Thursday, 21 August 2008

Guess Who?

There are no prizes for guessing who the man is in this portrait as I think it is to easy. However If you fancey a bit of fun I can give you a small Clue.

He died in 1866, I will add the answer to this post on Saturday 23rd.

Perhaps this was not as easy as I thought, we had no replies. I can now inform you that it is Thomas De La Rue (1793-1866).
De La Rue are the current printers of Machin definitives in sheet form. Thomas himself was a pioneer printer of the Victorian era, an historic figure for playing card collectors and philatelists.

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