The Royal Family’s Most Expensive Possessions

She Also Collects Stamps

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In addition to art, Queen Elizabeth II collects stamps. If you want to find a unique stamp from British history, The Royal Philatelic Collection is the place to look. King George V started the collection in the 1800s when he was the Duke of York.

Over the years, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II added significantly to the collection. Stamp enthusiasts might be excited to learn that the collection includes philatelic gems such as the 1840 Penny Black and Twopenny Blue, the legendary Post Office Mauritius, and the Great Britain Two Pence Tyrian Plum.