The Philatelic Exhibition Free



The Philatelic Exhibition of 80,000 items on the upper ground floor offers a unique opportunity to see many great rarities.

Currently on display are:

The Tapling Collection World to 1890; exhibited are countries M - Z on 2,400 pages (countries A - L are available to researchers by appointment)

The Mosely Collection of British Africa to 1935

The Bojanowicz Collection of Poland 1939 - 1946 stamps and postal history

The Model Collection of Germany 1945 - 1946 local provisional stamps

The Harrison Collection of die proofs 1911 -1937, engraved by J.A.C. Harrison

The Davies Collection of Libyan revenue stamps 1955 - 1969

The Fitz Gerald Collection of World Airmails to the 1930s (selected pages)

The Bailey Collection of Spanish Civil War stamps and postal history 1936 - 1939 (selected pages)

The Turner Collection of Great Britain and Ireland Railway Letter Stamps 1891 - 1940 (selected pages)

The Langmead Collection of Great Britain and Ireland Telegraph stamps, 1851 - 1881

An associated book, The British Library Treasures in Focus: Stamps, is available from the Shop.


Adult Ticket: Free

Venue Details & Map

British Library

96 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7412 7332
Public transport:
Nearest mainline stations are Euston or King's Cross St. Pancras. Tube: Kings Cross (Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly lines) and Euston is within 150 yards walking distance.

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