Curator of philately Daniel Piazza speaks about the National Postal Museum’s newest exhibit, Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection. Though the National Philatelic Collection contains incredible objects and rare artifacts, there are a few famous examples of the philatelic material that got away. Piazza shares these “philatelic fish stories” as well as described some of the things you *will* find in the collection.
Roger S. Brody, a specialist in early twentieth century U.S. stamps, was introduced to the world of stamp collecting at the age of ten, when he was given a general world-wide album filled with a smattering of stamps. His interest eventually led to collecting regular issue and commemorative united States and British North America postage stamps, with particular interest in color varieties. Continue reading
Don Sundman and Janet Klug
Discuss the 100 Greatest American Stamps
Enjoy listening as Don and Janet Klug introduce the stamps selected as the “100 Greatest American Stamps.” And when you’re done, order a copy of the book for yourself!
Our Customer Service Representatives talk to hundreds of collectors each day. Often, the callers have questions like these. So we’re sharing the answers to these common questions here, hoping you find them helpful. Continue reading
Watch Eliot A. Landau Present His
Award-Winning Lincoln Exhibit
Now you can watch a video of Eliot Landau presenting his award-winning Lincoln, Slavery and the Civil War exhibit at the National Postal Museum’s 7th annual Maynard Sundman Lecture. Landau combines philately and genuine artifacts to explore Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, the Civil War, and African American history.
His collection tells the story from a unique – and personal – perspective using objects such as letters, an abolitionist newspaper, photographs and genuine shackles worn by a slave. The discussion is entertaining, thought provoking – and personal for Landau. Landau fought for desegregation and equal voter registration rights in the south before serving as Justice Thurgood Marshall’s law clerk. He’s also an author who has contributed to Linn’s U.S. Stamp Facts: Nineteenth Century, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Stamps and Stamp Collecting, and several stamp-related articles on Lincoln.