Piccadilly 2

Piccadilly (U.K.) / c. 1930

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Design: The statue of Eros, handsome archer of love in Greek mythology, whose arrows can overcome all resistance, is at the centre of London's Piccadilly Circus, hence the label name. Unfortunately, he is very awkwardly positioned here, his bow being obliterated by the centre hole and duty stamp panel. The background is also badly handled, an illustration having been chopped out -- though not all, as some portions remain at the bottom of the lopsided white release panel. The type has to be staggered down in broken lines to fit the available imprinting area.

History: The Piccadilly label existed for four years, from 1928 to 1932. Alternate colour label scan below courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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