New arrivals at the APRL, September 2011

APRL acquisitions, August 16-September 15, 2011. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

Revenues of Columbia 1858-1904Andrews, James C. Guatemala fiscal handbook (Detroit, MI: International Society of Guatemala Collectors, Inc., 2000): xii, 96 p.: ill.; 29 cm. [Call No. G4811 .R451 A567gf 2000]

Arango, Manuel. Revenues of Colombia 1858-1904: an eight-frame exhibit [exhibit] (Bogota, Colombia: Manuel Arango, 2011): 270 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm. [Call No. EXHIBIT Arango, Manuel]

Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner. The Duloz collection: August 30, 2011 (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany: Auktionshaus Christoph Gartner, 2011): 172 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm. [Call No. NS Plantinga, Max]

Aune, Finn. Norge, skillingsmerker og brev 1855-1879 (Goteborg: Tre Punkter AB, 1990): 80 p.: col. ill.; 31 cm.

Beecher, Henry W. & Wawrukiewicz, Anthony S. U.S. domestic postal rates, 1872-2011 (Bellefonte, Pa.: American Philatelic Society, c2011): xv, 463 p.: ill., facsims., maps (on lining papers), ports., tables; 29 cm. [Call No. G3701 .P8575 B414ud 2011]

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Staff profile: Neil Coker

Neil CokerSeptember’s American Philatelic Society staff profile features APRL reference assistant Neil Coker.

If you call or email the APRL, you will often be connected to Neil. He answers reference questions and fills orders for book loans, photocopies, and scanning. He’s also the library’s resident philatelist, as the only member of the staff who had a significant background in philately before coming to the APRL.

 

New arrivals at the APRL, August 2011

APRL acquisitions, July 16-August 14, 2011. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

ParastampAll-China Philatelic Federation. Writing the philatelic history together: a present of the ACPF for the China ‘99 world philatelic exhibition (China: All-China Philatelic Federation, 1999): 100 p.: col. ill.; 30 cm.

American Postal Workers Union. Constitution and By-Laws of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (Washington, D.C.: American Postal Workers Union, 1984): 55 p.; 17 cm.

Apercu Historique des Postes Bernoises (1350 – 1850) ([1967]): 30 p.; 29 cm.

Association Internationale Editeurs de Catalogues de Timbres-Poste. Small Philatelic Lexicon (Lugano, Switzerland: Association Internationale Editeurs de Catalogues de Timbres-Poste: 6 p.; 21 cm.

Babcock, Alfred Penn. Tropic isles and things (Cranford, N.J.: Alfred Penn Babcock, c1957): 288 p.; ill., maps; 19 cm.

Bangladesh Post Office. Information on Postage Stamps (Bangladesh: Bangladesh Post Office, [1993]): [24] p.: col. ill.; 23 cm.

Bartholdy, Martin. Der Generalpostmeister Heinrich v. Stephan und die deutsche Reichspost von Stephan bis heute (Berlin [Germany]: Verlag fur Sozialpolitik, Wirtschaft und Statistik, Paul Schmidt, 1938): 196 p.: ill.; 25 cm.

Beneteau, Jean-Louis. Les types des Semeuse: et quelques varietes connues (Angouleme: Carto, 1995): 96 p.; ill.; 15 cm.

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New arrivals at the APRL, July 2011

APRL acquisitions June 16-July 15, 2011:

Colombia, the Department of AntioquiaAmerican Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. The Best of the Philatelic Exhibitor [electronic resource] (New York: American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors: Philatelic Foundation, [2009]): 1 computer optical disk; 4 3/4 in. [Call No. Philatelic Exhibitor]

Brumell, George. British post office numbers 1844-1906 (Cheltenham, England: R.C. Alcock (Worcester, England: Redman Designs, Ltd.), [1960?]): 136 p.; 22 cm. [Call No. G5741 .P855 B893p 1960]

Burrows, Peter C., ed. British Empire civil censorship devices, World War II. Section 6. British West Indies & Falkland Islands (Somerset, UK; Colorado Springs, CO, USA: The Civil Censorship Study Group, 2010): 1 v. (in various pagings): ill. (col. on cover), facsims., charts, tables; 28 cm. [Call No. G5731 .C396 C582b Sec.6 2010]

Burrows, Peter C., ed. British Empire civil censorship devices, World War II. Section 7. Canada and Newfoundland (Somerset, UK; Colorado Springs, CO, USA: The Civil Censorship Study Group, 2010): 1 v. (in various pagings): ill. (col. on cover), facsims., charts, tables; 28 cm. [Call No. G5731 .C396 C582b Sec.7 2010]

Classic Belgium [exhibit]: ca. 150 p.: ill.; 28 cm.

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Summer Seminar in the APRL: then and now

Robert Dalton Harris in the APRL, June 2011
Robert Dalton Harris in the APRL, June 2011
Harold Sollenberger in the APRL (PLR, 3rd quarter 2001)
Harold Sollenberger in the APRL (PLR, 3rd quarter 2001)

When I started working at the APRL, the staff warned me about APS Summer Seminar. They told me the library would be busy, that table space would be scarce, and that we would need an extra photocopier. The 2011 group of students did not disappoint! They filled the library from the time we opened until we closed – which was often later than our usual 4:30 closing time – except, of course, when they were in their classes.

Ten years ago, in the 3rd quarter 2001 issue of the Philatelic Literature Review, Kim Kowalczyk wrote an article called “Summer Seminar Storms APRL Stacks” about how busy the library was during seminar week. Accompanying the article are photos of students in the library – including one of Harold Sollenberger lying down in the stacks.

Some things don’t change. During this year’s Summer Seminar, we snapped a photo of Robert Dalton Harris (instructor for “Geography and Postal History: A Writer’s Institute”) stretched out on the floor of the library, browsing the duplicate books for sale.

Ronald Martell makes copies in the APRL, June 2001
Ronald Martell makes copies in the APRL, June 2001
David Straight using the APRL book scanner, June 2011
David Straight using the APRL book scanner, June 2011

Some things do change, however. We did make two photocopiers available in the library, and they did get used. The piece of equipment that seemed to get people excited, though, was the new book scanner courtesy of the Mighty Buck Club donors.

Everyone who used the scanner loved the easy touchscreen interface, the beveled edge for scanning books, and the ability to take home color images. Best of all, the scanner was free to use. During the week of Summer Seminar, it scanned more than 1,300 pages!

Philatelic Literature Review 2nd quarter 2011 features

Philatelic Literature ReviewThe online edition of the Philatelic Literature Review 2nd quarter 2011 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 2nd quarter PLR includes such articles as “Where is A Librarian’s Guide to the Literature of Philately,” “Government Documents & Philatelic Research,” and “Finding Philatelic Literature Online.” Also in this issue are regular columns: “What’s on Your Bookshelf,” book reviews, and buying and selling opportunities through the Philltelic Literature Clearinghouse.

New arrivals at the APRL, June 2011

Blindman's MailAfinscat. Catalog multimedia de sellos de España = Multimedia catalogue of Spanish stamps: 1850-1960 [electronic resource] (Barcelona: Afinscat: Afinsa Multimedia, c1995): 1 computer optical disk + 1 booklet (11 p.)

Aries Auctions. Aries Auctions catalogue: a celebration of independent India philately [electronic resource] (Gurgaon, Haryana [India]: Aries Auctions, 2011-)

Armed forces Stamp Exchange Club bulletin (Clarksville, TN: Armed Forces Stamp Exchange Club, [2008]): 28 cm. [Journal]

Barthelemy, Emile. Catalogue obliterations speciales temporaires, France et colonies francaise, 1849 a Octore 1943 ([Paris]: Barthelemy Emile (Paris: Lang, Blanchong et Cie, Imprimeurs), [1943])

Baumann, Carl. Das Postwesen in Basel unter dem Kaufmannischen Direktorium (1682-1798): Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Würde eines Doctor rer. pol. der hohen philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Basel (Weinfelden: Neuenschwander’sche Verl.-Buchh., 1927): 149 p.

Bautenserie 1948 e.V. Koln. Wir stellen uns vor Bautenserie 1948 (n.l.: Arge Bauten, n.d.): 14 p.

Bosshard, J.A. Katalog der Badischen Marken und Abstempelungen (Leipzig: Seifert, 1929): 69 p.

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New arrivals at the APRL, May 2011

This Royal ThroneAger, Donald R. Celebrazioni Colombiane (Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society, 2011): [8] p.: col. ill.; 28 cm. [Shelved with the Journal Discovery!]

American Philatelic Research Library and the National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration. M1918, Stamp bill books of the Post Office Department September 30, 1870-July 10, 1897 ([State College, Pa.]: American Philatelic Research Library; Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004): 3 p.; 23 cm. [Call No. HE6401 .A512s 2004]

American Philatelic Research Library. Forgery materials in the American Philatelic Research Library arranged by Library of Congress classification numbers ([Bellefonte, Pa.]: American Philatelic Research Library, 2006): 23 p.; 28 cm.

Arnould, Howard L. Danish West Indies postal history, the foreign mails before 1880 [exhibit] / ([Princeton? NJ]: by the author,, [1994?]): [ca. 100 p.]

Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd. Philatelic Lecturers and Displays 2005 (London: Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd., 2005): 72 p.

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