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The Travers Papers:
A Special Final Offer

Unique. In cooperation with the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the never-before-told complete story of the development of the first United States postage stamps. With original previously-unpublished documents and unprecedented commentary by legendary experts in American postal history. Certainly one of the five most important books ever published in United States philately. Less than 4 copies remain of this fabulous set of books!

Compilation Directed By Thomas J. Alexander with
George W. Brett W. Wilson Hulme

Edited by Barbara R. Mueller
A DeLuxe Two-Volume Set Over 1,300 pages, Color Plate Section, Clothbound with Slipcase
Formerly $300.00
Now just $225.00 plus $15 shipping
(Canada $30.00/Overseas $45.00)
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Postage Due: The United States Postage Due Essays, Proofs and Specimens 1879-1986

By Harry K. Charles, Jr., PH.D., 2014, Hardbound, 289p, full color, with dust jacket. Published by: The Collectors Club of Chicago.
Why every student of essays and proofs
needs a copy of this book...

This text is not just for collectors and students of United States postage due stamps. Consider that the postage dues are just a vehicle used to explain the background and production of essays, die proofs, plate proofs, Roosevelt small die proofs, Pan-Pacific die proofs, Atlanta trial color plate proofs, the various specimens and much much more. Each type of proof is explained in great detail. Consider it as a primer on essays and proofs.
$65.00 plus $5.00 shipping
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Two Important 20th Century Original
Designs not seen in Johl...

65+71 – From Boston to Cape of Good Hope
Stamps tied by large Boston “Paid” to blue FLS. Red London 1862 receiving mark. Red New York and Cape Town, blue Port Elizabethbackstamps. PF certificate states: “genuine, folded letter refolded at bottom” which is of no consequence. (PH75-03) $1,500.00
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CSA 5 – Richmond
10c Rose four margin copy, stunning shade, strong impression tied by complete strike ofRichmond, Va., Jul, 6, 1862 CDS. Another absolute gem of a cover! Also with great eye appeal. (PH75-11) $750.00 Click to order


3-Cent 1861 Tied To
"State of New York" UNION Patriotic

65 – Loyal to the Union Patriotic
Blue overall design with Wells imprint on the backflap. Franked with 3c rose tied by target cancel. Light Lockport, New York CDS. Light tone spot. Stunning. Weiss no. ST-333 (PH75-23) $225.00  Click to order

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    View all 20 pages of the 75th edition of our Newsletter released on April 27, 2015---which includes scores of one-of-a-kind stamps and postal history---plus books, too!
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Gorgeous Blue Die Proof
of the One-Cent 1861

1c Blue die proof overprinted with black open letter “SPECIMEN” on India paper and mounted on a salesman’s, full size, sample card. From the gold medal exhibit of the late Don Evans, comes with his exhibit page. Probably no more than five full size examples still exist. Ex-Glass City. (EP75-03) $1,500.00 Click to order


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Distinctive "Goodall" Small Die Proofs

O10TC2 - O14TC2
Brown "Goodall" small die proofs on India paper. Complete set of five. The Scott catalog does not recognize the rarity of these proofs. $2,000.00 Click to order

Beautiful Columbian Die Proof!

236P1 – Large die proof
8c Magenta die proof on India paper and die sunk on the original card blotter. (EP75-12) SCV $700.00
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Distinctive Postage Due Plate Proofs

J32P4 2c Deep claret, plate proof on card, right sheet margin block of four. (EP75-19). $900.00. We also have singles available at $200.00 each. Click to order

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