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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," and hold their monthly meetings in a space set aside for the purpose in the building.

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
American Post Offices, published by the National Museum of History and Technology
American Stamps, published by the National Museum of History and Technology
The Best of Beyond the Perf: 2009-2010 Year in Review, published by the United States Postal Service
Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870, 3 volumes, by Fred F. Gregory
How Presses Print, published by the National Museum of History and Technology
Mail in Motion: Men and Mail in Transit, published by United States Post Office Department (CD + text)
“Stuart” Washington Grills, compiled by Lou Repeta
United States Advertising Poster Stamps 1912-1915, by Robert C. Bradbury
United States Postal Service: Five-Year Strategic Plan: FY 1998-2002, published by the United States Postal Service
United States Ships and the Spanish Civil War, July 1936-March, 1939, by Jerry A. Wells
The U.S. 1887 3¢ Vermillion, by H.A. Davis (bound with The U.S. 3¢ Green 1870-1887, by Wiley)
The U.S. 3¢ Green 1870-1887, by H.L. Wiley (bound with The U.S. 1887 3¢ Vermillion, by Davis)
Warman’s U.S. Stamps Field Guide: Values and Identification, by Maurice D. Wozniak

AFRICA
Cape & Natal Philatelic Journal Vol. 17(1), March 2013, Whole #65, published by the Cape & Natal Study Circle (CD)

ASIA
Catalog of the Chinese Liberation Area Stamps, by Meiso Mizuhara
Encyclopedia Japanese Philately
The Forerunner Foreign Post Offices in Japan; British-U.S.-French -- Ryohei Ishikawa’s Collection, by Ryohei Ishikawa
Gazetteer of North Korean Place Names, published by Kokusho Kankokai
Guangdong Culture Stamp Album (aka Stamps of China) [mostly in Chinese]
Japan & Korea: Special & Scenic Cancellations [in Japanese]
Japan: Syllabic Numeral & BOTA Postmarks of Japan, published by Sun Philatelic Center
Millenium Series Collection, published by the Ministry of Information and Communication, Republic of Korea
Postage Stamp Yearbook of Korea, 1995 [in English and Korean], published by the Ministry of Information and Communication, Republic of Korea
Postal History of Saghalien by Seichi Yamashita
Recent Japanese Railway Post Office Cancellations
Shenzhen China: Theme Commemorating Stamp Album, published by Shenzhen Philately Co., Ltd.
Specialized Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Japan, 1955, 1959, and 1967 editions, edited by the Kitte Bunka Philatelic Society
A Summary and Classification of the Postmarks and Censor Markings Used in the South East Asian Territories Occupied by Japan During W.W. II, based on the Collection of Mr. Jiro Onishi, compiled and edited by Dr. Tioiti Nakagawa

COLORADO
The Westpex Sale: The William H. Bauer Collection of Colorado Postal History [with prices realized], catalog for a Schuyler Rumsey auction April 2013.

EUROPE
The Definitive Guide to Pope John Paul II on Stamps, by Romuald & Irene Odrowski
OSS Hitler Stamps: A Philatelic Study on a Disputed Stamp Issue, by Wolfgang Baldus
Officiele Belgische Netto Katalogus, 1985, published by P.V.B.A. Ares
Polish Displaced Persons Mail in Germany, 1945-1948, by Chris Kulpinski (CD)
Russians on the Moon and Philatelic Issues Related to Them, by James G. Reichman
Space-Related Official First Day Envelopes Produced by the Ministry of Communications of the USSR, 1968-1991 (Philatelic Study Report 2009-2), by James G. Reichman (CD)
Worterverzeichnis Dictionnaire: Zumsteins Briefmarken-Katalog, published by Zumstien & Cie

NORTH AMERICA
The 1977-78 Definitives of Canada: A Listing of Paper Varieties, by Andrew Chung
Airmail Catalogue: Canada and Newfoundland, by O.W.R. Smith, Gordon Crouch, and Fred Jarrett
Canada’s Postal Code Directory 1993, published by Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Military Postmarks, by W.J. Bailey
Canadian Revenue Group of BNAPS: Excise 1867; Catalog of Tobacco Tax Paid Stamps of Canada and Newfoundland, by Lee W. Brandom
Canadian Revenue Reference Manual, compiled & edited by C.O. Emery & E.S.J. van Dam
Le Courrier des Neiges (Tundra Bound), published by Canada Poste
The Silver Jubilee Royal Visit to Canada: Six Days in the Life of the Queen, published by Jubilee Productions
Tales of the Trail: Mexican War 1846-1849, by David F. New

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
Guatemalan Philately: A Social and Economic Perspective, by David Reitsema
Memoria de la Superintendencia de la Casa de Moneda y Especies Valoradas 1928, published in Chile
Paraguay Revenues: A Catalog, by Joseph D. Hahn and David Thomas

MIDDLE EAST
Arab Philatelic Propaganda Against the State of Israel, by Harvey D. Wolinetz
The Maximum Cards, Stamp Information Folders, and Stamp Information Bulletins of Israel, by Sid Morginstin, Bernard Perrin, and Stan Raffel (includes a CD with a copy of the book on it)
Souvenir Leaves 1988-1995, Souvenir Cards 1981-1995, Catalogue No. 1, published by the Israel Postal Authority
Standard Catalog of the Postage Stamps of Yemen and South Arabia, by Carlson R. Chambliss

TOPICAL
Philamath: A Journal of Mathematical Philately, Volumes 1-33 (July 1979-April 2012), published by the Mathematical Study Unit
Topical Tidbits, volume 2, published by the American Topical Association
Watercraft Philately volumes 1-53, published by the Ships on Stamps Unit of the ATA (CD)

POSTCARDS
American Indian Photo Post Card Book, compiled by Edward McAndrews
Collectors Guide to Postcards, by Forrest Lyons, Jr.
Disneyland, Walt Disney World Postcards: A Complete Checklist and Historical Guide, by Roger Le Roque and Nick Farago
Jackson [Mississippi], the Way We Were: Old Postcard Views from the Collections of Forrest L. Cooper and Donald F. Garrett, text by Carl McIntire
Linen Postcards: Images of the American Dream, by Mark Werther & Lorenzo Mott
Postcard Collector Annual: A Standard Reference for Today’s Deltiologist (1991 & 1993 editions)
Postcard Companion: The Collector’s Reference, by Jack H. Smith
The Postcards of the Cayman Islands Including Cayman Brac and Drawings of Little Cayman, by Ed Oliver and his Associates

CINDERELLAS
Supplement to Green’s Catalog of the Tuberculosis Seals of the World [covers 1983 to 2007; has a CD with full color images], compiled by Chuck Hoger
Mosbaugh’s Red Cross Seals of the World Catalog, 1984 edition, edited by Henry Irwin

MISCELLANEOUS
Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol. 15: Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States), by Hermann Schloss
Covers: How To Mount Them and Care for Them, by Charles Wiley
Focus on Forgeries (revised, expanded edition), by Varro E. Tyler
How to Build a Philatelic Exhibit, sponsored by the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (CD)

AUCTION CATALOGS
The “Keystone” Collection of [United States] Unexploded Booklets and Booklet Panes, catalog for a Daniel F. Keller Auction March 2013
The William H. Gross Collection: United States, Selections From His Collections of 1847 and 1851-1856 Issues, catalog for a Robert A. Siegel auction, April 2013

NON-PHILATELIC (Railroads)
Burlington Route Train Rules: Operating Department, 1900

NON-PHILATELIC
Crónicas de Yaguajay [Cuba]: Crónica Primera: Yaguajay y las Guerra Independenistas (1868-1898), by Marcos A. Iglesias
Crónicas de Yaguajay [Cuba]: Crónica Segunda: El Mar de Yaguajay, by Marcos A. Iglesias
Essential Japanese Grammar, by Everett Bleiler
Gazetteer to Maps of Hokkaido and Karafuto, January 1945, published by the War Department Army Map Service
Japanese Place Names Arranged by Characters FADTMACK, published by CINCPAC-CINCPOA in August 1945
National Geographic Society Maps: the Complete Collection [on 8 CDs]
R.F.D., by Charles Allen Smith
Rocky Mountain Rustic: Historic Buildings of the Rocky Mountain National Park Area, by James Lindberg, Patricia Raney, and Janet Robertson

Latest Library News From Facebook


In celebration of the RMPL's 20th annivesrary, a special cancel has been approved and will be available at the 20th Anniversary Picnic on August 17th, 2013. Envelopes with cachet may also be available. For more information on obtaining Cancel, Cachet or both, please contact us at the library.
Added Mon, Mar 17, 2014
  • The Mar/Apr Scribblings is now available on the publications 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, Apr 26, 2014 - Club Meeting: Postmark Collectors Club, 9:30am

  • Sat, May 3, 2014 - Club Meeting: Scandinavian Collectors Club, 10:00am

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