Credits and Acknowledgments

Prepared by Thomas Lera, Winton M. Blount Research Chair.

A special thanks to Museum Technician Christine Mereand who provided early preparation and guidance on the Panama finding guide, Alan Warren for his editorial review and Museum Specialist James O’Donnell for scanning the objects used. For additional information on Panama philately visit the Colombia-Panama Philatelic Study Group website at

Images are from the Specialized Collection of Panama at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.