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    Sale 5280

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of The Late The Hon. Mrs. Angela Lascelles

    28 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 124

    AN ALL WORLD ACCUMULATION HOUSED IN THREE VOLUMES COMPRISING 1850-1857

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    AN ALL WORLD ACCUMULATION HOUSED IN THREE VOLUMES COMPRISING 1850-1857
    Exquisite green leather bound album, privately made, containing mostly European unused classic stamps in poor to fair condition, majority with no margins but of fresh colour; Strand stamp album, affected by damp, with a selection of unused issues (some in blocks of four but mostly stuck down); and a partly-filled early printed album of used issues, etc. Condition variable. (hundreds) (3)


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    The Royal Philatelic Collection began in 1865 and is, to this day, the world's most comprehensive collection of postage stamps devoted to Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The young Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and his younger brother Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) were the first Royal philatelists.

    Their love of stamps was fostered in the next generation by King George V (1865-1936) who went on to become Executive President of what is now the Royal Philatelic Soceity, London, between the years 1896 and 1910. Indeed, the tradition lives on -- continued by both King George VI (1895-1952) and by the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926).

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