OBJECT SHOWCASE: Highlight
Flights of the 20th Century
Airmail quickly captured the imagination and
interest of people across the country. Suddenly those who
had given no previous thought to stamps or cover collecting
were eagerly sending mail on any flight of note. Thousands
of flights that the 20th century carried specially canceled
and designed envelopes. Some created by individuals for a
flight, some by entrepreneurs who sold the philatelic materials
when the flights were completed.
The National Postal Museum has examples of many
notable flights in its collection.
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to see items that are not on exhibit.