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Aspects of American Postal History

Aspects of American Postal History was published with the prime purpose of promoting the wide range American postal history. It was compiled and edited by Peter Martin, the editor of La Posta: The Journal of American Postal History.
The book is hardbound, 8.5 x 11 inches, 224 pages, and in full color. Aspects of American Postal History features “The Sweet 16,” 16 different aspects of the American postal history written by 16 leading authors, all specialists in their subject areas. The articles cover in-depth looks at diverse postal history subjects spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
To showcase the type of research and scholarship presented in this work, the offprint of the lead article Independent State Mail and Confederate Use of U.S. Postage—How Secession Occurred; Correcting the Record, written by Patricia A. Kaufmann, received the Chicagopex 2017 Literature Reserve Grand Award. The book was also used to help teach the postal history course at the 2017 APS Summer Seminar.
Equally impressive in scope and content are articles by the other 15 authors. The full list of authors and their subject areas are:Equally impressive in scope and content are articles by the other 15 authors. The full list of authors and their subject areas are:

Roland Austin Liberty Series
Albert ‘Chip’ Briggs
Charles A. Fricke
Richard S. Hemmings
19th Century, New York
John M. Hotchner
Auxiliary Markings
Brady R. Hunt
Oklahoma Hotel Advertising
Patricia A. Kaufmann
Confederate States
William J. Keller
Highway Post Office
Kelvin Kindahl
Modern, Contract Stations
Eric Knapp
Alaska, Censorship
Sergio Lugo
Military Postal History
Ralph H. Nafziger
First Day Cover, Oregon
Charles A. Neyhart Jr.
Exposition Postal History
Paul Petosky
Town Postal History, Michigan
Christine C. Sanders
Topical Postal History, Christmas
Jesse I. Spector
Social Postal History, Slavery

Whether you’re a postal history veteran or a novice, Aspects of American Postal History has something for everyone.
The book is available from La Posta Publications, POB 6074 Fredericksburg, VA 22403. The retail price for Aspects of American Postal History is $65 plus $5 shipping.

Books For Sale

Unless noted, previously owned books are one of a kind. E-mail to confirm availability and to reserve your purchase. First come, first served. Postage is $4 for the first book and $1 for each subsequent book. Make checks payable to: La Posta Publications and send to: POB 6074, Fredericksburg, VA 22403.


Postal History
Postal Markings
Harry M. Konwiser. Lawrence,Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications, 1980, hardbound,762 pp
California Town Postmarks 1849-1935 Vols. 1 and 2
John H. Williams. Louisville, Kentucky: Western Cover Society, 1997, hardbound, 1,491pp.
A Postal History of Mississippi: Stampless Period 1799- 1860, Vol. II
Bruce C. Oakley Jr. Bruce, Mississippi: by the author, 1980, hardbound, 648pp
The Pony Express: A Postal History
Richard C. Frajola, George J. Kramer and Steven C. Walske. New York: The Philatelic Foundation, 2005, hardbound, 171pp
A Guide to 19th Century United States Postmarks and Cancellations [The New Herst-Sampson Catalog]
edited by Kenneth L. Gilman. North Miami, Florida: David G. Phillips Publishing Co, 1989, perfect bound, 218pp
County Systems of R.F.D. Dec 20, 1899-June 30, 1903
Edith R. Doane. Crete, Nebraska: J-B Publising Co. 1977, hardbound, 203pp
Simpson’s U.S. Postal Markings 1851-61, Second Edition
Thomas J. Alexander. Columbus, Ohio: U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, 1979, hardbound, 450pp.
The Postal History of the Forwarding Agents
Kenneth Rowe. Louisville, Kentucky: Philatelic Bibliopole, 1984. Cloth bound, 190pp
American Postal Markings From Colonial Times to the 1850’s: The Unexhibited Exhibit
Royden H. Lounsbery. 1983, hardbound, 149pp
Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse
Richard R. John. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995, perfectbound, 382pp
The First U.S. Postal Museum
Herbert R. Collins.Springfield, Va.: Paragon Publishing Co., 1991, saddlestitched,50pp
Introducing Postal History
Vivien J. Sussex. BritishPhilatelic Trust, 1988, saddlestitched, 36pp
Prexie Postal History
Richard Helbock, ed. Lake Oswego,Ore.: La Posta Publications Monograph 2, 1988, saddlestitched,100pp
The Postal History of Christmas Seals
Douglas K.Lehmann. Springfield, Va.: Paragon Publishing Co., 1990,saddlestitched, 39pp
A Checklist of Florida Post Offices 1821-1995
RichardW. Helbock. Lake Oswego, OR: La Posta Publications, 1995,saddlestitched, 79pp. Pocket Guide Series
Florida Postal History and Postal Markings During theStampless Period
Mrs. Harold Major Pickett, KennethL. Rice and Henry M. Spelman III. Palm Beach, Fla.: PalmBeach Stamp Club, 1957. Florida Federation of Stamp ClubsHandbook Number One. Three-hole screw bound, 74pp., a rarefirst volume
Chicago Postal History
Harvey M. Karlen, ed. Chicago:Collectors Club of Chicago, 1971, hardbound, 198pp
Postmarked Kentucky: A Postal History of the Commonwealthof Kentucky from 1792-1900
Alan T. Atkins. J-B PublishingCo. (NE), 1975, hardbound, 169pp
Discontinued Post Offices of New Jersey
by Stanley E. Griffith.Bound Brook, N.J.: New Jersey Postal History Society, 1975,stapled.
New Jersey’s Foreign Mail
by Gerald J. Neufeld. NJ PostalHistory Society, 1975, saddlestitched, 76pp. 
The Catalog of New Mexico Railway Postal Markings
By Charles L. Towle. Las Cruces, N.M.: La Posta reprint, 1988, saddlestitched, 80pp
South Carolina Postal History and Illustrated Catalog of Postmarks 1760-1860
By Harvey S. Teal and Robert J. States. Lake Oswego, Oregon.: Raven Press, 1989, spiral bound, 234pp., Illustrated, scarce
The Post Offices of Utah
By John S. Gallagher. Burtonsville, Md.: The Depot, 1977, saddlestiched, 84pp
United States Railroad Postmarks 1837-1861
By C.W. Remele. State College, Pa.: American Philatelic Society handbook series, 1958, hardbound, 175pp
Vessel-Named Markings on United States Inland and Ocean Waterways 1810-1890
By James W. Milgram, M.D. Chicago: Collectors Club of Chicago, 1984, hardbound, 828pp., illus., w/16pp. value guide, heavy-Add $5 extra postage
19th Century United States Fancy Cancellations Third Revised Edition
By Herman Herst Jr. Shrub Oak, N.Y.: Herman Herst, 1963, hardbound, 287pp
United States Registered Mail 1845-1870
by James W Milgram M.D. North Miami, Fla: David Phillips Publishing Co, 1988, perfect bound, 176pp
Pacific Northwest Doanes
by Richard W. Helbock. Lake Oswege, Ore.: Raven Press, 1985, saddlestitched, 68pp, illus., covers Washington, Oregon and Idaho
Civil War
The Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Richard C. Calhoun. Confederate Stamp Alliance, 2013, saddlestiched, 29pp
Uniontown, Alabama, Postmaster’s Provisionals
By Francis J. Crown Jr. Confederate Stamp Alliance, 2016, saddlestiched, 80pp, Illustrated
The North vs the South 1860-1865: The Southern Side of the Philatelic Goings On as Seen from Charleston, SC
By Bob Karrer. Springfield, Va.: Springfield Stamp Club monograph, 1989, stapled, 25pp. Illustrated
AMERIPEX 86 World Philatelic Exhibition Catalog
1986, perfect bound, 346pp+ads, incl. SS, hologram on cover.
ANPHILEX ’96 Exhibition Catalog
Collectors Club, New York, 1996, hardbound, 147pp.
Pacific 97 World Philatelic Exhibition Handbook and Congress Book 1997
1997, hardbound, 400pp. NEW.
Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition Catalog
2006, spiral bound, 336pp
Other Philatelic
Dave Bennett’s Ries Chapter Event Covers
Peter Martin, Michael Litvak,, Bob Lewin and Dave Bennett. Los Angeles: Claude C. Ries Chapter #48, AFDCS, 2012., perfect bound, 128pp

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