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Postby steeljam » Wed Jul 15, 2015 07:14 am

I received an email from Paul Skinner, curator of Postal History at the British Library.

"Thank you for your message.
As we currently have some frames available, and as a mark of respect to Sir Terry, we currently have a small display of Discworld stamps on show in the Philatelic Exhibition frames at the Library."

The frames are located in the public area so you don't need a ticket to view them.
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Re: British Library

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Jul 15, 2015 09:45 am

:thumbl: :thumbl: :thumbl:

now to get the to make the DW display permanent . . . :wink:
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Re: British Library

Postby steeljam » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:29 am

Just visited the display.
There are 5 frames 31 to 36 in bank 8. Stamps and covers.
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Re: British Library

Postby Muba » Sun Feb 28, 2016 09:54 am

Last week I managed to get to the British Library, where an archive of Discworld stamps is held within the philatelic section. Its by no means complete, but there is material from all eras and of a wide variety. Plenty of material for me to both add new sucjects to, and update existing subjects on [url=file:///D:/The%20Discworld%20Stamp%20Collector/Local%20Publish/index.html" rel="nofollow]The Discworld Stamp Collector[/url].

The Library is conveniently situated between Kigs Cross and Euston Stations. There is a small display of DW stamps in the entrance hall for casual viewers, but though the archives are available for viewing you do need an appointment and to obtain a readers card, for which 2 forms of ID are requirred with address and signature. That said the curators, Paul and Richard, were only too willing to help. Just make sure you have plenty of time!

And anyone can add to the archive. If anyone does have interesting items which they wish to leave to posterity, rather than sell, this is the place for them.

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Re: British Library

Postby Murgatroyd » Sun Feb 28, 2016 02:38 pm

Got to Love those Golden Seamstresses.... I must visit the Library... Thanks Steve!
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Re: British Library

Postby phalarope » Mon Feb 29, 2016 02:50 pm

Ooooooo! Aaaaaaahh! If I don't score a ticket to Terry's memorial, this may be my consolation activity of choice.
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