Jim Forte Postal History

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Vermont philatelic literature consists of:

The Postal History of Vermont by George Slawson, Arthur Bingham and Sprague Drenean is a comprehensive work on Vermont with a post office list good to 1969, comments on markings, stamp usages and much more.

A Checklist of Vermont Post Offices by Richard W. Helbock is a compact post office guide. However, the scarcity ratings are dangerously wrong.

The Vermont Philatelist November 2006 Vermont DPO Guide by Bill Lizotte is a journal issue with accurate scarcity ratings.

You can access my online guide of Vermont Post Offices here.


Vermont covers are in strong demand. There are enough serious collectors that scarce D.P.O.'s can reach prices higher than those of any other non-Western state.   Traditionally, collectors have focused on the entire state, but there are now collectors who limit the area of the state they seek. Collectors are more willing to accept 20th century covers than from any other Eastern or Midwestern state. There is some division in the marketplace. Very scare $100 and up items find competition. Items priced less than $20 have very strong competition. There is weakness in the $20 to $100 range.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Vermont rates as the 8th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 71.27%. It ranks 18th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 1.70%. The overall rank is 6th. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are about the same.

Covers For Sale

All Vermont Covers

Vermont By County

19th Century







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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If you'd like printable version of these covers, please e-mail me.