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Great Britain - Pre-adhesives
Champness, M.V.D. (Editor) - The British Mailcoach Nos. 1-29
Champness, M.V.D. (Editor) - The British Mailcoach
Nos. 1-29

Publisher: The Great Britain Postal History Group of the Postal History Society, 1974-1981.
Paperbacks, illustrated, 12-16 pages each issue, slight creasing to the first two issues else in Very Good condition.
Scarce complete run of all issued of the Bulletin of the Postal History Society's Great Britain Postal History Group. Includes numerous articles on pre-stamp and Victorian postal history and postmarks.
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Firebrace, John and Rawlings, Alan - His Majesty
Firebrace, John and Rawlings, Alan - His Majesty's Fraser Fencible Regiment of Foot 1794-1802
A History including the campaign against the French and a record of known letters to and from the regiment

Publisher: privately published by the authors, 1993.
Large format (A4) paperback (card covers), illustrated, viii + 42 pages, gift inscription to previous owner to front endpaper else in Very Good condition.
History of this Scottish Regiment, its involvement in the French campaign in Ireland, and a study of a series of "Soldiers' Letters" purporting to be from a soldier but actually written by a female relative in an attempt to abuse the Soldiers 1d Concessionary rate.
£15.00Quantity:

Oxley, H.M. and Watson, V.C. - Bishop Auckland Postal History
Oxley, H.M. and Watson, V.C. - Bishop Auckland Postal History
Publisher: privately published, 1968.
Paperback, 16 pages + 2 plates, very slight corner-creasing, else in Very Good condition.
Very scarce booklet.
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Mackay, James A. - Postmarks of England and Wales
Mackay, James A. - Postmarks of England and Wales
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfires, 1988.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 352 pages, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
An important survey of English and Welsh postmarks with more than 6,500 illustrations of postmarks as recorded in the Post Office Records and elsewhere. This large book includes 51 separate sections on everything from the earliest Bishop marks to Machine cancellations, Maltese Cross Obliterators to Royal Air Force postmarks.
£20.00Quantity:

Brumell, George - A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office: 1652-1840, with a description of the postmarks used in connection therewith
Brumell, George - A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office: 1652-1840,
with a description of the postmarks used in connection therewith

Publisher: privately published, 1936.
Paperback, 38 pages, illustrated, scuff with tiny amount of surface-loss to front cover, very slight corner-crease to front cover, foxing to title-page, inscriptions of two previous owners to title-page, a Good reading copy only.
Classic work on free franks.
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Scott, J.G.S. - Official Franking 1800-1840
Scott, J.G.S. - Official Franking 1800-1840
Publisher: The Postal History Society, London, 1983.
Paperback, illustrated, 80 pages, spine slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.
Study of the official mail sent by various government departments & authorities using the Franking System prior to 1840.
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Mackay, James A. - The Postal History of Glasgow
Mackay, James A. - The Postal History of Glasgow
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1984.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 220 pages, slight wear to the transparent plastic covers else in Very Good conditon.
Comprehensive study of Glasgow's postal history and postmarks. Scarce.
£11.00Quantity:

Mackay, James - Scotland
Mackay, James - Scotland's Posts
Publisher: privately published by the author, Glasgow, 2000.
Subscribers' Edition, No. 59 of 100 copies signed by the author and with souvenir sheet tipped-in at front, card slipcase, large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 163 pages + maps, slipcase worn and with some tears, tiny corner-crease to rear cover, slightest hint of spine-lean, in Good condition.
A superb history of the development of the postal system in Scotland. Illustrated with postmark illustrations; with useful appendices, and maps.
£20.00Quantity:

Beale, Philip and Almond, Adrian and Scott Archer, Mike - The Corsini Letters
Beale, Philip and Almond, Adrian and Scott Archer, Mike - The Corsini Letters
Publisher: Amberley, 2011.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages + colour plates, dedication on title-page to the previous owner signed by Adrian [Almond] and also signed by Philip Beale, else in Very Good condition.
A fine work on the Corsini archive of sixteenth-century merchants' letters.
£38.00Quantity:

Parkin, Stephen (editor) - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840 Edinburgh & Leith and the Edinburgh District Offices
Parkin, Stephen (editor) - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840
Edinburgh & Leith and the Edinburgh District Offices

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2014.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, iii + 147 pages, in Very Good condition.
An update of the Edinburgh and Leith sections of the second edition of the Scottish pre-stamp handbook by Auckland & Stables. Well illustrated in colour.
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Cochrane, William P. - Penny Posts and Postal Routes of Fife and Kinross 1800-1850
Cochrane, William P. - Penny Posts and Postal Routes of Fife and Kinross
1800-1850

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2014.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, [v] + 418 pages, in Very Good+ condition.
Excellent postal history study. Well illustrated in colour.
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Cochrane, William P. - The Glasgow Penny Post 1800-1845
Cochrane, William P. - The Glasgow Penny Post
1800-1845

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2012.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, v + 238 pages, in Very Good+ condition.
Excellent postal history study. Well illustrated in colour.
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Hilditch, Don - The Postal History of Elgin
Hilditch, Don - The Postal History of Elgin
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2012.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 162 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 3. The postal history of the Scottish town of Elgin, based on the author's collection. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Erskine, Roy - Wilsons of Bannockburn
Erskine, Roy - Wilsons of Bannockburn
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2011.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 172 pages, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 1. Excellent monograph based on the Roy Erskine's renowned display of postal history relating to the firm of Wilsons of Bannockburn. Very well illustrated in colour. Out of print and hard to find.
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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, in Fine unused 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.
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Trout, A.E. - The Influence of French Postal History on English Correspondence
Trout, A.E. - The Influence of French Postal History on English Correspondence
Publisher: The Regent Stamp Co. Ltd. [Robson Lowe], London, circa 1949.
Reprinted from "The Philatelist", paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, slight horizontal crease, mild wear, in Good condition.
Scarce monograph.
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Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Publisher: The Society of Postal Historians, 1988.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 195 pages, mild dusty marks to the page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
President's Display to the Society of Postal Historians. An important study based on Frank Bottomley's collection.
£20.00Quantity:

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:

Robinson, David - For the Port & Carriage of Letters A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840
Robinson, David - For the Port & Carriage of Letters
A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, viii + 250 pages, illustrated, page-edges very foxed and with some foxing to the first few pages, a Good working copy.
An essential guide to British pre-adhesive postage rates. Long out of print and sought after.
£40.00Quantity:

Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, v + 50 pages, corners slightly rubbed, some shelfwear but internally fine, in Good condition.
Brochure to accompany Alan Holyoake's Display to the Postal History Society. Illustrated in colour throughout.
£20.00Quantity:

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