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.
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.
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.