May 4 deemed ‘National Stamp Celebration Day’ by RPSL

The world’s oldest extant stamp club, the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL), will open its doors to the public on May 4.

The society recently announced a new initiative to hold an annual National Stamp Celebration Day on May 4. The celebration includes an open invitation to bring your philatelic treasures to RPSL headquarters at 41 Devonshire Pl. in London, England. The date coincides with the anniversary of the world’s first postage stamp, which was issued in May 1840.

“We are absolutely delighted to be taking part in launching National Stamp Celebration Day and inviting people into The Royal,” said RPSL President Frank Walton, who added the goal of the initiative is to raise awareness and engage people in the hobby. “It is important to us to increase the awareness for the hobby and to showcase what we do as a Society. We have a wonderful history and are excited to share that.”

The Royal will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 4 and attendance is strictly by RSVP. To register your attendance, please email

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