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Archives Center Poster Stamp Collection, ca. 1890s-1960s

Collector:
Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-1982
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 8 boxes
Type:
Albums
Collection descriptions
Stickers
Poster stamps
Date:
1890
1970
ca 1890s-1960s
Notes:
The stamps were first issued in Europe in the early nineteenth century to promote events such as fairs and expositions, or to advertise products. Their popularity increased and reached its peak in the 1920s and 1930s. Collectors saved them in special albums designed for collecting poster stamps.
Summary:
Poster stamps (non-denominated stamp-sized miniature posters) advertising or commemorating a huge variety of places, events, products, causes, and miscellaneous other subjects, including many international subjects. Some of the stamps are in albums or album sleeves.
Cite as:
Archives Center Poster Stamp Collection, 1890s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Collectors and collecting
Collectibles
Local number:
2008.3009 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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