Monday, February 02, 2009

National Postal Museum Collection Plan

According to the National Postal Museum's Web site, "Since 1886 individual donors have been the source for many of the Museum's most important acquisitions. As the Museum continues to build the national collection, quality, historical value and research potential are key factors in the acquisition of new objects. The Museum wants to create an intellectually rich collection of great depth for the public good. Therefore, we invite individual donors to continue to help us fill the gaps in the existing collection."

Currently the National Postal Museum has an extensive collection plan that includes:

  • A comprehensive specialized collection of 19th Century carrier and local stamps

  • A comprehensive specialized collection of Confederate stamps (1861-1865) and Confederate Postmaster Provisional stamps

  • Colonial postal road maps, tax stamps and handstamps

  • Female letter carrier uniforms

  • Pony Express saddle and Bible

  • Sea Post service mailbags (1845-1915) and letterboxes (1900-1915)

  • If you have any of the above or related material and would like to donate it, click here for more information.

    Shown above, Wells Fargo Virginia City Pony Express Cover acquired in 2002.
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    posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM