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Philatelic Literature, small library of (20) US-related

Philatelic Literature, small library of (20) US-related

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Group of 20 books/auction catalogs that should be of interest to the US collector, especially the classic US, 1869 or Hawaii student.  Earliest item is a May 1936 APS journal with the complete NY Postmaster Provisional plating diagram (important work and worth the asking price alone IMO!), but the strength of information is in the 1869 issue w/ several name sales (Lafayette, Coulter, Eubanks, Heimburger, etc.) plus Siegel hard cover “Ice House” catalog (including an excellent write-up/history.)

Other valuable reference items include Apfelbaum #573 (Charles Fricke collection of US postal cards,) some 1847-related (Craveri 1847 postal history - Bennett #266, Rush 1847 cover hardcover catalog,) Hawaii-related (Omdahl – Bennett #293, Laila - Siegel #974, etc.) Confederate States (Hubbell HC book “Confederate Stamps, Old Letters and History”, Rumsey #29 specialized CSA collection,) etc.

A few other odds and ends including the 1957 edition of Burdick’s useful “Pioneer Post Card” catalog (hardcover, 144 pgs, plus the 1958 supplement with pages 145-200.)

Very useful research material, especially the 9x1 plating guide, with a number of great catalogs, detailed write-ups and excellent reference photos, all offered at a very low “per piece” price!  Shipping weight 20 lbs (and the price includes shipping anywhere in the US, so the “per book” price even lower than it seems!  In fact, if you’re on the west coast, I may lose money shipping it to you…)

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Item Number 961498
Large Lot Type Assortment

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Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

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