Philatelic Musings

This section affords the opportunity for philatelic sharing of any kind. This is where you can be creative and pull from your favorite non-traditional topics – the lighter side. The contents remain the property of the author. Contact Dr. Charles J. DiComo to share.


Banking in Pawling, New York: In the Village and Surrounding Townships, 1849 – 1929
with kind permission of Dr. Charles J. DiComo, ©2017

The presentation that follows is a story of Banking in the Village of Pawling, located in Dutchess County, New York – as told through postal history, postal cards, postal stationery, bank checks, promissory notes, bank tags, post cards, and currency (fractional and federal) from 1849 to 1929. Enjoy!

pdf The History of Banking in Pawling, NY: 1849-1929 (47 pages, 9MB)


Treatment of Unclaimed Letters in the American Postal System
with kind permission of Robert Bramwell, ©2015

The 16 pages that follow are the story of 200 years of procedural change meant to reduce the revenue loss and processing cost incurred by the American postal system for unclaimed mail and “dead” letters. Enjoy!

pdf Treatment of Unclaimed Letters in the American Postal System (16 pages, 20MB)