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Philatelic Collections and Archives by Name and Subject

This list is a guide to our principal holdings of Philatelic Collections and Archives, and is NOT a comprehensive list of all the different categories of material, or of the countries, that are held.

Please remember when searching for a country or subject (including Great Britain), that items of interest could also be included in the collections listed under British Commonwealth and World headings, and that there may also be Philatelic Literature (see Explore the British Library) associated with the subject within the Library.

A

Air MailsThe Fitz Gerald Collection(World Air Mails)
 The Monks Collection   (South Africa Air Mails)
 The Scott Collection(Great Britain Air Mails)
 The Seymour Collection(World – Comet Mail)


AustraliaThe Ginger Collection(Australian States – Victoria)
 The Tapling Collection(World including important Australian States)

B

 The Bailey Collection(Spanish Civil War)


Banknotes        (see Paper Money)


 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Chiefly Great Britain and India - Proofs)


 The Bojanowicz Collection(Poland)


Bonds    British Library East European Collections(Russian pre-revolutionary bonds)


BookletsThe Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Printing Archive(British Commonwealth)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)


British Commonwealth

 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Chiefly Great Britain and India - Proofs)
 The Burnett Collection(India - Hyderabad)
 The Crown Agents Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Printing Archive(British Commonwealth)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The General Collection(World)
 The Harrison Collection(Die Proofs)
 The Harrison and Sons Collection(Egypt and Palestine)
 The Kay Collection(British Commonwealth Revenue stamps)
 The Mosely Collection(Africa)
 The Supplementary Collection(World)
 The Tapling Collection(World)


 The Burnett Collection(India – Hyderabad)

C

 The Campbell-Johnston Collection(World - Poster stamps)



ChinaThe Murray Collection(China)


 The Chinchen Collection(Great Britain - Lundy Island)

Cinderella (see also Revenues and Telegraphs)

 The Campbell-Johnston Collection(World - Poster stamps)


 The Heys Collection(World - Amateur Radio mail)


 The Crawford Library(World philatelic Literature to 1913)


 The Crown Agents Collection(British Commonwealth)


 The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth)


 The H M Customs and Excise Collection(Great Britain - Revenue Stamps)

D

 The Davies Collection(Libya - Revenues)

E

EgyptThe Harrison and Sons Collection(Egypt and Palestine)


 The Ewen Collection(Great Britain - Railway Letter stamps)

F

 The Feldheim Collection(Bavaria, Thurn and Taxis)


 The Fitz Gerald Collection(World - Airmails)


 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)


 The Foreign Office Collection(Germany)


ForgeriesThe Turner Collection(World Forgeries)
 The General Collection(World - including ProPhil Forum forgeries)

G

 The General Collection(World)


GermanyThe Feldheim Collection(Bavaria, Thurn and Taxis)
 The Foreign Office Collection(Germany 1945-48)
 The Model Collection(Germany 1945-46)
 The Tapling Collection(World, including important German States)


 The Ginger Collection(Australian States - Victoria)


Great BritainThe Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Proofs)
 The Chinchen Collection(Lundy Island)
 The Ewen Collection(Railway Letter stamps)
 The Fletcher Collection(Stamps and Postal History)
 The H M Customs and Excise Collection(Revenue Stamps)
 The H M Stationery Office Collection(Revenue Stamps, National Savings Stamps)
 The Harrison Collection(Die Proofs)
 The Landmark Trust Lundy Island Philatelic Archive(Lundy Island)
 The Langmead Collection(Telegraph stamps)
 The McInroy Collection(World - Meter stamps)
 The Scott Collection(Airmails)
 The Sherborn Collection(Postal Stationery - 1841-84 1d pink envelopes)
 The Tapling Collection(World)
 The Treasury Excise Correspondence Collection(Postal History)
 The Turner Collection(Newspaper Tax stamps)
 The Turner Collection(Railway Letter stamps)
 The Walker Collection(Channel Islands 1941-44)

H

 The H M Stationery Office Collection(Great Britain - Revenue Stamps)


 The H M Customs and Excise Collection(Great Britain - Revenue Stamps)


 The Harrison and Sons Collection(Egypt and Palestine)


 The Harrison Collection(chiefly British Commonwealth and Great Britain - Die proofs)


 The Heys Collection(World - Amateur Radio mail)


HungaryThe Ryan Collection(Hungary Revenues)

I

IndiaThe Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Proofs)
 The Burnett Collection(Hyderabad)
 The Tapling Collection(World)


 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(chiefly Great Britain and India - Proofs)


 The Imperial War Museum's Stamp Collection(World)

J

K

 The Kaluski Collection(Poland)


 The Kay Collection(British Commonwealth - Revenue stamps)

L

 The Landmark Trust Lundy Island Philatelic Archive(Great Britain)


 The Langmead Collection(Great Britain and Ireland - Telegraph stamps)


LibyaThe Davies Collection(Libya - Revenues)

M

 The McInroy Collection(World - Meter stamps)


 The Model Collection(Germany)


 The Monks Collection(South Africa - Airmails)


 The Mosely Collection(British Commonwealth - Africa)


 The Muraleetharan Papers(Research Notes)


 The Murray Collection(Chiefly China)


Meter StampsThe McInroy Collection(World Meter Stamps)


MauritiusThe Mosely Collection(British Commonwealth - Africa, including Mauritius)
 The Tapling Collection(World - including Mauritius)

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P

PalestineThe Harrison and Sons Collection(Egypt and Palestine)


Paper Money (see also Postal Orders)British Library Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections(Banknotes of India and Burma are included in The India Office Records)
 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Great Britain Treasury Notes)
 The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Printing Archive(British Commonwealth Banknote Proofs)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The General Collection(World)


PolandThe Bojanowicz Collection(Poland 1938-46)
 The Kaluski Collection(Poland 1815-2002)


Postal OrdersThe Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)


Poster StampsThe Campbell-Johnston Collection(World)


Postal StationeryThe Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Great Britain - Proofs)
 The Sherborn Collection(Great Britain - 1841-84 1d pink envelopes)
 The Tapling Collection(World)
 The Universal Postal Union Collection(World)


Printing (3D objects)The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Great Britain - Embossed Recording Press for the Collection of Duty)
 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Labuan 1879 issue plates)
 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(Orange Free State dies and plates)
 The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth - Dandy Roller)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(North Borneo 1894 Waterlow plates)
 The General Collection(The Perkins D Cylinder printing press)
 The General Collection(India - various Queen Victoria dies)
 The General Collection(United States of America - Confederate States 1862 De La Rue 5c die)
 The Harrison Collection(Various dies including Great Britain King George V)


Q

R

Railway Letter StampsThe Ewen Collection(Great Britain & Ireland)
 The Turner Collection(Great Britain & Ireland)


Requisition Books, Plate Issue Books and Paper Issue Records
 The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth - 1921-68)


Revenue StampsThe H M Stationery Office Collection(Great Britain)
 The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive(chiefly Great Britain and India)
 The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth)
 The Davies Collection(Libya)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The H M Customs and Excise Collection(Great Britain)
 The Kay Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The Ryan Collection(Hungary)
 The Turner Collection(Great Britain - Newspaper Tax Stamps)


 The Row Collection(Thailand 1883-1918)


 The Ryan Collection(Hungary - Revenues)

S

Scripohily (Bonds)British Library East European Collections(Russian pre-revolutionary Bonds)


 The Scott Collection(Great Britain - Air Mails)


 The Seymour Collection(World - Air Mails)


 The Shelley Collection(Spanish Civil War)


 The Sherborn Collection(Great Britain - Postal Stationery)


 The Smith Collection(United Nations)
 The Sherborn Collection(Great Britain - Postal Stationery)


 The Smith Collection(United Nations)


 

Somerset House (see The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive)

 


 The Stamp Office (see The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive) 


SiamThe Row Collection(Siam 1883-1918)


South AfricaThe Monks Collection(Airmails)


SpainThe Bailey Collection(Spanish Civil War)
 The Shelley Collection(Spanish Civil War)
 The Tapling Collection(World)

T

 The Tapling Collection(World)


Telegraph StampsThe Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive(British Commonwealth)
 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection(British Commonwealth)
 The Langmead Collection(Great Britain & Ireland)
 The Tapling Collection(World)


ThailandThe Row Collection(Thailand 1883-1918)


 The Treasury Excise Correspondence Collection(Great Britain - Postal History)


 The Turner Collection(Great Britain - Newspaper tax stamps)


 The Turner Collection(Great Britain - Railway Letter stamps)


 The Turner Collection(World - Forgeries)

U

United NationsThe Smith Collection(United Nations)


The Universal Postal Union Collection(World)

V

W

 The Walker Collection(Channel Islands)


 The Williams Papers(Research Notes)


 The Wilson-Todd Collection(World - World War I)


WorldThe Campbell-Johnston Collection(Poster Stamps)
 The Fitz Gerald Collection(Airmails)
 The General Collection(World)
 The Harrison Collection(chiefly British Commonwealth and Great Britain - Die Proofs)
 The McInroy Collection(Meter Stamps)
 The Seymour Collection(Airmails - Comet Mail)
 The Supplementary Collection(World)
 The Tapling Collection(World)
 The Turner Collection(Forgeries)
 The Universal Postal Union Collection(World)

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