I did the same thing.
An excellent book, The Klondike Fever by Peter Berton describes the permafrost. The gold miners set fires to melt the dirt in their diggings.
Very nice stamps!
I like the Columbians.
Years ago I bought a 1949 US album at the Brimfield, MA antique show.
The oldest stamp in there is a 1870-71 three cent; Scott #147. Although I...
I have an extra 10 cent locomotive, unused, was lightly hinged. $1 shipped.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
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