Royal Philatelic Society opens its doors for National Stamp Celebration Day

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National-Stamp-Day-Celebration-300x211-58392.jpg National Stamp Day
A new initiative to hold an annual National Stamp Celebration Day on 4 May is to be celebrated with an invitation to the public to bring their treasured stamps along to the Royal Philatelic Society.

A new initiative to hold an annual National Stamp Celebration Day on 4 May is to be celebrated with an invitation to the public to bring their treasured stamps along to the Royal Philatelic Society.

The celebration day, which has been arranged to coincide with the anniversary of the world's first postage stamp issue, on 1 May 1840, aims to raise awareness of the hobby of stamp collecting, and engage people in 'one of the world's biggest inventions'.

The Royal Philatelic Society London, the world's oldest extant stamp club, will open its doors on 4 May and invites members of the public to bring along their 'stamps in the attic' for expert assessment, as Royal Philatelic Society president Frank Walton explains: 'We are absolutely delighted to be taking part in launching National Stamp Celebration Day and inviting people into The Royal. It is important to us to increase the awareness for the hobby and to showcase what we do as a Society.  We have a wonderful history and are excited to share that.'

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The Royal will open from 10am to 4pm on 4 May and attendance is strictly by RSVP. To register your attendance, please send an e-mail to the Society secretary.