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Exhibits : Kristen Ollies Collection

Kristen Ollies Collection







Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II postcard









The National Postal Museum is pleased to present this online exhibition of an award-winning private collection of stamps about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The collection shows the fun and enjoyment that can be found in stamp collecting at any age, especially when the collector chooses an interesting topic or specialty.

Kristen Ollies started the collection in 1999, when she was in fifth grade. 48 album pages are shown here, and the collection is still growing.

Kristen began stamp collecting in third grade, when her teacher started a school stamp club. She and other children exhibited their collections at the National Postal Museum in 1997. That sparked Kristen's enthusiasm, and she has continued to build and exhibit stamp collections ever since.

To create her Queen Elizabeth II collection, Kristen learned about the Queen by reading books, watching TV shows, and searching the Internet. She and her family also went through catalogs to learn about stamps that show the Queen. Kristen looked for those stamps at stamp camps and by asking other collectors.

Kristen's favorite part of stamp collecting is exhibiting her collection. Kristen was able to show her collection to the Queen herself in 2002, at the Festival of Ontario. The Queen told her it was "splendid."

If you are interested in stamp collecting, Kristen's advice is to think about what you find interesting, just as she did. The great thing about stamp collecting, she says, is that there are stamps for everyone.


Kristen Ollies Collection:
'Kristen's Collection' object 'Kristen's Collection' object 'Kristen's Collection' object
'Kristen's Collection' object 'Kristen's Collection' object 'Kristen's Collection' object

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Kristen Ollies Collection, souvenir sheet

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
"This exhibit is about the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I have been fascinated by Royalty, and in particular, the elegant and dignified Elizabeth II. Using a variety of philatelic elements I have tried to illustrate the extraordinary life of our present monarch."
− Kristen Ollies

Table of Contents
Click on page numbers below to view pages.
       Title Page (1
Page 1
)

       Table of Contents (page 2
Page 2
)

       Her Ancestors
Queen Victoria (page 3
Page 3
)
King Edward VII and King George V (page 4
Page 4
)
King Edward VIII (page 5
Page 5
)

       Her Early Life
King George VI (page 6
Page 6
)
'Us Four' (page 7
Page 7
)
Young Adult (page 8
Page 8
)

       Her Marriage
Elizabeth and Philip (page 9
Page 9
)
The Wedding (page 10
Page 10
)

       Her Family
Young Family (page 11
Page 11
)

       Her Accession
Princess Becomes Queen (pages 12
Page 12
, 13
Page 13
and 14
Page 14
)

       Her Coronation
Coronation Ceremony (pages 15
Page 15
, 16
Page 16
 and 17
Page 17
)
Coronation Commomoratives (pages 18
Page 18
and 19
Page 19
)

       Her Growing Family (page 20
Page 20
)

       The Royal Jewels (pages 21
Page 21
 and 22
Page 22
)

       The Royal Residences (page 23
Page 23
)

       Her Duties at Home and Abroad
Great Britain (pages 24
Page 24
 and 25
Page 25
)
The Changing Commonwealth (pages 26
Page 26
and 27
Page 27
)
Royal Visits (pages 28
Page 28
, 29
Page 29
 and 30
Page 30
)

       Her Silver Jubilee (pages 31
Page 31
, 32
Page 32
 and 33
Page 33
)

       Her Changing Family (pages 34
Page 34
, 35
Page 35
, 36
Page 36
, 37
Page 37
, 38
Page 38
, 39
Page 39

       and 40
Page 40
)

       Her Interests (pages 41
Page 41
 and 42
Page 42
)

       Her Golden Jubilee (page 43
Page 43
)

       Conclusion (pages 44
Page 44
, 45
Page 45
, 46
Page 46
, 47
Page 47
 and 48
Page 48
)
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