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Great Britain - Pre-adhesives
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Postmarks
From 1693 to the Present Time

Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1978.
Two volumes (text & plates), large format (A4) paperbacks, 140 + circa 50 pages, slight marks to the covers else in Very Good condition.
Scarce study of Scottish postal markings.
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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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Stone, J.W.M. - The Inland Posts (1392-1672) A Calendar of Historical Documents
Stone, J.W.M. - The Inland Posts (1392-1672)
A Calendar of Historical Documents

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1987.
Hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 333 pages, dustwrapper a little soiled and with a short tear, in Good condition.
Important reference work on the early mails.
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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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Robertson, Alan W. - Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates, 1635-1839
Robertson, Alan W. - Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates, 1635-1839
Publisher: privately published, nd (circa 1970s).
Reprint of the 1961 original, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 62 pages, slight shelfwear to the covers and a few spots of foxing to the first and last few pages, in Good condition.
Includes Penny Posts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. With useful maps.
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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.
£28.00Quantity:

Austen, Brian - English Provincial Posts 1633-1840 A study based on Kent examples
Austen, Brian - English Provincial Posts 1633-1840
A study based on Kent examples

Publisher: Phillimore, 1978.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 192 pages, dustwrapper price-clipped and very slightly rubbed at edges, else in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of the methods by which the Post Office ran services outside of London prior to 1840; the recruitment of local staff and their conditions of employment, and what coverage was provided by official, semi-official and private means. Attention has been focused on the posts serving Kent and East Sussex, which include the main post roads to Dover and to Hastings and Rye. A scholarly work of economic and social history, which should also be of interest to postal historians.
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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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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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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:

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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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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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.
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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.
£38.00Quantity:

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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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.
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