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Great Britain - Queen Victoria issues
Firebrace, John - Nineteenth Century Wars in Egypt and the Sudan
Firebrace, John - Nineteenth Century Wars in Egypt and the Sudan
Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust & Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, 1997.
Large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, xviii + 218 pages, ex NPS Library with small library stamp inside front cover and to verso of title-page, tiny corner-crease to rear cover and last few pages, in Good condition.
Postal history of the various British military campaigns in Egypt and Sudan in the nineteenth century, based on the collection formed by John Firebrace. Very well illustrated (in black & white and some colour) with selected covers, cards, autograph letters, maps etc from the author's collection.
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Melville, Fred J. - The Mystery of the Shilling Green
Melville, Fred J. - The Mystery of the Shilling Green
Publisher: Chas. Nissen, London, 1926.
First edition, paperback, 19 pages + plates, spine and corners of covers reinforced with bookbinder's cloth tape, in Good condition.
Rare work by Fred Melville on the Stock Exchange Forgery. Subtitled "The Great British Stamp Forgery. How the Post Office was defrauded of many thousands of pounds in 1872-1873, and how the counterfeit was discovered by Charles Nissen in 1898".
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Galland, Robert B. and Louis, Karl-Albert - Forgeries of the Great Britain 2s Brown of 1880
Galland, Robert B. and Louis, Karl-Albert - Forgeries of the Great Britain 2s Brown of 1880
Publisher: Royal Philatelic Society London, 2017.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, xv + 80 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent handbook on the forgeries by Sperati and others. Very well illustrated in colour.
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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, dustwrapper slightly toned to spine and with some short tears at top of spine, slight spine-lean, pages fine, 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.
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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, dustwrapper in two pieces and torn in several other places with some loss (now protected in a removable transparent sleeve), one corner of front cover bumped and slightly damp-marked, pages fine, a Good working copy only.
Important handbook - the standard work on these issues.
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Seymour, J.B. and Gardiner-Hill, C. - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain Part One The Imperforate Line-Engraved Issues
Seymour, J.B. and Gardiner-Hill, C. - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain
Part One The Imperforate Line-Engraved Issues

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1967.
Third edition, revised & enlarged, hardback, dustwrapper, 336 pages + illustrations, slight hint of spine-lean, page-edges a little dust-marked, old sellotape marks to endpapers and dustwrapper flaps, a Good working copy.
Last and best edition of this essential handbook for the GB line-engraved specialist.
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[Littaur, Gavin] - The "G.L." Collection of Classic Great Britain
[Littaur, Gavin] - The "G.L." Collection of Classic Great Britain
Publisher: Harmers, London, 1981.
Auction catalogue, hardback, illustrated, 81 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
250 lots of superb Victorian issues, all illustrated in colour.
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Williams, L.N. & M. - Commemorative Postage Stamps of Great Britain 1890-1966
Williams, L.N. & M. - Commemorative Postage Stamps of Great Britain
1890-1966

Publisher: Arco Publications, London, 1967.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 206 pages + 16 black & white plates, slightest wear to lower edge of dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
A fine work by the Williams brothers covering all commemorative issues of Great Britain to 1966.
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Salmon, Michael - The Life and Work of Charles Whiting and the Beaufort House Press A Treasury Competition Winner
Salmon, Michael - The Life and Work of Charles Whiting and the Beaufort House Press
A Treasury Competition Winner

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2007.
Paperback, illustrated, iv + 60 pages, slightest corner-bend else in Very Good condition.
Supplement to "The London Philatelist". Very well illustrated in colour.
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Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45 (revised edition); Volume II, Die 1, Plates 46 to 91; Volume III, Die 1, Plates 92 to 131; Volume IV, Die 1, Plates 132 to 175; 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 I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45 (revised edition); Volume II, Die 1, Plates 46 to 91; Volume III, Die 1, Plates 92 to 131; Volume IV, Die 1, Plates 132 to 175; Volume V, Die 1, Plates 176 to 204, Reserve Plates 1 to 6

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1972-1984.
Complete set of five volumes, pictorial card covers, spiralbound, 754 pages, with the plating gauges in pocket at front of each volume, occasional small marks and slight browning to rear covers, else in Very Good condition.
The complete five volume set. Out of print and hard to find set.
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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, a few occasional slight marks to the covers but contents clean, in Good condition.
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.
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Lowe, Robson - The British Postage Stamp being the history of the nineteenth century postage stamps based on the collection presented to the Nation by Reginald M. Phillips of Brighton
Lowe, Robson - The British Postage Stamp
being the history of the nineteenth century postage stamps based on the collection presented to the Nation by Reginald M. Phillips of Brighton

Publisher: The National Postal Museum, London, 1979.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 272 pages, including 32 colour plates, in Very Good condition.
Classic work on the Queen Victoria issues of Great Britain. Very well illustrated.
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Shackleton, Tim - 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book
Shackleton, Tim - 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book
Publisher: Royal Mail Stamps, London, 1990.
Paperback (thin card covers), dustwrapper, illustrated, 40 pages, mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Souvenir book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black. Very well illustrated in colour. Complete with the five anniversary stamps, miniature sheet and facsimile Mulready envelope.
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Galland, Robert B. and Louis, Karl - Great Britain Surface Printed Postage Stamps 1855-1883 Low Values 2d to 2s
Galland, Robert B. and Louis, Karl - Great Britain Surface Printed Postage Stamps 1855-1883
Low Values 2d to 2s

Publisher: Great Britain Philatelic Society, 2009.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 236 ages, slight warping (bend) to the covers, in Good condition.
Superb handbook. Colour illustrated.
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Litchfield, P.C. - Guide Lines to the Penny Black
Litchfield, P.C. - Guide Lines to the Penny Black
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1949.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages, a few very short tears to the dustwrapper, a couple of tiny spots of foxing to fore-edges, else in Very Good condition.
A nice copy of the classic plating guide providing "A detailed description of each one of the 2880 stamps and the plates from which it was printed."
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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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Jackson, H.T. - The Preparation of the Post Office Adhesive Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain
Jackson, H.T. - The Preparation of the Post Office Adhesive Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain
Publisher: privately published, Rugby, 1965.
Paperback, illustrated, 34 pages, covers slightly toned at the margins, else in Very Good condition.
No. 92 of an unspecified limited edition. Rare.
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Wiggins, W.R.D. - The Plating of Alphabet II Plates 1 to 21, AA to TL
Wiggins, W.R.D. - The Plating of Alphabet II
Plates 1 to 21, AA to TL

Publisher: G.C. Tonna on behalf of Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1974.
Card covers, spiralbound, circa 96 pages, rippling to the rear cover and a little to the last few pages, slight creasing to front cover. A Good working copy.
Very scarce plating guide.
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[Francis, Greg] - The Philatelic Collector
[Francis, Greg] - The Philatelic Collector's Series
Featuring the Award-Winning Collection of Province of Otago Postal History formed by Greg Francis, and the Cliff Wheatley Rhodesias

Publisher: Spink, London, 2014.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 242 pages, tiny corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
Large catalogue of more than 1,500 lots, featuring the superb collection of New Zealand postal history (Province of Otago), plus strong Rhodesias, classic Great Britain, etc. Well illustrated in colour.
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Brumell, George - British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906
Brumell, George - British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906
Publisher: R. C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1946.
First edition, hardback, 201 pages, page-edges slightly toned, small sellotape marks to endpapers, in Good condition.
One of the most used and most useful works in British postmark literature, listing the distinguishing numbers of Post Offices and Overseas Agencies of the British Post Office, 1844 - 1906. This edition includes a chapter on postal markings which is absent from later reprint editions.
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