National Stamp Celebration Day: Exclusive Invite into the Royal Philatelic Society London

Launching this May, 2017, National Stamp Celebration Day will be held to celebrate the hobby. The day will be held on 4th May to commemorate the world’s first ever adhesive postage stamp – the Penny Black. The stamp was first issued on 1st May 1840 and officially used from 6th May 1840.  National Stamp Celebration Day is about driving awareness for a wonderful hobby and to engage people in one of the UK’s biggest inventions. Even to this day, we don’t have to have the name of our country on the stamps, as people expect that they originated in Great Britain. 

To launch National Stamp Celebration Day this year, The Royal Philatelic Society London – the oldest extant “stamp club” in the world – is opening its doors to welcome non-members into their world. This very exciting opportunity will give people the chance to bring in their ‘Stamps in the Attic’ collections and have them reviewed by a collector. This is a wonderful way to get back into the hobby and find out how and why you should collect stamps.

 Frank Walton President of The Royal comments ‘We are absolutely delighted to be taking part in launching National Stamp Celebration Day and inviting people into The Royal. It is important to us to increase the awareness for the hobby and to showcase what we do as a Society. We have a wonderful history and are excited to share that’. 

The ‘Royal’ will open from 10am – 4pm on 4th May, but it is strictly RSVP only.

Please RSVP to Adminmanager@rpsl.org.uk of The Royal Philatelic Society London to secure a place