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April 6, 2004 – January 11, 2005
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Location: Philatelic & Rarities Galleries, Lower Level
This exhibition features some of the most spectacular pieces from Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England's collection. Since it was begun almost 50 years after the issuance of the first stamps in 1840, the collection has grown with each monarch and is now recognized as the finest collection of United Kingdom and British Empire stamps and covers.The collection was started by King George V and each succeeding monarch has added significantly to the collection.
The Kristen Ollies Collection -- an award-winning collection of stamps about the Queen -- complements the exhibition.