|Taiwanese Postage Stamps, pre-1911 (Imperial Period)|
I love stamps. I appreciate the stories behind them and the craftsmanship involved in creating them. When I visit the National Postal Museum, there is always a knowledgeable guide or volunteer philately expert to answer any questions I may have. It seems the more I know about stamps, the more questions I have.
I was sad to miss the curator-led tour of the newly opened Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail exhibition on March 8th. So when I recently visited the museum, I was just going to browse around. To my surprise, I met the perfect guide: A young elegant Taiwanese lady named Nana.
|A box of stamps at the interactive table.|
|Taiwanese Stamps with Sun Yat-sen, post 1911|
When I sat down to select my six stamps, I wondered what cultural, political and historical information my stamps would contain.
Later, I learned that Sun Yat-sen is on two American postage stamps. One with Abraham Lincoln in 1942, and one by himself in 1961.