Favorite Finds

September 22, 2013 - July 5, 2014

Alexandria, Virginia, 5-cent postmaster provisional, 1846

Collectors and their collections . . . each unique, each revealing. Examine a philatelic collection closely and you will peer into its owner’s lifelong passions. Without fail, one item excites the collector more than any other. Its detail or beauty? Its rarity? The roads it has traveled? ”Favorite Finds” brought together an assortment of those cherished items, each from a different home, all with different stories.

Curated by:
Cheryl R. Ganz
with M.T. Sheahan

”Favorite Finds” exhibitors included members of the museum's Council of Philatelists, philatelic curators, and museum supporters. It was the first rotating exhibit to be displayed in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s Postmasters Suite, located within the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery.