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Philatelic Literature

Philatelic Literature Dealers

James E Lee - USA

One of the largest catalogs in America offering a broad range of philatelic literature for the U.S., BNA and Confederate States specialist.

Philatelic Bibliopole - USA

Website of philatelic literature dealer Leonard Hartmann.

Vaccari - Italy

A large selection of books, catalogues, guides, dictionaries and handbooks, specialised in philately, postal history, military, maritime, air mail, thematics, postcards, numismatics, collecting general works and history.

Vera Trinder - UK

Recognised across the globe as one of the leading European and worldwide resources of philatelic publications.

Philatelic Literature

Philatelic Libraries

The American Philatelic Research Library (APRL)

The American Philatelic Research Library is the largest public philatelic library in the United States. Its holdings include many of philately's classic periodicals, and it receives more than 400 current periodicals from around the world. Catalogues, government documents, auction catalogues, and a variety of other materials are available for use. The library publishes a quarterly journal, Philatelic Literature Review. This periodical contains indexes and bibliographies, reviews of current philatelic literature, market and price information, news from the APRL, and "The Clearinghouse," a forum where subscribers list literature they want to buy or sell.

The National Postal Museum Library

The National Postal Museum Library is one of twenty specialized libraries in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries system. The National Philatelic Collection was the basis of the Library when it was established in 1993. Now, with more than 40,000 books, journals, catalogues and archival documents, the National Postal Museum Library is among the world's largest postal history and philatelic research facilities.

The Postal History Foundation

The Postal History Foundation is a privately funded nonprofit charitable organization. It is a hub of postal research and education in the southwest. The Peggy J. Slusser library houses a collection of more than 25,000 books, journals, US Post Office and United States Postal Service (USPS) publications. These provide scholars with a worldwide range of philatelic literature. The collection maintains a special emphasis on the United States, and is a rich source of Civil War literature, memorabilia and ephemera.

Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library

The RMPL, in Denver, CO, is a privately funded public library, open to all who are interested in stamp collecting. The RMPL's bi-monthly newsletter - Scribblings - may be downloaded from the site.

The Western Philatelic Library

This library in Sunnyvale, CA has a specialized collection of over 8,000 books and monographs focused on: Stamp Collecting, Postal History, Postal Operations, Topical Collecting.