Freddie Mercury

One of the lesser known facts about Freddie Mercury is that he was a childhood stamp collector. An interesting aspect of the collection is the manner in which the stamps are arranged. On some of the album pages the stamps are ordered by colour, size or type. On other pages balanced patterns are created, or letters from the alphabet formed. Mercury’s father Bomi Bulsara put the album up for auction where it was purchased by the then National Postal Museum in 1993.