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January 1, 1980 – July 21, 2006
American History Museum
12th and Constitution Ave., NW
Location: 1st Floor, East Wing, near Constitution Ave. Entrance
This country store was located in Headsville, West Virginia, from the 1860s to 1971, serving as a post office about half those years. Brought to the museum lock, stock, and barrel (staples and sundries of a bygone era still line the shelves), it again functions as an official post office. Stamps, including special issues, may be purchased here, and mail that is deposited receives a unique, hand-stamped "Smithsonian Station" postmark.