“The First Touch” STG 173 dated 1881. This is a popular image with the rugby game in the foreground and the spires of Coventry in the background. It is a 3* rarity in the Sprake reference, but this does not take account of the popularity which makes it harder to find. It is normally on a Type B mount card (as here) and was used from 1879 (York Exhibition) until 1888. The Label is the 22 version. The silk and colours are fine, the mount having been shortened a little at the top as the picture of the Label shows.