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Am Phil Congress — Anthology
American Philatelic Congress. HANDBOOK #58, COLUMBUS, OH. Published 1992. HB. 187 p. Illus. Columbus, OH Markings; 2c Columbian "Hat"; Colombia Dumonteiul Forgeries; Hamburg-American Packet Line; Cap-Haitien Prov. of 1889; Tonga's Queen Salote Definitives; Russia Semi-Postals 1914-15; Extraordinary Polar Expedition.
Literature #9306 | Price: $20.00 | Your Price: $17.00


Precancels — Handbooks
Adams, Harrington. COMPARATIVE VALUES OF GHOST TOWNS, THE ELUSIVE STAMPS OF PRECANCELDOM. Published 1961. 4th edition. SB. DPOs, absorbed, name changes. By state/w town name, comparative value, notes. Checked to July 1st, 1961.
Literature #9431 | Price: $5.00 | Your Price: $4.25


Illinois — Handbooks
Adams, James N. ILLINOIS PLACE NAMES. Published 1969. HB. 596 p. Alpha /w name, county, population, notes. Postal information within listings. Appendix is name list by counties.
Literature #9097 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Illinois — Handbooks
Adams, James N. ILLINOIS PLACE NAMES. Published 1989. HB. 586 p. Alpha /w name, county, population, notes. Postal information within listings. Appendix is name list by counties Reprint of an earlier version with new addendum.
Literature #9095 | Price: $35.00 | Your Price: $29.75


Western Postal — Handbooks
Adams, Samuel Hopkins. THE PONY EXPRESS. Published 1950. 6th printing edition. HB. 185 p. Landmark Books. Good. Light edge toning. Bookplate. No d/j. A narrative history written for the younger reader.
Literature #9491 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Denmark — Handbooks
Agerup, J. DENMARK THE YEAR 1870 - A YEAR OF TRANSITION. Published 1967. SB. 16 p. 4 plts. Background, the stamps, production, quantities. Shows several usages on cover.
Literature #9079 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Guatemala — Handbooks
ISBN #1880721015. Andrews, James C. A HANDBOOK OF GUATEMALAN TELEGRAPH STAMPS. Published 1993. Card. 24 p. Illus. Study by issue 1898-1930. Prices for unused/used. Incs forms & envelopes.
Literature #9980 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Postal History — Handbooks
Arlinghaus, Sandra Lach. DOWN THE MAIL TUBES: THE PRESSURED POSTAL ERA, 1853-1984. Published 1985. LL. 79 p. System maps. Study of the underground mailing systems technology in large cities of Western Europe & the U.S.
Literature #9551 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Railroads — Handbooks
Armstrong, George B. Jr. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE TRUE RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE AND THE WORK OF GEORGE B. ARMSTRONG IN FOUNDING IT. Published 1906. 1989 reprint edition. SB. 36 p. From the official history of the Railway Mail Service prepared by the P O Dept. in 1884 together with other relevant letters & documents. A supp. is a bibliography of state & national railway mail literature. MPOS publication.
Literature #9285 | Price: $7.50 | Your Price: $6.38


Postal History — Handbooks
Ashbrook, Stanley. ASHBROOK SPECIAL SERVICE. Published 1951-1957. LL. 658 p. 319 photos. Photocopies of the original work. The photos are numbered. Classic Postal History series with all information as in the originals.
Literature #15154 | Price: $150.00 | Your Price: $127.50


1851-67 Issues — Handbooks
Ashbrook, Stanley B. THE TYPES OF THE UNITED STATES ONE CENT OF 1851-1857. Published 1922. Card. 35 p. Enlarged illus aid identification. Cover surface rubbing lr.
Literature #14821 | Price: $30.00 | Your Price: $25.50


1851-67 Issues — Handbooks
Ashbrook, Stanley B. THE TYPES AND PLATES OF THE U S ONE CENT, 1851-1857. Published 1926. Card. 93 p. Many illus. showing plate positions & varieties. Oversize cover edge flaws.
Literature #3982 | Price: $35.00 | Your Price: $29.75


1851-67 Issues — Handbooks
Ashbrook, Stanley B. THE UNITED STATES ONE CENT STAMP OF 1851-1857. Published 1938. HB/2 vols. 792 p. Illus. Vol 1 stamps, Vol 2 Postal History. Classic work on the stamp & postal history. Hinge cracks, all pages intact and unmarked.
Literature #1287 | Price: $100.00 | Your Price: $85.00


Great Britain — Handbooks
Auckland, B & Bonbar, J. SCOTTISH POSTS. SB. 8 p. 2 maps. Outline history with emphasis on Edinburgh.
Literature #8720 | Price: $5.00 | Your Price: $4.25


Texas — Handbooks
ISBN #0890962200. Austerman, Wayne R. SHARPS RIFLES AND SPANISH MULES, THE SAN ANTONIO-EL PASO MAIL, 1851-1881. Published 1985. HB. 367 p. 21 vintage & modern photos. Texas A & M Univ. Press. Very Good. Narrative history of the stagecoach line.
Literature #9627 | Price: $25.00 | Your Price: $21.25


Canada — Handbooks
Bailey, W. J. & Toop, E. R. CANADIAN MILITARY POSTMARKS. Published 1978. Card. 72 p. From Boer War to 1950's, PO lists by no. with location, unit, open/close dates, notes. Illus. of cancels & markings.
Literature #8968 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Canal Zone — Handbooks
Bartels, J. M. BARTELS' CHECK LIST OF CANAL ZONE STAMPS. Published 1906. 1st edition. Card. 14 p. Descriptive list of 1st six issues inc major varieties/w notes.
Literature #9894 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Great Britain — Handbooks
ISBN #1859284043. Beale, P. A HISTORY OF THE POST IN ENGLAND FROM THE ROMANS TO THE STUARTS. Published 1998. HB. 304 p. Illus. 4 color plts. History of services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, town and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation.
Literature #8703 | Price: $75.00 | Your Price: $63.75


Canal Zone — Handbooks
Beedon, F. W. THE LAND DIVIDED. Published 1985. Card. 4 p. Short history of the Canal Zone, shows stamp issues featuring persons involved in the construction of the canal.
Literature #9668 | Price: $5.00 | Your Price: $4.25


Colorado — Handbooks
Benson, Maxine. 1001 COLORADO PLACE NAMES. Published 1994. SB. 237 p. Drawings. Alpha/w county, history of naming. Little postal.
Literature #9372 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50

Australia — Handbooks
Billig, Fritz. BILLIG'S HANDBOOK #04. Published 1952. 1st edition. HB. 208 p. Illus. Incs. priced Australia Specialized Catalog by Buckley (86).
Literature #8916 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Numismatics — Handbooks
Blanchard, Julian. SIGNED VIGNETTES ON OBSOLETE BANK NOTES. Published 1945. Card. 5 p. Illus. Study of engraver's signatures found on currency issues.
Literature #9785 | Price: $7.50 | Your Price: $6.38


World Maritime — Handbooks
ISBN #0905824067. Bonsor, N. R. P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY. Published 1983. 525 p. 150 Ship photos. Non-philatelic comprehensive list of passenger lines & liners from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina. Incs 71 Cos. & ship routes. Index of ships & lines; Chronological list of ship losses, list of ships over 14,000 tons.
Literature #9905 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Airmail — Handbooks
Borden, Norman E. AIR MAIL EMERGENCY 1934. Published 1968. HB. 177 p. Period photos. Bond Wheelright Co. Good. D/J flaws. "An account of the 78 tense days in the winter of 1934 when the Army flew the United States mail.".
Literature #9554 | Price: $25.00 | Your Price: $21.25


U S Postal Guides — Handbooks
Bowen, Eli. THE UNITED STATES POST-OFFICE GUIDE. Published 1851. 1976 reprint edition. HB. 352 p. History; Laws & Regulations; RR & Steamboat routes; POs by state/w town, county, PM; Mail Routes by state.
Literature #9669 | Price: $25.00 | Your Price: $21.25


Colorado — Handbooks
Bright, William. COLORADO PLACE NAMES. Published 1993. 1st edition. SB. 162 p. Alpha/w county, location, history. Very little postal information.
Literature #9371 | Price: $12.50 | Your Price: $10.63


Colorado — Handbooks
Bright, William. COLORADO PLACE NAMES. Published 2004. 3rd edition. SB. 194 p. Alpha/w county, location, history. Very little postal information.
Literature #9335 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Colorado — Handbooks
Brown, Robert L. COLORADO GHOST TOWNS - PAST AND PRESENT. Published 1987. SB. 322 p. Map. Many vintage & modern photos. Histories of towns with "then and now" photos with the same view. Very little postal information.
Literature #9334 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Railroads — Handbooks
Bruns, James H. THE FIRST HIGHWAY POST OFFICE, INTRODUCTION OF HIGHWAY POST OFFICE SERVICE WASHINGTON, D.C./HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA. Published 1985. Card. 78 p. Illus + vintage photos. Compilation from Govt. documents & contemporary accounts. Schedules, routes, cancels & markings.
Literature #9527 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Postal History — Handbooks
Bruns, James H. COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION WAGON SERVICE 1896-1904. Published 1986. Card. 52 p. Vintage photos. Maps. Shows cancels, many on covers. Story of the service used to speed mail sorting used in New York City, Washington DC, Buffalo NY & St Louis. Routes, dates scarcity ratings.
Literature #9482 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Post Office Dept — Handbooks
Bruns, James H. MAIL ON THE MOVE. Published 1992. Card. 224 p. Illus. Many vintage photos. Documents the methods used to transport mail including land, sea, air & pneumatic tube.
Literature #8818 | Price: $20.00 | Your Price: $17.00


Airmail — Handbooks
ISBN #1891568035. Bruns, James H. TURK BIRD, THE HIGH-FLYING LIFE AND TIMES OF EDDIE GARDNER. Published 1998. Card. 104 p. National Postal Museum. Very Good. Illus, vintage photos. Biography that recounts the early days of the air mail service. Signed by the author.
Literature #8708 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Ohio — Handbooks
Brust, Albert A. ILLUSTRATED POSTAL HISTORY - CHILLICOTHE, OHIO. Published 1999. Card. 96 p. Illus. Shows pmks, cvrs. Postal history to 1920 + Camp Sherman. Incs PO & PM list.
Literature #8842 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Handbooks
Burgess, A. H. PHILATELIC STUDY OF THE TOKELAU/UNION ISLANDS. Published 1971. Card. 32 p. Illus. Historical notes. Shows stamps, markings. Describes stamps, stationery; Postal rates; Cancels & markings; Values covers.
Literature #9059 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Western History — Handbooks
Calhoun, Richard S. THE BUTTERFIELD MESSENGER. Published 2007. Card. 232 p. Illus. Fictional account of a messenger for the mail carrier incorporating real names, places and events.
Literature #9458 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Cyprus — Handbooks
Castle, Wilfrid T. F. CYPRUS: ITS POSTAL HISTORY AND POSTAGE STAMPS. Published 1971. 2nd edition. HB. 256 p. Illus. 18 chapters cover all aspects of stamps + internal & external postal history.
Literature #9906 | Price: $25.00 | Your Price: $21.25


Postal Stationery — Handbooks
Caudell, A. N. A SYNOPTIC KEY TO THE CATALOGUE ENVELOPE STAMPS OF THE UNITED STATES. Published 1914. 14 p. + fold out chart. A system to easily determine the most difficult dies. Plt. of 70 figures & a small square of envelope paper representing all colors (11) used in their manufacture. This copy is without the paper samples.
Literature #9312 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Norway — Handbooks
Chambers, A. NORWEGIAN TRAVELLING POST OFFICES PART 1: THE RAILWAY MARKINGS & PART 2: THE SHIPBOARD MARKINGS. Published 1988. SB. 64 & 84 p. Shows markigs. Vintage photos. RR & ship routes, cancels, usage dates, notes. Cockrill #s 56-57.
Literature #8982 | Price: $30.00 | Your Price: $25.50


Great Britain — Handbooks
Chandler, J. THE STORY OF THE STAMFORD MERCURY POSTAGE AND REVENUE STAMPS. Published 1958. SB. 28 p. Illus. of stamps & pmks. The story of the private die embossed revenue stamps of the newspaper. Chart/w rates of duty, impressed price.
Literature #8665 | Price: $10.00 | Your Price: $8.50


Great Britain — Handbooks
ISBN #090522244x. Chapman, K. BRITISH POST OFFICE NUMBERS BY COUNTY. Published 1985. Card. 107 p. Inc England, London, Wales, Scotland & Ireland. Also used abroad in Colonies & Foreign countries & Agencies.
Literature #9837 | Price: $20.00 | Your Price: $17.00


Denmark — Handbooks
Christensen, S & Ringstrom, S. THE PRIVATE LOCAL POSTS OF DENMARK. Published 1974. HB. 199 p. Illus. + Vintage photos. Background; Priced listings by Company with descriptions, printings, varieties, usages. The deluxe edition with marbeled boards, 1/2 leather, gold spine stamping. Mounted on pages are 25 actual forgeries.
Literature #8863 | Price: $90.00 | Your Price: $76.50


Railroads — Handbooks
Clark, D & Ruckle, F. THE STREET RAILWAY POST OFFICES OF BALTIMORE. Published 1979. Card. 35 p. + overlay. Background, routes, maps, markings. Shows cancels with cat. no., description, usage dates, trips, scarcity rating.
Literature #9023 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


German Colonies — Handbooks
Cockrill, Philip. THE HISTORY, SHIPS AND POSTAL CANCELLATIONS OF THE WOERMANN STEAMSHIP LINE OF HAMBURG. Published 1966. Card. 32 p. Shows cancels. Ship list & cancels of Deutsche Ost Afrika Line 1890-1965 with which the Woermann Line was merged. Line history, checklist of ships owned/w notes on date built, tonnage, disposition.
Literature #9275 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


Great Britain — Handbooks
Cohen, Stanley F. SQUARED CIRCLE POSTMARKS OF THE LONDON SUBURBAN DISTRICT OFFICES. Published 1983. Card. 34 p. Types, time styles, proofs, terminology. Alpha offices/w pmk description, proof date, usage dates, London offices inc type, time style, proof date, early/late dates.
Literature #9880 | Price: $15.00 | Your Price: $12.75


France — Handbooks
Cohn, Ernst M. THE FLIGHT OF THE "VILLE D'ORLEANS". Published 1978. HB. 175 p. Thorough treatment of the events of Nov 24 - Dec 8, 1870 that befell the occupants of the mail balloon. One of the most important flights of the siege.
Literature #3924 | Price: $45.00 | Your Price: $38.25


World Post Hist — Handbooks
Cohn, Ernst M. A BOOK OF POSTAL HISTORY. Published 1988. Comb. 110 p. Illus. Compiled & edited versions of 50 columns in the "Postal History Journal." In eight chapters, an excellent overall view of the field.
Literature #9391 | Price: $35.00 | Your Price: $29.75


Turkey — Handbooks
ISBN #0853974322. Coles, John H. & Walker, Howard E. POSTAL CANCELLATIONS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, PART 3: TURKEY IN EUROPE. Published 1990. 86 p. Illus. Tables & lists. Eastern Thrace together with the Vilayet of Constantinople.
Literature #5149 | Price: $40.00 | Your Price: $34.00


Colombia — Handbooks
Collin, Henry & Calman, Henry L. A CATALOGUE FOR ADVANCED COLLECTORS: COLOMBIAN REPUBLIC. Published 1901. LL. 44 p. + 1 plt. Disbound from the larger catalogue. Plt shows issue of 1870 of Tolima with Plt I, Plt I Altered, Plt II.
Literature #9393 | Price: $50.00 | Your Price: $42.50


France — Handbooks
Collin, Henry & Calman, Henry L. A CATALOGUE FOR ADVANCED COLLECTORS: FRANCE, FRENCH OFFICES & FRENCH COLONIES. Published 1901. LL. 32 p. + 9 plts. Disbound from the larger catalogue. 9 plts showing issues of Gabon, Guadeloupe, Madagascar, New Caledonia & Reunion.
Literature #9395 | Price: $50.00 | Your Price: $42.50


Great Britain — Handbooks
Collin, Henry & Calman, Henry L. A CATALOGUE FOR ADVANCED COLLECTORS: GREAT BRITAIN. Published 1901. LL. 27 p. + 3 plts. Disbound from the larger catalogue. The plates show registered letter envelopes.
Literature #9396 | Price: $50.00 | Your Price: $42.50

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