American Philatelic Society

Philatelic Literature Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse is a regular feature in the PLR that lists philatelic literature for sale or wanted by PLR readers.

Sampling of Clearinghouse from the PLR:

Philatelic Literature for Sale

1. Linn's U.S. Stamp Facts 19th Century (1999), SB, new.$8
2. Scott Identification Guide to U.S. Stamps: Regular Issues 1847-1934 by Charles N. Micarelli (2006), SB, new.$19
2. Stories to Collect By, Herst, HB, signed, VF.$12

Members Using Clearinghouse

1.Joe Smith, 123 Smith Lane, Beverly Hill, CA 90210; email joesmith@nowhere.
2.American Philatelic Research Library, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823; email Shipping is extra.

Note from the sample that the number at the beginning of each item in the "for sale" area identifies the prospective seller or buyer. The names and addresses of the sellers and buyers appear at the end of the Clearinghouse. Anyone wanting to buy or sell would write directly to the buyer/seller listed for the item.

Rates: The cost for EACH item listing is $2 for the first 50 characters and $0.50 for each additional grouping of characters in multiples of 50. Payment MUST accompany ad request. Please list only one book or periodical title per item. Several issues of one journal title or auction catalogue may be listed as one item.


HB, hardbound

SB, softbound

PB, paperback

PC, photocopy

LL, loose leaf

CB, comb bound

CC, card cover

DJ, dust cover

w/PR, with prices realized

MO, make offer

OBO, or best offer

POR, price on request

How to Submit Ads: Typewritten lists are preferred but legible handwritten listings will be accepted. Abbreviations are provided here to help you.

Send your Clearinghouse listings along with payment to:

Megan Crater
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823

PLR, reserves the right to reject any listings submitted.

Deadlines: The deadline for each quarter's issue is the 15th day of the first month of the quarter; January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

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