July 30, 1993. The National Postal Museum opens. Philatelists swoon. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: July 30, 1993
February 7, 1996. To the delight of philatelists, a new stamp is issued for the Smithsonian’s 150th Anniversary. It’s a bargain at only 32 cents. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: February 7, 1996
Celebrate World Wildlife Day with a special Smithsonian event, Stamping Out Extinction, at the National Zoo. Continue reading Stamping out Extinction
A single postage stamp has made a long and historic journey from a tiny British colony in South America through the hands of a murderer to the collection of a famous shoe designer–along the way becoming the rarest stamp in the world. This may be your only chance to see it. Continue reading Ounce for ounce, this tiny slip of paper is the most valuable thing in the world.
“Who are you?”
—Batman, 1989 Continue reading Batman stamp, 2006
Grab your stamp album and your magnifying glass and go behind the scenes of the world’s largest stamp gallery. Continue reading Behind the scenes at the largest stamp gallery in the world
His childhood stamp album. The album features more than 550 stamps from several countries. Already a budding artist, 9-year-old Lennon added his own touches, drawing mustaches and whiskers on the images of Queen Victoria and King George VI. The album is at the National Postal Museum. The lost album Questions come alive at the Smithsonian:… Continue reading Which album by John Lennon won’t be found on the top music charts?
Neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night could keep Owney from riding the rails with the mail. Continue reading World-traveling postal pooch put his stamp on the Railway Mail Service
Exercise your constitutional right to vote and help choose the stamp best suited to represent the United States. Continue reading Put your stamp on a new exhibition
Noted philatelist Charles Verge will give the eighth annual Maynard Sundman lecture at the Postal Museum on Feb. 6. Continue reading You say philately, I say stamp-collecting