Asian and Pacific Americans in the Postal Service and Philately

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Duke Kahanamoku stamp, August 24, 2002

The National Postal Museum celebrates Asian and Pacific American history by providing online resources about the role of Asian and Pacific Americans in the postal service and philately.

Exhibition

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar with two distinct postage stamp series.

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March 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Exhibition

This exhibit looked at the relationship of the two countries through the study of stamps and mail. The sections about commerce and culture focus on the decades between 1860 and 1980, including very rare proofs of stamps from the China Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1912-1928). The section on community tells the story of Chinese Americans from the Gold Rush to today’s celebration of Lunar New Year.

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Exhibition

Beginning with the Pacific Islands and ending with the nations on the Pacific Rim, this exhibition highlights the political and cultural relationship between these nations and the United States through the medium of postage stamps.

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