General Handbooks: Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, etc.
C. S. Hammond & Company. Hammond’s Stamp Collectors Atlas. New York: C. S. Hammond & Company, 1936 36 pp. 280 x 316 mm. Staple Bound with Red Card Covers.
[Coffin, Geo[orge]. P.]. Coffin’s Directory of Philatelic Frauds. Freeport, Maine: The Author, 1887 Unpaginated but (12) pp. 159 x 106 mm. Centre Sew-bound with Light Lavender Paper Covers. Price 10 cents on front cover. Crawford 81.
Davison, Alvah. Dealing in Postage Stamps by Alvah Davison. Also A Directory of the Principal U.S. and Canadian Stamp Dealers. Vol. 4. 4 vols. Philatelic Library. Cambridgeboro, PA: H.B. Wilber & Company, 1891 32 pp. 136 x 98 mm. Staple Bound with Grey Card Covers. Price 10c on inside front cover. Crawford 93 and 202.
Davison Publishing Co. Davison’s Philatelic Concordance and Address Book. New York: Davison Publishing Co., 1895 78 pp. 261 x 180 mm. Perfect Bound with Pink Card Covers. Price Fifty Cents on title page. Crawford 93.
Donehoo, Rev. J. de Q. Mekeel’s Address Book of Foreign Stamp Collectors and Dealers. Containing over 9000 Names and Addresses from 127 Countries and Colonies, Being the Most Complete Work of the Kind Ever Issued. 3rd ed. St. Louis: C.H. Mekeel Stamp and Publishing Co., 1897 106 pp + (6) p. 219 x 151 mm. Perfect Bound with Dark Brown Card Covers. Bookplate of V. Suppantschitsch on inside front cover. Crawford 100.
Egan, Charles W. The Stamp Collector’s Hand-Book: A Lexicon of Terms and Practical Hints to Philatelists. Edited by Clifford W. Kissinger. Reading, PA: C.W. Kissinger, 1894 56 + (8) pp. 177 x 121 mm. Center Sew Bound with Red Card Covers. Crawford 108.
[Hubbard, John M.]. The Black List. Lake Village, New Hampshire: The Author, 1886 6 + (6) pp. 160 x 105 mm. Stapled with Ochre Paper Covers. Crawford 191. List of parties to whom the author sent stamps on approval but could not obtain settlement or return of stamps!
———. The Stamp Collectors of the World: A List of over 1000 Collectors of Stamps in All Parts of the World. Lake Village, New Hampshire: The Author, 1887 20 pp. 215 x 162 mm. Stapled with Buff Paper Covers. Price 10 cents on front cover. Crawford 191.
Hubbard, J[ohn]. M. The Stamp Dealers of the World: A Complete List of All Dealers in Postage and Revenue Stamps, in the World. Lake Village, New Hampshire: The Author, 1885 Unpaginated but (26) pp including advertisements. 153 x 100 mm. Stapled with Greenish-Grey Paper Covers. Crawford 191.
Kumar, Prem Pues. Encyclopedia of Indian Hobby. Jamshedpur: The Author, 2018 (2) p + 259 pp + (1) p. 242 x 173 mm. Perfect Bound in Carmine Red Card Covers. Price Rs. 750 on copyright page. Edition of 2000 copies.
L. Upcott Gill. The Dictionary of Philatelic Terms and Phrases. London: L. Upcott Gill, 1911 (5) pp + (1) p + (2) + 163 + (1) pp. 168 x 110 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No DJ issued.
Lyons, J. H. (comp. and ed.). The Stamp Collectors’ Vest Pocket Dictionary and Guide: A Handy Manual and Reference List of Philatelic Words, Terms, Devices, Watermarks, Notes, &c. Vol. 1. 4 vols. Philatelic Library. Portland: Jewett & Lyons, 1889 64 pp. 115 x 75 mm. Center Sew Bound with Brown Card Covers. Crawford 244 and 202. One of the smallest books on stamps!
Mucha, Ludvik, and Bohuslav Hlinka. The Orbis Philatelic Atlas. Edited by Kenneth F. Chapman. London: Orbis Book Publishing Corporation Ltd., 1987 356 pp. 171 x 117 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued. Price £4.95 on back cover.
Rand McNally & Company. Stamp Atlas and Dictionary. New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1933 48 pp. 268 x 178 mm. Staple Bound with Red and Grey Card Covers. Price 35c on front cover.
Rogers, Albert A. Rogers American Philatelic Blue Book, Containing a List of Over Two Thousand Stamp Collectors and Dealers Philatelic Papers and Societies, with Valuable Information Concerning Them, and Seven Hundered Advertisements of Collectors and Dealers. New York: The Author, 1893 279 pp + (1) p. 238 X 142 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. No DJ issued. Price $1 on title page. Crawford 329.
Spooner, Ralph Perkins. The Stamp Dealers Directory 1892. New York: The Author, 1892 24 pp. Staple Bound with Grey Card Covers. 145 x 108 mm. Error in numbering. Further page numbers 17 and 20 interchanged. Crawford 362.
Sutton, R. J. A Stamp Collector’s Encyclopaedia. 1st ed. London: Hutchinson’s Scientific and Technical Publications, 1951 263 pp + (1) p. 215 x 141 mm. Hard Bound in Red Carmine Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price 12/6 on DJ front panel. Edition not mentioned but first (of the six till 1966).
Townsend, Charles A. The American Stamp Collectors’ Directory 1888: A Directors of United States and Canadian Collectors, Arranged in Alphabetical Order. Akron, Ohio: The Author, 1888 63 pp + (1) p. 228 x 153 mm. Stapled with Brown Paper Covers. Numbered 181 on front cover. Crawford 383.
Wellsted, W. Raife, Stuart Rossiter, and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1986 334 pp. Insert printed on blue card on ‘How to Use this Book’ and ‘Map Abbreviations’. 261 x 212 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ.
Wood, Kenneth A. This Is Philately: An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting Volume One A-F. Vol. 1. 3 vols. Albany, OR, USA: Van Dahl Publications, 1982 viii + 294 pp + (2) p. 261 x 185 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued.
———. This Is Philately: An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting Volume Three Q-Z. Vol. 3. 3 vols. Albany, OR, USA: Van Dahl Publications, 1982 (2) + 254 pp (numbered 629 - 882). 261 x 185 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued.
———. This Is Philately: An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting Volume Two G-P. Vol. 2. 3 vols. Albany, OR, USA: Van Dahl Publications, 1982 (2) + 334 pp (numbered 295 - 628). 261 x 185 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued.
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