Week One: festival videos, exhibits and more


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08 July 2020
The Summer of Stamps virtual festival is here, bringing you expert videos, exhibits, articles and guides on a daily basis! Find out more about the first week of the programme and start planning your month of stamp celebrations!

The Summer of Stamps kicks off on 9 July and the programme for the first weekend is shown below. You can see the full Festival Programme right here.

Thursday, 9 July 2020
Friday, 10 July 2020
  • Invited Display available to view - Great Britain Revenue Stamps Printed by Perkins Bacon, Frank Walton
  • Spotlight on rock music on stamps: stamp guides and inspiration, plus inside John Lennon's childhood stamp album
  • Video: National Anthems on stamps (British Library Philatelic Collections)
  • Stamp Collector, August 2020 issue on sale
Saturday, 11 July 2020
  • Take a ride on Mail Rail, from The Postal Museum
  • Spotlight on Victorian stamps: stamp guides and inspiration
  • Society Display: The RAF in France 1939-40
  • Video: The Sun Never Sets On Mickey Mouse Walt Disney's Worldwide Empire
Sunday, 12 July 2020
  • Video: Patrick Maselis 'A Philatelic Collection is a Fascinating Walk Through History'
  • The Francis Kiddle British Philatelic Congress Collection, courtesy of Maire Kiddle (Royal Philatelic Society London)
  • Trans-Mississippi Issue, with Casey Jo White

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