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Moon Landing Scott C76 Cachet Catalog
2014 Revised and Updated Edition
Original catalog by Monte Eiserman and Harry L. Anderson
Revised edition by David S. Zubatsky

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AFDCS Exclusive! First issued in 1975, the newly-revised edition of this first day cover catalog for the Moon Landing stamp (Scott C76) is now available. The original edition, by Monte Eiserman and Harry L. Anderson, contained illustrations of 205 FDCs, history of the designing and production of the stamp, the first day activities, plate number information, postmarks, and descriptions of the three first day ceremonies. Over the years, some of that material was cut from subsequent editions, while more illustrations were added. The 2014 edition, revised by David S. Zubatsky, restores all the introductory material and adds more information. It also includes all the original black and white illustrations. Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail.

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Moon Landing 20th Anniversary Scott 2419 Cachet Catalog
By Victor Tan and David Zubatsky

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AFDCS Exclusive! A comprehensive review of first day covers for the $2.40 Moon Landing 20th anniversary stamp (Scott 2419) issued in 1989. At 220 pages and containing hundreds of color illustrations, this landmark work is the result of 25 years of collecting, research and study. Among the many topics covered are plate numbers found on first day covers, official and unofficial cancellations, printing errors and freaks found on first day covers, and, of course, cachet illustrations from A(dam) to Z(idek). Any collector of this issue will certainly want this catalog, as well as any student of late 1980s cachets and cachetmakers. Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail.

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Baseball . . . Stamps . . . Autographs
By Elten F. Schiller

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Hundreds of photo illustrations of baseball stamp cachets, varieties, first day covers, autographs of historic celebrities, with fascinating memorable moments of the game. This catalog is a composite reprint of the original catalog as well as the supplement published in the 1980s. It includes a photo reference section of several hundred baseball cacheted FDCs franked with Scott #855 (Baseball Centennial), #1381 (Professional Baseball), #2016 (Jackie Robinson), #2046 (Babe Ruth), #2089 (Jim Thorpe), #2097 (Roberto Clemente). 365 pages, 8-1/2" x 11", spiral coiled bound.


Mellone's Photo Encyclopedia of Souvenir Cards
by Howard C. Tiffner

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Photographs of all Souvenir Cards
  • Private Printers
  • Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • American Bank Note Co.
  • US Postal Service
  • UN Postal Administration
Descriptions include: identification number, card size, title, date, mint quantities. Also included are price values for mint copies, show cancels and first day cancels. 104 pages, spiral bound, 8½ x 11". Published in 1997.


Mellone's Specialized Catalog Ducks and Express Mail First Day Covers
compiled by William Wise

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This catalog identifies, pictures and prices all known cacheted Duck and Express Mail First Day Covers. 6 x 9" format. Illustrations plus cachetmaker, color, quantity and pricing information are given. Each listing is assigned a unique cachet number.

The duck hunting issues covered are for RW43, RW46 through RW54. Also listed are estimated prices for the Federal Duck Stamps, including Artist Signed Singles; the Golden Anniversary Special Commemorative issue; and Souvenir Duck Cards.

The Express Mail issues are for the $9.35 Express Mail issue of 1983 (Sc. #1909) and the $10.75 Express Mail issue of 1985 (Sc. #2122).

140 pages. Published in 1988.


The Cachet Identifier of US Cacheted First Day Covers
by Michael Mellone and Barry Newton

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The Perfect Companion to the Scott First Day Cover Catalogue and Checklist.

Become an expert! Use information the specialists use to identify thousands of cachets made by FDC cachetmakers in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

Secrets are revealed in over 200 photos identifying the 60 most popular and sought after cachetmakers.

6 x 9" format, 64 pages. Lots & lots of photos with magnified areas to show you what to look for.


A.C. Roessler's Standard Historical Souvenir Airmail Catalog
written and edited by A.C. Roessler

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"Roessler" at his best!

In 1932, Roessler wrote, edited, published, and marketed the A.C. Roessler Historical Souvenir AirMail Catalog. This soft covered catalog contains many listings for Air, Ship, and Zeppelin covers from the 1919 Trans-Atlantic cover to the 1932 Amelia Earhart record cover. You will also find photos and many insights on Lindy, Mears, Echener and more.

We have reprinted this valuable catalog on heavy glossy 60 lb. paper stock. The catalog contains 50 pages, and has 100 photos and illustrations with many Roessler comments about his cachets and covers.


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