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Great Britain - Postal History
[Clifford-Jones, Neville] - The Neville Clifford-Jones Collection of Hand Decorated Covers of the World, 1840-1918
[Clifford-Jones, Neville] - The Neville Clifford-Jones Collection of Hand Decorated Covers of the World, 1840-1918
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2011.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 62 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
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Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956.
First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped at edges with some loss of tiny fragments, front cover very slightly rubbed at one corner, pages clean and bright, signed by the author, in Good condition.
The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings. This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.
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Staff, Frank - The Penny Post 1680 - 1918
Staff, Frank - The Penny Post
1680 - 1918

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1992.
Second edition (first paperback edition), paperback, 219 pages, a couple of tiny marks to the lower page-edges, internally in Very Good condition.
The first paperback edition of Frank Staff's authoritative and extremely readable account of the growth of the Penny Post from its local beginnings to national and international agreements. To some (such as Elihu Burritt who campaigned so vigorously for Ocean Penny Post to and from the United States, and Henniker Heaton, who by his efforts brought about Imperial Penny Post in 1898) the need to provide a cheap means of communication between peoples at home and abroad was not only obvious but was fought for with missionary zeal; however, governments were slow to react to these demands and the story Frank Staff describes provides a fascinating sidelight of social as well as postal history. While we are all familiar with the name of Rowland Hill, who in 1840 established Uniform Penny Post in this country, less well-known is the pioneering work of William Dockwra, who created an efficient Penny Post in London as early as 1680 with four or five hundred Receiving Houses to take in letters, seven Sorting Offices and very frequent deliveries. Other pioneers include Ralph Allen of Bath, who developed Bye-way and Cross Roads Post throughout England and Wales in 1720, Peter Williamson, who organised a Penny Post in Edinburgh in 1773-4, and John Palmer, who devised the first mail-coach service in 1784 from Bristol to London. The study of postal history opens up wide possibilities and is a fascinating subject of interest to the social historian as well as the philatelist. The Penny Post not only gives the historical background of a reform, but indicates the range of items that may still be obtained by the keen collector - early date-stamped envelopes, broadsheets and pamphlets, letter scales and stamp boxes, personal correspondence and newspaper cartoons - and the book itself is illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs and line drawings.
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Whitney, Dr J.T. and Peachey, Colin G. and Crookes, V. Brian (editors) - Collect British Postmarks The Handbook to British Postal Markings and their Values
Whitney, Dr J.T. and Peachey, Colin G. and Crookes, V. Brian (editors) - Collect British Postmarks
The Handbook to British Postal Markings and their Values

Publisher: British Postmark Society, 1993.
Sixth edition, De Luxe edition, large format (A4) hardback, illustrated, 332 pages, signed by the editors, ex libris Cdr. Nick Wraith with his small bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, light shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Rare large format limited de luxe edition of the essential priced handbook to British postmarks. Only 40 copies of this de luxe edition were printed.
£30.00Quantity:

Fryer, Gavin - Blindman
Fryer, Gavin - Blindman's Mail
How the Blind have been Served by the Post

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2010.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 165 pages, dedication from the author to the previous owner on title-page, slight mark/shelfwear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
History of the development of special postage rates for the blind. A very interesting read. With many tables of postage rates. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Publisher: Sandcliff Press, 1982.
Large paperback, illustrated, 736 pages, slight shelfwear, fore-edge of a few pages very slightly badly trimmed (not affecting the text), else in Very Good condition.
Large, comprehensive study of the postal markings of Wiltshire. A classic county postal history handbook.
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Wells, Edwin - Postal Reform
Wells, Edwin - Postal Reform
Publisher: C.W. Daniel Company, London, 1930.
First edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, 61 pages, tears to spine, foxing and dusty marks to page-edges, a fairly Good reading copy only.
A scarce book proposing the simplification of the British postal system.
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Salt, Denis - The Domestic Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, 1635 to 1840
Salt, Denis - The Domestic Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, 1635 to 1840
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1991.
Large format paperback, illustrated, 50 pages, a little corner creasing to covers else in Very Good condition.
Useful work on rates & routes between Britain and Ireland.
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[Litchfield, P.C.] and [Vallancey, F. Hugh] - The Outstanding Collection of Great Britain Line Engraved Issues formed by the author of "Guide Lines to the Penny Black" the late Dr. P.C. Litchfield Also the collection of Cancellations and Controls formed by F. Hugh Vallancey, Esq.
[Litchfield, P.C.] and [Vallancey, F. Hugh] - The Outstanding Collection of Great Britain Line Engraved Issues formed by the author of "Guide Lines to the Penny Black" the late Dr. P.C. Litchfield
Also the collection of Cancellations and Controls formed by F. Hugh Vallancey, Esq.

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1950.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, rusty staples, a couple of tiny short tears to rear cover, covers quite dust-marked, small ink cross to front cover, a Good working copy.
Rare catalogue. Illustrated with ten pages of black & white plates and colour to rear cover.
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[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, with a photocopy of the prices realised, some creasing to covers and very slightly to pages, a Good working copy.
Important reference catalogue.
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 - Great Britain and Stamp Boxes Featuring the
- Great Britain and Stamp Boxes
Featuring the 'KM' Collection of Line Engraved and the David M. Cohen Channel Islands Collection

Publisher: Spink, London, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 146 pages, with the prices realised, few slight signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
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[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2001.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 92 pages, with the prices realised, in VG condition.
The major portion of this catalogue consists of the Hugh Feldman Large Gold Medal Collection of English Postal History 1569-1856. Also includes the Albert Murch collection of early Iran.
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Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office A History
Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office
A History

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, dustwrapper slightly soiled and with a short tear at top of spine, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good reading copy.
The scarce classic work.
£35.00Quantity:

[Grunin, Louis] - Great Britain, The Mulready
[Grunin, Louis] - Great Britain, The Mulready
Publisher: Spink, London, 1998.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 103 pages, in VG condition.
Scarce catalogue of a remarkable collection. Very well illustrated in colour.
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[Giamporcaro, Tito] - The Tito Giamporcaro Collection of Great Britain
[Giamporcaro, Tito] - The Tito Giamporcaro Collection of Great Britain's Mulreadys and their Caricatures and British Printed and Hand-Illustrated Envelopes
Publisher: Robert A. Siegel, New York, 1996.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 93 pages, with the prices realised, slight crease/indentation to covers and lower margins of pages, in Good condition. Scarce.
Excellent reference catalogue. Well illustrated.
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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, ex libris Brighton & Hove Philatelic Society with their bookplate to front & rear endpapers and slight remnants of label to spine, a little foxing to endpapers, slight marks to top-edges, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
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Hyde, James Wilson - The Royal Mail
Its Curiosities and Romance

Publisher: W. Blackwood & Sons, 1889.
Third edition, hardback, original red cloth gilt with decorative front board, frontispiece, xvi + 306 pages, ex libris Frank Staff with his distinctive bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, bookplate of another owner to front free-endpaper, spine a little sunned and very slightly rubbed at top else in Very Good condition.
A nice copy of this scarce Post Office history. With numerous engraved illustrations.
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Chandler, John H. and Dagnall, H. - The Newspaper & Almanac Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland
Chandler, John H. and Dagnall, H. - The Newspaper & Almanac Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland
Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1981.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 302 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and with a tiny tear, binding very slightly shaken, in Good condition.
The definitive handbook on the subject. Out of print.
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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, in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue. Illustrated in black & white (with some colour illustrations to the rear cover).
£9.50Quantity:

Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex The Chichester Branch 1250-1840
Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex
The Chichester Branch 1250-1840

Publisher: privately published, 1973.
First edition, large format paperback, illustrated, 110 pages, light foxing & corner-crease to title-page, else in VG condition.
Scarce work on the postal history of Chichester & surrounding area prior to the introduction of adhesive postage stamps.
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