The Museum of Philatelic History at The Royal Philatelic Society London
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
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