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General philatelic works - History of Philately
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. - 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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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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Maassen, Wolfgang - Dr. Paul Singer & the History of Shanahan Auctions
Five Years to the Top of the World and a Deep Fall

Publisher: Phil Creativ, 2019.
First edition, large format hardback, illustrated, 188 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
An excellent new history of the infamous Dr Singer and Shanahan Stamp Auctions. A comprehensive account including much new information, very well illustrated in colour and including a colour illustrated bibliography of the auction catalogues.
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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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Singer, S. - The People with the Calumny
Singer, S. - The People with the Calumny
Publisher: privately published, New York, 1908.
Hardback, green cloth with gilt title to spine, original green paper covers bound in, 40 pages, bilingual text in English & French, endpapers toned, central vertical crease caused by folding, and one page with a short tear, in Good condition.
An important work relating to stamp repairs and forgery in the early 20th century. Samuel Singer, the stamp "repair man", was used by Stanley Gibbons for many years to repair rare stamps. When Gibbons accused Singer of blackmail, Singer published this pamphlet in his defence. Very rare.
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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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Livnat, Raphael - Les Mémoires d
Livnat, Raphael - Les Mémoires d'un Philatéliste
Publisher: privately published, 2017.
Paperback, illustrated, 178 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
Memoirs of a French philatelist in France and Israel.
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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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Suppantschitsch, Victor - Bibliographie zugleich Nachschlagebuch der gesammten deutschen philatelistischen Literatur seit ihrem Entstehen bis Ende 1891
Suppantschitsch, Victor - Bibliographie zugleich Nachschlagebuch der gesammten deutschen philatelistischen Literatur seit ihrem Entstehen bis Ende 1891
Publisher: A. Larisch, München, 1892.
Hardback, 748 pages, text in German, binding only very slightly rubbed, a couple of blue pencil underlinings to title-page, else in Very Good condition.
The most important bibliography of early German language philatelic literature. Very rare.
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Bacon, E.D. - Catalogue of the Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library
Bacon, E.D. - Catalogue of the Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library
Publisher: The Printer' Stone Limited, 1991.
Revised edition, 500 copies printed, large hardback, circa 550 pages, in Very Good+ condition.
The 1991 reprint of the original 1911 work and the later Supplement and Addenda, with new Preface by David Beech and with British Library shelfnumbers in margins. This is the catalogue of the famous Crawford library - the most complete collection of early philatelic literature in existence. Edward Denny Bacon took ten years arranging and cataloguing the Earl of Crawford's remarkable library of some 4,500 volumes, and his labours eventually resulted in this monumental work. The "Bible" for collectors of early philatelic literature, it lists almost every book, catalogue, journal, or pamphlet relating to philately to be published anywhere in the world prior to 1908.
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MacGuffin, R.D. - Stamps as an Investment
MacGuffin, R.D. - Stamps as an Investment
Publisher: Diehl, Landau & Pettit, New York, 1935.
Second edition, hardback, 192 pages, mild toning to the endpapers, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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Hurt, E.F. - Philatelic "Orchid" Hunting
Hurt, E.F. - Philatelic "Orchid" Hunting
Publisher: The House of Philatelic Interest, Harpenden, 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, slightly creased, corner of front cover rubbed, in Good condition.
Scarce stamp dealer's promotional brochure.
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Burns, Al - Successful Stamp Merchandising
Burns, Al - Successful Stamp Merchandising
Publisher: Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Kansas, 1927.
"Philatelic Gossip" Handbook No. 7, paperback, 63 pages, a couple of nicks to lower edge of front cover with tiny amount of loss, very slight corner-creasing, in Good condition.
Scarce booklet.
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