The Exploitation of the £5 Orange
A Display of Mainly Cinderella Items that Exploit the Image of £5 Orange
The display covers how the £5 orange image was exploited by many organisations. These fall into the following main areas:
- Dealer's Advertising Over many years many stamp dealers have used an image based on the £5 Orange for their advertising. It was first used by the New England Stamp Company in the 1890s and they still use it today. In more recent times, the Guildford Stamp Shop exploited it for their Gift Vouchers.
- Exhibition Sheets Several organisers used it for their Exhibition Souvenir Sheets.
- Modern Forgeries and Reproductions There have been many reproductions and forgeries which proliferate today.
- Exploitation By Royal Mail The image was used for the covers of some Machin booklets, Post Office cards and even as a Sterling silver ingot.