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Wilkinson, Frederick - Royal Mail Coaches An Illustrated History
Wilkinson, Frederick - Royal Mail Coaches
An Illustrated History

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Stroud, 2007.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 287 pages, tiny corner-piece missing from rear cover else in Very Good condition.
A fine history of Britain's mail coaches. Illustrated in black & white.
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Montgomery, Malcolm Beresford - The Postage Rates of the North Atlantic Mails (1635-1950) The Inland and Ocean Postage Rates Applied to Letters Between the United Kingdom and North America
Montgomery, Malcolm Beresford - The Postage Rates of the North Atlantic Mails (1635-1950)
The Inland and Ocean Postage Rates Applied to Letters Between the United Kingdom and North America

Publisher: privately published, 1991.
Large format paperback, c240 pages, mild creasing to the covers, minor shelfwear, in Good condition.
Very detailed handbook. Long out of print and scarce.
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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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Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839 & The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839
Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
& The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2017.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, ix + 376 pages, in Very Good condition.
A major new handbook. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Clark, Rex - Manuscript town markings on early Scottish mail
Clark, Rex - Manuscript town markings on early Scottish mail
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2012.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 147 pages, signed dedication to the previous owner from the author, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 2. Excellent monograph based on Rex Clark'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, very slight corner-crease to rear cover and last few pages else 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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Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office A History
Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office
A History

Publisher: Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1970.
Reprint, hardback, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, in Very Good condition.
Reprint of the scarce classic work originally published in 1948.
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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, slight spine-lean, previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper, 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.
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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 scorner-creasing, 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.
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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland Part II
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland
Part II

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1955.
Paperback, 62 pages, illustrated, mild corner creases, in Good condition.
Supplementary information to the original handbook. Scarce.
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 - The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties
- The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties
Publisher: Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 1997.
Fourth edition, reprint, large format (A4) paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, 206 pages, in Very Good condition.
Revised edition (now including Oxfordshire). A large, detailed work.
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Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts 1793 to 1840
Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts
1793 to 1840

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1980.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vii + 142 pages + plates + folding table, with separate Rarity Guide loosely inserted, ex libris National Postal Museum with their inkstamp to front endpaper and label to dustwrapper spine, inscription to the NPM signed by the author to front endpaper, short tear to dustwrapper (now in a protective sleeve), a few small marks to page-edges, a Good reading copy.
Scarce postal history study.
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Auckland, Bruce and Stables, Ron - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840
Auckland, Bruce and Stables, Ron - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840
Publisher: The Scottish Postal History Society, 1995.
Second edition, large (A4) paperback, card covers, xii + 198 pages, very slight corner-creasing, else in Very Good condition.
A first-rate handbook, similar in style to the Willcocks & Jay British County Catalogues, listing details of all the types of postal markings in use in Scotland before the introduction of adhesive postage stamps in 1840. Very well illustrated with illustrations of the standard types and of the Edinburgh and Glasgow types, and special types; and with maps showing locations of post towns, receiving houses, postal routes, etc. With a price-guide for each mark listed. Substantially larger than the first edition, this is the definitive handbook on the subject.
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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, short tear to dustwrapper, spine-lean (spine-roll), previous owner's name to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
"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."
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Gladstone, Ernest S. - Great Britain
Gladstone, Ernest S. - Great Britain's First Postage Stamp
Publisher: privately published, Liverpool, 1924.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, illustrated, 25 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
Scarce work on William Dockwra's London Penny Post scheme. Well illustrated.
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Hodgson, K. and Sedgewick, W.A. - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813 - 1839
Hodgson, K. and Sedgewick, W.A. - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax
1813 - 1839

Publisher: privately published, 1984.
second (revised) edition, paperback (card covers), 54 pages, slightest wear to the covers else in Very Good condition.
This booklet is the standard handbook on these markings. It was fully revised by the late authors and is priced with a rarity guide. After a brief historical background to the tax, the booklet lists the use of these marks in Scotland as well as their use in England. With tables listing the types, size, colour, dates of use and rarity. Very well illustrated.
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 - 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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Smith, Michael and Purcell, Brian and Baillie, Ian - An Introduction to the Postal History of Bristol
Smith, Michael and Purcell, Brian and Baillie, Ian - An Introduction to the Postal History of Bristol
Publisher: Bristol Philatelic Society, 1997.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, vi + 59 pages + colour plates, very slight corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
An excellent, clearly-presented postal history study.
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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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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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