Another little eBay splurge! I’m not a stamp collector but after acquiring my own little press, these fellows caught my eye. These are really hi-res scans so you can get into the details a bit.
These were issued on September 29 1976 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of British printing and William Caxton, who first introduced printing to England, in 1476. He set himself up as a successful merchant in Flanders and translated books into English in his leisure hours and it is likely that he thought of printing as an alternative to having his translations laboriously copied.
I have already stated that I am not a collector, so if any keen philatelists are reading and I have made a mistake, please let me know!