The Stamp Specialist

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The Stamp Specialist is the title of a series of books on philatelic research written and edited for the advanced collector of postage stamps.

Publisher[edit]

The books were published by H. L. Lindquist, 2 West 46 Street, New York City.

Format[edit]

Twenty books were issued between 1939 and 1948. Early books were paper bound, but the majority was hard-bound and each later book was usually popularly identified by the color of its hard cover.

Content[edit]

Each book contains six or more studies of research by eminent philatelic experts, each related to a particular detailed philatelic subject.

Article title and authors of the articles:

Volume 1, part 1 (1939)[edit]

  • Miscellany - George B. Sloane
  • Mounting and Filing Entire Covers and Postal Stationery - A. Eugene Michel
  • Color - A. Maerz
  • The United States Five Cent Stamp of 1847 - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Post Office Seals - Prescott Holden Thorp
  • The Confederate States of America 1863 Ten Cent Blue - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Guam Guard Mail - H. F. Bowker
  • The Development of the Rotary Press Printing - Max G. Johl
  • Unusual Methods of Mounting - Paul F. Berdanier, Jr. and others
  • American and European Methods of Specializing - Edwin Mueller
  • Philatelic Auction Survey
  • An Analysis of Prices Realized for U.S. Stamps Over a Period of Fifty Years - Charles J. Phillips

Volume 1, part 2 (1939)[edit]

  • Independent Mail Routes of the United States - Harry M. Konwiser & Laurence B. Mason
  • A Study of the Major Varieties of the U.S. 3c 1851 - Richard McP. Cabeen
  • Roman States - The Original and Counterfeits of the First Issue - Fritz Billig
  • Pages of Aristocrats from My Stamp Album - Philip H. Ward, Jr.
  • The "Used Abroads" of Great Britain - Lou W. Kreicker & Major H.P. Burrell
  • The Australian Pennies of the King George V Issue - Wm. J. Davy
  • New York Post Office, Some Early "Steamship" Markings - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • The "Southn. Letter Unpaid" Marking of Louisville, Ky. June and July 1861 - Lawrence L. Schenfield
  • Preliminary Report on the Survey on Condition -
  • Airmail Stamps at Auction, An Analysis of American and English Prices Realized During the Past Year
  • What Chance Has the Mail Bidder at a Stamp Auction and Other Pertinent Data

Volume 1, Part 3 (1940)[edit]

  • The Penny Black, Philately's Number One - includes an oversize engraving of a Penny Black - Lou W. Kreicker & Major H.P. Burrell
  • The United States 12c-24c-30c and 90c Imperforates of 1860 - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • United States Postal History - Part 1 - Seymour Dunbar
  • Philately Honors the Constitution - C. N. Downs
  • Steamboat Mail Transportation on the Great Lakes - The Ward Steamship Lines - W. L. Babcock, M.D.
  • C.C.C. "Socked on the Nose" - Theodore E. Steinway
  • Unusual Methods of Mounting
  • Revised report on the Survey on Condition
  • How to Distinguish Stamp Varieties - Edwin Mueller

Number 4 (1940)[edit]

  • Paper. A Non-technical History and Description of the More Common Types as used in Philately - James H. Obrig
  • Aviation and Philately, based on the Norman Serphos Collection - Frank L. Wilson
  • United States Postal History (Part 2) - Seymour Dunbar
  • The Three Cent 1857 - What to look for in the Perforated Issue - Richard McP. Cabeen
  • The First Stamps of Honduras - Bertram W. H. Poole
  • 40 Years of United States Special Delivery Stamps - C. W. Bates
  • Methods of Mounting - Paul F. Berdanier, Jr.
  • Final Report on the Survey on Condition

Orange (1941)[edit]

  • Designs for United States stamps – Paul F. Berdanier, Jr.
  • The Supplementary Mail Service of the New York Post office 1853-1872 – Stanley B. Ashbrook with comments by Dr. W. L. Babcock
  • Poland – the stampless period – Stephen G. Rich and Vincent Domanski, Jr.
  • The Luff reference collection – H. L. Lindquist
  • The engraver of the Five Cents De La Rue – August Dietz
  • Specializing in twentieth century United States stamps – Max G. Johl

Blue (1941)[edit]

  • Thru the Newbury deluxe collection of the 19th century United States - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Jammu and Kashmir – Notes on Their Stamps - Winthrop S. Boggs
  • United States postal history - Seymour Dunbar
    • A Canal Boat letter group
    • A World’s Fair group
    • A Railway Post Office group
  • A Primer of the first Greek postage stamps - Robert O. Truman
  • The capped relief of the Two Cents 1890 - John H. Latta, C.P.A.
  • “Neither rain – nor snow – nor gloom of war...” Three letters that crossed the lines in the War Between the States - Lawerence L. Shenfield
  • Poland, the period of stamps, to 1870 - Vincent Domanski Jr. & Stephen G. Rich

Yellow (1942)[edit]

  • The Five Cent of 1847 Double Transfers - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Prisoner of War and Flag-of-Truce Covers - Lawerence L. Shenfield
  • Supplement to Independent Mail Routes of the United States - Harry M. Konwiser
  • United States Postal History
    • Postal Memorials of Human Slavery and Lincoln - Seymour H. Dunbar
  • The Autaugaville Alabama Stamps - Howard Lehman
  • Countries for the Specialist
    • Norway - H. L. Lindquist
    • France - Dr. A. J. C. Vaurie
    • Great Britain - Major H.P. Burrell
    • Finland - Arthur Linz
    • Canada - Walter Pollock
    • Guatemala - H. L. Lindquist
  • United States - The "Premieres Gravures" of 1861 - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Census of Philatelists
    • How Many stamp collectors Are There

Red (1942)[edit]

  • Canada-17c-1859, A Study of its Plate Positions - Senator James A. Calder
  • Four Historical Covers from the Spanish–American War Period in Puerto - R. B. Preston
  • China - James Starr
  • Coffee House and Newsroom Mail. The Origin of the Postal System in America - Abe Schoenfeld
  • A Great Historic Document Comes to Light - General Winfield Scott's Proclamation to the People of Mexico
  • The Puerto Rican Columbian Commemorative Stamp of 1893 - R. B. Preston
  • Confederate Notes - Stanley B. Ashbrook
    • Newly Discovered Prisoner of war cover with "Examined - Ship Island" in red
    • "Raleigh N. C. Paid 5" Postmaster Provisional or Handstamped Paid?
  • Philatelic Byways thru 19th Century B.N.A. - Ed Richardson
    • British Columbia and Vancouver's Island
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
  • Countries for the Specialist
    • Ecuador - H. L. Lindquist
  • Confederate Blockade Covers including some Unusual Examples - Van Dyk MacBride
  • "Forwarded By" Handstamps - Harry M. Konwiser

Green (1943)[edit]

  • The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898 (The So-Called Omaha Issue) - George B. Sloane
  • The Bull's Eyes of Brazil (in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary) - H. L. Lindquist
  • Unusual Aguinaldos in One of the Most Theatrical and Interesting Interludes in the History of the Philippine Islands - Col. Hans Lagerloef
  • Guadeloupe, The Emerald Island - Robert G. Stone
  • Confederate Stamps-On-Provisional Covers - Van Dyk MacBride
  • Siam-Thailand - Adolph Klingenstein
  • Egypt - Ernest A. Kehr
  • Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper of the United States - Carl E. Dorr
  • The Swastika in Philately - William T. Corbusier

Brown (1943)[edit]

  • The 30 Cents Black Imperforate of 1860 - R. J. Mechin
  • Confederate Notes - Lawrence L. Shenfield
    • How the Fighting Men of the 5th Texas Regiment C.S.A. got their letters across the Mississippi to Texas
    • Southern Express Company Office Marking of Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • The Democracy of Philately - The Rev'd. William H. Tower
  • Canada 17c-1859. The Identification of its Printings through the use of Comparative Color Charts - Senator James A. Calder
  • Puerto Rico - The 1873-1876 Overprinted Issues - R. B. Preston
  • Russia - The Small Head U.S.S.R. Types of 1923-1927 - H. L. Aronson
  • The Raleigh N.C. Provisional - A Correction - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • A Study of the Color of 1861, 3c U.S. Design Stamp - Wm. H. Beck

Gray (1943)[edit]

  • The 6 Cents Lincoln Bank Note Issue - George C. Hahn
  • A Sheaf of War Covers - The Rev'd. William H. Tower
  • Canadian Patriotics and Related Boer War Covers - Ed. Richardson
  • An Important Discovery on the United States 1898 4c Stamp - Ferrars Tows
  • Early Foreign Mail Service From Peru - Arthur Linz
  • History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Thomas F. Morris
  • Confederate Mexico Covers - A sequel to "Confederate Blockade Covers" - Van Dyk MacBride
  • Iceland - Joseph Jaeger

Maroon (1944)[edit]

  • The South's "Way of Life" - Random Notes for the Student of Confederates - August Dietz
  • The "Large Geneva Eagle" 1846-1848 - Gustave A. von Gross
  • Southern Censorship of the South Bound Mail - L. G. Brookman
  • Puerto Rico - The British Postal Agencies in Puerto Rico - R. B. Preston
  • A Primer of English Postal History to the Adhesive Period - The Rev'd. William H. Tower
  • The Maryland State Issue of 1818 of Revenue Stamped Paper - Colin MacR. Makepeace
  • Philatelic Byways Thru 19th Century BNA-Victorian Canada - Ed Richardson
  • Captain Absalom Grimes - The Confederate Mail Carrier - Van Dyk MacBride
  • The Postal History of the Ionian Islands - Colonel Hans Lagerloef

White (1944)[edit]

  • The City Delivery Letter Expresses of San Francisco - Ernest A. Wiltsee
  • Air Mail Interruption Covers - R. Lee Black
  • National Defense Issue - George C. Hahn and Sol Glass
  • "Pan. & San Fran. S.S." (Panama and San Francisco Steam Ship) - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Puerto Rico - Postal Markings of the 1855-1873 Period - R. B. Preston and M. H. Sanborn
  • United States Savings Stamps - A New Field for the Specialist - H. L. Lindquist
  • The Royal Genealogies in Stamps - Harold F. Round

Black (1945)[edit]

  • Barnard’s Caribou Express – in the Colony of British Columbia, 1860-1971 and later expresses of F. J. Barnard - Henry C. Hitt and Gerald E. Wellborn
  • Some notes on the Harold C. Brooks collection of Confederate States of America - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Patriotic cover fishing - Rollin E. Flower
  • A huge find of rare western franks – many hitherto unknown varieties - Ernest A Wiltsee
  • Insurance cancellations on Civil War revenues 1862-1871 - Jere. Hess Barr
  • Don’t ignore the letters – a cover collector points out the interest and romance to be found in the contents of your covers - Towner K. Webster, Jr.
  • A letter from Libby Prison - Van Dyk MacBride
  • “Canada Mourns Her Beloved Queen” - Ed Richardson
  • Syndicate envelopes - Thomas D. Perry

Coral (1945)[edit]

  • The Overrun Nations series - Sol Glass
  • Poland, the postal stationery - Clement A. Pulaski
  • The Early Postal History of Peru - Arthur Linz
  • Russian Zemstvos, a compendium of existing information with additional information based on original research - Col. Hans Lagerloef
  • Norway, a few notes on the unlisted 1882-3 Issue - Gustave Larson
  • Philadelphia’s part in the Civil War - George N. Malpass
  • Brazilian postal forgeries - Samuel Ray

Emerald (1946)[edit]

  • Confederate States of America - Stanley B. Ashbrook
    • Some Notes on the Postal Legislation
    • Postal Rates
    • Postal Uses and Earliest Known Dates of the Stamps of the General Issues
  • Trans-Atlantic Mails - Major F. W. Staff
  • Austria and Lombardy-Venetia, The Re-Engravings on the Dotted Background of the First Issue - Felix Brunner
  • Puerto Rico - R. B. Preston
    • The Bogus Stamps of 1897
    • Revenue Stamps used for Postage
  • The Development of The Electric Eye - Nathan Goldstein II
  • Poland - Clement A. Pulaski
    • The Postal Stationery
    • Stamped Envelope
    • Letter Card

India (1946)[edit]

  • The Autographed Field Letters of General Robert E. Lee - Van Dyk MacBride
  • Lee Envelopes in the Congressional Library, Washington, D.C. -
  • Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes - Sidney S. Jalkut
  • Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes of the World (the first known comprehensive compilation of these items ever made) - Sidney S. Jalkut
  • 1860-1863 Three Cents Plus One Cent Plus One Cent - Stanley B. Ashbrook
  • Belgium Postal Savings and Roulette Cancellations - Lt. Com'd'r. Ray E. Morrison
  • Norway - A Century of Steamship Mail Service - Gustav Larson
  • Milwaukee Handstamps and Their Use - Kenneth F. Olson

Mahogany (1947)[edit]

  • Burdell's Express - J. R. W. Purves, F.R.P.S.L
  • Express Company Labels of the United States - Harry M. Konwiser
  • Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes - Sidney S. Jalkut
  • United States Postal Agency, Shanghai, China - Harvey Bounds
  • The Life of Christ on Postage Stamps - George A. Rowse
  • Stamped Revenue Paper Issued by Province of Mass., Colony of New York, and by Gt. Britain for Use in America - Leland Powers
  • The Postage Due Issues of Norway, A Translation - Gustav Larson
  • Camp Shenandoah, Va. - Van Dyk MacBride
  • Some Comments on the U.S. Playing Card Stamps - John C. Rogers, Ph.D., M.D.
  • The British Postal Service from Peru - Arthur Linz

Chartreuse (1948)[edit]

  • Dies of the Columbian stamped envelopes, commemoratives of 1893 - F. L. Ellis
  • A check list of uncataloged envelopes bearing patriotic designs of southern sentiment - George N. Malpass
  • Puerto Rico; the postmaster provisionals of 1898 - R. B. Preston
  • The street car R. P. O. system - Earl D. Moore
  • A discovery in 1860 issue of Peru: double transfers - Arthur Linz
  • Eights - Frank W. Staff
  • The overrun nations series, the flag stamps - Supplement to Article Appearing in The Stamp Specialist Coral Book - Sol Glass
  • A sequel to the autographed field letters of General Robert E. Lee - Van Dyk MacBride
  • Stamp booklets and booklet panes - Second Supplement to List of Booklets in India Book - (First Supplement, Mahogany Book)

Forest Green (1948)[edit]

  • Fairs, Exhibitions and Expositions and Their Souvenirs - Raymond March
  • Canada 5d 1859 - Renumbering of Flaws - G. A. E. Chapman
  • Guatemala, the 100 Varieties of the One Peso Lithographed Identified - H. L. Lindquist
  • "Camp Shenandoah, Va." - Were There TWO? - Van Dyk MacBride
  • Teaching With Stamps - Louis H. Drinkwine
  • The Alfonso XII Issues for Puerto Rico - R. B. Preston
  • The Penny Postage Jubilee of 1890 - Stephen G. Rich
  • Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes - Sydney S. Jalkut
  • The Stamp Specialist Enters a New Phase
  • Index to the Stamp Specialist

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References[edit]