Celebrating the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, a hundred years on, Royal Mail has released a series of stamps commemorating 100 years of Votes for Women. This Votes for Women Coin Cover AN145 presents an overview of the trials and tribulations of the women who campaigned tirelessly to win the vote; beginning in the early 1800s right up until the vote being granted in February 1918.
This Limited Edition Coin Cover includes all eight Special Stamps, an insert and a two sided poster along with the Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin. The interior pages highlight interesting statistics and quotes from prominent figures at the time, as well as providing a global timeline of women’s suffrage since 1918. The two-sided poster illustrates how effectively the women’s suffragette movement communicated through art and literature at the time. Just larger than a typical A3 standard size, the poster showcases some of the best artwork from the suffragette era.
Documenting some of the campaign activities and public actions, the eight stamps are split between examples of the major set piece demonstrations and publicity activity that took place, as well as some of the individuals involved. The colour theme is consistent with the one adopted by the WSPU (Women’s Social and Political Union) and the badges displayed are examples of those used at the time.
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Released 15th February 2018
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