Time-Life Books, 1995. Many color and b/w Illus. 4to, blue pictorial boards, in the publisher's paper slipcase. N.p.: (Time-Life Books, 1995). Fine Laid in is a mint block of 20 United States postage stamps on the Civil War in its original shrinkwrap. This volume contains 16 biographies of each person depicted on the stamps and accounts of 4 famous Civil War battles.
Washington: Francis Preston Blair, 1834. 24pp. 8vo, disbound, margins browned throughout, foxing to margins of title page. Washington: Francis Preston Blair, 1834. First Edition Author became postmaster general in 1829. Beginning in 1830, Barry was investigated by Congress for corruption. "He was charged with favoritism in making contracts for carrying the mails, with increasing payments to contractors far beyond the published schedules...Barry successfully refuted the charges..." DAB I, page 657. Sabin 3692.
Milwaukee, WI: 1969. 3.25 x 6.25-inch First Day Cover commemorating the "thirty-eighth annual convention of the Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs." Signed and dated "1969" by Coward and postmarked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 17, 1969. The envelope features an image of an Abraham Lincoln stamp on the left and has a cancelled six-cent Apollo 8 stamp on the upper right. Quadruple-matted in gray with a handsome circular cut-out surrounding a 4.75-inch-wide photo of Coward wearing a hat and overcoat...
Paris: Maury, 1920. Thick oblong 4tos, original green cloth with gilt-lettered covers. 1392 pages in all, plus 379 pages in supplement. Paris: A. Maury, 1920-1921, 1924. Vingtieme edition. Scarce. Printed by Paul Dupont, Paris. Albums are overall in very good condition, lightly edgeworn and shaken, with many hundreds of stamps collected and already pasted into place, including a good number from the 19th Century.
London: George Alllen and Unwin, 1948. Illus. 4to, blue cloth, d.w. chipped and lightly soiled, upper front cover in right corner faded from sun exposure, front flyleaf and last blank page partially browned. London: George Allen and Unwin, (1948). History of the Overland Mail Route from England via Egypt to India.