The curator continued: “His perspective on things is different from an early age, so he isn’t just following the usual, ‘I’ll put that in a stamp album’.
“In his, the pages are black, which is unusual because normally they’re an off-white.”
The young Freddie would make letters and shapes out of his stamps, as seen in the pictures of the album.
This, and the fact there aren’t many of his possessions around today, are what makes this collection particularly special – rather than the stamps themselves being of any particular value.
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