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The Allan L. Steinhart Memorial Website

Allan Steinhart died unexpectedly in 1996. To honour the memory of the foremost postal historian of his time, we present here a collection of material related to him along with some of his postal history exhibits and publications.


In 1987, Steinhart gave a distinguished lecture on postal history at the Canadian Postal Museum...


Allan Steinhart Postal Historian
edited by David Handelman and Gray Scrimgeour
Illustrated, spiral bound. Out of stock.
The Rates of Postage of Canada 1711 to 1900, Including Some Rules and Regulations Regarding Rating and Treating of the Mails
by Allan Steinhart, edited by Gray Scrimgeour
NEW! Begun in the 1970's, Steinhart's opus on the rates and routes of British North America and Canada has now been edited and brought to completion by Gray Scrimgeour. This will be the definitve work on the subject for a long time to come.

A perfect-bound print edition of this book is now available for $39 plus shipping. For more information, contact Gus Knierim. Also available for download to PHSC members (2.34MB).
British North America and Great Britain 1838--1865
by Allan Steinhart, edited by Gray Scrimgeour
NEW! A digitally remastered version of this Steinhart classic. 343 pages of transatlantic postal history to/from the UK.

Available for download to PHSC members (33MB).

Canadian Stamp News Articles
by Allan Steinhart

Between June 1976 (starting in Issue Number 1, June 28, 1976) and November 1978, Allan Steinhart wrote a series of 40 articles for Canadian Stamp News. We have reproduced all of these and present them here with permission from the publisher.


Prestamp and Stampless Covers To, From and Through British North America 1685-1865

Steinhart's 8-frame exhibit of BNA stampless postal history prepared for CAPEX 96. The exhibit was resurrected by Gray Scrimgeour. See his introductory comments.

Palmares: Gold, CAPEX '96

The Allan L. Steinhart Collection of Prestamp and Stampless Covers To, From and Through British North America 1685-1865

HA Harmers Auctions catalogue of the 2005 sale of the Steinhart collection. This catalogue is provided in pdf format courtesy of Harmers Auctions. The pdf is interactive -- for example, clicking on cover images will provide larger versions on Harmers website.

Available for download (10.3MB) -- click picture or title.