When I came to the National Postal Museum in 2002 I was familiar with the museum’s work and reputation. What I did not yet realize was that the museum’s collections held such a great variety of objects. Nor had I realized just how magnificent many of these item were, not only those on exhibit, but also those in storage behind the scenes. In honor of the museum’s 15th anniversary I have selected 15 of my favorite items from the collection.
I have divided these objects into four categories. There are objects that were part of my history when I worked at the U.S. Postal Service, objects that I find interesting or important in the collection, objects that represent notable Americans or events, and finally items that have connections to my hometown of Brooklyn, New York.