GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
An original poster for THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD by Gilbert and
depicting The Executioner silhouetted against the setting sun. This colourful
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company poster probably dates from the 1920's; the
quality of the print suggests a hand silk-screened artwork. The image
was designed by Dudley Hardy in 1897, and bears his printed signature;
appearing in small print on the lower left corner of the white border, the
legend credits the printer "David Allen & Sons LD 17 Leicester St
London and W. Belfast. ETC 20.3 Y.G.".
[20" x 30", on well-preserved heavy white paper stock; the scan does
not do justice to the vivid colours (ebony, scarlet, and intense chrome
yellow); a few very minor marks and printing flaws, otherwise in excellent condition] £90
A First Day Cover celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Sir Arthur Sullivan's Birth
Issued on 21st July 1992 in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Sullivan.
The unsealed envelope bears five attractive stamps, illustrating characters from the operas, and contains a biographical card insert. Issued by Benham, in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society, and post-marked "South Kensington, London, SW7". [8.75" x 4.25"; in superb condition] £5