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The RMPL is a privately funded public library, open to all who are interested in stamp collecting. Membership is not necessary to use library materials, but it is encouraged because dues are an important part of the yearly income. Members may also have checkout privileges.

The library is committed to promoting and helping to facilitate the pursuit of stamp collecting as a hobby at all levels. Beginners are just as welcome as experienced philatelists.

More than a dozen stamp clubs and organizations call the RMPL "home," holding their monthly meetings in our meeting room.

There are always two volunteers on duty during regular hours, ready to assist in the use of the library. Assistance to the general public in the evaluation of collections and advice on avenues of disposing of collections is also available.

Click on About Us on the left to learn about our philatelic literature and special collections.

New Acquisitions

UNITED STATES
Centennial of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue [a set of two souvenir sheets issued by the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Society]
The Impact of Indian Attacks on the Pony Express, by Scott R. Trepel
Maybe We Need a Letter from God: The Star Trek Stamp, by Bill Kraft
Pacific Exchange: China & US Mail, by Cheryl R. Ganz
The Postal Age: the Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America, by David M. Henkin
San Francisco Double Feature (CD) [SF postmarks and earthquake mail]
The Stamp Machines and Coiled Stamps, by George P. Howard
V for Victory (video about V-Mail) DVD

AFRICA
Cape & Natal Philatelic Journal (on 3 CDs)
Catalogue Zeheri des Timbres D'Egypte, 5th ed. 1950, by Ibrahim Chaftar Bey
Ifni: Stamps and Cancellations, by James Negus

ASIA
Large Dragon Stamps [in Chinese]
Space-Related Special Postmarks from 1958-1991, by James G. Reichman (CD)

COLORADO
Deer Trail in Profile
Images of America: Berthoud Pass, by Ben M. Dugan
A Quick History of Creede: Colorado Boom Town, by Leland Feitz

EUROPE
Bildpostkarten : Spezial-Katalog Nationalsozialismus, 1933-1945, by Irma Bernhard and Willi Bernhard
Handlerkatalog Norge
Deutsche Kolonien mit Sammlung Dr. Helmut Schmidt, auction catalog for the 110th auction by Wurttembergisches Auktionshaus September 2010
Deutsche Kolonien mit Sammlungen Dr. Helmut Schmidt und Harry Stadler, auction catalog for the 112th auction by Wurttembergisches Auktionshaus April 2012
Deutsches Reich Brustschilde mit Samlung Martin W. Sommer, auction catalog for the 112th auction by Wurttembergisches Auktionshaus April 2011
Michel Briefe-Katalog Deutschland 2003
The Postmuseum, published by the Postmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Preussen und Norddeutscher Postbezirk Sammlung "Drachenfels"", catalog for the 112th auction by Wurttembergisches Auktionshaus April 2011
Santos Dumont (O Menino de Cabangu em Paris), by Wilson Veado
The Stoneham Catalogue of British Stamps, 1840-1995, 1983 Edition: Includes Great Britain, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man
Space-Related Soviet Special Postmarks from 1958-1991, volumes 1 & 2, by James G. Reichman

NORTH AMERICA
The 1959 St. Lawrence Seaway Joint Issue and Its Invert, by Charles J.G. Verge

SOUTH AMERICA
Centenario del Rescate de la expediciˇn Nordenskj÷ld por la Corbeta Argentina "Uruguay", by Salvador Alaimo
Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery of the United Nations, by Rudolf A. Metall

TOPICAL
Journal of Sports Philately (CD)

POSTCARDS
Border Fury: A Picture Postcard Record of Mexico's Revolution and U.S. War Preparedness, 1910-1917, by Paul J. Vanderwood and Frank N. Samparano
Boring Postcards USA, edited by Martin Parr

MISCELLANEOUS
Aleksander Stocki: Enigmatic Philatelist, by Roy E. Reader and George K. Kay
The Book of Stamps, edited by Jeffrey Kastner & Suba Najafi
Fakes Forgeries Experts, No. 15 (2012)
The Michel Stamp Catalogue: An Introduction for English-Speaking Readers, compiled by Martin Yeo, 1992
Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately (2013), edited by Thomas Lera, John H. Barwis, and David L. Herendeen
Treaties and Conventions of the Universal Postal Union (photocopy of the English translation of the original French document), in two loose leaf binders, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Post Masters: Arkansas Post Office Art in the New Deal, by John Purifoy Gill

AUCTION CATALOGS
The Brigham Collection of Canada: Part I-The Large Queen Issue 1868-1897, catalog for a Brigham Auction February 2014
The Flagship Series: United States, British and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History, catalog for a Daniel F. Kelleher auction May 2014
The Honolulu Advertiser Collection: The Stamps and Postal History of Hawaii
The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of the 1869 Pictorial Issue, catalog for a Robert A. Siegel auction October 2013
Outstanding Nineteenth Century United States Postage Stamps, catalog for a Sotheby Park Bernet auction May 1977
United States Stamps, catalog for a Robert A. Siegel auction March 2014
The Westpex Sale, catalog for a Schuyler Rumsey auction April 2014
The Wildhorse Collection: United States Revenues, catalog for a Robert A. Siegel auction March 2014

NON-PHILATELIC
Air Force Combat Units of World War II, published by the Office of Air Force History
The Giant Airships, by Douglas Botting
John Apostal Lucas: Teacher, Sport Historian, and One Who Lived His Life Earnestly, by John Apostal Lucas
New Russian-English & English-Russian Dictionary, by M.A. O'Brien
Place-Name Changes since 1900: A World Gazetteer, compiled by Adrian Room
Universiade 2001, Beijing: Youth United ; New Century Gathering of World Students

Latest Library News From Facebook

Added Thu, Sep 11, 2014
  • The September/October Scribblings is now available on the publications page.

Added Thu, Sep 11, 2014
  • Auction time again! The 2014 Bulk Lots Auction catalog is now available on the auctions page.


Upcoming Events

This list shows upcoming events for the next two weeks. For a complete list of events, click here or the Calendar menu item to the left.
  • Sat, Sep 20, 2014 - Club Meeting: RMPL Young Stamp Collectors Club, 10:00am

  • Sun, Sep 21, 2014 - Club Meeting: Great Britain and Commonwealth Collectors, 2:00pm

  • Tue, Sep 23, 2014 - Club Meeting: Rocky Mountain Stamp Show Committee, 7:30pm

  • Wed, Sep 24, 2014 - Club Meeting: Denver Stamp Club, 1:00pm

  • Wed, Oct 1, 2014 - Club Meeting: Aurora Stamp Club, 7:30pm; 6:30pm Trading; 7:30pm Meeting