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An exhibition of selected materials
from the Postmaster General's Collection

March 15, 2005 - March 19, 2006

Introduction: A One-of-a-Kind Collection

Every U.S. stamp collection has its own story, but the origin of the Postmaster General’s Collection of the U.S. Postal Service is surely unique. It began in the 1860s...

Creating America's Stamps

Printing a stamp isn’t quite like printing anything else. Stamps must be nearly impossible to counterfeit, but inexpensive to print; in recent years...

Scott 1193
Scott C3, 24¢ 1918 “Jenny” airmail stamp

U.S. Air and Space Stamps

The United States has issued over 200 stamps celebrating aviation, space technology, and the men and women who have braved the skies. Click here to look through a gallery of these stamps.

Rarities and Special Holdings

This section of Stamps Take Flight showcases some of the rarest and most unusual holdings of the Postmaster General's Collection...

Apollo 15 mail pouch

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