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...
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’...
The Polished Philatelist

The Polished Philatelist

If you were told that an Italian dentist holds the crown for the world’s largest collection of human teeth you might be a bit surprised, or at least curious. This unusual fact is made even more pronounced when you learn that the dentist in question accumulated over...
Gallery Guide : 1933 Italian Wily Post

Gallery Guide : 1933 Italian Wily Post

The year 1933 was a turbulent one around the world. There was an economical crisis worldwide and what is known as the great depression which affected most countries on the planet. Unemployment was at an all time high and in Germany, which was particularly affected,...
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, through a straightforward...