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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:47 AM

Rienzi, the MFAH's house museum for European Decorative Arts, opens its doors at sunset! Treat yourself to an engaging short lecture, an open house tour of the collection, and social time over wine and bites."A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps" presented by Chris West

Enjoy an evening with author Chris West as he explores the unique, fascinating tale of Great Britain told through its postage stamps. West shows that stamps have always mirrored the events, attitudes, and styles of their time. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed two years after Queen Victoria’s coronation, to the Victory! Stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Click Here for More Info:

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