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Philatelic Collections: Services and Valuations

An overview of services for researchers working with our Philatelic Collections.

Imaging Services (Reproductions)

A full range of photographic services are available, except that no philatelic material will be photocopied.

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Legal Deposit

Publishers and distributors of Philatelic literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have a legal obligation to send one copy of each of their publications to the Legal Deposit Office of the British Library within one month of publication.

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The British Library does not undertake philatelic valuations. It is suggested that those seeking valuations of stamps and philatelic material should consult a reputable philatelic auctioneer or dealer, listed in the Yellow Pages telephone directory.



Philatelic Collections
The British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7635
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7780