New books at the APRL, August 2015

APRL acquisitions, July 16, 2015–June 15, 2015. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

book coverAitchison, Jon. A specialised handbook and catalogue of the Nautical Chart ‘Map’ Stamps and pigeon post stamps of Herm Island 1949-1959 (Near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom: Jon Aitchison, 2008): 74 p.: ill.; 31 cm. [In process 000056931]

Andrade e Sousa, M.M. de. A distribuicao domiciliara da correspondencia (Lisboa [Portugal]: Correios e Telecomunicacoes de Portugal, servico de edicao de publicacoes, 1976): vii, 18 p.; ill.; 20.5 cm. [In process 000056947]

Axster, Felix. Koloniales Spektakel in 9×14: Bildpostkarten im Deutschen Kaiserreich (Bielefeld [Germany]: Transcript, c2014): 247 p.: col. ill.; 23 cm. [In process 000056938]

Baptista, João Moreira. Selos clandestinos tipo “Ceres” Portugal e Ultramar ([Lisbon, Portugal]: Correios e Telecomunicacoes de Portugal (Lisboa: Serviço de Edicao de Publicacoes), 1976): vii, 35 p.: ill.; 21 cm. [In process 000056946]

Bath Postal Museum. Bath Postal Museum guide book (Bath [England]: Bath Postal Museum, 2006): [48] p.: col. ill.; 21 cm. [In process 000057366]

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APRL construction begins

The long-anticipated completion of the new state-of-the-art American Philatelic Research Library has begun! The APRL Board of Trustees on Friday, July 31 approved plans for the library’s final construction phase, which started this morning.

The new library will provide secure storage for our unique collections and much-needed workspace for staff, volunteers, and visitors. I was so excited that I couldn’t resist pitching in to help take down a temporary wall in the new library space.

Read the press release for more information on the library project.

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1729 post map to be on display at StampShow

In April, the APRL received a Herman Moll map from 1729, one of the first to show postal routes in America, as a gift from Terence Hines, Roger Brody, and Robert Rose. The map shows New England and adjacent colonies. It is stored in the Al and Dottie Kugel Map Room in the completed portion of our new library space.

We will be bringing the map to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where it will be on display during APS StampShow, Aug. 20-23.

Post Map

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Rare books moved into new space

George Turner Rare Book RoomIn June, we installed shelving in the George Turner Rare Book Room, located in the completed portion of our new library space. During APS Volunteer Work Week in July, APS members moved our rare book collection from its location in my office to the rare book room.

The new room offers the collection much needed protection and room to grow that it did not have in my office, as well as more appropriate and adjustable shelving.

rare books

The APRL rare books collection includes examples of early philatelic literature, such as an 1863 postage stamp album published by Appleton, a stamp catalog also published in 1863, and John K. Tiffany’s The Philatelical Library. It also includes newer publications printed in very limited quantities.

Other collections already housed in the completed portion of the new space include archives, auction catalogs, and price lists in the compact shelving and maps and other large documents in the Al and Dottie Kugel Map Room.

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New books at the APRL, July 2015

APRL acquisitions, June 16, 2015–July 15, 2015. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

book coverAdvisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. The intergovernmental aspects of documentary taxes, a commission report ([n.l.]: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (U.S. Government Printing Office), 1964): v, 29 p.: tables; [28 cm.] [In process 000055913]

Boletin de la Sociedad Filatelica Mexicana (Mexico, D.F.: Sociedad Filatelica Mexicana, [1947]): 22 cm. [JOURNAL Boletin de la Sociedad Filatelica Mexicana]

Boletin Filatelico (Club Filatelico Internacional de Mexico): organo del Club Filatelico Internacional de Mexico (Mexico, D.F., Mexico: Club Filatelico Internacional de Mexico, [1949]): 22 cm. [JOURNAL Boletin Filatelico (Club Filatelico Internacional de Mexico)]

Boletin Filatelico “Morelia” (Morelia, Mich. [Mexico]: Alfonso López Ortega, [1940]): 24 cm. [JOURNAL Boletin Filatelico “Morelia”]

Boletin semanal El Filatelista Mexicano (México, D.F. [Mexico]: editor, Isidoro Llano, [1939]): 24 cm. [JOURNAL Boletin semanal El Filatelista Mexicano] » Continue reading “New books at the APRL, July 2015″

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New Books at the APRL, June 2015

APRL acquisitions, May 16, 2015–June 15, 2015. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

book coverDuring a project to consolidate our journal holdings, we have added records to our online catalog describing dozens of journals. Many of those are included in this acquisitions list; while they are not new acquisitions, they were never previously cataloged and thus relatively invisible in our collections. To read more about this journal project and some of the interesting titles we’ve discovered, see the second quarter 2015 issue of the Philatelic Literature Review.

Brigham Auctions and Auktionshaus Christoph Gartner GmbH & Co. The Brigham collection of Canada. Part V, King George V, Edward VIII, George VI issues, 1917-1953: June 13 (Brampton, ON Canada: Brigham Auctions Ltd. in association with Auktionshaus Christoph Gartner GmbH & Co., c2015): viii, 164 pages: color illustrations, portrait; 23 x 24 cm. [NS Brigham Collection of Canada pt.5]

book coverCastro, Angel Laiz. Reconstrucción de las planchas de los enteros postales tipo Infante: Cuba 1898, Filipinas 1898, Puerto Rico 1898, Fernando Poo 1899 (Madrid: BHP Biblioteca de historia postal Edifil, 1998): 142 p., [26] p. of plates, [2] folded leaves of plates: ill. (some col.); 24 cm. [In process 000055887]

Cook, Christopher D. The United States Dante commemorative postage stamp of 1965 ([United States]: Dante on Stamps, November 5, 2013): 1 online resource (7 pages): color illustrations. [In process 000055873]

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Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library to host air mail lecture

Ken Lawrence will give a lecture on “FAM 22, 1941-1945: The World’s Longest and Most Important Air Mail Route” at the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held on August 1, 2015 in the Clark Center Auditorium on the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Driving directions are available.

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Philatelic Literature Review 2nd quarter issue online

The online edition of the Philatelic Literature Review 2nd quarter 2015 issue is now available to subscribers. If you are aPLR subscriber and we have your email address, you should have received an email with instructions for accessing the online edition.

Philatelic Literature ReviewThe 2nd quarter issue features:

President’s Message — Roger Brody
From the Librarian’s Desk — Tara Murray
Library News — Sergio Lugo
Stage Named New ‘American Philatelist’ Editorial Associate
Postiljonen offers Fakes Forgeries Experts reprints — Fred Baumann
John Coulthard and Leather Postcards — Larry T. Nix
Digital Roundtable on Registered Mail
Charles Neyhart Wins Second Helbock Prize

And our regular departments:

About the Cover
APRL New Acquisitions
Book Reviews
Collectors Club of Chicago Pratt Award
Literature Palmares — Chicagopex
New Books Noted
Philatelic Literature Clearinghouse
Philatelic Literature Contributors
PLR Dealer Directory

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New books at the APRL, May 2015

APRL acquisitions, April 16, 2015–May 15, 2015. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

book coverDuring a project to consolidate our journal holdings, we have added records to our online catalog describing dozens of journals. Many of those are included in this acquisitions list; while they are not new acquisitions, they were never previously cataloged and thus relatively invisible in our collections. To read more about this journal project and some of the interesting titles we’ve discovered, see the second quarter 2015 issue of the Philatelic Literature Review.

1a. Mostra Filatelica dos Selos do Imperio do Brasil: Janeiro de 1955, Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo: Instituto Historico e Geographico de Sao Paulo, 1955): 42 p.: ill.; 24 cm. [In process 000055861]

Bjaaland, Pat. Philately, the king of hobbies (Oslo, Norway: Nordmanns-Forbundet, 1986): pages 3-5: color illustrations; 30 cm. [In process 000055863]

Filatelia (Dominican Republic): revista mensual (Puerto Plata R.D. [Domincan Republic]: El Pregonero, [1912]) [JOURNAL Filatelia (Dominican Republic)]

La Filatelia (Guadalajara, Mexico) (Guadalajara, Mexico: Manuel Pardo Morato, [1987]): ill.; 21 cm. [JOURNAL Filatelia (Guadalajara, Mexico)]

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Digital roundtable on registered mail

Russ Ryle has started a digital roundtable to facilitate the flow of information about registered mail.

It is intended to overcome a basic logistical problem: it is difficult for collectors sharing interests to physically meet in person on a regular basis given hectic schedules and wide geographic separation.

Russ writes, “We all hold albums and boxes and closets full of material. Each of us have spent hours enjoying studying our treasures. Each of us hold items and information sought by others. This effort is an attempt to facilitate the flow of information.”

Now in its third month, the group of fourteen gets an email about once a week.  Members have access to the email addresses and special interests of participants and are able to share images of interesting registered material, comments, questions, and, hopefully, answers.

To join the group or for additional information, contact Russ. Prospective members are asked to supply an email address, summary of registered mail related interests, and permission to share that information with the group.

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