I’ve recently begun saving postmarks from letters and giving them their own page in my stamp album. There’s a certain thrill for us postal geeks when we find a perfectly preserved postal marking. This is especially useful when you come across old letters and you’re trying to determine if the date reads ‘1918’ or ‘1928’.…

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Before visiting the National Postal Museum (NPM) I had been reading about it through different blogs- the NPM blog, the PostMuse blog, and James at Everyday Correspondence and his wonderful three part coverage of the museum (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) earlier this year. There were a few others as well, but I…

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One of my favorite stops in the National Postal Museum was a display celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the museum. It was called the Alphabetilately A to Z.  The room was set up with 26 different stops and each letter had its own theme and artwork. I spent so much time zooming in trying to…

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We were in DC over the Labor Day weekend so we spent a few hours at the National Postal Museum. I was pleased to find out it is open 364 days a year (Christmas Day is the only day it’s closed) so we didn’t have to adjust our schedule at all. Rather than give a…

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We are planning a trip to DC in September and we have it on our itinerary to visit the National Postal Museum. I’ve been reading some interesting blog posts about it and am very excited to spend a good half day there- meeting other interested folks, seeing the history of the postal service, getting story…

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