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Mitchell-Hoover Official Catalog of United States Bureau Precancels

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately / 4: Publications / 4.2: Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-philately-ref553

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

World War II Patriotic cover

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 899
Artist:
Russell Cozart  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
Connecticut
Place of Destination:
Indiana
Date:
c. 1941 - 1945
Topic:
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
2002.2035.20
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87d4b8073-6364-453b-b09f-6282c02721d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2035.20

1c Franklin Glastonbury, CT precancel cover

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 182
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.89 x 15.24 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Date:
1879-1880
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
2005.2004.1763.3.4
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8376a38f7-d534-416e-8535-f04e7a00c2b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2004.1763.3.4
Online Media:

17c Electric Auto coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1906
Medium:
paper; ink (ultramarine) / engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 25, 1981
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2005.2024.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm80852554f-1ba5-4971-8196-cf0427501258
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2024.2

5c Canoe coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2454
Printer:
Stamp Venturers, Inc.  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (red) / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 22, 1991
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Ships & Waterways  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2005.2024.4
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8a27ac48a-834f-4e4e-822f-2e7d3834dfe0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2024.4

18c George Washington and Washington Monument single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2149
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
November 6, 1985
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Political Figures  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1986.0691.4899
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm88e8259b7-7a11-49bc-aab5-20a7ec014ead
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1986.0691.4899

21.1c Envelopes coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2150
Medium:
paper; ink ( ); adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 22, 1985
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1986.0691.4902
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85bd966e8-c910-4f61-a346-4c075641088e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1986.0691.4902

8.5c Tow Truck coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2129
Medium:
paper; ink (dark Prussian green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 24, 1987
Topic:
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1988.0130.7251
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8eb75051a-cde4-4795-97ea-2f1e16ea20c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1988.0130.7251

17.5c Racing Car single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2262
Medium:
paper; ink (dark violet); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 25, 1987
Topic:
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1989.0496.9990
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82568b652-992d-4c78-b7b8-e03c0b3844dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1989.0496.9990

24.1c Tandem Bicycle coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2266
Medium:
paper; ink (deep blue, red); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 26, 1988
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1990.0517.12854
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm83877a1fe-6be8-47b1-a181-f40974b96f42
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1990.0517.12854

4.9c Buckboard coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2124
Medium:
paper; ink (brown black); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 21, 1985
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2060.7
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8ed372fc5-42ea-4363-88ce-5e58b5f08ade
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2060.7

7.4c Baby Buggy single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1902
Medium:
paper; ink (brown); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 7, 1984
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Family & Children  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.20
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8c189b2aa-670a-4a96-9f26-601d795b3086
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.20

11c Railroad Caboose coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1905
Medium:
paper; ink (red); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 3, 1984
Topic:
Trains  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.23
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85f57e53e-ae88-4736-a376-0e3e400dfe91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.23

17c Electric Auto single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1906
Medium:
paper; ink (ultramarine); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 25, 1981
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.24
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8ed68063b-0bf7-4609-b7c9-534a5acd7bfc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.24

12c Stanley Steamer coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2132
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 2, 1985
Topic:
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.54
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm897160f66-b8ff-4987-98f9-a37d62f24b94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.54

13c Presorted First-Class Patrol Wagon coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2258
Medium:
paper; ink (black, red); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
Octpber 29, 1988
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.82
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm80eec4ab4-4aa5-48c5-ae9a-a62abac4a456
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.82

20c Cog Railway coil single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2463
Medium:
paper; ink (green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 9, 1995
Topic:
Trains  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1998.2008.61
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm886ba4fc4-7851-4dbf-9b85-778b64c91a75
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1998.2008.61

5.2c Sleigh single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1900
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 21, 1983
Topic:
Holidays & Celebrations  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.211
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8263bdcd7-cf62-48dd-a2bd-dcaf2f91d35d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.211

10.9c Hansom Cab single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1904
Medium:
paper; ink (purple); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 26, 1982
Topic:
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.216
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm848f44e39-b17b-4db5-ab86-84beb3c356dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.216

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