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Slide 0: Love Stamp Mugs - Set of 2
Love Stamp Mugs - Set of 2
$32.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

The new USPS first class forever love mug set is sure to set hearts aflutter. With the same cheerful colors and bold typography as 2021's newest forever stamp, this sweet Love Stamp Mugs Set is the perfect gift for a coffee-drinking couple or any fans of the U.S. Postal Service.
 
Slide 1: Pen to Paper
Pen to Paper
$27.50
Pen to Paper: Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription. Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.
 
Slide 2: Ultra Plush Postal Museum Owney Dog
Ultra Plush Postal Museum Owney Dog
$18.00
Who wouldn’t love to hold and snuggle with this adorable Ultra Plush Postal Museum Owney Dog, unofficial mascot of Railway mail clerks in the late 1800s? Wearing a removable brown vest with red trim and plaid lining and a black collar with a foam Owney name tag, Ultra Plush Owney Dog comes with a hang tag (attached to his right ear) featuring a short history of Owney. Not posable. Polyester fabric. Plastic eyes and nose. Imported.
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Slide 3: Mr. Zip Adult T-Shirt
Mr. Zip Adult T-Shirt
$24.00
Don a Mr. Zip shirt and celebrate this icon of the United States Postal Service. In the 1960's, Mr. Zip helped introduce the ZIP Code system used to ensure mail was accurately delivered across the United States. This T-shirt can be found in the collections at the National Postal Museum, too.

Size Chart:
S = 18"w. x 27.5"l.
M = 20"w. x 28.5"l.
L = 22"w. x 29"l.
XL = 26"w. x 31.5"l.
XXL = 28"w. x 32.5"l.
 
Slide 4: A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot
A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot
$15.95
A true story with special appeal for animal lovers of any age, A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot tells the heartwarming story of a scruffy mutt who became the U.S. Rail Mail mascot during the late 1800s. Written by Dirk Wales and illustrated by Diane Kenna, A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot includes a copy of an historic 1890 Railroad Map showing the places Owney went and a partial list of the specific towns he visited.
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Slide 5: Set of 4 National Postal Museum Stamp Pins
Set of 4 National Postal Museum Stamp Pins
$25.00
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Made from genuine USPS postage stamps, this Set of 4 Postal Museum Stamp Pins reprises the block of four 29-cent commemorative stamps issued on July 30, 1993, the day the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum opened to the public. Designed by Lou Noland and Richard Schlecht, the designs depict historical moments from three centuries of U.S. postal history. A portrait of Benjamin Franklin, and images of a printing press, mail rider, and Independence Hall represent the 18th century. Images of a civil war soldier, Concord stagecoach, and pony express rider represent the 19th century. Airmail pilot Charles Lindbergh, and images of a railway mail car, a 1931 Model A Ford mail truck, and a JN-4H "Jenny" biplane represent the 20th century. The fourth stamp celebrates the art of letter writing with memorable words from a California gold rush letter writer, four prized U.S. stamps, an undated postmark, and a barcode. Laminated paper. Metal pin back clasps. Made in the U.S.A.
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Slide 6: USPS Glass Mail Box Ornament
USPS Glass Mail Box Ornament
$15.00
Beautifully detailed, this red, white, and blue blown glass USPS Mail Box Ornament is a great way to celebrate the holiday tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards.
 
Slide 7: Royal Triple Charm Stamp Necklace
Royal Triple Charm Stamp Necklace
Was: $45.00 Now: $30.99
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This Royal Triple Charm Stamp Necklace is handmade with authentic British stamps. Cropped to fit within small discs, each stamp is sealed with waterproof eco resin for maximum clarity and durability. Silver-plated brass ball chain. Handmade in the U.S.A. Image placement within discs may vary.
 
Slide 8: Royal Crown Stamp Dangle Earrings
Royal Crown Stamp Dangle Earrings
Was: $34.00 Now: $22.99
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These Royal Crown Stamp Dangle Earrings are handmade with authentic British Stamps. Cropped to fit within small discs, each is sealed with waterproof eco resin for maximum clarity and durability. Silver-plated brass bezel and French hook closure. Handmade in the U.S.A. Image placement within discs may vary.

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Slide 9: Women's Navy Blue Inverted Jenny Airmail Stamp T-Shirt
Women's Navy Blue Inverted Jenny Airmail Stamp T-Shirt
Was: $25.00 Now: $19.99
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Celebrate philatelist history with this colorful Women's Navy Blue Inverted Jenny Airmail Stamp T-Shirt. Depicting America's most famous stamp and one of the world's most famous printing errors, this Inverted Jenny Airmail Stamp T-Shirt is printed (on the back) with an upside down blue 24¢ Curtiss Jenny biplane within a red frame. Front is printed with "National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution." 100% pre-shrunk cotton—grown, spun, knit, dyed, and sewn in the U.S.A.