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Stephens, P.M. and Erskine, R.S. - The Scots Local Namestamps 1840-1860
Stephens, P.M. and Erskine, R.S. - The Scots Local Namestamps
1840-1860

Publisher: privately published, 1994.
Large format paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 200 pages, in Very Good condition.
A very thoroughly researched study which considerably revises and enlarges the Scottish Postmark Group's original handbook of 1964. This large work includes alphabetical lists of Post Offices, with type of postmark used, dates, colour, county, sorting office, etc. Plus county lists, with maps showing the Post Offices, and illustrations of covers. Out of print and hard to find.
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Broomfield, Roger W. - The Undated Postmarks of Wales 1840 to 1860 A study of the undated namestamps of Welsh Post Offices
Broomfield, Roger W. - The Undated Postmarks of Wales 1840 to 1860
A study of the undated namestamps of Welsh Post Offices

Publisher: Welsh Philatelic Society & the Stuart Rossiter Trust, 1996.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 124 pages, some dusty marks to the upper page-edges and a few spots of foxing to the inside of the front cover, pages clean, in Good condition.
Out of print and scarce.
£13.50Quantity:

Robinson, David - For the Port & Carriage of Letters A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840
Robinson, David - For the Port & Carriage of Letters
A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, viii + 250 pages, illustrated, page-edges very foxed and with some foxing to the first few pages, a Good working copy.
An essential guide to British pre-adhesive postage rates. Long out of print and sought after.
£40.00Quantity:

Torrance, A.R. and Morenweiser, K. - British Empire Civil Censorship Devices World War II Section 2: United Kingdom
Torrance, A.R. and Morenweiser, K. - British Empire Civil Censorship Devices World War II
Section 2: United Kingdom

Publisher: The Civil Censorship Study Group, 1991.
First edition, large paperback, illustrated, 244 pages, slight corner-creasing, foxing to the page-edges, a Good working copy.
An important reference work.
£20.00Quantity:

Bates, Alan - Directory of Stage Coach Services 1836
Bates, Alan - Directory of Stage Coach Services 1836
Publisher: Augustus M. Kelley, New York, 1969.
Hardback, dustwrapper, [vi] + 160 pages + folding map, very slight signs of wear else in Very Good condition.
Useful work which might be described as the "Bradshaw" of the height of Britain's stage coach era.
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Firebrace, John - Nineteenth Century Wars in Egypt and the Sudan
Firebrace, John - Nineteenth Century Wars in Egypt and the Sudan
Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust & Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, 1997.
Large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, xviii + 218 pages, a little corner-creasing to the covers, few dusty marks to upper page-edges and scattered soiling to lower page-edges but internally clean, in Good condition.
Postal history of the various British military campaigns in Egypt and Sudan in the nineteenth century, based on the collection formed by John Firebrace. Very well illustrated with selected covers, cards, autograph letters, maps etc from the author's collection.
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Furfie, Michael - British Postage Due Mail, 1914-1971 A Study of Uses of the Pre-Decimal Postage Due Stamps
Furfie, Michael - British Postage Due Mail, 1914-1971
A Study of Uses of the Pre-Decimal Postage Due Stamps

Publisher: privately published, Ashford, Middlesex, 1993.
Large (A4) paperback, 74 pages, a review of the book has been pasted inside the front cover, very slight bend to the covers, else in Very Good condition.
An excellent study. Well illustrated.
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Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, v + 50 pages, corners slightly rubbed, some shelfwear but internally fine, in Good condition.
Brochure to accompany Alan Holyoake's Display to the Postal History Society. Illustrated in colour throughout.
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Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co. Ltd., 1991.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 576 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent, much-needed, handbook covering the postal history of British Airmails. Beginning with the pre-First World War era (the first British Air Mail acceptance was during the Franco-Prussian War) and covering the development of Air Mail Services, Routes and Rates up to the end of 1945. The book covers "true Aerial Postal History" only, i.e. services which were available to the general public. A large volume, well illustrated with photographs, maps etc. As usual with Proud publications, valuations for covers are listed throughout.
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Muir, Douglas N. - George V and the G.P.O. Stamps, Conflict & Creativity
Muir, Douglas N. - George V and the G.P.O.
Stamps, Conflict & Creativity

Publisher: British Postal Museum, London, 2010.
Paperback, illustrated, ix + 275 pages, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
The design, production and postal history of the British postage stamp issues of King George V. Profusely illustrated in colour, including numerous illustrations published for the first time.
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Tabeart, Colin - United Kingdom Letter Rates Inland and Overseas 1635 to 1900
Tabeart, Colin - United Kingdom Letter Rates
Inland and Overseas 1635 to 1900

Publisher: HH Sales Ltd., Bradford, 2003.
Second edition, paperback, illustrated, viii + 264 pages, in Very Good condition.
In 1989 the first edition of "UK Letter Rates" appeared, the first serious work on the subject, dealing with an awkward void in British postal history which had long needed to be filled. Despite several other books on different aspects of the same subject having been published since, "UK Letter Rates" remains the only book to cover all public UK letter postage rates up to 1900. This second edition was prompted by the continuing demand for the original book, which required the printing of a second impression in 1990 and a third in 2002. A thorough revision of the original text was undertaken, incorporating the 1991 Supplement and a significant amount of new information. It is much larger than the first edition and is far more attractive to the eye and user-friendly. There is much improved tabulation of the complex data, and significantly more covers are illustrated with the rates carefully explained as examples. Long out-of-print and hard to find.
£40.00Quantity:

Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918
Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails
Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1997.
Large format hardback, illustrated, iii + 91 pages, slightest hint of spine-lean else in Very Good condition.
Reprint of an internal Post Office Memorandum which includes a list of Mails Lost at Sea during the War. With additional information and numerous illustrations of covers added by the editor to the original text.
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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, mild shelfwear else 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. - 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. - Postmarks of England and Wales
Mackay, James A. - Postmarks of England and Wales
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfires, 1988.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 352 pages, several creases to the transparent plastic covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
An important survey of English and Welsh postmarks with more than 6,500 illustrations of postmarks as recorded in the Post Office Records and elsewhere. This large book includes 51 separate sections on everything from the earliest Bishop marks to Machine cancellations, Maltese Cross Obliterators to Royal Air Force postmarks.
£20.00Quantity:

Mackay, James A. - Official Mail of the British Isles
Mackay, James A. - Official Mail of the British Isles
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1983.
Large (A4) paperback, 349 pages, plastic peg binding broken and coming loose, internally fine, a Good working copy.
Scarce and sought after work.
£20.00Quantity:

Harper, Charles G. - The Manchester and Glasgow Road
Harper, Charles G. - The Manchester and Glasgow Road
Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1907.
First edition, two volumes, hardback, original green cloth, frontispiece + xix + 358 pages, frontispiece + xiii + 332 pages, illustrated with full-page plates and numerous illustrations within the text, Vol. 2 a little rubbed to spine and with slight foxing to preliminaries, edges a little dusty, else in Very Good condition.
A classic history of the mail coach days. Well illustrated. Scarce.
£90.00Quantity:

[Corsini] - The Corsini Correspondence 1568-1601
[Corsini] - The Corsini Correspondence 1568-1601
Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1986.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 140 pages, with the prices realised, spine and covers a little rubbed, slight corner-crease to rear cover and corners of a few pages, in Good condition.
Catalogue of sixteenth-century merchants' letters. The fifth sale to feature letters from the Corsini archive.
£9.50Quantity:

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, slight crease to rear cover else in Very 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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Mackay, James A. - British Post Office Numbers 1924-1969
Mackay, James A. - British Post Office Numbers 1924-1969
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1981.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 50 pages + ix plates, slight corner-crease, som spotting to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Dealing with the series of numbers which appeared in triangular dies, surcharge and explanatory marks from 1924 to 1969. A scarce book.
£12.00Quantity:

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