New Resources at the APRL, September 2020

American Topical Association. Topical Adventures: A guide to Topical and Thematic Stamp Collecting edited by Jack R. Congrove, Dawn R. Hamman & Martin Kent Miller (American Topical Association, 2020). [HE6183 .A1 A512a no.168]

Bansal, S.P. Postal service envelopes and picture postcards of India Post (Firozabad, India: S.P. Bansal, 2020). [G7651 .C873 B219p 2020]

Chinese Taipei Philatelic Society. Chinese Taipei Philatelic Magazine  (Chinese Taipei Philatelic Society, [2014]). [JOURNAL Chinese Taipei Philatelic Magazine]

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Register Now of the 2020 Virtual Postal History Symposium

It’s Time to Register for the 2020 Postal History Symposium! 

Back in July in order to overcome the health and safety concerns of the ongoing pandemic, it was decided that the 2020 Postal History Symposium would be held virtually. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Society, the American Philatelic Research Library, the National Postal Museum and this year by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, was re-imagined virtually and rescheduled for October 26-30, 2020.

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New Resources at the APRL, August 2020

Adams, Fran. The Leticia Incident: The League of Nations and the Columbian-Peruvian border conflict 1932-1934 (San Diego: Fran Adams, 2019). [G5291 .M644 A211t 2019]

Cockburn, Peter F. The British Military Administration of Malaya B.M.A.: A display for the Collectors Club New York  (Balcombe, U.K.: , February 2020). [G8031 .O15 C665b 2020]

Corinphila Auktionen. Austrian Mail in the Levant, The Werner Schindler Collection: September 9, 2020 (Zurich, Switzerland: Corinphila Auktionen,  2020). [NS Schindler, Werner]

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New Resources at the APRL, July 2020

Augustinovic, Horst.  Censorship and Bermuda’s Role in Winning World War II (Hamilton, Bermuda: Print Link, 2019). [G9121 .C396 A923c 2019]

Gough, James Peter. The Postal History of the Universal Postal Union: The Postal Card Worldwide, 1869-1974.  (London: Royal Philatelic Society London, 2019). [HE6261 .G692p 2019]

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New Resources at the APRL, June 2020

Bansal, S.P. Picture Post Cards Issued by Indian Postal Circles (Firozabad [India]:  S.P. Bansal, 2020). [G7651 .P839 B219p 2020]

Dickinson, Gary. Collecting First Day Covers of Canada (Waterdown [Ont.]:  British North America Philatelic Society, 2020). [G3401 .F527 D55cf 2020]

Dickinson, Gary. Catalogue of Privately Produced First Day Covers of Canada, 1927-1977 (Waterdown [Ont.]: British North America Philatelic Society, 2020).  [G3401 .F527 D55cp 2020]

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2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

Given the health and safety concerns during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS, APRL, the National Postal Museum and the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society have decided to move forward with the 2020 Postal History Symposium as a virtual symposium. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Research Library and the National Postal Museum, was initially scheduled for October 30-31, 2020, at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA.

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New Resources at the APRL, May 2020

Akan, Mehmet; Kuran, Timur. Turkiye’de Postanin Mikrotarihi = Microhistory of the Turkish Posts 1920-2015: CILT = VOLUME I: 1920-1950 (Istanbul: Turkiye iş Bankasi Kultur Yayinlari, 2019). [G7431 .P860 A313t 2019]

Carraro, Gianni. Sassone catalogo delle specializzazioni, varieta e storia postale della Repubblica Italiana e Trieste / (Roma: “Sassone Editrice” S.r.l.,, [1994]). [G6710 .A1 S252sp [date]

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New Resources at the APRL, April 2020

Apollonio, Fulvio. Enciclopedia dei francobolli (Florence: Sadea/Sansoni, c1968.). [HE6196 .A644e 1968 OVERSIZE]

Carraro, Gianni. Sassone catalogo delle specializzazioni, varieta e storia postale della Repubblica Italiana e Trieste / (Roma: “Sassone Editrice” S.r.l.,, [1994]). [G6710 .A1 S252sp [date]

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APRL Adopt-A-Book: A “How To”

As introduced earlier the APRL has begun a funding campaign titled “Adopt-A-Book.” The idea for the Adopt-A-Book campaign is to afford members the opportunity to “adopt” a book from the APRL collection and then donate in its honor much needed funds to assist the library with its ongoing digitization projects. At this early stage, the idea of the campaign is not to select a specific book or resource for adoption to then have that book or resource digitized, but instead  to assist the library in general funding with digitization projects going forward. Donors will be recognized for their donation to the Adopt-A-Book campaign with a special bookplate in the book or resource of their choosing from the APRL collection which will name the donor and acknowledge their support.

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Adopt-A-Book to Support APRL’s Digital Collections

The American Philatelic Research Library has one of the world’s largest and most accessible collections of philatelic literature. With nearly four miles of materials that comprise over 90,000 items including 23,000 book titles and 5,700 journal titles, the need to provide worldwide access to these materials has never been greater. In keeping with this, in 2017 the APRL created its digital collections database, APRL Digital, and began digitizing journals, books, maps, exhibits and photos from its collection. Currently the database has over 500,000 pages of material which includes complete journal runs of the American Philatelist, the Philatelic Literature Review, Postal History Journal, Collectors Club Philatelist and the American Philatelic Congress Books to name a few as well as digitized books, maps, exhibits, photos and even a  movie or two.

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