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National U.S. Postage Day

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Happy National U.S. Postage Day - July 1st!

We are featuring some of our 8mm films from the Geary Collection (2021.18). These Kodak film boxes have a Thomas Jefferson .3¢ and .04¢ Abraham Lincoln stamps. Did you know that our museum has been digitally processing our collections so that you can view them in our galleries?

Did you know that Philately is the common term used to denote the study of Postal stamps, Postal Identification, Postal Production and Procedure? “Benjamin Franklin was appointed as the first postmaster General in the year 1775 and there by post office was established. The Position “Postmaster General” was included in the Cabinet Ministry in the year 1829. Postage stamp is embedded in American History during the civil war times where letters are used for Communication specialty by the prisoners.”