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Posted 09/20/2019   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not full of insight! I don't think that any monarch since George V has genuinely collected stamps, but at least they haven't wanted to sell the collection, as Edward VIII reportedly did.
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Posted 09/20/2019   12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, at least she knows it exists, and seems to like that it does. Small victories...
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Posted 09/20/2019   12:50 pm  Show Profile Check jogil's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is the collection a national treasure or a personal one? Also, seeing one's portrait and that of one's relatives on many of the stamps must feel like looking at a family photo album of sorts.
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Posted 09/20/2019   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's personal.
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Posted 09/20/2019   2:12 pm  Show Profile Check jogil's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess that I confused it with The British Library National Stamp Collection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briti..._Collections
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Posted 09/20/2019   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1840to1940 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A good read is The Queen's Stamps: The Authorised (Authorized) History of the Royal Philatelic Collection by Nicholas Courtney.
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Posted 09/20/2019   3:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a rather musty copy of Wilson's 1952 book about the collection, which I have trouble lifting.
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Posted 09/20/2019   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stupid.
The Queen has not "earned" 100 Million from her stamps. Her collection may be "worth" 100, but that's a different story.
The Queen's collection is personal, not public and things she buys are with personal, not public funds. She (through the Keeper of the Collection) has sold some items from the collection to fund other purchases, just like most collectors.
However, always good to see an article in a mainstream (?) publication that does not paint stamp collecting and stamp collectors as weird.
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I agree, the Courtney book is quite good.
I always thought Her Majesty should have bought the 1858 1 magenta when it came up for auction. Her collection would have been an appropriate place for it to live (IMO)
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Posted 09/22/2019   02:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And the article is in "Cosmopolitan," that scholarly resource!
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Edited by DrewM - 09/22/2019 02:29 am
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