nat Sound) "They will be on sale the public on May 7th for a period of two months. The fundamental idea in designing the Silver Jubilee Commemoration postage stamps was to attain an effect of dignity and simplicity" CU. Three half Pence, Silver Jubilee commemorative stamp featuring King George V. CU. Page of stamps. voice over continues over "The main symbols used are laurel leaves and olive branches. The Laurel for the triumph and reward and the Olive branch for the peace and goodwill which our country is so anxious to promote. These symbols are appropriately centred on a portrait of His Majesty the King"

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:40:00

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