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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

Bulletin

Title:
Presidential Free Frank Society bulletin
Issuing body:
Presidential Free Frank Society  Search this
Donor:
Turner, George T.  Search this
Author:
Small Journal Collection (National Postal Museum (U.S.). Library) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Presidential Free Frank Society  Search this
Physical description:
volumes ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1958
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
SJu Pre
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100592

Mailing permits : excerpts from chapter 1, Postal Service manual publication 13, December 1972

Author:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
28 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Mail preparation  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.P4 M35 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095098

United States meter stamps : first days and earliest-known uses / by Douglas A. Kelsey

Author:
Kelsey, Douglas A  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail--History  Search this
Postmarks--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 K45 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606227

Mailed via "Mailomat" / by Douglas A. Kelsey

Author:
Kelsey, Douglas A  Search this
Meter Stamp Society  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 K455 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606228

United States first class mail permits / by A.H. Pike

Author:
Pike, Arche H  Search this
Physical description:
22 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1922
[1922]
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 P635 1922
HE6497.M4P635 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441385

Meter stamp collecting; the postage meter stamp, an introduction to the hobby of collecting postage meter stamps, and a report on the results of an intensive study of the Flying eagle postage meter stamp, years used 1934 into 1959. All items illustrated are in my collection

Author:
Harsh, R H  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1963
C1962 [i. e. 1963]
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Postmarks  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4H3X 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442093

Classification of United States postage meter prints / edited by the Classification Committee, Robert L. Pyle ... [et al.]

Author:
Pyle, Robert L  Search this
Meter Stamp Society  Search this
Meter-Slogan Associates  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
C1951
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Postage stamps--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 C614 1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443702

A handbook of United States postage meters : including meter slogans / William C. Steiger

Author:
Steiger, William C  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
1938
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6230.M4 S81 1938
HE6230.M4S81 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444537

U. S. first class mail permits. Addenda / by A.H. Pike

Author:
Pike, Arche H  Search this
Physical description:
8 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1922
1922?]
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 P635a 1922
HE6497.M4P635a 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444550

The basic type meter stamp catalog : an illustrated guide to meter stamp collecting with valuations quoted on most basic types / compiled by Walter Swan

Author:
Swan, Walter M  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 38 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1967
C1967
Topic:
Postmarks  Search this
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6230.M4 S97 1967
HE6230.M4S97 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445496

A type chart of United States postage meters / by William C. Steiger and William Pamperien

Author:
Steiger, William C  Search this
Pamperien, William  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 S818 1945
HE6497.M4S818 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446074

A list of U.S. bicentennial-related postage meters / compiled by Stanley W. Brown

Author:
Brown, Stanley W  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 B879 1976
HE6497.M4B879 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446306

The Pitney-Bowes postage meter : authorized by the post Office Department, September 1st, 1920

Author:
Postage Meter Company  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p., [1] leaf of plates (fold.) : ill., 1 form ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1920
1929
[192-?]
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 P85 1920
HE6497.M4P85 1920
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447431

History and listing of type FC meters / compiled by William V. Hannay

Author:
Hannay, William V  Search this
Meter Stamp Society  Search this
Physical description:
13 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1949
C1949
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 H24 1949
HE6497.M4H24 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448341

History and listing of type EA meters / compiled by H. Allen Osborne

Author:
Osborne, H. Allen  Search this
Meter Stamp Society  Search this
Physical description:
[12] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
C1950
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 O812 1950
HE6497.M4O812 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448342

A geographical and color chart of the Pitney-Bowes type-DM postage meter / by R.W. Garrison

Author:
Garrison, Bob (Robert W.)  Search this
Physical description:
[4] leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
C1951
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 G24 1951
HE6497.M4G24 1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448344

Stamp and postal indicia proportions in raw collection mail / prepared by Research Division, Office of Research and Engineering

Author:
United States Post Office Department Office of Research and Engineering Research Division  Search this
Physical description:
i, 6 leaves, [14] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Postal service--Research  Search this
Postal service--Metered mail--Research  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U6 U58 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465789

The experimental postage due meter stamp testing, 1941-1962 / by Walter Z. Swan

Author:
Swan, Walter Z  Search this
Physical description:
8 p. : ill., 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
Topic:
Postage due postmarks  Search this
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P62 S97 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465797

Why the postage meter will never replace stamps : a few curious chapters from the history of postage stamps--the fascinating bits of paper that made the postage meter possible and practical

Author:
Pitney-Bowes, inc  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1963
C1963
Topic:
Postal service--Metered mail  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.M4 W62 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465828

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