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Great Britain - Postal History
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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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.
£45.00Quantity:

[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).
£9.50Quantity:

[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.
£8.00Quantity:

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.
£13.50Quantity:

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.
£35.00Quantity:

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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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.
£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].
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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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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:

["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:

[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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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:

Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp
Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers
Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Chalmers' claim to be the inventor of the postage stamp, and of the Chalmers-Hill controversy.
£9.50Quantity:

Hodgson, K. and Sedgewick, W.A. - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813 - 1839
Hodgson, K. and Sedgewick, W.A. - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax
1813 - 1839

Publisher: privately published, 1984.
second (revised) edition, paperback (card covers), 54 pages, slightest wear to the covers else in Very Good condition.
This booklet is the standard handbook on these markings. It was fully revised by the late authors and is priced with a rarity guide. After a brief historical background to the tax, the booklet lists the use of these marks in Scotland as well as their use in England. With tables listing the types, size, colour, dates of use and rarity. Very well illustrated.
£8.00Quantity:

Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers
Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers' Letters
A Study of Letters Sent to and from British Royal Navy Officers Serving Abroad in the Victorian Era

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, Bristol, 1995.
Large paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 134 pages, covers somewhat rubbed at edges, front cover creased, pages fine, in Good condition.
Illustrates pages from the author's collection with additional text. Illustrated in black & white.
£12.00Quantity:

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