The African American Stamp Collection

Philately – The collection and study of postage stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postcards and other materials relating to postal delivery.


The African American Stamp Collection Collection Website is a resource for American history. It uses the United States Postal System (USPS) as a vehicle to display this history. The USPS issued the first African American postage stamp in 1940; Booker T. Washington. Since then, hundreds of these miniature works of art have been issued by USPS. 

Each year, that number grows. 

Navigating The Website

Homepage Slideshow
The Black Heritage Collection 
(Music by Stevie Wonder)
Come explore our wonderful gallery of stamps.

Visit our Stamp Shop to learn more about each individual stamp and its rich history.

Please visit often and encourage others to visit the website.
Donate any amount by clicking the button blow.

Our Mission

Ever since the inception of this collection, we have been giving away framed sets to children and adults, including school libraries, in order to encourage the study of American history through these timeless works of art and literature.

Your Help

Donate any amount towards framed collections for HBCU’s, local libraries, etc. 
Sponsor a collection to be sent to the school library or individual of your choice.
Suggested Collections:
46 individual stamps enclosed in protective mounts
Professionally mounted and framed (heirloom) 
Heirloom Large Book
100 Stamp Collection
31.5″ x 25.5″
Make your own collection to be shipped to anyone, anywhere in the USA. 
All donations for collections include shipping and handling within the United States.

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