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Treasures of the philatelic collection of the BL, homaged on stamps

April 2, 2006

I'm sure not anyone knows about the philatelic collection of the British Library but obviously the Saint Helena Post Office does, which shall not come to suprising as the island is official overseas territory of the United Kingdom. However me being a bibliophilatelist really appreciate the Post Office's decision to issue this january a set of six stamps and the appendant FDCs etc. to homage some rarities kept in this special collection. It is – to say so – a "double strike" to us connaisseurs because it brings together the beauty of the philatelic passion with the wonder of library…
But as the island is not really in the middle of everything of course it is rather unlikely one will find one of those stamps in daily mail traffic (at least here in Germany).