National Postal Museum   /  Classic Correspondence Kit

A set of materials, designed for an event celebrating a new gallery, includes an invitation, booklet, stamps, note cards, and envelopes.

  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum
  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum
  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum
  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum
  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum
  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum
  • The Classic Correspondence Kit for the National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum   /  The 1847s: America's First Stamps

More than one hundred envelopes featuring the nation’s first two postage stamps, the five-cent Franklin and ten-cent Washington, are the subjects of this show.

  • An exhibition presenting more than one hundred envelopes featuring the nation’s first two postage stamps.
  • Behind the exhibition identity and introductory text, background images from 1847 provide context for the philatelic items.
  • Examples of early postmarks are used as environmental graphics.
  • Three exhibition cases present examples of the non-standardized postmarks from this period.
  • A wall featuring envelopes that traveled by steamboat uses period engravings and quotes.
  • Detail of a case panel layout showing envelope, description, and postmark recreations.
  • The area displaying foreign destination envelopes is distinguished by a different color palette.
  • The end of the exhibit features a “Cancellation Station” where visitors add souvenir cancellation marks to postcards featuring the exhibition identity.

Other projects completed for the National Postal Museum include:

  • Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression, exhibition design
  • Favorite Finds, exhibition design
  • Fire & Ice: The Hindenburg and the Titanic, exhibition design
  • Mail Call, exhibition brochure
  • Stamps Take Flight, exhibition design
  • Victory Mail, exhibition design