Telegram designed by Rex Whistler (1905–1944)

Telegram designed by Rex Whistler (1905–1944)

Code: 10378


H: 16.8cm (6.6")W: 21.7cm (8.5")


The Third General Greetings Telegram
Designed by Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (1905–1944)
Issued by the G.P.O., 29 June 1936
Lithograph and letterpress
Printed by Fosh & Cross Ltd, London
16.8 cm x 21.7 cm

Rectangular printed gilt frame, around a lithographic colour printed cartouche, rustic implements and cornucopia to the left and right, spilling forth fuits and flower garlands. Franked with a date stamp verso, "Coulsdon, Surrey, 14 Dec, 40".  With its accompanying GPO Greetings Telegram printed gilt envelope.

This telegram was in use between 29 June and 14 December 1936.

See V&A E.3777-1983 for similar

See pp.141-142, Hugh Cecil and Mirabel Cecil, "In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work", London, Frances Lincoln Limited, 2012.

Cat. No.620, p.98, Laurence Whistler and Ronald Fuller, "The Work of Rex Whistler", London, Batsford, 1960.

Folds & creases. Used.