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Chadwick, P.J. - Charge Marks of The 4d Post 1839-1840
Chadwick, P.J. - Charge Marks of The 4d Post
1839-1840

Publisher: Postal History Display, Oldham, 1990.
Paperback, illustrated, 56 pages, tiny mark to front cover, spine sunned, else in Very Good condition.
The uniform fourpenny post was introduced on 5 December 1839, and was intended as a stage on the way to a uniform penny post. In the event, the fourpenny post lasted only 36 days. This book explains and illustrates the 4d Post and deals with the various rates in existence at the time. It covers comprehensively the uses of the 4d handstamps in separate chapters dealing with England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland. The use of 4d handstamps within the subsequent Penny Post is also examined and the London District Post is treated separately. Appendices deal with the other charge marks used before the 1840 reforms, the 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the London Posts, the 2 that was the first hand-struck charge mark in the General Post and probably in the world, that of Montrose used from 1732, the Reading 4 and 5, the Waltham Abbey 5 and the Woburn 7.
£13.50Quantity:

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:

Stitt Dibden, W.G. - Late Fee and Too Late Stamps
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - Late Fee and Too Late Stamps
Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1966.
Paperback, illustrated, iii + 61 pages + 14 plates, slight corner-creasing to front cover, few spots of foxing to upper-edges but internally clean, in Good condition.
Useful work. Scarce.
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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.
£8.00Quantity:

 - 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.
£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, 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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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.
£24.00Quantity:

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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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.
£13.50Quantity:

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:

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.
£30.00Quantity:

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.
£21.00Quantity:

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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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:

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