Tuesday, April 17, 2007

London 2010 - Festival of Stamps

London will host a major international philatelic event - London: 2010 Festival of Stamps - which will be held May 8-15, 2010.

Why 2010?

According to the British Postal Museum and Archive it marks the centenary of the accession of King George V, the renowned 'Philatelist King' who is reputed to have spent three afternoons a week with his stamp collection when he was in London.

The Festival will be a year-long celebration of exhibitions and events to mark this centenary and will be part of the cultural and artistic lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics Games.

The British Postal Museum and Archive reports it will support the Festival by coordinating a series of events at museums, archives, libraries, and other venues across the capital.

"This will create a Festival in every sense of the word, that will re-generate an interest in stamps, especially among younger audiences," according to the British Postal Museum and Archive Web site.

For more information on the 2010 Festival of Stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM