The Whitesell Book - As some of you know, the U.S. Newspaper and Periodical stamps are my main philatelic interest. I’ve compiled a bibliography of resources on them – books, articles, internet links and auction catalogs. The ONE item I most wanted was a book, “The U.S. Newspaper and Periodical Stamps: A Compilation of Articles From the Past” by Richard Clyde Whitesell. I also needed several catalogs, including Siegel #1079, the Schwenk Collection of N&P stamps. Because of my son’s accident, I haven’t been on eBay much of late. Two weeks back I happened to go in one afternoon to check ‘Stamp Publications’ and ‘Chess Books.’. There I saw #1079 for sale! I purchased it and was very happy. A few minutes later (happenstance that I even checked) I received a Message from the seller saying if those stamps were of interest he had just listed, ‘a 400 page book compilation of articles by Richar….” I didn’t even finish reading the message, went right to it and purchased it for $18.00. There were only 15 copies produced. The earliest article is from 1867; the latest, 1994. I do have perhaps a fourth of the articles, but all the others are news to me – I don’t even have a biblio cite for many of them them! I believe my biblio from 1994 is fairly comprehensive. The book is not typeset; rather copies of articles many of which he seemed to have borrowed from the APS fully aware of his project. It is spiral bound. That said, unfortunately, the images are of very little use but the book is still a treasure trove of information on these stamps! To be honest, I believe this is a copy of the book. Some tell-tell signs lead me to that conclusion. It would have been quite a task copying all the pages but I see signs of a spiral binding on some pages, even ones he would have typed himself (TOC).... Either way, I am delighted to have it! I am in it mostly for the information I’ll write more here on the book as I spend time with it, but for now attached the Introduction, a page from the TOC and two older articles. My first job is to fold all of the articles into my bibliography. I will then replace the older version here on SE. (About two years ago I found the author’s address in Rhode Island and wrote to him. I even posted the letter with several of the Newspaper commemorative stamps to get his attention. He never responded.) Here’s why - ☹ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170569796/richard-clyde-whitesell --- Update on my son: He may not need an invasive surgery but we don't know until late September. The neck/back brace must be very uncomfortable; trussed up like a turkey. Fortunately, the boot and cast come off soon. He's handled all of this extremely well; stoically really. My daughter-in-law has healed but still has headaches and some photo-sensitivity. They rounded up the driver in Texas and he'll make a court appearance on Monday. We'll see how that goes.