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General philatelic works - History of Philately
Chalmers, Patrick - Submission of The Sir Rowland Hill Committee Second Edition, with Opinions from the Press (Fourth Series) on "The Adhesive Postage Stamp"
Chalmers, Patrick - Submission of The Sir Rowland Hill Committee
Second Edition, with Opinions from the Press (Fourth Series) on "The Adhesive Postage Stamp"

Publisher: Effingham Wilson, London, 1886.
Paperback, 115 pages, ex Smithsonian Library with their ink-stamp to front cover and to title-page along with ink-stamp "Gift of George T Turner", tear to front cover at top of spine, loss of tiny corner-piece of front cover, in Good condition.
One of the pamphlets written by Patrick Chalmers promoting his father, James Chalmers, as the true inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. Sir Rowland Hill's son, Pearson Hill, also published pamphlets putting his family's side of the argument in what became known as the "Chalmers-Hill Controversy". Rare.
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Bellamy, F.A. - Statement and Comments upon the Result of a Proffered Gift to the University of Oxford
Bellamy, F.A. - Statement and Comments upon the Result of a Proffered Gift to the University of Oxford
Publisher: privately published, Oxford, 1926.
Paperback, [ii] + 9 pages, some pages unopened, a few spots of foxing, in Good condition.
Bellamy owned one of the largest philatelic libraries ever formed, which he tried to donate to Oxford University. The rejection of his offer by the University led to his response in two letters to the Press, which he reprinted in this booklet. Rare.
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Rogers-Tillstone, Capt. B. - The Royal Philatelic Society London 1869-1969
Rogers-Tillstone, Capt. B. - The Royal Philatelic Society London 1869-1969
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1969.
Large hardback, original blue buckram, upper page-edges gilt, 192 pages + plates, illustrated, one or two tiny spots of foxing to the fore-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
A fine history of the oldest philatelic society in the world. Includes a useful bibliography of the Society's philatelic publications.
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Amrhein, Manfred - Philatelic Literature A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991 Vol. Two
Amrhein, Manfred - Philatelic Literature
A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991 Vol. Two

Publisher: privately published, Costa Rica, 1997.
Limited edition of 220 copies, large hardback, dustwrapper, xvii + 228 pages, four pages are repeated due to a printing error, ex libris National Archives of Canada with bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, label to rear pastedown endpaper and small label to dustwrapper spine, in Good condition.
Second volume in the four volume set. This volume deals with philatelic literature of Latin America, literature on forgeries, etc. Very well illustrated including colour plates.
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Maassen, Wolfgang - 1919-2019 100 Years of Corinphila
Maassen, Wolfgang - 1919-2019 100 Years of Corinphila
Publisher: Corinphila Auktionen AG, Zurich, 2019.
Large hardback, illustrated, 306 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Superb history of the Swiss auction house. Well illustrated in colour.
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Bellamy, F.A. and Darlow, J.J. - A History of the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain and a Précis of the Proceedings at the First Four Congresses held at Manchester, London, Birmingham, Margate in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912
Bellamy, F.A. and Darlow, J.J. - A History of the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain
and a Précis of the Proceedings at the First Four Congresses held at Manchester, London, Birmingham, Margate in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912

Publisher: The Permanent Philatelic Congress Committee, London, 1914.
Second impression, paperback, vi + 144 pages, pages unopened (still joined at the top, not slit apart) few spots of foxing to front cover else in Very Good condition.
Scarce Philatelic Congress history.
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 - Centilux - Exposition Internationale du Centenaire des Timbres-poste Luxembourgeois Catalogue
- Centilux - Exposition Internationale du Centenaire des Timbres-poste Luxembourgeois
Catalogue

Publisher: , 1952.
Paperback, illustrated, 239 pages + 2 colour plates, text in French, slight knock to top of spine and tiny tear at foot of spine, minor corner-crease to front cover, in Good condition.
The catalogue features some fine articles (in French) on the pre-philately and first stamp issues of Luxembourg. Scarce.
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Beech, David R. - A Guide to Philatelic Research at The British Library
Beech, David R. - A Guide to Philatelic Research at The British Library
Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 2019.
First edition, large format (A4) paperback, 50 pages, in Fine condition.
This new monograph seeks to provide information to the philatelic research community, and other specialist users of the British Library's Philatelic Collections, which may otherwise only be available from diverse sources. The guide lists and describes the 78 philatelic collections held by the British Library, provides a subject index to their contents and gives details about their availability for research. The contents include: A Brief History of the British Library, A Brief History of the Philatelic Collections, List of the Philatelic Collections, Subject Index of the Philatelic Collections, Arranging to see the Philatelic Collections, the Philatelic Exhibition, Philatelic Literature, the Crawford Library, Stamp Albums, Other Collections of interest for philatelic research (which include Directories and Timetables, India Office Records, Maps, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Official Publications and Patents), a Select Bibliography and a General Index. As an appendix the Guide includes a new and revised third edition of the article by David Beech "Philatelic Research - A Basic Guide" which was first published in 2008.
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Hellman, Kaj and Stone, Jeffrey - Agathon Fabergé Portrait of a Philatelist
Hellman, Kaj and Stone, Jeffrey - Agathon Fabergé
Portrait of a Philatelist

Publisher: Suomen Filateliapalvelu Oy, 2017.
Hardback, illustrated, 380 pages, in Very Good condition.
A superb "philatelic biography" of the great philatelist. Beautifully illustrated in colour.
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Kellow, Geoffrey and Turner, Russell - The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Library A History and Catalogue
Kellow, Geoffrey and Turner, Russell - The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Library
A History and Catalogue

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 1996.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, xi + 514 pages, lacking the slipcase else in Very Good condition.
An important bibliographic work. Limited edition.
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Beech, David R. (editor) - 150th Anniversary Celebration Her Majesty The Queen
Beech, David R. (editor) - 150th Anniversary Celebration
Her Majesty The Queen's and Past Presidents' Collection

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 2019.
Paperback, 41 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.
'Hand-out' brochure to accompany a joint Display by various Past Presidents of the "Royal". Includes Chris Harman's "The Early Issues of Peru"; Alan Huggins: "The Introduction of Postal Stationery by Mauritius"; Frank Walton's "Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth Wildings"; Chris King's "Copenhagen Telephone Kiosks 1895-1980"; Brian Trotter's "Aspects of Southern African Postal History to 1910", etc. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Negus, Ron - The Earl of Crawford K.T. A Short Biographical Sketch
Negus, Ron - The Earl of Crawford K.T.
A Short Biographical Sketch

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2002.
Paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, vertical crease caused by folding affecting covers and very slightly to pages, in Good condition.
Supplement to "The London Philatelist". Biography of the former President of the RPSL and renowned collector of philatelic literature.
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Dave, Markand - The Royal Philatelic Society London Activities in India 2013-2017
Dave, Markand - The Royal Philatelic Society London
Activities in India 2013-2017

Publisher: RPSL, 2018.
Paperback, illustrated, [iii] + 38 pages, very slightly rubbed at foot of spine else in Very Good condition.
A history of RPSL meetings in India in recent years. Colour illustrated.
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Marsh, Victor [pseudonym of H. Edgar Weston] and Van Gelder, Peter (editor) - Victor Marsh
Marsh, Victor [pseudonym of H. Edgar Weston] and Van Gelder, Peter (editor) - Victor Marsh's Great Britain: Abnormal Embossed Postage Stamps of King Edward VII and King George V
Publisher: The Postal Stationery Society, 1998.
75th Anniversary edition, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, slightly rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Reprint with additional Introduction of Victor Marsh's original 1923 publication. The booklet tells the story of how stamp-dealer H. Edgar Weston (who used the pseudonym "Victor Marsh") was able to take advantage of Post Office rules to print sheets of embossed stamps, which he then cut into pairs or other multiples and used on covers.
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Stone, Jeffrey C. - Aberdeen Philatelic Society 1910-2010 A History of Philately in Northeast Scotland
Stone, Jeffrey C. - Aberdeen Philatelic Society 1910-2010
A History of Philately in Northeast Scotland

Publisher: Aberdeen Philatelic Society, 2010.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, xii + 165 pages, in Very Good condition.
A superb history, including exhibitions, awards, publications, library, etc. Well illustrated in colour.
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Negus, Ron - Our National Philatelist Sir Edward Denny Bacon, KCVO (1860-1938) A short biographical sketch
Negus, Ron - Our National Philatelist
Sir Edward Denny Bacon, KCVO (1860-1938) A short biographical sketch

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1999.
Supplement to "The London Philatelist", paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, in Very Good condition.
Biography of the influential philatelist.
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Morgan, Tom - International Stamp Dealers Directory 1953-1954
Morgan, Tom - International Stamp Dealers Directory 1953-1954
Publisher: Harris Publications, London, 1953.
Fourth edition, hardback, 128 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce.
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Vallancey, F. Hugh - The "Stamp Collecting" Year Book
Vallancey, F. Hugh - The "Stamp Collecting" Year Book
Publisher: "Stamp Collecting", London, 1925.
Paperback, 88 pages, previous owner's name to front cover, minor wear to spine, come creasing to rear cover and last few pages, in Good condition.
Includes a directory of stamp dealers, the philatelic press, philatelic publications 1924/25, Societies, exhibitions, etc.
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Harris, Albert H. - Who
Harris, Albert H. - Who's Who in Philately
The International Philatelic Directory

Publisher: The Philatelic Magazine, London, 1933.
Ninth edition, paperback, l + 184 pages, previous owner's name inscription to front cover else in Very Good condition.
Scarce and useful reference.
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Maassen, Wolfgang - Philatelie und Vereine im 19. Jahrhundert Von den Anfängen der Postwertzeichen zum ersten deutschen Sammlerverband
Maassen, Wolfgang - Philatelie und Vereine im 19. Jahrhundert
Von den Anfängen der Postwertzeichen zum ersten deutschen Sammlerverband

Publisher: PhilCreativ, 2006.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 627 pages, text in German, in Very Good condition.
An excellent history of philately in the nineteenth century. Including personalities, philatelic literature, albums, societies, etc. With an emphasis on Germany but including other countries. Well illustrated in black & white.
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