About The New Baxter Society

The New Baxter Society was formed in 1983, following a very successful exhibition of Baxter's work at Reading Museum and Art Gallery. Our objectives are to further interest in the work of George Baxter, his Licensees and Nineteenth-Century Colour Printing. Members include collectors, academics and public bodies around the globe including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA and mainland Europe.

Members receive three Newsletters a year which include articles and illustrations from members together with the latest news and research from the Society.

Each year our AGM is combined with an exhibition or visit to a public collection. Over the years members have shared the rich treasures of their own collections and visits have included:
- University of Reading – Department of Typography – to see and print from their collection of plates and blocks
- Manchester Metropolitan University – Special Collections – to see the Mary Butcher Collection of Baxter Prints, the Laura Seddon collection of Valentines and Greetings Cards and the Sir Harry Page collection of scrap books
- Cambridge University Library – to see the Waddleton collection of illustrated books and the SPCK collection of Reward Cards
- Lewes Town Hall – to see their collection of Baxter Prints in George Baxter’s birth town
- Reading Museum and Art Gallery – to see their collection of Baxter Prints
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery & Birmingham Central Library – to see their collections
- V & A Museum – to see their collection in the Prints & Drawings department

The Society has published a number of reference books for collectors covering the work of George Baxter, Abraham Le Blond, Joseph Mansell and Bradshaw & Blacklock. The information from these publications is currently being published online within the members area.