Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection

 

SET OF FOUR COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARDS

To mark this milestone anniversary of the National Philatelic Collection and publicize the Collecting History exhibit, the National Postal Museum has produced a series of four commemorative postcards.
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The Smithsonian’s Hall of Philately and Postal History opened in 1964 and incorporated stamp production equipment, including this transfer press used to create stamp printing plates.
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Catherine Manning headed the Smithsonian’s philatelic collection from 1922 to 1951. She was the first woman to achieve curatorial rank at the Smithsonian in a non-scientific field. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
The Smithsonian’s Hall of Philately and Postal History opened in 1964 and incorporated stamp production equipment, including this transfer press used to create stamp printing plates.
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Catherine Manning headed the Smithsonian’s philatelic collection from 1922 to 1951. She was the first woman to achieve curatorial rank at the Smithsonian in a non-scientific field. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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The Smithsonian’s stamp collection on display in the northwest court of the Arts and Industries Building, circa 1914. Courtesy Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives.
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Famed stamp dealer Raymond H. Weill (left) presents the Smithsonian, represented by Secretary Leonard Carmichael, with its first copy of the Inverted Jenny error stamp in 1957.
The Smithsonian’s stamp collection on display in the northwest court of the Arts and Industries Building, circa 1914. Courtesy Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives.
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Famed stamp dealer Raymond H. Weill (left) presents the Smithsonian, represented by Secretary Leonard Carmichael, with its first copy of the Inverted Jenny error stamp in 1957.
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