National Postal Museum Launches Worldwide Postage Stamp Album

The National Postal Museum’s new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery exhibit of “A Stamp for Every Country” has inspired the creation of a new worldwide postage stamp album. The album can be downloaded directly from the museum’s website and invites anyone to start their own collection of almost 800 stamps—one from every country in the world that has produced stamps, including many countries that no longer exist and selected stamp-issuing entities.

The album encourages current or new collectors to explore and collect stamps from ancestral homelands, countries visited or geographic areas of interest. Adding stamps to the album provides a great way to trace the history of a country or region.

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