Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Student Post Office Display Features The "Evolution of Postage Stamps"

West Virginia's Martinsburg Journal reports a social studies fair project dealing with stamps is on display at the local post office.

Put together by Alexandra Moore, a high school sophomore, it includes information on the first postage stamp, commemorative stamps, philately, stamps today and more. Titled "Evolution of Postage Stamps," it placed first in the county social studies fair competition this past spring

Moore's grandfather is a retired postal inspector, was the inspiration for her project according to the article.

The town's Postmaster TraceyMiller loaned Alexandra The United States Postal Service: An American History 1775-2006 as a reference for the project.

Postmaster Miller then asked to display "Evolution of Postage Stamps" at her post office. The project is also slated to be displayed at two other near by post offices as well.

Shown above, Alexandra holding Lucy Love Puppy, one of the props used with the project.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM