American Philatelic Society
Affilate #200

Sample Pages From Our Newsletter
Doane Cancel
Frederick R. Mayer
Colorado Territory
Frederick R. Mayer
Colorado Territory
Gold Coins
Larry Piekenbrock
Jim Forte
Postal History
Rocky Mountain
Philatelic Library
Rocky Mountain
Stamp Show - ROMPEX
Denver Public Library
Western History Photo Collection
Colorado College Special Collections
  ~ Colorado ~
Camp Hale
American Philatelic
Empire State
Philatelic Society
Post Office History Page

El Paso County - May 27, 1898

P.O. Established: December 1, 1871  

Early overall advertizing cover from Colorado Springs, Colorado promoting "The Colorado Springs Carnival - Sixth Annual Festival, Last Week in August".

The reverse highlights Colorado Springs and the gold fields of Cripple Creek to the West Including this about Cripple Creek.

"Since March 1897, Cripple Creek has monthly produced over a million dollars of gold. For the year 1897, the gold output of Cripple Creek about equalled the output of Klondike andd all Alaska."

 Activity and Meeting Schedule

Next Meeting
Colorado Postal History Society

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1:00 pm

Program: Trinidad, Colorado

at the
Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library
2038 S Pontiac Way
Denver, CO 80224

Fall Meeting
Colorado Postal History Society

Saturday, November 19, 2016
1:00 pm

Program: TBA

at the
Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library
2038 S Pontiac Way
Denver, CO 80224



.....The Colorado Postal History Society was formed in 1979 by a small group of collectors dedicated to sharing and preserving their knowledge in all areas of Colorado Postal History. This group established "The Colorado Postal Historian" as the organization's official newsletter with the first issue published in October. Under the able editorship of Bill Grebe and Robert Munshower, the society was able to published sixteen issues.
.....During the annual meeting in 1978, some reorganization was undertaken and William H. Bauer, one of the authors of "Colorado Postal History - The Post Offices" published in 1971 and "Colorado Post Offices - 1859 - 1989" published in 1989, became editor. Under Mr. Bauer's editorship, the society has been able to publish four issues per year. Currently the society is publishing the "Colorado Postal Encyclopedia" as part of the "Colorado Postal Historian".
.....The "Colorado Postal Encyclopedia", written by William H. Bauer, is a county by county thesis providing town site information, postmaster listings, and tracings of all recorded postal markings. During the past ten years Mr. Bauer and co-author James L. Ozment have traveled the state to visit and photograph all of the accessible post offices locations. With a few exceptions, this travel was completed in May , 2002.
Over 4500 pages have been written to date. Published counties include: Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montrose, Morgan, Motezuma, Otero, Phillips,  Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgewick, Summit, Washington, Weld counties.

.... In addition, express company markings used in Colorado have been published as a part of the "Encyclopedia" and Denver County was published in issues prior to the start of the "Encyclopedia" in 1998.(Click here to view sample pages of the "Colorado Postal Historian and Encyclopedia".)



Andrew Murin
Thornton, Colorado






Joe Ditlow
Calhan, Colorado



Steve Morehead
Green Valley, Arizona



Bill German
Lexington, SC



Jim Kilbane
Littleton, Colorado