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This listing of philatelic periodicals is taken from a work-in-progress on the philatelic periodicals of the world. The project aims to update and expand listings in the book "American Philatelic Periodicals," published in 1978.
We began the project by incorporating the titles from the George Turner bequest to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, National Postal Museum Branch. Once these materials were added to the 1978 work, we expanded the project to cover philatelic periodicals world-wide.
Our goal is to have one list of the world's periodicals from the beginning to the present, in alphabetical order. We are striving to make this document as easy to use as possible, both bibliographically and typographically. The section presenet here was as of June 1996. We invite your comment.
A special note of thanks goes to the staff members of the American Philatelic Research Library for their patience and understanding.
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The periodical literature of philately contains many journals of high standards as well as those of little merit. This work summarizes the periodicals published over the past one-hundred years or so. The basic bibliographic information on the periodicals is given. No comments are made on the relative merits of the journals.
The early philatelic periodicals of the world through 1911 were summarized magnificently by E.D. Bacon in the "Crawford Catalogue." All entries contained in that work, and many others, have been used to produce this work. In addition to the references cited, the author has tried to see the original work where it was possible. Unfortunately, many of the journals have not been preserved in the various libraries and are lost. Every reader is urged to make sure that some journal he is familiar with is preserved.
The basic bibliographic data contained in this work are:
All of this information is arranged according to the following general format:
#####. TITLE. PLACE. PUBLISHER. DATE VOL-NO to VOL-NO WHOLE NOS. NOTES.
The reference number (#####) precedes each entry and uniquely identifies it. This reference number is used to refer backward or forward to predecessors or successors. It the number has an asterisk(*) after it is considered incomplete is so way. It may be a missing month of publication, or other information need to complete the entry.
Some entries include question marks to indicate that data are missing or unknown to the author or are of questionable validity. The reader's help is solicited in filling in the necessary information; please use the coupon at the end of the indices.
The entries in the bibliographic tables are arranged alphabetically under the first word, other than an article, of the title. The exact title of the publication as it appears on the publication is given. This includes any leading articles such as "the."
The place or places of publication are given. In general, only the first place of publication is given if the journal is no longer published, and the first and current places of publication are given if it is still being published. If two or more are given, they are separated by a slash (/)
As in the case of places of publication, all publishers of journals are given.
The dates of publication, the volume number, and the issue number are given next. In many cases the early journals were not numbered for many issues.
The final or ending volume number and ending issue numbers are given. Note that if a journal changed names or merged with another, the current entry terminates and a new one is started.
The number of whole numbers is given where it could be reasonably calculated. In general, the number of whole numbers is a reflection of how many individual issues of the journal exist, but not in every case. Many instances of double, and even triple numbers exist. There are even repeated numbers and missing ones that confound the situation.
A number of minor notes are made concerning the various periodicals. If there was more than one series, it is noted. In a number of cases, the journals contained primarily advertisements, were only partly philatelic in content, or consisted only of a prospectus. As noted above, the reference number is used to indicate successor and predecessor periodicals. The phrase "Continued as #####." is used to indicate a successor publication.
The authors welcomes constructive suggestions on the format of the work, the arrangement of material, and the omission of material.
A correction sheet is provided at the end of the work. It may be used to inform the author of any needed corrections. A copy of the title or title pages of the journal in question would also be helpful.
Table 1. Reference Codes (Ref:) used in Bibliographic Tables
|1||APC||American Philatelic Congress Book|
|661||APRL||Americal Philatelic Research Library|
|400||BYNE||Byne's personal data base|
|1213||CCNY||Collectors Club of New York|
|111||CSA||Conferate Stamp Aliance|
|3||FLP||Free Library of Philadelphia|
|199||JPL||Journal of Philatelic Literature Society|
|1||KAY||Kay literature sale|
|525||KIM||Kimball literature sale|
|23||KIN||King literature sale|
|2||LUF||Luff literature sales|
|74||NPM||National Postal Museum|
|6||NST||New Serial Titles|
|75||PFA||Philately from Australia|
|208||PLR||Philatelic Literature Review|
|310||PL1||Philatelic Literature Review|
|435||PTTSZ||Switzerland PTT Library|
|256||Ricketts||Rickketts Note on Turner cards|
|186||RIC||Ricketts Annual Reports|
|1||RIT||Ritzman literature sale|
|42||ROY||Royal Library Stockholm|
|70||SA||Public Library Johannesburg|
|70||SCO||Stamp Monthly Journal|
|30||TIF||Tiffany Stamp Col. Library Comp.|
|8||TIF1||Tiffany Stamp Col. Library Comp. Addenda|
|1693||TUR||Turner index cards|
|201||UKFED||Association of British Philatelic Societies|
|2||WAR||Ward literature sale|
|50||WRK||W.R. King index cards|
Table 2. Number of Periodicals by Country
Table 2. Number of Periodicals by Country (continued)
|Papua New Guinea||8|
Table 2. Number of Periodicals by Country (continued)
|Trinidad and Tobago||7|
The American Philatelist. State College, PA. American Philatelic Society. 1887- 1972+. Ref: AP.
Association of British Philatelic Societies British Philatelic Federation Ltd. Yearbook and Directory. 1987-1995. Ref: UKFED.
Bacon, E.D. Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford, K. T. London: The Philatelic Literature Society, 1911. Ref: CR1.
.... Supplement to the Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford, K.T. London: The Philatelic Literature Society, 1926, vi + 136 columns. Ref: CR2.
.... Addenda to the .Supplement to the Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford, K.T. Supplement to the London Philatelist, March 1938, 8 p.
Journal of Philatelic Literature Society. London: Philatelic Literature Society, 1908-1918. Ref: JPL.
Bierman, Stanley M. List of Handbooks, Periodicals and Auction Catalogs in the Bierman Philatelic Library. 1985. Ref: BIER.
Bibliotek und Dokumentation PTT. Katalog der Philateliebestande der Bibliothek Dokumentation als Zentralbibliothek des Verbandes Schweiserischer Philatelistenvereine (VSPHV). Bern, 1990, 3 volumes. Ref: PTTSZ.
Billig, Fritz. Mondial, Billig's Internationales Philatelistisches Literatur Nachschlage-Werk. Wien, 1936. Ref: MOND.
Colby, Sylvester. The W.R. King Library. New York, Auction of Dec.10, 1950. Ref: KIN.
.... The Ralph A. Kimble Library, Part II. New York, Auction of Nov. 13, 1954. Ref: KIM.
.... The Philip H. Ward Library, Part I. New York, Auction of Nov. 27, 1965. Ref: WAR.
.... The John N. Luff Library, Part II. New York, Auction of Oct. 13, 1970. Ref: LUF.
Collectors Club, New York. Philately: a catalog of the Collectors' Club. Boston: G.M. Hall, 1974, vii + 682 pp. Ref: CCNY.
The Collector's Digest. Buffalo, NY: A.H. Pike, 1919-1922. Ref: CD.
Deutsche Briefmarken-Zeitung (BDZ). Philatelistische Bucherei Hamburg Katalog. Feldstrasse: Deutsche Briefmarken-Zeitung, 1988, 74 p. Ref: HAM.
Deutsche Briefmarken-Zeitung (BDZ). Katalog Philatelische Bibliothek Munchen. Feldstasse: Deutsche Briefmarken-Zeitung, 1990, 72 p. Ref: MUN.
Gisladottir, Rannveig. Islensk Frimerkjasofnumog Postsaga: Heimildaskra. Icelandic Philately and Postal History: a Bibliography. 1990, 113 p. Ref: GIS.
Johannesburg Public Library. Catalogue of the Philatelic Collection. v filatelisteiese versameling. Johannesburg: Public Library. 1960 pp. 298. Ref: SA.
Library of Congress. New Serial Titles. Washington, 1960.
Nast, Charles A. The Stamp Publication of the State of Colorado. Reprinted by G.W. Linn from the Stamp Collector, 1912. Ref: NAST.
Nederlandse Bond van Filatelisten Verenigingen. Catalogus Bondsbibliotheek. Arnhem, 1974, 14, 87, 46 and 315 pp. Ref: NEDC.
Nederlandse Bond van Filatelisten Verenigingen van Postzegelverzamelaars. Catalogus van de Bibliotheek van de Nederlandsche Bond Vereenigingen van Postzegelverzamelaars. Maastricht, Apr 1952., 38 pp. Ref: NEDB.
Philas Library. Philas Library Catalogue. 1992. Ref: PHIL.
Philatelic Literature Review. First Series. Canajoharie, NY: Philatelic Literature Association, 1942- 1949. Ref: PLR.
Philatelic Literature Review. Second Series. State College, PA: American Philatelic Research Library, 1950-1972+. Ref: PLR.
Pascal, Rabier. Regard sur la Presse Philatelique Francaise. Paris, 2 volumes, 1986. Ref: PAS.
Ricketts, W.R. Checklist of the Philatelic Publications in the. English Language for the Year 1909. Columbus, OH: American Philatelic Society, 1911, 89 pp. Ref: RIC.
.... 14th Annual Report of the Committee on Philatelic Literature. American Philatelic Society, 1913, 161 pp. Ref: RIC. .... 17th and 18th Annual Report of the Committee on Philatelic. Literature. American Philatelic Society, 1917, 138 pp. Ref: RIC.
Robinson, Doris. Stamps, Coins, Postcards & related Materials: a Directory. of Periodicals. 1990, 151 p. Ref: ROB.
Scandinavian Collectors Club. Scandinavian Collectors Club Library Index. 1993, 92 p.
Scott's Monthly Journal. New York: Scott Publishing Co., 1920-1972+. Ref: SCO.
Stamps. New York: H.L. Lindquist Pub.,Inc. 1932-1972+. Ref: S.
Tiffany, John K. The Stamp Collector's Library Companion. Chicago: The Western Publishing Co., 1889,29 pp. Ref: TIF.
.... Addenda to the Stamp Collector's Library Companion. Chicago: The Western Publishing Co., 1890, 6 pp. Ref: TIF.
Turner, G.T. Index Cards of Personal Library. Now in National Postal Museum of Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Ref: TUR.
Van Cott, Gary A. Philatelic Periodicals of the United States and Canada. 1991, 118 p. Ref: VANC.
Wilson, Frank L. The Philatelic Almanac. New York: H.L. Lindquist, 1936,369 pp.
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