Programme for the International Philatelic Libraries’ Symposium

Wednesday 6th May 2020 at RPSL, 15 Abchurch Lane, London. EC4N 7BW.

Booking is now open for places at the International Philatelic Libraries’ Symposium to be held during London 2020.  The programme is as follows:

Copyright and Philatelic Libraries.

Professor Charles Oppenheim, visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Scotland.

The Library and Research Facilities at the RPSL: a case study on moving and designing a library.

Nicola Davies, Royal Philatelic Society London.

Case study of the role of a library in a major philatelic research project in Finland.

Ari Muhonen, University Librarian of the Jyväskylä University, Finland.

Timeline of Philatelic Literature, 1830-1875.

Don Heller, Penn State University & former Trustee American Philatelic Research Library.

The Istituto di Studi Storici Postali “Aldo Cecchi”. History, Heritage, Activities.

Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi, Istituto di Studi Storici Postali.

Philatelic Auction Catalogs:  Challenges and Opportunities.

Robert Gray, Collectors Club New York.

Special meeting of the Philatelic Librarians’ Roundtable/ roundup of the days’ discussions.    

Open to members and non-members of the Philatelic Librarians’ Roundtable.  Chaired by Scott Tiffney, Director of Information Services/ Librarian at the American Philatelic Research Library. 

Tickets are free and open to anyone interested in philatelic libraries and literature.  Booking is essential either via Eventbrite or by contacting Nicola Davies at

We look forward to welcoming many of our international friends and colleagues to what promises to be a lively and informative day of discussion and ideas.