I can’t be collecting posters as well as books and bits of paper. They are too big and wall space is in short supply. But this little beauty is small enough to tuck away at 9×6” or Demy if we are using the nice Imperial paper names.
It is designed by Leonard Beaumont, a Sheffield chap. I leave the real postery-ness to the experts who do it properly. But I do believe this was a counter poster, put just where you could see it when buying your stamps. Wherever he was, this dachshund would be sure to make you remember to post early. The knot in his tail reiterating the message, somewhat painfully.
There is not much info on Mr Beaumont to be found though, except a nice bit of telephony from 1942. Unusually, nothing comes up under his name in a search across London Transport posters, where most commercial artists were earning a design crust in those days.
I also just realised I have blogged Mr Beaumonts work on Shelf Appeal before. He was a design consultant for Sainsbury’s (doing rather nice egg packaging) around the same time he designed this poster in 1950. A bit of design serendipity going on then.