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Posted 06/10/2011   12:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sounds good Jeff.

Kirk...have you taken leave of your senses?
take care with that UV light.
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United Arab Emirates
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Posted 06/27/2011   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add james to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 06/27/2011   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add james to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
4)




5)




And others .... (Knowledge is power)

Cheers
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United States
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Posted 06/27/2011   11:15 am  Show Profile Check jhlovell's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice set of books james!
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Posted 06/27/2011   4:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add james to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheers jhlovell
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United States
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Posted 06/29/2011   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just picked up another last week-- one of the more famous books on cancels on US classics..... "United States Cancellations 1845-1869" by Hubert Skinner and Amos Eno a/k/a Skinner Eno....Ray
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Australia
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Posted 08/31/2011   12:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some nice fella at SCF recommended Abe Books
some time ago, I have bought 5 so far
very reasonable.

Now for Auusies



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Australia
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Posted 08/31/2011   12:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Just picked up another last week-- one of the more famous books on cancels on US classics..... "United States Cancellations 1845-1869" by Hubert Skinner and Amos Eno a/k/a Skinner Eno....Ray



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Australia
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Posted 09/27/2011   09:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add snowy12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi All
Wow I didn't realize there was some much literature about our hobby.
My books include
Stanley Gibbons SOTW 2010 5 volumes
Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth & British Empire 1840-1952 2007 edition
Stanley Gibbons part 19 Middle East
Stanley Gibbons British commonwealth 2001 vols. 1/2
Stanley Gibbons British commonwealth 1978
Scotts USA Specialized 1997
Barefoots 1985 British commonwealth revenues
ASC New Zealand 2011
BFDC British First day Covers 2003
Rennicks Stamps of Australia 12th edition
Stanley Gibbons Collect Railways on Stamps 1985
Stanley Gibbons Elizabethan 1973 Silver Wedding Edition
The revenue and Railway Stamps of Tasmania
The Railway and other parcel Stamps of Mainland Australia
Victorian Government Punctures 5th edition
The Railway Letter Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland 1891-1947
The Tomkins Catalogue of Identified GB Perfins 1985
Commercial Perfins of Australia
Cape of Good Hope 1853-1864 Triangles A 5 minute guide
Paper Ambassadors Dennis Altman
The Airmails of the British Isles 1940
Overprints on British Stamps For Use Abroad Tom Current
Scott's World Catalogue 2008 on CD.
Billing's vol 9 in Pdf format
Plus a small collection of issues by Australia Post.
Brian
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United States
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Posted 09/27/2011   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sure someone has mentioned this book already, Nassau Street,by Herman Herst, Jr., but I am reading it now and can't put it down.

What a great story about the "glory days" of stamp collecting. Wish I could have been around then.

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Posted 09/27/2011   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1775mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Billig's Philatelic Handbooks. Yes, another addition to the library and some great reading ahead. Finally pulled the trigger as the deal was just to good for the set to pass up.


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United States
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Posted 09/28/2011   12:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've added my library to my collection website. Well, the books. Still working on hundreds of magazines and study group publications.
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Posted 09/28/2011   6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to a surprise parcel from ROD, I now have a new book in my library!



I just opened it and thumbed through the first few pages when I saw this chart about KGV Colors:



But what I really LOVE are the simple precautions:

* Work only by daylight
* Rest the eyes every few minutes
* Admit only stamps with clean white margins

Good advice!

Thank you Rod for you generosity!

KirkS
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Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
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Posted 09/28/2011   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're welcome Kirk :)
It's a little aged,
but will give you some in depth of Australia fly specks.

The logo's on the cover are nice,
try and find the "ABC" logo stamp, that is a famous unknown error :)
The logo is around the wrong way.
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Canada
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Posted 02/23/2012   4:36 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just came from a local thrift shop where I picked up a 1983 Edition of Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part I British Commonwealth.
Don't know why I grabbed it, it's obviously out of date and the pictures aren't the greatest, but I'm a Scott's guy, and this has bits of info not included in the Scott's book.
Nice big, bulky hard cover. Just don't tell the missus, she's already planning a yard sale for the spring, and this would be prime material for her.

Here's a picture of this big Bad Boy!



Also figured this was a good reason to revive this thread. Lots of new members here. Let's see what they read!
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