JOBI PHILATELIC SERVICES

Credentials

 

ORGANIZATIONS TRAINING AUTHORSHIP

 

Bill Lehr, DBA JOBI Philatelic Services is proud to be a member of these fine philatelic organizations (listed alphabetically):

 

American Philatelic Society (165352) National Stamp Dealers Association (192)

APEX Committee Member

Member, Board of Elections 2013, 2016

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Precancel Stamp Club (6902)

Consultant to Precancel Envelope Catalog

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Stamp Dealers International (26-M1) United Postal Stationery Society (5469)

Charter member Responsible for maintaining EDU data base

Chat board moderator Member, 20th Century Catalog editorial board

Member, 19th Century Catalog editorial board

Member, Specimen Overprint Catalog editorial board

Member, Penalty Overprint Catalog editorial board

Member, eCatalog editorial board

Archivist

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Yes, philatelic training is available. The APS offers summer seminars as well as mail order and internet based courses on stamps and stamp collecting. Additional information on these and other programs is available at the APS website.

 

Bill has successfully completed the following APS Seminar Courses and Electives:

 

Stamp Technology, Wayne Youngblood, instructor (JUN 2002)

 

Detecting Counterfeits, Fakes, Forgeries, and Altered Stamps, Varro E. Tyler, instructor (JUN 2001)

 

Cheap Tricks for Expertising US Stamps, Ken Lawrence, instructor (JUN 2001)

 

Collecting World Wide Postal Stationery, Larry Parks, MD, instructor (JUN 2003)

 

Philatelic Literature: Its Pleasures and Usages in the Pursuit of Our Hobby,

Ginny Horn and Herb Trenchard, instructors (JUN 2004)

 

Four Keys to the Philatelic Marketplace, Vic Silver and Mercer Bristow, instructors

 

Exhibiting - A Hands On Workshop, Jeff Shapiro, instructor (JUN 2005)

 

How to Become a Stamp Dealer, Tom Sides, instructor

 

Expertizing FDCs and EDUs, Ken Lawrence & Allison Cusick, instructors (JUN 2010)

Bill has participated in:

 

Aerophilatley 2007, Bellefonte, PA

 

4th Annual Postal History Symposium, Bellefonte, PA (OCT 30-NOV 1, 2009)

 

Art & Science of Expertizing, Bellefonte, PA (JUN 2016)

 

Bill has taught or presented these:

 

Counterfeits, fakes and forgeries of the 1 cent blue Franklin Star Die (MNPS 2004)

 

Collecting U.S. postal stationery beyond the Scott Specialized Catalog (APS Summer Seminar elective 2005)

 

Become a Philatelic CSI, an Introduction to Forensic Philately (APS Summer Seminar elective 2006)

 

Introduction to U.S. Postal Stationery (APS Summer Seminar 2-day course 2011)

 

EFOs of Postal Stationery based on the EFO glossary proposed by Francis Pogue (APS Summer Seminar elective 2014)

 

Counterfeits, fakes and forgeries of US Postal Stationery (APS Summer Seminar elective 2015)

 

The Circular Dies, the Washington-Franklins of US Postal Stationery (APS Summer Seminar 2-day course 2018)

 

Bill has authored this book:

Collectors Guide to the Circular Dies, the Washington-Franklins of US Postal Stationery, UPSS, 2014

 

Bill has authored these articles:

 

Counterfeit Entire of the 1860 1-cent blue, Franklin, star die, period after postage

An extract of this article appeared in Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 44, #3, MAY-JUN 2002

 

Accidental Fake Resurfaces

The Philatelic Reader,

Vol. I, Issue #3, 1 October 2002, Dick Gunderson, editor, pgs 4-5

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 45 #330, MAY-JUN 2003, p 77

 

Analysis of the Dawson Collection

Self published on-line, SEP 2003

 

More Accidental Fakes, and an Accidental Forgery, Too!

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 45 # 331, SEP-OCT 2003, p 140

Checklist of US Picture Postal Cards

Self published on-line, circa SEP 2004 with regular updates

 

Many Faces of the Die 12 Forgery

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 46 # 337, JUL-AUG 2004, p 87

 

Mother Nature Fools Experts! UO72a Accidental Fake


Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 47 # 340, JAN-FEB 2005, pgs 10-11

 

Die 12 Counterfeit Entire # 2

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 47 # 342, MAY-JUN 2005, pgs 64-65

 

Collecting Postal Stationery

Stamp Collecting, spring, 2005, pgs 12-15

 

A Mostly Illustrated Brief History of US Postal Stationery

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 47 # 344, SEP-OCT 2005, pgs 124-128

This article used in Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting, 2006

Version of US Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 2, Whole # 117, FEB 2010, pgs 25-29

 

Many Faces of the Die 11 Forgery

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 48 # 346, JAN-FEB 2006, pgs 17-18

 

Fake USA Envelope Surcharge

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 48 # 348, MAY-JUN 2006, p 79

 

Many Faces of the Die 9 Forgery

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 50 # 351, NOV-DEC 2006, pgs 170-172

 

Forum Update: Reay specimen envelopes

This response published in Linn's Stamp News, Vol. 80, No. 4106, JUL 09, 2007, p 49

 

Origin of Silent Precancels

This short article published in The Precancel Forum, Vol. 69, No. 1, JAN 2008, Whole # 817, p 6

 

Many Faces of the Die 10 Forgery

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society,

Vol. 50, # 358, MAR-APR 2008, pgs 50-52

 

Counterfeits, fakes, forgeries & other oddities of U.S. Airmail Postal Stationery

Airpost Journal, journal of the American Air Mail Society

Vol. 79, # 8, Whole # 938, AUG 2008, pgs 316-323, 325-329, 332-336

 

Blackjack Forgeries: 4th Nesbitt 2

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society

Vol. 50, # 6, Whole # 363, NOV-DEC 2008, pgs 159-160, 180

 

US Aerogram Color Changeling-UC16b

Postal Stationery, Journal of the United Postal Stationery Society

Vol. 51, No. 1, Whole # 364, JAN-FEB 2009, pg 16

 

(Precancel) Stamped Envelopes

(new finds: 1a2 A Wh Cs, Augusta, GA & 3a4 O Wh Cs, Connersville, IND)

This article/announcement published in Precancel Forum

Vol. 70, No. 4, Whole # 832, APR 2009, pg 138

Brown vs. Manila: How to Correctly Identify Those Circular Die Papers

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 15, No. 7, Whole # 110, JUL 2009, pgs 34-35

 

Reay or Plimpton? The 1 Conundrum

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 15, No. 8, Whole # 111, AUG 2009, pgs 16-17

 

Guide to Identifying the 3 Greens of the 1870 Reay and 1874 Plimpton Issues

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 15, No. 9, Whole # 112, SEP 2009, pg 16

 

The 1861 3 Pink Washington Scott U34, U35, U36, U37

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 15, No. 10, Whole # 113, OCT 2009, p 26

 

Sesquicentennial Exposition, 2 Carmine, Liberty Bell, U522/U522a

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 15, No. 12, Whole # 115, DEC 2009, p 23

 

1b2 E 32 39, Mattoon, IL; New watermark and an EFO

Precancel Forum

Vol. 70, No. 12, Whole # 840, DEC 2009, p 429

 

Council Bluffs, Iowa, 3b7 1A 66 46, New Size

Precancel Forum

Vol. 71, No. 2, Whole # 842, FEB 2010, p 37

 

Identification Guide to the Circular Dies: 1

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 3, Whole # 118, MAR 2010, pgs 36-37

 

Identification Guide to the Circular Dies: 1

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 4, Whole # 119, APR 2010, pgs 16-17

 

CORTLAND, N.Y.: New Listing on U542

Precancel Forum

Vol. 71, No. 4, Whole # 844, APR 2010, p 123

 

Identification Guide to the Circular Dies: 2

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 5, Whole # 120, MAY 2010, pgs 16-19

 

Fakes of the 1920 Provisional Surcharges

Postal Stationery

Vol. 52, No. 3, Whole # 372, MAY-JUN 2010, pgs 79-82

 

Identification Guide to the Circular Dies: 3

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 6, Whole # 121, JUN 2010, pgs 32-33

 

Identification Guide to the Circular Dies: 4, 5, 6

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 7, Whole # 122, JUL 2010, p 14

 

U.S. Envelope Fake RF Overprints

Postal Stationery

Vol. 52, No. 4, Whole # 373, JUL-AUG 2010, pgs 117-119

 

Plate cracks on envelope stamps do not exist!

Precancel Forum

Vol. 71, No. 8, Whole # 848, AUG 2010, p 265

 

Identification Guide to the 2 1883 Plimpton and Morgan issue

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 8, Whole # 123, AUG 2010, pgs 28-29

 

Myth-conceptions about US Postal Stationery

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 11, Whole # 125, NOV 2010, pgs 27-29

 

Identification Guide: 2 Greens, 1866 Plimpton & Morgan and Purcell

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 16, No. 12, Whole # 127, DEC 2010, pgs 32-33

 

US Envelope Knife 106 vs Knife 116

Postal Stationery

Vol. 53, No. 1, Whole # 376, JAN-FEB 2011, p 31

 

Identifying the 1920 2 Provisional Surcharges

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 2, Whole # 129, FEB 2011, pgs 12-14

 

1925 Surcharges

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 3, Whole # 130, MAR 2011, pg 15

Identification Guide to the 1950 Oval Dies: 1 green, Franklin

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 4, Whole # 131, APR 2011, pg 14

 

Identification Guide to the 1950 Oval Dies: 2 carmine, Washington

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 5, Whole # 132, MAY 2011, pg 14

 

Identification guide to the 3 First Nesbitt Envelope Dies

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 6, Whole # 133, JUN 2011, pgs 32-33

Identification guide to the 1 Franklin War Department, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 7, Whole # 134, JUL 2011, pg 29

 

Identification guide to the 2 Jackson, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 9, Whole # 137, SEP 2011, pgs 32-33

 

Identification guide to the 2 Jackson War Department, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 10, Whole # 137, OCT 2011, pg 19

 

Identification guide to the 3 Washington War Department, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 17, No. 11, Whole # 138, NOV 2011, pg 16 (black & white)

Vol. 17, No. 12, Whole # 139, DEC 2011, pg 33 (color)

 

EFO's of the Washington/Franklin Circular Dies (cracked plates/EFOs reg issues)

EFO Collector

Vol. 11, No. 1, Whole # 164, JUL-SEP 2011, pgs 14-16

Vol. 11, No. 2, Whole # 165, OCT-DEC 2011, pgs 12-15

Vol. 11, No. 3, Whole # 166, JAN-MAR 2012, pgs 14-16

 

Identification guide to the 5 Plimpton Envelopes

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 1, Whole # 140, JAN 2012, pg 10

 

What Is This? Which Delhi Is It?

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 3, Whole # 867, MAR 2012, pgs 80-81

 

Peabody, KS (new precanceled envelope & EDU)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 3, Whole # 867, MAR 2012, pg 104

 

Identification guide to the 6 Lincoln War Department, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 2, Whole # 141, FEB 2012, pg 9

 

Identification guide to the 6 Lincoln, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 3, Whole # 142, MAR 2012, pg 24

 

Identification guide to the 7 Stanton, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 4, Whole # 143, APR 2012, pg 15

 

Crete, Nebraska, Provisional Precancel

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 5, Whole # 869, MAY, 2012, pgs 167-168

 

Identification guide to the 10 Jefferson, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 5, Whole # 144, MAY 2012, pg 20

 

Identification guide to the 10 Jefferson, War Department, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 5, Whole # 144, MAY 2012, pg 21

 

Census of the Glen Allen Star Precancels with Dates

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 6, Whole # 870, JUN, 2012 pgs 205-209

 

Glen Allen Star Silent Precancel Bibliography

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 6, Whole # 870, JUN 2012, pgs 210-211

 

Identification guide to the 12 Clay War Dept., Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 6, Whole # 145, JUN 2012, pg 29

 

South Orange, New Jersey; A New Find 3a3 E 10 43

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 7, Whole # 871, JUL 2012, pg 243

 

Identification guide to the 12, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 7, Whole # 146, JUL 2012, pg 32

 

More New Albino Precancel Envelopes

(Cleveland, Ohio 3b3 E 30 43/Williamsport, PA 3a4 O 30 45/Salem, OR 1a2 E 10 43)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 8, Whole # 872, AUG 2012, pgs 285-286

 

Identification guide to the 15 Webster, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 8, Whole # 147, AUG 2012, pg 29

 

When Precancel Devices for Stamps Meet Envelopes

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 9, Whole # 873, SEP, 2012 pg 307

 

Identification guide to the 15 Webster War Dept., Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 9, Whole # 148, SEP 2012, pg 29

 

EFO's of the 1920 Provisional Surcharged Envelopes

EFO Collector

Vol. 40, No. 4, Whole # 167, APR-JUN 2012, pgs 14-16, 18

Vol. 41, No. 1, Whole # 168, JUL-SEP 2012, pgs 13-14

 

USA Fake Boxed 6 Air Mail Surcharges

Postal Stationery

Vol. 54, No. 5, Whole # 386, SEP-OCT 2012, pgs 190-193

 

Errors on Pennsylvania Precanceled Envelopes,

a Contest Sponsored by JOBI Philatelic Services

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 10, Whole # 874, SEP 2012, pg 307

 

Identification guide to the 24 Scott, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 10, Whole # 149, OCT 2012, pg 21

 

Local Precancel Error

Precancel Forum

Vol. 73, No. 11, Whole # 875, NOV 2012, pgs 386-387

 

Identification guide to the 24 Scott, War Department, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 11, Whole # 150, NOV 2012, pg 15

 

Identification guide to the 30 Hamilton, Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 18, No. 12, Whole # 151, DEC 2012, pg 15

 

Identification guide to the 30 Hamilton War Dept., Reay vs. Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 19, No. 1, Whole # 152, JAN 2013, pg 18

 

New Watermark Variety for Watertown, Wisconsin

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 2, Whole # 878, FEB 2013, pg 51

 

A New Town Listing for Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 3, Whole # 879, MAR 2013, pgs 112-113

 

1925 Provisional Surcharge EFOs

EFO Collector

Vol. 41, No. 2, Whole # 169, OCT-DEC 2012, pgs 13-14, 17

 

EDU: Atlanta, Georgia (3a3 X 50 46)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 4, Whole # 880, APR 2013, pg 128

 

Tyrone, PA, A New Listing (3a5 O 30 45)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 5, Whole # 881, MAY 2013, pgs 185-186

 

Collecting Precancel Envelopes

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 6, Whole # 882, JUN 2013, pg 222

 

Oklahoma City Precancel EFO

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 6, Whole # 882, JUN 2013, pg 223

 

South Gate, California (3a3 X 30 43)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 6, Whole # 882, JUN 2013, pg 222

 

Plate Cracks & Other Myth-Conceptions About US Postal Stationery

IPDA Newsletter

Vol. 11, No. 9, SEP 2013, pgs 6-7

 

New Variety for Washington DC (2a1 E 31 28)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 9, Whole # 885, SEP 2013, pgs 348-349

 

Ellicott City, MD Entire Replaces Cut Square

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 10, Whole # 886, OCT 2013, pgs 380-381

 

Hutchinson, KS New Size of Precancelled Envelope

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 10, Whole # 886, OCT 2013, pg 381

 

Two New Envelopes for New York

(Goshen 3a7 1A 30 46/Springfieled Gardens 1a1 A 10 30a/Rockville Center 1a2 E 50 36)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 11, Whole # 887, NOV 2013, pgs 426-428

Dover Delaware, New Listing (3a7 1B 66 47)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 12, Whole # 888 DEC 2013, pg 457

 

Two for T (Dallas, TX 3a8 X 10 45/Monteagle, TN 3a3 X 30 45)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 74, No. 12, Whole # 888, DEC 2013, pgs 457-461

 

Fort Pierre, S. Dak. (Local A 21 27)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 75, No. 1, Whole # 889, JAN 2014, pgs 28-29

 

Something Rotten in the State of Denmark, MA! (Dedham 3a5 O 30 45 error of name)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 75, No. 2, Whole # 890, FEB 2014, pgs 57-59

 

Cuero, Texas, New Listing and Conundrum

Precancel Forum

Vol. 75, No. 4, Whole # 892, APR 2014, pgs 138-139

 

Fakes & Forgeries of the 1876 Centennial Envelopes

Postal Stationery

Vol. 56, No. 2, Whole # 395, MAR-APR 2014, pgs 43-47

 

Counterfeit or Promotional Items?

Postal Stationery

Vol. 56, No. 3, Whole # 396, MAY-JUN 2014, pgs 113-114

The Barrett Type 6 Fake

Postal Stationery

Vol. 56, No. 4, Whole # 397, JUL-AUG 2014, pg 132

Identification guide to the 90 Perry, Carmine, 1870 Reay vs. 1874 Plimpton

U.S. Stamp News

Vol. 20, No. 1, Whole # 164, JAN 2014, pg 18

 

Three EDUs from California

Precancel Forum

Vol. 76, No. 1, Whole # 901, JAN 2015, pgs 26-28

 

Newly Discovered Precancel Envelopes

Precancel Forum

Vol. 76, No. 2, Whole # 902, FEB 2015, pgs 53-56

 

Chenango Bridge, NY, Precanceled Envelope (3a3 X 30 43)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 76, No. 4, Whole # 904, APR 2015, pgs 120-121

 

  Treasury Dept-Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Postal Stationery

Vol. 57, No. 3, Whole # 402, MAY-JUN 2015, pgs 130-131

Fakes and Forgeries of Die 28

Postal Stationery

Vol. 57, No. 3, Whole # 402, MAY-JUN 2015, p 136

IPDA Newsletter

Vol. 13, No. 6, JUN 2015, p 3

 

New Watermark Variety for Pontiac, MI 3A7 O 30 46

Precancel Forum

Vol. 76, No. 10, Whole # 910, OCT, pgs 331-332

 

US Postal Stationery 10c Nesbitt Green

IPDA Newsletter

Vol. 13, No. 10, OCT 2015, p 3

 

Dyslexic Forger

IPDA Newsletter

Vol. 13, No. 11, NOV 2015, p 3-4

 

Forgeries of the 3rd Nesbitt 10 green Die 17

Postal Stationery

Vol. 58, No. 3, Whole # 408, MAY-JUN 2016, p 124

Caribou, MEA New Die

Precancel Forum

Vol. 77, No. 8, Whole # 920, AUG 2016, pgs 247-248

 

A Whittier, California, Cover

Precancel Forum

Vol. 77, No. 8, Whole # 920, AUG 2016, pgs 248-249

 

USA U616 (U611) Look-alike Envelope

Postal Stationery

Vol. 58, No. 4, Whole # 409, JUL-AUG 2016, pgs 173-174

 

Updates to "Fakes & Forgeries of the 1876 Centennial Envelopes"

Postal Stationery

Vol. 58, No. 5, Whole # 410, SEP-OCT 2016, pgs 190-191

 

State College, PA Envelope Local Type 1

Precancel Forum

Vol. 77, No. 12, Whole # 924, DEC 2016, pgs 384-385

 

Two New Envelopes for Anaheim, CA: 3a4 O 30 45 and 3a8 C2+ 30 46

Precancel Forum

Vol. 78, No. 2, Whole # 926, FEB 2017, pgs 53-55

 

New Listing (2a2 E 30 33) for Warren, PA

Precancel Forum

Vol. 78, No. 8, Whole # 932, AUG 2017, pgs 226-227

 

Blanchester, OH, a New Town (3b7 1B 30 47)

Precancel Forum

Vol. 78, No. 10, Whole # 934, OCT 2017, pgs 301-302

 

USA envelope 3 Circular "Die K"?

Postal Stationery

Vol. 59, No. 4, Whole # 415, JUL-AUG 2017, pgs 232-233

 

New Envelope Listing for Flint, MI: An albino 1a2 E 50 41

Precancel Forum

Vol. 78, No. 11, Whole # 935, NOV 2017, pgs 339-341