Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival

WELCOME TO THE MONTH-LONG STAMP CELEBRATION!

The Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival is open! Scroll down to see the latest festival content, watch the quick welcome videos, or use these quick links:


Treasures form the Tapling Collection
In this exclusive video, Richard Scott Morel FRPSL, Curator, British Library's Philatelic Collections, examines some of…
12 July 2020
Society display: the RAF in France 1939-40
Discover more about the RAF in France and England during the first months of the Second World War with this display from…
11 July 2020
The Sun Never Sets On Mickey Mouse… Walt Disney's Worldwide Empire
Discover more about postage stamps and postal items celebrating the world of Disney with this exclusive video from the…
11 July 2020
Festival Programme
Make sure you don't miss any of the expert guides with the festival programme, packed full of videos, exhibits, articles…
10 July 2020
Take a ride on Mail Rail
Explore the hidden subterranean world of the 100-year-old Post Office Railway with this special virtual ride on the Mail…
10 July 2020
Invited display: Great Britain Revenue Stamps Printed by Perkins Bacon
The security printers Perkins Bacon are well-known for their involvement in printing the world’s first postage stamps.…
10 July 2020
Rock and pop on stamps
As part of the Summer of Stamps, and as Royal Mail pay homage to rock band Queen with a new set of stamps, we celebrate…
10 July 2020
From Music to Meme: National Anthems on Stamps
In this exclusive video, Richard Scott Morel FRPSL, Curator, British Library's Philatelic Collections, discussions…
10 July 2020
Guernsey Post
Since becoming an independent postal administration in 1969, the same year it began designing and producing its own…
09 July 2020

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