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.”
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]
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]
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.
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
APRL New Acquisitions
Index of Advertisers
New Books Noted
Philatelic Literature Clearinghouse
Philatelic Literature Contributors
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.
On Sunday, three students from Penn State came to volunteer as part of the university’s Rebuild-U day of service. They unpacked a recent donation from Library and Archives Canada — 93 boxes! — and moved it to shelving on the second floor of the library, where it is ready to be processed and added to the collection.
The donation contains material being deaccessioned by LAC and not previously included in our collection — perhaps most notably, documents of the Universal Postal Union and other postal treaties.
Thank you Brennan, Emily, and Justin for your help!
APRL acquisitions, September 2017. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.
The addendum to the Catalog of United States perfins (San Anselmo, CA: Perfins Club, 2010). [G3701 .P438 P438c 1998 Add.2]
Anderson, C. Stephen; Cliff, Athol W. [Anderson, C. Stephen (cachetmaker)/Cliff, Athol W. (distributor)] ([AFDCS Anderson CLOSED STACKS 2])
Bamert, Peter; Menuz, Wayne; Walton, Bill. Postal stationery of Mexico (Chester, VA: Published by the United Postal Stationery Society, Inc. in cooperation with MEPSI (Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society International), 2017). [G4411 .P860 B19p 2017] Continue reading “New books at the APRL, September 2017”