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Stamp Collecting

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-11-27T16:41:59.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
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SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Bu6vw5qlO3M

FDR: The Stamp Collector in Chief

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-07-31T18:58:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianMagazine
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMagazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_bq18iPoMbEY

Alexander Calder: America's Modern Art Ambassador Featured This Weekend At NPM--October 24th, 1pm

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
October 20, 2009
Topic:
Postal  Search this
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National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3f280e800ba4e58ca9fe6f0fd19a04ec

William H. Gross Stamp Gallery Announced

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
October 15, 2009
Topic:
Postal  Search this
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National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4701f8265e2fa95a0ede62223b8596b1

NPM & Postal History Objects Come To Newberry College In South Carolina

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
December 9, 2009
Topic:
Postal  Search this
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National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_516925bc6d175e91643ae5bdac2a7a36

Celebrating President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 128th Birthday....January 30, 1882

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
January 30, 2010
Topic:
Postal  Search this
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National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_52a5b3242efa313db4d8660f3538a7ec

2c National Parks Grand Canyon original "Farley's Follies" uncut press sheet

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 741
Medium:
paper; ink (orange) / engraved
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 20 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (52.71 x 46.99 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 13, 1934
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
0.209045.33.2
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84b2cd8e0-09d9-48c9-9ee5-f1f0387e7e91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.209045.33.2

5c National Parks Yellowstone original "Farley's Follies" uncut press sheet

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 744
Medium:
paper; ink (blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 18 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (47.63 x 52.71 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
July 23, 1934
Topic:
Maps  Search this
The Environment  Search this
National Stamp Collection  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
0.209045.33.5
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8ec4ef656-1e5d-4aa5-8dbb-a5ddee0583f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.209045.33.5

6c National Parks Crater Lake original "Farley's Follies" uncut press sheet

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 745
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 20 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. (53.02 x 47.31 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 29, 1934
Topic:
The Environment  Search this
Maps  Search this
National Stamp Collection  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
0.209045.33.6
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm81c8327ef-2ac1-4962-a6b2-3d6af1ac2a35
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.209045.33.6

3c American Philatelic Society original "Farley's Follies" uncut press sheet

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 750
Medium:
paper; ink (deep violet) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 18 5/8 x 21 in. (47.31 x 53.34 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 15, 1934
Topic:
Maps  Search this
The Environment  Search this
National Stamp Collection  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
0.209045.34
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d23f5a5e-aba9-4a6a-8162-309b7038d453
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.209045.34

Saint Louis Stamp Collectors' Society medal, United States

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 4.77 cm; x 1 7/8 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United States: Missouri
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Credit Line:
Stack's
ID Number:
NU.263119 [dup162]
Accession number:
263119
Catalog number:
NU93327
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-7981-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_965946

Fly, Butterfly!; The Stamp Collector

Recording artist:
Sweet Violet Boys  Search this
Maker:
Vocalion  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1939
ID Number:
2015.3005.892
Nonaccession number:
2015.3005
Catalog number:
2015.3005.892
Maker number:
04756
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5e0b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1799592

Fly, Butterfly!; The Stamp Collector

Recording artist:
Sweet Violet Boys  Search this
Maker:
Vocalion  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1939
Subject:
Music  Search this
ID Number:
1996.0320.28229
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.28229
Maker number:
04756
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-46f6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1400365

Dyar Family Oral History Interviews

Extent:
5 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Skyland (Va.)
Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs
Date:
1993, 1999
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews of Dyar family members by Marc E. Epstein, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, and Pamela M. Henson, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, covers their family; youth; education in Washington, D.C.; careers; collecting interests; reminiscences of their parents and grandparents, including Harrison Gray Dyar's entomological research at the Division of Insects, United States National Museum, his tunnel digging hobby, their involvement in the Baha'i faith; and the Pollock family's role in the development of Skyland resort and kindergartens in the United States. This collection consists of 4.5 hours of audiotape recordings and c. 165 pages of transcript.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Education  Search this
Religion  Search this
Kindergarten -- United States -- History  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9570, Dyar Family Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9570
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Dyar Family Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9570

Fred Wiseman Scrapbook

Creator:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Wiseman-Peters (Fred Wiseman and J. W. Peters) (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Summary:
Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying.

This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Materials are in the order the donor attached them to the scrapbook. Correspondence is often located within the envelope that is attached to the scrapbook. Some materials are loose and have been left in the arrangement in which they were found, unless a portion of a newspaper article could be matched to its other parts.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Wiseman (1875-1961) was born in Santa Rosa, California, and after attending local schools he engaged in both the bicycle and automotive businesses. Wiseman won considerable fame racing Stoddard-Dayton cars on the West Coast as well as in the Chicago area. He became interested in aviation after attending the Wright brothers' homecoming celebration in 1909 and the first Los Angeles aviation meet at Dominguez Field in 1910.

After these two events, Wiseman was convinced he wanted to learn to fly and so he returned to his home in Santa Rosa and persuaded Ben Noonan to put up $10,000 to build a plane. Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. (The first air mail flight sanctioned by the U.S. Post Office in Washington, D.C., took place on September 23, 1911, when Earle Ovington carried mail from Garden City, Long Island, to Mineola; and the first continuously scheduled U.S. air mail service began on May 15, 1918, with routes between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.)

During 1911, Wiseman had an active season of exhibition work, including flying for one week at the California State Fair. However, after this season Wiseman gave up flying because he thought there was no future in it. He sold his plane and returned to the automobile business. He later worked for Standard Oil Company of California. Wiseman was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, an organization of pilots who flew solo in an aircraft prior to December 17, 1916.

Weldon Cooke, another pioneer aviator from California, bought and modified the Wiseman-Peters aircraft, renaming it the Wiseman-Cooke. Cooke flew the Wiseman-Cooke for exhibition and air mail flights. The Wiseman-Cooke aircraft is currently part of the Smithsonian Institution's collections.
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift?, unknown, XXXX-0618, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Automobile racing  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane (1910)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Fred Wiseman Scrapbook, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0618, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0618
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The great Texas stamp collection how some stubborn Texas confederate postmasters, a handful of determined Texas stamp collectors, and a few of the world's greatest philatelists created, discovered, and preserved some of the world's most valuable postage stamps by Charles W. Deaton

Author:
Deaton, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xvi, 118 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) illustrations (some color)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Texas
United States
Date:
2012
Topic:
Postage stamps--History  Search this
Stamp collections--History  Search this
Stamp collecting--History  Search this
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES--Stamps  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Stamp collections  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U7 T493 2012 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146259

Neither Snow nor Rain a History of the United States Postal Service Leonard, Devin

Author:
Leonard, Devin  Search this
3M Company  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
1 online resource (288 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2016
Topic:
HISTORY|Social History|  Search this
HISTORY|United States|  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS|Corporate History|  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .L466 2016 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146262

The one-cent magenta inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world James Barron

Author:
Barron, James 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Place:
Guyana
Date:
2017
Topic:
British Guiana One-Cent Magenta (Stamp)  Search this
Rare postage stamps--History  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Stamp collecting--History  Search this
ART--Prints  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Historical  Search this
CRAFTS & HOBBIES--Printmaking  Search this
Rare postage stamps  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.R3 B37 2017 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146263

Oversized Commercial Posters Designed by Fabri (advertisement for Arthur Allen Clothiers; announcement of weekly stamp collectors' broadcasts) from Box 19, Folder 15

Collection Creator:
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975  Search this
Container:
Oversize 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ralph Fabri papers
Ralph Fabri papers / Series 9: Printed Material / 9.2: By Fabri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fabrralp-ref269

37c Flag and Statue of Liberty single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3974
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
December 8, 2005
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2006.2023.34
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8e1373906-7ff3-4760-9508-00cb2f94356a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2023.34

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