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This chapter was last modified on [10-12-96 (Tue) at 07:48:14] . Please send all bug reports, additions etc. to the Editor, Gert Bultman. MICHEL Block-Katalog 1988/89, Deutschland und Europa-West (CEPT-L"ander), 232 Seiten, 600 farbige Abb., 26,-- DM. ``Der farbige katalog enth"alt neben den Normal-Katalogisierungen noch Informationen wie Entwerfer-, Stecher-, Druckereinamen, Verkaufszeitr"aume, Sonderstempel, Abarten, Typen- und Papierunterschiede.''

Section 5.1 Postal Stationary

MICHEL Ganzsachen-Katalog Europa West 1990, 688 Seiten, rund 4000 Abbildungen und 35000 Preisnotierungen, 86,-- DM. ``Das Katalogwerk enth"alt alle amtlichen Ganzsachen der westeurop"aischen Sammelgebiete (CEPT-L"ander einschliesslich Jugoslawien). Die bew"ahrte Einordnung der Ganzsachen nach bildgleichen Wertstempeln wurde beibehalten.''

There is a Priced Catalogue of Postal Stationery of the World, Higgins & Gage, Inc. 23 No. Santa Anita, Pasadena, California. It comes in small page loose leaf format.

Subway's catalog lists all 19 volumes for $200 for pages only, or $245 with 10 binders. They also have specialized postal stationery and other catalogs for many different countries.

Nicholas G. Carter writes: H&G is no more (1995). It was bought by a California firm - the catalogues can be purchased from most literature dealers and from Subway. In that same area you should list the Billig handbooks - there are some 45 of them, but a list of contents would be a real labor of love. Also, the Robson Lowe Encyclopedia of the British Empire should be mentioned. The first four volumes were reprinted in ten of the Billig handbooks.

Marc Kaplan writes: I've found the address and publications list for the United Postal Stationery Society. They have a great many publications. The major ones include U.S. Postal Card Catalog last updated in 1990, 19th Century U.S. Envelopes published in 1984, 20th Century U.S. Envelopes published in 1990, Canal Zone Postal Stationery published in 1985, Philipping Postal Stationery published in 1984. Write to them at UPSS Central Office, Box 48, Redlands, California, 92373, U.S.A.

Section 5.2 List of Billig's Philatelic Handbooks

Nicholas G. Carter writes in July 1995:

Volume 1, U.S. N.Y., foreign mail canc, Allenstein specialised listings, Angra specialised listings, Austria and Lombardy Venetia, Danube Steamship Co. Hungary cancellations on Austria and first issues, Hungarian locals, Western Hungary, etc., Russia airmail forgeries, Switzerland first issues specialised and Hotel Posts.

Volume 2, U.S. canc, Batum-genuine and forgeries, Belgium numeral cancellations, Luxembourg miniature sheet - genuine and forgery, Standard Philatelic Dictionary.

Volume 3, U.S. disc, flower and single-letter canc A-D, World War I postmarks, Algeria parcel post stamps, postal stationery and cancellations, Bosnia canc and postal stationery, France locals, numeral cancellations, specialised balloon Monte Fr. Colonies and Morocco forgeries, Morocco locals.

Volume 4, U.S. anchor, diamond, figure, head and single letter E to G, skull and cross-bone canc, Australia specialised catalogue and first flight lists and locals, lonian Is. pre-stamp postmarks, New Hebrides Co. Iocals, Samoa express locals, Western Australia Coolgardie cycle locals.

Volume 5, U.S. 1893 Two cent Columbians, U.S. privately perforated coils, U S cancellations, handstamped postmarks Maine, slant-serif postmarks, La Aguera, Andorra, Argentine Confederacy, Australia essays, Australia historical and official first flights, Bavaria, Bermuda numerical postmarks, Brazil Empire cancELLATIONS, seals, Cameroons forerunners, Canada postal stationery, Chile airmails, Congo cancellations, Cuba originals and forgeries, Curacao, Czechoslovakia list, major plate varieties on first issue, Danube Steamship Co.

Volume 6, U.S. canc, Brazil cancellations, Danzig post offices, Elobey forerunners, Estonia post offices, Fernando Po forerunners, Finland cancelS, Fiume Arbe-Veglia, France cancels, Germany booklet panes, submarine and telegraph stamps, German offices in China forerunners, Great Britain list of railroads using stamps, Hungary cancels on Austrian stamps, Indian native states postal stationery, Ireland straight-line postmarks, numeral cancellations, Italy advertising stamps, Kiauchau forerunners, Marianas, Marshalls, Mauritius postmarks, Netherlands first issues, Poland post offices after 1918, Puerto Rico genuine and forgeries, Sweden specialised.

Volume 7, U.S. List of route agents, county and postmaster postmarks, shield cancellations, Argentine 1863-1909 specialised listing, Fiume specialised listing, France list of couriers convoyeurs, Wurttemberg specialized.

Volume 8, U.S. cross cancellations, Brazil cancels, Salvador airs, Sardinia post office Schleswig cancels, Spain numeral cancels and miniature sheets, Spanish offices in Morocco, Sweden post offfices, Turkey cancels, Upper Silesia post offices, Thurn and Taxis history, posts, postal markings.

Volume 9, U.S. cancels Brazil cancels, French Morocco airs, German Cols forerunners, cancels, German East Africa forerunners, German New Guinea, German South West Africa, Hamburg cancel forgeries, Hanover post offices Heligoland, Italy numeral cancels, Japan post offices, Norway plating the first issue, Orange Free State numeral and letter cancels, Paraguay airs, Prussia numeral cancellations.

Volume 10, U.S. country and postmaster postmarks (180 pages, 90 of these illus) Brazil cancels, Philippines telegraph stamps and postal cancels, Western Hungary.

Volume 11, U.S. railway cancels, Baden, Canada postbands and wrappers and list of railway post offices, Canal Zone, Corfu airs, Curacao airs, Dutch Indies airs France 1863-71 lists and plating 20 cent Laure, French Sudan airs, Funchal German offices in Morocco, Greece first issues specilized, airmails, Italian occupation, Honduras post offices, lonian Is. airs, Italy airs and locals, Yugoslavia airs and locals, Lubek Fournier canc forgeries, Mechlenburg Fournier canc forgcries, Montenegro airs, Netherlands airs, New Zealand - Great Barrier Is. platings, Oldenburg, Reunion airs, Roman States and Parma Fournier canc, Saxony Fournier canc forgeries, Schleswig, Senegal airs, Sudan airs, Thurn and Taxis forgeries, Wurttemberg forgeries.

Volume 12, U.S. year date, star and crescent, padlock, Jack-o-Lantern, rectangular canc, Baden numeral cancels, Brazil cancels, Columbia Republic and Cuba forged cancels, Fiji post offices, France plating 1863 20 cent, German post offices in Turkey, Great Britain postmarks and numerals, Hanover cancels, Newfoundland travelling post offices.

Volume 13, U.S. cancels, reversed letters, multiple letters, arrow heads, Brazil cancels, Denmark numerals plate varieties, Germany airmails, 19th Century locals Aachen to Bergedorf, Guernsey, Jersey, Channel Is., Honduras Lempira airs, Romania 1858-1932 forged cancels, Philatelic Dictionary German-English.

Volume 14, U.S. Iistings 1847-95, cancellations circle, miscellaneous, Catalogue of Naval Postmarks Part 1, Brazil cancels, Brunei, Burma, Labuan, North Borneo, Philippines-Japanese Occupation Issues Specialised Catalogue, Prussia list of numeral canc, Album weeds illustrated Afghanistan, Cuba, Dominican Rep.

Volume 15, Distinguishing characteristics of classic stamps of European countries except Old German States illus (by H. Schloss).

Volume 16, U.S. numeral cancels 1 to 5, list of Minnesota post offices, Catalogue of Naval Postmarks Part ll, Germany 19th Century locals, Berlin to Breslau, Japan prisoner-of-war mail 1914-18, Mexico district names on first issues, Norway postal stationery cat. and list of numeral cancels, Roman States and Parma forged cancels, Roman States post offices 1863, Sarawak, Straits Settlements and Malay States Catalogue of Japanese Occupation stamps, Uruguay list of letter and numeral cancels, airmail 1926 plated, Wurttemberg post offices 1875.

Volume 17, U.S. cancellations, numerals 5 to 185, Catalogue of Naval Cancels Part lll, Bohemia Moravia catalogue of German Occupation, Bahamas postmarks, Fiji list of post offices, Ireland slogan postmarks, Jamaica alphabetical list of post offices, Japan scenery postmarks, first series, Prince Edward Is. cancels and catalogue, Trinidad and Tobago postmarks.

Volume 18, U.S. canc funny face hearts, mask, pin wheel, Brazil canc, Canada airs and local lists, Cape of Good Hope triangle listings, Christmas Is. German Empire specialised cat., 1870-1923, Rhuleben, Great Britain mobile post offices, local lists college stamps, Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., Herm Is., India Scinde Dawk, Kermadec Is., Lithuania list of OB, OST canc, Lundy Is. Handbook, Luxembourg Fournier cancellations, Mexico Fournier cancels.

Vo/ume 19, U.S. O.K. cancels, four point stars, Japanese Occupation in South East Asia (handbook by N. H. Hedeman and R. Boekema ), Bavaria list of numeral cancels.

Volume 20, U.S. canc, five-pointed star, China mobile posts, Honduras study of 1922-23 provisionals, Mexico Sonora issue, New Zealand advertisements on back, pigeongrams and airmails, Rhodesia Matabeleland, Russia Wrangel.

Volume 21, U.S. star cancels, Australia World War ll postmarks, Egypt cat. of interpostal seals and airmail, military stamps and postal stations, Great Britain triangle cancels, Blitz posts, Malta cancels, British New Guinea forerunners, Papua listings, Spain railway cancels, Album weeds Costa Rica, Danish West Indies, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haita, Honduras, Liberia.

Volume 22, U.S. cross road cancels, words as cancels, Brazil Amazonia locals, boxed cancels, Canada catalogue of constant plate varieties, Cuba pioneer, national and historical flights, Germany oval railway post office cancels, 1945 locals forgeries, German field posts, Inselposts, Tunisia parcel stamps (Swastika and Palm Tree) forgeries illustrated, ship post, India Chagai local, Scinde Dawk, Indian airways.

Volume 23, Rocket Mail Catalogue, Postal markings of the Allied Forces in Great Britain 1940-46, Iceland postal stationery, Norway catalogue of by-posts.

Volume 24, Japan scenery postmarks, Norway supplement to the Postal Stationery Catalogue, Sweden private posts to 1947, Album weeds illustrated Japan, Persia, Shanghai, color by Copeland.

Volume 25, U.S. Iocals Chesooncook Lake, McGreely, San Francisco bicycle mail, Wells Fargo, Germany 19th Century locals, Breslau to Danzig, Indian airways Part lll, North West Pacific Is., Saar Cat., St. Lucia Steam Conveyance Co., San Marino Cat., Sardinia cancellation forgeries, Spain cancel forgeries, South Africa commando brief, Mafeking, Mount Currie Express, Natal, Witness, Pretoria, Surinam Cat., Thurn and Taxis cancel forgeries, Transvaal Fournier forgeries, Tuscany Fournier forgeries, Trinidad David Bryce P.O., Uganda posts of George Wilson, Uruguay airmail forgeries.

Volume 26, U.S. Naval cancels Part IV, Postal History of Delaware Pt. 1, U.S. railway markings 1861-90 Pt. 1, U.S. registered cancels, Finland postal stationery 1917-54, Occupied Germany, Allied Forces in Great Britain, letter seals, Jamaica temporary rubber stamps 1881-1946 by Nicholson.

Volume 27, Postal history of Delaware, U.S. rail markings 1861-62 Pt. 2, Antarctica by Morris, Rocket Mail Cat., Canada addendum to Constant Plate Varieties, Cook Is. postal history, Occupied Germany Russian Zone, German War Stamps 1914-18, Gilbert and Ellice Is. postmarks.

Volume 28, U.S. post office in Maine, Canada war tax stamps, Denmark stamped envelopes, Germany World War ll Occupation issues, German post offices abroad, Kermadecs New Zealand, Nauru by Morris, New Zealand Marine P.O., Niue, Norfolk Is., Norway Crown and Posthorn postmarks, numeral ship postmarks North Cape military field postmarks, first railway postmarks, postal stationery official cards of the railroads, Papua-New Guinea, Phoenix Is., Tokelau or Union Is., Zemstvo offices, Turkey used abroad locals, Prussian offices in Turkey.

Volume 29, French philatelic facts by Kremer - a study of early French stamps, history of postal rates, cancellations to and including the Bordeau issue.

Volume 30, The Zemstov Gazetter, Turkey plating and canc, Turkey forgeries, Phantom Philately Pt. 1.

Volume 31, Reprints of excluded material from first and second editions of Volume 1 (as these volumes were abridged when reprinted) , plus a study by Doane on U.S. County and Postmaster postmarks.

Volume 32, Reprints of excluded material from first editions of Volumes 2, 3, 4 (as these volumes were abridged when reprinted) plus the an exhaustive 3 part index to the entire series of Billig Handbooks.

Volume 33, 19th Century Fancy Cancellations, 1973 edition.

Volume 34, Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, British Europe, 1973 reprint in two volumes, updated with supplements (from the Philatelist); Vol. I.

Volume 35, As above, Vol . II .

Vo/ume 36, Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, British Africa, 1974 reprint in two volumes, with supplements (from the Philatelist); Vol. I.

Volume 37. As above. Vol. II .

Volume 38 Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, British Asia, 1975 reprint in three volumes, with supplements; Vol. I.

Volume 39 As above, Vol . II

Volume 40 As above, Vol . III

Volume 41 Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, British Australia and Oceania,1976 reprint in three volumes, with supplements; Vol. I.

Volume 42 As above, Vol . II

Volume 43 As above, Vol . III

Volume 44 Plating the Penny Black

As I have the entire set, I would be willing to answer (e-mail) questions about the contents of these volumes (but not to send people xerox copies).

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