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Great Britain - Queen Victoria issues
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1979.
Revised edition, card covers, spiralbound, vi + 156 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, small mark inside front cover, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Revised edition of the first volume in the series. Long out of print and difficult to find.
£45.00Quantity:

Westley, H.C. - The Postal Cancellations of London 1840-1890
Westley, H.C. - The Postal Cancellations of London
1840-1890

Publisher: H.F. Johnson, London, 1950.
Hardback, dustwrapper, blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 170 pages + plates (including some fold-out), dustwrapper sunned and with a short tear, very slight foxing to top-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce classic work.
£24.00Quantity:

Smith, George W. - James Heath Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many
Smith, George W. - James Heath
Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many

Publisher: privately published, 1989.
Paperback, illustrated, vi + 38 pages, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Heath and his descendants, who controlled Perkins, Bacon for more than a century, and their international influence on the craft of engraving stamps, banknotes and portraits.
£9.50Quantity:

 - British Postal Guide 1857 containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office
- British Postal Guide 1857
containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office

Publisher: Postings, Oxted, 1994.
Facsimile reprint, 173 pages, corner-crease to front cover, few tiny signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
Reprint of an early Postal Guide including List of Post Offices in the UK, etc. Useful.
£8.50Quantity:

["Lionheart"] - The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part I
["Lionheart"] - The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part I
Publisher: Spink, London, 2013.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 82 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
£8.00Quantity:

[Wheat, Gilbert] - The Gilbert Wheat Collection of G.B. Victorian Stamps on Cover
[Wheat, Gilbert] - The Gilbert Wheat Collection of G.B. Victorian Stamps on Cover
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2009.
Auction catalogue, paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 199 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent reference catalogue of over seven-hundred lots of GB QV Surface-Printed stamps on cover displaying an extraordinary variety of destinations, routes and rates. Well illustrated in colour.
£11.50Quantity:

[Chartwell] - The Chartwell Collection of 1840 One Penny Blacks from the Original Nissen Reconstructions
[Chartwell] - The Chartwell Collection of 1840 One Penny Blacks from the Original Nissen Reconstructions
Publisher: Spink, London, 2012.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 44 pages, some shelfwear to the covers, in Good condition.
Catalogue of the original Penny Black reconstructions used by Charles Nissen in his classic plating study and offered for sale by tender in 2012. Very well illustrated in colour.
£9.50Quantity:

Beaumont, K.M. and Easton, John - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain Part Three: The Embossed Issues & The Surface Printed Issues of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII
Beaumont, K.M. and Easton, John - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain
Part Three: The Embossed Issues & The Surface Printed Issues of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1964.
Second (revised) edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 344 pages + plates, ex library copy with usual library marks and pocket, dustwrapper has been laminated with adhesive transparent plastic and attached to new endpapers, a Good working copy only.
The third volume of the essential four volume series on British postage stamps published by the Royal Philatelic Society. This is the best (revised) edition of the standard reference work on these issues, giving the full philatelic history of the stamps, and illustrated with black & white photo-plates of proofs and essays.
£25.00Quantity:

Wiggins, W.R.D. - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain, Part Two The Perforated Line-Engraved Issues
Wiggins, W.R.D. - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain, Part Two
The Perforated Line-Engraved Issues

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1962.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 220 pages + plates, some toning and tiny marks to the dustwrapper, dustwrapper very slightly chipped at corners, page-edges a little toned, in Good condition.
Important handbook - the standard work on these issues.
£25.00Quantity:

[Marshall, C.F. Dendy] - The Great Britain Twopence Line-Engraved Plates I. to VI.
Complete Reconstructed Sheets from the collection of the late C.F. Dendy Marshall

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, nd.
Complete set of twelve photographs in original card folder, slight bend to the plates, few small corner-creases, else in Very Good condition.
Rare complete set of this invaluable plating guide.
£175.00Quantity:

Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 2
Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 2

Publisher: Mike Jackson Publications, 2008.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vi + 178 pages, previous owner's inscription to front endpaper, a few tiny signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive reference, profusely illustrated. This second volume includes details from over one hundred post towns arranged alphabetically from M to Y.
£60.00Quantity:

Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 1
Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 1

Publisher: Mike Jackson Publications, 2006.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 181 pages, signed by Mike Jackson, previous owner's inscription to front endpaper else in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive reference, profusely illustrated. This first volume includes details from over one hundred post towns arranged alphabetically from A to L.
£60.00Quantity:

Ellott, Gerald J. and Tabeart, Colin (editor) - The Michael Sullivan Correspondence 1874 & 1882 to 1885
Ellott, Gerald J. and Tabeart, Colin (editor) - The Michael Sullivan Correspondence
1874 & 1882 to 1885

Publisher: The Forces Postal History Society and the Society of Postal Historians, 2007.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 44 pages, in Very Good condition.
A fascinating look at the many covers sent by Royal Navy shipwright Michael Sullivan. Very well illustrated including some in colour.
£9.50Quantity:

Holyoake, Alan - Die Erste Briefmarke der Welt
Holyoake, Alan - Die Erste Briefmarke der Welt
Publisher: privately published, 2014.
Large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 144 pages, text in German, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.
Superb brochure/book issued to accompany Alan Holyoake's display showing the introduction and development of the Penny Black. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
£40.00Quantity:

Nissen, Charles - The Penny Black: Its Plate Characteristics
Nissen, Charles - The Penny Black: Its Plate Characteristics
Publisher: F. Hugh Vallancey, London, 1921.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 15 pages, tiny tear to spine, covers rather creased, pages fine, in Good condition.
Scarce booklet issued as a Supplement to the Report of the Eighth Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.
£10.00Quantity:

Wiggins, W.R.D. and Tonna, G.C. - The Plating of Alphabet III PL22 to 68 & R17, together with Alphabet IV (PL50 & 51), Alphabet II (R15 & R16)
Wiggins, W.R.D. and Tonna, G.C. - The Plating of Alphabet III
PL22 to 68 & R17, together with Alphabet IV (PL50 & 51), Alphabet II (R15 & R16)

Publisher: G.C. Tonna, 1973.
Complete set of 5 volumes, paperback (pictorial card covers), spiralbound, circa 250 pages, some foxing and creasing to covers but contents clean, a Good working set.
The original five volume plating study of the 'Penny Red Stars'. With thousands of half-tone (black & white) illustrations of the stamps arranged by the corner letters. The standard reference on the subject, providing a visual aid to plating these stamps.
£40.00Quantity:

- Robson Lowe Auctions
Great Britain and British Empire

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1965-1967.
Eighteen Speialised Stamp Auctions bound in one volume, quarter leather binding, gilt lettering to spine, 16 with prices realised (one prices realised is a photocopy), gilt initials of previous owner at foot of spine, slight wear to spine, in Good condition.
Bound volume of GB and British Empire sales, including Indian & Indian Native States Specialised Stamp Sale, "Dawson" India, "Beaumont Victoriana", "Lockwood" Great Britain, "Gill" Canada, "Currie" New Zealand, St Vincent Specialised Stamp Sale, etc. A fine selection of some important sales. [click "Next" for more images]
£95.00Quantity:

[Seymour, J.B.] - The "J.B. Seymour" "Grand Prix" Collection of Nineteenth Century Great Britain Part Two
Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1951.
Auction catalogue, hardback, 56 pages + xxx plates and 1 colour plate, with the prices realised bound in, in Very Good condition.
Part Two of one of the all-time great collections of classic Great Britain. The catalogue and separate brochure of plates bound together in one volume.
£30.00Quantity:

Rowse, David - "Rainbow Trials" May-December 1840
Rowse, David - "Rainbow Trials"
May-December 1840

Publisher: Great Britain Philatelic Society, 2000.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, colour illustrations, 180 pages, in Very Good+ condition.
The story of how the Penny Black changed colour and why it had to change colour. As early as January 1840 the Treasury were advised that the red handstruck paid markings could be removed from covers by the application of creosote oil. 'Experiments' were urgently needed to get over this fundamental problem, and so it was agreed between Rowland Hill and Joshua Bacon that a trial printing plate would be manufactured. The trial stamps had no letters in the bottom corners and were disfigured in such a way that they could not be postally used. From the inception of the 'Rainbow Trials' in May 1840 to the letter of December 24th from the Stamps & Taxes Office instructing Perkins, Bacon to print the stamps in the new colours, the author looks in detail at the trials and tribulations entailed in these experiments and the people involved with them. Profusely illustrated with 180 superb, full colour illustrations including 77 items from the Royal Collection, many of which have not been published before.
£75.00Quantity:

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume V, Die 1, Plates 176 to 204, Reserve Plates 1 to 6
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume V, Die 1, Plates 176 to 204, Reserve Plates 1 to 6

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1984.
Paperback, pictorial card covers, spiralbound, vi + 134 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, minor shelfwear, mild dusty marks, in Good condition.
The final volume in the series. Now also out of print.
£24.00Quantity:

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