Stamps and Postal History Links

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Introduction -- The internet has been very helpful to the hobby of stamp and postal history collecting. Over the years, I've found links to interesting web sites that support this great hobby.

My Links

Check (me) Bob Swanson's First World War Postal History web page for links that relate directly to that research, and my new books on domestic military camps of WW I.

My Show-N-Tell Page

General Links

For a list of many collectors and dealers, try: Collecting Postal Stamps

The United States has a National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. We have visited, it is a great experience.

StampBoards is a great discussion group for world-wide collecting interests.

Collectors of covers and postal history often need to understand how items were dated. Various nations have over the years, used different calendar systems. These links should help you with everything you would ever want to know about calendars, at The Calendar Zone and Calendars Through the Ages.

Please visit the Machine Cancel Society web page.

Personal Pages

Michigan Postal History

Excellent Website for U. S. Stamp Illustrations

Excellent Web Site for Early US Stamps, including the Second Bureau Issue (1902)

The United States Revenue Stamps of 1898

Here is a monumental work-in-progress of Danish Postal History

Check out the RPO Postmark Page!

The Postmark Museum

Cyber Philately (Computer-related stamps)

Commercial Pages

Linns Stamp News

Identifying the U. S. Washington-Franklin Issues

Pricing the U. S. Washington-Franklin Issues

U. S. Postal Bulletins Online Important historical info at your fingertips!

Jim Mehrer sells both postal history and materials. He also runs regular auctions.

Jim Forte has a deep stock of postal history material. He is maintaining an online list of all US post offices.

Gary Anderson offers state postal history.

Stamp Auction Network

Stamp Shows and Stamp "Yellow Pages"

Collectable Information Pages

Moving a Collection

Hobby Storage of All Kinds

Preserving Collectables (National Postal Museum)

Scanning Resources

Scanning covers or stamps? The following link is for some guidelines I wrote for submittal of material for the Military Postal History Society website. The information should be helpful, regardless of the final venue for your covers and stamps.

A few scanning tips


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Updated March 31, 2019

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