HC Deb 22 February 1895 vol 30 c1421

I beg to ask the Postmaster General—whether, in the case of Indian stamps, the likeness of the Queen-Empress in Angeli's Jubilee portrait is always given on any new stamp denoting a new rate of duty: whether the late Mr. Raikes caused the likeness on the foreign postcard to be taken from the same portrait; and whether he, following this precedent, will direct that in future, at least in the case of new adhesive British stamps being required, the Angeli likeness, or one equally good and recent, shall be impressed upon them?


The likeness of her Majesty taken from Angeli's Jubilee portrait which has appeared on certain Indian stamps of recent issue is, I am informed, to be adopted for any further new Indian stamps required. The likeness on the foreign postcard introduced by the late Mr. Raikes was taken from the same portrait. I cannot pledge myself at this moment in regard to the design to be adopted for British stamps of new values hereafter, but the likeness of Her Majesty is one of the points which will have to be considered.