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“Your Dad has told me that you are a stamp collector and I thought you might like to have these stamps to add to your collection.”

Letter from President Franklin Roosevelt to nine year old Bobby Kennedy on July 12, 1935

“I am going to frame your letter and I am going to keep it always in my room.”

Reply to President Roosevelt from Bobby Kennedy on July 19, 1935

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These beautiful Hubble imagery stamps of nebulæ make a fine addition to the space section of my collection. I’m in love with the art and gentle colors of the constellation stamps. <3 

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New Star Wars stamps are absolutely Force Class - love them you will

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Happy National U.S. Postage Stamp Day!

Known as “America’s number one stamp collector,” Franklin Roosevelt began collecting stamps as a child. It was a hobby he shared with his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, and it was the far-flung business interests of his Delano relatives that provided the young collector with a steady supply of foreign stamps. From his stamps he gained an invaluable knowledge of cultures and of geography.

This hobby persisted with Roosevelt his entire life and he was well-known for his collection. His secretary, Grace Tully, noted that he even traveled with his stamps, which provided him a period of relaxation each day. He had little interest in the value of stamps; rather he enjoyed the study of history and culture that the stamps afforded him.

During his presidency, he approved the production of 134 commemorative and 49 regular postage stamps. In fact, his last official act was the purchase of a stamp, which he had recently approved, commemorating the United Nations Conference (see: http://fdr.blogs.archives.gov/2012/04/12/found-in-the-archives-31/).

At the time of his death, his collection of stamps numbered over 1,200,000 stamps bound in 150 albums, each filled with his handwritten notations. Most were sold at auction. Those he received as gifts from Heads-of-State and foreign governments were kept in the museum collection at the Roosevelt Library.

Seen here are a number of those items as well as the tools Roosevelt used with his stamp collection.

For more information: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/around-the-world-with-the-roosevelts/4ALi8vqdaWVrIQ?projectId=historic-moments&position=69%3A0

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Planets Postage: US Postal Service Issues New Solar System, Pluto Stamps
"The unveiling of these breathtaking new images of Pluto and our planets [is] an exciting day for NASA and for all who love space exploration," stated Green.

You can now embark on a tour of our solar system — from the innermost planet Mercury to the dwarf planet Pluto — just by visiting your local United States Post Office.

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is issuing Tuesday (May 31) two sets of postage stamps depicting the eight planets that circle the Sun and the icy world that orbits out beyond them.

“The ‘Views of Our Planets’ and 'Pluto—Explored!’ stamps begin their own journeys today — on letters and packages to millions of homes and businesses throughout America,” David Williams, the Postal Service’s chief operating officer and executive vice president, stated in a release. “We trust they’ll find a home in your own collections, too.”

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The Story of the First Postage Stamp

By Jimmy Stamp

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Postage can reveal more than the history of a letter, it can reveal the history of a nation. As noted by the National Postal Museum, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, “every stamp tells a story”—and, I might add, it sometimes tells how the story should be told.

“Penny Black” is the first postage stamp issued in Britain and, more importantly, the first postage stamp issued anywhere. The Penny Black bears the image of Queen Victoria, but the first British postal service did not originate in Victorian England. So where did it?

Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.