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Posted 02/18/2011   09:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Russ:

When/if you have time, how about scanning an inside page or two from "A Description of U.S. Postage Stamps"

I don't care which stamps or year - maybe one of your favorites. I'd just like to see the inside ... photos? descriptions? charts? etc...

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Posted 02/18/2011   09:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1775mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just won a copy of " A Description of United States Postage Stamps 1847- 1943". Looks like we are along the same lines Russ.



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I still kick myself for not buying when it was offered at $350.
The Encyclopedia of the Colors of United States Postage

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Posted 02/18/2011   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks BC,
as an oyster, it's what's inside that's tasty. :)

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Posted 02/18/2011   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lou to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Great little Germany reference book.
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Posted 02/18/2011   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kirk, here are a couple of pages it has good info but the pics are B&W


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Posted 02/18/2011   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add butterfly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Neat thread, wasn't aware of it before today

Here is my favorite book, which professes what many would call stamp sacrilege -- cutting them up to make pretty designs.





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Posted 02/18/2011   1:12 pm  Show Profile Check jhlovell's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very very pretty butterfly, but I think I would have a tough time with stamp assassination.
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Posted 02/18/2011   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't remember exactly where I acquired this, but it is a nice old-time reference of the Prexie Series Stamps ... including some proposed designs not accepted for inclusion in the series:





I've asked about it before, but had no response, so it must be a relatively obscure piece.
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Posted 02/18/2011   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Russ.

That is really neat. I'd wouldn't mind having a pristine set of those "Ordinary Stamps of 1890"

I didn't expected color, but I was curious if it had lots of photos and information. I like the table under the photos.

Very nice,
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Posted 02/18/2011   8:05 pm  Show Profile Check jhlovell's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will scan a couple of items that I enjoy using.



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Posted 02/19/2011   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lou to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This is a fantastic reference for any Vatican collector.
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Posted 03/29/2011   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add panda.bear to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have the 36th Edition of The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps - the price guide the USPS puts out under Harper Collins. Received it as a gift and use it more often than originally thought. All prices are from the same year Scott Catalog and also includes information like quantity manufactured (when available) that Scott does not. Not as useful as the Scott US Specialized but a handy reference that opens flat (spiral bound), displays all the images of stamps on a separate page opposite the listing data (which I think is easier to browse), and is a good size for reading in the bathroom!
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Posted 03/29/2011   9:15 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, great libraries.
I've hung onto these booklets, all copyright 1972 (the Stamp Finder is still useful and the ABC's has a perforation chart on the back) from my childhood collecting days. Also have a disintegrating 1974-75 Harris US/Canada catalogue to keep track of my collection, and Scotts 1994 D-I and 2002 C-F. Plus the public library.





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Posted 03/30/2011   06:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My Indian States collection rather dominates my philatelic bookshelf
Alwar
Alwar Handbook, Benns, India Study Circle, 1972
Bahawalpur
The Amirate of Bahawalpur, Postal History & Stamps (1932-1949), Isani, 2006
Bamra
Bamra Handbook, Benns, India Study Circle, 1982
Bhopal
Bhopal Handbook, Davies, India Study Circle, 1975
Bundi
- The Sacred Cows Issues of Bundi, Benns, India Study Circle, 1986
- Bundi, The "Sacred Cows" 1915-1941, Burgess and Sturton, (circa 1960)
Bussahir
Bussahir, Bateman (date?)
Cochin
- Stamps of Cochin, Luiz, 1972
- Cochin Postmarks and Cancellations, Pai, 1974
Gwalior
A Handbook on Gwalior Postal History and Stamps (1837-1950), Gupta, 1980
Hyderabad
- History of Postal Administration in Hyderabad, Nayeem, 1970
- Hyderabad Philatelic History, Nayeem, 1980
Jammu & Kashmir
The Stamps of Jammu and Kashmir, Staal, 1983
Soruth
Soruth Handbook, Wood and Meher, India Study Circle 1999
Wadhwan
Wadhwan Handbook, Benns, India Study Circle, 1990

General
- Gibbons Part I 1941 (lists and prices the Bhopal reprints/imitations, Dhar missing frame line varieties, Jhalawar 'wove paper' varieties etc)
- The I.N.S. Illustrated Priced Catalogue of the Indian Native States, Burgess, (undated - circa 1960) (fairly simplified by today's standards, but has occasional useful snippets, like separate pricing of stamps showing watermarks for Jaipur SG 22-39)

If anyone needs the odd page or two from any of them, I'll be happy to help.
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Posted 03/30/2011   07:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since my first post in this thread, I have found another book in my library. I didn't even know we had this one. My wife thinks it belonged to her Father. I never met him as he died before I met my wife. I wonder what happened to his stamp collection?



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