Dec 14, 2023 - Sale 2656

Sale 2656 - Lot 11

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
U.S. Post Office Montage. Illustration created for MBI Corporation to commemorate the National Postal Museum, c. 1993. Watercolor and acryllic paint on board. 381x508 mm; 15x20 inches. Signed in lower right image.

From the National Postal Museum: "James Barkley's montage highlights historic mail transportation, the theme of the National Postal Museum's 'Moving the Mail' exhibition gallery. It includes bicycles, mail trucks, and early airplanes. The Pony Express rider, recalling one of the most colorful chapters in postal service history, is also the subject of several museum displays. Mr. Barkley's distinguished philatelic career began in 1972, with his design of the Mount McKinley stamp in the National Parks Centennial series."