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G reetings! -- Just your average history buff here. Since the beginning when its pages began showing up in search results I have been an avid reader of the history pages found here at Wikipedia and in the Public Domain. Some of my favorite reads have been through the pages of Ancient, Modern and Contemporary history, literary adventures not taken lightly, as most of the history pages here have been years in the making, forged with the scrutiny of peer review, great time, research and human effort being put into the many pages of knowledge that have culminated here at this point in our history, as it once did at the Ancient Library of Alexandria.

Early American and British Naval History, Postal History and History in general are my interests and sailing ships and vintage postage stamps are my love. An interest in history was part of what brought me into the world of Philately (finding a box filled with old stamped letters and postcards in our attic when I was young helped a bit also). From there I ventured into collecting vintage postage stamps, then Postal history which so often ties in with history overall. The bulk of my contributions and edits have been in American and related history and postal history. I sometimes will link a given historical page with the corresponding stamp image or philatelic page, providing a topical and literary cross reference and do so with the hopes that the two areas of interest will serve to enhance the other. Humbly we go forth.


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Most of my writing and editing has been in naval history, American history and postal history areas. When I am not involved in that capacity I spend time providing citations and creating bibliographies for various history pages that need them and often add other sources for further reading. After years of 'hunting and gathering' for sources in early American, British and related naval history I have sorted them out by subject and time period and created the Bibliography of early American naval history, and its sister page, the Bibliography of 18th-19th century Royal Naval history, and have also rewritten and greatly expanded the Bibliography of Thomas Jefferson and the Bibliography of George Washington, hoping they will serve to encourage interest in readers and help fellow editors build articles with well cited writing.


The story of history is often commemorated on Postage stamps


~ U.S.S. Constitution ~
Issue of 1947


~ Founding of Jamestown ~
Issue of 1907


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Pages created and built to near completion:


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