Jim Forte Postal History

(800) 594-3837 or (702) 791-6828 Fax (702) 369-9139
P.O. Box 371541 Las Vegas, NV 89137



How to Order

When you see something you like, click the Add to Cart link above the listing. That item is automatically put into your "shopping cart". Your shopping cart keeps all your things together for you until you're ready to check out. A small window will open to let you know that you selected that item. You can also review the items in your cart by clicking on the View Shopping Cart page. Here you can double check your order,  and remove any unwanted items. Nothing will be billed to your account or sent to you until you've completed the check-out process.

Checkout and Your Account

When you are finished shopping, click the Proceed To Checkout button to enter the secure checkout system. The first time you visit this site, you will need to set up a new account. Just follow the instructions on each page. You may save your account with a password so that the next time you visit, your information will already be available. Here, you have the choice of entering your preferred payment method, either a credit card number or a check or money order. You can safely enter your credit card number via our secure server.

How the Site is Arranged

I do not use catalog numbers. There are too many different catalogs in use through the world for any numbering system to be nearly universal. I describe the stamp in English, using the non English proper nouns. The find the stamp you want, pick out the most likely proper noun that would describe the stamp. Go to Search this site and type in the proper noun to see if you get any hits. Try two or three different words, one a time,  if the first try doesn't work.

I have made hundreds of categories to be browsed. I can make many more. What other categories would you like? Contact me. Sometimes, you can specifically Search for a cover with the sites' search engine. Sometimes, the search engine delivers too many results, many off topic. I can usually help. If you are looking for something and not easily finding it, contact me and I'll prepare a search for you.

If you are having a problem with the site - Problems are usually caused by a cookie error.


In order to submit an order via the shopping cart, it is necessary that you allow your web browser to accept cookies.

Here is how to allow cookies:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 - 11.0
Select the 'Tools->Internet Options' menu item, and then open the 'Privacy' tab - you can then adjust the slider to block or allow various categories of cookie. Alternatively by clicking 'Advanced...' you can exercise finer control over the browser's behavior, choosing whether to accept, block, or prompt for cookies originating either on the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or originating from websites other than the one you are visiting (third party cookies, typically used by banner advertisements hosted on an advertiser's website).

Microsoft Edge - Windows 10
In Edge, click the three dots/lines button in the top right corner, then select 'settings' and 'view advanced settings'. In the Cookies section you can choose whether to allow or block cookies from various sources.

Firefox 7.0 and newer
Use the 'Tools->Options' menu item (may be under the Firefox button or 'parallel lines' menu button), then choose the 'Privacy' tab. Set the 'Firefox will:' option to 'Use custom settings for history'. Now you can choose whether cookies are enabled for websites you visit and third party websites, and if so how long they will persist. You can also use the 'Exceptions' button to override the settings for particular websites.

Firefox 3.0
Use the 'Tools->Options' menu item, then choose the 'Privacy' tab. Here you can choose whether cookies are enabled, and if so how long they will persist. You can also use the 'Exceptions' button to override the settings for particular websites.

Google Chrome
Click the 'parallel bars' menu button, choose the 'Settings' option, then scroll down and click 'Show advanced settings'. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose 'Options' on the 'Customize and control' menu, then open the 'Under the Bonnet' tab. In the 'Privacy' section, click on the 'Content settings...' button and open the 'Cookies tab. Set the required cookie behaviour and use the 'Exceptions...' button (if required) to configure specific websites.

Apple Safari
Choose 'Preferences...' on the 'Settings' or 'Edit' menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS), then open the 'Privacy' tab. Now set the required cookie behaviour.

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)
From the home screen tap the 'Settings' icon, then choose 'Safari'. Find the 'Accept Cookies' option and set the required cookie behaviour.

Android browser
Tap the 'Internet' icon to start the browser, then press the phone's menu button. From the list of options, choose 'More', and then select 'Settings', then 'Privacy and Security'. Scroll down the resulting list and check or uncheck the 'Accept Cookies' item.

Android Chrome
Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to 'Settings', followed by 'Site setttings'. You can now choose whether to allow sites to save and read cookie data.

Windows Phone 10
In the Edge Browser, tap '...' then 'Settings'. Click on 'View advanced settings' then scroll down to the Cookies section, where you can select the required cookie behaviour.

Windows Phone 7/8
In Internet Explorer, tap 'More...' then 'Settings'. Check or clear the 'Allow cookies on my phone' item to set the required cookie behaviour.

Open the browser from the home screen, then press the Menu key, followed by 'Options'. Under 'Privacy & Security' you can choose whether or not to 'Accept Cookies'. Press the Menu key and select 'Save' to save your selection.

More About Cookies

Cookies can be controlled by both your web browser and firewall. If you find still have a problem, I suggest you go to the advanced privacy settings on both your web browser and firewall and specify that you will accept a cookie from www.postalhistory.com.

If you are still experiencing a problem, please let me know by email or by phone at (800) 594-3837. Please try to copy the precise error message you are receiving so I can get the problem fixed.

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