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    Posted: 14 November 2018 at 03:16
The Penrose Annual was published from 1895-1982 and was a review of the graphic arts published in hardback book form. It was a highly prestigious publication about printing and graphic design and was often written by leading graphic designers. I have a couple of issues and if you are in any way interested in graphic design then you'll find it a fascinating publication. Certainly in later years included in each issue were actual examples of various forms of printing including wine labels, holograms and greetings cards. For the 1954 annual Harrisons (with the permission of Her Majesty's Postmaster-General) produced special black print versions of the coronation stamps as a special sheet, duly perforated, for the annual. The backs of the stamps state 'REPRODUCTION ONLY' and 'No postal or philatelic value' in 2 lines. The sheets are highly desirable and I have managed to acquire one:

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