Pricing Guide for Unlisted Carriers, Locals, Fakes, Forgeries and Bogus Posts of the United States

Larry Lyons has published a pricing guide to complement his three volume work published in 1998. The publication consists of 79 pages and contains 355 illustrations. It is available from the author for $20.00 plus $2.00 shipping. Please contact him by email at or at the address below.

Also available is the three-volume Identifier for Carriers, Locals, Fakes Forgeries and Bogus Posts of the United States. This massive work of 1,569 pages and 3,340 pictures is the definitive publication on the subject. Each volume is $85.00 and can be ordered directly from Larry at the address below.

Larry Lyons
7 Brightfield Lane
Westport, CT 06880

Local Mail Posts in the United States: A Bibliography of Items in the National Postal Museum Library of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

A list of references for our interests, compiled by Smithsonian Institution Library. [VIEW SITE]

Carriers and Locals: The First Topical Stamps

By Clifford J. Alexander. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

APS: American Philatelic Research Library

Includes an online catalog. [VIEW SITE]

A List of Carrier and Private Post Stamps by State and City

By John D. Bowman and Clifford J. Alexander. The collecting field of carriers and locals is broad, and no one can hope to obtain an example of every variety, since many are rare or unique. For that reason, collectors sometimes choose to collect the emissions of a particular local or carrier post, or all the issues of a city or state. This table lists carriers and locals by state and city, with Scott Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps & Covers numbers used. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

The Farrell Reference Collection

Selections from the Farrell Collection, avalible to download for reference and research. Updated periodically. [CLICK HERE]

Old Auction Catalogs with Carriers, Locals and Expresses

Provided by the Carriers and Locals Society. [CLICK HERE]

Siegel Auction Galleries Carriers and Locals Information Page


Cal Hahn's Bibliography

This list of philatelic publications, selected by philatelist Cal Hahn, is a helpful reference for students of carrier and local post stamps. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Arago: People, Postage and the Post

A resource to the study of philately and postal operations as seen through the National Postal Museum’s collection. [VIEW SITE]

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