Every Stamp Tells a Story

Stamps Around the Globe

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The Stamps Around the Globe exhibition in the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

International stamps make up more than half of the National Postal Museum’s collections. At interactive displays flanking a large globe, visitors explore examples of how stamps reflect their countries of origin and connect people, places, and cultures worldwide.

One display showcases some of the most scarce and famous stamps from 24 countries on six continents. Nearby, 50 pullout frames present more than 700 stamps—one from every country that has ever produced stamps, including many countries that no longer exist.

Other pullout frames feature changing displays of stamps from the museum’s international vaults, encouraging visitors to return and sample more of the diversity of these vast collections.

Stamps Around the Globe exhibit
Stamps Around the Globe exhibit
Stamps Around the Globe exhibit
50 pullout frames present almost 800 stamps—one from every country that has ever produced stamps, including many countries that no longer exist and selected stamp-issuing entities.
International Treasures exhibition

Discover Famous and Extraordinary Stamps from Around the World

International Philately

This virtual exhibition includes approximately 950 stamps and mail-related items, one or more from every country in the world that has produced stamps, and many countries that no longer exist.