For borrowing policies for these special collections held at WPL please contact the specialist group.
Tonga/Tin Can Mail Study Circle Library
This special collection consists of books, pamphlets, auction catalogs, government publications, and an extensive clippings file, as well as video, slides and other electronic media. This library was formed by the Tonga/Tin Can Mail Study Circle over a period of 20 years and contains virtually all there is to know about Tonga and Tin Can Mail. We are very proud to have this collection at the Western Philatelic Library. Access the T/TCMSC Collection Index.
Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania William H. Buckley Library
This special collection of books, journals, catalogs, and pamphlets represents the most extensive library of works on Australia, New Zealand and Oceania outside of Australia. This library contains over 600 works and 42 sets of journals, including many old and rare Australian philatelic journals from the late 19th century.
The Tonga/Tin Can Mail Study Circle and the Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania Libraries are now combined. For more information access the SAS/O and Tin Can Collection index.
Access to the combined website of the SAS/O and the Tonga/Tin Can Mail Study Circle.
Tannu Tuva Collectors Society Library
This special collection comprises books, articles, maps, and pamphlets about the people, stamps and postal history of remote and fascinating Tannu Tuva (or simply Tuva, as it is known now). The collection includes works in English, Chinese and Tuvan. For more information, access the Tannu Tuva Collection Index.
Korea Stamp Society Library
This special collection comprises books and journals about the people, stamps and postal history Korea. The collection includes works in English, Korean and German. For more information, access the Korea Stamp Society Library Collection Index.
Access to the website of the Korea Stamp Society
Czeslaw Slania Study Group/Late Harold Short Library
This special collection comprises books and journals about the world renowned engraver Czeslaw Slania. The collection includes works in English, German, Polish and Swedish. For more information, access the Czeslaw Slania Library Collection Index.
Access to the website of the Czeslaw Slania's Engravings Discussion Group
The Western Philatelic Library separately houses, conserves and administers these libraries for the benefit of the organizations named. If your organization is running out of space and/or volunteers to manage your society's library, contact us for a proposal. There is a small initial charge to cover our conservation costs, but the administration of the library is done at no additional cost to the Society.
Donations of private libraries are also encouraged. Special bookplates are printed and affixed to each volume so that the donor's gift is recognized for as long as the volume exists. Donations to our bindery fund are honored in the same manner. Call, write or email the library to arrange.