On March 14, the American Philatelic Research Library suffered minor water damage. The damage was caused by construction activities in the new library (see our AIJP News item of 4 April 2016). Luckily the damage was minimized, thanks to emergency preservation measures. Still, a small number of auction catalogues were not salvageable.
The library asks for your help. If you have catalogues from any of these auction houses that you no longer need, you can help to rebuild the APRL collection by donating them. In that case you are requested to contact Betsy Gamble by email (http://stamps.org/Contact.aspx?Id=18) or by phoning her on +814-933-3803 (extension 242), in order to make sure that the catalogues that you wish to donate are still needed.
Here is a list of auction catalogues that were damaged by the leaking roof of the APRL:
Rapp (Switzerland): 1988, 1995–2002
Rasdale Auction mail sales
Rasdale Auction public auction
Rugby Philatelic Auctions
Royal Int’l Auction
Rauch, H.D. mail sale
Roumet Histoire postal
Ryukyu Philatelics Mail Auction
Schuyler Rumsey: no. 12–14, 23–24
Stampco (Westbury, NY): no. 44, 49, 50, 69
Source: AIJP News