Delphos, OH – March 2017 – Postal Museum

The small northwest Ohio town of Delphos, like all American towns has a post office. But Delphos goes one better, they have one of 3 Postal Museums in the country. Their long time postmaster, Gary Levitt, started collection Postal Memorabilia and displayed it in the post office lobby until it became too large, so it was moved to a former horse livery.

As you enter the museum you are greeted by a large elephant covered in stamps, along with a mural depicting the town and a postal wagon.

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One of the first exhibits shows an older postal office, complete with the sorting bins, tables, and a great looking old bell.

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Throughout the museum are a number of old stamp machines. Once ubiquitous, they are now a relic of the past. Many have a classic elegance to them.

Also located in the museum are hundreds of thousands of stamps from various collections.

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A number of postal based toys are included in the exhibits.

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The highlights of the museum are the antique postal delivery vehicles including a sled, a wagon and a number of small 3 wheeled scooters.

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