Singer appeared in Dublin in 1954, he turned a small auction company, Shanahan, into the world's largest stamp auction house. He attracted tens of thousands of customers from all over the world, offered investment opportunities, everyone was to increase their money invested in stamps very short time. With the first "Millionaire" auction in November 1958, he held a legendary party; 200 bottles champagne, Russian caviar, over 200 guests. In 1959, Singer & Shanahan acquired the world's largest stamp collection, Maurice Burrus. In May, 1959, his success abruptly ended: The stamps for sale of the announced "Mystery Collection", a unique collection of Lombardy Veneto, was stolen, the auction for the 5-year anniversary of the company was cancelled. This was followed by the longest and most expensive trials in the history of Ireland. 2019, 187 pages, full color and cloth, published at 37.50 euros plus 19.90 euros for delivery to non-EU addresses., $59.00 from our US stock.
The Journal of the Philatelic Literature-Society 1908-1918 reprinted by Wolfgang Maassen, 2019, 2 volumes, 991 pages, cloth, edition of 40 copies, $400.00 per set, enquire first
David Beech has just written a new book Libraries & Philatelic Research, A Guide to Philatelic Research a The British Library. Our copies are in transit now but I have seen the book, the 3rd Q PLR page 201 has a review however there are two errors, it is not hardbound and it is not in color and b&w, David confirmed there are not two versions. This booklet is intended to a guide to what is in the British Library however many details are of interest such as the list of 78 philatelic collection with the name of the person that formed them. 2019, 50 pages, card, expected Oct 15th, 2019, $12.00
Another tribute to the Club de Monte-Carlo, 398 pages, large format, quality paper and illustrations, full color, cloth with dust jacket, published at 60 Euro, released at MonacoPhil 2017, Nov 29, 2017, limited stock. 95.00
The World's Greatest Stamp Collectors
Milestones, there is now a 200 page supplement and it is available as a no cost download - on www.philahistorica.de . This Supplement has about 20 pages of new material in English, the rest is the text of the book in German, the illustrations are not reproduced. A small number of printed and bound copies were made for those involved with the original book and for libraries, none are available.
Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms by Roy Dehn, 2004, 91 pages, card, it works in both directions, $32.50
Kenneth Herst Seventy five of Pat's stories, always enjoyable to read and re-read, might even learn something. Pat loved a good story and did not let facts interfere too much, they are all based mostly on facts. From my memory i recall a 1869 invent was promoted as a new find as such created more buyer interest but in reality it had been in dealer's hands for some time. Of the 77 stories most are printed for the first time but some were reprinted from Pat's previous works. I find Chapters 24, Anonymous Philatelic Writers of real interest. 2016, 354 + 8 pages, card $16.99
Annotated Cumulative Subject Index to the Chronicle of the U.S. Classics Postal Issues, Journal of the U.S. PHILATELIC CLASSICS Society for Issued 1 - 200, by Joseph J. Geraci., An exceedingly detailed work covering virtually any imaginable facet for an item in the journal, complete with a searchable CD. Invaluable for any collector of the US Classics. Information is only of value if you can find it and this magnificent work makes it possible; search a stamp, a town, etc.
Every marking shown on a cover as with the address is in the Geraci index and also the advertising showing covers; this material is not indexed in the free on-line USPCS index.
Edition limited to 200 copies, 2007, 591 pages, card, with searchable CD, $75.00
Philatelic Literature: Compilation Techniques and Reference Sources by James Negus A fine guide on how to go about philatelic research plus a convenient source of much bibliographic information. The listings are certainly not complete but this work is a must in researching just about any subject. 1991, 294 + 8 pages, cloth, $55.00
Philatelist Index, 1866-1876 and 1934-1974 by James Negus 1976, 150 pages, cloth, edition of 200, one copy available, $95.00
Catalogue of the Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library 1991 reprint of the 1911 book along with the 1926 and 1938 supplement, a new preface by D. R. Beech and with British Library shelf marks added in manuscript. The book used for this reprint is Sir Edward D. Bacon's personal copy and has a few manuscript corrections and a number of notes. 1991, 555 pages, cloth, edition of 500 copies, $225.00
The Royal Philatelic Society London 1869-1069 History of the society and listing of publications, 192 pages, cloth, enquire $85.00
American Philatelic Periodicals by Chester M. Smith, Jr., A listing of about 5,000 Philatelic Journals published in the US, quite useful as it gives the basic data on each journal, 1978, 78 pages, card, sold out
Manual of Philatelic Headings used by the American Philatelic Research Library by Chester M. Smith Jr. 1979, 102 pages, card, $15.00
Philatelic Literature, A History and Select Bibliography from 1861 by Dr. Manfred Amrhein All are in a large format and have a colorful dust jacket, excellent reading and reference. Enquire on availability.
Postage Stamps, A selective check list of books on Philately in the Library of Congress In conjunction with the 1940 purchase of the Frederick James Melville library acquisition, 1940, 60+ pages, card, only one copy available, $17.50, sold
Philately: A catalog of the Collectors Club Library, New York City The 26,500 cards in the C.C. library have been arranged by subject, author, title plus listings of U.S. and foreign periodicals. Not a Crawford Catalog but it covers the more recent works. 1974, 682 pages crown folio size, acid free paper, library binding, $250.00, sold
Confederate States of America, Philatelic Subject Index and Bibliography, 1862-1999 by Richard H. Byne An index and bibliography with no comparison in American philately. Over 8,200 books, articles, auction catalogs, show programs, etc. are cited giving the basic description. These items are referred to in over 25,000 references by subject. Appendices cover abbreviations, authors, publications and illustrations.
Volume I covers the literature for the 1862-1984 period, Volume II covers 1985 - 1999 plus a few year 2000 listings and any listings from the earlier period that have just come to our attention.
Over 200,000 pages, all searchable on DVD-ROM
The content is divided into two large databases and is completely searchable. A must for students of the Civil War, postal history, the 1861 issue. $169.95 + $5.00, enquire first
Harris Index to Philatelic Literature 1879-1925 introduction by K.F. Chapman A useful index for the period with a new listing of whole and volume numbers for the journals covered and a new history of Harris Publications Please note, it was originally the Harris price list, and is not an index. 1991 reprint of 1933 book, new material added, 157 pages, cloth, $29.50
Vermont Philatelic Index by Karl E. Henson A well researched and arranged study but we wish the publishers would have invested a reasonable sum in the paper and binding however the price is now reduced from the original $30.00 to $15.00. 1993, 202 pages, card, $15.00
Harlan W. Miller Philatelic Printer, A Biography by Harlan L. MillerA wonderful folksy story of a devoted Philatelic Printer that was responsible for many fine journals in the 1930-1960's such as The American Revenuer, Philatelic Literature Review, Bulletin of the Polonus Philatelic Society Kay Chief Stamp Journal and perhaps 40 more. 1965, 107 pages, printed on one side, some color, limited stock $65.00
Index to Congress Books No. 1 - No. 72, 1935-2006, American Philatelic Congress, 2007, 163 pages, card, limited edition, limited stock, $35.00
American Philatelic Congress, Index to the Congress Books Vol. 1 - 52, 1935-1986 by Kathleen Wolsiffer 1987, 89 pages, card, 3rd q 1987, PLR, well done, $6.50
Canadian Philately, Bibliography and Index by Cimon N. Morin
Index to The Cinderella Philatelist 1961-1985 and to The Private Post 1977-1985 by Ian D. Crane, Cinderella Stamp Club Handbook No. 6 1986, 128 pages, card, $15.00
Litk No. 1, $30.00An Annotated Bibliography of Burma Philately by Alan Meech Most readable, detailed and well produced listing of books articles and auction catalogs. 1993, 125 pages, 16 illustrations, card bound $40.00
60 Year Index to the United States Specialist, Vol. 1 to 60 by R. T. Hall 1990, 354 pages, cloth, covers 1930 - 1989, ie BIA, $35.00
Indexes to The Airpost Journal, Vol 1-60, 1929-1989 and Aero Philatelist Annals, Vol 1-25, 1953-1971 and 1975-1982 1992, 200 pages, cloth, $14.00
An Annotated Bibliography of Burma Philately by Alan Meech Most readable, detailed and well produced listing of books articles and auction catalogs. 1993, 125 pages, 16 illustrations, card bound $40.00
Bibliografie van de filatelie in Belgie by Robert Leroy Bibliography of philatelic literature published in Belgium with indexes by author and subject, listing of library locations, etc. Some notes in English. 1988 second edition, 298 pages, cloth, $42.50
Jean-Baptiste Moens 1833-1908 Pere De La Philatelie by Leclercq & Waroquiers A fine catalog of Moens' books and journals with rarity factors. Well illustrated and attractively presented, in French. 1981, 58 pages, cloth $32.50
A Bibliography of Philatelic Literature on the French Colonies, Protectorates and Overseas Territories, Vol. One by R. G. Stone 1981, 110 pages, card, $10.00
Bibliography - Indian Philately by Philatelic Congress of India Arranged into 98 chapters by subject, then by date of publication. 1988, 426 pages, poor native paper and cloth, $42.50
Index to Fil-Italia, Italy and Colonies Study Circle, Vol I-XXX, 2005 February, 112 pages, in English as is the Journal, a well prepared index, the journal may we offered in CD format soon however it is available in most major philatelic libraries.
Only one of each on the below
New Zealand and Dependencies - A Philatelic bibliography by David R. Beech, Allan P. Berry and Robin M. Startup. An extensive and most detailed bibliography as would be expected from the compilers, limited stock and limited edition. 2004, xv+289 pages, cloth, $85.00
PHILATELIC LITERATURE REVIEW, Journal of the AP Research Library
Warren H. Colson of Boston - His Stamps by John R. Boker Jr. A wonderful 13 page article in the 1989 APC book, 187 pages, cloth, $25.00
Storsamlaren Hans Lagerlöf by Erik Hamberg Hans Lagerlöf, 1880-1952, Philatelist, Lagerlöf emigrated to the US and became a world class collector, his life and collections, in Swedish but with some English, well illustrated 1996, 35 pages, card, $13.50
Philatelic Bibliopole by Leonard H. Hartmann Annual Catalog, new condition, never mailed. We ran out of Catalog No. 2 and 10 before the appearance of the next one and have no remainders
Robbins Auction Catalogs of Philatelic Literature
George T. Turner Philatelic Library, Roger Koerber, 1981
Sales Held by Sylvester Colby, New York