It's a red letter day for postal geeks at the stamp and post office museum

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Costa Rica Philatelic Museum

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Philately and postal geeks really must carve out several hours to head to the Costa Rica Central Post Office Building (Calle 2 between Avenidas 1 and 2), whose Museo Filatélico traces the history of postal systems back through the ages, from primitive stones to e-mails (though the most prominent display is naturally reserved for the history of the Costa Rican post office, founded in 1849). You can also see numerous postage stamps, as well as antique postal boxes, telephones, and telegraph equipment. There are activities, too — puzzles, designing stamps, even playing at being letter carriers.

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