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PAPER CHASE: THE AMENITIES OF STAMP COLLECTING

By Harlow, Alvin F.

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1940. HC. good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) - SEE NOTE. B&W illustrations. In this entertaining and thoroughly informed book, Mr. Harlow tells the story of stamp collecting, from its beginnings in the last century to its modern role as a major avocation of tens of thousands of our fellow citizens." CONDITION NOTE - Nice clean and tight copy - DUSTJACKET LACKS ABOUT 1/3 of the lower part of front panel. 353pp.

$25.00

ARIZONA STATEHOOD POSTMARK CATALOG

By Bechtel, Robert B.

Tucson, AZ: Western Postal History Mus, 1989. PB. very good, spiral bound wraps (softcover0. B&W illustrations. 268pp.

$30.00

THE STAMPS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA: A HANDBOOK FOR PHILATELISTS - 5TH EDITION 1947-8

By Rosenblum, Alec A.

Melbourne, Australia: Acacia Press Pty. Ltd, 1948. HC. good, green cloth (hardcover) corners bumped. B&W illustrations. 270pp, ads.

$12.50

CANADIAN PHILATELIC HANDBOOK

By Mechem, Thomas Owen

Kent, WA: Northwest Stamp Association, 1975. PB. very good+, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. 38pp.

$12.50

MAINE POSTAL HISTORY AND POSTMARKS

By Dow, Sterling T.

Portland, ME: Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co, 1943. HC. very good+, maroon cloth (hardcover). B&W illustrations. 167pp.

$30.00

THE WESTCHESTER COLLECTION: SPECTACULAR QUALITY UNITED STATES MINT STAMPS - PUBLIC AUCTION, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

By Spink Shreves Galleries

Dallas, TX: Spink Shreves Galleries, 2008. HC. very good++, black cloth (hardcover). color illustrations. Fantastic array of US Stamps beautifully illustrated. 156pp.

$20.00

COLORADO ILLUSTRATED COVERS - LA POSTA MONOGRAPH SERIES VOLUME 3

By Segerstrom, Kenneth (introduction by Richard W. Helbock)

Lake Oswego, OR: La Posta Publications, 1988. PB. good+, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author. B&W illustrations. Contents include: Transportation; Basic Industries; Retail Trade and Services; Communications; Institutional; Cultural Events; and, Miscellany. 100pp.

$40.00

MEDICINE AND STAMPS

By Kyle, R. A. and Shampo, M. A. (edited by)

n.p.: The American Medical Assoc, 1970. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. Our stamps allow us to honor, while we learn in doing so, such mighty figures or events in medicine as the discoverer of ether, the conqueror of malaria, the physicians of the world, the conquest of many diseases, the triumph of abdominal surgery and many others not easily appreciated in our everyday life, but none the less of paramount importance to the health of all of us. 216pp.

$6.00

THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

By Giraldi, Thomas E. and McCann, Peter P.

Weston, MA: Triad Publications, 1989. HC. fine, brown cloth (hardcover). B&W illustrations. It was not until 1889 that the first post office was opened in the Cayman Islands, and the first adhesives inscribed "Cayman Islands" did not make their appearance until 1900. Fascinating history. 172pp.

$65.00

CELEBRATE THE CENTURY - A COLLECTION OF COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS - Ten Volume Set Complete - 1900 to 1999

By Bishop, Morin (managing editor)

Richmond, VA: Time-Life Custom Publishing, 1999. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) in very good slipcase. B&W and color illustrations. Set of books published by the United States Postal Service to coincide with the creation of a series of stamps commemorating this tumultuous century. One book for each decade from 1900 to 1999. Volume 1, 2, 3, and 8 have been opening, the remaining volumes are still in their original shrinkwrap. No stamps came with this set.

$95.00

STANDARD FLAG CANCEL ENCYCLOPEDIA - A CLASSIFYING RESEARCH WORK SECOND, COMPLETELY REVISED EDITION

By Langford, Frederick

Pasadena, CA: published by the author, 1965. PB. very good, spiral bound, wraps (softcover) small break to spiral. B&W illustrations. Compiled from Original Sources, including Official Records no longer Existing." BREAKS TO SPIRAL COMB. 80pp.

$20.00

PHILATELIC FORGERS: THEIR LIVES AND WORKS

By Tyler, Varro E.

London: Robson Lowe Ltd, 1976. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. The author introduces his fascinating story of eighty-four of the greatest philatelic forgers of the past century, from Allan Taylor, creating crude fakes in the early 1860s to De Thuin, whose sophisticated works comprised a complete sale a century later without the owner or the auctioneers suspecting the most prized items were forged. 60pp.

$17.50