Collections of the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Objects tell communication history
The collections of the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication document the historical development of the post and telecommunication in their diverse forms. The legal mandate of the Foundation is to develop, collect and present the “development of message transmission and the related bank transactions and movement of people and goods in post and telecommunication,” a mission that has significantly expanded the spectrum of collection areas – up to the multi-faceted manifestations of communication in the present and future.
The Archive for Philately documents the history of philately from the first postage stamps to the latest special-edition stamps. Alongside valuable rarities and freshly printed new editions, the collection includes original designs, proofs and test prints, postal stationery, delivered letters, printing blocks, and dies. The Blue Mauritius is our most famous exhibit.
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