Celebrating Lincoln through Stamps and Postal History


16-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp
This stamp was issued as part of the 1938 Presidential Issue.

Created by Alexander T. Haimann, Collections Specialist, and Clifford R. Haimann, Research Intern, Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

We extend our thanks to Christine Mereand, Research Coordinator, for her careful assistance in reviewing and editing the text of this virtual exhibition. We would also like to thank our fellow team members Marty Emery and MJ Meredith for their support throughout our work on this project.

25-cent World Stamp Expo '89 stamp
This stamp featuring the 1869 Lincoln stamp from the Pictorial Issue was released to the public on March 16, 1989.
20-cent National Archives stamp
The stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Archives was issued to the public April 16, 1984.