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A long, and growing list of people have helped in building this website.
Here is a list of people that have made important contributions over the years:


Name AKA Contribution
Mike Bending i.b.redguy Use of a wide range of images from the world.
Martien Blank - G.B.
Ed Boers - Tibet
Paul & Les Bottomley - Austria, Ecuador and many others.
Federico Brid - Panama
Dave Elsmore Australia
Dr. Mark Gibson - G.B., Army Telegraphs
Emi Gimjani - Albania
ISGC Guatemala Collectors Guatemala
Guillermo World-coins-stamps Ecuador
Derek Hencher - G.B.
Dr. Andrew Higson - G.B., Army Telegraphs, Germany, Honduras, Italy
Eric Jackson U.S.A. Telephone Stamps
Guillermo Jalil Argentina.
Roger de Lacy-Spencer Railwayphilately G.B. and Ugandan.
Andrew and Victoria Lajer AGL G.B.
Rolf Lamprecht Frigga Wide ranging.
Werner Lade Iran
Steve Lawrie - G. B.
Bram Leeflang Bram Leeflang Orange Free State & Transvaal
Bernd Lepach Meiji-portraits Japan
Alfonso Molina Mainieri - Costa Rica
Dr. Hector R. Mena Socorico Costa Rica
Ian Pinwill - G.B.
Carlos Quintanilla - El Salvador
Everett Ramsey - U.S.A.
William Rink U.S.A. Telephone & Telegraph Stamps
Steven Roberts Distant Writing G.B.
Schuyler Rumsey Schuyler Rumsey P.A.  U.S.A. Mexico, Panama
Paul Ramsay - G.B.
Adolfo Sarrias Adolfo Sarrias Cuba Russia
Alan Slater - Nicaragua
Mark Talbot - G.B.
Jeff Turnbull Perfin Society G.B., Belgium
Bruce Warrender - Orange Free State
Wikipedia A very useful source of background information, plus some images.
Oscar Van der Vliet Revenue on a Line China, Japan
Edward Zaluski - Canadian Telephone & Telegraph Stamps


Lastly I must mention Steve Hiscocks. If not for his books, this website would have been still restricted to telegraph stamps of the UK.




In putting this together, clearly the books of Steve Hiscocks were the primary sources, so I will start with these. My other sources are mostly CD versions as I do not have many books. Having changed countries of residence a couple of times they have mostly failed to keep up with me.

Telegraph and Telephone Stamps of the World, a Priced and Annotated Catalogue
        by S.E.R Hiscocks (1982)   ISBN 0 9508301 0 0

Telegraph Seals a World Catalogue
        by Steve Hiscocks (2007)   ISBN 978-0-9508301-3-1.

The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of Great Britian
        by Philbrick(Frederick A.) & Westoby(William A.S.) (1881) Part II.

Morley's Catalogue of the Telegraph Stamps of the World
        by Walter Morley (1900), though I only have copies of pages relating to G.B.

Private Telegraph Companies of Great Britain and their Stamps
        by Raymond Lister (1961)

The Telegraph Stamps and Stationery of Great Britain 1851-1954
        by Peter Langmead and Alan Huggins (2003)   ISBN 0-907630-14-6

Telegraph Stamps of the World
        by John Barefoot (2013)   ISBN 0-906845-70-X

Catalogue de Timbres-Fiscaux par A. Forbin (3rd Edition 1915) mostly needed for Ecuador.

Catalogo Galvez de sellos de España (1951) by M. Galvez

Catalogo de los Sellos Postales de la Republica Argentina y Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios  
        by Victor Kneitschel (6th Edition, 1958) mostly for Argentinian Telegram Seals.

Guatemalen Telegraph Stamps & Stationery
        by James C. Andrews (1993)   ISBN 1-880721-01-5

United States Telegraph Iddues by Joseph S. Rich and Stephen G. Rich (1947) Published by the Society of Philatelic Americans.

United States Telephone Stamps, Franks, Coupons (2017) by William Rink ISBN 978-0-692-78205-7

JSCA, Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalogue Volume 1.

General Catalogues:
        Stanley Gibbons (GB), Pre-World War II.
        Yvert et Telliers (French language).
        Michel (German Language).
        Scott (USA).

A number of websites have also been very helpful.
These are acknowledged on relevant pages.




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