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Posted 05/18/2011   04:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Yay! great

I saw your picture on Lb's post,
there should be a law against someone looking so young!
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Posted 05/18/2011   04:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will get images of other catalogs I have at home - having images of the catalogs has given me an idea for the stamp wiki.. thanks Rod.

PS. I'm getting older by the day, LB might not recognise me next time we meet.
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Posted 05/25/2011   9:40 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's mine:
2010 Scott's US Specialized
1999 US Specialized
1943 US Specialized
2008 Harris US/BNA Postage Stamp Catalogue (my wife bought this for me)
Encyclopedia of US Stamps and Stamp Collecting (another wife purchase)
Linn's Philatelic Gems I, II and III
Martin A. Amrstrong's Washington Franklins 1909-21
Paul Schmid's "The Expert Book" (Wash/Frank)
Paul Schmid's "How to Detect Damaged, Altered and Repaired Stamps"
Jon Rose's "Classic US Imperf Stamps"
Richard Friedberg's "Introduction to US Revenues"
The Stamp Specialist- an older reference with a great article on pink and pigeon blood pink from a color physicist
Sherwood Springer's Handbook Volume 9 (only one I've bought so far)
Boston Revenue Book
William Weiss, "The Foreign Mail Cancellations of NYC 1870-78"
Kenworthy & Diamond "The US One Cent Issue of 1851-57"
Cyril dos Passos "The Case of the Premieres Gravures of 1861"
Richard Morris, "Three Cents Washington 1861-62" Color Guide for Scott #64 & 65
Lester Brookman, "19th Century US Postage Stamps" Volumes 1 & 2, 1948, 1st edition....
Skinner and Eno, "United States Cancellations 1845 - 1869"
Simpson's "U.S. Postal Markings 1851-61"
"Pictorial Treasury of U.S. Stamps"
Dr. Carroll Chase, "The 3-Cent Stamp of The United States 1851- 1857", 1975, Quarterman Reprint-- Received Today, 10/1/11!


Now if I can just memorize and learn all the stuff in these......Ray

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Posted 09/30/2011   08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Linn's World Stamp Almanac First Addition




USPS "History of the United States Postal Service 1775-1993"
I received this at a stamp show in Columbus Ohio in 1993. I believe this was the first year it was issued. Subsequent reprints have updated "1775- ...." year.





This may be the latest
http://about.usps.com/publications/.../welcome.htm
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Posted 09/30/2011   08:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1775mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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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.


Russ this is no joke, after reading so much of the wealth of information that you have. Would you ever want to sell a compiled dvd of your research as I would pay greatly for it. It would be a shame to lose all of that effort and work.
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Posted 09/30/2011   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll 2nd that. What a great idea! I would pay good money as well.

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Posted 10/02/2011   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Then I realised that most of his knowledge is in his head and he only goes to his books for refreshers. I think the BEST thing would be to have him write a book. . Then I got to thinking that here on SCF we have several very knowledgeable collectors and they get together and collaborate on a book, call it "The SCF Guru Knowledge Base". OK the title needs some work.

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (The exact & entire wording of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)
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Posted 10/04/2011   2:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yobo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do enjoy picking up stamp literature. This weekend I picked up two books at an exhibition. One was about post routes at sea in Rogaland (where I live), and the other one was a new book about post routes to Stavanger from 1652. It was written by a member at the stamp club I attend, and the book is also about the area I live in. I also picked up a few years of Norsk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift (the magazine issued for members of the Philatelist Association in Norway) from around year 2000. A lot of interesting articles there.

Other than that I have a few Stanley Gibbons catalogues (Simplified World and the Commonwealth and Colonies for example), Unitrade for Canada, Norgeskatalogen for Norway, AFIA for Europe etc. I also have a book about the postmarks of Rogaland, precancel catalogues for Canada and the United States, a catalogue of everything postal (except the stamps) in Norway etc.
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Posted 01/16/2013   12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yakboomer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My library is dwarfed by what I see here, but I did not see either the Frost Special Airship and Postcard Catalog (2005) or the Sieger Zeppelin Post Katalog (German language).
I would be glad to share anything of use in these.

regards, yakboomer.
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Posted 06/09/2014   11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guykickinit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just ordered from Amazon; $.78 +$3.99 S&H


and for $1.89 +$3.99 S&H


And a BIN from eBay


and also from eBay


Thought to enjoy some light reading.
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Posted 06/11/2014   12:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guykickinit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alright, I know these are old issues, but I just ordered the 6 volume set of Scott's 2009 standard for $58.36 shipped.
It's about time I suppose.
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Posted 06/11/2014   10:59 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At the last stamp show in Troy, NY, the dealer Doubleday was giving out dozens of free books. I had to be quick, but I picked up a better Facit catalog, Netherland Special Catalog and United States Postal Card Catalog.
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Posted 06/11/2014   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is most of what I have in my library.

1. The American Stampless Cover Catalog

2. The American Stampless Cover Catalog VOL.II By David G. Phillips Publishing Co., Inc. (lots of people)

3. The 3¢ Stamp of the United States 1851-1857 ~REVISED~ By Carroll Chase

4. Cancellations and Killers of the Banknote Era 1870-1894 By James M. Cole

5. The 10¢ Stamps of 1855 -1859 By Mortimer Neinkin

6. The United States One Cent stamp of 1851 to 1861 By Mortimer Neinkin

7. UNITED STATES/ The 1851-57 Twelve Cent Stamp By Mortimer Neinkin

8. United States Cancellations 1845-1869 By Robert C. Skinner-Eno

9. 2008 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue VOL. I.-IV.

10. 3c 1851-57 Designs Easy Identification Version By Bill Weiss

11. The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps 36th Edition

12. Michel Forgery Manuel - Germany

13. Michel Specialized 2013 VOL.'s I.-II.

14. Michel Specialized 2007 (English) Part I.

15. Michel Specialized 2009 (English) Part II.

16. Stamp Collectors Handbook By Samuel Grossman

17. 1976 Pocket Stamp Catalog By Scott
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Posted 06/11/2014   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My interests are quite narrow, and so my library is not as extensive as some, but I do have some items I don't think I've seen listed, beginning with:

Vol 1 (1947), Vol 2 (1950, and Supplement (1959) of The American Airmail Catalog.

Otherwise:

Air Mail: an illustrated history 1793-1981, Donald B. Holmes
Minkus Worldwide Catalog, 2 Vols, 1969 Edition.
Scott Catalog, Volume 1, A-B, 2011.
Scott Specialized Catalogue, 2013.

Others have mentioned "digital" resources. Three links I access frequently when I want to research the history of a (US) stamp:

http://www.1847usa.com/ByYear/1927.htm (change the year to the year of interest)

http://www.mysticstamp.com/viewProd....asp?sku=649 (change the SKU to the Scott# of interest(

http://arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=1...&tid=2033339

Negotiating this last one takes some getting used to. The above link goes to the top most Air Post page. From there, you could go up to get to other areas, or you can start here and go down:

http://arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=1...&tid=2027478

Basil
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