MID CENTURY POSTERS: An original vintage GPO (General Post Office) poster for Bassenthwaite area, c. 1960

An original vintage GPO (General Post Office) poster for Bassenthwaite Village/ Bassenthwaite Lake area in Cumbria/ Lake District.

This vintage Bassenthwaite poster was produced and printed circa 1960.

The poster states “This is Bassenthwaite in the Lake District, Correct Address:- Bassenthwaite, KESWICK, Cumberland, Please Use The Correct Address”. The poster features an additional code to margin “PRD 1098”.

The design was created by artist Anthony Rossiter (1926 – 2000).

Dimensions 74 x 92cm.

The Artist

Anthony Rossiter RWA MSIAD (1926 – 2000) was a British landscape painter who trained as a painter at Chelsea School of Art. His work is included in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Smithsonian and The Ashmolean. For more information on the artist see: https://www.anthonyrossiter.co.uk/life.html

The General Post Office

The General Post Office was the national postal and telecommunications provider for the United Kingdom until 1969 (having been established in 1660).

During the 1960s the GPO produced posters to advise the public of changes to the British postal system and in the way letters should be addressed. To read more about the history of the GPO see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Post_Office

For more posters include in our online store see: LONDON UNDERGROUND MAPS: A large rare original vintage 1934 London Underground station wall map

Dimensions: 74 x 92cm

Price: £220

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Condition Report: Rolled poster, overall very good condition, small tear to lower edge (see images).

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