Selwyn College Cambridge N/A

Selwyn College was founded by public subscription as a memorial to George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand, and later Bishop of Lichfield, who died in 1878. The College received a royal charter in 1882, but because it was restricted to members of the Church of England, it was recognized only as a public hostel until 1926, when its statutes were changed to allow it to be a full college. The arms as they appear in this stamp are those actually used by Selwyn. It has been discovered that he was entitled to use the arms without the bordure, and the college now accordingly uses them in that form. The motto is from I Cor.16:13 and means `Quit ye like men'.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Selwyn College Cambridge (Stamp 1) Arms: Per pale a cross potent between four crosses patty counterchanged (See of Lichfield) impaling On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Impalement: On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Heraldic Charges: annulets (3), Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: cross potent between, Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (6)
Selwyn College Cambridge (Stamp 2) Arms: Azure three estoiles of eight points impaling On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Impalement: On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Heraldic Charges: annulets (3), Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: estoiles (3)
Selwyn College Cambridge (Stamp 3) Arms: Per pale a cross potent between four crosses patty counterchanged (See of Lichfield) impaling On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Impalement: On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Heraldic Charges: annulets (3), Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: cross potent between, Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (6)
Selwyn College Cambridge (Stamp 4) Arms: Azure three estoiles of eight points impaling On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Impalement: On a bend cotised three annulets a bordure engrailed a crescent for difference (Selwyn)
Heraldic Charges: annulets (3), Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: estoiles (3)