George de Worms was an Austrian aristocrat who, following his education at the University of London, headed the family firm G. & A. Worms, a stockbroking company in the City.
Worms held a number of prominent positions in the Jewish community in London. He was the Austrian Consul for Edinburgh and Leith from 1868 to 1878. He was made a Privy Councillor in 1889 and in 1895 was awarded a peerage as Baron Pirbright, making him one of the first Jewish peers in Britain.
G. & A. Worms overprints appear on Queen Victoria Foreign Bill stamps.