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Chalmers, Patrick - Submission of The Sir Rowland Hill Committee Second Edition, with Opinions from the Press (Fourth Series) on "The Adhesive Postage Stamp"
Chalmers, Patrick - Submission of The Sir Rowland Hill Committee
Second Edition, with Opinions from the Press (Fourth Series) on "The Adhesive Postage Stamp"

Publisher: Effingham Wilson, London, 1886.
Paperback, 115 pages, ex Smithsonian Library with their ink-stamp to front cover and to title-page along with ink-stamp "Gift of George T Turner", tear to front cover at top of spine, loss of tiny corner-piece of front cover, in Good condition.
One of the pamphlets written by Patrick Chalmers promoting his father, James Chalmers, as the true inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. Sir Rowland Hill's son, Pearson Hill, also published pamphlets putting his family's side of the argument in what became known as the "Chalmers-Hill Controversy". Rare.
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Wilson, Harold S.; Harlow, Richard and Farrant, Michael - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 5
Wilson, Harold S.; Harlow, Richard and Farrant, Michael - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 5
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2004.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, ix + 60 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring three excellent postal history studies: The Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain - The development of the West Coast Services; The Republic of Venice Posts - A brief account of some of the postal arrangements serving the Republic until 1797; and German East Africa Wartime Emergency Measures 1915 & 1916.
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Leonard, Charles; Kelly, Peter; and Fitton, Keith - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 4
Leonard, Charles; Kelly, Peter; and Fitton, Keith - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 4
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2003.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, xii + 83 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring three excellent postal history studies: The Post between GB and Russia, via Prussia 1852-1875; The Postal History of the Railway on the Island of Réunion; and Early Seychelles Air Mails 1926-1971.
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Asquith, Brian; Lovejoy, Geoff; Kenton, Phil and Muys, Cornelius - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 1
Asquith, Brian; Lovejoy, Geoff; Kenton, Phil and Muys, Cornelius - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 1
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2000.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 111 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring four excellent postal history studies: "On Dragon's Wings" Twentieth century Air Routes to the Far East (The China Connection); "The Factory Inspectorate in England", Postal matters relting to social reform; "Crossroads at Panama", Panama Railways; and "Westphalia & the Grand Duchy of Berg", postal communications between Russia and Prussia to Holland and France 1790-1814.
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Douglas, Gustaf and Donaldson, Wayne and Bjäringer, Tomas and Hällström, Jonas - Great Britain and Sweden Early Mail and Mail Connections The Stockholmia Reception
Douglas, Gustaf and Donaldson, Wayne and Bjäringer, Tomas and Hällström, Jonas - Great Britain and Sweden Early Mail and Mail Connections
The Stockholmia Reception

Publisher: privately published, 2018.
Paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, in Very Good condition.
Stockholmia 2019 Handout #3. Brochure to accompany a display to the RPSL. Well illustrated in colour.
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Bodily, Ritchie and Jarvis, Chris and Hahn, Charless - British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century
Bodily, Ritchie and Jarvis, Chris and Hahn, Charless - British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century
Publisher: The Collectors Club of Chicago, 1984.
Hardback, illustrated, ix + 331 pages, very slight marks to upper page-edges, in Good condition.
Superb work on the Mulready Caricatures, Propaganda, Patriotic Enelopes etc. Very well illustrated (including colour plates). The standard work on the subject.
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[Danzig, Robert] - The "Danzig" Collection of Great Britain 1841 1d. Red-Brown (Cancellations and Usages)
[Danzig, Robert] - The "Danzig" Collection of Great Britain 1841 1d. Red-Brown (Cancellations and Usages)
Publisher: Phillips, London, 1989.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 30 pages, with the prices realised, very slight toning to one corner, minor shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue. Illustrated in black & white (with some colour illustrations to the rear cover).
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[Littaur, Gavin] - The Gavin Littaur Collection of British Postal History Featuring Selected Rare Covers from the Period 1840-53
[Littaur, Gavin] - The Gavin Littaur Collection of British Postal History
Featuring Selected Rare Covers from the Period 1840-53

Publisher: Spink, London, 2012.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 43 pages, corners of covers slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
39 lots featuring rare (many unique) line-engraved covers, Mulreadys, etc. All items illustrated in colour.
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Hess, Dr. Wolf - The "Traudl" Collection of London Postal History 1661 to 10th Jan
Hess, Dr. Wolf - The "Traudl" Collection of London Postal History
1661 to 10th Jan'y 1840

Publisher: Society of Postal Historians, 1994.
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, 134 pages, a few dusty marks, in Good condition.
The Gold Medal-winning collection of London pre-adhesive postal history - the Inland and Local Offices, Foreign Office and Packet Letters. The entire collection is reproduced, with Dr. Hess's original text and black & white illustrations of the covers.
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Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts 1793 to 1840
Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts
1793 to 1840

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1980.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vii + 142 pages + plates + folding table, with separate Rarity Guide loosely inserted, ex libris National Postal Museum with their inkstamp to front endpaper and label to dustwrapper spine, inscription to the NPM signed by the author to front endpaper, short tear to dustwrapper (now in a protective sleeve), a few small marks to page-edges, a Good reading copy.
Scarce postal history study.
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Mackay, James A. - Registered Mail of the British Isles
Mackay, James A. - Registered Mail of the British Isles
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1982.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 395 pages, very short tear to transparent plastic cover, slight dusty mark to page-edges, title handwritten to spine, internally clean, a Good working copy.
Scarce and sought after work.
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Daniels, J.H. - A History of British Postmarks
Daniels, J.H. - A History of British Postmarks
Publisher: Upcott Gill, London, 1898.
Fisrt edition, hardback, illustrated, 184 pages, slight hint of spine-lean, head & foot of spine and edges of boards slightly rubbed, a little foxing to page-edges, ex libris Postal History Society with their bookplate to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
Scarce early work. Well illustated.
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Hendy, John G. - The History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles From their Introduction down to 1840
Hendy, John G. - The History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles
From their Introduction down to 1840

Publisher: L. Upcott Gill, London, 1905.
First edition, hardback, original red cloth gilt, 204 pages, profusely illustrated, spine sunned, in Good condition.
Classic work on British pre-adhesive postmarks. Published more than a century ago but still very useful.
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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom
Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1970.
Second (Revised) edition, paperback, illustrated, 134 pages, slight shelfwear, slight corner-crease to front cover, small marks to front cover, pages clean, in Good condition.
The standard reference work on Maltese Cross cancels.
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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, 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.
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[Sattin, Gerald] - Soldiers
[Sattin, Gerald] - Soldiers' Rates of the British Empire to 1898
The Gerald Sattin Collection - Part 2

Publisher: Spink, London, 2008.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 96 pages, in Very Good condition.
Second part of the award-winning collection of covers sent at the soldiers' privilege rates from military campaigns in Africa, India, Burma etc. Illustrated in colour.
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Williams, L.N. and Bianchi, Paolo - Victor Victoria Il Primo Francobollo del Mondo, Il Primo Francobollo d
Williams, L.N. and Bianchi, Paolo - Victor Victoria
Il Primo Francobollo del Mondo, Il Primo Francobollo d'Italia

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 70 pages, text in Italian, slight sunning to the spine and covers else in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated two-part study of the introduction of Great Britain's first postage stamp (the Penny Black) and the first Italian postage stamp (the Kingdom of Sardinia's issue featuring Victor Emmanuel II).
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Mackay, James A. - Islay, Jura and the Other Argyll Islands
Mackay, James A. - Islay, Jura and the Other Argyll Islands
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, 39 pages + 5 plates, spotting to front cover, crease to front cover and title-page, in Good condition.
Tenth book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with Islay, Jura, and the other small islands in the former county of Argyll. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated. Contents: Introduction; Islay; Jura; Colonsay; Gigha; Lismore; Kerrera; The Slate Islands; Davaar and Sanda
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Mackay, James A. - Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree
Mackay, James A. - Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, 37 pages + 5 plates, a few tiny marks to the covers, slight crease to front cover, in Good condition.
Ninth book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with the Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Iona, Coll, and Tiree. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated.
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Mackay, James A. - Skye & The Small Isles
Mackay, James A. - Skye & The Small Isles
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 70 pages + 10 plates, slight crease to front cover, a few small marks, in Good condition.
Fourth book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with Skye and the offshore isles of Raasay, Soay, Pabay, Canna, Eigg, and Rum. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated.
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