[Banquet Ticket]. Admission Ticket to Westminster Hall for the Coronation Banquet of King George IV. London: Dobbs, Henry, 1821. First Edition. 8vo (Oblong). Unbound. Ticket. Good. Single sided ticket to the coronation banquet in Westminster Hall for George IV, approximately 260mm x 225mm in size.
Slightly trimmed, laid down, couple of small tears to foot, very minor surface soiling, but generally fairly bright and clean.
The embossing on the ticket was designed by Henry Dobbs, well known for high-quality embossing, with the two colour printing being an early example of the Congreve process, (Whiting and Branston later acquired the patent), designed to be a perfect two-colour register and therefore very difficult to counterfeit. As Rickards notes “A notable success was its use in the elaborate invitation-tickets to the coronation of George IV (19 July 1821). These combined the technology of Whiting’s printing and Dobb’s embossing, and were magnificent examples of decorative uncounterfeitability” (Rickards, Encyclopedia of Ephemera, page 104)