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Posted 07/26/2020   12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ashuber to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been considering starting at telegraph stamp collection, but am not knowledgeable about these types of stamps. The only guide I have is the 2017 Scott Specialized US Catalog.

What is the go to book or website about collecting telegraph stamps? Also are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Thanks!

Aaron
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Posted 07/26/2020   10:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As I recall George Kramer wrote a fine work on the telegraphs. An older work is entitled United States Telegraph Issues by Joseph and Stephen Rich. Somewhere in my library I think I have both, but I have not looked at them in many years.
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Posted 07/26/2020   10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robert A Siegel Auctions sold a big collection of telegraph stamps about 5 years ago. The auction catalog is a good reference https://siegelauctions.com/sales.php?sale_no=1102(you probably want to download the .pdf file since it has information about the companies in section headings that are not contained in the on-line catalog's individual lot descriptions).
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The Rich work is a small green pamphlet that is easily lost on a shelf.
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Posted 07/27/2020   09:43 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you want to get a jump start on a collection check this out:

http://www.friedbergstamps.com/id66.html

Richard is very fair and I'm sure this collection is worth more than he's asking.
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Posted 07/28/2020   07:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ashuber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. There is a lot of material for me to go though here now. Once again Stamp Community Family comes though big time!
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