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Great Britain - Queen Victoria issues
Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office from its Beginnings to the End of 1925
Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office
from its Beginnings to the End of 1925

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1926.
Hardback, original red cloth gilt, gilt 'Wyon Head' embossed on front cover, 354 pages + plates, binding a little rubbed, mild foxing to endpapers, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
£85.00Quantity:

de Cock, André - Les Bureaux de Poste Anglais à l
de Cock, André - Les Bureaux de Poste Anglais à l'étranger et leurs oblitérations
Publisher: privately published, Brussels, 1940.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 64 pages, text in French, spine rubbed, slight creasing to lower edge of front cover and a few pages, corner-creasing to some pages and to front cover with tiny amount of loss, in Good condition.
Limited edition of 150 copies only. Illustrated with 144 postmark illustrations and black & white photo-plates of covers. Very scarce handbook on "GB used abroad".
£120.00Quantity:

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.
£25.00Quantity:

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:

[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:

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:

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:

- 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:

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 IV, Die 1, Plates 132 to 175
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume IV, Die 1, Plates 132 to 175

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1980.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), spiralbound, vi + 152 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, rear cover tanned, a few tiny spots of foxing to the page-edges, in Good condition.
Now out of print and becoming difficult to find.
£24.00Quantity:

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume II, Die 1, Plates 46 to 91
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume II, Die 1, Plates 46 to 91

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1972.
Paperback, pictorial card covers, spiralbound, v + 153 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, in Very Good condition.
Long out of print and difficult to find.
£65.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV Reserve Plate 51
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV
Reserve Plate 51

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd.
Pamphlet, 16 pages, with the set of 20 photographic plates of Plate 51, corner-crease to one plate else in Very Good condition.
Rare plating guide.
£40.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV Reserve Plate 50
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV
Reserve Plate 50

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd.
Pamphlet, 16 pages, with the set of 20 photographic plates of Plate 50, very slight rust marks to front of pamphlet else in Very Good condition.
Rare plating guide.
£40.00Quantity:

[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 54 pages, with prices realised, in Very Good condition.
The superb collection of Naval Concession Rate and "Ship's Bag" Mail. Well illustrated in colour.
£9.50Quantity:

[Johnson, Robert] and [Clark, Rex] - The Robert Johnson "Service Suspended Mail of the World" and The Rex Clark G.B. Stamps & Postal History with Postal Reforms, Canadian Airmails, etc.
[Johnson, Robert] and [Clark, Rex] - The Robert Johnson "Service Suspended Mail of the World"
and The Rex Clark G.B. Stamps & Postal History with Postal Reforms, Canadian Airmails, etc.

Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2015.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 98 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of two fine collections. Well illustrated in colour.
£9.00Quantity:

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, a little corner-creasing to the covers, few dusty marks to upper page-edges and scattered soiling to lower page-edges but internally clean, 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 with selected covers, cards, autograph letters, maps etc from the author's collection.
£25.00Quantity:

Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, v + 50 pages, corners slightly rubbed, some shelfwear but internally fine, in Good condition.
Brochure to accompany Alan Holyoake's Display to the Postal History Society. Illustrated in colour throughout.
£20.00Quantity:

Heath, John M. - The British Postal Agencies in Mexico City, Vera Cruz and Tampico, 1825-1876 and the use of British Postage Stamps in Mexico
Heath, John M. - The British Postal Agencies in Mexico City, Vera Cruz and Tampico, 1825-1876
and the use of British Postage Stamps in Mexico

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, nd [circa 1980].
Paperback, illustrated, 22 pages, a few tiny dusty marks and slight corner creases to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
The history of the British Postal Agencies in Mexico; with extracts from original documents, map, and black 7 white illustrations of covers. An informative booklet. Scarce.
£7.00Quantity:

Osborne, H. - British Line Engraved Stamps
Repaired Impressions

Publisher: H.F. Johnson, London, 1949.
Large hardback, original cloth gilt, illustrated, 238 pages + plates, slight bump/dent to top corner of spine and rear cover, mild foxing to upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Rare and important classic work. Numerous excellent photo-plates.
£175.00Quantity:

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