|Shakespeare festival stamps issued in 1964|
|detail from the Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare|
- Since our previous visit a newly authenticated portrait of Shakespeare has also been added to the exhibits in the Birthplace Museum. Known as the Cobbe portrait, this beautiful painting was previously held in the Cobbe Collection of art. A rather different image of William Shakespeare from the one we are used to seeing, and I wonder if it will ever appear on a stamp.