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Description:Over 8 million postage and revenue stamps, artwork, essays, proofs, covers and entires etc. for almost all countries and periods.
Physical Extent:Postage stamps, revenue stamps, metal dies and plates, essays and artwork, die proofs, plate proofs, and colour trials, specimens, postal history (some pre-adhesive mail and later materials including entires, envelopes, and other covers), airmails, booklets, railway letter stamps, postal, stationery, telegraph stamps, meter stamps, local and private posts, 'cinderella' material including poster stamps, philatelic literature.
Note:The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries. We have been collecting for 250 years and we receive a copy of everything published in Britain and Ireland. We also buy important publications from across the world, and our collection covers most known languages. The material we hold dates back to 1100 BC, and includes information in every format from oracle bones to e-zines, including books, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, magazines, prints and drawings, musical scores, sound recordings, photographs, stamps and patents. We enable you to do your research onsite in our Reading Rooms or online. We can supply documents to you via your own library, or do your research for you. Whatever your preference, we are able to offer you the support you need.
Holding Institution:The British Library
Access Information:To use the British Library collections you must register as a Reader. To do this, please bring two forms of identification, as proof of your identity and address. See Admissions for further details. Opening Hours; Contact information
Postal Address:The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London
Postcode:NW1 2DB
Related Links:Philatetlic Collections
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