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.
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.
“The Great Encounter of the Solferinos” - NOTOS 2021 The NOTOS European Philatelic Exhibition is going ahead, 19th to 23rd November 2021, in Athens, Greece, and one of the events they are putting on is a rather exciting exhibit titled; “The Great Encounter of the...
The Museum of Philately participated in the Autumn Stampex, at the end of September 2021, at the London Business Design Center in Islington, and took claim to their very own physical pitch (stand 54), with Marcus and Devlan setting the scene of our digital platform’s first venture into the show world.
Word of the Month: “Se-tenant”
This month we feature a new collection from Steve C. Walske, called; ‘San Francisco as a Postal Hub from 1849 to 1869’ and to celebrate this important addition we take a closer look at a £2m cover which is one of the many rarities on show in this exhibit. Read more in our article: “Peril, Redemption and Millions of Dollars – The Life of a Missionary”.
It might surprise a few people to learn that in December 2020 Thailand became the world’s number one ranked country for fixed broadband internet speeds*, beating 175 other countries to the top spot.
The abbreviation ‘EKD’ is frequently used in auction catalogues, exhibits and reference books, and means ‘Earliest Known Date. In philately, and in particular Postal History, it relates to a particular stamp, cover, postmark or other associated aspect of the delivery being the earliest date recorded, whether that be an issue, country, region or service.
In the wake of the exciting news that the Museum of Philately will be participating in the upcoming Stampex International Show in Islington, London, at the end of the month – bringing the virtual realm into focus in the physical world – we take a closer look at what this means and what visitors to our stand can expect. And “shhh!”, don’t tell, this will include a world exclusive announcement.