National Postal Museum Receives Donation from Ashton-Potter

Press Release

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum announced that it received a generous multi-year donation from Ashton-Potter, one of the largest producers of postage stamps and related products in the world. This commitment to the National Philatelic Fund will support the museum’s ongoing efforts to present “blockbuster” philatelic exhibits. These exhibits offer exciting and rare philatelic materials that otherwise would not be available for viewing by the general public.

“We are grateful to Ashton-Potter for their ongoing support of the National Postal Museum,” said museum director Allen Kane. “The development and display of the museum’s exhibits depend on the generosity of organizations like Ashton-Potter.”

Ashton-Potter, part of MDC Partners Inc.’s Secure Products International Division, specializes in the production of postage stamp products and security products. Ashton-Potter has significant long-term relationships with a number of the world’s largest postal administrations, including the United States Postal Service.

The National Postal Museum is devoted to presenting the colorful and engaging history of the nation’s mail service and showcasing the largest and most comprehensive collection of stamps and philatelic material in the world. It is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., in the Old City Post Office Building across from Union Station. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit the museum’s Web site at

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