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THE 
AMERICAN PHILATELIST 



VOLUME XXIX. 



October 1915~September 1916. 



Published by and in the interests of the 



AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY. 



1916. 



INDEX. 



(Note: — Pages 264 to 278 are num- 
bered incorrectly, the numbers as print- 
ed being 564 to 578. In the following 
references the correct number is fol- 
lowed by the printed number in paren- 
thesis, as, 264 (564). 
Antigua, Postage Stamps of. 142, 169, 

179 

Argentine Republic, Chronicle 139 

Australia, Chronicle 139 

Azores, Chronicle 139 

Bahamas, Chronicle 14 

Bavaria, Types of 3 Pfg. No. 62. . .288 

Belgium, Chronicle 93 

Bosnia, Chronicle 14 

Bosserman, Chas., oMtuary 70 

Brazil, Chronicle 93 

Stamps demonitized 120 

Bushire, 120 

Cameroons, Chronicle ; .... 14 

Bogus Stamps 70 

Expeditionary Force. ...276 (576) 

Canada, Chronicle 139 

Catalogue Errors 120 

Chile, Chronicle 139 

China, Chronicle 93 

Congo, Chronicle 139 

Convention, 31st, Call for 192 

Program 287 

Account of 296 

Costa Rica, Chronicle 15 

Cuba, Chronicle 15, 93 

Surcharged Issue of 1883 267 
(567) 
Cubangui^Chari-Tchad, Chronicle.. . .93 
Denmark Notes 49 

Chronicle I39 

Dominican Republic, Chronicle 15, 93, 

139 

Ecuador, Chronicle 139 

Egypt,, Chronicle 93 



French Colonies, Red Cross stamps. 284 

French Morocco Chronicle 93 

Honduras, Chronicle 15, 93 

First Issue of 'Stamps 85 

Hungary, Chronicle 139 

Japan, Chronicle 94 

Coronation Issue 70 

Index, A.P.S. Philatelic — 

(Note: — Page numbers 203 to 
2 6. were repeated and these 
numbers will be found in two 
issues). 

Pages 179-182. .. .with No. 2 
Pages 183-186. .. .with No. 4 
Pages 187-190. .. .with No. 6 
Pages 191-19 4. . . .with No. 8 
Pages 195-198. . .with No. 10 
Pages 199-202. . .with No. 12 
Pages 203-206. . .with No. 14 
Pages 203-206. . .with No. 16 
Pages 207-210. . .with No. 18 
Pages 211-214. . .with No. 20 
Pages 215-218. . .with No. 22 
Pages 219-222. . .with No. 2 

Kishengarh, Chronicle 15 

Lessons from Postage Stamps 109 

Lourenzo Marques, Chronicle 139 

Macao, Chronicle 139 

Macri, Alfred, oMtuary 178 

Malta, Chronicle 9 4 

Mauritius, Chronicle 139 

Medal, Membership 57 

Mexico, Chronicle , . . 94, 139 

Notes on Recent Issues 230 

Philatelic History of Revolu- 
tion 291 

The 1872 Issue 5, 11, 63, 91 

Nauru, Chronicle 140 

New Zealand, Chronicle. . . .15, 94, 140 

Nicaragua, Chronicle 15, 140 

Nyassaland, Chronicle 94 



Panama, Chronicle 94 

Perforations, Future of 40 

Persia, Chronicle 15 

Peru, Chronicle 140 

Poland, Chronicle 140 

Portugal, Chronicle 140 

Reports of Branch Societies — 

No. 3, San Francisco 231, 242 
No. 18, Philadelphia 183, 
220, 276 (576) 

No. 23, Omaha 58 

No. 25, Detroit 58, 76, 

110, 182 

No. 27, Berkeley 25 8 

No. 30, Cleveland 3, 35, 

58, 87, 181, 220 
No. 35, Los Angeles 35, 

59, 99, 130, 181, 
207, 242 

No. 43, Passaic 110 

(No. 44, New York.. 131, 183 
No. 45, Indianapolis 182, 

207, 232, 258, 277 

(577) 
Report of Officers — 

Sales Superintendent 33, 

111, 206 
Secretary 1, 18, 30, 46, 

54, 71, 82, 95, 106, 
117, 126, 143, 150, 
166, 174, 190, 202, 
214, 226, 245, 254, 
273, (57.3), 282, 301. 
Treasurer 32, 55, 86, 109, 
128, 156, 176. 204, 



231, 258, 285. 
.Roumania, Forgeries of 5 Bani 
Blue 244 

Russell, J. W., obituary 108 

Russia, Chronicle 140 

Currency Stamps 33 

Salvador, Chronicle 16 

Saxony, Remainders of . , 77 

Siam, 5 Satang on 6 s 260 

Somali Coast, Chronicle 16 

Spanish Offices in Morocco, Chronicle 
140 

Switzerland, Chronicle 140 

Tobago, Postage Stamps of 135, 
196, 211, 239, 269 (569), 302 

Toppan, Geo. L., obituary 300 

Turkey, Chronicle 16 

Uganda, First Issue 304 

United States — 

Aerial Postal Service 44, 74, 
115, 187, 219 

An Interesting Cover 39 

Coil Stamps, History of. 158, 235 
Coil Stamps, Notes on 237, 

275 (575) 
Double Transfer of 12 c. 1914. .84 
Double Transfer of 2 c. 1903. .221 

Envelope Oddities 138, 188 

Official Check List, Issue of 
1904 263 

Issue of 1907 264 (564) 

Issues of 1909.... 264 (564) 

Stamp Shades 87 

The Pony Express 266, (566) 

Venezuela, Chronicle 16, 140 



A. p. S. PHILATELIC INDEX. 207 

CATALOGUE (S), Annual, Evil, [Jenney, C. E.] ClbnP III('97)80, [T , J. B.] 

108. 

British Colonial [Ewen], See "British Colonial." 

Collectors' Question, See "Philatelic Literature Bibliography Index." 
Countries of the World, [Nankivell, Barnsdall, Poole], see ditto. 
Doubtful Stamps in, [Lamb, F. F.] PJGB XX('IO) 43-48. 
Everybody's, PJAm XXI ('10)198. 

Inaccuracies, Inconsistencies, [Hyde, A. P. S.] MWSN XXV('10)189, 
[Freelance, A. B.]335; — [Freelance, A. B.] PJGB XXI('11)153; — [Poole, B. 
W. H.] WEP V('08-9)l, PJI XII('08)156, AusP XIV('07-8)108. 
Inconsistency, MWSN XXIII ('09) 150. 
Names, SCF XIII('07-8) 148, PJI XII('08)23. 
Numbers, [Poole, B. W. H.] MWSN XXV ('11) 199. 
Omissions & Corrections, See "Uncatalogued Varieties." 
Philatelic, [Evans, Maj. E. B.], See "Philatelic Catalogue." 
Postage Due Stamps of the World, [Crouch, L. W.], See "Postage Due 
Stamps." 

Prices, See "Prices." 

Rarity, As a Guide to, [Hagen, Fred] AusP XVIII('ll-2) 93. 
Reviews, Mount Brown's 2nd Edition, [Q & Crown] PtOf V( '95-6) 86. 
Stanley Gibbons Part I (1909), PS(L) IV('09) 40-51-69. 
Stanley Gibbons 21st Edition, 1910, PS(L) VI('10)261. 
Scott Stamp & Coin Co., About, PJAm XXI('IO) 177-224. 
Simple Way to Reform the, [Ireland, J.] GSW XII('10)86. 
Simplified, [Quackenbush, L. G.] RedSW II(Mar.l4'08)4. 
Supplementary (A), (Addenda to Scott's Catalogue, 57th Ed., 1897), 
[Smiley, E. L.] BSB III('97-8) 21-52-78-106-134, (58th Ed., 1898) 184-203- 
221-243-266-284, IV('98) 16-82-95-112. 

Telegraph Stamps, [Stone, W. C], See "Telegraph Stamps." 

Values, See "Catalogue Prices." 

Varieties, [Mekeel, C. H.] MekSC XIX('05)15. 

See also "Catalogues, Philatelic Literature Bibliography Index." 
CATALOGUING Commemoratives, [Nankivell, E. J.] PR(L) XXII('00)39. 

Postage Stamps, PR(L) IX('87-8)73. 
CATAMARCA, See "Argentine Republic Province Stamps." 

See "Peru Province Stamps." 
CATANE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
CATANIA, Revenue Stamps, AmJP(l) VII ('74) 82. 
CATANZARO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
CATERSON, BROTZ & CO., PLAYING CARD STAMP, See "U. S. Revenue Stamps, 

Playing Cards." 
CATHEDRAL STAMPS, See "Great Britain." 
CAUCA, See "Colombian Republic Province Stamps." 
CAVA DEI TIRRENI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
CAVALLE, See "Levant, French." 
CAYEY, See "Porto Rico Telegraph Stamps." 

CAYMAN ISLANDS, (Gen.), GSW I('05)302, VIII('08) 384, X( '09 ) 427 ;— MWSN 
XXIII('09)236-320; — NESMy I ('11-2) 73;— PJAm XX('09-10) 202;— PJGB 
XVIII('08)17; — PS(L) II('08) 11-23-85-93-119-141-142-177-178-199-205- 
215-251-289, III('08-9) 25-26-49-142-144-216. 

Beginners, For, [Wrinkle, C] GSW I('05)302. 

Bibliography, [Melville, F. J.] Cayman Islands, MSB No. 17, page 62. 
CAYMAN ISLANDS, Chronicle, AmJP(2), XIII('OO) 441, XV('02) 52-312, XVIII('05) 



1808 



A. P. S. PHILATELIC INDEX. 



135.417;_AS&S-MC XXVI('00)271, XXVII('01)43-83, XXVIII('02) 19-27-82, 
XXIX('03)31, XXXI('05) 34-90, XXXIII('07) 11-67-83, XXXIV('08) 3-51-67; — 
LP IX('00)302, X('01)46-132, XI('02) 45-72-247, XII('03)40, XIV('05)106- 
293, XVI('07) 95-235-298;— PR(L) XXII('00)255, XXIII('Ol) 86-181, XXIV 
('02)67-237, XXV('03)76, XXVII('05) 81-261, XXVIII ('06) 80-202, XXX('08) 
10-36-61-95-114-131-151-234, XXXI('09) 58-120, XXXIV('12) 109, XXXV('13) 
35, XXXVI('14)14-34-120;— SGMJ XII('01-2) 179-204, XIII('02-3) 64-212, XV 
('04-5)184, XVI('05-6)109, XVII('06-7) 200, XVIII('07-8) 75-125-152-176-196- 
214-216-237-260. 

C. of W., GSW V('07)l. 

Collection, Adutt, A. L., MR-HPS IV('lO-l) 107;— SJ(F) III ('10) 393. 
Sale of, LPXXI('12)268. 
Bostwick, C. B., Notes on, [Bostwick, C. B.] PGaz(NY) II('11-2)178. 

Decrees, MWSN XXVI ('12) 85; — PS(L) III('08-9) 10-292. 

Envelope Stamps, [Huber, H. E.] 3IWSN XXVI ('12) 85. 

Errors, PS(L) IV('09)127. 

Essays, Jamaica Stamps Surcharged, SL(L) III ('10-1) 10, PJAm XXI ('10) 
24-185-223-278. 

St. Vincent Stamps Surcharged, SCF XV('09-10) 195, PS(L) V('09-10) 
129. 

Farthing Stamp, PS (L) VI ('10) 248. 

Forgeries, PR(L) XXX('08)64; — ^PS(L) V('09-10)68. 
Postmarks, SJ(F) IV ('11) 400. 

Happenings in, [Bostwick, C. B.] IVTW^SN XXIII('09)3. 

Jamaica Stamps used in, LP XX('11)31, MWSN XXVI('12) 257. 

Minor Varieties, PS(L) VI ('10) 25. 

Numbers Issued, King's Head, PR(L) XXX('08)84. 

Postal Fiscals, PS(L) III('08-9) 291, V('09-10)61. 

Postal History, LP XVII ('08) 241. 

Postal Revenue, LP XIX('10)37, PR(L) XXXII ('10) 60. 

Postal Statistics, PS(L) V('09-10) 291, RedSW VI(Apr. 23'10)1. 

Post Cards, [Huber, H. E.] MWSN XXVI('12)85. 

Postmarks, [Bostwick, C. B.] PJAm XXI('10)273. 

Post Office, [Croom-Johnson, R. P.] SCF XVI('lO-l) 199. 

Prices, Auction, PS(L) VII ('10-1) 222. 

Provisional Stamps, BrtGPJ (Dec'09)4; — EwnWSN ('07)1455; — GSW VI 
(.'07)317, [Power, E. B.] VII('08)381, VIII('08) 31-92-206, X('09) 427-476- 
547; — LP XX('ll) 35-64-65, MWSN XXVI('12) 259-271-275; — [Adutt, A. L.] 
MR-HPS IV('10-1)107-134; — MWSN XXII('08) 429, XXIII('09) 65-89 ; — PJI 
XII('08)119-258; — ^PR(L) XXX('08)118, LP XVIK'OS) 178; — PS(L)I('07-8) 
194-230-310-337, II('08) 26-70-74-87-191; — PWor(L) II('09-10)9; — RedSW 
II(Mar.21'08)2;— SC(B) XII ('08) 62-102-114. 

Colonial Postage Stamp Scandal, An Exposure, AusP XIV ('07-8) 106; 
— GSW VII('08)116, [Ward, W.] IX('09)88, [Evans, E. B.] 225-282, [Phil- 
lips, F.] 307; — MAVSN XXIII ('09) 166-302; — NthAmC I(Jun'08)6; — PJI XII 
('08)122-200; — [Nankivell, E. J.] PS(L) I('07-8) 275-285, II('08) 123-170-173- 
182-199-231-289-291, III('08-9) 58-110-222-232-235, IV('09)23. 
i/gd on 5s, LP XX('11)35, MWSN XXVI('12) 259-271. 
Id on 4d, LP XX('11)65, MWSN XXVI('12) 271. 

21/2 on 4d, M\VSN XXIV('IO) 331; — LP XX('11)64, MWSN XXVI 
('12) 271. 

Remainders, Sale of, GSW VII('08)356; — PS(L) II('08) 58-130-167; — 
RedSW III(Jun.27'08)3;— SC(B) XII('08)90. 



A. P. S. PHILATELIC INDEX. ^09 

Stamped Stationery, [Huber, H. E.] MWSN XXVI('12)85. 

Stamps of, [Adutt, A. L.] LP XX('ll) 30-64, MWSN XXVI('12) 257-259- 

271-275; — [Nankivell, E. J.] PS(L) I('07-8)127, III('08-9) 111; — [Heginbot- 

tom, E.] SC(B) VIII('04)226; — [Poole, B. W. H.] WEP III('06-7)175, PJI XI 

('07)127. 

Stamps of and Post Office, [Armstrong, D. B.] SL(L) II('09-10) 155-185- 

215-233, III('lO-l) 9-17-30. 

Stamps of, Notes on, GSW X( '09) 39; — [Adutt, A. L.] LP XX('ll) 30-64; — 

MWSN XXIII('09)3, [Huber, H. E.] XXVI('12) 159;— PJGB XIX('09)126, XXI 

('11)113-188;— SCB' XV('09-10) 2-37, [Phillips, C. J.] 54, MWSN XXin('09) 

277. 

Stamps of. Notes on, and their values, MWSN XXV('ll) 246-319-396; — 

PR(L) XXXIV('12)24; — [Croom-Johnson, R. P.] SCF XVI('08-9) 131, [Judex] 

143, [Maxwell, A.] 156, RedSW IV(Jan.23'09) 6. 
Wrappers, MWSN XXVI ('12) 85. 
1900 Issue, LPXX('11)31, MWSN XXVI('12) 257. 
1901-2 Issue, LP XX('11)33, MAVSN XXVI('12) 257. 
1905 Issue, LPXX('11)34, MWSN XXVI('12) 257. 
1908 Issue, LP XX('11)66, MWSN XXVI('12)275; — [Bostwick, C. B.] 

MWSN XXII('08)405; — PWor(L) II('09-10)7. 
CEARA, See "Brazil Province Stamps." 
CECIMA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
CELANO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
CELAYA, See "Mexico Postage Due Stamps." 
CENESELLI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CENTAUR CO. MEDICINE STAMPS, See "U. S. Revenue Stamps, Medicine." 
CENTENARY OF INDEPENDENCE, Central Board of Stamps, See "Mexico." 
CENTENARY STAMPS, See "Argentine Republic, Commemorative Stamps." 
CENTENNIAL (Philadelphia, 1876), See "Exhibitions." 
CENTENNIAL CANCELLATIONS, See "U. S. 1851-56 Issues." 
CENTENNIAL ENVELOPE STAMPS, See "U. S. Envelope Stamps, 1876 Issue." 
CENTENNIAL POST CARDS, See "New South Wales Post Cards." 
CENTENNIAL STAMPS, See "New South Wales Commemorative Stamps." 
CENTENNIAL STATE PHILATELIC SOCIETY (Colorado), CComp(C) I ('85) 83-89- 

102-113. 
CENTERS, INVERTED, See "Errors." 
CENTO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
CENTRAL AMERICA, See "America," "Costa Rica," "Guatemala," "Honduras," 

"Nicaragua," "Panama," "Salvador." 
CENTRAL AMERICAN STEAMSHIP CO., [Dunning, A. W.] MWSN II(May 25'92) 2, 

IIKApr. 13'93)1, [Poole, B. W. H.] XXV('11)263; — SCF XVI('lO-l) 65. 
CENTRAL CANADA EXHIBITION, See "Exhibitions." 

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY PHILATELIC SOCIETY, Cromp(C) I('85) 44. 
CENTRAL OVERLAND CALIFORNIA & PIKES PEAK EXPRESS, See "U. S. Lo- 
cals." 
CENTRAL PHILATELIC CLUB, Ltd., (London), Proposed, GSW IX ('09) 32;— LP 

XVIII ('09)42;— MR-HPS II('08-9) 67-87; — PAdv&SMJ I('08) 261-262, II('09) 

10;— PJGB XIX('09)2;— PR(L) XXXI('09)iv;— PS(L) III('08-9) 22-62-86- 

98-148-207;— SCF XIV('08-9) 165-217-233. 
CENTRAL PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION (Omaha), Reports, DomP(B&P) III (Sep 

'01)8. 

CENTRAL STAMP EXCHANGE, Reports, PAdv(B) IV('98) 37-48-87, V('98)9-23. 
CENTS, DOLLARS & PESOS, [Heygate] Stps(R) III('99)19. 



21G A. P. S. PHILATELIC INDEX. 

CENTURY, PHILATELY IN THE 20TH, See "Philately." 

CENTURY, POSTAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE, [Reno] RedWPP II ('00-1) 205. 

CEPRANO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CERNAWODA, See "Turkey Locals." 

CERRETO GUIDI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CERRETO DI SPOLETO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CERTALDO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CERVIA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CESANO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CESANO MADERNO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CE]TONA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

CEYLON, (Gen.) AmSMer III('69-70) 76; — CumC I('86-7)25; — GSW IX('09)266, 
402,X('09)8; — MWSN VII('96) 24-208; — PAdv&SMJ I('08)88; — P(B) I('67) 
23-178, IV('70)33; — PJI II('98)401, XII('08) 226;— SC(B) XIII('09) 55; — 
SCM V('67)171, VII('69)188; — Sli(Ii) I('08-9)303. 

Br. C. C, [Ewen] EavhWSN I(Nov.25'99) 3, (Dec.2)7. 
C. for A. C, [Collin & Caiman] AmJP(2) III('90) 170-201. 
Chronicle, AmJP(l) II('69)9-71, III('70)48, IV('71)108, V('72) 21-35-46 
70-105, XI('77)73-186; — AniJP(2) II('89) 94-226-457, III('90) 35-156-284, IV 
('91)34-278, V ('92) 381-432-477-524-584, VI ('9 3) 29-103-154-243-379-485-585, 
VII('94)99-303-569, VIII('95) 365-559, IX('96) 36-321-366-531, X('97)130, XI 
('98)168-516, XII('99)149-310-383-511, XIII('OO) 38-271-382-415-441, XIV 
('01)22-148, XVI ('03) 59-167-198-357, XVII ('04) 78-113-146-190-276-312-415- 
470, XVIII('05)92-135-239-300-378, XIX('06)63; — AmP I('87)3-21, II('87-8) 
42-93-148-170-252-287, III ('88-9) 45-177-246-271, IV ('89-90) 76-123-165-189- 
211-285, V('91)38-108, VI('92) 163-179-202, VII('93)49; — AS&C-MC III('77) 
67-83-178, IV('78)3, V('79)162, VI('80) 3-26-42-59, VII('81) 11-44, IX('83)1- 
41. X('84)91, XI('85)l-18-25-33-50-58-65-74-82, XII('86) 2-9-34-41-82, XIII 
('87)9-41-50-58-82, XIV('88) 19-27-49-75, XV('89) 3-26-58-82, XVI('90) 18-43- 
59-67, XVII('91)10-30-46, XVIII('92) 67-74-99, XIX('93) 3-34-50-114-123, 
AS&S-MC XX('94)66, XXII('96)18, XXIV('98)35, XXV('99) 10-94-111-142, 
XXVI COO) 171-179-187-195-219-227-271-278, XXVII ('01) 26-58-107, XXVIII 
('02)43, XXIX('03)19-39-46-54-71, XXXI('05) 19-34-58-83, XXXII('06) 87, 
XXXIV('08)ll-26-34; — LP I('92) 220-244, IV('95) 21-110-171-193-269-297, V 
('96)52-83-155-208-328, VI('97)51, VII('98) 91-174-323, VIII('99) 22-108-134- 
194-305-335, IX ('00) 22-52-149-177-228-275-302, X ('01) 46-76-102-158-185-231- 
251-304, XI('02)45, XII('03) 64-118-153-202-224-246-272, XIII('04) 19-45-76- 
101-131-186-230-282, XIV ('05) 19-53-106-131-156-176-218-263, XV ('06) 93-156- 
187; — P(B) I('67)41-58-73-136-153-185, II('68) 42-163, III('69) 6-19-31-140, IV 
('70)40-50-76, V('71)115, VI('72) 19-35-49-63-95; — ^PR(Ii) I('79-80)4-92, II 
('80-1)26-87, IV('82-3)174-192-213, V('83-4) 13-67-87-103-157, VI('84-5)14- 
88-164-18 5, VII ('85-6) 3-19-31-53-70-85-104-140-158-212, VIII ('86-7) 4-1 1-44-52- 
65-80-154-173-205, IX ('87-8) 5-45-60-76-92-108-125-164, X('88) 34-53-113-165, 
XI ('89) 6-44-63-108-148-152-200-218-222, XI ('89 ) 52-104-120-154-167-172-192- 
206, XIII('91)24-98-150, XIV('92) 12-114-185-208-245-260-284-293, XV('93)33- 
61-86-109-133-181-204-205-229-254, XVI ('94) 4-88-140-209, XVII ('95) 109-114- 
133-178-245, XVIII('96) 17-189-221, XIX('97)80, XXII('OO) 19-46-71-150-209- 
282, XXIIK'ODlll, XXV('03)151-168-221, XXVI('04) 14-38-64-108-149-176- 
248, XXVII('05)14-34-81-103-149-168-236, XXVIII('06) 15, XXX('08)131, 
XXXII('10)144, XXXIII('11)37-127-163, XXXIV('12) 144-185-200, XXXV('13) 
179, XXXVI('14)34-186; — SGMJ I('90-l) 13-31-53-73-120-172-211-256-277, II 
('91-2)7-353-382, III('92-3) 19-40-64-84-98-122-170-187-210-227, IV('93 -4)3- 
44-63-115-138-191-235, V ('94-5) 18-31-60-115-110, VI ('95-6) 84-123-39-155-203- 



THE 
AMERICAN PHILATELIST 



VOLUME XXIX. 



October 1915— September 1916. 



Published by and in the interests of the 



AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY. 



1916. 




DUPUCAlLi 



INDEX. 



(Note: — Pages 264 to 278 are num- 
bered incorrectly, the numbers as print- 
ed being 5 64 to 578. In the following 
references the correct number is fol- 
lowed by the printed number in paren- 
thesis, as, 264 (564). 
Antigua, Postage Stamps of. 142, 169, 

179 

Argentine Republic, Chronicle 139 

Australia, Chronicle 139 

Azores, Chronicle 139 

Bahamas, Chronicle . . . . '. 14 

Bavaria, Types of 3 Pfg. No. 6 2... 2 88 

Belgium, Chronicle 93 

Bosnia, Chronicle 14 

Bosserman, Chas., obituary 70 

Brazil, Chronicle 93 

Stamps demonitized 120 

Bushire, 120 

Cameroons, Chronicle 14 

Bogus Stamps 70 

Expeditionary Force. ...276 (576) 

Canada, Chronicle 139 

Catalogue Errors 120 

Chile, Chronicle 139 

China, Chronicle 93 

Congo, Chronicle 139 

Convention, 31st, Call for .192 

Program 287 

Account of 296 

Costa Rica, Chronicle 15 

Cuba, Chronicle 15, 93 

Surcharged Issue of 1883 267 
(567) 
Cubangui-'Chari-Tchad, Chronicle.. . .93 
Denmark Notes 49 

Chronicle I39 

Dominican Republic, Chronicle 15, 93, 

139 

Ecuador, Chronicle 139 

Egypt, Chronicle 93 



French Colonies, Red Cross stamps. 284 

French ^Morocco Chronicle 93 

Honduras, Chronicle 15, 93 

First Issue of Stamps 85 

Hungary, Chronicle 139 

Japan, Chronicle 94 

Coronation Issue 70 

Index, A.P.S. Philatelic — 

(Note: — Page numbers 203 to 
206 were repeated and these 
numbers will be found in two 
issues). 

Pages 179-182. .. .with No. 2 
Pages 183-186. .. .with No. 4 
Pages 187-190. .. .with No. 6 
Pages 191-19 4. . . .with No. 8 
Pages 195-198. . .with No. 10 
Pages 199-202. . .with No. 12 
Pages 203-206. . .with No. 14 
Pages 203-206. . .with No. 16 
Pages 207-210. . .with No. IS 
Pages 211-214. . .with No. 20 
Pages 215-218. . .with No. 22 
Pages 219-222. . .with No. 2 

Kishengarh, Chronicle 15 

Lessons from Postage Stamps 109 

Lourenzo Marques, Chronicle 139 

Macao, Chronicle 139 

Macri, Alfred, obituary 178 

Malta, Chronicle 94 

Mauritius, Chronicle 139 

Medal, Membership 57 

Mexico, Chronicle 94, 139 

Notes on Recent Issues 230 

Philatelic History of Revolu- 
tion 291 

The 1872 Issue 5, 11, 63, 91 

Nauru, Chronicle 140 

New Zealand, Chronicle. . . .15, 94, 140 

Nicaragua, Chronicle 15, 140 

Nyassaland, Chronicle 94 



14\<,T. C^i.,}) 

Panama, Chronicle 94 

Perforations, Future of 40 

Persia, Chronicle 15 

Peru, Chronicle 140 

Poland, Chronicle 140 

Portugal, Chronicle 140 

Reports of Branch Societies — 

No. 3, San Francisco 231, 242 
No. 18, Philadelphia 183, 
220, 276 (576) 

No. 23, Omaha 58 

No. 25, Detroit 58, 76, 

110, 182 

No. 27, Berkeley 258 

No. 3.0, Cleveland 3, 35, 

58, 87, 181, 220 
No. 35, Los Angeles 35, 

59, 99, 130, 181, 
207, 242 

No. 43, Passaic 110 

No. 44, New York.. 131, 183 
No. 45, Indianapolis 182, 

207, 232, 258, 277 

(577) 
Report of OflScers — 

Sales Superintendent 33, 

111, 206 
Secretary 1, 18, 30, 46, 

54, 71, 82, 95, 106, 

117, 126, 143, 150, 

166, 174, 190, 202, 

214, 226, 245, 254, 
273, (57/3), 282, 301. 

Treasurer 32, 55, 86, 109, 

128, 156, 176, 204, 



231, 258, 285. 
Roumania, Forgeries of 5 Bani 
Blue 244 

Russell, J. W., obituary 108 

Russia, Chronicle 140 

Currency Stamps 33 

Salvador, Chronicle 16 

Saxony, Remainders of 77 

Siam, 5 Satang on 6 s 260 

Somali Coast, Chronicle 16 

Spanish Offices in Morocco, Chronicle 
140 

Switzerland, Chronicle 140 

Tobago, Postage Stamps of 135, 
196, 211, 239, 269 (569), 302 

Toppan, Geo. L., obituary 300 

Turkey, Chronicle 16 

Uganda, First Issue. 304 

United States — 

Aerial Postal Service 44, 74, 
115, 187, 219 

An Interesting Cover 39 

Coil Stamps, History of, 158, 235 
Coil Stamps, Notes on 237, 

275 (575) 
Double Transfer of 12 c. 1914. .84 
Double Transfer of 2 c. 1903. .221 

Envelope Oddities 138, 188 

Official Check List, Issue of 
1904 263 

Issue of 1907 264 (564) 

Issues of 1909.... 264 (564) 

Stamp Shades 87 

The Pony Express 266, (566) 

Venezuela, Chronicle 16, 140 




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BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 
President — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 
Board of Vice-Presidentis — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St.. New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg-., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-L,arge — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS, 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examiner of Sales Books — Eugene Klein, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Pliilatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary- — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, A. F. Henkels. 

RecruitinsT — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand Book — Tver R. Johnson, Chairman; H. L. Lindquist, Walter 

H. McDonald. 
CafaloR-ue — F. R. Cornwall, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthing- 
ton, John '^^ I>u IT, H. E. Deats, B. M. Carpenter, C. A. Howes, 
J. M. Bartels, C. K. B. Nevin, Wm. L. Stevenson, Dr. Car- 
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No. 1 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 3. Sept. 20th, 1915. 

Applications Pending. 

Bittencourt, Braulic 
Reynolds, John Samuel 
Resten, Gregorie 
Jacobs, E. R. 
Tuholske, Dr. Lister 
Woodhouse, Dr. S. W., Jr. 
Stillman, Geo. H. 
Palley, Will 
Holliday, Clyde W. 
Bates, Henry L. 
Burrell, B. H. 

Applications Posted. 

Bloch, Benjamin I., 1603 Clay St., San 
Francisco, Calif.; Age, 37; Attorney- 
at-Law, Assistant District Attorney, 
San Francisco; Refs. Pacific Produce 
Co., 525 Front St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Proposed by Ross O'Shaughnessy, No. 
1576. 
Stanbrough, B. J. 1944 Shelby St., In- 
dianapolis, Ind.; Age, 36; Painter; 
Firm, Davis & Stanbrough; Refs. Star 
Store, 370 W. Washington St., Indian- 
apolis, Ind.; Builders Supply Co., 342 
B. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind.; 
Proposed by H. S. Ackerman, No. 2147. 
Curtis, Fred A., 3240 Kenwood Ave., In- 
dianapolis, Ind.; Age,' 42; 'Musician; 
Refs., Prudential Insurance Co., In- 
dianapolis, Ind. ; Indiana National 
Bank, Indianapolis, Ind.; Proposed by 
H. S. Ackerman, No. 2147. 



Casper, M., 1884 7th Avenue, New York 
City, N. Y.; Age, 34; Travelling Sales- 
man; Firm, With Max G. Cohen & Co., 
New York City, N. Y.; Ref. James A. 
Flamerfalt & Co., New York City, N. 
Y.; Memtoer S. P. A. 1638, N. P. S. 
367, M. P. A. 1031, N. Y. E. P. S. 84; 
Proposed by Russell L. Stultz, No. 
4444. 

Morpurgo, Charles, Cheikh Abou Sobac 
Street 25, Cairo, Egypt; Age, 52; Ad- 
vocate; Proposed by E. L. Angeloglous, 
No. 2911. 

Application for Kelnstateraent Posted. 

Close, Jackson J., Jacksonwald, Pa.'; 
Age, 40; Ref. Gutely & Brenner; Pro- 
posed by C. W. Kissinger, No. 343. 

New Stockholders. 

4615 — Gibson, Henry C, Jenkintown, 
Pa. 

4616 — Chitraro, H., 500 W. 123rd St., 
New York City, N. Y. 

4617 — Spray, Ralph W., Mantua, Ohio. 

4618 — Higgs, Dr. Charles J., 44 Ter- 
race St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Resignations Received. 

4054 — Buttermore, Howard C, Roch- 
ester, Pa. 

3 67 3 — Moore, L. Ernest, Searcy, Ark. 

2302 — Janson, Carl, Jankoping, Swe- 
den. 
Resignations Accepted. 

3 7 82 — Herrmann, Arnold, New York 
City, N. Y. 



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237 6 — Niemann, Geo., Chicago, 111. 
2082 — Trumbull, L. G., Hartford, Conn. 
Changes of Address. 

2304 — Dennett, J. E., from 32 Orkney 
Road, Brookline, Mass., to 55 
Sacramento St., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

1233 — Gleason, G. G. from 78 Clifton 
St., to 15 Grove Place, Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 

4272 — Grimes, J. Gordon B., from 
Havre de Grace, Md., to Glyn- 
don, Md. 
66 — Kilbon, Rev. John Luther, from 
323 St. James Ave., to 188 Mar- 
ion St., Springfield, Mass. 

437 6 — Otsuka, J., from 203 S. Main 
St., Rockford, 111., to 1500 As- 
tor St., Chicago, 111. 

343 5 — Quesnel, O. A., to read, care 
State Lumber Co., R. P. D. 2, 
Columbia Falls, Mont. 

2466 — Wherry, Dr. W. P., from 471 
Brandies Bldg., to 603 Brandies 
Theatre Bldg., Omaha, Neb. 

Membership Summary. 

Total membership Sept 7th, 

1915 1440 



New stockholders admitted 

Sept. 20th, 1915 i. 1444 

Resignations accepted Sept. 

20th, 1915 3 

Total membership Sept. 20th, 

1915 1441 

WM. E. AULT, Sec'y. 



ANNUAL DUES. 

Attention of the members is called to 
the beginning of the new Society year, 
September 1st, Avhen all dues for the 
year ending August 31st, 1916, become 
payable. It is hoped that the response 
to this and the notices to be sent out by 
our Treasurer will be unusually prompt 
and that the amount, $1.80, will be 
speedily remitted to the Treasurer, Mr. 
C. P. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., De- 
troit, Mich. The members can material- 
ly assist the officers by giving this no- 
tice proper attention. At the same 
time we urge each member to advise his 
correct address in order that when pub- 
lication of the membership list is made 
it may reflect correct data concerning 
our members. 



BRANCH SOCIETIES. 

We are always glad to publish reports of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretari.es are requested to furnish the Editor loith copy for this purpose. 



BRANCH No. 30. 
Gai'fleld-Perry Stamp Club. 

Minutes of meeting of Garfield-Perry 
Stamp Club, Branch No. 30, A. P. S., 
held September 16th, Room 202, The 
Arcade. 

Dr. Tubman called meeting to order 
at 8.40 P. M. in absence of Pres. Rust. 

Following members present: — Becker, 
Tubman, MacLaren, Good, Lewis, Gen- 
der, Hanford, Roby, Ritchie, Moses, 
Whittaker, E. C. Murray, R. E. Murray, 
and Chamberlin (14). Visitors: — Fitz- 
gerald and Waltz (2). 

Board of Directors reported receipt 



of application for membership of Mr. A. 
Hawley (proposed by Chamberlin and 
seconded by Whittaker), ordered post- 
ed. 

No reports from any committee. 
Treasurer requested all in arrears for 
dues to pay up promptly. 

For our next entertainment Mr. Ritch- 
ie suggested that members bring any 
copies of U. S. 3 cent 1851-56 and 1857- 
60. Adopted. 

An auction of 24 lots was held, fair 
prices being obtained. 

Meeting adjourned at lu.05 P. M. 
W. A. CHAMBERLIN, Sec'y. 



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No. 1 



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EDITORIAL. 

STAMP TIME. With the advent of 

the long winter even- 
ings and the ending of the vacation 
season, we naturally turn to our albums 
for recreation and rest from our daily 
labors. The summer months are not 
conducive to work among our stamps, 
as the call of the great out-of-doors 
takes the collector from his hobby. 
With the gradual return of better busi- 
ness conditions we can expect a corres- 
ponding increase in the interest in 
philately, and this coming as it does 



coincident with the winter weather, we 
liope will be reflected in the affairs of 
the Society. We sincerely trust many 
of our members will show the old-time 
spirit which has done so much to make 
the A. P. S. stand out as a great Society 
among the many philatelic organizations 
which have come, flourished for a time 
and then passed away, leaving behind 
traces, more or less marked, of their 
passing. Through many trials and trib- 
ulations, some strife and much success, 
the A. P. S. has passed into its thirtieth 
year of unbroken existence, with every 
prospect of achieving still greater suc- 
cess. 

The Society has never lacked ready 
and willing workers in its cause, men 
of affairs who have given liberally of 
their time and talents to the uplift of 
the A. P. S. and the hobby, and this is 
just as true today as it was at any time 
during the past twenty-nine years. It 
is not given to every one of us to con- 
tribute in the same measure to our So- 
ciety, but there is work for all to do 
and every one who belongs to the So- 
ciety should feel that his co-operation 
is needed and desired that the Society 
may attain the position which is more 
and more every day expected of things 
American, and when once attained, 
maintain that place. This is possible 
only through devoted allegiance to its 
ideals and a willingness to promote the 
welfare of the Society at every oppor- 
tunity. 

A glance at the records of the Secre- 
tary for any year at this time, when the 
payment of dues is being made, will 
show many resignations, but this does 
not necessarily indicate that such mem- 
bers are severing their connection with 
the Society through any lack of inter- 
est in its organization; the majority 
come from those who have for various 
causes, physicial or business, been oblig- 
ed to discontinue collecting. Those who 
resign from other causes are compara- 
tively few. 

There are hundreds of collectors 
scattered throughout this country who 
would gladly join the Society if only 



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some member would point out to them 
just what the objects of the A. P. S. 
are, and not hold up to the prospective 
member that the benefits would be 
found on a dollar and cents basis. While 
such do accrue to members, yet the So- 
ciety is not for the purpose of the gain 
of its individual members simply 
through affiliation with the Society, but 
should be viewed in the nature in which 
we are accustomed to regard any organ- 
ization for the promotion of a cause 
which will in the end reflect to the 
credit of every one who belongs to it. 
The Society can point to many things 
which it has accomplished and projects 
to which it has lent its support which 
have been of decided benefit to stamp 
collecting. Everything done to aid 
philately's cause is an aid to every per- 
son collecting stamps, and whenever we 
increase the number of collectors and 
render more substantial the foundations 
of our hobby, we add to the material 
value of our holdings. 

We want every member to feel that 
he has some measure of responsibility 
in the Society and that his co-operation 
may be the means of contributing just 
the needed thing to bring others to an 
appreciation of what the A. P. S. stands 
for, what it hopes to do for its mem- 
bers and for stamp collecting in general. 



The AMERICAN PHILATELIST is the 
mouth-piece of the Society and more 
than any other one item connected with 
our A. P. S. it stands out to the public 
as a production by which to judge of 
the Society's worth and the work it is 
doing. That it is not all that could be 
desired is readily apparent, but the rem- 
edy lies within the membership and it 
remains with the individual to register 
improvement where needed and to bring 
our journal to occupy a place among 
philatelic publications in exact value as 
the standing of the Society would war- 
rant and the philatelic public would ex- 
pect. 



MEXICO. That many of our mem- 

bers are interested in the 
stamps of our unhappy neighbor to the 
South is quickly realized by looking 
through our last published membership 
list. These stamps are capable of being- 
specialized to an almost unlimited ex- 
tent and a collector who can fully show 
the stamps of any one of the early is- 
sues has performed a philatelic under- 
taking of no mean dimensions. We are 
beginning the reprint of an article on 
the issue of 1872 of Mexico which we 
hope will strike a responsive chord in 
those of our members interested in that 
country. 



MEXICO. 
The 1872 Issue. 

By J. H. BARRON. 
(Reprinted from the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain). 



Not even the most enthusiastic of Mex- 
ican collectors would venture to say that 
the stamps of the 1872 issue are remark- 
able for their beauty of design and execu- 
tion. Faultily drawn, the portrait of Mi- 
guel Hidalgo stands up uncertainly from 
a muddy background surrounded by a 
miscellany of conventional ornaments 
which are crowded into every available 



space. Hasty methods of production ren- 
der the details almost invariably rough 
and vague, so that the stamps convey a 
curious suggestion of being carelessly got 
up forgeries of some genuine issue, which 
is unknown to us. It is quite conceivable 
that this other issue was originally in- 
tended by the postal authorities, but that 
owing to circumstances, to be mentioned 



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later, the necessity for turning out some- 
thing that would "do well enough" re- 
sulted in the shabby, but by no means 
uninteresting, series with which we are 
familiar. For such imperfections those 
who delve into philately 'below the cata- 
logue surface may be thankful; if a uni- 
form engraved set had been accomplished, 
some of the most curious and puzzling 
questions among all the riddles presented 
by the early Mexican stamps would never 
have offered themselves for solution by 
pure guesswork, however shrewd, or by 
patient study, neither of which processes 
has as yet yielded a final answer. 

The series of 1868-72, having come to 
be retailed at a discount for several rea- 
sons,* had fallen into disfavour with the 
Post OfBce in 1871, and a new series was 
contemplated towards the end of that 
year. Official regulations were made, 
dated 12th August, 1871, in which it was 
stated that "the Post Office will forth- 
with proceed to make a new issue of post- 
age stamps differing in design and colour 
from those in present use," and it was in- 
timated that a month would be allowed 
for the exchange of stocks of the old is- 
sue in private hands. This decision was 
not announced to the provincial postmas- 
ters until September 4th, and the new 
stamps apparently were not put into cir- 
culation before the following April. 

There is some evidence to show that 
that month was the period in which the 
obsolete issue was exchangeable; a circu- 
lar of May 3rd, refers to the time as hav- 
ing elapsed and declares that the former 
series is no longer available for postage, 
and the important centre of Vera Cruz, 
within a short distance of the capital, 
was in difficulties for stamps during the 
last week of March, indicating that the 
new type had not then come to hand. In 
the absence of official data, these indica- 
tions do not amount to proof. It is cer- 
tain that some distri'jts possessed the new 
issue in April; on the other hand the 
demonetisation of t ,.3 1868 issue was not 
rendered absolute \j the circular of May 
3rd, as they are found used from Merida, 
for example, as late as June, while Vera 



♦See Mexican stamps of the 1868-72 Is- 
sue, by Barron and Chapman, M. J., March, 
April, 1914, 



Cruz which must have received the new 
series as early as anywhere else, was us- 
ing adapted stamps of the 1868 type in 
May. (These stamps, the consideration 
of which falls outside matter dealing with 
the 1872 series, were issues numbered and 
overprinted for other districts and regu- 
larised for use from Vera Cruz by that 
name being additionally overprinted. 
The exact origin of the procedure, apart 
from the lack of a normal Vera Cruz 
stock, is doubtful). In any case the prom- 
ised new varieties seem to have suffered 
an unexpected delay, which possibly arose 
in the course of their production from 
several causes, e.g., difficulties in connec- 
tion with the moire pattern, a mistake 
or a change of plan in making up the 
sheet, or a shortage of suitable paper. So 
unforeseen was this hitch that the output 
of the 1868 type appears to have ceased 
before the new stamps were ready. It 
would be dangerous to argue this from 
the fact that half the districts received 
no supply of the prior type in the year 
1872, because the surplus of the preced- 
ing year may have sufficed to carry them 
over the first twelve or fourteen weeks, 
but the use of the "Anotado" stamps in 
the capital during March, shows that hand 
to mouth methods had to be resorted to 
even at headquarters to provision a per- 
iod of waiting. 

In the case of all the early Mexican is- 
sues which are of home production, com- 
plete ignorance still prevails, and seems 
likely to prevail, as to the persons re- 
sponsible for designing the stamps, and 
even their means of manufacture are open 
to doubt. iFrom the close similarity of 
the main features in all values of the 
1872 issue, I think it probable that a 
single die was first made from which five 
copper cliches were reproduced corres- 
ponding to the several values. The orig- 
inal die was blank in the four panels in 
which the words of value, currency and 
"Correos Mexico" first appeared on the 
copper cliches. (These cliches are still, 
or were lately, in existence, and will be 
dealth with hereafter under the head of 
reproductions). In the 6 centavos, the 
word of value appears on the left side, 
whereas in the others it is on the right. 



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The lettering also differs, teing notice- 
ably small, with narrow in "Correos" 
and "Mexico," in the 6c., larger and more 
rounded in the 12c., while the 100c. shows 
the letters of "Mexico" taller and more 
substantial. From the five cliches, litho- 
graphic transfers were taken to make up 
finally sheets of 100 stamps. During the 
process of manufacture, however, there 
was a stage at which the stones bore 
only nine vertical rows of ten stamps 
each, and this introduces a remarkable 
feature in the make-up of the "plates," 
which, curiously enough, has been over- 
looked by those who have previously 
written on this issue. 

Side by side with the composition of the 
plates, a lithographic design of wavy and 
broken lines was prepared to be printed 
on the back of the sheets, prior to their 
receiving the impression of the stamps. 
The design was first arranged to "back" 
nine vertical rows, but was subsequently 
extended to fit ten rows. (This question 
will be treated fully when the plates 
come to be dealt with). The fact that 
it was decided to use the moire pattern 
may have caused some delay, but the 
change in size proves that its prepara- 
tion went on step by step with that of 
the stamp-printing stones. There can be 
no doubt that this device was adopted 
by the postal authorities in consequence 
of the discovery of forgeries of the 1868 
issue, which had done duty for franking 
purposes. The circular of May 3rd, an- 
nouncing the termination of exchange 
facilities, refers to stamps forged "in the 
design" as well as others fitted with 
bogus overprints to serve in parti- 
cular districts. Specimens of these 
frauds cancelled on the originals would 
be very welcome, as they have proved un- 
traceable hitherto, and it is difficult to 
conjecture what type of the known for- 
geries, if any, is meant. A very poor at- 
tempt was almost contemporaneous with 
the genuine issue, but it seems to have 
been made in Europe, as were examples 
of all the early issues, for sale to collec- 
tors. A much better imitation of wliich 
I have seen none except the 50c. value 
exists, and is found with cancellations 
closely resembling the genuine, but it ap- 



pears to be comparatively recent, having 
been chronicled only a few years ago, 
and, as it is of the variety catalogued as 
the first type (without stop) which went 
out of circulation in 1869, its subsequent 
use would have provoked suspicion and 
discovery earlier than 1872. In any case 
there were forgeries of some sort, and 
when planning the new issue, the author- 
ities resolved to prevent them. 

It is to be noted that in printing the 
stamps the sheets were fed into the ma- 
chine as they came to hand, without re- 
gard to the position of the moire which 
frequently occurs inverted; conclusions 
as to the place occupied by any particular 
piece are therefore apt to be falsified by 
this want of system. Copies without 
moire may be trial printings, and where 
they are offered as obliterated, they 
should be carefully examined, as many 
bear a mark never employed in Mexico. 

Shades. — The values, 6c. (green), 12c. 
(blue), 25c. (red), 50c. (yellow), and 
100c. (lilac), printed in colour on white 
paper, differ to some extent in shade and 
it would be easy to construct an impos- 
ing scheme of varieties. A green stamp 
generally presents the greatest range; 
the 2rs. green, of the 1856 issue, is cata- 
logued under six heads, which might be 
increased to a dozen if any two persons 
could agree upon the names, but in this 
issue, the 50c. seems to vary most, though 
the 100c. changes markedly during the 
period of currency, thus enabling the dat- 
ing of dubious copies to be tested. Rough- 
ly speaking, if the districts are collected 
under the years, the various shades will 
occur; even in a limited collection, how- 
ever, there are tints worth looking for 
which are not at all common. 

Error. — A very few sheets, but certain- 
ly more than one, of the 50c. value were 
printed in the colour of the 12c., and a 
small quantity got into circulation. The 
mistake seems to have been discoveerd 
in time to prevent part of the errors get- 
ting out either from headquarters or the 
district to which they were remitted. 
These came on the market at a time when 
the Post Office appears to have disposed 
of its "lumber," and when, unfortunately, 
lie present knowledge of Mexican issues 



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was not available to preserve unique ma- 
terial for study. It is only fair to say 
that though three errors are found in the 
earlier stamps (two in the 1868 issue 
and one in the 1872), and the differences 
of watermark and perforation are num- 
erous up to 1899, for more than 50 years 
of regular Mexican issues no trace can 
be discovered of speculation, unnecessary 
series, or other signs of philatelic dis- 
ease. 

The Mexican Government was never 
rich; on the contrary it was frequently 
impoverished, 'but every stamp was sent 
out with absolute bona fides for postal 
purposes, and continued in use until pru- 
dence dictated a change. On this ground 
Mexican issues, despite the many varie- 
ties due to a limited exchequer and back- 
ward workmanship — collectors' varieties, 
arising out of a system meant to check 
abuse and fraud, need not be regarded in 
this connection — take rank with the 
purely home issues of the most orthodox 
European States, and on a strict inquiry 
would be placed high among these. This 
rare honesty corresponds to a similar 
degree of public financial morality, now 
obscured by political troubles largely of 
external origin, which is attained only 
by a country in which severe principles 
of integrity prevail as habits among those 
who constitute the Government. 

Paper. — The paper on which this issue 
was printed varies considerably. As re- 
gards thickness there are as marked dis- 
tinctions as in the stamps of 1868, rang- 
ing from a very thick paper, which is 
found watermarked and is no less sub- 
stantial than the thickest copies of the 
12c. and 25c. in the preceding issue, to 
a comparatively thin paper, which ap- 
proximates to that of the 6c. of 1868, and 
cannot really be called "almost pelure." 
It appears evident that at the outset the 
Post Office had difficulties in procuring 
a sufficient stock of ordinary white 
paper and the last issue, being on colour, 
left no supply. A very small quantity of 
vertically laid paper was first employed 
which is decidedly scarce, though the 12c. 
and 25c. may be met with. Following 



on this, fiscal paper was resorted to, 
watermarked "Papel Sellado" in script 
characters rather less in height than the 
width of a stamp. The watermark runs 
vertically, covering six stamps, and there 
is an interval of about three between each 
impression. (Collin and Caiman erron- 
eously say that it covers eight stamps, 
though they give the correct measure- 
ment, 157mm). It does not correspond 
in position with the printed sheet so that 
parts of two watermarks may be found 
on the same sheet. Normally it occurs 
on the second and third stamps in the 
row, but as the paper was handled with- 
out regard to which end was placed first 
into the machine, it may occur on the 
eighth and ninth. Simultaneously or 
nearly so, the ordinary paper of the series 
became available, though at a later date 
some of French make watermarked LA 
4-F (Lacroix Frj^res) appears. This 
was not extensive and was probably 
bought at a stationer's to fill a tempor- 
ary shortage. Letter-sheets of this firm's 
manufacture were in common use in Mex- 
ico at the time. 

Perforation. — Apart from Mexico City, 
where stamps were regularly issued per- 
forated, though they are found imper- 
forate, it seems that this method of fa"',;ii- 
tating division was not popular in the 
districts. Evidently with the issue oJ 
the 1868 series, it was intended to intro- 
duce perforation for all stamps wherever 
remitted, but the practice fell off con- 
siderably in the following year and grew 
more exceptional. The decline is marked 
in the 1872 set in which perforated copies 
unless from the capital are not common, 
and for some reason are mostly unused. 
This is not to be wondered at as the 
workmanship was very crude. Perfora- 
tion would never have been introduced 
had the choice been left to stamp col- 
lectors, as even now countries which 
pride themselves on technique, apparent- 
ly find it troublesome to obtain four 
margins of fairly equal size, but in the 
case of these Mexican issues perforation 
was quite without excuse, because the 
pin-holes afforded no assistance whatever 



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Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



OCTOBER 15, 1915 



No. 2 



MEXICO. 

The 1872 Issue. 

By J. H. BARRON. 
(Reprinted from the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain). 
(Continued from Oct. 1 Issue.) 



in dividing the stamps, and tliey were 
generally cut apart when required. Col- 
lin and Caiman's catalogue lists the va- 
rieties of perforation as 13, 14 and 15 
(with a square perforation) and adds a 
variety 13, perforated in points, all* ex- 
amples of which it refers to Mexico City 
in 1874. As a rule the authors so far err 
on the side of over-elaboration, that they 
enumerate stamps which theoretically 
might exist but which in fact do not, 
the most notable instance being their in- 
clusion of the 3 centavos. Eagle type, with 
large figures. Here, however, they un- 
derstate the complication as probably 
every measurement occurs from 12 iv 
15%, with compound examples. These 
may not be all found in any particular 
year, but in 1872, for instance, 12, 13, 14 
and 15 are discoverable, produced by a 
rudimentary pin-machine, which made 
very small holes in the paper. At some 
time (possibly late) in the next year a 
more effective instrument was employed, 
which gauged about 15— or more closely 
14^x151^ — with rather square holes, and 
is found in several districts other than 
Mexico City. The type referred to by the 
catalogue as "13 perforated in points" is 
quite distinctive, though the description 
seems erroneous. It is marked by wide 
holes, as if the loose paper had been 
pulled out, and from single copies the 
exact method of perforation cannot be 



ascertained. It is not confined to Mex- 
ico City. These many different varieties 
sound baffling, but their range is almost 
entirely among stamps used at the capi- 
tal, which are quite abundant. As re- 
gards perforated stamps from other dis- 
tricts, they may be taken as they come 
to hand, and the number will not prove 
large. It may be noted that as the work- 
ing of the pin-machines was erratic, 
double and triple perforations occur, and, 
as they depend on no fixed principle, may 
be ranked as curiosities. 

District Numbers and Names. — Though 
it is extremely hard to obtain every value 
which may exist under the different dis- 
tricts in each year, an interesting col- 
lection might be made by following the 
names only, irrespective of the year, and 
taking one value of each district. If col- 
lecting is understood to be something 
more than automatic accumulation, of 
which the typical example is the harvest 
of the new issue service, and if it implies 
an element of hunting, there will al- 
ways be a few collectors who will choose 
rather to go after certain stamps, which, 
in the absence of large means, require 
considerable study, unremitting watch- 
fulness, long time and great luck, before 
they are brought to book. The 1872 is- 
sue is not so complex as the Eagle or 
Maximilian types, but a display even re- 
motely approaching completeness could 



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possibly only be put together from sever- 
al of the principal collections. Neverthe- 
less, scarce "names" come to hand now 
and then, creating the . illusion that all 
will occur with patience, and of the &2 
given below, perhaps not more than eight 
(excluding No. 43) are very hard to find. 
The number and district system is a 
survival from the stamps of 1864, when 
each consignment was marked with a sep- 
arate number (and the year) before be- 
ing sent to the provincial post office, 
where it was further marked with the 
district name. In this case, the use of 
a number, corresponding with the invoice 
of remittance, acted as a check in the 
event of stamps going astray between 
Mexico and the local offices, or between 
the latter and their branches, and it was 
easy to put out of circulation any particu- 
lar lot which, as occasionally happened, 
had been acquired in transit by bando- 
leros or other unorthodox collectors. 

In the 1872 issue, however, following 
that of 1868, a definite number was as- 
signed to each district throughout the 
currency of the series, and the primary 
object of the distinctive marks was thus 
largely abandoned. It deserves mention 
that as in the 1868 arrangement, Guada- 
lajara began with the No. 3 and moved 
to 41 during 1869, so in the 1872 notation 
Guanajuato was originally No. 18, and 
was altered to 52 during the following 
year. The reason of these changes, which 
must have been due to some substantial 
cause, is presumed to be now unknown. 

I Mexico (Gothic type) in straight line, 

15x2 
(ordinary type) in curve, 
101/2x1% 
2'Acapulco, 15y2xl% 

3 Aguascalientes, 25x3 

4 Apam, 91/2x2 

(between two dashes, not included) 

5 Campeche, 17x2 

I. del Carmen, 191/2x173 

(between two dots, not included) 

6 Chalco, 10x1 Ys 

7 Chiapas (in blue), 13x2 

(in black), 14x2 

8 Chihuahua, 16x2 1/2 

17x3 

9 Colima, 121/2x1% 
10 Cordova, 14x1% 

II Tixtla, 11x1% 
C. Bravos, 16x1% 



12 C. Victoria, 17xli4- - 

13 Cuautitlan, ■ 19jcli4 ^ 

14 Cuernavaca, 18%xl% 

15 Durango, 14x1% 
1.6 Guadalajara, 21%x3 

22x2% 
22x2% 

17 Guaymas 

18 Guanajuato, 17i/>x2 

(with mark at end, not included) 
201/2x1% (ditto) 

19 Huejutla, 16xiy8 

20 Jalapa, 11x2 

21 Jilotepec 

22 Lagos, 111/2x2 

23 La Paz, 11x2 

24 Maravatio, 161/2x1% 

25 Matamoros, 18x1% 

(in bluish-grey) 
" (in black) 

26 Mazatlan, 171/2x2 

27 Merida, 13x2 

28 Monterey, 18x1% 

29 Morelia, 15x2 

30 Oaxaca, ll%x2 

" 13x3 (in frame) 

31 Orizava, 16%x2i/8 

13x2 

32 Otumba, 11x1 1/2 

33 Pachuca, 14%x2 

34 Puebla, 13x2 

35 Queretaro, 131/2x1% 

141/2x1% 

36 Saltillo, 141/2x1% 

(between two dots, not included) 

37 S. L. Potosi, 15x1% 

38 Tabasco, 14x1% 

39 Tacubaya, 14x1% 

40 Tampico, 15x1% 

41 Tepeji, 91/2x114 

42 Texcoco 

43 Unknown 

44 Tlalpam 

45 Tlaxcala, 16i/.x2 

46 Toluca, 111/2x2 

47 Tula, 8x1% 

48 Tulancingo, 18x2 

49 Ures, 7x2 i/s 

50 Vera Cruz, ' 15x1 Va 

131/2x2 
14x1% 
17x1 1/2 

51 Zacatecas, 16x1% 

52 Guanajuato, 21x1% 

These measurements vary in many re- 
spects from Collin & Caiman's list, which 
has been more than once mechanically 
reprinted. They follow the principle on 
which the overprints of the 1856 and 1861 
issues have already been re-measure4,* 
i.e., all varieties have been excluded 



*See Mexico, 1856 and 1861, by Barron 
and Hellmrich. — ^Stamp Lover, February, 
1913. 



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which do not appear to have been caused 
by separate original cachets. The va- 
rieties are arranged, so far as possible, 
in the order of their use. Guadalajara 
shows differences of type which are not 
distinguishable by measurement. Nos. 
17 and 43 occur in the Tapling collection, 
the Mexican part of which is especially 
noteworthy, but are without overprint. 
I have No. 44 in the same incomplete 
state. 

Errors. — Instances of the mechanical 
error occur in which the figures forming 
the number or year are transposed, e.g., 
Zacatecas is found in 1873 with 15 in- 
stead of 51, and Toluca with 47 instead 
of the year '74. A more interesting fault 
arises in 1872, owing to a consignment in- 
tended for Morelia, with the number 29, 
being sent to Orizava, which had 31 for 
its number, while the Orizava consign- 
ment was sent to Morelia. The provin- 
cial postmasters in both cases overprinted 
the district names regardless of the in- 
appropriate numerals and examples are 
fairly often met with. A similar inter- 
change seems to have taken place be- 
tween Merida and Campeche in 1874. In 
addition to these, copies may be seen 
with numbers which are merely incor- 
rect, e.g.. Aguascalientes with 1 for 3 in 
1873. Mexico in the same year frequent- 
ly shows the number and date on the left 
side reading upwards, which no doubt 
was caused by the sheet being inverted, 
and there are a few similar mistakes. Ex- 
amples bearing no district overprint are 
not common and used copies mainly come 
from Colima, where the oversight is a 
marked feature. Owing to the method of 
handstamping the district name is found 
overprinted twice on some stamps, but it 
may be questioned whether, so far as this 
issue is concerned, these are ever due to 
two distinct operations. The precise posi- 
tion of the overprint is not of the slight- 
est consequence. 

Plates. Before dealing at some length 
with the plates* of this issue, I wish to 



*It is convenient to call these plates, 
though tliese stamps were printed litlio- 
Rraphically, as the words "plates" and 
"plating" are commonly used to express 
"settings" and tlieir "reconstruction." 



take the opportunity of acknowledging 
the very generous help which has been 
given me by several other collectors dur- 
ing the six years in which I have been 
studying the subject. It became evident 
quite early in the examination of mater- 
ial accessible to me that there were cer- 
tain traps, especially in connection with 
what are referred to as the twin plates, 
which could only be avoided by assemb- 
ling a very considerable quantity of the 
stamps in as large pieces as could be ob- 
tained. Whole sheets are scarce in any 
value; in fact, apart from the 12 cen- 
tavos, I know of only three or four of 
the 6 centavos and 25 centavos combined. 
Prom the outset Mr. Chapman, whose 
knowledge of Mexican issues is unrivalled, 
placed at my disposal any stamps that 
might be useful and the result of the in- 
quiry confirms theories which he arrived 
at independently. Mr. T. W. Hall's col- 
lection of this issue in unused condition 
is very extensive, including partial re- 
constructions which have been attempted 
by others, and he was good enough to 
leave it with me for some time. Mr. 
Hausburg sent me all the stamps in his 
possession bearing on the arrangement of 
the plates which was of great value for 
the 6 centavos. Mr. Hellmrich, of Ham- 
burg, and Mr. Schwabe, of Berlin, wil- 
lingly made a search to find missing 
pieces and succeeded in filling some gaps, 
advertisements in more than one language 
having proved fruitless, the Editor of the 
S.C.F. very obligingly inserted a "call" 
on a leader page which brought assist- 
ance, otherwise unsolicited, from Mr. Tay- 
lor, of Pasadena, the owner of the Mexi- 
can collection specially honoured at the 
New York exhibition. Mr. Fulcher, in 
whose much-regretted journal these pa- 
pers were intended to appear, worked 
out a side-line by plating the "reprints", 
and it may be added with regard to these 
that first-hand information was readily 
supplied by a trustworthy authority on 
their method of production. For various 
reasons it is scarcely possible that the 
volume of material thus contributed, if 
it could be reassembled, which is very 
doubtful, would be substantially increas- 
ed from other sources, and the evidence 



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that the supply, so far as I could draw 
upon it, was exhausted has led mc to 
publish results which are not so com- 
plete as might be wished, but which 
would have been quite unattainable with- 
out this kind co-operation in the best 
spirit of philately. 

No doubt more material exists, and it 
may be hoped that the full description of 
the types under numbers which make 
some claim to permanence will enable 
other collectors to abolish vacant spaces 
in the charts. I shall be happy to plate 
pieces not smaller than four stamps 
which may be sent to me, and the in- 
spection of larger pieces, not wholly 
covered by the charts, would be extreme- 
ly welcome. 

Settings of the 6c., 12c. and 25c., which, 
from their regularity, indicate an early 
stage, manifest a common distinctive 
feature in that the types run from the 
second stamps on the left side, not from 



the first, that is to say, while the first 
vertical row is a mixture of several 
transfers, the succeeding rows, with one 
exception in the 6c., are uniform. This 
will be clear from the examination of 
what I take to be the first settings of 
each value. It is only by numbering 
from the second stamp that this pecu- 
liarity appears at all clearly; indeed, in 
some previous essays* in charting the 
plates the authors, by beginning with the 
first stamp, were led to misread the 
types, through the preconceived notion 
that the top row, for example, ought to 
show ten different transfer-types, as of 
course it ought had it been all laid down 
at the same time, and had it extended to 
ten stamps. 



*See, for the 6 centavos, Mr. C. J. Phil- 
lips, in G.S.W., Nov. 6th, 1909; for the 12 
centavos, Mr. H. Griebert in "Notes and 
Offers," June, 1912; and for the 25 centa- 
vos, Mr. C. J. Phillips, in M. J., Dec. 1912. 
(To be continued). 



NEW ISSUE CHRONICLE 

Edited by Henry A. Kidder, Arlington. Mass., to whom all information concerning 
new issues or discoveries should be addressed. 



BAHAMAS. — According to the Metro- 
politan Philatelist, the Ish value has 
been issued in the regulation colors. 
Ish black on green. 

BOSNIA. — The 1912 series has been 
reissued as war stamps, with "K. u. K. 
Feld Post" instead of "K. u. K. Mili- 
tar" in the top line. The denomina- 
tions and colors are the same as the 
1912 set. 

Ih olive green. 

2h bright blue. 

3h claret. 

oh green. 

6h dark gray. 

lOh rose carmine. 

12h deep olive green. 

2 Oh orange brown. 

25h ultramarine. 

30h orange red. 

35h myrtle green. 

4 Oh dark violet. 



4.5h olive brown. 

5 Oh slate blue. 

60h brown violet. 

72h dark blue. 

Ik brown violet on straw. 

2k dark gray on blue. 

3k carmine on green. 

ok dark violet on gray. 
CAMEROONS. — Ewen's Weekly re- 
ports a provisional issue made by over- 
printing the German stamps "C. E. P." 
and value in English currency. 

i/^d on 3pf brown. 

Vzd on 5pf green. 

Id on lOpf carmine. 

2d on 20pf blue. 

21/^d on 2 5pf black and red on yel- 
low. 

3d on 30pf black and orange on 
buff. 

4d on 40pf black and carmine. 

6d on 50pf black and purple on 
buff. 



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8d on 80pf black and carmine on 
rose. 

Ish on Im carmine. 

2sh on 2m blue. 

3sh on 3m violet-black. 

.5sh on 5m carmine and black. 
COSTA RICA. — Mekeel's Weekly 
notes the issue of a new postage due 
series, the design showing large color- 
less figures of value in a recessed circle, 
with a broad band as a border. "Mul- 
ta — Republica de — Costa Rica" is print- 
ed in an oblong tablet at the top, the 
value in words in a small curved line 
across the lower part of the central cir- 
cle, and "Centimos" across the bottom 
of the stamp. Printed on white unwat- 
(rmarked paper and perforated 12. The 
stamps are of the same size as the cur- 
rent postage set. 

2c orange. 

4c blue. 

8c green. 

10c violet. 

20c brown. 

CUBA. — According to Champion's 
BuTetin, a blue Officially Sealed stamp 
has been issued in the Island. Mekeel's 
Weekly notes that the current Map 
Ktamp is coming in orange vermilion in- 
stead of carmine. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. — Mekeel's 
Weel Iv reports another value in the new 
set overprinted "1915" in red. 
Vzc purple, black and red. 

HONDURAS. — A new lithographed 
set has been issued, evidently of local 
manufacture. The stamps are small 
horizontal oblong in shape, according to 
Mekeel's Weekly, with "Correos de Hon- 
duras" above and "Centavos" below the 
vignette in curved lines, with the figures 
of value in small tablets at the sides. 
"UPU" and "1915" are printed small in 
the upper corners. White unwater- 
marked paper is used and the stamps 
are perforated ll^/^. Only two values 
have thus far been seen, the Ic show- 
ing "Puenta Ulua" and the 5c the "Te- 
atro Bonilla." Both have been over- 
rrinted as usual for official use. 
Ic brown. 



5c light blue. 

Overprinted "Oficial". 

Ic brown; black overprint. 

5c light blue; red overprint. 
KISHENGARH. — Two rupee values 
have been issued in the design of the 
current 2a stamp. 

Ir lilac red. 

5r brown. 
NEW ZEALAND. — At last the long- 
promised series of stamps has been is- 
sued for the Dominion, a full set having 
been shown us by Frank P. Brown & 
Co. The design has been illustrated, 
and suggests the early line-engraved 
Queen's head stamps of Great Britain. 
The "Universal Postage" design is re- 
tained for the Id value, without change. 

%d green. 

1 % d blue gray. 
2d purple. 

2 %d slate blue. 
3d brown violet. 
4d orange. 

4%d myrtle green. 

6d carmine. 

7 i/^d red brown. 

9d olive. 

Ish vermilion. 
NICARAGUA. — A. W. Dunning has 
shown a new provisional, the 6c value 
of the picture set. Scott's type A25, be- 
ing overprinted "VALE — octs. — de Cor- 
doba — 1915." in black, in four lines. 

.^c on 6c olive brown. 
PERSIA. — We have not hitherto 
chronicled the series of stamps issued to 
commemorate the Coronation of the Sul- 
tan Ahmed Shah. There are three de- 
signs, the chahi values showing the im- 
perial crown, the kran values, "Darius 
on his Throne", and the toman values 
the Gate of the Palace of Persepolis. 
The borders are highly Oriental in de- 
sign, the l\ran values being in silver and 
the toman values in gilt. The chahi 
values are perforated 1 1 and the others 
] 1x1 1 Vz. Full sets have been overprint- 
ed "Service" and "Colis Postaux." 

Ic carmine and blue. 

2c blue and carmine. 

3c green. 



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5c red. 

6c green and carmine. 

9 c brown and violet. 

10c green and brown. 

12c ultramarine. 

24c brown red and brown. 

Ik brown and gray. 

2k blue and carmine. 

3k violet and brown. 

5k brown and green. 

It violet and black. 

2t green and brown. 

3t claret and red brown. 

5t blue and blue gray. 
SALVADOR. — Mekeel's Weekly re- 
ports the issue of several values of a 
new series of stamps for this Republic 
of the type of the 1907 issue, Scott's 
type A66, printed in a single color but 
with "1915" in black in the space just 
above the Government Building. AH 
values are on the tinted paper like the 
two stamps issued in 1914, Scott's Nos. 
415 and 416. As the Anchor and Shield 
are missing on these new stamps, pos- 
sibly it may be considered that this is an 
extension of the 1911 issue, Nos. 397 to 
401, with the new date added. The 
stamps are printed on white unwater- 
roarked paper and perforated 11 1/2. 

Ic olive and black. 

2c vermilion and black. 

5c blue and black. 

6c pale ultramarine and black. 

10c orange yellow and black. 

12c chocolate brown and black. 

50c purple and black. 

100c brown and black. 
SOMALI COAST. — Translating liber- 
ally from Maury's Collectioneur, we are 
now able to give full particulars of the 
new series of postage and postage due 
stamps, the first of which was noted as 
a Red Cross issue in No. 15. The val- 
ues from 10c to 7 5c inclusive are of 
the same design as the Red Cross stamp 
previously described. The lower cen- 
timie values show a male native stand- 
ing outside the door of a building and 
beating a drum, with a herd of goats in 
the distance at the left. The figure of 
value appears above the native's left 



shoulder. "R" and "F," "Postes," and 
the name of the Colony are arranged as 
in the other upright design. The franc 
values are a horizontal oblong, showing 
a railway viaduct, with a similar ar- 
rangement of the inscriptions as in the 
lower values, an ornamental border of 
weapons and foliage, and the value in a 
shield at the bottom. There is also a 
Postage Due set, the main feature of 
the design being the figure of value in a 
colorless circle mounted on a trophy of 
native weapons. The border shows "R. 
F." at the top and "Cote Francaise" at 
the left and "Des Somalis" at the right. 

Ic brown and lilac. 

2c black and yellow. 

4c rose and red brown. 

5c green. 

10c rose. 

20c black and yellow. 

25c blue and dark blue. 

30c green and black. 

35c rose and green. 

45c brown and blue. 

50c rose and black. 

75c brown and dark violet. 

Ifr rose and light brown. 

2fr black and dark violet. 

ofr black and rose. 

Postage Due Adhesives. 

5c blue. 

10c rose. 

15c black. 

20c violet. 

30c light brown. 

50c carmine. 

60c green. 

Ifr blue. 

TURKEY. — The Metropolitan Phila- 
telist notes that the two highest values 
of the current set have been surcharged 
with new values. The 200pi has an 
additional overprint in Arabic. 

lOpi on lOOpi deep blue. 

2 5 pi on 200pi green and black. 

VENEZUELA. — Several new values 
have been issued in the design of the 
5 0c chronicled in No. 17. 

15c olive. 

75c greenish blue. 

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Vol. XXIX Oct. 15, 1915. No. 2. 

Published at 

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EDITORIAL. 



THE Looking back at the 

QUESTION Conventions of the years 
OF 1913, 1914 and 1915, we 

PROXIES. should realize that it is 
none too early to launch 
' a movement to the end that in Boston 
next year we are not again confronted 
with the possibility of a lack of suflR- 
cient representation, a total of both per- 
sonal and by proxy, to pass such legis- 
lation as may at that time be deemed 
necessary to the welfare of the Society. 
At the recent Convention in San Fran- 



cisco there was a totals of less than: 400 
members who took the trouble to fill 
out a proxy that some other member 
might vote in his stead on such matters 
as might have been brought up for leg- 
islation, and as a consequence the So- 
ciety was unable to amend or pass a 
new By-Law. Fortunately, there was 
nothing requiring a vote of this -kind, 
but the lack of it in event of the neces- 
sity arising would have placed the Socie- 
ty in an embarrassing position. 

Undoubtedly many members look on 
the giving of a proxy as a matter which 
can well be left to others, and it is this 
readiness to let others do those things 
which are necessary for the interests 
of the Society that contributes in many 
ways to the retarding of growth or in- 
terest in the organization. Every mem- 
ber should feel that his interests and 
those of the A. P. S. are best served by 
his active participation in the workings 
of the Society. 

The By-Laws are very clear in the 
number of affirmative votes required for 
the adoption of an amendment to the 
By-Laws, stating that such vote- shall 
constitute not less than one-third' of the 
total number of members entitled to 
vote, and with every member present 
in a like frame of mind upon the sub- 
ject offered for consideration, it is abso- 
lutely necessary that such one-third of 
the membership be present in person or 
by proxy; but when there is a differ- 
ence of opinion as to the advisability of 
the proffered legislation, it would re- 
quire a representation of a number in 
excess of the By-Laws requirement. To 
avoid the possibility of such matters be- 
ing blocked at the 1916 Convention, we 
feel that we cannot urge too strongly 
that some means be devised to bring out 
a stronger proxy representation at that 
time, and as one of several methods of 
overcoming this lack of interest, the 
suggestion has been made that some 
member in each of the cities having a 
Branch Society and even in other places 
where there is a number of A. P. S. 
members solicit proxies prior to each 
Convention and thus endeavor to se- 



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cure the maximum vote on matters off- 
ered for consideration. 

We feel that this is ^ question which 
should earnestly engage the attention 
of those who have the welfare of the 
Society at heart. 



MEMBERSHIP The San Francisco 

NUMBERS. Convention goes on 

record as desiring 
the restoration of old numbers to mem- 
bers, i. e., in the case of members who 
have been reinstated and given new 
stock numbers. Our By-Laws state that 
a member applying for reinstatement 
can have assigned to him upon his ad- 
mission his former certificate of stock, 
thus carrying with it the original num- 
ber, but in the past there have been 
many members who have been reinstat- 
ed, at the time of applying for rein- 
statement failing to so state, and to 
these have been issued new stock cer- 
tificates, thus taking a number in some 
instances hundreds and even thousands 
greater than their former certificate. 
At different times in the past several of 
the Secretaries have restored the old 
numbers to members, but during the 
I'ast several years there has been a sen- 
timent against this procedure, the Board 
of Directors holding that the lapse of 
membership should operate to prevent 



such reinstated member from regaining 
his old place in the numerical list, yet 
at the same time the By-Laws were not 
changed, and these distinctly state that 
the old numbers can be given to such 
members upon their readmission to the 
Society. 

It has been your present Secretary's 
duty to refuse the restoration of old 
numbers to several members during the 
past several years, but under the action 
of the past Convention these members 
can now have their desires fulfilled. 



ANNUAL DUES. 

Attention of the members is called to 
the beginning of the new Society year, 
September 1st, when all' dues for the 
year ending August 31st, 1916, become 
payable. It is hoped that the response 
to this and the notices to be sent out by 
our Treasurer will be unusually prompt 
and that the amount, $1.80, will be 
speedily remitted to the Treasurer, Mr. 
C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., De- 
troit, Mich. The members can mate- 
rially assist the officers by giving this 
notice proper attention. At the same 
time we urge each members to advise his 
correct address in order that when pub- 
lication of the membership list is made 
it may reflect correct data concerning 
our members. 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 4. Oct. 4th, 1915, 

Ai)plications Pending. 

Holliday, Clyde W. 
Bates, Prof. Henry L. 
Burrell, B. H. 
Bloch, Benjamin I. 
Stanbrough, E. J. 
Curtis, Fred A. 
Casper, M. 
Morpurgo, Charles. 



Application for Reinstatement Pending. 

2579 — Close, Jackson J. 

Applications Posted. 

Hayden, E. W., 1459 E. 116th St., Cleve- 
land, Ohio; Age 38; Traveling Sales- 
man; Refs., Mergenthaler Linoytpe 
Co., Chicago, 111. H. C. Crowell, 
Cleveland, Ohio; Proposed by W. G. 
Whittaker, #3549. 



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Rex, R. W., 155 Stillman St., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. ; Age 38; Receiving Clerk; 
Firm, With Nathan Dohrmann Co., 
San Francisco, Calif.; Ref., Nathan 
Dohrmann Co., San Francisco, Calif.; 
Proposed by Ed. W. Smith, #1657. 

Hollers, Victor D., 45 Henry St., Pas- 
saic, N. J.; Age 39; Clerk; Firm, 
Bank of the Manhattan Co., 40 Wall 
St., New York City, N. Y.; Ref., Eu- 
gene M. Camp, Prop. Church News 
Asso., 4 9 E. 25th St., New York City, 
N. Y.; Proposed by VanDyk Mac- 
Bride, #3126. 

Garcia y Garcia, Fed., 12 Colon, Santo 
Domingo, Dominican Republic; Age, 
Legal; Merchant; Firm, Fed. Garcia 
y Garcia; Ref., Vicini Estate Corpo- 
ration, Santo Domingo, D. R. The 
Royal Bank of Canada, Santo Domin- 
go, D. R.; Proposed by A. W. Dun- 
ning, #251. 

Guenther, Carlos M., 32 V. C. P. Ave., 
Yonkers, N. Y.; Age 35; Accountant; 
Ref., Eugene Klein, Philadelphia, Pa. ; 
Proposed by J.C.Morgenthau, #1784. 

Applications for Reinstatement Posted. 

2743 — Marvin, J. W., 5222 Virginia 
Place, Los Angeles, Calif.; Age, 50; 
Refs., A. C. Stewart, Toledo Stamp 
Co., Toledo, Ohio. W. F. Greany, 890 
Guerrero St., San Francisco, Calif.; 
Proposed by B. W. H. Poole, #4169. 

2882 — Egan, Benj. F., 2216 Pleasant 
St., Indianapolis, Ind.; Age 40; Groc- 
er; Firm, Benj. F. Egan; Ref., Geo. 
C. Brinkmeyer, N. Maryland St., In- 
dianapolis, Ind.; Proposed by H. S. 
Ackerman, #2147. 

New Stockholders. 

4619 — Reynolds, John Samuel, 118 N. 
George St., York, Pa. 

4 620 — Bittencourt, Braulio, Avenida Pe- 
dro Montt 499, Valparaiso, Chile. 

4621 — Resten, Gregoire, 21 Rue Bar- 
reau, Asnieres, Paris, France. 

4622 — Jacobs, E. R., 15 S. Desplaines 
St., Chicago, 111. 

4 62 3 — Tuholske, Dr. Lister, 4450 Mc- 
Ph'erson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



4624 — Woodhouse, Dr. S. W., Jr., 3904 
Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4 62 5 — Stillman, Geo. H., Carrington, 
N. D. 

4 62 6 — Falley, Will, Mill Valley, Calif. 

lleplaced on Membership Roll. 

The following, dropped March 20th, 
1915, and having paid dues to August 
31st, 1915, are hereby replaced on the 
membership roll — 

3442 — Gilson, E. W., 84 Mt. Vernon St., 
Fitchburg, Mass. 

2714 — Whitaker, L. C, 3506 Seminary 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Deceased. 

588 — Miller, Arthur E., Meriden.Conn. 
(Dec. 31st, 1914). 

RcfeigTiations Accepted. 

2627 — Blake, Allen H., M.D., West Som- 

erville, Mass. 
4181 — Hofmann, Rev. S., Dubois, Ind. 
1851 — Pratt, LeRoy, Tacoma, Wash. 
4 39 — Whiteman, Horace C, Clearfield, 

Pa. 

Resignations Received. 

4273 — Bertling, Dr. A. E., Chicago, 111. 
4435 — Blunt, Harry H., Nashua, N. H. 
2 035 — Delano, Maurice P., Vineyard 

Haven, Mass. 
1811 — Gile, S. A., Minneapolis, Minn. 
422 8 — Hunziker, Julius, Paterson, N. J. 
43 9 7 — Jones, Harry B., Pittsfield, Mass. 
39 24 — Jackson, R. L., Watertown, N. Y. 
2955 — Matthes, Wm. H., Milwaukee, 

Wis. 
3553 — Osborn, C. F., New Haven, Conn. 
4184 — Putney, L. H., Dallas, Texas. 
4459 — Riedell, Paul W., Schenectady, 

N. Y. 

2648 — Staub, C, Chicago, 111. 

2921- -Washburn, H. L., Houston, Tex- 
as. 

359 8 — Watkins, Mrs. Ellen S., Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

2499 — Wood, Geo., Los Angeles, Calif. 

4135 — Brook, Harry J., Simcoe, Canada. 



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Changes of Address. 

3842_Atherton, H. P., from 514 Yar- 
mouth St., Norfolk, Va., to 5 Yale 
St., Holyoke, Mass. 
2.91.5— Bain, Walter, from 4045 Botan- 
ical Ave., to 3516 Wyoming St.. t^t. 
Louis, Mo. 
1568 — Beck, Howard C, from 718 Riggs 
V;.Bldg., to 622 Riggs Bldg., Washing- 
.:,;ton, D. C. 

1498_-Begg, Geo. O., from 67 Daven- 
port St., to 516 Dime Bank Bldg.. De- 
troit, Mich. 
167 2 — Chambers, Robt. F., from 19 '> 
'-'l^hayer St., to 27 President Ave., 

Providence, R. I. 
2192— Charlat, L. W., from P. O. Box 
1340, to Holland House, 5th Ave. and 
■'■■'30th' St., New York City, N. Y. 
3104 — Cook, Miss Elizabeth, from 2 5 N. 
2nd St., to 520 Catell St., Easton, Pa. 
4514 — Emerson, Robert S., from 1030 
Grosvehor Bldg., to 402 Industrial 
Trust Bldg., ProTidence, R. I. 
4272-^Grimes, J. Gordon B., from Glyn- 
don, Md., to 114 Sterling St., Fair- 
ihoiit, W. Va. 
3786 — Grombacher, L. L., from Illinois 
Athletic Club, to 4116 N. Kilbourn 
. Ave., Chicago, 111. 

4488 — Hamilton, Geo. S., from 47 St. 
John's Place, Buffalo, N. Y., to care 
Prof. E. S. Burgess, Ridge Road, Park 
Hill South, Yonkers, N. Y. 
19 62^ — Hand, Forrest P., from 555 5 Lo- 
. cust St., to 59 4 3 Washington Ave., 
.Philadelphia, Pa. 
1867 — Heineman, Sol. E., from 428 
Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mch., to Box 
'47, R. R. 6, Pontiac, Mich. 
2181 — Hollender, Predk., from 4183 
:ii Belmont Ave., to 4183 Kimball Ave., 

Ozone Park,, Long Island, N. Y. 

3356— Howe, James, L., Jr., from 14 

University Place, to 8 University 

Place, Lexington, Va. 

45 51 — Janus, C. Otto, from 924 Hume 

- Mansur Bldg., to 25 East Ohio St., 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
444 §_-j ones, A. A., from 413 N. 17th 

St., to 109 S. 19th St., Herrin, 111. 
4321^ — Kelleher, Daniel F., from 693 
... Main St., to 440 Mass. Ave., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 



343 — Kissinger, Clifford W., from 206 
N. 4th St., to 335 Walnut St., Read- 
ing, Pa. 
3 316 — Lighthipe, Wm. I., from 11 Nas- 
sau St., New York City, N. Y., to 176 
Walnut St., Montclair, N. J. 
4507 — M'Coy, W. R., from 30 W. 44th 
St., to Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., 
New York City, N. Y. 
1838 — Nast, Chas. A., from Box 14, to 

1009 16th St., Denver, Colo. 
370 4 — Parke, Hervey C, from 4 5 Park 
Ave., Athol, Mass., to 31 Amity St., 
Amherst, Mass. 
3776 — Runyon, Ernest F., from 714 N. 
Co. Line St., to 1008 N. Main St., 
Fostoria, Ohio. 
242 — Schurmann, Edward, from 329 
Lemcke Bldg., to 522 Lemcke Bldg., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
65 — Severn, C. E., from 714 Oxford 
Bldg., to 713 Oxford Bldg., Chicago, 
111. 
4429 — Soper, E. K., from University of 
Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., to 
Box 287, Moscow, Idaho. 
4154. — Storey, Richard C, from 5 3 State 
St., to 735 Exchange Bldg., Boston, 
Mass. 
4540 — Thompson, John William, from 
1616 S St., to 15 23 New Hampshire 
Ave., Washington, D. C. 
2367 — Voltz, Henry, from 4005 Syosset 
St., Woodhaven, L. I., N. Y., to 81 
Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 
3 7 32 — Peldhaus, Wm., from Dornacher 
Strasse 29 9, Basel, Switzerland, to 
Bolley Str. 44, Zurich, Switzerland. 

Membership Summary. 

Total membership Sept. 20th, 1915 1441 
New stockholders admitted 

Oct. 4th, 1915 8 

Replaced on membership 

Oct. 4th, 1915 2 

1451 
Death reported Oct. 4th, 

1915 1 

Resignations accepted Oct. 

4th, 1915 4 5 

Total memhership Oct. 4th, 1915 1446 
WM. E. AULT, Secy. 



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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. 

By the International Secretary. 



THE .JOURNAL OP THE PHILATELIC 
LITERATURE SOCIETY, Vol. VIII 
No. 3, .July, 191.5. Published at Lon- 
don, England. 

GERMANIA BBRICHTB, 19th year, No. 
7/8, August 15, 1915. Published at 



Leipsic by the Union of German Stamp 
Collectors' Societies. 
VERTRAULICHES KORRESPONDENZ- 
BLATT, Vol. XXV No. 6-8, June-Au- 
gust, 1915. Published at Hamburg 
by participating Societies. 



By the Editor. 



THE STAMP JOURNAL, Vol. 8 No. 8, 
. Sept. 1915. 
EVERYBODY'S PHILATELIST, Vol. VI 
: No. 8, August 1915. 
NATIONAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY 
; BULLETIN, No. 6, Sept. 15th, 1915. 
NEW ENGLAND STAMP MONTHLY, 
; Vol. IV No. 11, Sept. 20, 1915. 
THE STAMP TRADE, Vol. 1 No. 6, Oct. 
. 1915. 

I^HE PHILATELIC GAZETTE, Vol. V 
:'. No. 9, Sept. 1915. 
MANN'S STAMP MAGAZINE, Vol. I No. 

1, Sept. 30th, 1915. 
THE ALBEMARLE STAMP COLLEC- 
TOR, Vol. I No. 10, Oct. 1915. 
STAMP COLLECTING, Vol. IV Nos. 20, 
21, 22 and 23, Aug. 2 8th, Sept. 4th, 
11th and 18th, 1915. 



THE POSTAGE STAMP, Vol. XVI Nos. 
22, 23, 24 and 25, Aug. 28th, Sept. 
4th, 11th and 18th, 1915. 

THE PHILATELIC CIRCULAR, No. 5 5, 
Sept. 1st, 1915. 

EL COLECCIONISTA, No. 5, Sept.-Oct. 
1915. 

THE STAMP LOVER, Vol. VIII No. 3/4, 
Aug. -Sept. 1915. 

FREEMAN'S MONTHLY JOURNAL, 
Vol. II No. 21, Sept. 1915. 

THE WEST-END PHILATELIST, Vol. 
XII No. 139, Sept. 1915. 

INTERNATIONALES BRIEFMARK- 

EN-OFPERTENBLATT, Vol. 24, Nos. 
792 and 793, Aug. 25th and Sept. 
10th, 1915. 



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Cevlon 1885, lrl2c No. 127 1.50 

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Chile 1905, Ip No. 78, unused 2.75 

Danish West Indies 1855, 3c No. 1. 3.00 
Dominica 1877, Ip No. 5 75 

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Tor yearly notice, 50c. 

GOVERNMENT ISSUE of Postal Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chil- 
licothe, Ohio. 

WE GIVE full cat. for your duplicates in 
exchange for stamps you want at cat. 
price. Small commission charged for mak- 
ing the exchange. Mutual Stamp Exchange 
Box 343, Dept. 2, Fitchburg, Mass. 

URUGUAY. All issues wanted for cash 
or good ex. Especially want errors, oddi- 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and 47 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
filled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all fine $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H. 
Fehlig, 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 3831. 

PHIIiATEUIC LITERATURE for Libra- 
ries. Buy, sell or exchange with the World's 
largest dealer. Lists free. Libraries any 
price up to $5000.00 supplied from stock. 
General or specialised libraries formed to 
order. Wanted, publications, all kinds pub- 
lished before 1880. Accumulations bought. 
Victor Marsh, 389 Brixton Road, London, 
S. W. England. 

Want lilSTS of rarities and curiosities 
requested. Everything at reasonable price 
H. Meyer, 601 Congress St., Portland, Me. 
Member A. P. S., M. P. S., N. P. S., etc. 

MATCH & MEDICINE stamps wanted in 
exchange for fine British Colonial or other 
stamps. H. W. Doscher, 217 Montgomery St. 
San Francisco, Calif. A. P. S. #395. 

EXiCHANGE good stamps of all countries 
with collectors everywhere. I give Sudan 
& Greece of last war. Common refused, 
C. S. Geronimakis, A. P. S. 4439, Zagazig, 
Egypt. 

AVANTED for cash at highest rates all 
early U. S. general issues, carrier stamps, 
locals, rare envelopes. Especially desired 
stamps on covers, blocks of all issues to 
1902, shades, oddities etc. J. M. Bartels 
Co., 99 Nassau St., New York. 

FINE OLD STOCK of a dozen collections 
made in the '80's, and a stock of foreign 
and U. S. rich in Dues, Dept's, and early 
Revenues. Price $3000. To see is to appre- 
ciate. Geo. Bush, Bellefonte, Pa. 

■WANTED for cash Imperforate and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stamps in pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values. Duplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. P. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. 536, Clean, 
N. T. 

WILL. EXCHANGE my duplicate blks of 4 
and 6 of Ic and 2c 1912 imperf. plate num- 
bers, both used and unused for same blocks 
with numbers different from mine. I 
want bottom position of plate number. 
C. A. Spaythe, 3427 Euclid, Kansas City, 
Mo. 

WANTED — Manuscript for articles of in- 
terest to our members written iiy members 
for publication in this iournal. Addix-.'^s 
The Editor. 



I AM ALWAYS ready to exchange pos- i 
tage stamps. Basis Senf. latest edition. 
Th. van Haelen, Bandoeng, Java, Dutch 
Bast Indies. 

BRITISH COLONIES mint current issues ! 
Eolus Stamp Co., Box 343, Dept. 2, Fitch- i 
burg, Mass. ; 

SELLING OUT good stock of stamps. 
Over thirty years accumulation including 
fine collection, at very low prices. Give 
references, or society number, for appro- 
val books; when you have seen one, you 
will want mofe. F. Noyes, Alice, Tex. 

WANTED. — Nicaragua Nos. 1, to 12, 
1862-1880, used. Will take large lots if 
price is right. Also want original covers 
of Nicaragua, particularly 1862 to 1900. 
Send with lowest terms to K. A. Pember, 
Woodstock, Vt. A. P. S. #4322. I have 

A POSTAL will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
Mansfield St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 
4471. 

I AM READY to send stamps on apprO- ! 
val when good references are sent. Send 
for my bargain lists. Save money. A. A. i 
Tones, Herrin, 111. ' 

- _^^^^__^_^^^^^_^__ 1 

WANTED, — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers and foreign correspondents. New 
issues and sets especially desired. P W. 
Riedell, Box 400, Schenectady, N. Y. 

Exchange your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue 2c each) at 15c per 100. Other 
bargains wiit)lesale and retail. Approvals 
also. South & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and I'll tell you whether we can 
do business with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

L.- A. BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272, 
64 Bruce Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

GLASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are ' 
the last word for collectors' use. Sample ' 
of either for 2c stamp, or with 4 var. used I 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A. I 
P. S. #251, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 

U. S. 1869 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs, 
essays, etc. Small or large lots. V. D. ' 
MacBride, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J. ' 

EGYPT and SOUDAN. My wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous, 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt. 

M'ANTED. War stamps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval. As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with I)uNine.s.<i men in other 
neutral countries in regard to business 
possibilities. Friedr. W. Lutz, care Friedr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond, Va., U. S. A. 

"WANTED — Raie U. S.. cash or exchange. 
5c. N. Y. Postmasters, 5c., 10c. 1847. Pan 
American Inverts. $5.00, $10 00, $20.00 

State. 90c. Justice, 2c. Navy Error, rare 
revenues, proofs, reprints, etc. Collector 
of U. S. and Mexico. Clarence G. Kunkel, 
A. P. S. 4504, 1018 5th St., San Diego, Calif. 



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ing over 6700 stamps singly and in sets, 
not to speak of packets. 

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Box 744 St. Joseph, Missouri. 



Ger. Belgium 3, 5, 10, 20p 
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St. Pierre Red Cross each .04 

Hungary 1, 2, 3, 5, 6f War .09 

India 3p, i^, la. I. E. F. .07 

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stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocics, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval selections on request 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

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937 Madison St., Chicago, 111. 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any profes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greate^trarities, constant- 
ly on view; but throughout this stock— without exception the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality— the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and satisfy 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmaster's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and offers quite the best 
avenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritius, New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (all issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicited. 

Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address— "Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 
"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, l^T. Y. ; Wm. B. Sprag-ue, Recorder, 54 William 
St.. New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y, 

Secretary — Wm. B. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. P. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Dlrectors-at-Large — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

lisantiner of Sales Books — A. P. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. B. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa 

Attorney — Pred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. Q. Dorpat, A. P. Henkels. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Prancisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand Book — Iver R. Johnson, Chairman; H. L. Lindquist, Walter 
H. McDonald. 

Catalogue — P. R. Cornwall, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. 'Worthing- 
ton, John N. Luff, H. B. Deats, E. M. Carpenter, C. A. Howes, 
J. M. Bartels, C. K. B. Nevin, Wm. L. Stevenson, Dr. Car- 
roll Chase, Wm. B. Sprague, A. E. Owen. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



NOVEMBER 1, 1915 



No 3 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 

Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets ivill kindly inform tne Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 5 



Oct. 18th, 1915. 



Applications Pending. 



Bloch, Benjamin I. 
Stanbrough, B. J. 
Curtis, Fred A. 
Casper, M. 
Morpurgo, Charles. 
Hay den, E. W. 
Rex, R. W. 
Hollers, Victor D. 
Garcia y Garcia, Fed. 
Guenther, Carlos M. 

Applications for Reinstatement Pending 

2579 — Close, Jackson J. 
2 882 — Egan, Benj. F. 
2743— Marvin, J. W. 

Applications Posted. 

Goubault, Geo. A., Annotto Bay, .Jama- 
ica; age 45; General Manager; Firm 
.C E. Johnston & Co.; Refs. Audley 
H. Solomon, care Messrs. Chas H. 
Watt Go., 25 Whitehall St., New Yorlc 
City, N. Y. E. H. Goud, care A. S. 
Lascelles & Co., Commission Mer- 
chants, 10 Bridge St., New York City, 
N. Y.; Proposed by Wm. E. Ault, No. 
1908. 

Paul, Grant L., Box 529, Napaness, Ont., 
Canada; Age 21; Stamp Dealer; Ref. 
Paul's Book Store, Napanee, Ont., 
Canada; Proposed by Ross O'Shaugh- 
nessy. No. 1576. 



Coit, John T., 385 Charlton Ave., South 
Orange, N. J.; Age 57; Banking; 
Firm, Winslow, Lanier & Co.; Ref. 
A. Krassa, New York, N. Y. ; Propos- 
ed by H. H. Wilson, No. 3563. 

Allen, Miss Gertrude, 206 Moore St., 
Hackettstown, N. J.; Age Legal; Ref., 
E. Weiss, 75 Nassau , St., New York, N. 
Y.; Proposed by M. Ohlman, No. 
4073. 

Bushnell, B. Gordon, 2715 Indianapolis 
Ave. Indianapolis, Ind.; Age 34; Prin- 
ter; Firm Puritan Press; Ref. W. L. 
Landis, 930 W. 31st St., Indianapolis, 
Ind.; Proposed by Chas. L. Pond, No. 
1922. 

Stenger, J. E., 650 Baldwin St., Mead- 
ville. Pa.; Age 34; Traveling Sales- 
man; Ref. (To be supplied); Propos- 
ed by Geo. T .Bush, No. 249. 

Ai)plication for Reinstatement Posted. 

17 38 — Wicks, Roscoe L., 4501 N. Ra- 
cine St., Chicago, 111.; Age 53; Manu- 
facturers Agent; Firm Roscoe L. 
Wicks, Agt.; Ref. C. E. Severn, Ox- 
ford Bldg., Chicago, 111.; Proposed by 
Edw. H. Buehler, No. 101. 

New Stockholders. 

4627— Holliday, Clyde W., 24 3 Main 

Ave., Passaic, N. J. 
4628 — Bates, Henry L., Box 13, Forest 

Grove, Oregon. 
4629 — Burrell, B. H., U. S. Office of 

Public Roads, Washington, D. C. 



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31 



Replaced on Membership Roll. 

The following dropped March 20th, 

1915, having paid dues to August 31st, 

1916, is hereby replaced on membership 
roll and is in good standing. 

3911 — ^Koechlin, A., Liebegzweg 18a, 
Berne, Switzerland. 

Resignations Accepted. 

2484 — Bruce, F. E., Cleveland, Ohio. 
3695 — Herr, Guy H., Philadelphia, Pa. 
4220 — Truby, H. A., New Kensington, 
Pa. 

Resignations Received. 

25 26 — Bergman, G. G. Caracas, Vene- 
quela. (Formerly Port of Spain, 
Trinidad, B. W. I.) 

4533 — 'Curgan, J. H., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4564 — Wohlander, Chas. J., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

Changes of Address. 

4341 — Alkire, H. M., to read, 49 Holly 
St., Bradford, Pa. 

1530 — Bartlett, J. Delano, from 735 
Cantegral St., Dallas, Texas, to 1319 
N. El Paso St., El Paso, Texas. 

4173 — Boatwright, W. H. from 2111 
Massachusetts Ave., N. W., to 2145 
N. St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

4252 — ^Burns, Harry C, from 538 Sec- 
ond St., to 431 Second St., Niagara 
Falls, N. Y. 

4498 — Cohl, Augustus A., from 1381 
John R., to 35 Melrose Ave., De- 
troit, Mich. 

3740 — Conrad, H. V., from 572 Marshall 
St., Milwaukee, Wis., to 32 W. 40th 
St., New York City, N. Y. 

43 7 8 — Falkenhagen, A. H., to read, 
3119 Ave. J, Galveston, Texas. 

4491 — Feasel, Alvin, from R. D. No. 1 
to R. F. D. No. 4, Fostoria, Ohio. 

4014 — Garrett, P. L., from 926 Market 
St., to Church Bldg., Wilmington, 
Del. 



3650 — Gundelfinger, Louis, from 2201 
Cataveras St., to P. O. Box 888, Fresno, 
Calif. 

2537 — Handler, Dr. Sigmund, from 924 
St. Paul St., to 53 Vassar St., Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 

2118 — Hillmas, F. G., from 169 9 Pur- 
chase St., to 231 Pope St., New Bed- 
ford, Mass. 

5 — Hubbard, John M., to read 37 N. 
Main St., Rochester, N. H. 

2074 — Irvine, S. L., from 4515 N. 37th 
St., Omaha, Neb., to Gering, Neb. 

4207 — Kimbark, G. C, from 815 Meyer 
Ave., to 815 13th St., N. W., Canton, 
Ohio. 

3759 — Lazos, Louis, from New Fort 
Lyon, Las Animas, Colo., to 118 ^/^ 
West Central, Albuquerque, N. M. 

4353 — ^Lehman, Mrs. Geo. M., from 258 
Melwood Ave., to 23 6 W. Craig St., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

4411 — Menager, L. C, from 2990 St. 
John Ave., to R. F. D. No. 4, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. 

4512 — Meyer, H. Henry, from 113 W. 
93rd St., to 1439 University Ave., 
New York City, N. Y. 

3918 — Patch, Charles, Jr., from Grosse 
Points Village, Mich., to 4437 Jeffer- 
son Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

3262 — Polk, Wm. C, from 11 Farnum 
St., Quincy, Mass., to Room 11, 47 
Court St., Boston, Mass. 

4457 — Smith, A. Cloeman, from 77 N. 
Franklin St., to 552 High St., Potts- 
town, Pa. 

4586 — ^Sprague, DeWitt C, from 102 4 
Second Ave., to 506 Seminary St., 
Rockford, 111. 

3789 — Stevens, Ed. W., from Box 54, 
Avonmore, Pa., to 1303 Woodland 
Ave., Canton, Ohio. 

4366 — Stuck, Oliver J., from 477 Cass 
Ave., to 587 Lafayette E., Detroit. 
Mich. 



32 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

4417 Taylor, Geo. Winship, from Ca- 2575 — ^Wilson, J. R., from Ampere, N. J. 

tonsville, Md., to 701 Maryland to 18 Chelsea Place, East Orange, 

Trust Bldg., Baltimore, Md. N. J. 

4349 — ^Wolter, John R., to read, 55.1 N. 

490-Townley, F. M., from Box 16 to ^^nd St., West Philadelphia, Pa. 
Box 306, Sayreville, N. J. 

3693 — .Wade, Chas. M., from Room i, Membership Summary. 

Madison Thoits Bldg., to 4 61 Addi- ^otal membership Oct. 4th 

son Ave., Palo Alto, Calif. 1915 1446 

4569— Wagner, Adam J., from 2 8 Beek- New stockholders admitted 

man St., New York City, N. Y., to Oct. 18th, 1915 3 

402 Vine St., Richmond Hill, N. Y. Replaced on memhership 

roll Oct. 18th, 1915 1 1450 

4100 — Wallis, Mrs. Grace C, from 5802 

Oak Ave., to 5828 Oak Ave., Indiana- Resignations accepted Oct. 

P°^i«' I^'i- 18th, 1915 3 

23116 — Weig&J, Jacob, from 130 3 N. — — 

Fair Oaks Ave., P. O. Box 2093, to Total membership Oct. 18th 

1461 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, 1915 1447 

Calif. WM. E. AULT, Secretary. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



For 

Detroit, Oct. 1, 1915 
Stock Fund. 



Balance forwarded $4,333.66 
September receipts 7.00 

Credit Balance 

Insurance Fund.. 

Balance forwarded $1,752.97 
Rec'd from Trustee 5.14 

Credit Balance 

Exchange Account. 

Balance forwarded $59.93 

1.90 



September receipts 
Credit Balance 



Suspense Account. 



Balance forwarded 
September receipts 

Credit Balance 



$37.68 
.40 



month September, 1915. 

Genei'al Fund. 

Receipts — 

Interest on Bond $10.00 

Dues 574.00 

Subscriptions , .20 

Reinstatements 3.00 



$4,340.66 



$1,758.14 



$61.83 



$38.08 



$587.20 
Debit balance forwarded $130.64 



Credit balance 

Sumniai'y of Balances. 

Stock Fund $4,340.66 

Insurance Fund 1,758.11 

Exchange Account 61.83 

Suspense Account 38.08 

General Fund 456.56 



$456.56 



5,655.24 



Resources. 

Bonds (Book value) $3,489.34 
Cash in Bank 3,165.90 $6,655.24 

C. F. HEYERMAN, Treas. 



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REPORT OF SALES SUPERINTENDENT. 



Philadelphia, Oct. 1st, 1915. 

Board of Vice Presidents, 

New York, N. Y. 
Gentlemen: — 

The business done by the Sales De- 
partment since my last report is as fol- 
lows: 

2132 Books in circulation 

valued at |41,546.56 

101 New Books received 

valued at 2,351.32 



2233 Total books valued. .. $43,897.88 
200 Books retired (sales 

$1076.99) valued 3,892.92 



2033 Books now in circula- 
tion valued $40,004.96 

The Insurance on the 200 books re- 
tired was $23.56 which amount has been 
forwarded to the Treasurer to be cred- 
ited to the Insurance Fund. 

The sales since my last report have 
been $1490.34. 

In former reports, I have called atten- 
tion to the quality of stamps contributed 
by members. Very cheap stamps and 
damaged stamps are called "junk" by 
the majority of collectors and do not 
sell well. No books should be sent in 
priced less than ten dollars. Mail Cir- 
cuits consist of ten books and postage 
is 26 cts. A number of members have 
complained about the cheap character 
of the stamps and object to paying pos- 
tage on such material, therefore it will 
be to the interest of all sellers, parti- 
cipating in the Department to make the 
net value of their books at least ten 
dollars or more. 

Sellers should bear in mind that all 
damaged, mended, and repaired, stamps 
must be plainly marked as such. The 
Examiner of Sales Books is instructed to 
remove them the same as reprints and 
counterfeits if not so marked. 

Vacant spaces found in books on re- 
ceipt of a Circuit must be adjusted with 



the member from whom the Circuit was 
received. The Superintendent cannot 
take up such cases. The By-Laws ful- 
ly explain the duties of members in 
handling Circuits and participating in 
the Department. Every member should 
be familiar with the Rules and Regula- 
tions, the most important of which are 
printed on the covers of the blank Sales 
Books. 

Any city or town that has five or 
more members can have a large 50 
book Circuit sent to one of their num- 
ber, who will act as Agent for them to 
receive, circulate and return the Circuit 
to the Superintendent. This divides the 
expense and gives a much better as- 
sortment of stamps to look over. 

Individual Circuits of 50 books are 
also available to any member who is wil- 
ling to bear the transportation charges. 
Information concerning the Sales De- 
partment and circulation of books cheer- 
fully furnished on request. 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER., 

Sales Superintendent. 



WIIiL HISTORY REPEAT? 

Mr. W. C. Stone in sending us the 
following clipping from the New York 
Times of Oct. 13th, asks: "Will they 
have encased stamps later?" We wonder. 

Russian Stamps Legal Tender. 

PETROGRAD, Oct. 12, (via London.) 
A scarcity of change has prompted the 
Russian Ministry of Finance to issue an 
order making postage stamps issued on 
the occasion of the celebration of the 
three hundredth anniversary of the 
founding of the House of Romanoff le- 
gal tender. The stamps range in de- 
nominations from one to twenty kopecks 
( one-half cent to ten cents. ) The order 
was made effective by being telegraphed 
throughout the empire. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 



Vol. XXIX 



Nov. 1, 1915. 



No. 3 



Published at 

FEDERALSBURG. MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

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EXCHANGES— Wc will be pleased toexchange three 
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EDITORIAL. 



BENEFITS Sometimes we are giv- 

THERE ARE en as a cause of a mem- 
ber resigning his con- 
nection with the Society that there are 
no benefits to be derived or that the 
Society does not offer any substantial 
return for the amount which a member 
pays in dues. We have more than once 
pointed out that the Society should not 
be expected to pay a direct dividend or 



a return of the small investment for 
yearly dues, but that the greatest bene- 
fit which it can offer to a stamp collec- 
tor for his membership is the fact that 
he is helping to sustain an organization 
which has for its prime object the ad- 
vancement of the plane of collecting and 
the furtherance of the interests of the 
hobby as a whole, just the same, and in 
the same measure in its way, as does 
any of the countless commercial organi- 
zations existing in practically every city 
of this country and among practically 
every line of business endeavor, none of 
which even offer the return of equal 
direct financial benefit to its members, 
but which simply aim to the uplift of 
that particular branch of business which 
they represent. 

However, there are many cases on 
record in the annals of our Society 
when there has been a direct financial 
benefit to the member and we have just 
received a letter from a member for 
whom the Society has performed just 
such service. To quote from his letter — 

"I am very glad that this affair is now 
so satisfactorily ended and wish to ex- 
press to you my very best thanks for 
all the trouble you have taken in the 
matter. The American Philatelic So- 
ciety wields a real power when it comes 
to tackling wrong-doers. I have more 
than once previously solicited the assis- 
tance of the Society, and in each case 
with good results." 

Not that every member, we hope, has 
the need of the assistance which was 
rendered in this case, but it simply 
proves that the A. P. S. stands for all 
that is worthy in philately and its power 
to render assistance in cases calling for 
its help should not be reckoned lightly. 

That more members do not receive in- 
dividual benefits is due, we venture to 
believe, more to that member's unwil- 
lingness to assist himself toward the re- 
sults which he would expect the Society 
to voluntarily provide. There are count- 
less ways which the Society opens to 
every member to reap beneficial returns 
on his membership, but it is only by that 



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35 



member's co-operation with the Society 
that he is able to reap the full benefits. 

When a member states he is not re- 
ceiving full value for his yearly dues, 
ask him "Are you doing your part?" If 
he does his share, we know the Society 



stands ready to deliver its part of the 
bargain, but unless a member makes 
known to the other members, and it 
is they who constitute the "Society," 
how can he expect to receive a return 
for the payment of the yearly dues? 



BRANCH SOCIETIES. 

We are always glad to publish repor la of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretaries are requested to furnish the Editor loith copy for this purpose. 



BRANCH No. 30. 
Minutes of Garfield-Perry Stamp Club 
Branch No. 30, Oct. 7th, 1915, at Room 
202, The Arcade. 

Pres. Rust called the meeting to or- 
der at 8.40 P. M. 

Members present — ^Whittaker, Gender, 
Good, Weigel, Rust, Moses, Lewis, Tub- 
man, Henn, MacLaren, Young, Crowell, 
Beatty, and Chamberlin. Visitor — ^Kreil. 
Board of Directors elected Mr. A. 
Hawley to membership. 

Minutes of previous meeting approv- 
ed as read. 

Sales Department reported in excel- 
lent shape and sales good. 

The President suggested a plan for 
the disposition of the Hanford Cup 
which was adopted. Two members will 
be appointed each month to provide en- 
tertainment for the ensuing month. At 
the end of the year, the two members 
providing the best entertainments for 
their month will compete, each giving 
one entertainment on the last two 
meeting nights of the year. The winner 
will hold the Hanford Cup for the fol- 
lowing year. The present Entertain- 
ment Committee was dismissed with 
thanks. 

The President appointed MacLaren 
and Henn to provide entertainments for 
November and Gender and Young for 
December. 

After adjournment the members ex- 
amined several collections paying special 
attention to the Three Cent U. S. issues 
of 1851-56 and 1857-60. 

.Meeting adjourned at 10.15 P. M. 
W. A. Chamberlin, Secy. 



BRANCH No. 35. 
Los Angeles and Southern California. 
The 13 th regular meeting of this 
Branch and the first of the fall and win- 
ter season was held in the joint (part 
Perforate) rooms of our fellow members 
Messrs. Poole and Goodman 311-312 
Washington BIdg., Los Angeles, Sept. 
7th, 1915. 

This being the first meeting of the 
fall season and summer weather still 
prevailing the attendance was duly 
affected. 

The following members, however, re- 
sponded to the call — ^Messrs. Poole, Pal- 
lette. Grant, Goodman and Davis. 

Bill Bloss, of Chicago, filled the visi- 
tors chair. 

Bill has been with us all summer and 
we had hoped to number him as a per- 
manent addition but he informs us 
such is not to be, that is, not yet. 

The Secretary read the minutes of the 
previous meeting, also a communication 
from C. W. Kissinger expressing his re- 
gret in not meeting with the combined 
local Societies on his recent visit to 
Los Angeles. 

The entertainment of the evening was 
furnished by Dr. Pallette and consisted 
of both stamps and postal cards. Dr. 
Pallette's collection of postal cards is 
very extensive and complete, and while 
we were privileged only to see his Mexi- 
can cards this evening for lack of time, 
we all enjoyed this opportunity. Dr. 
Pallette also exhibited what he termed 
his "kid" collection of U. S. and while 
not a specialized collection it contains 
many fine and interesting stamps and 



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the Doctor need make no apologies for 
it, we assure him. 

Adjournment was taken at 9.15 P. M. 
Joseph S. Davis, Secy. 

The 14 th regular meeting of this 
Branch was held on the evening of Sept. 
:ilst, 1915, in the usual place at 7.45 
P. M. 

A. P. S. members present were: Grant, 
Goodman, Robbins, Burton, Bloss and 
Davis. 

According to our program this even- 
ings feature called for a study of the 
stamps of Canada but by special ar- 
rangement of the Program Committee, 
Mr. Goodman, Chairman, the evening- 
was devoted to a cabaret entertainment 
furnished by talent from Harlow's Cafe. 
Our entertainers were a handsome lot 
of girls, filled with sparkle and vim for 
which Harlow's is famed. The meeting 
was voted a great success. 

The evening being warm the Society 
adjourned en masse to a nearby thirst 
parlor for refreshment and then each 
departed his respective way. 

Joseph S. Davis, Secy. 



ANNUAL DUES. 



Attention of the members is called to 
the beginning of the Society year, Sep- 
tember 1st, when dues for the twelve 
months ending August 31st, 1916, be- 
came payable, and the amount $1.80, 
should be forwarded to the Treasurer, 
Mr. C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., 
Detroit, Mich. The response to the no- 
tices to this effect sent out by the Treas- 
urer has been unusually liberal and 
fully 50% of the membership have al- 
ready remitted for their dues. Those 
who have not yet forwarded the amount 
of their dues can materially assist the 
officers and the Society by giving this 
matter their prompt attention. At the 
same time we urge each member to ad- 
vise his correct address and specialty, so 
that when the membership list is pub- 
lished it may reflect correct data con- 
cerning our members. 



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"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. "Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St.. New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

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Directors-at-L,arge — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
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Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, A. P. Henkels. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand Book — Iver R. Johnson, Chairman; H. L. Lindquist, Walter 
H. McDonald. 

Catalogue — F. R. Cornwall, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. "Worthing- 
ton, John N. Luff, H. E. Deats, E. M. Carpenter, C. A. Howes, 
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French Colonial Red 
Cross Stamps 

France I f 

France II r 

Dahomey 

Morocco I r 

Morocco II °^ 

Morocco III ^'X 

Alexandria °^ 

Port Said • ^^^ 

India, local overprint J-Oc 

Guadeloupe •' V An 

Indo China, I Local Surcharge 15c 

Indo China, II Local Surcharge ... 5c 

Ivory Coast °'x 

Madagascar ^^ 

Martinique ^ 

Mauretania ^ t- 

New Caledonia i-^^ 

Reunion, red surcharge • J-o^ 

Reunion, black surcharge ?b.uu 

St. Pierre Miquelon . . °^ 

Senegal ?^ 

Somali Coast 2^ 

Tunis • I 

Upper Senegal ...... 

Important selections of New Rf P«Mic, 
Papua, Orange and Straits Settlements 
readT to send on approval. 
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No circuits are sent to any member 
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All of the 2000 books now on hand are 
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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



NOVEMBER 15, 1915. 



No. 4 



AN INTERESTING COVER. 



[Mr. Wm. C. Michaels, A. P. S. 2033, as 
can be seen by this little sketch, some- 
times thinks in other terms than those 
prescribed by Blackstone, and in letting 
his fancy run thus, has told a most inter- 
esting story of his deductions from a 
cover in his collection. He has kindly 
submitted the cover to the Editor and it 
in every respect (bears out his tale. It is 
not an envelope, simply a folded sheet 
of note paper, addressed and marked as 
the story tells. It bears a copy of Type 
IV One Cent, 1851, and in addition "2 
cts. paid in money" written in by the 
postmaster. It was "postmarked" first 
Dec. 23, and the "3" was changed to a 
"5", all in manuscript. No year is in- 
cluded in the postmark, but the cover 
bears the notations, "Rec. 12 mo. 25th, 
1854" and "Answered 12 mo. 27th, 1854." 
— Ed. note.~\ 
Der Mr. Editor: — 

Being an old "back number", you will 
recall perfectly well what a horribly disa- 
greeable day March 30, 1855, was; and, 
of course, you will remember that it was 
on that day that your old friend Frank 
Pierce, then President of these United 
States, put his signature on that import- 
ant document known as "An Act Amend- 
ing an Act Relating to Post OflBces and 
Post Roads, Prescribing Rates of Postage, 
etc., etc." 

This Act of March 30, 1855, provided, 
among other things, for the compulsory 
prepayment by stamps of postage on let- 
ters, effective January 1, 1856. And you 
will remember that prior to the going 
into effect of that Act, half ounce let- 
ters for distances under 3000 miles cost 



three cents if prepaid, and five cents if 
not prepaid, and it was optional with the 
sender to prepay by stamps or cash; and 
every collector, I suppose, has seen cov- 
ers dated up to January 1, 1856, without 
stamps, but marked "paid 3" or "paid 5", 
etc., but the enclosed cover is the only 
example I ihave ever seen which was part- 
ly prepaid in cash and partly by stamp. 

You know, Mr. Editor, that in those 
good old days everybody kept the letters 
he received and usually noted across the 
end of the cover the date the letter was 
received and the date he answered it, and 
sometimes (like the instance enclosed) 
the name of the sender. I'll leave it to 
you if this cover itself, with a study of 
the map, doesn't tell a fine little story. 

It is perfectly plain that old John Pat- 
ton was the sender and that he lived in 
the quaint little hamlet of Pennsville, 
Morgan County, Ohio. Pennsville was 
one of those places where the general 
storekeeper was also the postmaster. It 
is really too bad we don't know his 
name, but we'll call him Jim. • Now Jim 
never thought it was necessary to pro- 
cure anything more in the way of a post- 
marking stamp than a circular die giv- 
ing only the name of his town and state. 
"Why", he argued, "should I go to the 
trouble of getting types or dies for 'Jan.', 
'Feb.', etc., and then thirty-one more for 
days of the month, when I only have two 
or three or four or a half dozen letters a 
day to handle. Ain't I got a pen and ink 
here, and can't I write in the date if I 
want to?" And that Jim made his own 
stamping ink out of sumac leaves is per- 
fectly plain. 



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Well, our old friend John Patton came 
into the store on December 23, 1854, and 
finding the post-master either busy or not 
present, left his letter on a barrel and 
walked out without saying a word; he 
didn't leave any stamps or money. Af- 
ter he had gone out. Postmaster Jim finds 
the letter and smashes it with his circu- 
lar post-marking stamp, then he careful- 
ly, with pen and ink, writes in the date 
"Dec. 23" below the word "Pennsville". 
Then it occurred to him that Patton never 
intended to have the letter sent collect, 
since it would cost his friend. Dr. Wright, 
down at Chesterhill (to whom it was ad- 
dressed) five cents to get it out ofi the 
postofiice, and the good Doctor might be 
offended at that; "so", says Jim, to him- 
self, "there will be no mail out for 
Chesterhill before Christmas anyway and 
I'll just wait till Colonel Patton comes 
around in a day or so and see if he won't 
prepay this thing." Sure enough, Patton 
showed up at the store on Christmas, 
as did every body else in the village, and 
Jim jumped him right away about the 
letter to Doc Wright. "Why, certainly," 
said Patton, "I intended to prepay the 
letter; you knew that didn't you? Why 
didn't you mark it 'Paid' and charge it to 
me?" To which Jim replied, "We Post- 
masters are forbidden by law to trust 



anybody; if you wanted this letter sent 
prepaid you should have said so, and be- 
sides that, you must produce the stamps 
or cash or it will go 'collect'; that's the 
law." "All right" says Patton, "I've got 
a one cent stamp here in my pocket and 
I'll just use that as far as it'll go, and 
here's two cents in cash; add 'em up and 
there's your old three cents; now hurry 
up and fix up that letter and send it on 
to Doc Wright today; he's awaitin' for it 
and it's important." So Jim takes Pat- 
ton's stamp and his two big copper pen- 
nies, then he takes his trusty pen in hand 
and dhanges the "3" to a "5" in the date 
he had written down two days before, 
then he writes on the envelope "2 cts. 
paid in money", then he slaps on Pat- 
ton's one cent blue (a fine type IV) and 
carefully draws four vertical lines across 
it, and the job is done, and away goes the 
letter, that very day, and Doc receives it 
that same day for be it known, Chesterhill 
is only twelve miles down the country 
road from Jim's post oflBce. 

And as John goes out of the door we 
can plainly hear Jim's last sally: "And 
I say, Patton, 'Doc' Wright spells his 
name with a 'W'; you must have run out 
of W's when you wrote his name 
'R-i-g-h-t'." 

Wm. C. MICHAELS. 



THE FUTURE OF PERFORATIONS. 

BY R. S. LE MAY. 
(Reprinted from the September issue of the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain.) 



In the Stamp Lover for October, 1913, 
Mr. Melville was kind enough to publish 
a sihoirt article from my pen, entitled "The 
Debauch of Philately," in which I endea- 
voured, in a gentle manner, to apply the 
brake to the ever increasing speed of 
specialism's wheel. 

I admit that the article in question was 
open to objection in that it was confined 
purely to generalities and destructive 
criticism — and it is easy to destroy, 
though hard to create; but at the time I 
intended to follow it up rapidly with a 
further and complementary article, which, 



although possibly, even probably, anta- 
gonistic to thr settled opinions of manj 
of my readers, would yet outline a fu- 
ture constructive policy for Philately. 
Circumstance, which has us all in its 
maw, intervened, however, and for many 
months I was unable to carry out my 
project; now I will try to acquit myself 
of the duty I have undertaken, and to free 
myself from the charge of being merely 
a destructive critic. 

The whole aim of this article is to 
propound a policy which will give our 
hobby a more defined and honorable sta- 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



41 



tus in the eyes of the public (whom, af- 
ter all, we wish to attract, do we not?) 
and to effect this, to remove from it a 
phase in which there is neither skill nor 
science, nor yet that almost delightful 
adjunct, the personal element — a. phase 
which, in my humble opinion, is justly de- 
serving of the contempt with which 
Philately is still regarded by many edu- 
cated laymen. Before then setting forth 
the lines of a future policy, I will deal 
with the phase I would wish to see re- 
moved. 

My proposition can be stated in a few 
words, and amounts briefly to this — 
Eliminate varieties of perforation. 

This is a broad saying, and a hard one: 
it will admit of qualification later, but 
now let us examine it as it stands. 

I wonder how many collectors of the 
present day have ever reasoned within 
themselves why they collect varieties of 
perforation, and how many just accept 
the fact as one of the tenets of the doc- 
trine of Philately — for is it not written in 
the book of Gibbons? and has it not been 
sanctioned by long usage? — in fact, ever 
since the day in the far sixties, when the 
late Doctor Legrand invented an appara- 
tus for discovering how many holes the 
perforating machine made in the space 
of two centimetres. 

Just think for a moment of the nature 
of that discovery — ^how many holes punch- 
ed in the space of two centimetres! I 
will not forget that in those days the 
'keen philatelist had indeed but little scope 
for his enthusiasm, and that this was 
probably an ingenious endeavor to ex- 
tend the narrow limits to which the 
hobby was reduced. But, Oh, Monsieur 
le Docteur, could you think of nothing 
better than a perforation gauge? Possi- 
bly in these days, when every little dot 
on a stamp is noted, with a view to 
exalting it above its neighbour, Dr. Leg- 
rand, had he observed these differences 
in the perforations of stamps, might have 
kept a profound silence, and, if no one 
else had conceived the ingenuity of his 
scheme we might have no varieties of 
perforations to-day. Believe me, my aver- 
sion from perforations is not founded on 
prejudice (I used to collect them once 
myself) but is purely the logical outcome 



of thought upon the matter. 

Let us consider the subject further. 

We now hold, and I think rightly, that 
Philately has been raised from the plane 
of "placing stamps in a book" to that 
of a hobby requiring much skill and per- 
ception, and with a distinctly educative 
value; even that old plea advanced, that 
it teaches one geography, has gone by the 
board — of course it does that to a limited 
extent, but far more — to the student it 
gives an insight into subjects which 
never interested him before, printing, en- 
graving, paper-making and kindred sub- 
jects, by all of which his mind is duly im- 
proved. Moreover, another feature of 
the hobby, which is eagerly pursued to-day 
but was never thought of forty years ago, 
is the reconstruction of plates of stamps, 
of Sydney views or Siam surcharges, ac- 
cording to one's means or inclination; 
and one can understand the enthusiasm 
which such a quest excites, especially in 
the former case, for the personal element 
enters so largely into the question where 
stamps have been printed from different 
plates, each engraved separately by hand. 
We have then the collecting of recon- 
structed sheets for the sake of research, 
the collecting of blocks (and shades also) 
for the sake of aesthetic beauty — at least, 
in my own case, for four stamps convey 
a more pleasing effect to the eye than 
one — ^^and we have the collecting of errors, 
because they are errors: but why do we 
collect varieties of perforation? You have 
two unused stamps, let us say, identical 
in design, colour, watermark, and paper, 
and yet because one has been punched by 
a machine on the basis of 14 holes in two 
centimetres, and the other on a basis of 
twelve-and-a-half, the latter costs eight 
pounds and the former four shillings. 

Frankly, 1 cannot understand it, except 
under such conditions as I have quoted 
above, when the limits of philately were 
so restricted that enthusiastic collectors 
had to discover wider fields. 1 ask you 
directly and honestly — what possible in- 
terest has it for you, except a present 
financial one based upon existing catalo- 
gues, whether a stamp has been punched 
on a basis of 14 holes or 12i/^? Can you 
find the same extrinsic value in such a 
pair of stamps, as you can in two, ap- 



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parently the same, but which closer ex- 
amination proves to be printed from dif- 
ferent plates? Is there any aesthetic or 
artistic beauty in perforations, or do they 
conceal a wealth of information for the 
initiated? Don't you think that, if you 
were showing a non-collecting friend two 
sets of stamps identical in everything ex- 
cept perforation and you explained to 
him, in answer to his question as to why 
you kept them both in your album, all 
about the punches and the centimetres — 
don't you think that he might have just 
cause of contempt for your hobby? 

And finally, is there any skill required 
in measuring perforations? Is there any 
personal equation, as in the study of an 
engraver's plates? and is there any sci- 
ence in collecting them? No, it is a 
purely mechanical business, and soul-less 
withal. 

You may answer my questions by yet 
others, as to the extrinsic value of other 
branches of the hobby, but I will say in 
reply that there may be other phases 
which might also be ignored, but if there 
are, they are not so important as the ques- 
tion of perforations, nor do they have 
such a bearing as the latter on the atti- 
tude of the cultured public towards Phila- 
tely. I therefore propose to treat with no 
comparisons such as "You might just as 
well say, .'why collect so-and-so?'"; but 
to devote myself to Perforations alone — 
which I think will be quite enough for the 
time being! 

And now, having my general indictment 
I wish to make some qualifications, which 
I hope will commend themselves to those 
of my readers who are on my side, and 
will turn away the wrath of those who are 
against me. 

I would suggest, then, that the elimi- 
nation of varieties of perforation should 
be confined to those which are produced 
by the same kind of machine: that is to 
say, that if a stamp is first perforated by 
means of a single line (guillotine) ma- 
chine, and later by the comb machine, 
then I think that both these stamps should 
be collected, and the differences distinct- 
ly stated in the catalogue, for it shows 
the different methods employed to sep- 
arate the stamps from one another and, 
as such, presents a feature of great in- 



terest to the student of the production of 
stamps. Similarly roulettes and serrated 
perforations should find a place in every 
collector's album, for they show the in- 
termediate stage between the period when 
stamps were cut apart by scissors and 
the more enlightened age of perforating 
machines. 

What would be the effect of this? Let 
us take New Zealand, for example. If 
you follow the catalogue through, you will 
see that all the old, interesting issues 
would be retained in their entirety, show- 
ing the different papers used and running 
through practically the whole gamut of 
processes ever contrived for the separa- 
tion of stamps: hut that all those be- 
wildering varieties of perforation in the 
less interesting issues of 1874-92, 1882-97, 
and 1901 onwards would be merged in 
each case into one single issue. And tell 
me, how many of the men interested in 
these stamps would not rejoice at heart 
if they were so? Look at the 1882-97 com- 
bination! Here you have the same -set 
over and over again, until th,e mere sight 
of them almost produces nausea. If one set 
were perforated six and the next sixteen, 
one could perhaps understand the collec- 
tion of hoth, on the score of curiosity 
alone, but what have we here? One set is 
perforated 12x11%, the next is 11, the next 
10, the next 10x11, and so on, ad infini- 
tum. The more I think on it, the less 
resentment can I honestly conjure up 
against those misguided people, who com- 
pare the collecting of stamps with that of 
match-box labels. I will leave it to some 
better arithmetician to say by how many 
varieties the stamps of New Zealand 
would be lessened by the adoption of my 
suggestion, but I cannot help thinking 
that the numher Avould be very large and 
that the dealers would in no way suffer 
by the reduction. For how many collec- 
tors are there, who looking casually thro 
the catalogue for new fields to conquer, 
do not flee on the first glance at the pages 
devoted to New Zealand? After all, spe- 
cialists of any one country must be few, 
and a large distribution of any particular 
stamp must depend upon the number of 
general collectors who wish to acquire 
that stamp; and how many general col- 
lectors wish to acquire, or take any in- 



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terest in, these Viarieties of perforation, 
numberless as the hairs of the head? 

The above remarks apply equally to 
New South Wales and South Australia, 
in fact to practically all the Australian 
Colonies: and I feel confident that If all 
the perforation gauges in existence were 
burnt, and the issues of these, and of all 
other countries were limited to (a) im- 
perforate; (b) rouletted; (c) pin or ser- 
rated perforations; (d) single line ma- 
chine; and (e) comb machine; their pop- 
ularity would be bound to increase. This, 
of course, is merely a personal opinion — 
open to correction by those better able 
to judge — which I bave introduced be- 
cause the financial aspect of the case can- 
not be lost sight of entirely. But there 
is no doubt about the other aspect — 
measuring perforations is a mechanical 
and a soul-destroying business; and has 
no right whatever to rank on the same 
plane as reconstruction of plates, which 
is scientific, or the collecting of shades, 
which is aesthetic. 

As I said in my previous article, it is 
not possible to raise Philately to the 
height of a great science, nor is it even 
desirable to attempt to do so, but I per- 
sonally have a great ambition, which I 
feel sure is shared by all, to see it reach 
the same plane as numismatics for exam- 
ple (which it does not at present if one 
may judge from the attitude of the Brit- 
ish Museum towards the Tapling collec- 
tion) and obtain a fuller measure of recog- 
nition at the hands of those in authority. 
I have only to mention the great scheme 
outlined by Mr. Corfield, with the sup- 
port of the Royal Society, for the infor- 
mation and housing, in adequate fashion, 
of a National Collection, and its present 
reception by the Government, in order to 
make you realize the latter's attitude and 
the necessity of changing it as quickly 
as possible. 

Herein lies the cause of my endeavour 
to rid Philately of the most important 
phase at which I think the finger of 
scorn can justly be pointed, and having 
carried out this endeavour to the best of 
my ability, I will now try to indicate the 
lines along which, in my opinion. Phila- 
tely's future policy should run, to secure 



that measure of recognition from the 
Authorities which it deserves. 

It is not necessary for me to touch on 
the financial side of Philately, for those 
interests are well looked after by the 
trade, I therefore propose to devote myself 
to two aspects to which, I think, greater 
prominence should be given than to all 
others — ^first, the historical value of Phila- 
tely, and secondly its educative value. 

Attempts have been made in the past, 
and are still being made, to prove to the 
public the value of the work philatelists 
are doing but these efforts are all too few. 
We must force public opinion to throw 
away their old conceptions of stamp col- 
lecting (which, alas, still obtain all too 
widely), and to recognize the claims of 
Philately by showing collections of stamps 
(of any country you please), which will 
record the postal history of that country 
from the very earliest times. 

I read two sayings a short while ago 
which I think will bear repetition. The 
one was to the effect that Specialism had 
saved Philately, and the other, that Phila- 
tely needed a tonic. If PMlately is to attain 
to its just place in the thoughts of men, 
there is no doubt about the truth of the 
first statement, but I will add a corollary 
which I think no less true, that specialism 
in the wrong direction will ultimately 
kill it. As regards the other saying, it 
hardly seems, if one may judge from the 
gigantic collections formed and the mons- 
ter Exhibitions held to-day, that Philately 
needs a tonic: but rather that it should 
be purged of all of its meaningless, almost 
childish, features, and receive a strong 
constructive policy. 

From the earliest times up to the pres- 
ent day the stamps themselves (apart 
from their financial value), have been 
everything to the collector: now I main- 
tain that, if the desired goal is to be 
reached this must be changed, and the 
stamps themselves, while still retaining 
their artistic value, must become subsid- 
iary to the study of their method of pro- 
duction, and the postal history of their 
country. 

I cannot help thinking that stamps, qua 
stamps, will never appeal to Museums or 
other authorities as fit objects for their 
devoted care, and to this I attribute the 



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neglect which has overtaken the Tapling 
collection. There must be something be- 
hind the stamps, as there is history behind 
coins, to give them the status required. 

I have noticed a tendency of late among 
the Philatelic Press rather to blink at 
facts and to lead their devotees into a 
fool's paradise. But, especially in view of 



Mr. Corfleld's scheme for a National Col- 
lection, something must be done to open 
the eyes of collectors to the present needs 
of their hobby, and if this short essay of 
mine has but that effect alone, I shall feel 
that I have dealt a good sound blow for 
the honour of Philately. To the assault, 
then! 



The United States Aerial Postal Service. 

BY RUSSELL L. STULTZ. 
REFERENCE LIST OF U. 8. AERIAL DISPATCH ROUTES. 

\_The publication of this history of the Aerial Post of the United States was begun 
in The Philadelphia Stamp News and the last installment printed in that magazinS, 
appeared in Vol. V. page 390. Mr. Stultz will contnue the list in our Journal and we 
hope to be able to publish a portion of the work in each of our mid-monthly issues. — 
Ed. Note.] 



6, 



(xlili) 
1912:— ROCKPORT, 



INDI- 



AUGUST 

ANA. 

Postmaster F. B. Garlinghouse, Rock- 
port, Indiana, authorized to institute an 
aerial mail service between the Rockport 
Fair Grounds and the post office at Rock- 
port, from August 20 to August 24, 1912. 
His official instructions directed that one 
trip one way should be made each day, 
by a sworn carrier, and without expense 
to the Post Office Department, the order 
being issued at the instance of the post- 
master. 

The areoplane route was operated in 
connection with an aviation meet held 
at Rockport under the auspices and di- 
rection of the Rockport Fair Association, 
which had been fortunate in securing 
Aviator Horace Kerney for the occasion. 
Although service was authorized during 
the entire period of the meet — five days 
— mail was conveyed but on three days, 
presumably August 21, 22, and 23. A 
temporary sub-station had been erected on 
the Fair Grounds for the convenience of 
those wishing to patronize the aerial 
route, from which point all mail was 
carried by Aviator Kerney to the post 
office in Rockport a distance of about one 
mile, where the pouch was dropped- The 
bulk of correspondence transported con- 
sisted of special souvenir post cards, 

(To be 



w;hich had been prepared locally in com- 
memoration of the event. These cards 
bore a likeness of Aviator Kerney seated 
in a biplane, preparatory to flight. On 
the face of the cards appeared the words; 
"Souvenir of the Rockport Fair 1912." 

Continuing the precedent establishment 
by a large number of simila,r instances, a 
distinctive aviation cancellation was pro- 
vided by the postal authorities to cancel 
all mail matter passing over the aerial 
route. This cancellation was of the fa- 
miliar horizontal type and consisted of 
four lines of capitals, with the obliterator 
occupying the immediate right, the ar- 
rangement of both being as below, and 
without border of any description. The 
impression was made with a. rubber 
stamp and is known only in blue ink. 



AEROPLANE STATION 




AUG. 22, 1912 


— u. S. 


ROCKPORT, IND. 


MAIL 


FROM ROCKPORT FAIR 





This route was officially assigned "No. 
633,003" in the records of the Post Office 
Department. The total number of pieces 
of mail carried is not available, no re- 
port of the amount having been made to 
the Department. It is stated unofficially 
however, that labout 3,500 pieces of matter 
of all classes were taken up by Aviator 
Kearney on the three flights. 
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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 



Vol. XXIX Nov. 15, 1915. 



No. 4 



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EDITORIAL. 



PERFORATIONS. The article, "The 

Future of Perfor- 
ations" from "The Philatelic Journal of 
Great Britain," written by Mr. LeMay, 
which is reprinted in this issue, has stir- 
red up considerable comment in the phila- 
telic press of England, and if we may 
judge from the remarks of the several 
contributors, the article has been accord- 
ed a favorable reception. If we lay aside 
all thoughts except the a-lm of Vsxe writer. 



and we believe his ideas are anything but 
fanciful, we cannot help but see the force 
of his arguments. We are glad, however, 
to note that our Standard Catalogue does 
not carry the subject of perforations to 
the extent which is indulged in by many 
of the European cataloguers and we be- 
lieve this is well, for it is a subject 
which would have little attraction to a 
non-philatelic friend if we show him our 
stamps and try to explain why we collect 
the varieties of the gauge of the perfor- 
ating holes. 

Of course we realize that this is a mat- 
ter upon which the dealer who publishes 
a catalogue will not fully agree with Mr. 
LeMay, but is it not a fact that we owe 
the existence of these varieties as worthy 
of cataloguing to the very fact that as he 
states, in the old days when varieties of 
stamps were few, collectors were glad of 
the opportunity of thus increasing their 
collections? 

Laying aside the financial part of the 
puestion, would philately be better off if 
the perforation gauge was lost sight of? 
We believe a careful answer to this would 
be affirmative. And would not the finan- 
cial question adjust itself in a natural 
way if the abolition of the gauge would 
tend to increase the number of followers 
of the hobby? Would not general collect- 
ing have many more adherents than at 
this time, when the great lists of varie- 
ties caused by the perforating machines, 
not to say other minor variations, cause a 
collector to hesitate taking up the stamps 
of even some of what would be otherwise 
"easy" countries to completely collect 
their stamp issues? If this were so, it 
would increase the demand generally for 
stamps, and where a collector now is in- 
terested in the issues of one or a few 
countries, he would take equal interest in 
a larger number. 

Unquestionably there is coming the day 
when even the catalogue makers will be 
obliged to look around for some means of 
reducing the size of their books. Years 
ago we saw the lists of envelope stamps 
cut out and collectors have been expect- 
ing to see some of the other groups go 
the game way. But even with these eli- 



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minations, the catalogue grows quickly. 
Collectors :throughout the world have 
been prone to advance ideas for the im- 
provement of our catalogues, but little 
of practical value has been put forth. 



That there will be a revision in some 
marked form in the future, and at no 
greatly distant date, seems reasonable, 
but it will 'take a bold puWisher to set 
the pace. 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 

Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 6 Nov. 3rd, 1915. 

Applications Pending. 

Hay den, E. W. 

Rex, R. W. 

Hollers, Victor ,D. 

Garcia y Garcia, Fed. 

Guenther, Carlos M. 

Stenger, J. E. 

Goubault, Qeo. A. 

Paul, Grant L. 

Coit, John T. 

Allen, Miss Gertrude. 

Bushnell, B. Gordon. 

Applications for Reinstatement Pending 

2743— Marvin, J. W. 

1738 — Wickes, Roscoe L. 

2882 — Egan, Benj. F. 

Applications Posted. 

Albright, L- Lawrence, 309 Hodges Bldg., 
Detroit, Mich.; Age 27; Stamp Dealer; 
Firm L. L. Albright Co.; Refs. F. M. 
Merritt, 45 Calumet St., Rochester, N. 
Y., L. E. Johndro, 825 Fort E., Detroit, 
Mich.; Proposed by F. M. Harris, No. 
4482. 

Triest, Montague, 38 Broad St., Charles- 
ton, S. C; Age 44; Real Estate and In- 
surance; Firm Triest & Israel; Ref. 
Charleston Savings Institution, Charles- 
ton, S- C; Proposed by E. H. Burton, 
No. 844. 

Warner, A. L. D., P. O. Box 203, Edge- 
water, N. J.; Age 31; Refining Food 
Products; Firm Warner Sugar Refining 
Co.; Ref. Edgewater Trust Co. (North- 
ern New Jersey Trust Co.) Edgewater, 
N. J.; Proposed by J. Arthur Ritchie, 
No. 4544. 
Olson, Olaf J., 20 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 
Minn.; Age 41; Florist; Firm Hohn & 
Olson, Inc.; Refs. First National Bank 



St. Paul, Minn.; J. C. Morgenthau, New 
York City, N. Y. ; Proposed by L. Harald 
Kjellstedt, No. 1906. 

Smith, H. L., 50 Baker St., Saranac Lake, 
N. Y.; Age 24; Refs. Adirondack Na- 
tional Bank, Saranac Lake, N. Y., E. G. 
Hayes, Pres. County National Bank, 
Canandiagua, N. Y. ; Proposed by M. 
Ohlman, No. 4073. 

Application for Reinstatement Posted. 

4104 — Fischer, Charles G., 325 Austin Ave. 
San Francisco, Calif.; Age 30; Clerk; 
Ref. Louis C. Homan, Grocer, 1401 Octa- 
via St., San Francisco, Calif.; Proposed 
by Ross O'Shaughnessy, No. 1576. 
Addition to Application Published. 
The following is given as reference for 

application of Mr. J. E. Stenger, publish- 
ed in report of Oct. 18th, 1915: 
Ref. Thos. J. Meek, Sales Manager, The 

Spirella Co., Inc., Meadville, Pa. 
Resignation Withdrawn. 
The following resignation^ published 

Oct. 4th, 1915, is hereby withdrawn per 

request of the member: 

3553— Osborn, C. F., New Haven, Conn. 
Notice of Legal Age. 
The following having reached legal age 

on Oct. 27th, 1915, the asterisk preceding 

his name in the membership list should 

now be stricken out: 

4310 — Beans, Geo. H., Glenside, Pa. 
New Stockholders. 

4630— Bloch, Benjamin I., 1603 Clay St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

4631— Stanbrough, E. J., 1910 Charles St., 
Indianapolis, In<J. (Note change of ad- 
dress). 

4632— Curtis, Fred A., 3240 Kenwood Ave. 
Indianapolis, Ind. 



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4633^Ciasper, M., 1884 Tth Ave., New York 
City, N. Y. 

4634 — Morpurgo, Charles, Cheibh Abou 
Sebaa Street 25, Carlo, Egypt. 
Reinstated. 

2579 — ^Close, Jackson J., Jacksonwald, Pa. 
Kesignations Received. 

3303— Belser, A. A., Plalnfield, N. J.; 
(formerly Brooklyn, N. Y.) 

4583— Lee, Dr. Alfred P., Philadelphia, 
Pa. 

4201 — iSchild, Hermann E., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Resignations Accepted. 

4054 — ^Buttermore, Howard C, Rochester, 
Pa. 

3673 — Moore, L. Ernest, Searcy, Ark. 

2302 — ^Janson, Carl, Jankoping, Sweden. 
Change of Address. 

4480— Atcheson, W. C, from 49 Burling- 
ame Ave., to 370 Virginia Park, Detroit 
Mich. 

526— Batohelder, Albert W., from 12 
Bromfield St., Boston, Mass., to 321 
Lafayette St., Salem, Mass. 

2759--Cady, Wm. G., from 209 Court 
House to 304 Court House, Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

1151 — Carpenter, Ernest M., from 101 
Lovett St., Beverly, Mass., to Lafayette 
Place Salem, Mass. (Effective Nov. 15, 
1915). 

4224 — Cartwright, Bruce, Jr., from P. 0. 
Box 653, to 35 Merchant St., Honolulu, 
Hawaii. 

1739— Chapman, Dr. Sophia, from 423 W. 
118th St., to The Edmund Francis, 425 
W. 120th St., New York City, N. Y. 

3143— -Chase, Carroll, M. D., from 1050 
Park Place to 986 Park Place, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

1547— Coning, F. W., from 24 College Ave., 
to 47 Bayard St., New Brunswick, N. J. 

4124 — Elmer, Blaine, from 38 Falmouth 
St., to 538 Tremout St., Boston, Mass. 

2264— Fernald, A. R., from 170 Larned 
St., W., Detroit, Mich., to care Willys- 
Overland Co., Toledo, Ohio. 

2519 — Hamilton, Lieut., from Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kansas, to 11th Infantry, Doug- 
las, Arizona. 

4482— Harris, F. M., from 329 Broadway 
Market Bldg., to 309 Hodges Bldg., De- 
troit, Mich. 



3896 — Hileman, Lieut. Joseph L., from U. 
S. S. Conneticut, to U. S- S. Wyoming, 
care Postmaster, New York City, N. Y. 

2465— Hoyt, R. C, from 321 P. O. Bldg., 
to 610 Park Ave., Omaha, Neb. 

3934— Hyde, Mrs. Theophile R., from 191 
Christian St., Wallingford, Conn., to 
705 Orange St., New Haven, Conn. 
748— Kay, John, from 75 Taylor Ave., to 
2988 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, 
Mich. 

4504 — ^Kunkel, Clarence G., from San 
Diego, Calif., to 1016 W. 46th St., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 

2795— Lane, Chas. H., from 45 Pearl St., 
to 2 Washington St., Leominster, Mass. 

1714 — Leaming, F. D., from Pulaski 
Heights, to 818 Southern Trust Bldg., 
Little Rock, Ark. 

4600— Leland, Harry J., to read 431 Geor- 
gian Ave., Santa Monica, Cal. 

2470 — ^^Leonard, Harry, to read care Com- 
missary Dept., Panama Railroad Co., 
Cristobal, Canal Zone. 

1693— McCray, H., from Box 92, to 404 N. 
Main St., Kendallville, Ind. 

4280 — Nash, Monroe, from P. O. Box 399, 
Macon, Ga., to P. O. Box 1155, Mobile, 
Ala. 

4068— Norris, Fredk. T., to read, 701 Ldn- 
coln Ave., Bay City, Mich. 

2121— Perry, Dr. J. C-, from Ancon, Ca- 
nal Zone, Panama, to care U. S- Public 
Health Service, Washington, D. C. 

1669 — Putney, Freeman, Jr., from 12 
Bromfield St., Bioston^ Mass., to 38 
Tower Ave., South Weymouth, Mass- 

4544— Ritchie, J. Arthur, from 101 Bel- 
more Road, East Cleveland, Ohio, to 
2514 Creston Ave., Fordham, New York 
City, N. Y. 

3401 — Richardson, E. H., from 4 11th Ave. 

San Mateo, Calif., to 1206 Hearst Bldg., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
4081 — Semmes, Thos. Jr., from 906 Floyd 

Ave., to 1210 Floyd Ave., Richmond, 

Va. 

3992— Smith, Mrs. C. S., from Box 277, to 
316 "B" St., MarysviUe, Calif. 

1044 — Stanton, F. J., to read, 24 Silver 
St., Norwich, N. Y. 

3894 — Stevenson, Rev. Fred, from Casey 
Iowa, to Waukee, Dallas Co., Iowa. 



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592 — Stone, Arthur F., from Springfield, 

Vt, to St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
1753— Toelle, Chas., from 630 Walnut St., 

to 602 39tli St., Milwaukee, Wis. 
3631— Tudbury, Warren C, from 913 S. 

Figuerea St., to 621 Citizens National 

Bank Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif. 
3816 — Turner, Rev. H. G., from Frankfort, 

Ky., to Danville, Ky. 
2616— Walter, Rev. Lloyd C, from 820 

S. Grand Ave., to 902 S. Grand Ave., 

Okmulgee, Okla. 
4394— Weiland, Geo. P., from 616 Park St. 

to 810 E. Division St., Syracuse, N. Y. 
4075^Wichmann, Paul, from 565 Eddy 

St., Apt. 11, to 138 Hyde St., Apt 12, 

San Francisco, Calif. 
4471 — Chapman, George S., from 81 Mans- 
field St., to 67 Victoria St., Montreal, 

Canada. 
184 — ^Oosby, Col. Spencer, (as given in 

membership list Note change of title) . 
2952 — Marimian, A. O., from 157 Galerie 

de Valois, Paris, France, to Villa St. 

Leger, Cite Villermont, Nice, France. 

Changes of Officers of Branch Societies. 

457— Pittsburgh Branch No. 5, Pitts>- 

burgh. Pa. 



Pres. — Max Wenzel. 
Secy.— Wm. Schwarz, 218 3rd Ave., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays each 
month at Room 712 Magee Bldg., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 
3219 — Detroit Philatelic Society, Branch 
No. 25, Detroit, Mich. 

Secy.-T.reas.— Chas. F. Sharpe, 203 
Chamber of Commerce. 
(N. B. — ^Change address of all matter to 
above branches to oare of Secretary of 
same as given above) . 

Membership Summary. 

Total membership Oct. l&th, 
1915 1447 

New Stockholders admitted 
Nov. 3rd, 1915 5 

Reinstated Nov. 3rd 1915 1 1453 

Resignations accepted Nov. 

3rd, 1915 3 

Total membership Nov. 3rd 

1915 1460 

WM. E. AULT, Secy. 



OUR REVIEW. 

By the Elditor. 



SCOTT'S STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP 
CATALOGUE, 74th Edition, 1916. 

Through the kindness of the publishers, 
Scott Stamp & Coin Co., Ltd., 127 Madi- 
son Ave., New York, N. Y., we have the 
pleasure of reviewing the latest edition 
of the standard American Stamp cata- 
logue. Of course every collector knows 
the book and it is almost useless for us 
to tell of its many highly practical fea- 
tures and of the great value of the work 
as a reference book on stamp issues. Long 
practice has demonstrated the excellence 
of its arrangement, its production, clear- 
ness of text and illustration. 

The publishers tell us that the War in 
Eiurope is responsible for the many chan- 
ges in prices which have been made since 
the appearance of the 73rd edition, these 
changes reaching the enormous total of 



25,000. The many descriptive and ex- 
planatory notes scattered throughout the 
book have been retained from former 
editions and these add much to the value 
of the work. 

The present volume shows an increase 
of 36 pages, which are necessary to list 
the issues of the past year. 

We shall leave the question of prices to 
those who may be better able to judge of 
this question, but that the work is recog- 
nized in many other countries other than 
our own is shown by the large number of 
foreign collectors who are familiar with 
the work. 

The work comes in three styles: — Pa- 
per bound, 75 cents; Cloth bound, 90 
cents; and a De Luxe Edition, printed on 
India paper with flexible leather covers, 
$1.50. By mail each is 10 cents extra. 



THE AMERICAN 

OFFICIAL NOTICES. 

Nov. 3rd, 1915. 
The Board of Directors, elected at the 
San Francisco Convention, the 30th, Au- 
gust 10, 11 and 12th, 1915, have organized 
as follows: 
President— C. A. Howes. 
Vice Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Wm. B. 

Sprague, Carroll Chase. 
Secretary — Wm. E. Ault. 
International Secretary — L. Harald 

Kjellstedt. 
Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman. 
Directors^at-Large — 'H. B. Phillips, and 
W. H. Barnum. 



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The Board of Vice Presidents have or- 
ganized as follows : 

H. H. Wilson, Chairman; W. B. Spra- 
gue, Recorder; Carroll Chase. 



The Board of Directors, by ballot, have 
made the following appointments: 

Sales Superintendent— P. M. Wolsieffer. 
Examiner of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels 
Editor of American PhilaJtelist — Wm. E. 

Ault. 
Librarian — H. W. Craver. 
Assistant Librarian — A. E. Daum. 
Attorney — Fred R. Schmalzreidt. 
Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein. 



The appointment of the several stand- 
ing committees will be announced later. 

C. A. HOWES, Persident. 
Attest: 

WM. E. AULT, Secretary. 



DANISH NEWS. 

Translated from Svensk Filatelistisk 
TidskrifU 

The watermark "Crown" ihas been abol- 
ished and all stamps will gradually have 
the watermark "squares" and be printed 
on -somewhat thinner paper. All stamps 
with the picture of King Christian X 
will have the new watermark only. Of 
other stamps with the new watermark 
the. 5 ore official is the only one which 
has appeared. Of the newspaper stamps 
two new values, 29 and 41 ore, have 
come out with the new watermark. The 
values 20, 38 and 68 ore have been with- 
drawn. 1, 5, 7, 10 ore and 1 krone are 
now having the new watermark. 



On the 10th of July the Danish Post- 
oflSice Department issued a new postage 
stamp value, 80 ore. This value is to be 
used during the present war on Russian 
packages in transit (via Karungi, Swe- 
den). The tax is kroner 1.80, thus the 
two values 1 kr. and 80 ore are requir- 
ed. The latter value will be withdrawn as 
soon as the war is over. The new stamp 
was expected out Aug. 1st with picture of 
King Christian X, color red lilac, with 
the new watermark. In the meantime 
the Post Office Department surcharged 
remaining sheets of the old 12 ore stamps 
and 8 ore official stamps with the value, 
80 ore. 48,800 of the 12 ore value and 
45,000 of the 8 ore official were thus sur- 
charged. 500 of these were sent to the 
International Postal Union at Berne. 

All of these surcharges were bought up 
for speculative purposes and not a single 
copy has been postally used. The stamps 
were sold out on the day of issue and 
came into the hands of Danish specula- 
tors. None went to foreign countries. As 
a result these stamps will be very scarce 
and demand high prices. Later informa- 
tion gives the color of the new 80 ore 
postage stamps as blue green. 

L. HARALD KJELLSTEDT. 



ANNUAL. DUES. 



Attention of the members is called to 
the beginning of the Society year, Sep- 
tember 1st, when dues for the twelve 
months ending August 31st, 1916, be- 
came payable, and the amount $1.80, 
should be forwarded to the Treasurer, 
Mr. C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., 
Detroit, Mich. The response to the no- 
tices to this effect sent out by the Treas- 
urer has been unusually liberal and al- 
most 60% of the membership have al- 
ready remitted for their dues. Those 
who have not yet forwarded the amount 
of their dues can materially assist the 
officers and the Society by giving this 
matter their prompt attention. At the 
same time we urge each member to ad- 
vise his correct address and specialty so 
that when the membership list is pub- 
lished it may reflect correct data con- 
cerning our members. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



Sveriges Filatelist-Foreningl 

(The Philatelic Society of Sweden) { 
Founded September 18, 1886. 
Honorary Members: The Crown Prince 
of Sweden and H. M. The King of Eng- 
land Proprietor and Publisher of Svensk 
Filatelistisk Tidskrift 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. 
Over 1.100 members of legal age. Ex- 
cellent Sales Department with insurance 
against all losses. Membership of the 
A. P. S. accepted as satisfactory refer- 
ence. No entrance fee. Yearly dues $1.35 
American Representative. 

L. HARALD KJELLSTEOT, C. E. 
I SCRANTON, PA. I 



WANTS AND EXCHANGES. 

Members only will have the use of this 
column. Rates — Per line, including address 
single insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12 %c. Minimum charge 
for yearly notice, 50c. 



BEAJVS — specializes in the booklet Issues 
of the U. S. and is always pleased to sell 
or exchange book leaves. Rare varieties 
especially are offered at exceptionally rea- 
sonable prices. George Beans, Box 251, 
Glenside, Pa. 



WANTED — Ic and 4c Pan American in- 
verts cash or exchange. Clarence G. Kun- 
kel, A. P. S. 4504, 1016 W. 46th St., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 



WE BUY j 
STAMPS! 

and collections for spot cash, and pay | 
more than other dealers! What hava J 
you to sell? Write us befere you sell! j 

C. E. HUSSMAN STAMP CO. 

211 N. Carrlsvn Avo. , , ST. L.OUIS. MO. 

Vmib&VB Int. Dealers' Ass'iu Berlin, etc ( 



►•--«— •—«- 



RUSSIAN CHARITY 
STAMPS! 

ALL UNUSED. POSTAGE EXTRA. 

We are now able to offer the following 
lierforation varieties in these most in- 
teresting stamps. Single stamps fur- 
uislied, if return postage is included. 

Perforated 11%. 

I 

Ik red brown and dark green on 
' straw 03 

3k maroon and gray green on pink .04 
' 7k dark brown and dark green 

on buff 06 

'lOk dark blue and brown on blue. .15 
10k dark blue and brown on white .10 



I Perforated 12%. 

I Ik red brown and dark green on 

I straw 

' 3k maroon and gray green on pink 
flOk dark blue and brown on blue. 
1 10k dark blue and brown on white 



Perforated 13%. 



Ik red brown and dark green on 
straw 



.02 



Columbian Stamp Co. 
Arlington, Mass. 



FREE— Scarce War Stamp gratis if you 
try a selection of my superior net appro- 
vals. H. R. Stiles, Box 807, Schenectady, 
N. Y. Member A. P. S., S. P. A., A. S. D. A. 



Indian States Postage Stamps, all used. 
Pine copies, 200 varieties, for $4.80. Price 
lists free. C. S. Iyer, Attungal, Travan- 
core, India. A. P. S. 4549. 



A Spplement to the 
STANDARD POSTAGE 

STAMP CATALOGUE 

is issued Monthly 



Are you receiving your copy? 



A live 16 page circular, the 

bulk of which is devoted to 

Price Changes of Importance 

Illustrated Chronicle of 

New Issues. 

Stamp News of The Month 



Sample copy on request, or 
send 12c. (to cover postage) for 
one years subscription. 



SCOTT STAMP & COIN CO., 

127 Madison Ave., New York, N. Y. 



WHEN YOU ANSWER AN ADVER- 
TISEMENT IN THIS JOURNAL, YOU 
WILL CONFER A FAVOR ON YOUR- 
SELF, THE ADVERTISER AND THE 
"A. P. S." IF YOU MENTION WHERE 
YOU SAW THE AD, 



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Members only will have the use of this 
column Rates — Per line, including address 
pingle insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12i^c. Minimum charge 
"or yearly notice, 50c. 

GOVERA'MEJNT ISSUE Of Postal Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chil- 
licothe, Ohio. 

COMPLETE Set Pacific Postal Tel. 
Cable Co., franks, price on application. 
King George entires (10 var. postals, 2 
var. wrappers) 75c. Mrs. Oughtred, Lin- 
coln Ave., Montreal, Canada. 

URUGUAY. All issues wanted for cash 
or good ex. Especially want errors, oddi- 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and 47 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
filled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all fine $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H. 
Fehlig, 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 3831. - 

PHILATELIC LITERATURE for Libra- 
ries. Buy, sell or exchange with the World's 
largest dealer. Lists free. Libraries any 
price up to $5000.00 supplied from stock. 
General or specialised libraries formed to 
order. Wanted, publications, all kinds pub- 
lished before 1880. Accumulations bought. 
Victor Marsh, 389 Brixton Road, London, 
S. W. England. 

■Want LISTS of rarities and curiosities 
requested. Everything at reasonable price 
H. Meyer, 601 Congress St., Portland, Me. 
Member A. P. S., M. P. S., N. P. S., etc. 

MATCH & MEDICINE stamps wanted in 
exchange for fine British Colonial or other 
stamps. H. W. Doscher, 217 Montgomery St. 
San Francisco, Calif. A. P. S. #395. 

EXCHANGE good stamps of all countries 
with collectors everywhere. I give Sudan 
& Greece of last war. Common refused, 
C. S. Geronimakis, A. P. S. 4439, Zagazig, 
Egypt. 

AVANTED for cash at highest rates all 
early U. S. general issues, carrier stamps, 
locals, rare envelopes. Especially desired 
stamps on covers, blocks of all issues to 
1902, shades, oddities etc. J. M. Bartels 
Co., 99 Nassau St., New York. 

FINE OLD STOCK of a dozen collections 
made in the '80's, and a stock of foreign 
and U. S. rich in Dues, Dept's, and early 
Revenues. Price $3000. To see is to appre- 
ciate. Geo. Bush, Bellefonte, Pa. 

WANTED for cash Imperforate and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stamps in pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values. Duplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. F. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. 536, Clean, 
N. T. 

WILL EXCHANGE my duplicate blks of 4 
and 6 of Ic and 2c 1912 imperf. plate num- 
bers, both used and unused for same blocks 
with numbers different from mine. I 
want bottom position of plate number. 
C. A. Spaythe, 3427 Euclid, Kansas City, 
Mo. 

"W^ANTED — Manii.=:cript for articles of in- 
terest to our members 'written by members 
for piiblication in this journal. Address 
The Editor. 



I AM ALWAYS ready to exchange pos- 
tage stamps. Basis Senf. latest edition. 
Th. van Haelen, Bandoeng, Java, Dutch 
East Indies. 

BRITISH COLONIES mint current issues 
Eolus Stamp Co., Box 343, Dept. 2, Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

SELLING OUT good stock of stampfe. 
Over thirty years accumulation including 
fine collection, at very low prices. Give 
references, or society number, for appro- 
val books; when you have seen one, you 
will want more. F. Noyes, Alice, Tex. 

WAKTED. — Nicaragua Nos. 1, to 12, 
1862-1880, used. Will take lairge lots if 
price is right. Also want original covers 
of Nicaragua, particularly 1862 to 1900. 
Send with lowest terms to K. A. Pember, 
Woodstock, Vt. A. P. S. #4322. 

A POSTAL will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
Mansfield St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 
4471. 

I AM READY to send stamps on appro- 
val when good references are sent. Send 
for my bargain lists. Save money. A. A. 
Jones, Herrin, 111. 

AVANTED. — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers and foreign correspondents. New 
issues and sets especially desired. P. W. 
Riedell, Box 400, Schenectady, N. Y. 

Exchange your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue 2c each) at i5c per 100. Other 
bargains wholesale and retail. Approvals 
also. South & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and I'll tell you whether we can 
do business with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

L. A. BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272, 
64 Bruce Ave., Youkers, N. Y. 

GLASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are 
the last word for collectors' use. Sarriplp 
of either for 2c stamp, or with 4 var. use^ 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A. 
P. S. #251, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 

U, S. 1809 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs, 
essays, etc. Small or large lots. V. D. 
MacBride, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J. 

EGYPT and SOUDAN. My wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous, 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt. 

AVANTED. War stamps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval. As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with business men in other 
neutral countries in regard to business 
possibilities. Friedr. W. Lutz, care Frledr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond. Va., U. S. A. 

FOR SALE— Fine Gen. Collection of 
8000 or 9000 var. and the accumulation of 
40 yrs. of all nations. Great Bargain for 
$1500.00 but must be disposed of at once. 
Large amount of Literature, etc. will be 
thrown in. Investigate. Address Tuck, 123 
No. Main St., Oconomowoc, Wis., A. P S 
No. 2549 and S. P. A. No. 1099. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



The Old Firm of M. GIWBIiB 
offers the following stamps— Numbers 
are those of Scott's catalogue. 

United States 1869 15c No. 119.... $1.00 

Antigua 1886, Ish No. 20 4.00 

Argentine 1891, 5p No. 87 4.00 

— 1899, 5p No. 134 •• •• „-^a 

Bahamas 1884, 5sh No. 30 unused. 2.25 
Barbadoes 1897. 5d No. 83 unused. .80 
Bechuanaland 1886, Ish No. 9 un- 

■used. '• 

Protectorate 1888 Ish No 54 unused 3.00 
Br Central Africa 1898, Ip No 55. .50 
British Guiana 1882, 1 and 2c, Nos. 

103-106, each ■■■ LOO 

British Honduras 1888, 3c on 3d, 

No. 21, unused • • ^-^^ 

Cape of Good Hope 1871, 5sh No.26 1.50 

— 1882, 1/2 on 3d, No. 39 12.50 

Ceylon 1885, lrl2c No. 127 1.50 

— 1886, lrl2c No. 132 „.75 

Chile 1905, Ip No. 78, unused .... . 2.75 
Danish West Indies 1855, 3c No. 1. 3.00 
Dominica 1877, Ip No. 5 .75 

— 1886, %p on 6d No. 13, unused.. .75 

Ip on Ish No. 15, unused 75 

Falkland Islands 1878, 6d No. 3, un- 

used • 1-00 

Fernando Po 1897, 5c on 25 No. 27 .50 
Gambia 1886, Nos. 12 to 19, set of 

s, unused ''•OO 

Morocco Agencies 1898. 50c No. 206 2.00 
Gold Coast, Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 

25. fine set of 5 5.00 

Selections of stamps will be sent on ap- 
proval on receipt of satisfactory refer- 
ences or deposit. All stamps are guar- 
anteed genuine and in fine condition. 

M. GIWELB, 54, Strand, London, Eng. 

Member A. P. S., etc. Established 1882 



I Make a Specialty of 

FINE APPROVALS 

and by fine I mean 
GOOD STAMPS, 

FINE CONDITION, 

REASONABLE PRICES 
Send for 
62 page lift describing them, also offer- 
ing over 6700 stamps singly and in sets, 
not to speak of packets. 

W. S. ALDRICH. 
Box 744 St. Joseph, Sllssonrl. 



^Ger. Belgium 3, 5, 10, 20p 
40, 60, 80p 
Im 

Cameroons 5, lOp wmkd. 

Togo 5, lOp wmkd. 



.12 
.60 
.33 
.08 
.08 



Guadeloupe, Madagascar, Martinique, 

St. Pierre Red Cross each .04 

Hungary 1, 2, 3, 5, 6f "War .09 

India 3p, Yz, la. I. B. F. .07 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS, 
stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval selections on request 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAEL, 
937 Madison St., Chicago, III. 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any profes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greatestrarities constant 
ly on view; but throughout thisstock — without exception the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality— the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and satisfy 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmapter's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and offers quite the best 
avenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritius , New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (all issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicited. 

Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address— "Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 



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Thirtieth Annual Convention 

HELD AT 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.. AUGUST 10-1 1-12. 1915 



ISSUED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO NOVEMBER NUMBER 
OF 

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NOVEMBER, 1915 



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BY THE 

PxlNAMA-PACIPIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION 

Aug. 12, 1915. 




REVERSE 



Attendants at the Convention. 



STOCKHOLDERS. 

Armstrong, Herbert North Bend, Oregon. 

Arp, Clias. W San Francisco, Cal. 

Ault, Wm. E Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Barnes, Frank S Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Batchelder, Albert W Boston, Mass. 

Beukma, Wm. Denver, Colo. 

BoUman, Aug St. Louis, Mo. 

Chaloner, Henry Berkeley, Cal. 

Colson, Warren H Boston, Mass. 

Corini, M. H. Alameda, Calif. 

Dillingham, M. C San Francisco, Cal. 

Dore, Harry E. Berkeley, Calif. 

Doscher, H. W San Francisco, Calif. 

Farnham, Fred E Chicago, 111. 

Folte, G. J. O. San Francisco, Cal. 

Greany, W. F San Francisco, Calif. 

Green, Dick . Boise, Idaho. 

Gribble, John Honolulu, T. H. 

Gundelfinger, Louis Fresno, Calif. 

Hauser, Martin S Oakland, Cal. 

Holt, Dr. John M San Francisco, Cal. 

Jackson, Oscar F. . . Los Angeles, Cal. 

Jenney, Chas. E Fresno, Cal. 

Johnson, Chas. H San Francisco, Cal. 

Jones, S. J Santa Maria, Cal. 

Kinell, Rev. A Berkeley, Cal. 

Klein, 'Eugene Philadelphia, Pa. 

Klemann, John A New York, N. Y. 

Laraia, A. W • Los Angeles, Cal. 

Lazarus, Louis Oakland, Cal. 

Lester, W. M Berkeley, Cal. 

Lyon, W. Parker Pasadena, Cal. 

Marcus, Frank G Menlo Park, Cal. 

Marcus, Henry C San Francisco, Cal. 

Merrel A. F San Francisco, Cal. 

Michaels, Wm. C Kansas City, Ma. 

Ogden, Mrs. Minnie Hamilton, Mo. 

O'Shaughnessy, Ross San Francisco, Cal. 

Ott A. L San Francisco, Cal. 

Phillips, H. B Berkeley, Cal. 



4 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Poole, Bertram W. H Los Angeles, Cal. 

Prindle, E. C Oakland, Cal. 

Richardson, E. H San Mateo, Cal. 

Robbins, J. Mark Los Angeles, Cal. 

Rothfuchs, C. F Long Beach, Cal. 

Sanford, O. N San Francisco, Cal. 

Schlieckert, Chas Chicago, 111. 

Seebohm, E. P San Francisco, Cal. 

Shelly, Harold O. H Cupertino, Cal. 

Slusser, Walter F San Jose, Cal. 

Smith, E. C Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Smith, Edw. W San Francisco, Cal. 

Stern, Arthur L San Francisco, Cal. 

Vanderpoel, John E Grandview, Wash. 

Voss, F. G., Jr San Francisco, Cal. 

Wade, Chas. M Palo Alto, Cal. 

Watkins, Mrs. E. S Columbia, S. C. 

Weber, A. H Berkeley, Cal. 

Wickmann, Paul San Francisco, Cal. 

Willett, Walter M San Francisco, Cal. 

Wohlander, Chas. J San Francisco, Cal. 

Wolters, W Honolulu, T. H. 

Wylie, Willard O Beverly, Mass. 

Zimmerman, Hugo San Francisco, Cal. 

APPIilCANT FOR MEMBERSHIP. 

Woodhouse, Dr. S. W., Jr Philadelphia, Pa. 

VISITORS. 

Andrews, C. B Oakland, Cal. 

Ankerheilm, F San Francisco, Cal. 

Armstrong, Mrs. H North Bend, Ore. 

Armstrong, Miss Jessie North Bend, Ore. 

Bailey, Mrs. Paul Berkeley, Cal. 

Barr, James S P. P. I. E., San Francisco, Cal. 

Batchelder, Mrs. A. W Salem, Mass. 

Blackwell, E. S Berkeley, Cal. 

Bollman, Louis St. Louis, Mo. 

Brady, Murray J , Chicago, 111. 

Conover, Mrs. A. E Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dore, Miss Alice Berkeley, Cal. 

Dore, Mrs. H. E Berkeley, Cal. 

Dorscher, Mrs. H. W San Francisco, Cal. 

Farnham, Mrs. Fred Chicago, 111. 

Fast, Fred H Fresno, Cal. 

Fast, F. E Fresno, Cal. 

Friedy, Frank San Francisco, Cal. 

Freidy, Geo San Francisco, Cal. 

Folte, Mrs. G. J. O Oakland, Cal. 



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Goodman, L Selma, Cal. 

Gray, Mrs. P. H Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Gribble, Mrs. John Honolulu, T. H. 

Gundelfinger, Mrs. Louis Fresno, Cal. 

Hansen, Mrs. M. S Oakland, Cal. 

Heald, C. E San Francisco, Cal. 

Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. & Miss Phoenix, Ariz. 

Holt, Mr. & Mrs. H. L Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hudson, L. W Fresno, Cal. 

Johnston, A. L Berkeley, Cal. 

Klein, Miss Dorothy Philadelphia, Pa. 

Klein, Mrs. Eugene Philadelphia, Pa. 

Larson, Mrs San Francisco, Cal. 

Larrabee, W. F Oakland, Cal. 

Loeb, H Berkeley, Cal. 

Lord, Frank San Francisco, Cal. 

Lyons, Mrs. Parker W Pasadena, Cal. 

Michaels, Mrs. W. C. and 2 Sons Kansas City, Mo. 

Morino, C Alameda, Cal. 

Milligan, L. E Berkeley, Cal. 

Munns, Miss E. T Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Norton, Ray Berkeley, Cal. 

Ott, Mrs. A. L Berkeley, Cal. 

Phillips, Mrs. H. B Berkeley, Cal. 

Rausch, J San Francisco, Cal. 

Robb, Wm .- San Francisco, Cal. 

Rollins, F. S Berkeley, Cal. 

Rothfuchs, Mrs. C. F Long Beach, Cal. 

Sanford, Miss Helen San Francisco, Cal. 

Schlieckert, Mrs. Chas Chicago, 111. 

Shelly, Mrs. H. O. H Cupertino, Cal. 

Seller, H. J San Francisco, Cal. 

Smith, Mrs. Edw. W San Francisco, Cal. 

Smith, H. G San Francisco, Cal. 

Spinner, L. N San Diego, Cal. 

Spinner, Mrs. L. N iSan Diego, Cal. 

Vanderpoel, Mrs. John Grandview, Wash. 

Weber, Mrs. A. H Berkeley, Cal. 

Werner, H San Francisco, Cal. 

Wolcott, H. O Berkeley, Cal. 

Zerbe, Farran Tyrone, Pa. 



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Thirtieth Annual Convention 

OF THE 

AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY. 



San Francisco, California, August, 1915. 



Pursuant to the following call, the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the American 
Philatelic Society was held in the Exposition Memorial Auditorium, San Francisco, 
Cal., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 10-12, 1915: 

OAIiL FOB CONVENTION. 

May 13 th, 1915. 
To the Stockholders of the American Philatelic Society — 

The Thirtieth Annual Convention of this Society for the election of Directors and 
the transaction of such other business as may be legally brought before it will be con- 
vened at San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, August 10th, 1915, at 10.30 o'clock 
A. M. and upon succeeding days until such business shall have been disposed of. 

The Convention Headquarters and place of meeting will be at Hotel Stewart, No. 
353 Geary St., San Francisco, California. 

The Convention will be called to order and proceed to business under the direc- 
tion of the senior Director present. 

CHAS. A. COOLIDGE, President. 



To the Stockholders of the American Philatelic Society — 

I hereby appoint the following Credentials Committee for the Thirtieth Annual 
Convention of this Society to meet at San Francisco, California, August lOth, 19i5— - 

Dr. J. iM. Holt, Chairman, of San Francisco, Calif. 

A. H. Weber, of Berkeley, Calif. 

F. L. Stoltz, of San Francisco, Calif. 

W. C. Michaels, of Kansas City, Mo. ' ^ 

A. W. Batchelder, of Boston, Mass. 
Ballots and proxies may be sent to Dr. J. M. Holt, Chairman, addressed care of 
Hotel Stewart, No. 353 Geary St., San Francisco, Calif. •..,,.: 

The Committee on arrangements for the Convention will be as follows — _ '''"' 

H. B. Phillips, Chairman, of Berkeley, Calif. J ' ..',;/ _'^ 

H. C. Marcus, of San Francisco, Calif. 

Louis Lazarus, of Oakland, Calif. 

Frank C. Marcus, of Palo Alto, Calif. 

E. H. Richardson, of San Mateo, Calif. 

CHAS. A. COOLIDGE, President. 



Proceedings. 



FIRST SESSION — TUESDAY, AUGUST 10th. 

The Convention met in the Exposition Memorial Auditorium at Ten o'clock, and 
was called to order by Secretary Ault. 

The Secretary: The Thirtieth Annual Convention of the American Philatelic So- 
ciety will now come to order. In the absence of the President, or any of the members 
of the Board of Vice Presidents, Mr. H. B. Phillips, our Director-at-Large, will pre- 
side at our meeting. 

Mr. Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, visitors of the American Philatelic Society: 
We greet you here this morning from all parts of the United States and the adjacent 
possessions, and perhaps across the seas. I do not really know where you all hail 
from, as I have been too busy to find that out yet. I expect to find that out later. 

It is rather unexpected, in a way, that I am called upon to preside at this 
Thirtieth Convention of this Society, because I am simply the ninth wheel of this So- 
ciety; but it appears that the only ranking director to myself here present is Mr. Ault, 
the Secretary, and he being Secretary has too many duties to perform, which prevent 
him from also occupying the chair. 

We do things a little different in California, perhaps, than in other places. You 
will find many things reversed. We have here the salt water west of us, instead of to 
the east, as you are accustomed to. We also have our rainy season in the winter 
time. We sometimes welcome our guests after we have had them with us several 
days. On account of the number of conventions here, we have placed the official day 
at the end of our proceedings, therefore the function of official welcome by the Pan- 
ama-Pacific International Exposition will be held at the conclusion of our sessions, 
instead of at the beginning, as is the usual custom. At that time we shall receive 
from the Exposition a bronze medal, which they have ordered and will have ready, 
commemorating the occasion of this convention being held here in 1915. 

However, we have with us here this morning a representative of the Exposition, 
and I will ask him to make a few remarks, because it is through this gentleman and 
his Department that we have been able to get so much publicity for this our conven- 
tion. In order that you may adequately understand that we are doing a convention 
business here this year, I have here in my hand the official announcement of congress- 
es, conferences and conventions, in which there are 822 conventions scheduled for this 
year in and about San Francisco. In this we are number 449. I also hold in my 
hand a program of congresses and conventions for this present week, as issued by the 
International Exposition, in which I find there are 61 conventions being held here this 
week; so that it is almost impossible, gentlemen, to get a very large amount of pub- 
licity in the columns of the daily press, for this reason, there is no room. We will get 
a line or a paragraph, or something of that sort. It is only when a convention con- 
cerns one of the owners or publishers of a great daily that you can get big letters at 
the head of a column on the front page, the post of honor; so we will have to be con- 
tent with official recognition out here this year. 

I want to ask Mr. James Adam Barr, manager of Congresses and Conventions, to 
give you a few words of welcome before we proceed to the business of the day. 



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ADDRESS OF WELCOME BY JAMES ADAM BARR: 

Mr. Chairman, and members of the American Philatelic Society: While your 
oflRcial welcome will come somewhat later in the week, I am very glad indeed this 
morning, somewhat informally, to welcome your Society to San Francisco, California, 
and especially to the Exposition. I say especially to the Exposition, because it has 
been my work for the last three and one-half years to encourage the coming to San 
Francisco of just such bodies as this society. 

I am especially glad to welcome you, because I believe that your work is worth 
W'hile. I have known some misguided people who thought that stamp collecting was 
something of a fad. As I have indulged in it myself, possibly as an amateur, since I 
was ten years old, I believe that it is worth while (applause). I happen to have in 
my family a boy and a girl. They are both stamp collectors, and if there is anything 
on earth that will encourage them to do a good day's work, and to keep out of trouble 
with the dear teacher, it is to know that perhaps they may find some rare stamp at 
home when they get through in the evening; at least, that is the way we are working 
things in our family. That does not happen every day, but it does happen as often 
as possibly two or three times a week; in fact that is one of the ways that I am using 
part of my own collection. 

My good friend Phillips just showed you the official book of conventions. We 
have scheduled to meet in or near San Francisco between February 20th and Decem- 
ber 4th exactly 852 congresses, bureaus and conventions. It is a fact — and I say this 
with becoming modesty, because Californians are all modest — if you don't know that 
you will find it out before the end of the week — that that is about two and one-fifth 
times as many conventions as ever met at any other exposition, whether in Chicago, 
St. Louis or elsewhere. We in California feel rather proud of it, not so much because 
of the number of conventions, but for what they mean. We have tried to work out 
a world program that would bring to San Francisco and bring before the world from 
San Francisco all of the up-to-date conventions, including, if you please, the stamp 
collectors. When we found we could not get a national body to meet in San Francis- 
co, we very calmly and modestly would creat an organization that would formulate 
a program just the same. 

This week, as Mr. Phillips says, we have meeting in San Francisco, Oakland or 
Berkeley, exactly 61 conventions, some of the most important that will be here during 
the year. 

Of course, you can see my trouble. Although I have four executive assistants, 
we find it a little bit hard to cover all those conventions. Next week we will have 
about 70. The high-water mark will come week after next, when there will be 80 
conventions. During the month of August alone we will have 258 congresses and 
conventions, the largest number — and I say it again with the same modesty that Mr. 
Phillips would use — the greatest number, I think, that has ever met in any one city 
during any one month since the time of Adam. 

I trust that between sessions you will have time to come out and see the big 
show. I have been connected with the big show for almost exactly three and a half 
years, and I must say I have not seen ten per cent, of it yet, and 1 see something new 
every day. Not to discourage you at all, but to show you something of what you will 
find before you when you enter the gates, I do want to say this. 

There are eleven great houses there covering about 5 3 acres. If you take the 
trouble to walk up one aisle and down another, and do not retract your steps at any 
point in those eleven buildings, you will travel almost exactly 4 7 miles. If you want 
to cover the state and foreign sections and the Zone or Pike, as you would say in 
other cities, you would travel, I should say, about 100 miles. 



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I always try to spring a little bit of matliematics, and there are really in the Ex- 
position about 60,000 individual exhibits. Even if you visited one exhibit per minute, 
go without your lunch and stay with them for ten hours per day, it would take just 
about 100 days to see the exhibits alone, and then you won't have time to see the 
Zone, or to take in the state and foreign pavilions, or to attend the sessions of any of 
the conventions. If you would stay here for the whole year, assuming that you were 
here since last February, and did nothing but attend conventions, you would have an 
average of nine convention sessions per day for the whole 288 days. 

I want to say again, with becoming modesty, that we have some show this year 
out on the Exposition grounds. It will simply be up to you to select those things that 
are most worth your while. I will hardly venture to try to tell you what those are, 
because if I did I would not get through this week. I do hope, though, that you will 
see the outside picture. I believe that after all that is the thing most worth seeing. 
If you start in to see the exhibits and try to see them all, you will never get through; 
but the outside picture, with its illumination, with its beautiful color effects, with the 
flowers and the shrubbery and the trees, to say nothing of the, sunshine and the cli- 
mate — those are the things that are worth while seeing. 

Among other things I hope that you can made the circuit on one of those white 
trains that you will find. I take at least one trip with my two children every week on 
those cars, and get a sort of a bird's eye view of everything there. 

Now, Mr. Chairman, I again welcome you all. I hope you will have a splendid 
time, and I hope that you will all go away from California with the same love for the 
state that we have. I thank you. (Applause). 

Mr. Phillips: Mr. Barr, on behalf of the Society I thank you for the welcome you 
have extended to us. I think you are entirely serious in all your remarks, but there 
was a little joke, nevertheless, hidden down in a line of those remarks, and in order 
that it may not escape and never be known, Mr. Barr said in one place that there 
were more conventions here at this time than were ever held before since the time of 
Adam. The joke is that Mr. Barr's middle name is Adam (laughter). 

On motion duly seconded and carried, the reading of the call was dispensed with 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

ON BALLOTS. 

San Francisco, Calif., August 10, 1915. 
To the Officers and Members of the American Philatelic Society: — 

We have counted all ballots received, with the following result — 

Total number of ballots received 437 

Of these 8 were unsigned, 5 were blank, 19 voted for more than 9 directors, 13 
were signed but no crosses were inserted, thus making a total of 45 defective ballots. 
The legal ballots were cast as follows — 

C. A. Howes, for President 361 

H. H. Wilson, for Vice President 230 

Wm. B. Sprague, for Vice President 230 

Carroll Chase, for Vice President 289 

Wm. E. Ault, for Secretary 382 

L. H. Kjellstedt, for International Secretary 370 

C. F. Heyerman, for Treasurer 354 

H. B. Phillips, for Director-at-Large 293 

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Baldwin Schlessinger, for Vice-President 70 

A. Hatfield, Jr., for Vice President 87 

Wm. Homan, for Vice-President 99 

E. R. Aldricti, for Director-at-Large 158 

We also report that 30 members received from one to seven votes each. 
It follows from the above that we recommend that the first nine named members 
be declared elected to the respective offices named. 

JOHN M. HOLT, Chairman. 

A. H. WIEBER. 

A. W. BATCHBLDER. 

MW. C. MICHAELS. 

On motion the reading of the minutes of last Convention was dispensed with, the 
full report having been published. 

Mr. Phillips: Unfortunately General Coolidge felt that he was unable to be with 
us this year, although he regrets it very much, and I am sure you all regret his in- 
ability to be with us at this time. The General — he was a Captain when I first knew 
him 30 years ago — was a resident of San Francisco at the time of the fire, and he has 
sent to me a copy of his address, which I shall read. 

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT. 

Pasadena Apartments, 
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 1st, 1915. 
To the Members of the Thirtieth Convention of the American Philatelic Society, in 
Convention at San Francisco, California. 

It is with deep regret that I am unable to preside at the Thirtieth Convention of 
the American Philatelic Society to be held in San Francisco, Cal. on the 10th of Au- 
gust, 1915, but as I informed the Society, when nominated for the office as President, 
to which you did me the honor of electing me for a second term, it would be impos- 
sible for me to go out to the Pacific Coast to attend a Convention. I am compelled 
to forego the pleasure of being with you, much as I desire to revisit that city, where 
I resided for four years, and with which I have such pleasant associations, but I leave 
your proceedings in able hands and to be presided over by one highly qualified to con- 
duct the business sessions — which I earnestly hope and expect will be greatly for the 
benefit of Philately throughout our entire Nation. 

Considering the unparalleled conflict of nations raging in Europe during the past 
year involving their wide Colonial possessions in every hemisphere — the cause of 
Philately in the U. S. has been fairly prosperous — probably largely due to the issues 
of Charitable and War Issues and anticipated changes that are liable to occur at the 
conclusion of hostilities: For though the American Philatelic Society has lost many 
members from one cause or another, as is usual each year, we have gathered into our 
fold nearly as many members as we have lost. We premise, however, that they are 
not lost to our cause but merely dropped from our rolls as subscribing members. 
"Once a Collector always a Collector", in one form or another is so universally true 
that we may expect many of them to return in after years. I had hoped we would 
have reached the old maximum mark of 1500 before the conclusion of my term of 
office and am greatly disappointed that we were unsuccessful, but hope that we shall 
exceed it the coming year. 

While you will receive the individual reports of the Officers of the various de- 
partments of the Society, I do not deem it is incumbent on me to comment thereon. 
I desire to invite your attention to the excellent work that each and every one has 



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performed and to thank them for the hearty co-operation in the labors of my office, 
which they have materially lightened. 

The report of the Board of Vice Presidents will tell you of the results they have 
accomplished, but not all the labor, thought and time they have devoted to solve the 
difficult problems presented. They have been assiduous in their work for the benefit 
of the society, tempered with justice to the members concerned. They are necessarily 
under certain restrictions of law and the By-laws of the society, which the mature 
judgment of the different conventions have decided most advisable for the society and 
its membership. I doubt if it would be beneficial to grant them greater latitude in 
originating or considering complaints without affidavits to substantiate the charges — 
than are authorized by the By-laws — as was suggested at our last convention. There 
are one or two cases of delinquents in the Sales Department that are still under inves- 
tigation, that will probably have to come under the jurisdiction of the new Board — 
these were caused by gross carelessness in transmitting the circuits from one member 
to another and more stringent regulations regarding responsibility ought to be en- 
acted. 

The Secretary of the Society has been indefatigable in the performance of his 
duties — with utmost loyalty to the uplift of the Society — and I rejoice that he has 
consented to continue another year in the performance of those duties. 

I congratulate the new President in falling heir to a Secretary who knows his 
duties so thoroughly and on whom he can place implicit reliance. Our relaitons dur- 
ing the past two years (in which I have had the honor to be President) have been 
cordial and satisfactory and whatever of my administration has your approval, is 
largely due to his efficiency and labors. 

As Editor of The American Philatelist, if he has not succeeded in making the 
journal the best and most popular Philatelic publication in the U. S. — it is for want 
of co-operation on the part of the members of the society in not furnishing him de- 
sirable, original articles and the latest news items. The American Philatelist is the 
publication of nearly 1500 members and if each would endeavor to contribute some- 
thing of Philatelic interest each year — they could make our society organ a brilliant 
success. 

The suspension of our semi-official weekly Philatelic publication in which the 
names of applicants for membership were published to the society, seemed a dire mis- 
fortune — but our efficient Editor suggested and assumed the arduous duty of publish- 
ing a semi-monthly edition of the American Philatelist which fulfilled all the require- 
ments of our By-laws and which had the sanction of its authorization. This was ap- 
proved by the Board of Directors and I think the society has benefited by the change. 
The additional expense entailed has not impaired the funds of the society — though at 
the present itme of writing, I am unable to state the balance between the expense and 
income of the journal for the past year. 

The Board of Directors approved of inserting a brief Recruiting notice in "Me- 
keel's Weekly Stamp News" — the expense thereof — I think has been commensurated 
with the number of applicants we have received through that source — I recommend 
its continuance another year. I desire to invite the attention of the members to the 
title page cover of the American Philatelist, which was designed by one of the mem- 
bers, Mr. C. H. Schafer of Niles, Mich., to whom I request the Convention will accord 
a vote of appreciative thanks. 

I regret that Mr. Mann has deemed it necessary to discontinue his labors as our 
Treasurer — he has conducted the affairs of that office for two years with discretion, 
intelligence and in a most capable manner for the benefit of our organization. I have 



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every appreciation of his zealous labors in our behalf and satisfaction at the manner 
in which he has performed his duties. 

Although the Society has been under several unusual expenses and increased the 
publication of its official journal, the general fund for the first time in several years 
will be but slightly in arrears. 

I leave the details of the Sales Dept. to the report of that peerless Superinten- 
dent, whose efficient work for these last four years has proved so valuable to the So- 
ciety. His department has been conducted in a most systematic, honest and efficient 
manner — there have been few complaints submitted to me, which on investigation I 
have invariably found were groundless, and I several times convinced the parties that 
they were not due to any fault of the Sales Dept. The Superintendent can only send 
out such material as is furnished him and if every book does not contain rare gems at 
wonderful discounts, he certainly is not to blame. Every member in the Society has 
an opportunity to inspect what is sent and to take what he desires; the books are 
equitably distributed and it is a members own fault and loss if he does not patronize 
the Sales Dept. — for there is scarcely any collector who cannot occasionally find some 
gem in which his collection is deficient. The Sales Dept. has been conducted with fair- 
ness to purchaser and seller and I should deprecate any change in its management, 
as against the welfare of the society — you cannot do better than to let it remain in 
the hands of the present Superintendent and you might do much worse, as I realize 
by my experience of previous years. That the sales have not been as large or remun- 
erative as in former years, is due to the influence of the disastrous European War, 
which undoubtedly has had its effect on the financial affairs of this country (except 
on war materials) but I think we have done fairly well considering conditions. 

We were somewhat unfortunate in the selection of the first Chairman of the 
Eastern Rectg. Committee — who resigned March 1915 — but Mr. Vahan Mozian kindly 
consented to take up the work — notwithstanding the lateness of the season and by his 
zeal and energy has accomplished excellent results in the short period he has had 
charge. He has excellent plans and intentions for the future and I hope he will be 
continued in charge of the Eastern branch under the new administration. As also 
the Supt. of the Western branch, whose jurisdiction is not so extensive as the East- 
ern — but it is desirable that we should have a distinct representation on the Pacific 
Coast to keep up the interest West of the Rocky Mountains and be in touch with the 
recruitment of our membership on that slope. 

During the year we have met with the lamentable loss of our Asst. Librarian, 
Mr. A. G. Burgoyne, who had long served in that capacity. Mr. Adam E. Daum kind- 
ly consented to assume the duties as Asst. Librarian, he is working on some material 
in connection therewith which will ultimately redound to the benefit of that depart- 
ment. 

The members of the Society do not seem to realize that we have a most valuable 
library or else fail to take advantage and make use of it as frequently ^.s they might. 

The Handbook Committee have been unable to publish any handbook the last two 
years, though I have repeatedly urged them to exert themselves to obtain material 
and publish something for the benefit of the society. The material for one handbook 
was submitted to them, but owing to a disagreement between the author and the com- 
mittee the manuscript was withdrawn — they do not seem to have been able to secure 
anything else desirable for publication. I consider the present Committee ought to 
be reorganized. 

The three working members of the "Committee" having charge of the U. S. Cat- 
alogue", notified the last convention that they could no longer continue to prosecute 
their labors — a change however was not effected until March 1915 — ^when the Board 



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of Directors added Dr. Chase, Messrs. Sprague and Owens, who agreed to take active 
control of such portion of the work as was left unfinished and carry it on in future. 

During the past year there have been six Branches affiliated with the American 
Philatelic Society — these branches are beneficial as recruiting centers and the changes 
of our By-laws regarding membership in them, made by the convention at Niagara 
Falls last year — seems to have proved efficacious in inducing local organizations to 
join our association and co-operate with us. 

It is hoped that the Revenue Society, Precancelled Club, the Postal Card and oth- 
er societies will ultimately affiliate with the A. P. S., becoming an integral part of our 
great Philatelic organization of which their object is naturally only a specialty and it 
is recommended that in case they should elect to affiliate as a branch of the A. P. S. 
that the Editor of our Amer. Phil, be granted authority to accord them special priv- 
ileges of publication in our official journal. 

On the suggestion of the Philadelphia Branch the Board of Directors in Novem- 
ber, 1914, passed a resolution that owing to the difficulties for foreign members to 
remit their annual dues of the society during the present war conditions, that the pay- 
ment of said dues by such of the members as resided in countries affected by the war 
— should be suspended and the members not dropped for non-payment of dues — until 
after peace has been declared. 

I suggest that the action of the Board of Directors be approved by the Society 
and that the resolution be continued in effect until hostilities abroad are settled and 
peaceful communications restored. 

The valuable list of the U. S. Govt. Collection described by Mr. J. Levy who has 
had charge of arranging it, affords a desirable standard of comparison to the student 
and its publicaiton in one of our popular Philatelic magazines will prove most bene- 
ficial to the collectors of our country. 

The new Revenue Laws require a tax stamp on our certificates of stock — and 
also on proxies for voting in the convention. The question as to the best method for 
payment of this latter tax, is a matter that the convention should take up and decide 
for the future — whether it is to be paid by the individual or the society. As a defi- 
ciency vote by the proxies may at some time hereafter, be the cause of great embar- 
rasment and detriment in the passage of resolutions, I recommended that this subject 
be considered by a special committee. 

The auction and stamp dealers generally declare that their business the past 
year has been fairly good and the trade seems to be rather optimistic. While the 
European source of desirable old stamps has been materially cut off from the U. S., 
the war and charitable issues have created quite a market in this country and are 
greatly sought after. 

Our turbulent neighbor, Mexico, has been very prolific in contributing to our 
philatelic store with its many and dubious Insurrectionary issues — and until the po- 
litical chaos is definitely settled — it will be difficult to determine what will be the 
authoritative sequence of its various issues. 

In 19 8 President Luff, who is one of our best authorities, said, "It's rather late 
in the day to make new discoveries in U. S. stamps," but since then almost every year 
new facts regarding our National issues have been discovered and the end is not yet. 

While the intricacies of the 1870 to 1890 issues by the three Bank Note Com- 
panies have been a source of difficulties and study — many new lights have been shed 
on them by the persistent researches of our experts. Many minute variations in the 
Columbian issues have been observed and exploited by the aid of the microscope. 

The present year two variations of the $1.00 black of 1895 and the 10 cent 
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There are evidently still other possibilities for further discoveries in our own U. 
S. stamp for the careful painstaking Philatelist — so that the interest in our own Na- 
tional Issues, though to a casual observer there seems no difference between speci- 
mens of similar denominations, is an ever present problem which studious research 
may ultimately bring to light and reward the collector for the time and study he 
gives to the details of his specimens. 

In bringing this final report of my incumbency to a close, allow me to thank the 
members of the A. P. S. for the honor they have conferred on me in electing me as 
President — for a second term. 

I hope they have not been disappointed with my work and interest in their be- 
half. The only lasting satisfaction one can have as President, is the thought, that he 
may have done something useful during his administration and been of benefit to the 
organization. 

I shall continue to feel the deepest interest in the welfare, improvement and in- 
crease of the A. P. S. and the advancement of Philately. While I lay aside the mantle 
of authority, I remain ever at your service for any work that can be of benefit to our 
Society and hope that the day will come when 2000 members will appear upon our 
rolls. I hope to be with you at many conclaves in the future — and as I wish you 
pacific success in this 30th Convention in the City of the Golden Gates — I anticipate 
the pleasure of greeting you personally once again at the 31st Annual Convention on 
the Atlantic side of our Continent in 1916. 

CHAS. A. COOLIDGE, 

President A. P. S. 

Mr. Phillips: The next is the appointment of committees. It appears from the 
By-laws that there is to be a committee on Finance, a committee on Library, a com- 
mittee on Sales Department, a committee on Branch Societies, a committee on resolu- 
tions, a committee on Place of Next Conveniton, and a committee on By-Laws, to con- 
sist of the President, who shall be chairman, and four other members to be appointed 
by the President. I prefer to consult with some of the members and have a little time 
for reflection before naming these Committees and make my announcements tomor- 
low morning. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF VICE PRES1J>ENTS. 

Cleveland, Ohio, August 1, 1915. 
Gentlemen: — 

The Board of Vice Presidents held twelve meetings during the past year, or an 
average of one per month, all members being present at most every meeting. 

Twenty-two cases were submitted to it for consideration; in addition to which 
considerable correspondence was received concerning matters of minor importance. 
Nearly all the cases were disposed of except three or four which are in the hands of 
attorneys, or were received too late to enable us to make the necessary investigation 
before the close of our term of office. However, these will be turned over to our suc- 
cessors who will have no difliculty in familiarizing themselves with same, as the cor- 
respondence is all intact. As usual the majority of cases consisted of unpaid accounts. 

The Insurance Fund was drawn on for only $3.00, although there is a claim in 
the hands of the Attorney for a considerable amount for approval books lost, which, 
if not collected must be paid out of the Insurance Fund. In this connection we wish 
to draw the attention of members to the fact that where ^Circuit Books have been lost 
by a member through carelessness or otherwise, while the owner of the books is re- 
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from any liability, and the Society should spare no effort or expense in establishing 
this fact. 

We wish to call the attention of members who wish to avail themselves of the 
benefits of the Sales Department, to the instructions and suggestions issued by the 
Sales Supt. in his reports from time to time, which are always published in the Official 
Journal. Both those desiring to place books in the Circuits and those desiring to re- 
ceive same will have their interests best served in this way. 

There were no cases of substitution reported last year. The following were re- 
ported as having sent out unsolicited approvals: Moore & Moore Supply Co., Huss- 
man Stamp Co., UTK Stamp Co., and Fulton Stamp Co. 

We were compelled to recommend four cases for expulsion from the Society, 
after impartial investigation supported by the written evidence of all parties to the 
controversy, all of which is on file in the records, and which will be forwarded to the 
new Board. 

Two applicants were rejected, and one application for reinstatement was refused. 

It has been the aim of this Board to keep the membership as free of undesirables 
as possible. We deem it incumbent on the present members to watch carefully all 
new names posted for membership and report any with whom they have had unsatis- 
factory dealings, to the Secretary. 

At the last Convention it was resolved that the Board of Vice Presidents be re- 
quested to look into the matter, (presumably the advantages and disadvantages) of 
the American Philatelic Society incorporating under the Federal Law. While we are 
of the opinion that a National society, such as ours, should really come under this 
form of incorporation, yet at the present time we cannot see that the Society would 
gain much in prestige by changing. The preliminary steps required for making such 
a change would mean a large amount of work for the officers, to say nothing of the 
expense. However, we think it is a matter which should be discussed on the floor of 
the Convention where various opinions would not doubt be expressed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. CROWELL. 
JOHN F. RUST. 
ALVIN GOOD. 

The following reports were presented, accepted and submitted to the various 
Committees: — 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SALES DEPARTMENT. 

Philadelphia, Pa., June 20, 1915. 
To the Board of Vice Presidents of the American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: 

Acording to the requirements of the By-Laws I herewith present my Annual 
Report of the Sales Department of the American Philatelic Society, covering the pe- 
riod from June 21, 1914 to June 20, 1915 inclusive. 

The cash sales during this period were $6034.75, a falling off from the previous 
year. This decrease was no doubt caused by the serious business depression which 
prevailed in all parts of this country, and which was further accentuated by the great 
European War. 

Not only did the cash sales show a decrease but also the number of books sent 
into the Department were less than the previous year. The number of books sent in 
during the year were 676 valued at $13,100.74. Notwithstanding the fact that a less 
number of books were sent into the Department than the previous year, yet on ac- 



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count of the falling off of many of our best buyers, we had more sellers in the De- 
partment than buyers, a condition which probably never happened before. 

It is possible that no doubt the times had also something to do with the very 
slow movements of circuits throughout the year. The ten book circuits sent from 
member to member as well as the large Branch circuits seemed to be effected by this 
slowness in circulation. 

About the only real activity that was noticeable during the year was the fre- 
quent requests for early issues of United States stamps in fine condition. Also nu- 
merous requests for early European stamps in fine condition. Twentieth Century 
stamps both used and unused were frequently asked for, but the supply of these 
stamps of early United States and foreign were very limited. 

In my various quarterly reports which have been published through the year in 
the American Philatelist, I called the special attention of members to the fact that if 
they would classify their stamps according to Scott's Catalogue, and place the stamps 
in alphabetical as well as numerical order that it would help the sales from their 
books. I also requested that the stamps of countries and colonies be grouped togeth- 
er such as British Colonies, French Colonies, German Colonies, Portuguese Colonies, 
United States Postage, United States Revenues, 20th Century etc., bu tl regret to say 
that only a small number of the members have followed my suggestions. 

Those members who have followed my suggestions and have mounted their 
stamps neatly, numbered them plainly, and priced them moderately, have realized 
much better results. On the other hand the large number of miscellaneous and mixed 
books that have been sent in, often carelessly and slovenly mounted are not popular 
with the buyers, and do not often command very good sales. The busy man looking 
over a Circuit of books when the stamps are not classified in their order very seldom 
makes purchases, and soon gets tired of looking over such material. I trust that 
members will be more careful in the future in arranging, classifying and mounting 
their stamps. By all means use first class hinges. 

I again desire to call the attention of members to the advantage of forming 
Branches in localities where there are five or more members. The Superintendent is 
permitted to send a larger number of books to a regularly constituted Branch of the 
Society. One member of a Branch assumes the responsibility as Agent for the Sales 
Superintendent, rceeives the books, circulates them among the Branch members and 
returns them to the Sales Superintendent with the remittance for the amount retain- 
ed by all the members. This plan is greatly appreciated by all the Branches that are 
now receiving the circuits. It is a form of entertainment for a Branch Meeting, and 
a circuit of fifty books will entertain and be of interest to the members for an entire 
evening. 

"Special Individual Circuits" of twenty-five ur fifty books sent by express to 
members have become very popular. The members appreciate the personal service 
and advantages that such a circuit gives them. These circuits are sent to members 
at their request with the understanding that the transportation charges are paid by 
them both ways, that the circuit may be retained for a week or ten days, and they 
are not obliged to purchase any specified amount. This feature is popular, because 
it avoids the publicity of how much and what kind of stamps they are buying. Also 
it avoids any possibility of a controversy with a previous member on a regular circuit 
about blank spaces that have been overlooked, careless packing and wrapping, in- 
sufficient postage, etc. As there is nearly always a good supply of miscellaneous 
books on hand the Superintendent can make up and send a "Special Individual Cir- 
cuit" promptly on request. 



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I "want to call particular attention to the safe handling of books. There were 
during the year two instances of seemingly gross carelessness on the part of mem- 
bers. In one case the member lost three books, and in another case the member 
lost two books. One of these cases was satisfactorily adjusted, and the other case 
is now in the hands of the Board of Vice Presidents for adjustment. Members must 
bear in mind that they are personally responsible for these books unless they can 
show delivery to the next member. It is therefore, important that a receipt be taken 
for books when handed from member to member. Failure to take a receipt may 
make a member responsible for books that he cannot show a receipt for. 

In closing this report, I take great pleasure in making public announcement of 
the fact that our worthy International Secretary, Mr. L. Harald Kjellstedt of Scran- 
ton, Pa. has rendered valuable assistance to the Department during the year in 
translating letters from a number of our Foreign members. I have been obliged to 
write to nearly all of the Foreign members, that have books in the Department who 
reside in the "War Zone", that I would be unable to send them remittances or re- 
turn any of their books unless they would write me that they would assume full 
responsibility in case of loss. Our Insurance Fund, like Insurance provided by any 
other concern or Insurance Company, when it makes a certain rate does not pro- 
vide for such unusual conditions as now exist, in transporting money and goods 
through the "War Zone". The Society could not be expected to provide Insurance 
for such unusual and dangerous risks, for the small amount of Vz of 1 % . 

The following is a detailed statement of business done by the Sales Depart- 
ment from June 21st, 1914 to close of business June 20th, 1915: 

2475 books in circulation June 21, 1914, valued at $48667.44 

263 books received June 21, 1914 to Oct. 1, 1914, valued at 5758.34 

129 books received Oct. 1, 1914 to Jan. 1, 1915, valued at 2088. 64 

228 books received Jan. 1, 1915 to April 1, 1915, valued at 4329.05 

56 books received April 1, 1915 to June 20, 1915, valued at 924.71 



3151 $61768.18 

1019 Retired to June 20, 1915 (Sales $5370.49), valued at 20221.62 



2132 Books in circulation June 20, 1915, valued at $41546 .56 

Books Retired. 

Value Sales 

June 21, 1914 to Oct. 1, 1914 125 books $ 2316.67 $ 819.87 

Oct. 1, 1914 to Jan. 1, 1915 168 books 3321.38 940.40 

Jan. 1, 1915 to April 1, 1915 308 books 5496.32 1386.69 

April 1, 1915 to June 20, 1915 418 books 9087.25 2223.53 



(Totals) 1019 $20221.62 $5370.49 

Summary of cash on 1019 books retired which were valued at 

$20221.62, total sales being $5370.49 

Cash remitted to owners $4529.87 

Value received, postage on books • • • 21.99 

Commission to Sales Superintendent 670.29 

Fines for counterfeits, etc • • 22.60 

Insurance 125.74 



The sales this year amounted to 2 6 1/2 per cent. $5370.49 $5370.49 



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Cash Report. 

Debits. 

Cash on hand June 20, 1914 $ 4253.06 

Cash received from sales June 21, 1914 to Oct. 1, 1914 1363.92 

Cash received from sales Oct. 1, 1914 to Jan. 1, 1915 1778.88 

Cash received from sales Jan. 1, 1915 to April 1, 1915 1549.03 

Cash received from sales April 1, 1915 to .June 20, 1915 1343.42 



$10287.81 
Credits. 

1019 books retired, (valued at $20221.62) $ 5370.49 



Cash on hand June 20, 1915 $ 4917.32 

Insurance. 

On the 1019 books retired valued at $20,221.62 insurance checks have been 
sent to the Treasurer as follows: 

June 21, 1914 to Oct. 1, 1914 125 books $ 14.75 

Oct. 1, 1914 to Jan. 1, 1915 168 books 20.49 

Jan. 1, 1915 to April 1, 1915 308 books 36.18 

April 1, 1915 to June 20, 1915 418 books 54.32 



Total $125.74 
Respectfully submitted, 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER, 

Sales Superintendent. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE ON SALES DEPARTMENT. 

Mr. Alvin Good, Recorder, Philadelphia, Pa., 

Board of Vice Pres. A. P. S., August 3rd, 1915. 

812 Hippodrome Bldg., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 
Dear Sir: 

The Committee appointed by your Board to audit the accounts of the Sales De- 
partment have completed that duty, and would respectfully report that they have 
found the accounts to be correct in accordange with the Annual Report submitted 
under date of June 20th, 1915 of the Sales Superintendent, Mr. P. M. VVolsieffer. 

The various accounts and the cash on hand, are correct according to the state- 
ment as given in his report. 

Respectfully yours, 

A. F. HBNKELS, Chairman. 
CHARLES BEAMISH, 
FRED LIEBECK, 

Auditing Committee. 

Mr. Phillips: It is 20 minutes to 12, and before I declare the convention ad- 
journed, I wish to say that the official photographer of the Exposition will take our 
group photograph tomorrow at 12 o'clock right here in front of the building. This 
afternoon we will take a trolley trip across the Bay in Alameda County, Oakland 
and Berkeley, leaving San Francisco at 1:00 P. M. We are also going to have a real 



20 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

stamp carnival at the Hotel Stewart tonight. There is to be no Convention business, 
nothing but talk and swap and sell and buy and gloat and so forth over stamps. 

Is there anything else? If not, the convention will now adjourn until ten 
o'clock tomorrow morning. I would like to have the members consult me in regard 
to these committees. I will be able to see them this afternoon on the trolley riae. 

And thereupon the convention adjourned to Wednesday, August 11, 1915, at 
ten o'clock A. M. 



SECOND SESSION — WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11th. 

Called to order at 10.00 A. M. by Mr. Phillips. 

Mr. Phillips: Before proceeding with the business this morning, I will make 
the following announcements of committees, and the gentlemen named will please 
note that the first named is the Chairman of the Committee. 

Committee on Finance: Eugene Klein, A. L. Ott, E. W. Smith. 

Committee on Library: W. O. Wylie, Eri Richardson, A. Bollman. 

Committee on Sales Department: John A. Klemann, Herbert Armstrong, Walter 

F. Slusser. 
Committee on Branch Societies: Ross O'Shaughnessy, Fred Farnham, A. H. 

Weber. 
Committee on Resolutions: Frank S. Barnes, W. Parker Lyon, H. O. Wolcott. 
Committee on Place of Next Convention: O. N. Sanford, Charles Schlieckert, H. 

W. Doscher. 
Committee on By-laws: H. B. Phillips, A. W. Batchelder, H. E. Dore, William C. 

Michaels, L. Lazarus. 
Committee on Program: William C. Michaels. 

The following reports were presented, accepted and submitted to the various 
Committees: — 

ItEPORT OF THE SECRETARY. 

.leffersonville, Ind., August 2nd, 1915. 
To the President and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society — 
Gentlemen — 

I have the privilege to herewith present my third annual report, covering the 
■year 1914-15, as Secretary of your Society. 

One year ago, it was a matter of congratulation that we were able to show an 
increase in membership, but owing largely to the unsettled business conditions which 
have existed since that time, which have naturally been reflected in Society affairs, 
we are this year obliged to chronicle a loss, yet the fact that it is only a trifle over 
2%, I believe we have every reason to feel gratified with the results in that respect. 

The membership figures are as follows — 

Membership August 8th, 1914 1468 

New stockholders admitted 139 

Reinstatement of former members 11 

Reinstatement of members lapsing March 20th, 1915 12 

New branches chartered 4 

Old branches reinstated 2 

Additions through various causes' not included in above, as set forth 

in my weekly and semi-monthly reports 5 17S 

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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

From which we have to deduct — 

Resignations accepted 75 

Deaths reported i^ 

Expelled by Board of Directors 5 

Dropped March 20th, 1915., for non-payment of dues 115 



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Membership August 2nd, 1915 

The above total includes 21 members who have not yet paid dues for current 
year but who have been retained on our membership list by resolution offered by 
Philadelphia Branch No. 18 and adopted by your Board of Directors, as follows — 

"Owing to the regrettable European War, most of the ordinary means of 
communication are broken down, making it difficult and in some cases impossi- 
ble for foreign members of the American Philatelic Society to remit their dues, 
Therefore be it 

"RESOLVED, That those foreign members who have not remitted 1914-15 
dues be carried on the books of the American Philatelic Society, and not dropped 
for non-payment of dues until after peace shall have been declared." 

The above resolution was duly published in The American Philatelist. 

The total number of foreign members coming under this resolution was 26, but 
5 of these have since paid dues for current year. 

There is also included in the total membership figures one member whose dues 
are unpaid, but whom the Board of Vice Presidents authorized me not to suspend 
until their completion of an investigation. 

In the face of a decrease in total membership, it is a pleasure to record an 
active interest in the matter of Branch Societies. For this condition, I believe the 
change made in our By-Laws at Niagara Falls last August is largely responsible, 
this change permitting a branch to admit to its membership collectors not members 
of this Society. As a result all the branches reported last year are still in active 
membership and we have added six additional local organizations to our roster, as 
follows — 

Branch No. 23, Omaha Stamp Club, Omaha, Neb. 

Branch No. 35, Los Angeles and Southern California Branch, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Branch No. 39, Baltimore Philatelic Society, Baltimore, Md. 

Branch No. 40, Richmond Stamp Club, Richmond, Va. 

Branch No. 41, Rochester Philatelic Association, Rochester, N. Y. 

Branch No. 42, Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Four of the branches admitted during the year now closing, are new branches, 
these being those located in Baltimore, Richmond, Rochester and Honolulu, the oth- 
ers, those of Omaha and Los Angeles, being reinstatement of former branches. 

This gives us a total of nineteen local branches, being located in Chicago, San 
Francisco, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Columbus, Omaha, Detroit, Louis- 
ville, Berkeley, Springfield, Cleveland, Sagniaw, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Baltimore, 
Richmond, Rochester and Honolulu. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



The 139 new stockholders and 11 reinstated members were proposed by 80 
members as follows — 



B. W. H. Poole 8 

Wm. E. Au!t S 

Vahan Mozian 7 

J. E. Ijawrence 5 

P. M. Wolsieffer 5 

W. H. Barnum 4 

Percy McGraw Mann 4 

W. O. Staab 4 

L. S. Wunderly 4 

J. M. Bartels 3 

H. A. Fowler 3 

I. C. Greene " 8 

Dr. J. M. Holt 3 

P. P. James 3 

Karl Koslowski 3 

M. Ohlman 3 

Wm. Schwarz 3 

W. G. Whittaker 3 

C. Bangs 2 

Chas. Brisley 2 

C. A. Coolidge 2 

J. C. Cooper 2 

Dr. S. Handler 2 

C. "W. Kissinger 2 

Eugene Klein 2 

Geo. W. Linn 2 

Fred Michael 2 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 2 

C. V. Webb 2 

A. M. Wright 2 

J. W. Alford 1 

D. M. Averill 1 

B. D. Bagley 1 

J. D. Bartlett 1 

C. M. Breder 1 

H. F. Colman 1 

G. C. Cuenod 1 

H. P. Cutler 1 

Chas. P. Day 1 

C. P. DeKay 1 



A. W. Dunning 1 

W. H. Emmert 1 

P. E. Farnham l 

B. H. Fehlig 1 

A. W. Pilstrup 1 

E. L. Fischer i 

E. H. Gammans, Jr 1 

Alvin Good 1 

T. J. Gundlach 1 

A. W. Herr 1 

W. N. Howe 1 

T. T. Hubard 1 

Chas. H. Jacobs 1 

Julius Levy 1 

M. P. Lyons, Jr 1 



A. M. McNeil 

E. S. Martin 

J. C. Miller 

W. I. Mitchell 

R. H. Mower 

C. A. Nast 

Mrs. E. W. Oughtred 

L. H. Kjellstedt 

H. S. Powell 

LeRoy Pratt 

H. W. Protzmann . . . 



1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

Otto C. Reymann 7 . 1 

C. F. Richards 1 

A. C. Roessler 1 

C. P. M. Rumford 1 

H. F. Root 1 

J. F. Sensow 1 

C. E. Severn 1 

Sam R. Simmons . . .' 1 

O. E. Stark 1 

Geo. L. Toppan 1 

Geo. R. Tuttle 1 

R J. Wagner 1 

H. A. Whipple 1 

H T. Willcox 1 



The deaths, which it is always a sad duty to record, while not numerically as 
large as the list reported last year, nevertheless numbers thirteen. I shall leave fur- 
ther reference to these departed members to the Obituary Committee, but cannot re- 
frain from deploring the Ip§s which the Society sustains. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 23 

The following money was received by me during the fiscal year of 1914-15 and 
remitted to the Treasurer, month by month, as shown by my financial reports — 

Ex- Reinstate- Sus- 

Stock Dues change ments pense Misc. 

August, 1914 $ 8.00 $17.55 .... .... $1.65 $1.00 

September, 1914 12.00 43.50 .30 .... .25 .60 

October, 1914 9.00 24.45 .10 .... .... .10 

November, 1914 7.00 30.10 .30 2.00 .10 .25 

December, 1914 11.00 18.60 .50 .... 

.January, 1915 12.00 25.25 .10 4.00 2.40 .85 

February, 1915 15.00 41.35 .50 1.00 

March, 1915 10.00 30.30 .20 3.00 1.43 .27 

April, 1915 17.00 16.65 .30 2.00 

May, 1915 18.00 19.20 .10 1.00 .... 10.00 

Tune, 1915 9.00 9.30 .10 1.00 .55 1.10 

JuJy, 1915 14.00 7.25 .... .... .... 2.00 



142.00 283.50 2.00 13.00 6.88 17.17 

a total of $464.55. 

The stock and dues of one member was included in last year's report of moneys 
remitted, the application being pending at the time of my final report to the Treasur- 
er, but his admission did not become effective until during the present Society year. 

The following warrants have been drawn on our Treasurer since last Conven- 
tion — 

No. Date. 

1914 
9 02 Aug. 31, A. C. Roessler, four electrotypes for American Philatelist 

New Issue Chronicle $1.24 

903 Aug. 31, J. W. Stowell Printing Co. Printing and mailing July, 

1914, American Philatelist 97.27 

904 Aug. 31, L. Craft Hassler, Printing for Secretary 10.25 

905 Aug. 31, Alvin Good, Recorder, Stenographer, postage and expenses 

Board of Vice Presidents 60.00 

906 Aug. 31, C. F. Mann, Treas., Transfer of suspense account 46.70 

907 Aug. 31, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for month of 

August, 1914, Convention expenses and per diem allow- 
ance 73.53 

908 Sept. 5, Harcourt & Co., 2,000 Membership cards 25. 17 

909 Sept. 5, C. W. Kissinger, Premium on bonds of Sec'y and Treas'r. ... 13.75 

910 Sept. 5, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., 1500 addressed envelopes each for 

Secretary and Treasurer 13 . 75 

911 Sept. 5, Prank H. Burt, Reporting 29th Annual Convention 85.00 

912 Sept. 19, The Quality Print Shop, Dues notices and envelopes for 

Treasurer 9.50 

913 Sept. 19, L. Craft Hassler, Printing for Secretary and Treasurer 28.85 

914 Sept. 19, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing August, 

1914, issue of The American Philatelist 60.13 

915 Oct. 1, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for month of Sep- 

tember, 1914 29.99 

916 Oct. 3, A. J. McKelvey, Refund on stock certificate No. 3809 1. 00 



24 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

917 Oct. 3, L. H. Kjellstedt, Int. Secy., Expenses for July, August and Sep- 

tember, 1914 .61 

918 Oct. 24, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing September 

American Philatelist 101.53 

919 Oct. 24, L. Craft Hassler, Printing for H. B. Phillips, Director 2.50 

920 Oct. 24, C. P. Mann, Treas., Transfer of item from Suspense account 

to General Fund 1.65 

921 Oct. 31, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for month of 

October, 1914 32.83 

922 Oct. 31, Brewers Printing House, 5,000 Application blanks and 4,000 

Recruiting folders 31.00 

9 23 Oct. 31, P. M. Wolsieffer, salary as Sales Superintendent to August 

31st, 1914 25.00 

924 Nov. 14, .1. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing American 

Philatelist, Oct. 1914 73.08 

925 Nov. 14, A. C. Roessler, 6 electrotypes for The American Philatlist. . . 1.90 

926 Nov. 14, Thos. Wheatley, Refund on stock certificate No. 1592 1.00 

927 Nov. 14, Robt. Koehler, for two stamps substituted in book No. 8156. 2.62 

928 Dec. 5, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for Nov., 1914. . 26.57 
9 29 Dec. 5, Brewers Printing House, Expressage on application blanks and 

recruiting leaflets to Chairman of Recruiting Committees 2.21 

9 30 Dec. 15, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Postage on Convention Proceed- 
ings and A. P. for Nov. 1914, and correcting mailing list 80.65 

931 Dec. 15, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing Convention Proceedings 

and November, 1914, American Philatelist 356.95 

932 Dec. 24, Chas. A. Coolidge, Pres., Postage to Dec. 20th, 1914 8.20 

1915 

933 Jan. 2, Wm. 'E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for Dec, 1914. . . 28.17 

934 Jan. 12, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing American 

Philatelist Dec. 1914 and 400 Reprints of By-Laws 81.10 

9 35 Jan. 12, Brewers Printing House, 100 Branch Charters 7.50 

936 Jan. 12, L. H. Kjellstedt, Int. Secy., Postage for Oct., Nov., Dec, 1914 1.34 

937 Jan. 18, Ross O'Shaughnessy, Expenses for Western Branch of Re- 

cruiting Committee 8.50 

938 Jan. 23, Brewers Printing House, Printing for Secretary 9.65 

939 Jan. 30, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for Jan., 1915. 37.56 

940 Feb. 6, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing January 

American Philatelist and Index Proofs 106.53 

941 Feb. 6, A. C. Roessler, Electrotypes for American Philatelist (Five) . . 1.50 
9 42 Feb. 20, Bush-Krebs Co., Zinc etching and two electrotypes for Cover 

Design for American Philatelist 9.86 

943 March 1, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for Feb., 1915. 27.47 

944 March 6, Brewers Printing House, 1,000 envelopes for Secretary 3.50 

945 March 6, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing American 

Philatelist for February, 1915 75.00 

946 March 30, C. P. Mann, Treas., Subscription for 1915 to Philatelic 

Literature Society 5.11 

947 March 30, Wm. E. Ault, Editor, Expenses and Services for first half 

Volume XXVIII 55.71 

948 April 7, Brewers Printing House, Envelopes for President 1.25 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. • 25 

9 49 April 7, Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co., Advertising for February and 

March, 1915 6.30 

950 April 7, L. H. Kjellstedt, Int. Secy., Expenses for Jan., Feb. and 

March, 1915 1.15 

951 April 7, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for March, 1915 25.89 

952 April 30, J. W. Stowell Printing 'Co., Printing and mailing April 15th, 

1915, American Philatelist 72.69 

953 May 1, Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co., Advertising for April, 1915 4.20 

954 May 1, Wm. IE. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for April, 1915.. 27.79 

955 May 24, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Postage on May 15th American 

Philatelist and Membership List 73.25 

956 May 24, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing Membership 

List and May 15th, 1915, American Philatelist 312.40 

957 May 24, A. C. Roessler, Electrotypes for American Philatelist .79 

958 May 28, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing May 1st, 

American Philatelist, Corrections to Literature Report 
• and freight on surplus stock of publications to Mr. H. 

E. Beats 38.92 

959 June 1, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for May, 1915. . 24.86 

960 June 8, Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co., Advertising for May, 1915 5.25 

961 June 8, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing Junst Isit 

American Philatelist and 15 00 addressed envelopes for 

mailing ballots, etc 40.95 

962 June 19, J. W. Stowell Pointing Co., Printing and mailing June 15th, 

American Philatelist 72.81 

963 June 19, Acme Printing Co., Printing ballots, calls, proxy blanks and 

envelopes and mailing same 25.00 

9 64 July 7, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing July 1st, 

American Philatelist 35.60 

9 65 July 7, C. F. Mann, Treas., Expenses to date 68.20 

966 July 7, Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co., Advertising for June, 1915 4.20 

9 67 July 7, L. H. Kjellstedt, Int. Secy., Postage for April, May and June, 

1915 1.19 

968 July 7, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for June. 1915. . 40.12 

969 July 21, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., Clerk Hire and expenses for July, 1915. 24.64 

970 July 21, Wm. E. Ault, Editor, Services for latter half of Vol. XXVIII. .'lO.OO 
9 71 July 21, Wm. E. Ault, Secy., advance for Convention expenses 100.00 

972 July 21, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Printing and mailing July 15th, 

American Philatelist 72.34 

973 July 24, Chas. A. Coolidge, Pres., Expenses Dec. 20, 1914, to date. . . 9.00 

974 July 31, C. F. Mann, Treas., Salary for year 1914-15 25.00 

The balance in the Secretary's expense account on August 2nd, 1915, was One 
Hundred Dollars ($100.00) as shown by attached letter, as required by the By- 
Laws. 

During the month of February, as per authorization of the Board of Directors, 
there was inserted in the "ADLETS" column of Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News, a 
seven line advertisement calling attention to the Society and setting forth in a brief 
form the advantages of membership, from which we received a total of fortj^-three 
replies, these being productive of fifteen new members. 



26 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

During the past year this office tried out the innovation suggested in my report 
of last August, the references given by every applicant being written to for an ex- 
pression regarding the prospective member. While this has necessarily entailed 
additional work for the Secretary, yet the results have amply justified the expense 
and trouble and I hope that all future Secretaries will retain the same method of 
investigation. 

As the report of your Editor of your Official Journal will detail, it became nec- 
essary on the suspension of the Philadelphia Stamp News to devolve a method by 
which applications for membership could be acted upon with as little delay as pos- 
sible, the result being the publication of The American Philatelist semi-monthly. 
This has permitted every member to have full knowledge of every application for 
membership in advance of the admission of the applicant, a condition far more 
desirable than under the old manner of publication, as in the case of those members 
who were not subscribers to the Philadelphia Stamp News, many new members were 
admitted in the then customary form of procedure whose names as applicants did 
not reach such members until after the applicants' admission. This new method of 
publication and the investigation of reference cannot but be a means of increasing 
our standard of membership. 

It is undoubtedly a source of much gratification to those who broached the idea 
to note the material increase in the number of members availing themselves of the 
privilege of listing their specialties in the membership list, the one published last 
April showing 696 such references, or 48%% of our membership. 

In the conduct of this office it has been necessary on many occasions to look 
up past members and the lack of complete records for that purpose has been a 
source of much regret. I would suggest that the Secretary be authorized to endeavor 
to secure a complete file of the various publications which have published the official 
reports of the various officers, particularly those of the Secretary, and have these 
properly bound, to become, as property of the Society, a part of the official records 
of the Secretary's office. 

While the duties connected with this office call for a vast amount of time and 
a very considerable volume of correspondence, yet I cannot refrain from expressing 
a certain pleasure in having served as your Secretary, and this feeling I am pleased 
to consider is due to the uniform kindness of our officers and members, with all of 
whom I feel that my office has been conducted in perfect accord and to each and 
every one I extend my sincere thanks for their courtesies during the past year. To 
those with whom I have had the honor of serving on your official Board, I cannot 
but feel that my connection with them has been a great pleasure to me and created 
a memory which it will be a joy to revive in after days. As this time of severing 
of official ties with those with whom I have worked for the past two years, I can 
only hope our A. P. S. shall continue to grow greater in power and be the factor for 
the establishment of philatelic and social friendships in the future that it has in 
the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. E. AULT, Secretary. 

Jeffersonville, Indiana, Aug. 2, 1915. 

This is to certify that there is on deposit with this Company at close on Aug. 
2nd, to credit of W. E. Ault, Secretary, $100.00. 

CITIZENS TRUST COMPANY, 

C. E. Poindexter, Treas. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 
REPORT OF THE TREASURER. 

Chicago, August 6th, 1915. 
To The American Philatelic Society: 

Gentlemen: — 

I submit herewith my report as Treasurer for the year ending August 6th, 1915: 



Balance forward. 

Receipts from W. E. Ault, Secy., 

Disbursements: 

Voucher 916, 
Voucher 926, 



Stock Fund. 

$4,193.66 

142.00 $4,335.66 



1.00 

1.00 2.00 Cr. Bal. $4,333.66 



Balance forward. 
Receipts from: 
A. Good, Trustee 
P. M. Wolsieffer, 

Disbursements: 

Voucher 927, 



Balance forward, 
Receipts, 



Insurance Fund. 

$1,620.42 



9.43 

125.74 $1,755.59 



2.62 



Exchange Account. 

$55.83 
4.10 



2.62 



Cr. Bal. $1,752.97 



Cr. Bal. $ 59.93 



Suspense Account. 



Balance forward. 




$46.70 


Receipts, 




39.83 


Disbursements: 




Voucher 90 6, 




46.70 


Voucher 920, 




1.65 






General Fund. 


Receipts: 






Dues, 




$2,453.00 


Reinstatements, 




13.00 


Ads. Am. Philatelist, 


265.38 


Interest on Bonds 


, 


160.00 


Interest on Bank 


Balance, 


30.28 


Miscellaneous, 




17.17 



48.35 



Cr. Bal. $ 86.03 



Cr. Bal. $ 37.6! 



$2,938.83 



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Disbursements: 
Vouchers 

902 . 

903 . 

904 . 

905 . 

907 . 

908 . 

909 . 

910 . 

911 . 

912 . 

913 . 

914 . 

915 . 

917 . 

918 . 

919 . 

921 . 

922 . 

923 . 

924 . 

925 . 

928 . 

929 . 

930 . 

931 . 
932 

933 . 

934 . 

935 . 

936 . 

937 , 

938 , 

939 , 
940 





Vouchers: 


$ 1.24 


941 


97.27 


942 


10.25 


943 


60.00 


944 


73.53 


945 


25.17 


946 


13.75 


947 


13.75 


948 


85.00 


949 


9.50 


950 


28.85 


951 


60.13 


952 


29.99 


953 


.61 


954 


101.53 


955 


2.50 


956 


32.83 


958 


31.00 


957 


25.00 


959 


73.08 


960 


1.90 


961 


26.57 


962 


2.21 


963 


80.65 


965 


356.95 


9 64 


8.20 


966 


28.17 


968 


81.10 


967 


7.50 


969 


1.34 


970 


8.50 


971 


9.65 


972 


37.56 


973 


106.53 


974 



1 1 

9 

27 



5 5 
1 
6 
1 



72 

4 

27 

73 

!12 



24 

5 
40 
72 
25 
68 
35 

4 
40 

1 

24 

50 

-00 

72 

9 
25 



50 
86 

47 

50 

,00 

.1] 

,71 

25 

30 

,15 

89 

69 

,30 

,79 

,25 

, 40 

92 

,79 

,86 

,25 

9 5 

,81 

.00 

20 

,60 

.20 

12 

,19 

64 

00 

,00 

,34 

,00 

,00 



Account overdrawn last year 



Total $2,873.85 

195.62 



Account overdrawn 



$3,069.47 
$ 130.64 



Stock Fund, 
Insurance Fund, 
Exchange Account, 
Suspense Account, 

General Fund overdrawn, 



Summary of Balances. 

$4,333.66 

1,752.97 
59.93 
37.68 $6,184.24 



130.64 



Cr. Bal. $6,053.60 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 29 

Resources. 

Bonds (book value), $3,489.34 

Cash in Bank, 2,564.26 Total $6,0.53.60 

C. F. MANN, Treasurer. 

Chicago, Aug. 5th, 1915. 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY, 
C. P. Mann, Treasurer, 

In Account with 

THE CORN EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK 

of Chicago. 

Balance, $2589.26 

KEPOKT OP AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Chicago, Aug. 6, 1915. 
Mr. H. B. Phillips, 

Director, American Philatelic Society, 

c/o Mr. Wm. B. Ault, Secretarj% American Philatelic Society, 
Hotel Stewart, San Francisco, Calif. 
Dear Sir: 

In pursuance with the accompanying order of the President, General Chas. A. 
Coolidge, the undersigned hereby certify that they have carefully examined and audit- 
ed the account books and vouchers of the Treasurer, Mr. C. F. Mann, and have veri- 
fied the bank balance and bonds in his custody, and beg leave to report as follows. 
We have found his accounts to be correct, and in accordance with the Treasurer's re- 
port herewith, except that voucher No. 974 to the amount of $25.00 has not been 
cleared by the bank, although it is in the process of payment in order that the item it 
represents may be included in the present year's record. Hence the enclosed Bank 
statement of cash on hand is in excess to that amount. The Society's bonds in the 
possession of the Treasurer we find to be as follows: 

"City of St. Paul Sewer Bond, No. 9-848. $1000.00 Face Value 
City of St. Paul Sewer Bond, No. 9849, $1000.00 Face Value 
City of St. Paul Fire Dept. Bond, No. 10030, $500.00 Face Value 
Sen-Sen Chicklet Co. Sinking Fund Gold Bond, No. A1081, $1000.00 Face 
Value. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

H. N. MUDGE. 

WALTER H. Mcdonald. 

H. L. LINDQUIST. 
ORDERS. 

Aug. 4, 1915. 

As the Treasurer, Mr. C. F. Mann, will be unable to attend the A. P. S. Conven- 
tion to be held at San Francisco, Cal., on the 10th of Aug. 1915, and in order to save 
the expense of transportation of the books and papers from Chicago, 111. to San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. and return, it is hereby ordered that an Auditing Committee to consist of 
H. N. Mudge, H. L. Lindquist and W. H. McDonald (or Mr. C. E. Severn if any of the 
above members cannot serve) is hereby called to meet in Chicago, 111. Aug. 6 or as 
soon as practicable to examine carefully the Account Books, Vouchers and other pa- 
pers pertaining to the Treasury of the A. P. S. for the fiscal year ending Aug. 10, 
1915, and also obtain from the Bank of Deposit verification of his balance in said 
bank, and verify any blaance on hand in possession of the Treasurer. 

A report, with Bank Certificate of Balance, will be rendered by said Auditing 
Committee to H. B. Phillips, Director A. P. S. at San Francisco for submission to the 
Convention. CHAS. A. COOLIDGE, President. 



30 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

REPORT OF INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY. 

To The American Philatelic Society, 

Gentlemen: 

On account of the great European war, the activities of philatelic societies located 
in the belligerent countries have been either heavily curtailed or entirely eliminated. 
For this reason, there is very little to report from the office which I have the honor 
to represent. Since the first of the year, I have received and replied to one inquiry 
from Sweden and another from Germany. The "Vertrauliches Korrespondenz Blatt" 
has appeared quite regularly and has published such of my reports as have reached 
them. The last number which came to hand was for April and May. 

Norwegian philatelists have brought out a splendid work on the Postage Stamps 
of Norway 1855-1914 of which Messrs. Justus Anderssen and Henrik Dethloff are the 
authors. 

The Philatelic Society of Sweden has issued an excellent, specialized and priced 
Handbook of the stamps and entires of Sweden. 

Both works have been added to our library. 

As a matter of economy, the Swedish Society decided not to issue any year book 
during 1915 but I understand that the membership of this society is still around 1300. 

It has been a pleasure to me to be able to assist the Sales Superintendent with a 
number of translations, and also to furnish several members with information on for- 
eign affairs of philatelic nature. 

Having no recommendations to make at this time, I remain, gentlemen 
Respectfully yours, 

L. HARALD KJELLSTBDT, 
ocranton, Pa., July 14, '15. International Secretary. 

REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 

9 August 1915. 
Mr. William E. Ault, Secretary, 

American Philatelic Society, 

Hotel Stewart, San Francisco, Cal. 
Sir: 

I have hte honor to submit the following report as Librarian of the American 
Philatelic Society for the year 1914-1915. 

The work of the year has been normal in quantity and quality. The various 
books and periodicals transmitted by the Assistant Librarian to us have been acces- 
sioned, catalogued, and bound, when possible. The requests for loans have been 
promptly met by sending the material when it was in the Library. 

While the Library is thus in satisfactory physical condition, and has an efficient 
system of administration, there is much which could be done to improve it. 

At present the Library is growing in haphazard fashion, dependent largely upon 
gifts, and without any systematic plan for its enlargement. This will gradually build 
a considerable collection, but not one which will meet the needs of philatelists. There 
should be in America at least one library containing practically all important books 
and journals, and this library should be, in my opinion, that of the American Phila- 
telic Society. To build such a library definite funds for purchases are required each 
year, and the attention of some one acquainted with philatelic publications who will 
see that any important works are ohtained, by gift or purchase, as issued and also 
that older works of value are secured to complete the collection. I would recommend 
that some steps toward this end be taken. A feasible plan would be the appointment 



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of a committee, with a definite annual appropriation to be spent for the books which 
they believed most desirable. The appropriation need not be large; the important 
things are its constancy and the attention of the committee to the duty of spending it. 
The Assistant Librarian has included a list of the periodicals received in his re- 
port, and has called attention to the irregularity of certain ones. This has been a 
matter of embarrassment to us all. The system by which these journals reach the 
Library makes it impossible for your librarian to ascertain where the fault lies, as he 
has no means of learning whether the journal has ever been sent by the publisher. 
If publishers mailed the issues directly to the Library, it would be possible to check 
them and call immediate attention to missing numbers, but the present arrangement 
precludes this. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HARRISON W. GRAVER, Librarian. 

REPORT OP ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN. 

Pittsburgh, Pa., August 2, 1915. 
William E. Ault, Esq., Secretary, 
American Philatelic Society, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. 
Dear Sir: — 

As Assistant Librarian, I beg to submit report for period covering September 1st, 
1914 to August 1st, 1915, as follows: 

Svensk Filatelistisk Tidskrift, published at Stockholm, by the Philatelic Society 
of Sweden — 15th Year, No. 7, September; No. 8, October; No. 9, November; 
No. 10, December, 1914. 16th Year, No, 1, January; No. 2, February; No. 
3, March; No. 4, April; No. 5, May; No. 6, June, 1915. 

Der Philatelist, published at Dresden, by the International Philatelisten Vereins 
— 35th Year, No. 7-8, July; No. 9, September; No. 10, October; No. 11, No- 
vember; No. 12, December, 1914. 36th Year, No. 1, January; No. 2, Feb- 
ruary; No. 3, March; No. 4, April; No. 5, May; No. 6, June, 1915. 

El Filatelico Espanol, published at Barcelona, Spain, by Orestes de Mora — 14th 
Year, No. 145, June; No. 146, July; No. 147, August; No. 148, Septemher; 
No. 149, Oct.-Dec, 1914. 

The Journal of the Philatelic Literature Society, published at London, by the 
Philatelic Literature Society — Vol. Vll, No. 2, April; No. 3, July; No. 4, 
October, 1914. Vol. VIII, No. 1, January, 1915. 

The British Guiana Philatelic Journal, published at Georgetown, B. G., by the 
British Guiana Philatelic Society — No. 16, June; No. 17, December, 1914. 

Revista de la Sociedad Filatelica Argentina, published at Buenos Ayres, by the 
Philatelic Society of Argentina — 18th Year, No. 3, May-June; No. 4, July- 
Aug.; No. 5, Sept.-Oct.; No. 6, Nov.-Dec, 1914. 19th Year, No. 1, Jan.- 
Feb.; No. 2, March-April, 1915. 

Nordisk Filatelistisk Tidskrift, published at Christiana, by the Northern Phila- 
telic Union — 21st Year, No. 7, July; No. 8, August; No. 9, September; No. 
10, October; No. 11, November; No. 12, December, 1914. 

Vertrauliches Korrespondenz Blatt, published at Hamburg, by the Alliance of 
German & Austrian Philatelic Societies— 24th Year, No. 7, July; No. 8, 
Aug.-Oct.; No. 9, Nov.-Dec, 1914. 25th Year, No. 1, Jan.-Feb.; No. 2, 
March; No. 4-5, Apr.-May, 1915. 

Schweizerisch Philatelistisch Nachrichen, published at Bern, by Ernst Zumstein 
— Vol. VI, No. 6, June-July; No. 7-8, Aug.-Oct.; No. 9-10, Nov.-Dec, 1914. 



32 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Revue Philatelique Francaise, published at Paris, France, by the Philatelic So- 
ciety of France — No. 269, July, 1914. No. 270, February; No. 3-4, March- 
April; No. 271, May, 1915. 

Berner Briefmarkenzeitung, published by Markenhause, Zumstein & Co., Bern, 
Switzerland — 1st Year, No. 1, January, 1915. 

Germania Bericht, published at Leipzig, by the Germania Ring — 19th Year, No. 
1-2, February; No. 3-4, April, 1915. 

Berliner Briefmarken Zeitung, published by Philipp Kosack & Co., at Berlin — 
10th Year, July, 1914. 

The Collectors Journal, published at Chicago, 111., by H. L. Lindquist — Vol. V, 
No. 8, March, 1915. 

The Collectors Blue Book, published at Camden, N. J. — Vol. Ill, No. 2, January, 
1915. 

The Stamp Journal, combined with Collectors Blue Book, published at Camden, 
N. J. — Vol. VIII, Nos. 3-4, March-April; No. 5, May, 1915. 

Everybodys Philatelist, published at San Francisco, Calif. — Vol. V, No. 11, No- 
vember, 1914. Vol. VI, No. 4, April, 1915. 

The Philatelic Gazette, published at New York, by Nassau Stamp Co. — Vol. V, 
No. 1, January; No. 2, February; No. 3, March; No. 4, April; No. 5, May; 
No. 6, June; No. 7, July, 1915. 

The Nebraska Philatelist, published at Norfolk, Nebraska, by Reuben W. Ahl- 
man — Vol. 1, No. 1, May; No. 2, June-July, 1915. 

Priced Catalogue of the Alfred Smith Philatelic Library, published at London, 
W. C. — Part 4, Section 1, Separate Works ^Societies Z); Section 2, Period- 
icals (Argentina-Belgium). 

Scott's Monthly Circulars, received from Mr. Horace W. Whiteman, Clearfield, 
Pa. (A. P. S. No. 4390) — Feb. 15, 1911 to Feb. 1915, inclusive, (March 1913 
not included) . 

More Essays for United States Postage Stamps, 1912, by Mr. Edward H. Mason 
(Sender not known). 

Le Collectionneur de Timbre Post, Paris, France — No. 416, June, 1915. 

The Collector's Monthly, published at Oakland, California — Vol. V, No. 1, May, 
1915. 

The Central Philatelist, published at Kansas City, Kansas — Vol. I, No. 1, March; 
No. 2, April; No. 3, May, 1915. 

El Coleccionista, published at Havana, by Cuba Philatelic Association — Vol. — , 
No. 3, May-June, 1915. 

Bulletin of National Philatelic Society — No. 1, April; No. 2, May; No. 3, June; 
No. 4, July, 1915. 

In addition to the above, I also acknowledge receipt from the Secretary of one 
package, containing about 60 pounds of various books and publications which were 
not listed by me. These, however, were placed in the library, and no doubt have been 
listed in the proper manner by the Librarian. 

Also received from the Board of Vice Presidents, package containing former rec- 
ords from Mr. H. C. Crowell, Chairman of the Board of Vice Presidents. 

From the above report, it will be noticed that various publications are received 
intermittently. In other words, a complete file Is not possible. I would caution the 
publishers that if they desire to favor the Society with their publications, that the 
name of the Society be placed on their mailing list, so that copies of each publication 
may be received here. Respectfully submitted, 

ADAM E. DAUM, Asst. Librarian. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. ^ 33 

The Secretary: The next report is the Attorney's. I might preface this report 
with the announcement that in the publication of our journal, we are paying regular 
postage rates. We have tried for quite a long while to so arrange our by-laws or our 
subscription to the journal as to enable us to take advantage of second-class rates. 
We tried one time, as you will remember, with rather disastrous results, in the fact 
that it required each member to subscribe individually to the journal, and the result 
was that comparatively few did so, and the very thing that they had made a great 
protest about, not getting the publication, they voluntarily passed over. I believe 
the by-laws can be so changed that we can make the payment of subscription to the 
journal as part of the dues, so that in paying one amount they automatically pay 
their subscription. If we can do that, if that will pass the post office requirements, 
we of course can avail ourselves of second-class rates at quite a saving in a year's 
postage account. At my suggestion, Mr. Schmalzriedt, our Attorney, has drawn up 
some amendments to that part of the by-laws which may overcome that point. 

REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY. 

Detroit, Mich., Aug. 6th, 1915. 
To the President, Directors and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society. 
Gentlemen — 

I have the honor to report to you as Attorney for the American Philatelic Society 
that of the matters presented to me during the past year only one has not been finally 
disposed of, that being a suit for money due the Sales Department for stamps re- 
moved from books of members and for the loss of two sales books. The defendant 
in this case claims that the lost books should be paid for from the Insurance Fund; 
but the officers of the Society do not agree with him in his contention. If the member 
succeeds in his present suit it will be necessary for the Society to amend its By-Laws 
and make more explicit as to the Insurance Fund. I do not deem it advisable, howev- 
er, to do anything in this regard at the present time, because amendments at this time 
would not alter the case now pending. 

At the request of the Secretary, I have prepared amendments to several sections 
of the By-Laws to overcome, if possible, the objections of the Post Office Department 
to admit the official journal to the mails as second-class matter. The same are here- 
with submitted. Respectfully, 

FRED R. SCHMALZRIEDT, Attorney. 

SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS. 
Art. II Sec. 3. The annual dues shall be $1.80 to all members, of which amount 
.... cents shall be for one year's subscription to the Official .lournal, payable in ad- 
vance, * * * * 

Art. IX Sec. 1. The American Philatelist * * * * 
The charter * * * * 
Reports of * * * * 
Advertising shall be * * * * 

One copy of each issue shall be sent to each member in good 
standing. 

Ten copies, * * * * 
Art. IX Sec. 3. There shall be a separate fund in the Treasury of the Society to 
be known as the Official Journal Fund. AH sums received for the Official Journal 
from any source whatever including the sum of .... cents from the dues of each 
member, shall be deposited to the credit of this fund and all disbursements for said 
journal shall be paid from this fund. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



REPORT OF THE COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR. 



Philadelphia, July 31, 1915. 
To the President and Members of the American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: 

From August 20, 1914 to July 30, 1915, 681 stamps were submitted to me for 
examination. Of these 333 were genuine, 2 43 counterfeits, 19 bore fake surcharges, 
1 was fake grilled, 4 were proofs, 6 with pen cancellations removed, 1 with fake can- 
cellation, 8 trimmed perforations and 6 6 reprints. As usual, the bulk of the stamps 
submitted were Old Europeans, not any of which included unknown forgeries. Next 
in number were United States stamps which were submitted for classification. The 
commonest counterfeit of the United States is the Providence 5c. 

As a direct result of the war, many German Colonial stamps have been sur- 
charged by the Armies of Occupation. Among those reported forged are the G. R. I. 
surcharges on Samoa, Marshall Islands and German New Guinea. It was also report- 
ed that some of the surcharges of the Togo Stamps were produced in Paris, for the 
"benefit" of collectors. All these stamps will eventually find their way to the Ameri- 
can market. Among the reprints submitted Alsace Lorraine, Austria, Bergedorf, 
Hamburg, Hanover, Heligoland and Samoa are still plentiful. Occasionally counter- 
feits of the British Colonies are sent in. These are very poor and were made about 
forty years ago, hence often found in old collections. 

Before closing, I wish to call attention to a 2c Pan American invert on cover, 
which was recently offered to me at a high price. The stamp was a fairly well made 
fake, produced from an ordinary stamp. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE KLEIN, Counterfeit Detector. 

REPORT OF THE EXAMINER OF SALES BOOKS. 

Philadelphia, July 31, 1915. 
To the President and Members of the American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: 

From September 9th to June 20, 1915, 511 sales books were submitted to me for 
examination, from which I directed the Sales Superintendent to remove 41 counter- 
feits and 64 reprints, etc. The fines collected for the counterfeits amounted to 
$12.65. These included Argentine, Bulgaria, Hamburg, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Mexico, 
South Bulgaria and Sudan. Among the reprints were Bergedorf, German Levant, 
Hamburg, Mexico and Prussia. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE KLEIN, Examiner of Sales Books. 

REPORT OP EDITOR OF AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Jeffersonville, Ind., 

August 2nd, 1915. 
To the President and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society — 
Gentlemen: — 

In tendering herewith my third annual report as Editor of The American Phila- 
telist, I wish first of all to extend my thanks to those who have assisted in any man- 
ner, either in literary contributions or advertising, and only regret that I cannot 
name them individually in this report. The pages of our journal bear witness to those 
who have helped to make possible the appearance of our official organ. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



35 



In the latter part of last March came the unexpected announcement of the sus- 
•pension of the Philadelphia Stamp News, in which had been published for several 
years the official reports of the Secretary and which publication formed the basis of 
admission of new members. It then became necessary for the Board of Directors to 
quickly make plans to bridge over this, to the Society, very serious matter. I imme- 
diately put forward the suggestion, among others, that we issue The Amercian Phila- 
telist semi-monthly, one issue each month to be dated the 15th to be our customary 
literary and advertising number, and the other, to be dated the 1st, to be a short 
number devoted principally to reports of officers and branches and such other matter 
as could be used. This was adopted by the Board, as fortunately our By-Laws so 
authorized them to do in case such a move should be deemed necessary. That this 
change has met with much approval among our members is attested by the many ex- 
pressions of appreciation which have reached this office. 

The one item which gives your Editor the greatest concern is the fact that so few 
of our members, comparatively speaking, support the Journal in a literary way. It is 
the earnest hope that The American Philatelist be used by our membership as a 
vehicle for the publication of their writings and researches, not that we even desire 
to run counter to any existing philatelic magazine, but simply that we want The Amer- 
ican Philatelist to become known as a journal of original matter, contributed by our 
members for the interest and philatelic information of their fellow-members. A 
pride there ought to be in the Society's journal and a desire to see it attain its proper 
rank among philatelic Society publications. The way is clearly defined, the invitation 
extended, the opportunity ready for merely asking — why cannot we have results? 

The Editor fully realizes his limitations in literary matters, and realizing these, 
can only look to those who are fully competent to supply this deficiency. Let us take 
our journal seriously. Help lift it to a proper standing. Make it a magazine of real 
and live interest, so that we can offer it as a tangible inducement to gain and hold a 
member's interest in the Society. 

Since my last annual report. Volume XXVll has been completed with the issuance 
of twelve numbers comprising 284 pages, which with the Convention Proceedings and 
Membership List, gave us a total of 457 pages. 

To date fourteen numbers of Volume XXVIII have appeared with 22 8 pages, and 
combining the Convention Proceedings and Membership List, we have a total of 45 6 
pages, with three issues to complete the volume. 

As a result of a competition for cover desigrs for The American Philatelist, that 
submitted by Mr. Carle H. Schafer, of Niles, Mich., a recent addition to our member- 
'^hip, was accepted, and its use began with the March number of the present volume. 
Undoubtedly this design adds greatly to the appearance of our journal and we feel 
the Society is to be congratulated on having secured such an attractive cover page. 

We regret to note that the use of our advertising columns have shown a con- 
siderable decrease over last year, being about $150.00 less. We sincerely hope this 
is not due to a lack of patronage of our advertisers on the part of our members. We 
sincerely thank those dealers and collectors who have used space and especially those 
whose advertisements have appeared so steadily. We shall endeavor to create more 
interest in this branch of our journal during the coming year and trust that all mem- 
bers who are dealing in stamps will make use of our columns. At the same time we 
shall hope that every member, whenever possible, will endeavor to justify those 
dealers in their patronage of the Society's journal. 

We hope, however, the final verdict regarding The American Philatelist will be 
that it has been a help to the Society and that its prestige will increase. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. E. AULT, Editor. 



36 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, in connection with this report, I fear that the literary 
side of our pursuit has escaped the attention of the majority of our members. We 
are so intent on pursuing the elusive stamp itself, that when we have got it or have 
not got it, as the case may be, we stop. We do not take the time to put down our 
impressions on paper for the benefit of those who are coming after us. You must 
remember, gentlemen, that this institution must be perpetuated in the next genera- 
tion if it is going to survive, and in order to do that there must be a literature of our 
pastime or science, or whatever name you may choose to term it, and it is just as 
much your duty to produce literature for the benefit of the coming generation, as it is 
to accumulate collections of postage stamps to be handed over to them. The very 
fact that they are already accumulated and handed over in block lots defeats the purv 
pose for which stamp collections are made, that is, to inculcate the study of history, 
both physical, and particularly the political history of the world for the last seventy 
years. There is nothing better to my mind at the present time extant than the col- 
lection of stamps for the purpose of implanting a knowledge of political history in the 
rising generation, and I hope that you will take it to heart, and produce some literary 
matter for the support of this journal and all other journals that are interested in 
the collection of stamps. 

Mr. Michaels: Mr. Chairman, may I inquire if The American Philatelist is self- 
sustaining? 

The Secretary: No, sir; it is not. It was not the intention to make it so. You 
will remember, if you read the proceedings of the Springfield Convention, the discus- 
sion there preceding the revival of the journal as a monthly publication, it was quite 
lengthy, and the feature of expense was gone into very deeply, but it does not cost 
but very little more than the old quarterly did, and we get now 24 numbers to a mem- 
ber in place of four. 

Mr. Michaels: Is there any way of providing a fund to meet the deficit, and also 
possible to pay for articles by experts? There are a number of writers throughout the 
United States, and the world, for that matter, who depend for their livelihood, on 
their stamps and what they know about them and what they write, and if we could 
provide a fund of some sort to pay for articles of merit for the American Philatelist, 
I think it would be very advisable to do it, and make the publication more readable 
and more valuable. Do you know of any way that that can be done, Mr. Secretary? 

The Secretary: In answer to that, the expense of conducting an organization 
such as ours, which is practically all by mail and under the present condition of the 
publication, is such that we could not appropriate any appreciable amount without 
creating a deficit in the general fund. It could, of course, be overcome if we could 
carry an immense amount of advertising, but dealers are already advertising in other 
publications, and naturally they do not feel that they want to go into our journal very 
heavily. If we could interest more of them to do that, we would have a fund that 
we might be able to use for that purpose. But aside from that, we could not publish 
a great many articles in the course of a year, because we have a certain amount of 
official matter that must be sent out. If we could only get one good article from 
each of a few members during the course of a year, we would almost be provided 
with literary matter. 

REPORT OF THE EXPERT COMMITTEE. 

The Expert Committee reports that during the past year members of the So-ciety 
have shown more interest than usual in the work of the Committee and have sent in 
eight stamps for examination. 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN N. LUFF, Chairman. 



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The report of this committee for the last year and one-half, August, 1913 to 
January, 1915, was published in the "Membership List" issued as a Supplement to 
American Philatelist, Vol. XXVIII, No. 10, May 15th, 1915, pages 71 to 109. A new 
plan was adopted in compiling this report in that so far as possible all works in Part 
I. have been listed under subject-headings and all cross-reference done away with, 
thereby cutting the expense in publishing. An edition of 15 copies were struck off as 
a separate work, of which the first 50 are the Edition de Luxe. 

Material for the "17th Annual Report" is being collected and this will be ready 
for publication in May next or when the "Membership List" is published. 

Also we wish to state that Part II. of the "15th Annual Report" will be printed 
to match Part I. as soon as certain information concerning Foreign papers is cleared 
up. 

This committee would also like to be able to report at the Thirty-first Conven- 
tion that they have purchased for the library important books or completed files of 
papers needed by the library. But we are unable to do anything in this respect un- 
less a want list of the library (up-to-date) is furnished us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM R. RICKETTS, Chairman. 

The Philatelic Literature Committee begs to offer the following 

RESOLUTION: 
That the sum of $100.0 appropriated for the use of the Philatelic Literature Com- 
mittee at last year's Convention, but which was not used, be carried over for the use 
of the Committee during the next fiscal year, and that the other provision of the 
Library Committee, viz., "that a catalogue of the Library be prepared and published 
in book form" be enforced. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM R. RICKETTS, Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE INDEX COMMITTEE. 

The work of this Committee is progressing nicely and we think the work as pub- 
lished each month speaks for itself. 

One very important matter we would like to bring before the Convention is "The 
Reprinting of the pages of the Index that were published in the American Philatelist" 
as part of that magazine and not as a separate work. These consist of "Title, Intro- 
duction, Abbreviations, and Index Proper, pages 1 to 114. This part of the work as 
it exists now is very unsatisfactory to members who wish to bind this as it now com- 
mences at page 115, and requires much reference to February, May and August 
1911 numbers. Vol. XXIV." Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM R. RICKETTS, Chairman. 

The Index Committee beg to offer the following 

RESOLUTION: 

FIRST: That the title page, introduction, abbreviation and index, pages 1 to 114 
be printed as a separate work to match the other pages which have subsequently ap- 
peared. 

SECOND: That the enclosed bill of $15.75 due Mr. C. A. Howes be ordered paid 
(this bill was incurred in preparing typewritten copy for printer from cards). 

THIRD: That 1 5 0.00 be appropriated for the use of the Index Committee this 
year. Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM R. RICKETTS, Chairman. 



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REPORT OF OBITUARY COMMITTEE. 

Buffalo, Aug. 1, 1915. 
To the American Philatelic Society, in Convention assembled: 

During the year we have been deprived by death of several of our oldest and 
most prominent members. As the years go on this is, of course, inevitable, and soon 
there will be very few left of those far-sighted men who in the middle eighties were 
the pioneers for organized philately. Messrs. Gregory and Doeblin were two of our 
oldest members, and in the very forefront of those to whom our long and successful 
history is due. The death-roll in full for the year is as follows: 

4 Charles Gregory, New York City; died May 20, 1915. A veteran broker, Mr. 
Gregory was a member of the Stock Exchange for 47 years. He was treas- 
urer of the A. P. S. from 1889 to 1892. 
9 6 Eugene Doeblin, Pittsburgh; died Aug. 30, 1914. For many years he had been 
advertising manager of a prominent German newspaper. With unfailing 
regularity he made glad the hearts of all convention attendants. He served 
the society as international secretary for three terms, from 189 3-189 5, 1896- 
1898, and from 1900-1906. 

4174 Fred A. Wieland, Oakland, Cal.; died July 1, 1914. 

2573 Julius Levy, Philadelphia; died Feb. 20, 1915. Long a very prominent dealer, 
Mr. Levy's business methods as well as his personal attributes endeared him 
to all his associates. 

3205 Horace P. Poster, Beverly, Mass.; died Feb. 27, 1915. 

4203 Albert Cahn, Brooklyn; died March 6, 1914. 

1651 Eugene Wilson, Bardstown, Ky. ; died March 6, 1914. He was a prominent 
banker. 

1729 Theodore Even, Chicago; died October 28, 1914. 

2788 Gust. C. Volger, Palatka, Fla.; died August 29, 1914. 
924 Henry L. Tichner, Berkeley, Cal.; died . 

2123 Egbert Bagg, Utica, N. Y.; died July 11, 1915. A man of the very highest 
cultural attainments; in business also pre-eminent, as a pioneer insurance- 
man, Mr. Bagg, like so many others of our variegated membership, was the 
type of collector to point to as one to whom the intellectual side of phila- 
tely appealed. 

1762 H. Wesley Legg, Pepperell, Mass.; died July 21, 1915. Another very prom- 
inent dealer, Mr. Legg typified the best traditions of scientific philately in 
his methods of dealing — his approval selections were masterpieces of knowl- 
edge — and in his personal collecting. 

1729 Charles B. Green, Easton, Pa.; died July, 1915. 

It will thus be seen that the Society has suffered the loss of thirteen members 
during the year. In cases where they could be reached, I have assured the families 
of those who have been called of the sympathy of the Society at large. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JULIAN PARK, Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE RECRUITING COMMITTEE. 

Mr. O'Shaughnessy: Mr. Chairman, I might say that I received a letter from 
Mr. Mozian, chairman of the eastern division of the recruiting committee, to say that 
Mr. Klein represents them here today, and if there is any report from the Eastern 
division, Mr. Klein will turn it in. My report is here. 



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Western Division. 

To the President and Members of the American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: 

During the past year this Committee was divided into two branches, an Eastern 
and Western, and in this the first annual report of the Western Division, I am glad 
to be able to state that we have nearly held our own in new members and reinstate- 
ments as will be seen from the following summary: 

Year ending August 21, 1912, New Members and Reinstated 124 

Year ending August 16, 1913, New Members and Reinstated 200 

Year ending August 11, 1914, New Members and Reinstated 179 

Year ending August 2, 1915, New Members and Reinstated 150 

While our total membership, 1433, on Aug. 2, 1915, as compared with the total 
of 1468 on Aug. 11th, 1914, shows a slight decrease, I consider this a good showing 
on account of the conditions which have prevailed all over the country during the 
past year caused by the general business depression, hard times and financial and in- 
dustrial troubles resulting from the terrible European War, the greatest calamity in 
the World's History. We have been able to make this showing only by hard work in 
which all ably assisted, and at this time I wish to thank Mr. B. W. H. Poole of Los 
Angeles, Cal., whom I appointed on the committee, for his valuable aid and fine work 
in gaining several new members for the Society; also our thanks are due to the other 
members of the Recruiting Committee and the various members who proposed appli- 
cants, and to the publishers of the numerous Philatelic magazines who donated valu- 
able space in calling attention to the benefits of membership in our Society and in 
explaining its objects and aims and in particular to Dr. John M. Holt of Everybody's 
Philatelist, for his monthly large donation of space and also to John B. Gardella, 
publisher of the Collectors' Monthly of Oakland, Cal. 

My best efforts have been put into co-operating with our Secretary, Mr. Ault, in 
trying to save to membership delinquents who might have been lost through non-pay- 
ment of dues, etc., and I am very grateful to Mr. Ault for the many courtesies he has 
extended to me during our mutual correspondence. 

We should all be proud of the fact that California ranks fourth in total member- 
ship in our Society. This is a great record when our comparatively small population 
as a State is taken into account. San Francisco with 39 A. P. S. members is among 
the first five cities in point of total membership, and this in spite of the setback caused 
by the almost total destruction of our city in 190 6. These facts should spur the Re- 
cruiting Committee to greater efforts during the coming year. Let every member 
assist the committee by getting desirable applicants and we may hope in the next 
annual report to be able to say that we have achieved still greater things for the 
American Philatelic Society. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROSS O'SHAUGHNESSY, 
Chairman Western Division Recruiting Committee. 

Mr. Phillips: Mr. Klein, have you a report from the eastern division? 

Mr. Klein: Mr. Chairman, I will briefly state that the eastern committee, con- 
sisting of Mr. Mozian, chairman, Mr. Moser, Mr. Dunning and myself, partly assem- 
bled in person and partly by correspondence, arranged to print 5,000 recruiting fold- 
ers, some of which you will see around the room here, to be distributed among the 
recruiting committee, the bulk of them to go to Mr. O'Shaughnessy, where he can do 
the most and the best work, right here. They also induced several dealers who pub- 



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lish auction catalogues to advertise the American Philatelic Society, and thereby 
make it public among their customers. The Committee is also attempting to induce 
other dealers who do not publish auction catalogues, but regular pricelists, to give 
space advertising our society. That is all I have to report. 

Mr. Phillips: If there be no objection, this report will constitute the report of 
the committee, and become part of our permanent records. 

The next thing is the report of the hand-book committee. Is there a gentleman 
present representing that committee? If not, we will pass that. If it comes to 
hand, you will put it in the printed report, Mr. Secreatry. 

We will now listen to the reports of the branch societies. 

The Secretary: Mr. Chairman, it has been the custom in past years to dispense 
with the reading of those reports, as they are in most cases merely formal reports, 
in accordance with the requirements of the by-laws, but there are two or three that 
contain special references that I might mention. 

The Los Angeles Branch passed a resolution showing them as being opposed to 
the verbatim report of the convention proceedings, and that the fund that is now used 
for that purpose be devoted to the improvement of the American Philatelist. 

Mr. Phillips: Do they ask to have such a resolution adopted? 

The Secretary: No, they go on record as being opposed to the publication. 

Mr. Wylie: Mr. Chairman, I move you that this recommendation coming from the 
Los Angeles society be referred to the committee on resolutions. 
Motion duly seconded. 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman, I don't believe that is a very wise action. I believe we 
are here to discuss these matters, and I believe It is left to us to decide. If you leave 
it to a committee on resolutions, they may act favorably on it, anything to save 
money. 

Mr. Phillips: That can be discussed, Mr. Ott, when the committee reports, and 
then it will be before the house. 

Mr. Batchelder: I would like to ask if the publication of the proceedings ver- 
batim is part of our constitution and by-laws, or simply a part of our ordinary work- 
ing rules? 

The Secretary read Article 9, in answer to the question. 

Mr. Batchelder: It is idle for us to discuss this matter, or any other matter that 
is part of the by-laws. We have not enough members present in person or by proxy 
to make any change of any kind in the by-laws, therefore we are only wasting time. 
If matters of this sort can be referred to the committee on by-laws, when that com- 
mittee reports they can recommend them to the attention of the board of vice-presi- 
dents, which will insure their being considered perhaps another year when we may 
be able to make changes. 

Mr. Michaels: I don't think that the object sought by that section requires the 
publication verbatim of colloquies here on the floor of this convention. I think it 
requires the publication of what is done, that is, the result of votes on anything, but 
it does not require the Secretary to publish and print what I am now saying, what 
the Chairman has said, or what Mr. Batchelder just said, but it does require the mo- 
tions put, and the vote thereon, whether it was carried or not, and that is all it does 
require. That is my view of that, my interpretation, and I think I am correct. 

Mr. Wylie: There is no doubt but that that contention is true. I am perfectly 
willing that this matter shall be considered by the committee on by-laws, but I be- 
lieve that it is better to send it to the committee on resolutions, knowing that that 
committee has brains, of course, of the convention, so far as the committee work is 



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concerned, and if that committee believe it advisable that a change in this direction 
be made, it will go, I think quite a ways towards getting the convention to do some- 
thing in this direction this year. 

Mr. Lyon: Mr. Chairman, I have interpreted city charters, I have been under 
heavy bonds to enact laws and see to their enforcement, but it did not necessarily 
follow that every one of them was enforced. I did not happen to be at the meeting 
when that resolution was adopted, but I do think that there is a great deal that 
could be left out of the minutes. I know I never read them. 

Mr. Batchelder: On a previous occasion at a convention the matter of publishing 
the proceedings actually verbatim was left with certain parties, the Secretary among 
others, to interpret. I represent by proxy the Cleveland Society, who desire that ver- 
batim proceedings shall be published, but I cannot see how any intelligent person, 
after reading the proceedings, can believe it either desirable or necessary to publish 
the actual verbatim proceedings. I believe with Mr. Michaels that if you can in- 
terpret that in such a way as to cut out a good deal of it, that it would be for the 
best interests of all. 

Mr. E. C. Smith: We are trying to build up our representative periodical of this 
association, and we are very foolish if we attempt to cut out the very matter tha^; so 
many people that are not attending this convention want to read. You will find that 
if you cut from the proceedings so many vital points that different philatelists wish 
to have to read in the publication, you will lose more members, and there will be 
less subscribers to the publication than we have to-day. I think the object that we 
have in having our meetings is to have the different proceedings of those meetings 
transmitted through our periodical to the different collectors throughout the country 
that take the publication. 

Mr. Marcus: I agree with the gentleman who just spoke, Mr. Chairman. This 
is the first convention I have attended, and the only things I ever know about the 
conventions are what I read in the proceedings, and I am perfectly safe to say that 
there are a thousand other men in the sartie position that I am that cannot get to the 
conventions, particularly when they are held in the East, and we would lose our in- 
terest in the Society if we did not know what the Society was doing. 

Mr. Phillips: Are you ready for the question? 

Mr. Ott: I believe the original motion was to refer it to the Committee on Res- 
olutions. 

Mr. Phillips: The motion before the house is to refer the recommendation of the 
Los Angeles Branch to the Committee on Resolutions. 
The motion prevailed. 

Mr. Phillips: Communications is the next item on the Order of Business. 

COMMUNICATIONS. 

(Telegram) 
Wm. E. Ault, Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 10, 1915. 

Hotel Stewart, 35 3 Geary St., San Francisco, Calif.: 
American Philatelic Society in Convention assembled: May your labors and de- 
liberations be pleasant, harmonious and for the best interests of the Society is the 
Avish of Charter Member No. 3 8, who very much regrets his inability to be with you 
this annual event. P. M. WOLSIEFFER. 

(Telegram) 

Reading, Pa., Aug. 9, 1915. 
American Philatelic Assn., Convention Hall, 

(Or Hotel Stewart), San Francisco, Calif.: 
Greetings from Southern Philatelic Association for successful convention, also 
my personal regrets that am unable to participate with you on this happy occasion. 



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Arrangements completed long before your body definitely decided meet San Francis- 
co compelled me practically go with Shriners two months earlier. While absent in 
person with you in thoughts. CLIFFORD W. KISSINGER. 

(Telegram) 
American Philatelic Association, Cincinnati, O., Aug. 10, 1915. 

Hotel Stewart, San Francisco, Calif. 
That your meeting be well attended and harmonious is the wish of 

ERWIN L. FISCHER. 
(Letter) 
Mr. Wm. E. Ault, Secretary, A. P. S., Chicago, 111., Aug. 6, 1915. 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Greetings to the American Philatleic Society in Convention assembled and best 
wishes for a profitable and enjoyable Pacific Coast Session. Also regards to all in 
attendance with whom I may have a personal acquaintance, particularly the two 
Pacific Coast members with whom I have been so pleasantly associated in A. P. S. 
work in the past — Messrs. Phillips and Weber. Very truly yours, 

H. N. MUDGE. 
(Letter) 

Springfield, Mass., Aug. 5, 1915. 
The Springfield Stamp Club sends greetings to the American Philatelic Society 
and seconds the invitation to meet in Boston in 1916. 

WM. C. STONE. 
(Letter) 

Springfield, Mass., Aug. 5, 1915. 
Dear Mr. Ault: 

I enclose report of Branch #28 which I overlooked. Wish I were going to be at 
the Convention. Will you try and get me a badge and any other souvenirs that may 
be available. I shall appreciate it very much. I told Batchelder that as my proxy 
holder he must claim the right to "sine die" the meeting! Remind him of it. 

Yours, 

WM. C. STONE.- 

Mr. Phillips: It is a tradition in our organization that Mr. Wm. C. Stone of 
Springfield shall always make the motion to adjourn sine die. I make this announce- 
ment for the benefit of the Pacific Coast attendants in particular. 

Mr. Batchelder: Mr. Chairman, I am proxy for Mr. Stone, and when the time 
comes I will try to get in my work. 

(Letter) 
Mr. H. B. Phillips, City Hall, San Diego, Cal., June 17, 1915. 

1311 Grove St., Berkeley, Cal. 
Dear Sir: 

The San Diego Philatelic Scoiety cordially invites hte American Philatelic Society 
to San Diego when touring the West. If any of the Delegates intend visiting San 
Diego, we should be glad to arrange for a special meeting of our Club, if you will 
kindly notify me of the date of your arrival in San Diego, also, how many delegates 
to expect and we will have some of our members on hand to meet you. 

Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience, I remain 

Very truly yours, 

ALLEN H. WRIGHT, Pres. 

Mr. Phillips: The next thing on the order of business is assigned matters. Our 
Secretary informs me that there is only one of those matters, and that is the resolu- 
tion directing the Board of Vice Presidents to look into the matter of the American 



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Philatelic Society incorporating under the federal law, and they in their report this 
year say: 

"At the last Convention it was resolved that the Board of Vice Presidents be re- 
quested to look into the matter, (presumably the advantages and disadvantages) of 
the American Philatelic Society incorporating under the Federal Law. While we are 
of the opinion that a National society, such as ours, should really come under this 
form of incorporation, yet at the present time we cannot see that the Society would 
gain much in prestige by changing. The preliminary steps required for making such 
a change would mean a large amount of work for the officers, to say nothing of the 
expense. However, we think it is a matter which should be discussed on the floor of 
the Convention where various opinions would no doubt be expressed." 

M'r. Ott: "What is the idea of changing the name? Is it simply to change the 
name, and call it the National Association? 

Mr. Phillips: No, it is to change the organization to work under a national chart- 
er instead of a state charter, as I understand it. 

Mr. Ott: It is working now under a state charter? 

Mr. Phillips: Yes. 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman, I believe it has given satisfaction theretofore, and if it 
entails a lot of expense and more labor, I believe we should let well enough alone, 
if we are not going to be benefitted thereby. 

Mr. Phillips: Do you make that as a motion? 

Mr. Ott: I make it as a motion, so as to open it for discussion. 
Motion duly seconded. 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman,!, as a member of this organization for a good many 
years, fee.l perfectly satisfied with the management of it, and cannot see where in any 
way, shape or form we will be benefitted by changing it. 

Dr. Holt: There will be no harm in having this committee continued until the 
next convention. The idea, as I understand it, is that the matter can be held in abey- 
ance for awhile, and perhaps ultimately it would be of some advantage to reincorpo- 
rate the Society. 

Mr. Phillips: Do you wish to make that as an amendment to the motion? 

Dr. Holt: If Mr. Ott will accept it. 

Mr. E. C. Smith: I move you, Mr. Chairman, that the committee be given fur- 
ther time. 

Mr. Phillips: Mr. Ott, will you accept the amendment? 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman, I believe there is a request there that it be threshed out 
on the floor of the convention, and it seems to me that we ought to endeavor to at 
least get an expression of opinion from everybody. If the members think that it 
would be better to lay it over, I would be perfectly willing to accept the amendment, 
but I believe it is requested here that we act on it. 

Mr. Marcus: If we do take action on it, it can be brought up at any future time, 
and I cannot see why that would settle the matter, even if we take action. 

Mr. Phillips: Is there a second to Dr. Holt's amendment? 
Amendment duly seconded. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, the discussion is now on the amendment to the motion. 
The amendment is to refer it as an assigned matter to the next convention, simply 
continuing for one year in statu quo. 

Mr. Michaels: I can see no reason for it, I think the committee that had it in 
charge ought to be discharged. 

A Member: Why? 



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Mr. Michaels: There is nothing to be gained by reincorporation. I believe that 
we have sailed along very well under the present incorporation, and no argument 
has been adduced so far as I have seen to show any reason for increasing our expense 
by a reincorporation of this Society; therefore there is no reason why the committee 
which has had this in charge for a year should continue its labor and make a similar 
report next year, when the whole thing will come up. I think all the business ought 
to be disposed of that can be disposed of, therefore I think the original motion ought 
to be carried, and the amendment ought to be defeated. 

Mr. Klemann: Mr. Chairman, it seems to me that the reason of this proposed 
change in the by-laws is to facilitate the obtaining by the Society of second-class 
rates for their publication. Is that so, Mr. Ault? 

Mr. Phillips: In reply to that, I will read you from the report of the last con- 
vention. 

(Reading from proceedings of the 1914 cnovention). 
That was the idea of introducing it a year ago, to give us a more dignified standing 
among scientific societies. 

Mr. Weber: Mr. Chairman, I would like to see the change made to the federal 
incorporation, particularly as the United States government has now taken in hand 
the most thorough manner the preservation and collection of the stamps in its pos- 
session. They have officially recognized it in Washington, and given it proper house 
room, and if we come in under the federal organization, it will give us a proper 
standing with everybody. 

Mr. Lyon: Is there anyone here familiar with what this would cost? 

Mr. Michaels: I think the fee to the District of Columbia would be about $100. 
The counsel fee I suppose would be gratuitous, inasmuch as we have a large number 
of lawyers in the society. 

Mr. Phillips: Mr. Secretary, might I ask you as a matter of information about 
the probable internal expense in rearranging the books and blanks? 

The Secretary: I don't know just how far it would require us to change or alter 
our records. We would, of course, require a new stock register, and new stock cer- 
tificates, to conform with the federal law, and at present it would mean a revenue 
stamp for each certificate, and I think the cost would be not less than $100. 

Mr. Phillips: It appears, gentlemen, for your information, that it could not be 
done for less than $200, and very likely it might exceed that. It probably could not 
be done for less than $250, I presume. 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman, Mr. Weber said that we would be recognized by the gov- 
ernment. In what manner would we be recognized by the government, or get any 
benefit from ft? 

Mr. Weber: We are considered, or at least consider ourselves the pioneer and 
the standard society in philately in the United States, and by coming under the feder- 
al law we can maintain that standard and make our claim good. The United States 
government has taken up the matter officially and recognized it, and we can come in 
under that claim and be recognized by them. Even as it is now, our experts are call- 
ed in by the secret service on occasions when stamps or similar matters come into 
question. 

Mr. Michaels: Mr. Chairman, as a matter of fact, the great majority of the large 
national societies are not incorporated at all. The American Bar Association, which, 
by the way, meets next week in Salt Lake City, is not an incorporated body, yet it is 
the head of the bar. The American Surgical Society, with about 50,000 members, 
is not incorporated. Really, the parentage or incorporation of a society does not lend 
anything t© it. That is my opinion about it. Nobody inquires whether we are in- 



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corporated under New York, Nevada, Minnesota or California, and if we do incor- 
porate, every stocli certificate must be called in, and it will be years before we get all 
the collectors to send in their old stock certificates. There will be an enormous 
amount of detail work involved, and nothing to be gained. 

Mr. Phillips: The question is on the amendment to the motion. The amendment 
is to continue this matter to the next convention. 
The amendment was lost. 

Mr. Phillips: The amendment is lost. The question reverts to the original mo- 
tion, which is to dispose of this matter at the present time. 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman, I move that we do not re-incorporate, as suggested by 
the Board of Vice-Presidents. 

Motion duly seconded. 

Mr. Phillips: That no action be taken. That was the language of the motion, 
I believe. 

Mr. Armstrong: I would like to make an amendment that we have a roll-call on 
that question. 

Mr. Michaels: There would be no vote except by viva voce until there is a sup- 
plemental report of the Committee on Credentials, because no one knows now how 
many proxies he may vote. 

Mr. Phillips: I believe it is understood that there are not sffiucient proxies in 
the hands of the committee to pass any legislation here, but to determine this mat- 
ter, with your permission, we will at this point listen to the supplementary report of 
the Committee on Credentials. 

FINAIi REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

ON PROXIES. 

To the Officers and Members of the San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 12, 1915. 

American Philatelic Society — 

We beg to report that 395 proxies or proxy forms have been submitted to us; 
of these 252 were unstamped and therefore illegal; three stamped proxies were 
made out to persons not in attendance and unasslgned; two stamped proxies were 
made out to officers of the Society, and under the By-Laws could not be used. 

The following named members in attendance are entilted to vote the number of 
proxies set opposite their respective names — 

A. W. Batchelder 50 

Fred Farnham 1 

J. M. Holt 11 

J. A. Klemann 8 

Eugene Klein 30 

W. C. Michaels 3 

B. W. H. Poole 8 

W. F. Slusser 8 

Chas. Schlieckert 5 

A. H. Weber 5 

W. O. Wylie 8 

H. O. H. Shelley 1 

Respectfully, 

J. M. HOLT, Chairman. 
A. W. BATCHELDER. 
WM. C. MICHAELS. 
A. H. WEBER. 



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Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, you have heard the report of the committee, and know 
your powers under your proxies. What is your pleasure? 

The question was called for, and the original motion prevailed. 

Mr. Michaels: Is it now the sense of this organization that we do not re-incor- 
porate? 

Mr. Phillips: Yes, that no action be taken at this convention. 

Mr. Michaels: They may take it up again next year if they choose. 

Mr. Phillips: Yes. Gentlemen, the photograph of the convention will now be 
taken downstairs just in front of the building as you go down. This afternoon we 
will go on an excursion around the bay to the Golden Gate, returning about five 
o'clock. In the evening will be the Banquet at the Clift Hotel. You are expected to 
bring your ladies to both functions. 

And thereupon the convention adjourned, to Thursday, August 12, 1915, 

at ten o'clock A. M. 



THIRD SESSION — THURSBAY, AUGUST 12th. 

Called to order at 10:30 A. M. by Mr. Phillips. 

The following reports were submitted and unless otherwise shown, accepted as 
presented. 

PLACE OF NEXT CONVENTION. 

Aug. 12, 1915. 
Your Committee on Conventions, hereby reports that the following named cities 
have extended an invitation to the A. P. S. to meet at their cities in 1916: Boston, 
Mass., Rochester, N. Y., Honolulu, Hawaii, New Orleans, La., Baltimore, Md., Colum- 
bus, Ohio, St. Louis, Mo., Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, N. Y. 

Your Committee would recommend that Boston be chosen for the next Conven- 
tion. 

O. N. SANFORD. 
CHAS. SCHLIECKERT. 
H. W. DOSCBER. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, you have heard the report of the committee on the place 
of the next convention. What is your pleasure? 

Mr. Batchelder: Mr. President, do you wish that matter to be brought to a vote 
at this time? 

Mr. Phillips: I think so. 

Mr. Batchelder: Briefly, a few months ago the Boston local society, of some 
200 plus members, voted to invite the American Philatelic Society to Boston next 
year. They were in Boston nine years ago, 19 years ago, and 2 8 years ago. Next 
year will be the fourth ten-year period. There are six members of the Boston So- 
ciety present here in San Francisco, two past presidents, Mr. Wylie and Mr. Roth- 
fuchs, and if you come to Boston we will give you a fine time. Boston is not a boom 
city, but if I had the time to tell you what they did at the last convention, you would 
all vote for Boston. I represent by proxy the Cleveland Society, who have requested 
me to vote for Rochester, N. Y. Had the Cleveland society known that Boston was 
a candidate for the convention, they would not have done that, I believe, and I would 
move that we go to Boston next year. 
Motion duly seconded. 



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Mr. Phillips: There appears to be no serious opposition to Boston. The only 
serious bid is from the city of Rochester, the Branch Society there. I simply make 
this statement so that the members generallj'' may know what the correspondence dis- 
closes on which the committee based their report. 

Mr. Schlieckert: As a member of this Committee, who signed that report, I would 
say that these names were mentioned in that report to give everybody here that is in- 
terested in either one of the other cities a chance to express his idea why we should 
go to another place. Everybody that is interested that has put in an application for 
these cities should say a few words in regard to it. 

Mr. Michaels: I think there ought to be a ballot taken on this, for the reason 
suggested by Mr. Schlieckert. I myself have one proxy here without written instruc- 
tions, but the man who gave it to me would like to have the convention go some- 
where to the middle west, Milwaukee or Minneapolis, which was talked of at the 
Niagara Falls convention, or St. Louis. Therefore, I would rather feel it incumbent to 
vote his proxy for St. Louis, inasmuch as it has been mentioned. Personally, I will 
vote for Boston. 

Mr. Batchelder: If necessary, I will withdraw that motion if a proxy vote is to 
be called for. 

Mr. Michaels: If there is no sentiment here for any other city, or no motion 
made for the selection of any other city than Boston, I daresay it would be perfectly 
in order to go to a viva voce vote for Boston. 

Mr. Rothfuchs: Mr. Chairman, I would like to say a few words in regard to Bos- 
ton as the proposed city for the convention for next year. 1 have not been in Boston 
for a little over five years, but I am going to vote for Boston, not because 1 am a mem- 
ber of the Boston Philatelic Society, or because I favor that city any more than any 
other city, because I think that each city with a fair representation should be entitled 
to a convention. The convention was held in Boston in 1888, 1897 and 1906. I was 
at the last two, and I know positively that everyone of the visitors who were there 
will go again. There is no place that I know of where they can have a better time 
than Boston. Since I have been at the convention here, 1 have had a very good time. 
The people of California do everything they possibly can to welcome their visitors, 
and I have nothing but the kindest feelings towards them. As a matter of fact, I vot- 
ed here for three years, so I consider myself somewhat of a Californian. 

There are a great many attractions in Boston, not only the beautiful city itself 
and the harbor, but a great many historic places. We have a monument there that 
is the pride of the American people. Bunker Hill monument. It is not as high as the 
Washington monument, but it is 211 feet, and if any of the members go there and 
walk up on top, by the time they get there they will find it is pretty high. There 
are the old battlefields of Concord and Lexington, where the minute men started. 
There is the cradle of liberty, Paneuil Hall. Many of the great Americans who made 
this country, laid the foundation, you might say, came from New England, and for 
that reason I am in favor of Boston. 

Mr. Schlieckert: In order to save time I wish that anybody that personally repre- 
sents one of these cities mentioned in the report would get up and say a few words. 
After some further discussion the question was called for, and Boston was 

selected as the next meeting place of the convention. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, you have selected Boston as the place of the next meet- 
ing of this convention next year. Of course, the report of the proceedings will dis- 
close that all these cities' invitations were received and considered, so that they will 
not feel slighted, or that they were not represented in Convention. 

Mr. Batchelder: Gentlemen, on behalf of the Boston Society I thank you. but I 
will say no more at this time. Next year we will say it. 



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COMMITTEE ON BRANCH SOCIETIES. 

To the President and Members of the San Francisco, Calif., 

American Philatelic Society — ' August 12th, 1915. 

Gentlemen — 

Reports have been received from Branches as follows — Chicago, San Francisco, 
Philadelphia, Columbus, Omaha, Detroit, Berkeley, Springfield, Los Angeles, Balti- 
more, and Richmond. The other Branches having failed to send in reports we would 
suggest that our Secretary notify these branches who failed to comply with Article 
X of the By-Laws to send in these reports at once that they may be added to our 
Annual Report. 

We are glad to notice that this year six new branches have been chartered; this 
increase is a good showing as will be seen in comparison with the preceding year's 
report, which showed no new branches formed. We hope this good work will con- 
tinue and that the next annual report will show still further gain. 

ROSS O'SHAUGHNBSSY. 

FRED E. FARNHAM. 

A. H. WiEB'ER. 

CHICAGO BRxlNCH No. 1. 

Pres. C. A. Coolidge, and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society, 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Gentlemen: — 

Chicago Branch # 1 begs to report that it has passed a very successful year. 
The regular monthly meetings have been very well attended, there being a slight in- 
crease over the attendance of the previous year. During the past year, a number of 
the meetings have been held at the members' homes or offices, and some special en- 
tertainment has been provided for each meeting. 

The membership of Chicago Branch remains practically stationary, there being 
but a slight increase over the previous year. However, we feel very well satisfied 
with the work accomplished in the last year, and look forward to another year which 
we hope will prove equally enjoyable. 

Owing to the absence of the Secretary for the past three months, it is impossible 
to give statistics in this report. 

Chicago Branch wishes the members assembled a most enjoyable and profitable 
time, and regrets that it cannot be present in a body. 

Yours very truly, 

A. W. BLOSS, Secretary, #35 66. 

BRANCH No, 3. 

American Philatelic Society, San Francisco, Cal., August 9, 1915. 

Gentlemen: 

Following requirements of Article X of the By-Laws, I herewith submit a report 
of the number of meetings, and matters pertaining to the work of the Pacific Phila- 
telic Society, Branch #3, together with the number of members in good standing, 
at this date. 

Meetings. — Beginning with July 1914, 302nd meeting, every third Wednesday of 
each month, to July 21, 1915, 313th meeting, the Pacific Philatelic Society has had a 
total attendance of 118 members and 20 visitors. 



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At each meeting an informal exhibit of stamps has been held besides the regular 
business. 

The membership in good standing at the July meeting consists of 37 active and 
one honorary member. 

The additions to the Library consists of forty unbound and five bound volumes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY C. MARCUS, Secretary. 

BRANCH No. 18. 

Philadelphia, Aug. 4th, 1915. 
To the President and Board of Directors of 

The American Philatelic Society. 
Gentlemen: 

As Secretary of Philadelphia Branch #18 A. P. S., I would report that the 
Branch has held the necessary number of meetings during the past year, at which 
meetings there has been nothing but routine business transacted with two exceptions, 
one of which was the motion of Mr. Klein at the March meeting suggesting that the 
foreign members of the A. P. S. be not dropped for none-payment of dues, on account 
of the difficulty of receiving remittances from them during the present Euro'pean 
War. The other instance was in June, at which meeting the Branch nominated a full 
Board of Directors for the American Philatelic Society for the fiscal year of 1915-16 
and recommended and endorsed the reappointment of 'Mr. P. M. Wolsieffer as Sales 
Superintendent of the American Philatelic Society. 

The Branch has 23 members in good standing and has to report the death of one 
member, Mr. Julius Levy. 

Branch #18 still enjoys the privilege of holding its meetings in the Club Rooms 
of the Philadelphia Stamp Club. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. HENKELS, Secretary. 

BRANCH No. 21. 

Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1915. 
TTo the President and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society. 
Gentlemen: 

The Columbus Branch No. 21 has met regularly during the pftst year at inter- 
vals of two weeks, with an average attendance of about ten. 

Many displays of collections, stamp contests and stamp discussions were held, 
and the Branch has maintained its past standard of instruction given and interest 
shown. Respectfully submitted, 

PAUL BAUER, Sec'y. 

BRANCH No. 23. 

Omaha, Neb., August 3, 1915. 
To the Board of Vice Presidents, American Philatelic Society, 

San Francisco, Cal. 
Sirs: — 

The following report of the Omaha Stamp Club, Branch No. 23, American Phila- 
telic Society, is submitted: 

This club was organized on November 27, 1914, and has at present a membership 
of thirty-five, of whom one is a life member. Ten meetings have been held since or- 



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ganization, with an average attendance of fourteen at each meeting. While no for- 
mal programs have been presented at these meetings, some of the features have been 
informal auctions, which were highly successful, members have displayed their col- 
lections and a fraternal spirit fostered. Seven members of the branch are now mem- 
bers of the A. P. S., one name having been added during the year. 

The present officers of the society are: R. C. Hoyt, president; Prank S. Parmelee, 
vice president; Ora E. Stark, 22nd and Hickory streets, secretary and treasurer. 

At the meeting on June 18, 1915, adjournment was taken until the first Friday 
in October, when the regular semi-monthly meetings will again be instituted. It is 
intended during the next year to form a junior society, under the guidance of Branch 
No. 23, to stimulate activity among the younger collectors of Omaha. The branch 
endorses P. M. Wolsieffer for Sales Supt. for ensuing year. 

Respectfully, 

ORA E. STARK, Secretary-Treasurer. 

BRANCH No, 35. 

July 25, 1915. 
American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: 

In compliance with the laws of the Society, I herewith submit a report of the 
membership and doings of the Detroit Philatelic Society, Branch 25, for the past year: 

MEETINGS. 

Beginning with October 7, 1914, and ending June 16, 1915, this Branch held 18 
meetings — 8 business, 9 social and 1 public, viz.: 

1914 Attendance 

Oct. 7 — lElection of officers. Apt. of Gen. G. A. Coolidge 22 

Oct. 21 — Social, residence of Mr. Theo. P. L^adue 15 

Nov. 4 — Business, residence of Mr. Fremont Woodruff 19 

Nov. 25 — Public Meeting and Reception to Philatelists of Detroit 80 

Dec. 2 — Business, residence of Mr. John Kay 22 
Dec. 16 — Social — Dinner at Wayne Hotel, by Messrs. Cornell, Rice, Smith, Fer- 

nald and Brisley 18 
1915 

Jan. 6 — Business, residence of Mr. S. E. Heineman 18 

Jan. 20 — Social — Illustrated trip to Alaska, residence Dr. W. L. Babcock 19 

Feb. 3 — Business and auction sale, residence of Mr. Fred R. Schmalzriedt 15 

Feb. 17 — Social, residence of Mr. €. F. Heyerman 15 

Mar. 3 — ^Business, residence of Mr. B. S. Colburn 15 

Mar. 24— Social, residence of Mr. William Swan 14 

Apl. 7 — Business, residence of Mr. C. W. Wilson 17 

Apl. 21 — Social, residence of Mr. W. T. Livingston 15 

May 5 — ^Business — Dinner at Hotel Cadillac, by Messrs. Hartenstein, Jumper, 

Norris and Sanderson 20 

May 19 — Social, residence of Mr. J. E. Scott 17 

June 2 — Business, residence of Mr. Henry Look 12 

June 16 — Social — Dinner at Hotel Statler, by Messrs. Bennett, Ballentine, 

Schenck and Sharpe 22 



Total Attendance 375 



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MEMBERSHIP. 

The membership numbers 37, of which 32 are resident, 4 non-resident, and 1 
Honorary. 

WORK OF THE BRANCH. 

Several Auction sales were held. 

Interesting papers were read on Slam, Alaska and United States. 

New issues were secured, and distributed among the members, at various times 
during the year. 

The public meeting and reception of November 25th, 1914, to the Philatelists of 
Detroit, was the banner event of the season. It originated with the idea of interest- 
ing the juvenile collectors of the High Schools and senior grades of the public schools. 
The program of the evening was in the hands of a special Committee, consisting of 
Messrs. Babcock, Heyerman, and Ladue, and was conducted as follows: 

8.00 Registration 

8.15 Address of Welcome, Pres. C. A. Coolidge 

8.45 Exhibition of specialized collections, Mr. Geo. VV. Rice, Com. 

9.00 Literary contest, Mr. Theo. P. Ladue, Com. 

9.15 Stamp Drawing, Mr. W. L. Babcock, Com. 

10.15 Stamp Auction, Mr. Don R. Bennett, Mgr. 
Mr. Jno. Wilkowski, Auct. 

10.30 Buffet Luncheon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DETROIT PHILATELIC SOCIETY, 

By Henry Look, Secretary. 

BRANCH No. 27. 

Berkeley, Calif., Aug. 9, 1915. 
To the Board of Vice Presidents of A. P. S.: — 

Berkeley Branch #27 reports that regular meetings were held on the 4th Sun- 
day of each month with an average attendance of 10. During the year the Society 
did not gain in membership. We had five exhibits of stamps, also two luncheons and 
several grab bags. There is nothing special which 1 have to report but hope to meet 
with you in San Francisco this time. 

HENRY CHALONER, Secretary. 

BRANCH No. 28. 

August 3, 1915. 
The Board of Vice Presidents, American Philatelic Society: 

The membership of Springfield Branch #28 is now 15, a falling off of 5 from 
the number reported last year. This is due partly to removal from the city and part- 
ly to lack of interest in stamps owing to the hard times. 

Our meetings are purely formal, the local stamp club taking care of the active 
work, leaving the Branch to maintain its organization principally for the purpose of 
circulating the Sales Department circuits, which are much appreciated by our mem- 
bers even though the quality is frequently very low. It seems to most of us very 
foolish for members to attempt to circulate common low priced stamps even at enor- 
mous discounts. 

The Branch officers remain the same as in the past: President, John W. Prevost; 
Vice President, Robert C. Munroe; Secretary-Treasurer, William C. Stone. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. C. STONE, Secretary. 



52 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

BRANCH No. 35. 

August 2, 1915. 
To the President and Members of the 
American Philatelic Society — 

Herewith annual report of Los Angeles and Southern California Branch No. 35. 

This Branch was revived and the first meeting held on Dec. 14th, 1914, at the 
offices of the Palm Stamp Co., Washington BIdg., Third and Spring Sts., Los Angeles. 
Mr. B. W. H. Poole was elected President and Joseph S. Davis, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. 

By-Laws were adopted and a program accepted which has been enthusiastically 
carried out to this date. 

The Branch has twelve active members who are quite regular in attendance and 
each meeting is usually favored with one or more visitors. 

Our program has been widely circulated among other stamp societies and the 
Philatelic press and the Editor of "Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News" in reproducing it 
said, "We publish it as a model working plan for progressive philatelic societies." 

We are proud of the fact that our Branch numbers among its members some of 
the best students of Philately to be found anywhere and our members also possess 
general and specialized collections not surpassed in but few instances. 

Our Branch has availed itself of the A. P. S. circuits but the class of stamps sent 
us has in nearly every case been so inferior that this service (?) of the Society will 
be discontinued until there is an improvement in the quality of the stamps sent for 
inspection. 

By resolution our Branch has gone on record as being opposed to the publica- 
tion of verbatim reports of the Convention Proceedings in the American Philatelist, 
believing their value to the great majority of members of the A. P. S. being very 
small in comparison to the cost of publication. 

While it is not officially a branch of the A. P. S. we wish to speak a few words 
of praise of the Mutual Stamp Exchange of Fitchburg, Mass., whose benefits are re- 
stricted to members of the A. P. S. Some of our members have patronized the Ex- 
change for more than four years, are still loud in its praise and do not hesitate to 
proclaim its advantages the best and biggest inducement for membership in the 
American Philatelic Society. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOS. S. DAVIS, Secretary. 

BRANCH No. 39. 

The Baltimore Philatelic Society has held eighteen meetings since October 1st, 
1914. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Friday of each month from Octo- 
ber to June. No meetings are held during July and August as many of the members 
are out of town. 

The Society at present has thirteen members and there has been an average 
attendance of eight at each meeting. The present officers are: 
Dr. Don Preston Peters, President; 
Perry W. Fuller, Vice-President; 
Geo. Winship Taylor, Secretary and Treasurer. 
The Society expects to make an active campaign for new members during the coming 
year. 

GEO. WINSHIP TAYLOR, 
Secretary Baltimore Philatelic Society. 



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BRANCH No. 40. 

August 3rd, 1915. 
American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: — 

Pursuant to your request of July 20th, I beg, herewith, to submit my yearly re- 
port of Branch No. 40 A. P. S., Richmond, Va. 

The granting of our charter being incidental with the outbreak of the present 
War, interest in it (the war) seems to have had a somewhat overshadowing effect on 
our hobby, while our members still hold their interest in the stamps, it is so secon- 
dary to the greater event, that we have not been able to hold a regular meeting. 

I feel that this condition is only transient, and that with the restoration of nor- 
mal conditions, we shall have revival of interest that will put us well on our feet 
again. Respectfully submitted, 

C. F. W. MOSER, Act. Sec. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS. 

San Francisco, Calif., 

August 12th, 1915. 
To the Officers and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society — 
Gentlemen — 

Your Committee has had several matters referred to them but as any action 
requires a larger vote than is represented at this Convention we have thought best to 
recommend that they be referred to the incoming Board of Vice Presidents so that 
they may not be lost sight of, some of them being of considerable importance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. B. PHILLIPS, 
A. W. BATCHELDER, 
WM. C. MICHAELS, 
A. H. WEBER. 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE ON SALES DEPARTMENT. 

San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 12, 1915. 
American Philatelic Society — 
Gentlemen — 

The annual report of the Sales Superintendent is approved. 

It is strongly recommended that the Superintendent's call for better conditioned 
stamps should be heeded. Members should bear in mind that the A. P. S. Sales 
Department is not a dumping ground for miscellaneous postal junk, and that any 
member attempting the sale of this class of material in the department not only 
fails to derive any personal benefit therefrom but assists materially in causing other 
members to become discontented with the Sales Department service. 

It is further recommended that measures should be adopted which will give 
the Sales Superintendent greater discretionary power in rejecting damaged and other 
undesirable stamps sent in for circulation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN A. KLEMANN, 
HERBERT ARMSTRONG, 
W. F. SLUSSER, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE. 

Officers and Members, A. P. S.: — San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 12, 1915. 

Your Committee has tiad no matters referred to it for consideration, nor is it 
sufficiently conversant with the details of administration as to enable it to make 
any definite recommendations regarding this branch of the Society's activities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLARD O. WYLIB, Chairman. 

COMMUNICATION FROM PRES. COOLIDGE. 

Detroit, Mich., Aug. 10, 1915. 
To the Members 30th Convention assembled in San Francisco: — 

My personal greetings to you all and hopes for a successful meeting and good 
time. Wish I could be with you and renew old acquaintances and make new friends. 
Will be with you in 1916. Fraternally yours, 

CHAS. A. COOLIDGE, President. 

Mr. Phillips: Committee on Finance will now report. Two of the committee on 
finance being absent, I have appointed A. H. Weber and W. F. Greany, commit- 
teemen, in place of the two absent members. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

To the President and Members of the 

American Philatelic Society, San Francisco, Calif., August 12th, 1915. 

Gentlemen — 

We beg to certify that we have examined the account books and vouchers of the 
Treasurer, Mr. C. F. Mann, and find them to be in accord with the report of the Audit- 
ing Committee appointed by President Coolidge. 

We have also examined the Secretary's books and find his vouchers showing 
$464.55 remitted to the Treasurer during the fiscal year. 

We have now in our possession certificate from the Citizens TTrust Co., of Jeff- 
ersonville, Ind., showing a cash balance of $100 in Secretary's expense account dated 
August 2nd. 1915. Respectfully submitted. 

EUGENE KLEIN, 
A. H. WEBER, 
W. F. GREANY. 

Mr. Phillips: The Resolutions Committee not being ready, I believe this cleans 
up everything to the item of new business. Gentlemen, if there is anything in the 
way of new business, we can entertain it at the present time. 

Mr. Weber: Mr. President, I think at this time it would be appropriate, as we 
are in convention assembled, to send the greetings of the convention to the several 
associate societies with whom we are corresponding, or of which we are correspond- 
ing members. Before we separate I think we ought to send such greetings through 
our Secretary. There is, I think, the Philatelic Society of London, the International 
Society of Dresden, the Boston Society and the New York Society. I think we could 
very well leave that in the hands of our Secretary, but I think it is no more than 
appropriate that we should send such greetings from the convention as assembled 
here. 

Mr. Phillips: Do you make that as a motion? 

Mr. Weber: I do. 

Motion duly seconded and carried. 

Mr. Michaels: Mr. Chariman, I think now is the proper time to move, and I do 
move, a standing vote of thanks to the Pacific Philatelic Society, its oflRcers, and its 



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members individually, and to the Berkeley Society, for the very gracious way in 
which we have been entertained while in San Francisco. I think I am speaking the 
sentiments of all of us when I say that we have had a very excellent convention, and 
a good time, and been entertained royally by all of you. 

Mr. Klein: In seconding this motion, I would like to add that after these three 
days of entertainment we have had here, I can only say that I believe that the main 
business of all of you is to entertain delegates, and that all other business is just 
a little side line with you. 

Mr. Batchelder: If this thing lasts much longer I shall not be able to get away 
a+ all. 

Mr. Phillips: I think we had better keep it up a while yet if that is the case; 
but before this question is put, gentlemen, I want to say that while the formal en- 
tertainment of the convention as a body will cease this afternoon at our meeting 
in the Exposition grounds, the entertainment of the individual members by the in- 
dividual members of our local society has not ceased and will not cease, and does 
not cease as long as any of the people from other places are with us here, and I hope 
it will be the business of every one of our local members to pursue that policy. 

The motion was put by the Secretary, and unanimously carried by a rising 

vote. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, I thank you most heartily for this evidence of appre- 
ciation. That is all we care to have, is your appreciation and good will, and we 
hope that we have it and will retain it as long as we live. I have been a member of 
this Association since its beginning, was one of the charter members, number six- 
teen, and I look upon it as something more than a mere aggregation of stamp col- 
lectors. As has been often expressed, there is more to it in a social way, in a way 
which stands for all that is good in the human relationship between man and man. 
The friendships that we have formed in the last thirty years are such that they will 
never be severed until the time comes for us to cease our labors in this world. 

I thank you, gentlemen, on behalf of both the Pacific Philatelic Society and the 
Berkeley Society, who assisted us in this entertainment (applause). 

Mr. Michaels: Now, Mr. Chairman, there is another matter that I should like 
to bring before the society. It is not in the nature of an amendment to the by-laws, 
but there are a number of members to this society, who, at some time or another, 
have for various reasons dropped out of the society and then have come in again. 
Each one attaches some sentimental importance to lais early number. I know that 
in a time of great adversity, right after I left college, I dropped out of the A. P. S. 
My early number was 497 and now it is 2,033. Some of the boards of vice-presidents 
have given back the old numbers, other boards have refused to do it. There is noth- 
ing in the by-laws prohibiting it. Therefore, I move you that it is the sense of the 
members present at this convention, that where old members who have dropped out 
and surrendered their certificates, apply for their old numbers, that the Board of 
Vice-Presidents be requested to give the old numbers to the applicants. If I am in 
order I desire to make that as a motion to express the sentiment of the members. 
Motion duly seconded. 

The Secretary: It may not be proper for me to make remarks, but I would like 
to lay before you one reason why that ruling has been made. There is a sentiment 
attached to the numbers, and it is the desire, of course, of nearly all of us to have as 
small a number as we can get. A member, according to the by-laws, in applying 
for reinstatement, if he makes his application as a reinstatement application, the 
secretary and officers are compelled to give him his old number, the by-laws so state; 
but unfortunately, our records at times have been so confused, so incomplete, that 
unless a member would state that he was applying for reinstatement, it would not 



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be apparent to the secretary at that time in office, and frequently these reinstated 
members were assigned a new number and given a new stock certificate. 

The past Board of Vice-Presidents, who have such matters directly under their 
charge, have taken the stand that the loss of their first number is a matter, you might 
say, of discipline or penalty that they suffer for allowing their membership to lapse; 
that a member may have been a member years and years ago and had an old num- 
ber, and then if he comes back years after having dropped out, and is given his old 
number, it would indicate that his membership was of long standing, when it may 
only have been of a year or two. That is the position taken by the Board of Vice 
Presidents. I am merely stating that, not personally, but as a ruling which they 
have made. 

'Mr. Doscher: I dropped out a number of years ago, my number was 395, and 
through the kindness of Mr. Henkels of Philadelphia, I regained my old number, 
and I appreciated it very much, and I think that any of the old members that come 
back would appreciate having their old numbers. I would like to see the motion 
carried. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, I might simply state my own experience. I was char- 
ter member number sixteen, and I have never dropped out of the Association from 
its very beginning, but my number was changed. I don't know the reason why, I 
never asked, but it was simply changed, and I am number 19 now. 

Mr. Rothfuchs: Mr. President, I might add to what you say that my charter 
number was 37, and it was changed to number 47, but I have never looked into the 
matter, and do not know why it was changed. Of course, there must have been 
some cause for it. 

Mr. Richardson: Mr. President, there was a motion made about three conven- 
tions ago, I think, to have the society renumbered. Was there some objection made 
at that time? 

Mr. Phillips: I think there must have been. I would object to it, for one. 

Mr. Doscher: I would, too. 

The motion prevailed, there being no votes cast in the negative. 

Mr. Batchelder: Mr. Chairman, I shall object to that vote being recorded as 
unanimous, for the reason that I did not vote. I did not care to oppose it, but I 
know that there is a feeling which has been stated in the remarks of the Secretary 
against a person dropping out for a number of years and then going back and get- 
ting his original number. I am more or less of a sticker by nature, and when I join 
I join for good. I never had any lapses, and I did not wish to oppose that, because 
I know the sentiment of those who come back to get their old numbers, but I do 
not want it to be recorded as unanimous. 

Mr. Schlieckert: At the time when I joined another member joined. He was 
the number right ahead of me, and he stuck to the society just one year and dropped 
out, while I am sticking to it now. Would it be right to give that man his original 
number, when he only stayed in one year? 

Mr. Phillips: Didn't you vote for this motion a minute ago? 

Mr. Schlieckert: No, I did not. 

Mr. Phillips: You should have voted, so as not to have it appear that it was 
practically unanimous. 

Mr. Batchelder: Some of us do not object to its being carried, but we do object 
to itg being said it was unanimous. 

Mr. Phillips: I did not hear any vote against it. 

Mr. Batchelder: There was none. All of us did not vote. 

Mr. Phillips: The Committee on Resolutions is now ready to report. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 12, 1915. 
American Philatelic Society. 

Gentlemen: — 

The Committee on Resolutions would report as follows: — 
Favorable on Resolution to print pages 1 to 114 of Index. 
To pay bill of C. A. Howes amounting to $15.75. 
To appropriate $50.00 for use of Index Committee. 

Also favorable to the Resolution appropriating $100.00 for use of Philatelic 
Literature Committee. 

For the purpose of bringing these matters before the house for final action we 
have presented this report. 

FRANK S. BARNES, 
H. O. WOLCOTT, 
W. PARKER LYON, 

Committee. 

Mr. Wylie: Mr. President, I suggest as the time is getting short that we act up- 
on this report and then draw back from that committee this reference of the Los 
Angeles matter, and dispose of it. 

Motion duly seconded and carried. 

Mr. Wylie: I move that we withdraw from the committee on resolutions the 
matter referred to us by the Los Angeles Society. 
Motion duly seconded and carried. 

Mr. Michaels: Do I understand that the recommendation of the Los Angeles 
Society is before this body for discussion without any further motion? 

Mr. Phillips: No, it would require a motion to make it open to discussion. 

Mr. Michaels: To get it before the house, I move that the recommendation of 
the Los Angeles branch be adopted. 
Motion duly seconded. 

Mr. Michaels: What is the cost of publication per page, how is that printed? 

The Secretary: I can give you the exact figures for last year's convention pro- 
ceedings. The printing of the convention proceedings was a trifle in excess of $300. 

Mr. Michaels: Does that include the by-laws and all the names? 

The Secretary: It includes the by-laws, reports of all officers, the photograph, 
and the report of the convention proceedings. 

Mr. Michaels: All that is in this book? 

The Secretary: Yes. 

Mr. Michaels: To that must be added the cost of postage? 

The Secretary: Yes. That usually runs about four cents, because it is always 
mailed out with one copy of the American Philatelist. 

Mr. Batchelder: While I could not support that motion as showing the sentiment 
of this convention, as a matter of fact we have nothing to say about it, because we 
have not a quorum represented here. Furthermore, the by-laws call for a verbatim 
report, though we never get it. The secretary and the stenographer, I guess, to 
some extent, eliminate some matters which come up. A verbatim report means liter- 
ally every word that is spoken in the convention. Do you want it? No. The most 
rabid advocate of a verbatim report does not want it. I think we can leave the mat- 
ter safely where it is. Let us have the sentiment of this convention if we do not 
want a verbatim report. Let us trust to the good sense of the Secretary to cut out 
everything that can be cut out without eliminating anything vital, I think there 
we will all join on common ground. ei".'::rCoa' 



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Mr. Wylie: Mr. Chairman, do our by-laws say a verbatim or a complete report? 

Mr. Phillips: They do not say verbatim, and there never was a verbatim report 
printed. 

(The Secretary here read the second paragraph of article 9, page 14.) 

Mr. Wylie: That gives us all the authority that we want, and I am disposed 
to feel that this is the right time to take the bull by the horns, and produce a report 
that will be a business-like document, and one that will not contain a lot of small 
talk which we use in a convention of this kind. I want to suggest that we amend 
this motion, so that we can get just what we want, and I think that the best one to 
do the job is our Secretary. He is the man of good judgment, and I think he will 
give us a work that we will feel satisfied with. Anyway, I would like to see him 
tackle it for one year, and I would offer an amendment to the motion that our Secre- 
tary be given full authority in the matter of arranging the proceedings for publica- 
tion. I think he will feel better satisfied if he is sure that he has back of him the 
vote of this convention. Our book of proceedings has not been a dignified docu- 
ment, it has not been a representative document. There has been much in our pub- 
lished records that to my mind has been very light and trifling. I think it is time 
for us to affect a reform in that direction. 

Mr. Armstrong: I heartily approve the sentiments expressed by Mr. Wylie, be- 
cause he has expressed my feelings exactly, and I second his amendment. 

Mr. Phillips: The purpose of the amendment is to convert the motion from a 
negative to a positive one. 

Mr. Wylie: If Mr. Michaels is willing to allow mine to be substituted for the 
other, that would bring the matter up on the motion which I have made. 

Mr. Michaels: Mr. Wylie's motion is not precisely clear to me. Does he intend 
that all statements made on the floor be eliminated? 

Mr. Wylie: I intend to leave it to the good judgment of the Secretary to cut 
out anything of an undignified or immaterial character, in other words, to carry out 
the spirit of our by-laws in giving us a full report of this convention. 

Mr. Michaels: A full report of the convention would be simply this, for example: 
It was moved, seconded and carried, that so and so and so and so. I do not know 
whether it is the desire of these gentlemen to eliminate what has been said in the 
way of supporting motions by way of argument or not, or just how far the Secre- 
tary is to go. 

Mr. Wylie: We are leaving that to the Secretary's judgment. If Mr. Michaels 
was secretary, it would be interpreted one way, if I was secretary it might be inter- 
preted another. It is a matter purely of interpretation on the part of the secretary, 
and I am content to leave it to him for one year. 

Mr. Michaels: I am sure the Secretary would like to have the sense of this body. 

Mr. Klein: I would be very sorry to see the reports abridged by the Secretary, 
although I, like most of us, trust to his good judgment. There are hundreds of 
members who do not attend conventions, who when they get the reports, like to read 
them. I know I would if I could not attend conventions. 

I was not present at the Niagara Falls convention, and I read last year's pro- 
ceedings very carefully, and I thought they were interesting to read. As far as 
expense is concerned, I don't believe that you would save very much by cutting out 
some of the unimportant small talk, as you call it. We would have to print the 
officers' reports just the same, we would have to print all the proceedings just the 
same. We could possibly save two or three or four, maybe half a dozen pages, 
which do not amount to very much when it comes to paying printers' bills, and your 
postage would not be lightened, therefore, I would like to see the report as full as 
possible, 



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Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, can't we get a middle ground on this thing and have 
it as the sense of this convention that the report be reasonably full; that all trivial 
conversations and remarks be omitted, that all the essentials retained, including 
the human element to a reasonable extent? It can be dignified without being dry. 
It seems to me we ought to agree on some such middle ground as that. 

Mr. Wylie: Here is page 65 of the last journal. 
(Mr. Wylie here read the page referred to.) 

Mr. Wolcott: Mr. Chairman, there is one man in the house who understands 
the printing game, and he can tell you that in printing work of this character, where 
there is no elimination made, it does run up the printing bill enormously. 

If it so happens that it runs over onto another 1 6 pages, you will find that your 
printing bill is two or three times what it would be if you would eliminate such 
matters. It is very questionable whether the man who does not attend conventions 
wants to know anything of that character. He wants just the vital things in the 
discussion, of any measure which is before the house; and that is all that he does 
want to know. If there is any by-play, or anything of that character, he cares 
nothing for it. I think it would be better to eliminate certain things which go into 
those reports. 

Mr. Michaels: I move as a substitute for all motions before the house that the 
matter of the reporting of this convention be left to the Secretary's discretion. 

Mr. Wylie: That is my motion which is before the body now. 

Mr. Michaels: If that is your motion, then I second it. 

Mr. Wylie: My motion as made was that the Secretary be given full power to 
transcribe a report of the proceedings of this convention in connection with the 
conditions required under our by-laws. 

Mr. Michaels: There is nothing objectionable in that. That is one thing we 
wish to avoid, having others who are not here think we are cutting out something 
they want. 

Mr. Wylie's motion prevailed. 

Mr. Phillips: Gentlemen, is there any further business to come before this 
convention, other than that of receiving our medal at the Fair this afternoon? Of 
course, we will adjourn sine die there at that time, after completing that particular 
business. I think that a motion should prevail that we adjourn to meet at 2.30 
o'clock P. M. at the place named for the purpose only of receiving the medal from 
the P. P. I. Exposition, to obviate any possibility of someone springing any legis- 
lation at our afternoon meeting, such as was sprung on me a couple of weeks ago 
under similar circumstances. 

Mr. Ott: Mr. Chairman, I think it is proper before adjourning, that a vote of 
thanks be extended to the officers who have served us so faithfully and efficiently 
during the past year. I don't know whether that has been the custom heretofore, 
but it seems to me it should be made part of our records. 
Motion duly seconded and carried. 

Mr. Michaels: Mr. Chairman, there has been no motion made of thanks to the 
Exposition officials for the assistance and time and courtesies that they have ex- 
tended to this body. 

Mr. Phillips: We will do that this afternoon. I think a motion at the conclu- 
sion of your remarks, would be construed as part of the acceptance. I would so 
construe it. 

Mr. Schlieckert: Mr. Chairman, one of my proxies has asked me to offer here 
a resolution to amend Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution of the American Phil- 
atelic Society, and I would like to have that referred as a matter of record, whether 
it is read or not. 



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Mr. Phillips: We will refer it to the incoming board of vice presidents, or we 
can assign it to the next convention. That will appear as an assigned matter. 

Mr. Schlieckert: In order to get that in the year book, is it not necessary to 
have some action taken by the convention? 

Mr. Phillips: No. Is there anything further, gentlemen? If not, a motion to 
ad.iourn will be in order. 

On motion duly seconded and carried, the convention adjourned to 2:30 
o'clock P. M.. at the California Building, in the Exposition grounds. 



FOURTH SESSION — AUGUST 12, 1915. 

The convention was called to order at 2:30 o'clock P. M. in the California Build- 
ing, at the Exposition grounds, by Mr. Phillips, who said: 

"The convention is now called to order, and we will proceed to business. The 
business of the convention consists, ladies and gentlemen, in giving official recogni- 
tion to the courtesies of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in dedicating 
to us a day called the 'American Philatelic Society Day,' to be celebrated here on 
the grounds, and also of the many courtesies and favors which we have received 
from the management of the Exposition, they having furnished us the use of the 
hall in the civic auditorium for the purposes of our convention, and they also pro- 
pose to recognize us by a commemorative medal of this occasion. 

Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me at this time much pleasure to introduce to 
you Mr. Charles A. Vogelsang, the representative of Mr. Charles C. Moore, President 
of this International Exposition, who will speak to us on behalf of the Exposition. 

Mr. Vogelsang, at this time we, as stamp collectors — ^philatelists, in plain Eng- 
lish, means stamp collectors — desire to place the stamp of our approval upon the 
work which you have done here in creating this magnificent exposition. Mr. Vogel- 
sang, ladies and gentlemen. (Applause.) 

ADDRESS— MR. CHARLES A. VOGELSANG, 

Commsisioner of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, 

San Francisco, 1915. 

Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen: I appreciate this recognition, this honor, 
and this little reward of merit, I presume you would call it. It seems to be the 
custom these days to decorate men in various lines of human activity for the ser- 
vices that they render. That which we propose to do is not because you have been 
more successful than someone else in shortening your brother man's life, but it is 
because you represent something that has a strong educational value, something 
that seems to me must be far-reaching in its effect upon the minds of the young, 
and any who engage in it seriously. One of my intimate friends is a stamp collector. 
Of course, my own personal knowledge of these things consists of buying postage 
stamps, collecting them that way, sometimes war stamps. Our history is full of the 
history of stamps. They bear a close relation to the affairs of countries. It some- 
times defines them when .they change from one kind of government to another, 
when they change from an empire to a republic, and all that has a strong educa- 
tional value, it seems to me. 



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I want to say to you that you are most welcome to our house, but it must appear 
in other ways than words. I believe someone wrote: "What is it you read, my 
Lord?" "Words, words, words." And so we must express our feeling in something 
more substantial, more tangible, and in recognition of your gathering, and what you 
represent, the Exposition management desires to give you something to carry away, 
marking this day in the history of your organization, this day and this year in the 
world's history. 

This is perhaps one of the momentous years in all the world's history, because 
we must realize that empires and kingdoms are tottering, civilization almost, at the 
awful cataclysm that is shaking the world today, except here, and you have chosen 
to make your meeting here in California, which is the meeting ground this year of 
the nations of the world, and San Francisco is the one great peace capital, nothing 
here but music, harmony, flowers and goodfellowship, not a single discordant note, 
so we extend to you this little memorial. It has no great intrinsic value. It is not 
of gold, nor it is studded with precious stones, but it is rich in its sentiment, its 
regard and esteem, and on' behalf of President Moore and the directors of the Ex- 
position, I desire to offer to you, Mr. Michaels, as the representative of the Ameri- 
can Philatelic Society, this bronze medal, commemorating your 30 th annual con- 
vention of the American Philatelic Society, August 12, 1915. When this bronze 
medal is no more, perhaps the world will be no more. You are living in this period 
of the world's history, and have come here, and we are glad to give you something 
tangible, other than what is before you now, because these buildings will fade and 
be only a memory, but this will be the cornerstone, the foundation stone, if you 
please, of this meeting, and from it we hope many great things will come to you. 
On the reverse side of this medal is inscribed, "In commemoration, Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition, San Francisco." 

Mr. Michaels, on behalf of the directorate, and the President of the Panama- 
Pacific International (Exposition, I offer to you this medal with out profoundest re- 
gard and esteem and appreciation of your gathering with us. (Applause.) 

RESPONSE — MR. MICHAELS. 

Mr. Vogelsang, Mr. Chairman, and members of the American Philatelic Society: 
I desire on behalf of the Society, its officers and members, to thank the Exposition 
and you, Mr. Vogelsang, for this most beautiful souvenir, and also to extend at 
this time the thanks of our entire Society for the courtesies extended to our associa- 
tion while we have been here. 

I have been asked by the Exposition officials to say something as to the pur- 
poses and objects of our Association. The American Philatelic Society is the real 
representative of about 500,000 collectors of stamps in this country. These, are not 
all members of our Society, but there are about that many collectors of postage 
stamps in the United States. The ordinary person thinks that stamp collecting is 
merely a fad, or fancy of the school boy, and that is all they know of it, but this 
idea is entirely erroneous; for instance, here in this city of San Francisco, there 
are at least 2,000 men and women collecting stamps. 

The history of San Francisco has been linked with the name of Crocker, but 
how many of the business men and others in San Francisco know that one of the 
greatest authorities and experts on stamps, as well as a writer, was Henry J. Crock- 
er, and his cousin William is also a great collector, and there are many other suc- 
cessful men here who are also collectors. 

This so-called hobby is more than a hobby, it is a science. We have about 
fifty publications, weekly and monthly, devoted to this thing. This science, or 



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"pastime," if you please, teaches the boy, teaches the man, teaches anybody who 
follows it, vastly more than he can learn in any other way. Only day before yes- 
terday I stood in the Netherlands Building, looking at the beautiful diorama of 
the various cities of the Netherlands, and its colonies, one of which depicted the 
harbor of Curacao, and one of two ladies standing there said: "Where is Curacao?" 
Any school boy who collects stamps could have told her that it was the chief city 
of Surinam, an island off the South American coast, belonging to the Netherlands. 

Stamp collecting teaches not only geography and history, but order, discrimina- 
tion and art, and the average stamp collector will be found to be a worshipper of 
everything that is beautiful. This necessarily is so. These are some of the things 
that we acquire in our pursuit. 

It would take a long time to tell all the objects and the purposes of this society. 
We are often referred to as insane persons, idiots and "bugs," but those terms apply 
as well to golf fiends or to others who specialize in a hobby, and they all get a great 
deal of pleasure out of them. Stamp collecting has been recommended by physicians 
as of great benefit to the tired and wornout man as a relazation. The United States 
government recognizes this science or fad. It has appointed in the last few wears a 
philatelic expert, who is now arranging the United States collection in the Smithso- 
nian Institute. The United States government itself has it own collection here in 
the Mines Building, so that Philately has gained not only the recognition of the 
leading men of the country, doctors, lawyers and merchants everywhere, but also of 
the government itself; and as I have stated it is more than a hobby, it is a science. 

Many more things could be said, but I think that is sufficient to comply with 
the request of the authorities of this great Exposition as to what the purposes and 
objects of our Society are. 

I propose now, Mr. Chairman, a rising vote of thanks to the Exposition and 
its officials for the many courtesies they have extended to us, and for this beautiful 
medal, which we will place in our archives, and designate as "Plate One, original," 
and I make this motion that we extend, as a body, to this Exposition, a vote of 
thanks for all of these things, and this beautiful souvenir. 

Motion duly seconded and unanimously carried by a rising vote. 
Mr. Phillips: Mr. Vogelsang, will you kindly convey this expression to Pres- 
ident Moore and the Board of Directors of the Panama-Pacific International Expo- 
sition ' 

Mr. Vogelsang: With pleasure. 

Mr. Phillips: Mr. Vogelsang, as a slight personal token and remembrance of 
this pleasant and auspicious occasion, I desire to present to you an associate mem- 
bership in our local Society, the Pacific Philatelic Society, for the current year; to 
be kept as a memento of your participation in the exercises here this day. 
Mr. Vogelsand: I thank you very much. 1 appreciate it. 

Mr. Batchelder: Mr. President, holding the proxy of William C. Stone, past 
president of this organization, I desire to make a motion. 
Mr. Phillips: You have the floor. 

Mr. Batchelder: At twenty of our annual conventions, Mr. Stone has made this 
motion, and has now delegated to me his privilege. I would therefore move you 
that we now adjourn sine die. 

Motion duly second and carried, and the convention adjourned sine die. 

Attest: 

W'M. E. AULT, 

Secretary. 



Officers of the American Philatelic Society 



( INCORPORATED ) 



C. A. HOWES, President 
Board of Vice-Presidents. 

H. H. WILSON, Chairman, 
152 Monroe St., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
WM. B. SPRAGUE, Recorder, 
5 4 William St., 

New York City. 
Dr. CARROLL CHASE, 
1050 Park Place, 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary 

WM. E. AULT, 

728 E. Court Ave., 

Jeffersonville, Ind. 



55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Treasurer 
C. P. HEYERMAN, 

19 McGraw Bldg., 

Detroit, Mich. 



International Secretary 

L. HARALD KJELLSTEDT, 
1026 Woodlawn Ave., 

Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-Liarge 

H. B. PHILLIPS, 

Berkeley, Calif. 
W. H. BARNUM, 

Cleveland, Ohio. 




APPOINTIA E OFFICERS. 

P. M. WOLSIEPFER, Sales Superintendent, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

A. P. HENKBLS, Examiner of Sales Books, Philadelphia, Pa. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor of American Philatelist, 72 8 E. Court St., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

H. W. CRAVER, Librarian, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

ADAM E. DAUM, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

FRED R. SCHMALZREIDT, Attorney, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

EUGENE KLEIN, Counterfeit Detector, 142 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

COMJVUTTEES. 



Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literatui-e — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, A. F. Henkels. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Committee, 636 Market St., 

San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau 

St., New York City, N. Y. 
Catalogue — F. R. Cornwall, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, John N. Luff, 

H. E. Deats, E. M. Carpenter, C. A. Howes, J. M. Bartels, C. K. B. Nevin, Wm. 

L. Stevenson, Dr. Carroll Chase, Wm. B. Sprague, A. E. Owen. 



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BRANCH SOCIETIES. 



1775 Chicago Branch No. 1, Arild Dahl, President. Wm. Bloss, Secretary, 2729 
Hampden Court. Meets second Thursday evening, at 1530 Republic Bldg. 

3387 Pacific Philatelic Society, Branch No. 3, San Francisco, Calif. H. C. Mar- 
cus, Secy., 711 Mission St., San Francisco, Calif. 

460 St. Louis Branch No. 4, Frank B. Goodwin, Secy., 804 Pine St., Meets Tues- 
days fortnightly, 801 Chemical Building. 

457 Pittsburgh Branch No. 5, Max. Wenzel, President. Wm. Schwarz, Secretary, 
218 3rd Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Meets third Tuesday, each month, Room 712 
Magee Bldg. 

197 8 Philadelphia Branch No. 18, F. Hahman, President, A. F. Henkels, Secy., 
241 W. Seymour St., Germantown. Meets first Wednesday, at 300-301 
Wood Building. 

3166 Columbus Collectors Club, Branch No. 21. Meets Tuesdays fortnightly at 
Rooms 5 and 8, Clinton Building. 

3192 Omaha Stamp Club, Branch No. 2 3, Omaha, Neb. R. C. Hoyt, President; 
Ora B. Stark, Secretary, 2 2nd & Hickory Sts. 

3219 Detroit Philatelic Society, Branch No. 25, Gen. Chas. A. Coolidge, Presi- 
dent, Chas. F. Sharpe, Secretary, 203 Chamber of Commerce. Meets second 
and fourth Fridays. 

3259 Louisville Branch No. 2 6, John H. Wilms, President, Jas. V. Porter, Secretary, 
232 B. College St. 

3106 Berkeley Branch No. 27, Henry Chaloner, Secretary, 3208 Ellis St., S. Berk- 
eley, California. 

3305 Springfield Branch No. 28, J. W. Prevost, President, Wm. C. Stone, Secre- 
tary, 21 Princeton St., Springfield, Mass. Meets quarterly. 

3208 Garfield-Perry Stamp Club, Branch No. 30, W. A. Chamberlin, Secretary, 2641 
Exeter Road, Cleveland Heights, O. 

3638 Saginaw Stamp Club, Branch No. 34, John J. Spencer, President. 

3 639 Los Angeles and Southern California Branch No. 35, Los Angeles, Calif. 
B. W. H. Poole, President. Jos. S. Davis, Secretary, 1749 N. Serrano Ave. 

3691 Buffalo Collectors Club, Branch No. 37, F. P. James, Secretary. Meets first 
and third Thursday. 

4492 Baltimore Philatelic Society, Branch No. 39. Dr. Don Preston Peters, Pres- 
ident, Geo. Winship Taylor, Secretary, 701 Maryland Trust Bldg. 

449 3 Richmond Stamp Club, Branch No. 40, Richmond, Va. C. F. W. Moser, Act- 
ing Secretary, 921 E. Main St. 

4522 Rochester Philatelic Association, Branch No. 41, Rochester, N. Y. L. S. 
Richardson, President. H. J. Haddleton, Secretary, 87 Shelter St. 

4584 Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Branch No. 42, Honolulu, Hawaii. A. C. O. Lin- 
neman, Secretary, P. O. Box 613. 



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(CORRESPONDING SOCIETIES. 

Internationaler Philatelisten Verein, Dresden, Victoriastr, 10, Dresden A, Germany. 

Oesterreichischer Philatelisten Club "Vindobona," Himmelpfortg 9, Vienna I, 
Austria. 

The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 4 Southampton Row, London, W. C, Eng- 
land. 

The Philatelic Society of Sweden, Greftureg 24A, Stockholm, Sweden. 

The Herts Philatelic Society, 29 Holland Villas Road, Kensington, London, W., 
England. 

The British Guiana Philatelic Society, care A. D. Ferguson, P. R. P. S., Georgetown, 
British Guiana, South America. 

Petrograd Philatelisten Verein, care Edmund Bade, Nevsky, Pr. 34, Petrograd, Russia. 

The Philatelic Literature Society, P. J. Peplow, Esq., Secretary, "Grotesby," Black- 
heath, London, S. E., England. 

Societe Prancaise de Timbrologie, M. R. Leroy, Secretary, 19 Rue Blanche, Paris, 
France. 

Sociedad Filatelica Argentina, Casilla De Correo 1103, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
South America. 

Kristiania Pilatelist Klub, care Henrick Dethloff, P. O. Box 71, Christiania, Norway. 



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By-Laws of the American Philatelic Society 

As Adopted at the Seventh Annual Convention, 
August 15, 16, 17, 1892, and Amended at the 
Subsequent Conventions, including Amendments 
Adopted at the Twenty-ninth Annual Conven- 
tion, August 11, 12, 13, 1914. 



ARTICLE I.— Capital Stock. 
Section 1. Every certificate of stock 
issued by this society shall be for a sin- 
gle share only and shall be subject to 
the following terms and conditions: 
That the holder thereof has accepted 
the said certificate with the understand- 
ing that it can be issued or transferred 
only to a person who has been duly 
elected a member of the Society in the 
manner provided by its By-Laws, and 
who is not the holder of any other share 
or certificate of its capital stock. That 
no transfer of said stock, or the certifi- 
cate thereof, shall be valid unless made 
upon hte books of the Society and sign- 
ed by the member transferring the same, 
or his lawful attorney, and attested by 
the Secretary, and upon return of the 
outstanding certificate, which shall be 
cancelled and filed by the Secretary. 
That the holder is liable for the pay- 
ment to the Society of the annual dues 
provided for by the By-Laws, until the 
said stock certificate is surrendered to 
the Society, and is not entitled to vote 
said stock so long as he is in any man- 
ner indebted to the Society. That the 
Society has a first lien on the said stock 
and all increments thereof for all indeb- 
tedness of the holder to the Society, 
and that no transfer thereof shall be 
permitted so long as the holder is so in- 
debted to the Society; and that the pos- 
session of said certificate shall not be re- 
garded as evidence of the ownership of 
the holder, or his right to participate as 
a stockholder, unless it appears upon 
the books of the Society, that all said 



conditions have been duly complied 
with. That the ownership of said stock 
shall at all times be subject to the pro- 
visions of the By-Laws. That upon the 
expulsion of the holder, or his resigna- 
tion, or the dropping of his name from 
the roll of membership for non-payment 
of dues or other indebtedness to the So- 
ciety or any of its departments, hi^s 
stock shall revert to the Society, and 
his certificate become and remain null 
and void. 

Sec. 2. Every certificate of stock 
shall be signed by the President and 
countersigned by the Secretary, and 
sealed with the corporate seal of the 
Society, and shall be duly nuinbered 
and entered in the stock book to be kept 
by the Secretary for that purpose. A 
charge of twenty-five cents shall be 
made for a duplicate certificate in case 
of loss. 

Sec. 3. Certificates of stock shall be 
valued at $1.00 each, and all money re- 
seived for stock certificates as provided 
for by Article II, Section I, shall be kept 
by the Treasurer in a separate and in- 
violate fund to be known as the Stock 
Fund, the interest of which may be ap- 
plied to current expenses; and the 
Treasurer shall place this fund at inter- 
est in such manner from time to time 
as the Board of Directors may approve 
or direct 

ARTICLE II.— Membership. 

Section 1. Any person desiring to be- 
come a member of this Society shall file 
with its Secretary an application in the 



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form prescribed from time to time by 
the Board of Directors, signed by one 
member of the Society, and, if the appli- 
cant is of legal age, accompanied by one 
or more commercial references, which 
commercial references shall not be the 
firm, or a member of the firm, of which 
the proposer is a member, and if the ap- 
plicant has not attained the age of 21 
years, he must accompany his applica- 
tion with a bond signed by some respon- 
sible person, obligating himself for the 
proper fullfillment of the applicant's 
promises and obligations to the Society 
in case the applicant is admitted, such 
guarantor to furnish one or more com- 
mercial references. Said application 
must be accompanied by the sum of 
$1.00, for one share of stock and the 
amiount of dues for the remainder of the 
fiscal year, ending August 31, the whole 
to be refunded if admission is refused. 
The Secretary shall acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of each application, stating the date 
when the applicant will become a mem- 
ber, provided no objections are received. 
The Secretary shall cause the name, age, 
occupation, and address of each applicant 
and the name of his references and bonds- 
men to be published in the OflBcial Jour- 
nal, and if no objection shall be received 
by the Board of Vice-Presidents within 
one month after publication, the appli- 
cant shall become a member. In case the 
Board of ViccrPresidents shall receive 
any objections to the admission of any 
applicant they shall notify the Secretary 
thereof, and proceed to investigate the 
case, and may accept or reject the appli- 
cant in their discretion, and shall certify 
their result to the Secretary, who shall 
thereupon proceed accordingly. 

In case the Secretary is advised that ob- 
jections to an applicant have been re- 
ceived by the Vice-Presidents, he shall 
continue to publish the applicant's name 
in the Official Journal, but under such cir- 
cumstances the applicant shall not be- 
come a member until the Secretary be ad- 
vised by the Board of Vice-Presidents that 
they, after investigation, have accepted 
the applicant. 



Sec. 2. As it is important to the well- 
being and prosperity of this Society that 
all members thereof should be persons of 
good repute, every person applying for ad- 
mission thereto agrees to become subject 
to such rules of discipline as may be pro- 
vided by the By-Laws from time to time. 
All charges of improper conduct on the 
part of any member of the Society shall 
be addressed in writing, accompanied by 
affidavit of the truth of the charges, and 
all obtainable proof, to the Board of Vice- 
Presidents, who shall investigate and de- 
tremine the same under such rules as they 
may prescribe; and report their findings 
thereon to the Board of Directors who 
may, in their judgment, suspend or expel 
such member, and declare his stock for- 
feited to the Society, and their action 
shall be final and binding on all parties. 
Should the Board of Directors deem it 
advisable, they may, however, certify 
the case for consideration to the next 
convention of the Society, and such con- 
vention shall have the same powers in the 
case as the Board of Directors. 

Sec. 3. The annual dues shall be $1.80 
to all members, payable in advance, to the 
Treasurer, on the first day of September 
when the fiscal year shall commence; pro- 
vided, that every new member for any un- 
expired portion of the first fiscal year 
after his admission to membership shall 
pay at the rate of fifteen cents per month, 
or fraction thereof, from the date of his 
application. 

No assessment other than the annual 
dues shall be levied except on recommen- 
dation of the Board of Directors, pub- 
lished in the call for an annual conven- 
tion, sepcial meeting, or mail vote, and 
adopted by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
stockholders voting thereon; provided, 
that the number of affirmative votes shall 
be not less than one-third of the whole 
number of stockholders entitled to vote. 

Sec. 4. In case any member fails to 
pay the annual dues or any indebtedness 
to the Society or any department there- 
of, within thirty days from the time the 
same are due, the Treasurer shall notify 
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dues or debts are paid within thirty days 
thereafter, the Treasurer shall notify the 
Secretary, by whom his name shall be 
stricken from the rolls, and his stock 
shall be declared forfeited to the Society, 
and his name shall be omitted from the 
printed membership list. The Secretary 
shall notify the Sales Superintendent to 
debar from the privileges of the depart- 
ment any member whose name shall have 
been dropped from the rolls. 

Any stockholder or branch society hav- 
ing resigned in good standing, or any 
stockholder or branch society whose name 
shall have been stricken from the rolls 
for non-payment of dues or debts as 
aforesaid, may be reinstated on payment 
of such debts, and $1.00, plus the amount 
of dues for the remainder of the current 
year, and a share of stock bearing the ori- 
ginal stock number shall be reissued, and 
in case of reinstatement of a branch 
society, a charter certificate bearing the 
original number shall be reissued. In 
case of minors a new guarantee shall 'be 
required, and in the case of members who 
have been suspended for more than one 
year new references shall be required. 

All applications for reinstatement shall 
be published in the Oflacial Journal and 
treated in the same manner as is pro- 
vided for an ordinary application for 
membership. 

Sec. 5. Any stockholder in good stand- 
ing may at any time tender his resigna- 
tion to the Secretary, and surrender his 
stock certificate to the Society. All resig- 
nations received by the Secretary shall be 
published in the next Official Journal, and 
if no objections are received within one 
month of the date of the publication, they 
shall be duly accepted by him, to take 
effect from the date of their receipt, but 
no stockholder will be permitted to re- 
sign while indebted to the Society. In 
case the Secretary is in doubt as to the 
advisability of accepting the resignation 
of any stockholder, he shall refer the 
matter to the Board of Vice-Presidents, 
who shall have the power to decide the 
case, and, if they deem advisable, to pre- 



scribe conditions on which the resigna- 
tion shall be accepted. 

■Sec. 6. No stockholder of the Society 
who has not attained the age of twenty- 
one years shall be eligible to any office. 

Sec. 7. Any Philatelic Society outside 
the United States and possessions may 
be elected by the Board of Vice-Presidents 
upon the recommendation of the Inter- 
national Secretary, or by the Society in 
convention assembled, as an honorary cor- 
responding member, and shall receive 
all publications of the Society and shall 
be exempt from dues; such honorary cor- 
responding membership shall not carry 
the right to vote or hold stock. A list of 
such members shall follow the branch 
societies in the annual list of members. 

ARTICLE III.— Meetings. 

Section 1. The annual meeting of the 
stockholders of this Society, to be des- 
ignated as the Annual Convention, shall 
be held each year at such date and such 
place, within or without the state of Min- 
nesota, as may have been selected by the 
last preceding Annual Convention, and 
the publication in the Official Journal of 
the proceedings of the convention, nam- 
ing such time and place, shall be deemed 
sufficient notice of such meeting; but the 
President shall also issue a call for the 
Annual Convention, stating the time and 
locality of convening thereof, to be pub- 
lished in the number of the Official Jour- 
nal issued not less than sixty days prior 
to the holding of such convention. 

Sec. 2. Special meetings of the stock- 
holders of this Society may be called by 
the Board of Directors, or by one hun- 
dred stockholders of this Society. Notice 
thereof shall be mailed to each stock- 
holder, at his last known address, at least 
sixty days before the date fixed for hold- 
ing said meeting, and a copy of such no- 
tice shall be published in the Official 
Journal at least one month 'before the 
time of holding such meeting. 

Sec. 3. If in the opinion of the Board 
of Directors it should be advisable at any 
time, or in case one hundred stockholders 
so request, the President shall call for a 



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general vote of the shareholders upon any- 
desired question. Notice that such call 
has been issued shall he given in the 
Official Journal, at least one month be- 
fore the date when the vote is to be count- 
ed. The vote shall be in the form desig- 
nated by the President, with the assent of 
the Board of Vice-Presidents. The call 
and the form shall each state the time and 
place at which the count is to take place, 
and a copy of each shall be mailed to 
every person appearing upon the books of 
the Society as entitled to vote as a stock- 
holder thirty days before the vote is to 
be counted. The vote shall be signed by 
the stockholder and sent to the Board of 
Vice-Presidents; and no vote shall be 
counted unless in the form prescribed at 
the date when the call was mailed. Any 
stockholder shall have the right to be 
present and witness the count. The re- 
sult shall be certified by the Board of 
Vice-Presidents to the President, who 
shall announce the result in the next 
number of the Official Journal. A ma- 
jority of the votes cast shall determine 
the question submitted, but the By-Laws 
can be amended only as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Sec. 4. All stockholders of the Society 
who are present at any of its meetings 
shall be entitled to participate in the 
proceedings; but only those not indebted 
to the Society shall be entitled to vote in 
person, or by proxy, at any annual con- 
vention, at any special meeting, or upon 
any question submitted .to a general vote. 
No member of the Society shall be al- 
lowed to vote more than fifty proxies. 

Sec. 5. A quorum for the transaction 
of business at any convention or special 
meeting shall consist of lone-ihalf the 
stockholders there represented in person 
or by proxy; but the By-Laws can be 
amended only as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 6. No director of this Society shall 
be permitted to act for or vote as proxy 
for any other stockholder of this Society. 
Sec. 7. At all meetings of the Society 
all questions of order and parliamentary 
law shall be determined 'by reference to 
Robert's Rules of Order. 



Sec. 8. At all meetings of the Society, 
all reports of officers and committees and 
all resolutions must be presented in writ- 
ing. 

Sec. 9. At the annual convention, the 
President shall appoint the following 
standing committees: 

A Committee on Finance; 

A Committee on Library; 

A Committee on Sales Department; 

A Committee on Branch Societies; 

A Committee on Resolutions; 

A Committee on Place of Next Conven- 
tion; each to consist of three members. 

A Committee By-Laws, to consist of the 
President, who shall be chairman of the 
committee, and four other members. 

The following shall be the order of busi- 
ness: 

FIRST SESSION. 



1. 

2. 

3. 
tials. 

4. 
tion. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 



Call to Order. 

Reading of Call. 

Report of Committee on Creden- 

Reading of Minutes of last Conven- 

President's Address. 

Appointment of Committees. 

Reports of Officers. 

Reports of Permanent Committees. 

Communications. 

Assigned Matters. 

New Business. 

SUBSEiQUBNT SESSIONS. 

1. Call to Order. 

2. Supplementary Report -of Committee 
on Credentials. 

3. Communications. 

4. Assigned Matters. 

6. Unfinished Business. 

6. New Business. 

7. Reports of Standing Committees. 

8. Reports of Special Committees. 

Sec. 10. At all special meetings of the 
Society, the President shall appoint such 
of the foregoing committees as are neces- 
sary, and the foregoing Order of Busi- 
ness shall be followed so far as the 
necessities of the occasion will permit. 



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ARTICLE IV.— Directors. 

Section 1. The Board of Directors of 
this Society shall be designated as the 
Board of Directors, and shall consist of 
nine members, who shall all be citizens of 
the United States. 

Sec. 2. Each Director shall be a stock- 
holder of the Society, and shall hold his 
office until the close of the next annual 
convention, and until his successor shall 
have qualified. At least five of their num- 
ber shall 'he collectors and not dealers by 
profession; and at least seven of their 
number shall be residents of different 
states. Three of the Directors shall serve 
as a Board of Vice-Presidents and must 
reside within a radius of thirty miles, 
and in case of the three Vice-Presidents 
being from the same state or locality as 
another candidate for Director, the Vice- 
Presidents will take precedence over the 
othef candidate, even though he have a 
greater number of votes. 

Sec. 3. Immediately after the annual 
election of Directors, they shall choose 
from their number a President, Secretary, 
Treasurer, and International Secretary, 
and appoint such officers and committees 
as are required by the By-Laws to be ap- 
pointed by the Board of Directors. The 
two Directors not holding any of the 
aihove offices shall be known as Directors- 
at-large. 

Sec. 4. The Board of Directors may 
meet at such times as they from time to 
time determine, or whenever called to- 
gether by the President by a notice ad- 
dressed to each Director at his last known 
address, by mail or by telegraph, a suflS- 
cient time before hand to enable him to 
reach the place of meeting. Five mem- 
bers of the Board shall constitute a quor- 
um for the transaction of business. 

Sec. 5. To expediate the transaction 
of business by the Board of Directors they 
may take mail votes upon any question in 
the following manner: Any member of 
the Board desiring to submit any matter 
for their action may reduce the same to 
writing in the form of a motion and shall 
mail a copy thereof upon a separate sheet 
of paper to each member of the Board. 



Any comments or observations he desires 
to make thereon must Tae on a different 
sheet. Upon receipt of such motion each 
member shall write upon the same sheet 
of paper his vote for or against the same, 
or any correction or amendment thereof 
he may wish to make, and forward the 
same by return mail to the President, who 
shall in case any amendment shall be 
offered, forthwith mail, or cause to be 
mailed a copy of the motion as amended 
to each member of the Board who shall 
return the same by return mail, with his 
vote for or against the same, or the ex- 
pression of his preference for the origi- 
nal motion. The President shall, upon 
receiving the ballots of the other mem- 
bers, certify to the Secretary the result, 
accompanying the certificate with original 
ballots. The Secretary shall file the same 
and record the vote, notifying the other 
mem'bers of the Board of the result. 

Sec. 6. The Board of Directors shall 
exercise a general supervision over the 
affairs of the Society and all its ofl!icers; 
may make rules for the conduct of busi- 
ness in the several departments not in- 
consistent with these By-laws; may re- 
quire special reports from any officer from 
time to time; may remove any officer ap- 
pointed by them as provided by statute, 
fill any vacancy in their own number aris- 
ing from any cause except removal by 
stockholders, as provided by statute, and 
generally manage and control the business 
of the Society, as provided by law. 

ARTICLE v.— Duties of Directors. 

Section 1. President — The President in 
addition to the general duties of his office, 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society 
sign all certificates of stock and all war- 
rants on the Treasurer for moneys ex- 
pended by the Society, as well as con- 
tracts, deeds, bonds, notes and other obli- 
gations entered into by the Society, in- 
cluding the approval of bonds of the Sec- 
retary, Treasurer and Sales Superinten- 
dent, as provided in these By-laws. Prior 
to each annual convention he shall issue 
the call therefor, as provided for in Arti- 
cle III, Section 1 ; shall appoint a commit- 



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tee of 'five members on Credentials, and 
a Committee of Arrangements to provide 
suitable rooms and make other prepara- 
tions for bolding said meeting, the ex- 
penses incurred by such committee in 
performance of their duties to be defray- 
ed from the general fund of the Society 
At each annual convention he shall ad- 
dress the Society on such matters of in- 
terest as he shall determine. 

Sec. 2. Vice-Presidents. — The three Di- 
rectors elected as Vice-Presidents shall 
select one of their number to act as 
chairman of the Board of Vice-Presidents 
who shall perform all the duties of the 
President in case of the absence, death, or 
disability of the President. The Board of 
Vice-Presidents shall decide all questions 
arising as to the admission of applicants 
for membership, as provided in Article 
II, Section 1, and shall investigate all 
questions of discipline, as provided in 
Article II, Sections 2, 4, and 5, and all 
disputes and difficulties between members 
or officers of the Society, as provided in 
Article II, Section 2. They shall approve 
the form of ballot to be used at all elec- 
tions and prepare an unauthorized form 
of proxy to be used at all conventions. 

The Board of Vice-Presidents from 
time to time, and at least every three 
months, shall make report of their pro- 
ceedings to the President, for publica- 
tion in the Official Journal, and shall 
make a full report of their proceedings 
to the annual convention. 

They shall keep a minute book of all 
proceedings and a file of correspondence, 
which they shall turn over to their suc- 
cessors when qualified. 

All expenses for postage, stationery, 
telegrams, and registry fees shall be cer- 
tified by the chairman, and be paid from 
the general fund. 

They shall elect one of their number to 
act as recorder, wbo shall have charge of 
their records and keep their minutes. 

Sec. 3. Secretary. — The Secretary in 
addition to the ordinary duties of his 
office, shall keep a record of all proceed- 
ings of the Society and Board of Direc- 
tors, conduct all correspondence, have the 



custody of and preserve all documents, 
have suctody of the corporate seal of the 
Society, seal all documents required to be 
sealed therewith, keep proper books of is- 
sue and transfer of stock certificates, is- 
sue all stock certificates, membership 
cards, and receipts, countersign, register, 
and attest all documents signed by the 
President. He shall also keep a set of 
loose leaf ledgers for members in good 
standing, as well as for past members, 
each separate page of which shall repre- 
sent a stockholder, and shall have all 
data regarding his application and admis- 
sion into the Society clearly set forth, 
together with a record of the annual pay- 
ment of dues, or the date of suspension, 
expulsion or reinstatement. He shall, un- 
der the supervision of the President, edit 
the official matter published in the Official 
Journal ; provided, that if there shall be a 
disagreement between the President and 
Secretary as to the advisiability of the 
publication of any matter, said matter 
■shall be submitted to the Board of Direc- 
tors. He shall also receive all applica- 
tions for membership, made publication 
thereof in the Official Journal, and con- 
duct all correspondence in reference there- 
to, as provided in Article II, Sectionl, 
and notify applicants of their election. He 
shall furnish a copy of the Charter and 
By-Laws and the list of members of the 
Society to each member in good standing. 
He shall receive all resignations and ap- 
plications for reinstatement, etc., as pro- 
vided in Article II, Sections 4 and 5, and 
perform all such duties as are incident to 
his office. He shan pay all funds collected 
by him from any source to the Treasurer 
each month. He shall prepare and present 
to each annual convention, and to any 
special meeting, when so required by the 
Board of Directors, or the stockholders 
calling the same, the general report of 
the condition of the Society, required by 
law to be made by the Directors, together 
with a complete financial statement of 
the transactions of his department for the 
year, accompanied by all of his books of 
account and record. He shall cause to be 
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Journal, in addition to the list of appli- 
camts, resignations, etc., of members, a re- 
port of all proceedings of the Board of 
Directors, or of the Society, since his 
last published report. He shall at all 
times be subject to the direction of the 
President or Directors in the performance 
of his duties. He shall be paid all trans- 
portation expenses to and from the con- 
vention, and $5.00 per day during the ses- 
sion. He shall be allowed his reasonable 
expenses for postage, stationery and print- 
ing, for which purpose $100.00 of the So- 
ciety's imoney shall be in his hands, which 
fund shall be reimbursed on the first of 
each month by warrant on the General 
Fund to the extent of the expenses of the 
preceding month, so that on the first of 
each month this fund will always equal 
$100.00. In addition he shall be allowed 
the sum of $200.00 iper year for his 
further use in the prosecution of the du- 
ties of his oflice. 

He shall give bond to the Society in the 
sum of not less than $500, said bond to be 
obtained at the expense of the Society, of 
some Surety Company to be approved by 
the President. 

Sec. 4. Treasurer. — The Treasurer shall 
receive and take charge of all moneys, 
property, and securities of the Society. 
He shall collect all dues and make month- 
ly reports of his receipts and disburse- 
ments showing balance of cash on hand, 
to the Secretary, who shall publish it in 
the Official Journal. Among his accounts 
shall be kept a separate suspense account, 
to which shall be credited all moneys re- 
ceived for other than current accounts. 
He shall pay out no money except on war- 
rants regularly drawn on him by the 
President and Secretary, and shall pre- 
sent to the annual convention a complete 
financial statement of the transactions of 
his department for the year, accompanied 
by the proper vouchers, all his books of 
account, a cashier's certificate of the 
amount of money on deposit at the date of 
such statement, and any and all such 
other papers and instruments as may be 
requisite for a complete auditing of his 
books and accounts. He shall deposit all 



moneys in some bank, to be designated by 
the Board of Directors to the account of 
the Society, and shall give bond to the 
Society in the sum of not less than $3,- 
000, said bond to be obtained at the ex- 
pense of the Society, of some surety com- 
pany to be approved by the President. He 
shall be allowed his reasonable expenses 
for postage, stationery, and printing, and 
in addition thereto the sum of $25.00 per 
year, which shall be in full for all other 
incidental expenses. 

Sec. 5. International Secretary. — The 
International Secretary shall conduct all 
correspondence for the Society or the 
Board of Directors, with individuals or 
societies in foreign countries. He shall 
whenever called on to do so, assist the 
Secretary or any other ofiicer of the So- 
ciety, in their correspondence concerning 
the business of the Society and their sev- 
eral departments. He shall perform all 
the duties of the Secretary whenever the 
latter is absent or temporarily unable to 
perform his duties. He shall present to 
the Annual Convention a full report of 
the proceedings of Ms department for the 
year. 

He shall report regularly to the Ver- 
trauliches Korrespondenz-Blatt the chan- 
ges in membership so long as this Society 
continues interested in its publication. He 
shall, so far as possible, report to the 
Board of Vice-Presidents any publication 
in foreign journals of items affecting the 
welfare of this Society or its individual 
members. 

Sec. 6. The two Directors-at-large shall 
have special oversight of all the branch 
societies, and it shall be their duty to 
promote the organiz?ation of such societies. 

ARTICLE VI.— Elections. 

Section 1. All elections of Directors 
shall be conducted under the supervision 
of the Committee on Credentials, appoint- 
ed by the President for that purpose, 
which shall consist of five stockholders. 
The ballot shall be signed by the stock- 
holder voting and delivered to the Com- 
mittee on Credentials, and may be sent to 
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the stockholder, and at any time before 
the closing of the polls for that election. 
At all such elections a plurality of votes 
cast shall elect, except as provided in Ar- 
ticle IV, Section 2, in regard to Vice-Presi- 
dents, but no vote shall be counted that 
shall not have been received before the 
closing of the polls, nor shall any stock- 
holder be permitted to vote in any other 
than the prescribed form, or by proxy, or 
to change his vote after it has once been 
received by the Committee. 

Sec. 2. The polls for the annual elec- 
tion shall close at noon of the day pre- 
ceding the day appointed for the open- 
ing of the annual convention, and at all 
special elections at such times as shall 
be named in the call for the election. 

Sec. 3. The Secretary shall cause blank 
forms for the ballot and proper envelopes 
for enclosing the s'ame to be mailed to the 
last known address of each stockholder 
entitled to vote at least sixty days before 
the date fixed for closing the polls, and 
the form of the ballot shall be designated 
in all published notices of the election. 

Sec. 4. The special election to fill va- 
cancies in the Board of Directors, pro- 
vided for by the statues of the State of 
Minnesota in case of the removal of a 
Director by the stockholders, or in case 
of the want of a quorum of qualified Di- 
rectors, shall be conducted as far as pos- 
sible in the same manner as other elec- 
tions ; but in case the election is called by 
the stockholders, they may prescribe and 
send out the form of ballot, necessary en- 
velopes for enclosing the same, and notice 
of the election, which shall, however, as 
fas as possible, conform to the ordinary 
forms in use in the Society. 

Sec. 5. All special elections of officers 
to be elected by the stockholders shall be 
conducted in the same manner as other 
elections, but shall be called by the Presi- 
dent, and notice thereof shall be mailed 
to the last known address of each stock- 
holder entitled to vote, at least sixty 
days prior to the date fixed for the count- 
ing of the vote, and shall be accompanied 
by the form of the ballot to be used, pro- 
per envelopes for enclosing the same, and 



shall designate the time and place of 
holding the election, the persons who are 
to act as Committee on Credentials, and 
such other information as shall facilitate 
the sending of the vote to the Committee. 

Sec. 6. Prior to every annual or special 
election, nominations for the office or 
offieces to be filled may be sent by any 
five members or any branch of the Society 
to the Secretary, and all such nomina- 
tions received by him shall he published 
in the number of the Official Journal 
nearest to sixty days prior to the date 
for closing the polls. 

Sec. 7. Cumulative voting shall be il- 
legal at any election. 

ARTICLE VII.— Officers and Standing 
Committees. 

Section 1. In addition to the nine 
Directors, the officers of the 'Society shall 
be: 

A Sales Superintendent; 

An Examiner of Sales Books; 

An Editor of the American Philatelist; 

An Attorney; 

A Librarian; 

An Assistant Librarian, and 

A Counterfeit Detector. 

Sec. 2. In addition to the officers as 
named in Section 1 of this Article there 
shall be the following Permanent Com- 
mittees : 

An Expert Committee; 

A Committee on Philatelic Literature; 

A Committee on Philatelic Index; 

A Committee on Philatelic Hand Books; 

A Recruiting Committee, and 

An Obituary Committee. 

Sec. 3. All of the officers and Perma- 
nent Committees mentioned in Sections 
1 and 2 of this Article shall be appoint- 
ed and subject to removal by the Board 
of Directors, as provided for by the laws 
of Minnesota, and shall make a full re- 
port of their proceedings to the Annual 
Convention and to the Board of Directors 
or any special meeting of the Society, 
when called upon to do so. Their terms 
shall expire when their successors shall 
have been appointed and qualified. In 
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performing his duties, the Board of Di- 
rectors may, in its discretion, appoint a 
substitute to act during such incapacity. 
No expense shall be incurred tjy any 
officer or standing committee appointed 
by the Board of Directors, except for pos- 
tal and express charges, until the same is 
authorized by the Board of Directors. 
Sec. 4. Sales Superintendent. 

(a) The Sales Superintendent shall 
conduct the Sales Department in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this section 
and of the sections of Article VIII of 
these By-laws. 

(b) He shall give bond to the Society 
in the sum of $10,000, for the strict 
and faithful performance of his duties 
and proper rendering of true accounts for 
all moneys, stamps, or other property re- 
ceived by him, whether for the Society or 
individual owners, and until he has notice 
from the Secretary of the Society that the 
bond tendered by him, within a reason- 
able time, after his appointment, has been 
approved and accepted by the President, 
he shall not ask or advertise for, or re- 
ceive from the preceding Superintendent 
or from individual members, any stamps 
or other philatelic property for his de- 
partment. 

(c) The Sales Superintendent shall 
on the first days of October, January, 
and April, respectively, make to the 
Board of Vice-Presidents a quarterly re- 
port of the affairs of his department, 
including a full and accurate balance 
sheet of such bookkeeping entries as 
shall satisfy said Board, taken from his 
books upon the last day of the preced- 
ing month; and not less than twenty nor 
more than thirty days prior to the open- 
ing day of the Annual Convention he 
shall make to said Board an annual re- 
port, covering the transactions of the 
department for the past year, and in- 
cluding similar balance sheet or en- 
tries. Said reports shall be audited by 
said Board, who may at any time make 
or cause to be made by themselves, or 
a committee, or agent, appointed by 
them, such examination as they may 
deem expedient of said Sales Superin- 



tendent's books and accounts and of 
the affairs of his department, and sh^ll 
cause such an examination to be made 
in connection with the auditing of the 
annual report, and shall submit said an- 
nual report with the report of such ex- 
amination and their recommendations 
on said report and examination to the 
annual Convention. The approval of 
the Sales Superintendent's reports by 
the said Board shall not be construed 
as an admission by the Society of accu- 
racy of said reports or as a release by 
the Society of either said Superinten- 
dent or the surety on his official bond 
from 1 lability to the Society or any 
member thereof for any breach of duty 
on his part. 

(d) The Board of Vice-Presidents 
may for cause suspend the Sales Super- 
intendent and require him to deliver 
and turn over all accounts, books and 
other property of his department, to- 
gether with all stamps then in posses- 
sion of said department, to them or to 
such person as they may designate as 
Sales Superintendent, pro tempore, who 
shall exercise all powers of Sales Super- 
intendent until the Board of Directors 
shall take further action in the matter. 

(e) The Society shall provide ac- 
count books for the Sales Superinten- 
dent. Such account books and the cor- 
respondence of the department shall be 
and remain the property of the Society; 
and shall at all times be open to the 
examination of the Board of Vice-Pres- 
idents and their representatives duly 
authorized. Except for the purchase of 
such books, the Sales Superintendent 
shall pay all expenses of the depart- 
ment. 

(f) Upon retiring from office the 
Sales Superintendent shall turn over to 
his successor all stamps in his hands as 
such Superintendent, together with all 
books of account, official correspond- 
ence, papers, instruments, moneys, and 
evidences of indebtedness belonging to 
the department, and the business of the 
department shall thereafter be conduct- 
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All sums due the department shall be 
collected by the new Sales Superinten- 
dent, who shall pay therefrom to his 
predecessor such commissions as the 
latter may have earned thereon, also 
the requisite payments to the Insurance 
Fund, and all balances due from the 
department to members at the time of 
his assuming the office. Upon a change 
of Superintendents the Board of Vice- 
Presidents shall give notice to all par- 
ties i nterested, by publication in the 
Official Journal, calling on them to file 
with the Board a statement of their 
claims against the department within 
thirty days, so that the outgoing Super- 
intendent's accounts may be properly 
audited and he be given an honorable 
release. The Board of Vice-Presidents 
shall also cause an examination to be 
made of his books and accounts, and 
upon the expiration of the period of 
thirty days from publication of the 
above prescribed notice shall send to 
each member who has not filed accounts 
and whose name appears on the Super- 
intendent's books a statement of his ac- 
count, and in default of acknowledg- 
ment within thirty days thereafter, such 
account shall be deemed correct. 

(g) The Sales Superintendent shall 
assess a charge of one-half of one per 
cent, upon the net cash value of all 
books of stamps sent him for circulation 
in the department, immediately upon 
their arriving in his hands, with a mini- 
mum charge of ten cents per book, and 
shall remit on retirement of such books 
the sums so assessed to the Treasurer 
of the Society, who shall keep it in a 
special account, known as the Insurance 
Fund. The Superintendent shall re- 
ceive all claims for payment desired by 
owners out of the Insurance Fund, for 
whatever cause, and shall submit the 
facts and papers of every case to the 
Board of Vice-Presidents, who, if they 
approve, shall certify the case to the 
Secretary of the Society who shall there- 
upon draw a warrant upon the Treas- 
urer against the Insurance Fund, in the 
regular manner pursued for payments 



from other funds. If at any time the 
Insurance Fund becomes insufficient to 
meet any such warrant so drawn against 
it, the sum shall be paid the owner out 
of the General Fund of the Society, and 
shall subsequently be transferred to that 
fund from the Insurance Fund, as soon 
as the assessments duly collected shall 
suffice. 

(h) The Superintendent shall submit 
to the Examiner of Sales Books all 
books sent in for circulation, remove 
from books sent him for circulation all 
stamps which are clearly and obviously 
counterfeits or non-governmental re- 
prints, and return all stamps removed 
by him or by the Examiner of Sales 
Books, as provided in the next section, 
at once to the owner of the book from 
which they came, stating the price at 
which they were marked, and the value 
to which the book has been reduced by 
their removal; and he shall place the 
words, "Specimen Removed," with at 
least one of his initials in the space thus 
left vacant. 

A fine of twenty-five (25) cents shall 
be imposed upon the owner of any book 
of stamps submitted for circulation for 
any and every counterfeit contained in 
such book, unless said stamp, or stamps, 
shall be of less catalog value than twen- 
ty-five (25) cents in which case the fine 
shall be the catalog value of such stamp; 
such fine to go to the Examiner of Sales 
Books, or such other expert as he may 
call to his assistance, subject to the con- 
ditions of the following paragraph. 

The action of the Examiner of Sales 
Books or other expert shall be final and 
binding upon all parties. In the event 
the owner of such stamp or stamps, so 
removed, being dissatisfied with the de- 
cision of the expert's action, he shall 
have a right to appeal from their de- 
cision to the Counterfeit Detector at his 
own expense, and the decision of the 
Counterfeit Detector shall be final. In 
case such stamp, or stamps, are found 
by the Counterfeit Detector to be genu- 
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the expense of the examining shall be 
borne by the Examiner of Sales Books. 

(i) The Superintendent shall furnish 
to members of the Society control 
stamps, and at a cost not exceeding five 
cents each, books for holding stamps to 
be circulated in this department, of such 
form as may be approved by the Board 
of Vice-Presidents; provided, that they 
be printed on one side of the leaf only, 
contain space for ten ordinary adhesive 
stamps on a page, have successive nu- 
merals not less than an inch in height 
on the reverse or unused side of each 
leaf, and contain no advertisements save 
of the Society or its Sales Department. 

(j) He may refuse to circulate any 
stamps not mounted in the books so pro- 
vided by him, or books containing an 
excessive amount of display, notes, or 
remarks by the owner; or any books for 
any reason previously approved by the 
Board of Vice-Presidents; and he may 
decline to send stamps to any member 
of to a foreign country when it shall be 
shown to the satisfaction of the Board 
of Vice-Presidents that customs, laws or 
other conditions make it impracticable 
or undesirable for the department to do 
business with such a member or in such 
country. 

(k) When all the preceding duties 
shall have been satisfactorily perform- 
ed, as occasion demands, or no charge 
or notice to the contrary be in the hands 
of the Board of Vice-Presidents, the 
Superintendent shall be allowed to re- 
tain for himself a commission of twelve 
and one-half per cent, out of the 
amounts remitted to the selling owners 
upon the sales then settled for, made 
through the regular circuits of the de- 
partment, and already paid for by cash 
to him, not including settlements out 
of the Insurance Fund for theft or oth- 
er losses of all or any part of the cir- 
cuit. He shall also receive a salary of 
$25.00 per annum. 

Sec. 5. Examiner of Sales Books — 
The Examiner of Sales Books shall pass 
upon the genuineness of all stamps, etc. 
that may be sent to the Sales Superin- 



tendent before such stamps, etc., are 
put upon the exchange circuits. 

He shall remove from all books all 
stamps that he considers counterfeit or 
reprint, with the exception of reprints 
sold by the government originally issu- 
ing the stamps they represent and re- 
ceivable for postage at the time of their 
sale by that government, also all stamps 
v/hich have been repaired or manipu- 
lated for the purpose of increasing their 
value, unless so marked by the owner, 
and return them to the Sales Superin- 
tendent, together with the number of 
the book from which they came, the 
name of the owner of such book, and 
the price at which they are marked; 
and shall place the words "Specimen 
Removed," with at least one of his in- 
itials, in the space thus left vacant. 

Sec. 6. Editor of the American Phil- 
atelist. — ^The Editor shall edit all adver- 
tising and reading matter excepting 
official matter originating with the 
President or Secretary, and shall invite 
literary contributions and pass upon the 
same for publication. 

He shall solicit and arrange all ad- 
vertisements. He shall collect all mon- 
eys due on advertising accounts and 
shall turn the same over to the Treas- 
urer without deduction, immediately af- 
ter the issuance of each number, ac- 
companied by an itemized statement 
showing specifically on which contracts 
payments have been made and the sev- 
eral amounts; such moneys to be placed 
in the General Fund. He shall in gen- 
eral act as business manager in all mat- 
ters pertaining to the publication of the 
American Philatelist. 

The editor's compensation shall be 
$100.00 per year in addition to postage 
and printing expenses; which shall be 
paid to him by warrant on the general 
fund. 

Sec. 7. Attorney. — The Attorney 
shall endeavor to collect and settle any 
claims that may be sent him by mem- 
bers of this Society against any person 
whatsoever, or to recover any stamps, 
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return of. It shall also be his duty, when 
so ordered by the Board of Directors, to 
see that proper steps are taken, and the 
proper authorities notified, to secure the 
prosecution of any manufacturer of or 
dealer in forged stamps, etc. 

He may charge for his service all ac- 
;ual disbursements for postage, station- 
ery, etc., and ten per cent of all amounts 
recovered; provided, that in case of col- 
lections made for the Society he shall 
charge only actual disbursements with- 
out commission. 

Sec. 8. Assistant Librarian. — It shall 
be the duty of the Assistant Librarian to 
preserve, and properly care for the rec- 
ords of the Society as received from re- 
tiring officers or boards, and he shall 
further receive all gifts to the Society of 
printed matter, and attend to binding 
the same, and shall at proper times for- 
ward the same to the Librarian for per- 
manent care. 

He shall also, upon receipt of postal 
notice giving the name of the book de- 
sired to be taken from the library advise 
the member of the cost of carriage, up- 
on receipt of which the book shall be 
forwarded. He shall also keep a record 
of all books passing through his hands. 

Sec. 9. Counterfeit Detector. — The 
Counterfeit Detector shall when called 
upon to do so, pronounce upon the gen- 
uineness of the specimens sent him by 
members, charging therefor five cents 
for each specimen if five or more stamps 
are submitted at one time, but if less 
than five stamps are submitted at one 
time the charge shall be twenty-five 
cents; except that the prices for ex- 
amination of all surcharges as well as 
cancellations shall be 15 cents per 
stamp. Postage or expense of carriage 
must in all cases be defrayed by owners. 

He shall not be required to pass upon 
the genuineness of any surcharge or 
stamps which can be plated. He shall 
also have the right to refuse to pass on 
such stamps as in his opinion should go 
to the Expert Committee. 

Sec. 10. Expert Committee. — It shall 
be the duty of this committee to pro- 



nounce upon the authenticity of any 
stamp submitted for their opinion. They 
shall return to the sender a certificate of 
their findings in each case, the same to 
bear a photograph of the stamp in ques- 
tion to be signed by all members of the 
committee. For the examination of each 
stamp the committee shall receive the 
sum of $1.00. This amount must ac- 
company each stamp so submitted. 

Sec. 11. Committee on Philatelic Lit- 
erature. — It shall be the duty of this 
committee to report, through the col- 
umns of the Official Journal, upon all 
new catalogues, handbooks, manuals, 
and papers that are brought out during 
the year; to summarize the same in 
their annual report for publication in 
the Year Book, and to make such de- 
ductions or suggestions in relation there- 
to as may, in their judgment, seem to 
be warranted or called for. 

Sec. 12. Committee on Philatelic In- 
dex. — It shall be the duty of this com- 
mittee to compile and compare for publi- 
cation an index on philatelic literature. 

Sec. 13. Committee on Philatelic 
Hand Books. — -It shall be the duty of 
this committee to undertake the publi- 
cation as opportunity offers of Philatelic 
Hand Books that shall be of low cost 
yet worthy of the name of the American 
Philatelic Society. The conditions under 
which said books be issued shall be left 
to the Committee, whose plans for publi- 
cation shall be endorsed by the Board of 
Vice-Presidents before definite action be 
taken; but, in case the publishing of 
any such book involves the expenditure 
of money from the treasury of the So- 
ciety, it shall be necessary for the Board 
of Directors to consent to such expendi- 
ture before the approval of the Board of 
Vice-Presidents shall become operative. 

Sec. 14. Recruiting Committee. — The 
Recruiting Committee shall prepare and 
disseminate literature calculated to im- 
press upon the philatelic public the many 
advantages to be derived from affiliation 
with the Society. They shall also inves- 
tigate the standing of applicants upon 
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Sec. 15. Obituary Committee.- — It 
shall be the duty of this committee to 
secure during the year such facts about 
deceased members as will be of general 
interest, to publish them in the Official 
Journal from time to time, and to bring 
them together in their annual report in 
the form of a summary for publication 
in the Proceedings of the Society. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

Section 1. Every member of the So- 
ciety whose dues are paid for the cur- 
rent year is entitled to participate in the 
privileges of the Sales Department ex- 
cept as provided in Article VII, Section 
4, paragraph j, or until he becomes a 
debtor of the Society or any of its de- 
partments of more than two weeks' 
standing, or is suspended by the Board 
of Directors in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Article II, Section 2, of these 
By-Laws, or has been dropped from 
circuit lists by the Sales Department for 
non-payment of fines, as provided in 
Section 2 of this Article. 

Sec. 2. A member who desires to be 
placed on circuit lists, must make appli- 
cation to the Sales Superintendent, stat- 
ing his wish and he will be irrevocably 
taken thereby to promise and pledge 
himself to abide for so long as he parti- 
cipates by all the rules for the conduct 
of this department now contained in 
these Bj^-Laws in this Article or Article 
VII, Section 4, or elsewhere, and any 
which may hereafter be made, by amend- 
ment to these By-Laws, or by the Super- 
intendent for matter properly within 
his discretion. Every member who re- 
ceives books on circuit agrees to give a 
written receipt for them to the preced- 
ing member from whom they are re- 
ceived, and to take a like written receipt 
from the member next on circuit to 
whom he delivers them; to pay a fine of 
ten cents per day for each day a circuit 
is kept by him over three days, not 
counting Sundays or legal holidays, 
which fines shall be collected by the Sup- 
erintendent and paid over by him to the 
Treasurer for the Insurance Fund; to 



account for every space from which he 
removes stamps by placing therein an 
adhesive control stamp furnished by the 
Superintendent, and properly cancel- 
led, or by writing his full name in ink 
in the space from which the stamp has 
been removed, or by placing therein any 
other mark previously approved in writ- 
ing by the Superintendent; and im- 
mediately upon forwarding a circuit to 
send to the Superintendent a report 
sheet containing a memorandum of the 
total value of all the stamps reported 
upon each time regardless of whether or 
not he, as an owner, has at the same 
time stamps circulating in the depart- 
ment, or any other consideration or debt 
due or claimed by him from the So- 
ciety. Every membe; agrees by his 
participation in the department to pay 
the Society the full priced value of any 
circuit traced to him, for which he can 
show no written receipt from any other 
member; and the value of any stamps 
found by the Superintendent to be mis- 
sing from 'books which have passed 
through the hands of said member, 
either by reason of the disappearance of 
any stamp from a space not accounted 
for, or the loss of an entire page out of 
a book, or several pages, if he has not 
immediately upon receipt of the dam- 
aged book notified the member pre- 
ceding him on circuit, and adjusted the 
matter with him. The Superintendent 
shall suspend from participation in the 
department any member for non-pay- 
ment of fines or failure to make re- 
ports promptly, or to accompany them 
with the requisite remittance, or upon 
notifi.cation from the Treasurer that said 
member has been a debtor to the Society 
for more than two weeks, or at the re- 
quest of the Board of Vice-Presidents, 
and any member so suspended shall be 
restored to the privileges of participa- 
tion again, only by a vote of the Board 
of Vice-Presidents, certified to the Sup- 
erintendent in writing before being act- 
ed on by him. 

Sec. 3. Any member who desires to cir- 
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send tliem to the Superintendent mount- 
ed in proper books furnished for the 
purpose, with his name on the cover, 
the price visible near each specimen, 
and the total value of the book in the 
place provided on its cover. Counter- 
feits, non-governmental reprints, bulky 
entires, and books excessively written in 
will not be circulated, and the Superin- 
tendent may further refuse circulation 
in accordance with the provisions of 
Article VII, Section 4, of these By-Laws. 
Every owner participating agress to 
make cash remittances for any stamps 
he may buy, during the time his stamps 
are in the department, exactly like any 
other purchasing member of the Society 
and submit to the assessments for the 
Insurance Fund and Superintendent's 
commission, when made strictly in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of the By- 
Laws. Claims for losses shall be made 
to the Superintendent, and payment ac- 
cepted by warrant on the Treasury, as 
provided in Article VII, Section 4, of 
these By-Laws. Claims for payment for 
substituted stamps shall always be ac- 
companied by the substituted stamps in 
the books as received by the owner, and 
such substituted stamps shall become 
the property of the Society, to be sold 
for the benefit of the Insurance Fund 
upon payment of the claim made by the 
owner. 

ARTICLE IX. — Official Journal. 

Section 1. The American Philatelist 
shall be the Official Journal and shall be 
published as often as once a month, and 
more frequently if the Board of Direc- 
tors shall so determine. It shall be ed- 
ited by the Editor and approved by the 
President for publication. 

The Charter, the By-Laws as amended 
at the annual convention, the full report 
of the convention proceedings, the rules 
of all departments which may not be in- 
cluded in the General By-Laws, and the 
revised list of members, officers. Branch 
Societies, etc., shall be published as soon 
as practical. The list of members shall 
be arranged alphabetically, numerically 



and geographically; and the specialties 
of each member, if furnished by him, 
shall be indicated by proper reference 
marks. The names of minors shall be 
marked in the alphabetical list with an 
asterisk, the significance of which shall 
be explained in a foot note on each page. 

Reports of officers, committees and 
Branch Societies shall be published in 
the American Philatelist from time to 
time, together with such literary matter 
as the Editor may deem expedient, sub- 
ject to the approval of the President. 

Advertising shall be admitted subject 
to the approval of the Editor, at a rate 
to be determined by the President. 

Ten copies of each issue shall be sent 
to each Director, if he shall so request, 
ten to the Assistant Librarian, and one 
copy each to such libraries and other in- 
stitutions as may be approved by the 
President. Copies to the public, or extra 
copies for members, shall be sold by the 
Editor at fifty cents for the issue con- 
taining the membership list, twenty-five 
cents for the issue containing the con- 
vention proceedings, fifteen cents for the 
issue containing the By-Laws, and ten 
cents for regular number without sup- 
plements. The yearly subscription to 
non-members shall be one dollar. The 
proceeds of all sales, subscriptions and 
advertisements shall be turned into the 
Treasury. All copies of the American 
Philatelist on hand after one year trora 
date of issue shall be turned over to the 
Assistant Librarian. The expense of 
publishing the American Philatelist shall 
be paid from the General Fund. 

Sec. 2. The Secretary, immediately 
after the convention, shall request bids 
for the printing of the American I-'.hila- 
telist, and the contract shall be awarded 
by the Board of Directors, who may at 
their discretion reject any or all bids. 

ARTICLE X. — Branch Societies. 

Section 1. Branch societies of this So- 
ciety may be formed as follows: — A 
charter may be issued by the Board of 
Vice-Presidents for such a branch so- 
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Board; provided, that shall have adopted 
a name and rules for their government, 
and shall submit a copy of the same 
w^ith a list of the members, at the time 
the application is made; and provided 
that the said rules of the branch so- 
ciety are not inconsistent vpith the Char- 
ter and By-Laws of the Society. 

Sec. 2. Five or more stockholders re- 
sident in the locality, or twenty-five 
stockholders resident in the same state, 
shall be necessary before a charter can 
be granted. 

Sec. 3. Local and state branches so 
formed shall be numbered in regular or- 
der, in consecutive series, and each shall 
be known by its number, in addition to 
the name selected by it; provided, that 
the name of the state branch includes 
the name of the State for which it is 
chartered. 

Sec. 4. Branch societies may admit 
to membership persons not stockholders 
of the American Philatelic Society, but 
such members shall have no vote on 
matters pertaining to the American 
Philatelic Society. 

Each branch shall furnish to the Sec- 
retary of the Society the name and ad- 
dress of its Secretary, to whom all offi- 
cial communication shall be sent. At 
each annual convention said officer shall 
make a report showing the number of 
meetings his branch has held during the 
year, the number of members in good 
standing and any matters pertaining to 
the work of the Branch Society. Upon 
request of the Board of Vice-Presidents, 
the Secretary of any Branch shall fur- 
nish any information which the Board 
may request pertaining to the member- 
ship and work of said Branch. 

All changes in the by-laws of a branch 
society shall be approved by the Board 
of Vice-Presidents before the same can 
become effective. In the event that the 
membership in any Branch is reduced to 
less than five members or in the event 
that a branch refuses or fails to com- 
ply with any of the above requirements, 
the Board of Vice-Presidents may sub- 
mit the facts to the Board of Directors, 



as in the case of a member, for the 
purpose of having the revocation of the 
charter of such offending branch voted 
upon. 

No person, who may be elected an 
honorary member by any branch, unless 
he or she is a member of the American 
Philatelic Society in good standing, shall 
be permitted to vote or take any active 
part in the business proceedings of the 
branch with which affiliated. 

Sec. 5. Bach branch society so organ- 
ized shall be required to subscribe for, 
acquire, and hold, in the name of such 
branch, one share of the capital stock of 
this Society and may vote the same by 
proxy. 

ARTICLE IX. — Property. 

Section 1. AH officers shall, at the ex- 
piration of their terms of office, deliver 
to their successors all books, papers, 
moneys, and other property in their pos- 
session belonging to the Society, and 
they shall not be relieved from their 
bonds or obligations until this require- 
ment be complied with. 

Sec. 2. The records of the Board of 
Vice-Presidents and of the Board of Di- 
rectors shall be turned over to the As- 
sistant Librarian for safe keeping after 
two years have elapsed from the final 
adjustment of the subject of such rec- 
ords. These records shall be obtainable 
from the Assistant Librarian at any time 
that reference to them is necessary, up- 
on written request of the Board in 
which they originated. 

Sec. 3. A duplicate form record book 
shall be kept, one by the Secretary and 
one by the President, wherein shall be 
securely fixed a duplicate of each form 
or printed matter that is used by any 
officer to whom is delegated executive 
power. All such blanks or forms shall 
have printed on them in a noticeable 
place "Form approved by Board of Di- 
rectors" (date to follow); said approval 
to apply to the necessity of issuing and 
to form, and also to subject matter ex- 
cept as otherwise provided in the By- 
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ARTICLE XII. — Amendments. laws shall be final, if such proposed 

amendments shall have been published 
Section 1. The By-Laws of this So- in the Official Journal at least thirty 
ciety may be altered or amended only days prior to the date of such conven- 
by the consent of two-thirds of the tion or meeting. But any amendment 
stockholders voting on such alteration to the By-Laws adopted by any conven- 
'or amendments; provided, that such tion or special meeting which was not 
two-thirds shall constitute a third of all so published, and any Rules or By-Laws 
the members of the Society entitled to passed by the Board of Directors shall 
vote. Amendments may be made at the be submitted to a general vote, as pro- 
Annual Convention, or at any special vided by Article III, Section 3, in case 
meeting, or by a general vote, as pro- one hundred stockholders entitled to 
vided for in Article III, Section 3, and vote shall so request of the President 
the action of the Annual Convention or within sixty days from the publication 
special meeting in amending the By- of the same in the Official Journal. 



Article of Incorporation of the American Philatelic Society. 

We, the undersigned, hereby associate ourselves according to the provisions of an 
act of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, entitled "An Act relating to Corpo- 
rations other than those for pecuniary benefit," approved March 3, 1870, under the 
following Articles of Incorporation: 

I. The name of the corporation shall be The American Philatelic Society. Its 
Principal office shall be in the city of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, and State 
of Minnesota. 

II. The purpose for which this corporation is established is to assist its members 
in acquiring knowledge in regard to Philately, to cultivate a feeling of friendship 
among philatelists, and enable them to affiliate with members of similar societies in 
other countries, and, in furtherance of these objects, to assist its members in acquir- 
ing and disposing of stamps of various kinds through its several departments. 

III. Any person may become a member of the society by filing with its general 
Secretary an application in the form prescribed from time to time, signed by at least 
two members, and accompanied by one dollar for a certificate of stock and the amount 
of the dues for the remainder of the fiscal year (ending August 31st), the whole to 
be refunded if admission is refused, and if the applicant has not attained the age of 
21 years, he must accompany his application with a guarantee from some responsible 
person that the guarantor will be responsible for the proper fulfillment of the appli- 
cant's promises and obligations to the society, in case the applicant is admitted. The 
General Secretary shall cause the name and address of each applicant, his references 
and guarantor, to be published in the next number of the Official Circular sent to 
members, and, if no objection shall be received by the Board of Vice Presidents with- 
in one month after such publication, the applicant shall be considered elected. In 
case any objection is filed with the Board of Vice Presidents, they shall notify the 
General Secretary thereof and proceed to investigate the case and accept or reject 
the applicant in their discretion. 

IV. The capital stock shall consist of ten thousand shares of a par value of one 
dollar each. No member shall be allowed to purchase or hold more than one share 
of said stock. The annual dues shall be two dollars, or such sum as may be .pre- 
scribed by the By-Laws. 



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V. The corporation shall be managed by and under the care of the Board of Di- 
rectors, to be elected at such times and in such manner as the By-Laws shall pre- 
scribe. The first Board of Directors shall hold their respective offices until the first 
day of September, 1897, and shall consist of the following: F. F. Olney, of Provi- 
dence, R. I.; W. C. Van Derlip, .1. L. Kilbon, and George L. Toppan, of Boston, Mass.; 
.Toe. F. Beard, of Muscatine, Iowa; H. B. Phillips, of San Francisco, Cal.; E. Doeblin, 
of Allegheny, Pa.; N. W. Chandler, of CoUinsville, 111.; and G. D. Mekeel, of St. Louis, 
Mo. 

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this 3rd. day 
of April, A. D., 1897. 

ALBERT W. BATCHBLDER, WILLARD C. VAX DERLIP, (Seal) 

E. M. CARPENTER, Bo.ston, Mass. 

Witness as to .JOHN LUTHER KILEON, rSeal) 

W. C. VAN DERLIP, .1. L. KILBON, Boston, Mass. 

AND GEO. L. TOPPAN. GEO. L. TOPPAN, fSeal; 

MAXIL D. ROBE, Boston, Mass. 

SAM E. ROBB. EDW. S. STEBBINS, (Seal) 

Witness as to Minneapolis, Minn. 

E. S. STEBBINS, W. R. YOUNG, W. R. YOUNG, (Seal) 

AND GEO. W. ACHARD. Minneapolis, Minn. 

GEO. W. ACHARD, rSeal) 

Minneapolis, Minn. 



ss. 



STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, ") 
County of Suffolk, i' 

On this 5th day of May, A. D. 1807, personally appeared W. C. Van Derlip, .1. L. 
Kilbon, and Geo. L. Toppan, to me known to be the signers and sealers of the fore- 
going instrument, and they acknowledged to me that they executed the same as their 
free act and deed. .TAMES A. LOWELL, 

r Notarial Seal) Notary Public, Suffolk County, :\Iass. 

STATE OF MINNESOTA, ) 
County of Hennepin, j 

On this 3rd day of April, A. D. 1897, personally appeared E. S. Stebbins, W. R. 
Young, and Geo. W. Achard, to me known to be the persons who executed and sign- 
ed and sealed the foregoing instrument, and they acknowledged to me that they ex- 
ecuted the same as their free act and deed. MAXIL D. ROBB, 

("Notarial Seal) . Notary Public, Hennepin County, Minn. 

265,739. 

Office of Frank C. Metcalf, Registrar of Df-eds. 

County of Hennepin, Minnesota. 

I hereby certify that the within instrument was filed in this office for record on 
the 29th day of .Tune, A. D. 1897, at 1:45 o'clock p. m., and was duly recorded in 
Book 72, of Miscellaneous, pages 478, 479, 480. FRANK C. METCALF, 

Frank .1. Peterson, Deputy. Regi.strar of Deeds. 

Filed for record in this office .Tune 30, A. D. 1897, at 11 o'clock a. m. 

ALBERT BERG, Secretary of State. 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF 
THE AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY. 

We, Frank F. Olney, President and .Toe F. Beard, Secretary, do hereby certify 
that at the annual convention of the society, held in the City of Boston, County of 



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Suffolk, and State of Massachusetts, on the 24th, 25th and 2'6th days of August, 189 7, 
a motion was duly made, seconded, and carried, amending the Articles of Incorpora- 
tion filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota, on the 30th 
day of June, 1897, so as to read as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the corporation shall be The American Philatelic Asso- 
ciation. Its principal office shall be in the City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, 
and State of Minnesota. 

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed the 
seal of said corporation, this 26th day of November A. D. 1897. 

FRANK F. OLNEY, President. 
Filed for record in this office December 31, 
A. D. 1897, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. 

ALBERT BERG, Secretary of State. 

.JOE F. BEARD, Secretary. 



CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF 
THE AMERICAN PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION. 

We, John N. Luff, President, and H. S. Adair, Secretary, do hereby certify that 
at the Annual Convention of this Society, held in the City of Columbus, County of 
Franklin, and State of Ohio, on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd days of July, 1908, a mo- 
tion was duly made, seconded and carried, amending the Articles of Incorporation 
filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota, on the 30th day 
of June, 1897, so as to read as follows: 

Section 1. The name of this corporation shall be the American Philatelic So- 
ciety. Its principal office shall be in the City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, 
and State of Minnesota. 

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed the 
sea^, of said Corporation this 5th day of September, A. D. 1908. 

JOHN N. LUFF, President. 
H. S. ADAIR, Secretary. 
I hereby certify that the above instrument 
was filed for record in this office on the 8tii 
day of September, A. D. 1908, at 9 o'clock a. 
m., and was duly recorded in Book Q-3, of 
Incorporation, on page 400. 

JULIUS A. SCHMAHL, 

Secretary of State. 




INDEX 



Page 

Address, of President 11 

of Welcome 9 

Articles of Incorporation 82 

Branch Societies — 

List of 64 

Reports of — 

No. 1, Chicago 48 

No. 3, San Francisco 48 

No. 18, Philadelphia 49 

No. 21, Columbus 49 

No. 23, Omaha 49 

No. 25, Detroit 50 

No. 27, Berkeley 51 

No. 28, Springfield 51 

No. 35, Los Angeles 52 

No. 39, Baltimore 52 

No. 40, Richmond 53 

Committees — 

List of Standing 63 

Appointment of Temporary 20 

Standing, reports of — 

Expert 36 

Index 37 

Literature 37 

Obituary 38 

Recruiting 38 

Temporary, reports of — 

By-Laws 53 

Branch Societies 48 

Credentials 10, 48 

Finance 54 

Library 54 

Place of Next Convention 46 

Resolutions 57 

Sales Department 53 

Convention, Call for 7 

Proceedings 8 

Corresponding Societies, list of . . . . 65 

Incorporation under Federal Law, 

discussion 42 

Officers, list of 63 

Reports of — 

Assistant Librarian 31 

Attorney 33 

Board of Vice Presidents 15 

Counterfeit Detector 34 

Editor 34 

Examiner of Sales Books 34 

Librarian 30 

Sales Superintendent 16 

Secretary 20 



Page 

Secretary, International 30 

Treasurer 27 

Restoration of old membership num- 
bers, discussion 55 

Publication of Convention Report, 

discussion 57 

Sessions — 

First, Tuesday morning, Aug. 10th 8 
Second, Wednesday morning, Aug. 

11th 20 

Third, Thursday morning, Aug. 

12th 46 

Fourth, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 

12th 60 

Stockholders present 3 

Visitors present 4 

BY-LAWS. 

Amendments 82 

American Philatelist 80 

Attorney 77 

Branch Societies 80 

Capital Stock 67 

Committees 74 

Expert 78 

Index 78 

Obituary 79 

Philatelic Handbooks 78 

Philatelic Literature 78 

Recruiting 78 

Counterfeit Detector 78 

Directors 71 

Directors-at-Large 73 

Directors, duties of 71 

Editor 77 

Elections 73 

Examiner of Sales Books 77 

Librarian, Assistant 78 

Meetings 69 

Membership 67 

Officers 74 

Official Journal 80 

Order of Business 70 

President 71 

Property 81 

Sales Department 79 

Sales Superintendent 75 

Secretary 72 

Secretary, International 73 

Treasurer 73 

Vice-Presidents 72 



INFORMATION 



Members desiring information relative to any of the following 
subjects should communicate with the officers noted: 

President C. A. Howes should be addressed upon any executive 
or parliamentary matters, committee appointments, etc. 

The Board of Vice Presidents, Wm. B. Sprague, Eecorder, should 
be addressed upon all matters pertaining to complaints against mem- 
bers. 

The Secretary, Wm. E. Ault, should be addressed upon all mat- 
ters relating to membership, for any printed forms of the society and 
upon all matters of a general nature. 

The Treasurer, C. F. Heyerman, should be addressed upon all mat- 
ters concerning payment of dues. 

The International Secretary, L. H. Kjellstedt, should be addressed 
upon all matters relating to our Corresponding Societies and other 
official business in all foreign countries. 

The Sales Superintendent, P. M. Wolsieffer, should be addressed 
upon ALL matters pertaining to that department. 

The Librarian, Harrison W. Graver, should be addressed upon all 
matters pertaining to the withdrawal of books from the library. 

The Assistant Librarian, Adam E. Daum, should be addressed upon 
all other matters concerning the library. 

The Attorney, Fred E. Schmalzriedt, should be addressed upon 
all matters involving financial disputes, unsettled accounts, etc. 

The Editor of the American Philatelist, Wm. E. Ault, should be 
addressed upon all matters relating to the literary and advertising 
departments of this publication. 

To the Counterfeit Detector, Eugene Klein, should be submitted 
stamps upon which an opinion is desired as to their genuineness. 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder. 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. B. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 

Directors-at-L.arge^H.' B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examiner of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeftersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 

A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, P. H. Burt. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand Book — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — F. R. Cornwall, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthing- 
ton. John N. Luff, H. E. Deats, J. M. Bartels, C. K. B. Nevin, 
Wm. L. Stevenson, Dr. Carroll Chase, Wm. B. Sprague, A. 

B. Owen. 



Vol. XXIX "g Dec. 1, 1915 



No. 5 




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Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



DECEMBER 1, 1915. 



No. 5 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets loill kindly inform tne Recorder of 
ihe Board of Vice Presidents the na-tnes of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 7. Nov. 15th, 1915. 

Applications Pending. 

Goubault, Geo. A. 

Paul, Grant L. 

Colt, John T. 

Allen, Miss Gertrude. 

Bushnell, B. Gordon. 

Stenger, J. E. 

Albright, L. Lawrence. 

Triest, Montague 

Warner, A. L. D. 

Olson, Olaf J. 

Smith, H. L. 

Applications for Reinstatement Pending 

1738— Wickes, Roscoe L. 

4104 — Fischer, Charles G. 

Applications Posted. 

Schumacher, August H., 1306 Louisiana 
St., Houston, Texas; Age 21; Student, 
University of Texas; Ref. Bering-Cur- 
tis Hdw. Co., Houston, Texas; Pro- 
posed by G. C. Cuenod, No. 1266. 

Braun, Julius, 821 S. Meridian St., In- 
dianapolis, Ind. ; Age 45; Printer; Firm 
Julius Braum; Refs. Bradstreet Co., R. 
G. Dun & Co.; Proposed by H. S. Ack- 
erman. No. 2147. 

Guenther, Charles J., 123 E. Ontario St., 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Age 35; Electrician; 
Ref. Lyndell Myers, Real Estate Broker 
530 W. Tioga St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Proposed by Eugene Klein, No. 2275. 

Cresson, Geo. B., 202 Dartmouth _Ave., 
Swarthmore, Del. Co., Pa.; Age 56; 
Fire Insurance; Ref. Francis K. Delp, 
229 Church St., Philadelphia, Pa.; Pro- 
posed by Eugene Klein, No. 2275. 

Bridgham, John M., 1136 State St., La 



Crosse, Wis.; Age 33; Teacher of Lan- 
guages, State Normal School; Ref. The 
National Bank of LaCrosse, LaCrosse, 
Wis.; Proposed by D. C. Bartley, No. 
4000. • 

New Stockholders. 

4635— Hayden, E. W., 1459 E. 116th St., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

4636— Rex, R. W., 155 Stillman St., San 
Francisco, Calif. 

4637— Hollers, Victor D., 45 Henry St., 
Passaic, N. J. 

4638— Garcia y Garcia, Fed., 13 Colon, 
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

4639— Guenther, Carlos M., 32 V. C. P. 
Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

Reinstated. 

2743— Marvin, J. W., 5222 Virginia Place, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

2882— Egan, Benj. F., 2216 Pleasant St., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Resignations Received. 

2385— Stevens, Major P. C, Plattsburg 
Barracks, N. Y. (Present address, Ber- 
wyn, Md.) 

Resignations Withdrawn. 
The following resignation published 

Nov. 3rd, 1915, is hereby withdrawn at 

the request of the member: 

4583— Lee, Dr. Alfred P., Philadelphia, 
Pa. 

Resignations Accepted. 

4273— Bertling, Dr. A. E., Chicago, 111. 

4435— Blunt, Harry H., Nashau, N. H. 

2035 — Delano, Maurice F., Vineyard Ha- 
ven, Mass. 

1811 — Gile, S. A., Minneapolis, Minn. 

4228 — Hunziker, Julius, Patterson, N. J. 



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4397 — Jones, Harry B., Pittsfield, Mass. Membership Summary. 

3924— Jackson, R. L., Watertown, N. Y. Total membership Nov. 3rd,, 

2955-^Matthes, Wm. H., Milwaukee, Wis. ^^^^ ^^^^ 

A-,nA -n. J. TTTT^n m New stockholders admitted 

4184 — Putney, L. H., Dallas, Texas. ^ .- , .„.^ 

Nov. 15th, 1915 5 

4459-Riedell, Paul W., Schenectady, N. ^.^^^.^^^^^ ^ov. 15th, 1915 .. 2 1457 

Y. 

2648— Staub, C, Chicago, 111. Resignations accepted Nov. 

2921 — ^Washburn, H. L., Houston, Texas. I5th, 1915 15 

3598— Watkins, Mrs. E. S., Columbia, S. 

C. Total membership Nov. 15th, 

2499— Wood, Geo., Los Angeles, Calif. 1915 1442 

4135 — Brook, Harry J., Simcoe, Canada. Wm. E. AULT, Secy. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Detroit, November 1, 1915 

STOCK FUND. 

Balance Forwarded $4340.66 

Oct. receipts $12.00 

Voucher 981 1.00 11.00 



FOR THE MONTH OF OGTOBER 1915. 

GENERAL FUND. 



Credit Balance 

INSURANCE FUND. 

Balance Forwarded $1758.11 
October receipts 23.56 



$4351.66 



Credit Balance 

EXCHANGE ACCOUNT, 



$1781.67 



Balance Forwarded 
October Receipts 



$61.83 
2.35 



Credit Balance 

SUSPENSE ACCOUNT. 



$64.18 



Balance Forwarded 
October receipts 



$38.08 
22.25 



Voucher 983 to Treas 
Credit Balance 



60.33 

37.68 



$22.65 



Balance Forwarded 

Receipts — 

Bank Int. $2.51 
Dues 842.28 



$456.56 



$844.79 
Expenditure 657.30 



$187.49 
Credit Balance $644.05 

SUMMARY OF BALANCES. 



Stock Fund $4351.66 




Insurance Fund 1781.67 




Exchange Account 64.18 




Suspense Account 22.65 




General Fund 644.05 


$6,864.21 


RESOURCES. 




Bonds $3489.34 




Cash in Bank 3374.87 


$6,864.21 



C. F. HBYERMAN, Treas. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 



Vol. XXIX Dec. 1, 1915. 



No. 5 



Published at 

FEDERALSBURG, MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 
HENRY A. KIDDER, - Arlington, Mass. 
L. H. KJELLSTEDT, Scranton, Pa, 

subscriptions- 
Free to All Members in Good Standing. 
To Non-Members— $1.00 per year for Monthly 
issues. 

Supplements — 
Membership List - - - 50 cents 
Convention Proceedings - - 25 cents 
By-Laws, - - - - 15 cents 

Single copies of monthly issues 10 cents 

ADVERTI8EMENTS- 

One .page, per insertion, - - , - S8.00 
Half page, per insertion, - - - . 4.00 

Quarter page, (4 inches) per insertion - 2.00 
Eighth page, (2 inches) per insertion, - - 1.25 
One inch, per insertion, - - . . .75 

Five per cent (5%) discount allowed on yearly 
contract. 
Notices- Wants or Exchangea-From members only — 
Per line, including address, per insertion, 5 cents 
Standing Notices, one year, per line, 12J^ cents 
Minimum charge for yearly Standing 

Notices, ------ 50 cents 

Advertising Copy must reach Editor by the 1st or 
15th of each month to insure insertion in following 
ssue. 

Typewriten or printed copy should be furnished; 
otherwise no responsibility will be assumed for errors 

Right is reserved to reject any advertisements 
ofTered. 

Address all communications lo the Editor. 

EXCHANGES— We will he pleased to exchange three 
copies with all philatelic publications upon receipt 
of request to do so. Kindlysend one copy to Mr. 
Adam E. Daum, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood 
St., Pittsburgh, Pa., one copy to the Chairman of 
the Philatelic Literature Committee, W. R. Rirk- 
etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes- 
Barre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 



EDITORIAL. 



member who has by that time added most 
to the strength of the membership of the 
Society. In this matter every member of 
the A. P. S. has as good an opportunity 
of being declared the winner as any other 
and we cannot help but believe that with 
this trophy before them there will be a 
decided increase in our numbers. 

While it is the desire of the Society to 
gain in membership, it seems to be the 
proper place to make the statement that 
quality should always be placed before 
numbers but we know there are many, 
many collectors entirely elig'ible who 
could be induced to apply for member- 
ship if the matter were simply brought 
properly to their attention. 

To those who attended the Convention 
last August in the City of the Golden 
Gate, there was plenty of evidence that 
Branch No. 3 is progressive and wide 
awake and while it is a matter of delight 
that through them we are enabled to 
make the announcement of this offering, 
yet it not altogether a surprise that 
their activity should takle this form. 
Nevertheless, the member who is so for- 
tunate as to win the medal they offer, 
will have abundant evidence that the 
members on the Western Coast have the 
interest of the Society at heart. 

It is w'ith much pleasure and many 
thanks to the members of San Francisco 
that we acknowledge receipt of the med- 
al, and we shall hope that the number 
of those who desire the possession of it 
will be many and that their efforts in 
this direction w'ill be reflected in a 
healthy increase in our membership when 
the yearly report of the Secretary is 
made at Boston next summer. 



A MEDAL In this number is the 

FOR SOME announcement of the great 
ONE. interest displayed by the 

Pacific Philatelic Society, 
Branch No. 3, in the ever-present ques- 
tion of adding new members to our ranks 
and that they have hit upon a happy 
method of creating interest in this mat- 
ter. The medal has been received by the 
Secretary and will be retained until af- 
ter the next Convention when it will be 
suitably inscribed and presented to the 



ANNUAL DUES. 



Attention of the members is called to 
the beginning of the Society year, Sep- 
tember 1st, when dues for the twelve 
months ending August 31st, 1916, be- 
came payable, and the amount $1.80, 
should be forwarded to the Treasurer, 
Mr. C. P. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., 
Detroit, Mich. The response to the no- 
tices to this effect sent out by the Treas- 
urer has been unusually liberal and more 



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57 



than 60% of the membership have al- 
ready remitted for their dues. Those 
who have not yet forwarded the amount 
of their dues can materially assist the 
officers and the Society by giving this 
matter their prompt attention. At the 
same time we urge each member to ad- 
vise his correct address and speciality, so 
that when the membership list is pub- 
lished it may reflect correct data con- 
cerning our members. 



A MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 

The Secretary is pleased to acknow- 
ledge the receipt of the following letter 
from Mr. H. B. Phillips Director-at-Large 
representing Branch No. 3, The Pacific 
Philatelic Society, of San Francisco: 

Nov. 7th, 1915. 
Mr. Wm. E.. Ault, 

Secretary American Philatelic Society. 
Jeffersonville, Ind. 
Dear Mr. Ault — 

At a meeting of the Pacific Philatelic 
Society held October 21st, 1915, it was 
voted that the Society offer a prize to the 
person who secured the greatest number 
of new members for the American Phila- 
telic Society for the year 1915-1916. 

This prize or trophy takes the form of 
a solid silver medal of the Pacific Phila- 
telic Society inscribed, "Awarded to 
for securing greatest num- 
ber of members A. P. S. 1915-1916." A 
suitable blank space is reserved in which 
to engrave the name. 

This medal has been placed in my 
hands as a Director of the American 
Philatelic Society, for transmission and 
advice to you as Secretary. I am for- 
warding it under spearate cover by this 
mail. Will you please call the attention 
of the Board of Directors to this matter 
and cause mention to be published in the 
Journal that it may come to the notice 
of all our members, and such further ac- 
tion as may seem fitting in the pre- 
mises? 

Very truly yours, 

H. B. PHILLIPS, 

Director-at-Large. 



Your Secretary acknowledged receipt 
of the medal, which is of a handsome 
design, consisting on one side of the seal 
of the Branch, the Pony Express rider in 
the center surrounded by the wording 
"Pacific Philatelic Society Organized 
Nov. 24, 1884", and on the other side as 
described in Mr. Phillips' letter, at the 
same time thanking the Branch in the 
name of the A. P. S. for their kindness 
and interest in thus offering for competi- 
tion so lasting and beautiful a prize. 
Fortunate indeed will be the member 
who secures possession of the medal next 
year; it is well worth trying for and we 
shall hope that the response to this an- 
nouncement will be such that our mem- 
bership may be greatly increased by the 
time of the 31st Annual Convention. 

As a regular feature in each issue of 
the American Philatelist, the Secretary 
will publish the standing of those mem- 
bers who have secured the largest num- 
ber of new members, these figures be- 
ing based not on applications received, 
but on actual admissions, either as new 
members or re-instatements of former 
members, and all such admissions since 
the date of the 30th Convention held 
last August will be counted. 

Below is a list of those who have 
secured two or more new members, as 
above, to the date of this writing (Nov. 
15th): 



Van Dyk MacBride 
H. S. Ackerman 
Ross O'Shaughnessy 
W. G. Whittaker 
P. M. Wolsieffer 
Eugene Klein 



It is needless to state that the Secre- 
tary does not include the members ob- 
tained by him in this contest. 

Watch this list each month and see 
the number grow. Why not have your 
name among those who may get the 
prize? 



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BRANCH SOCIETIES. 



We are always glad to publish reports of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretaries are requested to furnish the Editor with copy for this purpose. 



BRANCH No. 23. 

The Omaha Stamp Club, Branch No. 
23, re-commenced its semi-monthly 
meetings on the first Friday in October, 
after the usual summer vacation. At- 
tendance has been up to normal at the 
two meetings held thus far, and an in- 
teresting winter is looked forward to. 
Two new members, Messrs. W. H. Zim- 
merman and F. K. Davis, were admit- 
ted during the month. 

Mr. S. L. Irvine, A. P. S. 2074, has 
moved to Gering, Neb., where he is en- 
gaged in the real estate business. 
Branch No. 23 and philatelists general- 
ly in this city will feel his loss keenly. 

The branch acted as host on October 
7 to the Nebraska State Philatelic So- 
ciety. About fifteen members of the 
latter society were present and th© 
meeting was interesting and profitable. 
The Omaha club expects to entertain 
the N. S. P. S. convention again next 
year, and a general invitation is ex- 
tended to all philatelists to attend. 
ORA E. STARK, 

Secretary-Treas. 



BRANCH No. 25. 

Detroit, Mich, 
O'Ctoher 6th, 1915. 

The 66th regular meeting of the De- 
troit Philatelic Society, held this date, 
at 8.30 p. m. at the residence of Dr. W. 
L. Babcock, 81 Willis Ave. E. 

Members present: Messrs. Babcock, 
Bennett, Ballentine, Cornell, Coolidge, 
Hartenstein, Heyerman, Jumper, Ladue, 
Livingston, Look, Norris, Rice, Schmal- 
zriedt, Smith, 'Swan, Scott. Sharpe and 
Wilson, (19). 

The Minutes of the 65th regular 
meeting were read and approved. 

Annual reports of the Secretary, 
Treasurer, Sales Superintendent and 
Auction Superintendent were received, 
read and filed. 

The report of the Treasurer showed 
a balance of $35.02 in the treasury. 



The Sales Superintendent, Mr. Smith, 
in his report, stated that on account of 
the poor showing in Detroit sales, he 
exchanged circuits with both the Toron- 
to and Pittsburg Societies; IFurther, 
that to improve future sales, he re- 
commended that the commission of the 
sales-manager be reduced from 10% to 
5%, and also the discontinuance, al- 
together, of the insurance on circuits; 
that the balance on hand, in the in- 
surance fund, amounted to $23.04; the 
recommendations of the sales-manager 
were then acted upon and concurred 
in by the Society. 

A communication from the Vice Pres- 
ident, Mr. Herbert Bowen, addressed 
to the President, as to his inability to 
attend meetings of the Society, was 
read and filed. 

The Society then proceeded to the 
election of officers for the ensuing year, 
which resulted as follows: 

President: Gen. C. A. Coolidge; Vice- 
Pres. : Dr. W. L. Babcock; Hon. Vice- 
President, H. Bowen; Sec'y- Tres.: Chas. 
F. Sharpe; Sales Supt. Chas. H. Jumper; 
Auction Supt.: J. E. Scott; Executive 
Committee: Geo. W. Rice, S. E. Heine- 
man and F. T. Norris. 

Following the meeting. Dr. W. L. 
Babcock entertained the members with 
stereoptican views secured by him, on 
his recent trip to Alaska. 

Adjournment, followed by luncheon. 
HENRY LOOK, 

Secretary. 



BRANCH No. 30. 

Minutes of the Garfield-Perry Stamp 
Club, Branch No. 30, Room 202, The 
Arcade, October 21st, 1915. 

Pres. Rust called meeting to order at 
8.35 P. M. 

Members present: Hanford, Corner, 
Whitltaker, Oettinger, Rust, Barnum, 
Chamberlin, Weigel, Gender, Moses, 
MacLaren, Henn, Beatty, Lewis. Tub- 
man, Young and Lent. (17). 



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Visitors: Kreil (1). 

Minutes of previous meeting approv- 
ed as read. 

Board of Directors reported receipt 
of application for membership of Fran- 
cis Kriel, proposed by Jas. H. Young 
and seconded by J. A. Oettinger. Or- 
dered posted. 

Treasurer reported good results from 
statements recently sent out. 

The Public Library requested Club 
to appoint some one to assume charge 
of a Boys Philatelic Society at one of 
the branch libraries. Mr. Lent volun- 
teered to direct the activities of the 
Club. 

MacLaren outlined the entertainment 
of the next meeting which he and Mr. 
Henn will provide. It is to be amateur 
night and members were requested to 
bring all their boy friends. A live pro- 
gram is in view. 

After adjournment at 9.00 P. M. we 
had the pleasure of going over Mr. 
Rust's splendid collection of the U. S. 
which was especially strong in rare 
cancellations of the early issues. Even- 
ing was concluded with an auction 
which brought the usual results. 

W. A. CHAMBERLIN, Secy. 



Minutes of the Garfield-Perry Stamp 
Club, Branch No. 30, Room 202 The 
Arcade, November 4th, 1915. 

Dr. Tubman, Vice President, called 
the meeting to order at 8.15 P. M. in 
the presence of the following members: 

Tubman, MacLaren, Corner, Hanford, 
Whittaker, Oettinger, Weigel, Holly, 
Lutzeier, Lent, Mader, Henn, Good, 
Beatty, Kreil and Chamberlin (16). 
Visitors, G. E. Brown, F. E. Sheahan, 
Green of Cincinnati, Chandler, Barton, 
R. F. Hovey, Leonard, Mrs. J. B. Wood- 
worth, Mrs. Dunn, Miss Foreman, Miss 
Murray, Ronan, Duncan, Dow, Stewart, 
Gale, Steel, Spero, Heilbronn, Runge, 
Strauss, Ricksacker, Blum, Brown, 
Lange, Hutyera, Regenhardt, Jas. 
Sheahan, Robt. Sheahan, Roger Blum, 
Chandler, Barton, Stone, Wood, Miss 
Woodworth, Holly, Luff, Meek, Robt. 
Luff, Hungerford, Gray, Smith, Tyler, 



Sampliner, Waldorf, Kauthrowe, Stew- 
art, Ubersax, Baus, Leonard, Eppink, 
Lutzeier, MacLaren, Wessler, Stevens, 
Hecht, Pollack, Price, Click and George 
(59). 

Board of Directors reported accep- 
tance of application for membership of 
Francis Kreil. Received application of 
R. F. Hovey, proposed by W. G. Whitt- 
aker and seconded by Dr. F. C. Miller 
of Case School. Ordered posted. 

Ordinary routine was dispensed with 
and regular meeting was adjourned at 
8.25 P. M. 

MacLaren and Henn had the evening 
in charge and planned the entertain- 
ment for the young collectors who were 
present in large numbers. 

A number of collections were exhib- 
ited and seemed to prove very interest- 
ing to our guests. Bach guest was pre- 
sented with a package containing per- 
foration gauge, packet of stamps and 
stamp periodicals. The prize package 
seemed to be very acceptable. Thanks 
is due the liberal stamp firms who co- 
operated in this. 

A brief auction was held so the boys 
could secure some real bargains, and 
spirited bidding ensued. 

The regular members of the Club had 
as good a time as the guests and all 
evidently enjoyed the evening. 

MacLaren and Henn are to be con- 
gratulated first on the idea of having 
the young collectors with us and also 
on the energetic and able way they plan- 
ned and carried out the whole affair. 

W. A. CHAMBERLIN, Secy. 



BRANCH No. 35. 

The 15th regular meeting of the Los 
Angeles and Southern California 
Branch No. 35 was held in the office of 
the Palm Stamp Co., on the evening of 
October 5th, 1915. 

Pres. Poole presided and other mem- 
bers present were: — Lyon, Goodman, 
Grant and Davis. 

Among the several visitors invited 
and present was Mr. J. W. Marvin, re- 
cently from San Diego, who made ap- 
plication for membership. 



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This meeting was one of the events 
of the season in this Branch as could be 
easily inferred from the announcement 
in the program of the "Display of 
United States Stamps" by Mr. W. Par- 
ker Lyon of Pasadena. 

Mr. Lyon is known far and wide for 
his collection of Mexican Provisionals, 
but there is no reason why he should 
not be justly as well known for his U. 
S., or for that matter several other 
countries in which he specializes. In 
his many loose leaf albums are scores 
of philatelic treasures of the greatest 
scarcity. To describe Mr. Lyon's United 
States collection would be but to re- 
peat Scott's catalogue, with frequent 
insertions of such philatelic terms as 
pairs, all kinds of blocks, on original 
covers, many shades, inverted center, 
complete sheets, errors, etc., etc. In 
fact, the truth in a nut-shell is "if 
anybody has it, Lyon has it". 

The Society extended a vote of thanks 
to Mr. Lyon and adjourned at 10 P. M. 
JOS. S. DAVIS, Secy. 



The 16th regular meeting of this 
Branch was held in the rooms of Mr. 
Goodman on the evening of Oct. 19th, 
1915. 

Pres. Poole was in the chair and other 
members present were: Lyon, Kunkel, 
Pallette, Grant, Goodman and Davis. 
Also J. W. Marvin and H. J. Lelande 
whose applications for membership are 
before the Society. 

Mr. Kunkel received a royal welcome 
upon his return from San Diego where 
he spent several months. 

After the business was disposed of 
there was an open discussion on the sub- 
ject of holding a banquet later in the 
season and the idea met with general 
favor but no action was taken. 

The subject for study at this meeting 
was Denmark and those present were 
greatly indebted to our fellow-member, 
Mr. M. H. Newmark, who, although not 
present at the meeting, very generous- 
ly sent his highly specialized collection 
of Denmark, thus enabling the members 



to not only discuss the various types of 
this popular country but examine them 
in every possible or catalogued variety. 

Mr. Newmark's Denmark are almost 
entirely in unused blocks of various 
sizes and show all the listed varieties of 
perforation, paper, shades and errors, 
besides the uncatalogued types of nu- 
merals. 

A vote of thanks was extended Mr. 
Newmark for his kindly consideration 
in adding so much to the evening's en- 
joyment. 

Meeting adjourned at 9.45 P. M. 
JOS. S. DAVIS, Secy. 



NOTES. 



Mr. I. C. Greene writes as follows: — 
"It may be of some interest to readers of 
the American Philatelist to know the 
outcome of some of the lost letters sent by 
registered mail. The Mutual Stamp Ex- 
change had a valuable circuit on its way 
home from South Africa. The member in 
Africa sent the circuit by registered mail 
and on its way was lost at sea when the 
Arabic was torpedoed and sunk. The 
postmaster at Nylstroom reports that no 
compensation is payable if lost through 
tempest, shipwreck, earthquake or war." 



The newspapers have made more or less 
mention of the fiinancial matters of Mr. 
Geo. H. Worthington, Cleveland, member 
of this Society and the owner of one of 
the finest collections of stamps in the 
world. Our members, and especially those 
who know Mr. Worthington will be glad 
to know as we learn from Mr. Alvin Good 
"that the assignment is nothing as se- 
rious as the newspaper accounts would 
lead one to believe; that it is simply a 
precautionary measure, done to hold 
things together until several interurban 
railroads in Cincinnati could be sold, in 
which Mr. Worthington is the principal 
owner. The stamp collection will not be 
disposed of, at least not for some time to 
come." We shall hope that everything 
will turn out all right. 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St.. Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 "William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. P. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 

Directors-at-Large^H." B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsleffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examiner of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert— John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. V. 

Hand Book — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. E. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. Nevin, W. L. Stevenson. 





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French Colonial Red 
Cross Stamps 

France I ^° 

France II |*^ 

Dahomey |^ 

Morocco I °^ 

Morocco II |<^ 

Morocco III ^c 

Alexandria oc 

Port Said 5c 

India, local overprint 15c 

Guadeloupe ,5c 

Indo China, I Local Surcharge 15c 

Indo China, II Local Surcharge ... 5c 

Ivory Coast 5c 

Madagascar 5c 

Martinique 5c 

Mauretania 5c 

New Caledonia I5c 

Reunion, red surcharge \}nn 

Reunion, black surcharge $6.00 

St. Pierre Miquelon 5c 

Senegal 5c 

Somali Coast 5c 

Tunis °^ 

Upper Senegal oc 

Important selections of New Republic, 
Papua, Orange and Straits Settlements 
ready to send on approval. 
Ferris Auction Review, a few copies 
left, reduced to 35 cents post free. 

EUGENE KLEIN, 

142 S. 15th St. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



SALES DEPARTMENT. 




Members that have discontinued re- 
ceiving the Circuits during the Summer 
Season and all new members that have 
joined since, are invited to participate 
in the Sales Department. 

No circuits are sent to any member 
unless a request is made to the Super- 
intendent with a promise to take the 
best of care of the books and forward 
promptly to the next member according 
to the Rules and Regulations. 

All of the 2000 books now on hand are 
priced by old catalog values, many of 
the stamps having gone up by the 1916 
catalog. 

Any information about the Sales De- 
partment cheerfully furnished on re- 
quest either to members or prospec- 
tive members. Every stamp collector in 
the United States should be a member 
of the American Philatelic Society. 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER Sales Supt. 
ai S. ITth St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



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STANDARD POSTAGE 

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is issued Monthly 



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bulk of which is devoted to 

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send 12c. (to cover postage) for 
one years subscription. 



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Auction Sales 



when conducted by responsible high 
class dealers, are admitted to be the 
most remunerative channels through 
which to dispose of large stamp col- 
lections or single rare specimens. I 
hold auction sales of stamps practi- 
cally every month. If you have any- 
thing choice to dispose of, write me 
— it will be to your advantage. 



If you do not receive my catalogties 
write for them. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

OfHcial Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



DECEMBER 15, 1915. 



No. 6 



MEXICO. 
The 1872 Issue. 

By J. H. BARRON. 

(Reprinted Irom the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain). 

(Continued From Page 14). 



Needless to say, ten types were duly 
discovered, and on this a priori principle 
it was easy to go on and imagine novel 
and additional types in the later settings. 
These are merely printing varieties; the 
sole case in which a tenth type occurs 
later — ^^and possibly this may be derived 
from an existing type — is the 12 centavos. 
All three values start originally with nine 
because, for some unexplained reason, the 
stones were made up to print only ninety 
stamps in ten vertical rows of nine. It is 
hard to understand why this should have 
happened, but it may be recalled that the 
first plates of the 1856 issue were of 60 
stamps, and some mechanical considera- 
tion may have suggested increasing the 
width by one half. (On plate D of the 
^^ real the space occupied by six stamps is 
exactly equal to that of six stamps of the 
1872 issue). When this had been carried 
so far, an official from the non-technical 
side of the Post Oflice seems to have in- 
tervened to point out that a multiple of 
ninety would involve most cumberous cal- 
culating in book-keeping; at any rate a 
new line of assorted types was laid down 
at the left side. (This refers to its posi- 
tion on the printed sheet; as is natural, 
the added row is the right-hand, that is 
to say the end, row of the impressions on 
the stone). As, however, the stone for 



printing the moire design had been plan- 
ned for the smaller width, it also required 
alteration, and this was carried out by 
adding a strip to back the new line of 
stamps constructed from two pieces meas- 
uring 130mm. and 128mm. in height, the 
larger section of which does not harmon- 
ise with the adjacent pattern, while the 
smaller one fits it. The lines of junction 
are visible along the vertical union and 
between the two pieces. It is curious that 
the meaning of this added strip should 
not hitherto have been recognized, but 
it must have remained obscure so long as 
the top end was read as an integral ar- 
rangement of ten different types. 

Types of the 6 Centavos. 

1. The outer line under Seis is weak; 
there is a spot of colour on the down 
stroke of T in Centavos and a stroke from 
the inner frame line towards the E of the 
same word. 

2. There is a cut in the outer frame 
line by the N in Centavos; just below the 
middle of the ornament lower down the 
frame line is broken and bent outwards. 
There is a spot of colour by the N. E. cor- 
ner. 

3. There is an extra pearl under the 
flower N. W.. and a bubble in the outer 



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frame line over the second R of Correos. 
In the pearled oval are two flaws, either 
or both of which are retouched in the 
later settings. 

4. V and are joined at top; there is 
a thickening and bend in the frame line 
outside T of Centavos; the line below I of 
Mexico is weak and the inner line to the 
right of the S. W. corner "pansy" is part- 
ly thickened. 

5. The S. E. corner is split; a spot of 
colour intrudes into the upper end of the 
centavos panel and a white break under 
the N. W. corner "pansy." 

6. There are two coloured dots after 
Mexico and a spot of colour on the outer 
frame line near the S. El corner. 

7. There is a cut in the outer frame 
line by T in Centavos; the N. E. corner 
is broken and the S. E. square panel is 
broken below. There is a spot of colour 
above the S in Seis about ly^mm. distant. 

8. The shirt is unshaded. There is a 
break half way down the S. E. square and 
the bottom frame line is fringed at the 
right end. 

9. There is a white break in the pearl- 
ed oval above M of Mexico. 

The five plates of the 6 centavos. The 
setting, which may be taken to have been 
the first on other grounds as well as that 
it is the most regular, shows a peculiar 
exception in the ninetieth stamp which 
is undoubtedly type 7 instead of type 9. 
Possibly some fault necessitated the sub- 
stitution; otherwise it is quite normal. 
For comparison Mr. Phillips's charting of 
this plate (G. S. W.) is given underneath 
the renumbered and corrected setting, 
which I have called la to associate it 
with the twin plate lb referred to here- 
after. 



4|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 


2|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 


4|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 


8|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 


6|1|2|3|4|5|6|.7|8 9 


6|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 


5|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 
5|1|2|.3|4|5|6|7|8 9 


1|1|2|3|4|5|6]7|8 9 


711|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 9 



l|ii|3|4|5|6j7| 8 1 9| 10 


a 1 iJ 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 1 8 1 9 1 10 


1 |.2 j 3 1 4 |6 1 6 1 7 j 8 1 9| 10 


3|2|3|4|5|6j7|8|9H0 


4|2.|3|4j5|6|7j8|9|10 


Y 1^ 1 ;i 1 4| 5 1 6 1 7T8| 9 1 10 


6|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10 


ti|2|3|4|5|6i7l8|9|l0 


2|2j3|4l516|7|8|9|ir 


8|2|3|4|5l6|7|8j9|l0 



G. 8. W. 

The erroneous beginning of the fourth 
and fifth rows in the G. S. W. version is 
due to including a double strip which 
presented all the appearance of being part 
of the first setting because of its uniform- 
ity, but which in fact belongs to lb. The 
existence of two plates, in the 6c., 12c., 
and 25c. values, which, except for one 
stamp in the 6c., are indentical in the 
last eight vertical rows, but differ entirely 
in the first row and slightly in the sec- 
ond (as regards the 6c, and 12c)., renders 
the re-construction of these stamps a mat- 
ter of the greatest difficulty, because small 
pieces are quite useless, and it is neces- 
sary to separate all the similar strips by 
means of the printing marks. Probably 
these plates were made up at the same 
time, but though they agreee to such a 
large extent neither is derived from the 
other as the space between the rows va- 
ries considerably. 

Continuing my description of the five 
plates of the 6 centavos stamp, I next deal 
with plates lb., II., III. and IV.:— 



1 1 1 1 2 








5 j 1 1 2 3 


4 5 6 7 


8 


9 


9 1 2 1 3 


4 J 5 6 7 


8 


9 


8 4 6 1 3 










z 1 1 2 1 3 


4 








2 1 1 2 3 


4 


5 6 7 


8 


9 


3 12 3 


4 


6 7 8 


9 . 


1 1 2 


3 


4 






J 2 


3 








3 1 1 2 


3 









la. 



lb. 



The fourth row in this setting is excep- 
tional as it is irregular, not only in the 
second stamp but also in the third, but 
its uniformity otherwise, so far as pljat?d> 



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ranks it along with la. It should be pos- 
sible to fill in the blank spaces," beginning 
the ninth row from a block of four and 
the other blanks are aot likely to show 
any departure from the general scheme. 

After these comes a setting which pre- 
sents features I have not found in the 
other values. It is largely unfinished, but 
it would not be hard to guess at most of 
the vacant spaces. 



1 1 6 7 8 9 4 1 


1 1 6 7 8 9 2 1 


7 4 4 1 5 6 1 1 


7 8 4 1 5 6 1 1 


1 1 


7 4 1|2 3 4 5 '6 718 


... .... 1 1 


1.1 2 1 


■ 1 1 2 1 3 1 


6 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 



IL 



In this chart the two-row pieces, con- 
sisting of a block of ten and a vertical 
pair, provisionally assigned to the third 
and fourth row, are unfixed, but the for- 
mer certainly belongs to the upper half 
of the sheet; the other pieces, which are 
in three parts, stand where they belong. 
At sight this is a very regular grouping 
of the types; indeed, the lower half shows 
a normal sequence of eight varieties, a 
fact which makes the differentiation of 
la. and lb. all the more diflScult. This 
setting is, however, connected with the 
twin plates in another way. On a close 
examination the stamps of types 6, 7, 8 
and 9 in the second row are precisely iden- 
tical with the stamps of the same types 
in the second row of plate lb.; in the 
fourth row 4, 5 and 6 are identical with 
the same types in the fourth row of plate 
la. In the lower half of the sheet, row 
six is: identical with the top row of la. 
from types 1 to 8, and the lowest row 
agrees with row five of la. in the same 
type. It is quite clear that the arrange- 
ment used for the twin plates was again 
employed somewhat confusedly to make 
up plate I., pieces having been cut off and 
new rows added. As yet there is not suf- 
ficient material to prove that a vertical 



strip of type 7 was laid down to form the 
first row( the last on the stone), but tak- 
ing the lower half of the sheet, which, so 
far as ascertained, is allied with la., if 
the last vertical row on the sheet were 
cut off, the transfers moved one stamp 
forward and a new row added in front 
we should arrive at plate II. The upper 
half of the sheet is slightly more compli- 
cated in its origin; it seems as if two new 
rows were added to the right (on the 
sheet), the retained transfers moved two 
stamps backwards, two rows added to the 
left and the first to fourth rows cut out. 
More material might elucidate the ques- 
tion which constitutes as nice a problem 
in plating as any with which I am famil- 
iar. 

The plates numbered III. and IV. are 
not remarkable as- regards their composi- 
tion. They show the mixed arrangement 
of types usual in all the later settings. 



4i9|2]4|6 8 7|6|5|4 


4|4|8 5|1 9 8|3|313 


9j7|2 9|8 4 9|5|6|2 


y|l|5 6|3 1 9|8|7|8 


4j3|2 3|5 2 1|7|9|7 


6|4|2|3|'5|4-9|9|5|2 


216|3|5|1|1 4j6|5|7 


1|6|4|6]3|1 2|1|9|8 


2|5|3|8|4|9 5|817|7 


6|9|8|1|8|2 2|7|6|3 


III. 


9|8|1|4|2|3|7|2|6|9 


5|8|6|7|9|4|6|2|1|4 


5|2|3|9|3|1|4|8|6|7 


3|6|6|5|3| |7,|7|8|5 


1|7|8|1|5|6|2|7|2|9 


4|5|1|2|3|5|4|6|9|8 


9|8|3|5|9|6|4|8|7|7 


4|9|8|7|3|5|4|6|2|3 


1|5|9|8|7|1|9|7|8|1 


1|2|6|5|3|2|1|4|6|2 



IV. 



Retouches. Plate III. is, however, inter- 
esting as showing the marked retouch- 
ing on the fifth, sixth, and seventh stamps 
of the lowest row, illustrated in Mr. Phil- 
lips's article. It appears certain that an 
accident damaged the S.W. quarter of 



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these stamps on the stone, and that they 
were roughly mended by drawing in the 
defective ornaments and the letters of the 
word Mexico. Possibly pieces from this 
part of the sheet may be found showing 
the printing before the retouches but I 
have never seen any, and considering the 
number of retouches which I have inspect- 
ed I incline to think that the fault was 
caused either very early in the use of this 
plate or in the laying down of the trans- 
fers, more probably the latter. 

A couple of retouches arose through the 
mending of the breaks in the pearled oval 
on type 3 and these provide varieties 
worth looking for as sometimes the work- 
man filled up both white spaces, some- 
times the upper only and sometimes the 
lower. A record of examples I have come 
across may be of value as throwing light 
on the date when the retouches were 
made, and also the period when the par- 
ticular setting was in use. I have not 
found this retouch on la. On plate lb. 
the lower retouch occurs in 1872, as well 
as in 1873, in which year the upper also 
occurs. Plate III. occurs not retouched in 
1873 but retouched in 1S74, and the same 
applies to plate IV. 

Types of the 12 Centavos. 

1. The first down-stroke of M in Mexico 
is broken; the CE of Centavos is weak, 
and there is a spot of colour on the outer 
frame line about 2mm. below the Doce 
panel. 

2. The first R in Correos is defective 
and resembles a P; there is a coloured 
dash after Doce, and the upper left petal 
of the N.E. "pansy" is not outlined. 

3. The S.E. tablet is broken below. 

4. There is a small break in the O of 
Mexico and of the D in Doce; the outer 
frame line of the right is weak. 

5. The oval line is broken where it 
touches the inner frame line by the upper 
side of the Doce panel, and the curved 
panel line to the left of Mexico is cut in 
the middle. 

6. There is a flaw in the outer frame 
line above RE of Correos, and a spot of 
colour in the outer frame line beside 
in Doce; the upper half of the outer frame 
line on the right is weak. 



7. The C in Doce has a large curved 
head; the S in Centavos is joined to the 
panel line; there is a white flaw in the 
upper circle N.W. and a minute cut over 
the X of Mexico. 

8. The X of Mexico is broken, as is the 
E of Correos, just below the middle 
stroke; the outer frame line is cut to the 
right of the Mexico panel. 

9. The curved panel line to the right 
of Correos cuts the outer frame line, in 
which there is a flaw by the N.E. corner 
square. 

10. There Is a flaw on the shirt and a 
spot of colour after D in Doce. 

Type 10 does not occur in the first 
plates, but only on those numbered II. and 
III. ; it seems due to a fresh transfer. Mr. 
Griebert discovers eleven types, but the 
variety which he hits upon once only in 
the course of four partial reconstructions 
— a matter that might have aroused some 
curiosity — and calls number 10 (why not 
11?), is in fact his fourth type here num- 
bered 2, the confusion being apparently 
due to some printing marks. Mr. Grie- 
bert's numbering of the types bears no re- 
lation to their plate in the setting, and 
the marks he uses to distinguish them are 
in several cases accidental, that is to say, 
they are flaws or spots which appear on 
particular stamps (not types). The 
sketches of the plates are given in the re- 
versed order of their date for no apparent 
reason, as some idea of their true se- 
quence, though based on incorrect infor- 
mation, is shown in the letter-press. In 
so far as the illustrations accompanying 
the article display the constant marks, 
they may help in picking out the types. 



5|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9 


■7|1|2|3|4|5|678|9 


3|1|2|3|4|5|6| |8|9 


4|1|2|3|4|5|6| i8|9 


8|1|2|3|4| |6|7|8|9 


6|1|21 I |5| 1 |8|9 


6|li 1 1 |5| 1 1 1 


2|li |3|4|5|6|7| 1 


1|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9 


5|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9 



la. 



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The four plates of the 12 centavos. 
Keeping to the rule of uniformity, it 
seems likely that the plate la., charted 
below, came first with its "twin" lb., pos- 
sibly made up at the same time. The for- 
mer is not wholly reconstructed but it 
seems to be quite uniform. 

Plate lb. as in the similar setting of the 
6 centavos shows a slight departure from 



2|1|2|3|4|5|6 7|8|9 


3|1|2|3|4|5|6 7|8|9 


4|5|2|3|4|5|6 7| | 


2|1|2|3| 1 6 7| 1 


7|1|2|3|4|5 6 7|8|9 


8|1|2|3|4|5 6 7|8|9 


4|1|2|3|4|5 6 7| | 


5|1|2|3|4|'5 6 7| ] 


9|1|2|3|4|5 6 7|8|9 


9|7j2|3|4|5 6 7|8|9 



J.b. 



the regular system, but after the second 
vertical row it may follow the usual order 
in the stamps I have not been able to 
place as well as in those charted. 



10| 6 ilO| 5 1 8 


2 1 1 1 3 1 7 1 5 


2 1 6 1 3 1 6 1 3 


7| 5 9 6| 1 


4 1 3 1 3 1 7 1 1 


9 1 3 1 3 |10 


4 
3 

7 
1 


=.0| 1 1 8 1 2 i 3 


2 1 6 1 4 1 4 


8 1 3 1 6 |10| 4 


4 1 5 1 6 1 7 


2 j 4 1 5 1 9 1 8 


5 1 9 1 5 1 3 


9 1 5 1 4 1 4 1 6 


8 1 7 1 1 j 4 


10 


1 1 1 1 7 1 1 1 5 


8 1 7| 9 1 6 


8 


9 |10| 6 1 2 |10| 7 1 7 1 9 1 7 


1 


3|8il|5!7|2|7|2|9 


9 


II. 


9 1 6 '5 2 1 4 


2 9 6 4 


10 


4| 3 1 7 i 7 


6 8 9 8 


2 


5 2 9 13 


4 19 6 


10 


4 5 5 9 9 


5. 6 7 3 


1 


10 6 4 7 7 


10 8 3 4 


2 


1 1 8 1 5 4 3 


8 6 6 5 


6 


5 |10| 2 13 5 


8 8 9 7 


2 


3 1 4 1 9 1 5 1 8 


4 6 1 7 1 8 


i liUi 1 |10| 4 1 6 |10| 3 110 2 


1 |10| 3 1 2 |10| 7 1 8 1 2 1 9 5 



III. 



The two remaining plates are again 
formed of types assorted at random and 
include the new type 10. 

Plates la. and lb. were in use in 1872 
and 1873, plates II. and III. in 1873 and 
1874. 

Retouches. Although the two earlier 
settings were employed until the impres- 
sions on the stones were quite worn out, 
and though there are very marked traces 
of rough handling, no attempt seems to 
have been made to erase these and, so 
far as I am aware, there are no retouches 
in this value. Plate la. shows in its later 
stages a deep scratch running almost the 
entire breadth of the sheet between the 
first and second horizontal rows, and 
from the fourth stamp in the first ver- 
tical row there is a series of short 
scratches on the left side affecting every 
stamp down to the corner; others exist 
on the right side of the sheet, occurring 
mainly on the 7th, 8th and 9th vertical 
rows. On plate lb. there is a scratch be- 
ginning on the third stamp in the top 
row, and passing to the fourth stamp in 
the third row, on which it continues to 
the bottom. The first and second vertical 
rows are also scratched by a line run- 
ning right down the sheet from the 11th 
stamp. These blemishes, most of which 
are very clear, are helpful in determin- 
ing the position of small pieces, which in 
the first two settings are much more 
common that the quarter sheets which 
occasionally assist re-construction. 

Types of the 25 Centavos. 

1. The lower part of the Centavos 
panel is defective; there is a cut in the 
outer frame line just under the Veinti- 
cinco panel; the lowest stroke of E in 
Mexico is weak. 

2. There is a small spot of colour in 
the second O of Correos, and a short down 
stroke from the inner ornamental circle 
to the left of Correos. 

3. The head of the C in Mexico is 
broken; there is a cut in the pearled oval 
to the left of CO in Veinticinco; the sec- 
ond N in the same word is defective, but 
not on all plates. 



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4. There is a thin line from the left 
outer frame line towards the V of Cen- 
tavos, and a cut left of the A. The first 
down stroke of M in Mexico is slightly 
broken at the foot, and the broken end 
of the curved panel line to the right of 
Correos ends in a spot of colour. (The 
blot of colour under the C of Correos is 
not constant; see under Retouches). 

5. There is a spot of colour in the 
middle of the C in Correos; the outer 
frame line in the N.E. corner is weak; 
the lowest stroke of E in Mexico is 
broken, 

6. There is a cut in the outer frame 
line by the T in Centavos and in the in- 
ner frame line over the C in Mexico. 

7. The outer frame line over the E in 
Corres is broken and there is a cut in the 
same line just under the N. W. comer 
square. 

8. There is a small diagonal stroke be- 
fore the M in Mexico and a spot of colour 
to the right of the V in Centavos. The 
third stroke of the M in Mexico is broken 
at the foot. 

9. There is a marked defect in the 
outer line of the N.W. corner square; the 
second leg of A in Centavos is broken. 
The second N in Veinticinco resembles an 
M and its last down stroke is broken. 

Plates of the 25 Centavos. Large pieces 
of this value are extremely scarce. Mr. 
Phillips in the article before referred to 
gave chartings of two entire sheets, one 
overprinted with the year 1872 belonging 
to Mr. El. M. Taylor, and the other over- 
printed 1874 belonging to Mr. Chapman. 
I have examined the latter and among 
other pieces have had material making 
up the two top rows of Mr. Taylor's sheet. 
Prom this it appears that, as in the 
lower values, the expectation of finding 
ten different types led to their being 
found and that some uncertainty as to 
the distinctive marks produced the con- 
fusing result, that one type occurring in 
the same place in both settings appeared 
to be "quite different" from itself. An 
eleventh type, which was encountered, 



had only been used once and was there- 
fore a sufficiently singular rarity to de- 
serve closer scrutiny. In point of fact, 
as will be seen, nine types made up the 
1874 sheet which seems to claim the 
designation lb. only because it is over- 
printed with a later date; in all other re- 
spects it is a "twin" setting with la., the 
sheet of 1872. 





















9 


1 


2 


3 1 4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


6 

7 


1 

IT 


2 
2 


3-1-4 
3| 4 


5 
5 
5 
5 

5" 


6 

6~ 

6^ 

6 

6 


7 


8 


9 


7 
7" 
7" 
7 


8 
8 

8 

T 


9 
'9 

9 

9 

9 
~9~ 


6 
9" 


1 


2 

"2" 


3 1 4 

"3'r4" 


1 


7 
8 


1 


2 


3 1 4 


1 


2 


3 1 4 


5 


6 


7 


5 
3" 


1 


2 
~2" 


3 1 4 


5- 


6 


7 


8 


3 1 4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


4 


1 


2 


3 1 4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 



n>. 



It is perhaps unnecessary to explain 
hiow this plate came to be wrongly charted 
in the Monthly Journal article, because 
the chart given above has been prepared 
from the original sheet, but it may be 
noted that the only place in which the 
"supernumerary" type was found was in 
the eleventh stamp which was misread, an 
oversight applying also to stamps 61 and 
81. It is very remarkable that a setting, 
the regularity of which ranks it with the 
earliest, should have been in use so late 
as 1874. Even in the case of the 6 cen- 
tavos, a much less common value, the 
(first plates come to an end in 1873, at 
which date those of the 12 centavos are 
seen to be very much worn. This particu- 
lar sheet, however, may have been print- 
ed off long before — it is beautifully clear 
and well executed — and have become 
buried in the stock from which it was 
taken many months after to receive the 
1874 overprint. 

I give for comparison a charting of 
the 1872 sheet, though it has only been 
verified and corrected in the two highest 
rows, the others for the present being 
merely re-numbered. 



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1 1 1 2 3 4 1 5 1 6 


7 8 1 9 


9 12 3 4 1 5 1 6 


7 819 


■ 7, h 2 3 4j 5:| 6 


7 8 9 


6. .l, .2 3 4 1 5 1 6 


7 8 9 


51 2 3,-4 1 5 1 6 
3; 1, 2 ,3 4.|5 1 6 


7 8 9 

7 8 9 

"7" ^8' 9 

7 8 9 


,9 1 2 3 4 1 5-1 6 


,5. 1. 2. ,,3,4 |,5-| 6 


2 12 


,3 4 1 5 1 6 


7 8 9 


112 


3 4 1 5 i 6 


7 8 9 



- >;W^]ien we consider the twin plates in 
the 6e., 12c. aad 25c. values, it is scarce- 
ly reasonable to dissent from the conclu- 
sion that two stones of each value were 
prei^ared simultaneously, and that this 
took place before the settings were wid- 
ened from 'nine to ten stamps. In every 
inst-anee, if w6 imagine ourselves looking 
at the actual stones, we see the firfet nine 
rows- practically identical and regular, 
consisting of nine separate types, and no 
more, laid down vertically; then we' see 
a tenth row composed of these types, 
used at haphazard. If the lithographer, 
when called upon to extend the setting, 
had prepared a new transfer from ' the 
original cliclie, this would have yielded 
a symmetrical series of ten types. Which, 
apart from the moire, would have effec- 
tively concealed the successive steps in 
the execution of this issue; fortunately 
he had material at hand in the old trans- 
fers and saved himself trouble. There is 
at least one other plate of the 25c. which 
seems to correspond with the mixed set- 
tings of the lower values, and there may 
be more than one, probably two. Cor- 
ner stamps would throw light on the min- 
imum number which must exist. 

Retouches. A clear retouch which has 
been familiar for some time, at least in 
illustration, is given in Mr. Phillips's 
article. It occurs on t3rpe 5. I have a 
copy of this type which shows a colour- 
less spot (with only two lines of shad- 
ing),- 1mm. in diameter, in front of the 
bridge of the nose, and it is possible that 
this flaw was mended. The details of the 
retouch are as follows: — The lines of the 
background have been redrawn from the 
level of the eye to the point of the rtose 
and are uneven and wider apaH. The 



outline of the face, instead of being form- 
ed by the shaded background, is denoted 
by a line drawn from slightly above the 
eye to the point of the nose, which is al^ 
tered in shape and becomes more acute. 
It seems as if the workman's hand had 
slipped in carrying out this repair as the 
T and A of Centavos are crossed by thin 
strokes of Colour. From its rarity — I 
have seen not more than half-a-dozen 
examples — it is evident that this retouch 
affected only one stamp in the sheet and 
probably took place soon before the par- 
ticular setting was discarded. 

Another retouch is described and pic- 
tured in Mr. Griebert's Notes and Offers 
for July, 1914. This is on type 4. The 
only copy I have seen is the original 
discovery and unhappily part of the ob- 
literation falls upon the place of chief 
interest. It is stated to show redrawing 
of the nose, upper lip and mouth, and a 
line of the background. A clearer ex- 
ample, which may be looked for in plate 
la., would be very welcome and might 
enable the genesis of the retouch to be 
traced. 

What I take to be a set of retouches 
of a minor character, recalls the mended 
flaws in the pearled oval of the 6 cen- 
tavos. In type 4 of the 25c., one of the 
principal type marks, so far as concerns 
plate la., is a. heavy blot of colour on 
the oval line under the C of Correos. At 
some period in the life of plate lb., this 
was removed from each stamp in the ver- 
tical row, causing various defects in the 
oval line and. in the shading between that 
line and the pearled oval. In some cases 
there are signs of these having been re- 
paired, and the varieties are so disMnct 
that I had got together most of them be- 
fore I had an opportunity of inspecting 
Mr. Chapman's sheet, when I found that 
single copies could be plated from this 
feature alone. 

, Higher Vahies. With regard to the 50 
centavos, while it is just possible that 
material may exist somewhere which 
would encourage a study of the plating, 
it is extremely unlikely that, this value 
could be read even from an entire sheet 
of the first, or regular system as ,the col- 
our is a hopeless obstacle. Some attempt 



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to plate the 100 centavos, might be made 
by anyone with patience enough to record 
the larger pieces which are met with oc- 
casionally, but in default of substantial 
parts of sheets, it might prove an unsat- 
isfactory waste of labour. The double 
strips I have seen indicate the regular 
form of setting, which marks the earliest 
plates of the lower values, and it may be 
expected that owing to their infrequent 
use, the 50c. and 100c. were only printed 
from the first plate or plates, and that the 
mixed settings do not occur. 

(To be continued.) 



ACKNOWLEDGMENT. 

The Secretary is pleased to acknow- 
ledge from Mr. I. Weltman, A. P. S. No. 
4607, a complete unbound volume of the 
Stamp Journal for the year 1910, being 
Vol. Ill, issued at Florida, N. Y. This 
donation to our Library will be forward- 
ed to Mr. Daum for proper care, and we 
thank Mr. Weltman for his kindness. 



PHILATELIC NOTES. 

Apropos of the clipping which appeared 
in our last issue regarding the use of Rus- 
sian stamps as currency, Mr. C. F. Heyer- 
man sends us another clipping which bore 
the date of Oct. 17th, coming from Petro* 
grad, via London — "The use of stamps in- 
stead of coins, recently authorized by the 
Government because of the scarcity of 
small change, is proving inconvenient and 
the stamps will probably be replaced by 
small notes." 



Mr. Wm. C Michaels, of Kansas City, 
sends for our inspection a copy of the 
Five cent Columbian stamped envelope, U. 
S. issue of 1893, on vertically laid paper. 
It seems we have seen this or some of the 
values of this series so listed, but we can- 
not find the reference at this time. 



AMONG OUR CORRESPONDENTS. 

JAPAN. Through the kindness of 
Messrs. Jun Kotaayagawa Co., Yokohoma, 
we are pleased to acknowledge receipt of 
a set of four stamps issued by Japan to 
commemorate the coronation of the Em- 
peror, the stamps being put on sale on 
Nov. 10th, 1915, consisting of IVz, 3, 4 and 



10 sen, the two former being intended 
mostly for interior use and the higher 
values for foreign mail. The 1^ and 3 
sen are printed in two colors and are 
slightly larger than the current U. S. 
stamps, while the 4 and 10 sen values 
are of about the same shape and size as 
the U. S. Columbian issue and printed in 
one color. The designs are very pleasing. 
EGYPT. Mr. E. L. Angeloglous favors 
us with copies of the provisional 2 mil- 
liemes on 3m., (Scott No. 52) of the 
1914 pictorial issue. The stamps were 
placed on sale Oct. 14th, 1915. The sur- 
charge is in two diagonal lines the lower 
being in Turkish. 

CAMEROONS. Mr. Eugene Klein writes 
as follows: 

"Various British Philatelists and 
Journals have recently chronicled a 
set of German Kamerun stamps over- 
printed G. R. I., giving details as 
to number issued of some of the 
values and total amount over-print- 
ed. A Philadelphia boy attempted to 
launch these stamps on the collect 
ing public, stating that he had re* 
ceived them from a Missionary at 
Malinde. Such stamps originating in 
Philadelphia are bogus and figures 
quoted imaginary." 



CHAS. BOSSER3LI.N. 

Mr. Chas. Bosserman, A. P. S. 1251, of 
La Porte, Ind., died Sunday afternoon, 
Nov. 28th, 1915, while on a visit at Glen- 
dale, Calif., where he and Mrs. Bosser- 
man had gone to spend the winter. Pneu- 
monia was the cause of Mr. Bosserman's 
death. He was born in Pennsylvania 
sixty years ago, but removed to LaPorte 
about forty years ago, since which time 
he had become identified with many of 
the business interests of his adopted city. 
He had been a member of the Society 
since 1896. 

The Society joins in extending to his 
widow and children, of whom three sur- 
vive him, its sincere appreciation of their 
great loss and assuring them of the sym- 
pathy of our members in their bereave- 
ment. ,; 'W 



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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 

Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 8. Dec. 1st, 1913. 

Applications Pending. 

Paul, Grant L. 

Albright, L. Lawrence 

Triest, Montague 

Warner, A. L. D., 

Olson, Olaf J. 

Smith. H. L. 

Schumacher, August H. 

Braun, Julius 

Guenther, Charles J. 

Cresson, Geo. B. 

Bridgham, John M. 

Application for Reinstatement Pending. 

4104 — ^Fischer, Charles G. 

Applications Posted. 

Leavy, Joseph B., care U. S. National 
Museum, Washington, D. C. ; Age, 43; 
Philatelist; Refs., Nassau Stamp Co., 
New York City, N. Y. Scott Stamp & 
Coin Co., New York City, N. Y.; Pro- 
posed by Eugene Klein, No. 2275. 

Richards, Frederick T., 1710 Jefferson 
St., Philadelphia, Pa.; Age, 51; Car- 
toonist; Ref., Robt. C. Fable, 1503 N. 
54th St., Philadelphia, Pa.; Proposed 
by Milton P. Lyons, Jr., #2715. 

Perine, Fred A., 306 Burlingame Ave., 
Detroit, Mich.; Age, 37; Editor Seed 
Publications; Firm, With D. M. Ferry 
& Co.; Ref., John Kay, Detroit, Mich.; 
Proposed by Chas. A. Coolidge, #64. 

Ramel, Harriet (Mrs. Henry), 504 S. 
Euclid Ave., Pasadena, Calif.; Age, 
50; Refs., W. H. Vedder, Banker, Col- 
orado & Fair Oaks, Pasadena, Calif.; 
J. B. Coulston, Banker, Colorado & 
Broadway, Pasadena, Calif.; Propos- 
ed by Bertram W. H. Poole, #4169. 
Applications for Branch Charters. 
The following applications for branch 

charters have been placed in the hands 

of the Board of Vice-Presidents: 

Indianapolis Collectors Club, Indianap- 
olis, Ind.; H. S. Ackerman, President; 
Julius Braun, "Vice-President; Charles 
L. Pond, Secretary-Treasurer. 



New York Stamp Society, New York 
City, N. Y.; (List of officers to be 
published later. 
Passaic Stamp Club, Passaic, N. J.; J. 
Waldo Sampson, President; Van Dyk 
MacBride, Vice-President; A. E. Land- 
vatter, 58 Irving Place, Passaic, N. J., 
Secretary-Treasurer; C. W. HoUiday, 
F. Stedman and J. S. Van Ness, 
Trustees. 

New Stockholders. 
4640 — Goubault, Geo. A., Anotto Bay, Ja- 
maica, B. W. I. 
4641— Coit, John T., 385 Charlton Ave., 

South Orange, N. J. 
4642— Allen, Miss Gertude, 206 Moore St., 

Hackettstown, N. J. 
4643— Bushnell, B. Gordon, 2715 Indiana- 
polis Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 
4644— Stenger, J. E., 650 Baldwin St., 
Meadville, Pa. 

Reinstated. 
1738— Wickes, Roscoe L., 4501 N. Racine 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Deceased. 
1251 — Bosserman, Chas., La Porte, Ind., 
Nov. 28, 1915. 

Resignations Accepted. 
2526 — Bergman, G. G., Caracas, Venezue- 
la. 
4533— Curgan, J. H., Philadelphia, Pa. 
4564 — Wohlander, Chas. J., San Francisco 
Calif. 

Resignation Received. 
4320 — Burnett, Thomas, Camden, N. J. 

Changes of Address. 
4356 — Ahern, W. S., to read, Masonic 

Temple, Richmond, Va. 
3989— Altman, Chas. I., from Cor. 3rd 
and Court Ave., to care Todd & Kraft 
Co., Des Moines, Iowa. 
4470— Bell, Geo. A. W., from Market St., 
Camp Hill, Pa., to 1716 Fourteenth 
Avenue South, Birmingham, Ala. 
3728 — Brophy, T. S., from Hotel Barron, 
Vancouver, B. C, Canada, to care 
Fabyan House, Fabyan, N. H. 



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3208— Cleveland Branch No. 30, to read 
care W. A. Chamberlin, Secretary, 2641 
Exeter Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 

4051 — Deas, A. W., from care New York 
Telephone Co., 81 Willouby St., to 91 
Midwood St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4358 — Dietz, August, from 12th & Frank- 
lin Sts., to Masonic Temple, Richmond, 
Va. 

4618 — Higgs, Dr. Chas. J., from 44 Ter- 
race St., to 20 Charles St., Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. 

2217— Hutchins, Femald, from 6 Beacon 
St., Rooms 801-2, Boston, Mass., to 68 
Court St., Dedham, Mass. 

4428— Kocher, Frank, from R. D. No. 3, 
Bridgeville, Pa., to Ellsworth, Wash., 
Co., Pa. 

2389— Koehler, Robert from 1306 8th St., 
. N. W., to 1256 8th St., N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

4003 — Morris, Albert W., from Page Boule- 
vard, to 179 Bay St., Springfield, Mass. 



3252— Wright, A. M., from 208 Tyndale 
St., Roslindale, Mass., to 47 Court St., 
Boston, Mass. 

4561— Van Kirk, Royal P. H., from 2527 
Kingsbury Road, to 1107 Maple Ave., 
La Porte, Ind. 

2461— Kay, A. B., from 18 Melrose Gar- 
dens, Hammersmith, London, England, 
to 71 Fleet St., London, E. C, England. 
Membership Summary. 

Total membership Nov. 15th 
1915 __1442 

New stockholders admitted 
Dec. 1st., 1915 5 

Reinstated Dec. 1st, 1915 ___ 1 1448 

Resignations accepted Dec. 
1st., 1915 3 

Death reported Dec. 1st 1915__ 1 4 

Total membership Dec. 1st 

1915 1444 

WM. E. AULT, Secy. 



PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. 



By the International Secretary. 

Revista de la Sociedad Filatelica Argen- 
tina, Vol. XIX No. 4. July Aug. 1915. 
Published by the Argentine Society at 
Buenos Aires. 

Der Philatelist, Vol. XXXVI No. 9. Sept. 
15th, 1915. Published at Dresden by 
the Internationaler Philatelisten-Verein. 

SvensJc Filatelistist Tidskrift, Vol. XVI 
No. 7. Sept. 15, 1915. Published by 
the Philatelic Society of Sweden. 



By the Editor. 

The Philatelic Gazette, Vol. V, No. 10, 

Oct. 1915. 
New England Stamp Monthly, Vol. IV, 

No. 12. Oct. 20, 1915. 
Linn's Way, Vol V. No. 6, Nov. 1915. 
National Philatelic Society Bulletin, No. 

7, Oct. 15th, 1915. 
Everybody's Philatelist, Vol. VI. No. 9, 

September, 1915. 
The Economist Bulletin, Vol. 3 No. 1, 

Oct. 1915. 
The Collectors' Journal, Vol. VI, No. 2, 

Sept. 1915. 



The Nebraska Philatelist, Vol. I, No- 4, 

Oct. 1915. 
The Stamp Trade, Vol. I, No. 7, Nov. 

1915. 
Rock Wholesale Stamp Exchange, Rules. 

Secy. Chas. Rock, 257, High St, Houn- 

slow, England. 
Nordisk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 22, 

No. 8, Aug. 31st, 1915. 
El Filatelico Espanol, Vol. XV, No. 157, 

Aug. 1915. 
The Philatelic Circular, No. 56, Oct. 1st, 

1915. 
The West-End Philatelist, Vol. XII. No. 

140, Oct. 1915. 
The Stamp Lover, Vol. VIII, No. 5, Oct., 

1915. 
Stamp Collecting, Vol. IV, Nos. 24, 25, 

and 26, Vol. V No; 1, Sept. 25th, Oct. 2, 

9, and 16, 1915. 
The Postage Stamp, Vol. XVI, No. 26 and 

Vol. XVII, Nos. 1, 2, and 3, Sept. 25th, 

Oct. 2, 9 and 16, 1915. 
The Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, 

Vol. XXV, No. 298, Oct. 1, 191'5. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 

Vol. XXIX Dec. 15, 1915. No. 6 



Published at 

FEDERALSBURG, MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 

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L. H. KJELLSTEDT, Scranton, Pa, 

subscriptions- 
Free TO All Members in Good Standing. 
To Non-Members— $1.00 per year for Monthly 
issues. 

Supplements — 

Membership List - - - 50 cents 

Convention Proceedings - - 25 cents 

By-Laws, - - - - 15 cents 

Single copies of monthly issues 10 cents 

ADVERTISEMENTS— 

One page, per insertion, - - , - $8.00 
Half page, per insertion, - - - . 4.00 

Quarter page, (4 inches) per insertion - 2.00 
Eighth page, (2 inches) per insertion, - - 1.25 
One inch, per insertion, . . - . .75 

Five per cent (5?o) discount allowed on yearly 

contract. 
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Per line, including address, per insertion, 5 cents 
Standing Notices, one year, per line, 12J^ cents 
Minimum charge for yearly Standing 

Notices, ------ 50 cents 

Advertising Copy must reach Editor by the 1st or 
15th of each month to insure insertion in following 
ssue. 

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otherwise no responsibility will be assumed for errors 

Right is reserved to reject any advertisements 
offered. 

Address all communicalions to the Editor. 

gXCH ANGES— We will he pleased to exchange three 
copies with all philatelic publications upon receipt 
of request to do so. Kindlysend one copy to Mr. 
Adam E. Daum, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood 
St., Pittsburgh, Pa., one copy to the Chairman of 
the Philatelic Literature Committee, W. R. Rirk- 
etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wiikes- 
Barre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 



EDITORL\L. 



MEMBERSHIP With the possibility 

CAMPAIGN. of securing the medal 

announced in our last 
issue, every member can now put forth 
his best efforts to the end that our mem- 
bership roll may gain many names of 
stamp collectors. But do not forget 
that quality counts and we want to up- 
hold the traditions of the Society that 
its membership list contain the best of 
American Philately. Every member has 
an equal opportunity to be a contestant 



for the prize offered by the Pacific Phila- 
telic Society, and your Secretary invites 
you to send him a list of names, the 
bigger the better, of those collectors 
whom you know to be worthy of admis- 
sion and whom you would willingly en- 
dorse for membership. These collectors 
will be sent literature describing the 
work and aims of the Society and an 
effort will be made to secure their ap- 
plications. For every such application 
secured, you will be given due credit 
and your name endorsed on the appli- 
cation as the proposer. This is an op- 
portunity to assist yourself without 
much work and at the same time to 
render to your stamp collecting friends 
a real benefit and secure for the So- 
ciety new members of whom we shall 
all be proud. 



GREETINGS. The approaching holi- 

day season, if we are to 
judge by the reports which are being 
sent out from many of the principal 
cities of the United States, bids fair to 
be one of plenty, and in this time of 
joy and good will we want to wish every 
one of our members a Right Merry 
Christmas and the Happiest of New 
Years, with the hope that 1916 may 
bring to them a season of great pros- 
perity and a good measure of all the 
good things that Life and Hope may of- 
fer. 



CONGRATULATIONS. 



Announcements have been received tell- 
ing of the marriage of Miss Grace Rebec- 
ca Baker to Mr. William Hamilton Bar- 
num, the ceremony being said on Thurs- 
day, Nov. 18th., 1915. Everybody knows 
the groom and his friends, and they are 
legion, will join in wishing both a happy 
voyage through life, hoping that their 
days may be filled with plenty and that 
happiness and the best of all that is good 
may be theirs. Mr. Barnum became wide- 
ly known to A. P. S. members through his 
two terms as Secretary and is now a 
Director-at-Large of the Society. 



74 



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The United States Aerial Postal Service. 

BY RUSSELL L. STULTZ. 

REFERENCE LIST OF U. S. AERIAL DISPATCH ROUTES. 

(Continued From Page 44). 



(xliv) 
1912:— CEDAR 



PALLS, 



AUGUST 7, 
IOWA. 
Postmaster, Cedar Falls, Iowa, autlio- 
rized to dispatch mails by aeroplane from 
the temporary sub-station on the aviation 
grounds to the post office at Cedar Falls, 
on September 5 and 6, 1912, his instruc- 
tions providing that one trip one way 
should be made each day, by a duly sworn 
carrier, and without expense to the Post 
Office Department. 

The order of authorization was issued 
at the instance of the promoters of a 
"Home Coming Celebration" held at Ce- 
dar Falls from September 2 to 7, 1912, 
under whose auspices the aeroplane ser- 
vice was performed, in conjunction with 
the postal authorities. It will be of in- 
terest to note, however, that while the 
festival was in progress nearly a week, 
the aerial mail route was operated on 
but two days, September 6 and 7, the 
latter of w'hioh was contrary to the sche- 
dule announced by the Department. Avia- 
tor Lincoln Beachey, America's premier 
airman, was secured to make flights dur- 
ing the "Home Coming Celebration" and 
on the two dates mentioned made three 
trips daily with mail. The aeroplane ser- 
vice was conducted between the special 
station located on the aviation field and 
a point near the post office in Cedar Falls 
a distance of about two miles. Here the 
mail pouch was dropped by the aviator 
and afterwards recovered by a waiting 
automobile in charge of post office officials. 
The distinctive cancellation for use in 
connection with ithis service was of the 
horizontal variety, similar to those em- 
ployed at Portsmouth, Ohio, Hamilton, 
Ohio, and elsewhere, and consisted of 
three lines of medium sized capitals. The 
impression was made in black (?) ink, 



presumably with a rubber stamp, and the 
inscription and arrangement were as fol- 
lows: 

AEROPLANE MAIL SERVICE 

SEPT. 7-1912 

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA. 

The route was designated "No. 643,002" 
in the permanent records of the Post 
Office Department. The amount of mail 
conveyed during the service is not known, 
no report of the amount having been filed 
with the Department. 



(xlv.) 
AUGUST 7, 1912:— PORTLAND, ORE- 
GON — VANCOUVER, WASHING- 
TON. 

Postmaster, Portland, Oregon, authoriz- 
ed to institute an aeroplane mail service 
between the temporary sub-station of the 
Portland post office at the Country Club 
Race Track and the post office at Van- 
couver, Washington, on August 10 and 11, 
1912. The order was issued on the appli- 
cation of the Bennet Aeroplane Company 
and directed that one trip one way be 
made each day, by sworn carrier, and 
without expense to the Post Office De- 
partment. 

This route, as the first of its character 
ever attempted in the extreme Northwest 
and the second instance of successful ae- 
rial mail transmission between two or 
more states, was the subject of much 
attention at the time and because of its 
unusual significance received a wide pub- 
licity at the hands of the press. In pre- 
paration for the event, a special branch of 
the Portland post office was established 
on the grounds of the Oo-untry Club, a dia- 



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76 



tance of several miles from the center of 
the city, from which point all mail was 
conveyed over the Columbia River to Van- 
couver, Washington, about ten miles away. 
Two flights were made by Aviator Walter 
Edwards, of the Bennet Aeroplane Com- 
pany, one on each day of the meec as 
scheduled. With the assurance of Aviator 
Edwards that he would convey all matter 
brought to him, regardless of the amount, 
and the fact that the special cancellation 
employed would possess a historic inter- 
est, hundreds of souvenir post cards were 
prepared for mailing and a rush took 
place on the aviation field at the time 
of each flight. Among the mail carried 
were letters to President Taft, Woodrow 
Wilson, Ex-president Roosevelt, Postmas- 
ter-General Hitchcock and a message of 
greeting from Mayor Rushlight, of Port- 
land, to the Mayor of Vancouver. 

The special aviation cancellation creat- 
ed for the purpose of distinguishing all 
mail passing over the aerial route was 
wholly original in design, being a combi- 
nation of private and oflBicial postmarks. 
The official half of the cancellation consis- 
ted of the ordinary circular postmark of 
Portland,Ore.,with the words "AVIATION" 
above and "STATION" below both in me- 
dium sized capitals. A "dauber" oblitera- 
tor elliptical in design and containing in 
the center a large numeral "1" appeared at 
the immediate right, completing the post- 
mark. Both this and the cancellation 
proper were impressed in regulation black 
ink- To the immediate left of the official 
cancellation appeared a second, of a pri- 
vate nature and in purple ink. This 
latter inscription consisted of six hori- 
zontal lines, the first and second of which 
were in medium Roman type, while the 
others were in very small capitals, the 
wording and arrangement being as fol- 
lows: 

U. S. Aeroplane 
Mail Service 

THIS LETTER CARRIED BY 
AVIATOR WALTER EDWARDS 

FROM PORTLAND, ORE., TO 
VANCOUVER, WASH. 

This route was assigned "N. 673,001" 
in the official records of the Post Office 



Department. Data on file with the De- 
partment states that Aviator Edwards on 
the two trips carried between 4,500 and 
5,000 pieces of mail, all, or practically all 
of which was first class matter, consisting 
mainly of letters and souvenir post cards. 



(xlvl) 
AUGUST 16, 19i2:— PLAINFIELD. NEW 
JERSEY. 

Postmaster, Plainfield, New Jersey, au- 
thorized to dispatch mails by aeroplane 
from the aviation grounds at the Plain- 
field Driving Park to the post office at 
Plainfield, a distance of approximately 
one mile, on August 23 and 24, 1912. The 
official instructions of the Department di- 
rected that one trip one way should be 
made each day, by a duly sworn carrier, 
and without expense to the Post Office 
Department. 

The aerial postal service was instituted 
in connection with an aviation meet held 
at the Plainfield Driving Park and was 
the fourth of its character conducted 
within the state of New Jersey. Aviator 
Lincoln Beachey, who ihad been secured 
to make flights, was regularly sworn in 
as aerial postman and on the two trips 
conveyed mail from a temporary sub- 
station located on the aviation field to a 
vacant lot about one mile distant, where 
it was dropped. Here the mail pouch was 
recovered by attaches of the Plainfield 
post office and transferred by automobile 
to the main office, where its contents were 
distributed through the usual channels. 

The special aeroplane cancellation pro- 
vided for use in connection with this 
service consisted of two concentric circles- 
similar to those appearing from Fort 
Recovery, Ohio, and elsewhere — and was 
employed in conjunction with the regular 
Plainfield, N. J., postmark. At the top, 
between the circles, were the words: "VIA 
AEROPLANE MAIL ROUTE," and at the 
bottom the words "PLAINFIELD, N. J.", 
while the date occupied three horizontal 
lines in the center, as "AUG | 23 | 1912." | 
The lettering of the cancellation was 
composed of sansserif capitals and was 
impressed in purple ink. A variety is 
known in this aerial postmark, being 



76 



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created througli an error in the spelling 
of the word "AEROPLANE" which form 
occurs in the original. 

The route was assigned "No.609,004" in 
the permanent records of the Post Office 
Department. A total of 3,293 pieces of 
mail matter was carried by Aviator 
Beachey on the two flights. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 



(xlvii) 
AUGUST 22, 1912:— WHITE PLAINS, 
NEW YORK. 

Postmaster, White Plains, New York, 
authorized to institute an aeroplane mail 
.service between the Westchester County 
Fair Grounds, White Plains and the post 
office in White Plains on August 31, 1912. 
The official instructions provided that one 
trip one way should be made on this date, 
by sworn carrier, and without expense to 
the Post Office Department. 

This route is one of a number of such 
on which no actual service was performed. 
Neither the name of the aviator proposed, 
nor any subsequent information relating 
to the matter was filed with the Postmas- 
ter-General. The route was assigned "No. 
607,003" in the permanent records of the 
Post Office Department. 

(To' be continued.) 



It is too early to expect to note an in- 
terest in the announcement which ap- 
peared in the last issue of our journal, 
telling of the medal offered by the Pacific 
Philatelic Society, Branch No. 3, to the 
member who secured the greatest num- 
ber of new members for the Society by 
the time of the 31st Annual Convention, 
but we shall hope that by the dace of 
the closing of the forms for the issue of 
Jan. 1st, 1916, there will be many other 
names to add to the list of honor, which 
follows: — 

VanDyke MacBride 3 

H. S. Ackerman 3 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 2 

W. G. Whittaker 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2- 

Eugene Klein 2 

The above list includes all members ad- 
mitted up to and including the Secre- 
tary's report of Dec. 1st, 1915. 

Get busy and have your name in the 
list of those who may be in the running 
-next summer. The Secretary will pro- 
vide you with all necessary literature, 
including a handsome recruiting leaflet 
now on the press. 



BRANCH SOCIETIES. 



We are always glad to publish reports of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretaries are requested to furnish the Editor with copy for this purpose. 



BRANCH No. 25. 
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 30th, 1915. 

A Social Meeting of the Detroit Phila- 
telic Society was held at the residence of 
General C. A. Coolidge, in the Pasadena 
Apartments, Friday evening, November 
19th, having been postponed from regular 
Wednesday so that General Coolidge 
might entertain the members on his 48th 
Wedding Anniversary. 

The Society during the day sont their 
congratulations to General and Mrs. 
Coolidge together with an immense vase 
containing 48 beautiful yellow and white 
chrysanthemums which were displayed 
in the bay window of their living room. 



There were twenty three members of 
the Detroit Philatelic Society present and 
several visitors, including W. L. Steven- 
son of Flint, Michigan. 

Being a Social Meeting no business was 
transacted. The evening was passed in 
Philatelic discourse and examining the 
General's many interesting albums, also 
Chinese and other curios gathered by 
General Coolidge in the far East. 

Refreshments were served about 10:30 
The evening proved so interesting that it 
was close to midnight before the members 
departed for their homes. 

CHAS. P. SHARPE, Secy. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 
BEMAINDJERS OF SAXON £. 



11 



By L. C. Ernst. 

aome years ago, Jiaving iouna a note m 
a pniiateiic journai aoout remainderis oi 
oiQ issues 01 fciaxony, i wrote to tiie uen- 
erai !POst Office at oresden in regard to 
them. 

±ieing referred to tlie Ministry ot J3'i- 
nance, the latter, on request, sent a list 
ot those tor sale. 

The disposal of these stamps was in 
the hands of the "Finanzdepositenkasse," 
the meaning of which word is not so 
fearful as it looks. As nearly as I can 
give it in English it designates the Cash- 
ier's Office of the Finance or Treasury 
Department of Saxony. I believe the sale 
of these issues was to assist some bene- 
ficial institution of postal employees. In 
the following I give the essential facts of 
the lists received. 
Issue of 1851. 

3 pf. green. Only sold one at a 
time for Marks 20. ($4.80). Scott's 
price (1915 catalogue) $2. 
Issue of 1856. (Scott 1855). 

i/^ngr. One to five pieces 75 pf. (U. 
S. $.18) Scott $.50. 

Ingr. One to five pieces 1.50 M 
(U. S. $.36) Scott .50. 

2ngr. One to five pieces 3.00 M. 
(U. S. .72) Scott .40. 

3ngr One to five pieces 4.50 M. 
(U. S. 1.80) Scott 1.50. 

'5ngr. Only one at a time 15.00 M 
(U. S. 3.60) Scott 3.00. 
Memorandum under these two issues: — 
"No guarantee can be given in supplying 
1851 and 1856 issues of the unfaded or 
otherwise faultless condition of the speci- 
mens." 

(Author's note: — The copies I received 
of the 1856 issue (% to 3 ngr. inclusive) 
were, however, in mint condition.) 
Issue of 1863. 

1/^ and Ingr. (Scott 3c). 

1 to 6 pieces. 15 pf. each. 
10 to 499 pieces. 5 pf. each. 
500 to 10,000 pieces. 15. Marks 
per thousand. 
2ngr. up to 20 pieces each 30 pf. (U. 
S. $.08) Scott 3.03. 



ONLY 

SIXTY-FIVE 

ISSUED. 

The Pacific Philatelic Society 
has remaining in its Treasury 
a few sheets of the specially 
printed and signed reprints of 
the 15 cvo. Urnguay, 1S56. 
These impressions are direct 
from the original plate and are 
invaluable for identifying spe- 
cimens or for plating. Until 
further notice they are offered 
per sheet for $7.50. Address 
the Society, 45 Kearny St., San 
Francisco, Cal. 



DO YOU RECEIVE OUR 

MONTHLY BULLETIN. 

Samples free, or for 12 cents 
(to cover cost of postage) it 
will be mailed for one year. 

Volume II (just concluded) 
consisted of 128 pages of news 
items and special offerings. 

November Issue Contains 

Large list of War Issues 
Large offerings of U. S. Plate 

Number Strips 
U. S. Blocks and Complete 

Sheets 
Complete list current Reve- 
nues on both papers. 
Don't Miss It. 
ECONOMIST STAMP CO. 
87 Nassau St, New York City 



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Sveriges Filatelist-Forening 

(The Philatelic Society of Sweden) 
Founded September 18, 1886. 
Honorary Members: The Crown Prince 
of Sweden and H. M. The King of Eng- 
land Proprietor and Publisher of Svensk ' 
Filatellstisk TIdskrift 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. 
Over 1,100 members of legal age. Ex- 
cellent Sales Department with insurance 
against all losses. Membership of the I 
A. P. S. accepted as satisfactory refer- i 
ence. No entrance fee. Yearly dues $1.35 i 
American Representative. i 

L. HARAIiD KJELLSTEDT, C. E. j 
SCRANTON, PA. » 



WE BUY 
STAMPS 

and collections for spot cash, and pay 
more than other dealers! What have 
you to sell? Write us before you sell! ' 

C. E. HUSSMAN STAMP CO. 
t1 1 N. C«rrl8*n Ave. „ ST. LOUIS. MO. 

Itoiibars Int. Dealers' Assx Berlin, etc i 



P. M. Wolsieffer, President-Manager. 
Chas. Beamish, Secretary-Treas., of the 



"^ mill ifitiix-Hilllin 

We hold public Stamp Auction Sales 
at regular intervals. All catalogs 
"FREE" to auction buyers. Are you on 
our mailing list? We are members of 
the A. P. S. 



Somali Coast 1, 2, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .07i 

20, 25, 30c .20 1 

Togo %, 1, 2p on Gold Coast .15i 

Mexico 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .08i 

Austria Wars 3, 5, 10, 20, 25, 35h .25 

Senegal 10c Red Cross .04 1 

Br. Honduras 5c with overprint .07 1 

Dominica 5s Geo. 1.60 1 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS. 

Stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval sleections on request. 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAEL,, 
937 Madison St., Chicago, 111. 

WHEN YOU ANSWER AN ADVER- 
TISEMENT IN THIS JOURNAL, YOU 
WILL CONFER A FAVOR ON YOUR- 
SELF, THE ADVERTISER AND THE 
"A. P. S." IF YOU MENTION WHERE 
YOU SAW THE AD. 



3ngr. up to 20 pieces each 45 pf. (U. 

S. .11) Scott .05. 
5iigr. up to 10 pieces each 1.50 (U. 

S. .36) Scott .25. 
3pf. up to 20 pieces each 15 pf. (U. 
S. .04) Scott .04. 

There followed a list of envelopes in 
which I suppose very few of our readers 
are interested, so I omit it. 

Later I obtained another list. This, 
however, had a number of items crossed 
out, for instance the 3pf green of 1851. 
These were sold out according to a note 
at the bottom of the list. 

Under the 5 ngr. of 1856 a note said — 
"Price 2 to 13 marks, principally ungum- 
med and damaged copies at reduced pri- 
ces." 

Of the 1863 issue the 3 pf. was crossed 
out, also the 2, 3, and 5 ngr. as being 
sold out. The i^ and 1 ngr. were quoted 
singly and in sheets of 100. 

There were also quoted trial printings 
of the 1856 % ngr. at 3 marks each. No 
color given. 

In view of the present catalogue quota- 
tions these prices are rather high. 

Practically nothing of the better class 
seems to -have been left as I believe the 
older (1851) issue was used up before 
the next one was put in use. 



OFFICIAL NOTICE. 

Nov. 30th, 1915. 

By vote of the Board of Directors, the 
following committees have been appoin- 
ted:— 

EXPERT— J. N. Luff, J. A. Klemann, 
J. M. Bartels. 

PHILATELIC LITERATURE— Wm. R. 
Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, C. A. Nast. 

PHILATELIC INDEX — Wm. R. Rick- 
etts, C. W. Kissinger, C. A. Howes. 

OBITUARY— Juli&n Park, Rev. L. G. 
Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

HANDBOOK— C. E. Severn, Wm. C. 
Stone, A. H. Weber. 

CATALOGUE— A. E. Owens, W. B. 
Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. N. Luff, 
Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. 
M. Bartels, C. K. B. Nevin, W. L. Steven- 
son. C. A. HOWES, Prest. 

Attest: 

Wm. Ei. AULT, Secy. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 
WANTS AND EXCHANGES. 



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Members only will have the use of this 
column Rates — Per line, including address 
pingle insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12J^c. Minimum charge 
"or yearly notice, 50c. 



A POSTALi "Will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
Mansfield St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 

4471. 



GOVERNMENT ISSUE of Postal Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chil- 
licothe, Ohio. 



I AM READ\ to send stamps on appro- 
val when good references are sent. Send 
for my bargain lists. Save money, A. A. 
Tones, Herrin, III. 



URUGUAY. All issues wanted for cash 
or good ex. Especially -want errors, oddi- 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and 47 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
filled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all fine $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H. 
Pehlig, 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 3831. 



Want LISTS of rarities and curiosities 
requested. Everything at reasonable price 
H. Meyer, 601 Congress St., Portland. Me. 
Member A. P. S., M. P. S., N. P. S., etc. 



EXiCHANGE good stamps of all countries 
with collectors everywhere. I give Sudan 
& Greece of last war. Common refused, 
C. S. Geronimakis, A. P. S. 4439, Zagazig, 

Egypt. 



WANTED for cash at highest rates all 
early U. S. general issues, carrier stamps, 
locals, rare envelopes. Especially desired 
stamps on covers, blocks of all issues to 
1902, shades, oddities etc. J. M. Bartels 
Co., 99 Nassau St., New York. 

^VANTED for cash Imperforate and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stamps in pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values. Duplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. P. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. 536, Clean, 
N. T. 

WILL, EXCHANGE my duplicate blks of 4 
and 6 of Ic and 2c 1912 imperf. plate num- 
bers, both used and unused for same blocks 
with numbers different from mine. I 
want bottom position of plate number. 
C. A. Spaythe, 3427 Euclid, Kansas City, 
Mo. 

"WANTED — Manuscript for articles of in- 
terest to our members "written by members 
for publication in this journal. Address 
The Editor. 

I AM ALWAYS ready to exchange pos- 
tage stamps. Basis Senf. latest edition. 
Th. van Haelen, Bandoeng, Java, Dutch 
East Indies. 

RRITTSH COLONIES mint current issues 
Eolus Stamp Co., Box 343, Dept. 2, Pitch- 
burg, Mass. 

SELLING OUT good stock of stamps. 
Over thirty years accumulation including 
fine collection, at very low prices. Give 
references, or society number, for appro- 
val books; when you have seen one, you 
will want more. P. Noyes, Alice, Tex. 

WANTED. — Nicaragua Nos. 1, to 12. 
1862-1880. used. Will take large lots if 
price is right. Also "want oriarinal oovits 
of Nicaragua, particularly 1862 to 1900 
Pend with l0"^vest terms to K. .\. Pember, 
Woodstock, Vt. A. P. S. #4322. 



AVANTED. — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers and foreign correspondents. New 
Issues and sets especially desired. P W. 
Riedell, Box 400, Schenectady, N. Y. 

Exchange your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue 2c each) at 15c per 100. Other 
bargains wholesale and retail. Approvals 
also. South & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and I'll tell you whether we can 
do business with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

L. A, BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272, 
64 Bruce Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

GLASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are 
the last word for collectors' use. Sample 
of either for 2c. stamp, or with 4 var. used 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A. 
P. S. #251, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 

U. S. 1869 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs, 
essays, etc. Small or large lots. "V. D. 
MacBride, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J. 

EGYPT and SOUDAN. My wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous, 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt. 

AVANTED. War stamps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval. As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with business men in other 
neutral countries in regard to business 
possibilities. Friedr. W. Lutz, care Friedr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond, Va., U. S. A. 

FOR SALE — Pine Gen. Collection of 
8000 or 9000 var. and the accumulation of 
40 yrs. of all nations. Great Bargain for 
$1500.00 but must be disposed of at once. 
Large amount of Literature, etc. will be 
thrown in. Investigate. Address Tuck, 123 
No. Main St., Oconomowoc, Wis., A. P. S. 
No. 2549 and S. P. A. No. 1099. 

BEANS — specializes in the booklet issues 
of the U. S. and is always pleased to sell 
or exchange book leaves. Rare varieties 
especially are offered at exceptionally rea- 
sonable prices. George Beans, Box 251, 
Glens id e, Pa. 

FREE — Scarce War Stamp gratis if you 
trv a selection of my superior net appro- 
vals. H. R. Stiles. Box 807, Schenectady, 
N. Y. Member A. P. S., S. P. A., A. S. D. A. 

Indian States Postage Stamps, all used. 
Fine copies, 200 varieties, for $4.80. Price 
lists free. C. S. Iver, Attungal, Travan- 
core, India. A. P. S. 4549. 



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The Old Firm of M. GIWELB 
offers the following stamps — Numbers 
are those of Scott's catalogue. 

United States 1869, 15c No. 119 $1.00 

Antigua 1886, Ish No. 20 4.00 

Argentine 1891, 5p No. 87 4.00 

— 1899, 5p No. 134 75 

Bahamas 1884, 5sh No. 30 unused. 2.25 
Barbadoes 1897, 5d No. 83 unused. .80 
Bechuanaland 1886, Ish No. 9 un- 
used 7.00 

Protectorate 1888 Ish No. 54 unused 3.00 
Br. Central Africa 1898, Ip No. 55. .50 
British Guiana 1882, 1 and 2c, Nos. 

103-106, each 1.00 

British Honduras 1888, 3c on 3d, 

No. 21, unused 3.50 

Cape of Good Hope 1871, 5sh No.26 1.50 

— 1882, V2 on 3d, No. 39 12.50 

Ceylon 1885, lrl2c No. 127 1.50 

— 1886, lrl2c No. 132 75 

Chile 1905, Ip No. 78, unused 2.75 

Danish West Indies 1855, 3c No. 1. 3.00 
Dominica 1877, Ip No. 5 75 

— 1886, %p on 6d No. 13, unused.. .75 

Ip on Ish No. 15, unused 75 

Falkland Islands 1878, 6d No. 3, un- 
used 1.00 

Fernando Po 1897, 5c on 25 No. 27 .50 
Gambia 1886, Nos. 12 to 19, set of 

», unused 2.00 

Morocco Agencies 1898, 50c No. 206 2.00 
Gold Coast, Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 

25. fine set of 5 5.00 

Selections of stamps -will be sent on ap- 
proval on receipt of satisfactory refer- 
ences or deposit. All stamps are guar- 
anteed genuine and In fine condition. 

M. GIWELB, 54, Strand, London, Eng. 

Member A. P. S., etc. Established 1882 



I Make a Specialty of 

FINE APPROVALS 

and by fine I mean 
GOOD STAMPS, 

FINE CONDITION, 

REASONABLE PRICES 

Send for 

62 page list describing them, also offer- 
ing over 6700 stamps singly and in seta, 
not to speak of packets. 

W. S. ALDRICH. 
Box 744 St. Joseph, Missouri. 



Ger. Belgium 3, 5, 10, 20p 
40, 60, SOp 
Im 

Cameroons 5, lOp wmkd. 

Togo 5, lOp wmkd. 



.12 
.60 
.33 
.08 
.08 



Guadeloupe, Madagascar, Martinique, 

St. Pierre Red Cross each .04 

Hungary 1, 2, 3, 5, 6f "War .09 

India 3p, 1/2, la. I. B. F. .07 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS. 
stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval selections on request 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAEL., 
937 Madison St., Chicago, 111. 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any profes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greatestrarities c oislant 
ly on view; but throughout thisstock — withoutexception the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality - the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and eatisty 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmaster's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and offprs quite the best 
avenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritiu.", New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (all issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicit( d. 

Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address— "Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St.. Boston. Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St.. New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Tark Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. P. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Direetors-at-L,arge — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt.— P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examiner of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam B. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreldt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Eacpert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, B. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand Book — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. B. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. Nevin, W. L. Stevenson. 





THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



JANUARY 1, 1916 



No. 7 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 9 Dec. 15th, 1915. 

Applicatioiis Pending. 

Paul, Grant L. 

Schmacher, August H. 

Braun, Julius. 

Guenther, Charles J. 

Cresson, Geo. B. 

Bridgham, John M. 

Leavy, Joseph B. 

Richards, Frederick T. 

Ferine, Fred A. 

Ramel, Harriet (Mrs. Henry) 

Applications Posted. 

Junghanns, Rohert L., P. O. Box "C", 
Bayamon, Porto Rico; Age 39; Real 
Estate; Refs. American Colonial 
Bank, San Juan, Porto Rico; Suca. 
de San Miguel Hermanoa, Wholesale 
Provisions, Bayamon, Porto Rico. Dr. 
Adolph Wieber, 86 Hooper St., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; Proposed by Vahan Mo- 
zian, No. 2279. 

Larche, C, A magerbrogade 8, Copen- 
hagen, Denmark; Age 31; Refs. The 
Philatelic Societies of Sweden, Ghris- 
tiania, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Dres- 
den, etc.; Proposed by L. Harald 
Kjellstedt, No. 19 06. Personally re- 
commended by Mr. Kjellstedt. 

Wright, Rev. C. B. B., D. D., 284 Martin 
St., Milwaukee, Wis.; Age 44; Clergy- 
man; Ref. W. S. Allen, of Burdick 
& Allen, Printers and PubUshers, 
118-124 Michigan St., Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

New Stockholders. 

464 5 — Albright, L. Lawrence, 309 
Hodges Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 



4646 — Triest, Montague, 38 Broad St., 

Charleston, S. C. 
4647 — Warner, A. L. D., P. O. Box 203, 

Edgewater, N. J. 
4648 — Olson, Olaf J., 20 W. 5th St., 

St. Paul, Minn. 
4649 — Smith, H. L., 50 Baker St., Sa- 

ranac Lake, N. Y. 

Reinstated. 

4104 — Fischer, Charles G., 325 Austin 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 

New Branch Charters Granted. 

4 65 — Passaic Stamp Club, Branch No. 
4 3, Passaic, N. J. A. E. Landvatter, 
Secretary, 5 8 Irving Place, Passaic, 
N. J. 

4 651 — New York Stamp Society, Branch 
No. 44, New York City, N. Y. G. Den- 
zau. Secretary, 18 64 Putnam Street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Resignation Received. 

4299 — Lennon, C. H., Marion, Ohio. 
Resignations Accepted. 

330 3 — ^Belser, A. A., Plainfield, N. J. 
4201 — Schild, Herman E., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Changes of Address. 

4519 — Banfield, Elwood, from Vermont 
Ave., to Prospect Park, White Plains, 
N. Y. 

3995 — Benes, Edward J., from 2624 S. 
5th Ave., to 3412 W. 84th St., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

4567 — Boland, Wm. F., from 749 E. 
Decatur St., Decatur, 111., to 3865a 
Blaine Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



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4130 — ^Forbes, J. J., to read Box 285, 
Claremont, Calif. 

2725 — ^Gammans, E. H. Jr., from 450 
3rd St., to 35 4 Clinton St., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

4204 — Gilbert, F. M., from 11208 Cres- 
cent Ave., to 11210 S. Irving Ave., 
Morgan Park, Chicago, 111. 
643 — Gregory, W. F., from 79 Nassau 
St., to 95 Nassau St., New York City, 
N. Y. 

4286 — Heyland, Henry, from 29 49 Mich- 
igan Ave., to 29 02 Michigan Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

2279 — ^Mozian, Vahan, from ^.40 Nassau 
St., New York City, N. Y., to 19 8 
Belford Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

3454 — Olney, Louis A., from 118 River- 
side St., to care Lowell Textile School 
Lowell, Mass. 

1697 — Schaffner, W. H., from 25 6 Pros- 
pect St., to care The Marion County 
Bank Co., Marion, Ohio. 

4058 — Slusser, W. F., from Key West, 
Fla., to Manila, P. I. 

2098 — ^^Stevens, K. K., from 3408 Park- 
view Ave., to 3387 Parkview Ave., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

2714 — Whitaker, L. C, from 3506 Semi- 
nary Ave., to 2638 Mulligan Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

30'52 — Weber, Gibson, from 1625 N. 
Bouvier St., Sta. C, to 1620 N. 17th 
St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

NOTICE OF LEGAL, AGE. 

The following member, having reach- 
ed legal age on Nov. 30th, 1915, the 
asterisk should now be removed from 
his name in the membership list: 
4124 — Elmer, Blaine. 

Old Stock Numbers Restored. 

In accordance with resolution adopted 
by the 30th Annual Convention, the fol- 
lowing members have applied for the 
restoration of former stock numbers 
held by them, and the same are hereby 
granted: 

Michaels, Wm. C, Kansas City, Mo., to 

No. 209 (Present 2033). 
Van Volkenburgh, J. D., Delta, Colo., 

to No. 861 (Present 4210). 



Correction of Meeting Dates of 
Branch Societies. 

Please note the following correction 
of meeting dates — 

Detroit Philatelic Society, Branch No. 
25, to read "Meets first and third Wed- 
nesdays each month." 

Correction of By-Laws. 

Please note the following correction 
of the numbering of the articles of the 
By-Laws as published on page 81 of the 
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Con- 
vention: 

Article IX — Property, should read 
"Article XI — Property." 

Membersliip Summary. 

Total membership Dec. 1st. 

1915 1444 

New stockholders admitted 

Dec. 15'th, 1915 5 

Reinstated Dec. 15th, 1915 1 
New branches chartered 

Dec. 15th, 1915 2 1452 

Resignations accepted Dec. 

15th, 1915 2 

Total membership Dec. 15, 

1915 1450 

Wm. E. AULT, Secy. 



THE MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 



The standing of those members who 
have secured two or more new members 
during the present Society year is (Dec. 
15th, 1915) as follows: 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 4 

H. S. Ackerman 3 

Van Dyk MacBride 3 

Eugene Klein 2 

M. Ohlman 2 

W. G. Whittaker 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 



Vol. XXIX Jan. 1, 1916. 



No. 7 



Published at 

FEDERALSBURG. MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 
HENRY A. KIDDER, - Arlington, Mass. 
L. H. KJELLSTEDT, Scranton, Pa, 

subscriptions- 
Free to All Members in Good Standing. 
To Non-Members— $1.00 per year for Monthly 
issues. 

Supplements— 

Membership List - - - 50 cents 
Convention Proceedings - - 25 cents 
By-Laws, . . - - 15 cents 

Single copies of monthly issues 10 cents 



ADVERTISEMENTS- 

One page, per insertion, - - , - $8.00 
Half page, per insertion, ' ". " " 4.00 

Quarter page, (4 inches) per insertion - 2.00 
Eighth page, f2 inches) per insertion, - - 1.25 
One inch, per insertion, . . - - .75 

Five per cent (55«) discount allowed on yearly 
contract. 

Notices- Wants or Exchanges-From members only — 
Per line, including address, per insertion, 5 cents 
Standing Notices, one year, per line, 12J^ cents 
Minimum charge for yearly Standing 

Notices, -...-. 50 cents 

Advertising Copy must reach Editor by the Ist or 
15th of each month to insure insertion in following 
ssue. 

Typewriten or printed copy should be furnished; 
otherwise no responsibility will be assumed for errors 

Right is reserved to reject any advertisements 
offered. 

Address all conimnnicaiiofis to the Editor. 

EXCHANGES— We will be pleased to exchange three 
copies with all philatelic publications upon receipt 
of request to do so. Kindlysend one copy to Mr. 
Adam E. Daum, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood 
St., Pittsburgh, Pa., one copy to the Chairman of 
the Philatelic Literature Committee, W. R. Rirk- 
etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes- 
Barre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 

EDITORIAL. 
PHILATEIilC That there are still a 

JOURNALISM, goodly number of phila- 
telists who feel that the 
path of philatelic journalism leads to 
glory (and profits?) is evidenced by a 
steady flow of Vol. No. 1 Issue No. 1 which 
reach this office, and this month we have 
been favored with a new-comer from the 
U. S., the "Collectors' Companion," from 
Seattle, Wash., which, while only a 
twelve page issue, gives fair promise of 
being of more interest than many journals 
which have been projected upon the phila- 
telic horizon, only to fall after a very 
short career. Another initial issue hails 
from far away Ceylon, coming under 



the rather lengthy name of "The Ceylon 
Collectors' and Correspondents' Journal," 
but this is devoted only in part to stamp 
collecting, the major portion being for 
miscellaneous hobbies. The paper pre- 
sents a very creditable appearance, com- 
prising 24 pages. 

Even the War cannot stop philatelic 
publications in England as we have been 
favored with an announcement of the in- 
itial issue of "The Stamp Collectors' 
Quarterly" which is scheduled to appear 
during the month of January, 1916. The 
announcement states " 'The Stamp Col- 
lectors' Quarterly' is launched during the 
most trying period in the world's history, 
in order to demonstrate the stability of 
the Royal Hobiy,'^ and will be "An Illus- 
trated Review of recent Philatelic News 
and Discoveries." 

To its publications and literature, Phila- 
tely undoubtedly owes much of its popu- 
larity and collectors should encourage 
those magazines which give promise of 
becoming of real interest and value to 
them. 



DOUBLE TRANSFER OF U. S. 12 

CENT STAMPS. 

Referring to the stamps advertised in 
this issue, Mr. K. A. Pember writes as 
follows: 

I have a limited supply of these stamps 
including one pane of 100 stamps show- 
ing sixty odd double transfers. The plate 
has been destroyed. The shift shows 
plainer in some copies than in others. 
Most of the stamps are not perfectly cen- 
tered. I was unable to pick and choose 
in what I bought because the supply was 
nearly out when I bought them. The 
best examples of the shift are along the 
guide line. 

A double line shows in the frame under 
Franklin's bust; the shading lines of 
Franklin's coat show double; the large 
numerals show double; the letters in the 
lower label show double; and the border 
lines of the lower label show double; the 
lower line of the stamp border shows 
double; the oak leaf ornaments show 
double. These various doubles show part- 
ly in each copy and all of them show in 
a few." 



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First Issue of Stamps of the Republic of Honduras. 

By H. G. in "Griebert's Philatelic Notes and Offers." 



There is hardly a country about which 
philatelists have written less than Hon- 
duras. Here and there short notes appear- 
ed which mostly referred to the later 
issues; rarely, however, do we find any- 
thing about the first issue, which up to 
this day seems to be surrounded by some 
mystery. On the whole, the Republic of 
Honduras has, as regards its stamp issues 
a fairly clean record, and, if it were not 
for one or two commemorative stamps, 
one can safely state that Honduras only 
condescended to a fresh series of stamps 
whenever political changes made them 
necessary. True, it was given over to 
"Seebeckism" for a short time, but for- 
tunately for a much shorter period than 
any of the other Central American Re- 
publics. 

The first issue, consisting of a pair 
of quaint little stamps, both of the face 
value of 2 reals, printed in black on green 
or rose paper, is most enigmatical. Some 
catalogues, as Gibbons', Senf's, Moens', 
give the 1st January, 1866, as the date of 
issue, while Scott, Yvert & Tellier, and 
Kohl mention the year 1865. In a de- 
cree, published at Comayagua, 18th Octo- 
ber, 1865, it is stated that the date on 
which the new postal tariff, including 
the issue of stamps of a face value of 12% 
centavos (or 1 real) each, will come in 
force is the 1st January, 1866. On the 
other hand, I find in the Magazine fur 
Briefmarken-Sammler, in No. 28, publish- 
ed on 1st August, 1865, a long descriptive 
article with an illustration of these 
stamps. The author mentions three 
stamps, all of the value of 2 reals, in 
green, rose, and blue. This is obviously 
a mistake, as a blue stamp never existed. 
He further informs us that the Consul- 
General in London had three million of 
these stamps made, which were sent to 
his Government. As a reason for the 
different colours it is stated that hy first 
issuing stamps of one colour, then another 
colour, and so on, the authorities intend- 
ed to render forgeries more difficult. 



All this was published at least six months 
before the stamps were actually issued 
to the public, although, as mentioned 
above, the Leipzig firm was able to illus- 
trate them on 1st August, 1865. 

The statement in Article 2 of the 
Government's decree according to which 
stamps of the value of 12% centavos, or 
1 real were to be issued, is very puzzling, 
as stamps of that denomination had not 
been ^printed, nor had they existed, until 
a much later period. Scott's Advanced 
Catalogue states that the green stamps 
were for inland and the rose stamps for 
foreign mails. This is very plausible, but 
it again contradicts the statement of the 
London Consul-General. 

By no means is this the end of the mys- 
teries. Moens stated in April, 1870, that 
he had received a letter from a Boston 
correspondent, according to which the 
Director^General of Posts in Honduras 
informed him that these stamps do not 
exist in the Republic, and that those 
known are forgeries. There is not the 
slightest doubt that this information is 
incorrect, as I know for a fact that even 
at the present date a considerable quan- 
tity of these stamps is being held hy the 
Treasurer in Tegucigalpa. 

A further misleading statement was 
made in 1874 by an American journal, that 
a 2 reales had been printed on lilac paper. 
The latter is not a genuine stamp at all, 
but a good forgery that can often he 
found in older collections. The same 
philatelic journal announces the issue of 
stamps of 3 and 4 reales in April, 1875, 
which up to the present date are quite 
unknown to the philatelic world. Probab- 
ly on a further search through older 
philatelic journals one may find other 
equally mystifying and incorrect state- 
ments, some of which have not been clear- 
ed up to the present time. 

After reading the above, one is quite 
justified in raising the question whether 
these stamps had really been in issue at 
all. Although practically every catalogue 



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gives a price for used copies as well as 
unused ones, few collectors or. dealers, if 
any, can come forth and say that they 
either possess or have handled copies 
which were on the entire original cover. 

1 must frankly admit that I have never 
seen either stamp on the original enve- 
lope. We have all come across a few post- 
marked or penmarked copies, which, how- 
ever, do not prove much to sceptics. 

We know that the stock of these stamps 
was in Honduras in the year 1877, when 
certain quantities were surcharged at 
Comayagua and Tegucigalpa owing to the 
absence of denominations smaller than 

2 reales. It is just possible that when the 
stocks were despatched from Europe in 
1865 they were not issued at all in 1866, 
or only very few, and that their sale was 
postponed until 1877, when, owing to the 
non-arrival of a new set from the Ameri- 
can Banknote Company, provisionals were 



issued. I should be pleased if some col- 
lector with used material on hand would 
throw more light on the real status of 
these stamps, which, as will 'be seen from 
the above, have been puzzling philately 
from the very first day they were printed. 
The two little stamps are so very well 
known by everybody that I do not con- 
sider a detailed description necessary. 
They were lithographed and transferred 
to the stone in blocks of fifteen stamps, 
three rows of five. The first stamp of the 
second row of each block of fifteen stamps 
shows an error in the description of the 
value, viz. : los for dos. Each original 
sheet contained 120 stamps, or eight 
groups of fifteen stamps. The name of 
the printer is unknown. Besides the 
above-mentioned error, I found another 
which only exists once in every sheet of 
120 stamps, the ninth stamp of the first 
row reading corefos instead of correos. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



For Month of November 1915 

Detroit, Dec. 1, 1915. 
STOCK FUND. 



Balance forwarded 
November receipts 



$4351.66 
13.00 



$4364.66 



Credit balance 

INSURANCE FUND. 

Balance forwarded $1781.67 1781.67 

EXCHANGE; ACCOUNT. 



Balance forwarded 
November receipts 



$64.18 
.65 



Credit balance 

SUSPENSE ACCOUNT. 



64.83 



Balance forwarded 
November receipts 

Credit balance 



$22.65 
1.30 



23.95 



GENERAL FUND. 
Balance forwarded $644.05 

Receipts: 

Dues $294.97 

Bond Int. 40.00 

Reinstatements 3.00 

Hand Books .50 



338.47 




Expended 141.91 


$196.56 


Credit balance 




SUMMARY OP ] 


BALANC 


Stock fund 


$4364.66 


Insurance fund 


1781.67 


Exchange account 


64.83 


Suspense account 


23.95 


General fund 


840.61 



840.61 



7,075.72 



RESOURCES. 
Bonds $3489.34 

Cash in Bank 3586.38 $7,075.72 



C. F. HEYERMAN, Treas. 



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BRANCH SOCIETIES. 



We are always glad to publish repor 
isecretaries are requested to furnish the 

BRANCH No. 30 

Minutes of Branch No. 30, A. P. S., 
The Garfleld-Perry Stamp Club held Nov. 
18th, 1915, Room 202 The Arcade. 

In the absence of the President and 
Vice-President, Mr. MacLaren, of the 
Board of Directors, called the meeting to 
order. As the Secretary was not able to 
be present, reading of the minutes was 
dispensed with. 

There were no reports from the Board 
of Directors nor any of the officers and 
committees. An auction was held bring- 
ing the usual results. 

Following were present: Murphy, Lang- 
don, Lutzeier, Hanford, Larsen, Lewis, 
Whittaker, Moses, Good, Henn, Geuder, 
'MacLaren, Weigel, Young, and Corner 
(15). Visitors, Preston, Lloyd, Kimbark, 
Creel and Hovey (5). 

After the auction those present had the 
'privilege of viewing the splendid collec- 
tion of Mr. G. H. Kimbark of Canton, 
Ohio., who was present through the ef- 
forts of Messrs. MacLaren and Henn of 
the Entertainment Committee. Mr. Kim- 
bark's collection of U. S. Revenues and 
Match and Medicine stamps was espe- 
cially notable for the fine condition of 
the specimens. Anyone who has tried to 
get perfect specimens of the M. and M. 
stamps can readily appreciate the ex- 
cellence of Mr. Kimbark' s collection. 

W. A. CHAMBERLIN, Secy. 



Minutes of the Garfield-Perry Stamp 
Club, Branch No. 30, A. P. S., Meeting of 
Dec. 2nd, 1915, held at Room 202 The Ar- 
cade. 

Meeting was called to order by Vice- 
President Tubman. Mr. Oettinger acted 
as Secretary. 

Members present, Moses, Henn, "Weigel, 
Hanford, Oettinger, Tubman, Whittaker, 
Gueder, Good, Kriel, Langdon, Young, 
Lutzeier and Hovey (14). Visitors, Lloyd 
and Preston. 

Board of Directors announced election 
to membership of R. F. Hovey. Received 



ts of viinutes of Branch Societies and the 
Editor with copy for this purpose. 

application of Mr. M. J. Lloyd and Mr. 
Wm. D. Preston. Ordered posted. 

No other reports so meeting proceeded 
with small auction. 

The Emtertainment Committee of the 
evening, Geuder and Young, prepared an 
interesting entertainment consisting of 
two parts. First a series of questions 
and answers, and second a guessing con- 
test. The members enjoyed the enter- 
tainment very much. 

The Chairman appointed Gueder, Whit- 
taker and Weigel as a committee to pro- 
pose names of candidates to the Board 
of Directors to be voted upon at the an- 
nual election at next meeting. 

'Meeting adjourned at usual time. 

J. A. OETTINGER, Secy. Pro tem. 



U. S. STAMP SHADES. 



Editor, 

The American Philatelist: 

There have recently been several chan- 
ges in the shades of the U. S. stamps, 
the most noticeable being in the 2 cent 
value, both the Panama Pacific and the 
ordinary issue, which appear in a very 
light color. The 3 cent comes in the or- 
dinary purple but with the coloring mat- 
ter penetrating through the paper, giving 
it a pink back, which also occurs with 
both the new 2 cent stamps. I have seen 
a sheet of the 3 cent stamps with the 10 
perforation that was almost identical with 
the 1911 issue perforated 12 said to be 
the shade of the 50 cent stamps of that 
date. These stamps have the clear white 
back paper. I suppose our other stamps 
will also soon appear in various shades 
due to the dearth of proper coloring ma- 
terial occasioned by the embargo on Ger- 
man dye materials. 

I also want to report that I have dis- 
covered the 10 cent brown 1898 First die 
with a distinct double impression all over 
the stamp. 

CHAS. A. COOLIDGE. 
Dec. 8th, 1915. 



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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. 



By the International Secretary. 

Svensk Filatclistisk Tidskrift, vol. XVI 
Nos. S and Oct. 1st and Nov. 15. 1915. 
Published at Stockholm by the Phila- 
telic Society of Sweden. 

Vertraulichcs Korrcspoudcnz-Blatt. Vol. 
XXV No. 9-11. Sept.-Nov., 1915. Pub- 
lished at Hamburg by participating 
societies. 

Gi-rmania Bcrichtc, 19th Year, Oct. 12th, 
1915, No. 9-10. Published at Leipzig by 
the Germania Ring or Union of Ger- 
man Societies. 

Hot PliUatelishisch Maandhlad, Vol. 4, No. 
46, Oct. 20. 1915. Published at Breda, 
Holland, by participating Dutch phila- 
telic societies. 

Der Philatelist, Vol. XXXVI No. 11. Nov. 
15th. 1915. Published at Dresden by 
the Internationaler Philatelisten-Verein. 

By The Editor. 

Evei-iihodii's Philaiclist. Vol. VI No. 10, 

Oct. 1915. 
Mann's Staiiii) Magazine. Vol. L. No. 2, 

Oct. 80th. 1915. 
The Philatelic Gazette, Vol. V. No. 11. 

Nov. 1915. 
The Albemarle Stamp OoUeetor. Vol. I. 

Nos. 11 and 12, Nov. and Dec. 1915. 
The National Philatelie Society BuUetin. 

No. 8, Nov. 15th, 1915. 
The Nebraska Philatelist, Vol. I No. 5. 

Nov. 1915. 
Collectors' Companion, Vol. I No. 1, Nov. 

1915. 
Philatelie Gossip, Vol. I No. 6, Nov. 1915. 
New England Stamp Monthly, Vol. V No. 

1, Nov. 20th, 1915. 
The Economist BuUetin. Vol. 3 Nos. 2 

and 3, Nov. and Dec. 1915. 
De Postzegel Gids, No. 133, Oct. 1915. 
The Philatelic Circular. No. 57. Nov. Ist. 

1915. 
The Philatelic Journal of Great Britain. 

Vol. XXV No. 299, Nov. 1. 1915. 



Nordisk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 22 
Nos. 9 and 10. Sept. 30 and Oct. 30. 
1915. 

The West-Knd Fhihitelist. Vol. XII No 
141, Nov. 1915. 

El Coleceionista Nov. -Doc. 1915, No. 6. 

El Filalelico Espanol. Vol. XV No. 158. 
Sept. 1915. 

The Ceylon Collectors' and Correspon- 
dents' Journal. Vol. I No. 1. Oct. 1915. 

Stamp Collecting, Vol. V Nos. 2, 4, 6, 6 
and 7, Oct. 23rd, Nov. 6th, ISUi, 20th, 
and 27th, 1915. 

Alfred Smith & So)t's Mo7ithly Cireular. 
No. 488, Oct. 30th, 1915. 

The Postage Stamp, Vol. XVII Nos. 4, 5, 
6. 7. 8, 9 and 10, Oct. 23rd, 30th, Nov. 
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and Dec. 4th, 1915. 

The Sta)np Lover. Vol. VIII No. 6, Nov. 
1915. 



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Cross Stamps 

France I 6c 

France II 5c 

Dahomey 5c 

Morocco I 8c 

Morocco II 5c 

Morocco III 5c 

Alexandria 5c 

Port Said 5c 

India, local overprint 15c 

Guadeloupe 5c 

Indo China, I Local Surcharge .... 15c 

Indo China, II Local Surcharge ... 5c 

Ivory Coast 5c 

Madagascar 5c 

Martinique 5c 

Mauretania 5c 

New Caledonia 15c 

Reunion, red surcharge 15c 

Reunion, black surcharge $6.00 

St. Pierre Miquelon 5c 

Senegal 5c 

Somali Coast 5c 

Tunis 5c 

Upper Senegal 6c 

Important selections of New Republic, 
Papua, Orange and Straits Settlements 
ready to send on approval. 
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Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



JANUARY 15. 1916 



No. 8 



MEXICO. 
The 1872 Issue. 

By J. H. BARRON. 

(Reprinted from the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain). 
(Continued From Page 70). 



Reproductions. Thougli there are in- 
nocuous forgeries of this series, to which 
a certain laxity of principle in the com- 
paratively remote days of stamp dealing 
gave a wide currency, none are really dan: 
gerous until we come to the "reprints", 
which are described in Collin & Caiman's 
Catalogue as having been made by "a St. 
Louis firm", in 1888, from the "original 
dies." I understand that a single copper 
cliche of each value was acquired by the 
Standard Stamp Company, from one Bs- 
quivel, these being the actual mother-dies 
from which the transfers were taken to 
make the lithographic stones, and that 
the same process was gone through. Un- 
fortunately, however, in one sense, every 
care was taken that the workmanship 
should be as good as possible, with the 
result that the reproductions were too 
well done; the impression is much finer 
than that of the genuine stamps, and 
transfer faults and roughnesses are 
scarcely perceptible. As regards the 
moire, I am told that it was lithographed 
from ordinary printers' stock, but this 
must be a mistake, as it follows the orig- 
inal pretty closely, without being an exact 
copy. The error, the 50 centavos in blue 
instead of yellow, was of course, included 
in the series. The cliches subsequently 
found their way to Hamburg, and were 
still in existence when I made inquiry 
in October, 1912, but their material may 
have since caused them to be turned to 
other purposes. Perhaps the parents 
(more correctly "grand-parents"), of the 



1872 issues of Mexico, are now scattered 
over the plains of Flanders or G-alicia. 

Obviously, as these St. Louis reproduc- 
tions were printed from other stones 
made up from other transfers than the 
originals, they cannot be termed reprints, 
though they can claim a sort of connec- 
tion under the bar sinister with their 
authorized relatives, but the resemblance 
is certainly enough of a family likeness 
for confusion to arise. 

As it happens, the signs of difference 
are not stated with any degree of precis- 
ion in the handbooks and catalogues and 
the footnote of "Gibbons' " on this sub- 
jest is vague to the point of mystery. 
Furnished with a copy of the correct 
overprint and its corresponding number, 
and obliterated with a plausible cancella- 
tion, these imitations are undoubtedly 
misleading, and as the distinguishing 
marks have been carefully ascertained, it 
is desirable to place them on record. To 
take the back of the sheet first, the gum 
in the imitations is very thin and almost 
colourless, whereas the genuine is slight- 
ly yellow, comparatively thick and crack- 
led. Viewing the moire as a whole, there 
is no break in the pattern, which is con- 
tinuous from side to side; while the lines 
comiposing it are less decided than in the 
originals, in detail they slant more and 
are shorter. Round the margins of the 
sheet the designs differ, that is to say 
they do not agree in respect of the part 
of the pattern which touches the edge. 
The measurement is the same in both, 



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being 255nim. by 201inni. Tbe colour of 
the moire, often cited as a guide, is not 
a safe test, as many of the originals are 
very pale, and, worst of all, the moire it- 
self is not to be trusted, because three or 
four years ago a supply of the original 
paper with moire, including some sheets 
watermarked "Lacroix freres" was dis- 
covered, and is believed to have been used 
to some extent for reproductions. 

On the face of the sheet no variation in 
size is observable, both being about 261.5 
mm. by 215 mm. As regards individual 
stamps it is true that the imitations run 
to 24mm. in height, while the originals 
are generally 23i^, but genuine copies 
are found to measure as much as 24. The 
extra i/^mm., where it exists, is no doubt 
due to the uneven shrinking of the trans- 
fers. But after all, apart from examples 
which are betrayed by wrong overprints 
or cancellations — and I am firmly con- 
vinced that a knowledge of these is more 
than half the battle in dividing true from 
false in all Mexican issues up to 1883 — 
it is in the features of the stamps them- 
selves that the real test as between the 
reproductions and the originals must be 
sought. The genuine stamps show well 
defined transfer marks in the form of 
weak lines, chiefiy marginal, breaks and 
fiaws in the design, defective letters and 
numerous spots of colour here and there. 
The general effect is rough and blurred, 
as in addition to the type marks there 
are many variable weaknesses arising out 
of careless working of the lithographic 
process. 

If these indioations are not sufficient, 
the doubtful stamps should be challenged 
against the plating types, which in nine 
cases out of ten settles the matter. But 
for the resolution of all difficulties, it 
may be necessary to check the stamps by 
the type varieties of the reproductions 
themselves. These were made up in sheets 
of 100 stamps by means of four separate 
transfers from the original cliches, each 
being used round about 25 times in 
a "mixed" system of setting. Their char- 
acteristics are as follows: — 

6 centavos: — (1) a spur in the line over 
the O of Correos, (2) the O in Centavos 
is broken at the foot, (3) there is a break 



in the outer line to the left of Correos, 
(4) there is a spot of colour at the N.W. 
corner. 

12 centavos: — (1) the outer line under 
the left of M in Mexico shows a spot of 
colour, (2) there is a dot on the inner 
line above and to the left of D in Doce, 
the N of Centavos is broken at the top, 
and there is a dot over the middle of the 
corner ornament N.W., (3) E in Doce is 
broken at the lower corner, (4) there is 
a dot on the vertical line to the right of 
in Centavos and a break in the inner 
vertical line N.W. by the left of the low- 
est petal. 

25 centavos: — (1) there is a cut in the 
line over the first R in Correos, (2) there 
is a spot of colour above the corner orna- 
ment S.E., (3) the C in Mexico resembles 
a G, (4) there is a small dot on the upper 
petal of the flower by the oval line S.E. 

50 centavos: — (1) the outer line is 
missing above the Centavos panel, (2) no 
discoverable mark, (3) the three top lines 
to the right of the Correos panel are 
thickened at the beginning, (4) the lower 
part of the second C in Cincuenta is 
broken. 

100 centavos: — (1) there is a spot of 
colour on the last stroke of N in Cien, 
(2) the M in Mexico is weak, (3) the 
outer line is broken N.W., (4) there is a 
spot of colour below the corner ornament 
S.E. 

These marks, it should be understood, 
are much less noticeable than the type- 
signs in the genuine stamps. 

In regard to forgeries, the comparative 
absence of blank stamps, i.e., those hav- 
ing no overprint either of number or of 
district, has prevented an annoying fraud 
met with in the issue of 1861, more par- 
ticularly in the case of the % real. Prac- 
tically nothing would be gained now by 
furnishing a blank copy of this value with 
a bogus overprint, but at one time there 
must have been a reason for it and per- 
fectly genuine examples are found with 
forged districts overprinted. Jalapa and 
Vera Cruz are the most common. So far 
as I am aware this decidedly baffling 
trick has not been attempted with the 
1872 series. 



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NEW ISSUE CHRONICLE 

Edited by Henry A.Kidder, Arlington, Mass., to whom all information concerning 
new issues or discoveries should be addressed. 



Belgium. — Though driven out of its 
country, the Belgian Government is still 
issuing stamps, having recently added 
a complete set from Ic to lOfr to the 
list, the values from Ic to 2oc are sur- 
face printed and show a portrait of 
King Albert. The higher values are 
engraved, and are handsome stamps, the 
35c showing the Cloth Hall at Ypres; 
40c, the College of Dinant; 50'C, the 
College of Louvain; Ifr, Freeing of 
the Scheldt in 1862; 2fr, Annexation of 
the Congo; 5fr, King Albert presenting 
a flag to his army; and the lOfr, por- 
traits of the three Kings of Belgium. 

Ic orange. 

2c dark brown. 

5c green. 
10c carmine. 
15c bright violet. 
20c red violet. 
25c blue. 

35c orange, brown and black. 
4 0c green and black. 
50c lake and black. 
Ifr purple. 
2fr deep slate green. 
5fr deep blue. 
lOfr brown. 

Brazil. — The color of the current 
200r stamp has been changed. 200r ul- 
tramarine. 

Oubangui-Chari-Tchad. — Another 
new name for the catalogues and al- 
bums, the stamps of Middle Congo hav- 
ing received this overprint for the new 
territories in the neighborhood of Lake 
Tcbad. 

Chile. — Mekeel's Weekly notes that 
the 2c of the 1911 design has been is- 
sued in lithographed form. 
2c scarlet. 



China. — Various stamp journals re- 
cord the fact that all values of the cur- 
rent Chinese stamps from i/^c to $1 
have been overprinted with five char- 
acters vertically for use in the Chinese 
offices in Eastern Turkestan. These 
stamps might easily be mistaken for the 
provisional Republic stamps, by the 
casual observer. 

Cuba. — The 10c map stamp has ap- 
peared in a new color. 

10c black brown. 

Dominican Republic. — Two more 
values have been added to the locally 
printed set, with "1915" overprint. 

5c red violet, black and red. 
20c carmine, black and red. 

Egypt. — The 3 m orange of the pic- 
ture set has been surcharged "2 millie- 
mes" in black. 

2m on 3m orange and black. 

French Morocco. — The 5 c value of 
the "Protectorat Francaise" set has also 
received a red cross overprint, and is 
sold for 10 centimes, the addition going 
to the Red Cross fund. 

5cx5c green and red. 

Honduras. — Two more values have 
been issued in the locally printed litho- 
graphed set, the 6c having a picture of 
the "Teatro Bonilla" and the 10-c the 
"Puenta Ulua." Both have received the 
otTicial overprint. 

6c deep purple. 
1 Oc steel blue. 

Overprinted "Oilicial." 

6c deep purple; overprint red. 
10c steel blue; overprint red. 



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Japan. — Four stamps were issued to 
commemorate the Coronation ceremon- 
ies of the new Emperor, two for inter- 
nal postage showing pictures of the Im- 
perial crown and the Imperial throne, 
and two for foreign postage, giving a 
picture of the Shisheeden Hall, where 
the Coronation ceremonies were held. 
There were also official cards (without 
stamps) and the usual special post- 
marks. 

1 1/^ s red and black. 

3s brown orange and purple. 
4s carmine. 
10s slate blue. 

Malta. — The 4d value has appeared 
in the design of the farthing stamp of 
1900, with the addition of "Postage" 
and "Revenue" and the value in shields 
in the lower corners. 
4d black. 

Mexico. — This country seems at last 
to have settled down to something defi- 
nite, wilh the Carranza Government in 
the saddle in Mexico City. Under its 
auspices a lithographed set of six 
stamps has been issued for temporary 
use, while the new engraved set is be- 
ing prepared. The first of the latter 
set has also been issued. It was en- 
graved and printed at the "Oflcina del 
Qobierno, Mexico," and really is a beau- 
tiful stamp. The lithographed values 
show portraits of Mexican worthies, the 
Ic having the Arms of the country. The 
.six low values have also been overprint- 
ed "Ofiicial", and both postage and 
oiTicial sets are to be found rouletted 
and imperforate. The new 4 0c shows 
a map of Mexico and adjacent waters. 

Ic violet blue; Arms. 

2c green; Monument of Cuauhtemoc. 

3c brown; Ignacio Zaragoza. 

4c carmine; Jose Maria Morelos. 

5c orange; Francisco I. Madero. 
10c ultramarine; Benito Juarez. 
40c gray blue; Map of Mexico. 
Overprinted "Oficial." 

Ic violet blue. 

2c green. 

3c bu v,n. 



4c carmine. 
5c orange.. 
10c ultramarine. 

New Zealand. — This Colony has fol- 
lowed the lead of Canada and has is- 
sued a "War Stamp" which must be at- 
tached to all mail matter. The words 
above quoted are printed across the 
stamp, below the portrait, with two 
st.i!?! in the corners above, all in black. 
1/4 d yellow green and black. 

Nyasaland. — Ewen's Weekly chroni- 
cles the 2d value in the King George 

set. 

2d gray. 

Panama. — The %c has been found 
printed in claret instead of orange, as 
Scott's No. 201. 
1/4 c claret. 



LETTER IS 55 YEARS ON WAY. 



Mr. I. C. Greene sends us the follow- 
ing clipping, suggesting that some of 
our members in Los Angeles may be in- 
terested in the item. 

LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 18. — 
A letter written by the Rev. Sani- 
uel Ward of Neoga, 111., Nov. 6, 
1860, the day he cast a ballot for 
"Good Abe Lincoln," was received 
through the mails here today by 
Professor W. D. Ward of Occiden- 
tal College, a son of H. O. Ward 
of Zanesville, O., the man to whom 
it was addressed. Where the let- 
ter went after it was mailed will 
always remain a mystery. 

The next postmark after that of 
Neoga, in 1860 is that of College 
Station, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1910. The 
letter reached Zanesville last Octo- 
ber, and after search had been 
made for the addressee, was for- 
warded here to Professor Ward, 
who lacks three days of being as 
old as the letter. 

We often see items of like import in 
the press and to collectors such always 
poE?esS more than pasising interest. 



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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 10. 



Jan. 3i'd, 1916. 



Applications Pending. 



Leavy, Joseph E. 

Richards, Frederick T. 

Ferine, Fred A. 

Ramel, Harriet (Mrs. Henry) 

Junglianns, Robert L. 

Lerche, C. 

Wright, Rev. C. B. B. 

Applications Posted. 

Blaclcmarr, E. F., 4609 Cambridge St., 
Duluth, Minn.; Age, 44; Real Estate; 
Refs., W. W. Wells, Asst. Cashier, 
First National Bank, Duluth, Minn., 
Dr. Homer Collins, A. P. S. 1884, 
Duluth, Minn.; Proposed by Wm. E. 
Ault, #1908. 

Stewart, Alexander B., 500-504 Cham- 
ber of Commerce, Los Angeles, Cal.; 
Age, 31; President and Treasurer; 
Firm, Curtis Olive Corporation; 
Refs., R. G. Dun & Co., or Bradstreet. 
Willis H. Booth, Security Trust & 
Savings Bank, Los Angeles, Cal. ; 
Proposed by Bertram W. H. Poole, 
#4169. 

Higgins, Geo. E., Acacia Club, Portland, 
Oregon; Age, 34; Secretary, Acacia 
Club; Refs., Scandanavian-American 
Bank, Portland, Oregon, Federal 
Stamp Co., Astoria, Oregon; Propos- 
ed by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 

McQuillin, Clarence W., 39 8 Maryland 
St., Winnipeg, Canada; Age, 14; 
Student; Guarantor, Louis McQuil- 
lin, Accountant, 398 Maryland St., 
Winnipeg, Canada: Proposed by L. L. 
Krippner, #3358. 

Shultz, William S., R. D. 11, Box 25, 
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Age, 23; Bank 
Teller; Ref., The Commercial Sav- 
ings Bank, Akron, Ohio; Proposed 
by Willard O. Wylie, #1689. 



Hitchcock, A. H., Sta. B. Box 152, 
Cleveland, Ohio; Age, 42; Teacher, 
Central High School; Ref., H. C. 
Crowell, Cleveland, Ohio; Proposed 
by W. G. Whittaker, #3549. 

Mason, Herbert W., 203 Grand Ave., 
Hackettstown, N. J.; Age, 22; Letter 
Carrier; Refs., D. S. Harris & Bro., 
Hackettstown, N. J., Smith & Slaon, 
Montclair, N. J.; Proposed by Ger- 
trude Allen, #4662. 

Lehman, Robt. S., 375 Third Ave., New 
York City, N. Y.; Age, 48; Pharma- 
cist; Firm, A. & R. S. Lehman; Refs. 
Lincoln Trust Co., 20,4 5th Ave., New 
York City, N. Y., Hofman & Ellrodt, 
10'9 Spring St., New York City, N. Y.; 
Proposed by Vahan Mozian, #2279. 

Lr.fean, Barle Bernard, 175 S. Pine St., 
York, Pa.; Age, 25; Drug Clerk; 
Refs., York National Bank, York, 
Pa., W. H. Miller & Son, York, Pa.; 
Proposed by John S. Reynolds, 
#4619. 

Wheat, Dr. Arthur F., 967 Elm St., 
Manchester, N. H. ; Age 44; Surgeon; 
Refs., First National Bank, Manches- 
ter, N. H., Manchester Bank, Man- 
chester, N. H., Merchants Bank, Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Application for Keinstateinent Posted. 

1717 — Champagne, Theophile J., 1106 
Parket St., Chester, Pa.; Age, 
39; Gun Maker; Refs., Haynes 
& Co., Springfield, Mass., True 
Bros., Springfield, Mass., Albert 
Steiger Co., Springfield, Mass., 
Springfield Institution for Sav- 
ings, Springfield, Mass., First 
National Bank, Chester, Pa.; 
Proposed by Wm. E. Ault, 
#190'8. 



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New Stockholders. 

4 652 — Paul, Grant L., Box 529, Na- 
panee, Ontario, Canada. 

4653 — Schumiacher, August H., 1306 
Louisiana St., Houston, Texas. 

4 65 4 — Braun, Julius, 821 S. Meridan 
St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

4655 — Guenther, Charles J., 123 E. On- 
tario St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

465 6 — Cresson, Geo. B., 202 Dart- 
mouth Ave., Swarthmore, Del. 
Co., Pa. 

4657 — Bridsham, John M., 1136 State 
St., LaCrosse, "Wis. 

New Bi-anch Chartered. 

4658 — Indianapolis Collectors Club, 
Branch No. 45, Indianapolis, 
Ind. ; Secretary, Charles L. 
• Pond, 3203 N. Senate Ave., In- 

dianapolis, Ind. 

Resignation Accepted. 

2385 — Stevens, Major P. C, Berwyn, 
Md. 

Resignation Received. 

2629 — Morris, Chas. R., Washington, 
D. C. 

Changes of Addi-ess. 

4231^Burton, Kenneth E., from 705 
Title Insurance Bldg., Los An- 
geles, Calif., to Salida, Colo. 

2012 — Higley, Charles D., from 247 
Brown St., to 728 W. 38th St., 
Norfolk, Va. 

4592 — Hopwood, Rudolph, from 451 
Second Ave., to 151 Alexandrine 
W., Detroit, Mich. 

3202 — Mann, Percy McG., from 1708 N. 
18th St., to 720 Franklin Bank 
Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. 

186 8 — Parrish, Percival, from 1204 
Chestnut St., to 1010 Real Es- 
tate Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, 
Pa. 

2379 — Perry, "Andrew R., from 115 Wil- 
son Ave., Rumford, R. I., to 600 
Taunton Ave., East Providence, 
R. I. 

4036 — Rosenblatt, Byron S., from 105 
Metropolitan Block, to 77 Metro- 
politan Block, Chicago, 111. 



2 314 — Siddall, Theodore, from Shan- 
ghai, China, to Manila, Philip- 
pine Islands. 

35 69 — Sachs, C. W., from 925 S. 22nd 
St., to Box 750, Sta. B., Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

43 67 — Williamson, T. W., from 2 3 7th 

St., to 3 6 7th St., New Bedford, 
Mass. 
8 9 6— Winterhalter, Admiral A. G. 
from U. S. S. Saratoga, Asiatic 
Sta., care Postmaster, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., to U. S. S. Brook- 
lyn, Asiatic Fleet, care Postmas- 
ter San Francisco, Calif. 
2127 — Zimmermann, Hugo, from 210 
California St., to 112 Market 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 

44 85 — Haker, Otto, from 52 Wychwood 

Ave., to 48 Wychwood Ave., 
Toronto, Canada. 
28 66 — Marsh, Victor, from 389 Brix- 
ton Road to 386 Brixton Road, 
London, S. W., England. 

3Iein'bership Summary. 

Total membership Dec. 

15th, 1915 1450 

New stockholders admitted 

Jan. 3rd, 1916 6 

New Branch chartered Jan. 

3rd, 1916 1 1457 



Resignation accepted Jan. 

3rd, 1916 1 
Total membership Jan. 3rd, 

1916 1456 

WM. E. AULT, Sec'y. 

It is a pleasure to note the large 
number of applications posted at this 
time, and we shall hope that the inter- 
est thus shown will be continued. There 
is an added inducement for our mem- 
bers to endeavor to secure new mem- 
bers for the Society and the one who 
receives the medal offered by Branch 
No. 3 will have reason to feel proud of 
his achievement. The Secretary will 
gladly cooperate with you in securing 
applications and will provide you with 
the necessary blanks and a handsome 
recruiting leaflet just off the press. 

WM. E. AULT, Sec'y. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 

Vol. XXIX Jan. 15, 1916. No. 8 

Published at 

FEDERALSBURG. MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 

HENRY A. KIDDER, - Armngton, Mass. 
L. H. KJELLSTEDT, Scranton, Pa, 

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etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes- 
Harre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 

EDITORIAL. 

IT IS UP Every year, during the 

TO YOU. time the yearly dues are 
being collected, the officers 
of the Society are confronted with let- 
ters from some members stating their 
grievances against the philatelic world, 
these letters taking as many forms and 
having as many views of what the 
trouble is, as there are writers. Many 
of them profess to be unable to see 
what good a membership in a philatelic 
society offers, failing to take the broad- 
er view that such an organization can- 
not cater to a single member but, to the 
contrary, to do the most good should 



endeavor to advance the cause of Phil- 
ately, to popularize the hobby in the 
minds of the public, showing its many 
advantages as a recreation, not omitting 
the prospect of a sound financial in- 
vestment, although that aspect of the 
case is only a secondary one to the true 
value of stamp collecting, although, 
nevertheless, one which cannot be ig- 
nored by the man who spends liberally 
in pursuit of his hunt for stamps. 

Does every organization, commercial 
or otherwise, pay a full return direct to 
its members for the payments they 
make annually to its treasury? We 
think not. Neither does a member of 
the average association expect such a 
return. He is content that by his affilia- 
tion with such a body he can advance 
the common cause. In other words, he 
feels that the dues he pays are in a 
measure a charge upon him for the ad- 
vancement of whatever may be the ob- 
ject of the society. He receives full 
value, and many times far more than 
va:ue, in the good work done by the 
association of which he is a member. 
I: is the spirit of co-operation which 
i rompts him to become a member, and 
thus is shown the truth in the old say- 
ing of "In union there is strength." 
What an individual could not possibly 
hope to accomplish, becomes easy of 
achievement to an organized body of 
people having the same object in view. 
What this body does for the good of the 
common cause, is reflected in like 
measure to every member, and in this 
manner benefits are real and many, 
many times of substantial worth to the 
member. 



WHY A STAMP What holds good 

SOCIETY? in the case of com- 

mercial bodies can 
be applied with equal force of argu- 
ment to the philatelic societies. These 
societies have done untold good in ex- 
tending the hobby of stamp collecting. 
What makes the value of a stamp? Is 
it age? Is it intrinsic worth? Is it the 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



source from whence it comes or from its 
face value? Is it because it possesses 
liistorical interest? No. It is simply 
that which makes a value for every- 
thing in the world — simply tne law of 
supply and demand. If there were only 
half the collectors in the world there 
are now, what would be the result on 
the value of many of our now rare 
stamps? It is not a hard matter to an- 
swer this question. The largest factor 
which gives a value to a stamp is the 
fact that there may not be enough of 
thai particular issue to supply every 
collector with a copy. If there were 
the matter of price would be one of lit- 
tle interest. This is just where the 
^^ork of the philatelic society takes on 
a phase which should interest every 
collector, as by increasing the number 
of stamp collectors and providing 
means whereby their interest in the 
hobby may be held, the society is doing 
its share to render to its every member 
a return of unquestionable worth for 
whatever he pays as dues to the organi- 
zation. It should not be expected that 
a society shall declare a dividend di- 
rect to its members. If it did member- 
ships would be at a premium. When 
members realize the value of cooper- 
ating one with the other, and then 
only, will they reap returns from their 
yearly investment for dues. The so- 
ciety offers the means and points the 
way, but it rests with the individual to 
profit through that source. 



WHY Many a member 

COOPERATE? joins a society and 
then expects the bene- 
fits to come to him without further ef- 
fort on his part. It takes two to make 
a bargain, and it just as surely takes 
two to gather in the full value which 
cooperation offers. When a member 
complains of the class of stamps offered 
him for purchase from other members' 
books through a sales department, does 
he stop to think that probably he could 



assist the officer in charge of that de- 
partment by sending in books of bet- 
ter stamps? Does he ever consider that 
the trouble may lie in the fact that the 
department has no better goods to cir- 
culate? Does the member placing such 
class of material in the department stop 
to think of what would be the result 
if he were asked to purchase stamps of 
the same class? True cooperation con- 
sists largely of the application of the 
GoMen Rule, and the best way to com- 
bat a condition of this kind is to take 
the matter home and proceed to apply 
the remedy. If every member did this, 
there would quickly come a reversal of 
conditions which would be a great bene- 
fit to every member participating. 



ARE YOUR One member sug- 

DUES A TAX? gests that the small 
amount of dues which 
every member is required to pay an- 
nually should be considered in the light 
of a tax on his collection, and this is a 
view which could well be taken. Why 
not consider this matter in such a man- 
ner? Taxes are a cost of protection 
and it would be nothing more than jus- 
tice to expect to pay a tax to keep up 
the value of one's collection. For 
surely this is just what a stamp society 
does. When it stimulates interest in 
the hobby, when it spreads broadcast 
the advantages of collecting, keeping 
the hobby before the people whom it 
would attract, making new collectors 
daily, it certainly enhances the value of 
the stamps in everyone's collection. If 
there were no stamp societies, can we 
imagine how many collectors would 
lose their interest in the hobby? Or- 
ganized philately has done, and is do- 
ing every day just this service to the 
vast body of stamp collectors, and for 
the small amount expended each year 
by a member toward the expenses of 
maintaining the society, that member is 
surely receiving full value for his ex- 
penditure. 



THE AMEHlCAN tHtLATELIST. 



§d 



ARE YOU DOING When the spirit 

YOUR PART? prompts you to 

feel that the So- 
ciety has done little or nothing for you 
as an individual, stop, think the matter 
over, and ask yourself "Have I done 
my part?" Have you endeavored to as- 
sist others, even to the selfish end that 
you might yourself profit by the ac- 
tion? Have you looked at the question 
in the broad sense, considering that 
every act on your part to interest 
others in the hobby has a direct bear- 
ing on the value of your collection? 
Have you tried to cooperate with other 
collectors? Have you tried to assist the 



Society to attain the very things you 
most earnestly wish? If you have not, 
how can you expect the Society to have 
paid back to you, either directly or in- 
directly, any return at all for your 
dues? It is up to you. When you take 
this view of the matter, then you will 
surely cease to question the value of 
the work which the Society is endeavor- 
ing to do and ait the same time you 
will come to view the entire matter in 
the light which you should. Then will 
come to you opportunities which now 
seem beyond your grasp. The result 
will be greater interest, greater joy in 
membership and an ever-increasing 
value of your collection. 



BRANCH SOCIETIES. 



We are always glad to pubiifth reports of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretaries are requested to furnish the Editor with copy for this purpose. 



BRANCH No. 35. 

The 17 th regular meeting of the Los 
Angele? and Southern California Branch 
No. 35 was held in Mr. Goodman's 
rooms on the evening of Nov. 2nd, 1915. 

Prfs. Poole was in the chair and 
other members present were: Jackson, 
Rieg(ri, Kunkel, Grant, Marvin and 
Dav'o. As visitor we had with us Mr. 
Walter Brown. 

After the business was disposed of 
the membei's viewed Mr. M. H. New- 
mark's display of France. This display 
consisted of three volumes and was of 
France and Colonies only. Practically 
every stamp was unused and all values 
were shown in singles, pairs and blocks. 
France is a very popular country with 
California collectors and members of 
the other local stamp society have ex- 
pressed hopes of viewing Mr. New- 
mark's grand collection of this country 
at some future time. A vote of thanks 
was extended to Mr. Newmark by the 
members. There are some local A. P. 



S. members who are missing rare treats 
in not attending the Branch meetings. 
If you are not acquainted, come, get ac- 
quainted and start the New Year with 
us. 

Meeting adjourned at 9.45 P. M. 
JOS. S. DAVIS, Sec'y. 



The 18th regular meeting of this 
Branch was held on Nov. 16th, 1915, in 
the rooms of the Palm Stamp Co., 311 
Washington Bldg., at 7.30' P. M. 

The following members were present: 
Goodman, .Jackson, Grant, Pallette, 
Marvin, Kunkel and Davis. Visitors: 
Dr. E. T. Grubbs and Mr. W. T. BLake- 
ley, Secretary of the Southern Califor- 
nia Philatelic Society of this city. 

This was a meeting to discuss "What 
stamps to avoid," according to the pro- 
gram but the Secretary is unable to im- 
part any useful information to those 
seeking truths in the line of thought in- 



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dicated. It was decided the question 
was not debatable. It was not even un- 
animous tliat counterfeits be avoided 
and the damaged stamp also had its 
champion. There are collectors who 
nd the counterfeit collection of great 
help for reference purposes. Likewise, 
many collectors find much pleasure in 
a high priced rarity even though dam- 
aged, when the same stamp is unobtain- 
able in even average condition. The 
discussion of the subject brought out 
many side issues in collecting and made 
the meeting its usual success. 

Adjournment was taken at 9.3 P. M. 
JOS. S. DAVIS, Sec'y. 



The 19th regular meeting of this 
Branch was held at 311 Washington 
Bldg. on the evening of Dec. 7th, 1915, 
at 7.40 P. M. 

Pres. Poole appointed a nominating 
committee of Messrs. Kunkel, Goodman 
and Jackson to submit a list of names 
for officers for the ensuing year. This 
committee reported as follows: For 
President, B. W. H. Poole; for Direc- 
tors, C. G. Kunkel, J. W. S. Reigel and 
O. P. Jackson; for Secretary, Jos. S. 
Davis. 

Messrs. Poole and Goodman were ap- 
pointed a committee to arrange a pro- 
gram for the coming year. 

The Secretary was shown a letter 
from Bill Bloss, who is now located in 
some interior sea-port between New 
York and Denver, wherein Bill attempt- 
ed to read between the lines in the re- 
ports of the meetings of this Branch 
and among other nice ( ? ) things in- 
sinuated that our imembers were indulg- 
ing in imperforate pretzels, rouletted 
sardines and swiss-cheese sandwiches, 
perce en arc, and using special hinges 
brewed in Milwaukee. If Bill ever re- 
turns to Los Angeles (and he isaid he 
might) he will be expected to eat (and 
drink) his words. 

The evening's entertainment was fur- 
nished by Mr. Kunkel, who exhibited 
his collection of United States general 



issues, Revenues and Departments. Mr. 
Kunkel is well known locally as a very 
fastidious collector and being also a 
jeweler we can say truly indulges only 
in "gems of the first water." Upon 
opening Mr. Kunkel's album the eye is 
greeted by dozens of copies of the 5c 
1847 with various colored cancellations, 
also numerous Paid dated and other odd 
cancelling marks. Turning to the 10c 
of 1S47 many fine copies are to be 
seen with the same various colored can- 
cellations, Paids, etc., also pairs on and 
off covers. In fact throughout the col- 
'ection we find nearly all values in var- 
ious colored and odd cancellations and 
original covers, all so popular at the 
present time. Mr. Kunkel's revenues 
and departments are in keeping with his 
general issues and are about as com- 
plete as one can expect to get them. 
Meeting adjourned at 10 P. M. 

JOS. S. DAVIS, Sec'y. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 



If we can judge from the report of 
the Secretary in this issue, it seems 
some of the meimbers have begun to 
take notice of that medal offered by 
the Pacific Philatelic Society, Branch 
No. 3, to that member securing the larg- 
est number of new members by the 
time of the 31st Annual Convention. It 
is gratifying to have so many applica- 
tions to publish at this time and with 
the business conditions improving 
throughout the country, there should 
be a corresponding increase in phila- 
telic interest. 

In the list following only those who 
have proposed two or more new mem- 
bers are given, as the list of all who 
have proposed one new member would 
be too lengthy. This includes all ad- 
missions up to and including the report 
of the Secretary for Jan. 3rd, 1916. 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

Eugene Klein 4 

Van Dyk MacBride 3 



THE AMERICAN PtttLATELlST. 



tai 



M. Ohlman 2 

W. G. Whittaker 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

The Secretary is ready to assist you 
in securing the application of that 
philatelic friend. He will provide you 
with blanks and a supply of a hand- 
some recruiting leaflet just off the 
press. 



TWIN CITY PHILATELIC SOCIETY, 



The annual banquet of the Twin City 
Philatelic Society will be held at the 
Emporium Tea Rooms, St. Paul, Minn., 
on the evening of January 8th, 1916, 
at which time the election of officers for 
the ensuing year will take place. 



WANTS AND EXCHANGES. 

Members only will have the use of this 
column. Kates — Per line, including address 
single insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one yeay per line, 12i^c. Minimum charge 
for yearly notice, 50c. 

ItlXCHANGK ^VANTED, Am breaking 
up a $.5,000.00 general collection 100 coun- 
tries Will exchange stamps of any coun- 
try in my collection for equal value U. S., 
Hawaiian, Cuba, Porto Rico, Guam, Domin- 
ion Canada, or Hong Kong, 1916 Scott's 
basis. Only first class stamps cataloging 
10c and indefinately up wanted. Will take 
. up to Ave copies each variety. Send list 
Scott's numbers of those you have to 
trade and what you want, "will return my 
trade offers, then lets do business. Society 
number or references please; even trade 
and no dealers. B. H. Burrell, U. S. Office 
Public T-toads, Wash. D. C, A. P. S #4629. 

AliC'TION Buyers send name for my 
monthly sales cats., cat. of single stamps, 
sets, packets, accessories, etc., free. M. 
Ohlman, 75-77 Nassau St., New York City. 



B, N. A. 

I specialise in the stamps of British 
North America, and would like to hear 
frcm serious collectors Send want list 
and I guarantee to give satisfaction. 
Stamps on approval. 

AV. W, AVALS H, 
Hoy Biiilcliii^', Halifax, iNovn Scotiii. 




I and coilections for spot cash, and pay 
j more than other dealers! What hava 
i you to sell? Write us before you sell I 

i C. £. HUSSMAN STAMP CO. 
211 N. Garrison Ava. ST. LOUIS, MO. 

j Hembara Int. Dealers' Ass'Ui Berlla, etc 



ONLY 

SIXTY-FIVE 

ISSUED. 

The Pacific Philatelic Society 
has remaining in its Treasury 
a few sheets of the specially 
printed and signed reprints of 
the 15 cvo. Uruguay, 1856. 
These impressions are direct 
from the original plate and are 
invaluable for identifying spe- 
cimens or for plating. Until 
further notice they are offered 
per sheet for $7.50. Address 
the Society, 45 Kearny St., San 
Francisco, Cal. 



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Samples free, or for 12 cents 
(to cover cost of postage) it 
will be mailed for one year. 

Volume II (just concluded) 
consisted of 128 pages of news 
items and special offerings. 

November Issue Contains 

Large list of War Issues 

Large offerings of U. S. Plate 
Number Strips 

U. S. Blocks and Complete 
Sheets 

Complete list current Reve- 
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IT IS NO ITSE DENYING 

^""^T'ifivP^is^'rfot a sinsle country, which is not well represented in our stock, and we 
.vp Jlwivs Dleased at any time, ti send suitable selections for inspection but owing to 
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Founded September 18, 1886. 
Honorary Members: The Crown Prince 
of Sweden and H. M. The King of Eng- 
land Proprietor and Publisher of Svensk 
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single insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12 %c. Minimum charge 
Cor yearly notice, 50c. 

GOVERNMEIVT ISSUE of Postal Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chil- 
licothe, Ohio. 

URUGUAY. All issues wanted for cash 
or good ex. Especially want errors, oddi- 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and 47 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
filled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all fine $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H. 
Fehlig, 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 3831. 

AVant LISTS of rarities and curiosities 
requested. Everything at reasonable price 
H. Meyer, 601 Congress St., Portland, Me. 
Member A. P. S., M. P. S., N. P. S., etc. 

AVANTED for cash at highest rates all 
early U. S. general issues, carrier stamps, 
locals, rare envelopes. Especially desired 
stamps on covers, blocks of all issues to 
1902, shades, oddities etc. J. M. Bartels 
Co., 99 Nassau St., New York. 

WANTED for cash Imperforate and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stamps in pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values. Duplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. P. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. 536, Clean, 
N. Y. 

WANTED — Manuscript for articles of in- 
terest to our members written by members 
for publication in this journal. Address 
The Editor. 

I AM ALWAYS ready to exchange pos- 
tage stamps. Basis any catalogue. Th. 
van Haelen, Bandoeng, Java, Dutch East 
Indies. A. P. S. 4548. 

BRITISH COLONIES mint current issues 
Eolus Stamp Co., Box 343, Dept. 2, Pitch- 
burg. Mass. 

SELLING OUT good stock of stamps. 
Over thirty years accumulation including 
fine collection, at very low prices. Give 
references, or society number, for appro- 
val books; when you have seen one, you 
will want more. P. Noyes, Alice, Tex. 

"WANTED. — Nicaragua Nos. 1, to 12, 
1862-1880, used. Will take large lots if 
price is right. Also want or'arinal oovors 
of Nicaragua, particularly 1862 to 1900. 
Send with lowest terms to K. A. Pernbef, 
Woodstock. Vt. A. P. S. it4322. 

A POSTAL will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
Mansfield St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 
4471. 

U. S. 1861-8. All stamps of these issues, 
including 3c, in small or large lots, wanted 
by collector specialisH. Duplicates for 
sale. W. B. Sprague, 54 William St., New 
York. 

YOUR SOCIETY number will bring a 
selection on approval from me. My net 
priced stamps are hard to beat. Write me. 
A. A. Jones, Herrin, 111. 



BOOKLET PANES with guide lines and 
plate numbers and complete booklets 
wanted. Cash or exchange. 1898 and 1902 
issues especially desired. All issues with 
top guides and top corner guides desired. 
H. M. Southgate, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 



WANTED. — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers and foreign correspondents. New 
issues and sets especially desired. P W. 
Riedell, Box 400, Schenectady, N. Y. 



Exchange your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue 2c each) at 15c per 100. Other 
bargains wholesale and retail. Approvals 
also. South- & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and I'll tell you whether we can 
do business with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

L. A. BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272, 
64 Bruce Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 



GLASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are 
the last word for collectors' use. Sample 
of either for 2c stamp, or with 4 var. used 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A. 
P. S. #251, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 

U. S. 1869 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs, 
essays, etc. Small or large lots. V D 
MacBride, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J 



EGYPT and SOUDAN. My wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt. 

AVANTED. War stamps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval. As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with business men in other 
neutral countries in regard to business 
possibilities. Priedr. W. Lutz, care Priedr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond, Va., U. S. A. 

FOR SALE — Pine Gen. Collection of 
8000 or 9000 var. and the accumulation of 
40 yrs. of all nations. Great Bargain for 
$1500.00 but must be disposed of at Once. 
Large amount of Literature, etc. will be 
thrown in. Investigate. Address Tuck, 123 
No. Main St., Oconomowoc, Wis., A. P S. 
No. 2549 and S. P. A. No. 1099. 



ISKANS — specializes in the booklet Issues 
of the U. S. and is always pleased to sell 
or exchange book leaves. Rare varieties 
especially are offered at exceptionally rea- 
sonable prices. George Beans, Box 251, 
Gleiiside, Pa. 



FREE — Scarce War Stamp gratis if you 
trv a selection of mv superior net appro- 
vals. H. R Stiles, Box 807, Schenectady, 
N. Y. Member A. P. S., S. P. A., A. S. D. A. 

Indian States Postage Stamps, all used. 
Fine copies, 200 varieties, for $4.80. Price 
lists free. C. S. Iver. .\ttungal, Travan- 
core, India. A. P. S. 4549. 



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The Old Firm of M. GIWELB 
oAers the following stamps — Numbers 
are those of Scott's catalogue. 

United States 1869, 15c No. 119 $1.00 

Antigua 1886, Ish No. 20 4.00 

Argentine 1891, 5p No. 87 4.00 

— 1899, 5p No. 134 „.75 

Bahamas 1884, 5sh No. 30 unused. 2.25 
Barbadoes 1897, 5d No. 83 unused. .80 
Bechuanaland 1886, Ish No. 9 un- 

used 7.00 

Protectorate 1888 Ish No. 54 unused 3.00 
Br. Central Africa 1898, Ip No. 55. .50 
British Guiana 1882, 1 and 2c, Nos. 

103-106, each 1.00 

British Honduras 1888, 3c on 3d, 

No. 21, unused 3.50 

Cape of Good Hope 1871, 5sh No. 26 1.50 

— 1882, 1/2 on 3d, No. 39 12.50 

Ceylon 1885, lrl2c No. 127 1.50 

— 1886, lrl2c No. 132 75 

Chile 1905, Ip No. 78, unused 2.75 

Danish West Indies 1855, 3c No. 1. 3.00 
Dominica 1877, Ip No. 5 75 

— 1886, %p on 6d No. 13, unused.. .75 

Ip on Ish No. 15, unused 75 

Falkland Islands 1878, 6d No. 3, un- 
used 1.00 

Fernando Po 1897, 5c on 25 No. 27 .50 
Gambia 1886, Nos. 12 to 19, set of 

«, unused 2.00 

Morocco Agencies 1898, 50c No. 206 2.00 
Gold Coast, Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 

25. fine set of 5 5.00 

Selections of stamps ^vill be sent on ap- 
proval on receipt of satisfactory refer- 
ences or deposit. All stamps are guar- 
anteed genuine and in fine condition. 

M. GIWEL.B, 54, Strand, London, Eng. 

Member A. P. S., etc. Established 1882 



I Make a Specialty of 

FINE APPROVALS 

and by fine I mean 
GOOD STAMPS, 

FINE CONDITION, 

REASONABLE PRICES 
Send for 

62 page list describing them, also offer- 
ing over 6700 stamps singly and in seta, 
not to speak of packets. 

W. S. ALDRICH. 
Box 744 St. Joseph, Missouri. 



Somali Coast 1, 2, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .07 

'-' 20, 25, 30c .20 

Togo Vz, 1, 2p on Gold Coast .15 

Mexico 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .08 

Austria "Wars 3, 5, 10, 20, 25, 35h. -.25 

Senegal 10c Red Cross .04 

Br. Honduras 5c with overprint .07 

Dominica 5s Geo. 1.60 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS. 

Stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval sleections on request. 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAELi 
937 Madison St., Chicaigo, 111. 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any prbfes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greatestrarities c orstant 
ly on view; but throughout thisstock — without exception the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality — the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and satisfy 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmaster's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and ofi^prs quite the best 
ayenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritiu.s, New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (all issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicited. 



Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address— "Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 




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BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, iM. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Tark Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ^ , 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

'I'reasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

iuteruatioual Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. „ 

Directors-at-L,arge — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

ii,xaminer of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia. Pa. 

Editor of American PUilatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian— Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa 

Attorney— Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 

Counterfeit Detector— Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 
iMiilatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 

Philatelic ludea: — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 

Howes. 

Gbituiiry — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Itecruitiug- — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 6a6 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City N Y 

Hand Hook— C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 

Catalo'sue— A. E. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. iX'evin, W. L. Stevenson. 




THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



FEBRUARY 1, 1916 



No. 9 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 11. 



Jan. 15th, 1916. 



Applications Pending 



.Junghanns, Robert L. 
Lierche, C. 

Wright, Rev. C. B. B. 
Blackmarr, E. F. 
Stewart, Alexander B. 
Higgins, 'Geo. E. 
McQuillin, Clarence W. 
Shultz, William S. 
Hitchcock, A. H. 
Mason, Herbert W. 
Lehman, Robt. S. 
Lafean, Earle Bernard 
Wheat, Dr. Arthur F. 

Application for Reinstatement Pending. 

1717 — Champagne, Theophile J. 

Applications Posted. 

Miller, Albert F., 3388 19th St. Cor. 
Mission St., San Francisco, Calif.; 
Age, Legal; Stamp & Coin Dealer; 
Firm, The Exchange Stamp Co.; Refs. 
Nassau Stamp Co., New York, N. Y., 
A. Krassa, New York, J. M. Bartels 
Co., New York, Burger & Co., New 
York; Proposed by Bertram W. H. 
Poole, #4169. 

Henriot, Jules Maurice, 1170 St. Johns 
Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Age, 36: 
Steel Engraver and Designer; Ref., 
Roger Weiss, Decorator, 13 E. 30th 
St., New York, N. Y., Ch. L. Depol- 
lier, Jewelry, 15 Maiden Lane, New 



York, N. Y.; Proposed by Wm. E. 
Ault, #1908. 
Glassco, Sebert M., 28 King St., E., 
Hamilton, Ont., Canada; Age, 34; 
Merchant; Firm, G. F. Glassco & Co., 
Ltd.; Refs., Merchants Bank, Hamil- 
ton, Ont., Canada, Bank of Hamilton, 
Hamilton, Ont., Canada; Proposed by 
John M. Stonier, #4091. 

Baumann, Carl, 22 Cottage St., South 
Orange, N. J.; Age, 52; Secretary and 
Treasurer; Firm, Hygeia Brewing 
Co.; Refs., C. H. Mekeel, Stamp Deal- 
er, Keswick, Va., National Newark 
Banking Co., Newark, N. J., Hobart 
Trust Co., Passaic, N. J.; Proposed 
by A. E. Landvatter, #4608. 

Armstrong, John M., 1040 Lowry Bldg., 
St. Paul, Minn.; Age, 40; Physician; 
Refs., G. M. Brack, care Capitol Nat- 
ional Bank, St. Paul, Minn., H. M. 
Norton, 48 E.4th St., St. Paul, Minn.; 
Proposed by E. J. Gifford, #4077. 

Scholl, E. J., 178 Nelson Ave., Jersey 
City, N. J.; Age, 30; Decorator; Firm, 
Charles Scholl & Son ; Ref., R. Stro- 
bel, 3702 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey 
City, N. J. Memher Hudson County 
Stamp Club; Proposed by Vahan Mo- 
zian, #2279. 

Haas, Emil de, 750 E. 225th St., New 
York City, N. Y.; Age, 41; Life In- 
surance; Ref., L. A. Beebe, 60 Lib- 
erty St., New York, N. Y.; Proposed 
by Vahan Mozian, #2279. 



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Applications for Keinstatement Posted. 

219 — Corcoran, James Brewer, 9 5 
Maple St., Springfield, Mass.; 
Age, 38; Writer; Refs. Spring- 
field Safe Deposit & Trust Co.; 
Proposed by Wm. C. Stone, #49. 

1782 — Seeba, Fred C, 3903 Ruby St., 
Oakland, Calif.; Age, 40; Elec- 
trical Contractor; Ref., Edw. P. 
Seebohm, San Francisco, Calif.; 
Proposed by xtoss O'Shaughnes- 
sy, #1576. 

2 4 97 — Ashbrook, Stanley B., 20 Wig- 
gins Block, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
Age, 33; Broker in stocks and 
bonds. Member Cincinnati Stock 
Exchange; Refs., Provident Sav- 
ings Bank & Trust Co., Cincin- 
nati, O., Fourth National Bank, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; Firm, Claude 
Ashbrook & Co.; Proposed by 
Willard O. Wylie, #1689. 

39 51 — Emery, Walter, P. O. Box 255, 
Panama, Republic of Panama; 
Age, 35; Assistant General Man- 
ager; Firm, Singer Sewing Ma- 
chine Co.; Ref., International 
Banking Corporation; Proposed 
by Ira C. Greene, #2676. 

New Stockholders 

4 659 — Leavy, Joseph B., care U. S. Nat- 
ional Museum, Washington, D. 
C. 

4 660 — Richards, Frederick T., 1710 
Jefferson St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4661 — Perine, Fred A., 30 6 Burlingame 
Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

4662 — Ramel, Mrs. Harriet, 504 S. Eu- 
clid Ave., Pasadena, Calif. 

Change of Applicant's Address. 

The following change of address of 
applicant published in report of Jan. 
3Td, 1916, is noted — 
Higgins, George E., from Portland, 

Oregon, to 82 E. 8th Ave., Columbus, 

Ohio. 

Deceased. 

2561 — Russel, J. W., New York City, 
N. Y. 



Resignations Received 

4 481 — Atcheson, A. W., Detroit, Mich. 
44 61 — Bell, Mrs. J. Lowrie, New York, 
N. Y. 

Resignation Accepted. 

4320 — Burnett, Thomas, Camden, N. J. 
Changes of Address 

3334 — Dane, Charles, from 63 Church 
St., to 73 Church St., Lowell, 
Mass. 
53 3 — ^Goerner, W. F., from 152 Pit- 
man St., Providence, R. I., to 
130 Gladstone St., Arlington, R. 
I. 
3 67 — Laohasse, Gustave de, from i;)e5 
Scott St., San Francisco, Calif., 
to 618 33rd St., Oakland, Calif. 

4317 — Noske, Fred W., from 1372 Is- 
land Ave., Second Floor, to Flat 
186, Auditorium Court, Cor. 9th 
and State Sts., Milwaukee, Wi.5. 

Membership Summary 

Total membership Jan. 3rd, 1916 145 6 
New stockholders admitted Jan. 

loth, 1916 4 

1460 
Death reported Jan. 15th, 

1916 1 

Resignation accepted Jan. 

15th, 1916 1 2 

Total membership Jan. 15th 

1916 — 



1458 



WiM. E. AULT, Sec'y. 



OFFICIAL, NOTICES 
Branch Societies. 

The attention of the Secretaries of 
Branch Societies is called to the fact 
that the new membership list is now un- 
der preparation and it is the desire to 
give the following information about our 
branches in this list — 

List of officers 
Date of meetings 
Place of meetings 
The general Secretary should be given 
this information not later than March 1 
so that it may be properly included in 
the publication. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



INCORPORATED 



Vo. XXIX 



Feb. 1, 1916. 



No. 9 



Published at 

FEDERALSBURG, MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jefferson vii.lk, Ind. 

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Right is reserved to reject any advertisements 
offered. 

Address all commuiiications lo the Edtlor. 

EXCHANGES— We will be pleased to exchange three 
copies with all philatelic publications upon receipt 
of request to do so. Kindlysend one copy to Mr. 
Adam E. Daum, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood 
St., Pittsburgh, Pa., one copy to the Chairman of 
the Philatelic Literature Committee, W. R. Rirk- 
etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes- 
Barre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 

EDITORIAL. 

STUDY YOUR Several times we have 
STAMPS. used tbis caption in 

our editorial remarks, 
and that this admonition is one vs^hich 
should be well heeded by every one of 
us is again shown by noting the discov- 
ery chronicled in the report of the 70 th 
meeting of Branch No. 25, The Detroit 
Philatelic Society, published in this is- 
sue. Mr. Rice, a member of our Socie- 
ty, showed a copy of the 10 cent stamp, 
189 8, Type II, bearing the surcharge of 
Guam. This variety is not listed. 

It does seem strange that a stamp as 
common as the 10 cent U. S. 189 8 is- 



sue, should have passed unnoticed as 
showing two varieties for seventeen 
years. It seems that the old saying, 
•'Familiarity breeds contempts," is well 
illustrated in this case, as most collec- 
tors would probably prefer to search 
among what would seem more promis- 
ing material in the quest for varieties 
and wholly ignore the very stamps 
which by their great numbers would be 
more likely to yield uncatalogued vari- 
ations. 



PASSAIC Mr. Van Dyke Mac- 

OEI^iEBRATES. Bride sends us an in- 
teresting account pub- 
lished in their local paper, concerning a 
recent meeting of the Passaic Stamp 
Club, Branch No. 43. The article is 
well written and shows a healthy con- 
dition of the local Society. Publicity of 
this kind should be sought by every 
Club as such cannot fail to make a good 
impression on the public and serve to 
draw attention to the hobby in a way 
which reaches people who never realize 
the extent to which stamp collecting is 
followed. 

J. W. RUSSELL. 

Death has claimed another of our 
members, this time one who has long 
been a follower of Philatelia and a mem- 
ber of the Society since May 25th, 1907. 
Mr. J. W. Russell, No. 2561, Treasurer 
of the Scott Stamp & Coin Co., died Jan. 
5th, 1916, pneumonia, resulting from 
la grippe, being the cause. Mr. Russell 
was 58 years of age, and over half of 
his life had been spent with the Com- 
pany of which he was the Treasurer, 
having risen to that position from a 
minor capacity. He was buried from his 
late home in New Roohelle, N. Y., on 
Friday, Jan. 7th. 

Mr. Russell was widely known in the 
stamp trade and there will be many to 
mourn his death, losing as they do a 
friend and acquaintance, one whom to 
know was to respect and admire. Our 
sympathy is extended both to his family 
and to his associates in business. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

For Month of December, 1915. 



Detroit, January 1, 1916. 
STOCK FUND. 
Balance Forwarded $4364.66 
December receipts 12.00 



Expended 



4376.66 
1.00 



Credit Balance $4375.66 

INSURANCE FUND. 
Balance Forwarded $1781.67 1781.67 

EXCHANGE ACCOUNT. 
Balance Forwarded $64.83 

December receipts 1.00 



Credit balance 


65.83 


SUSPENSE ACCOUNT. 


23.80 


GENERAL FUND. 




Balance Forwarded $840.61 




Receipts:- — 




Adds. $45.49 




Bond Int. 30.00 




Reinstatem'ts 2.00 




Subscription .20 




Dues 297.30 




' 374.99 




Expended 413.32 38.33 


802.28 


SUMMARY OF BALANCE 


Stock Fund $4375.66 




Insurance Fund 1781.67 




Exchange Account 65.83 




Suspense Account 23.80 




General Fund 802.28 


7049.39 



RESOURCES. 
Bonds $3489.34 

Cash in Bank 3560.05 



$7049.39 
C. F. HEYERMAN, Treas. 



LESSONS FROM POSTAGE STAMPS. 

During the past few weeks the mem- 
bers of the Springfield Stamp Club have 
been busy with a prize contest among 
themselves which is perhaps worthy of 
notice. Each member of the Club was 



given a blank album page on which he 
was asked to mount such stamps, few 
or many, as he chose to illustrate some- 
thing that could be learned from post- 
age stamps. A scale of marking was 
arranged in which the importance of the 
lesson shown was rated at 50 points, ac- 
curacy of facts 20 points, originality, 
neatness and condition 10 points each. 
The catalogue value of the stamps was 
not taken into consideration at all, thus 
putting everybody on a common level. 

The exhibits were handed to the com- 
mittee in uniform sealed envelopes, 
neither the envelope nor the exhibit it- 
self bearing any identification marks. 
They were then sent to the judges, 
Messrs. Willard O. Wylie, Clifton A. 
Howes and Ernest M. Carpenter who re- 
turned them with a sealed verdict. At 
the annual meeting of the Club, Janu- 
ary 14th, the stamps were shown to the 
members for the first time, and before 
the judges' decision was opened, a bal- 
lot was taken, which, as was shown 
later, confirmed the choice of the judges 
as far as the first and second places 
were concerned. 

The first prize, a silver cup, was won 
by William C. Stone with 9 8 points, his 
exhibit consisting of twenty two stamps 
illustrative of American history. The 
second prize, a Panama Pacific gold dol- 
lar, was captured by John W. Prevost 
with an exhibit of French stamps illus- 
trating the various changes in the gov- 
ernment since 1849. His marking was 
9 5 points. The third prize, a Panama 
Pacific half dollar, was awarded Robert 
C. Munroe for stamps showing "Mile- 
stones of Western Hemisphere History." 
His points numbered 91. Other exhibits 
showed the evolution of the postage 
stamp from the handstamps to the pres- 
ent perforated specimens, various ways 
of transporting the mail, three great 
Americans (Washington, Lincoln, Mc- 
Kinley), history of the Venetian Cam- 
panile, fishing, and postage stamps as 
money. 



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BRANCH SOCIETIES. 

We are always glad to publifth reports of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretaries are requested to furnish the Editor with copy for this purpose. 



BRANCH No. 25. 
The 7 0th Business Meeting of the De- 
troit Philatelic Society was held Wed- 
nesday evening, January oth, at the resi- 
dence of Mr. T. P. Ladue. 

President Coolidge presided, fifteen 
members being present. 

The important event of the evening 
was the exhibition by Mr. George W. 
Rice, a member of the Society, of Guam 
Type II 10c 189 8, heretofore unlisted. 

A very pleasant incident was the read- 
ing of a letter by President Coolidge 
from the Hon. Vice President, Mr. 
Bowen, w.ho has been ill for some time 
and unable to attend the meetings, in 
which Mr. Bowen presented to the So- 
ciety for sale a beautiful unused block 
of Newfoundland No. 3, the proceeds of 
the sale to go to the Society funds. 

It was voted that the Auction Super- 
intendent arrange a Sales Book in which 
would be shown such lots as had been 
turned over to him for sale, this method 
of disposing of the different lots being 
in the nature of an experiment, to re- 
place for a time the regular auction 
sale. 

A communication was read from the 
Garfield-Perry Stamp Club in which 
they extended an invitation to the So- 
ciety members to attend their meeting 
on .January 6th. Through Mr. Heyer- 
man, who was to be featured at the 
Garfield-Perry meeting, the Society sent 
their greetings. 

Three new members were elected to 
the Society. 

No further business to be transacted, 
the meeting adjourned after which re- 
freshments were served. 

CHAS. F. SHARPE, Sec'y. 



BRANCH No. 49. 
The last meeting of 1915, the Second 
Anniversary Meeting of the Passaic 
Stamp Club was celebrated at the Pas- 



saic City Club, by Mr. H. H. Wilson of 
Brooklyn exhibiting his wonderful col- 
lection of U. S. Proofs and Essays, 
which was a genuine treat to everybody 
present. 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 

JANUARY 11th, 1916 AT #243 

MAIN AVE. 

President Sampson called the meet- 
ing to order at 8.30 P. M. 

Members present: Messrs, Sampson, 
MacBride, Holliday, Stedman, Crockett, 
Barbaccio and Landvatter. 

Visitor: Mr. J. M. Shaw. 

Minutes of previous meeting read. 

Annual report of Secretary and Treas- 
urer read and accepted. 

Applications for membership received 
as follows: 

Carl Bauman, South Orange, N. J. 
Jas. M. Shaw, Paterson, N. J. 
y. Forester, Hawthorne, N. J. 
and ordered posted. 

The following officers were elected for 
1916. 

President, Mr. C. W. Holiday, 
Vice President, Mr. Van Dyke MacBride, 
Sec'y and Treas., Mr. A. E. Landvatter, 
Trustees, Mr. J. W. Sampson, Mr. J. S. 
Van Ness. 

No further business. 

Mr. Macbride entertained the mem- 
bers with some of his 1869's. 

Meeting adjourned at 10 P. M. 

A. E. LANDVATTER, Sec'y. 



WHEN YOU ANSWER AN ADVER- 
TISEMENT IN THIS JOURNAL, YOU 
WILL CONFER A FAVOR ON YOUR- 
SELF, THE ADVERTISER AND THE 
"A. P. S." IF YOU MENTION WHERE 
YOU SAW THE AD. 



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REPORT OF SALES SUPERINTENDENT. 



Philadelphia, Jan. 3rd, 1916 

Mr. Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder. 

Board of Vice Presidents, A. P. S. 
5 4 William St., New York City. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith present my Quarterly Re- 
port of the business done by the Sales 
Department during the past three 
months. 

2033 Books in circulation 

valued at $40,004.96 

135 New Books received 

valued at 2,665.96 

2168 Total number valued 

at $42,670.92 

338 Books retired (sales 

$1,841.33) valued ... 7,197.98 



18 30 Total now in circula- 
tion valued $35,472.94 

The Insurance on the 3 38 books re- 
tired was $45.39 which amount has 
been forwarded to the Treasurer to be 
credited to the Insurance Fund. 

The cash sales during the past quar- 
ter I regret to say, have not shown very 
much improvement amounting to $1,- 
38 3.65, thus the disbursements for the 
338 books retired have been $457.6 8 
greater than the receipts. 

1 have no doubt that the real reason 
why sales are not better is because of 
the poor quality of stamps sent in to 
the Sales Department. It seems very 
inconsistent that some members expect 
inferior and slow selling stamps to sell 
at prices close to catalog when they 
themselves demand the finest condition 
at half catalog or less. 

Neat and attractively mounted books 
when condition is fine and prices affixed 
according to condition, sell well and are 
retired in less than half the time than 
the cheap and poorly arranged books. 



Frequently, I am obliged to retire books 
in three or four mouths, while it often 
takes two years to sell ten per cent 
from some of the "junky" overpriced 
books. 

I again call attention to the responsi- 
bility of members handling the books. 
The old time worn excuse that some- 
thing happened while some one else 
handled the circuit or books does not 
absolve any member from responsibility. 
No one else should handle them but the 
member they are sent to, and he alone 
is responsible for damage or loss. 

Several complaints have been sent to 
me that Circuits have been received by 
open Parcel Post, and in one case not 
even insured or registered. This care- 
lessness if repeated will result in the of- 
fending members removal from all cir- 
cuits. 

Branch Agents handling the large cir- 
cuits are expected to enforce the rule 
that a receipt must be taken when books 
are passing from member to member. 
Also the time limit of not over three 
days per member must he observed, 
otherwise the large circuits would con- 
sume too much time and retard the re- 
tiring of books. Read the By-Laws and 
Rules and Regulations governing the 
Sales Department. 

The Sales Department is badly in need 
of good books of United States Postage 
stamps, but no Revenues. Also early is- 
sues of 19th Century stamps and there 
is some call for Pairs and Blocks. Books 
of this character will meet with splen- 
did sales. 

Members with wants for a General 
Collection will find many good stamps 
in the Miscellaneous Books on a General 
or Individual Circuit. Now is the time 
to get on a circuit. Plenty of books on 
hand priced by last year's catalog. 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER, 

Sales Superintendent. 



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SPECIALITIES OF MEMBEKS. 

From present indications the new 
membership list to be issued during the 
coming spring will show a greater in- 
crease in interest in this feature. The 
last list showed that nearly 50% of the 
members published their specialties. If 
you have not filed this information with 
the Secretary, do so at once. The atten- 
tion of new members, those who have 
been admitted since the beginning of the 
present Society year, is especially direct- 
ed to this matter. 



Wide publicity has been given the re- 
port that robbers obtained $1,000,000 of 
internal revenue stamps when they 
broke into the offices of the Internal 
Revenue Department in St. Paul Jan. 
6th, 1916. A correspondent has shown 
us a clipping from The Detroit Free 
Press but the same item has been pub- 
.ished in the press throughout the coun- 
try. 

Membership Medal. 

The standing of those members who 
have secured two or more new members 
during the present Society year is (Jan. 
15th, iyi6) as follows: — 



PHILATELIC AOTES. 

Gen. C. A. Coolidge favors us with a 
coipy of the new Postage War tax stamp 
of Canada, this consisting of the cur- 
rent two cent stamp with the insertion 
in the plate of a large letter "T", the 
figure "1" and the letter "C" to the left 
and right respectively. This addition to 
the design is in colorless characters, the 
"1" and "c" being smaller than the mid- 
dle letter. These are placed in the same 
position as the old "WAR TAX" occu- 
pied, being on the breast of the King's 
Coat. The stamps were put on sale on 
Jan. 5th, 1916, The color remains un- 
changed, carmine. 

Gen. Coolidge also sends a copy of the 
current 2 cent stamp of U. S. from the 
rotary press but coiled lengthwise. The 
General writes as follows — "They had 
none at the Washington postoflBce, when 
we wrote for the one and two cent ro- 
tary press stamps, but our Secretary (of 
the Detroit Branch) found a coil in the 
Detroit postofiice and bought it for dis- 
tribution to our D. P. S. members." 

Our thanks are due Gen. Coolidge for 
the stamps and notes concerning same. 

Canal Zone — A correspondent advises 
us that the 2 cent vermilion and black, 
of 1909, Scott No. 42, has been found 
with inverted center. Only about 4 5 
copies unused have been brougnt to 
light and strange to say were discovered 
in stamp booklets. 



Eugene Klein 5 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

Van Dyke MacBride 3 

M. Ohlman 2 

B. W. H. Poole 2 

W. G. Whittaker 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

In the above list only admitted mem- 
bers are counted, but when the present 
list of applicants shall have been admit- 
ted, there will be some changes in this 
standing. As it is there Is a shift of 
names and one new name added. Why 
not have your name among those who 
may win the prize? It is not a hard 
matter to interest that philatelic friend 
and surely the Society offers many bene- 
fits which will make It worth your while 
to induce others to become members of 
the A. P. S. 



PROPOSERS OF APPLIOANTS. 

By an oversight in the Secretary's re- 
ports of Dec. 15th, 1915, and Jan. 3rd, 
1916, the applications of Rev. C. B. 3. 
Wright, published in the former report, 
and Dr. Arthur F. Wheat, published in 
the report of Jan. 3rd, the name of the 
proposer was omitted. Both of the^e ap- 
plications were secured by the Secietarv 
and proposed by him. 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



nOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

"resident — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St.. Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, iS. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — ^C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGiaw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-I..nrse — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

i^xumlner of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Pliilatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jettersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librariau — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgrh, 
Pa 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreldt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Piiilatelic L,iterature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Recruiting' — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand liools — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. B. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Liuff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. iNevin, W. L. Stevenson. 



Vol. XXIX*^ FEB. 15, 1916. 



No. 10. 




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French Colonial Red 
Cross Stamps 

France I ^° 

France II • • • • • ^° 

Dahomey • • • °^ 

Morocco I ■ • • • °^ 

Morocco II ^^ 

Morocco III 1*^ 

Alexandria ^^ 

Port Said • 5c 

India, local overprint l|c 

Guadeloupe ^ 5c 

Indo China, I Local Surcharge 15c 

Indo China, II Local Surcharge ... 5c 

Ivory Coast 5c 

Madagascar 5c 

Martinique 5c 

Mauretania 5c 

New Caledonia I5c 

Reunion, red surcharge »„ „„ 

Reunion, black surcharge $6.00 

St. Pierre Miquelon 5c 

Senegal 5c 

Somali Coast 5c 

Tunis °c 

Upper Senegal 6c 

Important selections of New Republic, 
Papua, Orange and Straits Settlements 
ready to send on approval. 
Ferris Auction Review, a few copies 
left, reduced to 35 cents post free. 

EUGENE KLEIN, 

142 S. 15th St. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



SALES DEPARTMENT. 




Members that have discontinued re- 
ceiving the Circuits during the Summer 
Season and all new members that have 
joined since, are invited to participate 
in the Sales Department. 

No circuits are sent to any member 
unless a request is made to the Super- 
intendent with a promise to take the 
best of care of the books and forward 
promptly to the next member according 
to the Rules and Regulations. 

All of the 2000 books now on hand are 
priced by old catalog values, many of 
the stamps having gone up by the 1916 
catalog. 

Any information about the Sales De- 
partment cheerfully furnished on re- 
quest either to niembers or prospec- 
tive members. Every stamp collector in 
the United States should be a member 
of the American Philatelic Society. 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER Sales Supt. 
31 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



A Spplement to the 
STANDARD POSTAGE 

STAMP CATALOGUE 

is issued Monthly 




Auction Sales 

when conducted by responsible' high 
class dealers, are admitted to be the 
most remunerative channels through 
which to dispose of large stamp col- 
lections or single rare specimens. I 
hold auction sales of stamps practi- 
cally every month. If you have any- 
thing choice to dispose of, write me 
— it will be to your advantage. 

If you do not receive my catalogues 
write- for them. 


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Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



FEBRUARY 15. 1916 



No. 10 



The United States Aerial Postal Service. 

BY RUSSELL L. STULTZ. 

REFERENCE LIST OF U. 8. AERIAL DISPATCH ROUTES. 

(Continued From Page 7 6.) 



(xlviii.) 
1912 — BOONVILLE, 



IN- 



AUGUST 22, 
DIANA — 

Postmaster, Boonville, Indiana, auth- 
orized to dispatch mails by aeroplane 
from the temporary sub-station on the 
Fair Grounds to the post-office in Boon- 
ville, on August 28, 29, 30 and 31, 1912. 
The official order of the Post Office De- 
partment directed that one trip one way 
should be made each day by a duly 
sworn carrier, and without expense to 
the Department. 

On one or more days of the meet, 
Aviator Horace Kearney made flights 
and carried mail from the field-station 
located on the aviation grounds to the 
main post-office, a distance of one-fourth 
mile, where the pouch was dropped and 
subsequently conveyed by a postal clerk 
to the office for distribution through 
the usual channels. While it has been 
definitely determined that actual ser- 
vice was performed under this authori- 
zation, unfortunately no details con- 
cerning the route are obtainable, the 
postmaster at Boonville having failed to 
supply the Department with the neces- 
sary information. Neither has it been 
possible to ascertain the amount of mail 
dispatched in this manner, or whether 
or not a distinctive cancellation was em- 
ployed in connection with it. The route 
was designated as "No. 633,004" in the 
official records, it being the fourth 



aeroplane service authorized iby the Post 
Office Department for the state of In- 
diana. 

(xlix.) 
AUGUST 24, 1912 — M'CLEANSBORO, 
ILLINOIS — 

Postmaster, McLeansboro, Illinois, 
authorized to institute an aeroplane 
mail route between the temporary sub- 
station located on the aviation field and 
the post-office in McLeansboro, on Sep- 
tember 26, 27, and 28, 1912, his in- 
structions directing that one trip one 
way should be made each day by a duly 
sworn carrier, and without expense to 
the Post Office Department. 

The service was accordingly institu- 
ted by the postmaster on the dates an- 
nounced, it being performed in conjunc- 
tion with an Aviation and Street Circus 
in progress in McLeansboro under the 
auspices of the Commercial Club at the 
time, at whose solicitation the route was 
authorized. Aviator Horace Kearney, 
who so frequently served in the role of 
aerial postman, was designated to con- 
vey the mails. On each of the three 
days flights were made without incident, 
a total of 1800 pieces being transmitted 
over the aerial route. 

For the occasion a special post mark 
was provided by the local postal officials 
and was applied to all matter conveyed 
by aeroplane service. The cancellation 
was — to this date — absolutely unique 



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in character, since the design included 
an aviator and aeroplane in flight as 
one of the leading features. In addi- 
tion to this novelty, there appeared im- 
mediately to the left the cancellation 
proper, comprising four horizontal lines 
of variated type reading as follows: 

By AERIAL ROUTE 
SEPT. 26, 27, 28, 1912. 

AVIATION FIELD 
McLEANSBORO, ILL. 

The obliteration consisted of six hori- 
zontal lines one-half inch long separat- 
ed into three pairs of two each, while 
the entire post mark occupied a space 
3 % inches in length at the central top. 
Three different colors of ink were em- 
ployed, viz: purple, red and greyish 
black. 

Attractive cards, somewhat similar in 
design to those used at Evansville, Ind., 
(See Chapter XXVII) and bearing on 
the reverse an illustration of Aviator 
Kearney leaning against an aeroplane, 
were especially prepared for the ser- 
vice All examples show, in addition to 
the official cancellation, a private in- 
scription composed of three horizontal 
lines distributed across the face of the 
card in blue ink, reading: 

By Aerial Post From AVIATION AND 

STREET CIRCUS 

McLEANSBORO, ILL. 

Auspices Commercial Club — Sept. 2 3, to 

28, 1912. 

The route was assigned "No. 635,- 
001" in the official records of the Post 
Office Department. While the first au- 
thorized for the state of Illinois bearing 
an individual number it, however, is not 
the initial instance of such service trans- 
piring within this state, the pioneer ex- 
ample having been described under 
Chapter XXIV. 

(1.) 

SEPTEMBER 10, 1912 — COLUMBIA, 
TENNESSEE — 

Postmaster, Columbia, Tennessee, 
authorized to dispatch mails by aero- 



plane from the temporary station lo- 
cated on the aviation field to the post- 
office at Columbia, on September 10, 11, 
12, 13 and 14. The official order in- 
structed that one trip one way should 
be made each day of the meet, by sworn 
carrier and without expense to the Post 
Office Department. 

From the special sub-station on the 
grounds, mail was carried on Septem- 
ber 10-13 to the central post-office in 
Columbia, a distance of one and a quar- 
ter miles. Aviator Horace Kearney, who 
officiated on the two preceding routes, 
was secured to make flights in connec- 
tion with an aviation meet and on each 
of the four days gave a remarkable ex- 
hibition of mail conveyance under mod- 
ern aerial conditions. Each time he at- 
tained an altitude of a mile, yet al- 
ways succeeded in dropping the mail- 
pouch carried at a point within 100 feet 
of the city post-office. Here it was 
(luickly recovered and transferred to 
the office for regular transmission. 

As on a majority of similar occasions 
a distinctive postal cancellation was pro- 
vided for use in connection with all mail 
received at the field-station. The post- 
mark proper was of the familiar circu- 
lar variety and consisted of the words 
"AEROPLANE STATION" above and 
"COLUMBIA, TENN." below, while the 
date occupied one horizontal line in the 
center. The cancellation was arranged 
as follows both it and the postmark be- 
ing applied in bright red ink. 



AVIATION 
— FIELD — 



The route was designated "No. 627,- 
001" in the official authorization of the 
Post Office Department, it being the first 
instance of aerial postal transmission 
credited to this state. A total of 429 
pieces of mail were carried by Aviator 
Kearney on the four days during which 
service was performed. 

(To be continued.) 



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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 

Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets ivill kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



]Vo. 12 Fdb, 1st, 1916. 

Applications Pending. 

Blackmarr, B. F. 
Stewart, Alexander B. 
Higgins, Geo. E. 
McQuillin, Clarence W. 
Shultz, William S. 
Hitchcock, A. H. 
Mason, Herbert W. 
Lehman, Robt. S. 
Lafean, Barle Bernard. 
Wheat, Dr. Arthur F. 
Miller, Albert F. 
Henriot, Jules Maurice 
Glassco, Sebert M. 
Baumann, Carl. 
Armstrong, John M. 
Scholl, E. J. 
Haas, Emil de 

Applications for Reinstatement Pending 

1717 — Champagne, Theophile J. 
219 — Corcoran, James Brewer. 
17 82— Seeba, Fred C. 
249 — Ashbrook, Stanley B. 
3951 — Emery, Walter. 

Applications Posted. 

Thornton, Curr, Drawer B, Tuscola, 111. ; 
Age 35; Secretary Building Associa- 
tion and Farmer; Ref. W. D. George, 
Tuscola, 111. ; Proposed by Wm. E. 
Ault, #1908. 

Mendes, Arthur de Sola, P. O. Box 49 7, 
Brunswick, Ga. ; Age 33; Vice Presi- 
dent and General Manager; Firm 
Georgis Coast & Piedmont R. R. Co.; 
Refs. C. L. Elliott, Postmaster, Bruns- 
wick, Ga., M. P. Lyons, Jr., 1631 
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.; Pro- 
posed by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 

O'bert, John, P. O. Box 1, Hawthorn, N. 
J.; Age 33; Mirror Manufacturer; 
Refs. M. Foerster, Hawthorne, N. J., 
Leonard Garbaccio, 105 Bell Ave.. 
Paterson, N. J.; Proposed by Vahan 
Mozian #2279. 



Paulin, L. R. E., The World, Room 1502 
New York City, N. Y. ; Age Legal; 
Journalist; Firm with "The World"; 
Refs. Percy G. Doane, Tribune Bldg., 
New York, N. Y., Don C. Seitz, The 
World, New York, N. Y.; Proposed by 
Vahan Mozian, #2279. 

Forbes, Chas. S., Belleville, Mich.; Age 
47; Merchant; Firm Cady & Forbes, 
Belleville, Mich.; Refs. Peoples State 
Bank, Belleville, Mich., D. F. Zim- 
merman, Secy. Hoover Steel Ball Co., 
Ann Arbor, Mich., D. L. Quirk, Jr., 
Vice Pres. First National Bank, Ypsil- 
anti, Mich.; Proposed by Wm. E. 
Ault, #1908. 

Wheeler, Francis, Lock Box 28, New 
Castle, Pa.; Age 28; Concert Bari- 
tone; Refs. First National Bank, 
Mercer, Pa. ; Citizens National Bank, 
New Castle, Pa. ; Proposed by Dr. W. 
I. Mitchell, #1421. 

Stangebye, T. L., New England, N. D.; 
Age 30; Dentist; Refs. First Nation- 
al Bank, New England, N. D., Henry 
J. Linde, Attorney General of State 
of North Dakota, Bismarck, N. D. ; 
Proposed by B. W. H. Poole, #4169. 

Kettlewell, G. P., P. O. Box 204, Cal- 
istoga, Calif.; Age 25; Assistant 
Cashier; Firm Calistoga National 
Bank; Ref. H. W. Doscher, 217 Mont- 
gomery St., San Francisco, Calif.; 
Proposed by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 

Noble, H. Dutton, Jr., 129 South St., 
Auburn, N. Y.; Age 29; Lawyer; 
Firm Brainard, Faber & Noble, 122 
Genesse St., Auburn, N. Y.; Ref., 
Auburn Trust Co., Auburn, N. Y.; 
Proposed by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 

Application foi' Reinstatement Posted. 
455 — Lang, Lewis M., P. 0. Box 476. 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Age 40; Attorney; 
Firm Secretary, P. Curtis, Koemer 
Co.; Refs. C. W. Kissinger, Reading, 
Pa., Keystone Insurance Agency Phil- 
adelphia, Pa.; Proposed by W. H. 
Barnum, #585. 



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New Stockholdei's. 

4663 — Junghanns, Robert L., P. O. Box 
"C", Baymon, Porto Rico. 

4 664 — Lerche, C, Amagerbrogade 8, 
Copenhagen, Denmark. 

4665 — Wright, Rev. C. B. B., 284 Mar- 
tin St., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Resignation Accepted. 

4299 — Lennon, C. H., Marion, Ohio. 
Resignations Received. 

29 70 — Brownell, James S., Woodstock, 
Vt. 

19 69 — Fischesser, Alfred, Passaic, N. J. 

2278 — ^Kaemmerlen, J. T., St Charles, 
Mo. 

445 3 — Telander, Knuth, Chicago, 111. 
Changes of Address. 

3177 — Becker, A. H., from 1901 Cuy- 
ler Ave., to 516 Center St., 1st Flat, 
Chicago, 111. 

2636 — Brewer, O. D., from care Mont- 
gomery Bottling Works, to Cor. Per- 
ry and Columbus Sts., Montgomery, 
Ala. 

4275 — Davis, Dr. W. F., from 220 W. 
42nd St., New York City, N. Y., to 
262 Berkeley Ave., Bloomfield, N. J, 

4358 — Dietz, August, from Masonic 
Temple, to Cor. 12th and Franklin 
Sts., Richmond, Va. 
571 — ^Frechie, S. M., from 430 E. 59th 
St., to 545 W. 164th St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

4503 — Goodman, Chas. J., from 622 
Washington Bldg., to 311 Washing- 
ton Bldg., Los Angeles Calif. 

1146 — 'Heavenrich, Max P., to read, 936 
S. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw, Mich. 

4185 — Henriques, Rev. Hoyt E., from 
4 44 E. First South, to 1595 Ninth 
East, Salt Lake City, Utah 

2121 — ^Perry, Dr. J. C, from U. S. Pub- 
lic Health Service, Washington, D. C. 
to U. S. Public Health Service Ellis Is- 
land, N. Y. 

2 618 — Tweedy, Frank, from 3416 13th 
St., to care U. S. Geological Survey, 
Washington, D. C. 

4313 — Wunderly, L. S., from 323 N. 
Illinois St., to 1003 Merchants Bank 
Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. 

4 364 — Walford, John Binford, from 802 
E. Clay St., to 9 04 Chamber-Layne 
Ave., Ginter Park, Richmond, Va. 



3251 — Cutler, Marshall, from 8 Via 
Tornabuoni, to 14 Via Delia Vigua 
Unova, Florence, Italy. 

Change of Officers for Branch Societies. 

Note the following changes in list of 
officers for Branch Societies: 
Branch No. 43, Passaic Stamp Club. 

President — C. W. HoUiday. 

Vice-President — Van Dyk MacBride. 

Secretary-Treasurer — A. E. Landvat- 
ter, 5 8 Irving Place, Passaic, N. J. 

Trustees — J. W. Sampson and J. S. 
VanNess. 

Meeting held second and fourth 
Tuesdays of each month at 241 Main 
Ave., Passaic, N. J. 
Branch No. 44, New York Stamp Society 

President — J. M. Bartels. 

Vice-President — ^H. M'aininger. 

Secretary — W. O. Staeb, 557 Park 
Place, Lyndhurst, N. J. 

Treasurer — B. Schlessinger. 

Librarian — J. Mouhib. 

Auction and Sales Mgr. — H. M. Lewy. 

Stamp Expert — ^Eugene Klein. 

Membership Summary. 

Total membership Jan. 15, 
1916 1458 

New stockholders admitted 

Feb. 1st, 1916 3 1461 

Resignation accepted Feb. 

1st. 1916. . 1 

Total membership Feb. 1st 

1916 1460 

Wm. E. AULT, Secy. 



OFFICIAL NOTICES. 
Branch Societies. 

The attention of the Secretaries of 
Branch Societies is called to the fact 
that the new membership list is now un- 
der preparation and it is the desire to 
give the following information al)out 
our 'branches in this list — 
List of officers 
Date of meetings 
Place of meetings 
The general Secretary should be given 
this information not later than March 1 
so that it may be properly included in 
the publication. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 



Vol. XXIX Feb. 15, 1916 



No. 10 



Publiahed at 

FEDERALSBURG, MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jbffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 
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L. H. KJELLSTEDT. Scranton, Pa, 

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otherwise no responsibility will be assumed for errors 

Right is reserved to reject any advertisements 
offered. 

Address all communications to the Editor. 

EXCHANGES— We will be pleased to exchange three 
copies with all philatelic publications upon receipt 
of request to do so. Kindlysend one copy to Mr. 
Adam E. Daum, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood 
St., Pittsburgh, Pa., one copy to the Chairman of 
the Philatelic Literature Committee, W. R. Rirk- 
etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes- 
Barre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 

EDITORIAL. 

THE AJVNTJAL Under this heading we 
QUESTION. have previously had 
something to say regard- 
ing the number of members who each 
year allow their membership to lapse, 
and that in spite of no less than four 
notices to the effect that the yearly dues 
are payable, two of these notices being 
sent out by the Treasurer and followed 
by two circular letters from the Secre- 
tary. Why this state of affairs should 
exist we cannot understand. It is not 
a condition peculiar to the American 
Philatelic Society, but it is a problem 
which each year presents itself to all 



stamp societies. It is odd that so many 
collectors permit their memberships to 
be canceled by default. This does not 
happen only among the recent addi- 
tions to a society, but those suspended 
come from the ranks of those who have 
been members for years as well as 
months. 

Is it a question of losing interest in 
collecting or does the trouble lie with 
the societies? Is it that those members 
hold a grievance against the society? 
If it is, and they would make it known 
to the proper officers, probably some- 
thing could be done to remove the cause 
of their discontent. But in the majority 
of cases the Society receives no re- 
sponse whatever from those who are 
suspended. It is pleasing to note, how- 
ever, that the number of those who are 
now delinquent is smaller than at any 
time during the terms of office of the 
present Secretary, but at that the list 
is larger than it should be. 

■From the few expressions which 
reach us concerning this matter, it 
seems fair to assume that the member 
is largely to blame if he has failed to 
make the most of his opportunities. The 
Society should not be expected to make 
a membership a thing of direct profit 
without any effort on the part of the 
member to make it so. It is impossible 
for any society to pay direct returns to 
its members for the dues which they 
pay. But the A. P. S. does offer many 
ways in which a member can secure 
value many times over for the cost of 
membership. This cannot be done un- 
less the member will take advantage of 
the chances offered him. Even if there 
were nothing else, the rating, to use a 
business term common in mercantile cir- 
cles, conferred by membership in the 
American Philatelic Society, should be 
ample recompense for affiliation with 
the Society. As a rule the simple fact 
of membership is sufficient recommenda- 
tion to the dealer for there to be no 
other need of introduction. Those who 
have ever attended a convention of the 
A. P. S. need not be told of the value 
and pleasure of philatelic fellowship 
with other collectors. 



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We realize that it will never be pos- 
sible to eliminate suspensions for non- 
payment of dues, but when the memibers 
come to take a broader view of what a 
philatelic society means to them, and 



enter into the proper spirit of its orga- 
nization, then will they more fully grasp 
the ideas which are responsible for its 
existence and take the profit in the ways 
open to them. 



AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. 



Being items which seem of general 
There are those who take their fa- 
vorite catalogue and seem to think it 
represents the last word on the subject, 
but that the compilers of these works 
are only human after all and make mis- 
takes just the same as all the rest of us 
do, is clearly shown by the following 
taken from the January issue of "The 
Philatelic .Journal of Great Britain" — 
Mistakes In catalogues often lead to 
confusion in the trade, and many of our 
readers will remember the curious prin- 
ter's error in Gibbons' some years ago, 
when the 1/-, CC, 121/2, British Hon- 
duras was priced at £125 instead of 12/6. 
This led to endless disappointment on 
the part of inexperienced holders of this 
by-no-means scarce stamp, who tried to 
dispose of their property at half cata- 
logue or less. A mistake which has 
crept into the latest edition is really 
amusing. The Sd. New Britain, No. 9a, 
is described as "double surcharge, one 
omitted." This will be a puzzler for some 
people, but it is quite obvious to the ex- 
periened reader that the word "omitted" 
should read "inverted." An error of 
another class, which led to an interest- 
ing sequel, occurred, also in Gibbons, 
several years ago, when that scarce 
stamp, the large % %, wide-spacing, 
on the 1/2 piastre CC, Cyprus, which 
had hitherto been catalogued at 40/-, 
was priced, by a printer's error, at 4/-. 
The mistake passed unnoticed for sever- 
al subsequent editions and after a 
time the 4/- was increased to 6/-! Last 
year, however, the original mistake was 
evidently traced, as the important cy- 
pher was added after the "6", and in 
the latest edition the stamp remains at 
60/-. During the years of its temporary 
depression several knowing speculators 
reaped a rich harvest by buying at cat- 
alogue price or less. 

All of which only goes to show that 
he who would be a successful philatel- 
ist must give the subject considerable 
study. 

The following item concerning the 



interest as viewed by the Editor. 

stamps of Brazil, clipped from "Stamp 
Collecting" of Dec. 18th, 1915, should 
be of interest to those who collect these 
stamps — 

We learn from rBcho de la Timbrolo- 
gie that a great number of stamps are 
to be demonetised as from January 9th 
next, these being the "Southern Cross" 
issue of 1890, the series of 1891, 1893, 
1894, and 1896, the overprinted news- 
paper stamps of 189 8, the surcharged 
set of 1899, the newspaper stamps of 
1890 and 1891-93, and the postage dues 
of 1890 and 1895-1901, besides various 
"entires" of all sorts. The same journal 
announces that the Brazilian Govern- 
ment is now deliberating on a suggested 
issue of postage stamps to commemorate 
the sooth anniversary of the founda- 
tion of Belem. 

War Stamps have the right of way in 
the British philatelic press at the pres- 
ent time, and in fact they have been the 
one absorbing topic since the early days 
of the present European troubles. The 
following is reprinted from the "Phila- 
telic Magazine" from January, although 
the same article has been used in vari- 
ous of the philatelic journals coming to 
our desk from Great Britain. 

IJUSHTKE AVAR PROVISTOjVALS. 

Bushire, a seaport town of Persia, 
was occupied by the British on August 
8th, 1915, and was restored to Persia 
on Oct. 16th, 1915. 

The British Authorities took over the 
stock of Persian stamps on hand, and 
overprinted them with the words "BU- 
SHIRE, Under British Occupation", in 
black, and issued them for the use of 
our troops on August 15th. In October 
last we ibriefly chronicled this issue, 
and Messrs. Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., have 
now kindly given us the following fur- 
ther particulars, which they have ob- 
tained from a gentleman in the British 
Residency. 

The following is a list of stamps is- 
sued all overprinted on the Persian 



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stamps of 1911-13 (Gibbons Type 59). 

1 ch. orange and green 3227 

2 ch. sepia and carmine 3680 

3 ch. green and grey 3001 

5 ch. carmine and brown 257 

6 ch. lake and green 4050 

y ch. lilac and brown 2955 

10 ch. brown and carmine 2522 

12 ch. blue and green 1974 

24 ch. green and purple 1732 

1 kr. carmine and blue 2320 

2 kr. claret and green 687 

3 kr. black and lilac 566 

5 kr. blue and red 7 72 

10 kr. rose and sepia 866 

In addition to these, there was also 
found in stock a few of the stamps is- 
sued to commemorate the Coronation of 
the Shah in 1914, and these were over- 
printed the same as the others. 

The numbers issued were as follows: 

1 ch. deep blue and carmine ... .186 

2 ch. carmine and deep blue .... 18 

3 ch deep green 149 

5 ch. vermilion 22 

6 ch. carmine and green 29 

9 ch. deep violet and brown 115 

10 ch. brown and deep green .... 66 

12 ch. ultramarine 58 

24 ch. sepia and brown 143 

1 kr. black, brown and silver . . . .174 

2 kr. carmine, slate and silver ... 189 

3 kr. sepia, dull lilac and silver. .139 

5 kr. slate, sepia and silver 145 

1 toman (10 kr. ), black, violet & 

gold 170 

3 tomans (30 kr. ) red carmine & 

gold . . 48 

As will be seen, all these stamps must 
become very rare. Only 18 complete 
sets were made, and the most that ex- 
ists of the commonest is 186. 

The 5 kr. of this issue has oeen found 
with the overprint inverted. 

It seems that among the various for- 
ces operating among the colonial pos- 
sessions of the warring countries there 
must be a considerable philatelic fol- 
lowing, for the "crop" of provisional 
issues due to the fortunes of war has 
been a prolific one, and since this is 
the case it is to be regretted that there 
is such a large proportion of the varie- 
ties which are particularly unobtainable 
owing to the extremely small quantity 
manufactured 



WANTS AND EXCHANGES. 

Members only will have the use of this 
column. Rates — Per line, Including address 
eingle insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 121^0. Minimum charge 
for yearly notice, 50c. 

JEXCHAAGK WA]VTKD. Am breaking 
up a $5,000.00 general collection 100 coun- 
tries. Will exchange stamps of any coun- 
try in my collection for equal value U. S., 
Hawaiian, Cuba, Porto Pico, Guam, Domin- 
ion Canada, or Hong Kong, 1916 Scott's 
basis. Only first class .stamps cataloging 
10c and indefinately up wanted. Will take 
up to five copies each variety. Send list 
Scott's numljers of those you have to 
trade and what .vou want, will return my 
trade offers, then lets do business. Society 
number or references please; even trade 
and no dealers. B. H. Burrell, U. S. Offlce 
I^ublic Itoads, Wa.sh. D. C, A. P. S. #4629. 

MATCH & MKIJKIAK, I will give fine 
British Colonials or other good stamps for 
any matcli or medicine stamps that I can 
use for my collection, write me. H. W. 
Doscher, 217 Montgomery St., San Francis- 
co, Calif., P. P. S. #39.''.. 

APPROVAL BOOKS — Made in two styles 
net price and discount. I furnish seven 
colors of covers, as follows: Buff, blue, 
pearl, drab, pink, brown, and green. Write 
for circulars and particulars. Samples, 
8-100 size books or 10-50 size for 15c post- 
paid. B. Gordon Bushnell, 2715 Indiana- 
polis Avenue, lidianapolis, Ind. 

V'OUR xVD. should be in this column. 
One member writes — "It is the best pay- 
ing ad. I ever used." Low cost. Try it. 

EXCHANGK WANTED, Collectors and 
dealers in foreign countries who will send 
me 5 to 10 of a kind of medium-priced 
stamps in good condition receive equal 
value in U. S., especially 50c and 1 Dollar 
current issue and complete Parcel Post 
sets Ic to 1 dol. New issues and War 
stamps always wanted. Basis Scott or 
Senf Cat. Satisfaction guaranteed. R. 
1, nomas, 134 N. LaWaile St., Crncago, iii., 
U. S. A. 

1916 Wholesale List. 

The lowest List in America listing 
thousands of varieties bv the 10 and 
100. 

Look through your stock and see 
how many 2c stamps you have. 

I offer 670 var. (no trash) for $2. 
L. M. PASSMOBE, 
927 S. Main St. Lo.s Angeles, OaJ,. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 

The standing of those members who 
have secured two or more new members 
during the present Society year is (Feb. 
1st., 1916) as follows: — 



BOSTON 
AUCTION SALES 

Regularly 

Always ready to Buy Fine Staiiii)s 
In Fine Condition. Old Stamps 
on Covers Greatly desired. 

B. L. DREW & CO. 
7 Water St., Boston, Mass. 

(Established 1885). 



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Eugene Klein 5 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

Van Dyk MacBride 3 

L. H. Kjellstedt 2 

M. Ohlman 2 

B. W. H. Poole 2 

W. G. WMttaker 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

Another name is added to tlie list 
this month. Why not have yours there 
also? It is not a hard matter to induce 
that philatelic friend to send in his ap- 
plication, for it is easy to convince him 
that the A. P. S. is THE society. The 
Secretary or any of the Recruiting Com- 
mittee will help you. The medal will 
be something on which you can always 
look with pride and with the thoughts 
that you have helped make the Society 
stronger and assisted others in the en- 
joyment of philatelic fellowship. But 
remember, quality of membership comes 
.before quantity. 



SPECIALTIES OF MEMBERS. 

From present indications the new 
membership list to be issued during the 
coming spring will show a greater in- 
crease in interest in this feature. The 
last list showed that nearly 50% of the 
members published their specialties. If 
you have not filed this information with 
the Secretary, do so at once. The atten- 
tion of new members, those who have 
been admitted since the beginning of the 
present Society year, is especially direct- 
ed to this matter. 



p. M. Wolslefler, Presldent-Manaser. 
Chas. Beamish, Secretary-Treas., 

of the 



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We hold public Stamp Auction Sales 
at regular intervals. All catalogs 
"FREE" to auction buyers. Are you 
on our mailing list We are members 
of the A. P. S. 



WANTED TO PURCHASE. * 
AU Issues U. S. Prior to 1890. 



Fine Unused Condition. 

Singles and Blocks, also later 
issues in Blocks. Particularly 
1894-1895 and 1898 Issues. 



Also singles Nos. 261, 262, 
263, 276, 280, 282a, 283, 284, 
292, 293, 323b, 324b, 327, etc. 

Any quantity purchased if in 
fine condition. 

Submit or quote what you 
have. 

ECONOMIST STAMP CO. 

; 87 Nassau St., New York City. 









Some Rare Department Stamps 

Interior 90*; Justice 24; Navy 7,' 
15*. 24, 30*; Post Office 90 gray pa- 
per; State 2, 7*, 10*, 12*, 30 and i 
I many others Sent on approval. 

Also my fine approval books of me-| 
dium priced United States and Colo- 

inies, British Colonies or Europe. They] 
contain neither very rare stamps nor I 
trash. 
I F. NOYES, AUce, Texas. 

I Established 1884. t 

' Sveriges Filatelist-Forening! 

(The Philatelic Society of Sweden) { 
Founded September 18. 1886. ) 

Honorary Members: The Crown Prince! 
of Sweden and H. M. The King of Eng- j 
land Proprietor and Publisher of Svensk » 
Filatelistlsk Tidskrift j 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. | 

Over 1,100 members of legal age. Ex- 
cellent Sales Department with insurance 
against all losses. Membership of the 
A. P. S. accepted as satisfactory refer- 
ence. No entrance fee. Yearly dues $1.35 
American Representative. 

L,. HARALD KJELLSTEDT, C. E. 

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Members only will have the use of this 
column. Rates — Per line, including address 
pingle insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 121^0. Minimum charge 
Tor yearly notice, 50c. 

GOVERNMENT ISSUE of Postal' Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chil- 
licothe, Ohio. 

URUGUAY. All issues wanted fdr caSh 
or good ex. Especially want errors, oddi-a 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and ,^7 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
filled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all fine $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H._ 
Fehlig, 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 38Sl. 

Want LISTS of rarities and curiosities 
requested. Everything at reasonable price , 
H. Meyer, 601 Congress St., Portla-nd, Me. 
Member A. P. S., M. P. S., N. P. S,, etc. 

' -^ ' l—K. 

AUCTION Buyers send name'' for" ' oniyi 
monthly sales cats., cat. of single stamps, 
sets, packets, accessories, etc., free. M. 
Ohlman, 75-77 Nassau St., New York City. 

■ . •*. ■ m . 

WANTED for cash Imperforate; and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stai4i;p4 ;iH pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values, ©uplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. F. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. .536, Clean, 
N. Y. 

WANTED— ^Manuscript for articles of in- 
terest to our members written by members 
for publication in this journal. Address 
The Editor. 
— -t 

I AM ALWAYS ready to exchange pos- 
tage Btaniys. ±>asis any catalogue. Th. 
van Haelen, Bandoeng, Java, Dutch East 
Indies. , A. ,P. S. 4548. j,,^^, 

BRITISH COLOlVlti's mint current issues 
Eolus Stamp Co., Box 343, Dept. 2, Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

S,.EL,L,ING OUT good stock of stamps. 
Over thirty years accumuIatiOH including 
fine collection, at very low prices. Give 
references, or society number, for appro- 
val books; -when you have seen one, you 
will want more. P. Noye.s, Alice, Tex.' 

WANTED. — Nicaragua Nos. 1, to 12, 
1862-1880, used. Will take large lots if 
price is right. Also want original oovi'rs 
of Nicaragua, particularly 1862 to 1900. 
Send with lowest terms to K. A. Pernber, 
■Woodstock, Vt. A. P. S. #4322. 

A POSTAL will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
Mansfield St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 
4471. 

U. S. 1861-8. All stamps of these issues, 
including 3c, in small or large lots, wanted 
by collector specialist!. Duplicates for 
sale. W. B. Sprague, 54 William St., New 
York. ' ■ 

YOUR SOCIETY number will bring a' 
selection on approval from me. My net 
priced stamps are hard to beat. Write me. 
A. A. Jones, Herrin, 111. 



BOOKLET PANES with guide lines and 
plate numbers and complete booklets 
wanted. Cash, or exchange. 1898 and 1902 
issuefe especially desired. All issues with 
top guides and top corner guides desired. 
H. M. Southgate, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 
r IT n " ■ ^— 

WANTED. — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers (and foreign correspondents. New 
issues i'ria sets especially desired. P W 
Riedell,JBoi' 40(|), Schenectady, N. Y. " 

' ' '. — ~ I 

' Exchd"nge"your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue' 2c''*ach) at 15c per 100. Other 
bargains wholesale and retail. Approvals 
-also, 1 South & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and' I'll tell you whether we can 
do busm'ess with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

' <•". L..A. BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272, 
64 'Bruce ALx-eu, i Yonkers, N. Y. 



_ GLASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are 
the lastoword 'for collectors' use Sample 
of 'either for 2c stamp, or with 4 var. used 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A 
P. S. #'£i51, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 
Ui-l. ._ , 

U. S. 1869 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs 
essays, etc. Small or large lots V d' 
MacBrlde, 85 Ascension St., Passaic N J 



EGYPT and SOUDAN. My Wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt' 



^VANTED. War stamps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with business men in other 
neutral countries in regard to business 
possibilities. Friedr. W. Lutz, care Priedr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond, Va. USA 



nn?!f*^ SALE — Fine Gen. Collection of 
8000 or 9000 var. and the accumulation of 
40 yrs. of all nations. Great Bargain for 
$1500.00 but must be disposed of at once. 
Large amount of Literature, etc. will be 
thrown in. Investigate. Address Tuck, 123 
No. Main St., Oconomowoc, Wis., A. P S 
No. 2549 and S. P. A. No. 1099. 



BEANS — specializes in the booklet issues 
of the U. S. and is always pleased to sell 
or exchange book leaves. Rare varieties 
especially are offered at exceptionally rea- 
sonable prices. George Beans, Box 251, 
Glenside, Pa. 



FREE — Scarce War Stamp gratis if you 
try a selection of my superior net appro- 
vals. H. R. Stiles, Box 807, Schenectady, 
N., Y. Member A. P. S., S. P. A., A. S. D. A. 

Indian States Postage Stamps, all used, 
Fine copies, 200 varieties, for $4.80. Price 
lists free. C. S. Iyer, Attungal, Travan- 
core, India. A. P. S. 4549. 



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The Old Firm of M. GIWELB 
offers the following stamps — Numbers 
are those of Scott's catalogue. 

United States 1869. 15c No. 119 $1.00 

Antigua 1886, Ish No. 20 4.00 

Argentine 1891, 5p No. 87 4.00 

— 1899, 5p No. 134 •• -^J 

Bahamas 1884, 5sh No. 30 unused. 2.25 
Barbadoes 1897, 5d No. 83 unused. .80 
Bechuanaland 1886, Ish No. 9 un- 

used • 7-00 

Protectorate 1888 Ish No.54 unused 3.00 
Br. Central Africa 1898, Ip No. 55. .50 
British Guiana 1882, 1 and 2c, Nos. 

103-106, each 1.00 

British Honduras 1888, 3c on 3d, 

No. 21, unused 3.50 

Cape of Good Hope 1871, 5sh No. 26 1.50 

— 1882, Vz on 3d, No. 39 12.50 

Ceylon 1885, lrl2c No. 127 1.50 

— 1886, lrl2c No. 132 75 

Chile 1905, Ip No. 78, unused 2.75 

Danish West Indies 1855, 3c No. 1. 3.00 
Dominica 1877, Ip No. 5 75 

— 1886, 1/2P on 6d No. 13, unused.. .75 

Ip on Ish No. 15, unused 75 

Falkland Islands 1878, 6d No. 3, un- 
used 1.00 

Fernando Po 1897, 5c on 25 No. 27 .50 
Gambia 1886, Nos. 12 to 19, set of 

8, unused 2.00 

Morocco Agencies 1898, 50c No. 206 2.00 
Gold Coast, Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 

25, fine set of 5 5.00 

Selections of stamps irill he sent on ap- 
proval on receipt of satisfactory refer- 
ences or deposit. All stamps are guar- 
anteed genuine and in fine condition. 

M. GIWFLiB, 54, Strand, London, Bug. 

Member A. P. S., etc. Established 1882 



I Make a Specialty of 

FINE APPROVALS 

and by fine I mean 
GOOD STAMPS, 

FINE CONDITION, 

REASONABLE PRICES 

Send for 

62 page list describing them, also offer- 
ing over 6700 stamps singly and in sets, 
not to speak of packets. 

W. S. ALDRICH. 
Box 744 St. Joseph, Missouri. 



Somali Coast 1, 2, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .07 

20, 25, 30c .20 

Togo %, 1, 2p on Gold Coast .15 

Mexico 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .08 

Austria Wars 3. 5, 10, 20, 25, 35h .25 

Senegal 10c Red Cross .04 

Br, Honduras 5c with overprint .07 

Dominica 5s Geo. 1.60 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS. 

Stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval sleections on request. 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAEL,, 
937 Madison St., Chicago, III. 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any profes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greatest raritieec orstant 
ly on view; but throughout this stock— without exception the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality— the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and satisfy 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmaster's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and ofifers quite the best 
avenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritius, New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (ail issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicited. 

Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address— "Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRJECTORS. 
President — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. "Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., JefEersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGiaw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

liiteruatioaal Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-Large — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OPFICKRS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia. Pa. 

liixaininer of Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

I^ibrariau — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E, Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalsireidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Recruitius — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, bilti Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand Book — C. K. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. E. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. .NJevin, W. L. Stevenson. 



Vol. XXIX 



WJT. 



RT. 1, 1916. 



No. 11. 




THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



MARCH 1, 1916 



No. 11 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
ihc Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 13. Februaiy 17th, 1916. 

Applications Pending. 

Henriot, Jules Maurice 

Glassco, Sebert M. 

Baumann, Carl 

Armstrong, John M. 

Scholl, E. J. 

Haas, Emil de 

Thornton, Curt 

Mendes, Arthur de Sola 

Obert, John 

Paulin, L. R. E. 

Forbes, Chas. S. 

Wheeler, Francis 

Stanagebye, T. L. 

KeUlewell, G. P. 

Xoble, H. Button, Jr. 

Applications for Reinstatement I*endinj>. 
219 — Corcoran, James Brewer 

1782 — Seeba, Fred C. 

249 7 — Ashbrook, Stanley B. 

3951 — Emery, Walter 
455 — Lang, Lewis M. 

Applications Posted. 

Lloyd, M. J., 2341 E. 89th St., Cleve- 
land, Ohio; Age, 26; Mechanical En- 
gineer; Refs., W. A. Chamberlin, A. 
P. S. 4380, Cleveland Heights, O., F. 
E. Ovenden, care Luck Illustrating 
Co., Cleveland, Ohio; Proposed by W. 
G. Whittaker, #3549. 

Hovey, R. F., 212 4 Cornell Road, Cleve- 
land, Ohio; Age, 25; Research Stu- 
dent; Refs., Dr. Dayton C. Miller, care 
School of Applied Science, Cleveland, 
Ohio; Proposed by W. G. Whittaker, 
#3549. 



Hoskins, H. Preston, University Farm, 
St. Paul, Minn.; Age, 30; Veterinar- 
ian; Firm, with University of Minne- 
sota; Refs. The Colwell Press, 314 
Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, Minn., 
Beebe Biological Laboratories, 161 
W. 3rd St., St. Paul, Minn.; Proposed 
by Milton P. Lyons, Jr., #2715. 

Canann, Harry L., 23 80 W. 31st St., 
Los Angeles, Calif.; Age, 32; Retail 
Tobacco Dealer; Firm, Harry L. Can- 
ann; Refs. Max Roth & Co., Whole- 
sale Cigars, 546 S. Los Angeles St., 
Los Angeles, Calif., O. J. Root, Pa- 
cific Coast Mgr. Moline Knight Auto, 
1362 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, Cal- 
ifornia; Proposed by Ross O'Shaugh- 
nessy, #1576. 

Fast, E. Edward, 13 44 O St, Fresno, 
Calif.; Age, 24; Salesman (with H. 
Graff & Co.); Refs. H. Graff & Co., 
Fresno, Calif.; Harry E. Dore, A. P. 
S. 2810, Berkeley, Calif.; Proposed 
by Chas. E. Jenney, #3565. 

McPherson, E. B., Turk & Masonic Ave., 
San Francisco, Calif; Age, 44; Ceme- 
tery Superintendent; Firm, with Ma- 
sonic Cemetery Association, Inc.; 
Refs., Anglo London Paris National 
Bank, San Francisco, Cal. ; Masonic 
Cemetery Association, San Francisco, 
Calif.; Proposed by Ross O'Shaugh- 
nessy, #1576. 

Gordon, William David, care The Mine 
and Smelter Supply So., El Paso, Tex- 
as; Age, Legal; Manager; Firm, The 
Mine and Smelter Supply Co.; Refs., 



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City National Bank, El Paso, Texas, 
First National Bank, El Paso, Texas; 
Proposed by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 
Preston, Wm. D., 1834 E. 63rd St., 
Cleveland, Ohio; Age, 26; Receiving 
Clerk; Refs., The N. J. Rich Co., Knit 
Goods Manufacturers, E. 61st St. & 
Euclid, Cleveland, Ohio, W. H. Bar- 
num, A. P. S. 5 85, Cleveland, Ohio; 
Proposed by W. G. Whittaker, 
#3549. 
Battanchon, Charles Francis Felix, 41, 
Villa Chantelouve, Nice, France. 
(Temporary address 1048 Lexington 
Ave., New York City, N. Y.); Age, 
46; Retired; Member of the Societe 
Prancaise de Timbrologie de Paris 
since 189 6 and Trustee of the Societe 
Timbrologique de Nica; Ref., A. 0. 
Marimian, A. P. S. 2952, Paris, 
France; Proposed by Vincent Gurdji, 
#129. 
Applicatioiis for Reinstatement Posted. 
19 25 — Davis, Holland A., M.D., 125 N. 
Tejon St., Colorado Springs, Col. 
Age, Legal; Refs. Chas. A. Nast, 
A. P. S. 1838, Denver, Col., .J. B. 
Corrin, Colorado Springs, Col.; 
Proposed by Wm. B. Ault, 
ifl908. 
-257 6 — Tittman, A. C. 76 Pierrepont St 
Brooklyn, N v.; Age. 41; Pro- 
posed 'by Vahan Mozian, #2279. 
2838 — Hyde, Capt. Arthur P. S., 161, 
2 4th Ave., Seattle, Wash., Age, 
40; Army Officer; Refs., Bank of 
the Metropolis, New York City, 
N. Y., Dexter Horton National 
Bank, Seattle, Wash.; Proposed 
by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 
Application Returned. 
By direction of the Board of Vice- 
Presidents, the following application 
has been returned to applicant — 
Miller, Albert F., San Francisco, Calif. 

Deaths Reported. 
1797 — Raas, E., San Francisco, Calif., 

(Jan. 25th, 1916). 
2784 — Gardiner, Wm. H., Chicago, 111., 
(Dec. 5th, 1914). 

Resignation Accepted. 

2629 — Morris, Chas. R., Washington, D. 
C. 



Resignations Received. 

40 60 — Freyberg, S., Asbury Park, N. J. 

(formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. 
39 01 — Hart, W. O., New Orleans, La. 
2444 — Hill, Edwin B., Mesa, Ariz. 
3288 — Moore, W. N., Sioux Falls, S. D. 

3 651 — Sisson, V. E., Chicago, 111. 

New Stockholders. 

4 666 — Blackmarr, E. F.,, 4609 Cam- 

bridge St., Duluth, Minn. 
4667 — ^Stewart, Alexander B., 500-504 

Chamber of Commerce, Los Ajti- 

geles, Calif. 
4668 — Higgins, Geo. E., care Ohio 

State Telephone Co., Nasby Bldg. 

Toledo, Ohio. (Note new ad- 
dress.) 
4669 — ^McQuillin, Clarence W., 398 

Maryland St., Winnipeg, Canada. 
4 670— Shultz, William S., R. D. 11, Box 

25, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 
4671 — Hitchcock, A. M., Sta. B, Box 

152, Cleveland, Ohio. 
4 672 — Mason, Herbert W., 20 3 Grand 

Ave., Hackettstown, N. J. 
4673 — Lehman, Robt. S., 375 Third 

Ave., New York City, N. Y. 
467 4 — Lafean, Earle Bernard, 175 S. 

Pine St., York, Pa. 
4675 — Wheat, Dr. Arthur F., 967 Elm 

St., Manchester, N. H. 

Reinstated. 

1717 — ^Champagne, Theophile J., 110 6 
Parket St., Chester, Pa. 

Changes of Address. 

1570 — ^Crowell, Henry C, from 519 Cax- 
ton Bldg, to 415 Huron Road. 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

337 9 — Bmry, Geo. A., from Ryan, Iowa, 
to Independence, Iowa. 

26 67 — Grafe, Gustav A., from 709 Cen- 
ter St., to 1212 Belmont Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

4272 — ^Grimes, J. Gordon B., from 114 
Sterling St., to White Rock 
Farms, R. F. D. No. 1, Pair- 
mount, W. Va. (effective March 
1st, 1916). 

3953 — Jaegle, Charles J., Jr., from 301 
Fisk St., Arsenal Sta., to 6615 
Wilkins Ave., Homewood Sta., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 



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39 — Lawrence, Albert E., from 221 
South St., to 550 Water St., New 
York City, N. Y. 

4 259 — McNutt, Chas. L., from 1616 W. 
leth St., to 1522 W. 16th St., 
Bedford, Ind. 

4283 — Steele, H., from 87 Ziegler St., 
to 4 Laurel St., Roxbury, Mass. 

40 84 — Tomes, Arthur L., from 4 4 Court 
St., to 502 Classon Ave., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

3742 — Whitney, George W., from 130 
Sycamore St., Winter Hill, Mass., 
to 50 Highland Ave., Somerville, 
Mass. 

409 6 — Wallick, Walter, from Box 447, 
Cerro Gordo, 111., to care Y. M. 
C. A., Galesburg, 111. 
Membership Summary. 

Total membership Feb. 1st, 
1916 1460 

New stockholders admitted 
Feb. 17th ,1916 10 

Reinstated Feb. 17th, 1916 1 1471 

Deaths reported Feb. 17th, 
1916 2 



Resignation accepted Feb. 
17th, 1916 1 



Total membership Feb. 17th 

1916 1468 

WM. E. AULT, Secretary. 



EMMANUEL RAAS. 

Mr. Emmanuel Raas, A. P. S. 1797, 
died at his home in San Francisco, Cal., 
.Tan. 25th, 1916, aged 78 years. Mr. 
Raas was a native of France and a col- 
lector for many years. His collection 
was a general one, but special atten- 
tion was given to the stamps of France 
and its Colonies. Mr. Raas's interest in 
philately continued to the last, and 
even during his final illness, he was 
making a special study of French can- 
cellations. 

Mr. Raas became a member of the So- 
ciety Jan. 31st 1903, and to his bereav- 
ed relatives, we extend our heart-felt 
sympathy in their loss. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



For Month of January, 1916. 
Detroit, Mich. February 1, 1916. 

STOCK FUND. 
Balance forwarded $4,375.66 
.January receipts 11.00 



Credit balance 

GENERAL FUND. 
Balance forwarded $802.28 
Jan. Expendi- 
tures $189.10 
Jan. Receipts 161.15 27.95 



$4,386.66 



Credit balance 774.33 

INSURANCE FUND. 
Insurance 1,781.67 

Jan. Receipts $45.34 
Jan. Expendi- 

ditures 3.26 42.13 



EXCHANGE ACCOUNT. 

Exchange $65.83 

January receipts .43 



Credit balance 66.26 

SUSPENSE ACCOUNT. 

Suspense $23.95 

January receipts 6.90 



Credit balance 30.85 

SUMMARY OF BALANCE. 

Stock Fund $4,386.66 

General Fund 774.33 

Insurance Fund 1,823.80 

Exchange Acct. 66.26 

Suspense Acct. 30.85 



Total $7,081.90 

RESOURCES. 
Bonds $3,489.34 

Cash in Bank 3,592.56 



Credit balance 



1,823.80 



C. F. HEYERMAN, 



$7,081.90 
Treasurer. 



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The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 

Vol. XXIX Mar. 1, 1916. No. 11 

Published at 

FEDBRALSBURG, MD. 

WM. E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 
HENRY A. KIDDER, - Arlington, Mass. 
L. H. KJELLSTEDT, Scranton, Pa, 

subscriptions- 
Free to All Members in Good Standing. 
To Non-Members— $1.00 per year for Monthly 
issues. 

Supplements — 

Membership List - - - 50 cents 

Convention Proceedings - - 25 cents 

By-Laws, _ " ' ". " 15 cents 

Single copies of monthly issues 10 cents 

ADVERTI8EMENTS- 

One page, per insertion, - - , - $8.00 
Half page, per insertion, - - . . 4.00 

Quarter page, (4 inches) per insertion - 2.00 
Eighth page, (2 inches) per insertion, - - 1.25 
One inch, per insertion, - - . . .75 

Five per cent (5>) discount allowed on yearly 
contract. 

Notices- Wants or Exchanges-From members only — 
Per line, including address, per insertion, 5 cents 
Standing Notices, one year, per line, 12]^ cents 
Minimum charge for yearly Standing 

Notices, ------ 50 cents 

Advertising Copy must reach Editor by the 1st or 
15th of each month to insure insertion in following 
saue. 

Typewriten or printed copy should be furnished; 
otherwise no responsibility will be assumed for errors 

Right is reserved to reject any advertisements 
offered. 

Address all communications to the Editor. 

EXCHANGES— We will be pleased to exchange three 
copies with all philatelic publications upon receipt 
of request to do so. Kindlysend one copy to Mr. 
Adam E. Daum, Assistant Librarian, 421 Wood 
St., Pittsburgh, Pa., one copy to the Chairman of 
the Philatelic Literature Committee, W. R. Rirk- 
etts, 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes- 
Barre) Pa., and one copy to the Editor. 

EDITORIAIi. 
LOOAIj If we take as a basis of 

CLUBS, judgment the few programs 
of local societies which appear 
in the philatelic press, it seems that 
the matter of preparing or outlining a 
fixed program for their meetings 
throughout a season enters but little 
into the affairs of the average club, but 
as an outstanding exception to this, the 
New York Stamp Society, Branch No. 4 4 
of the A. P. S., prints a complete pro- 
gram of their meetings for the entire 
year of 1916, as will be found under the 
reports of Branch Societies in this issue, 
and a perusal of this program will show 



that there are many interesting things 
in store for their members. 

Undoubtedly this fixing of a stated 
entertainment for a year's meeting will 
have a considerable bearing on the in- 
terest to be displayed in the Society by 
the members, and the fact that the at- 
tractions for each meeting are known 
to all the members of the society should 
do much toward insuring a good attend- 
ance. This to our mind, is an ideal 
way to create and hold interest in club 
and there is no reason why every local 
organization, no matter how small its 
membership, could and should not have 
a series of fixed events for their gath- 
erings. 

Wherever there are collectors, mater- 
ial exists for the outlining of a series 
of entertainments, which need not 
necessarily be on such an extensive plan 
as that of the New York Society but 
which, nevertheless, would possess 
much of interest and value to the mem- 
bers of the club. If more of our local 
societies would endeavor to plan their 
meetings in this manner, there would 
be much added incentive for increased 
attendance and at the same time there 
would be the greatly-to-be-desired in- 
ducement for other collectors to affiliate 
with such societies. Much publicity 
could be obtained through proper an- 
nouncements in the press, both phila- 
telic and general, and this would be 
the means of spreading knowledge of 
stamp collecting. 



OFPICIAIi NOTICE3S. 
Branch Societies. 

The attention of the Secretaries of 
Branch Societies is called to the fact 
that the new membership list is now un- 
der preparation and it is the desire to 
give the following information about 
our branches in this list — 

List of officers 

Date of meetings 

Place of meetings 
The general Secretary should be 
given this information not later than 
"'larch 1 so that it may be properly in- 
cluded in the publication. 



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BRANCH SOCIETIES. 

We are always glad to puhlifih reports of minutes of Branch Societies and the 
Secretaries are requested to furnish the Editor with copy for this purpose. 



Branch No. 35. 

Los Angeles and Southern California 
Branch. 

The 20th regular meeting of this 
Branch was held on the evening of Dec. 
21st, 1915, in the rooms of the Palm 
Stamp Co. 

When Pres. Poole called the meeting 
to order at 7.45 P. M. the following 
members were present — Jackson, Grant, 
Goodman, Riegel, Marvin, Robbins and 
Davis. 

As visitors we had with us Mr. Alex. 
B. Stewart, who made application for 
membership. 

Officers for the ensuing year were un- 
animously elected as follows: President, 
B. W. H. Poole; Secretary and Treasur- 
er, Jos. S. Davis; Directors, C. G. Kun- 
kel, J. W. S. Riegel and 0. F. Jackson. 

As a further inducement to members 
to attend the meetings regularly and 
also add to the evening's entertainment 
it was proposed, voted and carried, and 
the Secretary ordered to spend the sum 
of $1.00 for a desirable stamp or stamps 
to be given to a lucky member by a 
drawing to be held at each meeting. 

Several of the members present gave 
their experiences in the line of hunting 
down old collections, looking through 
hair trunks and running down St. Louis 
"Bears" (mostly teddy bears), etc., all 
of which is a fascinating pastime and 
makes interesting reading and telling. 

Adjournment was taken at 8.30 P. M. 
JO'S. S. DAVIS, Secretary. 



The 21st regular meeting of this 
Branch was held on the evening of Jan. 
4th, 1916, at 7.40 P. M. in Mr. Good- 
man's office, 311 Washington Bldg. 

Unfortunately the heavy rains of all 
day continued throughout the night and 
cut down the attendance; nevertheless 
the following were present — Poole, 
Stewart, Kunkel, Grant, Marvin and 
Davis. 



We had with us as a visitor, Mr. Loby, 
from Anaheim, Calif. 

With business soon disposed of, those 
present proceeded to scan the pages of 
Vol. I of the Secretary's general collec- 
tion of the stamps of the world issued 
before 189 0. Collectors do not have to 
be reminded that the stamps antedating 
189 are all Quality stamps and a collec- 
tion of that period is not judged by 
QUANTITY, or the number of thousands 
which we hear mentioned so much now- 
a-days. Off hand, how many remember 
the period of 1890? Old time collec- 
tors will remember that up to 189 
Scott's Catalogue was a paper covered 
in two parts and sold for twenty-five 
cents. Part I listed and priced the 
stamps rnd Part II contained only the 
illustrations with a reference number 
under each. Nearly every type af stamp 
was illustrated and from No. 1, which 
was the J. M. Buchanan, to the small 
Wurtemburg of 18 83, there were an 
even two thousand illustrations and the 
first 25 of these were mostly franks 
and locals of the U. S. Your Secretary 
commenced collecting in 18 87 and while 
not using it, he still possesses the orig- 
inal album and a happy reminder of his 
kid days. His present collection is 
mounted in Gibbons' Advanced Albums. 

Our new plan of a stamp drawing 
for each meeting was inaugurated this 
evening and Mr. Marvin pulled down 
the lucky prize, an used set of the 1913 
Thibet on original cover. 

Meeting adjourned at 9.4 P. M. 
JOB. S. DAVIS, Secretary. 



Branch No. 44. 

The minutes of the last meeting of 
The New York Stamp Society, Branch 
Xo. 44, was held (date not given) at 
Tuxedo Hall, 5 9th St. and Madison Ave. 

"Mr. J. M. Bartels presided, 20 mem- 
bers and 3 visitors being present. In 
the absence of Mr. W. O. Staeb, Mr. H. 



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Meininger was appointed secretary pro- 
tein. 

Minutes of previous meeting were 
read and adopted. After regular rou- 
tine of meeting was finished, Mr. E. A. 
Fleisher's collection of Sudan was ex- 
hibited by Mr. E. Klein, Mr. Fleisher 
being unable to attend, Mr. Klein called 
attention to the fact that this collec- 
tion was a medal winner at the recent 
N. Y. Exhibition. Votes of thanks were 
rendered to Messrs. Fleisher & Klein. 
Mr. Jancovich also addressed and thank- 
ed Mr. Klein in Arabic, a language 
which is rarely heard in Cosmopolitan 
New York. 

Mr. Meininger gave a very interest- 
ing and amusing talk on his experience 
as a stamp collector. 

Mr. Klein donated two handbooks on 
Sudan for free drawing which were won 
by Messrs. Stypman & Bggers. 

Mr. jancovich returned under the 
rules of the contest the president's cup, 
which he had held for the past year. 
Messrs. Jancovich and Schlesinger, who 
were tied for the prizes for this year, 
decided by drawing for the prizes. Mr. 
Jancovich getting the president's cup. 
and Mr. Schlesinger the N. Y. Stamp So- 
ciety's cup. 

Dr. Homburger has agreed to take 
Mr. Schlesinger 's place and give us a 
talk as per our printed program. 

W. O. STAEB, Secretary. 

The complete program of this Branch 
is given as follows and it gives much 
promise of providing much of interest 
to the members. 

New York Stamp Society 

\>IEHICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY, 

BRANCH No. 44 

Tuxedo Hall, N. B. Cor. 59th St. and 
Madison Ave. 
1916 PROGRAM 
Meetings start at 8 P. M. Visitors cor- 
dially invited. 
February 3. Business Session. 

Exhibit: Sudan by Edwin A. Fleisher 
Contest, arranged by Werner O. 

Staeb. 
Talk by Henry J. Meininger. 



February 17. Auction. 

Open Exchange. 
March 2. Business Session. 

Exhibit: Conference States by John 

A. Klemann. 
Competitive display: Ten rarest 

covers. 
Talk by H. M. Lewy, Esquire. 
March 16. Auction. 

Open Exchange. 
April 6. Business Session. 

Exhi'bi't: Old German States by 

Theodore E. Steinway. 
Competitive display: Triangular 

Stamps. 
Talk by Baldwin Schlesinger. 
April 20. Auction. 

Open Exchange. 
May 4. Business Session. 

Exhibit: Danish West Indies by J. 

M. B artels. 
Competitive display: Bisected Stamps. 
Talk by Vahan Mozlan. 
May 18. Auction. 
Open Exchange. 
June 1. Business Session. 

Exhibit: United States 1861-7 by 

William B. Sprague, Esquire. 
Competitive display: The scarcest 
ten Stamps cataloguing less than 
$1. each. 
Talk by H. Mouhib. 
June 15. Auction. 
Open Exchange. 
July 6. Business Session. 

Open Exchange. 
July 20. Auction. 
Open Exchange. 
August 3. Business Session. 

Open Exchange. 
August 17. Auction. 

Open Exchange. 
September 7. Business Sess]on. 

Exhibit: Aeroplane Service by Percy 

McG. Mann. 
Contest, arranged by Percy McG. 

Mann. 
Talk by Henry Moye. 
September 21. Auction. 

Open Exchange. 
October 5. Business Session. 

Exhibit: Reference Collection by 
Eugene Klein. 



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Contest, arranged by Adam J. Wag- 
ner. 

Talk by Edward J. Koller. 
October 19. Auction. 

Open Exchange. 
November 2. 

Business Session. Nominations. 

Etxhibit: Columbian Republic by A. 
Hatfield, Jr. 

Competition: The most beautiful 
Stamp and why. 

Talk by Arnold Herrmann. 
November 14. Auction. 

Open Exchange.. 
December 7. 

Business Session. Election of Officers. 

Exhibit: 100 pages from the collec- 
tion of Joseph A. Steinmetz. 

Competitive Exhibit: Uncatalogued 
varieties. Special prize offered. 

Talk by Mrs. H. Held. 
December 15. 

Special Christmas Entertainment. 
Awarding of prizes. 

Free drawing. at each meeting. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 

Another candidate for the member- 
ship medal is added to the list this 
time, the standing being (Feb. 17th, 
1916) as follows: — 

Eugene Klein 5 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

Van Dyk MacBride 3 

B. W. H. Poole 3 

W. G. Whittaker 3 

M. Ohlman 2 

L. H. Kjellstedt 2 

V. Mozian 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

There is also a slight shifting of the 
candidates, but the real strength is yet 
to be determined when the applications 
now pending shall have been admittea, 
as of course credit is given only for 
actual new members accepted. 

Many members have sent in to the 
Secretary a list of names of collectors 
whom they would be willing to endorse 
for membership and a campaign is now 
under way to interest these prospects in 



the Society. Send in as many names as 
you wish, those whom you are willing to 
go on record as endorsing for member- 
ship, and the Secretary will use his best 
efforts to get the applications, when 
credit will be given to the one sending 
the name. 

If you want to do some recruiting on 
your own account, the Secretary will 
gladly furnish you with a handsome re- 
cruiting leaflet and a supply of blanks. 
Some one is going to be very proud of 
the medal next August. Why not you? 



NOTES. 

Major (formerly Capt.) John Young 
Reid, A. P. S. 4105, of Winnipeg, Can- 
ada, writes that he is the senior Major 
and second in command of the 179th 
Battalion C. E. F. "Cameron Highland- 
ers" of Canada and expects to go to 
France within the next two months. We 
hope that he may pass through the many 
dangers O'f the Great War and live for 
years to come to enjoy the benefits of 
our hobby. 

We cannot help but wonder how 
many of our members located in the 
various countries now at war are serv- 
ing their countries. It would be inter- 
esting to know who they are and in 
what branches of the service they may 
be. 

We have received an attractive an- 
nouncement and invitation for the 31st 
Annual Banquet of the Rhode Island 
Philatelic Society to be held in the Nar- 
ragansett Hotel Parlors on Tuesday 
evening, February 15th, 1916, at 6.30 
P. M. Covers $1.50 each. Mr. John A. 
Klemann will give a talk on "Confed- 
erate States" and exhibit his specialized 
collection. Election of officers for the 
ensuing year will also be held. 

It is not often that a Philatelic So- 
ciety lives to celebrate its 31st Annual 
meeting. This Society was organized 
Feb. 2, 1885, and is consequently but a 
few months younger than the A. P. S. 
May the R. I. P. S. live and prosper for 
years to come! 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 

President — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Board of Viee-Presideots — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Bark Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGiaw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

International Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-Large — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffier, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examiner o£ Sales Books — A. F. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Recruiting — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City. N. Y. 

Hand Book — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. E. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. Nevin, W. L. Stevenson. 



Vol. XXIX^ March 15, 1916 



No. 12 




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Rare United States 

St. Louis, 5c, 10c, 20c. 

1847, 10c strip of three on cover. 

1851, 5c extra fine. 

185l[ 5c vertical pair and strip of 
three; 

1857, Ic type I, block of three on 
cover. 

Set of Reprints. 

1861, 3c pink on cover. 

1869, 24c inverted center. 

1901, Pan American 2c inverted cen- 
ter, mint. 

Franklin Carrier, unused. 

Price on Application. 



i Special: Ic Pan American invert, 
very fine mint copy $40. 



EUGENE KLEIN, 

142 S. 15th St. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



SALES DEPARTMENT. 




Members that have discontinued re- 
ceiving the Circuits during the Summer 
Season and all new members that have 
joined since, are invited to participate 
in the Sales Department. 

No circuits are sent to any member 
unless a request is made to the Super- 
intendent "With a promise to take the 
best of care of the books and forward 
promptly to the next member according 
to the Rules and Regulations. 

All of the 2000 books now on hand are 
priced by old catalog values, many of 
the stamps having gone up by the 1916 
catalog:. 

Any information about the Sales De- 
partment cheerfully furnished on re- 
quest either to members or prospec- 
tive members. Every stamp collector in 
the United States should be a member 
of the American Philatelic Society. 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER Sales Supt. 
31 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



I Make a Specialty of 

FINE APPROVALS 

and by fine I mean 
GOOD STAMPS, 

FINE CONDITION, 

REASONABLE PRICES 

Send for 

62 page list describing them, also offer- 
ing over 6700 stamps singly and in sets, 
not to speak of packets. 

W. S. ALDRICH. 
Box 744 St. Joseph, Missouri. 



Somali Coast 1, 2, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .07 

20. 25, 30c .20 

Togo Vs, 1, 2p on Gold Coast .15 

Mexico 1, 2, 3, 5, 10c 1915 perf.. .07 

Austria Wars 3, 5, 10, 20, 25, 35h .25 

Belgium 1915, 1, 2, 5, 10, 15c. .09 

Br. Honduras 5c with overprint .07 

Dominica 5s Geo. 1.60 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS. 

Stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval sleections on request. 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAEL, 
5)37 Madison St., Chicago, 111, 



Auction Sales 



when conducted by responsible high 
class dealers, are admitted to be the 
most remunerative channels through 
which to dispose of large stamp col- 
lections or single rare specimens. I 
hold auction sales of stamps practi- 
cally every month. If you have any- 
thing choice to dispose of, write me 
— it will be to your advantage. 



If you do not receive my catalogues 
write for them. 



Edward Michael 

119 North Dearborn St., Chicago 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



MARCH 15, 1916 



No. 12 



THE POSTAGE STAMPS OF TOBAGO. 



By BERTRAM W. H. POOLE. 



Chapter I. — -Introduction. 

Few of the stamps of the British Colo- 
nies of the West Indies have received 
so little attention as the issues for 
Tobago, if we are to judge by the scant 
references made to them in the litera- 
ture of our hobby. Indeed, so far as we 
have been able to trace, but one gen- 
eral article dealing with these stamps 
has been published in the English lan- 
guage and that was a very modest affair 
containing practically no information 
that could not be gleaned from the pe- 
rusal of any catalogue. And yet the 
stamps are not without interest, even 
from the specialist's point of view. The 
designs are neat and pleasing, there are 
no perplexing varieties of perforation, 
watermark and paper, and there are 
several points connected with the 
"duty" plates, as well as a flaw on the 
"head" plate which, together with the 
manner in which the type was set foi 
some of the overprints, offer fair scope 
for original study of a not too ambitious 
character. 

Historical and Geographical. 

Tobago is the most southerly of the 
Windward Islands belonging to Great 
Britain, lying 70 miles south-east of 
Grenada and about 18i/^ miles north- 
east of Trinidad, of which colony it is 
a dependency. The island is 32 miles 
long, 8 miles 'broad at its widest point, 
and has a total area of 114 square miles. 
It was dscovered by Columbus in 149 8 
and was named Assumption by him; 
its, later name of Tobago probably arose 



from the free use of tobacco by the na- 
tive Caribs. Its ownership was long 
contested by Holland, Spain and France, 
but since 1793 it has been in the undis- 
puted possession of Great Britain. The 
island is volcanic, mountainous (1800 
feet), picturesque, and has a remark- 
ably healthy climate. Its chief exports 
are rum, molasses, cocoa-nuts and live- 
stock. Scarborough, its chief town, is 
on the south side of the island situated 
at the base of a conical hill crowned by 
Port King George which, however, has 
been devoid of garrison for a good many 
years now. Its population numhers 
about 20,000. 

Its Philatelic History. 

With the single exception of the Cay- 
man Islands, Tobago was the last of 
the British West Indian possessions to 
issue postage stamps. It did not issue 
stamps of its own until 1879, though its 
near neighbour, Trinidad, had made use 
of stamps since April 11th, 1851. Prior 
to 1879, with the exception of a short 
period when British stamps were used, 
postage had to be prepaid in money and 
this fact was indicated by the special 
cancellation consisting of a double-lined 
circle, broken at the top by a crown and 
inscribed with the w'ords "PAID at 
TOBAGO". The first stamps issued in 
August, 1879, were of a provisional na- 
ture for, though the design contains 
nothing to indicate their use, — the only 
inscriptions being confined to the name 
of the Colony and the designation of 
value, — the stamps were really intended 
for fiscal purposes. The regular "pes- 



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tage" set, inscribed with that word, ap- 
peared late in 1880, its highest denomi- 
nation being a modest shilling instead of 
one pound as in the temporary set. The 
stamps were watermarlied with Crown 
over the letters "CC" and though two 
years later the change to "CA" paper 
was commenced it was not until 1894 
that the shilling value appeared with 
this watermark, and in the meantime 
several changes of color had taken place 
and several surcharged stamps had 
made their appearance, all of which will 
be dealt with in their proper places in 
the followng chapters. Finally, in 1896, 
a number of the Is. stamps were, by 
error, printed in the color of the 6d. 
and duly issued and in the same year 
a provisional %d. stamp was made by 
surcharging the 4d. fiscal. On .January 
1st, 1899, Tobago stamps ceased to 'be 
available for postage and Trinidad 
stamps were used in the island instead. 
In 1913 Tobago again came into the 
philatelic limelight, for the first values 
of a new series of stamps inscribed 
"TRINIDAD & TOBAGO", for the com- 
bined use of both islands, made their 
appearance. 

Chapter TI. — British Stamps used is 
Tobago. 

Until the early part of 1858 all corres- 
pondence from the British West Indies 
to other countries had to be prepaid in 
money. The only exceptions were Bar- 
bados and Trinidad, both of which is- 
lands had their own distinctive postage 
stamps, dating from April 17th, 1852. 
in the case of the former and April 11th, 
1851, in the case of the latter. In the 
early part of 185 8 the privilege of using 
British stamps was accorded to all those 
Colonies (other than Barbados and 
Trinidad) where the postal system was 
under the jurisdiction of the British 
Post Office, and among the offices using 
these stamps was that of Scarborough, 
Tobago. To prevent misunderstanding" 
it will be as well to state that British 
Guiana, though it had had stamps of its 
own since July 1st, 1850, also used Brit- 
ish stamps for its external mail for 



the simple reason that its oflBces were 
under the control of Great Britain so 
far as foreign mail -was concerned, its 
own stamps only being good for domes- 
tic postage. The only British West In- 
dian Colony which made no use of Brit- 
ish stamps, though in later years it 
issued stamps of its own, was Turks Is- 
lands and the reason for this is that 
at that time the Turks Is. were under 
the government of Jamaica and as a de- 
pendency had no postal system of its 
own. 

For some years prior to 1858 the 
British Post Office had control of most 
of the offices in the British West Indian 
possessions, and this arrangement con- 
tinued until May and June, 1860, when 
the transfer of the management of the 
posts to the various local governments 
was carried into effect. The many ad- 
vantages afforded by the use of postage 
stamps over the somewhat cumbrous 
system of payment in money were so 
obvious that in most cases the Colonies 
issued stamps of their own as soon as 
they had to manage the working of 
the postal system themselves, though 
Tobago, as we have already stated, did 
not issue distinctive stamps until 1879. 
Even before 1860 it had been intend- 
ed to give the Colonies local government 
in the management of postal affairs, 
though that some of them were not al- 
together anxious to assume the respon- 
sibility is shown by the following ex- 
tract from the Fourth Report of the 
Postmaster-General of Great Britain 
referring to postal affairs in 1857, viz: — 
The recommendation of my predeces- 
sor that such of the West Indian Posts 
as are still under the direction of the 
British Office should be placed under 
that of the local Governments has not 
yet been adopted, the Houses of As- 
sembly of Jamaica and some of the 
smaller colonies having adopted re- 
solutions adverse to this measure. 
In the next Report, covering events for 
the year 185 8, we find the following note 
relating to the use of British stamps:- — 
It having been found that the use of 
English postage stamps at Malta, 
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no forgery, the privilege has been ex- 
tended to the British West Indies, and 
to the foreign ports touched at by 
the Mail Packets on the Western 
Coast of Africa. It is obvious that 
such an arrangement is only appli- 
cable when the whole of the postage 
belongs to the British Post Office. 
The home government were, however, 
convinced that the posts could be work- 
ed more officiently under local direc- 
tion, and in the Sixth Report, that for 
1860, we find the following interesting 
announcement : — 

From a conviction that the present 
West Indian Posts could be more 
efficiently and economically managed 
on the spot, by the colonial govern- 
ments, than at a great distance by 
this office, a transfer of these posts to 
the local authorities was recommend- 
ed by this Department more than four 
years ago; but the Legislature of the 
colonies were averse to the change, 
and the transfer was consequently 
postponed. 

Under these circumstances, it was 
deemed expedient by my predecessor 
to send a superior officer to the West 
Indies, to examine the whole working 
of the system, with a view to im- 
provements and greater economy. 
The gentleman selected was Mr. An- 
thony Trollope .... One ad- 
vantage arising from Mr. Trollope's 
visit was to place, in a yet clearer 
point of view, the propriety of call- 
ing upon the colonies to manage their 
own Post Offices; and your Lord- 
ships and the Duke of Newcastle hav- 
ing concurred in the expediency of the 
measure, it has now been formally 
announced to the West Indian colo- 
nial governments, that on the 1st 
May next (with a proviso that in Ja- 
maica the period may, if desired, be 
postponed to the 1st. June) this De- 
partment will cease to charge itself 
with the management of the West 
Indian posts, and that from that day 
the colonial governments must them- 
selves undertake their control. 

After the 1st May, therefore, or at 
latest the 1st June, the British Post 



Office will no longer have the direc- 
tion of any colonial post offices, ex- 
cept those at the military stations of 
Gibraltar and Malta. 
In the next Report, that for 1861, for- 
mal announcement was made of the fact 
that the control of the post offices to 
the various local governments had been 
effected viz: — 

The transfer of management of the 
Posts in the West Indies from this 
office to the local Governments, an ob- 
ject long desired by this Department, 
from a conviction that the direction 
on the spot would be much more ef- 
ficient and economical than when con- 
ducted at a distance, was last year 
carried into effect, and a like trans- 
fer was made at Hong Kong. With 
the exception, therefore, of the mili- 
tary stations at Gibraltar and Malta, 
the British Post Office has no longer 
the management of any colonial of- 
fice whatever. 

Tobago was one of the colonies partic- 
ipating in the privilege of using Brit- 
ish stamps, the particular denomina- 
tions used being: — 

Id red, wmk. large Crown, perf. 14 

Scott's #22. 
4d rose, wmk. large Garter, perf 14; 

Scott's #2 6. 
6d lilac, wmk. Heraldic Emblems, 

Scott's #27. 
Is. green, wmk. Heraldic Em'blems, 

Scott's #28. 
These stamps used from Tobago can, 
of course, only be distinguished by the 
cancellation, which consists of a flat 
oval obliteration containing the letter 
"A" followed 'by the numerals "14.'' 
Above the "A14" are three parallel lines 
of unequal length, below are three simi- 
lar lines, and at each side are two 
curved lines. A date stamp, circular in 
shape, was stamped on the letters but 
this was rarely used as a cancellation. 
This obliterating mark was similar to 
those used in England at that period 
and formed one of the series of so-call- 
ed "provincial" numbers. Each post- 
office under the jurisdiction of the Brit- 
ish Post Office was given a distinctive 
number and "A14" was chosen as the 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



number for the post-oflQce at Scarbor- 
ough., Tobago, through which all the 
island's mail passed. 

These British stamps used in Tobago 
are of the highest interest to specialists 
in the stamps of that Colony and should 
certainly be included in any collection 
aiming at historical and philatelic com- 
pleteness. They are rare as may easily 
be understood when the small volume 
of postal business from Tobago at that 
time is realized, and some idea of their 
rarity may be gathered from the fact 
that the only one priced in Stanley 
Gibbons' latest catalogue — the six- 
pence — is quoted at $7.50. 

Reference list. 

1858-60. — ^Contemporary stamps of 
Great Britain used at Tobago and 
cancelled "A14". 
Wmk. Large Crown for the Id; Large 
Garter for the 4d; and Heraldic 
Emblems for the 6d. and Is. Perf. 
14. 

Id rose-red. 
4d. rose 
6d lilac 
Is. green 

(To he continued.) 



A FREAK ENVELOPE. 

Mr. Alvin Good kindly sends for in- 
spection an U. S. stamped envelope 
which is an oddity of the first water. 
On the face is impressed a copy of the 
1907-10 series One Cent Die A, while 
on the back, on the left section of the 
envelope, appears an impression of the 
Two Cent stamp, almost exactly under 
the stamp on the face. Mr. Good in- 
forms us that his information is that 
only three copies of this variety were 
found. 



OFFICAL NOTICES. 
Branch Societies. 

The attention of the Secretaries of 
Branch Societies is called to the fact 
that the new membership list is now un- 



der preparation and it is the desire to 
give the following information about 
our branches in this list — 

List of oflacers 

Date of meetings 

Place of meetings 
The general Secretary should be given 
this information at once so that it may 
be properly included in the publication. 



ANNOUNCEMENT. 
The present Secretary will positively 
not be a candidate for re-election at the 
coming Convention. He is now serving 
the fourth year of his office and feels 
that it is impossible for him to continue, 
even if such was the desire, as he has 
been obliged to lay aside many personal 
matters, but the demands upon his time 
are now such that he feels unable to 
devote the necessary efforts to the work. 
WM. E. AULT, Secy. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 

At this writing (March 4th, 1916) 
the standing of the contestants for the 
Membership Medal is as follows, only 
admissions being counted. 

Eugene Klein 5 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

Vahan Mozian 4 

Van Dyk MacBride 3 

B. W. H. Poole 3 

W. G. Whittaker 3 

L. H Kjellstedt 2 

M. Ohlman 2 

John M. Stonier 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

W. O. Wylie 2 

Remember the Secretary is ready and 
willing to assist you to secure the ap- 
plications of your philatelic friends. 
The possession of the medal so kindly 
offered 'by the Pacific Philatelic Society 
will bring joy to some one next Conven- 
tion time. It can just as well be you! 
There are hut five months before the 
final count will be made. Get busy. 



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139 



NEW ISSUE CHRONICLE 

Edited by Henry A.Kidder, Arlington, Mass., to whom all information concerning 
new issues or discoveries should be addressed. 



Argentine.^ — The Argentine postal au- 
thorities are having paper troubles and 
various expedients are being tried. The 
Ic, 2c and 5c have been seen on un- 
watermarked paper, and the 10c and 
24c on paper watermarked four arrow 
heads, one in each corner. 

Australia. — This Commonwealth has 
also been having trouble with the paper 
question, the Kanger'oo stamps having 
recently appeared on three kinds of 
paper: a. watermarked wide crown and 
wide A; b. watermarked large crown 
and narrow A; c. watermarked narrow 
crown and narrow A. 

Azores. — The two charity stamps 
noted under the head of Portugal have 
been overprinted for use in this Colony, 
with the word "Acores." 

Canada. — The diflBculty of providing 
a 3c War Tax stamp without making a 
permanent issue was at last met by in- 
serting in the plate of the 2c, like the 
words "War Tax" of the Ic, in colorless 
characters, a large "T" with "1" at the 
left and "c" at the right. 

Chile. — A provisional has appeared in 
Chile to meet the postal needs of the 
people, the 2c green on white envelope 
having been surcharged "10" in three 
places, with "Diez Centavos" below the 
stamp. 

Congo. — -New stamps have been pro- 
vided for Belgian Congo, the designs 
being the same as the previous issue 
with the exception of the 5c, 10c and 
25ic stamps. These have the words 
"cinq," "Dix," and "Vingt-cinq" work- 
ed into the margin at the top. With 
this addition, these three values are 
printed in the old colors, while all other 
values are in new colors. 
5c green and black. 
10c carmine and black. 
15c blue green and black. 
25c blue and black. 
40c red brown and black. 
50c brown and black. 
Ifr olive and black. 
5fr ochre and black. 



Denmark. — The 1 and 5 ore values 
of the official set and the 5k value of 
the postage set have been seen on paper 
watermarked multiple crosses. 

Dominican Republic. — The locally 
printed set, overprinted "1915" in red, 
is now complete, and we give the full 
list for convenience. 

%c violet and Wack. 

Ic yellow brown and black. 

2c olive green and black. 

5c megenta and black. 

10c gray blue and black. 

20c carmine and black. 

50c green and black. 

Ip orange and black. 
Ecuador. — ^The 3c value of the 1911- 
13 set has appeared in a single color, 
like the 5c previously noted. 

3c black. 
Hungary. — >A provisional postage due 
stamp has been issued 'by the Hungarian 
postal authorities. 

20f on lOOf green. 
Lourenzo Marques. — The Stamp Lover 
notes two new provisionals for this Col- 
ony, the 5r of 1911 and the %c of 1914 
being perforated diagonally and each 
half surcharged "%". A third provi- 
sional is also reported, Scott's No. 80 
being surcharged "Dois" in black. 

"%" on half of 5r orange; sur- 
charge black. 

"%" on half of %'C black; sur- 
charge red. 

"Dois" on 15r gray green. 
Maoao. — This Colony has issued a 
new value in the type of 1913. 

8a lilac brown. 
Mauritius. — The Stamp Lover reports 
the issue of the 5'c King George stamp. 

5c gray and rose. 
Mexico. — The new Ip stamp of the 
engraved set has been issued from the 
Government Printing Office in Mexico 
City. It is the same size and shape as 
the 40c. previously chronicled, but shows 
a picture of the Vera Cruz Lighthouse. 
The title is printed below the frame to 
the left and the name of the printer to 



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the right, the stamp being in two colors. 
The 2c, 5c and 10c values of the por- 
trait set have been issued perforated 
12. 

Ip yellow brown and black. 

Nauru. — Six values of the current 
English stamps have been overprinted 
"Nauru" for use in this island, for- 
merly one of the German Marshall Is- 
lands group. The values so treated 
are the 1/2 d, Id, 2y2d. 2sh6d, 5sh and 
lOsh. 

New Zealand. — The V26. King George 
stamp has been overprinted "Official" 
for official use. 

Nicaragua. — The 35c of 1912 has been 
seen with a new surcharge, "Vale — C$ 
0.0'2." 

2c on 35c green and chestnut; sur- 
charge black. 
Peru. — Two new provisionals have 
been issued for this country, the 12c of 
19 05 and the 10c of 1907 having been 
surcharged with new values and date, 
"1915" in deep lake. 

"Un Centavo" on 10c red brown 

and black. 
"2 Centavos" on 12c deep blue 
and black. 
Poland. — A local committee of citi- 
zens, in Warsaw, with the consent of 
the German authorities, has issued a 
series of stamps to be used for the de- 
livery of local mail. The stamps are 
printed in two colors, and show the coat 
of arms for Warsaw on the 5gr and the 
Polish Eagle on the lOgr. The 5gr was 
not issued unsurcharged, being trans- 
posed into a 6gr stamp before issue. 
The lOgr has also been seen surcharged 
"2". 

2gr on lOgr red and yellow; black 

surcharge. 
Dgr green and yellow. 
6gr on 5gr green and yellow; black 

surcharge. 
lOgr red and yellow. 
Portugal. — This country has issued 
two stamps "Para os Pobres," or "For 
the Poor", translated freely. The de- 
sign shows a sitting female figure of 
heroic size, holding her cloak over a 
mother and her child and an aged man, 



with "Para os Pobres" at the bottom, 
"Republica Portuguesa" at the top, and 
"Correio" and the value in words work- 
ed into the background. These are 
charity stamps, rather than war stamps, 
though a government issue and good for 
postage. 

Ic carmine. 

2c plum. 

Russia. — Three stamps of the Roman- 
off set have been issued on very thick 
paper, and perforated 12, with an in- 
scription and the coat of arms of the 
Empire in black on the back, indicating 
that they may be used instead of money. 
They are also good for postage. 

10k blue. 

15k red brown. 

20k olive green. 

Spanish Offices in Morocco. — The cur- 
rent Spanish stamps have been over- 
printed "Protectorado Espanol en Mar- 
ruecos" in three lines horizontally on 
the 1/4 c and diagonally on the other 
values, in red on the ''Ac, 15c, 20c, 25c, 
30c, and 50c, and in blue on the 10c, 
40c and Ip. 

Switzerland. — Mekeel's Weekly notes 
the issue of a new provisional, the 70c 
of 19 07-08 having been surcharged "80" 
twice, with the old value obliterated like 
the previous provisionals. The perma- 
nent 13c stamp has also been issued. 

13c dark olive. 

80c on 70c dark 'brown and buff; 
surcharge black. 
Two charity stamps were issued 
around the first of the year, one show- 
ing a boy and the other a girl, with 
"Pro .Juventate" above and "Helvetia" 
below. They are sold at an advance of 
o centimes over the face. 

5c dark green on buff. 

10c red on buff. 

Venezuela. — Several more values of 
the new set, in addition to those noted 
in November, have been issued in the 
same design as the others. 

5c deep green. 

25c bright blue. 

40c blue gray. 



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Published by and in the Interest of the 
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Vol. XXIX Mar. 15, 1916. 



No. 12 



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EDITORIAL. 
A QUESTION In some manner 

OF NUMBERS some have desired to 
create an impression 
that the A. P. S. and other philatelic 
societies are "fighting for supremacy." 
but how such an absurd idea could get 
even past the incipent stage is more 
than we can comprehend. The Ameri- 
can Philatelic Society does not in the 
least envy the position of any other 
organization; rather is it pleased to 
note the philatelic interest in general 
which makes it possible for so many 
societies to prosper, although we are of 
the opinion still that "too many cooks 



spoil the broth," and it would be far 
better if all the efforts now expended 
were concentrated, not simply in one 
Society, but in, say two, one such as is 
the American Philatelic Society, and 
another designed mainly to attract the 
younger body of collectors, but even in 
the latter there would be need, and 
really a cause, for membership of many 
of the other class of iphilatelists. 

Numbers never did count, as it takes 
a great deal more than a mere quantity 
to get anywhere. Unless those who 
compose an organization of any char- 
acter will take an interest in the work- 
ings of that body and be loyal to the 
aims for which it was created, pos- 
sessing at the same time sufficient in- 
terest in the object responsible for the 
association, there will always lack that 
spirit or feeling of kindred ties which 
contribute so vastly to the success of 
any organized body. 

The American Philatelic Society is 
not a rival of any other society. To the 
contrary it is in accord with the spirit of 
all such philatelic organizations. 



DIGNIFIED We are in receipt of, 

"BOOSTING." a privately printed post 
card from Dr. John M. 
Holt, Editor and Publisher of "Every- 
body's philatelist," on the face of which 
just beneath a copy of the seal of the 
American Philatelic Society, appears the 
following: — 

If not a memiber of the 
American Philatelic 
Society 
BE PATRIOTIC 
and join. Sustain the 
premier national organ- 
ized arm of your ideal 
recreation. The writer 
will furnish information 
and application blanks. 
This is the kind of publicity that at- 
tracts by the dignity of its statements 
and gives reasons beyond the usual 
inducements of gain or commercial 
standing. It appeals to the inner being, 
and should create a desire to be known 
as one who takes interest in that which 
will redound to the benefit of all. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

POSTAGE STAMPS OF ANTIGUA. 

BY F. J. MELVILLE. 

(Editor of The Postage Stamp.) 

Reprinted from the Jan. 8th, 1916 issue of The Postage Stamp. 



The Perkins Bacon Stamps. 

Of all the colonies in the British Em- 
pire, the ones which enjoy the most 
substantial popularity with the collec- 
tor are those which commenced their 
philatelic history with an engraved 
stamp from the house of Perkins, Bacon 
& Co. That firm engraved and pro- 
duced the first adhesive postage stamp 
of Great Britain in 1840, a stamp the 
simple beauty and utility of which have 
never been surpassed by any of the later 
modes of manufacturing stamps. There 
was a family resemblance about most 
of these early Perkins Bacon stamps, a 
resemblance which consists in the 
mounting of a simple profile of Queen 
Victoria on a ground of finely reticulat- 
ed lines. The head dies used for the 
Colonial stamps were different from that 
used for the English stamps, but in a 
few cases the general treatment of the 
stamp as a whole brings the design in- 
to fairly close resemblance with that of 
the English penny stamp. 

Design. 

This family connection is easily recog- 
nisable in the first stamp of Antigua, 
the head for which was engraved by 
Charles Henry Jeens, an engraver of 
high ability, who it is interesting to re- 
call, had artistic associations with Ed- 
ward Henry Corbould, who drew the 5s. 
coin stamp of New South Wales, and was 
the son of Henry Corbould, who drew 
the portrait of Victoria from Wyon's 
medal for the first adhesive postage 
stamp. Mr. Jeen's head die for Antigua 
was also used as an oval medallion for 
the first stamps of the Turks Islands. 

The Antiguan design consists solely 
of the profile portrait on a reticulated 
ground, with plain tablets of colour 



above and below inscribed in uncolored 
letters "ANTIGUA" and "SIX PENCE" 
respectively. The ground pattern is en- 
closed by a thick line border and outside 
that is a thin line extending all round 
the stamp. The whole of this design on 
a die consisting of a small block of pre- 
pared steel formed the master die from 
which, by the transfer roll process, the 
plates of 120 stamps were rolled in. 
These plates, also of steel, were arrang- 
ed in ten horizontal rows of twelve, 
and are thus just about half the size of 
the majority of the early British and 
Colonial plates constructed by this firm 
(they were usually 240 set). 

The First "Six Pence." 

The first order for stamps from Anti- 
gua was apparently for stamps of the 
sixpence denomination, as this was the 
first to be sent out, intended, no doubt 
for use on single rate ( y^ oz. ) letters 
to the United Kingdom. The first con- 
signment — 8000 stamps — was s^nt out 
to the colony on July 1, 1862, just two 
years after the date at which the Home 
Government had transferred its direc- 
tion of the colonial post office to the 
colonial authorities in the West Indies 
(May 1, 1860). These stamps were 
printed in blue-green on a dull white 
wove paper without watermark, rough- 
ly perforated 14 to 16. Another per- 
forating machine was used, alone, and 
also in conjunction with the one gauging 
14 to 16; this was the machine gauging 
11 to 13; but the stamps perforated 
wholly or in part by the 11 to 13 ma- 
chine were only in the nature of trials, 
and although unused specimens are fa- 
miliar to collectors they were not issu- 
ed in the colony. 

To be continued. 



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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 



143 



Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder o/ 
ihe Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 14. 



March 4th, 1916. 



Applications Pending. 

Thornton, Gurt 
Mendes, Arthur de Sola 
Obert, John 
Paulin, L. R. E. 
Forbes, Chas. S. 
Wheeler, Francis 
Stangebye, Dr. T. L. 
Kettlewell, G. P. 
Noble, H. Button, Jr. 
Lloyd, M. J. 
Hovey, R. F. 
Hoskins, H. Preston 
Canann, Harry L. 
Fast, T Edward 
McPherson, E. B. 
Gordon, William David 
Preston, Wm. D. 
Battanchon, Charles F. F. 

Applications for Reinstatement Pending 

•455 — Lang, Lewis M. 
19'25 — Davis, Dr. Holland A. 
2576 — Tittmann, A. O. 
2838 — Hyde, Capt. Arthur P. S. 
17 82 — Seeba, Fred C. 

Applications Poste^J. 

Ruellan, H., 633 Market St., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif.; Age 35; Railway and 
Steamship Agent; Firm Southern 
Pacific Co. ; Proposed by Ross 
O'Shaughnessy, #1576. 

Ells, Harry H., 203 Gratiot Ave., De- 
troit, Mich.; Age 36; Physician; Ref. 
The Detroit Savings Bank (Gratiot 
Ave. Branch.) Proposed by John Kay 
#748. 

Robb, William, 350 California St., San 
Francisco, Calif.; Age 24; Clerk; 
Firm with Balfour, Guthrie & Co.; 
Ref. E. P. Seebohm, 250 Market St., 
San Francisco, Calif. ; Proposed by 
Robs O'Shaughnessy #1576. 



Sautter, Adrien, 415 N. Lawrence St., 
Wichita. Kansas; Age 63; Retired; 
Refs. Dr. W. I. Mitchell, Wichita, 
Kansas, A. P. S. 1421; Geo. E. King, 
Wichita, Kansas, A. P. S. 3785; Ro^b- 
ert C. Edgar, Wichita, Kansas A. P. S. 
4028; Proposed by F. R. Hayworth, 
#4477. 

Brown, Edwin B., 55 Chambers St., New- 
Haven, Conn.; Age 37; Accountant; 
Firm Manager Yale Brewing Co.,; 
Ref. Peoples Bank & Trust Co., New 
Haven, Conn; Proposed by Wm. E. 
Ault #1908. 

Dunton, Wm. Rush, Jr., East Evesham 
Ave., Govans, Maryland; Age 47; 
Physician; Proposed by Geo. W. Tay- 
lor, #4417. 

Williams, Edward H., Jr., Woodstock, 
Vt.; Age 67; Retired Mining Engi- 
neer; Refs. Woodstock National Bank 
Woodstock, Vt. ; Scott Stamp & Coin 
Co., New York City, N. Y.; Eugene 
Klein, Philadelphia, Pa.; Proposed 
by K. A. Pember, #4322. 

Colman, S. E., 634 Keefer Place, Wash- 
ington, D. C; Age 47; Stamp Dealer; 
Refs. H. F. Dunkhorst, 1005 7th St., 
Washington, D. C; Willard O. Wylie, 
Beverly^ Mass. 

Applications for Reinstatement Posted. 

2877 — Flerlage, L. J., 4229 Franklin 
Ave., Norwood, Ohio; Age 35; Con- 
tract Clerk; Firm C. C. C. & St. L. 
Ry. Co. ; Ref. Jacques Krebs, Stamp 
Dealer, 1279 Third Ave., New York, 
N. Y.; Proposed by C. V. Webto. 
#3110. 
191 — King, W. R., P. O. Box 584, 
Grand Island, Neb.; Age 48; Commis- 
sion; Firm Secy.-Treas. Bradstreet & 
Clemens Co., Secy.-Treas. Blain Horse 
& Mule Co.; Ref. I. R. Alter, Cashier, 
First National Bank, Grand Island, 
Neb.: Proposed by Ora E. Stark, No. 
4497. 



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New Stockholders. 

4676 — Henriot, Jules Maurice, 1170 St. 

Jolin Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
4677 — ^Glassco, Sebert M., 2 8 King St., 

E., Hamilton, Ont., Canada. 
467 8 — Bauman, Carl, 22 Cottage St., 

South Orange, N. J. 
4679 — Armstrong, Dr. John M., 1040 

Lowery Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. 
4680 — Scholl, E. J., 178 Nelson Ave., 

Jersey City, N. J. 
4681 — Haas, Emil de, 750 E. 225th St., 

New York City, N. Y. 

Reinstated. 

219 — ^Corcoran, James Brewer, 9 5 
Maple St., Springfield, Mass. 

2497 — Ashbrook, Stanley B., 20 Wig- 
gins Block, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

3951 — Emery, Walter, P. O. Box 255, 
Panama, Republic of Panama. 



ton, D. C, to Bureau of Civil Service 

Manila, Philippine Islands. 
3212 — Flick, T. E., from care First 

Texas State Ins. Co., to 1802 Ave. 

"O", Galveston, Texas. 
3547 — Hart, Edward G., from 88 Lawn- 
view Ave., Euclid, Ohio, to 1760 Ava- 

lon Road, Cleveland, Ohio. 
4366- — Stuck, Oliver J., from 587 E. 

Jefferson St., to 383 Elmwood Ave., 

Dtroit, Mich. 
3549 — Whittaker, W. G., from 613 Cax- 

ton Bldg., to 315 Caxton Bldg., 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
1242— Works, Wm. F., from P. O. Box 

644, Amity ville, N. Y., to Brookfield, 

Worcester Co., Mass. 
35^9 — Kalse, H. F., from 219 McDer- 

mott Ave., Winnipeg, Canada, to P. O. 

Box 280, Norwood, Man., Canada. 

Membership Summary. 



Resignations Accepted. 

4481 — Atcheson, A. W., Detroit, Mich. 
4461 — ^Bell, Mrs. J. Lowrie, New York 
City, N. Y. 

Changes of Address. 

742 — Averill, D. M., from Bandon, 

Oregon, to 164 E. 12th St., Portland, 

Oregon. 

2655 — ColsoD, Everett A., from care 

Civil Service Commission, Washing- 



Total membership Feb. 17, 
1916 1468 

New stockholders admitted 
Mar. 4th, 1916 6 

Reinstated Mar. 4th, 1916 3 1477 

Resignations accepted Mar. 

4th, 1916 ^2 

Total membership Mar. 4th, 

1916 1475 

W'M. E. AULT, Sec'y. 



PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. 



By the International Secretary. 

G'E'RMANIA BERICHTE, Vol. XIX No. 
11-12. December 10, 1915. Pub- 
lished at Leipzig by the "Germania 
Ring." 

REVISTA de la SOCIEDAD FILATELI- 
CA ARGENTINA. Vol. XIX No. 5. 
Sept. and Oct, 1915. Published at 
Buenos Aires by the Philatelic So- 
ciety of Argentina. 

SVENSK FILATELISTISK TIDS- 

KRIFT. Vol. XVI No. 10. Dec. 15, 



1915. Published at Stockholm by the 
Philatelic Society of Sweden. 
DER PHILATELIST. Vol. XXXVI No. 
12. Dec. 1915. Published by the In- 
ternationaler Philatelisten - Verein, 
Dresden. 

By the Editor. 

THE COLLECTORS JOURNAL. Vol. VI 

No. 6. Jan. 1916. 
THE PHILATELIC GAZETTE, Vol. V 

No. 12 and Vol. VI No. 1, Dec. 1915 

and Jan. 1916. 



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column. Rates — Per line, Including address 
single insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12 %c. Minimum charge 
for yearly notice, 50c. 

KXCHAKGE WANTED. Am breaking 
tip a $5,000.00 general collection 100 coun- 
tries. Will exchange stamps of any coun- 
try in my collection for equal value U. S., 
Hawaiian, Cuba, Porto Rico, Guam, Domin- 
ion Canada, or Hong Kong, 1916 Scott's 
basis. Only first class stamps cataloging 
10c and indefinately up wanted. Will take 
up to five copies each variety. Send list 
Scott's numbers of those you have to 
trade and what you want, will return my 
trade offers, then lets do business. Society 
number or references please; even trade 
and no dealers. B. H. Burrell, U. S. Office 
Public Roads, Wash. D. C, A. P. S. #4629. 

MATCH & MEDrCINE, I will give fine 
British Colonials or other good stamps for 
any match or medicine stamps that I can 
use for my collection, write me. H. W. 
Doscher, 217 Montgomery St., San Francis- 
co, Calif., P. P. S. #395. 

APPROVAL BOOKS — Made in two styles 
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pearl, drab, pink, brown, and green. Write 
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yoiJR AD. should be in this column. 
One member writes — "It is the best pay- 
ing ad. I ever used." Low cost. Try it. 

EXCHANGE WANTED. Collectors and 
dealers in foreign countries who will send 
me 5 to 10 of a kind of medium-priced 
stamps in good condition receive equal 
value in U. S., especially 50c and 1 Dollar 
current issue and complete Parcel Post 
sets Ic to 1 dol. New issues and War 
stamps always wanted. Basis Scott or 
Senf Cat. Satisfaction guaranteed. R. 
iiiumas, 13 4 N. LaSaile at., Cnicago, lU., 
U. S. A. 

I SPECIALIZE in Jamaica. Have a fair 
.stock of the better sorts. Many used, 
.some in blocks. Also some fine Brit. Col- 
onials, Great Britain, Hayti, etc. Prices 
very low. Send your Society No. and I 
wili send on approval. Geo. A. Goubault, 
Annotto Bay, Jamaica, B. W. I. A. P. S. 
4640, S. P. A. 1932. 






iSveriges Filatelist-Forening 
(The Philatelic Society of Sweden) 
Founded September 18, 1886. 
Honorary Members: The Crown Prince 
,of Sweden and H. M. The King of Eng- 
f land Proprietor and Publisher of Svensk 
! Filatelistlsk Tldskrlft 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. 
Over 1.100 members of legal age. Bx- 
Icellent Sales Department with insurance 
] against all losses. Membership of the i 
A. P. S. accepted as satisfactory refer- i 
ence. No entrance fee. Yearly dues $1.35 j 
'American Representative. j 

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SCRANTON, PA. I 



THE NEBRASKA PHILATELIST, Vol. 

I, Nos. 6 and 7. Dec. 1915 and Jan. 
1916. 

THE NATIONAL PHILATELIC SO- 
CIETY BULLETIN, Nos. 9 and 10. 
Dec. 15, 1915 and Jan. 15, 1916. 

THE STAMP TRADE, Vol. I Nos. 9 and 
10. .Ian. and Feb. 1916. 

THE STAMP JOURNAL, Vol. 9 No. 1, 
Jan. 1916. 

THE ECONOMIST BULLETIN, Vol. 3, 
Nos. 4 and Z, Jan. and Feb. 1916. 

COLLECTORS' COMPANION, Vol. I 
Nos. 2 and 3, Dec. 1915 and Jan. 
1916. 

LINN'S WAY, Vol. VI No. 1, Jan. 1916. 

EVERYBODY'S PHILATELIST, Vol. VI 
Nos. 11 and 12 and Vol. VII No. 1, 
Nov. and Dec. 1915 and Jan. 1916. 

NEW ENGLAND STAMP MONTHLY, 
Vol. V Nos. 2 and 3, Dec. 20, 1915 and 
Jan. 20, 1916. 

THE ALBEMARLE STAMP COLLEC- 
TOR, Vol. II No. 1, Jan. 1916. 

MANN'S STAMP MAGAZINE, Vol. I No. 
3, Nov. 30th, 1915. 

THE WEST-END PHILATELIST, Vol. 

XII No. 142, Dec. 1915. 
NORDISK FILATELISTISK TIDSS- 

KRIFT, Vol. 22 No. 11, Nov. 30, 1915. 
IHE PHILATELIC CIRCULAR, No. 5 8, 

Dec. 1, 1915. 
THE PHILATELIC MAGAZINE (for- 
merly The Philatelic Circular) No. 59, 

Jan. 1, 1916. 
EL FILATELICO ESPANOL Vol. XV 

No. 159, Oct. 1915. 
THE PHILATELIC JOURNAL of 

GREAT BRITAIN, Vol. XXV No. 300 

and Vol. XXVI No. 3'01, Deo. 1, 

1915 and Jan. 1, 1916. 
HET PHILATELISTISCH MAAND- 

BLAD, Vol. 4 No. 48, Dec. 21, 1915. 
MARSH'S WEEKLY PHILATELIST, 

No. 382, Dec. 4, 1915. 
STAMP COLLECTING, Vol. V. Nos. 3, 

9, 10, 12, 13 and 14, Oct. 30, Dec. 

II, 18, 1915, Jan. 1, 8, and 15, 1916. 



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THE STAMP LOVER, Vol. VIII No. 7, 

Dec. 1915. 
THE STAMP COLLECTOR'S QUARTER 

LY, Vol. I No, 1, Jan.-March, 1916. 
THE POSTAGE STAMP, Vol XVII Nos. 

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17, Dec. 

11, 18 and 25, 1915, Jan. 1, 8, 15 and 

22, 1916. 









CALL FOB NOMINATIONS. - 

Nominations for the election of a 
Board of Directors to serve for the year 
1916-17 should now be made, either by 
Branches or by any five mem'bers, in 
accordance with the By-Laws. The elec- 
tion will take place at the Annual Con- 
vention to be held in Boston, Mass. All 
nominatiions should be sent immedia- 
tely to the Secretary that due notice of 
such nominations ibe published as re- 
quired. THIS IS A MATTER WHICH 
SHOULD HAVE IMMEDIATE ATTEN- 
TION. 



SPECIALITIES OF MEMBERS. 

Prom present indications the new 
membership list to be issued during the 
coming spring will show a greater in- 
crease in interest in this feature. The 
last list showed that nearly 50% of the 
members published their specialties. If 
you have not filed this information with 
the Secretary, do so at once. The atten- 
tion of new members, those who have 
been admitted since the beginning of 
the present Society year, is especially 
directed to this matter. 



From Mr. Theodore Clauss, 50 Union 
Square, (P. O. Box 70, Station D New 
York City, N. Y., we have received an 
announcement of a Bazaar to be given 
March 11th to 24th for the benefit of 
German war sufferers, inviting contri- 
butions of stamps and philatelic sup- 
plies to be sold for that purpose. A 
philatelic booth will be maintained and 
the list of donors will be displayed. We 
feel that those who are in sympathy 
with this movement will find here an 
excellent opportunity to help the cause. 



U. S. CHECK LIST. 



We will have ready for distribu- 
tion about March 1st a comprehen- 
sive check and price list of U. S. ' 
Stamps from 1882 to date, quoting |; 
prices at which we will supply them; 
it will include Shades. Blocks, (Im- | 
I perf . arrows, plate Nos. etc.) Part . 
Perfs, Booklets, Dues, Special De- 
iveries. Revenues, Plate No Strips, 
etc., etc., in fact, about everything 
except iprivate perforations which i 
we do not deal in. 

If you collect U. S. Stamps you can- 
not do without this list. It will 
serve you as a check list and give 
you the opportunity of filling up 
your gaps. A new U. S. series is 
contemplated and now is the time to 
fill up. This list will be mailed to- 
gether with our March Bulletin, or > 
free upon request. Better send 12 
cents just to cover cost of postage 
and you will receive our monthly 
Bulletin for 1 year. 

ECONOMIST STAMP CO. 
87 Nassau St., New York City. 



AVHOIiESAIiE ONIiY 

New List pricing by the 10, 100 for 
Dealer or Trader, very low prices. 

350 varietiies stamps cat 3c $1.75 

200 varieties stamps cat 4c 1.60 

L,. M. PASSMORE, 



927 So. Main St., 



Lios Angeles, Calif. 



DESIRABLE STAMPS. 

Poland, Warsaw, 3 values * $0.25 

Togo on Gold Coast, %d to 1/- (cat. 

$2.58) * $1.00 

Transvaal. Edward, fine used 

5/- (Cat. 1.50) $0.50 

10/- (Cat. 2.00) : $0.75 

1£ (Cat. 3.50) $1.10 

H. MEYER, 

fiOl Congress St., Portland, Me. 

Member of A. P. S. and other leading 

Societies. 



WHEN YOU ANSWER AN ADVER- 
TISEMENT IN THIS JOURNAL, YOU 
WILL CONFER A FAVOR ON YOUR- 
SELF, THE ADVERTISER AND THE 
"A. P. S." IF YOU MENTION WHERE 
YOU SAW THE AD. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 
WANTS AND EXCHANGES. 



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Members only will have the use of this 
column. Rates — Per line, Including address 
pingle insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12 %c. Minimum charge 
Tor yearly notice, 50c. 

GOVEIIJVMEIVT ISSUE of Postal Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chll- 
licothe, Ohio. 

URUGUAY. All issues wanted for cash 
or good ex. Especially want errors, oddi- 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and 47 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
tilled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all flne $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H. 
Pehlig, -3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 3831. 

WAIVTED — Commemorative stamps of 
the World, unused preferred. Will give 
good U. S. and foreign in exchange. A. P. 
S. 4i509. Carle Schafer, Niles, Mich. 

AUCTION Buyers send name for my 
monthly sales cats., cat. of single stamps, 
sets, packets, accessories, etc., free. M. 
Ohlman, 75-77 Nassau St., New York City. 

WANTED for cash Imperforate and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stamps in pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values. Duplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. F. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. 536, Olean, 
N. Y. 

WANTED — Manuscript for articles of in- 
terest to our rnembers w^ritten by members 
for publication in this journal. Address 
The Editor. 

I AM ALWAYS ready to exchange pos- 
tage stamps. Basis any catalogue. Th. 
van Haelen, Bandoeng, Java, Dutch East 
Indies. A. P. S. 4548. 

BRITISH COLONIES mint current issues 
Eolus Stamp Co., Box 343, Dept. 2, Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

SELLING OUT good stock of stamps. 
Over thirty years accumulation including 
fine collection, at very low prices. Give 
references, or society number, for appro- 
val books; when you have seen one, you 
will want more. F. Noyes, Alice, Tex. 

WANTED. — Nicaragua Nos. 1, to 12, 
1862-1880, used. Will take large lots if 
price is right. Also want or'ginal oovors 
of Nicaragua, particularly 1862 to 1900. 
Send with lowest terms to K. A. Pember, 
Woodstock, Vt. A. P. S. #4322. 

A POSTAL will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
MaLnsfleld St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 
4471. 

U. S. 1861-S. All stamps of these issues, 
including 3c, in small or large lots, wanted 
by collector specialist. Duplicates for 
sale. W. B. Sprague, 54 William St., New 
York. 

YOUR SOCIETY number will bring a 
selection on approval from me. My net 
priced stamps are hard to beat. Write me. 
A. A. Jones, Herrin, 111. 



BOOKLET PANES with guide lines and 
plate numbers and complete booklets 
wanted. Cash or exchange. 1898 and 1902 
issues especially desired. All issues with 
top guides and top corner guides desired. 
H. M. Southgate, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 



WANTED. — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers and foreign correspondents. New 
issues and sets especially desired. P W. 
Riedell, Box 400. Schenectady, N. T. " 



Exchange your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue 2c each) at 15c per 100. Other 
bargains wholesale and retail. Approvals 
also. South & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and I'll tell you whether we can 
do business with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

L. A. BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272, 
G4 Bruce Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 



GLASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are 
the last word for collectors' use. Sample 
of either for 2c stamp, or with 4 var. used 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A 
P. S. #251, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 

U. S. 1869 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs, 
essays, etc. Small or large lots. V D 
MacBride, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J. 

EGYPT and SOUDAN. My Wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous, 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt 



WANTED. War stam.ps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval. As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with business men in other 
neutral countries in regard to business 
possibilities. Friedr. W. Lutz, care Friedr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond, Va., USA 



„ FOR SALE — Fine Gen. Collection of 
8000 or 9000 var. and the accumulation of 
40 yrs. of all nations. Great Bargain for 
$1500.00 but must be disposed of at once. 
Large amount of Literature, etc. will be 
thrown in. Investigate. Address Tuck, 123 
No. Main St., Oconomowoc, Wis., A. P S 
No. 2549 and S. P. A. No. 1099. 



BEANS — specializes in the booklet Issues 
of the U. S. and is always pleased to sell 
or exchange book leaves. Rare varieties 
especially are offered at exceptionally rea- 
sonable prices. George Beans, Box 251, 
Glenside, Pa. 



FREE — Scarce War Stamp gratis if you 
try a selection of my superior net appro- 
vals. H. R. Stiles, Box 807, Schenectady, 
N. Y. Member A. P. S., S. P. A., A. S. D. A. 

Indian States Postage Stamps, all used. 
Fine copies, 200 varieties, for $4.80. Price 
lists free. C. S. Iyer, Attungal, Travan- 
core, India. A. P. S. 4549. 



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MEXICO 

THE LAST VILLA ISSUE. 

These are type-set stamps somewhat 
similar to Scott's type A53, but with 
"Anvil" seal. These stamps were pre- 
pered for use just before the Villa fac- 
tion had to flee. The 5c and 10c were 
distributed to a number of offices and 
are fairly plentiful but the Ic, 2c, and 
20c are very rare for after about 1,000 
of each were sold at Hermosillo, the 
balance of the stock was destroyed to 
prevent the stamps falling into the 
hands of Carranz officials. 

Special offer. — Complete set Ic, 2c, 5c, 
10c, 20c, unused, price $1.50 per set. Set 
in blocks of four, price $6.00. 

I have one set in complete sheets of 
forty stamps for sale. Price on appli- 
cation. 

UNITED STATES 

A SCARCE CANCELLATION. 

"Vrilmington Trausportation Co.^ 

Steamer Cabrilla." 

This is used on one of the two small 
vessels plying between San Pedro and 
Catalina Island, California. As the 
number of letters mailed on board is 
small this cancellation is rare. 

I can offer a block of four of the 2c, 
1912 issue, perf. 12, with this cancella- 
tion at 25c, and a block of four Ic 
Panama-Pacific, perf. 10, price 15. Pos- 
tage extra. 

B. W. H. POOLE 

312 Wasbington Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal 



P. M. Wolsieffer, President-Manager. 
Chas. Beamisb, Secretary-Troas., 

of the 

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at regular intervals. All catalogs 
"FREE" to auction buyers. Are you 
on our mailing list We are members 
of the A. P. S. 



BOSTON 
AUCTION BALES 

Regularly 

Always ready to Buy Fine Stamps 

In Fine Condition. 

Old Stamps on Covers Greatly 

Desired. 

B. L. DREW & CO. 

7 Water St., Boston, Mass. 

(Established 1885). 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any profes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greatest raritiesc onstant 
ly on view; but throughout thisstock — without exception the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality— the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and satisfy 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmaster's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and offers quite the best 
avenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritius, New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (all issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicited. 

Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address -"Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 
President — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilbv St., Boston, Mass. 

Boartl of Viee-Presiflents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. P. Heyerman, 19 McGi aw Bldg-., Detroit, Mich. 

Interuatioiial Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-Liarge — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS, 

Sale* Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examiner of Sales Uook.s — A. P. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Pliilatelisit — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Ltlbrariau — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Philatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A. Nast. 

Philatelic Index — Wm. li. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

<)l>itu:«ry — Julian Park, Rev. L. G. Dorpat, P. H. Burt. 

Kecruitius — Ross O'Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City. N. T. 

Bland liook — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. E. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J, M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. Nevin, W. L. Stevenson. 



Vol. XXIX 



APRIL 1, 1916. 



No. 13. 




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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX 



APRIL 1. 1916 



No. 13 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 

Those rtceiving itusoLicUed approval sheets will kindly inform tne Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 

March 18th, 1916 Attorney; Refs., Fidelity Trust Co., 



No. 15. 

Applications Pending. 

Lloyd, M. J. 
Hovey, R. F. 
Ho&kins^ H. Preston 
Canann, Harry L. 
Fast, T. Edward 
McPherson, E. B. 
Gordon, William David 
Preston, Wm. D. 
Battanchon, Charles F. P. 
Ruellan, Henri 
Ells, Harry H. 
Robb, William 
Sautter, Adrien 
Brown, Edwin B. 
Dunton, Wm. Rush, Jr. 
Williams, Edward H., Jr. 
Colman, S. E. 

Applications for Reinstatement Pending. 

1782 — Seeba^ Fred C. 
19'25 — Davis, Dr. Holland A. 
257 6 — Tittman, A. O. 
283 8 — Hyde, Capt. Arthur P. S. 
2 877 — ^Flerlage, L. ,J. 
191 — ^King, W. R. 

Applications Posted. 

Mooreshead, O., 311 W. Broadway, New- 
ton, Kansas; Age, 36; Secretary and 
Manager; Firm, The Hanlin Supply 
Co.; Refs., The Kansas State Bank, 
Newton, Kansas, S. A. Hanlin, New- 
ton, Kansas; Proposed by P. R. Hay- 
worth, #4477. 

Jordaan^ Walter V., 1102 Commerce 
Bldg., Kansas City, Mo.; Age, 36; 



Kansas City, Mo. ; Proposed by Wm. 
C. Michaels, #290. 

Newton, Tracy S., Box 179, La Grange, 
Ga.; Age, 33; Auditor and Account- 
ant; Firm, Callaways Department 
Store; Refs., La Grange National 
Bank, La Grange, Ga., Bank of La 
Grange, La Grange^ Ga. ; Proposed by 
Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 

Plock, C. A., 1133 Reid Place, Indian- 
apolis, Ind.; Age, 32; Teller; Firm, 
with Continental National Bank; 
Refs., Scott Stamp & Coin Co., New 
York City, N. Y., P. S. Parmelee, 
Omaha, Neb., H. P. Colman, Washing- 
ton, D. C, Toledo Stamip Co., Toledo, 
Ohio; Proiposed by Ora B. Stark, 
#4497. 

Newton, H. Lawrence, 32 Catherine St., 
St Catharines, Ont., Canada; Age, 82; 
Foreman; Refs., McKinnon Dast Co., 
St. Catharines, Canada; Proiposed by 
.John M. Stonier, #4091. 

Kmentt, Cornel, 64 Henry St., St. Cath- 
arines, Ont., Canada; Age, 39; Elec- 
trical Draftsman; Refs., The Canad- 
ian Crocker-Wheeler Co., Ltd., St. 
Catharines, Canada, The Imperial 
Bank of Canada (Market Granch), 
St. Catharines, Canada; Proposed by 
.John M. Stonier, #4091. 

Walker, Frank E., 194 Fairleigh Ave., 
S., Hamilton, Ont., Canada; Age, 28; 
Merchant; Firm, The Frank E. Walk- 
er Co., Ltd.; Refs., Bank of Hamil- 
ton, Hamilton, Canada; Dun or Brad- 
streets Mercantile Agencies; Proposed 
by John M. Stonier, #4091. 



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Mills, Willis E., 1st Lieut. U. S. Army, 
Brownsville, Texas; Age, 40; Officer 
U. -S. Army; Refs., Watertown Nat- 
ional Bank, Watertown, N. Y., J. C. 
Morgenthau & Co., New York City, 
N. Y.; Proposed by Ora E. Stark, 
#4497. 

Greene, B. D. Marx, Berekely Bank 
Bldg., Berkeley, Calif.; Age, 31; Law- 
yer; Refs., Geo. H. Hoyt Co., Build- 
ing and Investments, Berkeley, Calif., 
Oakland Bank of Savings, Berkeley 
Branch, Berkeley, Calif.; Proposed by 
Ross O'Shaughnessy, #1576. 

Ferguson, W. F., 2 80 Fourth Ave., New 
York City, N. Y.; Age, 32; Clerk; 
Firm, with the Bank for Savings; 
Refs., E. W. Ryan, Asst. Secretary, 
Bank for Savings, 280 Fourth Ave., 
New York City, N. Y.; Proposed by 
Vahan Mozian, #2279. 

Grant, Fred D., P. O. Box 424, Taft, 
Calif.; Age, 25; Timekeeper and As- 
sistant Auditor; Ref., Taft Branch of 
Producers Savings Bank, Taft, Calif. ; 
Proposed by, Wm. B. Ault, #1908. 

Rogers, P. A., Tuscarawas, Ohio; Age, 
':9; Rate Clerk; Ref., J. E. Lehew, 
Agent Penna. Lines, Uhrichsville, O.; 
Proposed by E. C. Dodd, #1737. 

Stromberg, J. N., care Corn Exchanges 
National Bank, Chicago, 111.; Age, 54; 
Manager Discount Dept.; Ref., Ros- 
coe L. Wicks, 4501 N. Racine Ave., 
Chicago, 111. ; Proposed by C. E. Sev- 
ern, #65. 

MacXutt, Barry, Dept. Physics, Lehigh 
University, South Bethlehem, Pa.; 
Age, 37; Teacher; Refs., E. P. Wil- 
bur Trust Co., South Bethlehem, Pa., 
Lehigh Valley National Bank, South 
Bethlehem, Pa. ; Proposed by J. E. 
Guf^st, #4215. 

Correction of Application. 

The following corrected application, 
originally published in report of March 
4th, 1916, has been filed with the Sec- 
retary: 

Ruellan, Henri, 63 3 Market St., San 
Francisco, Calif.; Age, 35; Railway 
and Steamship Agent; Refs., French 
American Bank, French Consul, Bel- 
gian Consul; Proposed by Ross 
O'Shaughnessy, #1576. 



New Stockholders. 

4682 — Thornton, Curt, Drawer B, Tus- 
cola, 111. 

468 3 — Mendes, Arthur de Sola, P. O. 
Box 497, Brunswick, Ga. 

4 68 4 — ^Obert, John, P. O. Box 1 Haw- 
thorne, New Jersey. 

468 5 — Paulin, L. R. E., The World, 
Room 1502, New York City, N. 
Y. 

4686 — Forbes, Ohas. S., Belleville, 
Mich. 

4687 — Wheeler, Francis, L. Box 28, 
New Castle, Pa. 

4 68 8 — Stangebye, Dr. T. L., New Eng- 
land, N. D. 

4689 — Kettlewell, G. P., P. O. Box 204, 
Calistoga, Calif. 

4690 — Nohle, H. Dutton, Jr., 129 South 
St., Auburn, N. Y. 

Reinstated. 

455 — Lang, Lewis M., P. O. Box 476, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Reijlaced on Membership Roll. 

The following, dropped March 2 0th, 
1915, through misunderstanding, hav- 
ing paid dues in full for the current 
year, is hereby replaced on member- 
ship roll as in good standing: 
3780 — Martin, Donald W., 704 Holland 
Ave., Saginaw, Mich. 

Resignations Accepted. 

2970 — Brownell, James S., Woodstock, 

Vt. 
1969 — Fischesser, Alfred, Passaic, N. J. 
2278 — ^Kaemimerlen, J. T., St. Charles, 

Mo. 
44 5 3 — Telander, Knuth, Chicago, 111. 

Changes of Address. 

101 — Buehler, Edward H., from 108 
W. Lake St., to 23 N. Franklin 
St., Chicago, 111. 

1734 — Curtis, Edgar D., from 69 New 
Bridge St., to 27 Thorndyke St., 
Springfield, Mass. 

3486 — Borg, John Edw., from 7053 
Rear Spencer St., to 7025 Idle- 
wild St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

4137 — Goodwin, Frank E., from 804 1^ 
Pine St.,' St. Louis, Mo., to 321 
N. Harrison Ave., Kirkwood, Mo. 



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1720 — Kelley, Edward de Z., from 432 

S. 3rd Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y., 

to 2 31 St. James St., Montreal, 

Canada. 
4132 — ^Krause, Maxwell, from Box 306, 

to "The Heights", Lebanon, Pa. 
110 3 — Perrin, Albert, from 1 E. 2 8th 

Si- to 124 E. 23rd St., New York 

City, N. Y. 
3445 — Plummer, Edwin L., from 1021 

E. 25th St., to R. P. D. # 1, Brie, 

Pa. 
4670 — Shultz, Wm S., from R. D. 11, 

Box 25, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to 

Kenmore, Ohio. 
19 77 — Steinmetz, Joseph A., from 786 

Westview St., German town, to 

1204 Morris Bldg., Philadelphia, 

Pa. 

Resignation Received. 

39 8 3 — Oglesby, Joseph P., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

2 411 — Martin, Mrs. R., Milwaukee, 

Wis. 

Changes of Officers of Branch Societies. 

Garfield-Perry Stamp Club, Branch No. 

30 — President, Dr. T. Henry Tubman; 
Vice-President, Geo. W. Gender; Sec- 
retary, Ralph F. Henn, 265 6 Berk- 
shire Road, Euclid Heights, Cleve- 
land, Ohio;, Treasurer, J. A.Oettinger. 

Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Branch No. 
4 2 — President, Capt. Clyde B. Par- 
ker; Vice-President, C. D. Wright; 
Secretary, C. J. Cooper, 90 2 Green St., 
Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Buffalo Collectors Club, Branch No. 37 
— Secretary, Harry C. Flierl, 432 
Vermont St., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Death Reported. 

3 7 47 — Macri, Alfred, New York City, 

N. Y. (March 6th, 1915). 

3Ienibership Suminary. 

Total membership Mar. 4th, 1916 1475 
New stockholders admitted Mar. 
18th, 1916 9 

Reinstated March 18th, 1916 1 
Replaced on membership roll 

Mar. 18th, 1916 1 1486 

Resignations accepted Mar. 

18th 1916 4 



Death reported March 18th, 

1916 1 

Dropped for non-payment of 

dues Mar. 18th, 1916 90 



95 



Total membership Mar. 18th, 

1916 1391 

WM. E. AULT, Sec'y. 

Dropped for Non-Payment of Dues. 

The following, having failed to pay 

their dues for the current year, ending 

August 31st, 1916, are hereby dropped 

from the roll of membership: 

4261 — Allen, John Stone, Barnstable, 
Mass. 

4000 — Bartley, D. C, Spokane, Wash. 

4 4 86 — ^Bianchi, Jos., Galveston, Texas. 

4346 — Biron, E. P., Galveston, Texas. 

4529 — Boone, Howard C, Los Angeles, 
Calif. 

4 42 5 — Brown, Harold H., Newton Cen- 
ter, Mass. 

3 813 — Chumley, H. H., Birminghiana, 
Ala. 

2 418 — ^Clapp, Eugene H., Boston, Mass. 

3 641 — ^Clement, W. T., Haddonfield, N. 

J. 
3 49 6 — Cline, Rolo, Hutchinson, Kansas. 
3977 — Clymer, Harvey M., Phoenixville, 

Pa. 
45 77 — Copland, J. P. Cleveland, Ohio. 
4405 — Decker, Chas. B., Grand Rapids, 

Mich. 
7 41 — ^Deglmann, John, Mankato, Minn. 
22 52 — Dodge, Frank A., Camibridge, 

Mass. 

3 6 84 — Drury, Frank H., Wilmette, 111. 
2916 — Effinger, Michael, Lancaster, O. 
1699 — ^Parish, James, Linwood, N. J. 

4 343 — Pilardie, Francis A., Yonkers, N. 

Y. 

3 3 74 — ^Ford, D. C, Mohawk, N. Y. 

44 30 — Frelin, Jules Theophile,, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

1231 — ^Prench, Le Grand, Cleveland, O. 

2775 — Gammans, Elbert H., Jr., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

4 29 4 — ^Garrett, Chas. H., Kalamazoo, 

Mich. 
3.">] — Greany, W. F., San Francisco, 

Calif. 
4266 — Grinnell, G. H., Los Angeles, Cal. 
3 85 7 — Grubbs, T. Elmer, M. D., Los 

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2543 — Halgin, Robt. J., Jersey Oity, 

N. J. 
3S82 — ^Hardy, W. F. R., Clayton, Mo. 
4179 — Hauser, Martin S., Oakland, Cal. 
4455 — d'Hemecourt, George A., New 

Orleans, La. 
3525 — Herron, Wm. F., Pender, Neb. 

3 2 64 — .Hoffman, Fred O., Los Angeles, 

Oalif. 
1484 — ^^Homburger, Dr. L. M., New York 

City, N. Y. 
3752 — James, F. P., Lancaster, N. Y. 
2049 — ^Johnson, Iver R., Chicago, 111. 
4311 — Karlitsky, M. S., Cleveland, Ohio. 
3513 — Kitson, Harry G., Springfield, 

Mass. 
2542 — Kraus, Arthur H., Milwaukee, 

Wis. 
3976 — Laird, O. E., Springfield, 111. 
2721 — ^Lindsay, Harry M., Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
2414 — iLinson, Ernest J., Kingston, 

N. Y. 
221 — ^McDonal'd, Walter H., Chicago, 

111. 
1.^34 — McNeil, A. M., Jersey City, N. Y. 

4 602 — Murray, Everett C, Cleveland, O. 
39 81 — Nammack, C. H., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
3645 — Narbo, Dr. Sven, Chicago, III. 
439 8 — Ormston, M. O., Chicago, 111. 

44 8 3 — Ottley, Harmon F., Rochester, 

N. Y. 
4474 — Pepiple, Wilbur C, Columibus, O. 
2508 — Pratt, Wm. Everett, Chicago, 111. 

(1355 Winona Ave.) 
4 3 92 — ^Puelle, W. D., Galveston, Texas. 
29 24 — Randall, W. W., San Francisco, 

Calif. 
3368 — Reeves, Carl H., Seattle, Wash. 
4510 — Rixen, Carl H. A., Philadelphia, 

Pa. 
4372 — Roesler, Albert H., Chicago, 111. 
4251 — ^Ru'ge, Walter A., St. Louis, Mo. 
3 63 8 — Saginaw Stamp Club, Branch No. 

3 4, Saginaw, Mich. 
4166 — iSchwartz, George J., Wooster, O. 

45 7 2 — ^Sears, Allen Carter, Cleburne, 

Texas. 
1571 — Sheldon, Charles S., Oswego, 

N. Y. 
3576 — Smith, Fred M., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
34 3 8 — ^Smith, Warren E., South Nor- 

walk. Conn. 



4009 — ^Sponholz, Clarence F., Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 

4235 — Stein, Alvan N., Andover, Mass. 

4050 — Stieglitz, Irving E., Chicago, 111. 

4 499 — ^Toomey, James Edward, Porch- 
town, N. J. 

2549 — Tuckermann, Edwin N., Ocono- 
mowoc. Wis. 

3 902 — Urynowicz, Martin M., Chicago, 
111. 

3681 — Van Deventer, Fayette F., Knox- 
ville, Tenn. 

3 519 — Von Nostitz, Eric, Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

3 304 — Warner, A. M., Balboa Heights, 

C. Z., Panama. 

3670 — Warner, Francis B., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

43 08 — ^Westfall, A. H., Milwaukee, Wis. 

4 279 — Wihittaker, Robert, Llanerch, Pa. 
4128 — Wilkowski, John A., Detroit, 

Mich. 
2736 — Willson, Jacob G., Durango, Col. 
3703 — Wittenmeir, Fredk. W., Chicago, 

111. 
2205 — ^Woolley, Jas. C, Portland, Me. 

42 82 — Ziegler, Arthur Herman, Oak- 

land, Calif. 
2481 — Falding, W. H., Rossland, B. C, 

Canada. 
45 21 — Ferrer, Cesar, Barcelona, Spain. 
3890 — Jot, Peter O., Bankok, Siam. 
3211 — Kobayagawa, Jun, Yokohama, 

Japan. 

2 63 7 — Larsson, John, Gothenburg, Swe- 
den. 

43 68 — Lello, Alvaro de, Campinas, Bra- 

zil. 

4416 — 'Martinez, Rafael A., Havana, 

Cuba. 
3055 — Rootlieb, C. J. H., Amsterdam, 

Holland. 
430 2 — Torrens, Rev. R. J., Pembroke, 

Ont., Canada. 
1281 — Toupin, Rev. Jos., Starnes 

borough. Que., Canada. 

Any of the above can be reinstated 
and replaced on mera'bership roll by 
payment of the dues for the current 
year amounting to $1.80. 



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Published by and in the Interest of the 
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No. 13. 



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EDITORIAIi. 

MEMBERSHIP Figures are usually 

STATISTICS. a dry su'bject, but we 
cannot refrain at this 
season from indulging in a little re- 
trospection of the past few years of the 
history of the Society, as reflected by 
the mem'bership roll. 

It is always an unpleasant duty of 
the Secretary of such a Society as ours 
to be obliged to cancel the memberships 
of those who have, for reasons best 
known to tliem, neglected or otherwise 



failed to remit their annual subscrip- 
tion to the Treasurer, and such purging 
of the membership list leaves its im- 
print in the reduced total of the mem- 
bership. 

But in this particular report of the 
Secretary publisihed in this issue, it is 
a gratifying feature to note that the 
list of delinquents is smaller than it has 
been for the past several years and thus 
it leaves the total memhershiip greater. 
Four years ago, to be exact, at the 
beginning of the Society year in 1912, 
Sept. 1st, after the Convention of that 
year, the Society was confronted with 
increased dues, due to the necessities 
of providing sufficient funds to make it 
possible to supply each member with 
details of the affairs of the Society, this 
being primarily caused by the action of 
the postal authorities in refusing sec- 
ond-class publications the privilege of 
using their columns at the reduced rates 
previously prevailing when acting as 
official journals for various societies. 
Attempts to provide publication of of- 
ficial reports in independent journals 
had not been a success from the fact 
that the individual mem'bers had been 
required to subscribe to such journals, 
which but a small proportion did, and 
as a consequence only that portion of 
the members were acquainted with So- 
ciety matters. 

The increase in dues and the conse- 
quent readjustment of the members to 
the new conditions were undoubtedly 
the cause of the great number of those 
who failed to renew their memberships 
during the ensuing months, as on March 
15th, 1913, when the annual closing of 
the books took place, 165 of the mem- 
bers failed to pay their dues, and this 
deduction left the membership of the 
Society 1359, but there were twenty ap- 



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plications for admission pending at that 
date. Despite these conditions, we were 
able to show only a slight decrease in 
membership at Convention time. 

There was a marked imiprovement of 
affairs at the next closing of accounts, 
as on March 7th, 1914, there was a de- 
linquent list of but 109, with a mem- 
bership in good standing of 1382, and 
seventeen applications pending. 

A year later, on March 20th, 1915, 
despite the financial affairs of the coun- 
try, which are naturally reflected in the 
meni'bership of Societies in general, only 
]16 members allowed their mem'bership 
to lapse. Again there was a waiting list 
of twenty. 

We had to record another slight loss 
in total membership at Convention time 
last year, but in the face of general con- 
ditions this was to have been expected. 

From the report of the Secretary for 
the present year, which takes up to 
March 18 th, a decidedly better condi- 
tion is to be noted. There are but 90 
delinquent memibers, a smaller number 
liian has been the case for several years, 
and the net membership shows an in- 
crease, being 1391, but the loss is very 
largely offset by the much larger num- 
ber of those wihose applications have 
been published but who are not yet ad- 
mitted, this number being 37. 

Such is the story of the Society as 
told 'by figures of membership since the 
beginning of the Society year of 1912- 
13. It is a hopeful sign that applica 
tions are so numerous and interest 
seems not to be flagging. It is apparent 
that fewer "of the members are neglect- 
ing the matter of dues, and likewise 
that more of them are taking a keen 
interest in the Society, as shown by the 
increased number of applications for 
membership. 



It is to be hoped that the present in- 
terest will be maintained, as if it is, we 
shall be able to show an increase in 
membership next summer over any 
figure of the preceding years. If this 
should be the case, it will also have 
been accom^plished with a higher de- 
mand of qualifications than has ever 
been asked by any Society in the past. 

There is an incentive this year for 
that member who will have proposed 
the greatest number of acceptable ap- 
plicants, this to be in the form of a 
medal offered by Branch No. 3, and 
that this is being eagerly sought after 
by the mem'bership is indicated by the 
number of applications that are being 
published in the bi-monthly reports of 
the Secretary. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 

There is a shifting of the standing of 
those who are striving for the medal to 
be given lo some member at the coming 
Convention. The list, including the re- 
port of the Secretary for March 18th, 
19 i 6, is — 

Vahan Mozian 6 

Eugene Klein 5 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

B. W. H. Poole 4 

Van Dyke MacBride 3 

W. G. Whittaker 3 

L. H. Kjellstedt 2 

M. O'hlman 2 

J. M. Stonier 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

W. O. Wylie 2 

There is still plenty of time to get in 
the running, as there are almost five 
montlis before we meet in Boston. When 
the applicants now listed shall have 
been admitted there will be some 
changes in the list. Get busy. The Sec- 
retary will gladly help you to interest 
any of your philatelic friends. Ask for 
blanks and attractive recruiting liter- 
ature. 



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NOTE. 

The following members (by numbers 
only) have not paid dues for the cur- 
rent year, but being located in the coun- 
tries directly affected by the Burotpean 
War, are hereby retained on our mem- 
bership roll, in accordance with resolu- 
tion adopted by the Board of Directors 
and published in The American Phila- 
telist — 547 685 2173 2911 3256 
3307 4439. 

The above also applies to the follow- 
ing, except that dues are unpaid for the 
two years of 1914-15 and 1915-16: — 

328 2555 2884 2975 4023 4090 

4099 4309. 



PHILATELIST. 

OFFICIAL NOTICE. 

Nominations are now called for tha 
election of a Board of Directors to serve 
for the year of 1916-17, to be elected at 
the Annual Convention to be held in 
Boston, Mass., during July or August 
of the present year. These nominations 
must be made by any Branch or by any 
five members, as required by the By- 
Laws. This is a matter which should 
receive immediate attention. All nom- 
inations should be sent to the Secretary 
that they may be published in due form 
as prescribed by our By-Laws. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Detroit, Mich., March 1, 1916. 

STOCK FUND. 

Balance forwarded $4,386.66 
February receipts 13.00 



$4,399.66 



GENIBRAL FUND. 



Balance forwarded $774.33 

Feb. receipts $191.77 

Feb. expend. 170.52 21.25 795.58 



INSURANCE FUND. 



Insurance 

Feb. expenditures 



$1,823.80 
10.00 



1,813.80 



EXCHANGE ACCOUNT. 



Exchange 
Feb. receipts 



$66.26 
.20 



66.46 



SUSPENSE ACCOUNT. 



Suspense 
Feb. receipts 



$3'0.85 

6.00 36.85 



7,112.35 



SUMMARY OF BALANCES. 



Stock fund 
General fund 
Insurance Fund 
Exchange account 
Suspense account 



$4,399.66 

79-5.58 

1,813.80 

66.46 

36.85 



7,112.35 



RESOURCES. 



Bonds 

Cash in bank 



$3,489.34 
3,623.01 

$7,112.35 

C. F. PIEYERMAN, 

Treasurer. 




AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 
President — C. A. Howes, 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 
Board of Vice-Presidents — H. H. Wilson, Chairman, 152 Monroe 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; Wm. B. Sprague, Recorder, 54 William 
St., New York City; Dr. Carroll Chase, 1050 Park Place, 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Secretary — Wm. E. Ault, 728 E. Court Ave., JefEersonvllle, Ind. 

Treasurer — C. F. Heyerman, 19 McGi aw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

luteruational Secretary — L. Harald Kjellstedt, 1026 Woodlawn 
Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Directors-at-Iiarge — H. B. Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; W. H. Bar- 
num, Cleveland, Ohio. 

APPOINTIVE OFFICERS. 

Sales Supt. — P. M. Wolsieffer, 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa 

Examiner of Siile.s Books — A. P. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Editor of American Philatelist — Wm. E. Ault, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Librarian — H. W. Craver, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Assistant Librarian — Adam E. Daum, 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Attorney — Fred. R. Schmalzreidt, 938 Majestic Bldg., Detroit, 
Mich. 

Counterfeit Detector — Eugene Klein, 142 S. 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

COMMITTEES. 

Expert — John N. Luff, John A. Klemann, J. M. Bartels. 

Pliilatelic Literature — Wm. R. Ricketts, E. R. Aldrich, Charles 
A Nast. 

Pliilatelic Index — Wm. R. Ricketts, Clifford W. Kissinger, C. A. 
Howes. 

Obituary — Julian Park. Rev. L. G. Dorpat, F. H. Burt. 

Recruiting' — Ross O'.Shaughnessy, Chairman Western Commit- 
tee, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif.; Vahan Mozian, 
Chairman Eastern Committee, 140 Nassau St., New York 
City, N. Y. 

Hand iiooR — C. E. Severn, Chairman; Wm. C. Stone, A. H. Web- 
er. 

Catalogue — A. E. Owens, W. B. Sprague, Dr. Carroll Chase, J. 
N. Luff, Geo. L. Toppan, Geo. H. Worthington, J. M. Bartels, 
C. K. B. »\evin, W. L. Stevenson. 



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Rare United States 

St. Louis, 5c, 10c, 20c. 

1847, 10c strip of three on cover. 

1851, 5c extra fine. 

18 5 1', 5c vertical pair and strip of 
three. 

1857, I'c type I, block of three on 
cover. 

Set of Reprints. 

1861, 3c pink on cover. 

1869, 24c inverted center. 

1901, Pan American 2 c inverted cen- 
ter, mint. 

Franklin Carrier, unused. 

Price on Application. 



Special: Ic Pan American invert, 
very fine mint coipy $40. 



EUGENE KLEIN, 

142S. IStkSt. .^ 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



SALES DEPARTMENT. 




Members that have discontinued re- 
ceiving the Circuits during the Summer 
Season and all new members that have 
joined since, are invited to participate 
in the Sales Department. 

No circuits are sent to any member 
unless a request is made to the Super- 
intendent with a promise to take the 
best of care of the books and forward 
promptly to the next member according 
to the Rules and Regulations. 

All of the 2000 books now on hand are 
priced by old catalog values, many of 
the stamps having gone up by the 1916 
catalog. 

Any information about the Sales De- 
partment cheerfully furnished on re- 
quest either to members or prospec- 
tive members. Every stamp collector in 
the United States should be a member 
of the American Philatelic Society. 

P. M. WOLSIEFFER Sales Supt. 
ai S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



I Make a Specialty of 

FINE APPROVALS 

and by fine I mean 
GOOD STAMPS, 

FINE CONDITION, 

REASONABLE PRICES 
Send for 
62 page Hpt describing them, also offer- 
ing over 6700 stamps singly and in sets, 
not to speak of packets. 

W. S. AliDRICH. 
Box 744 St. Joseph, Missouri. 



Somali Coast 1, 2, 4, 5, 10c 1915 .07 

20-, 25, 30c .20 

Togo %, 1, 2p on Gold Coast .15 

Mexico 1, 2, 3, 5, 10c 1915 perf.. .07 

Austria 'Wars 3. 5, 10, 20, 25, 35h .25 

Belgium 1915, 1, 2, 5, 10, 15c. .09 

Br. Honduras 5c with overprint .07 

Dominica 5s Geo. 1.60 

MONEY LOANED ON STAMPS. 

Stamp Collections, Dealers' Stocks, etc. 

U. S. Premium Coin Book, 10 cents. 
Entire Collections Purchased. 
Approval sleections on request. 
Efficient New Issues Service. 

FRED MICHAEL, 
937 Madison St., Chicago, 111. 



Auction Sales 



when conducted by responsible high 
class dealers, are admitted to be the 
most remunerative channels through 
which to dispose of large stamp col- 
lections or single rare specimens. I 
hold auction sales of stamps practi- 
cally every month. If you have any- 
thing choice to dispose of, write me 
— it will be to your advantage. 



If you do not receive my catalogues 
write for them. 



Edward Michael 

119 North Dearborn St., Chicago 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 

Official Journal of the American Philatelic Society 



VOL. XXIX. 



APRIL 15, 1916 



No. 14 



History and Comparative Scarcity of the United States 
Coil Stamps 1902-1915. 

BY WARREN L. BABCOCK, 

Vice-President Detroit Philatelic Society. 

Member A. P. S. No. 1736. 

(Read before the Detroit Philatelic Society, Feb. 23, 1916). 



The scarcity of the coil stamps issued 
prior to the rotary press printings has 
become strikingly noticeable as United 
States specialists have attempted to 
complete their want lists. There is ev- 
ery evidence that the early issues of 
coil stamps were little used, printed only 
on order and not stocked by the Post 
Office Department. Having been issued 
on order for a definite commercial pur- 
pose, they were promptly used for post- 
age and the few unused copies remain- 
ing are practically all in the hands of 
collectors. The writer has attempted 
to locate stocks of the early numbers, 
but after extensive correspondence has 
failed to find other than an occasional 
pair or strip of four. At least one value 
is unknown in an unused condition, a 
second is questioned, and most of the 
twelve perforations represented by the 
first and second issues are unobtainable 
except in a used condition. 

Inquiry of the Post Office Department 
develops the fact that the use of coil 
stamps was limited to a few firms in 
the larger cities prior to the numeral 
issue of 1912. It is to be remembered 
that the issue of stamps in coils from 
1908 to 1912 was largely experimental 
on the part of the government; that 
they were introduced in order to supply 
the demand for use in mailing ma- 
chines; and that they were sold by the 
government as contemporary compan- 
ions of an infinite variety of private 
machine perforations. 



The introduction of the stamp vend- 
ing and stamp affixing machines ante- 
dated the use of the first coil stamps by 
six years, therefore, at the time of their 
appearance, many of the larger com- 
mercial houses in the country handling 
large mail matter had already installed 
private mailing machines, which were 
perforating and affixing stamps origin- 
ally printed on imperforate sheets, con- 
sequently the introduction of the coil 
stamps as a commercial economy was 
retarded. At this date only the smaller 
commercial houses make use of the pres- 
ent printings of coil stamps. The gov- 
ernment's extra charge of a few cents 
over and above the face of the coil may 
have militated against its general use to 
a slight extent. Before taking up the 
study of these stamps in detail, we may 
summarize our introduction by saying 
that the government printed but few of 
these stamps and then only on order; 
that the dealers have no stocks and can 
obtain by advertising only a few isolated 
strips or pairs; and that few United 
States specialists availed themselves of 
the opportunity of obtaining unused 
specimens while they Avere current. 

The part-perforated coil stamps for 
the purpose of study may be divided in- 
to seven issues, as follows: 

FIRST ISSUE (experimental only) — 
19 02-3. One, two and five cent; perf- 
orated 12. 

SECOND ISSUE — 1908-9. One, two, 
three, four, five and ten cent; double 
line watermark; perforated 12. 



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THIRD ISSUE — 1910. One, two and 
three cent; single line watermark; perf- 
orated 12. 

FOURTH ISSUE — 1910. One, two, 
three, four and five cent; single line 
watermark; perforated 8^. 

FIFTH ISSUE — 1912. One, and two 
cent; single line watermark; numerals 
in lower corners; perforated 8%; and 
one, two and four cent imperforate. 

SIXTH ISSUE— 1914. One, two, 
three, four and five cent; single line 
watermark; perforated 10. 

SEVENTH ISSUE — 1915-6. One, two 
and three cent; single line watermark; 
printed on rotary presses; perforated 
10. 

The first suggestions to the Post Of- 
fice Department for the printing of coil 
stamps came from the manufacturers of 
stamp mailing and affixing machines, 
which were placed on the market about 
1902. The government issued for this 
purpose the one and two cent of 1902- 
03 in imperforate sheets. In order to 
use the stamps in many of the earlier 
machines, it was necessary to cut the 
sheets in strips by hand. Perfected 
machines later cut and perforated the 
stamps and affixed same on the enve- 
lopes. The private perforations applied 
to the stamps varied according to the 
machine, hence the variety of private 
perforations of this period, such as the 
Shermack, Mailometer, Auto-Vending, 
etc. For certain types of machines the 
imperforate stamps sufficed, but other 
manufacturers called the attention of 
the Post Office Department to the de- 
sirability of the government issuing 
stamps perforated one way, wound in 
coils ready for feeding through the ma- 
chines. In studying the earlier coil is- 
sues of the government, this mention of 
the private perforations is made in oi-- 
der to show chronologically the devel- 
opment of the demand for the govern- 
ment finished product commercially 
available for machine use without ad- 
ditional labor. The first coil stamps 
are thus seen to be wholly experimental. 
They were wound by hand on reels im- 
provised for the purpose and the ends 



of the strips laboriously pasted end to 
end in order to complete the coil of 5 00 
or 1000 stamps. The coil stamps print- 
ed at present on rotary presses are ma- 
chine made fr;om start to finish and are 
turned out in completed rolls, wrapped 
and ready for mailing. 

The first coil stamp was the one-cent 
green, 1902 — Scott's number 300. This 
stamp was printed in sheets four years 
before it was issued in coils and it was 
not until late in 1906 that it was fur- 
nished in coils by the Bureau of En- 
graving and Printing. The issue of the 
coil stamps of 1902-3 in 1906-7 was 
coincident with the issue of imperforate 
sheets of the one and two cent values 
to the mailing companies for machine 
use. Though the Post Office Depart- 
ment was pressed by the machine man- 
ufacturers for these stamps, they evi- 
dently did not prove satisfactory as they 
received very scant use and did not pass 
beyond an experimental stage. By 1908 
the government had developed machines 
for winding the coils and producing a 
more finished product; nevertheless, the 
coils received slight use by mailing 
houses until 1912. 

A study of the individual stamps of 
the seven issues outlined above will 
throw further light on their compara- 
tive scarcity. The writer acknowledges 
his indebtedness to Stanley Gibbons, 
Inc., New York, the Scott Stamp & Coin 
Company and many dealers in the for- 
mation of the check list which follows. 
Scott's catalog number is given in each 
instance where the stamp is catalogued 
in the last edition. 

FIRST ISSUE — 1902-3 (actually issued 
1906) — perforated 12. 

As the strips were cut in the Bureau 
of Engraving & Printing, they show the 
pane dividing line at regular intervals, 
depending on the number of stamps in 
each sheet. The joint is produced Avheie 
the strips are pasted together at the 
ends in order to complete a coil of 5 00 
or 1000 stamps. The paste-up is gen- 
erally scarcer than the line variety. 
The normal variety listed below repre- 



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161 



sents a single, a pair or a strip with- 
out the line or joint variety. 

300 C — 1-cent green (1902), perforated 
horizontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) paste-up or joint 

300 D — 1-cent green (1902), perforated 
vertically. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

304 C — 5-cent blue (1902), perforated 
horizontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

314 D — 2-cent carmine (19 03), perfo- 
rated horizontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

314 F — 2-cent carmine (1903), perfo- 
rated vertically. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

The above list comprises all varie- 
ties of the first issue known to collec- 
tors. It is doubtful if a specialist with 
an unlimited amount of money could 
obtain these varieties complete in un- 
used pairs or strips. A canvas of over 
a dozen dealers recently brought forth 
a single pair of 314 F unused. Spec- 
ialists attempting to complete this line 
will probably find a better field in 
searching for used copies on correspon- 
dence of this period. 



323 



o o o 
t> z .J 



OND ISSUE — 1908-9; double line 
watermark; perforated 12. 

C — 1-cent green, perforated hori- 
zontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

D — 1-cent green, perforated verti- 
cally. 

(a) normal 2 m.m. 

(b) 3 m.m. 



324 



324 



125 



325 



\2G' 



326 



327 



327 



3 30 



(c) 


joint 






(d) 


line. 






C— 2- 


cent carmine, perforated 


hor- 




izontally. 






(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 






D — 2- 


cent carmine, perforated 


ver- 




tically. 






(a) 


normal 2 


m.m. 




(b) 


3 m.m. 






(c) 


line 






(d) 


joint 






C — 3- 


cent deep 


violet, perforated 




horizontally. 




(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 






D — 3- 


■cent deep 


violet, perforated 




vertically. 






(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 






-C--4- 


■cent brown, perforated 


hori- 




zontally. 






(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 






D — 4- 


-cent brown, perforated verti- 




cally. 






(a) 


normal 2 


m.m. 




(b) 


3 m.m. 






(c) 


line 






(d) 


joint 






C— 5- 


■cent blue, 


perforated horizon- 




tally. 






(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 






D— 5 


-cent blue, 


, perforated verti- 




cally. 






(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 






B — 10-cent yellow, perforated 


ver- 




tically. 






(a) 


normal 






(b) 


line 






(c) 


joint 







The scarcity of the stamps of the 
above issue is extremely variable. The 
one, two and four and even the five 



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cent are relatively common and can be 
found in the stocks of the larger deal- 
ers. The three-cent is of great rarity, 
although catalogued in the last edition 
by Scott at 15 cents each. |15.00 to 
$25.00 a pair in the genuine perfora- 
tion 12, either horizontal or vertical, 
would be cheap for this stamp. Cau- 
tion should be exercised in purchasing 
to discriminate between it and the same 
stamp perforated 121/2 vertically or hor- 
izontally, from the imperforate sheets, 
by private mailing companies. As there 
were no star plates of imperforate 
stamps of the three-cent printed, it does 
not therefore exist part perforate with 
3 m.m spacing. Only a few coils were 
printed and were used for mailing pur- 
poses by a pharmaceutical manufactur- 
ing company. It is known unused and 
is relatively less rare than the same 
stamp single line watermark perforated 
12. 

These stamps were issued in coils of 
500 pasted end to end or side to side in 
strips of 20 stamps. The line and joint 
varieties ai-e therefore about equal in 
vaUie. 

The ten-cent of this issue, perforated 
12, was originally printed for the use 
of a single mail order house. It was 
only issued vertically and evidently was 
of little utility. It is relatively more 
common than the 3-cent mentioned 
above and sells from $10.00 to $12.00 
per pair. 

THTRD ISSUE — 1910; single line wat- 
ermark; perforated 12; same de- 
sign as last. 

33S B — 1-cent green, perforated hori- 
zontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

(d) imperforate pairs 

Early in 1916, it was discovered that 
coils of the one-cent No. 338 B had been 
issued to a mailing finoa in the West in 
imperforate pairs. About 630 stamps, 
or 315 pairs, representing one and one- 



fourth coils, were offered to a dealer as 
the remnant of the lot issued to this 
mailing fii-m, the remainder having 
been used for business purposes. The 
A\Titer has not been able to ascertain 
whether they were issued on order or 
through error in perforating. These 
imperforates have the usual guide line 
and joint every twenty stamps. 

338 C — 1-cent green, perforated verti- 

cally. 

(a) normal 2 m.m. 

(b) 3 m.m. 

(c) line 

(d) joint 

3 39 B — 2-cent carmine, perforated hor- 
izontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

339 C — 2-cent carmine, perforated ver- 

tically, 
(a) normal 2 m.m. 
(b). 3 m.m. 

(c) line 

(d) joint 

34 B — 3-cent deep violet, perforated 
vertically. 

(a) normal 2 m.m. 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

The above list completes the values 
of the single line watermark issued in 
1910 which received the 12 perforation. 
These stamps range from comparative 
scarcity to absolute rarity. The one- 
cent perforated horizontally (33 8 B) is 
comparatively common and is the one 
stamp of this issue that can be found 
in the dealer's stock in any quantity. 
No. 338 C, the one-cent green perfo- 
rated vertically is worth from $2.00 to 
$4.00 per pair in the normal variety and 
at least twice as much for line and joint 
varieties. The two-cent carmine perfo- 
rated horizontally and vertically is 
rather uncommon, especially the verti- 
cal perforation. The scarcest stamp of 
this issue, however, is the three-cent 
deep violet. No. 340 B, which for rela- 
tive rarity compares favorably with the 



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163 



4 -cent imperf. of 1902 and in history is 
somewhat similar. It was used by a 
single firm, but few colls were printed 
by the government, all were used as 
postage in mailing samples of tablets 
by the Bell Chemical Company, Orange- 
burg, N. Y., the same firm who used a 
few of the 3-cent double line water- 
mark. Scott catalogued it in the last 
issue on the strength of having seen 
one used copy. Many dealers have ex- 
pressed doubt as to the actual issue of 
this stamp. The writer was fortunate 
in finding five copies, one on the orig- 
inal package as mailed by the firm men- 
tioned above. This discovery enabled 
Stanley Gibbons to list it in their newly 
printed check list as a certainty. It is 
not probable that it was issued in other 
than the normal spacing. 

line 



FOURTH ISSUE — 1910; single 
watermark; perforated 8^4. 

338 D — 1-cent green, perforated hori- 
zontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 
338 E — 1-cent green, perforated verti- 
cally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 
33 9 D — 2-cent carmine, perforated hor- 
izontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

33 9 E — 2-cent carmine, perforated ver- 

tically, 
(a) normal 
fb) line 
(c) joint 

34 C — 3-cent deep violet, perforated 355 C 

vertically. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 
341 A — 4-cent brown, perforated verti 

cally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 



342 A — 5-cent blue, perforated verti- 
cally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

341 B — 4-cent brown, imperf. coil. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

No. 341 B is not catalogued by Scott, 
owing to the claim that in single copies 
or vertical pairs it cannot be distin- 
guished from imperforate stamps cut 
from imperforate sheets which were cur- 
rent at the time. The writer is of the 
opinion that these imperforate coil 
stamps in strips can be readily told from 
imperforate strips cut from sheets and 
is of the opinion that they should be 
catalogued. This value was only issued 
end to end or vertically affixed. 

The stamps of this issue are not 
scarce and can be obtained of most of 
the large dealers. Inasmuch as their 
commercial use was small the writer 
considers the present catalog quotations 
low and would advise specialists not 
having same to fill their wants as soon 
as possible. The three and four-cent 
of this issue appear in the narrow and 
wide spacing, the wider spacing being 
relatively the most common. 



FIFTH ISSUE — 1912; single line wat- 
ermai'k ; perforated 8 \^ ; same de- 
sign with the addition of numerals. 

355 B — 1-cent green, perforated hori- 
zontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line ' • 

(c) joint 

1-cent green, perforated verti- 
cally. 
(a) normal 

fb) line 
(c) joint 

356 B — 2-cent carmine, perforated hor- 
izontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

fc) joint 



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356 c — 2-cent carmine, perforated ver- 
tically. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

355 D — 1-cent green, imperforate coil, 
end to end vertical. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

35 6 D — 2-cent carmine, imperforate 
coil, end to end vertical. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

The same remarks apply to the one 
and two-cent imperforate coils of this 
issue as apply to the 4-cent brown, No. 
341 B. 

This issue is comparatively common 
and can be readily obtained in unused 
strips. As they were in use, however, 
less than 18 months, they may prove 
good property. In my judgment the 
horizontal perforations of this issue are 
several times as scarce as those perfo- 
rated vertically. 

SIXTH ISSUE — 1914; perforated 10. 

369 A — 1-cent green, perforated hori- 
zontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

369 B — 1-cent green, 

cally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

370 D — 2-cent carmine, perforated hor- 

izontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

370 E — 2-cent carmine, perforated ver- 

tically, 
(a) normal 
(ta) line 
(c) joint 

371 A — 3-cent deep violet, perforated 

vertically, 
(a) normal 



perforated verti- 



(b) line 

(c) joint 

372 A — 4-cent brown, perforated verti- 

cally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 
(e) joint 

373 A — 5-cent blue, perforated verti- 

cally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(c) joint 

Scott does not yet list 371 A, which 
has appeared since the last edition of 
the catalog. This stamp as well as the 
four and five-cent, all perforated ver- 
tically 10, have not as yet appeared with 
horizontal perforations. It is probable 
that these higher values when issued 
will be printed from rotary presses and, 
therefore, be classified with the next is- 
sue. 

The rotary press printings which 
came out just before the last edition of 
the catalog have not been listed as a 
separate issue. 

SEVENTH ISSUE — Rotary press print- 
ings; single line watermark; perf- 
orated 10. 

36 9 c — 1-cent green, perforated hori- 

zontally. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

369 D — 1-cent green, vertical perfora- 
tions. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

37 C — 2-cent rose carmine, horizontal 

perforations. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

38 D — 2-cent rose carmine, vertical 

perforations. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

371 B — 3-cent pale lavendar, horizontal 
perforations. 

(a) normal 

(b) line 

(Continued on page 168). 



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165 



The American Philatelist 

Published by and in the Interest of the 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 

Vol. XXIX Apr. 15, 1916. No. 14 

Published at 

FEDERALSBURG, MD. 

WM, E. AULT, Editor, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

Associate Editors 
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EDITORIAL. 



("OIL How few collectors were 

STAMPS, far-sighted enough to take 
up the gathering of the coil 
varieties of U. S. stamps when they first 
made their appearance in 1906 is clear- 
ly shown by the prevailing conditions 
of the first issues, as practically none 
of these stamps are to be found on the 
market and the catalogue prices of some 
of the early varieties show a relative 
increase in value not often attained by 
any class of stamps. 

Duiing the last three or four years 
collectors have been eagerly taking in 
all varieties of this kind and there is 



much interest manifested in these is- 
sues at this time. They are a distinct 
government issue and as much of a va- 
riety as are the imperforate stamps, be- 
ing created to meet a steadily growing 
demand for commercial uses. 

In this issue we have the pleasure of 
printing the first authoritative article 
and list of these stamps which we have 
seen in any philatelic journal and we 
feel sure that this list will meet with 
much favor among our members who 
collect these varieties. 

The United States has been making 
philatelic history these past fourteen 
years and our issues have run through a 
range of changes suflacient to satisfy 
any philatelist. None of the varieties 
could hardly be called unnecessary, al- 
beit some are a bit clouded, but those 
who have been fortunate enough to 
amass a fairly complete series of all the 
issues during that time can well con- 
gratulate themselves on the soundness 
of their investment. There seems to be 
no end to the constant advance in value 
which has attended these stamps from 
the very first year of their appearance 
and if present conditions can be taken 
as an indication of what they will yet 
attain, the end is far from sight. 



MEMBERSHIP MEDAL. 

The standing of the contestants for 

the membership medal including the 

admissions in the last report (April 

3rd) of the Secretary, is as follows — 

Vahan Mozian 7 

Ross O'Shaughnessy 7 

W. G. Whittaker 6 

Eugene Klein 5 

H. S. Ackerman 4 

B. W. H. Poole 4 

Van Dyk MacBride 3 

L. H. Kjellstedt 2 

M. P. Lyons, Jr. 2 

M. Ohlman 2 

John M. Stonier 2 

P. M. Wolsieffer 2 

W. O. Wylie 2 

It is anybody's race with a number 

in striking distance of the prize, but the 

way the list is growing we cannot much 

longer list those vi^ho have secured less 



166 



THE AMERICAN PHIILATELIST. 



than three members. There is still am- 
ple time for you to get in the running. 
The Secretary is ready and willing to 
lend all the assistance you wish. Plenty 
of recruiting literature and application 
blanks on hand. Get busy. There are 
numbers of good collectors who would 
be willing and really are anxious to join 
the A. P. S. if you would just tell them 
about the premier society for stamp 
collectors. 



CINCINNATI PHILATELIC SOCIETY. 

The stamp collectors of Cincinnati or- 
ganized the Cincinnati Philatelic Socie- 
ty, the first meeting being held at the 
Gibson House Hotel on the evening of 
March 28th. The following were elect- 
ed officers — President, W. C. Kennett; 
Vice-President, Erwin L. Fischer; Sec- 
retary-Treasurer, A. D. Fennell; Trus- 



tees, J. A. McCullough, Albert S.Smith, 
Stanley Ashbrook and Geo. D. Kitzing- 
er. Meetings will be held on the second 
and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 

We hope that the new recruit among 
local clubs will have a long and pros- 
perous existence. 



LOS ANGELES COLLECTORS 
BANQUET. 

We have received an invitation to the 
Annual Banquet of the stamp collectors 
at Los Angeles and vicinity, to be held 
at Jahnkes Tavern on Tuesday evening, 
March 21st. Plates were to be laid for 
fifty guests. While details of the meet- 
ing have not been received, we feel sure 
that the event was one long to be re- 
membered by those who were fortunate 
enough to attend. 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY 

Those receiving unsolicited approval sheets will kindly inform the Recorder of 
the Board of Vice Presidents the names of dealers sending them, in order that the 
Board may take action to eradicate this evil. 



No. 16. April 3rd, 1916. 

Applications Pending. 

Ruellan, Henri 
Ells, Harry H. 
Robb, William 
Sautter, Adrien 
Brown, Edwin B. 
Dunton, Wm. Rush, Jr. 
Williams, Edward H., Jr. 
Colman, S. E. 
Moorshead, O. 
Jordaan, Walter V. 
Newton, Tracy S. 
Ploch, C. A. 
Newton, H. Lawrence 
Kmentt, Cornel 
Walker, Frank E. 
Mills, Lieut. Willis E. 
Greene, B. D. Marx 
Ferguson, W. F. 
Grant, Fred D. 
Rogers, P. A. 
Stromberg, J. N. 
MacNutt, Barry 



Applications for Reinstatement Pending 

28 77 — Flerlage, L. J. 
191 — King, W. R. 

Applications Posted. 

Farrar, Waldo, 39 Oliver St., Boston, 
Mass.; Age 41; Firm, with Cassella 
Color Co.; Proposed by Vahan Mozi- 
an, #2279. 

Seaverns, Houghton, 2 Canal St., Brat- 
tleboro, Vt. : Age 41; Manager and 
Treasurer; Firm, Holstein Friesian 
Register Co.; Ref., C. P. Spencer, or 
Spencer Press, Brattleboro, Vt. ; Pro- 
posed by Wm. E. Ault, #1908. 

Smack, C. S., 1753 Railway Exchange 
Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.; Age 40; Ad- 
vertising Manager; Firm, St. Louis 
Southwestern Ry. — "Cotton Belt 
Route"; Refs., Hugh Clark, Manager 
Scott Stamp & Coin Co., New York, 
N. Y. C. E. Severn, Editor Mekeels 
Weekly Stamp News, Chicago, 111.; 
Proposed by R.W. Boisselier, #2356. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



16^ 



Theamann, Chas., 705 N. Liberty St., 
Indianapolis, Ind. ; Age 21; Bank 
Clerk; Firm, with Continental Natl. 
Bank; Refs., C. A. Ploch, Reid Place, 
Indianapolis, Ind. H. Smith, Keohne 
St., Indianapolis, Ind.; Proposed by 
H. S. Ackerman, #2147. 

Hargraft, Geo. N., 62 Glen Road, To- 
ronto, Canada; Age 29; Insurance; 
Firm, with Commercial Union Ass'ce. 
Co., Ltd.; Ref., The Bank of Toronto, 
Church & Wellington Streets Branch, 
Toronto, Canada; Proposed by J. E. 
Lawrence, #4112. 

Sahlin, Gosta, Garfvaregatan 3, Stock- 
holm, Sweden; Age 30; Stamp Deal- 
er; Firm, Gosta Sahlin; Ref., Mem- 
ber 133 of Philatelic Society of Swe- 
den; Proposed by L. Harald Kjell- 
stedt, #1906. 

Jukes, E. W., 908 Walnut St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Age 28; Ensign U. S. 
Navy; Ref., M. Murphy, Law Book 
Publisher, 908 Walnut St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa.; Proposed by J. E. Guest, 
#4125. 

Buckler, Riggin, 529 N. Charles St., 
Baltimore, Md.; Age 33; Architect; 
Firm, Riggin Buckler; Ref., John 
Duer & Sons, 36 S. Charles St., Bal- 
timore, Md.; Proposed by Geo. Win- 
ship Taylor, #4417. 

Waitt, Joseph K., 407 P. G. G. Bldg., 
Norfolk, Va. ; Age 31; Record Exam- 
iner S. A. L. Ry. ; Firm, with Sea- 
board Air Line Ry. ; Refs., Whiting- 
Horton Co., Raleigh, N. C, Citizens 
National Bank, Raleigh, N. C, Bank 
of Mulberry, Mulberry, Fla. ; Pro- 
posed by William Evans, #2424. 

Application for Reinstatement Posted. 

379 6 — Pease, Roger Quincy, 48 Oxford 
Road, Newton Center, Mass.; Age 35; 
Salesman; Ref., B. L. Drew & Co., 
Boston, Mass.; Proposed by Ira C. 
Greene, #2676. 

Application Returned. 

By direction of the Board of Vice 
Presidents, the following application for 
reinstatement has been returned to ap- 
plicant — 
1782 — Seeba, Fred C, Oakland, Calif. 



New Stockholders. 

4691 — Lloyd, M. J., 2341 E. 89th St., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

46 92 — Hovey, R. F., 2124 Cornell Road, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

46 9 3 — Hoskins, H. Preston, University 
Farm, St. Paul, Minn. 

4694 — Canann, Harry L., 2380 W. 31st 
St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

4695 — Fast, T. Edward, 1344 "O" St., 
Fresno, Calif. 

46 9 6 — McPherson, E. B., Turk and Ma- 
sonic Ave., San Francisco, Calif. 

4 6 97 — Gordon, William David, care The 
Mine and Smelter Supply Co., El 
Paso, Texas. 

4698 — Preston, Wm. D., 1834 E. 63rd 
St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

46 9 9 — Battanchon, Charles F. F., Rue 
Herold 41, Villa Chantelouve, 
Nice, France. (Temporary Ad- 
dress 1048 Lexington Ave., New 
York City, N. Y,). 

Reinstated. 

1925 — Davis, Dr. Holland A., 125 N. 

Tejon St., Colorado Springs, Col. 

2 5 76 — Tittmann, A. O., 76 Pierrepont 

St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
28 38 — Hyde, Capt. Arthur P. S., 161 
24th Ave., Seattle, Wash. 
Replaced on Membership Roll. 
4455 — d'Hemecourt, Geo. A., 4034 St. 
Claude Ave., New Orleans, La. 
(note new address). 
221 — McDonald, Walter H., 140 Dear- 
born St., Chicago, 111. 
36 70 — Warner, Francis B., 214 Wash- 
ington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 
26 37 — Larsson, John, Kungstrojdsgat, 
Gothenburg, Sweden. 
The above, dropped March 18th, 1916 
having paid dues in full for the current 
year, are hereby replaced on the mem- 
bership roll and are in good standing. 

Resignations Accepted. 

4060 — Freyberg, S., Asbury Park, N. J. 
3901 — Hart, W. O., New Orleans, La. 
2444 — Hill, Edwin D., Mesa, Ariz. 
328 8 — Moore, W. N., Sioux Falls, S. D. 
3651 — Sisson, V. E., Chicago, 111. 



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Changes of Address. 

2640 — Cass, Leon V.,from Stroudsburg, 
Pa., to Great Bend, Pa. 
6 30 — Phinney, O. H., from 2005 Lo- 
gan Ave., to 2001 Logan Ave., 
San Diego, Calif. 

4063 — Ryall, Geo. D., from P. O. Box 
72 to 2625 Ocean Front, Ocean 
Park, Calif. 

1657 — Smith, Ed. W., from 1257 Guer- 
rero St., to 1713 Broderick St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

25 97 — Terry, John, from P.O. Box 186 8 
to P. O. Box 1184, Seattle, Wash. 

Changes in Officers of Branch Societies. 

Please note the following corrections 
and changes in list of Branch Societies' 
officers, places of meetings, etc.- — 
460 — St. Louis Stamp Collectors So- 
ciety, Branch No. 4, St. Louis, 
Mo.; President, F. R. Cornwall; 
Vice-President, Dr. Lister Tuh- 
olske; Secretary-Treasurer, G.A. 
Leimecke, 3120 Portis Ave., St. 
Louis, Mo. 
4522 — Rochester Philatelic Association, 
Branch No. 41, Rochester, N.Y.; 
President, Paul C. Wild; Vice- 
President, Dr. L. R. Cornman; 
Secretary, Harvey J. Haddleton, 
87 Shelter St., Rochester, N. Y.; 
Treasurer, Fred E. Merritt; Li- 
brarian, R. Leighton Gridley; 
Sales and Exchange Manager, 
Geo. Haringt. Meetings held 
fourth Wednesday of each month 
at Hotel Rochester. 
4 6 58 — Indianapolis Collectors Club, 
Branch No. 45, Indianapolis, 
Ind.; President, B. Gordon Bush- 
nell; Vice-President, Julius 
Braun; Secretary-Treasurer, B. 
F. Egan, 2216 Pleasant St., In- 
dianapolis, Ind.; Auction Mana- 
ger, C. V. Hollis. Meetings first 
and fourth Thursdays of each 
month at 842 S. Meridian St. 

Membership Sxinunary. 

Total membership March 18, 1916 1391 
New stockholders admitted April 

3rd, 1916 9 



Reinstated April 3rd, 1916 3 

Replaced on membership roll April 

3rd, 1916 4 



1407 
Resignations accepted April 3, 1916 5 



Total membership Apr. 3rd, 1916 1402 
WM. E. AULT, Secy. 



CALL FOB NOMINATIONS. 

Nominations for the election of a 
Board of Directors to serve for the year 
1916-17 should now be made, either by 
Branches or by any five memhers, in 
accordance with the By-Laws. The elec- 
tion will take place at the Annual Con- 
vention to be held in Boston, Mass. All 
nominations should be sent immedia- 
tely to the Secretary that due notice of 
such nominations ibe published as re- 
quired. THIS IS A MATTER WHICH 
SHOULD HAVE IMMEDIATE ATTEN- 
TION. 



HISTORY AND COMPARATIVE SCAR- 

CITY OF THE U. S. COIL STAMPS 

1902-1915. 

(Continued from page 164.) 
The rotary press printings differ from 
the previous coil printings in several 
particulars. The stamps are one m.m. 
wider than the previous coil issues and 
measure 19% m.m., as compared with 
181/^ m.m. in stamps printed from flat 
plates. The rotary press printings show 
an absence of the joint, due to the fact 
that the coils are printed from continu- 
ous strips, eliminating the necessity of 
the paste-up joint. The pane line in 
this printing occurs every 17th inter- 
space and the line varies in thickness 
from a fraction of a millimeter to one 
and one-half millimeters, the latter due 
to the spreading of the ink in certain 
conditions of printing. The lines alter- 
nate thick and thin on the three-cent 
and show greater uniformity in width. 
The coil stamps of the rotary press 
printings are known as Auto-wound 



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169 



Coils at the Bureau of Engraving & 
Printing. The color shadings are varied 
and interesting. 

A variety of collections of coil stamps 
can be made — 

(a) Collection of unused pairs or 
strips showing normal, line and joint 
varieties. 

(b) Collection of same used, singly 
or in pairs on covers. 

(c) Collection of same used, includ- 
ing singles. 

As many of the earlier issues are out 
of the market in an unused condition, 
it is scarcely possible to obtain a com- 
plete collection of these stamps in pairs 
or strips with original gum. In this 
connection it should be remembered 
that No. 340 B is unknown in an un- 
used condition. 

The collection of these stamps singly, 
in pairs or strips in a postally used con- 
dition should appeal to a United States 
specialist. All have been postally used 
during the past fourteen years, and 
most of them during the past eight 
years. They are, therefore, recent or 



current issues and can be found in many 
collections of contemporary correspon- 
dence. The opportunities for complet- 
ing a used collection are better than in 
completing a collection of unused copies. 
Scott's standard catalog does not cata- 
log coil stamps used, at present. There 
exists no reason, however, why they 
should not be catalogued used and it is 
probable that lack of stock and new- 
ness has thus far prevented their being 
listed in a used condition. A collection 
of the coil stamps on covers is highly 
interesting, though exceedingly difficult, 
as many of the values were used on 
second-class mail. It is possible, how- 
ever, to obtain the majority of the is- 
sues of these stamps and such a collec- 
tion is of great usefulness from the 
standpoint of dates of issue and the 
character of use to which these early 
coil issues were placed. The dated can- 
cellations especially will enable the 
specialist to clear up points of differ- 
ence between the double and single line 
watermark of the second and third is- 
sues perforated 12. 



POSTAGE STAMPS OF ANTIGUA. 

BY P. J. MELVILLE. 

(Editor of The Postage Stamp.) 

Reprinted from the Jan. 8th, 1916 issue of The Postage Stamp. 

(Continued from Page 142.) 



Imperforate proofs from the plate 
are known in black and in yellowish- 
green, on a thick paper without water- 
mark. 

Synopsis. 

18 62. Printed from plates engraved 
in recess, by Perkins, Bacon & Co. No 
watermark. Perf. 14 to 16. 

6d., blue-green. 

Imperforate proofs in yellowish-grn. 

Imperforate proofs in black. 

Trial perforations: all blue-green. 

(To be 



Perf. 11 to 13. 

Perf. 11 to 13 by 14 to 16. 

Perf. 14 to 16 by 11 to 13. 

Postmarks. 

The postmarks used on all the Per- 
kins Bacon stamps of Antigua are "A02" 
and "A18", types remaining from the 
period of the use of English stamps in 
the colony prior to 1860. "A02" was in 
use at St. Johns and "A18" at English 
Harbour, in Antigua, from 1858, and 
they appear to have been continued in 
their original form up to 187 8. 

continued.) 



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SOME RARE MEXICO. 

1856: 4rl. red * and used, Sri. lilac; 61: 
Sri. red-brown and 8rl. green on brown; 
64: 1/2 lilac * and used; 8rl. red; 66: engr. 
7 * lilac, surcharged; 68, thin figures: 50 
yellow, 100 brown, 100 brown on brown, 
imp. and 100 brown perf. and many others. 
Sent on Approval. 

Also my fine approval books of medium 
priced United States and Dependencies; 

British Colonies; 

American countries; 

European countries. 

No trash, no rarities, just those good 
.stamps that you want for your collection. 









Alice, 



F. NOYES, 



Established 1S84. 



Texas 



Sveriges Filatelist-Forening 

(The Philatelic Society of Sweden) 
Pounded September 18, 1886. 
Honorary Members: The Crown Prince 
of Sweden and H. M. The King of Eng- 
land Proprietor and Publisher of Svensk 
Filatelistislc Tidskrift 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. 
Over 1.100 members of legal age. Ex- 
cellent Sales Department with insurance 
against all losses. Membership of the 
A. P. S. accepted as satisfactory refer- 
ence. No entrance fee. Yearly dues $1.35 
American Representative. 

L. HARALD KJELLSTEDT, C. E. 

SCRANTON, PA. I 



DESIRABLE STAMPS. 

Poland, Warsaw, 3 values *$ .25 

Togo on Gold Coast, %d to Ish. Cat. 

$2.58 *$1.00 

Transvaal, Edward, fine used — 

5sh. (cat. $1.50) $ .'50 

lOsh. (cat. $2.00) $ .75 

1 Pound (cat. $3.50) $1.10 

Tweezers, best quality, 25c, 35c, 50c 

AVanted for ca.sh on approval in any quan- 
titv used and unused Philippines Scott No. 
1 to 7, Finland Scott No. 36, 37. 

HUGO MEYER, 
(501 Cousress St. Portland, Maine. 

Member A.P.S. and other leading societies. 

WHOLESALE 

More varieties listed than anj^ other 

American firm. Prices by the 10 and 100 

and at exceptional prices. Free on request. 

100 var. Austria (picked copies) 90 cents 

SO varieties France, fine, 70 cents 

L. M. PASSMORE 
}t2- S<». Main St., Los Angeles, Cal. 



WANTS AND EXCHANGES. 

Members only will have the use of this 
column. Rates — Per line, including address 
single insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12 %c. Minimum charge 
for yearly notice, 50c. 



YOUR AD. should be in this column. 
One member writes — "It is the best pay- 
ing ad. I ever used." Dow cost. Try it. 



EXCHANGE WANTED. Collectors and 
dealers in foreign countries who will send 
me 5 to 10 of a kind of medium-priced 
stamps in good condition receive equal 
value in U. S., especially 50c and 1 Dollar 
current issvie and complete Parcel Post 
sets Ic to 1 dol. New issues and War 
stamps always wanted. Basis Scott or 
Senf Cat. Satisfaction guaranteed. R. 
ijionias, 134 N. DaSaile at., Cnicago, ill., 
U. S. A. 



WHEN YOU ANSWER AN ADVER- 
TISEMENT IN THIS JOURNAL, YOU 
WILL CONFER A FAVOR ON YOUR- 
SELF, THE ADVERTISER AND THE 
"A. P. S." IF YOU MENTION WHERE 
YOU SAW THE AD. 



I SPECIALIZE in Jamaica. Have a fair 
stock of the better sorts. Many used, 
some in blocks. Also some fine Brit. Col- 
onials, Great Britain. Hayti, etc. Prices 
very low. Send your Society No. and I 
will send on approval. Geo. A. Goubault, 
Annotto Bay, Jamaica, B. W. I. A. P. S. 
4640, S. P. A. 1932. 



GOY;t. part PERFS, Private perfora- 
tions and book panes are my specialties. 
Can supply many scarce things. Write 
nie. W. A. Sisson, Webster Sta., St. Louis, 
Mo. 



ON APPROVAL — U. S. and foreign 
."Stamps at 50% and net. Want lists solic- 
ited. Thos. R. Johnston, Saltsburg, Pa. 



NETHERLANDS — FRANCE before 1875 
Want to buy large or small lots in fine 
condition. R. H. Mower, 609 Trust Bldg., 
Rockford, Illinois. 



U, S. Envelopes 



TO EXCHANGE. Used and unused in exchange for your duplicates. 10% charged 
for the excliange. If you want U. S. Envelopes and have good stamps to trade at 
Scott's cat. prices write 

MUTUAL STAMP EXCHANGE, Box 343, Dept. 2, PITCHBURG, MASS. 



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Members only will have the use of this 
column. Rates — Per line, Including address 
single insertion, 5 cents. Standing notices, 
one year per line, 12 %c. Minimum charge 
Cor yearly notice, 50c. 

GOVERNMENT ISSUE of Postal Cards 
and Letter Cards. Approval selections to 
responsible collectors. S. Schachne, Chil- 
licothe, Ohio. 

URUGUAY. All issues wanted for cash 
or good ex. Especially want errors, oddi- 
ties, blocks, etc. Also Nos. 46 and 47 in 
quantity. What have you? Want lists 
filled and selections sent on approval. Col- 
lection of 65 var. all fine $2.00; 100 var. 
fine lot, cat. over $13.00, for $5.50. B. H. 
Fehlig, 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. 
A. P. S. 3831. 

WANTED — Commemorative stamps of 
the World, unused preferred. Will give 
good U. S. and foreign in exchange. A. P. 
S. 4.509. Carle Schafer, Niles, Mich. 

AUCTION Buyers send name for my 
monthly sales cats., cat. of single stamps, 
sets, packets, accessories, etc., free. M. 
Ohlman, 75-77 Nassau St., New York City. 

WANTED for cash Imperforate and Part 
Perforate, U. S. Revenue Stamps in pairs, 
strips, blocks, etc. All values. Duplicates 
taken in quantity if price is right. Send 
on approval at best net price. A. P. S. No. 
1702. F. P. Gibbs, P. O. Box No. 536, Clean, 
N. Y. 

WANTED — Manuscript for articles of in- 
terest to our members written by members 
for publication in this journal. Address 
The Editor. 

A POSTAIi will bring my fine approvals 
with return postage. Give A. P. S. num- 
ber; state choice. Geo. S. Chapman, 81 
Mansfield St., Montreal, Canada. A. P. S. 
4471. 

U. S. 1861-8. All stamps of these issues, 
including 3c, in small or large lots, wanted 
by collector specialist. Duplicates for 
sale. W. B. Sprague, 54 William St., New 
York. 

YOUR SOCIETY number will bring a 
selection on approval from me. My net 
priced stamps are hard to beat. Write me. 
A. A. Jones, Herrin, 111. 

BOOKLET PANES with guide lines and 
plate numbers and complete booklets 
wanted. Cash or exchange. 1898 and 1902 
issues especially desired. All issues with 
top guides and top corner guides desired. 
H. M. Southgate, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

WANTED. — Lists and offers from whole- 
salers and foreign correspondents. New 
Issues and sets especially desired. P. W. 
Riedell, Box 400, Schenectady, N. Y. 

Exchange your duplicates, singly or in 
lots for mine. I offer China #177 & #179 
(catalogue 2c each) at 15c per 100. Other 
bargains wholesale and retail. Approvals 
also. South & Central Americans a spe- 
cialty, also current entires. Tell me what 
you want and I'll tell you whether we can 
do business with profit to both as that is 
only way I deal. 

U. A. BEEBE, A. P. S. #2272,, 
64 Bcuce Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 



GLiASSINE paper and "Thin" hinges are 
the last word for collectors' use. Sample 
of either for 2c stamp, or with 4 var. used 
Dahomey stamps, 7c. A. W. Dunning, A. 
P. S. #251, Boul. Sta., Brookline, Mass. 

U. s. 1869 — Wanted, common or rare, us- 
ed or unused, on or off covers, proofs, 
essays, etc. Small or large lots. V D 
MacBride, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J. 

EGYPT and SOUDAN. My Wholesale 
price list of these countries is sent free to 
any dealer on application. Collectors 
specializing in these countries are request- 
ed to write me, as I have several interest- 
ing varieties in stock. E. L. Angeloglous, 
Member A.P.S., P.O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt. 

WANTED. War stamps, war postals, 
German colonies. Always glad to receive 
stamps of all countries on approval. As 
my European Import and Export Business 
has been checked greatly, would like to 
correspond with business men in other 
neutral countries in regard to .business 
possibilities. Friedr. W. Lutz, care Friedr 
W. Lutz & Co., Richmond, Va., U. S A. 



„„FOR SALE— Fine Gen. Collection of 
8000 or 9000 var. and the accumulation of 
49^yrs. of all nations. Great Bargain for 
$1500.00 but must be disposed of at once. 
Large amount of Literature, etc. will be 
thrown in. Investigate. Address Tuck, 123 
No. Main St., Oconomowoc, Wis., A. P S 
No. 2549 and S. P. A. No. 1099. 

BEANS — specializes in the booklet issues 
of the U. S. and is always pleased to sell 
or exchange book leaves. Rare varieties 
especially are offered at exceptionally rea- 
sonable prices. George Beans, Box 251, 
Glenside, Pa. 

FREE — Scarce War Stamp gratis If you 
try a selection of my superior net appro- 
vals. H. R. Stiles, Box 807, Schenectady, 
N. Y. Member A. P. S., S. P. A., A. S. D. A. 

Indian States Postage Stamps, all used, ; 
Pine copies, 200 varieties, for $4.80. Price 
lists free. C. S. Iyer, Attungal, Travan- 
core, India. A. P. S. 4549. 

EXCHANGE WANTED. Am breaking 
np a $5,000.00 general collection 100 coun- 
tries. Will exchange stamps of any coiin-" 
try in my collection for equal value U. S., . 
Hawaiian. Cuba, Porto Rico, Guam, Domin- 
ion Canada, or Hong Kong, 1916 Scott's 
basis. Only first class stamps cataloging 
10c and indefinately up wanted. Will take 
up to five copies each variety. Send list 
Scott's numbers of those you have to 
trade and what you want, will return my 
trade offers, then lets do business. Society 
number or references please; even trade 
and no dealers. B. H. Burrell, U. S. Office 
Public Roads, Wash. D. C, A. P. S. #4629. 

MATCH & MEDICINE, I will give fine 
British Colonials or other good stamps for 
any match or medicine stamps that I can 
use for my collection, write me. H. W. 
Doscher, 217 Montgomery St., San Francis- 
co, Calif., P. P. S. #395. 

APPROVAL BOOKS — Made in two styles 
net price and discount.- I furnish seven 
colors of covers, as follows: Buff, blue, 
pearl, drab, pink, brown, and green. Write 
for circulars and particulars. Samples, 
8-100 size books or 10-60 size for 15c post- 
paid. B. Gordon Bushnell, 2715 Indiana- 
polis Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



MEXICO 

THE LAST VILLA ISSUE. 

These are type-set stamps somewhat 
similar to Scott's type A53, bat with 
"Anvil" seal. These stamps were pre- 
pered for use just before the Villa fac- 
tion had to flee. The 5c and 10c were 
distributed to a number of offices and 
are fairly plentiful but the Ic, 2c, and 
20c are very rare for after about 1,000 
of each were sold at Hermosillo, the 
balance of the stock was destroyed to 
prevent the stamps falling into the 
hands of Carranz officials. 

Special ofEer. — Complete set Ic, 2c, 5c, 
10c, 20c, unused, price $1.50 per set. Set 
in blocks of four, price $6.00. 

I have one set in complete sheets of 
forty stamps for sale. Price on appli- 
cation. 

UNITED STATES 

A SCARICE CANCELLATION. 

"Wilmington Transportation Co.— 

Steamer Cabrilla." 

This is used on one of the two small 
vessels plying between San Pedro and 
Catalina Island, California. As the 
number of letters mailed on board is 
small this cancellation is rare. 

I can offer a block of four of the 2c, 
1912 issue, perf. 12, with this cancella- 
tion at 25c, and a block of four Ic 
Panama-Pacific, perf. 10, price 15. Pos- 
tage extra. 

B. W. H. POOLE 

312 Washington Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal 



P. M. Wolslefler, President-Manager. 
Chas. Beamish, Secretary-Treas., 

of the 



W i'bi 1 1 ■ Hill 



CO. 



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We hold public Stamp Auction Sales 
at regular intervals. All catalogs 
"FREE" to auction buyers. Are you 
on our mailing list We are members 
of the A. P. S. 



BOSTON 

AUCTION SALES 

Regularly 

Always ready to Buy Fine Stamps 

In Fine Condition. 

Old Stamps on Covers Greatly 

Desired. 

B. L. DREW & CO. 

7 Water St., Boston, Mass. 

(Established 1885). 



WARREN H. COLSON 

Offers one of the largest and most comprehensive stocks held by any profes- 
sional in America, and he will be pleased to enter into correspondence with all 

SERIOUS COLLECTORS 

Thousands of varieties from a few cents up to the very greatest raritiepc onstan 
ly on view; but throughout thisstock — without excrption the CHOICEST in American 
— there is but ONE quality— the very best. 

Here, the collector, following almost any line of philatelic endeavor, will find 
many pieces that are not only beautiful but, as well, unusual, to delight and satisfy 
the philatelic craving. 

Likewise Mr. Colson is a liberal buyer — at all times— of single rare stamps, rare 
stamps on letters, and collections. His activities, however, are limited to the field 
ante-dating 1900. 

He is particularly interested in the Postmaster's Stamps of the United States; the 
issues of the Confederate States; Carrier Stamps and Locals, and oflFers quite the best 
avenue for the sale or purchase of any such in the world. 

Offers of the old classic issues, such as early Mauritius, New South Wales (re- 
quired for plating), British Guiana (all issues), Switzerland, Hawaii, Dominican Re- 
public, type-set issues only, and so forth, are also cordially solicited. 

Postage Stamps for Advanced Collectors. 

184 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON, MASS., U. S. A. 

Cable Address— "Warcolson," Boston. Telephone— "Back Bay 3502." 



Cf^<5 Clmcncan 




LIST OF 

Members and Branch Societies 

REVISED AND CORRECTED TO 

APRIL 17, 1916 



ISSUED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO JUNE t.t NUMBER 
OF 

THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST 



AI>RIL, 1916 



PTJBLISHICD BY THIC 

AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCOHPOBATBD 

Press of the J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Federalsburg, Md. 



THE 
AMERICAN PHILATELIST 



List of Stockholders, Officers, Branch Societies 
and Corresponding Societies 



Revised and Corrected to April 17, 1916 



CONTENTS. 

Page 

Key to Abbreviations 3 

Stockholders, Alphabetical List of 7 

Stockholders, Numerical List of 41 

Stockholders, Geographical List of 51 

Officers 68 

Branch Societies 69 

Corresponding Societies 70 

Geographical Summary of Membership 71 

Information Back Cover Page 



Published by 

THE AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY. 

May 1916 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



KEY 



To the abbreviations used in denoting the specialties of members in the following 

list. 



Note — In order to keep this list short as possible it will be necessary in some 
few cases to refer to two or more abbreviations in order to fully determine the 
meaning of the reference. To explain: 

FOR. REV. — FOR. stands for Foreign and REV. for Revenue stamps. 

COL. following the name of a country denotes that the member collects the 
colonial stamps as well as those of the mother country. 

U. S. (P. D. EN. R.) signifies the members collect the Postage, Departmental, 
Envelope and Revenue stamips of the United States. 



Abbreviation Meaning 

AB. OANC Aeroplane Cancellations. 

AFG Afghanistan. 

A. L Alsace-Lorraine. 

ARG Argentine Republic. 

AUS Austria. 

AUSTRL Australian Colonies. 

B. A. C British American Colonies. 

BAH Bahamas. 

BAL Balkan Countries. 

BAR Barbadoes. 

BAV * Bavaria. 

B. C British Columbia. 

B. G :........... British Guiana. 

B. H British Honduras. 

BR. COL British Colonials. 

BEL Belgium. 

BER Bermuda. 

fBOS Bosnia. 

BRA Brazil. 

B. N. A British North America. 

BUL Bulgaria. 

B. W. I British West Indies. 

C. A Central America. 

CAN Canada. 

CANC Cancellations. 

CAY Cayman Islands. 

CEY Ceylon. 

C. F. S Congo Free State (Belgian Congo.) 

C. G. H Cape of Good Hope. 

CHIN China. 

CHIN. T. P Chinese Treaty Ports. 

iCHIL Chili. 

CH. STP Charity Stamps. 

COL Colonials (used in conjunction with the name of the 

mother country). 

COL. R Columbian Republic. 

COM. S Commemorative Stamps. 

CON. S Confederate States. 

OK. IS Cook Islands. 

COR Corea. 

COS. R . Costa Rica. 



4 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Abbreviation Meanimg 

ORE Crete. 

'CUBA Cuba. 

CYP Cyprus. 

CVR Covers. 

0. Z Canal Zone. 

DEN Denmark. 

DOM. R Dominican Republic. 

D. W. I Danish West Indies. 

DUT. I Dutch Indies. 

EGY Egypt. 

E. I East Indian Countries. 

ENC. STP Encased Postage Stamps (U. S.). 

ER. & NOV Errors and Novelties. 

ESS Essays. 

EUR Europe. 

EX. LBL Exhibition Labels. 

FAIiK Falkland Islands. 

FIN Finland. 

FOR Foreign. 

FORM Formosa. 

FRA France. 

FR. O. IN CHIN French Post Offices in China. 

G. C Gold Coast. 

GEN General Collector. 

GEN. 19 General Collector, 19th Century issues. 

GEN. 20 General Collector, 20th Century issues. 

GEN. TEL Telephone and Telegraph Stamps and Forms. 

GER Germany. 

GER. S German States. 

GIB Gibraltar. 

GRE Greece. 

GT. BR Great Britain. 

GUAM Guam. 

GUAT Guatemala. 

HAN Hanover. 

HAAV Hawaii. 

HAY Hayti. 

H. K Hong Kong. 

HON Honduras. 

HUN Hungary. 

ICE Iceland. 

IMP. PRS Imperforate Pairs. General. 

1. C. S Indian "Convention" States. 

IND India. 

I. N. S Native States of India. 

INV Stamps with inverted centers. 

ITA Italy. 

IT. S Italian States. 

JAM Jamaica. 

JHI Jhind. 

JAP Japan. 

LEV Levant. 

L. I Leeward Islands. 

LIB • Liberia. 

L. S. & H Lock Seals and Hydrometer Stamps (U. S.). 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Abbreviation Meaning 

LUX Luxemburg. 

MAD. BR Madagascar, (British). 

MAL Malta. 

MAR Spanish Marianies. 

MED. C Countries bordering on the Mediterranean. 

MEX Mexico. 

MON Monaco. 

MONT Montenegro. 

MUL Mulready Envelopes (Great Britain). 

N. A North America. 

N. B New Brunswick. 

NETH Netherlands. 

NEW C New Caledonia. 

NFD Newfoundland. 

NIC. Nicaragua. 

NO. B North Borneo. 

NOR Norway. 

N. S Nova Scotia. 

N. S. W New South Wales. 

N. Z New Zealand. 

ODD Oddities. 

OLD IMP Old Issues (General) Imperforate. 

O. F. S Orange Free State. 

PAN Panama. 

PAP Papua. 

PAR Paraguay. 

P. E. I Prince Edward Island. 

PER Persia. 

P. CD Postal Cards (Government Issues). 

PERS Persia. 

PERU Peru. 

PH. IS Philippine Islands. 

PHIL. L Philatelic Literature. 

PMK Postmarks. 

POR Portugal. 

P. RCO Porto Rico. 

PRE Precancelled Stamps. 

PROOF Proofs. 

R. de O Rio de Oro. 

REV Revenue Stamps. 

ROM. S Roman States. 

ROU Roumania. 

RUS Russia. 

RUS. L Russian Local Stamps. 

S. A South America. 

SAL. Salvador. 

SAN. M San Marino. 

SAR Sarawak. 

SER Servia. 

SEY Seychelles Islands. 

SCAN Scandinavian Countries. 

SIAM •. . Siam. 

SIC Sicily. 

SIR Sirmoor. 

SON Sonora. 



6 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

Abbreviation Meaning ' 

SOUD Soudan. 

SPA Spain. 

SPEC Specimen Stamps. 

ST. H St. Helena. 

ST. P. M St. Pierre and Miquelon. 

ST. S Straits Settlements. 

ST. V St. Vincent. 

SWE Sweden. 

SWI Switzerland. 

TRA Transvaal. 

TRIN Trinidad. 

TUR Turkey. 

TUS Tuscany. 

TWO S Two Sicilies. 

URU Uruguay. 

USED SEE Used "Seebecks." 

U. S United States (General). 

U. S. BKLTS United States Stamp Booklets. 

U. S. CVR United States Stamps on original covers. 

U. S. D United States Departmental Stamps. 

U. S. EN United States Stamped Envelope Stamps. 

U. S. EN. C United States Stamped Envelopes cut square. 

U. S. EN. E United States Stamped Envelopes, Entire. 

U. S. PR United States Western Franks. 

U. S. GUIDE United States Postage Stamps showing guide lines. 

U. S. IMP United States Postage Stamps, Imperforate. 

U. S. L United States Local Stamps. 

U. S. PRF. I. . . ; United States Postage Stamps with initial perforations. 

U. S. M. M United States Private Proprietary Revenue Stamps. 

U. S. P United States Postage Stamps. 

U. S. P. EN United States Penalty Envelopes. 

U. S. P. 2 United States Postage Stamps in pairs. 

U. S. P. 4 United States Postage Stamps in blocks of four. . 

U. S. P. 6 United States Postage Stamps in plate number blocks of 

six. 

U. S. PER United States Postal Permits for payment of Postage. 

U. S. PL United States Postage Stamps showing plate numbers. 

U. S. P. PRF United States Postage Stamps, Part Perforated. 

U. S. PRE United States Postage Stamps, precancelled. 

U. S. PR. PRF United States Postage Stamps Privately Perforated. 

U. S. R United States Revenue Stamps. 

U. S, SL United States Stamps, "Side Lines." 

U. S. S. REV State Revenue Stamps of the United States. 

U. S. S. P Stamped Papers of United States. * 

IT. S. TEL United States Telegraph Stamps. 

IT. S. T. P Tax Paid Revenue Stamps of the United States. 

VEN Venezuela. 

VIC Victoria. 

WAR "War" Stamps. 

W. AUS Western Australia. 

"W. HEM Western Hemisphere. 

W. I West Indies. 

* Preceding any abbreviation signifies unused, 

19 19th Century. 

20 20th Century. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

STOCKHOLDERS 

OF THE 

AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY 

INCORPORATED 
Organized September 14, 1886. 



LIST OF MEMBERS 

Corrected to April 17, 1916. 



2821 Abbott, Joseph Q., 683 Main St., North Leominster, Mass. 

214 Ackerman, E. R., 506 W. 8th St., Plainfleld, N. J. U. S. 

2147 Ackerman, H. S., 2328 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

U. S. (P. — R. — ^PRB. — COL.) 

4412 Adams, Henry, 1263-69 Calvert Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 

U. S. — GER. S. — BR. COL. 

143 Adenaw, Julius K., 104 East 64th St., New York City, N. Y. U. S. — S. REV. 

4356 Ahern, W. S., Masonic Temple, Richmond, Va. 

4200 Ahlmann, W. C, P. O. Box 402, Norfolk, Neb. 

4326 Alcaide, S. A., Guayama, Porto Rico. 

4645 Albright, L. Lawrence, 309 Hodges Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

3755 Alden, John, 40 Harvard St., Newtonville, Mass. U. S. 

4148 Alderson, Dr. J. C, Wausau, Wis. GEN. 19. 

32 Aldrich, Ernest R., Box 202, Benson, Minn. U. S. PRE. — PHIL. L. 

2092 Aldrich, William L., 41 Kenwood St., Brookline, Mass. U. S. 

2167 Aldrich, W. S., Box 744, St. Joseph, Mo. U. S. M. M. 

239 7 Alexander, Jas. E., Santa Ana, Calif. U. S. (P. — EN. — R. — PROOF — ESS.) 

4331 Alford, J. W., 36 East Park Ave., East Orange, N. J. GEN. 

4341 Alkire, H. M., 49 Holley Ave., Bradford, Pa. U. S. — (R. — T. P. — M. M.) 

4018 Allen, Freeman C, 40 Hawthorn St., Rochester, N. Y. S. A. — C. A. 

4642 Allen, Miss Gertrude, 206 Moore St., Hackettstown, N. J. 

109 Allen, Geo. H. H., 33 Grove St., New Bedford, Mass. 

2315 Allen, Herbert D., 70 Williston Road, Boulevard, Mass. MEX. — GEN. 

1287 Allen, Paul, M. D., 59 W. 49th St., New York City, N. Y. 

4 5 82* Allen, Wm. S., Jr., 403 Park Place, Milwaukee, Wis. WAR. 

4133 Ailing, Harold L., 400 Oxford St., Rochester, N. Y. 

U. S. — CoL — ^B. N. A. — AUSTRL. 

3989 Altman, Chas. I., care Todd & Kraft Co., Des Moines, Iowa. 

U. S. (P. — ^R. — M. M. — ^P. 4.) 

4165 Altman, S., care St. Benedict's College, Atchinson, Kan. BR. COL. 20 — URU. 

2239 Altschwager, Hugo, 118 Harmon St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

2160 Anderson, Henry W., Exeter, N. H. U. S. M. M. 

453 Andreen, Oscar, 1512 South St., Lexington, Mo. 

U. S. — PROOF. — ESS. — SWE. — NOR. — DEN. — D. W. I. — I. C. E. 

4164 Andrews, John C, 397 Main St., Woburn, Mass. 

3877 Appleyard, Frank, (66 Leonard St.,) New York City, N. Y. *IMP. PRS. 



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4612 Armstrong, Frank W., Box 384, Oglesby, 111. U. S. — COL. — ^U. S. ENE. 

4226 Armstrong, H. C, 4241 Folsom Ave., St. Louis, Mo. GEN. 

1458 Armstrong, Herbert, North Bend, Oregon. * GEN. 

4679 Armstrong, Dr. John M., 1040 Lowry Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. 

4436 Arp, Chas. W., 2233 Larkin St., San Francisco, Calif. 

EUR. 19 — GER. — COL. 

2497 Ashbrook, Dr. John M., 1040 Lowry Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. 

4480 Atcheson, W. C, 370 Virginia Park, Detroit, Mich. U. S. — COL. to 1898. 

3842 Atherton, H. P., 5 Yale St., Holyoke, Mass. U. S. to 1870. 

3932 Aubry, Jules F. A., 236 W. 40th St., New York City, N. Y. NIC. 

1908 Ault, Wm. E., 728 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. 

742 Averill, David M., 164 E. 12th St., Portland, Oregon. 

B 

4374 Baas, Geo. A., Batesville, Ind. U. S. — COL. 

1736 Babcock, Dr. Warren L., The Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich. 

U. S. (CVR.— P. 4)— B. N. A. — C. G, H. — CEY. — VIC. 

3 63 Bacon, Daniel H., Derby, Conn. 
4267 Bacon, Theodore S., 449 McClellan St., Schenectady, N. Y. 

999 Baer, Henry L., 308 Mason Ave., Hancock, Mich. GEN. 

28 89 Baer, John P., 10 S. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 
1072 Bagley, Burton D., Boulevard & Pearson St., R. F. D., Charlotte, N. Y. 

U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — COL. 
2865 Bain, Robert E. M., N. W. Cor. 11th & Locust Sts., St. Louis, Mo. 

U. S. — ^U. S. M. M. 
2915 Bain, Walter, 3516 Wyoming St., St. Louis, Mo. 

2375 Baldwin, Geo. L., P. O. Box 5 3, Sioux City, Iowa. *GEN. 20. 

4 5 06 Baldwin, W. Frazier, P. O. Box 33, Alexandria, Va. U. S. — BR. COL. 19. 
3654 Ballentine, D. L., 121 Blaine Ave., Detroit, Mich. U. S. (P. — ^R.) — CAN. 
4492 Baltimore Philatelic Society, Branch No. 39, Geo. W. Taylor, Secy., 701 

Maryland Trust Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 
1226 Bandholtz, Gen. Harry H., Plattsburg Barricks, N. Y. U. S. — COL. 

4519 Banfield, Elwood, Prospect Park, White Plains, N. Y. 

2858 Bangs, Clarendon, Custom House, Atlanta, Ga. U. S. (R. — M. M.) — GEN. 
4 29 2 Banta, D. D., 2206 9th Ave., Oakland, Calif. U. S. — COL. — CUBA. 

3725 Barker, Wm. S., 345a Washington St., Boston, Mass. GEN. 20. 

2847 Barnes, Frank S., 218 N. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 
585 Barnum, W. H., 1812 E. 105th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

SAVE. — ESS. (U. S.) — PHIL. L. 
9 01 Barr, Hugh C, 244 Voorhees Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. OLD IMP. 

2107 Barrett, Arthur J., 19 W. 106th St., New York City, N. Y. 
31G1 Bartel, Dr. L. W., 2600 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 

3414 Bartels, F. C, Rocky River, Ohio. GEN. 20. 

356 Bartels, J. Murray, 99 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

U. S. — (COL. — EN.) — ^EUR. — ^MEX.^C. A. — S. A. 
2172 Bartlett, A. E., R. F. D. No. 1, Chetopa, Kan. 
1530 Bartlett, J. Delano, 313 Wyoming St., Dallas, Tex. 

GEN. — U. S. S. REV. — ^U. S. T. P. — ^L. S. 
526 Batchelder, Albert W., 321 Lafayette St., Salem, Mass. 
3667 Batchelder, L. L., 2411 Walker St., Cleveland, Tenn. 

GEN. — U. S. (PRE. — S. REV.) 



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4628 Bates, Henry L., Box 13, Forest Grove, Oregon. 

4678 Baumann, Carl, 22 Cottage St., South Orange, N. J. 

156 Beamish, Chas., 1021 W. Main St., Norristown, Pa. GEN. 20. 

4310 Beans, Geo. H., P. O. Box 251, Glenside, Pa. U. S. BKLTS. 

210 Beardsley, H. C, 218 S. 4th St., St. Joseph, Mo. U. S. M. M. 

3171 Beatty, R. H., 8010 Hough Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

1568 Beck, Howard C, 622 Riggs Bldg., Washington, D. C. U. S. — PHIL. L. 

3177 Becker, A. H., 516 Center St., Chicago, 111. 

2272 Beebe, L. A., 64 Bruce Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

1498 Begg, Geo. O., 516 Dime Bank Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

2588 Behneman, H. F., 207 Boston Bldg., Denver, Colo. GEN. 

2002 Bell, Geo. A., Box 36, Grand Rapids, (Wood Co.), Ohio. U. S. — CAN. 

44 70 Bell, Geo. A. W., 1716 Fourteenth Ave., South, Birmingham, Ala. 

U. S. — COL. 

4150 Beltzer, Chas. E., M. D., Washoe, Carbon Co., Mont. U. S. 

3443 Bender, Edward J., 2642 Norwood St., Pittsburgh, (N. S.), Pa. GEN. 

4013 Bendix, B., 5622 Broad St., E. E., Pittsburgh, Pa. GER. — GER. S. — ^U. S. 

3995 Benes, Edward J., 3412 W. 84th Ct., Chicago, 111. 

4516 Benito, Albert Pio de, 612 Boyd Ave., Woodhaven, L. L, N. Y. BR. COL. 20. 

2439 Bennett, Don R., 2173 West Gd. Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. U. S. — CAN. 

407 Bent, Stedman, L. B. 142, Overbrook, Pa. 

3106 Berkeley Branch No. 27, care Henry Chaloner, Secy., 3208 Ellis St., S. 

Berkeley, Calif. 

3649 Berolzheimer, D. D., 43 Post St., Yonkers, N. Y. U. S. EN. E. — ^PRE. 

2113 Berthold, V. M., 99 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. U. S. EN. — SAL. 

4188 Bertram, O. R., 2300 East Ave., Austin, Texas. 

2635 Beukma, Wm., 2217 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colo. U. S. — COL. 

269 2 Bier, Max F., 1496 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4409 Bird, Warren C, 122 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, Md. 

4467 Bishop, Bertrand J., Lock Box 1732, Los Angeles, Cal. 

4389 Black, Ernest, 628 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. EUR. 

4666 Blackmarr, E. F., 4609 Cambridge St., Duluth, Minn. 

3181 Blackstad, O., Post Box E., Waimea-Kauai, Hawaii. 

3254 Blackwell, Wm., N. W. Cor. Beale & Mission Sts., San Francisco, Cal. GEN. 

4568 Blake, Howard W., P. O. Box 855, Norfolk, Va. GEN. 

4422 Bleakie, William J., Sabattus, Maine. BR. COL. 

4630 Bloch, Benj. I., 1603 Clay St., San Francisco, Calif. 

3566 Bloss, A. Wm., 2729 Hampden Court, Chicago, 111. 

U. S. — COS. R. — SON. — CHIL. — ^BNA. — NETH. — ^RUS. 

3929 Blum, Jean, 1254 23rd Ave., San Francisco, Calif. 

GEN.— U. S. R. — FOR. REV. 

4385 Blum, Max L., 317 Graham St., Pittsburgh, Pa. EUR. — U. S. — CAN. 

4614 Blumenthal, Philip L., Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, Ky. 

U. S.— COL.— EUR. — COL. 19. 

4173 Boatwright, William H., 2145 N. St., N. W., Washington, D. C. U. S. P. 4. 

1653 Boehm, A. F., 2430 S. Lawndale Ave., Chicago, 111. GUA. 

2754 Boers, Herman W., 3006 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. 

U. S. (P. — P4 — R. — ^M. M.) — ^B. N. A. 

3559 Bogert, Willet A., 150 Tenafly Road, Englewood, N. J. GEN. — U. S. R. 

2356 Boisselier, R. W., 1986-7-8 Railway Exch. Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 

4567 Boland, Wm. F., 3865a Blaine Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

2981 Bollman, Aug., 1602 Menard St., St. Louis, Mo. 



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4144* Bolton, Stanwood K., 48 Allerton St., Brookline, Mass. 

AKG. — BOS. — GEN. — U. S. 

4298 Bondley, Elmer R., 343 Monroe St., Marion, Ohio. 

U. S. — COL. — N. A. — S. A. 

116 Book, Robert D., Union Bank Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

957 Booker, Dr. W. E., 390 Main St., Worcester, Mass. U. S. P. 

3486 Borg, John Edw., 7025 Idlewild St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
2864 Borgmann, H. A., 2302 Salisbury St., St. Louis, Mo. 
2038 Bostwick, W. A., 43 Exchange Place, New York City, N. Y. 
1188 Bowen, Herbert, 33 Forest Ave., W., Detroit, Mich. 

1926 Boyden, Arthur L., Medina, Ohio. BR. COL. 

4125 Brack, George M., 953 Hague Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

U. S. — COL. — B. N. A. — NOR. — SWE. — DEN. 
4452 Bradbury, John W., 1562 Eliot St., Denver, Colo. 

U. S. (P. — ^P. 2. — P. 4. — M. M.) 
3529 Bradley, Harry C, 23 Brookview St., Dorchester Center, Mass. 
4344 Bradley, Henry M., Jr., 113 New Haven Ave., Derby, Conn. 
4576 Brainard, S. H., 4 Public Square, Medina, Ohio. 
4654 Braun, Julius, 821 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

41 Breder, Chas. M., 15 Humboldt St., Newark, N. J. 
3938 Bresler, Victor, 1717 Dime Bank Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 
26 36 Brewer, Owen D., Cor. Perry and Columbus Sts., Montgomery, Ala. 
1224 Bridge, Chas. F., 280 State St., Albany, N. Y. 
4657 Bridgham, John M., 1136 State St., La Crosse, Wis. 
3991 Brisley, Chas. L., 845 Jefferson Ave., East, Detroit, Mich. CAN. — GT. BR. 

436 Brodie, Warren J., 480 The Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio. 
4528 Bronson, A. W., Titusville, Pa. 

3359 Brooks, M. O., 244 E. 48th St., New York City, N. Y. GEN. 

3728 Brophy, T. S., care Fabyan House, Fabyans, N. H. 

4296 Brophy, Truman W., Jr., 1300 Carroll Ave., Chicago, 111. GEN. 20. 

1670 Brown, Clark W., Ashland, Mass. CEY. 

4704 Brown, Edwin B., 55 Chambers St., New Haven, Conn. 
4465 Browne, F. J. D., E. 414 8th Ave., Spokane, Wash. 

U. S. — MEX. — CAN. — BR. COL. 
1076 Bruner, P. F., 27 W. 58th St., New York City, N. Y. NETH. — COL. 

2887 Bruyn Kops, W. de. Box 6 29, Charleston, S. C. 
4015 Buckingham, C. H., 203 Lincoln Ave., Orange, N. J. 
3539 Buckminster, Irving H., 47 Main St., Lockport, N. Y. U. S. — BUL. 

101 Buehler, Edw. H., 23 N. Franklin St., Chicago, 111. 
3691 Buffalo Collectors' Club, Branch No. 37, care H. C. Flierl, 432 Vermont 

St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
4511 Buffum, E. S., 320 Newell St., Walla Walla, Wash. 

U. S. (P. — R. — EN.) — B. N. A. — HAW. 
1931 Bugbee, N. Penn, D. D. S., 31 Oak Grove Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

U. S. (COL. — R. — PRE.) — CAN. — NFD. 
1780 Bultmann, Robt., 149 East Ave., Monrovia, Calif. 
3014 Burch, Arthur C, 1710 Asbury Ave., Evanston, 111. 
4252 Burns, Harry C, 431 Second St., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

U. S. (P. — ^R.) — CAN. — NFD. 
4594 Burns, Howard P., 4107 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. BR. COL. 20. 

4629 Burrell, B. H., U. S. Office of Public Roads, Washington, D. C. 



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218 Burt, Frank H., 806 Barristers' Hall, Boston, Mass, 

844 Burton, Elliott H., 18 Meeting St., Charleston, S. C. 

4231 Burton, Kenneth E., Salida, Colo. U. S. — ^FOR. 19. 

249 Bush, Geo. T., Bellefonte, Pa. 

4643 Bushnell, B. Gordon, 2715 Indianapolis Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

3008 Butler, B. D., 981 Rand, McNally Bldg., Chicago, 111. GEN. 19. 

1572 Butler, Basil G., care Army and Navy Club, Manila, P. I. 

4262 Butler, Ellis Parker, 242 State St., Flushing, N. Y. U. S. 

c 

2063 Cabeen, R. McP., 322 E. Garfield Blvrd., Chicago, 111. U. S. 

3961 Cady, Wm. B., 904 Union Trust Bldg., Detroit, Mich. MEX. — ^AUS. — SIAM. 
2759 Cady, Wm. G., 304 Court House, Syracuse, N. Y. 
2933 Caird, Alexander, 20 Center St., Florence, Mass. U. S. — BR. COL. 

146 Caiman, Henry L., 100 William St., New York City, N. Y. 
4694 Canann, Harry L., 2380 W. 31st St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
4190 Cannon, Gabriel, Spartanburg, S. C. CON. S. CVR. 

3824 Carpenter, A. Everly, care M. K. Bowman-Edson Co., 64 Dey St., New York 

City, N. Y. 
1133 Carpenter, Chas. T., 1503 Walnut St., Coffeyville, Kan. 

U. S. (P. — R. — ^PRE. — ^PROOF.) 
1151 Carpenter, Ernest M., Lafayette Place, Salem, Mass. POR. — COL. 

4423 Carter, Arthur B., 1 Cathedral St., Annapolis,Md. U.S.(P. — R.) — BR. COL. 
1904 Carter, Edward F., 407 High St., Keokuk, Iowa. 

4224 Cartwright, Bruce, Jr., 35 Merchant St., Honolulu, Hawaii. U. S. — HAW. 
4633 Casper, M., 1884 7th Ave., New York City, N. Y. 
2640 Cass, Leon V., Great Bend, Pa. 

2764 Caswell, Edwin, 308 McKay Bldg., Portland, Oregon. U. S. — COL. — ^PAN. 
1710 Chaloner, Henry, 3208 Ellis St., S. Berkeley, Calif. 
4380 Chamberlin, W. A., 2641 Exeter Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 

U. S. — GT. BR. — COL. — NETH. — ^COL. 
16 Chambers, P. L., Ill Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 
1672 Chambers, Robt. F., 27 President Ave., Providence, R. I. 

U. S. (COIi.--S. p.)— WAR. 
1717 Champagne, Theophile J., 1106 Parker St., Chester, Pa. 

118 Chandler, N. W., Collingsville, 111. 
179 3 Chapman, Silas, Jr., 102 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn. GEN. 

1739 Chapman, Dr. Sophia, The Edmund Francis, 425 W. 120th St., New York 

City, N. Y. 
2192 Charlat, L. W., Holland House, 5th Ave. and 30th St., New York City, N.Y. 

NIC— C. A.— S. A. 
3668 Charles, Fredk., P. O. Box 871, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
3143 Chase, Carroll, M. D., 986 Park Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

U. S. (1847-51-57 — FRANKLIN & EAGLE CARRIERS.) 
1775 Chicago Branch No. 1, care A. Wm. Bloss, Secy., 2729 Hampden Court, 

Chicago, 111. 
2798 Chilson, Stanley G., 84 Dean Ave., Franklin, Mass. U. S. P. 

4616 Chitraro, H., 500 W. 123rd St., New York City, N. Y. 
4327 Chittenden, J. Brace, 144 Montague St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
4517 Churchill, T. D., 51 High St., Portland, Me. 
4371 Clark, Alvah G., 336 Rutherford Ave., Trenton, N. J. U. S. — COL. — EGV. 



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4301 Clark, E. L., Box 115, Lynn, Mass. MONT. — SAN. M. 

3183 Clark, Hugh M., 127 Madison Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

2704 Clifford, U. S. G., Odd Fellows Bldg., San Francisco, Calif. 

2579 Close, Jackson J., Jacksonwald, Pa. 

1378 Cobe, Nathan, 38 Wellington St., Waltham, Mass. 

2972 Coes, Frank L., Box C, Sta. B., Worcester, Mass. 

U. S. (P. — ^R. — M. M.) — ^RUS. li. — GEN. 19. 

2849 Coffin, Edward F., 142 Woodland St., Worcester, Mass. 

4498 Cohl, Augustus A., 35 Melrose Ave., Detroit, Mich. U. S. 

4641 Coit, John T., 385 Charlton Ave., South Orange, N. J. 

2086 Colburn, B. S., 215 Burns Ave., Detroit, Mich. TJ. S. — U. S. R. 

4146 Colburn, Wm. B., 704 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

4318 Coleman, William J., 144 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4004 Collins, Frank D., 1014 S. Vandeventer, St. Louis, Mo. U. S. (P. — EN.) 

1884 Collins, Dr. Homer, 417 New Jersey Bldg., Duluth, Minn. NIC. — ^DOM. R. 

4479 Colman, H. F., 2nd National Bank Bldg., Washington, D. C. 

4707 Colman, S. E., 634 Keefer Place, Washington, D. C. 

2655 Colson, Everett A., care Bureau of Civil Service, Manila, Phil. Is. 

FR. O. in CHIN. 

1668 Colson, Warren H., 184 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. GEN. 

3166 Columbus Collectors Club, Branch No. 21, care Paul Bauer, Secy., 1051 
Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

846 Conant, Frederick O., 143 Park St., Portland, Me. 

1547 Coning, F. W., 47 Bayard St., New Brunswick, N. J. 

3151 Conner, John M., Jr., "Woodwild," Metuchen, N. J. GEN. 19. 

3740 Conrad, H. V., 32 W. 40th St., New York City, N. Y. 

3481 Conroy, Charles C, P. O. Box 826, Los Angeles, Calif. GEN. 

3104 Cook, Miss Elizabeth, 520 Catell St., Easton, Pa. 

2215 Cook, Frederick S., 35 Columbia St., Brookline, Mass. 

3320 Cooke, A. F., Box 345, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

64 Coolidge, Gen. Chas. A., 510 Pasadena Apts., Detroit, Mich. 

U. S. (COL. — ^PRE.) — CAN. 

4475 Cooper, Chas. J., 902 Green St., Honolulu, Hawaii. 

534 Cooper, John P., 38 Peters Place, Red Bank, N. J. GEN. 

172 Cooper, W. A., Foreign Branch Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

219 Corcoran, James Brewer, 9 5 Maple St., Springfield, Mass. 

1939 Cordrey, Mrs. Grant, 730 2nd Ave., San Francisco, Calif. 

3700 Corini, Marcello H., 1543 Lincoln Ave., Alameda, Calif. GRE. 

3799 Cornell, Wm. F., 710 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

U. S. (P. — L.— FR.) — C. G. H. — CVRS. 

4518 Corner, Kenneth R., 1905 E. 105th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

U. S. (P. — ^R.) — S. A. 

1481 Cornwall, Frederick R., 801 Chemical Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 

U. S. — ^BR. COL. — C. G. H. — N. S. W. 

3133 Coughenour, L. M., Castalia, Erie Co., Ohio. U. S. 

1891 Cowdrey, A. E., 244 5th Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

4083 Crabbs, Leo B., 303 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. U. S. (PRE. — PL.) 

4580 Cramer, J. L., Covington, Ohio. 

3534 Crawford, Edw. J., care San Joaquin Lt. & Pr. Co., Fresno, Calif. 

4656 Cresson, Geo. B., 202 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore, Del. Co., Pa. 

2008 Croghan, H. A., Box 18, San Diego, Calif. 

U. S. — COL. — C. A. — NETH. — COL. — ^ARG. 



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1570 Crowell, Henry C, 415 Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio. 

3472 Crowell, R. H., 805 New England Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

1266 Cuenod, Gustave C, P. O. Box 273, Galveston, Texas. 

U. S. P. — SWI. — GT. BR. 

3313 Cuinet, L. A., D. D. S., 152 Henry St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2918 Culver, C. M., 217 Front St., San Francisco, Calif. 

4496 Curran, D. L., 66 Thorp St., Binghamton, N. Y. 

3342 Currie, S. G., 222 Riverside Drive, New York City, N. Y. GEN. — ^PROOF. 

1734 Curtis, Edgar D., 27 Thorndyk St., West Springfield, Mass. 

4632 Curtis, Fred A., 3240 Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

3985 Curtiss, Wooster B., 12 Stratford Road, Schenectady, N, Y. 

U. S. (P.— R.) — GEN. 

1754 Cutler, H. F., Mount Hermon, Mass. GEN. 

D 

2449 Dahl, Arild M., 3247 Potomac Ave., Chicago, 111. DEN. — NOR. — SWE. 

3334 Dane, Chas., 73 Church St., Lowell, Mass. GEN. 20. 

2428 Dates, G. S., Jr., 25 Fulton St., East Orange, N. J. 

1828 Daum, Adam E., 421 Wood St., Pittsburgh, Pa. U. S. 

1500 Davis, Chas. K., 209 E. 3rd St., Cincinnati, Ohio. U. S. — U. S. M. M. 

333 6 Davis, Frank C, Mohawk, N. Y. C. A. — S. A. — ^20. 

1925 Davis, Dr. Holland A., 125 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, Colo. 

527 Davis, Joseph S., 1749 N. Serrano Ave., Los Angles, Calif. 

GEN. to 1890 — U. S. — ^B. W. I. 

4275 Davis, Dr. W. F., 262 Berkeley Ave., Bloomfleld, N. J. S. A. — C. A. 

4357 Davis, Wray Wythe, 614 W. Grace St., Richmond, Va. 
31 Davison, Alvah, 75 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3311 Day, Charles R., 84 Fort Ave., Bdgewood Sta., Providence, R. I. U. S. 

4051 Deas, Arthur W., 91 Midwood St., Brooklyn, N. Y. *W. HEM. 

3 6 Deats, H. E., Flemington, N. J. 

4547 De Cou, Branson M., 163 William St., East Orange, N. J. U. S. 

2804 DeKay, Clarence P., Drawer D., Florida, N. Y. U. S. P. — U. S. R. 

3611. Demers, Joseph, 723 Owen St., Saginaw, Mich. U. S. PRE. — GUIDE. 

2304 Dennett, J. E., 55 Sacramento St., Cambridge, Mass. U. S. PRE. — EUR. 

1698 DeSelms, Chas. C, P. O. Box 723, Manila, Phil. L 

3219 Detroit Philatelic Society, Branch No. 25, Chas. F. Share, Secy., 203 

Chamber of Commerce, Detroit, Mich. 

2036 Diamant, Henry A., 208 N. Main St., St. Louis, Mo. U. S. — C. Z. 

4221 Diemer, Hugo, State College, Pa. GEN. 19. 

2953 Dietrich, C. G., 212 Broadway, New York City, N. Y. 

4358 Dietz, August, 12th and Franklin Sts., Richmond, Va. 

U. S. — CON. S. — GER. S. — ^IT. S. — URU. 
4579 Dillingham, Matthew C, 832 Folsom St., San Francisco, Calif. 
4419 Doane, Percy G., Tribune Bldg., New York City, N. Y. 

3888 Dod, Wm. S., 4272 Penn St., Kansas City, Mo. U. S. R. 

1737 Dodd, E. C, 332 S. Ashland Ave., La Grange, 111. 
3505 Dodge, Laurence P., 71 High St., Newburyport, Mass. 
3278 Dole, W. Herbert, 154 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 
1607 Doncyson, S. T. S., 706 S. Third Ave., Maywood, 111. CHTL. 

1848 Doolittle, Justus J., 1406 Seymour Ave., Utica, N. Y. 

U. S. — COL. — CUBA — PAN. 



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2810 Dore, Harry E., 1811 Stuart St., Berkeley, Calif. 

3543 Dorpat, Rev. L. G., Box 37, Wayside, Wis. 

395 Doscher, H. W., 217 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Calif. U. S. M. M. 

3135 Dover, L. B., L. Box 924, Central Sta., St. Louis, Mo. 

2531 Doyle, G&o. A., 175 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. NOR. — ^URU. 

4199 Drake, J. Frank, 91 Mulberry St., Springfield, Mass. 

CVRS. — U. S. EN. — CON. S. — B. N. A. 

1686 Drew, Bertrand L., 122 Oxford St., Cambridge, Mass. 

3685 Dunham, James H., care Int. Salt Co., Scranton, Pa. 

448 Dunkhorst, H. F., 1005 7th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

251 Dunning, A. W., Boulevard Sta., Brookline, Mass. SIAM — S. A. — C. A. — 

HAY. — DOM. R. — COL. of NETH., GER. and POR. 

4705 Dunton, Wni. Rush, Jr., East Evesham Ave., Govans, Maryland. 

146 3 Dutcher, Frank J., Hopedale, Mass. U. S. (P. — EN.) 

E 

4265 Fames, Milo D., 1084 Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y. 

U. S. — COL. — BR. COL. 
1039 Eaton, D. T., Muscatine, Iowa. 
4028 Edgar, Robt. C, P. O. Box 36 2, Wichita, Kan. 
2882 Egan, Benj. F., 2216 Pleasant St., Indianapolis, Ind. 
3853 Eilers, R. H., 1627a Euclid St., St. Louis, Mo. B. W. L — GT. BR. 

4151 Eisele, Herman, 702 Engineers Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. P. — ^PROOF. 
4595* Eisendrath, Richard R., 4840 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, 111. GEN. 
2974 Elden, Wallace S., 1734 Summit St., Columbus, Ohio. 

3245 Eldredge, Frank B., 17 Jefferson St., Attleboro, Mass. GEN. 

1837 Elliott, Howard H., Box 182, Winchenden, Mass. U. S. (P. — R. — ^M. M.) 

3225 Ellis, Chas. H., 1083 William St., Elizabeth, N. J. 

4701 Ells, Harry H., 203 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

4124 Elmer, Blaine, 538 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 

3535 Elmlinger, Ben, 1318 Grand Ave., Racine, Wis. 

4152 Elsas, Oscar, Ponce de Leon Apts., Atlanta, Ga. 
2154 Elsden, Paul M., Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., Wash. 

U. S. (P. — ^D. — R. — COL.) — ^B. N. A. — ^MEX. 
1663 Elster, Emmett E., 116 Franklin St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
4514 Emerson, Robert S., 402 Industrial Trust Bldg., Providence, R. I. 
1870 Emery, Wilson C, 159 Dickinson St., Springfield, Mass. 

2399 Emmert, W. H., New Oxford, Pa. U. S. (P. — R. — COL.) — GUAT. — 

HAY. — D. AY. I. — DOM. R. — ^EGY. — COR. — EUR. — PAN. 
3379 Emry, Geo. A., Independence, Iowa. GEN. 20. 

4610 Enelow, B. F., 110 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. BR. COL. 

2283 Ernst, L. C, 402 Larch St., Scranton, Pa. 
3127 Estes, A. N., 500 Equitable Bldg., Louisville, Ky. 

3766 Evans, H. S., 402 New England Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. U. S. — COL. 

3936 Evans, Jno. C, 2712 Laclede Ave., Dallas, Texas. 
3871 Evans, Thos. G., 2171 No. Maplewood Ave., Chicago, 111. 

GEN. 19 — NOR. — SWE. — DEN. — FIN. 
2424 Evans, William, 313 E. Freemason St., Norfolk, Va. U. S. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 15 



743 Faber, Wm. H., 33 George St., Charleston, S. C. GEN. 

4571 Falisse, Frederick F., 115 W. 90th St., New York City, N. Y. 

BEL,. — C. P. S. — HAY. — LUX. — ITA. — COL. — LEV. 

4 378 Falkenhagen, A. H., 3119 Ave. "J.", Galveston, Texas. U. S. 

4626 Falley, Will, Mill Valley, Calif. 

3730 Fanning, Geo. W., 2nd, 39 Broad St., New York City, N. Y. 

BAH. — BAR. — URU. 
4534 Fardon, Thomas A., 1 Eleventh St., Melrose, Mass. 

2990 Farnham, Fred E., care Victor Chemical Works, Fisher Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

* u. S. — COL. (Blocks) — CAN. 
2661 Farquharson, Mrs. T. S., 1328 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa. GEN. 

4695 Fast, T. Edward, 1344 "O" St., Fresno, Calif. 

4491 Feasel, Alvin, R. F. D. #4, Fostoria, Ohio. U. S. (P. — D. — R.) — GEN. 

2380 Feast, Robert, 410 York Road, Towson, Baltimore, Md. GEN. 

4458 Fedder, Will H., P. O. Box 247 (Gombert Ave.), LaSalle, N. Y. GEN. 

3831 Fehlig, B. H., 3521 Connecticut St., St. Louis, Mo. URU. 

1752 Feigel, Joseph B., 2403 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. FOR. ENTHIES. 
4433 Fenster, M. J., 65 S. Allen St., Albany, N. Y. 

3324 Fenton, W. T., Conewango Valley, N. Y. GEN. 19. 

2264 Fernald, A. R., care Willys-Overland Co., Toledo, Ohio. 

NOR. — SWE. — DEN. — ^ICE. 
3423 Ferris, C. G., Taylorville, 111. U. S. — COL. — B. N. A. 

1664 Feustmann, J. B., Room 47, 320 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. 
2709 Field, Wm. H., 1211 Lewis St., Charlestown, W. Va. 

U. S. — BR. COL. — U. S. PRE. 
4031 Filstrup, A. W., P. O. Box B, Benton Harbor, Mich. U. S. 

2268 Fischer, Alfred, P. O. Box 1608, Milwaukee, Wis. AUS. — ^HUN. — BOS. 

4120 Fischer, August, 15 62 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. 
4104 Fischer, Chas. G., 325 Austin St., San Francisco, Calif. 
1360 Fischer, Erwin L., 3343 Carthage Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
3425 Fischer, Dr. F., 203 Mechanics Bldg., San Francisco, Calif. 

U. S. (EN. C. — EN. E.) 
2656 Fisher, Charles E., 3309 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
4466 Fisher, Dr. R. C, 42 Lawrence St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
2932 Fleek, Henry S., Newark, Ohio. 
2811 Fleischer, Jerome, 107 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, R. I. 

U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — COL. — GER. — COL. 
2140 Fleisher, E. A., 8th and Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 

IND. — I. C. — SOUD. — ST. S. — EGY. — H. K. 
2877 Flerlage, L. J., 4229 Franklin Ave., Norwood, Ohio. 

3212 Flick, Theo. E., 1802 Ave. "O.," Galveston, Texas. U. S. — HAY. — MEX. 

4574 Flierl, Harry C, 432 Vermont St., Buffalo, N. Y. U. S. — BR. COL. 

2739 Folte, G. J. O., 526 California St., San Francisco, Calif. W. HEM. — EUR. 
4451* Fonda, Henry Lawrence, 45 N. Front St., Milton, Pa. U. S. — CHIN. T. P. 
3683 Foote, W. H., 3803 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

U. S. — B. A. C. — ST. P. M. 
4686 Forbes, Chas. S., Belleville, Mich. 
4130 Forbes, J. J., Box 285, Claremont, Calif. 

4558 Forsbeck, Dr. F. A., 121 Wisconsin St., Milwaukee, Wis. GEN. 

4059 Fossett, Mary, Astoria, Oregon. * BR. COL. — * U. S. (PL. — IMP.) 



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16 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

2800 Foster, Frank W., 10 Quincy Park, Beverly, Mass. 

462 Fowler, Henry Ades, 105 W. Monroe St., Chicago, 111. * GEN. 20. 

2836 Fowler, Oscar W., 501 Madison Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

CAN. — NOR. — SWB. 

4449 Fox, Frederic S., 831 N. 5th St., Reading, Pa. 

2641 Fox, Herbert H. A., 25 Varick St., Oswego, N. Y. BR. COL. 

2659 Fox, J. W., 1606 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, Pa. GEN. 

4379 Francis, Guilford W., 64 Pearl St., Buffalo, N. Y. 

1086 Fratcher, W. F., 256 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Mich. CVRS. — (U. S. — CAN.) 
2253 Fratus, Catano, 100 Federal St., Boston, Mass. 

* U. S. P. — * BR. COL. — * URU. 
571 Frechie, S. M., 545 W. 164th St., New York City, N. Y. 

U. S. — U. S. M. M. — ^B. W. I. 
4230 Freeman, Ned McDonald, 7720 Emerald Ave., Chicago, 111. 
4487 Freeman, "Willis, 7108 Normal Blvrd., Chicago, 111. 

U. S. — ^HAW. — GT. BR. — COL. 

1087 Friend, Frederic H., 789 Osceola Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 
4161 Fritschel, Rev. Gottl., New Hampton, Iowa. 

2841 Fuessel, Fred G., 4534 Gibson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. HAW. 

4057 Fuhrmann, Frederic C, care M. H. Birge & Sons Co., Niagara St., Buffalo, 

N. Y. 
4243 Fuller, Perry W., care R. M. Sutton Co., Baltimore, Md. 

* Blocks of U. S. — COL. — B. N. A. 

G 

2954 Galbraith, J. A., 16 Beaver St., New York City. N. Y. BR. COL. 20. 

2900 Garbaccio, Leonard F., 105 Brown Ave., Paterson, N. J. 

4323 Gardella, John B., 2724 Chestnut St., Oakland, Calif. 

3208 Garfield-Perry Stamp Club, care Ralph F. Henn, Secy., 2656 Berkshire Road, 

Euclid Heights, Cleveland, Ohio. 
4014 Garrett, P. L., Church Bldg., Wilmington, Del. FRA. COL. 

3898 Gary, Sumner, 321 Carlton Ave., S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. * U. S. P. — U. 

S. R. — CUBA — P. RCO. — PH. IS. — CAN. — NFD. — HAW. 
4172 Gaskill, Nelson B., 17 W. State St., Trenton, N. J. 

1905 Gauff, P. Jacob, Cheyenne, Wyo. U. S. P. — U. S. R. — COL. 

4189 Gehlbach, Charles J., Lincoln, 111. U. S. 

2904 Geisenberger, L. R., 123 E. King St., Lancaster, Pa. 

U. S. (P. — M. M. — REV.) 
344 Gerberding, E. O., Hueneme, Ventura Co., Calif. 
987 Gender, Geo. W., 27 Taylor Road, East Cleveland, Ohio. 
1702 Gibbs, F. P., P. O. Box 536, Clean, N. Y. 

U. S. R. — (IMP. and P. PRF. PAIRS) 
4615 Gibson, Henry C, Jenkintown, Pa. 
4077 Gifford, Elliott J., 1510 W. Minnehaha St., St. Paul, Minn. 

U. S. — GT. BR. — ODD. 
4204 Gilbert, F. M., 11210 S. Irving Ave., Morgan Park, Chicago, 111. U. S. 

3312 Gilley, W. H., 4427 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, 111. U. S. IMP. 

42 Gilmore, Geo. L., Lexington, Mass. U. S. (P. — R. — PROOF). 

3442 Gilson, E. W., 84 Mt. Vernon St., Fitchburg, Mass. 
4478 Gittelson, Dr. S. J., 1017 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
1233 Gleason, G. G., 15 Grove Place, Rochester, N. Y. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 17 

1394 Glenn, Wm. L., Emmorton, Maryland. 

4381 Godcharles, Frederic A., 101 N. Front St., Milton, Pa. U. S. (P. — R.) 

553 Goerner, W. F., 130 Gladstone St., Arlington, R. I. 

4575 Goldsmith, A. N., 516 Schofield Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

2054 Good, Alvin, 812 Hippodrome Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. — U. S. R. 

4503 Goodman, Chas. J., 311 Washington Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif. 

4137 Goodwin, Frank E., 321 N. Harrison Ave., Kirkwood, Mo. U. S. P. 

4697 Gordon, William David, care The Mine & Smelter Supply Co., El Paso, Tex. 

4541 Gotham, Albert E., 1240 8th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. U. S. — ^BR.COL. 
3928 — Gosabass, Michael, P. O. Box 451, Columbus, Ga. 

3798 Gove, F. L., 1423 Chestnut St., Oakland, Calif. 

469 Gowing, Edward, 128 South St., Medford, Mass. • PH. IS. 

2667 Grafe, Gustav A., 1212 Belmot Ave., Chicago, 111. 

3337 Graff, Edward A., 509 Swan St., Dunkirk, N. Y. U. S. — BR. COL. 

3544 Graham, Geo. B., 504 W. Delavan Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

U. S. — (P. — R.) — GEN. 

4034 Grahame, Miss E., 41 Hubbard St., Montpelier, Vt. 

4530 Grant, B. F., 147 W. Park Ave., Eagle Rock, Calif. NETH. — COL. 

4127 Grant, Mrs. Edith Root, 998 Fifth Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

2454 Green, Dick, 1608 N. 6th St., Boise, Idaho. COR. — GEN. 19. 

2593 Green, Edgar L., 1415 Vine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

GEN. — FIN.— U. S. (SL.— T. P. — S. REV.) 

308 Green, L. L., 60 Powder House Road, Medford, Mass. HAW. — OLD OVn. 

2220 Greenbaum, W. A., 215 Knickerbocker Bldg., Denver, Colo. U. S. — ^FOR. 

2676 Greene, Ira C, Box 343, Fitchburg, Mass. 

BR. COL. — U. S. — COL. — ^POR. — COL. 

3614 Greening, E. H., 9 No. Grove St., East Orange, N. J. GEN. 20. 

4597 Greenough, F. L., P. O. Box 371, Bandon, Oregon. U. S. — COL. — B. N. A. 

3996 Gregg, Ernest J., Caro, Mich. CAN. 

4606 Gregory, Chas. J., 66 New St., New York City, N. Y. 

643 Gregory, W. F., 95 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

2437 Gribble, John, 1264 Kinau St., Honolulu, Hawaii. U. S. — BR. COL. 

4272 Grimes, J. Gordon B., White Rock Farms, R. F. D. #1, Fairmont, W. Va. 

U. S. (R. — T. P. — COL. — EN. — P. D.) — ^MEX. 

3786 Grombacher, L. L., 4116 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, 111. U. S. — EUR. 

4532 Gross, E. Tudor, 170 Westminster St., Providence, R. I. TJ. S. — NFD. 

3903 Grosse, Elimar L., 146 N. Denver Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

U. S. COL. — GEN. 20. 

1877 Grotjan, Frederick S., 63 Granger Place, Buffalo, N. Y. U. S. 

2883 Grout, Walter D., 18 Shepard St., Worcester, Mass. 

4639 Guenther, Carlos M., 32 V. C. P. Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

4655 Guenther, Charles J., 123 E. Ontario St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4215 Guest, J. E., Commerce Sta., Minneapolis, Minn. 

3650 Gundelfinger, Louis, P. O. Box 888, Fresno, Calif. CEY. — ^URU. 

4408 Gundlach, Theo. J., 428 Wyoming Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. U. S. — B. N. A. 

2141 Guy, James, 813 1/^ W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

CAN. — CK. IS. — GT. BR. 

H 

2443 Haarer, John W., 213 W. St. Joseph St., Lansing, Mich. U. S. — GEN. 

4681 Haas, Emil de, 750 E. 225th St., New York City, N. Y. 

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18 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

46 01* Haas, Simon, 115 Primrose Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

3726 Hagerman, Herbert J., South Spring Manor, Roswell, N. Max. 

U. S. — RUS. — FIN. — AUS. — GER. — GER. S. — ITA. — IT. S. — GRE. 
4424 Haggett, Edward G., 9 Cairo St., Portland, Maine. U. S. — GEN. 

19 6 5 Hahman, Frederick, Harrowgate Lane, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa. 

U. S. — COL. — B. N. A. 
2609 Haintz, H. T., 2818 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 
2433 Hall, Rev. Chas. M., 1 Aston Place, Box 715, Asheville, N. C. 
4513 Hall, Harwood R., 20 Shore St., Petersburg, Va. 
3170 Hall, R. D., 7 N. Mulberry St., Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 

2519 Hamilton, Lieut. Chas. S., 11th Infantry, Douglas, Ariz. BR. COL. 

4488 Hamilton, Geo. S., care Prof. E. S. Burgess, Ridge Road, Park Hill South, 

Yonkers, N. Y. 
4 383 Hamilton, Wm. A., Mill Valley, Calif. PHIL. L. — GEN. — FOR REV. — ^U.S.R. 
.4269 Hammatt, D. C, 6 02 W. 10th St., Topeka, Kan. U. S. — GEN. 19. 

4285 Hammond, George F., 4220 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 
3979 Hancock, Albert, 19 So. Fifth Ave., Chicago, 111. B. N. A. 

1962 Hand, Forrest P., 5943 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

C. A. — S. A. — GEN. 
2537 Handler, Dr. Sigmund, 53 Vassar St., Rochester, N. Y. GEN. 

3382 Hanford, L. A., 1502 Castle Ave., S. W., Cleveland, Ohio. GEN. 

4168 Harbeck, Charles T., 306 Lexington Ave., New York City, N. Y. 
4365 Harbison, W. F., 209 Grosvenor Ave., Dayton, Ohio. 

2187 Hardy, James S., 4522 Forrestville Ave., Chicago, 111. SIC. 

3223 Harmon, Rufus G., care W. P. Ry., 8th & Brannan Sts., San Francisco, Cal. 
1501 Harper, Richard L., 80 Prospect Ave., Wollaston, Mass. GEN. — REV. 

1641 Harrington, Thos. F., 27 Harvard Ave., Waltham, Mass. 
4482 Harris, F. M., 309 Hodges Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 
3624 Harris, Mark H., 805 S. 58th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
3396 Harris, Samuel T., 6 Beacon St., Room 1014, Boston, Mass. 
3548 Hart, Edward G., 1760 Avalon Road, Cleveland, Ohio. 
4598 Hart, Henry H., 2996 Jackson St., San Francisco, Calif. 

CHIL. — LIB. — FR. COL. in AFRICA. 
3100 Hartenstein, Julius, 90 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Mich. GEN. 

4384 Haskell, F. W., 315 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

U. S. — ^EUR. — GT. BR. — COL. 
1772 Hassler, L. C, 135 Roberta Ave., Louisville, Ky. 

U. S. (P. — COL. — R.— L. S. & H.) 
4006 Hatch, Andrew J., 160 Nicoll St., New Haven, Conn. CHIL. — AE. CANC. 
4070 Hatfield, A., Jr., 145 W. 58th St., New York City, N. Y. 

COL. R. — PERU — I. N. S. 
3426 Hatfield, Chas. E., 127 Madison Ave., New York City, N. Y. 
4227 Haviland, K. W., Hope, N. D. GEN. 

4584 Hawaiian Philatelic Society, Branch No. 42, Honolulu, Hawaii, care Chas. 

J. Cooper, Secy., 902 Green St., Honolulu, Hawaii. 
4635 Hayden, E. W., 1459 E. 116th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

U. S.— S. A. — MEX. — GT. BR. — PRA. — RUS. 
4431 Hayden, Horace Edwin, Jr., Box 67, College Station, Texas. 
4477 Hayworth, F. R., 1559 N. Topeka Ave., Wichita, Kansas. GEN. 

3869 Heath, Donald R., 319 Washington St., Monroe, Mich. 
1146 Heavenrich, Max P., 93 6 S. Jefferson St., Saginaw, Mich. U. S. — U. S. R. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 19 

3686 Heim, Herman M., 228 Powell St., San Francisco, Calif. 
1867 Heineman, Sol. E., Box 47, R. R. 6, Pontiac, Mich. 

U. S. — BR. COIi. (before 1900). 
4455 d'Hemencourt, George A., 4034 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, La. 

GUAT. — ^HON. — NIC. 
1959 Henkels, A. F., 241 W. Seymour St., Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. 
4676 Henri ot, Jules Maurice, 1170 St. John Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. U. S. 

4185 Henriques, Rev. Hoyt E., 159 5 Ninth East, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
4118 Henry, Geo. L., 102 Janes Ave., Saginaw, Mich. 

2365 Hepler, John A., 1123 Center Ave., Reading, Pa. GEN. 

1841 Herbert, Chas. G., 128 Duane St., New York City, N. Y. GEN. 20. 

4581 Herr, A. W., 506 Katy Bldg., Dallas, Texas. U. S. 

4314 Herrick, Chas. E., 3816 Ellis Ave., Chicago, 111. U. S. — COL. 

3167 Herzog, H. A., 1300 E. 1st St., Austin, Texas. U. S. — PR. PRF. 

1536 Hetrich, George, M. D., Birdsboro, Pa. U. S. (P. — R. — ^M. M.) 

3101 Heyerman, C. Frederick, 19 McGraw Bldg., Detroit, Mich. EVV. 

4286 Heyland, Henry, 2902 Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. 
4042 Heyman, Laurence J., 312 Madison Place, Lexington, Ky. 

GEN. — IND. — CHIN. — POR. COL. — ^ROM. S. 
2136 Hibbard, Charles S., 69 Genesse St., Utica, N. Y. GEN. 

4668 Higgins, Geo. E., care Ohio State Telephone Co., Nasby Bldg., Toledo, Ohio. 

U. S. (P. — D. — R. — PROOF. — ESS.) — JAP. — BAV. 
4618 Higgs, Dr. Charles J., 20 Charles St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. U. S. PRE. — GEN. 
2012 Higley, Chas. D., 738 W. 38th St., Norfolk, Va. 

U. S. — COL.— BNA. — C. A. — S. A. 
3896 Hileman, Lieut. Jos. L., U. S. S. Wyoming, care Postmaster, New York 
City, N. Y. _ GEN. 

3795 Hill, Rev. John Clark, Springfield, Ohio. ' B. N. A. — U. S. 

4244 Hill, Oscar, 60 State St., Boston, Mass. FIN. — GEN. 

2605 Hilleke, John, Box 421, Vicksburg, Miss. 
2118 Hillman, F. G., 231 Pope St., New Bedford, Mass. GEN. 

622 Hills, Isaac, Siasconset, Mass. 
4671 Hitchcock, A. H., Sta. B., Box 152, Cleveland, Ohio. 

166 Hitchcock, John L., 1010 Powell St., San Francisco, Calif. HAW. — CON. S. 

197 Hodsdon, E. W., M. D., Mountainview, N. H. U. S. 

2111 Hoerig, Curt, 5211/2 34th St., Milwaukee, Wis. GEN. 

349 Hoerschgen, E. P., Gaylord, Minn. U. S. 

2464 Hoffstetter, J. C, Box 465, Erie, Pa. U. S. P. — U. S. R. — GEN. 19. 

4545 Hogan, P. V., P. O. Box 96, Savannah, Ga. U. S. — COL. 

2181 Hollender, Fredk., 4183 Kimball Ave., Ozone Park, Long Island, N. Y. 
4637 Hollers, Victor D., 45 Henry St., Passaic, N. J. 
4627 Holliday, Clyde W., 243 Main Ave., Passaic, N. J. 

19 81 Hollowbush, Frank A., Allenhurst, N. J. U. S. — GT. BR. — COL. 

4587 Holmes, Charles, 78 Longwood Ave., Roxbury, Mass. 
1080 Holt, Dr. John M.,Cor. Lakeside Ave. & E. 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

U. s. (P. — ^P. 2 — ^P. 4 — P. 6) . 
4027 Homan, William, Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York City, N. Y. MUL. 
1484 Homburger, Dr. Lionel M., 101 W. 80th St., New York City, N. Y. 

U. S. (R. — S. REV.) — S. A. — FOR. REV. 

45 54 Hoose, Martin W., Warnerville, N. Y. GT. BR. — COL. 30. 

3622 Hopkins, George P., Suite 407 Kalamazoo Natl. Bank Bldg., Kalamazoo, 

Mich. W. HEM. — GEN. 

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20 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

4515 Hopkins, Howard C, 131 Prince St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

936 Hopkins, S. B., Brownsville, Texas. GEN. 19. 

45D2 Hopwood, Rudolph, 151 Alexandrine, W., Detroit, Mich. 

3012 Hore, Herbert C, 404 Roselle Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. GT. BR. — COL. 

4693 Hoskins, H. Preston, University Farm, St. Paul, Minn. 

2462 Hotz, R. S., 1367 No. State St., Chicago, 111. 

2226 Houtkamp, Adrian, 671 10th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

2117 Hovey, G. R., 41 Austin St., Worcester, Mass. GEN. 

4692 Hovey, R. F., 2124 Cornell Road, Cleveland, Ohio. 

4270 Howe, Edward L., Superior Savings & Trust Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 

3356* Howe, James L., Jr., 8 University Place, Lexington, Va. 

CON. S.— HAY. — C. F. S. — ^B. N. A. 

2292 Howe, John B., Herald Office, Syracuse, N. Y. 

848 Howe, Wm. N., Box 444, (411 Stevens Ave.), Portland, Maine. 

19 51 Howes, C. A., 55 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. COR. — CHIN. — JAP. 

2465 Hoyt, R. C, 610 Park Ave., Omaha, Neb. U. S. — COL. 

3 993 Hubard, Tazewell T., Box 793, Norfolk, Va. 

5 Hubbard, John M., 37 N. Main St., Rochester, N. H. GEN. 

3823 Huber, A. W., 3930 Pine Grove Ave., Chicago, 111. EUR. Before 1906. 

3069 Hughes, Chas. A., 4006 Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4032 Hughes, Jas. E., Drexel Hill, (Delaware Co.), Pa. U. S. — BR. COL. 

4557 Hughes, Jas. P., 2821 N. Lawrence St., Tacomaj Wash. 

232 Humphrey, Henry D., Box 63, Dedham, Mass. 

4500 Hummer, Geo. S., Box 234, New Oxford, Pa. GEN. 

779 Hungerford, T. Russell, 222 N St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

1913 Hunnewell, James M., 14 Chestnut St., Boston, Mass. 

2409 Hunt, Chas. F., 344 Main St., Worcester, Mass. BR. COL. 

3010 Hunt, Josiah, City Coal Co., New Bedford, Mass. 

2923 Hunter, Frank E., 11 Putnam St., West Newton, Mass. 

3097 Hunter, Thos. C. E., P. O. Box 108, Topeka, Kansas. BR. COL. 

3308 Huscher, Chas., Box 191, Golden, Colo. U. S. (P. — T. P. — S. REV. — ^R.) 

2217 Hutchins, Fernald, 68 Court St., Dedham, Mass. 

2838 Hyde, Capt. Arthur P. S., 161 24th Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

3934 Hyde, Mrs. Theophile R., 705 Orange St., New Haven, Conn. 

I 

4401 Ince, Bertram W., 7 Washington Place, New York City, N. Y. GEN. 

4658 Indianapolis Collectors Club, Branch No. 45, Indianapolis, Ind., care B. F. 
Egan, Secy., 2216 Pleasant St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

403 Ireland, Gordon, 32 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

2074 Irvine, S. L., Gering, Neb. SCAN. — NETH. — COL. — SIAM. 

J 

3757 Jackson, Oscar F., 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

U. S. P. — ^BR. COL. 

2812 Jackson, Stedman W., 802 Twiggs St., Tampa, Fla. 

4335 Jacobs, Charles H., 305 S. Front St., Wheeling, W. Va. N. A. 

4622 Jacobs, E. R., 15 S. Desplaines St., Chicago, 111. U. S. 

3953 Jaegle, Chas. J., Jr., 6615 Wilkins Ave., Homewood Sta., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

GEN. 19. 

3341 Jakobson, John A., Battle Creek, Iowa. AUS. — ^BEL. — ^BRA. — GEN. 20. 



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1?HE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 21 

3186 James, Fleming, Abilene, Texas. GEN. 

4551 Janus, C. Otto, 25 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, Ind. GER. — GER. S. — COL. 

4217 Jaros, Ernest S., care F. & R. Lazarus & Co., Columbus, Ohio. GEN. 

1578 Jefferis, B. Grant, M. D., 1572 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, 111. 

U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — COL. 

1937 Jenkins, Chas. A., The Leader, Cleveland, Ohio. 

3565 Jenney, Charles E., Box 493, Fresno, Calif. GEN. 

1823 Jensen, J. C, Box 100, St. Paul, Minn. 

2440 Johnson, Axel, 5617 Aberdeen St., Chicago, 111. 

U. S. (P. — ^R. — COL.) — DEN. — NOR. — SWE. 

4442 Johnson, Chas. H., 234 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, Calif. GEN. 

3802 Johnson, Edward S., Jr., 326 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. U. S. — U. S. PRE. 

4026 Johnson, Dr. G. H., 116 East Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Ga. 

1047 Johnson, William A., 1333 F St., N. W., Washington, D. C. GEN. 

3858 Johnston, Guy, Eagle Hotel, Grand Rapids, Mich. U. S. (P. — ^R. — ^M. M.) 

1644 Johnston, Thos. R., Box 467, Saltsburg, Pa. IMP. PRS. and BLOCKS. 

4324 Jonas, Henry, Goshen, N. Y. U. S. P. — ^U. S. R. 

4448 Jones, A. A., 109 S. 19th St., Herrin, 111. GEN. 

2782 Jones, E. T., Station A, Bay City, Mich. U. S. — U. S. PRE. 

3430 Jones, Herbert A., 40 Oxford St., Worcester, Mass. 

U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — COL. 

3538 Jones, S. J., Santa Maria, Calif. GEN. — ^U. S. (P. — COL. — M. M.) 

876 Jordan, Winthrop, 102 Commercial St., Portland, Me. 

4426* Joyce, Morton D., 11 W. 81st St., New York City, N. Y. 

4064 Jumper, Chas. H., 146 Pingree Ave., Detroit, Mich. COM. S. 

4663 Junghanns, Robert L., P. O. Box "C", Bayamon, Porto Rico. 

4114 Jungwirth, John, 1185 Helen Ave., Detroit, Mich. EUR. — B. N. A. — SON. 

3849 Justi, Henry M., 32nd & Spring Garden Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 

K 

3249 Kaib, Daniel J., St. Vincent Abbey, Beatty, Pa. U. S. — U. S. PRE. 

4079 Kaighn, H. E., 2600 Harrison St., Wilmington, Del. 

POR. — COL. — BR. COL. — S. A. 

4319 Kasemeier, E. L., 703 N. Limestone St., Springfield, Ohio. GEN. 

4334 Kaufmann, Arthur C, 122 5th Ave., New York City, N. Y. GEN. — S. A. 

4361 Kaup, Rev. Felix F., 823 Cathedral Place, Richmond, Va. 

19 — EUR. — MEX. — S, A. 

748 Kay, John, 2988 E. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. U. S. — GT. BR. — COL. 

4321 Kelleher, Daniel F., 440 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Mass: , GEN. 

4268 Kellogg, Mrs. Louise W., Lock Box B, West Hartford, Conn. BAL. 

4 284 Kemper, Dr. R. J., New York & Noble Sts., Indianapolis, Ind. GEN. 

2359 Kendel, C. E., 2010 Ontario St., Cleveland, Ohio. GEN. 19. 

3263 Kennedy, F. L., 43 Appleton St., Cambridge, Mass. U. S. — BR. COL. 

9 08 Kennedy, Frank M., Washington Court House, Ohio. 

4446* Kenny, R. W., Jr., 1975 Washington St., Los Angeles, Calif. WAR. 

2934 Kershaw, Edwin R., 12 Pine St., Perry, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 

4689 Kettlewell, G. P., P. O. Box 204, Calistoga, Calif. 

2218 Kidder, Henry A., 17 Addison St., Arlington, Mass. 

3484 Kieling, Robt. O., 601 Dollar Bank Bldg., Youngstown, Ohio. GEN. 

66 Kilbon, Rev. John Luther, 188 Marion St., Springfield, Mass. 

4207 Kimbark, G. C, 815 13th St., N. W., Canton, Ohio. U. S. (R. — M. M.) 



An asterisk (*) following the number signifies the member is not of legal age. 



22 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

2852 Kinell, Rev. A., 2211 Stuart St., Berkeley, Calif. 

3785 King, Geo. E., 1645 Park Place, Wichita, Kansas. GEN. 

3850 King, H. D., 17 Elliott Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

3727 King, Dr. W. W., P. O. Box 366, San Juan, Porto Rico. 

191 King, W. R., P. O. Box 584, Grand Island, Neb. 

1776 Kinkead, W. L., 315 E. 34th St., Paterson, N. J. 

GEN. — ^U. S. — U. S. PRE. — SEY. — JAM. 

1539 Kirby, Andrew J., 73 W. Canonicus St., North Tiverton, R. I. 

4415 Kirk, Miss Debby Lewis, Llanerch, Pa. 

343 Kissinger, Clifford W., 335 Walnut St., Reading, Pa. U. S. R. — ^M.M. — CVR. 

4445* Kissinger, Harold W., 1318 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, Pa. 

19 06 Kjellstedt, L. Harald, 1026 Woodlawn Ave., Scranton, Pa. SWE. 

2067 Klaffke, Gustav, 3622 Galena St., Milwaukee, Wis. GEN. 

2275 Klein, Eugene, 1318 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4278 Klein, Joseph, 53 N. 62nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

3597 Kleinknecht, Julius, 7034 Mt. Vernon St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

2042 Kleinman, H. J., 808 N. E. Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2223 Klemann, John A., 118 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

3579 Klemann, J. J., Jr., 118 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

419 7 Knauer, Dr. J. Glen, 9th and Chestnut Sts., Reading, Pa. 

3380 Knight, C. H., 1320 N. Cleveland Ave., Canton, Ohio. 

* U. S. P. (CVR. — COL. — R.) 

4489 Knowles, Frank S., 229 3rd St., Jackson, Mich. 

4307 Koch, Fred W., 2043 Berryman St., Berkeley, Calif. SPA. — COL. — GEN. 

4428 Kocher, Frank, Ellsworth, Wash. Co., Pa. 

3131 Koebig, P. W., 116 Broad St., New York City, N. Y. 

3355 Koehler, Carl, 4 3 Reed Ave., Rockville Center, L. I., N. Y. 

GEN. — ^P. CD. — ^EN. E. 

2389 Koehler, Robert, 1256 8th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

3807 Koehnle, F. C, 203 Tremont St., Lincoln, 111. 

4157 Koepf, Frederick L., 114 Edson St., Buffalo, N. Y. U. S. to 1869 

and after 1900. 

3783 Koslowski, Karl, 175 Columbus Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

RUS. — NFD. — AE. — CANC. 

2266 Kraft, Dr. F. A., 695 Astor St., Milwaukee, Wis. GER. S. — BR. COL. 

2211 Kranz, P. J., 223 Gardner Bldg., Toledo, Ohio. U. S. M. M. 

4132 Krause, Maxwell, "The Heights," Lebanon, Pa. 

2857 Kreidt, Rev. A. J., 1501 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. U. S. 19 — CAN. 

4123 Krueger, Fred, P. O. Box 16 6, Dazey, N. D. 

4520 Krupp, Ira C, Ye Oak Meadow Farm, Sandusky, Ohio. 

4504 Kunkel, Clarence G., 1016 W. 46th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

U. S. (P. — ^D. — R.) 

3885 Kuppers, Paul, P. O. Box 299, Manila, P. I. 

L 

413 6 Laceby, Arthur, Actor's Fund Office, Gaiety Theatre Bldg., New York 
City, N. Y. 
367 Lachasse, Gustave de, 618 33rd St., Oakland, Calif. U. S. (FR. — ^P. EN.) 
1704 Laude, Theodore P., 185 Canfield Ave., W., Detroit, Mich. U. S. — C. Z. — 

CVR. 
4674 Lafean, Earle Bernard, 175 S. Pine St., York, Pa. 
2077 LaForce, Wm. F., 219 Union Ave., Litchfield, 111. 

An asterisk (*) following the number signifies the member is not of legal age. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 23 

2307 Lamscha, Richard H., Box 107, Butler, N. J. U. S. — COL. 

3573 Landin, E., 7 Kenney. St., Boston, Mass. 

4608 Landvatter, Adolph E., 58 Irving Place, Passaic, N. J. 

2795 Lane, Chas. H., 2 Washington St., Leominster, Mass. GEN. 

455 Lang, Lewis M., P. O. Box 476, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2321 Lange, Charles, P. O. Box 18, Cincinnati, Ohio. OLD GER. 

2106 Lanz, H. W., Lake Charles, La. U. S. (R. — ^M. M. — ^EN. C.) 

2948 Laporte, Dr. George L., 138 E. 80th St., New York City, N. Y. 

2270 Laraia, A. W., 2218 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

4145 Larsen, H. J., 1519 E. 84th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

4501 Larter, Harry C, 23 Maiden Lane, New York City, N. Y. 

3781 Lauritzen, Harry, Rio Vista, Calif. U. S. — COL. 

2233 Lauritzen, L. A., 318 W. 63rd St., Chicago, 111. U. S. — NETH. — NOR. 

3906 LaVaute, N. H., 1112 Greenway Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

U. S. — B. N. A. — GER. — U. S. COL. — GEN. 19. 

39 Lawrence, Albert E., 550 Water St., New York City, N. Y. U. S. T. P. 

2888 Lazarus, Louis, 836 13th St., Oakland, Calif. CHIL. — GRE. — GEN. 

3759 Lazos, Louis, 118 1/^ West Central, Albuquerque, N. M. 

U. S. (P. — P. 2. — P. 4. — CVR.) 

4659 Leavy, Joseph B., care U. S. National Museum, Washington, D. C. 

4276 Leach, Clarence R., 215 Alexander Ave., Upper Montclair, N. J. 
1714 Learning, F. D., 818 Southern Trust Bldg., Little Rock, Ark. 

U. S. P. — ^U. S. R. — NETH. — NOR. — SWE. 
4583 Lee, Dr. Alfred P., 610 Flanders Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. — COL. 
1239 Lee, Dr. Simeon L., Carson City, Nevada. 

4074 Leese, Percy H., Leese, (Okanogan Co.), Wash. U. S. — COL. 

2393 Lehman, Charles, 203 W. 94th St., New York City, N. Y. 
4353 Lehman, Mrs. George M., 23 6 W. Craig St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

U. S. — U. S. EN. E. 
4673 Lehman, Robert S., 375 3rd Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

3774 Lehmann, Carl W., 763 E. 93rd St., Cleveland, Ohio. GEN. 

4611 Lehr, John, 8706 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 
2288 Leighton, Melville H., 4601 Beacon St., Chicago, 111. 
3876 Leland, Ralph M., Lewis, W. Va. 

27 Leland, Samuel, 1437 E. 66th Place, Chicago, 111. 
4600 Lelande, Harry J., 431 Georgina Ave., Santa Monica, Calif. 

BRA. — S. A. to 1870. 

4277 Lent, Edgar P., 5915 Hough Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. — COL. — GEN. 
4089 Leonard, Clifford S., 348 Carew St., Springfield, Mass. 

DEN. — COL. — NOR. — SWE. — NETH. — COL. 
2470 Leonard, Harry, care Commissary Dept., Panama R. R. Co., Cristobal, C. Z., 
Panama. EUR. 

3749 Leonhardt, Franklin C. S., 725 Ash Ave., Collingdale, Dela. Co., Pa. 
3897 Lester, Philip, 19 E. 118th St., New York City, N. Y. 
2179 Lester, W. M., 2010 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, C^lif. 

BR. COL. — N. S. W. — BAR. 
2995 Levy, W. D., Gaither, Carroll Co., Md. C. A. — S. A. — GEN. 

3827 Lewis, Charles, 713 Security Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 

GT. BR. — ST. H. — NFD. — C. G. H. 
849 Lewis, Chas. R., R. F. D. #2, Cumberland Center, Maine. GEN. 

3393 Lewis, J. A., Drawer D-5, St. Louis, Mo. 
2175 Lewy, Harry M., 2 Rector St., New York City, N. Y. BLOCKS 4. 

An asterisk (*) following the number signifies the member is not of legal age. 



24 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

2065 Liebeck, Fred., 1535 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

3316 Lighthipe, Wm. I., 176 Walnut St., Montclair, N. J. 

3920 Lincoln, Leo B., R1112, 112 W. Adams St., Chicago, 111. NFD. — GEN. 19. 

2524 Lindquist, H. L., 700 E. 40th St., Chicago, 111. GT. BR. #1 — NOR. #1. 

1783 Linke, Dr. Wm. H., 784 35th St., Milwaukee, Wis. * U. S. P. 

2452 Linn, George Ward, Clinton Bldg., Columbus, Ohio. PERU — SON. 

4427 Linnemann, A. C. C, P.O.Box 613, Honolulu, Hawaii. HAW. — SIAM. — ^U.S. 

3000 Livingston, W. T., 50 Bethune Ave., West, Detroit, Mich. 

U. S. — CAN. — HAY. 

4691 Lloyd, M. J., 2341 E. 89th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

4525 Lloyd, Wm., 606 Royal St., New Orleans, La. N. A. — S. A. — C. A. — ^W. I. 

4047 Loeb, Maurice W., 59 E. 34th St., Chicago, 111. 

3839 Long, John M., 67 Public Square, Watertown, N. Y. 

U. S. — B. N. A. — S. A. — C. A. 

4550 Longnecker, J. W., care Hartford Fire Ins. Co., Hartford, Conn. U. S. 

3300 Look, Henry, 200 GrisAvold St., Detroit, Mich. U. S. — CAN. 

2619 Lord, John E., 1504 Fisher Bldg., Chicago, 111. NIC. — ^U. S. 20. 

4119 Loring, Chas. T., 183 Jackson St., Milwaukee, Wis. N. A. — S. A. 

3639 Los Angeles and Southern California Branch No. 35, Jos. S. Davis, 1749 N. 
Serrano Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

3082 Loth, H. M., 7225 Princeton Ave., Chicago, 111. 

3259 Louisville Branch No. 26, Jas. V. Porter, Secy., 122 W. College St., Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

4502 Lovegren, D. M., Box 107, Bellingham, Wash. 

3434 Lower, Wm. J., 522 Lincoln Way, La Porte, Ind. 

1994 Lueders, August, 1107 Ashland Blvd., Chicago, 111. 

58 Luff, John N., 207 Broadway, New York City, N. Y. 

4362 Lutz, Friedr. W., 1815 Enslow Ave., Richmond, Va. 

GER. S. — GER. COIi. — WAR. 

4447 Lutzeier, J. E., 2243 W. 93rd St., Cleveland, Ohio. GER. COL. — WAR. 

4369 Lycett, William, 323 Clinton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. GEN. 19 (to 1898) — CVR. 

4158 Lyon, W. Parker, 998 San Pasqual St., Pasadena, Calif. 

1313 Lyons, James H., 387 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 

2715 Lyons, Milton P., Jr., 1631 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. — GEN. 

M 

3126 MacBride, VanDyk, 85 Ascension St., Passaic, N. J. U. S. 1869. 

13 MacCalla, W. A., 3919 Locust St., West Philadelphia, Pa. 

4214 Macdougall, Hamilton C, 29 Dover Road, Wellesley, Mass. 

BR. COL. (King Edward) — CK. IS. 
2176 Mack, Alfred W., 12 W. 3rd St., New York City, N. Y. 
2297 Mack, H. E., P. O. Box 2, Marathon, N. Y. 

170 MacLaren, W. Wallace, care The Cleveland Press, Cleveland, Ohio. 
4473 Mader, Carl W., 1233 Westlake Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. 

4183 McCann, Burt, 321 N. Newton, Minneapolis, Minn. DUT. I. — U. S. R. 

169 3 McCray, H., 404 N. Main St., Kendallville, Ind. 

221 McDonald, Walter H., 140 Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. W. HEM. 20 — C. A. 

811 McGregory, J. F., Box 833, Hamilton, N. Y. 

937 McKim, Robert A., 6 5 W. 88th St., New York City, N. Y. COL. B. 

4603 McNabb, J. A., Jr., care Land and Tax Dept., E. P. & S. W. Ry., El Paso, 
Texas. V. &.■ 

1934 McNeil, A. M., 236 Fulton Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 25 

4259 McNutt, Chas. L., 1522 W. 16th St., Bedford, Ind. GEN. 

4507 M'Coy, W. R., Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

U. S. — COL. 

4696 McPherson, E. B., Turk and Masonic Aves., San Francisco, Calif. 

2487 Maetzel, Henry, City Hall, Columbus, Ohio. 

2222 Malder, W. F. van, 354a Washington St., (Rooms 4-5), Dorchester, Mass. 

B. N. A. — ^PERS. — NETH. COL. 

3019 Mallalieu, Willard E., 42 Grove St., Auburndale, Mass. GEN. 

2014 Mann, Chas. F., 6517 Greenview Ave., Chicago, 111. 

3202 Mann, Percy McGraw, 720 Franklin Bank Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa, 

2878 Mann, T. C, 2926 Henrietta St., St. Louis, Mo. 

4019 Mann, Theo. C, 34 Richmond St., Rochester, N. Y. GEN. 20. 

911 Manwaring, Louis L., 303 W. Olive St., Stillwater, Minn. 

4552 Marcus, Frank G., Box 16, Menlo Park, Calif. 

36 65 Marcus, Henry C, 711 Mission St., San Francisco, Calif, GEN. 19. 

3016 Marquardt, Wm. F., 22 Dracut St., Dorchester Center, Mass, 

3852 Marston, Herbert W., 1602 Bellevue Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

U. S. — ^BB. COIi. 20. 

3780 Martin, Donald W., care Martin Farm, R. F. D. #1, Saginaw, Mich. 

2743 Marvin, J. W., 5222 Virginia Place, Los Angeles, Calif. 

4399 Mashek, Dr. Jarosh V., 3144 W. 22nd St., Chicago, 111. 

AUS. — ^RUS. — SER. — ^BUL. — MONT. 

4147 Mason, Dr. Atherton P., P. O. Box 13, Fitchburg, Mass. GEN. 19. 

168 Mason, Edward H., 70 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

U. S. PROOF and ESS. — ^U. S. E. N. E. 

1902 Mason, Frank M., P. O. Box 1462, Providence, R. L * br. COL. 

4672 Mason, Herbert W., 203 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, N. J. 

2423 Mason, Laurence B., 17 Madison Ave., Cranford, N. J. U. S. before 1890. 

2980 Mathewson, E. P., 422 Hickory St., Anaconda, Mont. 

2401 Mayberry, Edward F., 12 Church St., Charleston, S. C. GEN. 

4363 Mayer, J. F., 2620 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Va. 

2483 Mayer, Wm. F., 253 Orange St., Newark, N. J. GEN. 

4404 Means, Oscar E., care Saybrook Bank, Saybrook, 111. 

U. S. (P. — R ^EN. E. — ^P. C. D.) 

2802 Mehl, B. Max, Box 9 76, Fort Worth, Texas. 

4411 Menager, L. C, R. F. D. #4, Jacksonville, Fla. U. S. — BR. COL. 20. 

1646 Mendel, Edward, 4348 Ellis Ave., Chicago, 111. 

PH. IS.— P. RCO. — GUAM— MAR. 

4683 Mendes, Arthur de Sola, P. O. Box 497, Brunswick, Ga. 

2628 Mercer, Rev. Henry W., 1461 6th Ave., San Francisco, Calif. GT, BR. — COL. 

1625 Merell, A. F., 790 California St., San Francisco, Calif. 

26 58 Merritt, Fred E., 45 Calumet St., Rochester, N. Y. U. S. P. 

4512 Meyer, H. Henry, 1439 University Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

4007 Meyer, Hugo, 601 Congress St., Portland, Me. EUR. 

3446 Michael, Edward, 119 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. 

938 Michael, Fred, 937 Madison St., Chicago, 111. 

1792 Michael, Leonard, 447 W. 14th St., New York City, N. Y. 

209 Michaels, Wm. C, 645 W. 56th St., Kansas City, Mo. U. S. 

4339 Miller, Bertrand C, 326 Federal Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. GEN. 

3243 Miller, Glenn R., 519 Abington Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. 

434 Miller, J. Clifford, 2514 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, Pa. 

CAN. — DEN. — NETH. — COL. — NOR. — SWE. 

An asterisk (*) following the number signifies the member is not of legal age. 



26 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

1948 Miller, J. H., Glen Campbell, Indiana Co., Pa. 

NETH. — COLi. — N. A. — S. A. — C. A. — U. S. R. 

2191 Miller, John R., 38 E. 23rd St., New York City, N. Y. 

4295 Miller, Wm. T., West Gate Apts., 1326 Hyde St., San Francisco, Calif. 

1421 Mitchell, Dr. Walton I., 603 Beacon Bldg., Wichita, Kansas. 

U. S. — U. S. PRE. — * GEN. 20. 
2582 Mizera, Jos., 3248 Eastwood Ave., Chicago, 111. 

1529 Mottat, Frank D., 181 Keap St., Brooklyn, N. Y. BR. COli. — N. S. W. 

4225 Moore, Charles B., 200 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass. GEN. 

4454 Moore, P. G., 330 Taylor Ave., Scranton, Pa. W. HEM. 

3332 Morgan, F. L., 831 Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. H. K. — CHIN. 

169 Morgan, Wm. J., 41 Morgan Blvd., New Orleans, La. 
1784 Morgenthau, J. C, 87 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

253 Morgenthau, Maximilian, 30 E. 42nd St., New York City, N. Y. 
4003 Morris, A. W., 179 Bay St., Springfield, Mass. U. S. — ^U. S. R. 

4456 Morse, W. L., 234 Comstock Place, Syracuse, N. Y. N. A. — S. A. — GEN. 
4219 Moseley, E. A., P. O. Box 68, Bloomfield, Mo. U. S. — B. N. A. 

2282 Moser, C. F. W., 921 E. Main St., Richmond, Va. 

2617 Moses, Otto F., P. O. Box 369, Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. R. — SPA. 

4570 Mouhib, Joseph M., 608 W. 135th St., New York City, N. Y. 
4005 Mower, Robinson H., 609 Trust Bldg., Rockford, 111. U. S. — FRA. — NETH. 
4527 Moxey, Dr. Albert F., 12 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa. 

BR. COIi. — GEN. 
2279 Mozian, Vahan, 198 Belford Ave., Rutherford, N. J. BLOCKS 

4178 Muchmore, Willard S., 31 Clinton St., Newark, N. J. 

. .* U. S. (P. — R. — ^EN. C. — COIi.) 
1813 Mudge, H. N., 6 643 Normal Ave., Englewood P. O., Chicago, 111. 
3994 Muerman, J. C, 1628 Columbia Road, N. W., Washington, D. C. U.S. — COL. 
4590 Mundt, Wm. J., Lock Box 29 7, Pierre, S. D. U. S. — U. S. R. 

1732 Munroe, Robert C, South Park Terrace, Longmeadow, Springfield, Mass. 

CVR. — H. K. — ST. H. 
4021 Murray, Edwin W., 213 N. 4th St., Monroe, La. 

U. S. — (PRE. — PR. PRF. — ^M. M. — ^EN.) 
2664 Musgrove, Charles F., 821 Marion St., Denver, Colo. 
2353 Myers, Chester, 300 S. 3rd St., St. Louis, Mo. PRE. 

N 

4280 Nash, Monroe, P. O. Box 1155, Mobile, Ala. U. S. — B. N. A. — 

AUSTRL. — GEN. 

1838 Nast, Charles A., 1009 16th St., Denver, Colo. GEN. — REV.(U. S. — ^MEX.) 

3632 Neale, George W., Norwood, Mass. 

4342 Needham, Henry C, 89 Hancock St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

U. S. — U. S. L. — CON. S. 
3607 Neefus, Wendover, Hudson, N. Y. 

4245 Neely, Miss C. B., 4929 Greenwood Ave., Chicago, 111. ..* GEN. 20. 

1214 Nelson, Robt. Sidney, 2210 Highland Ave., Birmingham, Ala. CON. S. — C.Z. 
2254 Nevin, Chas. K. B., 6 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. U. S. (P. — COL.) 

3422 Newcomb, Howard R., 59 Burlingame Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
3165 Newmark, M. H., 1248 Wholesale St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

FRA. — DEN. — D. W. I. — GRE. — O, F. S. — MAD. BR. — ^RUS. — GER. 
4651 New York Stamp Society, Branch No. 44, New York City, N. Y., care W. O. 
Staeb, Secy., 557 Park Place, Lyndhurst, N. J. 

An asterisk (*) following the number signifies the member is not of legal age. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 27 

4566* Nichols, Philip R., Mt. Hermon, Mass. 

4403 Nickles, C. E., 122 Florida Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

2792 Nielson, Alfred, 272 Union St., Brooklyn, N. Y. DEN. — COL. — NOR. — SWE. 

4406 Nissen, C. F., Newton, Kansas. U. S. — ^B. N. A. — MEX. 

4585 Noack, Max 0., 27 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, 111. U. S. — ^B. N. A. 

4690 Noble, H. Button, Jr., 129 South St., Auburn, N. Y. 

2829 Nolan, Owen L., Norwood, Hamden, Conn. U. S. — ^NIC. — ^BR. COL. 

4068 Norris, Fredk. T., 701 Lincoln Ave., Bay City, Mich. 

2533 Norris, Henry Pepper, West Chester, Pa. GEN. 20. 

2177 Norton, W. W., Lakeville, Conn. PRE. 

4317 Noske, Fred W., Flat 186, Auditorium Court, Cor. 9th and State Sts., Mil- 
waukee, Wis. GT. BR. — COL. — U. S. — GER. — COL. — CHIL. — EUR. 

277 Noyes, F., Box 91, Alice, Texas. COL. R. 



4684 Obert, John, P. O. Box 1, Hawthorne, N. J. 

3147 Obrecht, Rt. Rev. E. M., Trappist, Nelson Co., Ky. 

3004 Oehler, Arthur, E. 965 5th Ave., Spokane, Wash. U. S. — COL. — GEN. 20. 

4271 Oettinger, Julius A., 10332 Kempton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. GEN. 19. 

1125 Ogden, Mrs. Minnie, Hamilton, Mo. 

4073 Ohlman, M., 75-77 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

3454 Olney, Louis A., care Lowell Textile School, Lowell, Mass. GEN. — BR. COL. 

4648 Olson, Olaf J., 20 W. 5th St., St. Paul, Minn. U. S. — B, N. A. — SWE. 

3192 Omaha Stamp Club, Branch No. 23, Ora E. Stark, Secy., 22nd and Hickory 

Sts., Omaha, Neb. 

2681 Oppenheimer, B. A., 14 Cherryole Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

U. S. (COL. — R. — EN. C.) 

3553 Osborn, C. F., P. O. Box 1149, New Haven, Conn. U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. 

2058 Osborn, E. T., 519 California St., San Francisco, Calif. 

2255 Osgood, Chas. S., Box 204, Salem, Mass. 

1820 Osgood, Edw. D., 221 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

1576 O'Shaughnessy, Ross, 636 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. 

N. Z. — H. K. — CHIN. — SAR. — C. G. H. 

4155 O'Sullivan, John B., care Office U. S. Surveyor General, Reno, Nevada. 

4376 Otsuka, Jay, 1500 Astor St., Chicago, 111. JAP. 

1610 Ott, A. L., 106 3 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, Calif. U. S. — SLIM. 

385 9 Owen, A. E., 81 Grove St., Montclair, N. J. U. S. (1870-79. — ^P. L.) 

P 

4604 Paalzow, John, Dansville, N. Y. 

3387 Pacific Philatelic Society Branch No. 3, care H. C. Marcus, Secy., 711 Mis- 
sion St., San Francisco, Calif. 
4088 Page, Parker W., 55 Liberty St., New York City, N. Y. 
2460 Painter, Howard T., Wayne, Del. Co., Pa. 

GEN. — CoL of FRA. — GER. — PORT. 
4531 Palette, Dr. Edward M., 215 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
2727 Palmer, Maj. F. L., State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga. PH. IS. 

3363 Palmer, H. R., 812 E. 11th Ave., Spokane, Wash. AE. CANC. — U. S. 

(IMP. — P. — P. PRP. — R. — TEL.) 
1900 Parham, H. V., P. O. Box 191, Petersburg, Va. 

U. S. — ^BR. COL. — FRA. COL. 



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1869 Park, Julian, 77 Richmond Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. C. A. — S. A. — ^BR. COL. — 
NOR. — SWE. — DEN. — COL. — only 19. — C. A. — CHIL. — ARG. 

3704 Parke, Hervey C, Jr., 31 Amity St., Amherst, Mass. U. S. — GT. BR. 

3692 Parker, Capt. Clyde B., 2nd Infantry, Fort Shatter, Hawaii. U. S. — COL. 

127 Parker, E. T., Bethlehem, Pa. 
1804 Parmelee, F. S., 210 First Natl. Bank Bldg., Omaha, Neb. 
4283 Parrish, H. Fred, 108 Woodward St., Rochester, N. Y. 

1868 Parrish, Percival, 1010 Real Estate Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. 
1537 Partello, Col. J. M. T., Inglewood, Calif. 
4650 Passaic Stamp Club, Branch No. 43, Passaic, N. J., care A. E. Landvatter, 

Secy., 58 Irving Place, Passaic, N. J. 
3918* Patch, Chas., Jr., 4437 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
4685 Paulin, L. R. E., Room 1502, The World, New York City, N. Y. 
4038 Payne, F. G., Box 655, Roanoke, Va. 

U. S. (R. — ^D. — EN. C. — M. M. — ^P. CD. — COL.) 
3972 Pearson, Philip H. R., 2 Summit Place, Newburyport, Mass. 

U. S. — SLLM— URU. 
4559 Peaslee, L. D., care Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wis, U. S. — B. N. A. — 

MBX. 
4322 Pember, Capt. Karl A., Woodstock, Vt. U. S. 20 — Ic 1908-10-12 — NIC. 

4661 Perine, Fred A., 3652 Burch Ave., Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
4490 Perkins, Geo. H., 200 5th Ave., New York City, N. Y. U. S. — BR. COL. 
4388 Perlman, William, 821 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
1103 Perrin, Albert, 124 E. 23rd St., New York City, N. Y. 
2379 Perry, Andrew R., 600 Taunton Ave., East Providence, R. I. 

U. S. — BR. COL. (KINGS HEADS). 
2121 Perry, Dr. J. C, care U. S. Public Health Service, Ellis Island, N. Y. 

U. S. — COL. — ^BR. COL. 
4410 Peters, Dr. Don Preston, 131 N. Broadway, Baltimore, Md. 

CON. S. — ^U. S. L. CVR. 
3887 Petsche, B. W., 60 Glenwood Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. GER. S. 

3521 Phelps, Z. Bennett, 1 Maiden Lane, Binghamton, N. Y. U. S. — N. A. 

1978 Philadelphia Branch No. 18, 300-301 Ludlow Bldg., 34 S. 16th St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 
3022 Phillips, G. C, 10 High St., Auburn, Me. 

19 Phillips, H. B., 1311 Grove St., Berkeley, Calif. U. S. FR. — U. S. L. 

3011 Phillips, William C, Mechanics Natl. Bank, New Bedford, Mass. 

U. S. EN. E. — ^U. S. R. 
2979 Phillips, W. C, Glastonbury, Conn. 
763 Phillips, William H., P. O. Box 75, East Liverpool, Ohio. * U. S. P. 4. — 19. 
630 Phinney, O. H., 2001 Logan Ave., San Diego, Calif. U. S. — CAN. — ^MEX. — 

S. A. 
885 Pickard, F. W., 1200 May Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
4092 Pierce, T. Raymond, Wellesley, Mass. ARG. 

1942 Pierce, Wm. F. S., 331 Benson St., Camden, N. J. 
3473 Pierson, Wm. D., Box 206, Waterbury, Conn. 
2886 Pifer, Edw. P., 1200 N. Rich. Ave., Roswell, N. M. 

TJ. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — CAN. — JAP. 
4142 Pitkin, C. A., Montpelier, Vt. SIAM. — GEN. 

457 Pittsburgh Branch No. 5, care Wm. Schwarz, Secy., 218 3rd St., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 
3445 Plummer, Edwin L., R. F. D. #1, Erie, Pa. GEN. 

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2190 Plympton, K., Laguna Beach, Calif. 

3262 Polk, Wm. C, Room 11, 47 Court St., Boston, Mass. GEN. — REV. 

1938 Pollard, Fred D., Proctorsville, Vt. 

4387* Pollard, Rowland P., Proctorsville, Vt. 

1922 Pond, Chas. L., 3203 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

U. S. — C. G. H. — H. K. 
4169 Poole, Bertram W. H., 312 Washington Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif. 

HAY. — GT. BR. — ^MEX. 
4291 Porter, Charles, 97 Page Ave., East Cleveland, Ohio. 

1763 Porter, H. L., P. O. Box 213, North Easton, Mass. U. S. — COL. — EN. 

2247 Porter, Jas. V., 122 W. College St., Louisville, Ky. .W. HEM. 

4539 Porter, Willard Hall, Jr., 501 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, Del. GEN. 19. 
3009 Potter, Dr. Lester F., 278 Union St., New Bedford, Mass. BR. COL. 

3057 Powell, H. A. U., Marion, Ala. GT. BR. — COL. 

3415 Powell, H. S., Storm Lake, Iowa. U. S. 

2760 Powers, C. F., 27 Hollingsworth St., Mattapan, Mass. 
2064 Pratt, Wm. E., 35 W. Lake St., Chicago, 111. 
3851 Prescott, Frank, City Engineers Office, City Hall, Los Angeles, Calif. 

U. S. 20. — P. CD. 
4698 Preston, Wm. D., 1708 E. 60th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 
1721 Prevost, John W., 963 Sumner St., Springfield, Mass. 

U. S. (P. — R. — M. M.) — FRA. — COL. 
1611 Prindle, E. C, 5601 Grove St., Oakland, Calif. SLVM. 

3039 Protzmann, H. W., 1031 28th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 
4198 Pugsley, Fred N., M. D., 701 Highland Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

U. S. (P. — PROOF. — SPEC.) 
1350 Pullen, Jos. H., Bank of Houma, Houma, La. GRE. — ^MEX. — NIC. 

1669 Putney, Freeman, Jr., 38 Tower Ave., South Weymouth, Mass. 

Q 

3435 Quesnal, O. A., care State Lumber Co., R. F. D. #2, Columbia Falls, Mont. 

R 

4596 Raiser, Addison B., 400 Walnut St., Royersford, Pa. GER. — S. — COL. 

24 Rail, Emil J., Ancon, C. Z., Panama. 

4020 Ralph, G. Fred, Utica, N. Y. 

46 62 Ramel, Mrs. Harriet, 504 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, Calif. 

4067 Ramsay, Wm. G., 913 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, Del. U. S. R. — GEN. 19. 

420^8 Rau, Jacob, 420 S. 11th Ave., Maywood, 111. GEN. — PMK. 

3113 Raymond, F. A., 38 Lawrence Ave., West Orange, N. J. U.S. — W.L — ^B.N.A. 

1709 Reber, Charles A., 6251/2 N. 5th St., Allentown, Pa. GEN. 

969 Redfield, Henry S., care Stedman & Redfield, Hartford, Conn. U. S. 

3946 Reeder, Frank, Jr., 14 S. 3rd St., Easton, Pa. 

U. S. — COL. — CAN. — NFD. — CAY. 

4573 Regan, Charles A., 1424 Buffum St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

1603 Reinschild, Carl, 5 Hamilton Terrace, New York City, N. Y. EUR. 

4076 Renoll, J. Emory, Hanover, Pa. 

1960 Repplier, J. M., 204 S. 42nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. GEN. to 1890. 

2914 Reulbach, E. J., 1519 Syndicate Trust Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 

4636 Rex, R. W., 115 Stillman St., San Francisco, Calif. U. S. — COL. 

3773 Reymann, Otto C, 6326 Burbridge St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

NIC— HON. — EUR. — JAM. 

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4619 Reynolds, John Samuel, 118 N. George St., York, Pa. 
3495 Rice, George W., 250 Van Dyke Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
26 Rich, Jos. S., 489 Manhattan Ave., New York City, N. Y. 
18 Richards, C. F., Box 77, Grand Central P. O., New York City, N. Y. .HAW. 
4660 Richards, Frederick T., 1710 Jefferson St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
3401 Richardson, E. H., 1206 Hearst Bldg., San Francisco, Calif. U. S. 1847-51. 
4493 Richmond Stamp Club, Branch No. 40, Richmond, Va. 
3123 Ricketts, W. R., 1577 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, (Wilkes-Barre), Pa. 

U. S. — ^PHIIi. L. 
4526 Riegle, John W. S., 1643 W. 39th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

U. S. — COL. — CUBA — ^B. N. A. 
4544 Ritchie, J. Arthur, 2514 Creston Ave., Fordham, New York City, N. Y. U.S. 
4702 Robb, William, 350 California St., San Francisco, Calif. 
4375 Roberts, Geo. C, P. O. Box 196, Sharon Hill, Pa. U. S. — CVR. — 1851 3c. 
1982 Roberts, R. G., 315 W. First St., Duluth, Minn. U. S. — ^BR. COL. 

4505 Robbins, J. Mark, 243 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, Calif. TJ. S. — SON. 

1896 Robertson, Arthur W., Winnebago Natl. Bank, Rockford, 111. U. S. — COL. 
2607 Robinson, H. E., 80 Broadway, New York City, N. Y. BR. COL. 

4256 Roby, Luther L., 1906 E. 82nd St., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. 

4522 Rochester Philatelic Association, Branch No. 41, Harvey J. Haddleton, 

Secy., 87 Shelter St., Rochester, N. Y. 
1105 Roemer, Charles, 206 Adams St., San Antonio, Texas. 

797 Rood, P. E., 1805 Adams St., Toledo, Ohio. 
4460 Root, H. F., Box 188, Hope, Bonner Co., Idaho. 

U. S. (P. — D. — R.) — CAN. — NBTH. 
4036 Rosenblatt, Byron S., 77 Metropolitan Block, Chicago, 111. U. S. — COL. 
945 Rosenthal, Edward M., 26 32 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. AUS. 

256 Ross, John H., 575 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass. 
4338 Rote, S. A., 214 Montmorenci Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 

GEN. FOR. — U. S. (P. — D.) 
2436 Roterberg, A., 151 W. Ontario St., Chicago, 111. NIC. — SON. 

47 Rothfuchs, C. F., P. O. Box 493, Long Beach, Calif. 
3711 Roulet, C. B., 138 Whitney St., Hartford, Conn. * GEN. 19. 

3941 Ruckgaber, Albert, 50 Church St., New York City, N. Y. 
1457 Rudy, Isaiah, Box 102, East Liberty Sta., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

U. S. CVR. — CON. S. CVR. 
4700 Ruellan, Henri, 633 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. 

3173 Rufe, W. Byron, 80 White St., New York City, N. Y. U. S. — BR. COL. 
4377 Rumford, C. P. M., 1519 W. 14th St., Wilmington, Del. GRB. — S. A. — C.A. 
4396 Runge, E. T., 1858 E. 90th St., Cleveland, Ohio. GEN. 

3776 Runyon, Ernest F., 1008 N. Main St., Fostoria, Ohio. 

U, S. — C. Z. — CUBA — GUAM — PH. IS. — P. RCO. — PL. 
3102 Rust, John F., 904 Citizens Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

U. S. P. — U. S. R. IMP. and P. PRF. 
4063* Ryall, Geo. D., 2625 Ocean Front, Ocean Park, Calif. U.S.P. — SON. — MEX. 

s 

460 St. Louis Branch No. 4, care G. A. Leimecke, Secy., 3120 Portis Ave., St. 
Louis, Mo. 
4593 St. Pierre, J. M., 618 Greeves St., Kane, Pa. 
3569 Sachs, C. W., Box 750, Sta. B., Columbus, Ohio. C. F. S. — ^MAL. — PRE. 



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2726 Sahm, William, 3130 M St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — COL.. 

2848 Saltmarsh, Thos. W., 14 W. Belmont St., Pensacola, Fla. GEN. 

4443 Sampson, J. W., 175 Belford Ave., Rutherford, N. J. U. S. — CAN. — B. W. L 

4613 Samuel, I. R., 52 Liberty St., Jamestown, N. Y. 

3005 Sanderson, E. L., care University Club, Detroit, Mich. 

2180 Sanford, O. N., 152 7th Ave., San Francisco, Calif. U. S. R. — FOR. REV. 

4400 Sargent, Ziegler, 247 Church St., New Haven, Conn. 

4703 Sautter, Adrien, 415 N. Lawrence St., Wichita, Kans. 

1716 Sawyer, Edwin F., 25 Lakeville Place, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

FALK. — BR. COL. EN. 

2601 Saxton, Chas. E., 123 Michigan St., Pueblo, Colo. 

973 Saxton, Wm. G., First Natl. Bank, Canton, Ohio. U. S. R. 

3456 Scallan, James E., Waucoma, Iowa. U. S. — COL. — CAN. — NFD. — S. A. 

1418 Schachne, Siegfried, Masonic Temple Bldg., Chillicothe, Ohio. P. CD. 

2834 Schaefer, Jacob M., 1102 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 

639 Schaefer, John W., Pierce Ave., Hamburg, N. Y. U. S. PL. 

4509 Schafer, Carle H., 914 Superior St., Niles, Mich. U. S. — COL. 

1697 Schaffner, W. H., care Marion County Bank Co., Marion, Ohio. GEN. 

3561 Scheid, Paul, 84 Merchant St., Newark, N. J. GER. — COL. — GER. S. 

4434 Schenck, Dr. Benjamin R., 336 Iroquois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

N. A.— S. A. — BR. COL. — 20. — NETH. COL. 

2474 Schenck, O. A., care Market Exchange Bank, Columbus, Ohio. 

4355 Schernikow, Ernest, 235 W. 75th St., New York City, N. Y. SAL. — HON. 

2819 Schilling, Wm. C, 1415 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 

2408 Schirmer, Dr. Alfred, 1664 Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

4476 Schirmer, Godfrey, care German-American Trust Co., Denver, Colo. 

U. S. — CAN. — GEN. 

4441 Schlafer, W. D., P. O. Box 36, Appleton, 

3618 Schlesinger, Baldwin, 38 E. Houston St. 

4109 Schlieckert, Chas., 2219 Seminary Ave., 

629 Schluckebier, Henry, Petaluma, Calif. 

3424 Schmalzriedt, Fred R., 938 Majestic Bk 

3527 Schmidt, Frank, 1101 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4421 Schmidt, Geo. K., 1604 Clybourn Ave., Chicago, 111. 

4680 Scholl, E. J., 178 Nelson Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 

2025 Schuler, Charles W., P. O. Box 21, Montague City, Mass. GEN. 

4653 Schumacher, August H., 1306 Louisiana St., Houston, Texas. 

242 Schurmann, Edward, 522 Lemcke Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. 

3956 Schwarz, William, 218 Third Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. GEN. 20 — B. C. 

4538 Schwarzwaelder, Wm., 11 Euclid Ave., Maplewood, N. J. U. S. — COL. 

3369 Schwede, W., 107 Columbia St., Seattle, Wash. 

3916 Scott, J. E., 511 Putnam Ave., Detroit, Mich. U. S. — CAN. — BLOCKS. 

15 Scott, J. W., 36 John St., New York City, N. Y. 

2557 Scott, Walter S., 36 John St., New York City, N. Y. 

4524 Scramlin, Wayne A., Climax, Mich. U. S. — S. A. — EUR. 

4212 Scripture, W. E., Jr., 125 N. James St., Rome, N. Y. U. S. 1851-1890. 

4350 Scudder, A. H., 288 Park Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. U. S. — BR. COL. 

3281 Scudder, Dr. John K., 6 30 W. 6th St., Cincinnati, Ohio. BR. COL. — U. S. P. 

2517 Scypes, Robert, Quakertown, Pa. U. S, R. — NIG. 

995 Sebbens, Chas. E. W., 11 Vine St., Worcester, Mass. U. S. (P, — R.) 

2047 Seebohm, E. P., 250 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. GEN. 

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4407 Seidl, Dr. Ferd, Benson, 111. 

4543 Seldes, Geo. H., Editorial Dept. Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

4081 Semmes, Thos., Jr., 1210 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 

U. S. P. — CON. S. — ^BR. COIi. 

1486 Semple, Wm. Oliver, 119 N. 2nd St., Easton, Pa. 

2992 Senso-w, John F., P. O. Box 181, Laporte, Ind. U. S. — COL. — ^B. N. A. 

65 Severn, C. E., 713 Oxford Bldg., Chicago, 111. U. S. — CON. S. — CVR. 

4149 Sharpe, Charles F., 203 Chamber of Commerce, Detroit, Mich. CAN. — JAM. 

4588 Shaw, Guthrie, 29 Montgomery Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. GEN. 19. 

4171 Shelly, Harold O. H., Cupertino, Calif. GEN. — ^U. S. R. 

2026 Shircliffe, Arnold, 1112 Seton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

3091 Shore, Herbert E., 4032 Anza St., San Francisco, Calif. 

1609 Shove, Erwin L., 607 Monroe St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4670 Shultz, William S., Kenmore, Ohio. 

4599 Sickenberger, Dr. Ernest F., P. O. Box 2, Carlstadt, N. J. 

2314 Siddall, Theo., Manila, Phil. Is. CHIN. 

4563 Siebold, William O., 213 Florida Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

1563 Simmons, Sam R., Jr., Box 36, Sta. R., New York City, N. Y. 

2950 Simmons, Wm. C, Box 152, Hartford, Conn. GEN. 19. 

4555 Sinclair, Dr. Archibald N., P. O. Box 1366, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

3188 Sioco, Dr. F. Gonzalez, San Fernando, La Union Province, Philippine Is. 

GEN. 19. — PH. IS. 

2349 Sisson, Wm. A., 510 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo. U. S. (P. — ^M. M. — PR. FRF.) 

307 Slater, A. B., Slocums, R. I. U. S. 

4058 Slusser, Walter F., Manila, Phil. Is. U. S. — B. N. A. — ^MEX. 

4457 Smith, A. Coleman, 552 High St., Pottstown, Pa. U. S. (P. — R.) 

2787 Smith, C. Edwin, Box 204, West Chester, Pa. U. S. — ^BR. COL. 20. 

3992 Smith, Mrs. C. S., 316 "B" St., Marysville, Calif. U. S. — U. S. PL. 

4340 Smith, Clyde W., P. O. Box 444, Carlton, Oregon. GEN. 

3060 Smith, E. C, Pacific Grove, Calif. 

3239 Smith, Edson G., 78 Lincoln Ave., Winchenden, Mass. U.S. (P. — R. — M.M.) 

3712 Smith, Edward E., Route 2, Ft. Calhoun, Neb. U. S. 

1657 Smith, Edw. W., 1713 Broderick St., San Francisco, Calif. 

3576 Smith, Fred M., 254 13th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. U. S. (P. — R. — ^M. M.) 

4351 Smith, Harry A., 143 W. 6th St., Oswego, N. Y. 

4649 Smith, H. L., 50 Baker St., Saranac Lake, N. Y. 

4167 Smith, Herbert R., P. O. Box 23, Norwalk, Conn. 

2256 Smith, James B. B., 793 Pleasant St., East Weymouth, Mass. 

4605 Smith, Percy C, 40 Packard Ave., West Somerville, Mass. 

BR. COL. — S. A. — C. A. 

2051 Smith, Rush B., 1349 Powell St., Norristown, Pa. 

2528 Smith, Russell E., 98 Englewood Ave., Detroit, Mich. IND. — I. N. S. 

3751 Smith, Thorn, 325 W. Ferry Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

1774 Smith, Mrs. Wallace Dana, 126 Wibird St., Portsmouth, N. H. U. S. — CAN. 

1555 Smith, Walter A., 482 Genesse St., Utica, N. Y. SIAM. 

1943 Solomon, John A., 107 Main St., East Greenwich, R. I. 

U. S. — COL. — GT. BR. — COL. — ^U. S. PRE. 

4429 Soper, E. K., Box 287, Moscow, Idaho. BR. COL. — S. A. 

3241 Souls, W. H., 135 Hamilton Place, New York City, N. Y. 

W. HEM. — (U. S. — COL. — BR. COL.) 

2419 Southgate, Hugh M., Chevy Chase, Md. 

U. S. (EN. C. — ^R. — ^PL. — BKLTS. — COL.) 

4316 Spalding, Dr. Fred M., 390 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 

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4093 Spaythe, Chas. A., 3427 Euclid Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

U. S.— COL.— B. N. A.— U. S. CANC. 

2007 Speakman, Howland, Congress & Honore Sts., Chicago, 111. 

GEN. — U. S. — ^PHIL.. L. 

50 Spencer, John J., 1441 Genesee Ave., Saginaw, Mich. 

U. S. (GUIDE. — CANC.) 

4330 Spiegelberg, F., 36 W. 76th St., New York City, N. Y. 

4347 Spielman, Oscar P., 1550 Kingsbury St., Chicago, 111. 

4586 Sprague, De Witt C, 506 Seminary St., Rockford, 111. 

BR. COL. — CAY. — ST. V. — JAM. 

3945 Sprague, Wm. B., 54 William St., New York City, N. Y. U. S. P. (1861-8.) 

4617 Spray, Ralph W., Mantua, Ohio. 

3305 Springfield Branch No. 28, 21 Princeton St., Springfield, Mass. 

1789 Staab, W. O., 1099 Fratney St., Milwaukee, Wis. GEN. 

3870 Staehle, Emil, 1635 N. Michigan St., Saginaw, Mich. 

4631 Stanbrough, E. J., 1910 Charles St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

4688 Stangebye, Dr. T. L., New England, N. D. 

2666 Stanley, Edward C, Highland Park, Conn. GEN. 

1044 Stanton, F. J., 24 Silver St., Norwich, N. Y. GEN. 

4497 Stark, Ora E., 22nd & Hickory Sts., Omaha, Neb. CHIN.— COR. — JAP. 

3518 Stebbins, C. E., 37 Laurel Ave., Binghamton, N. Y. PRE. 

4450 Stedman, Frank A., 186 Belford Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

4233 Steele, H., 4 Laurel St., Roxbury, Mass. GT. BR. 

4235 Stein, Alan N., 119 Wall St., New Haven, Conn. U. S. 1847-70. 

454 Stein, S. G-., M. D., Muscatine, Iowa. 

3371 Steinmetz, C, Jr., 1201 First Natl. Bank Bldg., Milwaukee, Wis. GEN. 

1977 Steinmetz, Jos. A., 1204 Morris Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. ODD. 

2404 Steinway, Theodore E., care Steinway & Sons, Ditmars Ave. & Purdy St., 
Long Island City, N. Y. N. S. W.— GER. S. 

4644 Stenger, J. E., 650 Baldwin St., Meadville, Pa. 

3364 Stephens, R. H., 1607 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 

86 Sterling, E. B., 941 Edgewood Ave., Trenton, N. J. ODD. 

4565 Stern, Arthur L., 687 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. 

3616 Stern, Edward, 87 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 

3789 Stevens, Ed. W., 1303 Woodland Ave., Canton, Ohio. 

2098 Stevens, Karl K., 3387 Parkview Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. C.Z. — BRA. — CAN. 

3894 Stevenson, Rev. Fred T., Waukee, Dallas Co., Iowa. 

4029 Stevenson, Wm. L., 311 W. 4th Ave., Flint, Mich. U. S. P. 

1643 Stewart, Albert C, 408 St. Clair Bldg., Toledo, Ohio. 

4667 Stewart, Alexander B., 500-504 Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, Calif. 

2207 Stiles, Chas. W., Box 2, Milton, Mass. 

449 5 Stiles, H. Raymond, 306 Summit Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. 

4625 Stillman, Geo. H., Carrington, N. D. 

4134 Stiness, Edward C, 10 Weybosset St., Providence, R. I. 

4143 Stoecker, Louis G. C, care State Normal School, Millersville, Pa. 

U, S. — GER. 

4305 Stoffel, Aug., 809 E. Division St., Syracuse, N. Y. GER. — GER. S. — COL. 

2544 Stollenwerk, Rev. R., Liebenthal, Kansas. 

15 89 Stolz, Frederic L., 3850 Jackson St., San Francisco, Calif. HAW. — JAP. 

3444 Stolze, Ernst, 274 24th St., Detroit, Mich. 

59 2 Stone, Arthur F., St. Johnsbury, Vt. CVR. 

1707 Stone, Chas. H., 1851 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 

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49 Stone, Wm. C, 21 Princeton St., Springfield, Mass. GEN. 

3746 Storer, F. F., R. R. #3, Bedford, Ind. U. S. — COL.. 

4257 Storey, Frank S., 41 Park Row, New York City, N. Y. U. S. — GT. BR. — 

B. W. I. 
4154 Storey, Richard C, 735 Exchange Bldg., Boston, Mass. 
1645 Storrow, J. McK., 1832 Eye St., Washington, D. C. 
3222 Stowell, J. W., Federalsburg, Maryland. 

818 Strauss, Adalbert, P. O. Drawer 1447, Central Sta., St. Louis, Mo. 
4366 Stuck, Oliver J., 383 Elmwood Ave., Detroit, Mich. U. S. — COL. 

4444 Stultz, Russell L., R. R. #1, Box 43, New Market, Va. 

U. S. — AE. CANC. — PHEL. L. 
1067 Stutesman, Chas. W., Box 114, Peru, Ind. 

2295 Suits, Mrs. May E., 807 Oakland Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. U. S. — NETH. — 

GEN. 
3 666 Swan, Wm. M., 1010 Ford Bldg., Detroit, Mich. U. S. 

2204 Swart, W. G., 225 S. Washington St., Denver, Colo. U. S. — U. S. L. 



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4417 
4391 
3272 
3975 
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3318 

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3917 
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3411 

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4303 

2576 

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4084 

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490 

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4560 

4646 



Taylor, Chas. O., 6 20 Madison Ave., Elizabeth, N. J. 
Taylor, Edward M., P. O. Box 341, Altadena, Calif. 



U. S. — B. H. 
MEX. 19. 



Taylor, Geo. Winship, 701 Maryland Trust Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 
Taylor, L. Mulford, 2409 W. 17th St., Wilmington, Del. 

GT. 



BR. — COL. 

GEN. 



Detroit, Mich. 



HAY. — ^TUR. — ^LEV. 



Teele, F. W., 33 Pleasant St., Hudson, Mass. 

Tebbe, August, 891 E. 34th St., Brooklyn, N. 

Telfer, Eugene, Lafayette Blvrd. and 8th St., 

Terrett, H. N., Woodside, N. Y. 

Terry, John, P. O. Box 1184, Seattle, Wash. 

Tessier, F. M., care American Express Co., Janesville, Wis. 

BR. COL. — FRA. COL. — POR. COL. 
Thiede, Wm. O., 7 64 College Ave., Appleton, Wis. GEN. 

Thomas, Rudolph, 134 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, 111. 
Thompson, John William, 1523 New Hampshire Ave., Washington, D. C. 

* GEN. 20. 
Thompson, Norman F., Jr., 1841 Harlem Ave., Rockford, 111. U. S. — COL. — 
CAN. — JAM. — BER. — G. C. — SWE. — NOR. — ^BEL. 
Thornton, Curt, Drawer B., Tuscola, 111. 
Tibbals, A. Lee, 1128 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. 

U. S. (P.— EN. E. — EN. C. — R. — COL.) — CUBA — CAN. — H. K. — C. F. S. 

— NFD. — DEN. — GUAT. 
Tibbens, Harry Ulmer, 209 N. Wabash St., Wheeling, W. Va. GEN. 

Tidlund, E., 5825 Margaretta St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Timm, A. J. C, Rector Bldg., Chicago, 111. U. S. 

Tittmann, A. O., 76 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Toelle, Chas., 602 39th St., Milwaukee, Wis. BR. COL. — ^U. S. 

Tomes, Arthur L., 502 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. BOS. — HAY. — VEN. 
Toppan, Geo. L., care Col. Charles Pfaff, Framingham, Mass. 
Townley, Frederick M., Box 306, Sayreville, N. J. U. S. — GT. BR. — ^MEX. 
Townsend, Chas. A., 848 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio. GEN. 

Trautman, David, 26 W. 113th St., New York City, N. Y. GEN. 20. 

Tremper, Lauren, 136 N. Dewey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Triest, Montague, 38 Broad St., Charleston, S. C. 



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THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 35 

4071 Trout, Edgar Earl, 410 Woodland Ave., Wayne, Delaware Co., Pa. 

U. S.— COL. 
3962 Tubman, Dr. T. Henry, 746 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. (P. — R.) 
3631 Tudbury, Warren C, 621 Citizens National Bank Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif. 

U. S. — GEN. 19. 
4623 Tuholske, Dr. Lister, 4450 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
3816 Turner, Rev. H. G., Danville, Ky. U. S. (P. — R.) 

3719 Turner, Maxwell W., Box 156, Warren, R. I. 
4352 Turney, M. R., Jr., P. O. Box 290, Greensburg, Pa. 

U. S. (P.— P2 — P4— Pli.) 
446 Tuthill, Luther B., South Creek, Beaufort Co., N. C. 
155 Tuttle, Geo. R., 116 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. 
2618 Tweedy, Frank, care U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C. 

u 

3115 Uihlein, William J., 717 Shepard Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. GEN. 

V 

2639 Vanderhoof, E. R., 2245 W. 34th St., Denver, Colo. 

3120 Vanderpoel, John A., Grandview, Wash. 

4561 Van Kirk, Royal P. H., 901 Ridge St., La Porte, Ind. 

U. S. — COIi. (BLOCKS). 
861 Van Volkenburgh, J. D., Delta, Colo. U. S. — ^U. S. R. — COL. 

2148 Voigt, Wm., 1075 26th St., Milwaukee, Wis. U. S. (1890 to Date). 

2367 Voltz, Henry, 81 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. GEN. 

2208 Voorhees, B. L., 339 S. 8th Ave., LaGrange, 111. U. S. — B. N. A. 

3216 Voss, F. G., Jr., P. O. Box 361, San Francisco, Calif. 
3384 Voss, Rev. Louis, 819 First St., New Orleans, La. 

NIC. — HON. — CHIN. — JAP. 

W 

3693 Wade, Chas. M., 461 Addison Ave., Palo Alto, Calif. U. S. (P. — R.) — SIAM. 
4569 Wagner, Adam J., 402 Vine St., Richmond Hill, N. Y. GEN. — A. L. 

2250 Wagner, F. E., 54 American Natl. Bank Bldg., Louisville, Ky. 
3503 Wagner, Robert J., 430 N. Main St., Fostoria, Ohio. . U. S. 

1467 Waitt, Joseph E., 4 Mount Warren, Roxbury, Mass. GEN. 

3698 Walden, Lemuel G., 697 Washington St., Dorchester, Mass. 
4364 Walford, John Binford, 904 Chamberlayne Ave., Ginter Park, Richmond, 
Va. U. S. 

4382 Walker, Edgar H., P. O. Box 353, Carson City, Nevada. NIC. — HAY. — GEN. 
4462 Walker, D. T., Pittsburg, Kansas. * GEN. 30. 

3919 Walker, H. Layton, Main & Ferry Sts., Buffalo, N. Y. GEN. 

4591 Wallace, Frank E., 31 Chestnut St., East Orange, N. J. U. S. — COL. — S. A. 
4096 Wallick, Walter, care Y. M. C. A., Galesburg, 111. U. S. 

4100 Wallis, Grace C, 5828 Oak Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

* U. S. P. 4. — * BR. COL. — PAP. 
2616 Walter, Rev. Lloyd C, 902 S. Grand Ave., Okmulgee, Okla. U. S. 

4440 Ward, D. M., 222 Taney St., Gary, Ind. 

1722 Ward, Erwin G., 397 Pleasant St., South Weymouth. Mass. GEN. 

2234 Ward, Philip H., Jr., P. O. Box 4216, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. 

SIAM — CHIN. — U. S. — GEN. 



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36 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

1790 Warden, Joseph, 739 Dueber Ave., Canton, Ohio. GEN. 

500 Waring, Chas., Box 292, Knoxville, Tenn. GEN. 

3304 Warner, A. M., Balboa Heights, C. Z., Panama. C. Z. 

4647 Warner, A. L. D., P. O. Box 203, Edgewater, N. J. 

3 670 Warner, Francis B., 214 Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2 630 Warren, A. J., Saline, Mich. U. S. — ^NO. B. — CAN. 
14 51 Watson, H. D., 100 William St., New York City, N. Y. GEN. 
4264 Wayman, Ernest, 316 W. 63rd St., Chicago, 111. TI. S. — GEN. 
3017 Wayne, Joseph, Jr., 5520 Wayne Ave., Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. 

U. S. — ^BR. COIi. 

3110 Webb, Clarence V., Perry, Ohio. 

2369 Webber, B. A., Ashton, R. I. U. S. and B. N. A. CVR. — ^U. S. R. 

399 Weber, A. H., 1515 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, Calif. GEN. — ^ENTIRES. 

3 052 Weber, Gibson, 1620 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. (P. — ^R. — ^M. M.) 

4 055 Weber, Robert, 34 Elm St., Galeton, Pa. U. S. PRE. 
1778 Weeks, Geo. De Witt, care Garfield Safe Deposit Co., New York City, N. Y. 

GEN. 

1588 Weeks, Horace H., 736 Main St., Racine, Wis. 

3065 Weigel, A. W., 1245 E. 123rd St., Cleveland, Ohio. CON. S. 

2316 Weigel, Jacob, 1461 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, Calif. U. S. — COL. 

4394 Weiland, Geo. P., 810 E. Division St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

GER. — GER. S. — C. G. H.— EGY. 

3227 Weissheimer, Lieut. J. Warren, 17th Infantry, Eagle Pass, Texas. 

GEN. 1901-05. 

2720 Welcome, Carl E. W., Box 435, Westfield, Mass. U. S. (PRE. — ^PL. — ^PER.) 

45 5 3 Welch, J. W., care M. E. Smith & Co., Omaha, Neb. U. S. — COL. 

4414 Welsh, Thomas W., of F., 234 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

FRA. — COL. 

4607 Weltman, Isidor, 119 E. 23rd St., New York City, N. Y. 

2028 Wendt, Henry, P. O. Box 237, Manilla, Iowa. 

2281 Wenzel, Max, 912 Bay Ridge Ave., Brookline, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

2644 Werner, Gustav, 7244 Hermitage St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

2684 Wharton, Jacob N., 409 S. 4th Ave., Maywood, 111. GEN. 

4675 Wheat, Dr. Arthur F., 967 Elm St., Manchester, N. H. 

2357 Wheaton, Francis B., 2324 19th St., Washington, D. C. U. S. — COL. 

4687 Wheeler, Francis, L. Box 28, New Castle, Pa. 

2466 Wherry, Dr. W. P., 603 Brandies Theatre Bldg., Omaha, Neb. 

2467 Whipple, H. A., New York Life Bldg., Omaha, Neb. 

4162 Whipple, Harris Clark, Manchester Center, Vt. U. S. (P. — R.) 

2714 Whitaker, L. C, 2638 Mulligan Ave., Chicago, 111. 

2055 White, Chas. A., 2928 Jackson St., San Francisco, Calif, 

2089 White, Marcus W., 3 Sherburne Ave., Worcester, Mass. 

U. S. ENTIRES — GEN. 
4258 White, Wm. Wallace, Woolworth Bldg., New York City, N. Y. 
374 2 Whitney, George W., 50 Highlands Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
2653 Whitney, Prof. Milton, 107 Oak Ave., Takoma Park, D. C. 
3549 Whittaker, Willis G., 315 Caxton Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. U. S. R. 

4106 Whittemore, Audenried, 2076 Cont. & Com. Bank Bldg., Chicago, 111. ARG. 
4075 Wichmann, Paul, 138 Hyde St., Apt. 12, San Francisco, Calif. 

ARG. — ^MEX. — BRA, 
4645 Wickes, Roscoe L., 4501 N. Racine Ave., Chicago, 111. 



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TliE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 37 

4546 Wiggins, Jos. G., 302 E. Charlton St., Savannah, Ga. U.S. — COL. — ^BR.COL. 

3248 Wilbur, Harry, 126 S. New St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

3968 Willcox, Harry T., P. O. Box 1355, Jewett City, Conn. U.S. (P. — ^R.BKLTS.) 

4523 Willett, Walter M., 2028 Scott St., San Francisco, Calif. 

4706 Williams, Edward H., Jr., Woodstock, Vt. 

4484 Williams, Wilbert N., 102 Hazlewood Terrace, Rochester, N. Y. U. S. 

4367 Williamson, T. Wilson, 36 7th St., New Bedford, Mass. GEN. — ^BR. COL. 

4170 Willis, Frederick, 156 5th Ave., New York City, N. Y. * U. S. P. — P4. 

1842 Willy, Fred, 356 Como Ave., St. Paul, Minn. GEN. 

3195 Wilms, John H., 708 W. Broadway, Louisville, Ky. U. S. P. PRF. — PRE. 

3037 Wilson, Clarence Warne, 69 Theodore St., Detroit, Mich. U. S. — CAN. 

3563 Wilson, H. H., 152 Monroe St., Brooklyn, N. Y. PROOF. — ESS. 

1200 Wilson, J. M., 454 Court St., Allentown, Pa. 

2575 Wilson, J. R., 18 Chelsea Place, East Orange, N. J. EGY. — SOUD. 

3078 Windhurst, Wm. G., 138 S. Main St., Marion, Ohio. 

U. S. (P. — R.) — HAW. — P. RCO. — CUBA — PH. IS. — CAN. — B. G. — ^MEX. 

4246 Wing, John E., Room 1700, 72 W. Adams St., Chicago, 111. 

4253 Winnberg, John, 113 Main St., Jamestown, N. Y. GEN. 

896 Winterhalter, Admiral A. G., U. S. N., U. S. S. Brooklyn, Asiatic Fleet, care 
Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. 

1365 Witherby, Judson B., 30 Church St., Room 339, New York City, N. Y. 

U. S. (M. M. — ^EN.) 

399 9 Wolcott, Herbert R., 26 Irvington St., Springfield, Mass. U. S. 

2752 Wolfrum, Bruno, 204 E. 19th St., New York City, N. Y. TRA. — O. F. S. 

1130 Wolseley, Henry W., Title & Trust Bldg., Chicago, 111. GT. BR. — COL. 

38 Wolsieffer, P. M., 21 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

4349 Wolter, John R., 551 N. 52nd St., West Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. 

3948 Wolters, W., P. O. Box 557, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

4624 Woodhouse, Dr. S. W., Jr., 3904 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

1507 Woodruff, Fremont, 615 Stevens Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

U. S. — COL. — ^B. N. A. 

981 Woodward, A. C, 883 Main St., Worcester, Mass. 

4242 Works, William F., Brookfield, Worcester Co., Mass. 

U. S. — ^EUR. — GT. BR. — COL. 

2594 Worrilow, Capt. U. G., 612 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

151 Worthington, Geo. H., 812 Hippodrome Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. GEN. 

3252 Wright, A. M., 47 Court St., Boston, Mass. GEN. 

4665 Wright, Rev. C. B. B., D. D., 284 Martin St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

4249 Wright, James O., 512 Albany Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

4206 Wright, Parke, 7 Gates Circle, Buffalo, N. Y. PAR. — URU. 

4313 Wunderly, L. S., 1003 Merchants Bank Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. 

U. S. (P.— D. — R.)— C. F. S. 

1689 Wylie, Willard O., Beverly, Mass. 

Y 

4556 Young, Mrs. A. A., P. O. Box 369, Honolulu, Hawaii. 



2127 Zimmerman, Hugo, 112 Market St., San Francisco, Calif. 

2633 Zuber, John, 148 Thurman St., Columbus, Ohio. GEN. 

4472 Zug, I. A., Wellington, Kansas. U. S. 



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38 THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 

FOREIGN MEMBERS 



4078 Alexander, F. H., 503 River Ave., Winnipeg, Canada. 

2911 Angeloglous, E. L., P. O. Box 873, Cairo, Egypt. EGY. — SOUD. 

2429 Archibald, L. B., 71 Queen St., Truro, N. S., Canada. GEN. 

4216 Back, Geo., Box 1072, Valparaiso, Chili. GEN. — C. A. — S. A. 

4508 Baker, Alfred Harold, 341 Roneesvalles Ave., Toronto, Canada. 
4699 Battanchon, Charles F. F., Rue Herold 41, Villa Chantelouve, Nice, France. 

COL. R. 
504 Battiste, Rev. Alex., Port au Prince, Hayti. 
4022 Beck, Carl, 17 Langenbeck Str., Berlin, N. O. 18, Germany. PHLL. L. 

4578 Bedard, Maurice, 156 St. Andre St., Montreal, Canada. 
328 Bail, Gustave, 64, Rue des Batignolles, Paris, France. 
4016 Bennett, Henry, Box 151, Havana, Cuba. 

4402 Binnie, H. J., P. O. Box 72, Elstow, Sask., Canada. BR. COL. 

409 Bishop, Percy C, 42 Charleville Road, West Kensington, London, England. 
46 20 Bittencourt, Braulio, Avenida Pedro Montt 499, Valparaiso, Chile. 
3158 Bolaffi, Alberto, Via Roma 31, Turin, Italy. ITA. — COL. — IT. S. 

4117 Bossio, G., Pedro, Cartagena, Colombia, South America. 
3942 Calvet, Eugene, Poste Francaise, Smyrna, Turkey. 

3889 Campbell, H. G., England. BR. COL. 

4196 Cartlidge, E. W., Avenida San Francisco 12, Mexico City, Mexico. 
4471 Chapman, George S., 67 Victoria St., Montreal, Canada. GEN. 20. 

76 7 Clark, Herbert, Malta House, Angmering, Worthing, England. 
14 Clotz, Henry, care Frau Giller, Wilhelm Str. 20, Wiesbaden, Germany. 

GRE. — ^HAY. 
3050 Cohen, Felix, P. O. Box 141, Port Said, Egypt. 
3804 Cooper, Commdr. A. O., 1390 14th Ave., W., Vancouver, B. C, Canada. 

AUSTRL. — GEN. 
184 Cosby, Col. Spencer, care American Embassy, 5, Rue de Chaillot, Paris, 
France. FRA. — GRE. — ITA. — IT. S. — ^EGY. 

3251 Cutler, Marshall, 14 Via della Vigua Unova, Florence, Italy. 
6 79 Diena, Dr. Emilio, Via Vittoria Colonna 4 0, Rome, Italy. 

ITA. — TT. S. — PHIL. L. 
4044 Drury, Edward W., Westholme, Hessle near Hull, East Yorks, England. 
1882 Dye, John W., American Consulate General, Cape Town, South Africa. 

C. F. S. 
3951 Emery, Walter, P. O. Box 255, Panama, Republic of Panama. 
549 Evans, Maj. E. B., Longton Ave., Sydenham, S. E., England. 

MUL. — CON. S. — I. N. S. 
3732 Feldhaus, Wm., Bolley Str. 44, Zurich, Switzerland. 

3 955 Filsinger, Fred B., 59 Vermont Ave., Toronto, Canada. U. S.— BR. COL. 
45 36 Fox, Edward Carey, 27 Scarth Road, Toronto, Canada. 

2555 Freidl, Rudolph, 1 Wollreile, Vienna, Austria. 

2374 Futcher, Thos. S., 1899 Fowl Bay Road, Victoria, B. C, Canada. GEN. 20. 

4 6 38 Garcia y Garcia, Fed., 13 Colon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 
4439 Geronimakis, C. S., Zagazig, Egypt. 

4113 Giberga, Samuel, 30 F St., Vedado, Havana, Cuba. * CUBA — * U. S. 

4 309 Gilbert-Lodge, Edward Morton, 3 King William St., Charing Cross, W. C, 

London, England. 
2862 Giraud, Madame S., 74 Rue de Hautoir, Bordeaux-Gironds, France. 



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522 Giwelb, Morris, 54 Strand, London, England. 

4677 Glassco, Sebert M., 28 King St., E., Hamilton, Ont., Canada. 

4640 Goubault, Geo. A., Annotto Bay, Jamaica, B. W. I. 

2146 Goulden, C. H., P. O. Box 535, Montreal, Canada. B. N. A. 

129 Gurdji, Vincent, 10 Rue du Congress, Nice, France. 

B. W. I. — GIB. — MAL. — CYP. — LEV. — CRB. — ^DUT. I. 

4548 Haelen, Th. van, Tjitjendo St., Bandoeng, Java, Dutch East Indies. 
2572 Hagen, Fred, 66 King St., Sydney, New South Wales. 

4485 Haker, Otto, 48 Wychwood Ave., Toronto, Canada. GEN. 

3007 Harmer, H. R., Maldon, Essex, England. 

4393 Harris, Albert Henry, 42 Fieldhouse Road, Balham, London, England. 

547 Hinton, Thos. H., 26 Cromford Road, East Putney, London, S. W., Eng- 
land. GT. BR. — U. S. (P. — ^REV.) 

1549 Houtzamer, W., 368 Strand, London, England. 

2037 Hughes, Robt., 64 High West St., Dorchester, Dorset, England. 

3504 Israel, Samuel L., 16 San Rafael St., Havana, Cuba. CUBA. — GEN. 

4549 Iyer, C. Soobrahmoney, Brahmin St., Attungal, Travancore, India. 
3307 Johnson, Herbert F., 44 Fleet St., London, E. C, England. 

3884 Jones, B. Gordon, 23 Rosemont Avenue, North Finchley, London, England. 

IND. — I. C. S. — AFG. — CEY. — JBtt. — SIR. 

4345 Julia, J. Juan, Santiago, Dominican Republic, West Indies. GEN. 19. 

3837 Kalckhoff, Dr. F., Neue Winterfeldstrasse 25, Berlin, W 30, Germany. 

GEN. TEL. 

3589 Kalse, Henry F., P. O. Box 280, Norwood, Man., Canada. 

B. N. A. — U. S. — NETH. — COL. 

4432 Katzaraky, Wladimir, Znamenka 16, Moscow, Russia. GEN. 

2461 Kay, A. B., 71 Fleet St., London, E. C, England. 

1720 Kelley, Edw. de Z., 231 St. James St., Montreal, Canada. 

2258 King, Chas., 53 High St., Wincanton, Somerset, England. INV. 

3911 Koechlin, A., Liebegzweg, 18a, Berne, Switzerland. 

3282 Kolle, H., Seminarstrasse 17, Freiburg i/B, Germany. 

3558 Krippner, Ludwig L., Box 9 9 6, Winnipeg, Canada. 

29 01 Kronmann, Rudolph, No. 6 3 ST. Kongensgade, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

4023 Kuhne, Walther, Kopischstrasse 83, Breslau 5, Germany. 

4537 Lacey, C. R., 13 Thorold Ave., Toronto, Canada. 

2975 Lambichi, M. E., Smyrna, Turkey, open mail via London. TUR. — LEV. 

2637 Larsson, John, Kungstrojdsgat 11, Gothenburg, Sweden. 

4112 Lawrence, J. E., 10 Clarendon Ave., Toronto, Canada. 

CAN. — C. G. H. #4. — B. C. — BR. COL. 

46 64 Lerche, C, Amagerbrogade 8, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

4562 Lindsay, John H., 68 Grenadier Road, Toronto, Canada. BR. COL. 

682 Lossau, Julius, Stadthausbrucke 15, I., Hamburg, Germany. 

4469 Macfarlane, P. S., 11 Wm. David St., Maison Neuve, Montreal, Canada. 

2952 Marimian, A. O., Villa St. Leger, Cite Villermonte, Nice, France. 

1705 Marks, E., 414 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada. 

2866 Marsh, Victor, 386 Brixton Road, London, S. W., England. PHIL. L. 

4669* McQuillin, Clarence W., 398 Maryland St., Winnipeg, Canada. 

4332 Miller, J. B., 98 Wellesley St., Toronto, Canada. 

EUR. — GT. BR. — COL. — U. S. 

46 34 Morpurgo, Charles, Cheikh Abou Sebaa Street 25, Cairo, Egypt. 

2173 Muller, Am., Probstrgrund 10, Coburg, Germany. 

4192 Ochenfels, Fred, Hohe Str. 144, Cologne, Germany. 

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3416 Osborne, Rockwell C, 128 Yale Ave., Winnipeg, Canada. BR. COL. 

1883 Oughtred, Mrs. E. W., 28 Lincoln Ave., Montreal, Canada. CAN. 

4652 Paul, Grant L., Box 529, Napanee, Ont., Canada. 

3743 Penichet, Dr. Francisco, Box 1262, Havana, Cuba. CUBA — SPA. COL. 

4099 Perrotta, Jose, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, West Indies. BR. COL. 

4494 Price, W. H., 4, Oura, Nagasaki, Japan. 

3291 Rack, Henry J., General Post OflSce, Paramaribo, Suriname, Dutch Gui- 
ana, South America. 

4105 Reid, Major John Y., 329 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, Canada. 

. .BR. COL. — U. S. — ^PROOF. 

4 621 Resten, Gregorie, 21 Rue Barreau, Asnieres, Paris, France. 

4129 Rho, Pier Filippo, Via Pastrengo, 16 bis e Corso Re Umberto, 42, Turin, 

Italy. 

4609 Steen-Johnsen, S., P. O. Box 733, Havana, Cuba. NOR. — CUBA. 

6 85 Stock, Ernest, 79a Frederick Str., Berlin, Germany. 

4091 Stonier, John M., 44 Macauley St., W., Hamilton, Ont., Canada. 

U. S. — CAN. 

2624 Sulman, G. W., Chatham, Ont., Canada. * GEN. 

3191 Sweep, A. A., Sourabaya, Java. 

800 Tamsen, Emil C. C, Nylstroom, Transvaal. U. S. — EUR. — COL. 

3760 Thier, Max, Charlottenberg, Germany. 

2884 Thumin, Joseph, 3 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, France. 

3256 Traustel, C, P. O. Box 865, Moscow, Russia. 

3675 Vargas, Dr. Arthur de, Mercaderes 16%, Havana, Cuba. U. S. — COL. 

444 Voetter, Thos. W., care American Consulate, Antofagasta, Chile. GEN. 

2516 Webb, W. Morton, P. O. Box 5, Kingsville, Ont., Canada. 

U. S. — ^B. N. A. — NETH. 

1733 Weismann, Otto, Coolsingel 7a, Rotterdam, Holland. 

3 644 Wennberg, Harry, 42 Wasagaten, Stockholm, Sweden. 

2434 Wilcox, Wm. L., Box 17, Dunedin, New Zealand. 

153 8 Willadt, Carl, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany. 

4139 Wilson, W. T., 18 Livingstone Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, England. 

36 99 Woodlands, Harold, Kapunda, South Australia. GEN. — REV. — PHIL. L. 

3089 Wouwer, Jos. van de, Antwerp, Belgium. 

1545 Wurtele, Ernest F., Box 344, Quebec, Canada. GEN. 

19 70 Yaremdji, A. P., 40 Tidjaret, Constantinople, Turkey. 

3814 Yaremdji, M., Smyrna, Turkey. 

4535 Young, A. E., 41 Hazelton Ave., Toronto, Canada. 



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41 



NUMERICAL LIST OF MEMBERS 



5 Hubbard, John M. 

7 Terrett, H. N. 

13 MacCalla, W. A. 

14 Coltz, Henry. 

15 Scott, J. W. 

16 Chambers, P. L. 

18 Richards, C. F. 

19 Phillips, H. B. 
24 Rail, Emil J. 

26 Rich, Jos. S. 

27 Leland, Samuel. 

31 Davidson, Alvah. 

32 Aldrich, E. R. 
36 Beats, H. E. 

38 Wolsieffer, P. M. 

39 Lawrence, Albert E. 

41 Breder, Chas. M. 

42 Gilmore, Geo. L. 
47 Rothfuchs, C. F. 

49 Stone, W. C. 

50 Spencer, John J. 
58 Luff, John N. 

64 Coolidge, Gen. C. A. 

65 Severn, C. E. 

66 Kilbon,Rev.John L. 
86 Streling, E. B. 

101 Buehler, Edw. H. 

109 Allen, Geo. H. 

116 Book, Robt. D. 

118 Chandler, N. W. 

127 Parker, E. T. 

129 Gurdji, V. 

143 Adenaw, Julius. 

146 Caiman, H. L. 

151 Worthington, Geo.H. 

155 Tuttle, Geo. R. 

156 Beamish, Chas. 
166 Hitchcock, J. L. 

168 Mason, Edw. H. 

169 Morgan, Wm. J. 

170 MacLaren, W. W. 
172 Cooper, W. A. 

184 Cosby, Spencer. 

190 Townsend, Chas. A. 

191 King, W. R. 
214 Ackerman, E. R. 
197 Hodsdon, E. W. 

209 Michaels, W. C. 

210 Beardsley, H. C. 
218 Burt, Frank H. 



219 Corcoran, J. B. 

221 McDonald, W. H. 

222 Toppan, Geo. L. 
232 Humphrey, H. D. 
242 Schurmann, Edw. 
249 Bush, Geo. T. 
251 Dunning, A. W. 
253 Morgenthau, M. 
256 Ross, J. H. 

277 Noyes, F. 

307 Slater, A. B. 

308 Green, L. L. 

311 McGregory, J. F. 

328 Beil, Gustavo. 

343 Kissinger, C. W. 

344 Gerberding, E. O. 
349 Hoerschgen. E. P. 
356 Bartels, J. M. 

363 Bacon, D. H. 

367 Lachasse, G. de. 

395 Doscher, H. W. 

399 Weber, A. H. 

403 Ireland, Gordon. 

407 Bent, Stedman. 

434 Miller, J. C. 

436 Brodie, Warren, J. 

444 Voetter, Thos. W. 

446 Tuthill, Luther B. 

448 Dunkhorst, H. P. 

453 Andreen, Oscar. 

454 Stein, S. B. 

455 Lang, Lewis M. 
457 Pittsburg Br'ch No. 5 
460 St. Louis B'ch No. 4. 
462 Fowler, Henry Ades. 
469 Gowing, Edw. 

490 Townley, P. M. 

500 Waring, Chas. 

504 Battiste, Rev. Alex. 

522 Giwelb, Morris. 

526 Batchelder, A. W. 

527 Davis, J. S. 

534 Cooper, John P. 

547 Hinton, Thos. H. 

549 Evans, Maj. E. B. 

553 Goerner, W. P. 

571 Frechie, S. M. 

585 Barnum, W. H. 

592 Stone, Arthur F. 



622 Hills, Isaac. 

629 Schluckabier, Henry 

630 Phinney, 0. H. 
639 Schaefer, Jno. W. 
643 Gregory, W. F. 
679 Diena, Dr. Emilio. 
682 Lossau, Julius. 
685 Stock. Ernest. 

742 Averiil, David M. 

743 Faber, Wm. H. 
748 Kay, John. 

763 Phillips, Wm. H. 

767 Clark, Herbert. 

779 Hungerford, T. R. 

797 Rood, P. E. 

800 Tamsen, Emil C. C. 

818 Strauss, Adalbert. 

844 Burton, Elliott H. 

846 Conant, Frederick O. 

848 Howe, Wm. N. 

849 Lewis, Chas. R. 
861 Van Volkenburgh, 

J. D. 

876 Jordan, Winthrop. 

885 Pickard, F. W. 

896 Wintherhalter, 
Comdr. A. G. 

901 Barr, H. C. 

908 Kennedy, Frank M. 

911 Manwaring, Louis L. 

936 Hopkins, S. B. 

937 McKim, Robt. A. 

938 Michael, Fred. 
945 Rosenthal, Edw. 
957 Booker, W. E. 
969 Redfield, Henry S. 
973 Saxton, W. G. 
981 Woodward, A. C. 
987 Geuder, Geo. W. 
995 Sebbens, Chas. E. 
999 Baer, Henry L. 

1039 Eaton, D. T. 

1044 Stanton, F. J. 

1047 Johnson, Wm. A. 

1067 Stutesman, C. W. 

1072 Bagley, B. D. 

1076 Bruner. P. F. 

1080 Holt, Dr. John M. 

1086 Fratcher, W. F. 

1087 Friend, P. H . 



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1105 Roemer, Chas. 1603 

1125 Ogden, Mrs. Minnie. 1607 

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1146 Heavenrich, Max. 1611 

1151 Carpenter, Ernest M. 1641 

1188 Bowen, Herbert. 1625 

1200 Wilson, J. M. 1643 

1214 Nelson, Robt. S. 1644 

1224 Bridge, Chas. F. 1645 

1226 Bandholtz, Gen.H.H. 1646 

1233 Gleason, G. G. 1653 

1239 Lee, Simeon L. 1657 

1266 Cuenod, Gustav C. 1663 

1287 Allen, Paul. 1664 

1313 Lyons, J. H. 1668 

1350 Pullen, Jos. H. 1669 

1360 Fischer, Erwin L. 1670 

1365 Witherby, Judson B. 1672 

1378 Cobe, Nathan. ,1686 

1394 Glenn, Wm. L. 1689 

1418 Schachne, Siegfried. 1693 

1421 Mitchell, Walton I. 1697 

1451 Watson, H. D. 1698 

1457 Rudy, Isaiah. 1702 

1458 Armstrong, Herbert 1704 
1463 Butcher, Frank J. 1705 
1467 Waitt, Joseph E. 1707 
1481 Cornwall, F. R. 1709 
1484 Homburger, Dr.L.M. 1710 
1486 Semple, Wm. Oliver 1714 
1498 Begg, Geo. O. 1716 

1500 Davis, Chas. K. 1717 

1501 Harper, Richard L. 1720 
1507 Woodruff, Fremont 1721 

1529 Moffat, Frank D. 1722 

1530 Bartlett, J. Delano. 1732 

1536 Hetrich, Geo. 1733 

1537 Partello, J. M. T. 1734 

1538 Willadt, Carl. 1736 

1539 Kirby, Andrew J. 1737 
1545 Wurtele, Ernest. 1738 
1547 Coning, F. W. 1739 
1549 Houtzamer, W. 1752 
1555 Smith, Walter A. 1753 
1563 Simmons, Sam. R. 1754 
1568 Beck, H. C. 1763 
1570 Crowell, H. C. 1772 
1572 Butler, Basil G. 1774 
1576 O'Shaughnessy.Ross 1775 
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1588 Weeks, Horace H. 1778 



Stoltz, F. L. 1780 

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Johnston, Thos. R. 1820 

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Mendel, Edw. 1828 

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Chambers, Robt. F. 1869 

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McCray, H. 1882 

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Marks, E. 1900 

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Leaming, F. D. 1906 

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Champagne, T. J. 1913 

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Prevost, John W. 1922 

Ward, Erwin G. 1926 

Munroe, Robt. C. 1931 

Weissman, Otto. 1934 

Curtis, Edgar D. 1937 

Babcock,Dr. War'n L 1938 

Dodd, E. C. 1939 

Wickes, R. L. 1942 

Chapman, Dr. S. 1943 

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Toelle, Chas. 1951 

Cutler, H. F. 1959 

Porter, H. L. 1960 

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Nast, Chas. A. 
Herbert, Chas. G. 
Willy, Fred. 
Doolittle, J. J. 
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Parrish, Percival. 
Park, Julian. 
Emery, Wilson C. 
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Dye, John W. 
Oughtred, Mrs. E.W. 
Collins, Dr. Homer. 
Cowdrey, A. E. 
Robertson, Arthur W 
Parham, H. V. 
Mason, Frank M. 
Carter, Edw. F. 
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Kjellstedt, L. Harald 
Ault, Wm. E. 
Hunnewell, Jas. M. 
Davis, Dr. H. A. 
Pond, Chas. L. 
Boyden, A. L. 
Bugbee, N. P. 
McNeil, A. M. 
Jenkins, Chas. A. 
Pollard, Fred D. 
Cordrey, Mrs. Grant. 
Pierce, Wm. P. S. 
Solomon, John A. 
Miller, J. H. 
Howes, C. A. 
Henkles, A. F. 
Repplier, J. M. 
Hand, Forrest P. 
Hahman, Fredk. 
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1981 Hollowbush, F. A. 2179 

1982 Roberts, R. G. 2180 
1994 Lueders, August. 2181 
2002 Bell, Geo. A. 2187 

2007 Speakman, Howland. 2190 

2008 Croghan, H. A. 2191 
2012 Higley, Chas. D. 2192 
2014 Mann, Chas. F. 2204 

2025 Schuler, Chas. W. 2207 

2026 Shircliffe, A. 2208 
2028 Wendt, Rev. Henry. 2211 

2036 Dlamant, H. A. 2215 

2037 Hughes, Robt. 2217 

2038 Bostwick, W. A. 2218 
2042 Kleinman, H. J. 2220 
2047 Seebohm, E. P. 2222 
2051 Smith, Rush B. 2223 

2053 Taylor, Edw. M. 2226 

2054 Good, Alvin. 2233 

2055 White, Chas. A. 2234 
2058 Osborn, E. T. 2239 

2063 Cabeen, R. McP. 2247 

2064 Pratt, Wm. E. 2250 

2065 Liebeck, Fred. 2253 
2067 Klaffke, Gustav. 2254 
2074 Irvine, S. L. 2255 
2077 La Force, Wm. F. 2256 
2086 Colburn, B. S. 2258 
2089 White, M. W. 2264 
2092 Aldrich, W. L. 2266 
2098 Stevens, Karl, K. 2268 

2106 Lanz, H. W. 2270 

2107 Barrett, Arthur J. 2272 
2111 Hoerig, Curt. 2275 
2113 Berthold, V. M. 2279 

2117 Hovey, G. R. 2281 

2118 Hillman, F. G. 2282 
2121 Perry, Dr. J. C. 2283 
2127 Zimmerman, H. 2288 
2136 Hibbard, Chas. S. 2292 

2140 Fleischer, E. A. 2295 

2141 Guy, James, 2297 

2146 Goulden, C. H. 2304 

2147 Ackerman, H. S. 2307 

2148 Voigt, Wm. 2314 
2154 Elsden, Paul M. 2315 
2160 Anderson, H. W. 2316 
2167 Aldrich, W. S. 2321 

2172 Bartlett, A. E. 2349 

2173 Muller, A. 2353 

2175 Lewy, Harry M. 2356 

2176 Mack, Alfred W. ,2357 

2177 Norton, W. W. 2359 



Lester, W. M. 2365 

Sanford, O. N. 2367 

Hollender, Fredk. 2369 

Hardy, Jas. S. 2374 

Plympton, K. 2375 

Miller, John R. 2379 

Charlat, L. W. 2380 

Swart, W. G. 2389 

Stiles, C. W. 2393 

Voorhees, B. L. 2397 

Kranz, P. J. 2399 

Cook, Fredk. S. 2401 

Hutchins, Fernald. 2404 

Kidder, Henry A. 2408 

Greenbaum, W. A. 2409 

Malder, W. P. van. 2419 

Klemann, J. A. 2423 

Houtkamp, A. 2424 

Lauritzen, L. A. 2428 

Ward, Philip H., Jr. 2429 

Altschwager, Hugo. 2433 

Porter, Jas. V. 2434 

Wagner, F. E. 2436 

Fratus. Catano. 2437 

Nevin, Chas. K. B. 2439 

Osgood, Chas. S. 2440 

•Smith, Jas. B. B. 2443 

King, Chas. 2449 

Fernald, A. R. 2452 

Kraft, Dr. F. A. 2454 

Fischer, Alfred. 2460 

Laraia, A. W. 2461 

Beebe, L. A. 2462 

Klein, Eugene. 2464 

Mozian, Vahan. 2465 

Wenzel, Max. 2466 

Moser, C. F. W. 2467 

Ernst, L. C. 2470 
Leighton, Melville H. 2474 

Howe, John B. 2483 

Suits, Mrs. May E. 2487 

Mack, H. E. 2497 

Dennett J. E. 2516 
Lamscha, Richard H 2517 

Siddall, Theo. 2519 
Allen, H. D. 

Weigel, Jacob. 2524 

Lange, Chas. 2528 

Sisson, Wm. A. 2531 

Myers, Chester. 2533 

Boisselier, R. W. 2537 
Wheaton,Francis. B. 

Kendel, C. E. 2544 



Hepler, John A. 
Voltz, Henry. 
Webber, B. A. 
Futcher, Thos. S. 
Baldwin, Geo. L. 
Perry, Andrew R. 
Feast, Robt. 
Koehler, Robt. 
Lehman, Charles. 
Alexander, Jas. E. 
Emmert, W. H. 
Mayberry, Edw. F. 
Steinway, Theo. E. 
Schrimer, Dr. Alf. 
Hunt, Chas. F. 
Southgate,Hugh McL 
Mason, Lawrence B. 
Evans, W. 
Dates, G. S., Jr. 
Archibald, L. B. 
Hall, Rev. Chas. M. 
Wilcox, Wm. L. 
Roterberg, A. 
Gribble, John. 
Bennett, Don R. 
Johnson, Axel. 
Haaver, Jno. W. 
Dahl, A. M. 
Linn, Geo. W. 
Green, Dick. 
Painter, Howard T. 
Kay, A. B. 
Hotz, R. S. 
Hoffstetter, J. C. 
Hoyt, R. C. 
Wherry, Dr. W. P. 
Whipple, H. A. 
Leonard, H. 
Schenck, O. A. 
Mayer, Wm. F. 
Maetzel, Henry. 
Ashbrook, S. B. 
Webb, W. Morton. 
Scypes, Robt. 
Hamilton, 

Lieut. Chas. S. 
Lindquist, H. L. 
Smith, Russell B. 
Doyle, Geo. A. 
Norris, Henry P. 
Handler, 

Dr. Sigmund. 
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2555 


Friedl, Rudolf. 


2743 


Marvin, J. W. 


2933 


2557 


Scott, Walter S. 


2752 


Wolfrum, Bruno. 


2934 


2572 


Hagan, Fred. 


2754 


Boers, Herman W. 


2948 


2575 


Wilson, J. R. 


2759 


Cady, Wm. G. 


2950 


2576 


Tittmann, A. O. 


2760 


Powers, C. F. 


2952 


2579 


Close, J. J. 


2764 


Caswell, Edwin. 


2953 


2582 


Mizera, Jos. 


2782 


Jones, E. T. 


2954 


2588 


Behneman, H. F. 


2787 


Smith, C. Edwin. 


2972 


2593 


Green, Edgar L. 


2792 


Neilson, Alfred. 


2974 


2594 


Warrilow,Capt.U.G. 


2795 


Lane, Chas. H. 


2975 


2597 


Terry, John. 


2798 


Chilson, Stanley G. 


2979 


2601 


Saxton, Chas E. 


2800 


Foster, Frank W. 


2980 


2605 


Hilleke, John. 


2802 


Mehl, B. Max. 


2981 


2607 


Robinson, H. E. 


2804 


DeKay, Clarence P. 


2990 


2609 


Haintz, H. T. 


2810 


Dore, Harry E. 


2992 


2616 


Walter, Rev. L. C. 


2811 


Fleischer, Jerome C. 


2995 


2617 


Moses, Otto F. 


2812 


Jackson Stedman W. 


3000 


2618 


Tweedy. Frank. 


2819 


Schilling, Wm. C. 


3001 


2619 


Lord, John E. 


2821 


Abbott, Jos. Q. 


3004 


2624 


Sulman, G. W. 


2829 


Nolan, Owen L. 


3005 


2628 


Mercer, Rev. H. W. 


2831 


Tibbals, A. L. 


3007 


2630 


Warren, A. J. 


2834 


Schafer, Jacob M. 


3008 


2633 


Zuber, John. 


2836 


Fowler, Oscar W. 


3009 


2635 


Beukma, Wm. 


2838 


Hyde, Capt. A. P. S. 


3010 


2636 


Brewer, 0. D. 


2841 


Fuessel, Fred G. 


3011 


2637 


Larsson, John. 


2847 


Barnes, Frank S. 


3012 


2639 


Vanderhoof, E. R. 


2848 


Saltmarsh, ThOs. 


3014 


2640 


Cass, Leon V. 


2849 


Coffin, Edw. F. 


3016 


2641 


Fox, Herbert H. A. 


2852 


Kinell, Rev. A. 


3017 


2644 


Werner, Gustav. 


2857 


Kreidt, Rev. A. J. 


3019 


2653 


Whitney, 


2858 


Bangs, Clarendon M. 


3022 




Prof. Milton. 


2862 


Giraud, Mme. 


3037 


2655 


Colson, Everett A. 


2864 


Borgmann, H. A. 


3039 


2656 


Fisher, Chas. E. 


2865 


Bain, R. E. M. 


3050 


2658 


Merritt, Fred E. 


2866 


Marsh, Victor. 


3052 


2659 


Fox, J. W. 


2877 


Flerlage, L. J. 


3057 


2661 


Parquharson, 


2878 


Mann, T. C. 


3060 




Mrs. T. S. 


2882 


Egan, B. F. 


3065 


2664 


Musgrove, Chas. F. 


2883 


Grout, Walter D. 


3069 


2666 


Stanley, Edw. C. 


2884 


Thumin, Joseph. 


3078 


2667 


Grafe, Gustav A. 


2886 


Pifer, Edw. P. 


3082 


2676 


Greene, Ira C. 


2887 


Bruyn Kops, W. de. 


3089 


2681 


Oppenheimer, B. A. 


2888 


Lazarus, Louis. 


3091 


2684 


Wharton, Jacob N. 


2889 


Baer, Jno. P. 


3097 


2692 


Bier, Max F. 


2900 


Garbaccio, Leonard. 


3100 


2704 


Clifford, U. S. G. 


2901 


Kronmann, Rudolf. 


3101 


2709 


Field, Wm. H. 


2904 


Geisenberger, L. R. 


3102 


2714 


Whitaker, L. C. 


2911 


Angeloglous, E. L. 


3104 


2715 


Lyons, Milton P., Jr. 


2914 


Reulbach, E. J. 


3106 


2720 


Welcome, Carl, E. W. 


2915 


Bain, Walter. 




2726 


Sahm, Wm. 


2918 


Culver, C. M. 


3110 


2727 


Palmer, Maj. F. L. 


2923 


Hunter, Frank E. 


3113 


2739 


Folte, G. J. 0. 


2932 


Fleek, Henry S. 


3115 



Caird. Alexander. 
Kershaw, Edwin R. 
Laporte, Geo. L. 
Simmons, Wm. C. 
Marimian, A. O. 
Dietrich, C. G. 
Galbraith, Jas. A. 
Coes, Frank L. 
Elden, Wallace S. 
Lambichi, M. E. 
Phillips, W. C. 
Mathewson, E. P. 
Bollman, Aug. 
Farnham, Fred. E. 
Sensow, Jno. F. 
Levy, Wm. D. 
Livingston, W. T. 
Telfer, Eugene. 
Oehler, Arthur. 
Sanderson, E. L. 
Harmer, H. R. 
Butler, B. D. 
Potter, L. F. 
Hunt, Josiah. 
Phillips, Wm. C. 
Hore, Herbert C. 
Burch, Arthur C. 
Marquardt, Wm. F. 
Wayne, Joseph. 
Mallalieu, Willard E. 
Phillips, G. C. 
Wilson, Clarence W. 
Protzmann, H. W. 
Cohen, Felix. 
Weber, Gibson. 
Powell, Henry A . 
Smith, E. C. 
Weigel, A. W. 
Hughes, C. A. 
Windhurst, Wm. G. 
Loth, H. M. 
Wouwer, Jos. van de. 
Shore, Herbert E. 
Hunter, Thos. 
Hartenstein, Julius. 
Heyerman, C. Fredk. 
Rust, John F. 
Cook, Elizabeth. 
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Raymond, F. A. 
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3120 


Vanderpoel, Jno- A. 


3259 


Louisville Branch, 


3426 


3123 


Ri'cketts, W. R. 




No. 26. 


3430 


3126 


MacBride, 


3262 


Polk, Wm. C. 


3434 




F. Van Dyk. 


3263 


Kennedy, F. L. 


3435 


3127 


Estes, A. N. 


3272 


Teele, P. W. 


3442 


3131 


Koebig, P. W. 


3278 


Dole, Herbert W. 


3443 


3138 


Coughenour, L. M. 


3281 


Scudder, Dr. John. 


3444 


3135 


Dover, L. B. 


3282 


Kolle, H. 


3445 


3143 


Chase, Carroll, M.D. 


3287 


Trautman, David. 


3446 


3147 


Obrecht, Rt. 


3291 


Rack, Henry J. 


3454 




Rev. E. M. 


3300 


Look, Henry. 


3456 


3151 


Connor, J. M., Jr. 


3304 


Warner, A. M. 


3472 


3158 


Bolaffi, Albert. 


3305 


Springfield Branch, 


3473 


3161 


Bartel, Dr. L. W. 




No. 28. 


3481 


3165 


Newmark, M. H. 


3307 


Johnson, H. P. 


3484 


3166 


Columbus, Branch, 


3308 


Huscher, Chas. 


3486 




No. 21. 


3311 


Day, Chas. R. 


3495 


3167 


Herzog, H. A. 


33,12 


Gilley, W. H. 


3503 


3170 


Hall, R. D. 


3313 


Cuinet, L. A. 


3504 


3171 


Beatty, R. H . 


3316 


Lighthipe, Wm. 


3505 


3173 


Rufe, W. Byron. 


3318 


Tessier, F. W. 


3518 


3177 


Becker, A. H. 


3320 


Cooke, A. P. 


3521 


3181 


Blackstad. 0. 


3324 


Fenton, W. T. 


3527 


3183 


Clark, H. M. 


3332 


Morgan, F. L. 


3529 


3186 


James, Fleming. 


3334 


Dane, Chas. 


3534 


3188 


Scloco, Dr. F. 


3336 


Davis, Frank E. 


3535 




Gonzalez. 


3337 


Graff, Edward A. 


3538 


3191 


Sweep, A. A. 


3341 


Jakobson, John A. 


3539 


3192 


Omaha Branch No. 


3342 


Currie, S. G. 


3541 




23. 


3355 


Koehler, Karl. 


3543 


3195 


Wilms, John H. 


3356 


Howe, Jas. L., Jr. 


3544 


3202 


Mann, Percy McG. 


3359 


Brooks, M. 0. 


3548 


3208 


Cleveland Branch, 


3363 


Palmer, H. R. 


3549 




No. 30. 


3364 


Stephens, R. H. 


3553 


3212 


Flick, Theo. E. 


3369 


Schwede, W. 


3558 


3216 


Voss, P. G., Jr. 


3371 


Steinmetz, C, Jr. 


3559 


3219 


Detroit Branch, 


3379 


Emery, Geo. A. 


3561 




No. 25. 


3380 


Knight, C. H. 


3563 


3222 


Stowell, J. W. 


3382 


Hanford, L. A. 


3565 


3223 


Harmon, Rufus G. 


3384 


Voss, Louis. 


3566 


3225 


Ellis, Chas. H. 


3387 


Pacific Philatelic 


3569 


3227 


Weissheimer, 




Soc. Brn'ch No. 3. 


3573 




Lt. J. Warren. 


3393 


Lewis, J. A. 


3576 


3239 


Smith, Edson G. 


3396 


Harris, Sam'l T. 


3579 


3241 


Souls, W. H. 


3401 


Richardson, E. H. 


3589 


3243 


Miller, Glenn R. 


3411 


Thompson, N. L., Jr. 


3597 


3245 


Eldridge, Frank B. 


3414 


Bartels, F. C. 


3607 


3248 


Wilbur, Harry. 


3415 


Powell, H. S. 


3611 


3249 


Kaib, Daniel J. 


3416 


Osborne, Rockwell C. 


3lU4 


3251 


Cutler, Marshall. 


3422 


Newcomb, Howard R 


3616 


3252 


Wright, A. M. 


3423 


Ferris, C. G. 


3618 


3254 


Blackwell, Wm. 


3424 


Schmalzreidt, F. R. 




3256 


Traustle, C. 


3425 


Fischer, Dr. F. 


3622 



Hatfield, Chas. E. 
Jones, Herbert A. 
Lower, Wm. J. 
Quesnel, Oscar A. 
Gilson, E. W. 
Bender, Edw. E. 
Stolez, Ernst. 
Plummer, Edwin. 
Michael, Edward. 
Olney, L. A. 
Scallan, Jas. E. 
Crowell, R. H. 
Pierson, W. D. 
Conroy, Chas. C. 
Kieling, Robt. O. 
Borg, John Edw. 
Rice, George W. 
Wagner, Robt. J. 
Israel, Samuel. 
Dodge, Laurence P. 
Stebbins, C. E. 
Phelps, Z. Bennett. 
Schmidt, Frank. 
Bradley, Harry C. 
Crawford, Edw. J. 
Elmlinger, Ben. 
Jones, S. J. 
Buckminster, Irving. 
Thiede, W. 0. 
Dorpat, Rev. L. G. 
Graham, George. 
Hart, Edw. G. 
Whittaker, W. G. 
Osborn, C. F. 
Kripner, Ludwig. 
Bogert, Willett A. 
Schied, Paul. 
Wilson, H. H 
Jenney, Chas. E. 
Bloss, Wm. 
Sachs, C. W. 
Landin, E . 
Smith, Fred M. 
Klemann, J. J., Jr. 
Kalse, Henry F. 
Kleinknecht, Julius. 
Neefus, Wendover. 
Demers, Jos. 
Greening, E. H. 
Stern, Edward. 
Schlessinger, 

Baldwin. 
Hopkins, Geo. P. 



46 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



3624 


Harris, Mark H. 


3780 


3631 


Tudbury, Warren. 


3781 


3632 


Neale, Geo. W. 


3783 


3639 


Los Angeles and 


3785 




Sou. California 


3786 




Branch No. 35. 


3789 


3644 


Wennberg, Harry. 


3795 


3649 


Berolzheimer, D. D. 


3798 


3650 


Gundelfinger, Louis. 


3799 


3654 


Ballentine, D. L. 


3802 


3665 


Marcus, H. C. 




3666 


Swan, Wm. M. 


3804 


3667 


Batchelder, L. L. 


3807 


3668 


Charles, Fred'k. 


3814 


3670 


Warner, F. B. 


3816 


3675 


Vargas, Arthur de. 


3823 


3683 


Foote, W. H. 


3824 


3685 


Dunham, Jas. H. 


3827 


3686 


Heim, Herman M. 


3831 


3691 


Buffalo Branch, 


3837 




No. 37. 


3839 


3692 


Parker, Clyde B. 


3842 


3693 


Wade, Chas. M. 


3849 


3698 


Walden, Lemuel G. 


3850 


3699 


Woodlands,Harold. 


3851 


3700 


Corini, M. H. 


3852 


3704 


Parke, Hervey C.,Jr. 


3853 


3711 


Roulet, C. B. 


3858 


3712 


Smith, Edw. E. 


3859 


3717 


Taylor, Chas. 0. 


3869 


3719 


Turner, Maxwell W. 


3870 


3725 


Barker, Wm. S. 


3871 


3726 


Hagerman, 


3876 




Herbert J. 


3877 


3727 


King, Dr. W. W. 


3884 


3728 


Brophy, T. S. 


3885 


3730 


Fanning, Geo.W.2nd 


3887 


3732 


Feldhaus, Wm. 


3888 


3740 


Conrad, H. V. 


3889 


3742 


Whitney, George. 


3894 


3743 


Penichet, Dr. Franc 


3896 


3746 


Storer, F. F. 


3897 


3749 


Leonhardt, Frank- 


3898 




lin C. S. 


3903 


3751 


Smith, Thorn. 


3906 


3755 


Alden, John. 


3911 


3757 


Jackson, Oscar L. 


3916 


3759 


Lazos, Louis. 


3917 


3760 


Thier, Max. 


3918 


3766 


Evans, H. S. 


3919 


3773 


Reymann, Otto C. 


3920 


3774 


Lehmann, Carl W. 


3928 


3776 


Runyon, Ernst F. 


3929 



Martin, D. W. 3932 

Lauritzen, Harry. 3934 

Koslowski, Karl. 3936 

King, Geo. B. 3938 

Grombacher, L. L. 3941 

Stevens, Edw. W. 3942 

Hill, Rev. John Clark 3945 

Gove, F. L. 3946 

Cornell, Wm. F. 3948 

Johnson, 3951 

Edw. S., Jr. 3953 

Cooper, Comdr. A. O. 3955 

Koehnle, F. C. 3956 

Yarenadji, M. 3961 

Turner, Rev. H. G. 3962 

Huber, A. W. 3968 

Carpenter, A. Everly 3972 

Lewis, Charles. 3975 

Fehlig, Burdette H. 3979 

Kalckhoff, Dr. F. 3985 

Long, John M. 3989 

Atherton, H. P. 3991 

Justi, Henry M . 3992 

King, H. U. 3993 

Prescott, Frank. 3994 

Marston, Herbert W. 3995 

Eilers, R. H. 3996 

Johnston, Guy. 3999 

Owen, A. E. 4003 

Heath, Donald R. 4004 

Staehle, Emil. 4005 

Evans, Thos. G. 4006 

Leland, Ralph M. 4007 

Appleyard, Frank. 4013 

Jones, B. Gordon. 4014 

Kuppers, Paul. 4015 

Petsche, B. W. 4016 

Dod, Wm. S. 4018 

Campbell, H. G. 4019 

Stevenson, Rev.F.T. 4020 

Hileman, Lieut.J.L. 4021 

Lester, Philip. 4022 

Gary, Summer. 4023 

Grosse, Elimar L. 4026 

LaVaute, N. H. 4027 

Koechlin, A, 4028 

Scott, J. E. 4029 

Thomas, Rudolph. 4031 

Patch, Chas., Jr. 4032 

Walker, H. Layton. 4034 

Lincoln, Leo B. 4036 

Gosabass, Michael 4038 

Blum, J. 4042 



Aubry, J. F. A. 
Hyde, Mrs. T. R. 
Evans, J. C. 
Bresler, Victor. 
Ruckgaber, Ablert. 
Calvert, Eugene. 
Sprague, Wm. B. 
Reeder, Frank, Jr. 
Wolters, W. 
Emery, Walter. 
Jaegle, Chas. J., Jr. 
Filsinger, F. B. 
Schwarz, William. 
Cady, Wm. B. 
Tubman, Dr. T. H. 
Willcox, Harry T. 
Pearson, P. H. R. 
Tebbe, August. 
Hancock, Albert. 
Curtiss, Wooster B. 
Altman, Chas. I. 
Brisley, Chas L. 
Smith, Mrs. C. S. 
Hubard, Tazewell T. 
Muerman, J. C. 
Benes, Edward J. 
Gregg, Ernest J. 
Wolcott, Herbert R. 
Morris, A. W. 
Collins, Frank D. 
Mower, R. H. 
Hatch, Andrew J. 
Meyer, Hugo. 
Bendix, B. 
Garrett, P. L. 
Buckingham, C. H. 
Bennet, Henry. 
Allen, Freeman C. 
Mann, Theo. C. 
Ralph, G. Fred. 
Murray, Edwin W. 
Beck, Carl. 
Kuhne, W. 
Johnson, G. H. 
Homan, William. 
Edgar, Robt, C. 
Stevenson, Wm. L. 
Filstrup, A. W. 
Hughes, Jas. E. 
Grahame, Miss E. 
Rosenblatt, B. S. 
Payne, F. G. 
Heyman, L. J. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



47 



4044 


Drury, Edward W. 


4136 


4047 


Loeb, Mauirce W. 


4137 


4051 


Deas, Arthur W. 


4139 


4055 


Weber, Robt. 


4142 


4057 


Fuhrmann, F. C. 


4143 


4058 


Slusser, Walter F. 


4144 


4059 


Fossett, Mary. 


4145 


4063 


Ryall, Geo. D. 


4146 


4064 


Jumper, Chas. H. 


4147 


4067 


Ramsay, Wm. G. 


4148 


4068 


Norris, Fredk. T. 


4149 


4070 


Hatfield, A., Jr. 


4150 


4071 


Trout, Edgar E. 


4151 


4073 


Ohlman, M. 


4152 


4074 


Leese, Percy H. 


4154 


4075 


Wichmann, Paul. 


4155 


4076 


Renoll, J. Emory. 


4157 


4077 


Gifford, Elliot J. 


4158 


4078 


Alexander, F. H. 


4161 


4079 


Kaighn, H. E. 


4162 


4081 


Semmes, Thos., Jr. 


4164 


4083 


Crabbs, Leo. B. 


4165 


4084 


Tomes, Arthur L. 


4167 


4088 


Page, Parker W. 


4168 


4089 


Leonard, Clifford S. 


4169 


4090 


Bishop, Percy C. 


4170 


4091 


Stonier, John M. 


4171 


4092 


Pierce, T. Raymond. 


4172 


4093 


Spay the, C. A. 


4173 


4096 


Wallick, Walter. 


4178 


4099 


Perotta, Jose. 


4183 


4100 


Wallis, Grace C. 


4185 


4104 


Fischer, C. G. 




4105 


Reid, John Y. 


4189 


4106 


Whittemore, Auden- 


4190 




ried. 


4192 


4109 


Schlieckert, Chas. 


4196 


4112 


Lawrence, J. E. 


4197 


4113 


Giberga, Samuel. 


4198 


4114 


Jungwirth, John. 


4199 


4117 


Bossio, G., Pedro. 


4200 


4118 


Henry, Geo. L. 


4204 


4119 


Loring, Chas. T. 


4206 


4120 


Fischer, August. 


4207 


4123 


Kruger, Fred. 


4208 


4124 


Elmer, B. 


4212 


4125 


Brack, Geo. M. 


4214 


4127 


Grant, Mrs. E. R. 


4215 


4129 


Rho, Pier Filippo. 


4216 


4130 


Forbes, J. J. 


4217 


4132 


Krause, Maxwell. 


4219 


4133 


Ailing, Harold L. 


4221 


4134 


Stiness, Edw. C. 


4224 



Laceby, Arthur. 
Goodwin, Frank E. 
Wilson, W. T. 
Pitkin, C. A. 
Stoecker, L. G. C. 
Bolton, Stanwood K. 
Larsen, H. J. 
Colburn, Wm. B. 
Mason, Dr. A. P. 
Alderson, J. C. 
Sharpe, Chas. F. 
Beltzer, Dr. Chas. E. 
Eisele, Herman. 
Elsas, Oscar. 
Storey, R. C. 
O'Sullivan, John B. 
Koepf, F. L. 
Lyon, W. Parker. 
Fritschel, Rev. Gottl. 
Whipple, H. Clark. 
Andrews, John C. 
Altman, S. 
Smith, Herbert R. 
Harbeck, Chas. T. 
Poole, Bertram W.H. 
Willis, Frederick. 
Shelley, H. O. H. 
Gaskill, Nelson B. 
Boatwright, Wm. H. 
Muchmore, W. S. 
McCann, Burt. 
Henriques, 

Rev. Hoyet E. 
Gehlbach, Chas. J. 
Cannon, Gabriel. 
Ockenfels, Fred. 
Cartlidge, E. W. 
Knauer, J. Glen. 
Pugsley, Dr. F. N. 
Drake, J. Frank. 
Ahlmann, W. C. 
Gilbert, F. M. 
Wright, Parke. 
Kimbark, G. C. 
Rau, Jacob. 
Scripture, W. E., Jr. 
Macdougall, H. C. 
Guest, J. E. 
Back, Geo. 
Jaros, Ernest, S. 
Moseley, E. A. 
Diemer, Hugo. 
Cartwright, B., Jr. 



4225 Moore, Chas. B. 

4226 Armstrong, H. C. 

4227 Haviland, K. W. 

4230 Freeman, N. McD. 

4231 Burton, Kenneth E. 
4233 Steele, H. 

4235 Stein, A. N. 

4242 Works, Wm. F. 

4243 Fuller, Perry W. 

4244 Hill, Oscar. 

4245 Neely, Miss C. B. 

4246 Wing, John E. 
4249 Wright, J. O. 

4252 Burns, Harry C. 

4253 Winnberg, John. 

4256 Roby, Luther L. 

4257 Storey, Frank S. 

4258 White, Wm. Wallace 

4259 McNutt, Chas. L. 
4262 Butler, Ellis Parker. 

4264 Wayman, Ernest. 

4265 Eames, Mile D. 

4267 Bacon, Theo. S. 

4268 Kellogg, Mrs. L. W. 

4269 Hammatt, D. C. 

4270 Howe, Edw. L. 

4271 Oettinger, J. A. 

4275 Davis, Dr. W. F. 

4276 Leach, Clarence R. 

4277 Lent, Edgar P. 

4278 Klein, Joseph. 
4280 Nash, Monroe. 

4283 Parrish, H. Fred. 

4284 Kemper, Dr. R. J. 

4285 Hammond, Geo. F. 

4286 Heyland, Henry. 

4291 Porter, Chas. 

4292 Banta, D. D. 

4295 Miller, Wm. T. 

4296 Brophy, T. W., Jr. 
4298 Bondley, Elmer R. 
4301 Clark, E. L. 
4303 TImm, A. J. C. 
4305 Stoffel. Aug. 

4307 Koch, Fred W. 

4309 GIlbert-Lodge,E. M. 

4310 Beans, Geo. H. 

4313 Wunderly, L. S. 

4314 Herrick, Chas. 

4316 Spalding, Dr. F. M. 

4317 Noske, Fred W. 

4318 Coleman, Wm. J. 



48 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



4319 Kasemeier, E. L. 4391 

4321 Kelleher, D. F. 4393 

4322 Pember, Capt. K. A. 4394 
4328 Gardella, J. B. 4396 
4324 Jonas, Henry. 4399 

4326 Alcaide, S. A. 4400 

4327 Chittenden, J. Brace. 4401 

4330 Spiegelberg, F. 4402 

4331 Alford, J. W. 4403 

4332 Miller, J. B. 4404 

4334 Kaufmann, A. C. 4406 

4335 Jacobs, Chas. H. 4407 

4338 Rote, S. A. 4408 

4339 Miller, Bertrand C. 4409 

4340 Smith, Clyde W. 4410 

4341 Alkire, H. M. 4411 

4342 Needham, Henry C. 4412 

4344 Bradley, H. M., Jr. 4414 

4345 Julia, J. Juan. 4415 
4347 Spielmann, O. P. 4417 

4349 Wolter, John R. 4419 

4350 Scudder, A. H. 4421 

4351 Smith, Harry A. 4422 

4352 Turney, M. R., Jr. 4423 

4353 Lehmann, Mrs. G. M. 4424 

4355 Schernikow, Ernest. 4426 

4356 Ahern, W. S. 4427 

4357 Davis, W. W. 4428 

4358 Dietz, August. 4429 

4361 Kaup, Rev. F. F. 4431 

4362 Lutz, F. W. 4432 

4363 Mayer, J. F. 4433 

4364 Walford, J. B. 4434 

4365 Harbison, W. F. 4436 

4366 Stuck, Oliver J. 4439 

4367 Williamson, T. W. 4440 
4369 Lycett, Wm. 4441 
4371 Clarke, Alvah G. 4442 

4374 Baas, Geo. A. 4443 

4375 Roberts, Geo. C. 4444 

4376 Otsuka, Jay. 4445 

4377 Rumford, C. P. M. 4446 

4378 Falkenhegen, A. H. 4447 

4379 Francis, Guilford W. 4448 

4380 Chamberlin, W. A. 4449 

4381 Godcharles, F. A. 4450 

4382 Walker, Edgar H. 4451 

4383 Hamilton, Wm. A. 4452 

4384 Haskell, F. W. 4454 

4385 Blum, Max L. 4455 

4387 Pollard, Rowland P. 4456 

4388 Perlman, Wm. 4457 

4389 Black, Ernest. 4458 



Taylor, L. Mulford. 
Harris, Albert H. 
Weiland, Geo. P. 
Runge, E. T. 
Mashek, Dr. J. V. 
Sargent, Ziegler. 
Ince, Bertram W. 
Binnie, H. J. 
Nickles, C. E. 
Means, Oscar E. 
Nissen, C. F. 
Seidl, Dr. Fred. 
Gundlach, T. J. 
Bird, Warren C. 
Peters, Dr. D. P. 
Menager, L. C. 
Adams, Henry. 
Welsh, Thos W.ofE. 
Kirk, Miss D. L. 
Taylor, Geo. W. 
Doane, Percy G. 
Schmidt, Geo. K. 
Bleakie, Wm. J. 
Carter, Arthur B. 
Haggett, Edward G. 
Joyce, Morton D. 
Linnemann, A. C. 0. 
Kocher, Frank. 
Soper, E. K. 
Hayden, H. E., Jr. 
Katazarky, Waldimir 
Fenster, M. J. 
Schenck, Dr. B. R. 
Arp, Chas. W. 
Geronimakis, C. S. 
Ward, D. M. 
Schlafer, W. D. 
Johnson, Chas. H. 
Sampson, J. W. 
Stultz, Russell L. 
Kissinger, Harold W 
Kenny, R. W., Jr. 
Lutzeier, J. E. 
Jones, A. A. 
Fox, Frederick S. 
Stedman, Frank A. 
Fonda, Henry L. 
Bradbury, John W. 
Moore, P. G. 
d'Hemecourt, G. A. 
Morse, W. L. 
Smith, A. Colman 
Fedder, Will H. 



4460 
4462 
4465 
4466 
4467 
4469 
4470 
4471 
4472 
4473 
4475 
4476 
4477 
4478 
4479 
4480 
4482 
4484 
4485 
4487 
4488 
4489 
4490 
4491 
4492 



4493 



4494 
4495 
4496 
4497 
4498 
4500 
4501 
4502 
4503 
4504 
4505 
4506 
4507 
4508 
4509 
4511 
4512 
4513 
4514 
4515 
4516 

4517 



Root, H. F. 
Walker, D. T. 
Browne, F. J. D. 
Fisher, Dr. R. C. 
Bishop, B. J. 
Macfarlane, P. S. 
Bell, Geo. A. W. 
Chapman, Geo. S. 
Zug, I. A. 
Mader, Carl W. 
Cooper, Chas. J. 
Schirmer, Godfrey 
Hayworth, F. R. 
Gittelson, Dr. S. J. 
Colman, H. F. 
Atcheson, W. C. 
Harris, F. M. 
Williams, W. N. 
Haker, Otto. 
Freeman, Willis 
Hamilton, Geo. S. 
Knowles, Frank S. 
Perkins, Geo. H. 
Peasel, Alvin 
Baltimore Philatelic 

Society Branch No 

39. 
Richmond Stamp 

Club, Branch No. 

40. 
Price, W. H. 
Stiles, H. Raymond 
Curren, D. L. 
Stark, Ora E. 
Cohl, Augustus A. 
Hummer, Geo. S. 
Larter, Harry C. 
Lovegren, D. M. 
Goodman, Chas. J. 
Kunkel, C. G. 
Robbins, J. Mark 
Baldwin, W. Frazier 
M'Coy, W. R. 
Baker, A. H. 
Schafer, Carl H. 
Buffum, E. S. 
Meyer, H. Henry 
Hall, Harwood R. 
Emerson, Robt. S. 
Hopkins. Howard C. 
Benito, Albert Pio 

de 
Churchill, T. D. 



THE AMERICAN PHILATELIST. 



49 



4518 


Corner, K. R. 


4571 


4519 


Banfleld, Elwood 


4573 


4520 


Krupp, Ira C. 


4574 


4522 


Rochester Philatelic 


4575 




Association Bran- 


4576 




ch No. 41. 


4578 


4523 


Willett, W. M. 


4579 


4524 


Scramlin, W. A. 


4580 


4525 


Lloyd, Wm. 


4581 


4526 


Rlegle, John W. S. 


4582 


4527 


Moxey, Dr. A. F. 


4583 


4528 


Bronson, A. W. 


4584 


4530 


Grant, B. F. 




4531 


Pallette, Dr. E. M. 




4532 


Gross, E. Tudor 


4585 


4534 


Fardon, Thos. A. 


4586 


4535 


Young, A. E. 


4587 


4536 


Fox, Edward C. 


4588 


4537 


Lecey, C. R. 


4589 


4538 


Schwarzwaelder, 


4590 




Wm. 


4591 


4539 


Porter, W. H., Jr. 


4592 


4540 


Thompson, J. W. 


4593 


4541 


Gorham, A. E. 


4594 


4542 


Tidlund, E. 


4595 


4543 


Seldes, Geo. H. 


4596 


4544 


Ritchie, J. A. 


4597 


4545 


Hogan, P. V. 


4598 


4546 


Wiggins, J. G. 


4599 


4547 


DeCou, B. M. 




4548 


Haelen, Th. van 


4600 


4549 


Iyer, C. S. 


4601 


4550 


Longnecker, J. W. 


4603 


4551 


Janus, C. Otto 


4604 


4552 


Marcus, F. G. 


4605 


4553 


Welch, J. W. 


4606 


4554 


Moose, M. W. 


4607 


4555 


Sinclair, Dr. A. N. 


4608 


4556 


Young, Mrs. A. A. 


4609 


4557 


Hughes, Jas. P. 


4610 


4558 


Forsbeck, Dr. F. A. 


4611 


4559 


Peaslee, L. D. 


4612 


4560 


Tremper, Lauren 


4613 


4561 


Van Kirk, Royal P. 


4614 




H. 


4615 


4562 


Linsay, John H. 


4616 


4563 


Siebold, William 0. 


4617 


4565 


Stern, Arthur L. 


4618 


4566 


Nichols, Philip R. 


4619 


4567 


Boland, Wm. F. 


4620 


4568 


Blake, Howard W. 


4621 


4569 


Wagner, Adam J. 


4622 


4570 


Mouhib, Jos. M. 


4623 



Falisse, F. F. 
Regan, Chas. A. 
Flierl, H. C. 
Goldsmith, A. N. 
Brainard, S. H. 
Bedard, M. 
Dillingham, M. C. 
Cramer, J. L. 
Herr, A. W. 
Allen, Wm. S., Jr. 
Lee. Dr. A. P. 
Hawaiian Philatelic 
Society, Branch No. 
42. 

Noack, Max O. 
Sprague, DeWitt C. 
Holmes, Chas. 
Shaw, Guthrie. 
Tibbens, H. U. 
Mundt, Wm. J. 
Wallace, Frank E. 
Hopwood, Rudolph. 
St. Pierre, J. M. 
Hums, Howard P. 
Eisendrath, R. R. 
Raiser, A. B. 
Greenough. F. L. 
Hart, Harry H. 
Sickenberger, Dr. 
E. F. 

Lelande, H. J. 
Haas, Simon. 
McNabb, J. A., Jr. 
Paalzow, John 
Smith, Percy C. 
Gregory, Chas. J. 
Weltman, Isidor 
Landvatter, A. E. 
Steen-Johnsen, S. 
Enelow, B. F. 
Lehr, John 
Armstrong, F. W. 
Samuel, I. R. 
Blumenthal, P. L. 
Gibson, Henry C. 
Chitraro, H. 
Spray. Ralph W. 
Higgs. Dr. C. J. 
Reynolds, J. S. 
Bittencourt, B. 
Resten. G. 
Jacobs. E. R. 
Tuholske, Dr. L. 



4624 

4625 
4626 
4627 
4628 
4629 
4630 
4631 
4632 
4633 
4634 
4635 
4636 
4637 
4638 

4639 
4640 
4641 
4642 

4643 
4644 
4645 
4646 
4647 
4648 
4649 
4650 

4651 



4652 
4653 
4654 
4655 
4656 
4657 
4658 



4659 
4660 
4661 
4662 
4663 
4664 
4665 
4666 
4667 
4668 



Woodhouse, Dr. S. 
W., Jr. 

Stillman, Geo. H. 
Falley, Will 
Holliday, C. W. 
Bates. Henry L. 
Burrell, B. H. 
Bloch, Benj. I. 
Stanbrough, E. J. 
Curtis, Fred A. 
Casper, M. 
Morpurgo, Chas. 
Hayden, E. W. 
Rex, R. W. 
Hollers, Victor D. 
Garcia y Garcia, 
Fed. 

Guenther, Carlos M. 
Goubault, Geo. A. 
Coit, John T. 
Allen, Miss Ger- 
trude 

Bushnell, B. G. 
Stenger, J. E. 
Albright, L. L. 
Triest, Montague 
Warner, A. L. D. 
Olson, Olaf J. 
Smith, H. L. 
Passaic Stamp Club, 
Branch No. 43 
New York Stamp 
Society, Branch No. 
44 

Paul. Grant L. 
Schumacher. A. H. 
Braun, Julius 
Guenther, Chas. 
Cresson. Geo. B. 
Bridgham, John M. 
Indianapolis Collec- 
tors Club, Branch 
No. 45 

Leavj', Jos. B. 
Richards, F. T. 
Perine, Fred A. 
Ramel. Mrs. Harriet 
Junghanns, R. L. 
Lerche, C. 
Wright, Rev. C.B.B. 
Blackmarr, E. F. 
Stewart. A. B. 
Higgins, Geo. E. 



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4669 McQuillin, C. W. 4682 

4670 Shultz, Wm. S. 4683 
46711 Hitchcock, A. H. 4684 

4672 Mason, Herbert W. 4685 

4673 Lehman, Robt. S. 4686 

4674 Lafean, E. B. 4687 

4675 Wheat, Dr. A. F. 4688 

4676 Henriot, J. M. 4689 

4677 Glassco, S. M. 4690 

4678 Baumann, Carl 4691 

4679 Armstrong, Dr.J.M. 4692 

4680 Scholl, E. J. 4693 

4681 Haas, Emil de 4694 



Thornton, Curt 4695 

Mendes, A. de S. 4696 

Obert, John 4697 

Paulin, L. R. E. 4698 

Forbes, Chas. 4699 

Wheeler, Francis 4700 
Stangebue, Dr. T.L. 4701 

Kettlewell, G. P. 4702 

Noble, H. D., Jr. 4703 

Lloyd, M. J. 4704 

Hovey, R. F. 4705 

Hoskins, H. P. 4706 

Canann, H. L. 4707 



Fast, T. Edward 
McPherson, E. B. 
Gordon, Wm. D. 
Preston, Wm. D. 
Battanchon, C.F.F. 
Ruellan, Henri 
Ells, Harry H. 
Robb, William 
Sautter, A. 
Brown, E. B. 
Dunton, Wm.R., Jr. 
Williams, E. H., Jr. 
Colman, S. E. 



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ALABAMA. 

BIRMINGHAM. 
Bell, Geo. A. W. 

Nelson, Robt. S. 

MARION. 

Powell, H. A. U. 

MOBILE. 

Nash, Monroe 

MONTGOMERY. 
Brewer, O. D. 

ARIZONA. 

DOUGLAS. 

Hamilton, Lieut. C. S. 

ARKANSAS. 

LITTLE ROCK. 
Learning, F. D. 

CALIFORNIA. 

ALAMEDA. 
Corini, M. H. 

ALTADENA. 
Taylor, Edw. M. 

BERKLEY. 

Berkley Branch No. 27. 
Chaloner, Henry. 
Dore, Harry E. 
Kinnell, Rev. A. 
Koch, Fred W. 
Lester, Walter M. 
Philips, H. B. 
Weber, A. H. 

CALISTOGA. 

Kettlewell, G. P. 

CLAREMONT. 
Forbes, J. J. 



UNITED STATES. 

CUPERTINO. 
Shelley, H. O. H. 

EAGLE ROCK. 
Grant, B. F. 

FRESNO. 

Crawford, Edw. J. 
Fast, T. Edward 
Gundlefinger, Louis. 
Jenny, Chas. E. 

HUENEME. 

Gerberding, E. O. 

INGLEWOOD. 
Partello, Col. J. M. T. 

LAGUNA BEACH. 
Plympton, K. 

LONG BEACH. 
Rothfuchs, C. F. 

LOS ANGELES. 
Bishop, B. J. 
Branch No. 35. 
Canann, H. L. 
Conroy, Chas. C. 
Davis, J. S. 
Goodman, C. J. 
Guy, James. 
Hopkins, H. C. 
Jackson, Oscar F. 
Kenny, R. W. Jr. 
Kunkel, C. G. 
Laraia, A. W. 
Marvin, J. W. 
Morgan, F. L. 
Newmark, M. H. 
Palette, Dr. B. M. 
Poole, B. W. H. 
Prescott, Frank. 
Riegle, J. W. S. 
Robbins, J. Mack. 
Stewart, A. B. 
Tudbury, Warren C. 



MARYSVILLE. 
Smith, Mrs. C. S. 

MBNLO PARK. 
Marcus, Frank G. 

MILL VALLEY. 
Hamilton, Wm. A. 
Falley, Will 

MONROVIA. 
Bultmann, Robt. 

OAKLAND. 
Banta, D. D. 
Gardella, J. B. 
Gove, F. L. 
La Chasse, G. de 
Lazarus, Louis. 
Prindle, C. E. 

OCEAN PARK. 
Ryall, Geo. D. 

PACIFIC GROVE. 
Smith, E. C. 

PALO ALTO. 

Wade, Chas. M. 

PASADENA. 
Lyon, W. Parker. 
Ramel, Mrs. H. 
Weigle, Jacob. 

PETALUMA. 

Schluckebier, Henry. 

RIO VISTA. 
Lauritzen, Harry. 

SAN DIEGO. 
Croghan, H. A. 
Phinney, O. H. 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
Arp, Chas. W. 
Blackwell, Wm. 
Bloch, Benj. L 
Blum, Jean. 



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Branch No. 3. 
Clifford, U. S. G. 
Cooper, W. A. 
Cordrey, Mrs. G. 
Culver, C. M. 
Dillingham, M. C. 
Doscher, H. W. 
Feustmann, J. B. 
Fischer, C. G. 
Fischer, Dr. F. 
Folte, G. J. 0. 
Harmon, Rufus G. 
Hart, Henry H. 
Heim, Herman M. 
Hitchcock, Jno. L. 
Holt, Dr. J. M. 
Johnson, Chas. J. 
Marcus, H. C. 
Merell, A. F. 
Mercer, Rev. H. W. 
McPherson, E. B. 
Miller, Wm. T. 
Osborn, E. T. 
O'Shaughnessy, Ross. 
Ott, A. L. 
Rex, R. W. 
Richardson, E. H. 
Robb, William 
Ruellan, Henri 
Sanford, O. N. 
Seebohm. E. P. 
Shore, Herbert E. 
Smith, Edw. W. 
Stern, Al. 
Stolz, Fredk. L. 
Voss, F. G., Jr. 
White, Chas. A. 
Wichman, Paul. 
Vv^iKett, W. M. 
Winterhalter, Adm.A.G. 
Zimmerman, Hugo. 

SANTA ANNA. 
Alexander, Jas. E. 

SANTA MARIA. 
Jones, S. J. 

SANTA MONICA. 
Lelande, H. J. 

CANAL ZONE. 

ANCON. 

Rail, Emil J. 



CHRISTOBAL. 

Leonard, Harry. 

BALBOA HEIGHTS. 
Warner, A. M. 

COLORADO. 

COLORADO SPRINGS. 
Davis, Dr. H. A. 

DELTA. 
Van Volkenburgh, J. D. 

DENVER. 
Behneman, H. F. 
Beukma, William. 
Bradbury, John W. 
Greenbaum, Wallace A. 
Musgrove, Chas. F. 
Nast, Chas. A. 
Schirmer, Godfrey. 
Swart, W. G. 
Vanderhoof, E. R. 

GOLDEN. 

Huscher, Chas. 

PUEBLO. 

Saxton, Chas. E. 

SALIDA. 

Burton, K. E. 

CONNECTICUT. 

BRIDGEPORT. 
Doyle, Geo. A. 

DERBY. 

Bacon, D. H. 
Bradley, Henry M., Jr. 

GLASTONBURY. 

Phillips, W. C. 
HAMDEN. 

Nolan, Owen L. 

HARTFORD. 

Chapman, Silas, Jr. 
Longnecker, J. W. 
Redfield, H. S. 
Roulet, C. B. 
Simmons, Wm. C, 



HIGHLAND PARK. 
Stanley, E. C. 

JEWETT CITY. 
Willcox, Harry T. 

LAKEVILLE. 
Norton, W. W. 

NEW HAVEN. 
Brown, E. B. 
Hatch, Andrew J. 
Osborn, C. F. 
Sargent, Ziegler. 
Stein, A. N. 

NORWALK. 
Smith, Herbert R. 

WALLINGFORD. 
Hyde, Mrs. T. R. 

WATERBURY. 
Pierson, Wm. D. 

WEST HARTFORD. 
Kellogg, Mrs. L. W. 

DELAWARE. 

WILMINGTON. 
Garrett, P. L. 
Kaighn, H. E. 
Porter, Wm. H., Jr. 
Ramsay, Wm. G. 
Rumford, C. P. M. 
Taylor, L. Mulford. 



DISTRICT of COLUMBIA 

WASHINGTON. 
Beck, H. C. 
Boatwright, Wm. H. 
Burrell, B. H. 
Colman, H. F. 
Colman, S. E. 
Dunkhorst, H. P. 
Gorham, A. E. 
Hungerford, T. Russell. 
Johnson, Wm. A. 
Koehler, Robt. 
Leavy, Jos. B. 



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Muerman, J. C. 
Nickles, C. E. 
Sahm, William. 
Siebold, W. 0. 
Storrow, J. McK. 
Thompson, J. Wm. 
Tweedy, Frank. 
Wheaton, Francis B. 
Whitney, Milton. 



FLORIDA. 

JACKSONVILLE. 
Hore, Herbert C. 
Menager, L. C. 

PENSACOLA. 

Saltmarsh, Thos. W. 

TAMPA. 

Jackson, Stedman W. 

GEORGIA. 

ATLANTA. 

Bangs, C. 
Elsas, Oscar. 
Palmer, Maj. F. L. 

BRUNSWICK. 
Mendes, A. de S. 

COLUMBUS. 

Gosabass, Michel. 

SAVANNAH. 
Hogan, P. V. 
Johnson, G. H. 
Wiggins, Jos. G. 

HAWAn. 

HONOLULU. 

Branch No. 42. 
Cartwright, Bruce, Jr. 
Cooke, A. F. 
Cooper, C. J. 
Gribble, John. 
Linnemann, A. C. O. 
Parker, Capt, C. B. 
Sinclair, Dr. A. N. 
Wolters, W. 
Young, Mrs. A. A. 



WAIMEA-KAUAI. 
Blackstad, O. 
Winterhalter, Comdr.A.G 



IDAHO. 

BOISE. 

Green, Dick. 

HOPE. 

Root, H. P. 

MOSCOW. 
Soper, E. K, 

ILLINOIS. 

BENSON. 

Seidl, Dr. Ferd 

CHICAGO. 

Becker, A. H. 
Benes, Edw. J. 
Bloss, Wm. 
Boehm, A. F. 
Branch No. 1. 
Brophy, T. W., Jr. 
Buehler, Edw. H. 
Butler, B. D. 
Cabeen, R. McP. 
Dahl, A. M. 
Eisendrath, R. R. 
Enelow, B. F. 
Evans, Thos. G. 
Farnham, Fred. E. 
Fowler, Henry Ades. 
Freeman, Ned McD. 
Freeman, Willis. 
Giilley, W. H. 
Grafe, Gustav. A. 
Grombacher, L. L. 
Hancock, Albert. 
Hardy, James S. 
Herrick, Chas. E. 
Heyland, Henry. 
Hotz, Robt. S. 
Huber, A. W. 
Jacobs, E. R. 
JefEeris, B. Grant. 
Johnson, Axel. 
Lauritzen, L. A. 
Leighton, Melville H. 



Leland, Samuel. 
Lincoln, Leo. B. 
Lindquist, H. L. 
Loeb, Maurice W. 
Lord, John E. 
Loth, H. M. 
Lueders, August. 
McDonald, W. H. 
Mann, Chas. P. 
Mashek, Dr. J. V. 
Mendel, Edw. 
Michael, Edward. 
Michael, Fred. 
Mizera, Jos. 
Mudge, H. N. 
Neely, Miss C. B. 
Noack, Max O. 
Otuska, J. 
Pratt, Wm. E. 
Rosenblatt, B. S. 
Rosenthal, E. M. 
Roterberg, A. 
Schirmer, Dr. Alfred. 
Schlieckert, Chas. 
Schmidt, G. K. 
Severn, C. E. 
Speakman, Howland. 
Spielmann, O. P. 
Thoma«, Rudolph. 
Timm, A. J. C. 
Wayman, Ernest. 
Whitaker, L. C. 
Whittemore, A. 
Wickes, Roscoe 
Wing, John E. 
Wolseley, Henry W. 

COLLINSVILLE. 
Chandler, N. W. 

EVANSTON. 
Burch, Arthur C. 

GALESBURG. 

Wallick, Walter 
HBRRIN. 

Jones, A. A. 

LA GRANGE. 
Dodd, E. C. 
Voorhees, B. L. 



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LINCOLN. 

Gehlbach, Chas. J. 
Koehnle, F. C. 

LITCHFIELD. 
La Force, Wm. F. 

MAYWOOD. 

Doncyson, S. T. S. 
Rau, Jaco'b. 
Wharton, J. N. 

MORGAN PARK. 
Gilbert, F. M. 

OGLESBY. 

Armstrong, F. W. 

ROCKFORD. 

Mower, Robinson H. 
Robertson, Arthur W. 
Sprague, De Witt C. 
Thompson, N. F., Jr. 

SAYBROOK. 
Means, Oscar E. 

TAYLORVILLE. 
Ferris, C. G. 

TUSCOLA. 

Thornton, Curt 



INDIANA. 

BATESVILLE. 
Baas, Geo. A. 

BEDFORD. 

McNutt, Chas. L. 
Storer, F. F. 

GARY. 

Ward, D. M. 

INDIANAPOLIS. 
Ackerman, H. S. 
Branch No. 45 
Braun, Julius 
Bushnell, B. G. 
Curtis, Fred A. 
Egan, B. F. 
Janus, C. Otto. 



Kemper, Dr. R. J. 
Pond, Chas. L. 
Schurmann, Edw. 
Stanbrough, E. J. 
Wallis, Grace C. 
Wunderly, L. S. 

JEFFERSONVILLE. 
Ault, Wm. E. 

KENDALLVILLE. 
McCray, H. 

LA PORTE. 

Lower, Chas. 
Sensow, Jno. F. 
VanKirk, R. P. H. 

PERU. 

Stutesman, C. W. 



IOWA. 

BATTLE CREEK. 
Jakobson, John A. 

DES MOINES. 
Altman, Chas. I. 
Farquharson, Mrs. T. S. 

INDEPENDENCE. 
Emry, Geo. A. 

KEOKUK. 
Carter, E. P. 

MANILLA. 

Wendt, Henry. 

MUSCATINE. 
Eaton, D. T. 
Stein, Dr. S. G. 

NEW HAMPTON. 
Fritschel, Rev. G. 

SIOUX CITY. 
Baldwin, Geo. L. 

STORM LAKE. 
Powell, H. S. 



WAUCOMA. 
Scallan, J. E. 

WAUKEE. 

Stevenson, Rev. F. T. 

KANSAS. 

ATCHISON. 
Altman, S. 

CHETOPA. 
Bartlett, A. B. 

COPFEYVILLE. 
Carpenter, Chas. T. 

KANSAS CITY. 
Tibbals, A. L. 

LIEBENTHAL. 

Stollenwerk, Rev. R. 

NEWTON. 
Nissen, C. F. 

PITTSBURGH. 
Walker, D. T. 

TOPEKA. 

Hammatt, D. C. 
Hunter, T. E. C. 

WELLINGTON. 
Zug, I. A. 

WICHITA. 

Edgar, Robt. C. 
Hayworth, P. R. 
King, Geo. E. 
Mitchell, Dr. W. I. 
Sautter, A. 

KENTUCKEY. 

DANVILLE. 
Turner, Rev. H. G. 

LEXINGTON. 

Blumenthal, P. L. 
Heyman, Laurence J. 



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LOUISVILLE. 
Branch No. 26. 
Estes, A. N. 
Fischer, August. 
Hassler, L. C. 
Porter, Jas. V. 
Wagner, F. E. 
Wilms, John H. 

TRAPPIST. 
Obrecht, Rt. R'^v. E. M. 

LOUISIANA. 

HOUMA. 
Pullen, Jos. H 

LAKE CHARLEF 
Lanz, H. W. 

MONROE. 

Murray, Edwifl W. 

NEW ORLEANS. 
d'Hemecourt, G. A. 
Lloyd, Wm. 
Morgan, W. J. 
Voss, Louis. 



BALTIMORE. 
Adams, Henry. 
Baer, Jno. P. 
Bird, W. C. 
Branch, No. 39.. 
Feast, Robt. 
Fuller, Perry W. 
Peters, Dr. D. P. 
Schilling, Wm. C. 
Taylor, G. W. 
Welsh, T. W. of F. 

CHEVY CHASE. 
Southgate, Hugh. 



EMMORTON. 
Glenn, Wm. L. 

PEDERALSBURG. 
Stowell, J. W. 

GATHIER. 
Levy, W. D. 

GOVANS. 

Dunton, Wm. R., Jr. 



BOSTON. 

Barker, Wm. S. 
Burt, Frank H. . 
Colson, Warren H. 
Elmer, B. 
Fratus, Catano. 
Harris, Samuel T. 
Hill, Oscar. 
Howes, C. A. 
Hunnewell, Jas. M. 
Landin, E. 
Lyons, J. H. 
Mason, Edw. H. 
Moore, Chas. B. 
Nevin, Chas. K. B. 
Osgood, Edw. D. 
Polk, Wm. C. 
Ross, Jno. H. 
Spalding, Dr. Fred M. 
Storey, R. C. 
Wright, A. M. 
Wright, J. O. 

BOULEVARD. 
Allen, H. D. 

BROOKFIELD. 
WORKS, W. F. 



MAINE. 

AUBURN. 
Phillips, G. C. 

CUMBERLAND CENTER. 
Lewis, Chas. R 

PORTLAND. 
Churchill, T. D. 
Conant, Fred 0. 
Haggett, Edw G. 
Howe, Wm. N. 
Jordan, Winthrop. 
Meyer, Hugo. 

SABATTUS. 
Bleakie, Wm. J. 

MARYLAND. 

ANNAPOLIS. 
Carter, A. B. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 

AMHERST. 

Parke, Hervey C. 

ARLINGTON. 
Kidder, Henry A. 

ASHLAND. 

BTOwn, Clark W. 

ATTLEBORO. 

Eldridge, Frank B. 

AUBURNDALE. 

Mallalieu, Willard E. 

BARNSTABLE. 
Allen, J. S. 

BEVERLEY. 
Foster, Frank W. 
Wylie, Willard O. 



BROOKLINE. 
Aldrich, Wm. L. 
Bolton, Stanwood K. 
Cook, F. S. 
Dunning, A. W. 

CAMBRIDGE. 
Dennett, J. E. 
Drew, B. L. 
Kelleher, D. F. 
Kennedy, F. L. 
Stone, Chas. H. 

DEDHAM. 

Humphrey, Henry D. 
Hutchins, Fernald. 

DORCHESTER. 
Malder, W. P. van. 
Walden, Lemuel G. 

DORCHESTER CENTER. 
Bradley, Harry C. 
Marquardt, Wm. P. 



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EAST WEYMOUTH. 
Smith, Jas. B. B. 

FITCHBURG. 
Gilson, E. W. 
Greene, Ira C. 
Mason, Dr. A. P. 

FLORENCE. 
Cdird, Alex. 

FRAMINGTON. 
Toppan, Geo. L. 

FRANKLIN. 

Chilson, Stanley G. 

HOLYOKE. 

Atherton, H. P. 

HOPEDALE. 

Butcher, Prank J. 

HUDSON. 
Teele, F. W. 

JAMAICA PLAIN. 
Sawyer, Edw. F. 

LEOMINSTER. 
Lane, Chas. H. 

LEXINGTON. 
Gilmore, Geo. L. 

LOWELL. 
Dane, Chas. 
Olney, Louis A. 

LYNN. 

Clark, E. L. 

MATTE ARAN. 
Powers, C. F. 

MEDFORD. 
Gowing, Edw. 
Green, L. L. 

MELROSE. 

Fardon. Thos. A. 

MILTON. 

Stiles, Chas. W. 



MONTAGUE CITY. 
Schuler, Chas. W. 

MT. HERMON. 
Cutler, H. F. 
Nichols, P. R. 

NEW BEDFORD. 
Allen, Geo. H. H. 
Hillman, F. G. 
Hunt, Josiah. 
Phillips, Wm. C. 
Potter, L. F. 
Williamson, T. W. 

NEWBURYPORT. 
Dodge, Lawrence P. 
Pearson, Phil. H. R. 

NEWTONVILLE. 
Alden, John. 

NORTH EASTON. 
Porter, H. L. 

NORTH LEOMINSTER. 
Abbott, Jos. Q- 

NORWOOD. 

Neale, Geo. W. 

ROXBURY. 

Holmes, Chas. 
Steele, H. 
Waitt, Jos. E. 

SALEM. 

Batchelder, A. W. 
Carpenter, E. M. 
Osgood, Chas. S. 

SIASCONSET. 
Hills, Isaac. 

SOMERVILLE. 
Whitney, Geo. W. 

SOUTH WEYMOUTH. 
Putney, F., Jr. 
Ward, Erwin G. 

SPRINGFIELD. 
Branch No. 28. 
Bugbee, Dr. N. P. 



Corcoran, J. B. 
Curtis, Edgar D. 
Drake, J. Frank. 
Emery, Wilson C. 
Kilbon, Rev. J. Luther. 
Leonard, Clifford S. 
Morris, A. W. 
Munroe, Robt. C. 
Oppenheimer, B. A. 
Prevost, Jno. W. 
Stone, Wm. C. 
Wolcott, Herbert R. 

WALTMAN. 

Cobe, Nathan B. 
Harrington, Thos. F. 

WELLESLEY. 
Macdougall, H. C. 
Pierce, T. Raymond. 

WESTFIELD. 
Welcome, C. E. W. 

WEST NEWTON. 
Hunter, Frank E. 

WEST SOMERVILLE. 
Smith, P. C. 

WINCHENDON. 
Elliott, Howard H. 
Smith, Bdson G. 

WOBURN. 

Andrews, John C. 

WOLLASTON. 

Harper, Richard L., Jr. 

WORCESTER. 
Booker, Dr. W. E. 
Coes, Frank L. 
Coffin, Edw. F. 
Grout, Walter D. 
Hovey, S. R. 
Hunt, Chas. F. 
Jones, Herbert A. 
Sebbins, Chas. E. 
White, M. W. 
Woodward, A. C. 



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MICHIGAN. 

BAY CITY. 
Jones, E. T. 
Norris, Fredk. T. 

BELLEVILLE. 
Forbes, Chas. 

BENTON HARBOR. 
Filstrup, A. W. 

CARO. 
Gregg, E. J. 

CLIMAX. 

Scramlin, W. A. 

DETROIT. 

Albright, L. L. 
Atcheson, W. C. 
Babcock, Dr. W. L. 
Ballentine, D. L. 
Begg, Geo. O. 
Bennett, Don R. 
Boers, Herman W. 
Bowen, Herbert. 
Branch No. 25. 
Bresler, Victor. 
Brisley, Chas. 
Cady, Wm. B. 
Cohl, Augustus A. 
Colburn, B. S. 
Colburn, Wm. B. 
Coolidge, Gen. C. A. 
Cornell, Wm. F. 
Ells, Harry H. 
Fratcher, W. F. 
Harris, F. M. 
Hartenstein, Julius. 
Heyerman, C. Frederick. 
Hopwood, Rudolph. 
Jumper, Chas. H. 
Jungwirth, John. 
Kay, Jno. 
Koslowski, Karl. 
Ladue, T. P. 
Livingston, W. T. 
Look, Henry. 
Newcomb, Howard R. 
Patch, Chas., Jr. 
Rice, Geo. W. 
Sanderson, E. L. 



Schaefer, Jacob M. 
Schenck, Dr. B. R. 
Schmalzreidt, Fred. R. 
Scott, J. E. 
Sharpe, Chas. F. 
Smith, R. E. 
Smith, Thorn. 
Stolze, Ernest. 
Stuck, O. J. 
Swan, Wm. N. 
Telfer, Eugene. 
Wilson, Clarence W. 
Woodruff, Fremont. 

FLINT. 

Stevenson, Wm. L. 

GRAND RAPIDS. 
Gary, Sumner. 
Johnston, Guy. 

HANCOCK. 

Baer, Henry L. 

JACKSON. 

Knowles, F. S. 

KALAMAZOO. 
Barnes, Frank S. 
Hopkins, Geo. P. 

LANSING. 

Haarer, John W. 

MONROE. 

Heath, Donald R. 

NILES. 

Schafer, C. H. 

PONTIAC. 

Heineman, S, E. 

SAGINAW. 
Demers, Joseph. 
Heavenrich, Max P. 
Henry, Geo. L. 
Martin, D. W. 
Spencer, John J. 
Staehle, Emil. 

SALINE. 
Warren, A. J. 



MINNESOTA. 

BENSON. 
Aldrich, E. R. 

DULUTH. 

Blackmarr, E. F. 
Collins, Dr. Homer. 
Roberts, R. G. 

GAYLORD. 

Hoerschgen, E. P. 

MINNEAPOLIS. 
Guest, J. E. 
MoCann, Burt. 

STILLWATER. 
Manwaring, Louis L. 

ST. PAUL. 

Armstrong, Dr. J. M. 
Brack, Geo. M. 
Friend, F. H. 
Gifford, Elliott J. 
Hoskins, H. Preston. 
Jensen, J. C. 
Olson, Olaf J. 
Willy, Fred. 



MISSISSIPPI. 

VICKSBURG. 
Hilleke, John. 



MISSOURI. 

BLOOMPIELD. 
Moseley, E. A.. 

HAMILTON. 
Ogden, Mrs Minnie. 

KANSAS CITY. 
Crabbs, Leo. B. 
Dod, Wm. S. 
Evans, H. S. 
Grosse, Ellmar L. 
Haintz, H. T. 
Michaels, Wm. C. 
Pugsley, F. N., M. D. 
Spaythe, C. A. 



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KIRKWOOD. 
Goodwin, F. E. 

LEXINGTON. 
Andreen, Oscar. 

ST. JOSEPH. 
Aldrich, W. S. 
Beardsley, Herbert C. 

ST. LOUIS. 

Armstrong, H. C. 
Bain, R. E. M. 
Bain, Walter. 
Bartel, Dr. L. W. 
Boland, W. F. 
Bollman, Aug. 
Borgman, H. A. 
Boisseller, R. W. 
Branch No. 4. 
Collins, Frank D. 
Cornwall, F. R. 
Diamant, H. A. 
Dover, L. G. 
Filers, R. H. 
Fehlig, B. H. 
Fuessel, Fred G. 
Lewis, Chas. 
Lewis, J. A. 
Mann, T. C. 
Marston, Herbert W. 
Myers, Chester. 
Reubach, E. J. 
Sisson, Wm. A. 
Strauss, A. 
Tuholske, Dr. L. 



MONTANA. 

4NAC0NDA. 
Mathewson, E. P. 

COLUMBIA FALLS. 
Quesnel, Oscar A. 

WASHOE. 

Beltzer, C. E., M. D. 



NEBRASKA. 

FT. CALHOUN. 
Smith, Edw. E. 



GERING. 
Irvine, S. L. 

GRAND ISLAND. 
King, W. R. 

OMAHA. 
Hoyt, R. C. 
Omaha Branch No. 23. 
Parmelee, F. S. 
Stark, Ora E. 
Welch, J. W. 
Wherry, Dr. W. P. 
Whipple, H. A. 

NORFOLK. 

Ahlmann, W. C. 



NEVADA. 

CARSON CITY. 
Lee, Dr. S. L. 
Walker, Edgar H. 

RENO. 

O'Sullivan, John B. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

EXETER. 

Anderson, H. W. 

FABYANS. 
Brophy, T. S. 

MANCHESTER. 
Wheat, Dr. A. F. 

MOUNTAINVIEW. 
Hodsdon, E. W. 

PORTSMOUTH. 

Smith, Mrs. Wallace D. 

ROCHESTER. 
Hubbard, John M. 

NEW JERSEY. 

ALLENHURST. 
Hollowbush, F. A. 



BLOOMFIELD. 
Davis, Dr. F. W. 

BUTLER. 

Lamscha, Richard H. 

CAMDEN. 

Pierce, Wm. S. F. 

CARLSTADT. 

Sickenberger, Dr. E. F. 

CRANFORD. 
Mason, L. B. 

EAST ORANGE. 
Alford, J. W. 
Dates, Geo. J., Jr. 
DeCou, B. M. 
Greening, E. H. 
Wallace, F. E. 
Wilson, J. R, 

EDGEWATER. 
Warver, A. L. D. 

ELIZABETH. 
Ellis, Chas. H. 
Taylor, Chas. O. 

ENGLEWOOD, 
Bogert, Willet P. 

FLEMINGTON. 
Deats, H. E. 

HACKETTSTOWN. 
Allen, Miss G. 
Mason, H. W. 

HAWTHORNE. 
Obert, John. 

JERSEY CITY. 
McNeil, A. M. 
Scholl, E. J. 

MAPLEWOOD. 

Sohwarzwaelder, Wm. 

METUCHEN. 
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MONTCLAIR. 
Owen, A. E. 

NEWARK. 
Breder, Chas. M. 
Mayer, Wm. F. 
Muchmore, W. S. 
Scheid, Paul. 

NEW BRUNSWICK. 
Coning, F. W. 

ORANGE. 

Buckingham, C. H, 

PASSAIC. 

Branch No. 43 
Hollers, V. D. 
Holliday, C. W. 
Landvatter, A. E. 
MacBride, Van Dyk. 

PATERSON. 

Garbacclo, Leonard. 
Klnkhead, W. L. 

PLAINFIELD. 

Ackerman, Ernest R. 

RED BANK. 
Cooper, Jno. P. 

RUTHERFORD. 
Mozian, V. 
Sampson, J. W. 
Stedman, P. A. 

SAYREVILLE. 

Townley, Fredk. M. 

SOUTH ORANGE. 
Baumann, Carl. 
Colt, J. T. 

TRENTON. 
Clark, A. G. 
Gaskill, N. B. 
Sterling, E. B. 

UPPER MONTCLAIR. 
Leach, C. R. 

WEST ORANGE. 
Raymond, P. A. 



NEW MEXICO. 

ALBUQUERQUE. 
Lazos, Louis. 

ROSWELL. 

Hagerman, Herbert J. 
Pifer, Edw. P. 



NEW YORK. 

ALBANY. 

Bridge, Chas. F. 
Fenster, M. J. 

AUBURN. 

Noble, H. D., Jr. 

BINGHAMTON. 
Curran, D. L. 
Phelps, Z. Bennett. 
Stebbins, C. E. 

BROOKLYN. 
Bier, Max F. 
Chase, Carroll, M. D. 
Chittenden, J. B. 
Coleman, Wm. J. 
Cuinet, L. A. 
Davidson, Alvah. 
Deas, A. W. 
Henriot, J. M. 
Lycett, Wm. 
Moffat, P. D. 
Needham, Henry C. 
Nielsen, Alfred. 
Schmidt, Frank. 
Scudder, A. H. 
Shaw, Guthrie. 
Shove, E. L. 
Smith, Fred M. 
Tebbe, Aug. 
Tittmann, A. O. 
Tomes, Arthur L. 
Wilson, H. H. 

BUFFALO. 
Barr, Hugh C. 
Branch No. 37. 
Fames, Milo D. 
Elster, E .E. 
Fisher, Dr. R. C. 
Flierl, H. C. 



Francis, G. W. 
Fuhrmann, F. C. • 
Graham, Geo. B. 
Grotjan, F. S. 
Gundlach, T. J. 
Koepf, F. L. 
Park, Julian. 
Walker, H. Layton. 
Wright, Parke. 

CHARLOTTE. 
Bagley, B. D. 

CONEWANGO VALLEY. 

Fenton, W. T. 
DANSVILLE. 

Paalzow, John. 

DUNKIRK. 
Graff. Edw. A. 

FLORIDA. 

De Kay, Clarence P. 

FLUSHING. 
Butler, Ellis P. 

GOSHEN. 
Jonas, Henry, 

HAMBURG. 

Schaefer, John W. 

HAMILTON. 
McGregory, J. F. 

HUDSON. 

Neefus, Wendover. 

JAMESTOWN. 
Samuel, I. R. 
Winnberg, John. 

LA SALLE. 
Pedder, W. H. 

LOCKPORT. 

Buckminster, Irving H. 

LONG ISLAND CITY. 
Steinway, Theo. E. 



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MARATHON. 
Mack, H. E. 

MOHAWK. 

Davis, Frank E. 

MOUNT VERNON. 
Haas, Simon 

NEW YORK CITY. 
Adenaw, J. 
Allen, Paul. 
Appleyard, Frank. 
Aubry, Jules F. A. 
Barrett, A. J. 
Bartels, J. Murray. 
Berthold, V. M. 
Bostwick, W. A. 
Branch No. 44 
Brooks, M. O. 
Bruner, P. P. 
Caiman, H. L. 
Carpenter, A. E. 
Casper, M. 
Chambers, P. L. 
Chapman, Dr. Sophia. 
Charlat, L. W. 
Chitraro, H. 
Clark, Hugh M. 
Conrad, H. V. 
Cowdrey, A. E. 
Currie, S. G. 
Dietrich, C. G. 
Doane, Percy G. 
Dole, W. Herbert. 
Falisse, F. F. 
Fanning, Geo. W., 2nd 
Fowler, Oscar W. 
Frechie, S. M. 
Galbraith, J. A. 
Grant, Mrs. E. R. 
Gregory, Chas. J. 
Gregory, W. F. 
Haas, Emil de 
Harbeck, Chas. T. 
Hatfield, A., Jr. 
Hatfield, Chas. E. 
Herbert, Chas. G. 
Hileman, Lieut. J. L. 
Homan, Wm. 
Homburger, Dr. L. M. 
Ireland, Gordan. 



Ince, Bertram W. 
Joyce, Morton D. 
Kaufman, A, C. 
Klemann, Jno. A. 
Klemann, J. J., Jr. 
Koebig, P. W. 
Laceby, Arthur. 
Laporte, Geo. L. 
Larter, H. C. 
Lawrence, A. E. 
Lehman, Chas. 
Lehman, R. S. 
Lester, Philip. 
Lewy, Harry M. 
Lighthipe, Wm. I. 
Luff, John N. 
McKim, Robt, A. 
Mack, Alfred W. 
M'Coy, W. R. 
Meyer, H. H. 
Michael, Leonard. 
Miller, Jno. R. 
Morgenthau, J. C. 
Morgenthau, M. 
Mouhib, J. M. 
Ohlman, M. 
Page, Parker W. 
Paulin, L. R. E. 
Perkins, G. H. 
Perrin, Albert. 
Perry, Dr. J. C. 
Reinschild, Carl. 
Rich, Jos. S. 
Richards, C. F. 
Ritchie, J. A. 
Robinson, H. E. 
Ruckgaber, Albert. 
Rufe, W. Bryon. 
Schernikow, Ernest. 
Schlessinger, Baldwin. 
Scott, J. W. 
Scott, Walter. 
Simmons, Saml. R., Jr. 
Souls, W. H. 
Spiegelberg, F. 
Sprague, Wm. B. 
Stern, Edw. 
Storry, Frank S. 
Trautmann, David. 
Tuttle, Geo. R. 
Voltz, Henry 
Watson, H. D. 
Weeks, Geo. DeW. 



Weltman, I. 
Willis, Frederick. 
Witherby, J. B. 
Wolfrum, Bruno. 

NIAGARA FALLS. 
Burns, Harry C- 
Haskell, F. W. 

NORWICH. 
Stanton, F. J. 

CLEAN. 
Gibbs, F. P. 

OSWEGO. 

Fox, Herbert H. A. 
Smith, Harry A. 

OZONE PARK, L. I. 
Hollender, Fred. 

PELHAM. 
White, Wm. Wallace. 

PERRY. 

Kershaw, Edw. R. 

PLATTSBURGH BAR'KS. 
Bandholtz, Gen. H. H. 

RICHMOND HILL. 
Wagner, A. J. 

ROCHESTER. 
Allen, F. C. 
Ailing, Harold L. 
Gleason, G. G. 
Handler, Dr. Sigmund. 
Mann, Theo. C. 
Merritt, Fred. E. 
Parrish, H. Fred. 
Rochester Branch No. 41 
Williams, W. N. 

ROCKVILLE CENTRE. 
Koehler, Carl. 

ROME. 

Scripture, W. E., Jr. 

SCHENECTADY. 
Bacon, Theo. S. 
Curtiss, Wooster B. 
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SARANAC LAKE. 
Smith, H. L. 

SYRACUSE. 
Cady, Wm. G. 
Howe, Jno. B. 
La Vaute, N. H. 
Morse, W. L. 
Stoffel, Aug. 
Weiland, Geo. P. 

UTICA. 

Doolittle, J. J. 
Hibbard, Chas. S. 
Ralph, G. Fred. 
Smith, Walter A. ' 

WARNERVILLE. 
Hoose, M. W. 

WATERTOWN. 
Long, John M. 

WHITE PLAINS. 
Banfield, Elwood. 

WOODHAVEN. 
Benito, A. P. de. 

WOODSIDE. 

Terrett, H. N. 

YONKERS. 
Beebe, L. A. 
Berolzheimer, D. D. 
Guenther, C. M. 
Hamilton, G. S. 
Petsche, B. W. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 

ASHVILLE. 

Hall, Rev. C. M. 

SOUTH CREEK. 
Tuthill, Luther B. 



NORTH DAKOTA. 

CARRINGTON. 
Stillman, G. H. 



DAZEY. 

Krueger, Fred. 

HOPE. 

Haviland, K. W. 

NEW ENGLAND. 
Stangebye, Dr. T. L. 



OHIO. 

AKRON. 

Townsend, Chas. A. 

CANTON. 

Kimbark, G. C. 
Knight, C. H. 
Saxton, W. G. 
Stevens, E. W. 
Warden, Jos. 

CASTALIA. 

Coughenour, L. M. 

CHILLICOTHE. 
Schachne, S. 

CINCINNATI. 
Ashbrook, S. B. 
Davis, Chas. K. 
Fischer, E. L. 
Lange, Chas. 
Perine, Fred A. 
Scudder, Dr. John K. 
Shircliffe, A. 
Worrilow, Capt. U. G. 

CLEVELAND. 
Barnum, W. H. 
Beatty, R. H. 
Branch No. 30. 
Brodie, W. J. 
Corner, K. R. 
Crowell, H. C. 
Crowell, R. H. 
Eisele, Herman. 
Foote, W. H. 
Gueder, Geo. W. 
Goldsmith, A. N. 
Good, Alvin. 
Hammond, G. F. 
Hanford, L. A. 



Hart, Edw. G. 
Hayden, E. W. 
Hitchcock, A, H. 
Hovey, R. F. 
Howe, Edward L. 
Jenkins, Chas. A. 
Kendle, C. E. 
Larsen, H. J. 
Lehmann, Carl W. 
Lehr, John 
Lent, Edgar P. 
Lloyd, M. J. 
Lutzeier, J. E. 
MacLaren, W. W. 
Miller, B. C. 
Moses, Otto F. 
Oettinger, J. A. 
Preston, W. D. 
Roby, Luther L. 
Runge, E. T. 
Rust. John F. 
Tubman, Dr. T. H. 
Weigel, A. W. 
Whittaker, W. G. 
Worthington, Geo. H. 

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS. 
Chamberlin, W. A. 

COLUMBUS. 

Columbus Collectors' 
Club Brn'sh No. 21. 
Elden, Wallace S. 
Jaros, Ernest S. 
Linn, Geo. W. 
Maetzel, Henry. 
Sachs, C. W. 
Schenck, O. A. 
Zuber, John. 

COVINGTON. 
Cramer, J. L. 

DAYTON. 
Harbinson, W. F. 

EAST CLEVELAND. 
Porter, Chas. 

EAST LIVERPOOL. 
Phillips, W. H. 



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FOSTORIA. 
Feasel, Alvin. 
Runyon, E. F. 
Wagner, Robt. J. 

GRAND RAPIDS. 
Bell, Geo. A. 

KENMORE. 
Shultz, W. S. 

LAKEWOOD. 

Mader, C. W. 

MANTUA. 
Spray, R. W. 

MARION. 

Bondley, E. R. 
Schaffner, W. H. 
Windhurst, Wm. G. 

MEDINA. 

Boyden, Arthur L. 
Brainard, S. H. 

MT. VERNON. 
Hall.'R. D. 

NEWARK. 

Fleek, Henry S. 

NORWOOD. 
Flerlage, L. J. 

PERRY. 

Webb, Clarence V. 

ROCKY RIVER. 
Bartels, F. C. 

SANDUSKY. 
Krupp, Ira C. 

SPRINGFIELD. 
Hill, Rev. J. C. 
Kasemeier, E. L. 

TOLEDO. 

Fernald, A. R. 
Higgins, Geo. E. 
Kranz, P. J. 
Rood, P. E. 
Stewart, Albert C. 



WASHINGTON C. H. 
Kennedy, Frank M. 

YOUNGSTOWN. 
Kieling, Robt. O. 

ZANESVILLE. 
Miller, Glenn R. 

OKLAHOMA. 

OKMULGEE. 
Walter, Rev. L. C. 



OREGON. 

ASTORIA. 
Fossett, Mary. 

BANDON. 

Greenough, F. L. 

CARLTON. 

Smith, Clyde W. 

FOREST GROVE. 
Bates, H. L. 

NORTH BEND. 
Armstrong, Herbert. 

PORTLAND. 
Averill, D. M. 
Caswell, Edwin. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 

ALLENTOWN. 
Reber, Chas. A. 
Wilson, J. M. 

ATHENS. 

Johnson, E. S. 

BEATTY. 

Kaib, Daniel J. 

BELLEFONTE. 
Bush, Geo. T. 

BETHLEHEM. 
Parker, E. T. 
Wilbur, Harry. 



BIRDSBORO. 

Hetrich, Dr. George. 

BRADFORD. 
Alkire, H. M. 

BRYN MAWR. 
King, H. D. 

CHESTER. 

Champagne, T. J. 

COLLINGDALE. 
Leonharot, F. C. S. 

DREXEL HILL. 
Hughes, J. E. 

EASTON. 

Cook, Elizabeth. 
Reeder, Frank, Jr. 
Semple, Wm. O. 

ELLSWORTH. 
Kocher, Frank 

ERIE. 

Hoffstetter, J. C. 
Plummer, E. L. 

FORTY FORT. 
Ricketts, W. R. 

GALETON. 
Weber, Robt. 

GLEN CAMPBELL. 
Miller, J. H. 

GLENSIDE. 
Beans, Geo. H. 

GREAT BEND. 
Cass, L. V. 

GREBNSBURG. 
Turney, M. R., Jr. 

HANOVER. 
Renoll, J. Emory. 

JACKSONWALD. 
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JENKINTOWN. 
Gibson, H. C. 

KANE. 

St. Pierre, J. M. 

LANCASTER. 

Geisenberger, L. R. 

LEBANON. 

Krause, Maxwell. 

LLANERCH. 
Kirk, D. L. 

McKEESPORT. 
Miller, J. C. 

MEADVILLE. 
Stenger, J. E. 

MILLERSVILLE. 
Stoecker, Louis G. C. 

MILTON. 
Fonda, H. L. 
Godcharles, F. A. 

NEW CASTLE. 
Wheeler, Francis. 

NEW OXFORD. 
Emmert, W. H. 
Hummer, G. S. 

NORRISTOWN. 
Beamish, Chas. 
Smith, Rush. B. 

OVERBROOK. 
Bent, Stedman. 

PHILADELPHIA. 
Branch No. 18. 
Peigel, Jos. B. 
Fisher, Chas. E. 
Fleisher, E. A. 
Gittelson, Dr. S. J. 
Green, Edgar L. 
Guenther, C. J. 
Hahman, Fredk. 
Hand, Forrest P. 



Harris, Mark H. 
Henkels, A. F. 
Hughes, C. A. 
Justi, Henry M. 
Klein, Eugene. 
Klein, Joseph. 
Kleinman, H. J