History of U.S. Stamps

Roger Brody

The first U.S. postage stamp began a revolution in communication!  And the postal service has been closely tied to our nation’s history ever since – through wars, technological advances and much more.

Now you can trace its evolution in this video of Roger Brody’s presentation at the 2005 Maynard Sundman Lecture.  Click here to begin.

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