Handbooks & Monographs

Basketball Handbook coverThe Handbook of Basketball Philately (by George Killian) lists all stamps associated with basketball in alphabetical order and then chronological order by issue date. The souvenir sheets are listed in a separate section. Each entry provides date of issue, event commemorated, perforation, color, quantity printed and description. Postal stationery, meters and postmarks also are listed in alphabetical order. 358 pp.; 8½ x 11 inches; loose-leaf silk-screened vinyl ring binder. SPI members: $26.50; Non-members: $35.00. Postage extra for non-U.S. destinations.

Tennis Handbook coverThe Handbook of Tennis Philately (by L.M. Yerkes) lists stamps associated with tennis in chronological order by issue date starting with the 1934 Philippines issue commemorating the 10th Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. Each ent ry provides date of issue, event commemorated, perforation, watermark, printer, designer, denomination, color, and description. Postal stationery is described alphabetically by country of issue. 212 pages; 8½ x 11 inches; soft cover; spiral bound. SPI members: $18.00; Non-members: $25.00. Postage extra for non-U.S. destinations.

1932 Olympic Handbook coverPostal History and Vignettes of the 1932 Olympic Games (by Sherwin Podolsky) is an in-depth study of the 1932 Olympic Games, both Lake Placid Winter and Los Angeles Summer Games. The valuation system bases the value of a cover on the sum of the values of the stamps, cachet and postmarks thereon. Over 400 items are illustrated including cachets, postmarks, combination covers, picture postcards, naval covers, cover stuffers and vignettes. While classification of postmarks, cachets and vignettes with valuations is emphasized, one chapter presents naval Olympic covers including cachets and postmarks but without valuations. Also included are a detailed table of contents and bibliography. Other items are Organizing Committee covers, Opening Day covers, philatelic exhibitions, labels, locals, and Last Day covers. 196 pp; 5½ x 8½ inches; loose-leaf three-ring gold stamped vinyl binder. SPI members: $10.00; Non-members: $15.00. Postage extra for non-U.S. destinations.

Journal of Sports Philately Index: 1953-1991 (compiled by Margaret Jones) provides a detailed listing of the contents of JSP, Sport Cast and SportStamps organized by subjects, authors, and columns. 213 pp; 8½ x 11 inches; loose leaf; punched for 3-ring binder. SPI members: $20.00; Non-members: $25.00. Postage extra for non-U.S. destinations.

1936 Olympic Monograph cover[Monograph] 1936 Olympic Value (Insured) Mail Covers: Garmish-Partenkirchen, Berlin & Kiel (by Laurentz Jonker) explores in detail the red insured mail labels used on 1936 Olympic mail. 16 pp; 5½ x 8½ inches; paper covers in black & white with color centerfold. $6 postpaid worldwide.


1928 Olympic Monograph cover[Monograph] Registered Mail of the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games (by Laurentz Jonker) examines the creation and use of registered mail labels on pre-Olympic and Olympic mail from Amsterdam post offices. 20 pp; 5½ x 8½ inches; paper covers in full color. $7 postpaid worldwide.



Huygens Monograph Cover[Monograph] Postal Stationery of the 1928 Olympic Games: the Semi-Official Postal Cards of Huygens Bookshop (by Laurentz Jonker) discusses the origin of the cards, organizes them into three distinct types, and illustrates all 28 varieties (along with some of the proof models). A magnificent series of 8 cards sent via registered mail to Java in the Dutch East Indies complete with Olympic stamps and Olympic Stadion cancels is the highlight of the study. 20 pp; 5½ x 8½ inches; paper covers in full color. $7 postpaid worldwide. For more information, click here.

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