Precancel Catalogs

Here is my latest price list of precancel literature. Please note that I usually have most items listed here, but some of the tougher things may not be in stock (marked *). Email or write me for availability. Prices are for average copies: serviceable, possibly marked-up, sometimes ragged looking, bent, or folded. To the best of my knowledge they are complete unless so stated.

For more details about each publication, drop me a note, or checkout the PSS website at http://www.precancels.com

Postage/shipping is extra. I will mail media rate whenever possible. Mail orders require a $5.00 minimum order exclusive of postage/shipping.

Thanks,

Michael Hynes
Box 866
Folsom, CA 95763
USA

Note: Literature labeled with a * is not currently in stock. Drop me a note, and I will look keep a want list for you.

Bureau Literature

PSS Bureau Catalog – The standard catalog listing and pricing every Bureau precancel. A must for Bureau collectors. 1st Ed.,1979 $2.
2nd Ed., 1982 $3.
3rd Ed., 1990 $6.
4th Ed., 1997 $8.
5th Ed., 2005 $15.
Hoover/Noble Bureau Catalogs – These came out every year (or more) from 1926 to 1982. 1st – 4th Ed. $5. ea.
5th – 10th Ed. $3. ea.
11th – 15th Ed. $2. ea.
16th – 63rd Ed. $1. ea.
64th Ed., 1982 $2.
Bureau Specialist Guide – A much more specialized catalog listing varieties, errors, and oddities in Bureau precancels. 1st Ed., 1939 $4.
2nd Ed., 1965 $7.
3rd Ed., 1981 $50. *
Gunesch-Coda Bureau Catalog – An alternative to the Noble catalogs, these came out every year from 1956 to 1961. 1st – 7th Ed. $1. ea.
Noble Bureau Album – Pre-1938 $16.
Prexy & Defense $16.
Liberty & Later $16.
Set of 3 $40.
K&P Bureau Album – The current complete Bureau precancel album, in a more compact form than the Noble Bureau Album. $50. (postpaid US)

Specialty Catalogs

13c Apple Green Catalog – Lists all precancels found on Scott 513 Washington-Franklin issue. 1981 $4.
Washington Bicentennial Catalogs – Lists all precancels found on these issues. Hoover, 1933 $3. *
Hoover, 1935 $5.
PSS, 1989 $15. *
Black Harding Catalogs – Lists all precancels found on these issues. Hoover, 1925 $5. *
Rotnem, 1926 $5. *
PSS, 1983 $5.
Classic Precancel Catalog – Lists all types from 1894-1920 only. Jones, 1982 $8.
PSS Catalog of Classic Precancels – Lists and Prices all stamps precanceled before 1908. PSS, 2011 $22.
City Type Coil Catalogs – Lists all city type coil precancels, denominations, and positions for each. The 1941 catalog also prices each stamp, giving a relative scarcity of each. The others only price the type. Gunesch, 1928 $6.
Gunesch, 1941 $10.
Heydt, 1980 $3.
PSS, 1994 $5.  *
PSS, 2001 $7.
Double Line Electro Catalogs – Lists and prices every DLE precancel on every stamp found. Very complete. 1st Ed, 1937 $2.
2nd Ed, 1938 $2.
3rd Ed, 1941 $2.
4th Ed, 1949 $2.
5th Ed, 1955 $3.
SCPC, 1979 $4.
PSS, 1993 $10.
PSS, 1999 $15.
Catalogue of the Printed Precancels of the US – Lists every printed precancel on every stamp, so this is quite a large work. If you collect printed types (electros, DLEs, mimeos, etc.) generally (every stamp), this is a must. Brunell, 1999 $35. *
Brunell, 2011 (File on CD) $25.
Lyons List of Precancel Authorizations – List of all government precancel device authorizations. Very important piece of work, since it indicates possible “lost” precancel types. Up to 1970 $50. *
Callis List of Precancel Authorizations – A complement to the Lyons List. 1971-88 $20. *
Precanceled Envelopes of the United States 3rd Ed, 2003 $20.
Printed Dated Control Catalogs – Type catalogs listing all of the printed dated controls. 1st Ed., 1952 $5.
2nd Ed., 1956 $5.
3rd Ed., 1961 $10.
4th Ed., 1966 $6.
5th Ed., 1981 $10.
PSS, 1994 OUT
Printed Dated Control Type Album $8.
Integral Dated Control Catalog 1st Edition, ’62 $8.
Tatnall Montgomery-Ward Dated Checklists Denver $5.
Baltimore $5.
Kansas City $5.
Albany $5.
Portland $5.
Ft. Worth $5.
Catalog of Perfinned Precancels of the United States Randall, 2010 $35.

Town and Type Catalogs

Noble Town & Type Catalogs 1st Ed, 1960 $5.
2nd Ed, 1971, (AL-FL) $2.
PSS Town & Type Catalogs – The standard catalog listing and pricing every precancel type. A must for all precancel collectors. 1st Ed., 1973 $5.
2nd Ed., 1976 $5.
3rd Ed., 1979 $6.
4th Ed., 1985 $6.
5th Ed., 1990 $12.
6th Ed., 1998 $30.
7th Ed., 2007 $25 members, $27.50 non-members
Town and Type List of Four-Letter Towns FPC, 1980 $3.
Vinyl Precancel Town & Type List 1st Ed., 1970 $3.
2nd Ed., 1973 $3.

General Catalogs

List all known precancels (not just types) up to date of publication.

Standard Precancel Stamp Catalog – Bushnell Perf. 11 Section, 1922
Perf. 12 Section, 1923
Perf. 10 Section, 1923
All three above sections in one volume, 1923
Standard Precancel Stamp Catalog – Rotnem 10th Ed., 1925
11th Ed., 1926
12th Ed., 1928
13th Ed., 1929
14th Ed., 1930
15th Ed., 1932, Pt 1, AL-LA
15th Ed., 1932, Pt 2, ME-WY
Standard Precancel Stamp Catalog – Hoover 16th Ed.,Pt 1 1940 (Covers all states from 1840-1920) A classic! $60. (really good copy)
$40. (complete copy in need of rebinding)
16th Ed., Pt 2, 1937 (1921-35) $40. *

State Catalogs

List all known precancels (not just types) up to date of publication, for a particular state.

Alabama – 1954 $5.
Alaska – (see below)
Arizona – (see below)
Arkansas – 1944 $20. *
California – 1935 $10.
1942 $9.
1954 $8.
2000 $35. *
Canal Zone – (see below)
Canton Island – (see below)
Caroline Islands – (see below)
Colorado – (see below)
Connecticut – 1954 $7.
Delaware – (see below)
1961 $4.
District of Columbia – 1947 $2.
(see below)
1961 $4. *
Florida – 1956 $5.
Georgia – 1958 $5.
Guam – (see below)
Hawaii – (see below)
Illinois – 1947 $20.
Iowa – 1961 $7.
Kentucky – 1952 $5.
Louisiana – 1953 $4.
Maine – 1951 $5.
1960 $4.
1989 $11.
Maryland – (see below)
Massachusetts – 1983 $12.
Mississippi – 1951 $5.
Montana – 1952 $5.
Nebraska – 1963 $5.
Nevada – 1949 $20.
(see below)
New Hampshire – 1960 $5.
1982 $15. *
New Jersey – 1953 $6. *
1960 $5. *
New Mexico – (see below)
1960 $4. *
New York – 1st Ed., 1989 $20.
2nd Ed., 1994 $35. *
North Dakota – 1952 $6.
Ohio – 1951 $10.
Pennsylvania – 1959 $7.
Puerto Rico – (see below)
Rhode Island – 1984 $10. *
Samoa – (see below)
South Carolina – 1957 $5.
South Dakota – 1952 $6.
Tennessee – 1952 $5.
Texas – 1952 $7. *
Utah – (see below)
Vermont – 1982 $11. *
Virgin Islands – (see below)
Virginia – 1961 $6. *
West Virginia – 1952 $5.
Wisconsin – 1952 $6.
1989 $10.
Wyoming – (see below)
2000 $10.
Del-Mar-Va – Includes Alaska, Canal Zone, Delaware, DC, Hawaii, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Virgin Isl. 1951 $9.
Mountain States – Includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming 1953 $8.
Possessions – Includes Alaska, Canal Zone, Caroline Isl., DC, Guam, Hawaii, Phoenix Group, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Isl., United Nations 1967 $7.
Territories – Includes Hawaii, Canton Isl., Guam 1961 $6. *
Territories – Includes Virgin Isl. Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Alaska 1961 $6. *

Town Lists

List towns with a precancel of any type.

Comparative Values of Ghost Towns – Lists precancels from DPOs only. 1st-8th Ed. $2.ea
Hoover/Noble – 1st – 3rd Ed.(49,53,57) $3.ea.
Gunesch/Coda – 1st Ed, 1957 $2.
2nd Ed, 1959 $2.
McMath – 1st Ed, 1971 $2.
2nd Ed, 1974 $2.
3rd Ed, 1976 $2.

Foreign Precancel Literature

Canada Precancel Catalog – Standard catalog listing and pricing all Canadian precancels. 3rd – 14th Edition $2. ea.
2000 Edition $9.  *
The Canada Precancel Handbook – Book containing much valuable supplemental and specialized information into Canadian Precancels. 1988 $12.
Catalog of Precancels of France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Monaco – Lists and prices every precancel from these countries. PSS, 1983 $5.
Catalog of Foreign Precancels Except Canada – Lists precancels from every country of the world except the United States and Canada. 1st, Ed, 2005 $25 Members, $27.50 Non-Members  *