29 September 1976, UK
500th Anniversary of British Printing
designer: Richard Gay ( winner of the stamp design competition )
Only 20 years after the Gutenberg Bible, already in England the new technology of letterpress printing had been developed and large numbers of publications were produced.
These stamps with letters from that time and a picture of a printing workshop are showing British printer William Caxton’s works. He was the first English publisher that produced commercial books. His printer’s device is quite beautiful.