Friday, April 13, 2007


According to Larry T. Nix on his Library History Buff web site, the term "bibliophilately" was first used by George Eberhart in an article in American Libraries in June, 1982. Eberhart defined 'bibliophilately' as the study of books and libraries on postage stamps.

Larry says he got hooked on collecting library related postage stamps as the result of Eberhart's 1982 article and has since expanded his collecting interests to include library covers/envelopes, postal cards, and other items which he calls 'postal librariana.'

Larry (shown above) also created several library related philatelic exhibits to include; America's Libraries 1731-1920 (10 frames), America's Presidential Libraries (3 frames), the American Philatelic Research Library (1 frame), America's Libraries on First Day Covers (4 frames), and America's Libraries -The Stamp (5 frames).

To visit Larry's fascinating Library History Buff web site, click here.

To see some of Larry's 'postal librariana' , click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM