Philatelic Literature & Self-Publishing

There are times when something new strikes your fancy and you dive wholeheartedly in – and so it is with self-publishing. Philately lends itself to this effort as endless studies or stories can be told and for just this reason, it actually becomes fun.

In the coming weeks I’ll be listing philatelic literature which I find interesting or have personally produced. I hope something might be interesting for you.

O.C. Marsh, Chief Red Cloud and the Thunder Horses

It was a time of scientific discovery and the characters in the story are all larger than life today. But, they were quite the personalities even in their day.

Othneil Charles Marsh, a paleontologist, described dozens of new species as he examined remains from the fossil rich western badlands of the Dakotas and Wyoming.

Chief Red Cloud, the highly respected leader of the Oglala Lakota tribe, led his people wisely not only in war but also in peace. The Red Cloud Agency bore his name.

Thunder Horses – Giants of prehistoric times whose very name elicits visions of Mammoths and Brontosaurs.

Combine all three and a wonderful true story of suspense and true friendship with a dose of hardship presents lessons in trust and altruism. Two things our modern culture might learn from.

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Philamercury Digital Rendezvous 2017

The 2017 Philamercury Digital Rendezvous is once more hosting a digital exhibition as they did in 2016. With 50 single frame exhibits this time, there’s again much to interest everyone. View the site and the exhibits at:

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Philamercury Digital Rendezvous 2016

Richard Frajola is sponsoring a wonderful new digital extravaganza. With 96 single frame exhibits, there’s something for everyone. View the site and the exhibits at:

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The 1959 St. Lawrence Seaway Commemorative and its Famous Invert

Historian Charles Verge, is past-president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, curator of the Canadian National Stamp Collection, a prolific writer, exhibitor, and judge. He has written three books and over 200 articles related to philately in newspapers, specialized magazines, and general publications. He is a member of many local, national, and international philatelic organizations. Verge has been honored as a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his philatelic achievements.

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Digital Media and the Future of Philatelic Publishing – Part 3

Richard Drews

These commercial approaches all recognize that world in general has migrated to the Internet and our most active hobbyists have followed. Publishing information on paper is static. The world is dynamic and interactive. The post baby boomer generations have grown up with computers and have moved on to laptops, smart phones and tablets and will continue to migrate to the most seamlessly interactive platforms. We need to be somewhere they can find us. A website can be broadly viewed as having three main aspects: static, dynamic and interactive. The static portion is the framework that changes very little from one day to the next: the layout of the home page, the pull down menus, the side bars and the quick link buttons, to name a few. Once we look at a website a few times these aspects become almost invisible, just a tool to get us somewhere. Google has one of the most simple and static homepages in existence. They have fun with their logo but the only item of significance is the search box. Type in your search terms and instantly you are interacting with the digital universe.

Not many websites omit the dynamic aspect of the Internet. Every day MSN has the same basic framework, but the content of all the information in the news stories, the finance section and so forth changes by the minute. This is the dynamic aspect of the Internet. When we use MSN Finance we also enter the interactive portion as soon as we obtain quotes by stock symbol. It becomes even more interactive if we go to a message board or blog and read and respond to posts. Ebay has a static structure that they update from time to time, a dynamically changing list of items for auction or immediate purchase and an interactive auction with feedback about buyers and sellers.

As we attempt to use the Internet more broadly to promote our hobby, we have to realize that barriers to access to content make us invisible. Today the world searches through Google or a close clone. If a philatelic publication has just what someone is looking for and it exists in a book or periodical at the APRL, the searchers are unlikely to find it since to them the APRL does not exist and almost nothing in the APRL is immediately accessible from Google. Until we have a method for all philatelic libraries and websites to share data across an open platform we will remain nearly invisible and irrelevant in the digital age. People have argued against digitizing things because storage media and formats change. That is a false objection. Digitizing produces zeros and ones. Migration from one format to another is trivial. We have gone from switches and lights to paper tape and punch cards to tape and giant disks to large floppies, small disks, CDs, DVDs, internal and external hard drives, thumb drives, SSD and the cloud. Captured data has migrated from one to another and will continue to do so.

The APRL is working to expand the Philatelic Union Catalog in cooperation with several major libraries, but there is much to be done. A précis of every major holding, easily accessed by a Google search without any reference to the APRL, will be needed as a start. This will take enormous input from all major societies. One proposal for linking philatelic data has come from the Philatelic Information Network (PIN). Their website ( outlines a method for creating a standard for linking all philatelic data. There is no way to know, at the moment, what method will work the best, or at least well enough to be implemented. It is critical that the conversation begins in earnest and that we devote significant efforts and resources to mastering the Internet and committing ourselves to the digital age. End of article marker.
Part 1 – Part 2

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The Internet has Changed Philately – Forever!

The Stamp News Australasia – Market Matters article by Glen Stevens The Internet has changed Philately – Forever! presents an interesting view from the dealer’s perspective.

Many readers do not realise this, but it is a fact the internet has changed forever, much about this hobby. The most obvious is that due to the vast amounts of email communication, both private and business almost no-one needs to send basic mail pieces these days, compared with even a decade back. Many forget easily, but back in 1999 very few collectors reading this magazine had an email account. Even many of the VERY largest dealers did not have websites, and most did not own their own domain names.

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Future Posts

Due to a change in my availability to post, future articles will be sporadic. Thank you for reading and following the blog.

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Fakes, Forgeries, and Counterfeits from the National Postal Museum

AmeriStamp Expo 2013 seminar – Fakes, Forgeries, and Counterfeits from the National Postal Museum Collection hosted by Daniel A. Piazza, Curator of Philately, Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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Stamp Collecting Stages Quiet Comeback in India’s Digital Era

An encouraging article on philately in the digital age by Sankalp Phartiyal – Stamp Collecting Stages Quiet Comeback in India’s Digital Era appears in Indian Insight.

Though numbers are hard to come by, philately appears to be staging a revival in India, with estimates ranging from 25,000 to over 100,000 active collectors. Like Mittal, working professionals are taking up the hobby, joining stamp-collecting clubs and fostering friendships with enthusiasts from all walks of life.

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Digital Media and the Future of Philatelic Publishing – Part 2

Richard Drews

John Hotchner and I have given two seminars on Challenges and Opportunities in Exhibiting and Judging Philatelic Publications. As a result of the participation and feedback we have been given the task of establishing ongoing colloquiums on philatelic publishing. We will also be producing a proposed new version of our Judging Manual for philatelic publications. The active participation of the Writers Unit is imperative. We must question the use of term “philatelic literature”. Given the many ways we distribute information today we need to expand our concept to “philatelic publication”. Many groups have already adopted a broad concept of publication even though our copyright laws are anachronistic. defines publication as “Communication of a message, statement, or text through any means: audio, video, print, electronically as an e-book or on the web.” gives the derivation as late Middle English (in the sense ‘public announcement or declaration’): via Old French from Latin publicatio(n-), from publicare ‘make public’, which is exactly what we do when we publish. Our job is to learn how to best use and evaluate philatelic publications in all their forms.

There are serious discussions about offering the nearly completed update of the Stampless Cover Catalog by subscription only. One suggestion is to offer it for an upfront payment the first year with no provision for downloading or printing the catalog, just web use. In the first year the subscribers would submit additions and corrections through the Internet. During the first year the catalog would be regularly updated. In the second and subsequent year subscribers would pay a lower annual fee and have the ability to download and print whatever portions of the catalog they wanted. New subscribers would pay the larger first year subscription price and then the ongoing lower fee in subsequent years. Judges would be judging a dynamic and interactive work in progress. If entered in a show within weeks of release, the catalog might have some errors that are corrected by the time final judging occurs. Do the judges give credit for these ongoing actions to keep the catalog current and accurate? How much might this make up for minor vs. major errors or omissions in the publication? These and many other considerations must be addressed.

Everything I am suggesting here already exists and is being done, but only on a very small scale in the world of philatelic publishing. The Collectors Club has started posting the handouts and PowerPoint presentations brought by their speakers. They are even recording the entire presentations for viewing on their website ( The Collectors Club of Chicago is launching a new website with a section for members to post every exhibit they choose to share and a listing of publications ( They were also given a commendation for creativity in the recent IPHLA literature competition in Germany. The author of one of their publications included his exhibit on digital media as part of the book.

The most aggressive use of digital media comes from the commercial side of the hobby. Jim Lee, a good friend and President of the ASDA, has cut his show schedule down to 6 or less per year while doing most of his business on the Internet. His regular email blasts sell 80% or more in the first few hours. Scott Trepel of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. has gone a step further. Their website Power Search feature locates comparable items going back to 1930 with prices realized. It includes extensive articles, census data found nowhere else, links to other philatelic tools and scans of major exhibits. The catalogs refer to and are supplemented so thoroughly by research on the website that 3 of the catalogs won a gold and two vermeils in the 2012 Chicagopex literature competition.

Richard A. Frajola has taken another digital approach. His website is anchored by a message board that is followed by serious postal historians worldwide. Post a problem item with a scan and within a few hours you have an education that it would take decades to acquire. Members of the board have also posted dozens of the finest classic exhibits and over 20,000 covers to assist other members. Amos Press is researching how to not only sell catalogs but to supplement them in a digital fashion. One initiative involves taking all the articles produced over the years for the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers and making them available to purchasers online. New issues could also appear online and digital versions of the catalog could be sold by subscription. End of article marker.
To be continued…

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Eric Gill: Sympathy for a Philatelic Devil

The type designer and sculptor Eric Gill had exacting and pointed opinions about postage stamps, their purpose, and their design. In spite of those opinions, he had a terrible time getting his stamp designs issued. This talk has been adapted from a recent pecha kucha presentation at the Society of Printers in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each.

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Would You Use a Digital Synopsis – Poll

In this electronic age of philately and stamp exhibitions, we’ve moved from handwritten to computer generated pages. Our literature is now becoming available in digital format and who’s to say that we shouldn’t also start using a digital synopsis for our exhibits, perhaps with links built in to online references.

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New Tools For Stamp Collecting

A discussion of the latest analytical tools New Tools for Stamp Collecting by Gary Eggleston on BellaOnline is a good read and highlights the Institute of Analytical Philately.

Most collectors are ignorant of how far scientific techniques have advanced that can advance their understanding of stamps and some other related areas such as postal history. An organization called the Institute of Analytical Philately is one group dedicated to helping stamp collectors become more aware of these new techniques and tools.

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Digital Media and the Future of Philatelic Publishing – Part 1

Richard Drews

The pervasiveness of connectivity today has resulted in a revolution in publishing more profound than the introduction of moveable type by Gutenberg. Digital books already outsell hardbound books and will surpass sales of paperbacks in the next few quarters even though the growth rate has slowed and is plateauing. Our hobby faces the challenge of harnessing this technology or losing touch with generations of potential collectors. Philatelic exhibitors are already putting QR (Quick Response) Codes on their title pages so viewers can be directed to websites with additional information. To have a future our publications must reach tech savvy collectors in ways we have not done in the past.

The printed word is, by its very nature, static. Digital media and the Internet are dynamic and interactive. In some instances they have already replaced printed periodicals and catalogs. Most colleges are already turning their bookstores into souvenir shops. Students are renting texts digitally and book bags are being redesigned to hold fewer books and more digital items. In nearly all cases digital media can easily be used to supplement printed philatelic publications. As judges, authors, editors, publishers and readers we can follow some simple steps to learn to create, encourage, utilize and judge digital media in a relatively short period of time.

We can reword the Manual of Philatelic Judging from: “CD: Utilization of CD features unique to electronic media. Searchability, ease of navigation, logic of flow.” to: “Digital Media: – Utilization and optimization of features unique to digital media.” We then need to create teaching aids to help judges understand and authors to use digital media to their full advantage. A CD or DVD is wasted when it only provides a cheap method of including more information at a lower cost. All files can be made searchable on any key word. Whenever a variety or type is mentioned there can be a link that immediately displays an image that can be studied and then closed, returning the reader to the text. Links can also connect the reader directly to pages on websites with additional information on the subject, census data in spreadsheet or data base format, membership pages for specialist societies, local clubs and so forth.

Digital media can also supplement periodicals. A quarterly periodical is handicapped in providing timely member services compared to monthly publications. A supportive website, linked to the periodical by a published URL (Universal Resource Locator, ie or QR Code, could provide access to the most recently posted member exhibits, upcoming meetings and programs at local, regional and national shows, reports of member activities in exhibiting, judging, writing and awards, auctions of specialized materials, publications available from the society, reviews of recent publications etc. Both editors and judges need to be aware of, use and encourage all the ways in which digital media can expand the utility of the printed word.

Major handbooks are often the result of a lifetime of work and may not be updated and republished for decades, if ever. The inclusion of a DVD containing scans of one or more exhibits on the subject, tables of rates, scans of source documents, census data on covers, multiples, shades, varieties and rarities all improve the book, but do not extend the life. The next step is support the publication with a website that can regularly update the contents based on the most current research. An input form can be created so all census information can be supplemented by reports from readers, including scans, and then be vetted and added to the census. Corrections to the original publication can be posted on the site and an ongoing blog or a message board can encourage interaction between specialists.

Judges face even more challenges in evaluating digital media. A highly specialized handbook maintained by Malaria Philatelists International recently won a vermeil medal at Chicagopex. It is available in more than 400 separate PDF downloads. While it was copied on to DVDs for the judges, it is only available online as series of free downloads. This is the way more and more philatelic information will be published in the future. The USPCS has scanned the entire contents of the Chronicle, which is available at no charge to members from their website and are in the process of scanning all their titles into searchable PDF format. They will be freely available to everyone. The Royal Philatelic Society of London sells the entire run of the London Philatelist on DVDs. The next step is for authors to scan columns and articles and enter them on DVDs. We are not currently permitted to judge individual columns or articles, but are allowed to judge bound entries of a series of them. A very strong argument has been made that this form of submission constitutes binding, since as a verb it means “to form a cohesive mass” (, which is the purpose of integrating knowledge into a handbook. End of article marker.

To be Continued…

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QR Codes on Stamps Digitally Enhance Snail Mail

The Australian Post Office is linking digital files to physical mail through stamps as reported in the article QR Codes on Stamps Digitally Enhance Snail Mail by Julie Campbell. A very interesting article with a future trend being made available now.

Australia Post is providing mail senders with an entirely new service. With these barcodes, customers in Australia can link them to video messages that they have recorded and then send them as stamps on physical envelopes that can be scanned by the recipient and viewed on their smartphones or tablets.

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How it’s Made Postage Stamps

An interesting HowTheyMade video on the production of postage stamps – How it’s Made Postage Stamps. From computer screen to the final product, shrink-wrapped and boxed for shipment to post offices, the video also discusses measures to ensure errors do not escape the Ashton Potter Security Printers’ facility. Watch it below.

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Would you use a Digital Synopsis – Poll

The synopsis for a philatelic exhibit has become invaluable for judges to properly evaluate an exhibit. Too much paper is always an issue for committees as it is cumbersome should the exhibitor fail to send one on time, not send one at all or simply send a multi-page ‘book’. The question becomes, is it easier to submit the synopsis in electronic format?

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Did the Internet Kill Stamp Collecting? Not a Chance!

An interesting opinion article by Peter Messerschmidt on the hobby of stamp collecting and the internet – Did the Internet Kill Stamp Collecting? Not a Chance! from Bubblews.

Then came email, and the Internet. Many observers believed that electronic media would mean the certain death of stamp collecting. After all, where would people GET stamps, when there’s not much “snail mail” being sent, anymore? Would kids still be interested, if there wasn’t a steady stream of mail with stamps arriving in the mail?

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Digital Philatelic Studies, Why Aren’t There More?

Digital philately grew into adolescence when Digital Philatelic Studies (DPS) became recognized in the hobby a few years ago. There were a few competitions, and it appeared digital studies were finally on their way to acceptance as another avenue to increase enjoyment of the hobby. DPS bloomed quickly, but faded as the number of people interested failed to expand. That’s too bad, as philately could have benefited greatly from DPS being included under the umbrella of philatelic literature.

So what hampers digital studies from becoming more popular? It could be collectors find the effort to develop a digital study with meaningful depth simply overwhelming. The time to reach an ambitious goal is long and the satisfaction of a job finished and appreciated may never be realized. I’m not saying that digital studies are an improper format or treatment for a collection or an exhibit, but rather, collectors may become disenchanted having to extend what they perceive as a herculean effort to develop one.

What other reasons may there be? Perhaps one might be that developing studies requires expensive technologies. Exercising unfamiliar skills could dampen enthusiasm. Another may be doubting the worth of anything less than a book-sized reference guide. Still another could be the belief that digital studies are not ‘true’ philatelic exhibiting by the classic standard or worse still – aren’t ‘real’ literature. Those reasons are very unfortunate and indicative of a short-sighted view. Many differences of opinion and misunderstandings contribute to the current neglect of digital studies and perhaps a simplified method of approaching them might work better. Not everyone wants to write a book, but we all enjoy sharing our favored children.

A Different Approach
I’ve been experimenting with an interpretation of digital study development through expanding short vignettes over time. This is NOT a groundbreaking revelation or an original discovery as others have done this through article and web site updates for many years. It’s simply me saying I’m personally experimenting and sharing my thoughts. I now have what might be enough to demonstrate by example what I mean using a single cover below as the starting point.

The subject of a blogpost and expanded four page article.

Subject of a blogpost and expanded four page exhibit.

Single Item Focus
I find it interesting to describe a single item from my collection in detail not afforded in an exhibit due to the brevity of an item’s description on an exhibit page. The advantage is a limited amount of material to research and in every instance, this approach has increased my knowledge and appreciation of the item. I include as much detail as I wish to explain the story behind the item. By writing in this fashion, I produce a short ‘mini-article’. Time to accomplish this is minimal and I enjoy the ‘immediate gratification’ factor as well.

Examples of this method are easily done in simple blogposts. I prepared a simple one for the Wyoming Territory cover (October 2013) and show it on my Mesozoic Times blog Wyoming Territory – Fossils in the Badlands.

The moment I say blog, some eyes will glaze over, but it’s no more difficult than using email. Really! And blogs are free. The easiest service to use and a great starting point is Google Blogger while a more advanced service is WordPress. Do not mistake these services for teen diaries. They are sophisticated content management systems with a simple user interface. In the years since blogs were introduced, they’ve matured and offer basic as well as enhanced features. (On blogs, a post or blogpost is the name for a single article.)

Expanded Item Focus
Taking this to the next level, I add a deeper level of information and a few stamps to enhance the story. This only works if you strictly illustrate storyline points, keeping the focus on the original item. When I did this for the Wyoming cover (December 2013), it resulted in a post that was informative, educated me on the item’s background and allowed me to be more creative.

This second method is more in-depth but still takes little time and expertise. The example of this expanded post based on the cover from Wyoming Territory is O.C. Marsh, Chief Red Cloud and the Thunder Horses. As you’ll notice, there are no page breaks. This is a blog post format and the page simply scrolls downward. It is only available to view if you are connected to the internet.

This method showcases individual items and can demonstrate a collector’s depth of philatelic knowledge like few other methods. U.S. Fancy Cancels with Ammonite Design is an example of a vignette with more depth.

Physical Page Focus
That’s not to say that digital files can’t be used to mimic physical pages as well. One only needs to format the text and materials to fit on paper pages. In this case, I decided to expand the blogpost (February 2014) using additional material to amplify the storyline even further, but retain all of the text I needed for a ‘picture book’ treatment. (Note: this method flies in the face of conventional competitive exhibiting techniques. This is an informational display for viewers.) I used as many U.S. stamps as possible to reflect the subject and different philatelic elements to enhance the viewer’s exposure to the variety of material available.

This example was created using the information and images from the second step and resulted in four pages – O.C. Marsh, Chief Red Cloud and the Thunder Horses. You’ll notice this document is in a pdf file format and can be downloaded to your computer for viewing even when not connected to the internet. This format can also be printed and exhibited as a single row exhibit was done at Sandical 2014 along with 3 other row exhibits. Visitors enjoyed the variety of these row exhibits and feedback was quite complimentary.

Interactive Application Focus
The next iteration of this experiment will convert the pdf pages into a self-contained document. You won’t need reader software to view the file as it will automatically open on its own. You’ll flip the pages and use the embedded links like an electronic book. I’ll be experimenting with this format in the future.

The Opposite Path
Converting an existing paper exhibit to a digital vignette can also be done, scanning the original pages into pdf or image files. Better quality can be obtained by scanning items and placing the images directly into the application of choice, usually a word processing or page layout program. An example is – The Angakok Spirit Mask (a single page). I scanned the items, placed the images in the page layout file and then generated a pdf file.

Vignettes strengthen Digital Studies
So how do vignettes relate to DPS? Vignettes are simple DPS building blocks. The ultimate advantage of electronic files is being able to update them with new information or material and manipulate the content in different ways. Files are viewable on PCs or Macs as well as tablets. Individual vignettes can be updated or expanded easily and the new information made available on the web immediately. Combining small vignettes accumulated over time into a more formal structure can result in a mature DPS.

I hope this blogpost sparks your interest in building vignettes. I wish you the greatest success with your digital masterpieces, but even if you never combine vignettes into a full blown DPS, it’s still great fun and well worthwhile sharing your favorite children.

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Lick Stamps No More

The web site has an opinion article by Sreenath Sreenivasan – Lick Stamps No More.

I never gave postage stamps much thought. Aside from an abandoned childhood philately collection, my main relationship with stamps was scrambling for one to stick on a late bill payment. E-mail, Web greeting cards and online banking had separated me from the little guys, for the most part.

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The Art of the Stamp

The Tenth Annual Maynard Sundman Lecture The Art of the Stamp, Saturday, November 10th, 2012, Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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Spreadsheet Software – Poll

Spreadsheets are useful in doing quite in-depth mathematical analysis. Most collectors however are less interested in that function than using them as simple databases to track inventory or as a tool for surveys.

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The Postman Doesn’t Ring at All

The blog Collateral Damage has an opinion article by Marianne Thamm – The Postman Doesn’t Ring at All: the Death of Snail Mail.

Perhaps we will see some sort of hipster or steam punk revival in philately as postage stamps become increasingly rare and collectible. Stamps could still provide a platform for counties to celebrate cultural, scientific, artistic and natural uniqueness.

Stamps are to communications what candles are to lighting a room. We might not need them right now, but one day, when there’s some sort of global traffic jam on the Internet, we might just have to start licking and sticking again.

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Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 6

All of the books discussed to date have been technical in that they all refer to aspects of philately such as postal history or printing methods, etc. There are however, novels or short stories that include stamp collecting as a general theme or a part of the storyline and are simply pleasure reads and it seems mysteries abound in this category as well as even one children’s book. Again, Amazon is a good source for these titles as well and we thank Tony C. for pointing us to at least one of the following books.

(Get the free Kindle Reader app for your mobile device to read these Kindle books.)

Promise to Pay the Bearer

Promise to Pay the Bearer

  1. Caesar’s Fall
  2. Cancelled: Stamps to Die For
  3. The Case of the Missing Stamp and Coin Collections (Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye)
  4. On Collecting Stamps
  5. The Case of the One-Penny Orange
  6. The Penny Red Enigma
  7. Promise To Pay The Bearer (A Liam Ross Novel)
  8. The Secret of the Silver Key (Children’s Book)
  9. The Stamp of Guilt

Previous posts – Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 1Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 2Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 3Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 4, and Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 5.

If you know of other free philatelic books in digital format, please comment as everyone will benefit from your knowledge. End of article marker.

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Searching the Postal Bulletin Database

The American Philatelic Society is sponsoring two online seminars Searching the Postal Bulletin Database and Postal Laws and Regulations Database with Tony Wawrukiewicz on Saturday, March 1st and 8th using the GoToMeeting computer technology. Talk about getting the best information straight from the guru of PL&Rs – it doesn’t get any better than this. Sign up now…

Following a brief orientation you will be introduced to the various types of searches possible and the most frequently used ones, such as: searching for Post Office (PO) openings, Postmasters of POs, and subject searches such as Dead Letter Office, Messenger Services, Railroad Services, just to name a few. Students will try their hands at searching and also suggest searches to try. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to access this important tool.

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