Resources for 2nd Bureau stamps and postal history


  • Beecher, H.W. & Wawrukiewicz, A.S. (1999). U.S. Domestic Postal Rates, 1872-1999, Portland, Oregon: CAMA Publishing Company.
  • Wawrukiewicz, A.S. & Beecher, H.W. (1996). U.S. International Postal Rates, 1872-1996, Portland, Oregon: CAMA Publishing Company.



The following exhibits are available from the USSS Exhibition Photocopy Committee
  • Brody, Roger S., The Series 1902.
  • Landau, Eliot., 5¢ Lincoln Second Bureau Issue.
  • Rader, Bill., Martha Washington.

Links to other great philatelic sites:

  • APS — The American Philatelic Society
  • USSS — The United States Stamp Society (formerly the Bureau Issues Association) — If you enjoy US stamp and postal history this is a great organization for you!
  • Phil Bansner — Great site for postal history and literature.
  • James E. Lee — Extensive philatelic literature for sale.
  • Stamp Auction Central — Extensive stamp auction listing site.
  • eBay — Huge Internet auction site
  • The Swedish Tiger — Trying to identify a U.S. stamp, this site is an excellent resource.
  • Stamp Smarter — Lots of specialized help on collections (U.S. plating, registration labels, cancellations, perfins, tagging, etc.)

Fifteen cents of postage paid for three times the UPU rate (1.5 ounces) to Switzerland.