Friday, September 29, 2006

Headsville Post Office

The American Philatelic Society (APS) has proposed relocating a nineteenth-century West Virginia post office and general store from the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. to the American Philatelic Center (APC) in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

According to an announcement on the APS website, "Sharp-eyed stamp collectors should find the building familiar — its interior was featured on the 1972 8-cent stamp issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mail Order Industry. Many of the store’s original fixtures will be on display in its new location."

The Headsville Post Office was in use from the early 1860s until 1914. Once relocated it will again be an actual working post office at the Center.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM