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Sophie Ellis-Bextor sends her stamps to go on show for the first time in Angel

16 February, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

SOPHIE Ellis-Bextor enjoyed massive success for her pop music hits and claimed a number one hit with Groovejet in 2000.

But away from the discotheque, she enjoys a more sedate hobby: stamp-collecting. This weekend, the singer and model will exhibit her collection for the first time in Upper Street, Angel.

Her never-before-seen childhood albums will be on display at the free Philatelic Traders’ Society (PTS) stamp showcase which brings together experts and fans from around the world.

Some of the stamps belonging to collector Ms Ellis-Bextor

Company secretary Megan Kennett said: “Sophie is a keen collector and was kind enough to lend us her the collection to showcase in the Court of Honour. Stampex International is proud to have also showcased collections from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury. The show is free to enter and is open until Saturday afternoon.”

Ms Ellis-Bextor has spoken about her stamps before, describing how she was inspired by her grandfather and great-grandfather on her mother’s side and how she dreamed that collecting stamps would one day make her “very wealthy”.

Charity Stamp Active Network will offer a variety of activities for children and there will be a free interactive photobooth and live auction for kids.

The Philatelic Traders’ Society was formed in 1929 by a group of established stamp dealers. It became a beacon of honesty and integrity in the industry.

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