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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.
£12.00Quantity:

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.
£15.00Quantity:

Whitney, Dr J.T. and Peachey, Colin G. and Crookes, V. Brian (editors) - Collect British Postmarks The Handbook to British Postal Markings and their Values
Whitney, Dr J.T. and Peachey, Colin G. and Crookes, V. Brian (editors) - Collect British Postmarks
The Handbook to British Postal Markings and their Values

Publisher: British Postmark Society, 1993.
Sixth edition, De Luxe edition, large format (A4) hardback, illustrated, 332 pages, signed by the editors, ex libris Cdr. Nick Wraith with his small bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, light shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Rare large format limited de luxe edition of the essential priced handbook to British postmarks. Only 40 copies of this de luxe edition were printed.
£30.00Quantity:

Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Publisher: Sandcliff Press, 1982.
Large paperback, illustrated, 736 pages, slight shelfwear, fore-edge of a few pages very slightly badly trimmed (not affecting the text), else in Very Good condition.
Large, comprehensive study of the postal markings of Wiltshire. A classic county postal history handbook.
£20.00Quantity:

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:

[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2001.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 92 pages, with the prices realised, in VG condition.
The major portion of this catalogue consists of the Hugh Feldman Large Gold Medal Collection of English Postal History 1569-1856. Also includes the Albert Murch collection of early Iran.
£8.50Quantity:

Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office A History
Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office
A History

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, dustwrapper slightly soiled and with a short tear at top of spine, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good reading copy.
The scarce classic work.
£35.00Quantity:

 - The Local Posts of the Midland Counties to 1840
- The Local Posts of the Midland Counties to 1840
Publisher: Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 1993.
Large paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, 368 pages, a little corner-creasing else in Very Good condition.
A large, detailed work. Out of print and scarce.
£28.00Quantity:

Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex The Chichester Branch 1250-1840
Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex
The Chichester Branch 1250-1840

Publisher: privately published, 1973.
First edition, large format paperback, illustrated, 110 pages, light foxing & corner-crease to title-page, else in VG condition.
Scarce work on the postal history of Chichester & surrounding area prior to the introduction of adhesive postage stamps.
£9.50Quantity:

Hake, Ron - Postal Markings of Devon A Specialised Catalogue of the Postal Markings of Devon and their values, from the sixteenth century
Hake, Ron - Postal Markings of Devon
A Specialised Catalogue of the Postal Markings of Devon and their values, from the sixteenth century

Publisher: Britannia Publications, Devon, 1997.
Looseleaf pages in 4 binders, title labels to spines and front cover of each binder, illustrated, No. 79 of the standard looseleaf edition, minor shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
A huge work covering the postal history of Devon town-by-town and mark-by-mark, from the 16th century to the 1860s. This must be the ultimate study of the postal history of a single county, covering over 1500 post offices in all! Including Launceston and East Cornwall, Charmouth and West Dorset, Dulverton, Minehead, Wellington and West Somerset, all offices which had a cross county boundary post with Devon, and The Exeter to Bristol Cross Post 1696-1720.
£95.00Quantity:

Willcocks, R.M. - England
Willcocks, R.M. - England's Postal History to 1840
With notes on Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Publisher: privately published by the author, 1975.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 167 pages, dustwrapper a little rubbed at edges and with a short tear, else in Very Good condition.
The standard work on English pre-adhesive postal history. An essential handbook for collectors of GB pre-stamps.
£19.50Quantity:

Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682
Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers
The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682

Publisher: C.J. Cousland & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1952.
Hardback, original grey cloth, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 156 pages + 38 black & white plates, dustwrapper foxed and with a few tears, foxing to page-edges, contents clean, in Good condition.
Scarce history of William Dockwra's Penny Post.
£45.00Quantity:

Pipe, Bill et al - Collect British Postmarks The Handbook to British Postmarks and their Values
Pipe, Bill et al - Collect British Postmarks
The Handbook to British Postmarks and their Values

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons, London, 2011.
Eighth edition, paperback, illustrated, ix + 378 pages, in Very Good condition.
The essential priced handbook to British postmarks.
£20.00Quantity:

Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform
A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, slight bump to one corner with consequent slight corner-creasing else in Very Good condition.
A superb work on the complexities of the postal rates in Britain prior to the reforms of 1840. Colour illustrated throughout with covers from the author's collection.
£25.00Quantity:

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 wear to the slipcase, else in Very Good condition.
The definitive work on the subject. Detailed and well illustrated.
£45.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland
Being a Survey of British Postmarks from 1660 to 1940

Publisher: R. C. Alcock Ltd., Cheltenham, 1940.
Hardback, original dark blue cloth, illustrated, 579 pages, two bookplates to front endpapers, frontispiece has come loose but binding is tight, page-edges a little toned, a couple of small ink-spots to the fore-edge, a previous owner's annotations and amendments to many pages (click 'next' for more images), a Good working copy.
Alcock & Holland's monumental work on the postmarks of Great Britain. Still the standard work on the subject.
£85.00Quantity:

Hewlett, M.R. and Picton-Phillips, D.B. - Pre-Victorian Stamps & Franks
Hewlett, M.R. and Picton-Phillips, D.B. - Pre-Victorian Stamps & Franks
Publisher: Picton Publishing, 1979.
Revised edition, paperback, illustrated, 43 pages, one or two tiny blemishes else in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated guide to pre-philatelic stamps and franks including Newspaper Tax Stamps, Dockwra's Penny Post, etc.
£6.50Quantity:

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., 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 91 pages, slight corner-crease, minor signs of use, in Good+ condition.
"Philatelic Adviser" Handbook No. 2. A scarce history of Dockwra's Penny Post, the Government Penny Post, and the Twopenny Post. With details of the postmarks used by each. Well illustrated.
£20.00Quantity:

Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Publisher: Ashgate Publications, Aldershot, 1998.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 284 pages + plates, slight wear to dustwrapper at edges and corners, very slight hint of spine-roll, minor signs of use, in Good condition.
"This book is about English letters and their use for the administration of government, for the transaction of business and for private correspondence. It describes the Roman postal system in England, the services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, towns and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation."
£20.00Quantity:

 - The British County Catalogue of Postal History Midlands Edition
- The British County Catalogue of Postal History
Midlands Edition

Publisher: The Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 2013.
Large format (A4) hardback, illustrated, iv + 177 pages, in Very Good condition.
A re-working of the original works by Willcocks & Jay, incorporating Birmingham and the Midland counties into one volume. Well illustrated including maps in colour.
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