eBooks on Specialized Collections

This list features ebooks containing information about specialized collections.

The Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Sheets of the United States by John Kerr Tiffany (1892)  This book gives a summary of stamped envelopes issued by the Post Office Department and lists of varieties by producer printer. Click here to read.

The U.S. 3c Green 1870-1887 By H. L. Wiley (1915)  This 34-page booklet details the numerous varieties of 3¢ Green stamps issued.  It includes information about printing companies, papers used, grills, shades, perforations, and cancels. Click here to read.

Essays for United States Postage Stamps Edward H. Mason (1911)  This 90-page book lists all the essays produced from 1850 to 1902.  Each one is described with varieties listed below.  Click here to read.

The Canada Stamp Sheet: Volumes 1-6 (1900-1905)  This monthly newsletter was written for collectors of British North American postage and revenue stamps. Click here to read.

Cancellations and Killers of the Banknote Era 1870-1894 ]By James M. Cole.  This book includes lots of illustrations of cancels used during the banknote era.  The cancels are categorized by shape.  It’s fun to look through even if you’re not a cancel collector.  Click here to read.

Sterling’s Standard Descriptive and Price Catalogue of the Adhesive Postage and Stamped Envelopes of the United States Only.  This book, published in 1887, describes over 1,000 varieties of “adhesives, envelopes, wrappers, letter sheets, postals, postal and metallic currency, telegraph stamps, issues of the Southern Confederacy, and private local postage stamps” according to the title page.  Click here to read.

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  1. Wow! Did not know you had books when I found you in my search for cancels. What a great nice thing to do for collectors and those just interested in reading up on. I have a copy of The U.S. 3c Green 1870-1887 and did a search on the author Wiley, and there you guys were Mystic. What a resource, more than I could digest though. What I was looking for was some names given to cancels of the older era stamps, but not quite that old. Around when the Duplex cancels were being used. I find the various cancels fascinating.

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