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This index covers the entire "new series"; of the ILLINOIS POSTAL HISTORIAN starting Volume 1, Number 1 (February, 1980; Whole No. 1) through Volume 25, Number 4 (November, 2004; Whole No. 99). References are indicated as the whole number of the issue followed by the pages in parenthesis. For example, 18(12-16) indicates Whole No. 18, the August, 1984 issue, pages 12 through 16.

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MAJOR COMPILATIONS OF ILLINOIS USAGE
 
Territorial Postal History of Illinois (See also Pre-1830 Post Offices): 
Colonel Matthew Lyon, Early Mail Contractor - Bud Taylor...........................................1(2-5) 
Edwards C. H. and Palmyra, Two New Illinois Territorial 
Discoveries - Harvey M. Karlen............................................................................29(3-9) 
First U.S. Mail to Kaskaskia & Vincennes - Robert J. Stets...........................................57(3-14) 
Illinois Territorial Map Depicting Locations of Post Offices 
- Drawn by Richard C. Frajola...........................................................................18(18-19) 
Postal Communication in Territorial Illinois, 1800-1818 - Dean DeBolt........................1(6-11) 
Sidney Grove Territorial Cover - Richard C. Frajola.................................................18(10-11) 
Territorial Post Offices - Jack Hilbing..........................................................................18(3-9) 
Pre-1830 Illinois Post Offices (Also see Territorial Postal History): 
Early Illinois Postal Routes - Compiled by Jack Hilbing and 
Richard C. Frajola...............................................................................................18(12-16) 
Net Amount of Postage, 1826-1830 - Compiled by Jack Hilbing..............................20(28-32) 
Pre-1830 Illinois Post Offices - Compiled by Jack Hilbing...................................18(17,20-34) 
Pre 1830 Post Offices by County - Compiled by Jack Hilbing...................................18(34-36) 
Illinois Usage of the 1847 Stamps: 
The 1847 Postage Stamps in Illinois - Richard Russell and George Wolters......................5(3-6) 
1847 Stamps on Covers Originating in Illinois - Compiled by Creighton C. Hart............5(7-10) 
Illinois Usage of the 1847 Stamps.........................................................................................13(9) 
Illinois Usage of the 1847 Stamps - An Update....................................................................21(27) 
More of the 1847 Issue From Illinois - Charles M. Teeman...................................................19(9) 
A "New" Illinois Town With an 1847 Stamp (Galesburg) - Robert R. Schwartz II..................8(13) 
Rockford's William Hulin and A Pair of Unrecorded Illinois 
1847 Issue Covers - Charles M. Teeman................................................................7(9-14) 
A Short Summary of the 1847-51 Stamp Usage - Jack Hilbing..............................................5(10) 
Update: 1847 Stamps on Cover Originating in Illinois - Compiled by Creighton C. Hart.........7(9) 
Update: Illinois Usage of the 1847 Stamps - Jack Hilbing...................................................11(10) 
Civil War Patriotics: 
A Survey of Civil War Patriotics With Illinois Imprints - George Wolters.....................14(3-10) 
County and Postmaster Cancels: 
County and Postmaster Cancels of Garden Plain - Curt J. Gronner.................................16(3-4) 
Illinois County and Postmaster Cancellation - Compiled by Douglas Lee....................27(2-14) 
Illinois County and Postmaster Cancellations - Additions...........................................29(9-12) 
Updating Illinois County and Postmaster Cancels - Bud Taylor...................................1(20-21) 
Rural Free Delivery: 
Rural Free Delivery - Compiled by Harold Richow......................................Entire Issue No. 23 
Introduction...........................................................................................................23(3-4) 
R.F.D. #4 Lanark, Illinois.....................................................................................23(5-6) 
R.F.D. Types Used In Illinois...............................................................................23(7-14) 
Listing by Town of Illinois R.F.D. Markings......................................................23(19-32) 
Rural Free Delivery in Illinois - Ralph N. Oko......................................................3(24-26) 
Rural Free Delivery Service - Jack Hilbing........................................................57(25-32) 
The Rural Free Delivery System in Illinois - Ralph N. Oko..............................................2(33) 
So What If It Snows or Rains and the Roads Are Impassible? - Curt J. Gronner......50(31-32) 
Doane Cancellations: 
Illinois Doane Cancellations - Harold Richow..........................................................15(19-22) 
Machine Cancels Usage in Illinois: 
The Hampden Machine Cancels - Jack Hilbing............................................................32(2-9) 
Machine Cancels of Decatur Illinois: 1890-1920 - W. T. Couter M.D........................35(28-32) 
Machine Cancel Quiz - Jack Hilbing 
Quiz.....................................................................................................................14(11-18) 
Answers.................................................................................................................15(6-14) 
Potter and Vail: The Illinois Machine Cancels (Some Background 
and a Request for Assistance) - Jack Hilbing.........................................................9(24-25) 
The Potter and Vail Machine Cancels: The Illinois Machine Cancels -Jack Hilbing.....30(10-14) 
Pre-1920 Illinois Machine Cancels: American Flag Cancels - Jack Hilbing..................48(7-28) 
Pre-1920 Illinois Machine Cancels: American Service Markings - Jack Hilbing.........49(18-32) 
Pre-1920 Illinois Machine Cancels - Jack Hilbing 
Use of Barr-Fyke Cancels in Illinois..................................................................45(22-32) 
Machine Cancels of Springfield..........................................................................46(11-24) 
Sloppy But Interesting (Universal and Columbia) - Robert G. Schultz.................................16(32) 
"Unseen" Illinois Flag Cancels Sought..................................................................................61(2) 
USPS 1992 Olymoic Games Machine Cancels from Illinois - Glenn A. Estus.............72(28-29) 

CHICAGO
 
Chicago Auxiliary Markings: 
Auxiliary Numbers on Chicago Advertised Covers - Leonard Piszkiewicz.................64(18-21) 
Chicago "Address Changed" Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz..................................80(9-18) 
Chicago "Address Supplied"Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz..................................81(9-30) 
Chicago Advertised and Related Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.............................43(19-27) 
Chicago Bad Order Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz................................................37(20-23) 
Chicago Carrier Backstamp Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz...................................29(21-25) 
Chicago Carrier Markings 1873-75 - Roger R. Rhoads...............................................53(5-17) 
Chicago Carrier Route Number Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................29(13-17) 
Chicago Carrier Route Number Markings - Part II - Leonard Piszkiewicz.................44(21-32) 
Chicago Circular Rate Handstamps - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........................................40(3-10) 
Chicago Customs Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz..................................................71(14-28) 
Chicago Cut Cork Receiving Marks - Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................................59(9-14) 
Chicago Cut Cork Receiving Marks Revisited - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........................71(9-12) 
Chicago Drop Letter Backstamp - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................................50(9-12) 
Chicago Drop Letters Mystery Solved - Leonard Piszkiewicz...................................51(15-17) 
Chicago Forwarded Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.................................................47(2-11) 
Chicago General Delivery Inquiry Card - Leonard Piszkiewicz................................59(21-25) 
Chicago General Delivery Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................................54(16-32) 
Chicago Held For Postage and Related Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz...................53(18-28) 
Chicago 19th Century Received Handstamps - Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................57(15-21) 
Chicago Registry Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................................................63(3-18) 
Chicago Returned-to-the-Post Office Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................73(20-28) 
Chicago "Returned to Writer" & "Pointing Hand" Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz......34(10-14) 
Chicago Ship Letter and Steamboat Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........................95(2-7) 
Chicago Transit Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................................................58(23-32) 
Delivery Attempted Eighteen Times.....At Least! - Leonard Piszkiewicz...................56(29-31) 
A New Chicago Pointing Hand - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................................37(28-29) 
Postage Due Markings Used by the Chicago Delivery Division 
- Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................................................................................56(16-22) 
A Puzzling Chicago Auxiliary Marking - Leonard Piszkiewicz.................................49(14-17) 
Specially Held at the Chicago Post Office - Leonard Piszkiewicz.............................92(20-22) 
Two-Handed Chicago Pointing Hand Cover - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........................76(28-30) 
Unusual Chicago Auxiliary Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz........................................26(4-7) 
An Unusual Chicago Pointing Hand - Leonard Piszkiewicz......................................45(20-21) 
Chicago Blues 
The Blue Chicago Circular Date Stamp 1873 to 1877 - A New Numbering System - Paul K. Berg 
Part One: 25 mm. Diameter...........................................................................................13(7) 
Part Two: 26 mm. Diameter...........................................................................................15(7) 
Part Three: 27 mm. Diameter.............................................................................17(14-15) 
Part Four: Carrier...............................................................................................20(14-15) 
Addendum and Errata.................................................................................................25(12) 
Auxiliary Markings...............................................................................................37(3-5) 
Chicago Blue Auxiliary Marking Information Wanted........................................................72(32) 
Chicago Blue Geometric (Prairies Query) - Jack Gilbert......................................................21(31) 
Chicago Blue Geometric Cancel: Mystery Solved 
(Prairie Query Response) - Paul K. Berg................................................................22(4-5) 
The Chicago Blue Letter B - Paul K. Berg................................................................65(24-26) 
A New Chicago Blue - Robert Zamen.................................................................................62(18) 
New Chicago Blue Bar Cancels - Paul K. Berg..........................................................70(30-31) 
New Chicago Blue Geometric Cancel - Paul K. Berg..........................................................71(13) 
The 3 Bar Chicago Blue Cancel - Paul K. Berg.............................................................10(2-3) 
Two New Letter R Chicago Blue Cancels - Paul K. Berg............................................66(18-20) 
Chicago Machine Cancels 
Chicago Air Mail Field Machine Cancels - Leonard Piszkiewicz................................74(23-31) 
Chicago "Canceled&" - Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................................................................96(2) 
Chicago Cancellations of the Time Marking Machine Co. and the 
B. F. Cummins Co. - Leonard Piszkiewicz and Robert J. Payne..............................35(3-22) 
The Chicago "Leavitt" - Barbara J. Wallace................................................................2(28-30) 
Chicago's "Quaker Date" Machine Cancels - Leonard Piszkiewicz............................55(26-32) 
Chicago V-Mail Postmarks - Robert C. Stendel.........................................................46(25-32) 
Early Chicago Barry Machine - Robert G. Schultz.............................................................15(14) 
A Scarce Chicago Machine Cancellation (Malmborg) - Leonard Piszkiewicz................24(2-4) 
Unrecorded Universal Machine Marking from Chicago - Leonard Piszkiewicz.........48(31-32) 
Chicago Pneumatic Post 
The Chicago Pneumatic Post - Barbara J. Wallace 
Part One: Background and History.........................................3(9-18); reprinted 60(3-12) 
Part Two: Tube Station Markings...........................................4(3-7); reprinted 60(13-17) 
Part Three: Additional Background and a New Station Marking...........................5(20-24); 
reprinted 60(18-22) 
Chicago Pneumatic Post: Additional Background Data.............................................21(29-30) 
Chicago Pneumatic Tube Cancellations - David L. Straight......................................99(21-29) 
Chicago Pneumatic Tube Opening Day Souvenir - Leonard Piszkiewicz...................60(23-26) 
Chicago Tube Station Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz............................................60(27-29) 
Leaders Urge Restoration of Mail Tube Service Here 
- From the Chicago American............................................................................60(30-31) 
New Reports on Tube Markings - Robert C. Stendel.................................................70(27-29) 
Northwestern Tube Station Transit Marking - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........................52(24-29) 
Pneumatic Tube Badge Offered.........................................................................................84(32) 
A Postcard that "Went Down The Tube" - James E. WIlliamson................................29(18-19) 
Tube Station Markings Update - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................................63(28-30) 
Chicago Postal History/Covers 
Among the Postmen - From the Chicago Sunday Herald............................................54(7-14) 
An Article Can Be a Continuing Learning Experience - Harvey M. Karlen...............88(18-20) 
Arrest of a Post Office Clerk - from Chicago Tribune..............................................88(12-13) 
The Beginning of Chicago's Experimental Helicopter Air Mail Service 
- Leonard Piszkiewicz........................................................................................94(25-31) 
Brighton Park - Barbara J. Wallace..........................................................................12(16-18) 
Century of Progress Opening Day Cover..............................................................................69(2) 
Chicago Albertype - Robert C. Stendel....................................................................76(20-22) 
A Chicago Balloon (Prairie Query) - Robert Schoendorf...................................................11(24) 
Chicago Change-of-Address Postcards.....................................................................95(26-31) 
Chicago Circular Datestamps of the Late 1850s - Leonard Piszkiewicz........................88(2-7) 
A Chicago Copperhead Letter - Barbara J. Wallace...................................................13(25-27) 
A Chicago Discovery - Charles Wonderlin.................................................................3(22-23) 
Chicago Double-Ring Postmarks 1953-83 - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........................96(27-31) 
A Chicago Eagle - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................................................................83(8-9) 
Chicago&'s Earliest Manuscript Townmark - Harvey M. Karlen........................................8(5-6) 
Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition: The Midway Plaisance - Harvey M. Karlen...86(2-13) 
Chicago Foreign Mail Markings: Pre-U.P.U. Period - Leonard Piszkiewicz...............68(19-29) 
Chicago Foreign Mail Markings-U.P.U. Period: Auxiliary Markings 
- Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................................................................................69(16-26) 
Chicago Foreign Mail Markings-U.P.U. Period: Origin and Receiving Markings 
- Leonard Piszkiewicz...........................................................................................69(3-15) 
Chicago's Foreign Mail Before U.P.U. - Harvey M. Karlen.........................................68(3-18) 
Chicago Foreign Mail Schedule-1901..............................................................................93(22) 
Chicago's General Post Office..................................................................................65(29-32) 
Chicago's Giant Mail Boxes...............................................................................................21(32) 
Chicago Helicopter Airways First Flight Souvenirs - Leonard Piszkiewicz................91(28-31) 
Chicago’s Hyde Park Station "Advertised" - A New Marking - Harvey M. Karlen......36(24-25) 
Chicago License Plate Cover - Leonard Piszkiewicz...............................................85(29-31) 
Chicago Mail Before the Post Office Was Established-The John Crafts Papers - Howard Selzer 
Part I.....................................................................................................................51(2-14) 
Part II....................................................................................................................52(2-11) 
Chicago Mail from the Military During the Spanish American War - Harvey M. Karlen 
Part I.....................................................................................................................77(9-27) 
Part II....................................................................................................................78(2-17) 
Chicago's Main Post Office Buildings......................................................................96(20-23) 
A Chicago Mystery - Mark Isaacs..............................................................................4(31-32) 
Chicago's "New/Old" Post Office...............................................................................96(8-9) 
Chicago's New Mechanical Post Office - from Popular Mechanics............................96(10-18) 
The Chicago Penny Post - A Mystery of Local History - Harvey M. Karlen................42(25-32) 
Chicago Postal Markings - Barbara J. Wallace 
Part One: 1833-1840.............................................................................................7(3-8) 
Part Two: 1841-1842............................................................................................8(7-12) 
Part Three: The Chicago 29 mm. "Ill." Townmark (1842-53)..................................9(4-9) 
Part Four: The Chicago 29 mm. and 30.5 mm. "-ILL" Townmarks 
of 1849-1853...............................................................................................10(17-21) 
Part Five: Wells & Company Letter Express 1844..............................................11(11-19) 
Chicago, the Postal History of that "Toddling Town" 1831-1852 
- Harvey M. Karlen............................................................................................30(15-22) 
Chicago Postal Stations - 1904 and Numbered Station Markings 
- Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................................................................................47(24-32) 
The Chicago Postmaster's Letter Book, 1861-1864 - Seymour B. Stiss..........................77(4-8) 
Chicago Post Office Branches, Stations and Sub-Stations - Leonard Piszkiewicz 
Part I...................................................................................................................89(18-31) 
Part II....................................................................................................................90(8-31) 
The Chicago Post Office in the 1860s......................................................................76(13-19) 
Chicago Post Office Notice-1839.......................................................................................88(31) 
Chicago Post Office Notice-1937.........................................................................................48(4) 
Chicago Post Office Warning Postcard...............................................................................76(31) 
Chicago Roller Cancels and Obliterators - Leonard Piszkiewicz...............................92(10-19) 
Chicago Steel Duplex Postmarks - Leonard Piszkiewicz.............................................67(3-23) 
Chicago Sub-Station 48 Update - Leonard Piszkiewicz............................................96(24-26) 
Chicago&'s Underground Freight Railway - from Popular Mechanics.........................96(18-19) 
6 Illinois Postal Historian - Index - Vols. 1-25 
Chicago's Postmaster-Philatelist: Washington Hesing 
- from Philatelic Journal of America......................................................................81(6-8) 
Chicago World War II Fancy Cancels.................................................................................85(28) 
Delivery Attempted Eighteen Times....At Least! - Leonard Piszkiewicz....................56(29-31) 
The Earliest Chicago Postmark of the 1900's? - Leonard Piszkiewicz...................................22(3) 
Early 1860s Glimpses of Chicago - Seymour B. Stiss..............................................80(18-22) 
Early Chicago Coils - Researcher Seeks Assistance..............................................................56(32) 
An Early Printed Permit Usage From Chicago - Leonard Piszkiewicz............................19(4-5) 
An Early Travel Letter from Chicago - Leonard Piszkiewicz........................................94(2-5) 
An Early Typed Address Cover - Leonard Piszkiewicz........................................................64(17) 
An 1829 Fort Dearborn Letter - Harvey Karlen.......................................................12(13-15) 
An 1848 Travel Letter from Chicago - Seymour B. Stiss.............................................91(6-7) 
An 1852 View of Chicago - Seymour B. Stiss..........................................................78(29-31) 
A Family Astray - from Chicago Tribune...............................................................85(17-18) 
Fictitious Use From Chicago - David L. Jarrett......................................................................19(3) 
Free Franks Associated with Chicago - Harvey M. Karlen ..........................................42(3-11) 
Free Franks Associated with Chicago - Harvey M. Karlen..........................................84(2-24) 
Great Lakes Steamboat Cover - David L. Jarrett....................................................................15(4) 
How to Collect Columbian Exposition Postal History - Jim Doolin............................24(12-19) 
In the Nixie Division - from Chicago Tribune........................................................94(18-24) 
Is This A Sigwalt Cancel? - Leonard Piszkiewicz and Robert J. Payne........................62(13-17) 
John Wentworth on the Post Office - Barbara J. Wallace............................................13(18-20) 
A Late Usage of a Black Chicago Townmark - Barbara J. Wallace................................6(30-31) 
A Letter From the Frontier Town of Chicago - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................21(4-9) 
Lincoln Park Station Manuscript Cancel - Leonard Piszkiewicz...............................88(21-23) 
Locating Chicago Street Addresses - Leonard Piszkiewicz.......................................92(28-31) 
The Long and Short Of It..................................................................................................77(28) 
A Look At Today's Chicago Post Office - Steven J. Bahnsen.....................................71(29-31) 
A Mail Robbery Cover from Chicago - Leonard Piszkiewicz....................................52(30-32) 
Mary Todd Lincoln and the Earliest Known Use of Her Free Frank 
- Eliot A. Landau................................................................................................88(14-17) 
More on Dr. Schmidt - Harvey M. Karlen....................................................................79(2-9) 
Mulheim to Chicago via Chicacao - Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................................48(29-30) 
The New Covenant - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................................................83(17-20) 
A New Prisoner of War Censor's Handstamp from Camp Douglas 
- James W. Milgram............................................................................................42(16-21) 
One Forwarded Cover - Eight Chicago Markings - Leonard Piszkiewicz.......................33(3-5) 
Our Letter Carriers - from Chicago Tribune...........................................................83(10-16) 
The "Phila-mobile" - from Hobbies........................................................................81(30-31) 
Philatelic Mementos of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 - Harvey M. Karlen................1(12-19) 
A Pioneer International Postcard - Barbara J. Wallace.................................................6(18-19) 
P.M. Wolsieffer - A Collecting Entity - Harvey M. Karlen..........................................93(6-22) 
Pony Express Agent Notice................................................................................................73(29) 
Postmarked the Day After (the San Francisco Earthquake) - Leonard Piszkiewicz..........13(8-9) 
Post Office Raid Yields $74,610 to Burglars - from Chicago Tribune.......................95(14-25) 
Post Office Robbery, 1860 - Chicago Tribune.............................................................73(2-4) 
Post Office Robbery, 1861 - Chicago Tribune.............................................................77(2-3) 
Recalls City’s First Parcel Post Delivery, 1938 - Chicago Tribune..............................76(24-26) 
Riverdale Sub-Sta. Rec'd - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................................................94(14-15) 
Rufus C. Dawes and A Century of Progress - Leonard Piszkiewicz...........................88(24-30) 
S.E. Gross, Chicago Developer................................................................................87(25-31) 
Two Early Chicago Letterheads - Leonard Piszkiewicz.............................................68(30-31) 
Travels of a Letter Through the World's Fastest Post Office......................................43(28-32) 
U. S. Pioneer Flight, Chicago-Milwaukee, May 15, 1912 - William C. Mack...............8(18-21) 
Unusual and Instructive Chicago Cornercards - Leonard Piszkiewicz......................80(23-27) 
An Unusual Chicago Postmark - Barbara J. Wallace.................................................13(24-25) 
What Mr. Judd Has Obtained at Washington - Additional Force for the Sub-Stations 
- from Chicago Tribune......................................................................................86(30-31) 
Who was Dr. Schmidt? - Harvey M. Karlen................................................................76(2-12) 
World's Largest Post Office is History - Paul T. Schroeder.........................................65(27-28) 
Chicago Street Car R.P.O. Service 
Chicago Street Car Cancels Using Cork Cancellations 1895 - 1899 
- Robert C. Stendel.............................................................................................36(26-32) 
Chicago Street Car R.P.O. Circular Rate Covers - Leonard Piszkiewicz......................75(20-21) 
Chicago Street Car R.P.O. Circular Rate Covers - An Update - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............76(23) 
Chicago Streetcar R.P.O. Forwarding Markings - Raymond J. Fleming.........................11(3-6) 
Chicago Street Car R.P.O. Forwarded Marking - Robert C. Stendel.....................................63(31) 
Chicago Street Car R.P.O. Transit Markings - Robert C. Stendel................................44(16-20) 
Clark St. & Lincoln Ave. Postmark Dies - Robert C. Stendel......................................64(22-23) 
A Confirming Early Milwaukee Ave. Street Car R.P.O. Marking 
- Robert C. Stendel.............................................................................................47(12-15) 
Early Chicago Street Car Cancels - Robert C. Stendel...............................................75(16-19) 
Early Madison St. R.P.O. Postmarks - Robert C. Stendel and Stanley Bednarczyk......67(24-29) 
North Clark Street R.P.O. Postmark Date/Trip Order Brought into Conformity 
- Robert C. Stendel.............................................................................................42(22-24) 
North Clark Street R.P.O. Postmark Date/Trip Order - an Update 
- Robert C. Stendel.............................................................................................47(16-17) 
North Clark Street R.P.O. Theory Refuted - Robert C. Stendel...................................59(28-32) 
Registered Street Car RPO Cover - Robert C. Stendel..................................................92(8-9) 
Three Dies of the Milwaukee Avenue "Street RPO" Killer - Robert C. Stendel................39(2-4) 
Chicago V-Mail 
A Chicago V-Mail Auxiliary Marking - Randy Stehle.........................................................66(29) 
Chicago V-Mail Postmarks - Robert C. Stendel.........................................................46(25-32) 
Chicago V-Mail Station Handcancel - Leonard Piszkiewicz......................................73(30-31) 
Chicago’s V-Mail Station Takes Off - Robert C. Stendel......................................................68(32) 
A Christmas V-Mail - James E. Byrne.......................................................................95(8-13) 
Christmas V-Mail Letter Greeting - Harold Gallup....................................................67(30-31) 
"Held for Christmas" V-Mail - Harold Gallup.....................................................................70(32) 
Incoming V-Mail Update - Robert C. Stendel.....................................................................84(31) 
Recent V-Mail Discoveries - Robert C. Stendel...................................................................92(23) 
An Unusual V-Mail - Robert C. Stendel..................................................................91(25-27) 
Update: Cancels on Window Envelopes for Incoming V-Mail - Robert C. Stendel.....83(23-32) 
V-Mail Postmarks Update - Robert C. Stendel..........................................................66(24-28) 
V-Mail Update - Robert C. Stendel.............................................................................90(4-7) 
Great Chicago Fire and other Fires 
Aftermath of the Chicago Fire of 1871 - Seymour B. Stiss.......................................84(25-31) 
Another "Log" on the Chicago Fire - Harvey M. Karlen...........................................13(22-23) 
The Chicago Fire - James W. Milgram, M.D...............................................................93(2-5) 
The Chicago Post Office and the Fire of 1874 - Leonard Piszkiewicz.......................86(23-27) 
The Chicago Post Office and the Fire of 1879 - Leonard Piszkiewicz.........................87(8-24) 
The Chicago Post Office in the 1871 Fire Aftermath 
- As reported in the Chicago Tribune.................................................................55(21-25) 
In the Aftremath of the Great Chicago Fire - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................82(2-10) 
The Loss of the Post Office in the Great Chicago Conflagration - Jack Hilbing...........52(16-23) 
Independent Post Offices That Became Part of the Chicago Post Office 
The Independent Post Offices That Became Part of the Chicago Post Office 
- Harvey M. Karlen 
Austin..................................................................................................................14(22-29) 
Avondale...............................................................................................................37(6-12) 
Central Park.........................................................................................................19(21-25) 
Clarkdale Junction...............................................................................................37(30-32) 
Colehour..............................................................................................................38(21-32) 
Bowmanville........................................................................................................26(11-17) 
Dunning..............................................................................................................21(16-24) 
Edison Park...........................................................................................................34(2-9) 
Elsdon.................................................................................................................37(24-28) 
Englewood........................................................................................12(19-26), 13(28-29) 
Forest Glen..........................................................................................................32(10-16) 
Grand Crossing........................................................................................................6(3-8) 
Gross Point..........................................................................................................35(23-27) 
Hegewisch...........................................................................................................41(12-17) 
Humboldt Park....................................................................................................16(19-24) 
Hyde Park.....................................................................................................2(3-12,14-15) 
Irving Park..........................................................................................................20(19-27) 
Jefferson.............................................................................................................15(23-32) 
Lake and Stock Yards.........................................................................................10(24-30) 
Lakeview.............................................................................................................24(20-30) 
Maplewood.........................................................................................................17(24-29) 
Mont Clare..........................................................................................................25(28-32) 
Moreland and Linden Park.................................................................................22(14-19) 
Pullman.................................................................................................................8(24-30) 
Ravenswood........................................................................................................27(25-32) 
Rogers Park...........................................................................................................31(3-15) 
Roseland...............................................................................................................4(18-25) 
South Chicago.......................................................................................................9(16-22) 
South Evanston.....................................................................................................43(5-18) 
Woodlawn Park...................................................................................................39(10-17) 
Wrights Grove.....................................................................................................29(26-32) 
Chicago's Crabgrass Communities: A Modification - Harvey M. Karlen........................53(2-4) 
Chicago's Crabgrass Communities: Supplement - Harvey M. Karlen............................56(3-5) 
Factoryville - A Chicago Forerunner - Leonard Piszkiewicz................................................76(27) 
Parkside, Illinois: Chicago Forerunner - Leonard Piszkiewicz..................................66(30-31) 


ILLINOIS TOWNS (OTHER THAN CHICAGO) 
(Includes Prairie State Cover Series) 
Alton (Madison): A Civil War Soldier's Letter From Alton - Barbara J. Wallace..................5(12-13) 
Alton (Madison): Moved - Please Forward - Jack Hilbing..........................................................2(14) 
Arrowsmith (McLean): Arrowsmith Dead Letter - Leonard Piszkiewicz.............................48(5-6) 
Aurora (Kane): Aurora - Missent and Forwarded - Leonard Piszkiewicz.............................48(3-4) 
Beardstown (Cass): Early Illinois Travel Letter - Seymour B. Stiss......................................83(2-4) 
Berkeley (Cook): Going for the Mail: Berkeley, Proviso Township 
- Harvey M. Karlen....................................................................................................70(3-26) 
Bloomingdale (Du Page): Du Page County in 1846 - A Pioneer's View 
- Barbara J. Wallace.................................................................................................16(15-18) 
Bloomington (McLean): Held For Postage................................................................................1(25) 
Bradley (Kankakee): Bradley, Illinois Revisited - F. Burton Sellers...................................94(8-13) 
Brighton Park: See Chicago Postal History/Covers. 
Bristol (McHenry): Bristol, Illinois, McHenry County, 
"Wildes of the West" - Michael Zolno........................................................................6(16-17) 
Buffalo Grove (Cook): Where in the World is Buffalo Grove? - Jack Hilbing....................56(6-15) 
Butler (Montgomery): A Pretty Little Illinois Cover........................................................1(24-25) 
Camargo (Coles, Douglas): An Enigmatic Post Office - Well Maybe 
- Paul R. Redlich......................................................................................................19(10-20) 
Cairo (Alexander): A Balloonist Cover From Cairo, Illinois 
- Robert Schoendorf..........................................................................................................13(21) 
Camp Point (Adams): Summary Postal History of Camp Point - Jack Hilbing.................31(16-23) 
Carmi (White): A Pioneer Letter from Carmi, White County - Seymour B. Stiss...............75(22-25) 
Carthage (Hancock): Carthage Jail Card - Robert C. Stendel..........................................83(21-22) 
Champaign (Champaign): University of Illinois History and Mail, Champaign and Urbana, Illinois 
- F. Burton Sellers 
Part I...................................................................................................................97(26-31) 
Part II..................................................................................................................98(15-27) 
Part III..................................................................................................................99(2-11) 
Clyde (Whiteside): The Abbott Family Correspondence - Curt J. Gronner.......................16(29-32) 
Columbus (Adams): A Foreign Mail Cover from Columbus, Illinois 
- Howard Selzer........................................................................................................50(13-17) 
Como (Whiteside): The 1845 Mail of Como, Illinois - Curt J. Gronner.............................4(29-31) 
Como (Whiteside): Como - Ward Parker...................................................................................33(27) 
Crandall's Ferry (Whiteside): Papers of the Post Office at Crandall's Ferry, 
Whiteside County, Illinois - Curt J. Gronner, DDS......................................................36(3-21) 
Danville (Vermilion): Post Office Business of Danville, 
(Vermilion County) Illinois - Jack Hilbing.................................................................16(5-14) 
Daviston (Adams): A Daviston, Illinois Post Office from the 
A.H.M.S. Correspondence - Howard J. Selzer..........................................................47(18-23) 
Decatur (Macon): A Checklist of Cacheted Decatur Special Event 
Covers - W. T. Couter.................................................................................................19(6-9) 
Decatur (Macon): Decatur Exposition Cover - William T. Couter................................................15(3) 
Dixon (Lee): Everett Letters of Dixon, Illinois - Curt J. Gronner.........................9(2-3), 10(31-32) 
Dixon (Lee): The Abbott Family Correspondence - Curt J. Gronner...............................16(29-32) 
Dixons Ferry (Lee): A Pair of Steamboat Covers - Ward S. Parker...................................11(20-21) 
Dixons Ferry (Lee): Dixons Ferry, Ill., 1840 - Robert C. Stendel....................................86(28-30) 
Dutchman's Point (Cook): Dutchman's Point, Cook County - Kenneth Hall.................................90(2) 
Dwight (Livingston): Dwight Ill./Mailed (Prairie Query) - Alyce Evans....................................29(17) 
East Bend (Hancock): Hancock County Post Offices: East Bend - McGary 
- Mary Siegfried and Jackie and John Adkins...........................................................65(18-19) 
Edwards C. H.: See Territorial Postal History. 
Edwardsville: Early Edwardsville Cover - Ward S. Parker..................................................39(5-9) 
Elk Grove (Cook): Elk Grove, Illinois Centennial Cover.............................................................67(2) 
Elmhurst (Cook): Early Elmhurst: Its Postal History - Harvey M. Karlen...........................72(2-27) 
Empire (Whiteside): Empire, Whiteside County, Illinois - Curt J. Gronner........................6(31-32) 
Empire (Whiteside): The Abbott Family Correspondence - Curt J. Gronner....................16(29-32) 
Evanston (Cook): Evanston-North Evanston-South Evanston - Leonard Piszkiewicz....80(29-31) 
Fall Creek (Adams): Summary Postal History of Fall Creek - Jack Hilbing......................33(28-32) 
Fort Dearborn: See Chicago. 
Garden Plain (Whiteside): County and Postmaster Cancels of 
Garden Plain - Curt J. Gronner....................................................................................16(3-4) 
Galena (Jo Daviess): From Surveyor to Congressman As Told in Galena 
by the Lucius Lyon Papers - Howard J. Selzer 
Part I.....................................................................................................................44(3-15) 
Part II....................................................................................................................45(2-15) 
Part III..................................................................................................................46(2-10) 
Galena (Jo Daviess): Galena - Another Look - Howard Selzer..........................................98(2-14) 
Galena (Jo Daviess): Galena's Historic Post Office.............................................................71(3-8) 
Galena (Jo Daviess): A Pair of Steamboat Covers - Ward S. Parker...................................11(20-21) 
Galesburg (Knox): Covenant Mutual Benefit Association, Galesburg, Ill. 
- Curt J. Gronner, DDS............................................................................................99(12-20) 
Galloway (La Salle): Galloway - Jack Hilbing...............................................................49(11-13) 
Geneseo (Henry): Geneseo - William H. P. Emery....................................................................29(25) 
Golconda (Pope): The State was 1-1/2 Years Old, The Post Office was less than 6 months 
(Early Postal History of Golconda, Illinois) - Jack Hilbing.........................................9(10-15) 
Hartland (McHenry): Hartland (McHenry County) Illinois: 
An ASCC Unreported Town - Curt J. Gronner............................................................5(13-14) 
Holland's Grove (Tazewell): Holland's Grove, Tazewell County - Kenneth Hall..................91(2-5) 
Hopkins Park (Kankakee): Go West - or Southwest - Young Man? 
- F. Burton Sellers......................................................................................................80(2-8) 
Hospital (Kankakee): The Hospital, Illinois Post Office - F. Burton Sellers......................63(19-27) 
Jacksonville (Morgan): Illinois College (Jacksonville) - Richard Bales.......................................26(3) 
Johnstown (Cumberland): B. B. Olmsted, Last Postmaster of 
Johnstown, Illinois - Paul R. Redlich.........................................................................2(17-24) 
Johnstown (Cumberland): Johnstown Update - Paul R. Redlich............................................6(15,17) 
Joliet (Will) - Joliet Postmarks - Barry Krause................................................................10(12-16) 
Joliet (Will) - Postmarks of Joliet, Illinois - Richard McP. Cabeen....................................10(10-12) 
Juliet (Will): An Early Travelogue - Raymond A. Fleming...........................................................2(13) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): And Even More Postal Tales of Kankakee County: South Bend and 
Kankakee R.P.O. Cover Found - F. Burton Sellers........................................................92(3-5) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): Kankakee Depot & Early Kankakee Cancels Revisited 
- F. Burton Sellers....................................................................................................85(19-27) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): The Kankakee Inter-State Fair - F. Burton Sellers........................69(27-31) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): More Postal Tales of Kankakee County - F. Burton Sellers 
Part I...........................................................................................................................64(3-16) 
Part II.........................................................................................................................65(3-17) 
Part III........................................................................................................................66(3-18) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): Mystery Solved on Mail from Kankakee Depot to Cairo, Illinois 
- F. Burton Sellers......................................................................................................88(8-11) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): A Serendipitous Kankakee Find - F. Burton Sellers.....................94(16-17) 
Kankakee (Kankakee): Still More Postal Tales of Kankakee County - F. Burton Sellers 
Part I...........................................................................................................................73(5-19) 
Part II.........................................................................................................................74(2-15) 
Part III........................................................................................................................75(2-15) 
Part IV.......................................................................................................................78(22-28) 
Part V........................................................................................................................79(11-20) 
La Harpe (Hancock): Hancock County Post Offices: La Harpe 
- Mary Siegfried and Jackie and John Adkins.....................................................................67(29) 
Lenzburg (St. Clair): A Transatlantic Cover From an ASCC 
Unreported Illinois Town: Lenzburg - Ralph N. Oko.................................................5(11-12) 
Lenzburg (St. Clair): Lenzburg, St. Clair County, Illinois - Another Look 
- Howard Selzer..........................................................................................................85(2-13) 
Louisville (Clay): Louisville (or is it Lewisville?) - Ward Parker.....................................36(22-23) 
Loxa (Coles): Loxa, Illinois Townmarks - Paul R. Redlich...............................................12(6-12) 
Mahomet (Champaign): Mahomet Illinois Patriotic Fancy Cancellations 
- W. T. Couter...........................................................................................................24(30-32) 
Mascoutah (St. Clair): Postmaster Report - Jack Hilbing................................................37(13-19) 
Mattoon (Coles): The Homes of the Mattoon Post Offices - Paul R. Redlich......................25(3-12) 
McGary (Hancock): Hancock County Post Offices: East Bend - McGary 
- Mary Siegfried and Jackie and John Adkins...........................................................65(18-19) 
Milford (Iroquois): Illinois Covers of the 3¢ Issue - Robert R. Schwartz II......................10(21-23) 
Mill Creek (Adams): The First Post Office in Adams County, 
Illinois: Quincy or Mill Creek? - Jack Hilbing............................................................8(14-17) 
Millersburg (Mercer): A Philatelic Reminder of Illinois' 
"Melville Connection" - James S. Leonardo..............................................................3(29-32) 
Mills Prairie (Edwards): Mills Prairie - Jack Hilbing......................................................50(26-28) 
Moline (Rock Island): Moline, Illinois Centennial Cover..........................................................68(18) 
Momence (Kankakee): Even More Postal Tales of Kankakee County: Momence, Illinois 
Revisited - F. Burton Sellers.....................................................................................91(11-24) 
Montebello (Hancock): Hancock County Post Offices: Montebello 
- Mary Siegfried and Jackie and John Adkins...........................................................66(22-23) 
Mount Carroll (Carroll): Mount Carroll............................................................................30(8-9) 
Mount Carroll (Carroll): Mount Carroll - Curt J. Gronner..............................................50(29-30) 
Mt. Erie (Wayne): Return to RFD Carrier - Ralph N. Oko..........................................................13(27) 
Muddy (Saline): The Muddy Post Office Is Still in Business - Paul T. Schroeder........................77(32) 
Naperville (Cook): Early Naperville Cover...............................................................................97(17) 
Naperville (DuPage/Cook County) - Leonard Piszkiewicz........................................................66(21) 
Newark (La Salle): An 1838 River Journey - William H. P. Emery..................................16(25-28) 
New Genesee (Whiteside): Civil War Cover of New Genesee - Curt J. Gronner................32(17-18) 
New Haven (Gallatin County): Post Office Business of New Haven (Gallatin County) Illinois 
- Jack Hilbing......................................................................12(27-32), 13(12-17), 14(30-36) 
North Chicago (Lake): North Chicago Post Office - Leonard Piszkiewicz.......................65(22-23) 
Noyesville (Cook): Whatever Happened to Noyesville? - Harvey M. Karlen....................61(3-24) 
Oak Park (Cook County): A History of the Oak Park Post Office 
- Dr. Frank Orland...................................................................................................40(11-22) 
Old Chicago (Cook): Old Chicago, IL 60439...........................................................................92(27) 
Ottawa (LaSalle): Ottawa Postal Retail Store Opening Day Cover................................................69(32) 
Palmyra: See Territorial Postal History. 
Palmyra (Wabash): Palmya, Wabash County - Kenneth Hall........................................................92(2) 
Partridge Point (Woodford): Partridge Point Postmaster's Letter - Ken Hall.....................80(28-29) 
Paw Paw (Cook): Naper Settlement and the Paw Paw Post Office...............................................97(19) 
Paw Paw (Cook): Paw Paw (Cook County) Post Office - Jack Hilbing.................................97(2-8) 
Paw Paw (Cook): Paw Paw Post Office - Naperville, Illinois - Tom Majewski...................97(18-19) 
Paw Paw (Cook): Paw Paw, Round Grove, and Napers Post Office, Cook and La Salle Counties, 
1834 - James E. Byrne...............................................................................................97(9-17) 
Paw Paw (Cook): Where Was Paw Paw, Cook County? - Leonard Piszkiewicz.....................96(5-7) 
Pekatonica (Winnebago): A Philatelic Mystery Story - Charles M. Teeman.....................27(15-19) 
Pekin (Tazewell): A Pekin Teapot - Jeff Lindstedt..............................................................92(6-7) 
Plainville (Adams): Summary Postal History of Stone's Prairie/Plainville 
- Jack Hilbing...........................................................................................................32(19-23) 
Plato Center (Kane): Plato Center Post Office Closes - from Daily Herald........................98(27-29) 
Portland (Whiteside): A Missionary's Report Postmarked Portland, 
Whiteside County, Illinois - Curt J. Gronner.................................................................54(2-4) 
Quincy (Adams): A Classification of the Postmarks of Quincy Illinois (1826-1926) 
- Jack Hilbing 
Part One: 1826 - 1882.......................................................................................38(3-21) 
Part Two: Ovals, Duplexes, International and Barry Machine Cancels.................39(18-32) 
Part Three: Flag Cancels, Time Marking Machine Cancels.................................40(23-32) 
Part Four: Universal Machine Cancels, Adams County, Soldier’s Home, 
Substation........................................................................................................41(18-24) 
Quincy (Adams): A Journey to Quincy - Jack Hilbing and Leonard Piszkiewicz.............30(23-32) 
Quincy (Adams): A Mississippi River Steamboat Cover and Ice - Jack Hilbing..................3(18-19) 
Quincy (Adams): Quincy Cancel Clarified - Robert C. Stendel.................................................62(19) 
Rockford (Winnebago): Mail to Early Rockford Banks - Charles M. Teeman.....................24(5-9) 
Rockford (Winnebago): The Rockford Blue Bird - Charles Teeman...............................55(10-15) 
Rockford (Winnebago): An Addition to the "Blue Bird&" Story - Charles Teeman.............58(12-13) 
Rockford (Winnebago): Another "Blue Bird" - Charles M. Teeman...........................................60(32) 
Rockton (Winnebago): Travel on the Galena and Chicago Union 
Rail Road - Jack Hilbing..........................................................................................28(34-36) 
Rockton: See Pekatonica. 
Rock River Rapids (Whiteside): A Rock River Rapids Document 
- Curt J. Gronner........................................................................................................50(2-8) 
Sandwich (DeKalb): The Sandwich Fair, 1986.........................................................................85(13) 
Savanna (Carroll): The Postal History of Carroll County - Curt J. Gronner.........................30(3-8) 
Schaumberg (Cook): Shaumburgh - Schaumberg - Schaumburg 
- Howard Selzer..........................................................................................................54(5-6) 
Shawneetown (Gallatin): Distributing Post Office: Shawneetown 
- Jack Hilbing...........................................................................................................26(18-21) 
Sidney Grove: See Territorial Postal History. 
South Evanston (Cook): The South Evanston Post Office - Harvey M. Karlen..................43(5-18) 
Springfleld (Sangamon): Springfield G.A.R. Grand Encampment Cover.....................................7l(2) 
Streator (LaSalle): Two Unusual Streator Covers......................................................................72(30) 
Sublette (Lee): Early Sublette Covers and Postmarks - John F. Beatty..................................94(6-7) 
Sublette (Lee): The "61367" Post Office - Donald J. Dinges...........................................93(27-31) 
Sublette (Lee): Sublette Postscript............................................................................................93(31) 
Tampico (Whiteside): A Presidential Birthplace, Tampico - Paul R. Redlich........................11(8-9) 
Tampico (Whiteside): Tampico Shield Update - Paul R. Redlich...............................................12(32) 
Terra Cotta (McHenry): Strange Goings-On in Terra Cotta - Barbara J. Wallace..................10(4-8) 
Tremont (Tazewell): Early Mail from Tremont (Tazewell County) Illinois 
- William H. P. Emery..............................................................................................17(16-23) 
Trilla (Coles/Cumberland): Charges and Countercharges: Trilla - Paul R. Redlich.............26(7-10) 
Upper Embarrass: See Camargo. 
Wauponsee (Grundy): Wauponsee - Curt J. Gronner.................................................................54(15) 
West Urbana (Champaign): Where Was West Urbana, Illinois? - F. Burton Sellers............42(12-15) 
West Urbana (Champaign): West Urbana, Illinois Revisited 
- F. Burton Sellers......................................................................................................83(5-7) 
Wheeler (Jasper): Post Office Robbery at Wheeler - Jack Hilbing...............................................66(32) 
Wichert (Kankakee): Wichert, Illinois Revisited - F. Burton Sellers.................................93(23-26) 
Woodburn (Macoupin): The 1851 United States Post-Office Guide 
- Jack Hilbing.............................................................................................................2(34-40) 
Woodville (Adams): Summary Postal History of Woodville - Jack Hilbing.....................34(15-29) 

ILLINOIS POSTAL HISTORY/PHILATELIC REFERENCES 
Illinois Postal History Bibliography 
A Tentative Bibliography For the Study of Illinois Postal History 
- Compiled by David S. Zubatsky 
I. Primary Sources......................................................................................................3(3-7) 
A. United States Postal Records and Publications 
B. List of United States Post Offices, 1797 to 1881 
C. Other Sources 
II. Illinois Postal History 
A. General Sources......................................................................................3(8), 4(8-16) 
B. Sources by County: 
Adams through DeWitt (except Cook)..............................................................4(8-16) 
Cook................................................................................................................5(25-31) 
Douglas through Macoupin.............................................................................6(20-27) 
Madison through Woodford............................................................................7(24-32) 
III. Air, R. F. D., Railroad and River/Steamship Sources.............................................9(26-32) 
IV. Illinois Postal Markings...................................................................................11(22-23) 
The Reference Shelf (Review of Books/Publications) 
American State Papers, Post Office Department (1789-1833) 
(Reprinted by Theron Wierenga) - Reviewed by Jack Hilbing................................6(9-14) 
The Atlantic Mails - Reviewed by Barbara J. Wallace..................................................8(31-32) 
Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research 
- Reviewed by Leonard Piszkiewicz...................................................................65(20-21) 
Chicago Street Car R.P.O.s - Reviewed by Paul R. Redlich........................................13(10-11) 
Chicago's Crabgrass Communities (Harvey M. Karlen) 
- Reviewed by Leonard Piszkiewicz...................................................................52(12-15) 
The 1851 United States Post-Office Guide (Eli Bowen) 
- Reviewed by Jack Hilbing.................................................................................2(34-40) 
Harvey M. Karlen’s Chicago’s Great White City.................................................................98(30) 
History of Cook County Illinois (A.T. Andreas) 
- Reviewed by Raymond A. Fleming...................................................................9(22-23) 
A Comment on A. T. Andreas' History of Cook County Illinois 
- By Andrew C. Koval..........................................................................................10(8-9) 
A Postal History Auction Catalog of Unusual Merit (Richard 
Frajola June 13, 1981 Auction - Reviewed by Paul Redlich............................................7(19) 
Postal Laws and Regulations of the United States (1832 & 1843), (1847), (1857) 
(Reprinted by Theron Wierenga) - Reviewed by Raymond A. Fleming.................3(21-22) 
Postal Markings (Harry M. Konwiser) - Reviewed by Raymond A. Fleming................5(15-16) 
Rural Free Delivery - Reviewed by Paul R. Redlich.................................................14(19-21) 
Standard Handbook of Stamp Collecting (Richard McP. Cabeen) 
- Reviewed by John W. Johnson..........................................................................4(25-26) 
United States Rates to Foreign Destinations, 1847-GPU-UPU 
- Reviewed by Barbara J. Wallace..........................................................................11(6-7) 
Wonderlin's List of United States Philatelic Periodicals 
Before 1920 (Listed by City and State).................................................................................33(2) 
Early Illinois Philatelic Literature 
A Philatelic Literature History of the Prairie State of Illinois - Charles Wonderlin.......19(26-32) 
More Philatelic Literature of the Prairie State of Illinois - Charles Wonderlin.............20(16-18) 
Other Literature Reviews 
Chicago Book Wins Large Vermeil at International...............................................................58(2) 
Illinois Atlas Available.........................................................................................................56(2) 
Literature Reviews (Illinois Magazine, Postal Markings, 
Chicago's Camp Douglas) - Jack Jenkins.............................................................1(26-27) 
Pages From the Past (Illinois Postal History Society Bulletin Review) - Orville Mohr....1(22-23) 
Wisconsin Post Offices..................................................................................................55(2) 


VARIOUS CATEGORIES 
County Postal History 
The Classification of Post Offices, and the Effect in Cook County, Illinois, 1875-1902 
- Harvey M. Karlen............................................................................................11(25-29) 
County Postal History...................................................................................................8(2-4) 
The Forgotten Adams County Post Offices of the 1830s - Jack Hilbing......................22(20-26) 
Glimpses of Whiteside County Post Offices - Curt J. Gronner......................................41(4-11) 
Hancock County Stampless - Robert C. Stendel.......................................................85(14-16) 
The Postal History of Carroll County - Curt J. Gronner.................................................30(3-8) 
The Postal History of Marquette and Highland Counties - Jack Hilbing.....................51(21-32) 
Postal Saga of Jo Daviess County, A Preview - Charles M. Teeman..............................20(4-12) 
Postal Tales of Kankakee County, Part I - F. Burton Sellers........................................61(25-32) 
Postal Tales of Kankakee County, Part II - F. Burton Sellers........................................62(3-12) 
Military Ship Cancellations 
U. S. S. Illinois BB-7 - John W. Johnson..................................................................17(30-32) 
U. S. S. Silversides - John W. Johnson.....................................................................11(30-32) 
U. S. S. Wilmette-Gunboat - John W. Johnson..........................................................13(30-32) 
Update: Battleship U. S. S. Illinois - Paul R. Redlich.................................................21(28-29) 
14 Illinois Postal Historian - Index - Vols. 1-25 
Prairie State Under The Hammer (Series on Auction Results) 
The Alfred Caspary Collection, H. R. Harmer Sale (Nov. 1955 - Oct. 1957) 
- Charles Wonderlin..............................................................................................7(21-22) 
Black Jacks of Illinois and the 1941 Knapp Sale - Charles Wonderlin..........................6(28-29) 
Chandler's Sales #17 and #18 (Feb. 27-28, 1980 and May 21-22, 1980) 
- Charles Wonderlin..............................................................................................2(31-32) 
Illinois Items in the Ishikawa Sale - Leonard Piszkiewicz..............................................55(3-9) 
Illinois Stampless Covers (Richard Frajola Sale, Nov. 16, 1985) 
- Jack Hilbing.....................................................................................................27(21-24) 
The Dr. Harvey M. Karlen Collection (Richard Frajola Sale, Nov. 16, 1985) 
- Raymond A. Fleming 
Part I: Domestic Usage..................................................................................25(14-27) 
Part II: Foreign Usage.....................................................................................26(22-32) 
Robert A. Siegel Sale #551 (Sep. 17-21, 1979) - Charles Wonderlin............................1(28-29) 
Robert A. Siegel Sale #569 (Oct. 7-8, 1980) - Charles Wonderlin................................4(27-28) 
Robins Auction Sale #4 (Sep. 22-23, 1981) - Charles Wonderlin.................................8(22-23) 
The U. S. Black Jacks at Auction from the State of Illinois - Charles Wonderlin............5(16-18) 
U. S. Waterway Packetmarks, Sotheby Park Bernet Sale (Oct. 26-27, 1977) 
- Charles Wonderlin..............................................................................................3(27-28) 
Railroad Related (Including Prairie State Rails Articles) 
The Bureau Valley Railroad - Henry C. Deatherage......................................................43(3-4) 
Cabbages and Kings - Curt J. Gronner.....................................................................53(29-32) 
A Drop Letter "From Sublette" - Thomas J. Post.................................................................90(3) 
From....Ill.C.R.R.- Early Station Agent Postmarks of the Illinois Central Railroad 
-Thomas J. Post.....................................................................................................89(2-13) 
The Galena and Chicago Union Rail Road and the Men Who Built It 
- Charles M. Teeman............................................................................................28(3-33) 
Travel on the Galena and Chicago Union Rail Road - Jack Hilbing............................28(34-36) 
The Great Western Railroad of Illinois - Tom Stanton...................................................33(6-8) 
Hannibal & Naples Railroad - Thomas J. Post.............................................................81(2-5) 
The Illinois Central Railroad Centennial Medallion of 1951 - Thomas J. Post...........92(24-27) 
An Overview of the Railway Mail Service Library - Frank R. Scheer.........................20(13-14) 
Newly Discovered Railway Postmarks - Thomas J. Post............................................57(22-25) 
Newly Discovered Station Agent Postmarks - Thomas J. Post....................................56(23-28) 
Pre-Civil War Postmarks of the Eastern Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad 
- Thomas J. Post...................................................................................................87(2-7) 
Pre-Civil War Postmarks of the Illinois Central Mainline - Thomas J. Post................86(14-22) 
Railroad News of the Day, 1851 - Thomas J. Post......................................................91(8-10) 
Station Agent Postmarks - Thomas J. Post................................................................55(16-20) 
Way Back When - The "Fast" Mail Crept to Iowa 
- Larry Kelly/The Chicago American.................................................................74(16-22) 
Miscellaneous 
Aubrey Berman, 1925-2004.....................................................................................99(30-31) 
Big Claude - Charles Teeman.....................................................................................58(3-11) 
Bud Sellers Receives Luff Award.......................................................................................75(32) 
Cameo Stamps Research...................................................................................................89(17) 
Charles M. Teeman 1926-1997..........................................................................................72(31) 
Columbus Covers Research..............................................................................................89(13) 
Cowhide Cards and Things from Illinois - Len Duszlak............................................75(26-31) 
Early Day Postmaster's Problems......................................................................................62(29) 
Early Letter Carriers - Jack Hilbing.........................................................................50(17-25) 
Exploits of the 37th Illinois Regiment and John Charles Black 
- William H. P. Emery and Jack Hilbing.............................................................21(10-15) 
Federation Footnotes - Jim Goben.............................................................................1(31-32) 
George W. Wolters 1923-2000.........................................................................................82(31) 
Harvey M. Karlen Named to APS Writers Unit Hall of Fame..............................................95(32) 
The Illinois & Michigan Canal Commemorative Cover......................................................91(10) 
An Illinois High Inflation "Notes" Cover - Barbara J. Wallace.......................................12(3-5) 
Illinois History 1600-1699, Part I - Andrew Oleksiuk..............................................97(20-25) 
Illustrated Illinois Postal Cards - Robert C. Stendel.....................................................49(2-11) 
Index to Volumes 1-16............................................................................................64(24-32) 
Index to Volume 17..........................................................................................................67(32) 
Index to Volume 18..........................................................................................................71(32) 
Index to Volumes 1-20............................................................................................79(21-32) 
Irish Immigration Takes Center Stage in Chicago - Paul T. Schroeder........................77(29-31) 
Is Anyone Interested in Disinfected Mail? - Harvey M. Karlen..................................51(18-20) 
The Jerseyville Find of 1927 - Ward S. Parker..............................................................13(3-6) 
Letter From Your New Society President - Andrew Oleksiuk...............................................98(31) 
Letters from the Seventh Governor - Jack Hilbing and William H. P. Emery...............32(24-32) 
Lincoln Mourning Envelopes - James W. Milgram, M.D.........................................89(14-17) 
Missouri Postal History Society Forming...........................................................................77(31) 
Missouri Postal History Society Organized........................................................................78(18) 
The National Letter Return Association - Charles Wonderlin.....................................24(10-11) 
Net Amount of Postage, 1831-1835...........................................................................22(6-13) 
On Board S. S. Manitou - Leonard Piszkiewicz........................................................78(19-21) 
Postal Customs in the 1830’s....................................................................................62(30-31) 
Postal Usage During the Construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
- Jack Hilbing...................................................................................33(17-26), 34(20-32) 
The Post Office in Illinois Politics of the 1850s - Don E. Fehrenbacher........................17(2-13) 
The "Prairie" Post Offices of the Prairie State - Jack Hilbing.....................................22(26-32) 
Prairie State Paragraphs 
APS Establishes Paper Preservation Committee..............................................................1(24) 
Illinois Magazine, ASCC Update, Chicago Shield Meters, QUAPEX - 80.........................2(26) 
Research Sources: The Illinois Historical Survey................................................................13(17) 
Separation of Postal Business and Politics - Jack Hilbing..........................................59(26-27) 
Society and Member Activities.........................................................73(32), 73(32), 74(32), 
75(32), 76(32), 77(32), 78(31-32), 80(32), 81(32), 82(32), 83(32), 84(32), 85(32), 
86(32), 87(32), 88(32), 89(32), 90(32), 91(32), 92(32), 93(32), 94(32), 95(32), 96(32), 
97(32), 98(32), 99(32) 
The Travelling Postmaster Letter From John Tillson Jr. of Hillsboro - Jack Hilbing 
Part I...................................................................................................................58(14-22) 
Part II....................................................................................................................59(2-8) 
Wesson's Duplex Hand-Cancellers Used in Illinois - Jack Hilbing.............................21(25-27) 
Wesson "Time on Bottom&" Markings - Harvey M. Karlen.........................................45(16-20)
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