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Andorran Postal Museum
)A new (1999) museum The
new Museum is located in the historic "Borda del Raser" at the entrance to the village of Ordino is an extension to the Casa
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||Chinese Postal Museum (03/18/01 Taiwan)|
A good tour of a terrific
postal museum. Visit this site and you will find plenty to enjoy.
||French Postal Museum (03/18/01 France)|
A philatelic treasure with
lots of postal history and stamp images.
||Post and Tele Museum (11/29/99 Paul Denmark)|
The official website of the new Postal and Telecommunications
Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Get to know Danish communication history from King Christian IV's public postal services to
||Spellman Museum (05/05/00 Viki Sand USA)|
The Spellman Museum engages diverse audiences in the opportunities
to learn from stamps and postal history. It maintains a regular schedule of exhibitions and public programs. (Specialties: Postal History,Stamps)
||Swedish Postal Museum (03/18/01 Sweden)|
A very enjoyable philatelic
site with a wide range of interesting permanent and temporary exhibits
||The Egyptian Post Museum (03/18/01 Egypt)|
A major national museum
that chronicles the development of postal services in Egypt since ancient times. Postal services flourished in Egypt since
the Pharaonic Old and Middle kingdoms and have been a paradigm of precision .
Albanian Mail Enterprise, Postal Museu, "Rreshit collaku" Str, Tirana
The New Andorran Postal Museum, Borda Raser, Ordino, Andorra.
Displays cover the development of written communication, the philatelic representation
of Andorra, stamps issued by the two Postal Services and thematics. Also the technical side of stamp production and items
from distinguished local collectors.
- Buenos Aires
Empresa Nacional de Correos y Telegrafos, Encotel, Buenos Aires 1000
General Post Office library
on 6th floor, Room 631. Museum at 851 Avenida de los Italianos.
Philatelic Society of South Australia, GPO Box 1937 Adelaide, South Australia 5001
no data about access for non-members.
General Post Office Museum, 261/285 Queen St, Brisbane
Philatelic Society of Canberra, GPO Box 1840 ACT 2610
Contents unknown, no data about access for
Philatelic Association of New South Wales Library, 17 Brisbane Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
unknown, no data about access for non-members.
Australian Post Office Museum, 47 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Australia Post Archives, Exhibitions Unit, Philatelic Group, Australia Post, 12/321 Exhibition Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
tel: +61 3 9204 7707
fax: +61 3 9204 7743
The Archives of Australia home page provides access to information about archives around Australia, including the Australian Archives (the Commonwealth
government archives), the archives of State and Territory governments; and others such as university archives. Includes records
of postal administration.
Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, Box 2071, Melbourne GPO, Victoria 3001
The largest society library in the
Southern Hemisphere with, probably, the worlds largest holding of Australasia and Oceania material. A new catalogue was advertised
for publication in 1996 at A$200 (US$160). No data about access for non-members.
Telcom Museum, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Museum des Österreichischen Postsparkassenamtes, Georg Coch-P1 2, Wien
Post und Telegraphen-museum, Technisches Museum, Mariahilfer Strasse 212, A-1140 Wien
Museum and Library.
Postal Museum, Postmaster GPO, Dacca
- Taga Dzong
National Postal Museum, Paro P.O., Bhutan
National Museum containing mint issues??
Main Post Office
There are a couple of frames with complete mint stamp sets and S/S starting from
about the 1980s on display at the corner where the stamps are being sold. Not easlily accessible though (behind the counter)
and not complete. You can buy older issues (as long as stock lasts). It is the only Post Office in Bhutan where collectors
can buy their stamps.
Botswana Postal Museum, PO Box 100, Gabarone
Contains the Holmes Bechuanaland Collection. Also,
artwork and proof material for Botswana issues.
National Museum, Monuments & Art Gallery, Private Bag 114, Gaborone
Assumed to have philatelic holdings.
Museo Postal e Telegrafico, SCS Quadra 04, BL. "A" No 230, Edificio Apolo, BR 70300 Brasilia DF
Postal Museum, Central Post Office, Sofia
Musee des PTT, Direction des Postes, BP412, Yaounde
- Calgary, ALBERTA
Calgary Philatelic Society Library, 6219 Dalton Drive N.W., Alberta T3A 1E1
arrangements for access unknown.
- Brandon, MANITOBA
John E Robbins Library, Brandon University, 18th & Princess Ave., Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
The Gordon Jolly collection of 19th century covers and postmarks is housed in the library.
- Moncton, NEW BRUNSWICK
The Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1C 2J8
tel: +1 506 856-4388
fax: +1 506 856-4355
Mainly mail boxes?
- Kingston, ONTARIO
Queen's University Archives, Kathleen Ryan Hall, University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Features the Austin stamp collection covering Canada, British West Indies, Cape of Good Hope, Great Britain,
Gibraltar and Malta.
- Oakville, ONTARIO
Post Office Museum, Oakville, Ontario
- Ottawa, ONTARIO
National Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0N3
tel: +1 613 992 6534
The Canadian Postal Archives of the
National Archives of Canada has the mandate to acquire and document Canada's philatelic heritage. The philatelic collections
are composed of postage stamps and related materials, including all aspects of original stamp design up to final production;
postal stationery; selected postally used covers; cancellation proofs; philatelic labels and revenue stamps. There are also
a number of related archival collections in various media (e.g. photographs, manuscripts and papers, maps, broadsides, circulars,
posters, etc.) which document the history of the postal service and the hobby of stamp collecting in Canada. There is also
a comprehensive philatelic library.
- Toronto, ONTARIO
Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, 214 Merton Street (or Box 100 First Canadian
Place?), Toronto, Ontario
tel: +1 415 863 4592
Private collection with restricted access. More details welcomed.
- Hull, QUEBEC
Canadian Postal Museum
Musée canadien de la poste
Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier Street, P.O. Box 3100, Station B, Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2.
tel: +1 819 776
fax: +1 819 776 7062
Housed within the Canadian Museum of Civilisation building the Canadian Postal Museum
is the only museum in Canada dedicated to preserving the heritage of Canadian postal communication and objects representative
of the international postal heritage. The collection covers ancient and modern history, science and technology, philately,
fine art, architecture, folk art, and the decorative arts.
Museo Postal Telegrafico, Av B O'Higgins 980, Enterpriso, Santiago du Chile
Includes "a complete collection of mint stamps (the first emissions are used), and includes FDCs, tests, air mail stamps (very
scarce ones), Pacific war stamps (1879), official stamps, taxes, original drawings of the stamps". Also a philatelic service,
to order stamps, FDCs, blocs souvenirs, etc.
China Stamp Museum
- Gaoyou City
Mail Post Museum, Gaoyou City, Jiangsu Province
Built in 223 BC, Gaoyou is also called Qinyou - the Chinese word "you", meaning "mail"
in English. The 620-year-old Yucheng Post has been transformed into China's first post museum and opened to both domestic
and overseas visitors. The remains cover 16,000 square meters and provide information about the ancient postal system which
started during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BC). The name of Gaoyou's post was changed from time to time and only ceased to
be used as a postal facility after the Revolution of 1911.
- Bogota Museo Postal, Edificio Marillo Toro, Carrera 7a, Bogota
Coleccion Filatelica, Edificio del Banco de la República. Calle 50 No.50-21. Medellín.
tel: +57 4 251 55 79
fax: +57 4 251 54 88
specialising in philately of Colombia.
Postanski Muzej, Jurisiceva 13, Zagreb
Cuban Postal Museum, Ave. de Rancho Boyeros e/ 19 de Mayo y 20 de Mayo, Plaza de la Revolucion, Ciudad de la Habana
in philately and the history of the Cuban postal service, exhibits include old writing instruments and valuable documents
of the Cuban post, including the libro de cuentas (ledger) used by Cuba's first Director of the Mail in 1765.
P&T Museum, PTT Administration Building, Nicosia
Postal Museum, Nové mlýny 2, 110 00 Praha 1
tel: +420 231 2006
fax: +420 231 1930
Permanent exhibitions of postage stamps
of the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia. Also, classic postage stamps of Europe and the U.S.A. and a library.
Postovni Museum, Holeckova 10, Karmeliter Cloister, CZ-15000 Praha 5
Post Office central archives. Public displays
of stamps. Records may be available to researchers.
- Vyssi Brod
Postovni Muzeum, 38273 Vyssi Brod, Bohemia
tel: +420-337-746 679
fax: +420-33-746 243
history displays and artefacts including uniforms and vehicles.
De Post- og Telegrafhistoriske Samlinger i Aarhus, Kannikegade 16, st. th., DK-8000 Århus C
tel: +45 86 18 54 00
Displays of old post office furniture, cancellations
marks and weights.
- Københaven (Copenhagen)
Dansk Post-og Telegrafmuseet
Købmagergade 37, Postboks 2053, DK-1012 København K
tel: +45 33 41 09 00
fax: +45 33 41 09 09
the history of the Danish postal service including conveyance of letters, parcels and passengers by van, boat, train and plane.
Stamps from all over the world. Also the Danish telecommunications service with displays on telegraph, telephone and radio
equipment, sea and land cables and measuring instruments.
Danish Philatelic Federation Library, c/o KPK, PO Box 3, DK 1001 København K
tel: +45 3250 1882
no data about access for non-members.
Library West, c/o DFF, 1442 København V
tel: +45 3250 1882
Contents unknown, no data about access or contents.
- Al Kihira (Cairo)
The Egyptian Post Museum, Al Mathaf Al Bareed, Midan Al Ataba, Al Kihira
The museum chronicles the development of postal services in Egypt
since ancient times. There are ten sections: history, postal equipment, stamps, postal buildings, transport, costumes, maps
and statistics, air mail, conferences and for foreign mail.
Finnish Postal Museum & Library ~ English
Finnish Postal Museum & Library ~ Finnish
Postimuseo, Helsingin pääpostitalo, Asema-aukio 5,Helsinki Main Post Office, Asema-aukio 5, Main Post Office,
Asema-aukio 5, PO Box 9, Helsinki, FIN-00011 POSTI, Finland
tel: +358 204 51 4908
Displays cover the Finnish postal
service during its 350 years. The library holds some 15,000 volumes with a public reading room plus access via Inter-Library
Loans. The collections cover all stamps issued in Finland 1856-1993 including many essays etc.
Office des Postes et Telecommunications de la Republic Gabonaise, Libreville
Museum für Post und Telekommunikation, Leipziger Strasse, D-1066 Berlin
Collection of German States, Germany 1871-1945 and GDR. 20,000 volume library. Understood
to be closed at present and undergoing reconstruction.
Berliner Post-und Fernmeldemuseum, Berlin Postal and Telecommunications Museum, An der Urania 15, Urania-Haus, D-1000
Collections of stamps of the world since 1945 on exhibition. Philatelic literature in Postgeschichtliche
und Philatelistische Bibliothek, D-1000 Berlin 21.
Postwertzeichenausstellung im Bundesministerium fur das Post-und Fernmeldewesen, Adenauerallee 81, Postfach
8001, D-5300 Bonn 1
Special exhibitions in conjunction with the postal museum in Frankfurt.
- Frankfurt am Main
Deutsches Postmuseum, Schaumainkai 53, D-6000 Frankfurt 70
Opened in 1958 museum contains some of the collections of the former Reichspost-museum
in Berlin. Large archival collections and major library. Understood to be closed at present and undergoing reconstruction.
- Friedrichsdorf im Taunus
Philipp-Reis-Sammling, Hugenotten Strasse 93, Friedrichsdorf im Taunus
in conjunction with the postal museum in Frankfurt.
Philatelistische Bibliotek Hamburg e.V., Hohenfelder Straße 10 - 22087 Hamburg
tel: +49 40 251 2340
philatelic lending library.
Postmuseum Hamburg, Stephenplaz 1-5, D-2000 Hamburg
Exhibits of postal history from the Free Hansa State period and maritime mails.
Postmuseum Zeppelinstrasse 24, Hannover
Mittelrheinisches Postmuseum, Friedrich-Ebert-Ring 14-20, D-5400 Koblenz
Reported as modest permanent
displays but including material from Thurn & Taxis period.
Philatelistische Bibliothek - site 1
Philatelistische Bibliothek - site 2
Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667, München
tel: +49 89 48098 291
fax: +49 89 48098 248
A 45,000 volume collection
philatelic library covering whole world. Part of the Stadtbibliothek Munchen.
Verkehrsmuseum Nürnberg, Bahnpost, Lessingstrasse 6, D-8500 Nürnberg 70
Specialised collections of Bavaria and general world-wide exhibits.
Also archive material and library.
Furst Thurn und Taxis Zentralarchiv und Hofbibliothek, Emmeramsplatz 5, Postfach 11 02 46, D8400 Regensburg
Library and archive material relating to the Thurn and Taxis pre stamp period postal system and German states.
Post-und Fernmelde-museum, Friedrichstrasse 13, D-7000 Stuttgart 1
Postal history of Wurttemberg
postal history and telecommunications.
Hellenic Post Office Museum, (aka Taxydromiko Mouseio?) 5 Stadiou Square and Phokianou 2, 116 35 Athens 5
1 7519042 / 7519066
Exhibitions, and library, including displays illustrating the Greek postal service and postal artefacts.
National Museum, Sudurgata, Reykjavik
National Museum including a small number of Icelandic stamps
and postal history exhibits.
National Philatelic Museum, GPO, Calcutta
- New Delhi
National Philatelic Museum, Dak Bhavan, New Delhi
Post & Giro Museum, Jalan Jakarta 34, Bandoung 40000
Musee des Timbres, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta 13560
National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
National Museum including a small number of Irish and other
postal history exhibits.
Philatelic Museum, Israel Postal Authority, 12 Sderot Yerushalahim, 68021
- Tel Aviv
Eretz Israel Museum, Hayim Levanon 2, 6975 Tel Aviv
Includes modern and antiquarian postal history exhibits.
Biblioteca dell'Instituto di Studi Storici Postali, 37 via Ser Lapo Mazzei, I- 55047 Prato
Museo delle Poste e Telecomunicazioni, Via Andreoli 11, I-00195 Rome
The Maejima Memorial Museum (located in johetsu City in Niigata Prefecture) was established to honor the achievements of Hisoka Maejima, father of the
postal service in Japan.
More information sought, contents unknown. Dead link?
The Sakano Memorial (located in Okayama City in Okayama Prefecture) was established to honor the achievements
of Tetujiro Sakano, who contributed to the development of the postal service.
Teishin General Museum, 31, Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004
tel: + 81 3 3244 6811
fax: + 81 3 3244 6820
The Museum (nicknamed
Tei-Park) is an annex to the Institute For Posts and Telecommunications Policy. Displays are sponsored by corporations and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and cover postal history, stamps,
telecomms. and related subjects.
Philately Center Foundation, 4th floor, Philatelic Museum, Mejiro 1-4-23, Tokyo 171-0031
tel: +81 3 5951 3331
fax: +81 3 5951 3332
museum and library operated by the Japan Philatelic Society.
Postal Museum ~ Site 1
Postal Museum ~ Site 2
Seoul Central Post Office, New Buildings 4 & 5 F, 21 Ch'ungmuro 1 Ga, Chung-Gu, Seoul
tel: 765 2858
Operated by the Seoul Central Post Office. The museum exhibits cover all of Korea's postal history since 1884.
Postmuseum Landesverwaltung ~ English
Postmuseum Landesverwaltung ~ German
Postmuseum des Furstentum Liechtenstein, Englander Bau, FL-9490, Vaduz
tel: +41 75 236 6105
fax: +41 75
Founded in 1930, includes all the stamps of Liechtenstein and pre-stamp postal history.
Musee des Postes et Telecommunications, Rue d'Epernay, Place de la Gare, L-2992, Luxembourg
tel: +352 4088 8840
fax: +352 406868
Postal history, philatelic
collection and telecomms. artefacts of Luxembourg.
General Post Office, Merchants Street, Valletta
Reported to be opening. Postal history, philatelic
collection and artefacts of Malta.
- Mexico City
Museo Postal, Edificio de la Central de Correos, Mexico City
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca (The Philately Museum Of Oaxaca), Reforma No. 504, Col. Centro, 68000, Oaxaca
tel: +01 951 423 66, 423 75, 680 28
national philatelic museum of Mexico.
Musee du Palais Princier, MC Monaco Ville
(Les Terrasses de Fort Vieille, 23 Avenue Prince Hereditaire
Albert, MC 98050 ?)
Permanent exhibition of postal history and stamps issued in the Principality.
Postal Museum, Ministry of P & T, Rabat
Founded in 1970. Contains collections of Moroccan stamps, envelopes and telephony.
Rijksmuseum, Dept Histoire des Pays Bas, Telecommunicationshobbemastraat 21, Amsterdam
and postal history content unknown. However, they do have one or two nice paintings.
The Netherlands Philatelic Library NBFV, Hoofdstraat 1, NL-3741 AC Baarn, Netherlands
tel:+31 35 541 25 26
De NBFV is in het gelukkige bezit van
een Bondsbibliotheek. Deze bibliotheek bevat een collectie van meer dan 10.000 boeken over alle mogelijke landen en thema's.
Redacteuren van verenigingsbladen vinden hier een schat aan bronnenmateriaal.
- The Hague
Museum voor Communicatie, Zeestraat 82, 2518 AD Den Haag, Netherlands
tel: + 31 70 330 7515
General and specialised collections of the Netherlands
and some major world exhibits including early postal history. Includes a Mauritius 1847 2d unused ~ The "Post Office" issue.
Good web site.
Postal Museum, Keukenstraat/Kuiperstraat corner, Willemstad, Curaçao
Founded in 1991 a commercial venture containing a not complete
collection of stamps issued for Curaçao and the Netherlands Antilles.
Christchurch Philatelic Society (Inc.), PO Box 29, Christchurch
Contents unknown, no data about
access for non-members.
- Newmarket Auckland
Postal History Society of New Zealand, PO Box 99-673, Newmarket Auckland
no data about access for non-members.
- Palmerston North
Central Districts Philatelic Trust, PO Box 206
Postal Museum, 153 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand, PO Box 1269, Wellington
Major holdings of publications on the philately of New Zealand (including NZ philatelic society
newsletters), Ross Dependency and past & present Pacific Island dependencies. Also Pacific philatelic publications of
NZ interest and significant Australian philatelic publications and major Australian journals and philatelic publications by
a New Zealander on any area.
Access and services are primarily for members but visitors are welcome and facilities are
available for non-members engaged in research projects. There is a scale of charges for copying for out-of-town members and
genuine researchers. A library list is available: The Complete RPSNZ Library Listing, Hurley, D E (1997).
Oslo Filatelistklubb Bibliotek, Postboks 28 - Sentrum, N-0103 Oslo
Postmuseet, Kirkegata 20, Postboks 1181 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo
tel: +47 23 14 80 59
fax: +47 23 14 88 55
Norway's largest collection
of Norwegian and foreign postage stamps, date stamps and postal artefacts illustrating the 350 year history of the Norwegian
Post Office. Also contains the worlds first franking machine.
Postbiblioteket, Posten Norge BA, Postbiblioteket Postboks 1181 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo
tel: +47 23 14 80 49
23 14 81 05
Postal library run by the Norwegian Postal Administration.
Postal Museum, Karachi
Museo Postal, Filatelico y Numismatico del Peru, Hall de Superunda No. 170, Palacio de la Exposicion, Lima
Muzeum Poczty I Telekomunikacji, ul.Krasinskiego nr 1, skr. poczt 2030, 50-954 Wroclaw
W.W.I but suffered serious losses after W.W.II. Specialised collections of Poland and much UPU material. Includes a large
library in Polish and foreign languages.
Museo de Correos e Telecommicacoes, Avenida Casal Ribeiro 28-2, P-1000 Lisboa
(Rua de Dona Estefaania
Wide ranging collections of postal and telecommunications artefacts including mail coaches and mail boxes. Also
displays of Portugal and colonies stamps.
- St. Petersburgh
A S Popov Central Museum of Posts and Telecommunications, 7 Pochtamtskaya Str., Saint Petersburg,
tel: +7 812 315 4873 / +7 502 201 4523 / +7 502 201 4138
fax: +7 812 325 8680
The A S Popov Central
Museum of Posts and Telecommunications is supported by the Saint Petersburg Charity Foundation of the History of Wireless
Engineering and Telecommunications. The Foundation was founded in 1994 by the largest telecoms. companies of North West of
Russian Federation. Funds are being raised towards the massive costs of restoring the 18th century building, by Italian architect
Jacomo Qurenghi, which houses the Museum.
The Museum is the largest one of its kind in Europe and holds more than 8 million
units in its collections including the State Collection of Postal Stamps of the Russian Federation. This is reported by the
Museum to be "the second collection in the World after the Collection of Elizabeth the Second (of England)"
- San Marino
Museo Postale e Filatelico di Borgo Maggiore, Casella Postale 1, 47031 Republic of San Marino
San Marino issues including proofs, essays etc. Also displays of Olympic and Airmail material. Complete collection of UPU
issues since 1920.
Muzej PTT, Maijke Jevrosime Street 13, YU-11001 Belgrade
Stamps and postal history of the Balkans.
Details wanted please.
Singapore Postal Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807, Republic of Singapore
tel: +65 337 3888
fax: +65 337 8958
August 1995. Housed in an historic 88-year building, the museum has a collection of local and international stamps and first
day covers. Other exhibits trace the development of a stamp from artwork through printing plates and progressive sheets to
the final product. There is also an audio-visual theatre, a resource centre and interactive games. Visitors may browse or
join the organised tours.
War Museum of the Boer Republics, PO Box 704, Bloemfontein 9300
Contains the Groenewald &
Bezuidenhout Collections of the philately of the Anglo Boer War.
- Cape Town
South African Cultural History Museum, PO Box 645, Cape Town 8000
Several collections including
A A Jurgens - Cape of Good Hope, Barbara Jurgens Memorial Collection - Cape of Good Hope, Stephen G Rich - Union of SA, Nellie
White - South Africa, T B Davie - Union of SA Coronation Stamps and B Nicols - Republic of SA, RSA & TBVC
Museum Africa, PO Box 517, Newtown 2113
Several collections including the Curle Collection -
Transvaal, J H Harvey - Pirie Collection - World War II; and the Philatelic Society of Johannesburg.
South African National Museum of Military History, PO Box 52090, Saxonwold 2132
Reported to hold collections
of the Anglo-Boer War, World War II and modern commemorative envelopes.
Transnet Library, PO Box 3753, Johannesburg.
Contains the Harvey Pirie collection of railway parcel stamps of
National Cultural History Museum, PO Box 28088 Sunnyside 0132
Miscellaneous worldwide material and
unspecified specialised collections.
Stampwise (SA Post Office), PO Box 800, Pretoria 0001
UPU Collection and other South African Post Office owned
Museo Postal y Filatelico, Palacio de la Virreina, Barcelona
Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Calle de Jorge Juan 106, Madrid
Contents unknown. Advertisements
Post & Telegraph Museum ~ English
Museo Postal y Telegráfico ~ Spanish
Palacio de Comunicaciones, Montalbán, s/n 28070 Madrid
tel: +91 396 26 79 / +91 396 22 74
fax: +91 396
The philatelic holdings are based on the UPU reference collection and the Manuel Cerecedas collection, donated
in 1912 with over 20,000 items. Also the Moreno Santos collection of 19th century Postal History, the Mariano Pardo de Figueroa
collection of pre-philately letters and classic stamps and a comprehensive philatelic library.
The Postal Museum of Stockholm, Lilla Nygatan 6, Box 2002, 103 11 Stockholm
tel: +46 8781 1756
fax: +46 820 5426
Postal Museum & Library
(on line catalogue) situated in a beautiful building from the 1630s. Until 1869 it was the only post office in Stockholm. Displays follow postal
history on foot, horseback, coach, train and mail ship. There are permanent displays from the philatelic collections covering
production and printing techniques and a 50,000 volume library with public reading room. Collections include Swedish mint
stamps from 1855-1993, Finland 1891-1950 and stamps from other Nordic countries. The Treasury has some real rarities including
three letter stamps, the oldest (1686) remaining in the world. Also the unique letter with 6-skilling banco stamps sent from
Stockholm to London in 1858; and Two Mauritius 1847 "Post Office" stamps.
Library ~ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum ~ mailto:email@example.com
PTT-Library, Viktoriastrasse 21, CH-3030 Berne 30
Public library containing philatelic books, periodicals,
catalogues etc. Also files on postal markings (of CH) from 1849.
Museum of Communication
Museum für Kommunikation
Musée de la communication
PTT Museum, Helvetiastrasse 16, 3000 Bern 6
tel: +41 31 357 55 55
fax: +41 31 357 55 99
The official Swiss
postal museum is, as can be expected, a treasure trove of Swiss rarities including a block of 15 of the Basle dove. Foreign
specialised collections include Italian States with emphasis on Sardegna (Sardinia) and Toscana, Zeppelin mails and old USA.
United Nations Philatelic Museum, Palais des Nations Unies, Porte 39, CH-1211 Geneva 10
All UN stamp
issues, first day covers etc. in Austrian schilling, Swiss franc and USA dollars. Also the Prof. Charles Misteli thematic
collection of 11,000 items covering League of Nations, early International Labour Office and other UN agencies.
Folk museum general exhibits contain Alpine postal history.
Postal Museum ~ English
Postal Museum ~ Chinese
45 Chungking South Road, Section 2, Taipei 10741
tel: + 00 886 2 3945185
Five floors of displays and
exhibits above a (the?) central post office, including a library. Displays concentrate on the development of the posts in
China, Taiwan and neighbouring regions.
Postal Museum, Bureau de Postes Samsen Nai, Phahonyothin Road, Bangkok
Musee National des PTT, 29bis rue Essadikia, Tunis
PTT Muzesi, Aydinlikevler, Ankara
- Vatican City
- Vatican City Philatelic and Numismatic Museum
Museo filatelico-numismatico, p.zza stazione ferroviaria, Citta del
Located in the old Vatican City railway station. The museum contains a collection of Vatican City material
and a limited amount of the Roman States. Access is controlled by passes issued by the Governatorato dello Stato della Citt
The National Archives, Private Bag 7729, Causeway, Harare
Philatelic collection of the region from
1890's including specimens, essays etc. Complete sheets of every issue from 1913. Restricted access.