Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection, Part I

May 27, 2006 – October 1, 2007
1-cent Z grill, Benjamin K. Miller Stamp Collection. the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC

Philatelic Gallery, Lower Level, Southwest

See on Map Floor Plan

On view in Part I of this exhibition are U.S. stamps from before 1894 from the Benjamin K. Miller Collection. Donated to the New York Public Library in 1925, the collection was the first complete collection of U.S. stamps ever assembled and has been called the "crown jewels" of U.S. stamp collecting for its variety, depth, and rare holdings. This rotation features the rarest of all U.S. stamps—the One-Cent Z-Grill.