The National Philatelic Museum, housed in a neoclassical building that was the Central Post Office till 1970, delves into the history of Romanian postal services and stamps. It traces development of the post since the delivery of messages on horseback, through the laying of the first telegraph line between Giurgiu and Bucharest in 1854, and establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 to the present. The museum showcases a selection of stamps from different provinces, seals, dies, lithographic stones, horns, prints, old letters, correspondence, maps, postman uniforms, furniture used in post offices, and other post-related artifacts.
12 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest 30026, Romania
+40 21 312 7499
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