Guide to the Robert G. Fox, Sr. Stamp Collection, 1827-1980

Summary Information

Title: Robert G. Fox, Sr. Stamp Collection, 1827-1980
Collection: RB.8009
Extent: 3.5 Linear feet
Abstract:

This stamp collection was donated by Robert G. Fox, Sr. prior to 1998. There are single, block, and plates of stamps, foreign and domestic, mint condition and cancelled, dating as far back as the 1840's, as well as dated bank receipts of 1898-1932 and first date of issue envelopes. It also contains correspondence dated and stamped 1827-1913.

Creator: Fox, Robert G., Sr.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert G. Fox, Sr. has become one of ASU's most generous donors. He was given the 1998 Honorary ASU Alumni Award, and he has given us this large stamp collection for generations to admire and use. The collection has not been appraised, but there are hundreds of stamp blocks and plates, as well as singles. It includes many historic commemorative stamps in mint condition, as well as rare date-of-issue USPS envelopes and cancelled stamps.

Scope and Contents

This is a large stamp collection of United States and foreign stamps, stamp blocks, and loose stamps, mint condition and cancelled. Some are in stamp collecting books, and some are in glassine envelopes. Original notes of prices and dates are on some envelopes. When possible, the stamps were left in the original books, but there were many singles and blocks of stamps not in any kind of protection. These were added to the mint sheet books when possible, separated by mylar. Due to incorrect storage prior to donation, some large blocks are stuck together.

Arrangement

When possible, the stamps were left in the original books, but there were many singles and blocks of stamps not in any kind of protection. These were added to the mint sheet books when possible, separated by mylar. There is no real arrangement of the collection, but each box folder/envelope is arranged alphabetically by the label, and some of the foreign stamps are separated by country in envelopes and books.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This large stamp collection was donated by Robert G. Fox, Sr. sometime prior to 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, February 27, 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], RB.8009: Robert G. Fox, Sr. Stamp Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA.

Container List

Commemorative Stamp Ceremony Programs, 1960 and 1968 Box 1.1
Correspondence, 1827 - 1913  Box 1.2
Correspondence Related to Purchase of Stamps, 1972-1973 Box 1.3
Democratic National Convention Employee ID Card, 1936  Box 1.4
Envelopes with Cancelled Stamps, 1934 - 1974  Box 1.5
Envelopes with Uncancelled Stamps, 1940 - 1970's  Box 1.6
"Philatey Buck" with Stamp from 23rd Annual Convention of the American Philatelic Congress, 1957  Box 1.7
Photographs, circa 2000  Box 1.8
Stamped Receipts, 1898 - 1932  Box 1.9
Two Full Stamp Sheet Files, circa. 1976  Box 1.10
Three Full Stamp Sheet Files, 1940s - 1976  Box 1.11
Six Hand / Pocket Stamp Files with U.S. and Foreign Stamps, 1900 - 1970s  Box 1.12
Space Stamp Collector Starter Kit, circa 1980  Box 1.13
Various Stamp Collecting Books (3), 1940s - 1976  Box 1.14
"US Air Mail Stamps (Valuable)", circa 1950s - 1970s  Box 1.15
"US Air Mail, Singles and Plate Blocks", circa 1940s - 1970s Box 1.16
"US Stamps, Singles and Plate Blocks", circa 1940s - 1970s Box 1.17
Cuba Lot Envelope, 1876 - 1957 Box 2.1
Egypt Stamps Envelope, 1867 - 1960  Box 2.2
Foreign Stamps: Misc, Vatican, Switzerland Envelope, 1940s - 1980  Box 2.3
Loose Stamps Envelope, 1930s - 1960s  Box 2.4
United Nations Sheets, Booklets & Stamps Envelope, 1940s - 1980s  Box 2.5
US Air Mail Stamps and Envelopes, 1940s - 1970s  Box 2.6
Mint Sheet Books, (6) full, 1930s - 1980s  Box 3.1
Scott's National Album, 1846 - 1972  Box 3.2
Slogan Plate Block File, full, 1950s - 1970s  Box 3.3
US Commemorative Plate Blocks, 1960s - 1980s   small tan box Box 3.4
US Regular Issue/Commemorative Singles, Blocks, Plate Blocks, 1940s - 1960s   small tan box Box 3.5
US Commemorative Singles, Blocks, Plate Blocks, 1940s - 1950s   small tan box Box 3.6
USPS Special Stamp Mini-Album, 1972  Box 3.7
USPS Souvenir Mint Set, 1973  Box 3.8
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1974  Box 3.9
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1975 Box 3.10
USPS Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet Collection, 1976 Box 3.11
USPS Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet Collection, 1976 Box 3.12
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1978  Box 3.13
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1979 Box 3.14
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1979 Box 3.15
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative and Special Stamps, 1980 Box 3.16
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1981  Box 3.17
USPS Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps, 1982 Box 3.18
Scott's National Stamp Album, 1846 - 1954  Box 4.1
Scott's National Stamp Album, 1846 - 1971  Box 4.2