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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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 - Great Britain Stamps and Postal History Featuring the "Illustrious" collection of Illustrated Envelopes
- Great Britain Stamps and Postal History
Featuring the "Illustrious" collection of Illustrated Envelopes

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1992.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 112 pages, in Very Good condition.
Includes an important collection of GB Illustrated Envelopes (149 lots). Illustrated in black & white and some colour.
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Haslam, D.G. and Moreton, C. - Post Office Notices extracted from The London Gazette 1666 to 1800
Haslam, D.G. and Moreton, C. - Post Office Notices
extracted from The London Gazette 1666 to 1800

Publisher: The Postal History Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1989.
Large format (A4) paperback, ii + 196 pages, small philatelic society library stamp to title-page else in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work, with comprehensive index.
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Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez 1852 to 1926
Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez
1852 to 1926

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1989.
Large paperback, illustrated, v + 324 pages, spine sunned, some creasing to the covers, in Good condition.
Detailed handbook.
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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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Mackay, James A. - Lewis
Mackay, James A. - Lewis
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 62 pages + 8 plates, one or two minor marks to the covers else in Very Good condition.
Third book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with the island of Lewis. The postal history of the island is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated. Contents: Introduction; Maritime Communications; Stornoway; Air Services; The Rural Posts of Lewis; The Sub Post Offices and their Postmarks.
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Mackay, James A. - The Uists & Barra
Mackay, James A. - The Uists & Barra
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 57 pages + 8 plates, slight foxing and minor marks to the covers, couple of tiny nicks to the edge of the rear cover, in Good condition.
Second book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with the Uists and Barra. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated. Contents: Introduction; The Uist - Dunvegan Packets; North Uist; Benbecula; South Uist; Eriskay; Barra.
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Mackay, James A. - Harris & St. Kilda
Mackay, James A. - Harris & St. Kilda
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 30 pages + 3 plates, slight foxing and minor marks to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
The first book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with Harris and St. Kilda. 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. - 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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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, signed dedication to title-page from the author to the previous owner, slight shelfwear to the dustwrapper, minor signs of use else 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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Pawlyn, Tony - The Falmouth Packets 1689-1851
Pawlyn, Tony - The Falmouth Packets
1689-1851

Publisher: Truran Books, Cornwall, 2003.
First edition, paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 144 pages, corner of front cover slightly rubbed/creased else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history of the Falmouth packet service. Well illustrated. [Non-philatelic]
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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