08 May 2010

London 2010 Stamp Exhibition starts today…



8th - 15th May 2010

Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London

The 8-day London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition will feature the finest competitive exhibits from collectors around the world, plus stamp dealers, auctioneers and postal administrations, including a major presence from Royal Mail.The Business Design Centre is located at the junction of Upper Street and Berners Road. The nearest Underground station is Angel (Northern Line).

Hours of opening

8 - 14 May 10:00am to 6.00pm
15 May 10:00am to 5:00pm

Admission charge

£10.00 on 8 May. Free on all other days.

Exhibition handbook

£5.00. Available to buy at the show

The Palmares will be held on Saturday 15 May from 7.30pm in the Ballroom of the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London W1.

The Royal Mail stand will also feature a small exhibition by The British Postal Museum & Archive, custodians of Royal Mail’s archive. The exhibition will look at the development and production of the George V definitive stamps, the Downey head and the Mackennal head. This includes a rare opportunity to see some of the original dies, rollers and printing plates, some of which were created for stamps that were never issued. The story continues to the present day, with the display detailing the development of Royal Mail’s new King George V stamps, to be issued during May 2010.

There is a Youth Area, located next to the stairs at the rear of the hall and close to the Royal Mail stand. This will be manned throughout the Exhibition and youngsters visiting it will be provided with an activity book and the opportunity to win a selection of items.


London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition

The London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition provides the almost unrivalled prospect of being able to see many of the finest stamp collections from around the world. It gives the opportunity to see the best of the world of stamps.

Cape of Good Hope cover

Cape of Good Hope cover

And just as the event attracts the finest collections, so it also means that the cream of the world’s stamp dealers and auctioneers will be having a stand at London 2010, providing collectors with a good chance of filling at least one or two gaps in the collection.

Mulready envelope with two penny blacks and a more to pay stamp

Mulready envelope with two penny blacks and a more to pay stamp

The Business Design Centre in Islington will be a magnet for enthusiasts from 8th to 15th May, and most will need to visit twice, because the displays are being changed half way through: the collections on show on 12th to 15th May will be different from those to be seen on 8th to 11th May.

Penny black cover

Penny black cover

In addition there will be an area dedicated to enthusing the young into the wonders of stamp collecting. The Stamp Active Network will be providing activities for young people throughout the exhibition, and no youngster will leave without a few goodies to add to or start a fascinating stamp collection.


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