If you choose “Books For Sale” and pull down the menu there is a page for you to “Preorder Upcoming Books.”
The first book, coming in late summer, is Railway Station Press’s first novel. “Stiller Leaves Missiletown Loaded” is by my first cousin, DB Bradley of Duluth, Minnesota. It will be approximately 220 pages in a 5.5 by 8.5 inch format.Here is a closeup of the back cover blurb.
The “Jules Verne & Hot Air Ballooning” book will ship in October of this year. “Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji on Japanese Stamps” will ship in March of 2022. And the “Madonna & Child: On Select U.S. Christmas Stamps, 1966 to 2020” will ship in October of 2022. We have been working for well over a year or two on each of these books. The accumulation of the postage stamps is expensive and time consuming.My sister, the New Hampshire artist Jean Bradley, did the painting of the balloon over Sedona, Arizona that is on the front cover.
The Hokusai book is the fourth in the Art Stamp Series and the Madonna & Child book will be the fifth in the series. The American, French, and Hiroshige Art Stamp books in limited editions of one hundred, signed and numbered, with stamps mounted by me, are sold out. They are all still available as basic, do-it-yourself stamp album editions with no stamps mounted under “Books For Sale.”
Railway Station Press is dedicated to keeping all of our books in print. However, the limited edition books, the playing cards, and the postcards are printed in limited quantities and will not be reprinted.
I have added new pull down menus and “Pay by PayPal” buttons. I am in the process of listing Field Notes, Mouse Books, Kenspeckle letterpress printed cards, and Chris Manson’s incredible letterpress printed broadsides. They will all be for sale. I apologize for not having a shopping cart capability, but you can purchase items individually. Any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tokaido Road Postcard set has been printed and it looks great. There are 55, 4 by 6 inch postcards with seven duplicates. The price is $25 per set with mailing by Priority Mail for $8 in the U.S. and by First Class International Mail to Canada for $20, and $25 to the rest of the world. It was printed on thick 350gsm card stock by Shuffled Ink of Orlando, Florida in a limited edition of 250 sets. I used Shuffled Ink for the printing of my two playing cards decks.
The perfect bound, blue cover, version of “Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road on Japanese Stamps, 1958 to 2019” is available for $28 with S/H an additional $8 in the U.S., $20 to Canada, and $25 to the rest of the world. The book is 114 pages in beautiful full color and was printed by TheBookPatch of Phoenix, Arizona. More information is available at the Kickstarter project page as mentioned in the post below.
Payment by PayPal at email@example.com or by check made payable to “Stuart Bradley” at 105 East Glendale Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301.
Tokaido Road Postcard Set
Set of 62 postcards in a custom tuck box as show below.
The price of $33 is for Priority Mail shipping to addresses in the United States. Please add an additional amount, as listed above, for international shipping.
Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road Book
A copy of the perfect bound, 114 book in full color shown below.
Shipping to United States addresses is included in the $36 price. Please include additional amounts for international shipping as mentioned above.
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.
We at Railway Station Press are hard at work on our second deck of poker sized playing cards. The Kickstarter can be seen HERE.
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:
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!
Here is the tuck box that the playing cards will come in. The cards have been ordered and will be available mid-April.
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.
Here is the cover of the Mouse Book Collector: 2020 Edition available in April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”. 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.
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.