New books at the APRL, August 2014

APRL acquisitions, July 16-August 15, 2014. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

book coverAcademie Europeenne de Philatelie. Opus XIV, 2014:  Theme central, LÁfrique = Central theme, Africa:  Academie Europeenne de Philatelie,  [2014]):  278 p.: col. ill.; 30 cm. [In process 000049274]

Academie Europeenne de Philatelie. Opus XIV, 2014:  Theme central, LÁfrique = Central theme, Africa:  Academie Europeenne de Philatelie,  [2014]):  278 p.: col. ill.; 30 cm. [In process 000049274]

Allen, Judy. Stamps and stamp collecting (Burlington, Ontario, Canada:  Usborne: Hayes; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: EDC Publishing,  1981):  32 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm. [In process 000049203]

Allen, Judy. Stamps and stamp collecting (Twickenham, U.K.:  Tiger Books International PLC,  1998): 32 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm. [In process 000049157]

Alphabetical list of money order offices and post office savings banks in the United Kingdom (M60), January 1947 (St. Albans:  Printed by the Campfield Press,  [1947]):  213 p.; 21 cm. [In process 000049219]

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StampShow auction to feature philatelic literature

GPS Reference Manual of Forgeries

GPS Reference Manual of Forgeries

There will be two auctions at APS StampShow in Hartford, Conn. next week, one by Harmer-Schau and the other by Regency Superior. The schedules for both will be posted to the APS website.

Neil Coker, a former APRL reference assistant who is now working for Regency Superior, informed me that the Regency Superior auction on Aug. 23-24 will feature an unusually large literature section, including some items that don’t come up for sale often, like the GPS forgery manual and Higgins & Gage postal stationery catalog, some unusual books, as well as large miscellaneous lots.

You can view the literature lots on the Regency Superior website, beginning with lot 3243.


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New books at the APRL, July 2014

APRL acquisitions, June 16-July 15, 2014. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann. Briefmarken-Kunst Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski: versteigerung 9. November 2012 (Düsseldorf, Germany: Auktionshaus Ulrich Felzmann, 2012): 66 p.: col. ill., port.; 21 cm. [NS Janota-Bzowski]

Cavendish Philatelic Auctions. The John Gunn collection of worldwide maritime mail & related ephemera: September 26, 2002 (Derby, England, U.K.: Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, 2002): 158 p.: ill. (some col.), port.; 27 cm. [NS Gunn, John]

Club de Monte-Carlo. Sweden in philately up to 1920 = La philatélie suédoise de ses origines a 1920: an exhibition of philately, postal history and philatelic history = une exposition concernant la philatélie, l’histoire postale et philatélique (Malmö, Sweden: Postiljonen AB, c2013): [16], 279 p.: col. ill.; 31 cm. [In process 000047836]

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New book on the 1898 pictorial issue of New Zealand

The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand by Derek DiamondThe New Zealand Society of Great Britain has just published The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand: Its Design, Printing & Use by Derek Diamond, FRPSL. This 350-page book with color illustrations brings together previously published research with new findings. It covers why and how the stamps were made and how they were used.

Ordering information is available from the NZ Society of GB website.

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Library of Congress recommended formats for preservation

The Library of Congress has made recommendations for specific formats (both analog and digital) for the preservation of various types of works. The Recommended Format Specifications are available on the Library of Congress website.

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Forgeries index available online

The Index of Literature in the English Language that Describes Postage Stamp Forgeries, Fakes, Reprints, Fraudulent Postal Markings and Other Obliterations, fondly and succinctly referred to by library staff as “the Tedesco index,” is one of our go-to references on forgeries.

The index was originally compiled in 2004 by Theodore M. Tedesco and published serially in the Philatelic Literature Review. It includes book, periodical, and website references.

Ted has updated the index and donated it to the APRL to make available online. I worked with Ted to check all the web links and add a table of contents. The updated and enhanced index is now available on our website.

Most of the literature cited in the index is available from the APRL. To request a book loan by mail or photocopies or scans of articles, see our Library Services web page.

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Meter Stamp Society library added to Slusser Memorial Philatelic Library in Arizona

Thanks to Paul Nelson of the Postal History Foundation for this update.

The Meter Stamp Society’s library has been added to the Postal History Foundation’s Peggy Slusser Memorial Philatelic Library in Tucson, Arizona.

Rick Stambaugh, current president, and Joel Hawkins, immediate past president, of the Meter Stamp Society recently placed over one hundred books, catalogs, machine handbooks, and over ten postage meter machines with the Slusser Library. These are from their own libraries, as well as from the MSS library itself.

The recent generous donation to the Slusser contains some duplicate items, and it will take some time for Valerie Kittell, Slusser’s librarian, and her staff of volunteers to catalog everything. After the cataloging is complete, the holdings will be included in the Philatelic Union Catalog hosted by the APRL as well as in the Global Philatelic Library hosted by the Royal Philatelic Society London. Duplicate material will be offered for exchange or sale.

Rick and Joel have exhibited meter material, with award winning results, at many APS exhibitions. These markings are certainly examples of modern postal history, and the machines that create them are complex devices from a wide range of manufacturers.  Many philatelic groups from many countries have published comprehensive information about their country’s meters; many of these publications are represented in this donation.

Rick and Joel have used this research material, as well as their own collections, to create and publish a catalog of U.S. meter marks, which is available from the MSS website. Furthermore, they recently released an electronic catalog of international meter stamps. This publication, which is free to download, is a wiki catalog, and subject to frequent additions and updates.


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New books at the APRL, June 2014

APRL acquisitions, May 16-June15, 2014. To request loans, copies, or scans, or to search our catalog, visit the APRL website.

Michel. Michel Ubersee-Katalog. Band 4.1, Nordafrika (Unterschlessheim: Schwaneberger Verlag, 2014): 855 p.: ill.; 23 cm. [CATALOGS]

Michel. Michel Ubersee-Katalog. Band 4.2, Ostafrika (Unterschlessheim: Schwaneberger Verlag, 2014): 689 p.: ill.; 23 cm. [CATALOGS]

Borek, Richard. Borek Loseblatt-Briefmarken-Katalog Deutschland (Braunschweig, [West Germany]: Verlag Richard Borek, [1980?-1981]): 3 v. in 1 (loose-leaf and in various pagings): ill. (chiefly col.); 22 cm. [CATALOGS]

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Charles Neyhart wins 2014 Helbock Prize

Charles Neyhart

La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin has announced that Charles Neyhart was selected as the winner of the 2014 Richard W. Helbock Prize for his article, “The 1905 Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark Exposition Postal Stations,” which appeared in the Second Quarter 2013 issue of La Posta.

The 2014 Richard W. Helbock Prize is awarded to the best postal history article appearing in a 2013 issue of La Posta: The Journal of American Postal History.

Neyhart, who holds a PhD in business administration from Penn State, retired in 2001 as emeritus professor of business from Oregon State University and lives in Portland.

His article was an analysis of the impact of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition on operations of the Portland Post Office and the postal markings left in its wake. For his win, Neyhart receives cash and prizes valued at nearly $450. The runner-up and third place recipients also receive cash and prize awards.

Runner-up for the 2014 prize was “U.S. Foreign Offices’ Use and Handling of Fractions on Insufficiently Paid UPU Cards” by Henry J. (Hank) Berthelot (Second Quarter 2013 La Posta), a retired attorney who lives in the metropolitan New Orleans area.

Third place wound up in a tie between “Intoxicated Ground Zero” by Richard S. Hemmings (First Quarter 2013 La Posta) of Stewartstown, Pa., and “Auxiliary Markings of the 1869 Three-Cent Pictorial Issue” by Barry Jablon (Fourth Quarter 2013 La Posta) of Los Angeles.

The selections were based on voting by the La Posta editorial staff and the Benefactor subscribers of La Posta.

The Richard W. Helbock Prize is named in honor of the founding editor of La Posta who died from a heart attack in 2011. Helbock founded La Posta in 1969 and continued to edit the journal for more than 42 years until his death.

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Second quarter Philatelic Literature Review available online

Philatelic Literature ReviewThe online edition of the Philatelic Literature Review 2nd quarter 2014 issue is now available to subscribers. If you are a PLR subscriber and we have your email address, you can log in to the APS website and access the current issue.

Not a subscriber? Start a subscription today or contact Tara Murray for more information.


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From the Librarian’s Desk
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Library News — Larry T. Nix
Elements of Philatelic Books — Peter Thy
StampShow 2014 Tiffany Dinner Speaker: Chris Calle
Charles Neygart Wins 2014 Richard Helbock Prize
Microfilm and Microfiche Holdings in the APRL; Part II — Austro-Hungarian Empire to Yugoslavia
Feridoun Novin Farahbakhsh (1931–2013)


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