Student Volunteers Visit the APRL

Today was another day for volunteering at the APRL! A student group from the Penn State Circle K Club,  a collegiate service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International, spent part of their weekend with us here in the library.

Penn State Circle K Volunteers at Work

Eight volunteers, two of whom had volunteered at the APRL in the past, spent several hours at the Match Factory. The students spent their time packaging stamps for use in the Education Department and the Gift Shop. One group of four students packaged mint stamps for use by the Gift Shop as courtesy items, while another group of four packaged used issues that will be part of our educational programs directed at outreach.

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Postal History: Alive and Well in West Chester, PA

Chester County Historical Society building in downtown West Chester, PA

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an informative lecture about the postal history between Canada and the United States during the Civil War. The talk was titled “Canada – British North America (B.N.A.) Union and Confederate Postal Cross Border Correspondence during the U.S. Civil War” and was given by prominent B.N.A. philatelist and award winning exhibitor Ron Majors. The talk marked one in a series of postal history lectures organized by APS member and noted postal historian Bill Schultz in conjunction with an extraordinary exhibit concerning postal history titled “You’ve Got Mail!” currently on display at the Chester County Historical Society Museum (http://www.chestercohistorical.org/) in downtown West Chester, PA from November 24, 2017 through April 28, 2018.

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New Books at the APRL, February 2018

APRL acquisitions, February 2018. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

Ali , Mohammed Nazir. Stamp Collector (Lahore, Pakistan) (Lahore, Pakistan: Mohammed Nazir Ali, [1957]). [JOURNAL Stamp Collector (Lahore, Pakistan)]

Beleck, Marvin A. Noted Jewish people of the world on stamps: a collection of stamps issued by over 95 countries in the world (Fort Worth, Texas: Marvin A. Beleck, 2017). [IP67409]

Corinphila Auktionen AG. Classic India & Scinde 1600-1858: Die Jochen Heddergott Sammlung = The Jochen Heddergott collection (Zurich, Switzerland: Corinphila Auktionen AG, 2010). [IP67406]

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New Books at the APRL, January 2018

APRL acquisitions, January 2018. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

Andrews, Edwin J. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the events and times that molded the man: a grand award winning display exhibit  ([Columbia, SC]: Exhibitors Press, 2017). [In process 000067315]

Andrews, Edwin J. Hitler youth, the generations of lost innocence: a grand award winning display exhibit  ([Columbia, SC]: Exhibitors Press, 2017). [In process 000067316] Continue reading “New Books at the APRL, January 2018”

Volunteering at the APRL in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Penn State MLK volunteers opening boxes of philatelic literature donations.

One of the more rewarding experiences at the APRL are when we are fortunate enough to have volunteers come to the library to help us with various tasks. One such occasion happened this past Monday when a group of students from the nearby Pennsylvania State University gave of their time to come for a visit and to volunteer in the library as part of a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Upon arriving at the American Philatelic Center in the late morning the students were given a brief tour of the building and then shown some tasks in the library keeping busy until the late afternoon. Continue reading “Volunteering at the APRL in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

New Books at the APRL, December 2017

APRL acquisitions, December 2017. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

Abensur, Robert. La voie Franco-Sarde dans les relations internatinales: conventions, réglementations, tarifs 1818-1851 = The Franco-Sardinian route in international relations : conventions, regulations, tariff 1818-1851 ([Paris]: Académie de philatélie, 2017). [In process 000066424]

Birken, Andreas. Die Freimarken von Bhopal 1872-1908 = The postage stamps of Bhopal 1872-1908 (Hamburg: Andreas Birken, 2017). [In process]

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New books at the APRL, November 2017

APRL acquisitions, November 2017. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

 book coverAddendum M, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada perforators ([n.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]). [In process 000066403; In process 000066404]

Andersen, D.W. Perfins of Tasmania ([n.l.]: D.W. Andersen, 1985). [G9061 .P438 A54p 1985]

Arato, Steven. AZ 1874-81-es elso tipusu 3 krajcaros v. oszlopanak metszetjavitasai = Reengraving repairs on the fifth column of the 1874-81 3 krajcar type I stamp ([n.l.]: Society for Hungarian Philately, c1994). [G6501 .P718 A66a 1994]

Australian States perfin catalog: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia + updates. ([n.l.]: South Pacific perfins bulletin, [ca. 1987-1990]). [G8961 .P438 S73s]

Bard, Leslie A. Airmail rates from Palestine to the Americas: from 3 August 1933 to 30 April 1948 (Carmel, CA: Leslie A. Bard, 2007). [In process 000066356] Continue reading “New books at the APRL, November 2017”

Philatelic Literature Review 4th quarter issue features postal rates, an Australian philatelic library, and more

The online edition of the Philatelic Literature Review 4th quarter 2017 issue is now available to subscribers. If you are a PLR subscriber and we have your email address, you should have received an email with instructions for accessing the online edition.

The 4th quarter issue features my farewell to the APRL and an introduction of the incoming Director of Information Services and Librarian, an article on finding postal rate information, a visit to an Australian philatelic library, and more.

Features

President’s Message — Steve ZwillingerFrom the Librarian’s Desk — Tara Murray
Library News — Sergio Lugo
Search Methods — Scott Tiffney
A Visit Down Under — Abhishek Bhuwalka
Using academia.edu as a Source of Philatelic
Publicity — Gary Wayne Loew
What’s on Your Bookshelf? — Ken Nilsestuen
Resource of the Month
UNEXPO 17
Subject Guides

Departments

APRL New Acquisitions
Book Reviews
Index of Advertisers
New Books Noted
Philatelic Literature Clearinghouse
Philatelic Literature Contributors

PLR takes 4th place in Christoph Gärtner competition

The American Philatelic Research Library received the 4th place award in the Christoph Gärtner International Philatelic Promotion competition for 2017. American Philatelic Society President Mick Zais accepted the award and 700€ on behalf of the APRL at the ceremony today in Monaco during the MonacoPhil stamp exhibition.

The competition, open to all organizations and publishers of philatelic periodicals, was founded in 2013 to recognize promotion of philatelic research and the preservation of philatelic knowledge through publication.

The top prize in this year’s competition went to the Collectors Club of Chicago for the outstanding new book  by Hugh Feldman, U.S. Contract Mail Routes by Railroad (1832-1875). The APS took 10th place for The American Philatelist.

New books at the APRL, October 2017

APRL acquisitions, October 2017. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

book coverAbout BEP ([Washington, DC]: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, [2004]). [In process 000066225]

AFA Danmark, Faeroerne, Gronland, Dansk Vestindien frimaerkekatalog (Aarhus, [Denmark]: Aarhus Frimaerkehandel I/S ; Aarhus, [Denmark] ; Otterup, [Denmark] : AFA-Forlaget, [1975-2017]). [G6920 .A1 A111d]

AFA Danmark, Gronland, Island, Dansk Vestindien specialkatalog (Aarhus: Aarhus Frimaerkehandel ; Otterup : E. Daugaard : AFA-Forlaget, [1966-2016]). [G6920 .A1 A111ds 2016]

Allen, C.N. [C.N. Allen scrapbook for Scott U.S. 725] ([n.l.]: [n.p.], [1932-ca.1961]). [R9 P4 S4 CS2] Continue reading “New books at the APRL, October 2017”