Huge Philately Library Launching Online At the End of May

A huge library devoted to philately (that’s the study of postage stamps to you) is going online at the end of the month. “The major philatelic library built up by the 26th Earl of Crawford will be made available online at the Global Philatelic Library from May 30 (subject to some copyright constraints), according to a press release from the Royal Philatelic Society London….The Crawford philatelic library comprises more than 1.3 million pages and represents approximately 95 percent of the world’s published philatelic knowledge at the time it was created. James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, was born July 28, 1847.” You can see the Society’s press release here. It’s PDF.