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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 With original previously-unpublished documents and unprecedented commentary by legendary experts in American postal history.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
orders sent outside the U.S. require additional postage.
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Two Important 20th Century Original
Designs not seen in Johl...


PE-725 3c Daniel Webster
Original design by Meissner
which was not used, pictured in Johl. (PE74-09) $125.00

PE-725 3c Daniel Webster
Original design by Meissner which was not used, pictured in Johl. (PE74-10) $125.00

Beautiful Embossed Patriotic

65 - High relief embossed patriotic cover
An unlisted design used from Hartford, CT in February of 1862. $75.00  Click to order

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    View all 20 pages of the 74th edition of our Newsletter released on Dec 24, 2014---which includes scores of one-of-a-kind stamps and postal history---plus books, too!
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Roosevelt Die Proofs -
1869 Issue

30c Ultramarine & carmine
Roosevelt small die proof on the original gray
card backing. Brilliant colors. $450.00

90c Carmine & black
Roosevelt small die proofs on the original gray
card backing. $550.00

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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

Unique Models for the 1945 U.N. Issue!

928 - 5c United Nations Conference Issue - models
Two different black and white wash drawings reduced to stamp size which served as designs submitted for approval. Each is flapped (and the flap is shown above). The first with FDR was clearly rejected and the second was accepted with minor additions (Quotation marks and FDR's name). $1,250.00 each Click to order

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