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Westley, H.C. - The Postal Cancellations of London 1840-1890
Westley, H.C. - The Postal Cancellations of London
1840-1890

Publisher: H.F. Johnson, London, 1950.
Hardback, blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 170 pages + plates (including some fold-out), very slight spine-lean, in Good condition.
Scarce classic work.
£22.00Quantity:

["Lionheart"] - The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part VIII
["Lionheart"] - The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part VIII
Publisher: Spink, London, 2018.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages, in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated in colour.
£7.50Quantity:

Gould, Robert W. and Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol III 1927-1963
Gould, Robert W. and Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol III
1927-1963

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co., 1982.
Hardback, illustrated, 531 pages, spine slightly sunned, binding slightly shaken, foxing to the page-edges and to the first and last pages else internally clean, a Good working copy only.
The third and final volume in this series by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the years 1927 to 1963, and consequently is largely concerned with the Second World War. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, very well illustrated with postcards and hundreds of postmark illustrations, and with valuations throughout. A must have book for military postal historians and particularly World War II collectors. Out-of-print, scarce and much sought-after.
£40.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. and Griffith, Kenneth - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol I 1882-1902
Proud, Edward B. and Griffith, Kenneth - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol I
1882-1902

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co., 1982.
Hardback, illustrated, 283 pages, spine slightly sunned, slight bump to corner of front cover, very slight spine-lean, spotting to title-page and rear free-endpaper else internally clean, a Good working copy only.
First volume of the three volume set by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the establishment of the Army Postal Service in 1882, the 1882 Egyptian Campaign, the 1885 Sudan Campaign, and (mainly) the Boer War. The Boer War section was co-written by the late Kenneth Griffith, the well-known actor and Boer War collector. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, and very well illustrated with postmark illustrations. A must have book for military postal historians and particularly Boer War collectors.
£25.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co. Ltd., 1991.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 576 pages, tiny signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Excellent, much-needed, handbook covering the postal history of British Airmails. Beginning with the pre-First World War era (the first British Air Mail acceptance was during the Franco-Prussian War) and covering the development of Air Mail Services, Routes and Rates up to the end of 1945. The book covers "true Aerial Postal History" only, i.e. services which were available to the general public. A large volume, well illustrated with photographs, maps etc. As usual with Proud publications, valuations for covers are listed throughout.
£60.00Quantity:

[Crocker, William H.] - The "William H. Crocker" Collection of Rare Stamps Third Sale: Great Britain, India and Colonies in Asia
[Crocker, William H.] - The "William H. Crocker" Collection of Rare Stamps
Third Sale: Great Britain, India and Colonies in Asia

Publisher: Harmer, Rooke & Co., London, 1938.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 20 pages, with the prices realised, rusty staples, slight damage to top of spine, ink inscription to the cover, rippling to lower margins of pages, some prices written in ink in the margins, in Fair to Good condition only.
Rare catalogue of important Ceylon, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India and States, Labuan, North Borneo, Straits Settlements, etc.
£12.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV Reserve Plate 51
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV
Reserve Plate 51

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd.
Pamphlet, 16 pages, with the set of 20 photographic plates of Plate 51, corner-crease to one plate else in Very Good condition.
Rare plating guide.
£40.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV Reserve Plate 50
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV
Reserve Plate 50

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd.
Pamphlet, 16 pages, with the set of 20 photographic plates of Plate 50, very slight rust marks to front of pamphlet else in Very Good condition.
Rare plating guide.
£40.00Quantity:

Lee, R.A.G. - A Specialised Study of the 1881 One Penny Lilac Part 1 Frame Damage
Lee, R.A.G. - A Specialised Study of the 1881 One Penny Lilac
Part 1 Frame Damage

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, London, 1963.
First edition, card covers, plastic comb-binding, iii + 71 pages, front cover rubbed at corners, rear cover toned and creased, slight bend to two of the rings of the plastic comb-binding, internally clean, a Good working copy.
The first part of Ron Lee's two volume work on the plate varieties on the 1881 Penny Lilac covers frame damage. The author personally examined over 3.5 million copies of the Penny Lilac in the course of preparing the two volumes. Well illustrated. Out of print and scarce.
£24.00Quantity:

Cattell, P. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 3 The Union Castle Ocean Post Office
Cattell, P. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 3
The Union Castle Ocean Post Office

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, no date (circa 1983).
Hardback, illustrated, 153 pages, spine sunned, a little scattered foxing to page-edges and to preliminary pages, otherwise internally clean, in Good condition.
Third volume in the excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. This volume covers the Union Castle Line service from Southampton to Cape Town. Well illustrated with postmark illustrations, and photographs of the ships and covers.
£20.00Quantity:

Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 2 The P&O Lines to the Far East
Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 2
The P&O Lines to the Far East

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, no date [circa 1982].
Hardback, illustrated, 224 pages, ex-library mark to spine and remnants of where a label has been removed to front free-endpaper, some foxing to page-edges and a little to the preliminary pages, otherwise internally clean, a Good working copy only.
The scarce volume in the excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. Based on the P&O Nautical Records at Greenwich this handbook lists in intricate detail the ships, their routes and dates of each voyage.
£40.00Quantity:

Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 1 The P&O Bombay & Australian Lines 1852-1914
Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 1
The P&O Bombay & Australian Lines 1852-1914

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1981.
Hardback, illustrated, 166 pages, spine slightly sunned, covers slightly rubbed and a little marked, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good working copy.
The rare first volume in Ted Proud's excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. Based on the P&O Nautical Records at Greenwich this handbook lists in intricate detail the ships, their routes and dates of each voyage.
£50.00Quantity:

Holland, F.C. - Introduction to British Postmark Collecting
Holland, F.C. - Introduction to British Postmark Collecting
Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd [circa 1970].
Paperback, illustrated, 87 pages, slight shelfwear, corner-crease and a little toning to the page-edges, in Good condition.
A concise study of British postmarks, packed with information and well illustrated with over 200 figures. In effect this is an abridged version of the much larger classic handbooks by Alcock and Holland - an excellent introduction for the beginner or aide memoire for the more experienced collector.
£6.50Quantity:

Brumell, George - British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906
Brumell, George - British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906
Publisher: R. C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1946.
First edition, hardback, 201 pages, minor soiling to the covers, a few slight marks and foxing to the page-edges, foxing to title-page, previous owner's name at front, in Good condition.
One of the most used and most useful works in British postmark literature, listing the distinguishing numbers of Post Offices and Overseas Agencies of the British Post Office, 1844 - 1906. This edition includes a chapter on postal markings which is absent from later reprint editions.
£16.50Quantity:

Litchfield, P.C. - Guide Lines to the Penny Black
Litchfield, P.C. - Guide Lines to the Penny Black
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1979.
Reprint, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages, dustwrapper price-clipped and with some short tears and wear, tiny mark to fore-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Reprint edition of the 1949 classic plating guide providing "A detailed description of each one of the 2880 stamps and the plates from which it was printed."
£25.00Quantity:

Ishikawa, Ryohei - The Forerunner Foreign Post Offices in Japan. British-U.S.-French Ryohei Ishikawa
Ishikawa, Ryohei - The Forerunner Foreign Post Offices in Japan. British-U.S.-French
Ryohei Ishikawa's Collection

Publisher: Japan Philatelic Publications, Tokyo, 1976.
Hardback, 164 pages, illustrated, bilingual text in Japanese and English, with separate paperback booklet in English (11 pages), very mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Limited edition. An annotated photographic record of Ryohei Ishikawa's collection. Lavishly illustrated in colour throughout. Rare.
£85.00Quantity:

Taylor, E.G.R. - John Speed
Taylor, E.G.R. - John Speed's Atlas of England & Wales
Forty Plates from John Speed's Pocket Atlas of 1627

Publisher: Penguin Books, London, 1951.
First edition thus, small hardback, dustwrapper, 32 pages + 40 colour plates, previous owner's inscription to front pastedown-endpaper else in Very Good condition.
A King Penguin Book. Reprint of the colour plates from John Speed's pocket atlas of 1627, with commentary by Professor Eva Taylor. [Non-philatelic]
£4.00Quantity:

 - Revenue Stamps of the World
- Revenue Stamps of the World
Publisher: Spink, London, 2017.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 162 pages, in Very Good condition.
Impressive catalogue of adhesive revenue stamps. Mainly Great Britain and British Empire, including Part II of the "Oryx" collection of South West Africa Revenues, and strong sections of Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, etc. Well illustrated in colour.
£10.00Quantity:

[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 54 pages, with prices realised, in Very Good condition.
The superb collection of Naval Concession Rate and "Ship's Bag" Mail. Well illustrated in colour.
£9.50Quantity:

[Gunn, John] - The John Gunn Collection of Worldwide Maritime Mail and Related Ephemera
[Gunn, John] - The John Gunn Collection of Worldwide Maritime Mail and Related Ephemera
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2002.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 158 pages, with the prices realised, top of spine very slightly rubbed, else in Very Good condition.
Very nice catalogue featuring Ship Letters of the British Isles (many ex-A.W. Robertson), lovely Shipping Line ephemera, Transatlantic Mails, Maritime Mails of South America, West Indies (including a Lady McLeod cover), Indian Ocean, Australasia, etc, etc. Well illustrated, including 39 pages of colour plates.
£9.00Quantity:

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