Museum

MuseumThe Museum of Philatelic History at The Royal Philatelic Society London

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About the museum

The Museum of Philatelic History at The Royal Philatelic Society London holds a collection of internationally significant objects covering the following main areas:

 

- Philatelic and security printing such as printing dies and the archives of Perkins Bacon, the security printers responsible for the world's first postage stamp the 'Penny Black' in 1840

- Philatelic collecting such as stamp albums and perforation gauges, as well as items connected with forgeries to deceive collectors

 - Exhibitions memorabilia from stamp exhibitions including a vast collection of related medals, videos and programmes

 - Postal Service accessories such as weighing scales, stamp boxes and stamp coil dispensers

 - Items relating to the history of The Royal Philatelic Society London

 

We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of the collections but if you would like to actually visit the Museum, please make an appointment with the Museum Curator. Please see our website for further details www.rpsl.org.uk

 

 

Plan your visit

  • 41 Devonshire Place
    London, United Kingdom
  • Today:
    09:00 - 17:00
    Mon
    9:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    9:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    9:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    9:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    9:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    Closed
    Sun
    Closed
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  • www.rpsl.org.uk

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  • Frank Walton

    5 out of 5 rating 12-06-2017

    The best of its kind in the world!

  • Gallifragrans

    5 out of 5 rating 12-06-2017

    Wonderful place - do go !

  • Mark

    5 out of 5 rating 12-06-2017

    An excellent tour through some of the beautiful and interesting artefacts - I really enjoyed it.

  • Traveler

    5 out of 5 rating 12-05-2017

    Awesome content, most enjoyable.

  • Lucy

    5 out of 5 rating 12-05-2017

    A wonderful introduction to the world of philately!

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