October: stamp collecting month

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Our pop-up exhibit, “Tiny Windows to a Great, big World” at the Nanini branch of the Pima County Public Library celebrates the world of stamps during the month of October, stamp collecting month. The exhibit features the most popular and accessible way to collect stamps: by topic. If you like cats, you can collect cat stamps from all over the world. It could be your goal to find the stamps you like the best, or maybe you’d like to own every cat stamp there is, turning you into a detective as well as a stamp collector!

You can collect stamps not only by topic, but by country. You can also collect stamps and envelopes (“covers”) that have been delivered in a particular or unusual manner– for example, on a Zeppelin, a Navy ship, a mule, or even a tin can!

Some collections can be centered around certain time periods, such as wars. Stamps and covers show the progression, values, and culture of a country or region.

We hope you’ll take time to visit our exhibit at Nanini, and visit us at our location as well. If you’d like to get into, or back into, stamp collecting, we’re one of the best resources around, locally, or long-distance. We help people explore the world through stamps and encourage life-long-learning.

 

 

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Love for Arizona Airmail exhibit

Book passage for the latest exhibit at the Postal History Foundation: Love For Arizona Airmail! Experience the chills and thrills of daredevil pilots who flew over Arizona skies in the early days of aeronautics through our photographs, newspaper articles, and historical postcards and envelopes. You’ll not only witness Charles Lindbergh’s dedication of the Tucson Municipal Airport in 1927, but also Cal Rodger’s stop in Arizona during the first trans-continental flight in, Katherine Stinson’s aerial acrobatics and first official airmail delivery, the devastating crash of a Lockheed in Gila Bend, and the drop mail of a dirigible on its way to California from Texas. Love For Arizona Airmail will be on display from January 23 to March 31 in the Slusser Library at the Postal History Foundation. Monday-Friday, 9-3. No admission charge.

 

 

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