Postal History Foundation

Postal History Foundation Philatelic research, education, and history.
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Open your eyes to the world of stamps! Facilities include a museum, library, sales department, post office, and education department. The Postal History Foundation supports collectors of all ages. Curriculum based lessons with stamps are available for educators and students across the world. This is the place to start your collection! Free tours are available daily. The Post Office is open M-F 8 am to 2:30 pm.

Out of an abundance of caution, we're still closed. In the meantime, we have some online exhibits you can check out. Thi...
05/18/2020

Out of an abundance of caution, we're still closed. In the meantime, we have some online exhibits you can check out. This one is about postal campaigns in Tucson & the surrounding area, hosted at the Arizona Memory Project. http://ow.ly/WYwx50zJFG3

Looking for a fun indoor activity for your kids? Tucson local kids, ages 5-17, are invited to design a stamp that celebr...
05/15/2020

Looking for a fun indoor activity for your kids? Tucson local kids, ages 5-17, are invited to design a stamp that celebrates Tucson. Click on the link for more information! (Last year's grand prize-winning design is below.)

http://ow.ly/PeIH50zHDuA

May the Fourth be with you!
05/04/2020

May the Fourth be with you!

If you're missing some road trip action, cruise on over to our Arizona Automobile Correspondence exhibit at the Arizona ...
05/01/2020

If you're missing some road trip action, cruise on over to our Arizona Automobile Correspondence exhibit at the Arizona Memory Project. We hope this exhibit of envelopes and postcards with interesting advertising art is a vehicle for your enjoyment.

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/phfauto

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." -- Shirley Chisholm.#InternationalWomenDay2020
03/06/2020

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." -- Shirley Chisholm.
#InternationalWomenDay2020

Happy #ValentinesDay !
02/14/2020

Happy #ValentinesDay !

#OnThisDay in 1959, the music died. We usually like reminiscing about happy events, but today we remember the great musi...
02/03/2020

#OnThisDay in 1959, the music died. We usually like reminiscing about happy events, but today we remember the great music of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. (Also the Big Bopper but he doesn't have a stamp.)

The #GwenIfillForever stamp was issued today at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. A beautiful stamp honor...
01/30/2020
WATCH LIVE: Gwen Ifill honored in Forever stamp dedication ceremony

The #GwenIfillForever stamp was issued today at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. A beautiful stamp honoring the legendary journalist. #BlackHeritageStamps.

The late NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill is being commemorated by the U.S. Postal Service with a Forever stamp this year. USPS will celebrate the release of the stamp in a dedication ceremony on Thursday at a Washington, D.C., church that Ifill attended for years.

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01/16/2020

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year! #2020NewYear
12/31/2019

We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year! #2020NewYear

Happy holidays from the Postal History Foundation!
12/23/2019

Happy holidays from the Postal History Foundation!

Check out the sneak peak at USPS of their 2020 stamps! I (librarian) really like the Gwen Ifill and the Lunar New Year s...
11/08/2019

Check out the sneak peak at USPS of their 2020 stamps! I (librarian) really like the Gwen Ifill and the Lunar New Year stamps. How about you?

http://ow.ly/8e7250x64Aa

The latest #HalloweenStamps , "Spooky Silhouettes," were issued last Friday. oOoOoOoOhhh! Also a quick calendar reminder...
10/16/2019

The latest #HalloweenStamps , "Spooky Silhouettes," were issued last Friday. oOoOoOoOhhh! Also a quick calendar reminder-- we're closed tomorrow 10-17 (parking lot repaving; post office still open and accessible from street) and the library is closed 10-18.

Did you know that October is #StampCollecting month? We're showcasing some of the coolest outer space stamps in a pop-up...
10/04/2019

Did you know that October is #StampCollecting month? We're showcasing some of the coolest outer space stamps in a pop-up exhibit at the @NaniniLIB branch of the @pimalibrary system. Hope you get a chance to check it out!

Timeline Photos
09/11/2019

Timeline Photos

We've made it easier to get the new Tucson birthday stamps and decorative envelopes w/ our online form! Why not plan for...
08/22/2019

We've made it easier to get the new Tucson birthday stamps and decorative envelopes w/ our online form! Why not plan for this year's holiday cards? Some of our customers like to use the new stamps each year. Proceeds benefit the Postal History Foundation. http://ow.ly/Db2G50vGg7Z

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08/21/2019

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

Announcing our Grand Winner for this year's Annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest -- Nola Gelling. Her drawing of ...
08/20/2019

Announcing our Grand Winner for this year's Annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest -- Nola Gelling. Her drawing of a crested saguaro was crowned best design. See it and all 15 winning entries at http://ow.ly/66Bo50vDDKl

Didn't get to an Apollo 11 event? We've got you! Our Small Steps, Giant Leaps, and Lasting Memories: Celebrating the 196...
07/23/2019

Didn't get to an Apollo 11 event? We've got you! Our Small Steps, Giant Leaps, and Lasting Memories: Celebrating the 1969 Moon Landing exhibit will be up through mid-Oct. This Bhutan stamp is from a set of holographic stamps on display. http://ow.ly/Znm550v9elD

07/10/2019

I was told it was #NationalKittenDay. Say no more.

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06/27/2019

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

06/26/2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps, Lasting Memories: Celebrating the 1969 Moon Landing

Our new exhibit is ready! Please come down and experience our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing now through mid-October. More pictures to come; in the meantime, here's the video that accompanies the exhibit. https://youtu.be/oow4gx9J0oI

The Postal History Foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing with the exhibit, Small Steps, Giant Leaps, and Lastin...

Today we honor those who took part in the allied invasion of Normandy, which began the liberation of western Europe. Thi...
06/06/2019

Today we honor those who took part in the allied invasion of Normandy, which began the liberation of western Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of #DDay. #DDay75

The cool #RailroadStamps that commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad are now available in our post office! http://ow....
05/16/2019

The cool #RailroadStamps that commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad are now available in our post office! http://ow.ly/YTdP50ufekV

#OnThisDay in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother's Day. Congress h...
05/09/2019

#OnThisDay in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother's Day. Congress had passed a law the day before recognizing the 2nd Sunday of May as Mother's Day.

A merry May Day to you!
05/01/2019

A merry May Day to you!

Happy Birthday, William #Shakespeare, who was (probably) born #OnThisDay in 1564.
04/23/2019

Happy Birthday, William #Shakespeare, who was (probably) born #OnThisDay in 1564.

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04/22/2019

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

Happy #EarthDay !
04/22/2019

Happy #EarthDay !

Light and love to France and the world. #NotreDameCathedral
04/16/2019

Light and love to France and the world. #NotreDameCathedral

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920 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ
85719

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Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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There's still time to sign up to exhibit at #Chicagopex2018. Please email our Exhibit Chairman Tim Wait at [email protected]. You can get the exhibiting prospectus and application at our website.http://www.chicagopex.org/pdf-documents/2018application.pdf
For those of you planners out there, Chicagopex.org has 2018 show details posted. Like how to exhibit and reserving a spot at the awards banquet. Hope to see you there! http://chicagopex.org/chicagopexcurrent.html
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