FDC: Jane Austen

This FDC from Royal Mail commemorates the bicentenary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. The stamps are illustrated with scenes from six of Austen’s novels. The cover is decorated with Austen’s handwriting, and the commemoratve cancels carry advice from the character Jane in Pride and Prejudice to her sister Lizzy:

Do anything rather than marry without affection

Jane Austen UK 2013

Country: United Kingdom
Date: 21st February 2013

Stamp Details

From left to right:

  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Mansfield Park
  • Emma
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Persuasion

Insert

The insert provides details of these six novels alongside a portrait of Austen (click the image for easier reading).

Jane Austen insert UK 2013

The Austen Family Seal

The back of a Royal Mail FDC is usually blank, but for this issue, they have printed the Austen family seal, which is a nice detail.

Jane Austen seal UK 2013

2 comments

  1. I wonder why US stamps never seem as colorful as others do.

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    1. I think stamp issues go through cycles. Here we are in a period of fairly uninspiring issues. Royal Mail on the other hand has issued some brilliant stamps over the last couple of years – I have a lot still in my queue for posting. I have some great US stamps too though; the Star Wars issue from USPS is still one of my favourites :) I’ll try an post some US stamps here.

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