Webster N/A

It is clear that the owner of the stamp was a considerable collector of medieval manuscripts, and it is evident from the bindings on which the stamp appears, that he was collecting probably at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The books were probably dispersed before the Edwards of Halifax sale in 1828 in which at least two of them feature. They did not belong to John Webster LL.D., an Aberdeen Advocate, whose collection of `historical Manuscripts and State Papers' was sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 5 May 1892, and part of his library on 27 March 1893. Neither of his sales included any illuminated manuscripts or printed books, the former consisting entirely of historical autographs. The dexter arms and the crest are recorded as belonging to John Webster of Cheshire, who died in 1601. The motto is also ascribed to Webster.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Webster (Stamp 1) Title: Webster (Stamp 1)
Arms: A cross botonny between four mullets (Webster) impaling A chevron between three hands couped (Maynard?)
Crest: A dragon's head erased
Motto: Carpe diem
Helmet: Esquire
Dimensions (height x width): 35mm x 35mm
Impalement: A chevron between three hands couped (Maynard?)
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: cross botonny between, Heraldic Charges: dragon's head, Heraldic Charges: hands (3), Heraldic Charges: mullets (4)