Amelia Earhart Solo Trans-Atlantic Mail, 1932

On May 20-21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to solo pilot an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean, flying between Newfoundland and Ireland. The feat ensured her not only worldwide acclaim but a place in the annals of aviation history. Her husband helped her raise funds for many of her record-breaking flights by arranging… Continue reading Amelia Earhart Solo Trans-Atlantic Mail, 1932

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November 6, 1990

Secretary Robert McC. Adams and Anthony M. Frank, postmaster general of the United States Postal Service, sign an agreement to relocate the National Philatelic Collection to the new National Postal Museum.


Collecting History

“Collecting History”—National Postal Museum through Jan.9 2012 The National Philatelic Collection is the oldest intact national stamp collection in the world. This exhibition celebrates 125 years of philately and invites you to learn about the history of this national treasure and reflect on what the material within it can teach us about world cultures. Image… Continue reading Collecting History