National Postal Museum Receives Donation of Original Artwork and Postage Stamp Production Material

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Summary

Carl T. Herrman, former art director for the U.S. Postal Service, donates to the Smithsonian his collection of original artwork and production material used in the creation of U.S. postage stamps that he designed or directed between 1992 and 2008. Popular stamps within the collection include sporting stamps, classic American cars, and famous figures. The stamps will be made available to the public through exhibition and research at the National Postal Museum.

Subject

  • Herrman, Carl T
  • Postmaster General
  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Newsdesk, "National Postal Museum Receives Donation of Original Artwork", April 16, 2013

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 16, 2013

Topic

  • Art
  • Postage stamps
  • Postal service
  • Gifts
  • Private collections
  • Art--Private collections

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