|BC028D||Wildings 2002 on our Postboxes cover with a Bath postmark, unsigned||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC028A||Wildings Definitive Collection 1 - 2002, unsigned||£60.00||Limited Availability|
|BC028B||Wildings cover 5th December 2002, signed Patrick Lichfield||£85.00||Limited Availability|
|BC028DS||Wildings 2002 on our Postboxes cover with a Bath postmark, signed by Sir Terry Pratchett OBE||£200.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 05/12/2002
Issue Name: Wildings Definitive Collection 1 - 2002
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The first low value stamps picturing Queen Elizabeth II are called Wildings because they used a photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding. This striking replica miniature sheet was issued 50 years later on the anniversary of the 1st class stamp (top left). Our signature is extremely relevant. Lord Patrick Lichfield is the man behind the first major change of the Queen's Head design on UK overseas territories stamps in 20 years. The changes were made from a digital photograph of his cousin, Queen Elizabeth II taken at Buckingham Palace on November 2001.
The youngest of a large family, Dorothy was sent at the age of four to live with relations in the south of England. Determined to be independent and to pursue an artistic career, she chose photography and began as a 'pupil retoucher' at Walter Barnet's studio in Knightsbridge around 1911, and worked for the London photographers before opening her studio in George Street, Portman Square in 1914. She lived at one end of the studio and supported herself by retouching work until her business became self supporting in the 1930s. Dorothy was in a tradition of women studio influenced photographers, such as the Victorian Alice Hughes, and the Edwardian Lallie Charles.
Her portrait of the Queen was used as the design for the definitive stamps from 1952 until 1967 when the Machin design came in.
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Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield was an English photographer from the Anson family. He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield in 1960 from his paternal grandfather. In his professional practice he was known as Patrick Lichfield.
Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971.