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The Honolulu Advertiser Collection, Parts 1-3, Siegel-Weill 1995 Auction Catalogs (Hawaii): (Auction Catalog: Robert A. Siegel [in conjunction with Raymond H. Weill Co.] #769, 1995) Pristine set of three catalogs, in slip case, of this extremely important "name" auction. This collection of Hawaii has been called by some experts the greatest collection every assembled of the stamps and postal history of a single country. The collection was owned by the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper, though it was carefully and lovingly built by the chairman of the newspaper, Thurston Twigg-Smith. This set of catalogs is part handbook and part auction -- the volumes contain invaluable reference literature that is not available gathered in any other single source. The catalogs are brand new, the pages/spines never opened, and are completely unmarked. Each volume is accompanied by a prices realized for the entire sale. I have seen a couple other sets for sale at prices ranging from $105 to $135 and a couple others that have sold at the $100 level. This set is critically important to any collector who wants to learn about the philately of Hawaii or who appreciates important philatelic literature. If you enjoy the philately of Hawaii, you owe it to yourself to get this set!


A Description of United States Postage Stamps 1847-1945: An excellent example of this extremely interesting and useful official post office book issued in 1945 or 1946 (the print date says 1943, but that would be impossible). Remarkably well-done handbook with LOTS of interesting and quite readable text about the stamp issues, etc. If you collect U.S. stamps, you will find this fascinating. Softbound, 156 pages. The binding, which is usually terrible, is excellent, in "excellent used" condition; the pages are virtually pristine; there are age spots on the first and last page which were in contact with the cover, but otherwise very fresh. This immediate post-war edition is not so often offered.


Confederate States of America Stampless Cover Catalog - 1980, First Edition: (David G. Phillips; Wishnietsky, Hudson; 1980) An important new catalog in its time, with pricing, but long since eclipsed by later publications. Still interesting philatelic history. Very gently used.


Minkus New American Stamp Catalog 1959: A U.S. specialized catalog from the heyday of the Minkus organization. Especially appealing is that almost every issue has a paragraph about the subject of the stamp -- you can actually learn something! Hardbound, 253 pages. It may seem ancient, but you will find it useful. With worn dust jacket, but otherwise in excellent condition.


Nassau Street (1988 7th Edition, 1st Revised Edition): [Herst, Jr., Herman "Pat"] One of the CLASSIC READABLE PHILATELIC BOOKS. Pat Herst had a wonderful way of bringing the reader right into his stamp office. This book is probably responsible for getting many people interested in becoming stamp dealers. Nassau Street was THE place in New York City with the largest concentration of stamp dealers (probably in the world) in the first half of the 20th century -- these stories reveal it all. You will have a hard time putting this book down, so do not start reading it if you have a honey-do list you are supposed to be working on. While used copies of this book are readily available, this has the advantage of being the first REVISED edition; this is the one you want. Softbound. Good used condition. I see this exact book offered for $26-32, so if you miss out on this example, find one someplace!


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