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United States
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Posted 03/29/2011   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add artlaunier to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Stamp collectors, by nature, are a curious lot. As a general rule, we want to become more knowledgeable about and want to identify the details of our stamps. We have many varieties in ink, paper, impressions etc. because they have been identified. In order to do this we use our reference guides, be it on paper or on the WEB. What reference material do we use to identify our stamps vary with what we collect. I suspect U.S. Federal and State Revenues have more variety than any other U.S. category than I can think of.
This topic is to identify our reference material used to identify our stamps, regular postage or revenue, with the intention that perhaps others on this forum may want similar material. I have the following;

Private Die Proprietary Medicine Stamps,
Confederate And Southern States Currency,
United States Internal Revenue Tax-Paid Stamps Printed On Tin-Foil And Paper Tobacco Wrappers,
1929 The Historical Air Mail Catalog & Historical Covers,
A Census of United States Match and Medicine Stamps,
Specialized Cachet Catalog of First Day Covers of The 1940's,
Nutmeg Mail Auction 100 & Reference Guide,
Linn's Introduction To United States Revenue Stamps,
1906 Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalog,
1937, 1984, 2001 & 2011 Scott's Specialized,
Catalog of Various U.S.A. Tax Paid Revenues, B.N.A. Fantasies, Match & Medicine Facsimiles etc.,
2nd, 5th - 10th Sherwood Springer Handbooks,
Combs 1st, 2nd & 3rd Federal Issues
State Revenue Society Catalog,
UDPOD 1936, 1949 & 1968 Description Of United States Postage Stamp,
and app. 70 WEB sites bookmarked.

Is there a better way to share this information on this forum?
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United Kingdom
658 Posts
Posted 03/30/2011   03:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My main reference for quick checking is the South African Colour Catalogue (2010). The SACC is never far from me

Others :

Scott US Specialized
Unitrade
SG Great Britain Concise
SG Southern Africa Africa
SG Channel Isles and Isle of Man
Hibernian Ireland
Postmarks of Natal

I am looking for the Union Handbook - out of print and always seems to slip my grasp.

I am also an internet addict - far too many websites to list here.
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Australia
1251 Posts
Posted 03/30/2011   05:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am re discovering the glories of philately
I have Scotts fUSA specialized 2011 (Mind you I am still totally confused)
Gibbons Australia 2010
The 1913-14 Recess printed Series and the King George V side face and Pictorial Definitive stamps (Australai)
Australia The Early Federal Period
Australia The Commemerative Stamps of the reign of QEII
Australian Commemorative and Airmail stamps 1927 to 1951
Australia The Definitive Stamps of the Reign of QEII 1952-65
Len Jury Catalogue of NZ Stampds 2009

but I intend to buy heaps more.
Regards,
Horamakhet
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Canada
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Posted 03/30/2011   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Apart from my reference books, which were listed in a "Word" file, I have the following catalogues:

Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canada 2011 edition
ACS 2003 Edition catalogue for New Zealand
Webb's Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada & Newfoundland (7th Ed.)
Facit Postal History Catalog (1989)
Picture Postcard Values (2003)
Canadian Stamps With Perforated Initials
The Canadian Posted Letter Guide
Canadian Military Post Offices to 1993
The Squared Circle Postmarks of Canada by Moffat & Hanson
Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins
Billigs Specialized Catalogues (a few volumes of Canadian philately)
The Canadian Military Posts, Vol. 1 - Colonial Period to 1919 by Bailey & Toop
Newfoundland Specialized Stamp Catalogue by Butt & Walsh (1998)
The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
Sakura Catalog of Japanese Stamps 1995
Yangs Postage Stamp Catalogur of the PRC 1994
Bolaffi Italian Specialized Catalogue 2000 Ed
Edifil Catalogue for Spain 2001 ed.
Hibernian Handbook & Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Ireland 2002
Machins Collectors Club - Machins Specialist Catalogue 3rd ed

There are any more I could list here but it would take too long.I have always been a believer that a collector should be informed with reference books & catalogues.

If anyone needs information about anything, I am more than glad to share this information, if I have it.

Chimo

Bujutsu
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Edited by Bujutsu - 03/30/2011 12:21 pm
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United States
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Posted 03/30/2011   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Through the power of the internet much of my library is digital. I have numerous stamp collecting periodicals from 1890-1920 (Meekel's, American Philatelist, etc). My main resource is 7000 pages of research notes that I have compiled and 72,000 images related to early U.S. stamps and postal operations.
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Posted 03/30/2011   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Russ ... are you a part of any "Expert committee" (EG: APS, etc)?
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United States
2547 Posts
Posted 03/30/2011   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, just a collector and a student of U.S. Post Office Department history.
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United States
2880 Posts
Posted 03/30/2011   5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're one heck of a student for a 13 year old
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United States
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Posted 03/30/2011   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I lied about my age to get the student rate. I tried to change it several time and finally said the heck with it.
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Posted 05/09/2011   8:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just came across these. Had forgot about them. Thought someone might like to see them. - Jeff



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United States
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Posted 05/13/2011   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just added a few more book. I got the "American Stampless Cover Catalog" V1, V2 & V3. V1 & V2 are the 4th edition while V3 is the 3rd. Lots of reading to do and already using them. I also got a book by Dr. Carroll Chase, 1962, "Classic United States". Only 45 pages but looks like a good read and reference.
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United States
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Posted 05/16/2011   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a partial list of my library.

United States Internal Revenues Stamps, Hydrometers, Lockseals (Best known as "The Springfield List")
1912 Bartlett & Norton (1982 Reprint)
Sterling's Standard Descriptive and Price Catalogue of The Revenue Stamps of The United States
1888 5th Ed. E.B. Sterling (Hiram Deats Signed Personal Copy)
Revenue Stamps of The United States 1862-1899, "The New Boston Revenue Book"
1942 Roger W. Sargent
History of The United States Metallic Tax Stamps For Cotton
1913 Charles Nast
Railroad Company Cancellations of the United States on Revenue Stamps 1862-1883
1943 H.P. Shellabear, MD
Special Tax Stamps of The United States
1976 Terrence Hines
Shift Hunter Letters, U.S. Revenue Varieties
1983 George Blake
Private Posts of The United States, Vol.1, New York State
1967 Donald S. Patton
United States Internal Revenue Tax Paids Printed on Tin Foil & Paper Tobacco Wrappers
1988 John Alen Hicks (Limited Ed. of 600)
Check List to License & Royalty Stamps Used in The United States 1860-1885
1935 Henry Holcombe
Addenda To The Check List to License & Royalty Stamps Used in The United States 1860-1885
1944 Henry Holcombe (This was never actually published, Type written and distributed)
Precancel Stamp Society Catalog of United States Bureau Precancels
1997 4th Ed. P.S.S. (Lists the Bureau Precancels on Playing Card Revenues)
Springers Handbook of North America Cinderella Stamps Including Tax Paids
Vol.'s 6, 9 & 10

If you are interested in any information contained in any of these drop me a note

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United States
1707 Posts
Posted 05/16/2011   6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a partial list of my library.

United States Internal Revenues Stamps, Hydrometers, Lockseals (Best known as "The Springfield List")
1912 Bartlett & Norton (1982 Reprint)
Sterling's Standard Descriptive and Price Catalogue of The Revenue Stamps of The United States
1888 5th Ed. E.B. Sterling (Hiram Deats Signed Personal Copy)
Revenue Stamps of The United States 1862-1899, "The New Boston Revenue Book"
1942 Roger W. Sargent
History of The United States Metallic Tax Stamps For Cotton
1913 Charles Nast
Railroad Company Cancellations of the United States on Revenue Stamps 1862-1883
1943 H.P. Shellabear, MD
Special Tax Stamps of The United States
1976 Terrence Hines
Shift Hunter Letters, U.S. Revenue Varieties
1983 George Blake
Private Posts of The United States, Vol.1, New York State
1967 Donald S. Patton
United States Internal Revenue Tax Paids Printed on Tin Foil & Paper Tobacco Wrappers
1988 John Alen Hicks (Limited Ed. of 600)
Check List to License & Royalty Stamps Used in The United States 1860-1885
1935 Henry Holcombe
Addenda To The Check List to License & Royalty Stamps Used in The United States 1860-1885
1944 Henry Holcombe (This was never actually published, Type written and distributed)
Precancel Stamp Society Catalog of United States Bureau Precancels
1997 4th Ed. P.S.S. (Lists the Bureau Precancels on Playing Card Revenues)
Springers Handbook of North America Cinderella Stamps Including Tax Paids
Vol.'s 6, 9 & 10

If you are interested in any information contained in any of these drop me a note

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United Kingdom
658 Posts
Posted 05/18/2011   01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have now acquired the Handbook - Union of South Africa Stamps -1952, Dr Alec Kaplan, Sam Legator and William N.Sheffield. The best book on the early Union stamps.

Drew
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Posted 05/18/2011   02:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 05/18/2011   02:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ask and you shall receive. These are the ones I have at work with me today.


1952 Handbook



2008/9 South African Colour Catalogue



SG South Africa



SG GB Concise 2003



Drew
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