Japanese Art Stamp Album Kickstarter is Launched

The 3rd in the series of Art Stamp Books features the 55 Japanese stamps issued from 1958 to 2019 of Hiroshige’s Woodblock prints of the stations of the Tokaido Road. The Road linked the business capital at Edo (Tokyo) and the Emperor’s residence at Kyoto.

This is a limited edition of 100 copies with six stamps mounted in each book for $45. The book is spiral bound for easier use as a stamp album. The book is also available with a perfect binding and a blue cover for $28 with no stamps included.

The Kickstarter ends on January 23rd. Go HERE for the link.

New Portraits of the American Indian Playing Cards with Paintings by Jean Bradley

We at Railway Station Press are hard at work on our second deck of poker sized playing cards. The Kickstarter can be seen HERE.

Male Indian Tuck Box

Above is the Tuck Box for the deck. This is a collaboration between Stuart Bradley, publisher of Railway Station Press, and his sister Artist Jean Bradley. Jean has been painting a series of portraits of American Indians. She has painted over half of the paintings we need to complete this deck of original artwork. Here are some examples of cards:

Spades Queen Card

This is the Queen of Spades card.

Diamonds Six Card

This is the six of Diamonds card.

1893 Chicago Midway Playing Cards & Companion Book

We have a new Kickstarter here that lasts until April 15th. We are trying to raise money to have the 1893 Chicago Midway Playing Cards professionally printed in poker size with rounded corners and custom printed tuck boxes. We are offering some of the limited edition letterpress printed playing cards and history cards.

The companion book will be in color in a 7.5 by 7.5 inch format. It will reproduce the letterpress printed playing cards and the history deck of the Midway. There will also be historic photographs, maps, and additional information about the Midway of the famous 1893 Chicago World’s Fair also known as the Columbian Exposition.

The society dedicated to the collecting of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia and historical research has posted a superb write-up of this Kickstarter HERE. They have posted pictures of the BB&S foundry, the newspaper use of these character ornaments, and other background information. Thank you Scott Cummings and Randy Hercey!

Midway Cover

Tuck Box Final

Here is the tuck box that the playing cards will come in. The cards have been ordered and will be available mid-April.

Mouse Book Collector: 2020 Edition

Now a Kickstarter HERE. There will only be one hundred copies printed. They will be signed and numbered. The Kickstarter ends on April 4th.

We are offering a collectors guide to Mouse Books and the Mouse Book Club LLC of Chicago, Illinois. They have published 47 of these pocket size (3.5 by 5.5 inch) books in the last three years. Railway Station Press is independent from the Mouse Book Club.

Each of the 47 books gets one page in the catalog with the cover reproduced in color, a numbering system devised by Railway Station Press, information about availability, and a description of the book’s contents. Many of these limited edition Mouse Books have already been sold out, so they are highly collectible.

One could only look at the success of Field Notes to see where the Mouse Book Club is headed in the future. The early books will become hard to find! Their first book, the First Edition of “The Dead” by James Joyce, featured on the cover of this catalog, was printed in a limited, numbered edition of 500 and is sold out.

This $15 collectors catalog is 58 pages in color, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, and can be pre-ordered, or you can pledge on Kickstarter. This book will be limited to one hundred, numbered and signed copies.

Mouse Book Cover


Here is the cover of the Mouse Book Collector: 2020 Edition available in April.


A Letterpress Tribute to the Ampersand & A History of Railway Station Press, in English and in French

Our new book is 42 pages and in color. It reproduces two letterpress booklets showing numerous ampersands and has a detailed history of Railway Station Press. It sells for $10 plus $4 shipping to U.S. addresses.

Cover First Edition

Due to the hard work of our Paris translator, Alexandre Mallet, we have a version of this book in French. It is four pages longer than the English version as it takes more words to express the concepts in French. The price is $10 with $4 shipping in the United States, $10 to Canada, and $15 to the rest of the world.

Ampersand en Francais



French Art Stamp Album is Now Available in Two Versions

The sequel to the American Art Stamp Album is the French Art Stamp Album. It is 136 pages with the biographies of 32 French Artists and a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. The Special Limited Edition contains all 34 stamps, carefully mounted in the book by the author. Of the edition of one hundred, as of this writing, 25 copies are still available at $45 each with $5 shipping in the United States. There is a limit of two books per person. Shipping to Canada is $18 and to the rest of the world $24.


French Cover

We offer a Basic Stamp Album version which contains the first and last stamps but the other 32 you have to obtain yourself. It is 136 pages and is $18 plus $5 shipping. Here is the cover.

France $18 Cover

American Art Stamp Album Now Available

The Basic Stamp Album is now available for purchase. It sells for $18 with $4 first class shipping in the US, $18 for Canada, and $24 for the rest of the world. The book contains the first three stamps and it is up to you to find the other 38 stamps to complete the album. These books are spiral bound so that you can lay the book flat while you work on your stamp album. Go to Books for Sale page for more details.

Wayne Youngblood has written an excellent review of this stamp album which appears on pages 63 and 64 of the March/April 2019 issue of Topical Time, the magazine of the American Topical Association.

Latest $18 Cover

Here are the seven books that Railway Station Press has published from July  2017 to now. They are available for sale at Books for Sale.

Founders Club memberships are still available for $100 which covers five years from 2017 to 2021.  Go HERE.

7 books of RSP


Photo History of the Black 95th Engineers is Now Available

The Photo History of the Black 95th General Service Regiment in World War II in two volumes is available for $20 postpaid in the United States and $10 additional for postage to foreign countries.  Please make your check payable to “Railway Station Press” at P O Box 2327, Alexandria, VA 22301 or pay by PayPal at “stuartbradley@comcast.net”.  Updated on February 21, 2018

I am now transcribing my father’s letters and preparing the first volume of his letters, “Letters From the Alcan Highway by Captain Stuart V. Bradley” using excerpts of 150 letters he wrote my mother during 1942 and 1943 in British Columbia while the 95th was building the Alcan (Alaska) Highway.

95th Regiment Project We Love

Update: An excellent history of the Black 93rd Engineer Regiment, which built the part of the Alcan Highway in the Yukon Territory, has been written by Christine & Dennis McClure called “We Fought the Road” just published in October. I am enjoying the book very much. It can be found HERE at their website.


“Fully Equal to the Situation” is Available for Purchase Now

Update as of November 22, 2017

Railway Station Press is pleased to announce that we have published a book by Nicole M. Hayes about the history of Wellington, Ohio told through well researched stories of twelve women. The book is 138 pages and is 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.

The book is available for $18 with free Media Mail shipping.  Checks can be made payable to “Railway Station Press”, P. O. Box 2327, Alexandria, VA 22301. See our “Items For Sale” page.

Wellington Final Cover


Railway Station Press Founders Club

Membership is limited to 50 people (currently there are 39 members as of August 2019) and entitles you to the following benefits:

A First Edition of every book Railway Station Press publishes for the next five years, from 2017 through the end of 2021.  This First Edition will be the First Printing, limited to 50 copies and will be signed and numbered, and only available to Club members.  We expect to publish two or three books each year.  So this is an incredible deal.

A Quarterly Packet sent in January, April, July, and October of each year which will contain: 1. “The Publisher’s Report” giving you an update on the progress of our various book projects, and inside information about Railway Station Press, 2. extras such as letterpress printed cards, and small books done by others, and 3. limited edition pamphlets that are only available to Club members.

A Membership Certificate which has been letterpress printed by Chris Manson, Maeve, and myself, at Crooked Crow Press in Rockville, Maryland on a Vandercook press.  This 5 by 7 inch certificate will have your name and member number.  See below.

The cost for the 5 year membership is $100, paid by check to “Railway Station Press” and sent to Stuart Bradley at 105 East Glendale Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301. All memberships will be retroactive to the beginning of 2017.  Upon joining you will receive the Membership Certificate and the “First Edition, First Printing”, signed and numbered copy of The 1907 Autobiography of Henry Martin Bradley, our first book.

Railway Station Press is growing.  We have incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we will seek to Trademark our press logo, and we have a list of ten book projects that we will be working on.  We have published three books each year.  But we need working capital up front to make this happen.  This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and help us do that!

Membership Card No 1

The Founders Club membership card is 5 by 7 inches and letterpress printed.