Guy's Hospital N/A

Guy’s Hospital was founded by Thomas Guy (1645?-1724), a bookseller and member of the Stationer’s Company who sold Bibles, and at one time owned a share in the patent for the Printer to the University of Oxford. Among his many other charitable interests he was a Trustee of St. Thomas’s Hospital. He invested largely in the South Sea Bubble, but began to sell when the £100 shares reached £300, and sold out before the bubble burst. With his riches he built a new hospital opposite St. Thomas’s. The arms were granted 24 May 1725 to the Corporation for the management and disposition of the charities of Thomas Guy of London.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Guy's Hospital (Stamp 1) Title: Guy's Hospital (Stamp 1)
Arms: Sable on a chevron or between three leopards masks crowned with eastern crowns three fleurs-de-lys
Crest: A woman nursing three naked children (Charity)
Motto: Dare quam accipere
Helmet: Esquire
Supporters: Two angels holding books
Dimensions (height x width): 47mm x 48mm
Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: crowns, eastern (3), Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3), Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3), Heraldic Charges: woman (Charity)