Index to the Stamp Specialist

H. L. Lindquist, the publisher of Stamps magazine, was an active publisher of philatelic literature.  One of his ambitious projects was to publish what was intended to be a quarterly journal of worthwhile philatelic articles.  The first volume was issued in late 1939.  An annual subscription was $5 for four issues.  Lindquist hoped to have 2,000 subscribers but it is doubtful if he ever achieved that level.

The volumes were well-produced for the time.  The books are 7 1/4" x 10 3/16".  Hard bindings varied over the period with the earlier volumes being bound in paper over cards.  These have not as durable as the later cloth bindings.  In all, 20 volumes were produced. World War II and publishing vagaries caused an early departure from the plan for quarterly publications.  The projected 20 volumes were not completed until 1948.  After the first 4 volumes, subsequent volumes were given the names of colors in which they were bound.  Time has added to many of the articles but many were the first article on the subject and contributed to further work by other students.  In general, the articles remain interesting even now.  A complete set is a fine addition to a philatelic library.

The following is a compilation of the indexes of the twenty volumes in the order in which they were published.  The author's names are italicized.  The user may use the [ctrl][f] feature of most browsers to search the list for items of interest.

A special note of thanks is due Michael Lau whose eBay ads offering Stamp Specialist volumes provided nearly all the text from which this list is made.

The Stamp Specialist Volume 1 Part 1 - 1939, Pub. 1939 by H.L. Lindquist, 160 pages
     Miscellany (George B. Sloane)
     Mounting and Filing Entire Covers and Postal Stationery (A. Eugene Michel)
     Color (A. Maerz)
     The United States Five Cent Stamp of 1847 (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Post Office Seals (Prescott Holden Thorp)
     The Confederate States of America 1863 Ten Cent Blue (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Guam Guard Mail (H.F. Bowker)
     The Development of the Rotary Press Printing (Max G. Johl)
     Unusual Methods of Mounting (Paul F. Berdanier, Jr. and others)
     American and European Methods of Specializing (Edwin Mueller)
     Philatelic Auction Survey
     An Analysis of Prices Realized for U.S. Stamps Over a Period of Fifty Years (Charles J. Phillips)

The Stamp Specialist Volume 1 Part 2 - 1940, Pub. 1940 by H.L. Lindquist, 160 pages
     Independent Mail Routes of the United States (Harry M. Konwiser & Laurence B. Mason)
     A Study of the Major Varieties of the U.S. 3c 1851 (Richard McP. Cabeen)
     Roman States - The Original and Counterfeits of the First Issue (Fritz Billig)
     Pages of Aristocrats from My Stamp Album (Philip H. Ward, Jr.)
     The "Used Abroads" of Great Britain (Lou W. Kreicker & Major H.P. Burrell)
     The Australian Pennies of the King George V Issue (Wm. J. Davy)
     New York Post Office, Some Early "Steamship" Markings (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     The "Southn. Letter Unpaid" Marking of Louisville, Ky. June and July 1861 (Lawrence L. Schenfield)
     Preliminary Report on the Survey on Condition
     Airmail Stamps at Auction, An Analysis of American and English Prices Realized During the Past Year
     What Chance Has the Mail Bidder at a Stamp Auction and Other Pertinent Data

The Stamp Specialist Volume 1 Part 3 - 1940, Pub. 1940 by H.L. Lindquist, 160 pages
     The Penny Black, Philately's Number One (Lou W. Kreicker & Major H.P. Burrell) includes an oversize engraving of a Penny Black
     The United States 12c-24c-30c and 90c Imperforates of 1860 (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     United States Postal History - Part 1 (Seymour Dunbar)
     Philately Honors the Constitution (C.N. Downs)
     Steamboat Mail Transportation on the Great Lakes - The Ward Steamship Lines (W.L. Babcock, M.D.)
     C.C.C. "Socked on the Nose" (Theodore E. Steinway)
     Unusual Methods of Mounting
     Revised report on the Survey on Condition
     How to Distinguish Stamp Varieties (Edwin Mueller)

The Stamp Specialist Number Four, Pub. 1940 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     Paper. A Non-technical History and Description of the More Common Types as used in Philately (James H. Obrig) includes 8 paper samples
     Aviation and Philately, based on the Norman Serphos Collection (Frank L. Wilson)
     United States Postal History (Part 2) (Seymour Dunbar)
     The Three Cent 1857 - What to look for in the Perforated Issue (Richard McP. Cabeen)
     The First Stamps of Honduras (Bertram W.H. Poole)
     40 Years of United States Special Delivery Stamps (C.W. Bates)
     Methods of Mounting (Paul F. Berdanier, Jr.)
     Final Report on the Survey on Condition

The Stamp Specialist Orange Book, Pub. 1941 by H.L. Lindquist, 136 pages
     Designs for United States Stamps (Paul F. Berdanier, Jr.)
     The Supplementary Mail Service of the New York Post Office 1853-1872 (Stanley B. Ashbrook with comments by Dr. W.L. Babcock)
     Poland - The Stampless Period (Stephen G. Rich & Vincent Domanski, Jr.)
     The Luff Reference Collection (H.L. Lindquist)
     The Engraver of the Five Cents De La Rue (August Dietz)
     Specializing in Twentieth Century United States Stamps (Max. G. Johl)

The Stamp Specialist Blue Book, Pub. 1941 by H.L. Lindquist, 160 pages
     Thru the Newbury De Luxe Collection of 19th Century United States (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Jammu and Kashmir - Notes on Their Stamps (Winthrop S. Boggs)
     United Postal History: 1. A Canal Boat Letter Group, 2. A World's Fair Group, 3. A Railway Post Office Group (Seymour Dunbar)
     A Primer of the First Greek Postage Stamps (Robert O. Truman)
     The Capped Relief of the Two Cents 1890 (John H. Latta, C.P.A.)
     "Neither Rain - Nor Snow - Nor Gloom of War..." - Three Letters That Crossed the Lines in the War Between The States (Lawerence L. Shenfield)
     Poland, the Period of Stamps, to 1870 (Vincent Domansk Jr. & Stephen G. Rich)

The Stamp Specialist Yellow Book, Pub. 1942 by H.L. Lindquist, 135 pages
     The Five Cent of 1847 Double Transfers (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Prisoner of War and Flag-of-Truce Covers (Lawerence L. Shenfield)
     Supplement to Independent Mail Routes of the United States (Harry M. Konwiser)
     United States Postal History - Postal Memorials of Human Slavery and Lincoln (Seymour H. Dunbar)
     The Autaugaville Alabama Stamps (Howard Lehman)
     Countries for the Specialist
          Norway (H.L. Lindquist)
          France (Dr. A.J.C. Vaurie)
          Great Britain (Major H.P. Burrell)
          Finland (Arthur Linz)
          Canada (Walter Pollock)
          Guatemala (H.L. Lindquist)
     United States - The "Premieres Gravures" of 1861 (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Census of Philatelists - How Many stamp collectors Are There

The Stamp Specialist Red Book, Pub. 1942 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     Canada-17c-1859, A Study of its Plate Positions (Senator James A. Calder)
     Four Historical Covers from the Spanish American War Period in Puerto Rico (R.B. Preston)
     China (James Starr)
     Coffee House and Newsroom Mail.  The Origin of the Postal System in America (Abe Schoenfeld)
     A Great Historic Document Comes to Light - General Winfield Scott's Proclamation to the People of Mexico
     The Puerto Rican Columbian Commemorative Stamp of 1893 (R.B. Preston)
     Confederate Notes (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
           1 - Newly Discovered Prisoner of war cover with "Examined - Ship Island" in red.
           2. - "Raleigh N. C. Paid 5" Postmaster Provisional or Handstamped Paid?
     Philatelic Byways thru 19th Century B.N.A. (Ed Richardson)
          1. - British Columbia and Vancouver's Island
          2. - New Brunswick
          3. - Nova Scotia
          4. - Prince Edward Island
     Countries for the Specialist
          Ecuador (H.L. Lindquist)
     Confederate Blockade Covers including some Unusual Examples (Van Dyk MacBride)
     "Forwarded By" Handstamps (Harry M. Konwiser)

The Stamp Specialist Green Book, Pub. 1943 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898 (The So-Called Omaha Issue) (George B. Sloane)
     The Bull's Eyes of Brazil (in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary) (H.L. Lindquist)
     Unusual Aguinaldos in One of the Most Theatrical and Interesting Interludes in the History of the Philippine Islands (Col. Hans Lagerloef)
     Guadeloupe, The Emerald Island (Robert G. Stone)
     Confederate Stamps-On-Provisional Covers (Van Dyk MacBride)
     Siam-Thailand (Adolph Klingenstein)
     Egypt (Ernest A. Kehr)
     Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper of the United States (Carl E. Dorr)
     The Swastika in Philately (William T. Corbusier)

The Stamp Specialist Brown Book, Original Printing, Pub. 1943 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     The 30 Cents Black Imperforate of 1860 (R.J. Mechin)
     Confederate Notes (Lawrence L. Shenfield)
          A. - How the Fighting Men of the 5th Texas Regiment C.S.A. got their letters across the Mississippi to Texas
          B. - Southern Express Company Office Marking of Vicksburg, Mississippi
     The Democracy of Philately (The Rev'd. William H. Tower)
     Canada 17c-1859. The Identification of its Printings through the use of Comparative Color Charts (Senator James A. Calder)
     Puerto Rico - The 1873-1876 Overprinted Issues (R.B. Preston)
     Russia - The Small Head U.S.S.R. Types of 1923-1927 (H.L. Aronson)
     The Raleigh N.C. Provisonal - A Correction (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     A Study of the Color of 1861, 3c U.S. Design Stamp (Wm. H. Beck)

The Stamp Specialist Gray Book, Original Printing, Pub. 1943 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     The 6 Cents Lincoln Bank Note Issue (George C. Hahn)
     A Sheaf of War Covers (The Rev'd. Willaim H. Tower)
     Canadian Patriotics and Related Boer War Covers (Ed. Richardson)
     An Important Discovery on the United States 1898 4c Stamp (Ferrars Tows)
     Early Foreign Mail Service From Peru (Arthur Linz)
     History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Thomas F. Morris)
     Confederate Mexico Covers - A sequel to "Confederate Blockade Covers" (Van Dyk MacBride)
     Iceland (Joseph Jaeger)

The Stamp Specialist Maroon Book, Pub. 1944 by H.L. Lindquist, 127 pages
     The South's "Way of Life" - Random Notes for the Student of Confederates (August Dietz)
     The "Large Geneva Eagle" 1846-1848 (Gustave A. von Gross)
     Southern Censorship of the South Bound Mail (L.G. Brookman)
     Puerto Rico - The British Postal Agencies in Puerto Rico (R.B. Preston)
     A Primer of English Postal History to the Adhesive Period (The Rev'd. Willaim H. Tower)
     The Maryland State Issue of 1818 of Revenue Stamped Paper (Colin MacR. Makepeace)
     Philatelic Byways Thru 19th Century BNA-Victorian Canada (Ed Richardson)
     Captain Absalom Grimes - The Confederate Mail Carrier (Van Dyk MacBride)
     The Postal History of the Ionian Islands (Colonel Hans Lagerloef)

The Stamp Specialist White Book, Pub. 1944 by H.L. Lindquist, 131 pages
     The City Delivery Letter Expresses of San Francisco (Ernest A. Wiltsee)
     Air Mail Interruption Covers (R. Lee Black)
     National Defense Issue (George C. Hahn and Sol Glass)
     "Pan. & San Fran. S.S." (Panama and San Francisco Steam Ship) (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Puerto Rico - Postal Markings of the 1855-1873 Period (R.B. Preston and M.H. Sanborn)
     United States Savings Stamps - A New Field for the Specialist (H.L. Lindquist)
     The Royal Genealogies in Stamps (Harold F. Round)

The Stamp Specialist Black Book, Pub. 1945 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     Barnard's Cariboo Express - In the Colony of British Columbia, 1860-1871 and Later Expresses of F.J. Barnard (Henry C. Hitt and Gerald E. Weliburn)
     Some Notes on the Harold C. Brooks Collection of Confederate States of America (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Patriotic Cover Fishing (Rollin E. Flower)
     A Huge Find of Rare Western Franks - Many Hitherto Unknown Varieties (Ernest A Wiltsee)
     Insurance Cancellations on Civil War Revenues 1862-1871 (Jere. Hess Barr)
     Don't Ignore The Letters - A Cover Collector points out the interest and romance to be found in the contents of your covers (Towner K. Webster, Jr.)
     A Letter From Libby Prison (Van Dyk MacBride)
     "Canada Mourns Her Beloved Queen" (Ed Richardson)
     Syndicate Envelopes (Thomas D. Perry)

The Stamp Specialist Coral Book, Pub. 1945 by H.L. Lindquist, 127 pages
     The Overrun Nations Series, The Flag Stamps (Sol Glass)
     Poland, The Postal Stationery (Clement A. Pulaski)
     The Early Postal History of Peru (Arthur Linz)
     Russian Zemstvos, A Compendium of Existing Information With Additional Information Based on Original Research (Col. Hans Lagerloef)
     Norway, A Few Notes of the Unlisted 1882-3 Issue (Gustav Larson)
     Philadelphia's Part in the Civil War (George N. Malpass)
     Brazilian Postal Forgeries (Samuel Ray)

The Stamp Specialist Emerald Book, Pub. 1946 by H.L. Lindquist, 135 pages
     Confederate States of America - Some Notes on the Postal Legislation - Postal Rates - Postal Uses and Earliest Known Dates of the Stamps of the General Issues (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Trans-Atlantic Mails (Major F.W. Staff)
     Austria and Lombardy-Venetia, The Re-Engravings on the Dotted Background of the First Issue (Felix Brunner)
     Puerto Rico (R.B. Preston) - The Bogus Stamps of 1897 - Revenue Stamps used for Postage
     The Development of The Electric Eye (Nathan Goldstein II)
     Poland - The Postal Stationery (Clement A. Pulaski)
          A. - The Stamped Envelope Section
          B.- The Letter Card Section.

The Stamp Specialist India Book, Pub. 1946 by H.L. Lindquist, 142 pages
     The Autographed Field Letters of General Robert E. Lee (Van Dyk MacBride)
     Lee Envelopes in the Congressional Library, Washington, D.C.
     Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes (Sidney S. Jalkut)
     Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes of the World (the first known comprehensive compilation of these items ever made) (Sidney S. Jalkut)
     1860-1863 Three Cents Plus One Cent Plus One Cent (Stanley B. Ashbrook)
     Belgium Postal Savings and Roulette Cancellations (Lt. Com'd'r. Ray E. Morrison)
     Norway - A Century of Steamship Mail Service (Gustav Larson)
     Milwaukee Handstamps and Their Use (Kenneth F. Olson)

The Stamp Specialist Mahogany Book, Pub. 1947 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     Burdell's Express (J.R.W. Purves, F.R.P.S.L.)
     Express Company Labels of the United States (Harry M. Konwiser)
     Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes (Sidney S. Jalkut)
     United States Postal Agency, Shanghai, China (Harvey Bounds)
     The Life of Christ on Postage Stamps (George A. Rowse)
     Stamped Revenue Paper Issued by Province of Mass., Colony of New York, and by Gt. Britain for Use in America (Leland Powers)
     The Postage Due Issues of Norway, A Translation (Gustav Larson)
     Camp Shenandoah, Va. (Van Dyk MacBride)
     Some Comments on the U.S. Playing Card Stamps (John C. Rogers, Ph.D., M.D.)
     The British Postal Service from Peru (Arthur Linz)

The Stamp Specialist Chartreuse Book, Pub. 1948 by H.L. Lindquist, 128 pages
     Dies of the Columbian Stamped Envelopes, Commemoratives of 1893 (F.L. Ellis)
     A Check List of Uncataloged Envelopes Bearing Patriotic Design of Southern Sentiment (George N. Malpass)
     Puerto Rico - The Postmaster Provisionals of 1898 (R.B. Preston)
     The Street Car R.P.O. System (Earl D. Moore)
     A Discovery in 1860 Issue of Peru: Double Transfers (Arthur Linz)
     Eights (Frank W. Staff)
     The Overrun Nations Series, The Flag Stamps - Supplement to Article Appearing in THE STAMP SPECIALIST - Coral Book (Sol Glass)
     A Sequel to The Autographed Field Letters of General Robert E. Lee (Van Dyk MacBride)
     Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes, Second Supplement to List of Booklets in India Book (First Supplement, Mahogany Book)

The Stamp Specialist Forest Green Book, Pub. 1948 by H.L. Lindquist, 134 pages
     Fairs, Exhibitions and Expositions and Their Souvenirs (Raymond March)
     Canada 5d 1859 - Renumbering of Flaws (G.A.E. Chapman)
     Guatemala, the 100 Varieites of the One Peso Lithographed Identified (H. L. Linquist)
     "Camp Shenandoah, Va." - Were There TWO? (Van Dyk MacBride)
     Teaching With Stamps (Louis H. Drinkwine)
     The Alfonso XII Issues for Puerto Rico (R.B. Preston)
     The Penny Postage Jubilee of 1890 (Stephen G. Rich)
     Stamp Booklets and Booklet Panes (Sydney S. Jalkut)
     The Stamp Specialist Enters a New Phase
     Index to the Stamp Specialist, 1939-1948