London 2010: Festival of Stamps is a year long celebration of stamps, stamp design and postal heritage.
The Festival also marks the centenary of the accession of George V, the philatelist king.
Festival exhibitions, events and activities – on now
To 31 December
The British Library will be showing significant items in its very special exhibition ‘The British Library Philatelic Rarities’.
To January 2011
This small display looks at the images of Africa presented on the coins, banknotes, medals, stamps and seals made for the continent during the past 100 years.
Bath Postal Museum
To 30 October
This exhibition will concentrate on the postal aspects of King George V’s reign.
Marylebone Cricket Club Museum – Lord’s
A display of cricket related stamps
Festival exhibitions, events and activities – coming up
Guildhall Art Gallery
To 25 July
Major exhibition exploring the reign of George V, his passions as a collector and innovations in the General Post Office.
The British Postal Museum & Archive
To April 2011
Treasures of the Archive – exhibition in the BPMA Search Room, Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell.
Twickenham World Rugby Museum
To 31 October
Rugby Post – display of rugby stamps, letters and postcards
Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex
Select open days and special display on King George V
29 – 30 August
The Post Office at War, special weekend event for all the family
Aberdeen Philatelic Society at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum
7 July – 14 November
A rotating stamp exhibition with a maritime theme
Find out more at www.london2010.org.uk