International Postal Operations

Communicating by post is a universal activity that unites people all over the earth. Although the National Postal Museum focuses on the history of the mail in the United States, the collections include many international artifacts. Some of the international objects look very similar to their American counterparts—after all, many aspects of the mail delivery system are the same no matter where you live—but other items are a bit more unusual. While exploring the international artifacts, think about how something as small as a stamp can allow you to keep in touch with someone on the other side of the world.

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