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.
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.
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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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”.