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Springfield Stamp Club Library: Books

The materials in the library are available to any member who would like to borrow them.

Please contact the club librarian at the e-mail address below to check on the status of any items you wish to borrow.

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Schmid, Paul How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps Chapters on regummed, reperforated, and repaired stamps. Also, information on alterations and fakes. This book gives novice collectors advice on how to identify stamps with defects that are not readily apparent on initial examination.
Herst, Herman Nassau Street The memories and stories of a dealer, who brings the adventures of the stamp collector's Street of Dreams to life in this classic.
Lidman, David
Apfelbaum, John
The World of Stamps and Stamp Collecting A comprehensive guide to all aspects of philately. Written by the former stamp columnist for the New York Times and a highly respected stamp professional. Combines the practical How-to's of collecting with insider advice. Endorsed by the APS.
American Philatelic Society Beginning Stamp Collecting .
American Philatelic Society Intermediate Stamp Collecting
Part I
A do it yourself correspondence course for collectors which can help you brush up on the various elements of stamp collecting. Includes lessons on: Sources of stamps; Historical Highlights; Reference Collection; Condition and value; Auctions; Stamp Shows; and Competitive Exhibitions.
American Philatelic Society Intermediate Stamp Collecting
Part 2
A do it yourself correspondence course for collectors which can help you brush up on the various elements of stamp collecting. Includes lessons on: Tools and Techniques; Literature; Printing and Production; Counterfeits; Forgeries; Covers and Postal History; Topical Collecting; and an introduction to Specializing.
Brett, George Philately Printing Methods Techniques and art of the several major printing methods used in the making of stamps are presented.
Boughner, Elaine Durnin Stamp Club Handbook A handbook containing methods of conducting meetings and increasing interest and participation in stamp clubs.
Apfelbaum, John The Best of Apfelbaum's Corner The best of Mr. Apfelbaum's musings and philosophical essays on the hobby.
Wood, Kenneth This is Philately
Volume 1 A-F
Part I of a three volume encyclopedia.
Contains 4,135 entries, 1,836 pictures and 451 maps designed to advance philatelic knowledge.
Wood, Kenneth This is Philately
Volume 2 G-P
Part 2 of the three volume encyclopedia described above.
Wood, Kenneth This is Philately
Volume 3 Q-Z
Part 3 of the three volume encyclopedia described above.
Wood, Kenneth Where in the World A unique stamp atlas with maps of-all-political and geographic entities that have issued stamps since 1840. Contains 469 stamp illustrations, 602 maps and 900 entries listing active, dead and local post areas.
Olcheski, Bill 100 Trivia Quizzes for Stamp Collectors .
Linn's Linn's Philatelic Gems 2 .
Linn's Linn's Philatelic Gems 3 .
Hargest, George E. History of Letter Post Communication Between U.S. & Europe 1345/1875 This book describes the development of postal services between the U.S. and Europe. While there are many aspects of postal services, it deals only with letter post communication beginning with the subsidization of United States steam mail packets and ends on January 1, 1876 when France became an active member of the General Postal Union.
Wiltsee, Ernest The Pioneer Miner and the Pack Mule Express This work describes a forgotten phase of the early history of California, and some of the express companies who transported and delivered the mail during the Gold Rush days.
Konwiser, Harry Postal Markings A compendium of approximately 1000 different weekly columns as published in Stamps Magazine beginning in June 24, 1933 and ending February 26, 1955. These articles represent one of the first efforts to document various aspects of U.S. postal history and report on the new philatelic discoveries of the times.
Crown, Francis Surveys of the Confederate Postmaster's Provisionals This volume is a compendium of previously published material on Confederate Postmaster's Provisional issues and includes new material by the author. This work includes in whole or in part of articles published serially and individually in Stamps, the Confederate Philatelist, Weekly Philatelic Gossip, and Confederate Stamp Alliance.
McDonald, Susan M. American Philatelic Miscellany Includes selections from the Stamp Specialist written by the past philatelic giants and acquaints the reader with some lesser, familiar names such as Stanley B. Ashbrook, Richard McP. Cabeen, R.J. Mechin, Wm. H. Beck, and Harry M. Konwiser. Includes valuable information for serious 19th century U.S. collectors.
American Philatelic Research Library Philatelic Literature Review Vol 38 #1 & 2 1989
American Philatelic Research Library Philatelic Literature Review Vol 38 #3 1989
American Philatelic Research Library Philatelic Literature Review Vol 38 #4 1989
Baxter, James H. Printing Postage Stamps By Line Engraving A standard work of reference containing authentic details concerning recess engraving and printing.
Linn's Linn's U.S. Stamp Yearbook 1983 A comprehensive record of technical data, background and stories behind all of the stamps, postal cards, embossed envelopes, aerogrammes, souvenir cards and maximum cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1983.
Linn's Linn's U.S. Stamp Yearbook 1984 A comprehensive record of technical data, background and stories behind all of the stamps, postal cards, embossed envelopes, aerogrammes, souvenir cards and maximum cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1984.
Linn's Linn's U.S. Stamp Yearbook 1985 A comprehensive record of technical data, background and stories behind all of the stamps, postal cards, embossed envelopes, aerogrammes, souvenir cards and maximum cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1985.
Linn's Linn's U.S. Stamp Yearbook 1986 A comprehensive record of technical data, background and stories behind all of the stamps, postal cards, embossed envelopes, aerogrammes, souvenir cards and maximum cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1986.
Linn's Linn's U.S. Stamp Yearbook 1987 A comprehensive record of technical data, background and stories behind all of the stamps, postal cards, embossed envelopes, aerogrammes, souvenir cards and maximum cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1987.
Linn's Linn's U.S. Stamp Yearbook 1988 A comprehensive record of technical data, background and stories behind all of the stamps, postal cards, embossed envelopes, aerogrammes, souvenir cards and maximum cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1988.
Linn's Linn's World Stamp Almanac
5th Edition
Containing valuable information not found easily elsewhere. The almanac lists postage stamp issuing entities, post codes of the world, information on the Universal Postal Union, the #1 stamps issued by each country and when and where they were issued and a lot more. It identifies the First Day of Issue for each U.S. Stamp, the First Day city, and quantities of First Day cancellations.
Eastwood, Herbert Philately Under the Lamp ...
Chapier, Georges Les Timbres De Fantaisie .
Zilliacus, Laurin Mail for the World .
Scott Publishing Co. Scott 1990 "a Topic" Stamp Annual .
Herst, Herman Jr. Forensic Philately .
Hamlin The World of Stamp Collecting .
Linn's State Flags on Stamps Linn's .
Felix, Ervin J. Identify Your Stamps .
Scheele, Carl R. A Short History of Mail Service .
Williams, L. N. and M. Fundamentals of Philately .
Kanila-ouroff, Dimitry Postmarks, Cards, and Covers/Collecting Postal History Prince .
Angus, Ian Stamps, Posts and Postmarks .
Thompson, Bryce Postage Stamps of the United States 1847-1961 .
. Stories From Postage Stamps (phamplet)
Krause, Barry Stamp Collecting .
Wood, Kenneth A. Post 1987 Dates .
Room, Adrian Place Name Changes since 1900 .
. Fifty-Eighth American Philatelic Congress October 10, 1992
. Philiography Canada Volume 2 - 1992
Krause, Barry Advanced Stamp Collecting .
Bilig, Fritz Billig's Philatelic Handbook .
Bilig, Fritz Billig's Philatelic Handbook Volume I
United States Post Office Department United States Offical Guide October 1928 Volume VI
United States Post Office Department United States Offical Guide December 1930 .
Williams, L. N. and M. Rare Stamps .
Phillips, Stanley

Rang, C. P.
How to Arrange and Write up a Stamp Collection .
. Japanese Philately 1946 .
American Philatelic Society APS Manual of Philatelic Judging .
Superson, Edward Poland Occupied in World War II and Holocaust 1939-1989 .
Czechoslovakia Stamp Agency Monografie Ceskoslovenskych Znamek 1918 .
Orenstein, Michael Stamp Collecting is Fun .
Danner, James P. Baseball on Postage Stamps .
. Garfield-Pera Stamp Club 1890-1990 -- A Brief History .
Robertson, Doris Stamps, Coins, Postcards, and Related Materials- A directory of periodicals .