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Conserving Our Printed Heritage

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Museum of Philatelic History at the Royal Philatelic Society London

15 Abchurch Lane

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EC4N 7BW

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Join the Royal Philatelic Society London in our new home for an informal afternoon celebrating London’s printed heritage.

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Established in 1869, the Royal Philatelic Society London is the oldest philatelic society in the world but one of the newest residents of the City of London.

Come and join us in our new home at 15 Abchurch Lane for an informal afternoon celebrating London’s printed heritage.

During the last year, grant funding from AIM, The Pilgrims Trust and NMCT has enabled us to conserve our significant archive of Perkins Bacon & Co .- the printers of the Penny Black. This unique material reveals much about the history of security printing and gives an important insight into the inner workings of a Victorian business in London.

During the afternoon, ICON conservator Victoria Stevens ACR will reveal how she has restored these important pieces of London history, Bookbinder Ian Barnes will discuss binding techniques and Dr Richard Morel will give a brief introduction to conducting research and exploring the wider historical context of the material.

The event is free and includes tea/coffee and a tour of our new library and museum.

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Museum of Philatelic History at the Royal Philatelic Society London

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