JIM MEHRER'S POSTAL HISTORY
REFERENCE LITERATURE:

Miscellaneous Topics

Below is a list of miscellaneous reference literature that we currently have available.



Most of these books are regular stock items, but some are available in limited quantities. As an example, the total printing of my Illinois Post Offices book was 418 copies. More than two-thirds of those have been sold since it was published in February, 1996, and I do not plan to reprint it. Such limited-edition titles are often difficult to obtain once the original printing is sold out.

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REFERENCE LITERATURE:
Miscellaneous Topics


The Before and After Trade Card. (Ben Crane/1995): Important reference covering the 3 types and 9 styles of Before/After and With/Without cards. Over 230 b/w illustrations. Metamorphic and hold-to-light trade cards shown both before and after. Includes separate Price Guide (1996) with the author's estimated values for all types illustrated in the book. (136 pages; softbound.) #741107. $19.00.
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Mutoscope Girlie Cards: A Price Guide and Check List. (John S. Adams/2007): This guide lists the cards in alphabetical order, and includes the artist, series, rarity, and an estimated value range for NM-M cards. Thumbnail size color images of the cards are included, as well as color images of the vending machines used in their original marketing. There are two additional sorted lists (without pictures) by artists and series. The Artists: Vaughn Alden Bass, Rolf Armstrong, F.Earl Christy, William Haskell Coffin, Howard Connolly, Edward D'Ancona, DelMasters, Billy DeVorss, Gil Elvgren, Art Frahm, Mabel Rollins Harris, Henry Hintermeister, Earl Steffa Moran, Zoe Mozert, K.O. Knute Munson, and Ruskin "Russ" Williams. A must for the pin-up collector. (42 pages; spiral bound.) #780201. $30.00.
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O & CB: Streetcars of Omaha and Council Bluffs. (Richard Orr/1996): From 1869 to 1955, street railways moved people in these these two Missouri River cities. Now in one volume is the story of horse-drawn streetcars from 1869 to 1895, the short life of cable cars from 1887 to 1895, and the rise of electric streetcars starting in 1888 to the final running in 1955. 300,000 words; 387 photographs (16 in full-color); 17 maps. (348 pages; hardbound.) #970395. $64.00.
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The Identifier for Carriers, Locals, Fakes, Forgeries and Bogus Posts of the United States: Volume I. (Lyons/1998): A guide to distinguishing the forgeries from the genuine stamps, concentrating on pre-1900 Scott listed and unlisted adhesive Local Posts. Listings are alphabetical. VolumeI covers the letter "A" through "Empire Dispatch," with 129 posts represented. 934 pictures; 428 sketches; 8 pages of color photos. (496 pages; hardbound.) #980603. $88.00.
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The Identifier for Carriers, Locals, Fakes, Forgeries and Bogus Posts of the United States: Volume II. (Lyons/1998): Volume II of the alphabetically arranged three-volume set. Includes "Essex Letter Express" through "Putnam's Penny Post." 1,041 pictures; 631 sketches; 8 pages of color photos. (490 pages; hardbound.) #980604. $88.00.



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