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U.S. Philatelic Books!

There are many books pertaining to stamps. Some-good some-bad and many in between. We will try to like what we consider to be good books on Philately. Collectors learn much from these volumes about the stamps they collect, processes used in making them and moving the mail as well as the history that they celebrate. A good Philatelic library is almost as important as the stamps themselves.

Here are a few to get you started. Please check back often as additional titles will be added on a regular basis.

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We only list books that we think are of use or value to the collector. If you know of a book that you would like us to consider listing, please contact us.


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Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting

Encyclopedia of US Stamps
As an encyclopedia and almanac, it succinctly reviews the many paths of Philately in the U.S. (Gordon Morison, Assistant Postmaster General)

Every collector of United States stamps should have this reference on his or her bookshelf. (James E. Kloetzel, "Scott Postage Stamp Catalogues")

For the first time we have a comprehensive treatment of United States stamp collecting under one cover. (Michael Laurence, former editor/publisher, Linn's Stamp News.)
Rodney A. Juell (Author, Editor),
Steven J. Rod (Editor) "
Hardcover: 730 pages
Publisher: Kirk House Publishers (May 27, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1886513988
ISBN-13: 978-1886513983
Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches

100 Greatest American Stamps

100 Greatest US Stamps
Stamp collecting's biggest names collaborated to create one remarkable book! With entertaining stamp stories and large, crisp illustrations, 100 Greatest American Stamps is perfect for stamp collectors and history buffs alike. The 100 Greatest American Stamps were selected by a group of philately's leading experts, dealers and collectors. The finalists range from the greatest U.S. stamp rarities to controversial issues and common commemoratives that are perennial favorites. Janet Klug (immediate past-President of the American Philatelic Foundation and a Linn's contributor) and Donald Sundman (President, Mystic Stamp Company) tell the in-depth story behind the stamps. Janet Klug (Author),
Donald Sundman (Author)
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc (October 30, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0794822487
ISBN-13: 978-0794822484
Dimensions: 11.7 x 10.2 x 0.7 inches

An American History Album: The Story of the United States Told Through Stamps

US History told through stamps
Elegant layouts... Almost every stamp is substantially enlarged to show details and they are thematically organized...[a] beautiful book. (Publishers Weekly 08-09)

The hardcover book is a work of art.... I encourage you to get [it]. (Dr. Everett L. Parker Global Stamp News 200906)

This book will be catnip for stamp collectors and history buffs. Highly recommended for school and public libraries. (Suzanne Lay, Parry H.S., GA Library Journal 20091201)

Public libraries should ...consider purchasing this beautiful book for its circulating collection. (John R. Burch Jr American Reference Book Annual )

The a valuable and interesting guide to American history, an example on a grand scale of Social Philately. (The London Philatelist Vol 118 No 1366 )

Michael Worek (Author),
Jordan Worek (Author),
Terrence W. McCaffrey - USPS (Contributor)

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books (September 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1554073901
ISBN-13: 978-1554073900
Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches

Railroad History on American Postage Stamps

US Railroad History told through stamps
Covering a span of almost two centuries, Railroad History on American Postage Stamps tells the stories behind the many United States postage stamps that portray railroad history. Almost 200 stamps depicting railroading highlights including land grants, the completion of the transcontinental railroad, railroad heroes (from John Henry to Casey Jones), and equipment from famous locomotives to workaday freight cars are described in fascinating vignettes.

Anthony J. Bianculli (Author)

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Astragal Press (October 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1931626200
ISBN-13: 978-1931626200
Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Scott Identification Guide Of US Regular Issue Stamps 1847-1934

US Railroad History told through stamps
Author Charles Micarelli has made extensive revisions to include new information based on the latest research and discoveries. The book is designed to help collectors identify and distinguish the subtle differences in early U.S. issues. Each of the nine illuminating chapters covers a specific series of U.S. issues. Stamp illustrations are now in color. All key points necessary for identification are presented through expanded, easy to read charts and illustrations. Armed with right information there are treasures to be discovered.

Charles N Micarelli

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Scott Publishing Co/Amos Hobby Publishing Co; Revised edition (September 19, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0894873725
ISBN-13: 978-0894873720
Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches