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ALPHABETILATELY

AN ALPHABET OF PHILATELY

The items shown in this ARAGO featured collection are all part of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum¹s exhibition Alphabetilately, on view September 26, 2008 to September 6, 2011.

Alphabetilately presents an innovative way of looking at the hobby of stamp collecting, via a philatelic alphabet in which each letter stands for an aspect of the collecting of stamps or the sending of mail.

A piece from the Museum's permanent collection "illustrates" each letter in the exhibition. Additional objects on exhibit also have stories to tell about the length ¢€” sometimes creative, sometimes heroic ¢€” to which people have gone to stay connected via mail.

By "clicking" on individual objects in this Arago featured collection, you can learn more about the objects, "zoom in" to see incredible detail, and view associated object images.

Alphabetilately single