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Albany is a prestigious Georgian appartment complex in Piccadilly, London. Built 1770-74 and occupied by Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany until his departure in 1802. It was then converted into 69 bachelor appartments(called "sets") by architect to the nobility, Henry Holland, shortly before his death in 1806. Famous residents in it's long history have included the poet Lord Byron, and William Gladstone who became Prime Minister of Britain, Aldous Huxley the author, and Sir Kenneth Clark the art historian. One building was damaged by German bombs in World War II, but was rebuilt as an exact replica.




Stamp at Albany in 1964
Stamp at Albany in 1964
Stamp at Albany after it was decorated by Geoffrey Bennison
Stamp at Albany after it was decorated by Geoffrey Bennison