Monday, April 09, 2007

College and school stamps

The April 2007 edition of Scott Stamp Monthly has a nice review of James N. Drummond's new book, College and School Stamps.

The softbound publication, with color illustrations, catalogs stamps used by colleges and business schools in the mid-to-late 1800s when postage stamps were still a new idea.

According to SSM, "To teach students how to affix revenue stamps and regular postage stamps, business colleges created imitiation stamps to be used in classes."

"Two colleges in the United States used stamplike labels to denote prepayment of fees for transporting mail from the college to the local post office, and several colleges, primarily in Britain, used college 'stamps' for room-to-room mail in dormatories."

Cost of the 236-page publication is $60 plus $4 for shipping and handling. To order, write to James N. Drummond, 19335 Pauma Valley Drive, Porter Ranch, CA 91326.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM