This is a beautiful and extremely rare media collection that documents the most significant events that took place in United States between 1851 and 1986. A joint effort between The New York Times and Postal Commemorative Society, the two binders in this listing are keepsake items that are destined to be passed down from generation to generation. Each card stock page is dedicated to a historical event and features a reproduction of the The New York Times headline and story describing the event. The stories are continued on the back side of each page.In addition, each page contains a first day cover and stamp related to the event. The commemorative envelopes are enclosed in plastic sleeves. The anniversary postmarks were stamped by Post Office locations in or near the city in which each event took place. There were originally 100 pages contained in each volume, however volume 1 is missing one page (I cannot determine the exact page that is missing). Though I cannot confirm the validity, I have read that there was a production issue that caused volume 1 to be short one page when it was issued. Volume 2 is complete, having all 100 pages. The materials are in excellent condition, with the following being the only notable imperfections.
Volume 1: There are abrasions on the inside of the front cover caused by the metal binding rings. The cover page that precedes the event pages has light marks. Condition Volume 2: The metal ring portion of volume 2 has separated from the binder (the two grommets have pulled through the metal mounting holes). There are also light marks on the cover page that precedes the event pages. These are being offered at a price that is well below their value and we GUARANTEE them to be in the stated condition.The item "New York Times Philatelic History of the United States Volumes 1 and 2, RARE" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Collections, Lots". The seller is "harmonyranch" and is located in Elgin, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.