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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - British Postmarks A Short History and Guide
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - British Postmarks
A Short History and Guide

Publisher: R. C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1977.
Second (revised) edition, reprint, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 314 pages, slight shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Wonderful reference work on British postmarks, bettered only by the authors' major handbook "The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland" (1940), of which this is an abridgement. Easy to follow, and very well illustrated. The standard work on British postmarks, of great use to experienced postal historians and beginners alike.
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Brumell, George - The Local Posts of London 1680-1840 With a description of the postmarks used therein
Brumell, George - The Local Posts of London 1680-1840
With a description of the postmarks used therein

Publisher: R. C. Alcock Ltd., nd [circa 1973].
Second edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 91 pages, minor marks to front cover, foxing to top page-edges but internally clean, in Good condition.
Reprint of the scarce 1938 handbook on the history of Dockwra's Penny Post, the Government Penny Post, and the Twopenny Post. With details of the postmarks used by each. Well illustrated.
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Carter, F.J. and Russell, Neil M. (editor) - The Post & Censor & Other Marks from Prisoners of War Letters 1914-1919 Part 1 British Isles, Dominions and Colonies
Carter, F.J. and Russell, Neil M. (editor) - The Post & Censor & Other Marks from Prisoners of War Letters 1914-1919
Part 1 British Isles, Dominions and Colonies

Publisher: Chavril Press, Perth, 1996.
Third edition, paperback, illustrated, iii + 35 pages, slight corner-crease, minor marks to covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
A splendid introduction to a subject on which little has been published. It lists the 570+ P.O.W. Camps in the British Isles together with information on those in thirteen Dominions and Colonies. With over 150 illustrations of censor marks, instructional cachets and stationery.
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Jay, Barrie - Early Forces Mail
Jay, Barrie - Early Forces Mail
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 1997.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, xii + 57 pages + 4 plates, corners of front cover rubbed, a few small marks but internally clean, in Good condition.
A look at the postal history of British forces in various European campaigns in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and early Nineteenth centuries. Well illustrated with covers from the author's collection.
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Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1963.
Special Series No. 14, limited edition of 100 copies, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages + illustrations, foxing to the covers and page-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce and useful work.
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[Mitchell, Hooton] - British Empire including the "Hooton Mitchell" Collection of Jamaican Cancellations also an outstanding specialised collection of Tobago
[Mitchell, Hooton] - British Empire including the "Hooton Mitchell" Collection of Jamaican Cancellations
also an outstanding specialised collection of Tobago

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons, London, 1972.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 37 pages + 15 black & white plates, very slight corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue.
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[Harper, Drs. Joan & Gordon] - The Dr. Harper Collections of British Honduras & British P.O.s Abroad
[Harper, Drs. Joan & Gordon] - The Dr. Harper Collections of British Honduras & British P.O.s Abroad
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2009.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 56 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
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Ruffle, J.W.B. - Mauritius Maritime Mail 1815-1868: Parts 1 and 2
Ruffle, J.W.B. - Mauritius
Maritime Mail 1815-1868: Parts 1 and 2

Publisher: Indian Ocean Study Circle, 1991.
Reprint in one volume of Handbook Nos. 4 & 5, large format paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, xv + 46 + xx + 33 pages, minor blemishes else in Very Good condition.
Useful postal history study. Illustrated in black & white.
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Hopkins, Major Adrian E. - The British Army Post Office in North Russia 1918-1919
Hopkins, Major Adrian E. - The British Army Post Office in North Russia 1918-1919
Publisher: reprinted from the Bulletin of the Postal History Society, 1965.
Card folder holding three loosleaf articles reprinted from the Postal History Society Bulletin, 7 pages, in Very Good condition.
Limited edition of 25 copies only. Very rare.
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Crouch, Col. G.R. and Hill, Norman - British Army Field Post Offices 1939-1950 Locations and assignments
Crouch, Col. G.R. and Hill, Norman - British Army Field Post Offices 1939-1950
Locations and assignments

Publisher: Lava, New York, 1951.
Paperback, illustrated, 114 pages, ex libris Hereford Society Stamp Club with their ink-stamp to first and last page else in VG condition.
Excellent, pioneering work. Still very useful. Scarce.
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Gault, Roy - The Tomkins Catalogue of Identified G.B. Perfins
Gault, Roy - The Tomkins Catalogue of Identified G.B. Perfins
Publisher: The Perfin Society, 1998.
Eighth edition, looseleaf pages, circa 400 pages, some slight marks to the covers, slight corner-crease to rear cover and to a few pages, a very short tear to the edge of one page, a Good working copy.
This catalogue is an exhaustive non-illustrated listing of all known perfins with identified users which have been used on the postage stamps of Great Britain.
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Mackay, James A. - Telegraphic Codes of the British Isles 1870-1924
Mackay, James A. - Telegraphic Codes of the British Isles 1870-1924
Publisher: published by the author, Dumfries, 1981.
Large format (A4) paperback, 90 pages + iv plates, very slight corner-crease to front cover, foxing/dusty marks to the covers and page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
A comprehensive listing of these codes used by the Post Office, based on an official list of 1909. Scarce.
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Lister, Peter - Airway Letters of the United Kingdom
Lister, Peter - Airway Letters of the United Kingdom
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1994.
Large format paperback, illustrated, 53 pages, slight creasing to rear cover else in Very Good condition.
No. 191 of 350 copies. Comprehensive handbook/catalogue of Airway Letters from the first service flown by GWR in 1933 to the last British Airways flight in 1988.
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Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez 1852 to 1926
Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez
1852 to 1926

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1989.
Large paperback, illustrated, v + 324 pages, in Very Good condition.
Detailed handbook.
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Boyden, Peter B. - Tommy Atkins
Boyden, Peter B. - Tommy Atkins' Letters
The History of the British Army Postal Service from 1795

Publisher: National Army Museum, London, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated in colour, 48 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent history of the British Army Postal Service's role in the wars and campaigns of the 19th and 20th centuries. With fine colour illustrations. Out of print and now scarce.
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Kennedy, Alistair and Crabb, George - The Postal History of the British Army in World War I Before and After - 1903 to 1929
Kennedy, Alistair and Crabb, George - The Postal History of the British Army in World War I
Before and After - 1903 to 1929

Publisher: privately published, 1977.
Large paperback (card covers), plastic comb-binding, illustrated, 300 pages, a little corner-creasing to the covers, some spotting/dusty marks to the page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
No. 73 of 600 copies printed. "An illustrated reference book of British Army postmarks and their location at home and abroad during the campaigns of the War and also on manoeuvres operations and post war occupations, with relevant historical and postal information." Very detailed. The standard handbook on the subject.
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Parmenter, John - Barred Numeral Cancellations of London
Parmenter, John - Barred Numeral Cancellations of London
Publisher: British Philatelic Trust, London, 1999.
Large hardback, illustrated, xxxiv + 358 pages, tear to top of spine else in Very Good condition.
Limited edition of 620 copies. Long out of print and hard to find.
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Mackay, James - Scotland
Mackay, James - Scotland's Posts
Publisher: privately published by the author, Glasgow, 2000.
Paperback, illustrated, v + 163 pages + maps, tiny corner-crease to rear cover else in Very Good condition.
A superb history of the development of the postal system in Scotland. Illustrated with postmarks; with useful appendices, and maps.
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Lovelock, A.D. - Postal Markings of the Holyhead & Kingstown Packet 1860-1925
Lovelock, A.D. - Postal Markings of the Holyhead & Kingstown Packet
1860-1925

Publisher: The TPO & Seapost Society, 2006.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, (ii) + 119 pages, very slight corner-creasing to rear covers else in Very Good condition.
The postmarks of the floating Post Office on board the various steamers of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Co, which sailed between Holyhead and the Irish harbour of Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), have long held a fascination for postal historians. Every type of postmark and supplementary mark used in the 65 years of the operation of the Post Office is shown, with many colour illustrations of covers.
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Mark, Graham - British Censorship of Civil Mails During World War I, 1914-1919
Mark, Graham - British Censorship of Civil Mails During World War I, 1914-1919
Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2000.
Large format paperback, illustrated, xxxv + 252 pages, very slight bend to the covers else in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive handbook on a topic not much covered elsewhere. Out of print and hard to find.
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