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Harry D. Thorsen, Jr. Baden-Powell on Stamps of the World


Harry D. Thorsen, Jr.

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Scouts on Stamps of the World Initially written and published by Harry D. Thorsen as "Boy Scout Stamps of the World", this SOSSI publication has evolved through seven editions.  SOSOW

Levy Catalog Levy's Boy & Girl Scout Cachet Covers of the United States

Manson Catalog Version 3 Square Knots & Penguins

SOSSI Authors

Canadian Boy Scout & Girl Guide Philatelic Catalog by Tony Manson

Square Knots & Penguins by Terrence H. Dunn

Scouter Stamps Page Scouter Stamps Binder

Scouter Stamps Album Pages

by Alan D. Bechard

TOPEX 1991 Rocky Mountain Stamp Show 2014

Stamp Show

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The London Philatelist

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Linn's Stamp News

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The Czechoslovak Specialist

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The Thai Times

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The South African Philatelist

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Gordon Entwistle Scouting in Canada

Boy Scout and Girl Guide Stamps of the World

by Gordon Entwistle,
published by Cassell & Company Ltd. London, 1957.
Made available by Scouting in Canada, a private website.

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Articles in Additional Publications

Canadian Boy, managing editor George Bourne, published by Canyouth Publications Ltd.May/June 1970 Vol. 7 No. 3The Odd Ones, by Harry D. Thorsen Jr., page 31
Canadian Philatelist, published by the Royal Philatelic Society of CanadaNovember December 2008 Vol. 59 No. 6 Canadian Boy Scout & Girl Guide Philatelic Catalog [Book Review] by Tony Shaman, pages 378-379
The CompulatelistOctober 2000 Vol. 11 No. 4FIP 2000 Web Site Evaluation, by Philatelic Computing Study Group, page 64-65
First Days, Publication of the American First Day Cover Society, editor Sol Koved Sept.-Oct. 1962
Vol. 8 No. 1
Whole Number 40

Boy Scout First Days, by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr., pages 8-9

Scouts on Stamps Checklist, by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr., pages 12-17

Autographed Scout First Day Covers, by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr., page 20

October 15, 1988
Vol. 33 No. 7 Whole Number 210

Canada Sc. 515 Unusual Scout FDC Cachet, by Wayne P. Gasper, pages 884,886

December 1, 1988, Vol. 33 No. 8 Whole No. 211

More On... Scout First Day Covers, by Wayne P. Gasper, pages 1070-1071

Global Stamp News, Jan Brandewie editor October 2007 In 2007, Stamps of Over 100 Nations Celebrate Scouting's 100th Birthday, by David U. Groves, pages 8-10
September 2008 Hands-On History, by Robert F. Welt, page 38
Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls, Robert D. Bezucha, editorMarch 1968 Vol. 5 No. 3 Cap'n Whitman's World of Stamps The Sea Scouts' Mail Adventure, by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr., pages 10-11
HJPH, Journal of the New Jersey Postal History Society, editor Robert G. RoseMay 2010 Vol 38 No. 2 Treasure Island ~ A Boy Scout Camp Post Office, by SOSSI
Mekeel'sMekeel's Weekly Stamp News, Vol. XLIII No. 45 Whole No. 2027, November 11, 1929, Charles E. Severn, editor The Baden-Powell Stamp, Highly Valued Postal Souvenirs of the South African War, by Douglas Armstrong, page 692
Mekeel's & Stamps, Vol. 205 No.22 Whole No. 6202, December 4, 2009, John L. Leszak, editor, John F. Dunn, publisher Be Prepared For 2010 Scouting Stamp, page 11
Minkus Stamp Journal, Belmont Faries, editor1968 Vol. III, No. 4Scouts on Stamps - A Topical Checklist, by Sheldon Paris, pages 25-30
PhilaJournal, editor Tom Malicki, Greater Toronto Area Philatelic Alliance Member ClubsSpring 2020 Vol. XVIII No. 3 Canadian Girl Guide 1960 FDC - An Interesting Usage by Tony Manson, page 11
Philatelic Exhibitor, editor John M. Hotchner, journal of the American Association of Philatelic ExhibitorsJanuary 2003 Vol. 17 #65 FIP Internet Competition 2002, by Francis Kiddle, pages 17-18
Stamp InsiderMarch 6, 1982
Vol. 31 No. 5

Scouting Encourages Collecting, by Heather Sweeting, pages 22-24

Stamp Collecting Merit Badges & Awards, by Steve Swain, pages 26,28,30

Stamp Lover, editor David Alford, Journal of the National Philatelic Society, London, EnglandOctober 2007 Vol. 99 No. 5 New Issue Spotlight - Centenary of Scouting, pages 126-7
STAMPS MagazineMarch 6, 1982Girl Scouts and Guides on Stamps, by Joan Butterworth Grady, pages 608-609
May 28, 1994 Vol. 247 No. 9

Hindenburg Crash Cover Brings Record Price! by Fred Schmitt, cover story

Airship's Last Flight Recounted by Michael Root, cover & page 230

Sanders' Philatelic Journal, editor Kenneth W. Anthony, published by J. Sanders (Philatelist) Ltd.July 1957 Vol. 3 No. 5Great Britain 1957 Jubilee Jamboree stamp & FDC Advertisement, on front cover
American Stamp Dealer & Collector, editor Randy L. Neil, published by American Stamp Dealers AssociationJune 2017 No. 111Philately's great literature, The Periodicals, The SOSSI Journal, by Dr. Everett L. Parker, page 52
Postmasters Advocate, National League of District PostmastersMay 1942 Vol. 48 No. 11Front cover pictures US Scouts Saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Topical Stamp Collecting, by M. W. Martin, ARCO Publishing Company, Inc., New York NY, 1975Chapter 41. Scouting, pages 123-125