Information About the Faulstich Collection

Dear Readers,
 I present my known resources for those who might be interested in Edith Faulstich’s work, the Postal History Society, the American  A.E.F., Siberian history, or World War One (WWI).
1) A page on Wikipedia  about Edith M. Faulstich (Fisher/ VanderPoel
2) I have two hardcopy books of Edith M Faulstich’s Siberian Sojourn, some of her postal history collection photos, an auction book of her collection, as well as a list of all the AEF letters and soldier’s diaries she collected, which went to auction during two different auction years (1973 & 1974)
3) Fred Faulstich was her (second) and surviving husband, at the time of her death. In 1985, remaining pieces of her collection were further auctioned off through an additional auctioneer:
Richard Frajola,
P.O. Box 2679 Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557,
Telephone (575) 751-7607
4) Thereafter, her remaining A.E.F. Siberian work was donated to Stanford University. Additionally, there is a list of the initial inventory of each box the went to Stanford. Mine are hardcopy versions only and would need to be scanned. My sources for any future generations or persons performing research, seeking information and the ability to obtain photocopies and CD images of any of the remaining A.E.F. letters are noted below.


Hoover Institution Archives Website

University Mailing Address:

Hoover Institution
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-1754
Toll-free: 1 (877) 466-8374
Fax: (650) 723-1687

 My Personal Contact at Hoover:
Carol A. Leadenham
Assistant Archivist for Reference
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA 94305
Telephone: 650-723-3563
Fax: 650-725-3445

Edith M. Faulstich collection, 1918-1975
Location: Hoover Arch.: Stacks
Call Number: XX(4089165.1)
Collection Name: Faulstich, Edith M. d. 1972, collector
27 ms. boxes, 18 envelopes, 7 album boxes.

Summary of the Faulstich Collection:

Diaries, letters, and reminiscences of members of Boldthe American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, reports, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American military activities in Siberia during the Russian Revolution.
To Cite the Faulstich Collection:.

APA Citation: Faulstich, E. M. Edith M. Faulstich Collection. .
MLA Citation: Faulstich, Edith M.. Edith M. Faulstich Collection. ,

To Cite The Siberian Sojourn:

APA Citation: Faulstich, E. M. (1977). The Siberian Sojourn. [Yonkers, N.Y.]: Faulstich.

MLA Citation: Faulstich, Edith M. The Siberian Sojourn. [Yonkers, N.Y.]: Faulstich, 1977.

Original Auction Source for Faulstich Collection:
The auction source and dates for the Edith M. Faulstich collection contains an extensive compilation of postal history letters which are listed in two rather large auction booklets.  I  currently possess of the two original sellers version of her auction books, regarding the Faulstich collection.

The Edith M. Faulstich Collection Postal History of the World

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
November 19th 20th, 21st, 1973
185 pages


Tuesday, Wednesday
May 28th & 29th, 1974
132 pages

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

120 East 56th Street
New York City, NY 10022
Contact Alice M. Fisher via
Other External Links (Sourced from Wikipedia)
  1. February 23, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or
    guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog centered on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my viewers would value your work. If you are even
    remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

    • March 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you for your response to the Faulstich blog. I am remotely Interested yes.
      But, I preface first and foremost, that I have NO goals to profit
      from her life long work in anyway.
      For me, I just want to ensure that her good name and research work remain
      s alive and well for others, who maybe interested in the Siberian Story and Philately as a whole.
      A.M. Fisher- Her grand daughter

  2. Jon
    March 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Dear Ms Fisher,
    Thank you so much for providing this blog about your Grandmother.

    I have had a nearly 40 year obsession with the Siberian Intervention since learning about it in college. During this time it has been my intent to develop a historical novel that will enlighten and entertain Americans about this forgotten episode in our history. Relieved of personal and professional distractions, I can now devote my attention to this project.

    I have just completed both books one and two of “The Siberian Sojourn”. Later this year I am hoping to visit the Hoover Institute to look over her collection

    Ms Faulstich did such a great service the men ( and women) that service in Siberia. With her help I hope to renew interest in the Intervention approaching the 100th anniversary.

    Any help or guidance you can provide will be deeply appreciated.
    Jon Berman

  3. John Duresky
    June 24, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Hi, I am going through some old family stuff and came across a couple of envelopes without letters in them. They are addressed from Cpl. Fred Faulstich, 445th Engineer Base, Depot Co to Miss Martha Wagner at 181 West 238th St, Bronx NY. One is dated 11/1/1943 and the other is dated 1/27/1944. I was wondering if this soldier was related to Fred Faulstich mentioned above. I would be happy to send them to you if they are family members, or if not maybe you can find the relative they should be sent to. The veteran would now be pushing 90 if he is still alive, but maybe some other son or daughter would like to have them at not cost to them. Regards, John Duresky

    • A. M. Fisher
      October 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      I imagine it is was the same Fred Faulstich. I would love to hear how you came across these?! A great find. He was a veteran and served during that time and he was also a postal historian. He sent me his French bible that he obtained from the war circa 1945ish. Unfortunately he has passed away and I am the his eldest step grand daughter. He married my grandmother, Edith Faulstich, later in life. You can email me and I will send you my address @alicemfisher58 at yahoo

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