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Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1979.
Revised edition, card covers, spiralbound, vi + 156 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, small mark inside front cover, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Revised edition of the first volume in the series. Long out of print and difficult to find.
£45.00Quantity:

Mackay, James - Collecting Local History
Mackay, James - Collecting Local History
Publisher: Longman, 1984.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, viii + 254 pages, spine slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.
An interesting work by the prolific philatelic author covering all sorts of local history collectables including postcards, stamps, and postal history.
£3.50Quantity:

Ewen, H. L
Ewen, H. L'Estrange - Priced Catalogue of the Nrewspaper and Parcel Stamps issued by the Railway Companies of the United Kingdom 1855-1906
Publisher: Tim Clutterbuck & Co., 1983.
Reprint, large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 44 pages, shelfwear and slight corner-creasing, pages clean, a Good working copy.
Reprint of the standard work on the subject, originally published in 1906.
£12.00Quantity:

Trinder, J.F. - The Postal History of the Tendring Hundred of Essex including the Borough of Harwich and the Urban Districts of Clacton on Sea, & Frinton & Walton on the Naze with Gt. Holland
Trinder, J.F. - The Postal History of the Tendring Hundred of Essex
including the Borough of Harwich and the Urban Districts of Clacton on Sea, & Frinton & Walton on the Naze with Gt. Holland

Publisher: privately published, 1971.
Paperback, illustrated, x + 150 pages, spotting to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Scarce.
£9.50Quantity:

Marsh, Victor [pseudonym of H. Edgar Weston] and Van Gelder, Peter (editor) - Victor Marsh
Marsh, Victor [pseudonym of H. Edgar Weston] and Van Gelder, Peter (editor) - Victor Marsh's Great Britain: Abnormal Embossed Postage Stamps of King Edward VII and King George V
Publisher: The Postal Stationery Society, 1998.
75th Anniversary edition, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, slightly rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Reprint with additional Introduction of Victor Marsh's original 1923 publication. The booklet tells the story of how stamp-dealer H. Edgar Weston (who used the pseudonym "Victor Marsh") was able to take advantage of Post Office rules to print sheets of embossed stamps, which he then cut into pairs or other multiples and used on covers.
£6.50Quantity:

Reck, Heinz and Wittig, Karlheinz - Grossbritannien, Postorte in England, Schottland, Irland und auf den Kanalinseln bis 1906 vor- und rückwärts alphabetisch geordnet
Reck, Heinz and Wittig, Karlheinz - Grossbritannien, Postorte in England, Schottland, Irland und auf den Kanalinseln bis 1906
vor- und rückwärts alphabetisch geordnet

Publisher: Karlheinz Wittig, Lohmar, 1989.
Paperback, vii + 254 pages, bilingual Foreword in German & English, tiny amount of spotting to the covers, tiny scuff to front cover and very short tear to rear cover, in Good condition.
Useful handbook which lists the Post Offices of London, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Foreign Post Offices alphabetically and missing the first letter, missing the first two letters, backwards, etc so that partial or illegible postmarks can be identified.
£9.00Quantity:

Ardouin, E.G. - The Post Always Runs A Story of the British Post Office
Ardouin, E.G. - The Post Always Runs
A Story of the British Post Office

Publisher: The Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly, London, 1952.
Small paperback, illustrated, 45 pages, slightly rusted staples, a little creasing/mild shelfwear, in Good condition.
A useful summary of British Post Office history. Scarce.
£8.50Quantity:

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, dustwrapper, blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 170 pages + plates (including some fold-out), dustwrapper sunned and with a short tear, very slight foxing to top-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce classic work.
£24.00Quantity:

Smith, George W. - James Heath Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many
Smith, George W. - James Heath
Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many

Publisher: privately published, 1989.
Paperback, illustrated, vi + 38 pages, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Heath and his descendants, who controlled Perkins, Bacon for more than a century, and their international influence on the craft of engraving stamps, banknotes and portraits.
£9.50Quantity:

Worsfold, Peter - Great Britain King George VI Low Value Definitive Stamps An illustrated study of the development of their design
Worsfold, Peter - Great Britain King George VI Low Value Definitive Stamps
An illustrated study of the development of their design

Publisher: Great Britain Philatelic Society, 2001.
Paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, in Very Good condition.
Interesting, well-illustrated, study.
£9.00Quantity:

Heifetz, Murray - O.A.T. and A.V.2 Markings
Heifetz, Murray - O.A.T. and A.V.2 Markings
Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 2006.
Third edition, large format paperback, illustrated, slight corner-creasing else in Very Good condition.
The standard work on these handstamps.
£15.00Quantity:

Kay, George K. and Negus, Ron - Polish Exile Mail in Great Britain 1939-1949
A decade of Polish Forces postal history

Publisher: J.Barefoot Ltd, York, 1999.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 250 pages, in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work on the Polish Government in Exile's postal services during and immediately after World War II. Illustrated in black & white.
£20.00Quantity:

Crutchley, E.T. - GPO
Crutchley, E.T. - GPO
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1938.
English Institutions series, hardback, dustwrapper, xii + 252 pages + plates, dustwrapper extensively reared to the reverse, spine-lean, a Good reading copy.
A history of the British Post Office and survey of its current (1930s) activities. Nicely ilustrated with evocative black & white photo-plates.
£10.00Quantity:

Feldman, Hugh - Letter Receivers of London 1652 to 1857 A history of their offices and handstamps within the General, Penny and Twopenny Posts
Feldman, Hugh - Letter Receivers of London 1652 to 1857
A history of their offices and handstamps within the General, Penny and Twopenny Posts

Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust & the Postal History Society, 1998.
Two large hardback volumes in slipcase, illustrated, 900+ pages, folding maps in pocket at rear, minor blemishes to slipcase, else in Very Good condition.
The definitive work on the subject. Detailed and well illustrated.
£45.00Quantity:

 - British Postal Guide 1857 containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office
- British Postal Guide 1857
containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office

Publisher: Postings, Oxted, 1994.
Facsimile reprint, 173 pages, corner-crease to front cover, few tiny signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
Reprint of an early Postal Guide including List of Post Offices in the UK, etc. Useful.
£8.50Quantity:

Corrie, John M. - The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910 A Record of Progress and Development
Corrie, John M. - The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910
A Record of Progress and Development

Publisher: Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History & Antiquarian Society, 1912.
No. 102 of a limited edition of 175 copies, card covers, viii + 81 pages + plates, covers a little soiled and slightly rubbed with some loss to one corner of front cover, short split to foot of spine, a few spots of foxing, in Good condition.
Extremely scarce work.
£30.00Quantity:

Trew, Joan H. and Burns, Ian - Scots and Philately
Trew, Joan H. and Burns, Ian - Scots and Philately
Publisher: The Alba Stamp Group, 2005.
Large paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, 322 pages, a couple of tiny marks to the front cover, else in Very Good condition.
A huge work listing some 483 people born in Scotland who have been honoured in some way on stamps and other philatelic items. Profusely illustrated in colour.
£18.00Quantity:

Hargest, George E. - History of Letter Post Communications Between the United States and Europe 1845-1875
Hargest, George E. - History of Letter Post Communications Between the United States and Europe 1845-1875
Publisher: Quarterman Publications, 1975.
Second edition, hardback, illustrated, ix + 234 pages, no dustwrapper, very slight bend to the covers, slight wrinkling to one page, minor signs of use but overall in Good, clean condition.
An important handbook.
£25.00Quantity:

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, three comb-binding rings cracked, covers lightly rubbed at edges, creasing to front cover, a Good working copy.
No. 94 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.
£35.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II 1903-1927
Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II
1903-1927

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Ltd., circa 1980.
Hardback, illustrated, 312 pages, signed by the author, some shelfwear to the covers, page-edges slightly marked, a couple of tiny nicks to the edge of one page, a Good working copy.
The second volume of the three volume set by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the years 1903 to 1927, and consequently is largely concerned with the First World War. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, and very well illustrated with postcards and hundreds of postmark illustrations. A "must have" book for military postal historians and particularly World War I collectors. Out-of-print and scarce.
£35.00Quantity:

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