The Vintage Chevrolet Car Club of America (VCCA) located in Bluffton Ohio toured the Museum on Saturday October 3, 2020. For over two hours, 25 members were entertained and enlightened by Curator Gary Levitt. During their tour, one of the members who is also an accomplished stamp collector, noticed a couple of rare stamps located on Penelope the postal Pachyderm. The stamps were from the late 1890s and were overprinted with the letters I. R. to indicated that they were Internal Revenue stamps sold to help fund the Spanish American War. They literally looked at the stamps using a magnifying glass and a flashlight noting several interesting and obscure stamps from America’s history.
They were one of the first groups to see our newest exhibits on the Pony Express, Discontinued Post Offices and City Delivery. Most of the members were of the age to remember the television show Cheers and were delighted to have their picture taken with Cliff Claven, Jr. Our Cheers bar affords an excellent background for these pictures.
The tour concluded with a question and answer session covering many different subjects of postal history. A more up to date discussion took place concerning the upcoming mail in election.