Missouri Western Frontier Overland Mail West of the Mississippi ~ Philately ~ History

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Title: Missouri: Western Frontier: The Story of Mail Communications West of the Mississippi River in the 19th Century Illustrated with Unique Artiacts of the Period. A Philatelic Exhibit.

Author: Thomas J. Alexander

Description: Glossy card covers. Covers lightly rubbed; slight cover curl and minor corner wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated. Index. 173, [8] pp. 10.75 x 8.25 inches.

Thomas J. Alexander's philatelic exhibition of Missouri mail service, dating back to the days of the Louisiana Purchase, the Missouri Territory, Kansas Territory, early statehood, and including examples from multiple cities, military forts, Indian affiliations (agencies, missionaries, etc.), the Oregon Trail and other overland routes, and the Butterfield Overland Mail.

Thomas James Alexander (1926-2018) was a president of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, a consultant to The Philatelic Foundation, and a member of the America Philatelic Society. He also served for many years as the Chairman of the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum Council of Philatelists. He was the winner of the 1986 John N. Luff Life Achievement Award of the American Philatelic Society, the 2004 Smithsonian Institution Philatelic Achievement Award and the 2007 Alfred F. Lichtenstein Medal of the Collectors Club of New York.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Echo Sierra Press
Place: Watsonville, California
Year: 2001

ISBN: 0971289077

Keywords: Missouri, philately, Missouri Territory, Louisiana Territory, postal, postal history, history, overland, Oregon Trail, philatelic,

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