Museum of Philately

Museum of Philatelic History launched
The Royal Philatelic Society London is delighted to announce that its
Museum and Archives will in future be designated as ‘The Museum of
Philatelic History’. The Museum will continue to be located at the
Society’s London premises.
By clarifying the purpose of the Museum in this way, the Society wants to
bring it to the attention of a wider public and to encourage more visitors
and researchers to take advantage of its extensive collections of artefacts
and records. It also wants to encourage collectors and societies to see the
Museum as a natural repository for relevant material in need of a
permanent home.
The change of name also differentiates the Museum from other philatelic
institutions with different functions.
For further information about the Museum of Philatelic History, contact
the Curator, Wesley Tierney, at or on 020
7486 1044, who will be delighted to welcome visitors by appointment.
Further information for editors:
The Museum’s collections of philatelic
history include artefacts and materials relating to printing, postal
administrations, philatelic exhibitions, philatelic accessories and
collectors. The Archives include the records of the RPSL, important
records of the Perkins Bacon printing company and a vast collection of
papers, research notes and records related to all aspects of philately.
The Royal Philatelic Society London
41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY
Tel: 020 7486 1044; Web:; Email: