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Vandervelde, V. Denis - The bombardment of Acre, 1840 A study in postal history
Vandervelde, V. Denis - The bombardment of Acre, 1840
A study in postal history

Publisher: Holyland Philatelic Society, 2010.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, [iv] + 20 pages, tiny mark to front cover else in Very Good condition.
Interesting study of the bombardment of Acre (now Akko in Northern Israel) by the British Navy during the Egyptian-Ottoman War. Illustrated in colour.
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Hoggarth, Norman and Gwynn, Robin - Maritime Disaster Mail A study of mail salvaged from maritime disasters, as casualties of war, collisions, fires, shipwrecks and stranding
Hoggarth, Norman and Gwynn, Robin - Maritime Disaster Mail
A study of mail salvaged from maritime disasters, as casualties of war, collisions, fires, shipwrecks and stranding

Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2003.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, x + 352 pages, in Very Good condition.
Important handbook. Out of print and hard to find.
£65.00Quantity:

Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918
Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails
Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1997.
Large format hardback, illustrated, iii + 91 pages, in Very Good condition.
Reprint of an internal Post Office Memorandum which includes a list of Mails Lost at Sea during the War. With additional information and numerous illustrations of covers added by the editor to the original text.
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Hocking, Charles - Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam Including sailing ships and ships of war lost in action 1824-1962
Hocking, Charles - Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Including sailing ships and ships of war lost in action 1824-1962

Publisher: The London Stamp Exchange Ltd., London, 1990.
Reprint, large hardback, dustwrapper, 779 pages, slight wear to edges of dustwrapper, ink stamp of previous owner to front endpaper, in Good condition.
Reprint edition of the important reference work originally published in 1969.
£45.00Quantity:

Peace, Brian R. - Australasian Wreck Mail
Peace, Brian R. - Australasian Wreck Mail
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 1997.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 289 pages + 8 colour plates, in Very Good condition.
The first comprehensive account of this subject, greatly expanding the available information on Australasian maritime wrecks and accidents. Full details are provided of the circumstances of the wrecks, the subsequent handling of the salvaged mail and the markings applied, from the earliest known wreck mail in 1622 up to 1993.
£40.00Quantity:

[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.
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[Hosking, Roger] - Sea Posts and Paquebots of the World The Roger Hosking Collection
[Hosking, Roger] - Sea Posts and Paquebots of the World
The Roger Hosking Collection

Publisher: Cavendish, 2014.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 217 pages, with the prices realised, very slight signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Large catalogue of the collection of maritime covers formed by Roger Hosking - the author of the standard handbook on Paquebot Cancels of the World. Featuring more than one thousand lots. An important reference catalogue. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Robertson, Alan W. - A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles (An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History)
Robertson, Alan W. - A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles
(An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History)

Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1993.
Reprint edition, two volumes, hardback, in slipcase, illustrated, 448 + 688 pages, some wear to the slipcase, a few tiny dusty marks to top page-edges, else in Very Good condition.
One of the great masterpieces of philatelic literature originally published in instalments between 1955 and 1964. Because of the way in which pages were issued to subsrcibers over the period of ten years many original copies were deficient, and the author's eccentric page numbering system made it difficult to ascertain what was missing. This edition reprints the original in its entirety, in a slightly smaller format than the original. An essential reference work for collectors of maritime postal history.
£120.00Quantity:

Gould, Dr. M.H. - British Naval Post and Censor Marks of the First World War
Gould, Dr. M.H. - British Naval Post and Censor Marks of the First World War
Publisher: The Forces Postal History Society, 1998.
Second edition, large paperback, illustrated, 229 pages, a few small dusty marks and spots of foxing to the top-edges, minor signs of use, in Good condition.
Useful handbook on the many different postal markings used by the Navy in WW1.
£24.00Quantity:

Studd, M.A. - "Paquebot" and "Ship Letter" Cancellations of the World 1894-1951
Studd, M.A. - "Paquebot" and "Ship Letter" Cancellations of the World
1894-1951

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1953.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, illustrated, xii + 85 pages, spine sunned, in Good condition.
The original classic work on the subject. Nicely illustrated with drawings of the postal markings and of ships.
£22.00Quantity:

Stone, Robert G. - A Caribbean Neptune: The Maritime Postal Communications of the Greater and Lesser Antilles in the 19th Century
Stone, Robert G. - A Caribbean Neptune:
The Maritime Postal Communications of the Greater and Lesser Antilles in the 19th Century

Publisher: The Philatelic Foundation, New York, 1993.
Hardback, illustrated, xxi + 357 pages, slight warping (bend) to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
An excellent postal history study of the maritime mails serving Cuba, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, including British, Spanish and French Packets, etc. Well illustrated.
£30.00Quantity:

Moubray, Jane & Michael - British Letter Mail to Overseas Destinations 1840-1875
Moubray, Jane & Michael - British Letter Mail to Overseas Destinations 1840-1875
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1992.
First edition, large hardback, illustrated, xxxii + 512 pages + 2 colour plates, obvious spine-lean (spine-roll), a Good working copy.
First edition of the major work on the subject. With extensive tables of rates explaining the complexities of the different rates in detail. An important handbook. Scarce and sought after.
£95.00Quantity:

Tabeart, Colin - Australia New Zealand UK Mails Volume 2, 1881-1900 Rates, Routes and Ships Out and Home
Tabeart, Colin - Australia New Zealand UK Mails Volume 2, 1881-1900
Rates, Routes and Ships Out and Home

Publisher: privately published, 2011.
First edition, large hardback, illustrated, vi + 410 pages, in Very Good condition.
A detailed handbook of rates and routes.
£60.00Quantity:

Arnell, J.C. - Atlantic Mails A history of the mail service between Great Britain and Canada to 1889
Arnell, J.C. - Atlantic Mails
A history of the mail service between Great Britain and Canada to 1889

Publisher: National Postal Museum, Ottawa, 1980.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 412 pages, dustwrapper creased and rubbed at edges, a little foxing to top page-edges, in Good condition.
Excellent handbook. Illustrated in colour.
£50.00Quantity:

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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Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century
Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails
Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century

Publisher: The Cockrill Press, Ipswich, circa 1934.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 34 pages, spine and corners very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
A classic work on Paquebot and other Ship cancels of the first part of the twentieth century. Very well illustrated.
£7.50Quantity:

Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956.
First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped at edges with some loss of tiny fragments, front cover very slightly rubbed at one corner, pages clean and bright, signed by the author, in Good condition.
The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings. This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.
£35.00Quantity:

Salt, Denis - The Domestic Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, 1635 to 1840
Salt, Denis - The Domestic Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, 1635 to 1840
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1991.
Large format paperback, illustrated, 50 pages, a little corner creasing to covers else in Very Good condition.
Useful work on rates & routes between Britain and Ireland.
£11.00Quantity:

[Saylor, John] - The Early Cancellations of Great Britain primarily Foreign Post Offices and Mailboat Usages primarily the John Saylor collection
[Saylor, John] - The Early Cancellations of Great Britain primarily Foreign Post Offices and Mailboat Usages
primarily the John Saylor collection

Publisher: Harmers, New York, 1987.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 28 pages, with the prices realised, covers very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue of QV covers, mainly GB used abroad.
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