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July 19, 2017 12:00pm–12:45pm

Celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the first U.S. Postage Stamp

National Postal Museum - Byrne Education Loft

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

This July marks the 170th Anniversary of the first U.S. Postage Stamp that was issued in 1847. Here’s a question for you: do you know what famous person appears on America’s very first stamp? Come find out the answer and celebrate the anniversary with us. We welcome Dan Piazza, Chief Curator of Philately at the National Postal Museum for the July Lunchtime Lecture. His talk will be about our country’s first postage stamp, as well as lots of “firsts” associated with postage stamps around the world.

This talk is part of the National Postal Museum’s Lunchtime Lecture Series, which occurs on the third Wednesday of every month at 12 p.m. Coffee and sweet treats will be served – come nerd out with us!

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