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De La Rue

Thomas de la Rue (1793-1866), was born in Guernsey. He apprenticed as a printer in Guernsey and then established his own business in London in 1816. He began making straw hats, then playing cards, stamps, eventually offering his customers a wide variety of stationery items as evidenced by the TDLR items in the collection. 200+ years on and De La Rue is still in business, and are the world's largest commercial banknote printer.