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OUR OWN PUBLICATIONS 

The Travers Papers


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 With original previously-unpublished documents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.

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
$300.00 plus $15 shipping
(Canada $30.00/Overseas $45.00)

Our Own Titles:

Patriotics of World War II  United States Patriotic
Envelopes of World War II
 

By Lawrence Sherman, 2006 Revised and expanded edition, 428p, HB.

This is the best-selling book that we have published, to date with over 850 of the 1,000 copies published have sold. In recent months we have seen a spike in sales which suggests that demand is growing in this interesting area of philately. $75.00

Chicago Postal Markings and Postal History  Chicago Postal Markings
and Postal History

By Leonard Piszkiewicz, 2006, 576p plus 8-page color section, HB.
Don’t think of this title as a book about Chicago. It covers the development of all aspects of the mail in the United States from 1830 to the 1990’s. It serves as a template for any major city in our country. It is profusely illustrated with both covers and tracings. This is a book for any serious postal historian. $75.00

  Appletons’ United States Postal Guide — October 1863

Originally published by D. Appleton of New York City in October of 1863, Reprinted by James E. Lee Publishing in 2001, 211p plus advertisements, HB.

I reprinted this rare postal guide at the request of the late Dick Graham. Dick was of the opinion that only two copies existed in private hands. There is information in this guide that does not exist elsewhere. Click here to read Dick’s introduction so you will understand why you may need this book. $35.00

Forwarding of Mail  The Forwarding of Mail by the U.S. Post Office Department, 1792-2001 

By Tony Wawrukiewicz, 2001, 240p+8p color insert, HB.

Tony’s 21 chapter work covers ever known aspect of redirecting (or forwarding as it is now known) the mails. No matter the class of the piece mail you ponder in your hands this book will provide the answers as to the rate, the why and how it was forwarded to its destination. View the Table of Contents for this book. $39.95

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