A Fine Stamp Collection


The exhibit made by the Postoffice Department at the Pan-American Exposition abounds with interest for all classes of visitors to the big show. The display is much more complete than any the department has ever before made, not excepting that at the World's Fair at Chicago. In this exhibit is a collection of all the postage stamps ever issued by the government. This collection is valued at $5,000, and it is the first time the government has made other than a partial exhibit of original stamps. There is also a very complete collection of confederate state stamps.

The most attractive part of the display is a collection of oil and water color landscapes through which the mail trains of the United States government pass, as well as marine views seen from the great ocean mail carrying steamships. This includes some of the finest scenery in the world.

The United States director of the post in Cuba and the directors in Porto Rico and Hawaii were desired to make a thorough collection of old stamps and the machinery for carrying the mails in these islands. The result is such a collection as was never before seen at any exposition on this or any other continent.

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August 1, 1901

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