BOOKS on PHILATELY
Leonard H. Hartmann
PHILATELY & COLLECTORS
These books are devoted to the general hobby of philately covering a broad spectrum
from serious scholarship to simply enjoyable books to read. Several will be of interest to
Club de Monte-Carlo 2013
Milestones of the Philatelic Literature
of the 19th Century
by Wolfgang Massen and Vincent Schouberechts
This book was published by the Club de Monte-Carlo for the 2013 exhibit. An exceptional work on the early and major philatelic literature, the books, authors and publishers, with an emphasis on the early works dealing with forgers and forgeries. It is both detailed, authoritative and enjoyable to read.The only comparable study to date is the Crawford Index and the series by Dr.Manfred Amrehein. I consider it an exceptional work and not hurt too much by my small contribution. In English and French, full color, 512 pages, large format, published at €60 (we believe half the production costs), limited stock, $120.00 plus our standard $3 part postage and for foreign plus actual postage.
Milestones, there is now a 200 page supplement and it is available as a no cost download - on www.philahistorica.de . This Supplement has about 20 pages of new material in English, the rest is the text of the book in German, the illustrations are not reproduced. You only need to print out the last 20 or so pages as this is an invaluable reference to most 19th century philatelic people.
Sweden in Philately 1920
Up To 1920
edited by Jonas Hällström
A companion volume by the Club de Monte-Carlo 2013 to the above literature one but covering Sweden, in English and Swedish, full color, 279 pages, large format, published at €60, limited stock, $100.00 plus our standard $3 part postage and for foreign plus actual postage.
Intimate Philatelic Interviews by Dr. Stanley M. Bierman
We now have Dr.Stanley M. Bierman DVD's, in stock, 19 interviews with noted philatelic people between 1984 and 1998 are recorded, each on a DVD. They are in color with sound, project well and can be played on a PC. Well presented in a small album in a folding box. The DVDs were produced by APRL and market for $175. We are pleased to offer at the same price, $175.00
Fundamentals of Philately
Fundamentals of Philately, Revised Edition by N. and M. Williams
The 1971 and 1991 editions are nearly identical, the early philatelic history
has been corrected in the 1991 edition. Most of the 250+ increase in pages is from the new format
having less text per page, we prefer the 1971 format. A definitive book for
all serious philatelists; the basics on paper, printing, perforations, gum, etc.
- 1971, 1st edition, cloth, used when available, $70.00
- Original printings as issued in 5 separate booklets, Vol 3, 4 & 5, $35.00
- 1991, 862+15 pages, cloth, limited stock, $85.00
United States Stamps
and Stamp Collecting
Rodney A. Juell & Steven J. Rod
A new work on US Stamps and Collecting, from the stampless period though the start of the 21st century. An almanac of US philately.
2006, 720 pages, in full color, cloth with dj, the preferred first printing, $45.00
The Dealers' Guide to Chemical Restoration of Postage StampsFor years we would not stock this booklet though a few used copies came in form time to time as being a Chemical Engineer I felt that it could cause more harm than good but now I think the general concepts are of value. 1976, 8th and last edition, published at $18.00, in stock at $15.00
Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms by Roy Dehn, 2004, 91 pages, card, sold out
APS Manual of Philatelic Judging edited by W. H. Bauer
- 1990, 3rd edition 120 pages, card, $5.00
- 1999, 4th edition, 88 pages, larger page format than 3rd edition, card, $12.00
Line Engraved Security Printing:
the Methods of Perkins Bacon 1790 to 1935 Banknotes and Postage Stamps
by Gary Granzow The first major work on engraving postage stamps since Jamex Baxter's 1939 book; Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving, Yes, it is on the nature of the engraving and not on specific stamps. An original approach to the research and understanding of line engraving on steel and the security printing it made possible. While much of the focus is on the evolution of line engraving in the UK, the findings apply to line engraving in general. Previously students have studied thousands of stamps and dated envelopes to deduce how the stamps were made and why they appear as they do. Gary has traced the development of engraving on steel, the mechanics of design transfer, hardening, inks, perforation and plate repair from 1790 to 1935 by studying primary sources and patents. Using this approach, he has made several basic discoveries and corrected a number of erroneous conclusions in the literature.
2012, 360 pages, 181 illustrations, many in color, cloth, In stock released September 27th, 2012, published £50 plus postage of £26, $110.00
Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving by James Baxter
A detailed study of Line Engraving, necessary for any student of engraved classics and surprisingly useful on the Typography for with the classics they started with an engraving..
- 1939, 1st edition, 164 paged, edition of 550, $135.00
- 1982, reprint, 164 pages, cloth $30.00
Stamp Perforation: The Somerset House Years 1848 to 1880 by Ray Simpson & Peter Sargeant, An excellent work on the evolution of stamp perforation giving many details on the operation of the equipment and the effect of machine ware and operation on the stamps. 2007, 370 + 16 pages, from the RPSL, published at £60 plus transit but now out of print, $250.00
Foundations of Philately by Winthrop S. Boggs
A good basic book on philately, not the depth of the Williams brothers
Fundamentals of Philately but perhaps the best starter book, one must have
the foundations before the fundamentals!
1955, 208 pages, cloth, out of print but we have new copies, $12.50
The Care and Preservation of Philatelic Materials by T.J. Collings and R.F. Schoolley-West An excellent
general work from the British Library and the APS,
1990, 55 pages, cloth, long out of print, limited stock, $37.50
Curatorial Care of Works of Art on Paper by Anne F. Clapp
A good work giving many technical details on preservation and restoration;
it could be considered a how-to book but only for the serious student. Do
read it, then you will more appreciate your professional preservation.
1987, 260 pages, card, out of print
Barbara R. Mueller
A Book of Postal History by Ernest M. Cohn
A discussion on building, studying and enjoying postal history.
1988, 110 pages, card with plastic ring binding, $23.50, enquire
- Common Sense Philately , 1965, 173 pages, cloth with dj, one copy available, $23.50
- United States Postage Stamps, How to Collect, Understand and Enjoy Them,1958, 343 pages, cloth with dj, one copy available, $26.50
FIP, Guide to Exhibiting and Judging Traditional Philately and Postal History Exhibits, 1993, two card volumes, 27 and 64 pages in color
Stamp Exhibitions by the Association for Stamp Exhibitions, Inc. 1950, 189+16 pages,
Showcasing Your Stamp Collection by C. E. Foster, 1978 revised edition, 116 pages, cloth, $17.50, card bound $15.00
Seminar on Exhibiting, Postal History Foundation, 1993, 44+3 pages in printed ring binder, $10.00
How To Arrange and Write UP A Stamp Collection by Stanley Phillips & C. F. Rang
The Philatelic Exhibitors Handbook, Edition by Randy L. Neil
A good overall view on how to prepare an exhibit.
- 1946, 2nd edition, 56 pages, cloth, $6.00
- 1958, 4th edition, 58 pages, cloth, $6.00
- 1965, 5th edition, 58 pages, cloth, $6.00
- 1988, 221 pages, card, enquire
- 1995, 241 pages, sewn signature edition, one copy available $35.00
Philately & The Computer by Richard Wolf and Alj Mary
More on the utilization of computers such as the layout possibilities and what
makes a good presentation than the actual use of computers. We like the work
though we think the sections on both paper and Mylar are not adequate.
1994, 272 pages, card $33.50
This is Philately by Kenneth A. Wood, 1982, 3 volume, 882 pages, cloth, enquire first limited stock, cloth, $60.00
Dr. Stanley M. Bierman
Two books from Dr. Bierman covering the lives of the great stamp collectors and also
details on how they formed there collections, much philatelic history on the rarities.
- The World's Greatest Stamp Collectors
- 1981, 312 pages, paper boards with dj, limited stock, $27.50
- 1990, revised edition of 1981 book, 384 pages, card, $17.50
- More of the World's Greatest Stamp Collectors.
1990, 304 pages, card, $17.50
- Both books, card with slip case, enquire first, $40.00
- Both books, 1990 edition, cloth bound with slip case, enquire first, $70.00
Not an auction catalog but the story of Dr. Paul Singer, the rise and fall of the Shanahans Stamp Auction of Dublin that tried to rise too high with the Maurice Burrus collection. Doctor of Millions by Seamus Brady, the story of the rise and fall of stamp king Dr. Paul Singer, 1965, 176 pages, card, enquire first, $32.50
Paper Chase by Alvin F. Harlow , A most enjoyable and authorative work on philately 1940, 353 pages
- ex libris and rebound but paper is in VF condition, $42.50,
- original cloth $65.00
Old Post Bags by Alvin F. Harlow, 1928, 499 pages, ex libris and rebound but paper is in VF condition, $67.50, original binding, $90.00
The William H. Gross Collection
United States Classics 1847-1869
2007, 136 pages, full color, cloth with dj, $80.00
Harlan W. Miller Philatelic Printer, A Biography by Harlan L. MillerA wonderful folksy story of a devoted Philatelic Printer that was responsible for many fine journals in the 1930-1960's such as The American Revenuer, Philatelic Literature Review, Bulletin of the Polonus Philatelic Society Kay Chief Stamp Journal and perhaps 40 more. 1965, 107 pages, printed on one side, some color, limited stock $65.00
Blue Mauritius by Helen Morgan
A fascinating and detailed story on the origin and philatelic history of this world rarity. Reviewed in the August, 2008 issue of the American Philatelist and
also the August 9th-10th issue of the Wall Street Journal
2008, 320 pages, cloth with DJ, 2008, $35.00
Storsamlaren Hans Lagerlöf by Erik Hamberg
Hans Lagerlöf, 1880-1952, Philatelist, Lagerlöf emigrated to the US
and became a world class collector, his life and collections, in Swedish
but with some English, well illustrated
1996, 35 pages, card, $12.50
Franklin D. Roosevelt: the Stamp-Collecting President by Brian C. Baur, This book covers FDR as a collector and his collections.
1999, 160 pages, cloth bound, card bound, $18.50
Linn's Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Stamps of the United States 1933-45 by Bauer
A good philatelic coverage of each stamp, background on the subject,
and naturally FDR's involvement. Good historic content, well indexed.
1994, 375 pages, card, $18.50
65 Years in Stamps, A philatelic history of the Showa Period by Nishioka Tatsuji
A philatelic history of Japan, 1920s through the 1980s, first published
in Japan in 1989 well illustrated, covers dealers, forgeries, rarities, etc.
1994, 136 pages, English Edition, cloth, $55.00
The Queen's Stamps by Nicholas Courtney
The story of the formation and continuation of The World's Greatest Stamp Collection. A beautifully book, color illustrations, but it is in no way just a "picture book" as it has much background information on both the collection and the actual stamp production. The text is well worth reading, enjoyable, informative and scholarly.
Please see: Queen's Stamps,
2004, 337+14 pages, cloth with dj, published £25 plus transit, $39.95
Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamp by L. N. Williams
- Vol 1, The Stories, 1993, 368 pages large format, color, dj, cloth,
- Vol 2, The Biographies, 1997, 218 pages large format, color, dj. cloth, sold
Charles W. Deaton, Fifty Years of Texas Philately a Remembrance of a Stamp Dealer, 2006, 46 pages, card, a fun book for those in Texas or know Charlie, $8.95
Stamp Boxes, Les boites à Timbres, Stamp Boxes by Brian Beet
From the Musée de la Poste, Paris, a delightful book on Stamp Boxes of
the World, 28 different countries, in English and French, from the utilitarian
to the elegance of Fabergé, from 1854 to 1991. 199 different are cataloged.
1994, 120 pages, card, fine color illustrations, one copy available $92.50
Stephen R. Datz
- Errors, Inverts, Imperforates, Colors Omitted on US PS, 1988, 109 pages, cloth, autographed, $25.00
- Errors, Inverts, Imperforates, Colors Omitted on US PS, 1990 110 pages, cloth, autographed, $25.00
- Top Dollar Paid! by Stephen R. Datz1989, 167 pages, card, $12.50, cloth & autographed $25.00
- The Buyers Guide, Get the Most for Your Stamp Collecting Dollar by Stephen R. Datz, 2nd ed 2000, 179 pages, card, $12.50
- The Wild Side by Stephen R. Datz, 1990, 164 pages, card, $10.00
- On the road by Stephen R. Datz, 1991, 161 pages, card, $10.00
Herman Herst Jr.
- Nassau Street
The old favorite in a new revised 1988 edition, a joy to read.
Pat has added notes explaining some of the cryptic descriptions.
- 1988 edition, 316 pages, card $10.00, cloth, $20.00
- 1960 edition, there are six printings, our selection, used, $12.50
- Fun and Profit in Stamp Collecting
- 1962, 168 pages, cloth, limited stock $10.00
- 1975, revised, 182 pages, card, $5.00
- 1988, revised, 176 pages, card $13.00
- The Complete Philatelist 1979, 120 pages, card, $10.00
- Stories to Collect Stamps By, 1968, 281 pages, cloth or card as available, please enquire before ordering $25.00
- Please Tell Me Mr. Herst by Herman Herst, Jr., 1980, 63 pages, card, sold out
- More Stories to Collect Stamps By 1982, 208 pages, card $12.50
- Forensic Philately
The Benjamin, Sarpy and Jeffryes forgery and fraud trial transcripts with an introduction to British legal practices by N. Williams.1986, 139 pages, card $60.00
- Still More Stories to Collect Stamps By, 1993, 200 pages, card, limited stock, $17.50
- The Best of Herst's Outburst 1993, 136 pages, card $15.00
The Philatelic Truck by James H. Bruns
Farley Erra stamp collecting promotion and the source of the ever
enduring Philatelic Truck souvenir sheets, well written and illustrated.
1982, 108 pages, card $12.50
Linn's Philatelic Gems by Donna O'Keefe
Two and three page articles on rare stamps and covers, well written.
- Vol. 2, 1985, 168 pages, cloth, pub with dj, $20.00
- Vol. 4, 1989, 168 pages, cloth $20.00
- Vol. 1 - 5, card, each $10.00
- Vol. 1 - 5, card in slip case $55.00
The Philatelic Fundation Seminar Series
Blindman's Mail or How the Blind have been served by the Post by Garvin Fryer, Details of the correspondence between institutions for the blind and the Post Office 1894-1939, details on the postal rates and regulations from 1898 to date. 2010, etc, 184 pages, full color, cloth, published £25 plus transit, US published $35 plus $15 postage, 2010, 165+12 pages, dedication page in braille, cloth with dj, in color, limited stock, $50.00
- Western Roundup edited by W. T. Crowe and M. X. Zelenak
Textbook No. 1, 1990, 119 pages, card
- Philatélie à la Française, Textbook No. 2, International Mail,
1699-1869 by Martin F. Stempien, Jr., The Hulot
Plates of 1849-1876 by Marc W. Martin First Issues by John E. Lievsay
Guadeloupe, 1859-1915 by Edward J.J. Grabowski, all in English.
1992, 101 pages, card bound, $30.00
- U.S.Postmarks and Cancellations edited by Scott Trepel and Harlan Stone Texbook No. 3
1992, 164 pages, card, $35.00
International Exhibit Catalogs
The below Internationals are listed by country, city and year of the show.
For a specific show we give the number of brochures and the price for the lot. With most internationals there are numerous brochures, these offerings are quite good and have all the main one but may not include all that were issued. Single sheets and cards are now counted as being brochures. The listings marked sold or with no price are considered reference listings and are not available at this time. We have others in stock which we have not yet listed.
- Argentina, 62, 81, 85, 91, 98, all sold
- Austria, Vienna 65 (10 for $45.00), sold, Wien 68, air 3 for $15.00), sold
- Belgium: Brussels 72 (6 for $32.50),
- Brussels 82 (5 $30.00) sold
- Bulgaria: Sofia 69 (3 for $25.00) sold
- Canada: Toronto 78 (5 for $20.00), sold, Toronto 87 (5 for $20.00),sold Toronto 96 (4 for $20.00)
- Columbia: Bogota 69, sold
- Czeslovakia: Prague 69, Prague 78 (7 for $45.00)
- London 1923
- London 1950
- London 1960 (6 for $37.50)
- London 1970 (7 for $35.00) (6 for $30.00)
- London 1980 (6 for $30.00), sold, (3 for $15.00)
- London 1990 (3 for $17.50)
- London 2000
- Paris 64 (4 for $32.50) sold
- Paris 82 (4 for $32.50)
- Paris 89 (6 for $110.00)
- Nurnberg 61,
- Berlin 71 (5 for $30.00) sold
- Amsterdam 67 (5 for $32.50)
- Amsterdam 77 (4 for $30.00)
- Copenhagen 87 (5 for $30.00) sold
- Luxembourg 63 (4 for $30.00) , Luxembourg 98 (4 for $30.00) both sold
- Mexico 68 (5 for $35.00) sold , Mexico 74
- Portugal: Lisbon 53, (1 for $42.50) sold
- Puerto Rico, San Juan PR 82 (3 for $32.50)
- Madrid 73 (4 for $30.00), sold
- Madrid 75 (9 for $35.00)
- Madrid 80 (5 for $30.00) sold
- Madrid 84 (4 for $30.00)
- Madrid 2000 (2 for $22.50)
- Granada 92 (5 for $32.50)
- Seville 96 (5 for $32.50) sold
- Madrid 2000.
- Switzerland, Basel 74 (4 for $25.00)
- New York 1913
- New York 1926
- New York
- New York 1947 (show program only $17.50)
- Washington, Sipex 1966 (4 for $27.50) (2 for $22.50)
- Philadelphia, Interphil 1976 (6 for $32.50) (show program only $15.00)
- Chicago, Ameripex 1986 (6 for $30.00), (show program only $18.50)
- San Francisco, Pacific 1997
- Washington 2006
Major US Exhibit Catalogs
- Chicago, Compex, 1958, 59, 62, 63, 68, 70, 72 (7 years for $25.00)
- Washington, World Stamp Expo'89 (1 for $8.50)
- New :York, Amphilex'71 (1 for $7.50)
Kenneth J. Kuts
Most enjoyable and useful books covering in equal portion the philatelic and historical interest. If you have an interest in either end you will find the books delightful. They are all well written and produced in all aspects
The History of Mail Bombs Philatelic & Historical Study by Dale Speirs
The first recorded mail bomb was in 1764 in Denmark. A mail bomb is known from 1881 in Australia, and in 1895 a letter bomb was sent to Baron de Rothschild in France, which exploded when he opened it. Letter bombs and package bombs continue to date.
2010, 128 page card, 60 pages in color, sold out
Alaska, Nome Gold by Kenneth J. Kutz
The book contains 129 fascinating letters between a young man trying to make his fortune in the gold fields and his sweetheart in St Louis, virtually all of the postal markings are illustrated as halftones.
1991, 240 pages, cloth with DJ, edition of 600, $32.50
California, Gold Fever by Ken Kutz
Not really a California book but it evidently has a place here. A history of gold from the mid 1850's, many illustrations of covers, a rarity guide. 1987, 400 pages, cloth with dj, 600 illustrations in color, $75.00
California Gold by Kenneth J. Kutz
1994, 253 pages, leather, edition of 50, limited stock please enquire, $65.00
The Gold of the Hydrocarbon; the story of Oil, World Wide
1995, 304 pages, leather, edition of 50
Untold Wealth, Canada's Mineral Heritage
The Mineral Wealth of Canada; Gold, Copper, Coal, Lead, Tin, etc.
1998, 380 pages, cloth with dj, $50.00
Gold on the Canadian Side of the Klondike
1996, 272 pages, cloth with dj, $45.00
The Gold Fields of Australia
1993, 240 pages, cloth with dj, sold out
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