The First Federal Postage Stamp Issue

June 27, 1997 – January 12, 1998

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Rarities Vault, Lower Level Floor Plan

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first U.S. postage stamps, on view are the 5-cent and 10-cent federal stamps, original documents, covers from the stamps' early history, and die proofs.