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Category: Books

HISTORY AFTER HOURS: Talk and Book Signing with Author James Barron

September 21, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Join us for an evening talk with James Barron, New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book “The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World” (Algonquin Books). Through the stories of those who have bought, owned, and sold the One-Cent Magenta, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect. A book signing will follow Mr. Barron’s remarks; “The One-Cent Magenta…” will be available for purchase at the Museum Store.

Make sure to get a glimpse of the world’s most famous stamp, the One-Cent Magenta, after the lecture! Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm; complimentary bar and light refreshments provided. The talk starts at 6:20 pm. Free; please register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-after-hours

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