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734019
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The Aerogrammes of Australia and Its Dependencies 1944-1980: (Stein, 1984, APS) A very interesting handbook of this area of postal stationery. Hardbound, 188 pages. Very gently used condition with only a couple blemishes on the cover.

5.00

733978
The Dealers Guide to Chemical Restoration of Postage Stamps, 8th Edition: This 1976-copyrighted 40-page saddle-stitched book is probably more useful for understanding what might have happened to your stamps than as a cookbook to "restore" stamps, though it does describe many "recipes" and techniques for restoration. Very interesting reading and sometimes a real eye-opener. Pre-owned, with some notes or articles that might be helpful. I do not know how many editions exist, but before finding this 8th edition, I was only aware of 3 editions (and I have not found such a high edition number offered anywhere online). This is the only example of this edition I have ever seen and only the fourth example of any edition I have ever had since the original publication date. Always sought after!

18.00

733976
Linns Philatelic Gems Complete Set, Volumes 1-5: (Donna OKeefe [Houseman], editor; 1987-1991) A wonderful armchair voyage to discover many of the rarest and most storied stamps of the world. Each stamp rarity is presented in a 1-3 page illustrated article, with very interesting text about the history of the stamp, the discovery, and sometimes the mystery of its loss. While most of us will never be able to own any of these stamps, we can read about them and dream! Softcover, EACH volume around 165 pages. Very gently used (virtually like new) complete set -- Some volumes appear to never have been "opened". Volumes 1-3 are in a blue slipcase (purchased as a group thus), while 4-5 are loose. Current online prices range quite a bit, but for good used quality these appear total from $40 to $100. This is far less costly than a good dinner and a movie, but might be a lot more fun!

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733998
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SET: Worlds Greatest Stamp Collectors and More of The Worlds Greatest Stamp Collectors: (Bierman, 1990 for both) A pair of fascinating and inspiring books with extensive text about the greatest earlier stamp collectors. The first volume covers 19 collectors in 269 pages and the second volume covers 16 collectors in 215 pages. Not only is this an impressive work, but it makes for really good reading. Included are stories of the kinds of "finds" that all collectors dream of making. I would absolutely keep this for myself if I did not already have a set! Softbound, extensive indexes and bibliography. This set appears to be in brand new condition and never having been "opened".

29.00

734016
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Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition "Catalog": While this is primarily a guide to this hugely successful stamp show and its exhibits, it also includes a couple articles and great images of many philatelic rarities. Plastic coil (the good kind; easily lays flat) bound, 336 pages. Very good used condition.

4.00

733845
The World Encyclopedia of Stamps and Stamp Collecting: (Mackay, 2017) This is a BRAND-NEW looking copy of a very modern book. Though it has a very reasonable original retail price of $10.99, this is a hardbound, full color, 256-page book absolutely crammed with useful information and illustrations. As the title suggests, this takes an encyclopedic approach, but is extremely readable. Mackay is an excellent author for such a book and this would be very useful to virtually any collector at any stage or level of collecting. This 7x9 inch format is basically the same book as another "complete guide" by Mackay.

9.00

733846
The Complete Guide to Stamps and Stamp Collecting: (Mackay, 2017) This is a BRAND-NEW looking (but has a "hidden" dent in the front cover) copy of a very modern book. Though it has a very reasonable original retail price of $14.99, this is a softbound, full color, 256-page book absolutely crammed with useful information and illustrations. Though the title suggests that this is different from the Mackay Encyclopedia, this is essentially the same book that takes an encyclopedic approach, but is extremely readable. Mackay is an excellent author for such a book and this would be very useful to virtually any collector at any stage or level of collecting. This 9x11.75 inch format is basically the same book as another "encyclopedia" by Mackay -- it is just larger format with larger text and pictures (better for older eyes).

10.00

734009
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Linns World Stamp Almanac, Sixth ("Millennium") Edition (2000): Enormous (1056 page) philatelic encyclopedia with sections on just about every philatelic subject imaginable, and with a great index. The publisher said of the previous edition "...this is the most useful single reference a collector can own" and it is even more true ten years later in this edition! It is almost impossible in this small space to even begin to list all the subjects covered. 27 chapters divided into perhaps four times that many sections, this contains so much information in one place that you may never discover it all. This may be the last edition published; I am not aware of a seventh. However, the content seems to vary from edition to edition, thus it seems desirable to have more than just one. Sure, some bits of the content are dated, but probably 95% of it is perfectly valid today. Softbound. This example is well used on outside edges of the closed book, but the inside of the pages themselves is perfectly fine.

12.00

733997
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OAT and AV2 Markings, Second Edition: (Heifetz, 2000) OAT (Onward Air Transport) and AV2 (the number of an international postal form put on the top of bundles of airmail letters) markings were typically applied, worldwide, to covers in which only part of the journey was by air; they apparently alerted the next exchange point that the mail was to be transported by air if possible. The markings were normally applied only to the top item in a bundle of mail, and usually only when there were not enough same-destination bundles to fill a mail bag, thus perhaps only one out of a several hundred covers from a particular route would receive the marking -- thus their scarcity and special collecting interest. Handstamped are known from 1938 to 1974 (AV2 manuscript markings from 1934), and most often seen on WWII-era mail when postal routes were much more disrupted and sometimes military aircraft was used to move the mail. Even at this 2000 writing, there were still open questions about when and how these markings were used. There is a Third Edition (2007) of this reference, but this 2000 edition contains a huge amount of information and illustrations in 143 pages, soft/perfect bound. The author is certainly one of the primary experts in this field. This example appears to be in brand new condition, but the title page is loose (could be carefully tipped in with a couple dots of glue).

19.00

731186
Tristan Da Cunha - Its Postal History and Philately: (Mackay, Crabb, 1965) Important 72-page handbook with emphasis on the postal history of this fascinating area. The only current offering I found for this on the web was at $125! Like-new condition; appears never to have been read.

59.00

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[Brazil] Correio Aereo: A History of the Development of Air Mail Service in Brazil: (Kriebel, 1996) This generously illustrated monograph traces the airlines and early airmail services into and out of Brazil. Featured are chapters on airlines like Varig, Condor, NYRBA, Aeropostale, LATI, and Pan Am. Included are many reproductions of airmail stamps and covers, as well as historical tables, maps, labels, and other Brazilian airmail material. If you just enjoy airmail postal history you will very much like this, but if you have an interest in Brazil or generally South American postal history, this is a must-have reference! 205 pages. Softbound. Appears to be absolutely new condition.

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733936
Book: The Imperial Postage Stamp Album, and Catalog... - Primary Source Edition: I was not previously aware of this publication. It is a reproduction, as a softbound book, of the 1874 Gibbons album. It is considered historically important as it helps to document the state of philately in those early years. It is very interesting to see what they knew had been issued and what they did not yet know about! Near-new condition, with just a couple minor bends on the cover.

6.00

733940
Stamps and Postal History of Lundy Island, Fifth Edition: (Aitchison, 2009) The specialized, must-have catalog for anybody interested in the stamps, postal history, cancellations, etc. of Lundy Island (located in the Bristol Channel, on the west side of the England). Starting with the first stamp issues in 1929, and the postal history of the island long before that, this 237-page priced catalog and handbook is absolutely necessary for anybody wanting to learn more about this fascinating chapter of philately. There is a Sixth Edition, released in 2019 I believe, which sells for about $50 plus shipping from the UK, but this Fifth Edition will surely satisfy the needs of most people. This appears to be brand new; the binding has never been "cracked" open.

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733985
The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue 1987: (Van Dam; 1986) Though certainly an older edition, this handy catalog is well COLOR illustrated and provides priced (Canadian 1986 dollars) listings to at least give you a good idea of what exists and relative values. The prices were actual auction realizations and the retail prices of Van Dam, thus they were realistic. Fair used condition. A great way to inexpensively learn about this beautiful (mostly wonderfully engraved) stamps.

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734015
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Darnell Stamps of Canada Catalogue, 11th Edition (2005): This seems to me, to the best of my research, the final edition of the Darnell Stamps of Canada Catalog: the 11th edition, 2005. When I first looked at it, I thought it must be the Unitrade catalog; it has a similar appearance, though smaller page size -- maybe Unitrade borrowed the format from Darnell (?). It is a very well produced semi-specialized catalog, packed with color illustrations and a very easy to use layout. It includes all the provinces and many special categories of related items. Plastic coil (the good kind; easily lays flat) bound, 438 pages. While now a bit dated, it is still very useful and would be a big help if you do not have a similar type of catalog. Excellent used condition.

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734017
NEW
Maury, Ceres, and Dallay: Catalog of France -- 2009, Part 2: Part 2 is a terrific stamp and postal history catalog of France from 1960 onward, with half the volume devoted to back of book areas such as booklets, advertising imprints, rare special souvenir sheets, marginal date imprints (coins datÚs), parcel post stamps, railway stamps, specimens, training stamps, strike stamps, WWII era special items, numbered gutter pairs (millÚsimes), pre-cancels, and much more. Wonderfully produced, packed with information and pricing that you do not find (or certainly not easily) elsewhere. It really is exceptional. Color illustrated, in French. A packed-full 670 pages, almost overwhelming! Other publishers would have probably asked (and gotten) $100 for this catalog, but their original issue price was only 20 Euro! Excellent, gently used condition. You cannot go wrong with this! I sold Part 1 in May 2019; with a little luck, that purchaser will see this offering.

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734013
NEW
DNK Leuchtturm [Lighthouse] Germany Catalog 2012 (Michel Numbering): "Pocket sized", but about an inch thick, this is a handy color, fully priced (2012) simplified catalog of all the stamps of Germany (all eras), the German States, Berlin, DDR, etc. This has the appearance of having been produced by Michel for the Lighthouse DNK brand -- it uses Michel numbering. Prices in Euro, text in German (but has so many pictures, you may never try to read the text). Good used condition; the binding is strong, but shows a little wear; the pages are excellent.

6.00

731094
Korean Stamp Review: Four quarterly issues: 1991/3, 1991/4, 1992/2, and 1992/3. Quite interesting and well produced. Full color and in ENGLISH. Too nice to discard.

4.00

734010
NEW
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 15, Central America, 3rd Edition (2007): As best I can determine, this is the most recent edition of this very useful catalog. Unless Michel publishes something similar (likely in German if such exists), I know of no other catalog that has all the Central American countries in one volume. Includes: Costa Rica, Cuba (all eras), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico (all eras), Nicaragua, and Panama (all eras) with Canal Zone. Soft bound (very sturdy), 410 large-format pages (this is big). I have been unable to find any new-old-stock on the market, SG itself does not offer any edition of this catalog, and I found only ONE used copy being sold in North America (at $97) and a couple used copies being sold overseas (at even higher prices, plus overseas shipping). This example is in excellent, very gently used condition with only the most minor cover wear; the pages are fresh and new looking. Extremely useful for the collector who enjoys these countries.

79.00

734014
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Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 9, Portugal and Spain, 5th Edition (2004): This 5th edition (2004) has been superceded by a 6th edition in 2011 which seems to have been sold out (I do not find a 7th), but this one still retains great usefulness. Very oddly, for the first time ever in my attempts to find such information and relevant market prices, I discovered that only couple copies of this book, and the next edition, seem to be on the market in the U.S. at bug-eyed-crazy prices ($600 to over $1000). None of that makes any sense to me and surely has to be wrong. I did find a couple copies in the UK for around $50 plus shipping. If you collect any of the Portuguese or Spanish area, you will find this very useful. Softbound, 547 pages, great color pictures, English text, pricing in British Pounds. This example took a hard bump to the spine that affects it only cosmetically; otherwise it is in excellent, very gently used condition. (If this actually worth over $600, the better for you!)

24.00

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The Philatelic Exhibitors Handbook, Third Edition: (Neil, Prill; 2006) I thought that this was not the latest edition of this valuable handbook, but I have not been able to find a later edition and it seems that this edition is hard to obtain??? You will find so much tremendously useful information about stamp exhibiting and preparing your collection for display or exhibit, that this book will "hook" you. It is said that to really learn a subject you need to teach the subject. That is what stamp exhibiting really does -- in the process of sharing your subject with others, you learn tremendously more about it yourself! Even if you just want to get some ideas about making attractive album pages for your own personal use, you will find this book a goldmine of ideas. Plastic coil (the good kind) binding for lay-flat use. I found one source for new copies at $32; this is very gently used; excellent condition.

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733916
A Collectors Guide to Theatrical Postcards: (Boyngne, 1988; 1993 edition) A wonderful illustrated showing of theatrical picture post cards, ranging from the stage to cinema, ballet to opera, playwrights to composers. 209 cards illustrated, 107 in color 102 in duotone. Each is accompanied by extensive text about the subject, person, etc. The author also provides an introduction to collecting such cards. Hardbound, 117 pages, with index. Very gently used -- virtually brand new condition.

14.00

733914
Collecting Paper Money for Pleasure and Profit, PLUS 3 OTHER BOOKS: (Krause, 1992) Subtitled: "A comprehensive guide and handbook for collectors and investors", this is a terrific introduction to the hobby. Softbound, 255 pages, with index, many illustrations. Covers just about any aspect of collecting paper money that you need to know!. Absolutely brand-new condition; binding never "opened". Original selling price $18.99. PLUS 3 OTHER BOOKS: 1) Coin World Ledger of U.S. Coins 2002 -- a checklist and inventory record book for your collection. Brand new! 2) Hewitt-Donlon Catalog of United States Small Size Paper Money "Valuations, Descriptions, Illustrations". 10th edition (1974). Really useful. 176 pages softbound. Gently used. 3) Standard Catalogue of United States Coins 1944. Obviously dated, but with excellent information and packed full of illustrations. Hardbound, 201 pages, with index. Entire lot of four books for one low price.

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