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Posted 06/29/2009   1:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvcoll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 06/29/2009   1:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvcoll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm particularly happy to own this one:

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Posted 06/30/2009   12:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvcoll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 06/30/2009   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvcoll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 06/30/2009   1:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this tread could serve everyone if we each create a list of our personal libraries with noting, title, author/editor, publisher, year printed, & edition if applicable. Also, add a short note about the book.
I know if I and others like myself pictured every book we have this would be the longest tread on this site on then some.

Happy Collecting!
Mike

PS gvcoll, I've have 2 copies of Russia Zemstvos. Great Book.
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Posted 07/13/2009   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvcoll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a good idea. I'll start off with my library.


Hellas Stamp Catalogue vols. 1-2, A. Karamitsos, 2008 edition - A fairly comprehensive stamp catalogue for Greece and related areas.
Linn's World Stamp Almanac, 5th edition, 1989
The Modern World: Today's Atlas for Stamp Collectors, Kenneth A. Wood, 1987 - Offers brief surveys of existing countries' stamp-issuing history, with nicely detailed maps.
Norwegian Exile Mail, 1940-1945, Karl U. Sanne, 1986
Norwegian Postal Service 100 Years on Svalbard, Fred Goldberg, 1997
The Pioneer and Semi-Official Air Mails of Canada 1918-1934, C.A. Longworth-Dames, 1995 - A nice guide to this aspect of Canadian philately.
Roald Amundsen: Expedition Mail - Letters, Postcards & Stamps, Fred Goldberg, 2000
Russia Zemstvos, F.G. Chuchin, 1984
Scott Catalogue vols. 1-6, 2001 edition
Zeppelins in World War I, Frost Publishing, 2000
The Stamp Atlas, W. Raife Wellsted, Stuart Rossiter & John Flower, Facts on File Publications, 1986 - An essential reference work.
The Stamps of Moschopolis of 1914, Andrew Cronin, 1977 - A useful study for this specialized area of Greek philately.




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Edited by gvcoll - 07/13/2009 9:20 pm
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Posted 09/30/2009   03:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doodles69ca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is great. I was just thinking about a question like this topic. I am glad I looked before I asked.

I have as much fun buying stamp related reference books and catalogues as I do buying stamps. A lot of my books are even used for bedtime reading.

Of course I have all of the Scott Catalogues, including the US Specialized. And the Unitrade Catalogue for Canada

Australian Commenwealth Specialists Catalogue from Brusden White
Australasian Stamp Catalogue from Seven Seas
Queensland Cancellations and Other Postmarks 1860-1913 by H.M. Campbell

The Aerogrammes of Australia and It's Dependencies, 1944-1980 By Robert C. Stein

Victoria, The "Butterfly" and "Barred Oval" Cancellations 1850-1855
By J.R.W. Purves

A Catalogue of Squared Cirdle Postmarks of South Australia

The Revenue Stamps of New South Wales

The Revenue Stamps of Queensland

Tasmania: The Postal History and Postal Markings

Collect British Postmarks

Squared Circle Postmarks of the London Suburban District Offices by Stanley F. Cohen

The Len Jury Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps

"Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" The 1969 Unidted States Christmas Stamp A Study. By Donne E Puckle

Collecting Postal History, by Prince Dimitry Kandaouroff

The Handbook and Catalogue of Canadian Transportation Postmarks by T.P.G Shaw. A publication of the Royal Philatelie Society of Canada

A Handbook of Canadian R.P.O.'s

Facit Catalogue for Scandinavia
Ceres Catalogue for France
Michel Catalogue for Germany
Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Catalogue

Worldwide Watermarks and Perforations by Brvin J Felix

The Joy of Stamps by Hunter Davies

The Pioneer Stamps of the British Empire by B.W.R Poole

The International Guide to Stamps and Stamp Collecting by Douglas and Mary Patrick

Mosaic of Canada on Postage Stamps by Nick and Helma Mika

World Stamp Almanac by Linn's

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, (perfins) by J.C. Johnson and G. Tomasson

Philatelic Gems II

Canadian Fancy Cancellations of the Nineteenth Century, bye K.M Day and E.A. Smythies

I have about 10 or 15 more books, but they are in another bookshelf behind some other things.

Oh and I also have about 25 books on postcard collecting.




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Posted 10/01/2009   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvcoll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since posting that list, I've picked up Volumes 2 and 6 of the 2003 Scott Catalogue.
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Posted 10/31/2009   3:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add litphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I mainly use Michel and other specialized catalogs/handbooks.



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Posted 01/03/2010   10:48 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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Posted 01/03/2010   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
my collection is sparse compared to these but I will have to take the time to list them soon. The Christmas tree is in front of that bookcase right now. It was supposed to come down today but snow removal comes first.

Richard
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Posted 01/03/2010   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
who needs books when we have access to so many experts on SCF:)
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Posted 01/04/2010   08:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add theswedishtiger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brookman - all volumes
The Prexies - Rustad
Classic United States Imperforated Stamps - Rose
United States Postage Stamps 1902-1935 - Max G Johl
U.S.COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS - Max G Johl
U.S. Postage Stamps of the 20th Century, all volumes - Johl
Postal Markings of the United States 1847-1851 - Mannel Hahn
The United States Issue of 1869 - Stanley B. Ashbrook

Numerous back copies of the American Philatelist and the annals of the NY Philatelic Society


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Posted 01/22/2010   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Quanah to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use the Scott Catalogs (I want to upgrade to color, but currently own 1996 versions and check out the new ones from the library when needed).

I also use the International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philately by R. Scott Carlton

In addition to books I find the web helpful:
Stamp Atlas: http://www.sandafayre.com/html/atlas.htm
CIA World Fact Book (info on countries) https://www.cia.gov/library/publica...ld-factbook/


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You're lucky, Quanah.

My library doesn't have Scott Catalogs and the last time they did (I was just a kid) -- they were in the reference section and not available for checkout.

KirkS
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