Arago: People, Postage & the Post

Arago is your resource to the study of philately and postal operations as seen through the National Postal Museum's collection.

Named after Francois Arago (19th century French scientist and friend of James Smithson), our website upholds his philosophy that knowledge can be shared through the technology of the day.

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Special histories told through selected assemblages of museum objects and exceptional private collections. View all Exhibits