Mayflower Departs England for the New World...September 16, 1620


By Alexander Haimann, Collections Specialist

Mayflower stamp

On September 16, 1620, the Mayflower set sail for the New World. In celebration of this historic event, the National Postal Museum has created a mini-exhibit highlighting different objects and postage stamps with connections to the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.

Mayflower Departs England for the New World: September 16, 1620

Alex Haimann

About the Author
Alexander T. Haimann, Collections Specialist & Web Projects Developer at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, collects and writes primarily about the stamps and postal history of the U.S. during the first one hundred years of stamp production (1847-1947). Additionally, he develops internet based education projects and exhibits for the National Postal Museum. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Stamp Dealers Association, the Chair of the American Philatelic Society’s Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship and the publicist for the United State Philatelic Classics Society. His national and international society memberships include the American Philatelic Society, United States Stamp Society, Collectors Club of New York and the Royal Philatelic Society London.