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Society Publications For Sale

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All publications are available to members and non-members.  USSS members may purchase publications at the discounts shown below.  Prices are postpaid within the U.S.

ORDER ONLINE! - Or mail your order to:

Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 6634
Katy, TX  77491-6634


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                                       Title Members   Nonmembers

 United States Savings Stamps: The Postal and Treasury Savings Stamp Systems of the United States   by Harry K. Charles, Jr., Ph.D.
The book focuses on the stamps and their closely associated collection cards and booklets. Background information is provided to understand the operation of these systems from its beginning in 1910 to an eventual demise in 1970. The book covers essays, proofs, sheet stamps, booklets and coils, as well as official mail stamps and stationery. Illustrated in full color; 245 pages (2012), Paperbound, 6x9.


    $25.00


      $28.00

 
 Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog, 2012 edition
  compiled and edited by W. Wallace Cleland.  Spiral-Bound

The standard plate number reference for all United States and overprinted Possessions postage, revenue and back of the book stamps listed in the Scott Specialized catalog.  Includes full-color illustrations of marginal markings and data on coil, sheet and booklets, 422 pages, Paperbound, 8.5x11.
             Note: The perfect-bound version is sold out.


    $23.00


      $28.00

 Guide to United States Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations, 1907-1927 by Steven R. Belasco
Tells the fascinating and complex story of the proprietary coils developed by manufacturers of stamp vending and affixing machines in the early 20th Century.  Covers more than 250 major varieties of coil stamps made by the six companies that created these perforations, discusses their history and proprietary perforations, stamps to which the perforations were applied, scarcity of these stamps on and off cover, and factors to be considered to identify the many fakes of these coils.  Illustrated in full color; 220 pages (2009), Hardbound.
  Updates posted April, 2011.


    $44.00


      $55.00

 United States Supplementary Mail by Leonard Piszkiewicz
Describes the origin of the concept of Supplementary Mail and presents previously unknown information on the beginnings and early operation of Supplementary Mail service in New York and ten other cities.  Illustrated in full color; 144 pages (2009), Hardbound.


    $32.00


      $40.00

 Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting
  edited by Rodney A. Juell & Steven J. Rod.
Introduces the reader to the full scope of United States stamps and stamp collecting from stampless covers through the early 21st century.  Includes the history of the Postal Service and the various stamp printers, including the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  730 pages (reprinted 2007), Hardbound.
  Errata updated May 8, 2008.

    $25.00 (Sold out)

      $40.00

U.S. Booklets and Booklet Panes, 1900-1978, Volume 1: Flat Plate Regular Issues
    by Donald B. Littlefield and Sam Frank.
Describes the 185 different complete booklets in which these issues were sold to the public and the forerunner items that preceded them.  Provides in-depth information about each of the 22 issues, including design, specifications, postal history examples, plate number data, siderographer and plate finisher data, pane and plate varieties, minor and rare varieties, and many illustrations.  290 pages (2004), Paperbound.

    $21.00

      $26.00

The Transports by G. H. Davis.
A thorough study of the 1941-44 Transport Airmail stamp issue, discussing historical context, stamp design and development, production data, examples of usages, rates and routes during The Transport Era.  231 pages (1999), Paperbound.

    $22.00

      $28.00

The Prexies by Roland Rustad.
The complete work on the Presidential Series of 1938,  Profusely illustrated, covering stamp design, production, rates and usages for each stamp.  343 pages (1994), Paperbound.

    $24.00

      $30.00

Encyclopedia of Plate Varieties on U.S. Bureau Printed Stamps
by Loran C. French.
This profusely illustrated listing of constant plate varieties, such as double transfers, is the definitive reference for "fly-speck" philately; 357 pages (1979), Hardbound.

    $25.00 (Sold out)

      $35.00

Pat Paragraphs by Elliott Perry.
Reprint of Elliott Perry's work published in 58 issues over his lifetime.  Emphasis on issues of the 19th century, locals, carriers and express posts plus match and medicine stamps.  Arranged by subject matter; 648 pages, Hardbound.

    $40.00

      $55.00

The Bureau Specialist, Volumes 1-3, 1930-32
edited by George W. Brett.
Reprinted and bound in one 450 page volume, contents include early reports on U.S. plate numbers, errors, precancels, offset plate varieties and the Shift Hunter Letters. Hardbound.

    $40.00

      $50.00

BIA Plate Number Checklist: Plates 1-20,000, Revised 1990
compiled by Wallace Cleland.
Dates and usage of plates numbered 1-20,000 used for printing U.S. stamps.  Over 800 pages and punched for three ring binder; shrink-wrapped.
  
Updates & Additions updated Sept. 2008.

    $28.00

      $40.00

BIA Plate Number Checklist: Plates 20,000-41,303, Revised 1990
compiled by John Larson and Kim Johnson.
Similar data as contained in checklist for 1-20,000.

    $26.00

      $35.00

Sixty-Year Index to the United States Specialist
compiled by Richard T. Hall.
A detailed listing of articles indexed by subject heading, authors and Scott numbers for the BIA monthly journal, 1930 - 1990.  Hardbound.

    $24.00

      $35.00

The Airmail Special Delivery Stamps of the United States by Ralph L. Sloat.
Reprint; history, plate layout and data on Sc. #CE1, 2 and #771.  86 pages, Paperbound.

      $8.00

      $12.00


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Make checks payable to U.S.S.S. and send to:

Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 6634
Katy, TX  77491-6634