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Great Britain - Postal History
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Numeral Postmarks
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Numeral Postmarks
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1987.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 196 pages, in Very Good condition.
This book deals with the numbers allocated to Post Offices in Scotland from 1844 onwards, and used in obliterators, double stamps and combined date and obliterating stamps down to the beginning of the twentieth century. From the 1880s until 1924, these numbers were also employed in charge and explanatory marks and in examiners' triangular stamps, all of which are surveyed here for the first time in depth. Well illustrated.
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Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1989.
Large (A4) paperback, 127 pages, in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of Scotland's Post Offices, with a comprehensive alphabetical listing. Includes their inception, grade of office, closure where applicable, and any related history.
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Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Publisher: privately publiahed by the author, Dumfries, 1986.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 466 pages, in Very Good condition.
A very large work dealing with the rubber datestamps (or Climax daters to give them their official name) issued to minor sub-offices from the 1880s through to the 1930s. Profusely illustrated, with more than ten thousand postmarks illustrated!
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Baldwin, N.C. - Great Britain Airway Letter Stamps and Services
Baldwin, N.C. - Great Britain Airway Letter Stamps and Services
Publisher: Francis J. Field, Sutton Coldfield, 1966.
Paperback, illustrated, 20 pages, slight creasing to front cover, in Good condition.
Useful booklet with Checklist of B.E.A., Cambrian Airways, etc. Well illustrated in black & white.
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Robinson, Howard - Carrying British Mails Overseas
Robinson, Howard - Carrying British Mails Overseas
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1964.
Hardback, original blue cloth, dustwrapper, 327 pages + plates, short tear to dustwrapper, a few tiny spots of foxing to page-edges, else in Very Good condition.
Excellent history of Britain's overseas postal service.
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Oxley, G.F. - British Postal Rates to Europe, 1836-1876
Oxley, G.F. - British Postal Rates to Europe, 1836-1876
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1992.
Large paperback, illustrated, ix + 130 pages, spine slightly sunned, slight shelfwear, else in Very Good condition.
Detailed and well-researched work. Scarce.
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Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839 & The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839
Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
& The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2017.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, ix + 376 pages, in Very Good condition.
A major new handbook. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Clark, Rex - Manuscript town markings on early Scottish mail
Clark, Rex - Manuscript town markings on early Scottish mail
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2012.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 147 pages, signed dedication to the previous owner from the author, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 2. Excellent monograph based on Rex Clark's collection. Very well illustrated in colour.
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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, very slight corner-crease to rear cover and last few pages else 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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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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Mackay, James A. - Irish Postmarks since 1840
Mackay, James A. - Irish Postmarks since 1840
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1982.
Large (A4) paperback, 222 pages, crease to transparent plastic front cover, a little foxing to edges, in Good condition.
Detailed work on the postal markings, both handstruck and machine impressed, used in Ireland from 1840. Includes Ireland up to the Treaty of December 1921, and the province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic since then. With more than 2,000 illustrations of postmarks.
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Wilcock, Bob - The 1908 Olympic Games, the Great Stadium and the Marathon - A Pictorial Record
Wilcock, Bob - The 1908 Olympic Games, the Great Stadium and the Marathon - A Pictorial Record
Publisher: The Society of Olympic Collectors, London, 2008.
Large format paperback, illustrated, [iv] + 124 pages, signed dedication from the author to the previous owner to title-page, in Very Good condition.
Profusely illustrated handbook/catalogue of items relating to the 1908 Olympic Games. Featuring postcards, stamps, postal history, etc. Illustrated in colour throughout.
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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 and mild signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
The definitive work on the subject. Detailed and well illustrated.
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Brumell, George - The Local Posts of London 1680-1840 With a description of the postmarks used therein
Brumell, George - The Local Posts of London 1680-1840
With a description of the postmarks used therein

Publisher: R. C. Alcock Ltd., nd [circa 1973].
Second edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 91 pages, slight spine-lean, previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper, in Good condition.
Reprint of the scarce 1938 handbook on the history of Dockwra's Penny Post, the Government Penny Post, and the Twopenny Post. With details of the postmarks used by each. Well illustrated.
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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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Holland, F.C. - Introduction to British Postmark Collecting
Holland, F.C. - Introduction to British Postmark Collecting
Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd [circa 1970].
Paperback, illustrated, 87 pages, slight scorner-creasing, in Good condition.
A concise study of British postmarks, packed with information and well illustrated with over 200 figures. In effect this is an abridged version of the much larger classic handbooks by Alcock and Holland - an excellent introduction for the beginner or aide memoire for the more experienced collector.
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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland Part II
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland
Part II

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1955.
Paperback, 62 pages, illustrated, mild corner creases, in Good condition.
Supplementary information to the original handbook. Scarce.
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Carter, F.J. and Russell, Neil M. (editor) - The Post & Censor & Other Marks from Prisoners of War Letters 1914-1919 Part 1 British Isles, Dominions and Colonies
Carter, F.J. and Russell, Neil M. (editor) - The Post & Censor & Other Marks from Prisoners of War Letters 1914-1919
Part 1 British Isles, Dominions and Colonies

Publisher: Chavril Press, Perth, 1996.
Third edition, paperback, illustrated, iii + 35 pages, in Very Good condition.
A splendid introduction to a subject on which little has been published. It lists the 570+ P.O.W. Camps in the British Isles together with information on those in thirteen Dominions and Colonies. With over 150 illustrations of censor marks, instructional cachets and stationery.
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Hebdon, Eric - Burnley Postal History The Story of the Royal Mail in Burnley
Hebdon, Eric - Burnley Postal History
The Story of the Royal Mail in Burnley

Publisher: Burnley & District Philatelic Society, 1994.
Paperback, illustrated, 155 pages, spine and covers a little sunned, first and last page and edges a little toned, signed by the author, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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[Jay, Barrie] - The Barrie Jay, F.R.P.S.,L. Collection of British Postal History 1534-1867
[Jay, Barrie] - The Barrie Jay, F.R.P.S.,L. Collection of British Postal History
1534-1867

Publisher: Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, Derby, 2000.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 98 pages, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of the sale of the truly magnificent and unique collection of British Postal History formed by Professor Barrie Jay, co-author with Martin Willcocks of The British County Catalogues of Postal History. A wonderful collection with a strong emphasis on the postal history of London, with many very rare pieces including an Original Dockwra cover. Profusely illustrated, with 24 pages of plates, including some in colour.
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