October 2018

This Day in History… October 1, 1981

Happy National Stamp Collecting Month!

US #1474 was issued for the 125th anniversary of the first US stamp.

On October 1, 1981, the USPS began its very first National Stamp Collecting Month, a celebration that continues to this day.

The USPS and the Council of Philatelic Organizations created National Stamp Collecting Month in 1981. In announcing the annual celebration, then-Postmaster General William F. Bolger encouraged “employees and customers alike to discover the joy of stamp collecting – the hobby of a lifetime.”

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