Philatelic Collection

1845-1985


Descriptive Summary

Title: Philatelic Collection
Dates: 1845-1985
Collection Number: GC 1140
Creator/Collector:
Extent: (Boxes: 8 legal, 1 record storage, 21 shoe boxes)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: Postal covers, stamps and philatelic-related publications. Primarily postal covers from the United States; Southern California addresses are negligible; some foreign postal items. Covers date back to 1845 with the bulk 1880-1960.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

Philatelic Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

Postal covers, stamps and philatelic-related publications. Primarily postal covers from the United States; Southern California addresses are negligible; some foreign postal items. Covers date back to 1845 with the bulk 1880-1960. Covers include commemoratives; U.S. military and World War I soldier mail; first-day covers; unused Civil War covers; George Washington Bicentennial (1932); ship cancellations (1930-1960); California Historical Series (1969-70); stage coach commemoratives (1930s-1940s); aviation and airmail (1928-1970); Charles Lindbergh (1928); Wiley Post and Will Rogers (1931-1935); railroad including the San Francisco Bay Area BART opening (1938-1973); Philippines covers (20th century). A stamp album published in 1976 with some stamps adhered; U.S. stamp sheets (circa 1973); Publications (circa 1930s) include philatelic catalogs, Aero News, and Postal Record. U.S. Postal Service philatelic bulletins (circa 1981); notes and clippings on postal history (1985).