Last updated: 1/21/2012
Tucson, Arizona
Street Address
920 North First Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Mailing Address
920 North First Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Hours
Tours and browsing
Monday - Friday8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Postoffice
Monday - Friday8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturdayclosed
Admissions
We solicit donations of stamps and philatelic materials, and we are a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Lena Rogers, Postmaster and Executive Assistant
Lisa Dembowski, Education Director
Lisa Hodgkins, Librarian
Linda Wynn, Education Department
Bob Bechtel, Chair, Board of Directors, Volunteer
Description

Postal History Foundation consists of an Education Department, through which students receive free postage stamps for their classroom work. We have a postoffice from 1895, with many postal artifacts from the years since then. We have a working contract postal station, which is the only outlet in the state of Arizona to get all new postage stamp releases. We have a research library, with about 30,000 titles, concentrating on philately, postal history, and US Civil War history. The catalog is on line, and a link is found on the PHF website. We have a philatelic sales department, for US and foreign stamps and other philatelic materials.

History

Founded in 1960, under a prior name, the Postal History Foundation has grown to be one of the premier locations in the US for the support of youth philately, and for the adult and young collectors to do research and study.

Artifact Collections

Postal equipment artifacts, including cancellation machines. Antique postoffice boxes. Records and other paper artifacts from dead postoffices in Arizona and New Mexico. Civil War artifacts of many kinds. Illustrated envelopes from the Civil War period. Maps, photos, picture postcards.

Research Collections

Over 30,000 titles of books, monographs, journals, and other publications. This material is available for use in our reading room, and the catalog is on line with a link site found on our organization's website.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

Board of Directors

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

Quarterly "Stamp Tracks". Available on the website.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Small gift shop, not emphasized. Tours available for dropins, groups more than four or five should call for appointment. Tours can take up to an hour depending upon questions, which are encouraged.

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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