Article on Sylsvester Copy Auctions to appear in the PLR
The Mysterious Philippe De Ferrari
Collector, Philatelist and Philanthropist
by Wolfgang Maassen
Completely text in English and French with each paragraph side by side. A book to be read, and not just to savor images of the rarities. Ferrari was a true collector and not just after the rarities. In trying to help a friend identifying missing items i ran into a Confederate pair of the 10c litho, i remember it selling perhaps five years ago for under $500.00, wish i bought it, a nice item and a nice attribution. Ferrari like Caspary, wanted the rarities but also had a good eye for lesser items.
Another tribute to the Club de Monte-Carlo, 398 pages, large format, quality paper and illustrations, full color, cloth with dust jacket, published at 60 Euro, released at MonacoPhil 2017, Nov 29, 2017, limited stock. $70.00
Club de Monte-Carlo 2013
Milestones of the Philatelic Literature
of the 19th Century
by Wolfgang Massen and Vincent Schouberechts
This book was published by the Club de Monte-Carlo for the 2013 exhibit. An exceptional work on the early and major philatelic literature, the books, authors and publishers, with an emphasis on the early works dealing with forgers and forgeries. It is both detailed, authoritative and enjoyable to read.The only comparable study to date is the Crawford Index and the series by Dr.Manfred Amrehein. I consider it an exceptional work and not hurt too much by my small contribution. In English and French, full color, 512 pages, large format, published at €60, limited stock, $170.00 plus our standard $3 part postage and for foreign plus actual postage.
Milestones, there is now a 200 page supplement and it is available as a no cost download - on www.philahistorica.de . This Supplement has about 20 pages of new material in English, the rest is the text of the book in German, the illustrations are not reproduced. A small number of printed and bound copies were made for those involved with the original book and for libraries, none are available.
Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms by Roy Dehn, 2004, 91 pages, card, it works in both directions, $32.50
Sweden in Philately 1920
Up To 1920
edited by Jonas Hällström
A companion volume by the Club de Monte-Carlo 2013 to the above literature one but covering Sweden, in English and French, full color, 279 pages, large format, published at €60, only one copy available, $100 plus our standard $3 part postage and for foreign plus actual postage.
The London Philatelist, Archival Edition 1892-2012 All 121 volumes of the journal excluding advertising, 20,000+ articles. A major world philatelic journal of the first quality. All digitized and set up to be searched, on DVDs (not CDs) so they will run on most PCs but NOT on a MAC even if it has a PC emulation, self loading installation, 2 DVDs in all, published at £90, enquire before ordering, $205.00
Annotated Cumulative Subject Index to the Chronicle of the U.S. Classics Postal Issues, Journal of the U.S. PHILATELIC CLASSICS
Society for Issued 1 - 200, by Joseph J. Geraci., An exceedingly detailed work covering virtually any imaginable facet for an item in the journal, complete with a searchable CD. Invaluable for any collector of the US Classics. Information is only of value if you can find it and this magnificent work makes it possible; search a stamp, a town, etc.
Every marking shown on a cover as with the address is in the Geraci index and also the advertising showing covers; this material is not indexed in the free on-line USPCS index.
Edition limited to 200 copies, 2007, 591 pages, card, with searchable CD, $75.00
Philatelic Literature: Compilation Techniques and Reference Sources by James Negus
A fine guide on how to go about philatelic research plus a convenient source
of much bibliographic information. The listings are certainly not complete
but this work is a must in researching just about any subject.
1991, 294 + 8 pages, cloth, $55.00
Philatelist Index, 1866-1876 and 1934-1974 by James Negus
1976, 150 pages, cloth, edition of 200, one copy available, $95.00
CATALOGUE PHILATELIC LIBRARY, The Earl of Crawford, K.T. by E.D. Bacon
The Crawford Index is a superb study and a real bibliography with extensive citations
on each work, comprehensive and complete. It covers books published through 1908
and auction catalogs and journals through 1906. There is a tremendous amount of
details on each entry; pagination, page size, publisher, editions, end papers, notes, etc.
The first place one turns for information published before 1906 and 1908 respectively.
Catalogue of the Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library
1991 reprint of the 1911 book along with the 1926 and 1938 supplement, a new
preface by D. R. Beech and with British Library shelf marks added in manuscript.
The book used for this reprint is Sir Edward D. Bacon's personal copy and has a
few manuscript corrections and a number of notes.
1991, 555 pages, cloth, edition of 500 copies, $225.00
The Royal Philatelic Society London 1869-1069 History of the society and listing of publications, 192 pages, cloth, enquire $85.00
American Philatelic Periodicals by Chester M. Smith, Jr., A listing of about 5,000 Philatelic Journals published in the US, quite useful as it gives the basic data on each journal, 1978, 78 pages, card, sold out
Manual of Philatelic Headings used by the American Philatelic Research Library by Chester M. Smith Jr.
1979, 102 pages, card, $15.00
Philatelic Literature, A History and Select Bibliography from 1861 by Dr. Manfred Amrhein All are in a large format and have a colorful dust jacket, excellent reading and reference. Enquire on availability.
Bierman Philatelic Library, Pacific 97 catalog, 20 pages, card, numbered edition of 500, $15.00, sold
- Vol 1, 19th century, an introduction to collecting philatelic literature, 1992, 179 pages, cloth
- Vol 2, Introduction to 20th century, forgeries; Central and South America, Spanish West Indies, 1997, 228 pages, cloth
- Vol 3, The Middle East, Africa, the Far East, 2001
- Vol 4, Europe less Greece and Turkey, Balkans, Nordic and the UK, 2006, 401 pages, cloth, enquire first
- Vol 5, suposedly published but i have not seen
Postage Stamps, A selective check list of books on Philately in the Library of Congress In conjunction with the 1940 purchase of the Frederick James Melville library acquisition, 1940, 60+ pages, card,
only one copy available, $17.50, sold
Philately: A catalog of the Collectors Club Library, New York City
The 26,500 cards in the C.C. library have been arranged by subject,
author, title plus listings of U.S. and foreign periodicals.
Not a Crawford Catalog but it covers the more recent works.
1974, 682 pages crown folio size, acid free paper, library binding, $250.00, sold
Confederate States of America, Philatelic Subject Index and Bibliography,
1862-1999 by Richard H. Byne
An index and bibliography with no comparison in American philately. Over 8,200 books, articles, auction catalogs, show programs, etc. are cited giving the basic description. These items are referred to in over 25,000 references by subject. Appendices cover abbreviations, authors, publications and illustrations.
Volume I covers the literature for the 1862-1984 period, Volume II covers 1985 - 1999
plus a few year 2000 listings and any listings from the earlier period that have just come to our attention.
- 1986, Vol I, 1862-1984, 352 pages, cloth, $45.00
- 2001, Vol II, 1862-1999, 208 pages, cloth, $45.00
The Complete OR (Official Records) of the Civil War, Union and Confederate
Over 200,000 pages, all searchable on DVD-ROM
These DVD also important non-official information and abstracts such as: Dyer's Compendium, Fox's regimental Losses, Southern Historical Society Papers, Confederate Military History, Campaigns of the Civil War, Biographies of 7 Confederate Generals (Early, Stuart, Gordon, Lee, Longstreet, Sorrel, and "Stonewall" Jackson). This program will only run on a computer having a DVD drive and also the program takes a bit of getting acquainted with however a computer is the only realistic way to handle the 200,000 pages of text and maps.
- Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
- Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies
- Map Atlas of the Official Records (high resolution)
- National Archives Guide-Index (5 volumes)
The content is divided into two large databases and is completely searchable. A must for students of the Civil War, postal history, the 1861 issue. $169.95 + $5.00, enquire first
Harris Index to Philatelic Literature 1879-1925 introduction by K.F. Chapman
A useful index for the period with a new listing of whole and volume
numbers for the journals covered and a new history of Harris Publications
Please note, it was originally the Harris price list, and is not an index.
1991 reprint of 1933 book, new material added, 157 pages, cloth, $29.50
Index to Harry Hayes Auctions
Index to Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions by Raymond Price
Raymond Price in issuing a five volume master indexing of Harry Hayes auctions
of philatelic literature. Harry was the most prolific auctioneer of philatelic literature to
date: 64,800 lots sold in 88 sales from 1960 to 1986, perhaps 10,000 titles and 50,000
realizations in all.
We offer computer disks of Vol 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 as 3½ for the IBM PC's at $15.00 per volume or $70 for the set. The data is present in two files with identical content. One in ASCII with tabs between each
sell so it can be used in a word processor or converted into a data base. The other file
has the same data in a compressed dBase format. To see the read.me file from Vol 2.
- Vol 1: The literature of the 1980's, over 900 titles, about 3,000 realizations
1993, 92 pages, card, edition of 200 copies, one available, $47.50
- Vol 2: The literature of the 1970's, about 2,100 titles, one available, $47.50
1995, 192 pages, card, edition of 250 copies
- Vol 3: The literature of the 1950's and 1960's, about 2,500 titles, sold out
1995, 240 pages, card, edition of 250 copies
- Vol 4: literature published from 1900 to 1949, about 2,800 titles, sold out
1997, 220 pages, card, edition of 250 copies
- Vol 5, Pre 1900 publications and periodicals, 152+10 pages, card, 1998, one available $45.00
- Vol 1-5, complete set, enquire before ordering, $225.00
Harlan W. Miller Philatelic Printer, A Biography by Harlan L. MillerA wonderful folksy story of a devoted Philatelic Printer that was responsible for many fine journals in the 1930-1960's such as The American Revenuer, Philatelic Literature Review, Bulletin of the Polonus Philatelic Society Kay Chief Stamp Journal and perhaps 40 more. 1965, 107 pages, printed on one side, some color, limited stock $65.00
Index to Congress Books No. 1 - No. 72, 1935-2006, American Philatelic Congress, 2007, 163 pages, card, limited edition, limited stock, $35.00
American Philatelic Congress, Index to the Congress Books
Vol. 1 - 52, 1935-1986 by Kathleen Wolsiffer
1987, 89 pages, card, 3rd q 1987, PLR, well done, $6.50
Canadian Philately, Bibliography and Index by Cimon N. Morin
- 1979, 302 pages, covers 1864- 1973, card, $21.00
- 1983, 252 page supplement to above, covers 1974 - 1980, card $25.00
- 1998, 311+48 pages, supplement to above, covers, 1981-1993, card, $30.00
Index to The Cinderella Philatelist 1961-1985 and to The Private Post
1977-1985 by Ian D. Crane, Cinderella Stamp Club Handbook No. 6
1986, 128 pages, card, $15.00
Litk No. 1, $30.00An Annotated Bibliography of Burma Philately by Alan Meech
Most readable, detailed and well produced listing of books
articles and auction catalogs.
1993, 125 pages, 16 illustrations, card bound $40.00
60 Year Index to the United States Specialist, Vol. 1 to 60 by R. T. Hall
1990, 354 pages, cloth, covers 1930 - 1989, ie BIA, $35.00
Indexes to The Airpost Journal, Vol 1-60, 1929-1989 and Aero Philatelist
Annals, Vol 1-25, 1953-1971 and 1975-1982
1992, 200 pages, cloth, $14.00
An Annotated Bibliography of Burma Philately by Alan Meech
Most readable, detailed and well produced listing of books
articles and auction catalogs.
1993, 125 pages, 16 illustrations, card bound $40.00
Bibliografie van de filatelie in Belgie by Robert Leroy
Bibliography of philatelic literature published in Belgium with indexes by
author and subject, listing of library locations, etc. Some notes in English.
1988 second edition, 298 pages, cloth, $42.50
Jean-Baptiste Moens 1833-1908 Pere De La Philatelie by Leclercq & Waroquiers
A fine catalog of Moens' books and journals with rarity factors.
Well illustrated and attractively presented, in French.
1981, 58 pages, cloth $32.50
A Bibliography of Philatelic Literature on the French Colonies,
Protectorates and Overseas Territories, Vol. One by R. G. Stone
1981, 110 pages, card, $10.00
Bibliography - Indian Philately by Philatelic Congress of India
Arranged into 98 chapters by subject, then by date of publication.
1988, 426 pages, poor native paper and cloth, $42.50
Index to Fil-Italia, Italy and Colonies Study Circle, Vol I-XXX, 2005 February, 112 pages, in English as is the Journal, a well prepared index, the journal may we offered in CD format soon however it is available in most major philatelic libraries.
- Printed, plastic ring binding, limited stock, £15 plus transit, special order only, $27.50
- CD Rom, in PDF format, £3 plus transit, $6.00
Only one of each on the below
- Bibliographies in Spanish and English, Bibliografia Filatelica y Postal Nathan and Gahl, 1984, 581 pages, $87.50, enquire first
- Bibliographies in Spanish, Referencia Bibliografica Sobre Filatelica Espanola, Leal and Camino 1985, 252 pages, card, sold
New Zealand, A Bibliography of New Zealand Cinderellas by D.E.Hurley, 1997, 109 pages, clastic ring binding,
New Zealand and Dependencies - A Philatelic bibliography by David R. Beech, Allan P. Berry and Robin M. Startup. An extensive and most detailed bibliography as would be expected from the compilers, limited stock and limited edition. 2004, xv+289 pages, cloth, $85.00
World Forgery Catalog
World Forgery Catalog, A Reference List of Stamp Forgery Descriptions by G. Kock A compilation of literature on Forgeries, mostly the classic stamps. In essence you look up the stamp and it gives the references to the forgery literature, ie title and page number. For this first printing Scott's Catalog Numbers are included but should this work be reprinted the subsequent editions will not have the Scott's numbers. 1998, 90 pages, card, out of print
PHILATELIC LITERATURE REVIEW, Journal of the AP Research Library
- First Series, No. 1, Sept 1942 - No. 24, Summer-Fall 1949, rare
- Second Series, No. 1, Fall 1950 - to date
- No 1 - 39, complete sets, rare, usually not available
- No 40, June 1963 complete through No. 109, 4th Quarter 1980, $220.00
- No 40, June 1963 through No 217, 4th Quarter 2007
Warren H. Colson of Boston - His Stamps by John R. Boker Jr.
A wonderful 13 page article in the 1989 APC book, 187 pages, cloth, $25.00
Storsamlaren Hans Lagerlöf by Erik Hamberg
Hans Lagerlöf, 1880-1952, Philatelist, Lagerlöf emigrated to the US
and became a world class collector, his life and collections, in Swedish
but with some English, well illustrated
1996, 35 pages, card, $13.50
Philatelic Bibliopole by Leonard H. Hartmann
Annual Catalog, new condition, never mailed.
We ran out of Catalog No. 2 and 10 before the appearance of the
next one and have no remainders
Phil Bansner Philatelic Literature Price List
- 1976 - 2002, No. 1 - 26 the last issued, both Christmas issues, less No. 2, $125.00
- 1976 - 2002, No. 1 - 26 the last issued, both Christmas issues, less Nos 2 and 10, $115.00
- 1979, No. 4, Catalog of a Western Gentleman, $9.50
- 1988 - 1998, No. 13 - 23, each, $6.00
HJMR Priced Guide to Philatelic Literature
- No 5, 1992, 83 pages, card, $9,.50 enquire first
- 1968, 1st edition, 232 pages, plastic binder, $7.50
- 1971, 2nd edition, 510 pages, cloth $22.50 (used $15.00); card edition $10.00 (used $7.50)
Literature Auction Catalogs
Herbert J. Bloch Philatelic Reference Library,
Roger Koerber sale 137, March 29-30, 1985, with printed prices, $17.50
Robbins Auction Catalogs of Philatelic Literature
William Lawrence Green Library, Stamp-Ade Co., 3/26-27/1988, a major holding of early handbooks and journals, with pr, $15.00, sold
- 1975, 1st sale, 48 pages, self cover, with prices realized, $10.00
- 1979, 3rd sale, 56 pages, self cover, with prices realized, $7.50
George T. Turner Philatelic Library, Roger Koerber, 1981
Philip H. Ward Library, Sylvester Colby, 1965-1967
- Card bound with prices realized, $22.50
- Publisher's cloth binding with prices realized, $35.00
Western Philatleic Library Duplicates ELA sale No. 63, 1997, $12.50, enquire first
- Card bound, 3 sales, with xerox pr, $37.50
- Publisher's Binding, all 3 sales with pr, $50.00, sold
Sales Held by Sylvester Colby, New York
- Dr. C. S. Hitchins, No. 128-9, 1959, $9.50, sold
- Kayes, No. , 1962, $9.50, sold
- Dr. Ralph Ritzman, No. 198-200, 1968, $10.00, sold
- Henry A. Meyer, No. 219, 1969, $9.50
- John N. Luff,
- Part 1, No. 225-7, 1970, $8.50, sold
- Part 2, No. 234-5, 1970, $9.50
- Frank Rossi, No. 243-4, 1971, $9.50, sold
- David Lidman, No. 1972, $8.50
- Sylvester Colby, sold by RAS, No. 461, 1974, $15.50
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