Jim Forte Postal History

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Nevada is represented in philatelic literature by:

Nevada Post Office An Illustrated History by James Gamett and Stanley Paher is the best post office listing with much additional information

A Checklist of Nevada Post Offices 1852-1988 by Richard W. Helbock is a compact listing with a value guide.

Nevada Place names A Geographical Dictionary by H. Carlson contains primarily name origin information.

Nevada Postal History by R. Harris is an older post office listing with scarcity ratings. It is out of date but includes a great map.

Nevada Express, Wells, Fargo & Co, and Other Letter Expresses, 1857-1895 by James M. Gamett.

Nevada Postmark Catalog by James M. Gamett and Gordon L. Nelson is a new work that is a catalog of towns and postmark types.
You can access my online guide of Nevada Post Offices here.


Nevada present a tri level market place. At the high end, there is a handful of fanatical collectors, all very advanced, willing to pay fantastic prices for something they don't have. It's hard to sell a cover for under $300 or $400 to this group. There are a few dozen collectors whose collection is more modest. They are avid buyers of material less than about $25. In between, the market is very, very thin. Material at almost every level is quite scarce. The states presents though challenges to every collector.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Nevada rates as the 10th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 65.99%. It ranks 44th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.65. The overall rank is 27th. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are decreasing sharply.

Covers For Sale

All Nevada Covers

Nevada By County

19th Century






Military Cancels

World War One

Picture Postcards

Machine Cancels

Auxiliary Markings

Fancy Cancels

Non Standard Postmarks

Registered Covers

Special Delivery Covers

Foreign Destinations



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