The Art of QSL Cards

Verified Reception Stamps Catalog


Verified Reception Stamps is a new catalog by the author of Official Seals of the World, Bank and School Savings Stamps, and College and School Stamps, James N. Drummond.

In the mid-1920s, listening to distant AM radio stations was a very popular hobby. To prove that a listener had in fact heard a particular station, verified reception stamps were received from the stations and then placed into special albums. The fad lasted until the early 1930s for most people, though some continued to request stamps from stations for several more decades. Collecting these stamps remains popular even today.

The catalog is printed in color on 8½ by 11 inch paper. It is three-hole punched and the 635 pages will fill a two inch binder. A binder is not included with the catalog.

Brief histories of nearly 1,400 early radio stations accompany the images of most of the known Ekko, Bryant, and privately-produced verified reception stamps. The book includes over 2,500 images, almost all of which are in color. The stamps are arranged in alphabetical order by call sign. Details about where the station was located, who owned the station, what the call sign letters meant, and so on are all included. An 80 page introduction comprehensively covers the history of each company that produced the stamps, as well as much background information about the hobby.

There has never before been a verified reception stamp catalog as detailed as this one. If you have an interest in this area, you will find that this catalog will answer most of the questions that you might have had, including:

How many different Ekko stamps were printed?

How many different Bryant stamps are there?

Which stations were run by the Ku Klux Klan?

Which radio station was owned by Sears, Roebuck and Company?

Which stamps are rare and which ones are common?
and much more.

The catalog doubles as a stamp album. The stamps can be hinged directly onto each page.

The seller is the author of Verified Reception Stamps. It will not be found at a lower price anywhere else. If anything, the retail price may soon increase. Each copy of the book has a unique serial number.

If you would like to add a QSL Card, Schedule or Pennant to the collection on this site, send me an e-mail with both sides of the QSL card in a JPEG file attached to the email. Send the Schedules with each page as a JPEG Picture. Thanks!