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General philatelic works - Maritime
Crabb, George - The History and Postal History of Tristan da Cunha
Crabb, George - The History and Postal History of Tristan da Cunha
Publisher: privately published, 1980.
First edition, large format paperback, plastic comb binding, 347 pages, plus Addenda/Errata page loosely inserted, some slight wear to the edges of the covers and slight dusty marks to page-edges, in Good condition.
A major work on the postal history and general history of the Colony. Well illustrated.
£24.00Quantity:

Bergier, Joseph - La Grande Pêche Le Courrier de la Grande Pêche Terre-Neuve, Groenland & Islande
Bergier, Joseph - La Grande Pêche
Le Courrier de la Grande Pêche Terre-Neuve, Groenland & Islande

Publisher: Les Feuilles Marcophiles, Paris, 1992.
Large hardback, original red cloth, no dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 244 pages, text in French, signed dedication from the author to the previous owner at front, in Very Good condition.
The postal history of French fishermen's mails in the North Atlantic. Well illustrated in black & white, and with six pages of colour illustrations.
£35.00Quantity:

Moubray, Jane & Michael - British Letter Mail to Overseas Destinations 1840-1875
Moubray, Jane & Michael - British Letter Mail to Overseas Destinations 1840-1875
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1992.
First edition, large hardback, illustrated, xxxii + 512 pages + 2 colour plates, obvious spine-lean (spine-roll), a Good working copy.
First edition of the major work on the subject. With extensive tables of rates explaining the complexities of the different rates in detail. An important handbook. Scarce and sought after.
£95.00Quantity:

Tabeart, Colin - Australia New Zealand UK Mails Volume 2, 1881-1900 Rates, Routes and Ships Out and Home
Tabeart, Colin - Australia New Zealand UK Mails Volume 2, 1881-1900
Rates, Routes and Ships Out and Home

Publisher: privately published, 2011.
First edition, large hardback, illustrated, vi + 410 pages, in Very Good condition.
A detailed handbook of rates and routes.
£60.00Quantity:

Arnell, J.C. - Atlantic Mails A history of the mail service between Great Britain and Canada to 1889
Arnell, J.C. - Atlantic Mails
A history of the mail service between Great Britain and Canada to 1889

Publisher: National Postal Museum, Ottawa, 1980.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 412 pages, dustwrapper creased and rubbed at edges, a little foxing to top page-edges, in Good condition.
Excellent handbook. Illustrated in colour.
£50.00Quantity:

Winter, Richard F. - Understanding Transatlantic Mail Volume 2
Winter, Richard F. - Understanding Transatlantic Mail
Volume 2

Publisher: American Philatelic Society, 2009.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xxvi + 574 pages + cd-rom in pocket at end, in Very Good condition.
Detailed handbook on maritime rates and postal markings. This second volume covers the mails between the US and Hamburg, Belgium, Netherlands, North German Confederation and Switzerland.
£75.00Quantity:

Winter, Richard F. - Understanding Transatlantic Mail Volume 1
Winter, Richard F. - Understanding Transatlantic Mail
Volume 1

Publisher: American Philatelic Society, 2006.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xiv + 482 pages + cd-rom in pocket at end, in Very Good condition.
Detailed handbook on maritime rates and postal markings. This first volume covers the mails of the first contracts between the US and Bremen, Prussia, Great Britain and France. Out of print and scarce.
£150.00Quantity:

Rousselin, Raymond - L
Rousselin, Raymond - L'Acheminement des Correspondances entre Le Havre et les Pays d'Outre-Mer
Des Origines à la Moitié du 19me Siècle

Publisher: privately published, Le Havre, 1957.
Paperback, illustrated, 100 pages, text in French, slight toning to the covers, very slight corner-crease to front cover, else in Very Good condition.
No. 127 of 150 numbered copies. Scarce work on maritime postal history and postal markings of Le Havre.
£30.00Quantity:

Hughmark, Gordon A. and Halpern, Don - Stampless Mail to and from Scandinavia to 1868
Hughmark, Gordon A. and Halpern, Don - Stampless Mail to and from Scandinavia to 1868
Publisher: Rosetta Stone Press, New Jersey, 1999.
Large paperback, illustrated, vi + 202 pages, slightly rubbed at extremities else in Very Good condition.
Scarce and important handbook.
£45.00Quantity:

Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1963.
Special Series No. 14, limited edition of 100 copies, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages + illustrations, foxing to the covers and page-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce and useful work.
£15.00Quantity:

Winter, Richard F. - The Richard F. Winter Collection of U.S.-France Mails by Steamship: 1838 to General Postal Union
A Society of Postal Historians Special Issue

Publisher: Society of Postal Historians, c.1998.
Large format (A4) paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, 128 pages, in Very Good condition.
Dick Winter's Large Gold Medal display is reproduced here in black & white, providing the student of transatlantic mails with practically everything they might need to know about postal communications between the two countries in the period covered.
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Keller, Thomas - Die Verkehrsentwicklung und die Organisation der Schiffspost auf dem Zürichsee im 19. Jahrhundert
Keller, Thomas - Die Verkehrsentwicklung und die Organisation der Schiffspost auf dem Zürichsee im 19. Jahrhundert
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1994.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 248 pages, text in German, in Very Good condition.
Fine postal history study. Beautifully illustrated in colour.
£60.00Quantity:

Meyer, K.F. - Disinfected Mail
Meyer, K.F. - Disinfected Mail
Publisher: The Gossip Printery, Kansas, 1962.
Large hardback, illustrated, 341 pages, binding very slightly rubbed, in Very Good condition.
The classic handbook, an "Historical Review and tentative listing of cachets, handstamp markings, wax seals, wafer seals and manuscript certifications alphabetically arranged according to countries."
£120.00Quantity:

Ruffle, J.W.B. - Mauritius Maritime Mail 1815-1868: Parts 1 and 2
Ruffle, J.W.B. - Mauritius
Maritime Mail 1815-1868: Parts 1 and 2

Publisher: Indian Ocean Study Circle, 1991.
Reprint in one volume of Handbook Nos. 4 & 5, large format paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, xv + 46 + xx + 33 pages, minor blemishes else in Very Good condition.
Useful postal history study. Illustrated in black & white.
£20.00Quantity:

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, in Very Good condition.
Detailed handbook.
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Lovelock, A.D. - Postal Markings of the Holyhead & Kingstown Packet 1860-1925
Lovelock, A.D. - Postal Markings of the Holyhead & Kingstown Packet
1860-1925

Publisher: The TPO & Seapost Society, 2006.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, (ii) + 119 pages, very slight corner-creasing to rear covers else in Very Good condition.
The postmarks of the floating Post Office on board the various steamers of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Co, which sailed between Holyhead and the Irish harbour of Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), have long held a fascination for postal historians. Every type of postmark and supplementary mark used in the 65 years of the operation of the Post Office is shown, with many colour illustrations of covers.
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Antonini, E. and Grasset, Dr J. - Histoire Postale des Lacs et des Rivières du Monde (sauf USA et DDSG)
Antonini, E. and Grasset, Dr J. - Histoire Postale des Lacs et des Rivières du Monde
(sauf USA et DDSG)

Publisher: David Feldman, Geneva, 1984.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 164 pages, with separate rarity guide, text in French, covers very slightly warped, mild dusty marks to top page-edges, a couple of tiny marks to endpapers, contents clean and bright, a Good working copy.
An excellent handbook on the postal markings of the rivers and lakes of the world (except the USA and DDSG). Very clearly presented, and with superb illustrations and maps. An important reference work.
£24.00Quantity:

Hopkins, A.E. - A History of Wreck Covers Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air
Hopkins, A.E. - A History of Wreck Covers
Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1967.
Third edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 180 pages, dustwrapper lightly soiled and very slightly chipped at edges, in Good condition.
The last and best edition of this classic handbook, revised to incorporate air crashes of British overseas airways.
£13.50Quantity:

Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century
Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails
Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century

Publisher: The Cockrill Press, Ipswich, circa 1934.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 34 pages, spine and corners very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
A classic work on Paquebot and other Ship cancels of the first part of the twentieth century. Very well illustrated.
£7.50Quantity:

Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956.
First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped at edges with some loss of tiny fragments, front cover very slightly rubbed at one corner, pages clean and bright, signed by the author, in Good condition.
The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings. This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.
£35.00Quantity:

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