Friday, June 10, 2005

New Link - Royal Philatelic Collection

I've just added another great link to the Round-up's newly alphabetized list of postal and philatelic related websites and pages (shown along the right hand side of the screen).

It's about the history of Royal Philatelic Collection. The exact date of the start of the Royal Philatelic Collection is unclear although it has its roots in the 19th century. It’s widely acknowledged that the driving force behind it was King George V who used to spend three afternoons a week working on it when he was in London.

Michael Sefi is the Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection and the man definitely likes his job.

Sefi says, "For a serious philatelist, working here is like being a small child in a sweet shop, cake shop and toy shop, all rolled into one - on a 'look-but-don't-sample' footing! It's an enormous privilege."

If you want to know more about the Royal Philatelic Collection, then I'd suggest The Queen's Stamps by Nicholas Courtney. It's available at by clicking here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 9:50 AM