JIM MEHRER'S POSTAL HISTORY
REFERENCE LITERATURE

This site offers dozens of useful Postal History reference books.

The titles that we currently have available are divided into the sections shown below. With these references, collectors and dealers can identify and evaluate thousands of different postmarks.

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States & Territories Postal History Reference Literature

Reference Literature on CD-ROM

Canadian Postal History Reference Literature

Railway Postal History Reference Literature

Military Postal History Reference Literature

Machine Cancel Reference Literature

Christmas Seal Reference Literature

Various Specialty Topics Reference Literature



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.

PUBLISHERS: If you have any reference literature that you would like to make available through this page, please email mehrer@postal-history.com , call or write to discuss terms.

DEALERS: If you would like to stock any of the literature that we publish (those showing Jim Mehrer as the author), we give generous wholesale discounts at low quantities.
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