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Director's Favorite Fifteen

When I came to the National Postal Museum in 2002 I was familiar with the museum’s work and reputation. What I did not yet realize was that the museum’s collections held such a great variety of objects. Nor had I realized just how magnificent many of these item were, not only those on exhibit, but also those in storage behind the scenes. In honor of the museum’s 15th anniversary I have selected 15 of my favorite items from the collection.

I have divided these objects into four categories. There are objects that were part of my history when I worked at the U.S. Postal Service, objects that I find interesting or important in the collection, objects that represent notable Americans or events, and finally items that have connections to my hometown of Brooklyn, New York.

United States Master Collection, Scott 1396
Alaskan dog sled
32c First World Series single