Herst’s Outbursts

For over twenty years, ending in the late 1960s, Herman Herst Jr. published a monthly house organ of stories, offers, and reminiscences. Pat Herst (so called because he was born on St Patrick’s day) was the preeminent philatelic author of his time. Indeed, he was the only stamp writer to cross over into mainstream book sales. His book Nassau Street, about New York’s fascinating stamp trade in the 1930’s and 1940’s made it to the New York Times best seller list.


We have recently found a few of Pat’s old Outbursts. We have four available for free to the first four who write that they want one. And we scanned one of the journals it its entirety, just so you could get a feel for Pat and the stamp world, he inhabited fifty years ago.

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