Royal Philatelic Collection
- St James's Palace, London, United Kingdom
Members of the British Royal family have been collecting stamps since the 1860s, and several have held official positions within the Royal Philatelic Society; chief amongst these was George V. As Prince of Wales, he added two Post Office Mauritius to the collection.
Now housed at St James's Palace, the collection is the world's most comprehensive collection of postage stamps devoted to Great Britain and the Commonwealth.
- Two pence 'Post Office' stamp, unused, passed into the Royal Collection purchased from the Puttick and Simpson auction.
- One penny 'Post Office' stamp, used, on envelope, passed into the Royal Collection from the possession of the Earl of Kintore.
Prepared by: Helen Morgan
- Courtney, Nicholas, The Queen's Stamps: the Authorised History of the Royal Philatelic Collection, Methuen, London, 2004. [ Details... ]
Created: 11 April 2006, Last modified: 8 July 2006