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John Sankey

Although this plate is dated 1918 at the lower right margin, Robert Osmond has added the date 1916 after his signature. John Sankey was created a Judge of the High Court in 1914 and was knighted in the same year. A coat of arms was granted to him by the Heralds College in April 1916 (Jones, 1978), so the date used by Osmond probably reflects when Sankey commissioned the design - as soon as he got his coat of arms.

Date: 1918
Plate size: trimmed
Design: 94 x 65 mm max.
Credit: W.P.B. (William Phillips Barrett)
Designer: Robert Osmond (Lee, 1998: 416)
Proof: AH
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