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Great Britain - Postal History
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Postmarks
From 1693 to the Present Time

Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1978.
Two volumes (text & plates), large format (A4) paperbacks, 140 + circa 50 pages, slight marks to the covers else in Very Good condition.
Scarce study of Scottish postal markings.
£16.00Quantity:

Mackay, James A. - The Floating Post Offices of the Clyde
Mackay, James A. - The Floating Post Offices of the Clyde
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, 40 pages + illustrations, in Very Good condition.
The postal history and postmarks of David MacBrayne's steam packets, on which Post Offices were established in 1879.
£12.50Quantity:

Stone, Jeffrey C. - The Northeast of Scotland A Philatelic Miscellany
Stone, Jeffrey C. - The Northeast of Scotland
A Philatelic Miscellany

Publisher: Aberdeen & North of Scotland Philatelic Society, 1985.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, iii + 63 pages, a few small marks to the covers else in Very Good condition.
Several interesting articles, including: A Short Postal History of Aberdeen, by W.L. Falconer; The Post Office Mechanisation Programme in the Northeast of Scotland, by J.M. Cooper; An Introduction to the Postmarks of Aberdeen; Grampian Mail by Rail, by J.J. Waterman; Recorded Use of Scots Local Namestamps in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire 1840-1860, by R.A. Stables; P.J. Anderson - Philatelic Archaeologist and Bibliographer, by J.C. Stone.
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Stone, J.W.M. - The Inland Posts (1392-1672) A Calendar of Historical Documents
Stone, J.W.M. - The Inland Posts (1392-1672)
A Calendar of Historical Documents

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1987.
Hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 333 pages, dustwrapper a little soiled and with a short tear, in Good condition.
Important reference work on the early mails.
£20.00Quantity:

Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Publisher: Ashgate Publications, Aldershot, 1998.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 284 pages + plates, short tear to dustwrapper, spine-lean (spine-roll), previous owner's name to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
"This book is about English letters and their use for the administration of government, for the transaction of business and for private correspondence. It describes the Roman postal system in England, the services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, towns and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation."
£18.00Quantity:

H.W.H. - Sir Rowland Hill, K.C.B. A Brief Summary of His Postal Reforms
H.W.H. - Sir Rowland Hill, K.C.B.
A Brief Summary of His Postal Reforms

Publisher: The British Philatelic Exhibitions, no date.
Pamphlet, paperback, 8 pages, slight corner-creasing, some foxing to the covers, in fairly Good condition.
Rare pamphlet.
£9.50Quantity:

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['Besançon'] - Great Britain 1840-1910
The 'Besançon' Collection (part I)

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2019.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 144 pages, with prices realised, text in English, a little mild creasing to edges of dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Superb catalogue of classic GB. Very well illustrated in colour.
£20.00Quantity:

Benford, Mervyn - Milestones
Benford, Mervyn - Milestones
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., 2002.
First edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 48 pages, some pencil annotations inside back cover else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history. Very well illustrated in colour. [Non-philatelic].
£4.50Quantity:

Wright, Geoffrey N. - Turnpike Roads
Wright, Geoffrey N. - Turnpike Roads
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., 1997.
Paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 32 pages, tiny corner-crease else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history [Non-philatelic].
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Robertson, Alan W. - Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates, 1635-1839
Robertson, Alan W. - Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates, 1635-1839
Publisher: privately published, nd (circa 1970s).
Reprint of the 1961 original, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 62 pages, slight shelfwear to the covers and a few spots of foxing to the first and last few pages, in Good condition.
Includes Penny Posts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. With useful maps.
£20.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 3, Volumes 5 & 6
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 3, Volumes 5 & 6

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1984.
Hardback, illustrated, 231 pages, very slight dusty marks to upper edges else in Very Good condition.
The third volume in a short series listing and illustrating the proof strikes of British postmarks, from 1841 to circa 1856, held in the Post Office Archives. Profusely illustrated, with dates of issue and relevant Post Office Archive reference number next to each postmark illustration.
£18.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1983.
Hardback, illustrated, 97 pages, in Very Good condition.
The second volume in a short series listing and illustrating the proof strikes of British postmarks, from 1841 to circa 1856, held in the Post Office Archives. Profusely illustrated, with dates of issue and relevant Post Office Archive reference number next to each postmark illustration.
£15.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II 1903-1927
Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II
1903-1927

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Ltd., circa 1980.
Hardback, illustrated, 312 pages, spine and a portion of the front cover slightly sunned, else in Very Good condition.
The second volume of the three volume set by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the years 1903 to 1927, and consequently is largely concerned with the First World War. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, and very well illustrated with postcards and hundreds of postmark illustrations. A "must have" book for military postal historians and particularly World War I collectors. Out-of-print and scarce.
£40.00Quantity:

McDonald, A. - The Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain
McDonald, A. - The Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain
Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 1959.
Paperback, illustrated, 42 pages, dusty marks to the covers, in Good condition.
Very scarce.
£12.50Quantity:

["Windsor"] - The "Windsor" Collection of Great Britain
["Windsor"] - The "Windsor" Collection of Great Britain
Publisher: Harmer's, London, 2003.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 18 pages + separate brochure of colour plates, 24 pages, spine slightly sunned, slight corner-crease to front cover, pages fine, in Good condition.
Specialised collection of 1840 One Penny blacks, including Treasury Competition Essays, Rainbow Trials, etc.
£9.00Quantity:

[Glassco, J. Grant] - British Post Offices Abroad The Glassco Collection
[Glassco, J. Grant] - British Post Offices Abroad
The Glassco Collection

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1969.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 259 pages, illustrated, with the list of prices reailsed, some foxing to the spine and a little to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
The greatest collection of GB Post Offices Abroad ever formed. Profusely illustrated in black & white and some colour. An important reference.
£20.00Quantity:

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

[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:

Gladstone, Ernest S. - Great Britain
Gladstone, Ernest S. - Great Britain's First Postage Stamp
Publisher: privately published, Liverpool, 1924.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, illustrated, 25 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
Scarce work on William Dockwra's London Penny Post scheme. Well illustrated.
£28.00Quantity:

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