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Links to Philatelic References Available Online
The Philatelic community is indebted to those authors, researchers, publishers, Library’s and Society’s that have made these invaluable philatelic resources available in the public domain for research and education. If you have a reference to share, please contact Dr. Charles J. DiComo at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Stampless & Provisional Period
“The Posted Letter in Colonial and Revolutionary America”, By Alex L. ter Braake, Coordinator, American Philatelic Research Library, State College, PA, 1975.
The War Rate: 1815-1816, A synopsis for AmeriStamp Expo 2018.
“The American Stampless Cover Catalog, The Standard Reference Catalog of American Postal History, Volume I”, By David G. Phillips, David G. Phillips Publishing Co., Inc., Fifth Edition, 1997.
“The American Stampless Cover Catalog, The Standard Reference Catalog of American Postal History, Volume II”, By David G. Phillips, David G. Phillips Publishing Co., Inc., Fourth Edition, 1987.
“North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75”, By Walter Hubbard and Richard F. Winter, Edited by Susan M. McDonald, U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc., 1988.
“The New York Postmaster’s Provisional”, By Stanley M. Piller, Robert G. Kaufmann Publishing Company, 1991.
“New York Postmaster’s Provisional 1845-1847”, A four frame exhibition collection, By Stefan Heijt.
U.S. 19th Century
“The 1851 Issue of United States Stamps: a Sesquicentennial Retrospective”, By Hubert C. Skinner and Charles J. Peterson, Editors, The United States Philatelic Classics Society, Inc., 2006.
“The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851 to 1861, Volume I”, By Mortimer L. Neinken, Revision of Volume I of Stanley B. Ashbrook’s “The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-1857” with Comments on the 1875 Reprint Plate and on Demonetization, The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc. 1972.
“The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-1857, Volume II”, By Stanley B. Ashbrook, H. L. Lindquist, New York, 1938.
“The 3 Cent Stamp of the United States 1851-1857 Issue – Revised”, By Carroll Chase, Tatham Stamp & Coin Company, Springfield, MA, 1942.
“Color Standards and Color Nomenclature” By Robert Ridgway, Washington, D.C., 1912.
“The U.S. 3 Cent 1851 Stamp – A New Plate Flaw Discovery”, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo, The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues Volume 70, No. 3, Whole No. 259, pp. 221-223, August 2018.
The 1851 Essays of the United States Three Cent Stamp (And Related Topics), By Roy Weber, Study Coordinator and Author and Principal Researchers Tina Bayer, Dick Celler, Dr. Charles J. DiComo, Wilson Hulme, Larry Hunt, & Stephanie Weber. Edited by Richard Celler & Stephanie Weber, 2005.
“The United States Ten Cent Stamps of 1855-1859”, By Mortimer L. Neinken, 1960.
“United States, The 1851-57 Twelve Cent Stamp”, By Mortimer L. Neinken, Collectors Club Handbook 17, The Collectors Club, Inc., NYC, NY, 1964.
“How They Carried The Mail in America, 1850 to 1870”, By George Tyson, 135 page Exhibit, 2019.
“Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers”, By Stephen R. Boyd, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2000.
“The Black Jacks of 1863-1867”, By Maurice F. Cole, Chambers Publishing Company, Kalamazoo, MI, 1950.
“The Harry F. Allen Collection of Black Jacks, A Study of the Stamp and Its Use”, By Maryette B. Lane (Mrs. Arthur G.), Elliott Perry – Consultant, American Philatelic Society, 1969.
“Letters of Gold, California Postal History Through 1869”, By Jesse L. Coburn, Professor Emeritus, Santa Barbara City College, The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc. & The Philatelic Foundation, Inc., 1984.
“The Postage Stamps of the United States Produced by the National, Continental and American Banknote Companies”, The Large Banknotes Issue 1870 – 1893, A complete reference of all varieties, Stanley Gibbons, Inc., New York.
“Cancellation and Killers of the Banknote Era, 1870-1894”, By James M. Cole, The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc., 1995.
The Waterbury Cancellations 1865-1890, by Paul C. Rohloff, Published by the Collectors Club of Chicago, 1979.
“A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America.”, By Nicholas Edwin (N.E.) Waterhouse, Frank Godden, London, 1916.
“The United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Volume I”, By Lester G. Brookman, R.D.P., H.L. Lindquist Publication, Inc., 1966.
“The United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Volume II”, By Lester G. Brookman, R.D.P., H.L. Lindquist Publication, Inc., 1966.
“The United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Volume III”, By Lester G. Brookman, R.D.P., H.L. Lindquist Publication, Inc., 1967.
U.S. Cancellations, Postal Markings, Services
“United States Cancellations 1845-1869, Unusual and Representative Markings”, By Hubert C. Skinner and Amos Eno, APS Handbook Series, American Philatelic Society, State College, PA and the Louisiana Heritage Press of New Orleans, 1980.
“Simpson’s U.S. Postal Markings 1851-61, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged”, By Thomas J. Alexander & Tracey Simpson, The U. S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1979.
Registered U.S.A. Traces changes in registered mail rates, markings, delivery requirements and processing procedures, by Russ Ryles.
“An Updated Listing of Ship Cancellations on Civil War Revenues”, By Jay L. Miller, ARA, The American Revenuer, Nov.- Dec. pp. 166-173, 1985.
U.S. Cities, States, & Territories
“Mails Of The Westward Expansion 1803-1861”, by Steven C. Walske & Richard C. Frajola, The Western Cover Society, First Edition, 2014.
“Canal Zone Postage Stamps”, by Edward I.P. Tatelman, published by Canal Zone Postal Service, Canal Zone Government, Balboa Heights, CZ.
“The Story of Canal Zone Stamps”, by Philip L. Dade and Gustavo Schay.
“CZSG Check List of
Canal Zone Stamps and Postal Stationery”, Revised 2016, Editor Richard Spielberg, Published by The Canal Zone Study Group, ISSN 0746-004X, 2016.
“Philatelic Gems of the Canal Zone – Including the Thatcher Bridge Error”, An Exhibit by the Canal Zone Study Group celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal on 15 Aug. 1914. The Collectors Club, October 2015.
U.S. 20th Century
“The United States Postage States of the 20th Century, Volume I, 1901-1922”, By Beverly S. King and Max G. Johl, Revised, H. L. Lindquist, New York, 1937.
“The United States Postage States of the 20th Century, Volume II, 1923-1933, Commemoratives”, By Beverly S. King and Max G. Johl, H. L. Lindquist, New York, 1934.
“The United States Postage States of the 20th Century, Volume III, 1922-1935, Parcel Post, Air Mails”, By Beverly S. King and Max G. Johl, H. L. Lindquist, New York, 1935.
“The United States Postage States of the 20th Century, Volume IV, 1933-1937, Commemorative’s”, By Max G. Johl, H. L. Lindquist, New York, 1938.
“Identifier for U.S. Washington, Franklin Stamps of 1908-1922”, By James Dire, 2014.
“Women on Stamps”, Publication 512, United States Postal Service, 2003.
“Veterans and the Military on Stamps”, Publication 528, United States Postal Service, 2003.
“The Art of Stamp Collecting”, Publication 225, United States Postal Service, 2007.
U.S. Back of the Book
“DC-4 SkyMaster Airmail Postal Material 1946 thru 1958”, An illustrated history of the DC- 4 SkyMaster aircraft design used on United States Airmail postal material between 1946 and 1958, by J. Thomas Nichols, First Edition, 2020.
“The United States Locals and Their History”, By Chas. H. Coster, Scott & Company, New York, 1877.
, “The Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Sheets of the United States”, By John K. Tiffany, R.R. Bogert & Joseph Rechert, A Committee of the National Philatelic Society, The Scott Stamp & Coin Co. Ltd., New York, 1892.
“Shift Hunter Letters – U.S. Revenue Varieties”, Originated by C.W. Bedford, Compiled by George Black, supplement to The American Revenuer, Volume 37, No. 4, April 1983.
“Essays for United States Postage Stamps”, By Edward H. Mason, American Philatelic Society, Springfield, Mass., 1911.
“U.S. Private Die Proprietary Stamps”, By Terry Blum, Exhibit June 2015.
“Stamps of the Canal Zone”, By Wm. Evans, M.D., Book No. 19, Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co., 1916.
“Drummonds Catalog of Philatelic Miscellany” Update Kit No. 1, Camp Stamps, Cigar Stamps, National Recovery Administration Cigar Price Code labels, Charles Dickens Stamps, Document Coupons, Insurance Company Stamps, Passed Stamps, etc. by James M. Drummond, 2017.
U.S. Post Offices, Laws, Mail, et al.
“List of Post Offices in the United States 1862”, Including Various Postal Laws and Instructions of 1861, 1863, 1864 and 1865, A Reprint by Theron Wierenga, P.O. Box 2007, Holland, Michigan 49423, 1981.
“Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)”, By United States Postal Service, 1252 pages, July 11, 2016.
Preservation & Care
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary I – A Brief History of Paper Manufacturing”,
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary II – Composition of the Postage Stamp & Factors Involved in the Removal of Stamps from Paper”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary III – The Mechanism of Paper Deterioration”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary IV – Environmental Factors Affecting Stamps and Covers”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary V – A Short List of Items to Avoid”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary VI – Proper Handling of Stamps and Covers”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary VII – Books: Binding, Inks, and Storage”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary VIII – Dry Cleaning of Stamps and Covers”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary IX – Wet Cleaning of Stamps and Covers”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary X – Dealing with Scotch Tape”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XI – Chemically Altered Stamps”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XII – Sizing, Toning Paper, & Determination of Paper Grain”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XIII – Adhesives”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XIV – Glue Sticks”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XV – Stick Notes (‘Post-It’ Notes)”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XVI – Taggants & Chemical Additives “
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XVII – Tagging Colors Varieties, & Tagging Changes Over Time”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XVIII – Plastics”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XIX – Stamp Hinges”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XX – Stock Sheets”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXI – Corner & Stamp Mounts”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXII – Dry Mounting”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXIII – Encapsulation”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXIV – Watermark Detectors”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXV – Photographic Materials & Albums”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXVI – Paper & Wax Seals”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXVII – Archival Suppliers”
“Preservation and Care of Philatelic Materials Subsidiary XXVIII – Publications & Bibliography”
Surface Cleaning of Paper, from the Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri.
Canada & Provinces
“Canada Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery”, By Clifton A. Howes, The NEw England Stamp Company, Boston, 1911.
“The Stamps of Canada”, By Bertram W.H. Poole, Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co., Publishers of Mekeel’s Weekly Stamp News, Boston, MA., EBook #22190, 2007.
“Canadian Philately – An Outline”, A Summary of Collecting Areas and Interests of British North America Collectors, By John Burnett, Gray Scrimgeour, and Victor Willson, British North America Philatelic Society, Ltd., 2008.
“Canadian Stamps – The 1917 3¢ Confederation Commemorative”, By Leopold Beaudet, Admiral Study Group Meeting, BNAPEX 2008 (revised in 2015).
“Canadian Stamps – Modern Flower Coil Definitives”, By Dr. Jim Watt.
“Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials”, Prepared by the BNAPS Perfin Study Group, Edited by Jon Johnson & Gary Tomasson, Fifth Edition, 2015.
“The Canadian Posted Letter Guide for Letters Mailed in the 1851-1902 Period: Introduction”, By Victor L. Willson & Charles G. Firby, Catalog & Evaluation Guide, 2nd edition.
“The Canadian Posted Letter Guide for Letters Mailed in the 1851-1902 Period: Pence Issues Usages, 1851-1859”, By Victor L. Willson & Charles G. Firby, Catalog & Evaluation Guide, 2nd edition.
“The Canadian Posted Letter Guide for Letters Mailed in the 1851-1902 Period: Decimal Issue 1859-1868”, By Victor L. Willson & Charles G. Firby, Catalog & Evaluation Guide, 2nd edition.
“The Canadian Posted Letter Guide for Letters Mailed in the 1851-1902 Period: Large Queen Issue 1868-1902”, By Victor L. Willson & Charles G. Firby, Catalog & Evaluation Guide, 2nd edition.
“The Canadian Posted Letter Guide for Letters Mailed in the 1851-1902 Period: Small Queen Issue 1870-1897”, By Victor L. Willson & Charles G. Firby, Catalog & Evaluation Guide, 2nd edition.
“1 Cent Yellow Large Queen Stamp of Canada – 1869”, By Vic Willson, Plate proofs, plate varieties, paper, shades, cancellations, and postal usage.
“Submission of a Potential Two Cent Large Queen on Laid Paper for Expertization
Spring 2013”, Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, Expert Committee Technical Report.
“Postal History and Usages of the Canada Post Card 1871-1928”, By Vic Willson.
“19th Century Brandon Post Office Postmarks”, A Postal History Exhibit, by Robert K. Lane, Ph.D., St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, 2005.
“Squared Circle Postmarks of Canada on the 1898 Canadian 2 Cent Imperial Penny Postage Issue (The ‘Map Stamp’): A Census of Off Cover Cancellations”, by Rick Friesen, Ph.D., 2020.
“RPOs On The Mysterious Estevan Line”, One of the earliest mail-carrying branch lines built by the CPR in western Canada, by Robert K. Lane, Ph.D., 2007.
“The West of Winnipeg RPO Hammers”, The 17 “West of Winnipeg” RPO hammers, the first RPO postmarks used on the CPR main line in western Canada, by Robert K. Lane, Ph.D.
“Railway Post Offices Postmarks Used in Southern Manitoba”, A Postal History Exhibit, by Robert K. Lane, Ph.D.
“Epic of Vimy – A Canadian Pilgrimage”, Explores the voyage of some 6,000 Canadian veterans to participate in the unveiling of the Vimy Ridge monument in France on 26 July 1936, by Don Hedger.
“Errors, Freaks and Oddities on Canada Post Official First Day Covers”, By Andrew Chung.
“An Introduction to Canadian Revenue Stamps”, By Christopher D. Ryan. Describes the many different types of Canadian Revenue stamps, both federal and provincial, and their usage.
“The Registered Letter Stamp of Canada 1875-1893”, A five frame (80 sheets) exhibition collection, by Stefan Heijtz.
“A New Listing of Alberta Hunting, Resource Development and WISE Foundation Revenue Stamps, and Stampless Licence, Authorization and Special Quota Licence Stamps and Cards 1964 to 1997”, By Clayton Rubec and Dale Stover, September 2013 (Updated January 2014).
“Canada’s National Park Motor Vehicle Licences, 1923 to 2015”, By Clayton Rubec (Ver. 1 9/2013, Ver. 2 Update 1/2014, Ver. 3 Update 8/2015).
“Newfoundland – Edward and Alexandra”,
1897-1901 Royal Family issue, 2¢ and 3¢ values honoring the Prince and Princess of Wales – proofs, specimens, stamps, and usages. By Norris (Bob) Dyer, Petaluma, CA 2007.
“Newfoundland Stamp Dealers”, Newfoundland’s philatelic history through its stamp dealers, by Terrance R. Harris.
“Cross-Border Mail via the Cunard Line: Mail Between the United States and Nova Scotia, 1840-1867”, By David D’Alessandris, BALPEX 2006 – Gold, AmeriStamp EXPO 2007 – Prix d’Honneur (single-frame Championship Class).
“Internal Mail of Prince Edward Island”, By Mike Salmon.
Great Britain & Commonwealth
“One Penny Stamps, A Popular Explanation of the Statute Requiring a Stamp Duty of One Penny on Receipts and Orders for Money and of some Provisions of Former Acts Bearing Thereupon; with a Schedule of Stamp Duties”, Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, For Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London, 1853.
“How James Chalmers Saved the Penny Postage Scheme”, Letter of the Dundee Bankers and Merchants to the Lords of Her Majesty’s Treasury, By Patrick Chalmers, Effingham, Wilson and Co., London, 1890.
The “HUTH” Perfins on Stamps of Great Britain, Exhibit studying the HUTH perfins from the Frederick Huth & Co., London, England.
“The Life of Sir Rowland Hill, K.C.B., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.R.A.S., Etc. and the History of the Penny Post”, Volume I, By Sir Rowland Hill and his nephew George Birkbeck Hill, D.C.L., in Two Volumes, Thos. De La Rue & Co., London, 1880.
“The Life of Sir Rowland Hill, K.C.B., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.R.A.S., Etc. and the History of the Penny Post”, Volume II, By Sir Rowland Hill and his nephew George Birkbeck Hill, D.C.L., in Two Volumes, Thos. De La Rue & Co., London, 1880.
The History of the Postmarks of the British Isles: From 1840 to 1876, Compiled Chiefly from Official Records, by the late John G. Hendy, Curator of the Record Room, General Post Office. Stanley Gibbons, Inc., New York, 1909.
“A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles Available for Postal and Telegraph Purposes (with Twelve Plates of Photo-Mezzotype Illustrations and Twenty-Six Plates of Diagrams)”, Compiled from Official sources, by Hastings E. Wright and A.B. Creeke, Jr. with an introduction by Gordon Smith, Original published by The Philatelic Society, London, Effingham House, Arundel Street, Stand,London, W.C. 1899.
“Life Span Of The Printing Plates For All The Line Engraved Postage Stamps” (Produced By Perkin, Bacon and Petch, and after 1852, Perkins, Bacon and Co.), By Allan Oliver, version 3.09, July 2008.
“Life Span Of The Printing Plates For All The Postage Stamps of Queen Victoria”, By Allan Oliver, version 3.13, January 2009.
“Life Span of the Printing Plates For All the Postage stamps Of Queen Victoria”, by Allan Oliver, version 7.16, June 2019.
“Coronation 1937 Covers – An Illustrated Listing”, Compiled by Allan Oliver, Produced by Tallan Enterprises, First Edition, 2004.
“The Five Pound Stamp of GB and its usage”, by Comdr. M S L Burnett, “Stamp Collecting”, October 31, 1974, pp. 473-83.
“The College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge”, A Study of Their History and Use from 1870 to 1886, Exemplified by reference to Original Letters and Collections, With Illustrations from Specially Prepared Photo-Mezzotype Plates, By the Reverend Hayman Cummings, AKC, FRHS, London.
“The Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library and for the World in Digital Form”, By David R. Beech MBE FRPSL, Curator the British Library Philatelic Collections 1983–2013, The London Philatelist, Volume 125, supplement, March 2016.
“The Australian Commonwealth George V Halfpenny”, by V.W. Dix and A.W. Rowntree, H.E. Wingfield & Co. 392, Strand, London, W.C.2, 1959.
“Falkland Islands – Stamps, Proofs and Varieties 1878-1937”, 1878 Queen Victoria, One Penny, Six Pence, & 1 Shilling, 93 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Stamps, Proofs and Varieties 1878-1937”, 1901-1903 King Edward VII Essays, 27 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Stamps, Proofs and Varieties 1878-1937”, 1912-1913 King George V Die Proofs, 68 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Stamps, Proofs and Varieties 1878-1937”, War Stamps, 1918 – King George V Overprinted “War Stamps”, 65 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Stamps, Proofs and Varieties 1878-1937”, 1928 Whale and Penguins Essays, 60 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands and its Dependencies – Cancellations 1869-1937”, Postmarks Stanley, 47 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands and its Dependencies – Cancellations 1869-1937”, Cork Obliterators, 41 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands and its Dependencies – Cancellations 1869-1937”, Other Obliterators: Ship cancellations, Fox Bay, New Island, South Georgia, South Shetlands, 33 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Postal Rates 1840-1937”, 131 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Forgeries and Fakes of Stamps, Surcharges and Postmarks”, 22 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – Fiscal Use of Stamps (and other non-postal use of stamps and postal markings)”, 55 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – South Georgia Glass Plates from the 1920’s-30’s”, 57 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Falkland Islands – National Stamp Collection”, 13 pages, by Stefan Heijtz.
“The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland, Part II. Section E(1), FIRST SUPPLEMENT, The Maltese Cross Cancellations”, 81 pages, by R.C. Alcock & F.C. Holland, Published by R.C. Alcock Limited, 1960.
“The Brunswick Star” – With Notes On The Pillar Stamp Duplex Obliterator, By James Arnot, Ramsay Stewart Publications, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1950.
“Postal Rates During the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948-49”, Exhibition, provided by the Chinese Stamp Society.
“Egypt Study Circle Library List No. 7”, Compiled by John Davies, ESC213, Hon. Librarian, 2005.
“Faroe Island Postal History to 1953”, A nine frame exhibition collection, awarded Large Vermeil Medals at International Stamp Exhibitions, by Stefan Heijtz.
“The Stamps of the German States” Part I, Stamps of the German Empire, By Bertram W.H. Poole, Handbook Number 6, Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co., Boston, MA., 1915.
“Germany – Instructions for Using the DDR 5-Year-Plan Issues Identification Charts”.
“Heligoland – A Specialized Listing”, Compiled By Allan Oliver, 3rd DRAFT COPY with revisions from the previous version, 20 April 2004.
“Redesign of Stamp Cancelling Device for India Post”, By Nagsen P. Nandurgekar, Bombay, India, 2008.
“Researching Irish Philatelic Literature”, By the Éire Philatelic Association.
“Postmarks of the Netherlands, 1676-1915”, By O.M. Vellinga, 1931. Converted to digital format by Netherlands Philatelists of California & American Society for Netherlands Philately.
“The Overprint Encyclopedia”, By David Saks, 2016.
“Puerto Rico Postal History 1778-1900”, An eight frame exhibition collection, awarded Gold Medals at International Stamp Exhibitions, by Stefan Heijtz.
“St. Helena Postal History 1677-1903”, A ten frame exhibition collection, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Illustrations Of The Site And Neighbourhood Of The New Post Office Comprehending Antiquarian Notices Of St. Martin’s-Le-Grand”, (And Its Liberty And The Adjoining United Parishes Of St. Anne, St. Agnes, And St. John Zachary, With An Appendix Containing An Account Of The Antient Mourning Bush Tavern, &c. Addersgate, And Various London Taverns, Its Contemporaries), By Smales And Tuck, London 1830.
“The Official Stamps of Spain 1854-1866 – The First Official Stamps in the World”, A six frame exhibition collection, awarded Large Vermeil medals, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Introduction to Spanish Thermal ATM Postage Labels and Their Varieties.”
“Que Es La Filatelia Fiscal?” (Spain – What is the Revenue Philately?), by Joaquin Amado, Federacion Espanola de Sociedades Filatelicas, Cuadernos de Filatelica No. 16.
“Catalogo Ilustrado de Los Sellos Fiscales de Espana Y Colonias” (Illustrated Catalog of the Fiscal Stamps of Spain and Colonies).
“The Swedish South Polar Expedition 1901-1903”, A 206 page collection of mail to and from expedition members, as well as documents and postcards related to the expedition, by Stefan Heijtz.
“Registered Mail in Tasmania”, By David McNamee, FRPSL,
First published in The Congress Book 2006, Rosemont: The 72nd American Philatelic Congress, pp. 122-148, 2006.
“Tasmania’s Embossed Platypus used as Postage: Stamp Duty? or Curiosity? or Postal Stationery?”, By David McNamee, The Informer, Vol. 74, No. 1, Whole No. 667, January 2010.
“Beer Duty Stamps of Tasmania”, By by Martin Walker & D. Ingle Smith. Draft version 1.4, 2014.
“Tasmania Hand Cancellations 1913–88”, By John Hardinge, Robbie McDonald and Vytas (Jack) Navickas, The Courier #31, May 2001.
“The Essays and Proofs of the Pictorial Issues of Tasmania”, By Geoff Kellow, The Courier, No. 28, December 1999.
“Circular Date Stamps on Tasmanian Pictorial Stamps 1899-1913 – Rarity Ratings”, By John Hardinge, Tasmania Philatelic Society, 2015.
“Tasmanian Official Post Offices 1906”, By Tasmanian Philatelic Society, May 2010.
“Tasmania – 1d Pictorial Typographed Stamp Flaw Finder, Plates 1 & 2”, By Richard Singleton.
“Tasmania – 1d Pictorial Typographed Stamp Flaw Finder, Plates 3 & 4”, By Richard Singleton.
“Tasmania – 1d Pictorial Typographed Stamp Flaw Finder, Plates 5 & 6”, By Richard Singleton.
“Tasmania – Tattersalls and the Post Office”, By Richard Breckon, The Australian Philatelist, 1989.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 7, January 1894.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 10, July 1895.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 11, January 1896.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 16, July 1898.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 17, January 1899.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 18, July 1899.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 19, January 1900.
“Tasmanian Postal Guide”, No. 22, July 1901.
“The Serrane Guide – Part 1”, Vade-Mecum du Specialiste-Expert en Timbres-Poste D’Europe, By Fernand Serrane, (in French), Nice, France, 1927.
“The Serrane Guide – Part 2”, Vade-Mecum du Specialiste-Expert en Timbres-Poste Hors D’Europe, By Fernand Serrane, (in French), Nice, France, 1929.
General Stamp Collecting Handbooks, Guides, Reviews, Fakes & Forgeries, Symposiums, Opinions, etc.
A Roadmap for Rebuilding Specialty Societies, by Michael Bloom, President, International Society of Guatemala Collectors. How to Start a Stamp Society, The American Stamp Collector & Dealer, March 2020.
“The Philatelic Bibliophile’s Companion”, A Bibliography of Bibliographies arranged according to subject, By Brian J. Birch, Vol. 1, Sections 1-2, Standish, UK, 2015.
“Forged Stamps: How to Detect Them”, Containing Accurate Descriptions of All Forged Stamps, By Thorton Lewes and Edward L. Pemberton, Printed by Colston & Son, Edinburgh, 1863.
“Album de Fac-similies No. 183” Fournier International Forgery Collection Album #183 of 480, Edite par L’Union Philatelique de Geneve.
“The Stamp Collector’s Handbook”, By by Edward L. Pemberton, James R. Grant & Co. (Dawlish), Stanley, Gibbons, & Co. (Plymouth), 1874.
“History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America”, By John Kerr Tiffany, C.H. Mekeel, St Louis, MI, 1887.
“The Postage Stamps of the United States”, By John N. Luff, The Scott Stamp & Coin Co., Ltd., New York, 1902.
“The General Issues of the United States Stamps, Their Shades and Varieties”, To which is affixed a history of the private perforating machines and their products, By Eustace B. Power, First Edition, Stanley Gibbons Inc., NY, 1902.
“Postage Stamps and Their Collection”, By Warren H. Colson, No. One, the Bowers Collection, Boston, Mass., 1907.
“The Postage Stamps of the United States Issued During the Years 1847-1869”, A Complete Reference List of all Varieties, First Edition, By Stanley Gibbons, New York, 1921.
“The Stamp Collector – A Guide to the World’s Postage Stamps”, By Stanley C. Johnson, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.E.S., Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1920.
“Postage Stamps of the United States 1847-1961”, An illustrated description of all United States postage and special service stamps issued by the Post Office Department from July 1, 1847, to December 31, By the Post Office Department, Washington, DC, 1962.
“Guide for the Selection of United States Commemorative Postage Stamps”, A publication of the United States Post Office Department, Third Edition, Washington, D.C., 1959.
“The Beginner’s Book of Stamp Collecting”, By Stanley Phillips, Editor-Stanley Gibbons’ Stamp Catalogues, Gibbons’ Stamp Monthly, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London.
“Chats on Postage Stamps”, By Fred J. Melville, President of the Junior Philatelic Society, Frederick A. Stokes Co.
“Paper Chase”, The Amenities of Stamp Collecting, By Alvin F. Harlow, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1940.
“Standard Handbook of Stamp Collecting”, By Richard McP. Cabeen, Stamp Editor, Chicago Tribune, New Revised Edition, The Collectors’ Club of Chicago, 1979.
“Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series – Stamp Collecting”, Published by the BSA.
“Catholic Postage Stamps of the World”, By Charles J. Reilly, H.E. MacIntosh, 1950.
Expertizing: A Compilation of Selected Columns from “U. S. Stamp Notes”, by John M. Hotchner. A series of columns which appeared in Linn’s Stamp News, Mar. 24, 2014 – Dec. 17, 2018.
“Geography in Philately”, By M. Konecny, E. Geryk, R. Stampach, Z. Stachon, IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 18, 2014.
“Album Weeds”, or How to Detect Forged Stamps, By Rev. R.B. Earee, Stanley, Gibbons, & Co., London.
“World Forgery Catalogue”, A Reference List of Stamp Forgery Descriptions, 1st Edition, By G. Kock, Porssitieto Ky, Helsinki, Finland, 1998.
“A Certain Look at Philately”, By Luís Eugénio Ferreira, Edições Húmus Ld, 2006.
“Postage Stamps as Propaganda”, By Carlos Stoetzer, Public Affairs Press, Washington, D.C., 1953.
“The First Philatelist?”, By Kasimir Bileski, K. Bileski Ltd., Winnipeg, Canada, 1973.
“What Philately Teaches”, By John N. Luff, A Lecture Delivered before the Section on Philately of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, February 24, 1899, The Project Gutenberg eBook, Release date: April 26, 2005.
“The History of Post Office Training – The Post Office Training Schools”, A handbook and reference listing, Compiled by Tony Oliver and Allan Oliver.
“Bibliography of Philatelic Periodicals”, Information on early worldwide philatelic literature & publications, 694-pages, Version 184.108.40.206, By Brian J. Birch, Wigan, U.K., 2014.
“Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately”, Edited by Thomas Lera, John H. Barwis, and David L. Herendeen, Smithsonian Contributions to History & Technology, Number 57, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington D.C.,
“Sci-Philately – A Selective History of Science on Stamps”, By Maiken Naylor, U.B. Libraries, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Oct. 2011.
“Allan Lee’s Collection of ‘Maps on Stamps’ Finding Guide”, Prepared by Thomas Lera & Miklos Pinther, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington D.C.,2009.
“Philatelic Research – A Basic Guide”, By David R. Beech, MBE, FRPSL, PA-4 Research, Amended Version 1/2/2013.
“What to do When you Inherit Stamps”, By Bob Ingraham, British Columbia Philatelic Society.
“The Michel Stamp Catalogue – An Introduction for English-speaking Readers”, Compiled by Martyn Yeo, Schwaneberger Verlag, München, Germany, 2003.
“Opinions I – Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View”, Edited by Elizabeth C. Pope, The Philatelic Foundation, New York, N.Y., 1983.
“Opinions II – Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View”, Edited by Elizabeth C. Pope, The Philatelic Foundation, New York, N.Y., 1984.
“Opinions III – Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View”, Edited by Elizabeth C. Pope, The Philatelic Foundation, New York, N.Y., 1985.
“Opinions IV – Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View”, Edited by Elizabeth C. Pope, The Philatelic Foundation, New York, N.Y., 1987.
“A Guide to Reading Old Handwriting in Relation to Postal History, By Allan Oliver, 2006.
A Guide To Grading and Expertizing United States Stamps, An Illustrated Guide and Discussion of PSE’s Grading System and Various Issues Pertaining to Expertizing U.S. Stamps, by William A. Litle, Michael W. Sherman, Scott K. Murphy, The Professional Stamp Experts (PSE), Collectors Universe, Inc., 2009.
The Sailing Navy 1775-1854, by Paul H. Silverstone, The U.S. Navy Warships Series, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 2006.
Stamp Album and Pages Downloads
SPECIAL African American Heritage Stamp Album, by Thomas Nichols. This specialty album is designed for anyone interested in U.S. postage stamps related to African-American culture. The stamps & other postal material fall into three categories: (1) African-American — commentative stamps, regular & special issue’s honoring famous African-Americans from the past; (2) Black Heritage — The Black Heritage Series, initiated by the U.S.P.S. in 1978, recognizing the achievements of prominent African-Americans; & (3) Theme Related — relate in some way to African-American events, art, music, work, sports, culture or an image of African-Americans. The album has capacity for all African American Heritage postage material issued from the U.S. between 1904 through 2020: i. over 300 stamps; ii. four Souvenir Sheets; three Postcards. All stamp images are illustrated in color for ease of identification, with several blank pages for future stamp issues.
AlbumEasy Free software for creating custom stamp album pages, by the Stamp Web.
Brazil Album Pages Seemingly-complete free set of Brazil Pages (in Portuguese).
France Album Pages Free France pages, use links on menu at left (in French).
France – Timbres Mondial Album Free Worldwide Pages including Canada, Vatican, Luxembourg, France, many more(in French).
Great Britain Machin Pages Free Basic PDF page Album for download.
Italy Album Pages Extensive sets of pages for Italy, Italian States, San Marino, Vatican, Italian Occupied Colonies, and more (in Italian).
U.S. & Worldwide Stamp Albums Web Free U.S. pages for the 21st Century, Free Samples on the Instructions Page, Worldwide Pages at reasonable prices.
U.S. Classics Albums These free pages are for primarily U.S. Classic stamps, 19th Century, Reproductions, Reprints and Special Printings.
U.S. Precancel Albums These free pages are for Town & Type, and Dated U.S. precancels.
U.S. Revenue Album Pages These free pages are for all U.S. Revenues, First, Second, Third, Documentary, Proprietary, etc.
“Biophilately”, Officials Journal of the Biology Unit of the ATA, Volume 64, Number 3, September 2015.
“A Philatelic History of the Olympic Games”, Volume 1, 1896-1947, by Ernest Trory, Crabtree Press, LTD, 1960.