Philatelic Library

The Victoria Stamp Club has an extensive library of philatelic books which may be borrowed by club members. The following list shows the contents of the library. If you wish to make arrangements to borrow something, send an email to library@vicstamps.com .

1. Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia, 3rd Ed., A.A. Rosenblum (1928)
2. Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia, 4th Ed., A.A. Rosenblum (1936)
3. Commonwealth Specialists Catalogue, 5th Ed., (1938)
4. Australian Commonwealth Postage Stamps, (1948)
5. Standard British North America Catalogue, Jarrett, (1929)
6. Standard Canadian Plate Block Catalogue, 1st Ed.
7. Lowe's Standard Catalogue of the Stamps of British North America (1925)
33. Greece, Part 2, Translations from Kohl's Handbook, (1943)
34. Catalogue des Timbres d'Egypt, (1937)
35. Stamps & Postmarks of Uruguay, (1909)
36. Brazil Bull's Eye, Centennial Issue, 1843 to 1943, (1943)
37. Hawaiian Stamp List, (1937)
38. Sir Rowland Hill, The Story of a Great Reformer, Eleanor C. Smyrh, (daughter)
39. A Guide to Philatelic Literature, (1939)
40. A Glossary of Philatelic Terms, (1912)
41. Standard Philatelic Dictionary, (1935)
42. Commemorative Stamps of the World, (1934)
43. Han-nee's Stamp Hints, Volume 1, Number 1, H. R. Harmer, (1941)
44. Handbook Number 4 of the National Federation of Stamp Clubs Inc., (1940)
45. Blue Book of Philately, (1938)
46. Postmarked Alaska, Joseph A. Cavagnol, (1957)
47. A History of Canadian Railway Post Offices, 1853 to 1967, (1967)
48. Stamp Specialist, (yellow book), (1942)
49. Post Offices of British Columbia, 1858 to 1970, Melvin, (1973)
49A. Post Offices of British Columbia, 1858 to 1970, Melvin, (1973)(copy 2)
50. Stamp Specialist, Volume 1, Part 2, (1940)
51. Special Events Postmarks of the United Kingdom, (1963)
52. Slogan Postmarks of the United Kingdom, (1965)
52A. 1st Supplement to Slogan Postmarks of the United Kingdom
52B. 2nd Supplement to Slogan Postmarks of the United Kingdom
53. An Introduction to Canadian Machine Cancellations, Barlow, (1960)
54. Early Indian Cancellations, (1948)
55. History of Rural Mail in Canada, Wilcox, (1975)
56. Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Volume 5, North America, Robson Lowe, (1973)
57. Edward V11 Issue of Canada, George C. Marler, (1975)
58. A Study of the Liquor Bottle Seals of Canada, Lee W. Brandom, (1980)
59. Maltese Cross Cancellations, Alcock & Holland, (1959)
60. Canadian Ocean Mail Clerk, 1860 to 1887, (1978)
61. Colonial Postal Systems & Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island & British Columbia, Deaville, (1928), "Original Annotated"
61A. Colonial Postal Systems & Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island & British Columbia, Deaville, (1928), "Quartermain Reprint"
62. Canada Post Offices, 1755 to 1895, Frank W. Campbell, (1972)
63. Shanghai Postal System, The Stamps & Postal History, (1981)
63A. Shanghai Postal System, The Stamps & Postal History, (1981) (copy 2)
64. Canada Postal Act & Post Offices, 1878, & The Canada Split Ring Proofs
67. Rhodesia Stamp Catalogue, (1978)
68. Canadian Philately, Bibliography & Index, 1864 to 1973, (1979)
69. 1967/73 Definitive Issue, 1st Ed.
70. 1967/73 Definitive Issue, 2nd Ed.
71. Postal History of Great Britain & Ireland, R.M. Willcocks, (1972)
72. British Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Robson Lowe, (1968)
73. Stamps of Great Britain, Part 11, (1937)
74. Great Britain Specialized, Volume 1, Queen Victoria, 4th Ed., (1973)
75. Great Britain Specialized, Volume 2, King Edward VII to King George VI, 2nd Ed., (1970)
75A. Great Britain Specialized, Volume 3, Queen Elizabeth 11, Pre Decimal Issues, 3rd Ed., (1976)
75B. Great Britain Specialized, Volume 4, Queen Elizabeth 11, Decimal Issues, 4th Ed., (1985)
76. Suisse Classique, ce que le catalogue ne dit pas, (1968)
77. Report of the Postmaster General, 1939, (1939)
78. Canada Official Postal Guide, 1947, Part 11, List of lost Offices in Canada
79. Canadian Stamps, Patrick Hamilton, (1939)
80. Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving James 11. Baxter
81. British Columbia Post Offices, Bill Topping (1983)
82. Perkins Bacon Records, Volume 1, Percy De Wonns, (1953)
82A. Perkins Bacon Records, Volume 2, Percy De Worms, (1953)
83. Canadian Stamp Handbooks
83A. Distribution List, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
83B. Distribution List, Quebec
83C. Distribution List, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
83D. Distribution List, Ontario
83E. Distribution List, Newfoundland
83F. Distribution List 6 Alberta, British Columbia & Yukon
84. Canadian Patriotic Post Card Handbook
84A. American Philatelic Congress, 1938
84B. American Philatelic Congress, 1950
84C. American Philatelic Congress, 1956
84D. American Philatelic Congress, 1958
84E. American Philatelic Congress, 1964
84F. American Philatelic Congress, 1965
84G. American Philatelic Congress, 1966
84H. American Philatelic Congress, 1967
84I. American Philatelic Congress, 1968
84J. American Philatelic Congress, 1969
84K. American Philatelic Congress, 1970
84L. American Philatelic Congress, 1971
84M. American Philatelic Congress, 1972
84N. American Philatelic Congress, 1973
84N: American Philatelic Congress, 1973
840. American Philatelic Congress, 1974
85. Linns Stamp Identifier
86. Large Dragons
87. Stamps of Great Britain, 1911 to 1921
88. Stamp Collecting, Stanley Phillips
89. Great Britain First Day Catalogue, 1924 to 1970
90. Philatelic History of Hong Kong, Number 1, The Adhesives
91. Souvenir ZEAPEX Catalogue, (1980)
92. Large Queen Stamps of Canada and Their Use, 1868 to 1872
93. Booklet Catalogue Canada, (1980)
94. Canada Cover Catalogue, 7th Ed.
95. Definitive Stamps of the Reign of King George VI, Australian Post Office
96. Canada & Newfoundland Postal Stationary Catalogue, Webb, (1974)
97. Altdeutschland Spezial Katalog and Handbuch, (1975)
98. Philatelic Fables, Bill Hornadge, (1980)
99. Royal Wedding Stamp Catalogue & Checklist, Stanley Gibbons, (1982)
100. Canada, The 1967 to 1973 Definitive Issue, 2nd Ed.
101. Gerald E. Wellburn Collection, F. Eaton Auction, 06 October 1988
102. Postage Stamps & Postal History of Colonial Vancouver Island & British Columbia, The Gerald Wellburn Collection
103. Admiral Stamps of 1911 to 1925
104. Whatcom County, Post Offices & Postmasters, 1857 to 1985, (1986)
105. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue, Part 1, 1994
105A. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue, Part 2, 1994
106. Eastern Arctic Mail Service, J. R. Thompson
106A. Eastern Arctic Mail Service Book
107. Spain, Handbook on Issues from 1850 to 1889
108. Plants on Stamps, ATA Handbook Number 94, (1979)
109. Postage Stamps of Ireland, 1922 to 1982
110. Canadian Map Stamp of 1898, a Plating Study, W. L. Bradley, (1989)
111. Canada Tagged Stamps Handbook
112. Centennial Definitives of Canada, 4th printing, (1978)
113. Standard Catalogue of Canadian Booklet Stamps, (1988)
114. Canada, The 1967 to 1973 Definitive Issue
115. Standard Canadian Revenue Catalogue, K. W. Burke, (1945)
116. Care & Preservation of Philatelic Materials, (1989)
117. Small Queens of Canada, John Hillson, 2nd Ed., (1989)
118. Canadian Military Posts, Volume 1, Bailey & Toop
119. Notes on the Postage Stamps of China, 1878 to 1905
120. Mas Illustrated Catalogue of the Stamps of China, (1947)
121. Two Price-lists of Indian States Stamps Circa 1925
122. Prussia, Auction-Catalogue, (March 1991)
123. Air Mail, An Illustrated History, 1793 to 1981
124. Territorial Assiniboia & Saskatchewan: The Westhaver- Thompson Collection (see 236)
125. Postage Stamps & Postal History of Canada, Volume 1 & 2, W. S. Boggs
126. Handbook & Catalogue of Canadian Transportation Postmarks, T. P. G. Shaw, (1963)
127. Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations, L.M. Ludlow, (1982)
128. Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1869 to 1969
129. Newfoundland Post Office Mail Sorting Office, North Sydney Nova Scotia, 1906 to 1949
130. De la Rue Journal, Stamp Centenary Number
131. Catalogue of British Local Stamps
132. Life and Adventures of a Philatelist, Alvin Good, (1945)
133. Collection of Postal History Pamphlets
134. Great Britain, Sale Catalogue of Gerald Wellburn Collection
135. Fundamentals of Philately, L. N. Williams
136. Mostly Dots, Some Cover Variations of Canadian Postal Booklets
137. Postage Stamp, L.N. & M. Williams, (1956)
138. Stamp Collecting, A Guide for Beginners, A.B. Creeke, (1918)
139. Stamp Collecting, R. Curle, (1949)
140. Dictionary of Stamps in Colour, J.A. Mackay, (1973)
141. Bale Catalogue of Israel Postage Stamps, (1990)
142. Bartholomew Postal History map of Britain
143. Great Britain, The Story of Great Britain and Her Stamps, (1967)
144. Royal Wedding & Stamps, (1981)
145. R.M. Phillips Collection of 19th Century British Postage Stamps, F.M. Arman, (1966)
146. Collect British Stamps, Stanley Gibbons, (1990)
147. Collect Channel Islands & Isle of Man Stamps, Stanley Gibbons, (1989)
148. Stoneham Catalogue of British Stamps, (1985)
149. Commonwealth Catalogue of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth 11 (1953)
150. Commonwealth Catalogue of Queen Elizabeth Stamps, (1954)
151. Philatelic Exhibiting, (1978)
152. Stamp Varieties Explained, (1978)
153. How to Arrange & Write-up a Stamp Collection, (1978)
154. Forming a Specialized Stamp Collection, (1978)
155. National Postal Museum of Canada
156. 1967/78 Postage Due Issue of Canada, A Chung, (1980)
157. Paper Varieties to the 1973/76 Low Value Definitives of Canada, A. Chung, (1979)
158. Standard Catalogue of Canada Revenues & Semi Official Airmails, (1978)
159. R. Lowe Encyclopedia of the British Empire, Volume 2, Africa, (1949)
160. R. Lowe Encyclopedia of the British Empire, Volume 3, Asia, (1951)
161. R. Lowe Encyclopedia of the British Empire, Volume 4, Australasia, (1962)
162. Australasian Stamp Catalogue, 25th Ed., (1992)
163. Caricatures and Landscapes Definitives of Canada, D. Gronbeck-Jones, (1979)
164. 1977/78 Definitives of Canada, A Listing of Paper Varieties, A. Chung, (1978)
165. Official Catalogue of Canada Precancels, H.G. Walburn, (1976)
166. Philatelic Pathways and Heritage of the Nations, K. Bileski
167. American Issue of the U. S. Postage Stamp, 1842 to 1869, (1984)
168. List of Three Dimensional (Stereo) Stamps, (1994)
169. Auction Catalogues of Baden, Prussia, Danzig & German Colonies
170. Slogan Postmarks of Canada, C. Coutts, (1996)
171. Concordance & ID Tips, Stamps of Great Britain, (1984)
172. King George VI Stamp Catalogue, (1968)
173. Wrigley Checklist, (1970)
174. Collect First Day Covers, (1984)
175. Skandinavien Frimaerkekatalog, (1985)
176. Post-og Telegraf Handboger, (1982)
177. Hubbard - The Forgotten Boeing Aviator, Jim Brown, (1996)
178. Mayne Island Post Office
179. Dr. Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada, Gray Scrimgeour,(1997)
180. Paquebot Marks of Norway, Denmark, Iceland & Sweden, (1977)
181. In Search of Truth, The Mutiny on the Bounty, Robert Bowley, (1995)
182. John Boyd and Cottonwood B.C., Gray Scrimgeour, (1997)
183. Allan Steinhart - Postal Historian, Handleman & Scrimgeour, (1997)
184. South African Stamp Colour Catalogue, (1982)
185. Rhodesia Stamp Catalogue, (1975)
186. Scott Volume IA, (1996)
186a. Scott Volume 113, (1996)
186b. Scott Volume 2, (1996)
186c. Scott Volume 3, (1996)
186d. Scott Volume 4, (1996)
186e. Scott Volume 5, (1996)
187. Commonwealth B. K. Five Reigns Stamp Catalogue, (1971)
188. Canada, Varieties of the Queen Elizabeth Era, Kenneth W. Pugh, (1972)
189. Post Office Progress, Canada, (approximately 1925)
190. Philatelic Literature Review, Volume 45, Number 3
191. MALPEX 97, Malaysian National Philatelic Exhibition
192. De Danske STJERNESTEMPLER, 1973/74
193. De Danske NUMMERSTEMPLER, 1851 to 1884, (1975)
194. British Columbia Express Covers, 1858 to 1900, R. V. C. Carr, (1997)
195. AFA Special Katalog. (1976)
196. Danmark Frimaerkekatalog, 1986/87
197. British Central Africa, Fred J. Melville
198. 1997 United States Pocket Catalogue
199. Postage Stamps & Postal History of Hong Kong, (1991)
200. Ceres France, 1987
201. Michel Catalogue - Germany, 1975
202. Speciale Catalogus, 1987
203. Northerner, Volume 1 to 6
204. Northerner, Volume 7 to 12
205. Northerner, Volume 13 to 20
206. Gold Coast Colony
207. Darnell Millennium Stamps of Canada, (2000)
208. Initiation Aux Marques Postales Du Quebec
209. Broken Circle Postmarks of Canada
210. Stamps of Lundy Island
211. Canadian Stamp Varieties, 1973
212. Dinky Daymus Varieties
213. Canadian map Stamp of 1898, (1972)
214. Admiral Colour Identification, Hans Reiche
215. Varieties of the Queen Elizabeth Era, Part 1, Kenneth W. Pugh
216. Varieties of the Queen Elizabeth Era, Part 2, Kenneth W. Pugh
217. Caricatures and Landscapes Definitives of Canada, David Gronbeck-Jones
218. Canada Precancels, 1965. H. G. Walburn
219. Canada Precancels, 1983, H. G. Walburn
220. Canadian Precancelled Postal Stationery Handbook, George E.L. Manley
221. First Philatelist?, Kasimir Bileski, (1973)
222. Michel Catalogue Deutschland, 1988
223. Mafia - The Provisional Issues (an island south of Zanzibar)
224. Channel Islands Stamps and Postal History, Stanley Gibbons, (1979)
225. Musson Stamp Dictionary, Douglas & Mary Patrick (exhibit by Robert Traquair)
252. Catalogue of Money Order Office Number (MOON) Cancellations of B. C.1950-1973
253. Slogan Postmarks of Canada by Cecil C. Coutts (2000)
254. (Renumbered 266)
255. Victoria Revisited -- Victoria thru Postcards by Leo Beinder
256. Canadian Posted Letter Guide by Firby & Willson
257. Stamp Collecting for Dummies
258. Stampin' Around - Life of a Stamp Collector by Fred Jarrett
259. German/English Philatelic Dictionary by Germany Philatelic Society
260. Canadian Revenues, Volume 1 - Federal Bill and Law Stamps
261. Canadian Revenues, Volume 2 - Federal Inspection, Unemployment Insurance
262. Canadian Revenues, Volume 3 - Federal War, Excise, Customs, Consular Fee, Postal Currency and War Savings
263. Canadian Revenues, Volume 4 - The Prairie Provinces
264. Canadian Revenues, Volume 5 - The Atlantic Provinces
265. Canadian Revenues, Volume 6 - Ontario and Quebec
266. Canadian Revenues, Volume 7 - B.C. and Yukon, Stamps, Most Federal Franks, Seals and Labels
267. Intercontinental Airmails Vol. 1, Transatlantic and Pacific by Edward B. Proud
268. Seychelles, Postage Stamps & Postal History by H.V. Farmer
269. British Columbia & Vancouver Island - an Exhibit by John M. Wallace
270. Color in Philately by R.H. White
271. Cumulative Index to BNA Topics 1944-1997
272. Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1874 to 1954 an Exhibit by Gary W. Steele
273. The Dead Letter Office in Canada 1830 - 2002 Illustrated Postal History by Brian C. Plain
274. On Track - Railway Mail Service in Canada by Susan McLeod O'Reilly
275. The Half-Cent Small Queen Issue of 1882 - 1897 an exhibit by Herb McNaught
276. Intercontinental Airmails Vol. 2. Asia and Australasia
277. The Large Queen Stamps of Canada Second edition by Harry Duckworth
278. Stamp Perforations with Emphasis on Canadian Stamps by R. A. Johnson
279. Canadian Re-Entries 1852 - 1953, Exhibit by Harry Voss (BNAPS Exhibition Series)
280. Catalogue of Canadian Duplex Cancellations by Robert A. Lee
281. The Postal Markings of Shropshire by Brian Atkins
282. Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897 by George B. Arfken see also 117. Small Queens of Canada, John Hillson, 2nd Ed., (1989)
283. Canada's Postage Stamps of the Small Queen Era, 1870-1897 by John Hillson and J. Edward Nixon
284. Postal History of Prisoners of War. Vol 1 – Singapore & Malaya
285. Postal History of Prisoners of War. Vol 2 – Dutch East Indies
286. Intercontinental Airmails. Vol 3 – Africa
287. British Empire Civil Censorship Devices – WWII – Canada & Colonies
288. Postal History of the Canadian Contingents Anglo-Boer War
289. Handbook on U.S. Luminescent Stamps (Alfred Boerger)
290. How to Detect Damaged, Altered & Repaired Stamps (Paul Schmid)
291. Postal History of Prisoners of War. Vol 6 – Japan, Korea, Manchuria & Borneo
292. British Empire Civil Censorship Devices – WWII (Torrance & Morenweiscr)
293. Canadian Military Postal Markings. V1&2 (Bailey & Toop)
294. Gerald E. Wellburn. A B.C. Philatelist (Newroth)

VIPS Journals
Auction Catalogues: Kohler Sales. (1994-1995) for Baden, Preussen, Danzig and German Colonies (5 Volumes).
BNA Topics: Vol. l (1944) to Vol. 23 (1966) (incomplete)
Canadian Forces Philatelic Society Bulletin: Vol. 2 (1977) to- Vol. 7 (1981) XX No.4
Collectors Club; Philatelist: Vo1. XIII to Vol. XXII (various issues)
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