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Great Britain - Queen Victoria issues
[Vestey] - Great Britain Queen Victoria Issues including a selection if items from the Vestey Collection
[Vestey] - Great Britain Queen Victoria Issues
including a selection if items from the Vestey Collection

Publisher: Spink, London, 2010.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 64 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
£9.50Quantity:

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, in Very Good condition.
Supplement to "The London Philatelist". Very well illustrated in colour.
£12.50Quantity:

Harvey, Ian - Great Britain Booklets, Production and Promotion The First 100 Years
Harvey, Ian - Great Britain Booklets, Production and Promotion
The First 100 Years

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2014.
Paperback, illustrated, viii + 48 pages, in Very Good condition.
'Hand-out' to accompany a Display to the Royal Philatelic Society London. Very well illustrated in colour.
£15.00Quantity:

[Yates, E.E.] - The Unique Collection of The Mulready and Associated Pictorial Envelopes offered by order of E.E. Yates, Esq.
[Yates, E.E.] - The Unique Collection of The Mulready and Associated Pictorial Envelopes
offered by order of E.E. Yates, Esq.

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1949.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 60 pages, rusty staple marks and a tiny blemish to lower edge, internally clean, in Good condition.
Important reference catalogue.
£30.00Quantity:

[Adams, H.C.V.] - Catalogue, The First Portion of the H.C.V. Adams "Grand Prix" Collection of Great Britain Line-Engraved
[Adams, H.C.V.] - Catalogue, The First Portion of the H.C.V. Adams "Grand Prix" Collection of Great Britain Line-Engraved
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1956.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 48 pages, with photocopy prices realised, slight wear to top of spine else in Very Good condition.
Important sale of GB line-engraved. Well illustrated in black & white.
£20.00Quantity:

Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp
Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers
Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Chalmers' claim to be the inventor of the postage stamp, and of the Chalmers-Hill controversy.
£9.50Quantity:

Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers
Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers' Letters
A Study of Letters Sent to and from British Royal Navy Officers Serving Abroad in the Victorian Era

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, Bristol, 1995.
Large paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 134 pages, covers somewhat rubbed at edges, front cover creased, pages fine, in Good condition.
Illustrates pages from the author's collection with additional text. Illustrated in black & white.
£12.00Quantity:

Stanton, J.B.M. - Great Britain The Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red Line-Engraved Stamps 1841-1864
Stanton, J.B.M. - Great Britain
The Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red Line-Engraved Stamps 1841-1864

Publisher: Chas. Nissen & Co. Ltd., London, 1958.
Hardback, 398 pages, foxing to endpapers, slight staining to fore-edges, internally clean, a perfectly Good working copy.
Rare, classic work on plating of the Penny Red.
£40.00Quantity:

Easton, John - The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps 1855-1901
Easton, John - The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps
1855-1901

Publisher: Faber & Faber for the Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1958.
Hardback, dustwrapper, xxiii + 846 pages + 48 b/w plates, a couple of tiny short tears to the price-clipped dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Very detailed history of stamp production at De La Rue in the nineteenth century, based on the company's Day Books and Correspondence Books. Illustrated with black & white illustrations of hundreds of the rejected designs and essays. A classic work.
£45.00Quantity:

Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill
Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity
Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill's Journal and Ancillary Papers, with Glossary, Bibliography and Comprehensive Index

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2000.
Two large volumes, hardbacks, dustwrappers, lviii + vi + 1304 pages, ex RPSL Library with their library bookplate to front pastedown-endpapers, dustwrappers slightly rubbed and chipped at corners, remains of a small sticker to dustwrapper of Vol II, in Good condition.
No. 38 of a limited edition of 650 copies (although it is understood that a substantial part of the print run was destroyed, thus the book is far scarcer than indicated by the stated print run). Foreword by Asa Briggs. Well illustrated including numerous colour plates. A huge work in two volumes. With much detail on Rowland Hill's reforms and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps. Out of print.
£120.00Quantity:

Lowe, Malcolm G. - The Mulready Advertisements
Lowe, Malcolm G. - The Mulready Advertisements
Publisher: Mulready Research Foundation, USA, 1983.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xviii + 320 pages, a couple of very short tears to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Scarce work.
£45.00Quantity:

Evans, Major E.B. - The Mulready Envelope and its caricatures A Description of the Mulready Envelope and of Various Imitations and Caricatures of its Design; with an Account of other Illustrated Envelopes of 1840 and Following Years
Evans, Major E.B. - The Mulready Envelope and its caricatures
A Description of the Mulready Envelope and of Various Imitations and Caricatures of its Design; with an Account of other Illustrated Envelopes of 1840 and Following Years

Publisher: SR Publishers & Stanley Gibbons, London, 1970.
Reprint, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 240 pages, in Very Good condition.
Reprint edition of this classic work on the Mulready and its caricatures. Profusely illustrated. This remains one of the main handbooks on the subject. The original 1891 edition is now very rare, and even this reprint edition is very difficult to find.
£55.00Quantity:

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:

[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:

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:

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