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
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 21st February 2013
From left to right:
- Sense and Sensibility
- Pride and Prejudice
- Mansfield Park
- Northanger Abbey
The insert provides details of these six novels alongside a portrait of Austen (click the image for easier reading).
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.