Festival Programme

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10 July 2020
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Make sure you don't miss any of the expert guides with the festival programme, packed full of videos, exhibits, articles and everything you need to improve your knowledge and build your collection.

This is the place to find links to the festival videos, guides and exhibits. Additional content is still being added! Stay updated by signing up to receive the free newsletter. You can also get regular updates on our facebook page.

Please note, the majority of festival content will only be available until 9 August, so make sure you don't miss a thing!

Thursday, 9 July 2020
Friday, 10 July 2020
Saturday, 11 July 2020
Sunday, 12 July 2020
Monday, 13 July 2020
  • The story behind the stamps - The Gentleman Album, including video interview with David Gentleman (supported by The Postal Museum)
  • Society display: The Portuguese Army on the Western Front
  • APS Stamp Chat: Charlene Blair of the National Museum of African Americans on Stamps (American Philatelic Society)
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
  • Video: Exploring the Digital Collections of the American Philatelic Research Library (American Philatelic Society)
  • Philatelic Exhibitions, Chris King (Royal Philatelic Society London)
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
  • Video: The Punk Philatelist: why I love modern GB stamps
  • The Francis Kiddle British Philatelic Congress Collection, courtesy of Maire Kiddle (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • Society display: Baltic States 1994-96
Thursday, 16 July 2020
  • Exhibit: Fragments from the 1864 War between Denmark and Prussia/Austria, Birthe King (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • Video: Searching the APRL's Online Philatelic Union Catalogue (American Philatelic Society)
  • Focus on featured societies: discover more about our featured philatelic societies
Friday, 17 July 2020
  • Video: The Future of Philatelic Research presented by Tasos Kalfas
  • RPSL Medals and Centenary of the Crawford Medal, Chris King and others (Royal Philatelic Society London)
Saturday, 18 July 2020
  • Video: Journey of a Letter (The Postal Museum)
  • Video: APS Stamp Chat: The Future of Philately is here (American Philatelic Society)
Sunday, 19 July 2020
  • Mayflower 400 - guide to Mayflower stamps
  • Partner Showcase: The British Library Philatelic Collections
  • Mastering Postal History (Gary Loew, American Philatelic Society)
Monday, 20 July 2020
  • The story behind the stamp - video guide to the Post Office tower stamps (supported by The Postal Museum)
  • Reply Paid Cards in International Mail, Eric Scherer (Royal Philatelic Society London)
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
  • Official stamp launch: Guernsey Post's 'Rupert The Bear' stamps
  • Marketplace spotlight
  • Checklist launch: discover stamp checklists available at allaboutstamps.co.uk
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
  • Partner Showcase: The Postal Museum

Thursday, 23 July 2020
  • Spotlight on Olympics stamps: stamp guides and inspiration on what would have been the day of the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony
  • Olympics philately: exhibit on the new Olympic sports of climbing and surfing
  • One-frame exhibit: ways to collect Olympics and Sports
Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Tristan da Cunha and the Reverend Harold (Gary Loew, American Philatelic Society)
  • Partner Showcase: Association of British Philatelic Societies
  • All About Stamps Competition: closing date for entries
Saturday, 25 July 2020
  • Exclusive film screeningFreaks & Errors: A Rare Collection, a documentary film that reveals the 'rarely seen, expectedly eccentric, and the surprisingly large world of stamp collecting'
  • 1935 Silver Jubilee stamps on cover mailed from Tristan da Cunha (Gary Loew, American Philatelic Society)
Sunday, 26 July 2020
  • Video: The Design of the India Scinde Dawk (British Library Philatelic Collections)
  • The 1935 Tristan da Cunha overprints (Gary Loew, American Philatelic Society)
Monday, 27 July 2020
  • The story behind the stamp - video guide to the Robert Burns stamps (supported by The Postal Museum)

Tuesday, 28 July 2020
  • Video: Migration on USA stamps (British Library Philatelic Collections)
  • Marketplace spotlight
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
  • All About Stamps Competition: entries on display

Thursday, 30 July 2020
  • Seminar: Conserving the Perkins Bacon Archives, Victoria Stevens (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • Exclusive Festival First Day Covers available to buy (The Palace of Westminster)
  • Focus on featured societies: discover more about our featured philatelic societies
Friday, 31 July 2020
  • Mail from Central Africa before 1880, Patrick Maselis (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • British Empire Stamps reassessed
Saturday, 1 August 2020
  • Marketplace spotlight
  • Checklist launch: discover stamp checklists
Sunday, 2 August 2020
  • 'Take a World Tour!' young collectors' competition entries on display
Monday, 3 August 2020
  • The story behind the stamp - video guide to the Post Office tower (supported by The Postal Museum)

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
  • Checklist launch: discover stamp checklists
  • The Library at the RPSL, Nicola Davies (Royal Philatelic Society London)
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
  • Video: Tanganyika’s 1961 independence issues (British Library Philatelic Collections)
  • Inside The Postal Museum, Part 1: Edward VIII collections
Thursday, 6 August 2020
  • Blades, East & Blades at Abchurch Lane, Peter Cockburn (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • Focus on featured societies: discover more about our featured philatelic societies
  • Inside The Postal Museum, Part 2
Friday, 7 August 2020
  • The story behind the stamp - video guide to the Phylimpia 1970 stamps (supported by The Postal Museum)
  • Stamp Collector, September 2020 issue on sale
  • Inside The Postal Museum, Part 3
Saturday, 8 August 2020
  • 'Take a World Tour!' young collectors' competition - winners announced
  • Inside The Postal Museum, Part 4
Sunday, 9 August 2020
  • All About Stamps Competition - winners announced
  • Research in the Falklands Archives, Mike Roberts and Kim Stuckey (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • Inside The Postal Museum, Part 5
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
  • Exclusive Festival First Day Covers available to buy (Sherlock)