The Cuban Philatelic Society of America has released the Third Edition (with some updated pages) of A Handbook of the Stamps of Cuba by William McP. Jones and Rudy J. Roy, Jr., with Jack Thompson as its Editor.

In the last three decades, the First Edition of this Handbook was the most important source of reference for the collectors of the stamps of Cuba. Mr. William McP. Jones is no longer with us, but his partner Rudy Roy, Jr., provided his expertise along with other CPSA members in updating this new Third Edition. Mr. Robert Littrell contributed by supplying many of the color scans needed and updating the postal stationery sections.

For a few years, Mr. Jack Thompson set the goal of publishing this great work and tirelessly worked to produce the Second Edition in full color, which includes all of the stamps, postal stationery, etc. from the time of Colonial Cuba to the Republic in 1961.

This Handbook is composed of three sections: First: Spanish Cuba 1855 - 1898; Second: The United States Admisitration 1898 - 1902; and Third: The Republic 1902 - 1961. In turn each section is sub-divided into other sections: stamp issues, postal stationery, telegraph stamps, etc.  Also included is other information regarding booklet stamps, varieties, errors, postal fakes, proofs, specimens, in all what a specialized collector would require in order to conduct philatelic investigations of all of the postal issues of Cuba, that are not found in any other publications.

Ample explanations referring to each of the postal issues, center of sheets, along with the total issued quantities are a great source of information for the advanced collector as well as the beginner.

The new smaller 7 x 9 inch format with the wire spiral mount makes it easy to open, and its clean and elegant design is very easy to read, and all this is complemented with full color photos of all of the stamps. It is published in English, and it contains more than 350 pages with plastic protective covers. No stamp pricing is quoted.

*Regular price is $70.00 US, Domestic postage (Media Mail) included.

*Special CPSA Members price: $60.00 US, Domestic postage (Media Mail) included.


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