Baltic States Philatelic Literature

Jan Kaptein has a very extensive list of philatelic literature of the Baltic area, an indispensable resource for collectors of Baltic stamps indexed by country, period, topic (indexed are the magazine HBG (complete), Lithuania (complete), Bulletin of the Philatelic Society of New York (partly), Phillit (last years), Lithuania Philatelic Society (last years), and others.

Thanks to Bert Hoflund and Bill Apsit for providing some of these entries.

General

Baltische Postorte 1632-1918, Harry v.Hofmann, Detailed listing/index of the post towns of the parts of the Russian Empire now in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Cyrillic and Roman version, German or local versions etc, invaluable guide for the Baltic collector looking at Russian period postmarks. New expanded 2nd edition April 1996, in German, illus, 300 pages. New expanded 2nd edition April 1996, in German, illus, 300 pages.

Baltic States Revenues, J. Barefoot, Standard priced catalogue of the revenues of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Central Lithuania, and Memel. Includes Municipals, WWI and WWI German Occupations, etc., 3rd edition, 1998, in English, illus. Available from the author.

Catalog of Displaced Persons, Prisoners of War, Concentration Camp and Ghetto Stamps during and after World War II in Germany, Stereo Stamps, Chicago, Part I – 1970, Part II – 1980 (updates and listings of Russian DP stamps) – Stamps of Baltic DP camps in Germany.

 

Estonia

Estonia: Handbook, Hurt & Ojaste, Massive handbook listing all aspects of Estonia stamps and postal history, with stamps from 1918 to WWII Occupations plus locals, with great detail on varieties, proofs, etc, also postmarks from prestamp and Russian period, provisional cancels, TPOs, 1st edition, 1986, in English and German, illus, ~900 pages. There is a 1988 supplement.

Eesti Vabariigi Postmargid (vdljanded alates 1991) = Catalogue of Republic of Estonia Postage Stamps (Issues Since 1991). 2nd ed. Tallinn: Eesti Muinsuskaitse Seltsi, 1996

Eesti posti lisafrankotemplid 1991-1992. Tallinn: Eesti Filatelistide Liit, 1995. (Catalogue of Estonian provisional postal stationary)

Revenue Stamps and Revenue Stamped Papers in Estonia, Ants Kulo, International Estonian Philatelic Society, 1999. ISBN-9985-60-606-X.

 

Latvia

Latvia Map Stamps, J. Barefoot, This study covers both the map side and the stamp side of this interesting issue, 2nd edition, 1987, in English, illus, 36 pages. Available from the author.

The Stamps of Latvia, Stereo Stamps, provides a catalog listing of stamps from 1918 through German and Russian Occupation including listing of all post offices of this period, illus, 52 pages,1979. Available from the author.

Lettland Handbuch Vol II/III, Harry v. Hofmann, Postage stamps from 1920 surcharges through to 1940, very detailed handbook covering all aspects of philatelic background, printing, plating, varieties, proofs, bogus, with valuations on a points system, 1st edition, 1988, in German, illus, 313 pages.

Lettland Handbuch Vol V – Die Stempel, Harry, v.Hofmann, Detailed listing of all known postmarks 1919-1940, including 1919 provisionals, regular postmarks with a full listing of all towns and sub-types, TPOs, slogan cancels, meter mail, etc., 1st edition, 1988, in German, illus, 318 pages.

The Revenue Stamps of Latvia, W. Apsit, B. Egle, J. Norton. This catalogue lists the known revenue stamps producted for use in Latvia or for Latvia and nearby areas. It does not list issues for all of Czarist Russia or the Soviet Union. It has much more information than Barefoot’s revenue catalog including frame sizes and varieties. Prices are also listed. In English, 83 pages, photocopy format. 1991. Available from the author.

Latvijas pastmarku katalogs = Latvian Postage Stamp Catalogue. Riga: Latvijas filatelistu savieniba, 1996.

Latvia stamps catalog – illustrated Latvia catalogue – The Latvian Collector issues (1974-1977) available at the Latvian Stamps Site (Atis Blakis).

 

Lithuania

Pasto Antspaudai – P.O. Cancels of Lithuania, V. Fugalevicius (W.Fugalewitsch ), 1990. (Lithuanian, German, English). Best reference for postmarks in Lithuania.

Lietuvos Privaciu Pastu Antspaudai, Cancels of Lithuanian Private Post Offices, Zenonas Zebrauskas, 2003.

Postage Stamps of Lithuania, Grigaliunas et al, Lithuanian Philatelic Societies of New York and Toronto, 1978, in English, illus, 237 pages. ISBN 0-912574-33-X. 1985 price list supplement available.

Postal Issues Republic of Lithuania : Catalogue : 1990-1995. Vilnius: Reikfil, 1995.

Lithuanian Postage Stamps Catalogue 1990-2005, Antanas Jankauskas, December, 2005.

Back issues of all Lithuania Philatelic Society (LPS) bulletins and journals, and two retrospective LithPex issues are now available in electronic Adobe PDF format. Complete set of back issues from 1946 to 2009 available from the LPS (order here).

Special Lithuanian Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1918-2012, Antanas Jankauskas (2012), in English and Lithuanian, ~6700 coloured illustrations, 496 pages. ISBN 978-609-408-183-5. The specialized catalogue includes many varieties of paper, colour, perforation, varieties of printing plates and plate errors of postage stamps and stationery. The catalog also covers Lithuania 1918-2012, Litwa Srodkowa, Ober-Ost, Memel, local issues (Telsiai, Grodno, Warwiszki), WWII German occupation (“June” issues), DP camps issues, covers, postal cards, etc. For ordering see information below in the Comments section.

 

Central Lithuania

Central Lithuania Specialized Stamp Catalog, A.G. Pacholczyk, Stochastic Press, Tucson, Arizona, 207 pages,1989. ISBN 1-878543-01-6.

 

Memel territory (Klaipėdos kraštas, Memelland)

Pasto Antspaudai – P.O. Cancels of Lithuania, V. Fugalevicius (W.Fugalewitsch ), 1990. (Lithuanian, German, English). Reference for postmarks in Lithuania (including Memel area).

Memel area, Klaipėda/Memelgebied, Klaipėda article index by Jan Kaptein.

Memel / Klaipėda Philatelic Handbook – The first comprehensive philatelic handbook in English that covers all collecting aspects of the Memel-Klaipėda Territory (1920–1925) by MK Publishers

 

Some of these references are not complete. For updates, additions, and corrections, please contact us or leave comment below.

Author: Baltic Collector

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  1. Dear Sirs,

    I would like to let You know about the new
    “Special Lithuanian Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1918-2012.” issued by Antanas Jankauskas. Kaunas, 2012, in English and Lithuanian, ~6700 coloured illustrations, 496 pages. ISBN 978-609-408-183-5.

    More information at:
    http://lituanica.eu/catalogue.htm

    Sincerely Yours-
    Antanas Jankauskas
    Lithuania

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    • I would like to buy: Central Lithuania Specialized Stamp Catalog, A.G. Pacholczyk, Stochastic Press, Tucson, Arizona, 207 pages,1989. ISBN 1-878543-01-6.

      Can you help me

      Best regards

      Gösta Bågenholm

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