Lincoln on Official Postage,
-- Just your average history buff here. Since the beginning when its pages began showing up in search results I have been an avid reader of the history pages found here at Wikipedia and in the Public Domain, and greatly appreciated, as most of the history pages here have been years in the making, forged with the scrutiny of peer review, with great time, research and human effort being contributed to the many pages of knowledge that have culminated here at this point in our history, as it once did also at the Ancient Library of Alexandria. Wikipedia, at this late date, is the richest source of information, new and old, in the entire world.
— Recent contributions —
- Early American and British Naval History, Postal History and History in general are my interests and sailing ships and rare and vintage postage stamps are my love. An interest in history was part of what brought me into the world of Philately (finding a box filled with old stamped letters and postcards in our attic when I was a young man helped a bit also). I sometimes will link a given historical page with the corresponding stamp image or philatelic page, providing a topical and literary cross reference and do so with the hopes that the two areas of interest will serve to enhance the other. Humbly we go forth.
General Editing ActivityEdit
Most of my writing and editing has been in early American history, and in the related naval history and postal history areas. When not involved in that capacity I spend time providing citations and creating bibliographies for various history pages that need them, often adding other sources in further reading. After years of 'hunting and gathering' for sources in early American, British and related naval history I have sorted them out by subject and time period and created the Bibliography of early American naval history, and its sister page, the Bibliography of 18th-19th century Royal Naval history, and have also rewritten and greatly expanded the Bibliography of George Washington, Bibliography of Thomas Jefferson and the Bibliography of Ulysses S. Grant, hoping they will serve to encourage interest in readers and help fellow editors build articles with well cited writing.
- History commemorated on Postage stamps