The stamp collections of John Lennon and Freddie Mercury were shown together for the first time at Stampex (September 14–17) in London, England. Shown here are a few photos of the display at the show and also a close-up look at both of the albums.
[Smithsonian’s NPM press release]
John Lennon and Freddie Mercury Stamp Collections On Display Together at UK’s STAMPEX
The UK’s largest stamp exhibition Stampex (September 14 – 17, 2016) is bringing together the boyhood stamp collections of music legends John Lennon and Freddie Mercury together for the first time to celebrate their 60th Anniversary.
The new season of The Royal Philatelic Society London opened September 15 in traditional fashion with a display from The Royal Philatelic Collection, shown by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.
The countries chosen this time were British Guiana and Barbados. As Michael Sefi, Keeper of The Royal Philatelic Collection, explained: “there is very little, if anything, of postal history significance.” However, for those who enjoy looking at stamps, the Collection has much to appeal, with essays, die proofs, mint and used stamps, with examples on covers, printings and varieties.
The Sescal Stamp Show, sponsored by the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California, will be held September 23 to 25 at the Hilton LAX Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and there is a reduced self-parking rate of $9 with validation.
Milcopex 2016 will be held September 16-18, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 6401 South 13th Street (take College Ave. exit from I-94). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free and admission to the show is $2 on Friday and Saturday. Free admission on Sunday.