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Philatelic Rarities

October 24, 1994 – October 20, 1995

Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC

Location: Stamps and Stories, Rarities Vault, Lower Level

On view is a selection of approximately 15 historic philatelic items, including stamp sketches by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an 18th-century Bristol packet boat cover, a one-cent invert from the 1901 Pan American Exposition issue, and an array of two-cent commemoratives from the 1893 Columbian Exposition set. A special display commemorates the 125th anniversary of the issuance of the stamp set of 1869.