Revision 6.0, 28 June 2021
EUROPA STUDY UNIT
ESU MONOGRAPHS

... All Early Monographs Are Now Available for Download ...



The ESU Monograph Series was initiated as a collection of reprints of previous EN articles, and as such was originally called the Reprint Series. These were not true reprints, however, as they were considerably expanded versions of the original, and often included many additional illustrations. Consequently, they were renamed monographs, the definition of which is "a treatise on a particular subject; a highly detailed and thoroughly documented study or paper written about a limited area of a subject or field of inquiry" (definition courtesy of Dictionary.com)
  • Monograph #1 - The Citizens of Europe
    by Stephen Luster  2nd ed., 1988. An examination of European Unity and consolidation through the people who contributed to the concept. This includes not just "Eurocrats" but early proponents of unity. 27 b&w pages with illustrations.

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  • Monograph #2 - The CEPT: Its History and Philatelic Recognition
    by Emile Bayle and William Norby  2nd ed., 1988. The history of the CEPT as reflected in stamps and postmarks. 11 b&w pages with illustrations.

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  • Monograph #3 - OECD, EFTA and European Economic Integration
    by William Norby  3rd ed., 1988. The history of two institutions that played a significant role in European integration. 16 b&w pages with illustrations.

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  • Monograph #4 - The Europe of Cities and Vilages
    by Emile Bayle  2nd ed., 1988. The process of European unification as implemented through the cooperative efforts of the towns and villages, including Jumelage - the twinning of towns in different countries. 42 b&w pages with illustrations.

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  • Monograph #4A - The European Community and Aid to Developing Countries
    by Emile Bayle  1st ed., 1985. The process of European aid to Africa, later known as "EuropAfrique". 11 b&w pages with illustrations, plus addenda from Europa News.
    This first edition is a direct re-mastering of the original article in Europa News. Subsequent editions will include material from more recent articles in EN.

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  • Monograph #5 - American Aid and the Marshall Plan in the Reconstruction of Europe
    by William Norby  1st ed., 1988. The history and postal recognition of the European Recovery Program, also called the Marshall Plan (after Gen. George C. Marshall, who is credited with authoring it). 44 b&w pages with illustrations.
    William C. Norby developed an exhaustive collection of Marshall Plan philately. On his death, his award-winning exhibit was donated to the George C. Marshall Museum in Lexington, Virginia.

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With the publication of his own treatise on the Marshall Plan, Steve Luster has set a new standard for scholarship and research. More items are being added, focusing on the early EUROPA issues.


  • Monograph #6 - The Philately of 20th Century Post-War European Reconstruction
    by Stephen Luster  1st ed. 2007. The history of events from World War I through the Marshall Plan that ultimately led to the European Union movement. This is the seminal work on the subject, comprising 224 pages, 300 tables and illustrations (many in color) and extensively indexed. An unprecedented reference work for the serious collector or historian of the period.

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  • Monograph #7 - Europa 1956
    by Stephen Luster  1st ed. 2008, 62pp. A compendium of information relative to the first common Europa issue.

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  • Monograph #8 - Europa 1957
    by Stephen Luster  1st ed. 2009, 62pp. A compendium of information relative to the second common Europa issue.

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  • Monograph #9 - The Birth of the Council of Europe
    by Hai Webers  1st ed. 2013, 8pp.   ESU member Hai Webers of the Netherlands has shared with us a copy of his 8-frame award-winning exhibit.

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  • Monograph #10 - Europa 1958
    by Stephen Luster  1st ed. 2009, 64pp. A compendium of information relative to the third common Europa issue.

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  • Monograph #11 - Introduction and Establishment of the Euro
    by Richard Tilman, Dick Polvliet and Marcel van Graven,  1st ed. 2019, 14pp. A history of the common European currency in stamps.

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  • Monograph #12 - The Norden/Nordic Countries
    by Dana Roper,  1st ed. 2021, 14pp. An overview of issues relating to the Nordic union, from the common "themed" issues to general cooperation

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  • Monograph #13 - Europa 1959
    by Stephen Luster  1st ed. 2009, 60pp. A compendium of information relative to the fourth common Europa issue.

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