Postal History Foundation

Postal History Foundation Philatelic research, education, and history. 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.

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#MayTheFourthBeWithYou this day of USPS Stamps 's #DroidStamp release! #MayThe4thBeWithYou
05/04/2021

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou this day of USPS Stamps 's #DroidStamp release! #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Ulysses S. Grant was born #OnThisDay in 1822. As a general, he won the first major Union battle. As President, he defeat...
04/27/2021

Ulysses S. Grant was born #OnThisDay in 1822. As a general, he won the first major Union battle. As President, he defeated the KKK. What did the S stand for? Nothing! It was a typo on his Westpoint nomination letter & he couldn't get it corrected. Happy Bday, Hiram Ulysses Grant.

Ulysses S. Grant was born #OnThisDay in 1822. As a general, he won the first major Union battle. As President, he defeated the KKK. What did the S stand for? Nothing! It was a typo on his Westpoint nomination letter & he couldn't get it corrected. Happy Bday, Hiram Ulysses Grant.

Happy #EarthDay2021 !
04/22/2021

Happy #EarthDay2021 !

Happy #EarthDay2021 !

#OnThisDay in 1959, Barbie made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. #OTD
03/09/2021

#OnThisDay in 1959, Barbie made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. #OTD

#OnThisDay in 1959, Barbie made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. #OTD

It's #InternationalWomensDay2021!
03/08/2021

It's #InternationalWomensDay2021!

For oft, when on my couch I lieIn vacant or in pensive mood,They flash upon that inward eyeWhich is the bliss of solitud...
03/05/2021

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. (Wordsworth)

The daffodil is March's #BirthFlower

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. (Wordsworth)

The daffodil is March's #BirthFlower

Famous college football coach Knute Rockne was born #OnThisDay in 1888. Did you know that he was a postal worker before ...
03/04/2021

Famous college football coach Knute Rockne was born #OnThisDay in 1888. Did you know that he was a postal worker before attending Notre Dame? #OTD

Famous college football coach Knute Rockne was born #OnThisDay in 1888. Did you know that he was a postal worker before attending Notre Dame? #OTD

We hope you've all been taking care and staying well. We're still closed to the public, but working away behind the scen...
03/02/2021

We hope you've all been taking care and staying well. We're still closed to the public, but working away behind the scenes. Have you seen the new #GardenBeautyStamps? They would look lovely on a notecard sent to a loved one!

We hope you've all been taking care and staying well. We're still closed to the public, but working away behind the scenes. Have you seen the new #GardenBeautyStamps? They would look lovely on a notecard sent to a loved one!

In several states, including AZ, where we're located, today is the last day to register to #vote in time for the 2020 ge...
10/05/2020

In several states, including AZ, where we're located, today is the last day to register to #vote in time for the 2020 general election. To find out your status, you can visit https://www.vote.org/.

"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter was published #OnThisDay in 1902. To see more of her beautiful illustration...
10/02/2020

"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter was published #OnThisDay in 1902. To see more of her beautiful illustrations, you can read the whole story at http://ow.ly/IaYp50BHYlb

We hope this first day of October finds you happy and healthy.
10/01/2020

We hope this first day of October finds you happy and healthy.

Though we're closed to the public (except the post office, which remains open), we are still accepting orders for lesson...
06/22/2020

Though we're closed to the public (except the post office, which remains open), we are still accepting orders for lesson plans, topical stamps, and stamp collecting starter kits from our education department.

Lesson plans: https://postalhistoryfoundation.org/yes-program/classroom/

Topical stamps for kids: https://postalhistoryfoundation.org/yes-program/hobby-and-fun-resources/stamps-for-kids/

Stamp collecting starter kits: https://postalhistoryfoundation.org/yes-program/hobby-and-fun-resources/stamp-collecting-starter-kits/

Postal History Foundation's cover photo
06/22/2020

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

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.

Postal History Foundation's cover photo
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

Postal History Foundation's cover photo
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

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920 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ
85719

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Monday 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00

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(520) 623-6652

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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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