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Topic: Lord Roberts Memorial Fund Stamps
Posted By: Daniel
Subject: Lord Roberts Memorial Fund Stamps
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 12:46
Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914), later 1st Earl Roberts was a popular soldier prior to the First World War. He cared for the ordinary soldier and raised money for those who had fallen into poverty. He died at the very beginning of World War I and funds were raised in his honour to further his good work.

One of the methods of raising funds was the production and sale of a long series of stamps depicting soldiers, sailors, politicians and world leaders in 1915. There were a total of 144 stamps issued in 12 sheets of 12 stamps and there were accompanying notes to go with them. In addition, 3 different albums were produced in Red Cloth, Khaki (Cloth Gilt) and Royal Blue and Gold. The stamps and albums were produced by Fawcett and Company of the Strand, London.

I have acquired a complete set with reproduced notes and I am going to show them all over a series of posts.

https://flic.kr/p/Z87cvj" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/Z87cvj" rel="nofollow - Roberts 1 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/217YbRU" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/217YbRU" rel="nofollow - Roberts 2 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr



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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 12:52
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 12:55
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 12:59
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 13:04
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 13:07
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 13:11
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 13:15
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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 13:20
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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 07 November 2017 at 07:46
I didn't know about these before, thank you for posting.

Did you acquire the whole set at once or have you been buying it over time?


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 04:44
Originally posted by Elphin Elphin wrote:

I didn't know about these before, thank you for posting.

Did you acquire the whole set at once or have you been buying it over time?

Hi Elphin,

Thanks for your comment. I started by buying a few odd stamps but they were typically sold individually. I was then able able to buy one of the stamp albums that I mentioned but it was not a complete collection. So, when a whole set came up for sale with copies of the information slips and at a very reasonable price I snapped it up. This does mean that I have a lot of spares!

Daniel


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 19 November 2017 at 07:34
I forgot I had this item so I'm adding it here. The page is taken from one of the albums but someone has added the signature of Lord Roberts (FM for Field Marshal) from a letter. Even if it is some kind of autopen signature it is still a nice addition:

https://flic.kr/p/21Bu6w7" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/21Bu6w7" rel="nofollow - Signed Roberts by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr





Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 17 December 2017 at 04:03
Here is a link to a very informative website. It even lists the make up of each sheet:

http://www.worldwar1postcards.com/the-lord-roberts-memorial-stamp-album.php" rel="nofollow - http://www.worldwar1postcards.com/the-lord-roberts-memorial-stamp-album.php


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 17 December 2017 at 04:11
Much to my surprise, and seemingly little known, there was actually a second series of these stamps issued. Intended to consist of a further 144 stamps with 12 stamps per sheet, only 8 sheets were issued. So, there are a further 96. I B Redguy, a Cinderella  dealer and sometime member of this forum, shows many of these on his website, along with the first series so scroll down, and you can view them here:

http://www.ibredguy.co.uk/main.php?g2_itemId=71290" rel="nofollow - http://www.ibredguy.co.uk/main.php?g2_itemId=71290


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 01 January 2018 at 10:21
Here is the album that I mentioned previously. Of the 3 official albums this is the most expensive one in Royal Blue with Gold blocking. As luck would have it, having looked through it for the first time in quite a while I discovered that, what I thought was a part set of the first series, was actually most of the second series. I think I may be missing about 6 stamps of the second series.

https://flic.kr/p/J9bb1r" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/J9bb1r" rel="nofollow - Lord Roberts Album Cover by https://www.flickr.com/photos/101603119@N05/" rel="nofollow - Spicer57 , on Flickr


Posted By: bremhillbob
Date Posted: 24 April 2018 at 08:02
I've seen the 'Personality' stamps and have been slowly collecting them over time but I've never seen the descriptions before.

I have a list of all the names that I know of (from 2 sets) but I wonder if anyone has transcribed the text from the descriptions?


Posted By: lostandfound
Date Posted: 14 June 2021 at 04:39
I am still missing 13 names from the second series. Is there anybody who can help?


Posted By: bremhillbob
Date Posted: 14 June 2021 at 04:49
I don't have easy access to my stamps at the moment but I'm sure I could help.


Posted By: lostandfound
Date Posted: 14 June 2021 at 05:06
That's would be great.


Posted By: bremhillbob
Date Posted: 14 June 2021 at 05:08
Maybe easiest to communicate directly - am I allowed to send my email address?  is there a personal message option?


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 14 June 2021 at 05:11
Originally posted by bremhillbob bremhillbob wrote:

Maybe easiest to communicate directly - am I allowed to send my email address?  is there a personal message option?

Yes, click on the arrow next to the person's name and select Send Private Message 



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