Beware of the Boxers

Beware of the Boxers

We take a closer look at one particular cover which is part of a collection that studies the Italian Post Office in China during the period 1800 and 1900. This assemblage exhibits many rare usages and frankings, but also a unique cover that travelled across two foreign post offices in China during a bloody historical episode at the end of the Qing dynasty……

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The Synergy of France and Greece

The Synergy of France and Greece

There are moments in time when two things combine resulting in an outcome that is far greater than the sum of their separate effects. Otherwise known as synergy, and this is artfully demonstrated in philatelic history by the 1861 Greece first issue ‘Large Hermes Head’ stamps.

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The Polished Philatelist

The Polished Philatelist

Dr Vittorio Morani (1955) is a decorated philatelist that has three International Grand Prix crowns and four large gold medals, accumulated in just the last six years, for his exhibit on the postal history of Tuscany. He has recently been added to the Museum of Philately – a 128 page exhibit set out on 64 double pages.

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Adventures in Philately Webinar Series

Adventures in Philately Webinar Series

Do not miss the last webinar of 2021 on Monday 29th November 6:30pm. We will present and discuss “Who’s responsible for the world’s philatelic treasures?”
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Gallery Guide : 1933 Italian Wily Post

Gallery Guide : 1933 Italian Wily Post

Our Gallery Guide this month features the Luca Restaino collection, a fascinating addition to the Museum of Philately, and winner of three Large Gold awards since 2017. It’s a study of the 1933 Italian Air Cruise which contains a wonderful selection of airmail covers that have all travelled a surprising amount of miles, in a surprising manner and tell a number of unusual stories. However, they are all concentrated in what was a unique period in the lofty heights in the world of air travel and philately.

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Announcing the Rowland Hill Medal

Announcing the Rowland Hill Medal

The Museum of Philately has launched the ‘Rowland Hill Medal’ for the best collection on the Museum. The first medal winner will be revealed at Monacophil 2022, with judging in the run up to this prestigious November show open to the public.

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