William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

Every Stamp Tells a Story
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The World of Stamps exhibition in the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

September 23, 2013 - Permanent
Location: 
Main entrance level

Named after its primary benefactor, the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery is the world’s largest gallery dedicated to philately. It provides an experience available nowhere else and offers something for everyone, from casual visitors to experienced collectors.

As visitors move through six thematic areas, stunning displays and interactive moments reveal the amazing stories that unfold from the museum’s unparalleled collection. Distributed throughout the thematic areas are hundreds of pullout frames containing more than 20,000 objects, providing ample opportunities to view noteworthy stamps that have never been on public display.

“The story of stamps in America is the story of America, and I am proud to be part of preserving and showcasing these treasures.”
—William H. Gross, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Philatelist

“This is a defining moment for the National Postal Museum—a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create the world’s premier museum gallery dedicated to philately.”
—Allen Kane, Former Director, National Postal Museum

“The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery will expand the museum’s displays of stamps and mail, allowing the museum to create permanent exhibits of the National Stamp Collection and rare gems. Visitors will learn about stamps and mail with fun and educational exhibits plus be able to see many unique rarities on view nowhere else.”
—Cheryl R. Ganz, Ph.D., Former Chief Curator of Philately, National Postal Museum


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