Stamps: a nation's calling card

United States, 1970

Film
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Since 1847, when stamps in the USA were first used, they have developed into a gallery of events and people important to the country, they have also become a textbook of changing styles of art. The film demonstrates how stamps are produced and claims that annually 28 billion stamps are sold in the USA both for postage and to collectors.

Credits

production company

Charlie

Papalios Productions

United States Postal Service

producer/director

Donald Connolly

Duration

00:18:35:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323405

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Postage stamps

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Postage stamps - Collectors and collecting

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Postal service

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Postage stamps

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

History → United States - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Postage stamps

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Postage stamps - Collectors and collecting

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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