JEFFERY MATTHEWS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/23/1972 - HFSID 81580
Sale Price $198.00
The British artist, famed for his commemorative postage stamps, send letter describing his interest to a collector, signs name in black ink
Typed letter signed: "Jeffery Matthews" in black ink. 1 page, irregularly cut piece affixed to 7x5¼ piece of paper. Includes clip of Matthews' personal letterhead. Kent, England. August 23, 1972. In full: "Thank you for your letter of the 9th August, and for the enclosed photostats, which I shall keep in my own collection pertaining to the Silver Wedding Stamps. I was very interested to learn of your activities, and in particular your collection of autographs to which I am privileged to add my own. After the 20th November I will send you an autographed First Day Cover bearing the 3p and 20p Silver Wedding Stamps. All the design work of this cover and the postmark is by me. I now enclose an autograph on a separate piece of paper for your album. Yours sincerely". Jeffery Matthews is a British artist, specializing in postage stamp design, best known for conceiving the Machin definitive series' color palette in the mid-1980s. While studying interior design, Matthews was taught heraldry and letter typography, soon becoming an illustrator specializing in creating logotypes, graphic and typographic designs for public administration, firms and book covers; he joined the Council of Industrial Design in the 1950s and in 1959 was proposed to the Post Office as a designer, and became a regular contributor. The Machin series, designed in the 1970, features Queen Elizabeth's profile since 1967, Matthews designed new symbols for the Regional Machins in 1971 with new digits and letters, and in 1976 he prepared the three colors needed for the photograved high value stamps. Irregularly cut. Lightly toned. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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