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Hugh McLellan Southgate collection

Creator:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Southgate, H. M. (Hugh McLellan), 1871-1940  Search this
Source:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Associated name:
Sloane, George B.  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Former owner:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Extent:
27 Volumes (approximately 6,900 p.; 1 index v., 29 cm. +)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
[189-?]-1940
Summary:
The collection consists chiefly of hand-written notes made by Southgate on a wide range of postal history topics and related matters, generally on lined or graph paper measuring 25 x 15 cm. or smaller, for keeping in triple-post binders. Some of the notes were made in "Lefax" or other commercially-available notebooks. The collection includes numerous mounted newsclippings, brochures, and excerpted articles from philatelic journals, as well as statistical data, advertisements, copies of correspondence, and diagrams made by Southgate to illustrate plate variations, etc.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hugh McLellan Southgate (b. Sept. 3, 1871; d. Oct. 23, 1940), a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was an important postage stamp collector and an active member of several philatelic societies. He was a founder and the first president of the Philatelic Plate Number Association (1926-1928), as well as the first president and chairman of the board (1930-1940) of its successor, the Bureau Issues Association (now the United States Stamp Society). He was also an authority on the printing of stamps by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
General note:
Each leaf containing data has been photocopied from the original notebooks, with the exception of v. 5, which consists entirely of a printed checklist of Bureau of Engraving and Printing precancels and Presidential series for 1938-1940 (an index sheet noting the contents of v. 5 is present, only).
The presence of blank leaves in the original notebooks is noted in the index sheets and the finding aid.
Local Notes:
The volumes are numbered 1 through 26, plus a miscellaneous compilation labelled "vol. xl" (or "HMS notebook prelim. no. 1" by G.W. Brett). There is also a separate index volume containing copies of all the index sheets that Brett created to serve as tables of contents for each volume in the collection.
Provenance:
George W. Brett, gift, 2005?
Topic:
Covers (Philately) -- United States  Search this
Precancels -- United States  Search this
Cancellations (Philately)  Search this
Revenue stamps -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- Forgeries  Search this
Postage stamp design -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- United States -- History  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps) -- United States  Search this
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Air mail stamps -- United States  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps -- United States  Search this
Playing cards -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- History  Search this
Duck stamps -- United States  Search this
Savings bonds -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- Metered mail  Search this
Postcards -- United States  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Envelopes (Stationery)  Search this
Postal service -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-NPM.XXXX-0012
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-npm-xxxx-0012

Coil line : journal of the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club, PNCĀ³

Title:
PNCĀ³ coil line
PNC3 Coil line
Journal of the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club
Author:
Plate Number Coil Collectors Club  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_836583

Supplement to the B.I.A. plate numbers checklist : first bureau series, Pl. no. 1 thru 1512 / Robert C. Lorenzen

Author:
Lorenzen, Robert C  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
Physical description:
[30] leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
[1994?]
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--History  Search this
Postage stamps--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 L37 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_735829

Napp's numbers / Joseph M. Napp

Author:
Napp, Joseph M  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1- > : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000-
Topic:
Plate blocks (Postage stamps)--History  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P47 N36 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606771

Durland standard plate number catalog : mint plate block evaluations for specific numbers / compiled and edited by George V.H. Godin, Vahe Nazar and G. William Patten

Author:
Godin, George V. H  Search this
Nazar, Vahe  Search this
Patten, G. William  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
Physical description:
304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--Catalogs  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6230 .D93 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694654

Bureau precancel plate numbers : reports received as of January 5, 1994

Author:
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
[1994?]
Topic:
Precancels  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P68 B87 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512075

U.S. plate number block list. Part two / edited and published by Emanuel Strauss

Author:
Strauss, Emanuel  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1949
C1949
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U6 U58 1949u
HE6185.U6U58 1949u
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407255

U.S. plate number block list / edited and published by Emanuel Strauss

Author:
Strauss, Emanuel  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1949
C1949
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U6 U58 1949p
HE6185.U6U58 1949p
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407256

B.I.A. plate number checklist, plates 1-20,000 : a compilation of information on plates used by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for production of United States postage stamps / [compiled by Wallace Cleland]

Author:
Cleland, Wallace  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
HE6184 .P5L37a 1990
HE6184.P5L37a 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407961

Napp's numbers / Joseph M. Napp

Author:
Napp, Joseph M  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1-2 > : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988-<c1989 >
Topic:
Plate blocks (Postage stamps)--History  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P47N36 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409199

J. M. Bartels & Co.'s first complete price catalogue and reference list of the plate numbers of United States adhesive postage stamps issued from 1847 to 1896

Author:
J. M. Bartles & Company  Search this
Bartles, John Murray (1871-)  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. 18 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1896
[1896]
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--United States--Catalogs  Search this
Postage stamps--Dealers  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 J11 1896
HE6184.P5J11 1896
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410874

Linn's U.S. plate number coil handbook / by Ken Lawrence

Author:
Lawrence, Ken  Search this
Physical description:
x, 353 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Coil stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U6L39 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423440

Bureau Issues Association plate number checklist, plates 20000-41303 : a compilation of information on plates used by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for production of United States postage stamps / [compiled by John L. Larson and Kim D. Johnson]

Author:
Larson, John L  Search this
Johnson, Kim D  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--History  Search this
Postage stamps--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5L37 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441137

The first forty years : analysis of the growth in value of United States plate blocks from 1937-1977 / by Lawrence Sherman

Author:
Sherman, Lawrence  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : tables ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977]
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Postage stamps--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 S55 1977
HE6184.P5S55 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445846

Catalogue of used plate number singles / compiled and edited by Antonio Hebert

Author:
Hebert, Antonio 1897-  Search this
Physical description:
61 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1953
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--Catalogs  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 H536 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_460722

The Standard price catalogue and reference list of the plate numbers of United States adhesive postage stamps issued from 1890 to 1898

Title:
Plate numbers of United States adhesive postage stamps
Author:
J. M. Bartels Company  Search this
Physical description:
37 p. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1898
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 J11 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487746

The standard price catalogue and reference list of the plate numbers of United States postage stamps issued from 1893 to 1899

Author:
J. M. Bartels Company  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1899
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 J11 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_488072

J.M. Bartels & Co's second complete price catalogue and reference list of the plate numbers of United States postage stamps issued from 1847 to 1897 / by the J.M. Bartels Co

Author:
J. M. Bartels Company  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1897
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 J11 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_488073

A census of United States classic plate blocks, 1851-1882 / John C. Chapin

Author:
Chapin, John C  Search this
Physical description:
x, 116 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P5 C46 1982
HE6184.P5C46 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_226830

Durland standard plate number catalog

Physical description:
v
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Topic:
Plate numbers (Postage stamps)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6230 .D93
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142921

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