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General philatelic works - Maritime
Starnes, Charles J. - United States Letter Rates to Foreign Destinations 1847 to GPU-UPU
Starnes, Charles J. - United States Letter Rates to Foreign Destinations
1847 to GPU-UPU

Publisher: Leonard H. Hartmann, Kentucky, 1989.
Second (revised) edition, hardback, illustrated, 176 pages, slight hint of a bend to the covers, else in Very Good condition.
Detailed rate tables from the U.S. to every country in the World for all mail systems up to 1875, with appendices covering British Treaty Mail via Marseilles, French postal charges, Bremen transit charges, UPU entrance dates, etc. Well illustrated with numerous black & white photo illustrations of covers.
£30.00Quantity:

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- Le Symposium d'Histoire Postale Luxembourg 98
Publisher: Soluphil, Luxembourg, 1998.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 80 pages, contributions in English, French & German, in Very Good condition.
Various postal history articles including "Postal History of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War - Synopsis" by Steven Walske; "Transatlantic Steamship Mails, United States-France" by Richard F. Winter; "La Premiere Emission de Timbres-Poste du Luxembourg, Ports et Affranchissements" by Raymond Goebel. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Salles, Raymond - La Poste Maritime Française Tome I Les Entrées Maritimes depuis 1760 et les Bateaux a Vapeur depuis 1833
Salles, Raymond - La Poste Maritime Française
Tome I Les Entrées Maritimes depuis 1760 et les Bateaux a Vapeur depuis 1833

Publisher: James Bendon Ltd., Cyprus, 1992.
Reprint, paperback (cloth-covered card covers), illustrated, 187 pages, plus the Addendum & supplement, text in French, slight hint of spine-lean, slight creasing to corners of covers, internally very clean, in Good condition.
The James Bendon facsimile reprint of the first volume in the classic encyclopedia of French maritime postal services. Profusely illustrated with postmark illustrations and maps.
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Gudenkauf, Abbe G. - Mailboat Services from Europe to the Belgian Congo (1879-1922)
Gudenkauf, Abbe G. - Mailboat Services from Europe to the Belgian Congo (1879-1922)
Publisher: Philip Cockrill, Newbury, 1982.
Paperback, illustrated, 84 pages, tiny corner-crease to front cover, mild shelfwear, in Good condition.
A useful work which attempts to consolidate all known information on the ships which plied between the European ports and the River Congo. An extensive listing with names of ships and dates of departure and arrival. Illustrated with photographic postcards of some of the ships, covers, and postmark illustrations.
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Gottspenn, Arno and Grimmer, Lutz - Die Deutsche Westafrika-Schiffspost 1885-1956
Gottspenn, Arno and Grimmer, Lutz - Die Deutsche Westafrika-Schiffspost 1885-1956
Publisher: privately published, 1988.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 557 pages, text in German, upper page-edges slightly dust-marked, spine-lean, internally clean, a Good reading copy.
The standard handbook/catalogue on the subject. Very well illustrated in colour.
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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, dusty marks and foxing to the page-edges, internally clean, a Good working copy.
A major work on the postal history and general history of the Colony. Well illustrated.
£22.00Quantity:

Cattell, P. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 3 The Union Castle Ocean Post Office
Cattell, P. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 3
The Union Castle Ocean Post Office

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, no date (circa 1983).
Hardback, illustrated, 153 pages, spine sunned, a little scattered foxing to page-edges and to preliminary pages, otherwise internally clean, in Good condition.
Third volume in the excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. This volume covers the Union Castle Line service from Southampton to Cape Town. Well illustrated with postmark illustrations, and photographs of the ships and covers.
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Tchilinghirian, S.D. and Bernardelli, Rag. R. - Stamps of Italy Used Abroad Part Six: Dodecanese: Carpathos to Symi, Ship Mail in the Dodecanese
Tchilinghirian, S.D. and Bernardelli, Rag. R. - Stamps of Italy Used Abroad
Part Six: Dodecanese: Carpathos to Symi, Ship Mail in the Dodecanese

Publisher: Studio Filatelico Silvano Sorani, Milano, 1974.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 74 pages, in Very Good condition.
The final part of this important series. Rare.
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[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 54 pages, with prices realised, in Very Good condition.
The superb collection of Naval Concession Rate and "Ship's Bag" Mail. Well illustrated in colour.
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[Gunn, John] - The John Gunn Collection of Worldwide Maritime Mail and Related Ephemera
[Gunn, John] - The John Gunn Collection of Worldwide Maritime Mail and Related Ephemera
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2002.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 158 pages, with the prices realised, top of spine very slightly rubbed, else in Very Good condition.
Very nice catalogue featuring Ship Letters of the British Isles (many ex-A.W. Robertson), lovely Shipping Line ephemera, Transatlantic Mails, Maritime Mails of South America, West Indies (including a Lady McLeod cover), Indian Ocean, Australasia, etc, etc. Well illustrated, including 39 pages of colour plates.
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Huber, Leonard V. and Wagner, Clarence A. - The Great Mail A Postal History of New Orleans
Huber, Leonard V. and Wagner, Clarence A. - The Great Mail
A Postal History of New Orleans

Publisher: American Philatelic Society, 1949.
Hardback, illustrated, v + 200 pages, mild page-edge toning else in Very Good condition.
No. 792 of 1000 copies. Scarce.
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[Hosking, Roger] - Sea Posts and Paquebots of the World The Roger Hosking Collection
[Hosking, Roger] - Sea Posts and Paquebots of the World
The Roger Hosking Collection

Publisher: Cavendish, 2014.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 217 pages, with the prices realised, very slight signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Large catalogue of the collection of maritime covers formed by Roger Hosking - the author of the standard handbook on Paquebot Cancels of the World. Featuring more than one thousand lots. An important reference catalogue. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Robertson, Alan W. - A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles (An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History)
Robertson, Alan W. - A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles
(An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History)

Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1993.
Reprint edition, two volumes, hardback, in slipcase, illustrated, 448 + 688 pages, some wear to the slipcase, a few tiny dusty marks to top page-edges, else in Very Good condition.
One of the great masterpieces of philatelic literature originally published in instalments between 1955 and 1964. Because of the way in which pages were issued to subsrcibers over the period of ten years many original copies were deficient, and the author's eccentric page numbering system made it difficult to ascertain what was missing. This edition reprints the original in its entirety, in a slightly smaller format than the original. An essential reference work for collectors of maritime postal history.
£120.00Quantity:

Gould, Dr. M.H. - British Naval Post and Censor Marks of the First World War
Gould, Dr. M.H. - British Naval Post and Censor Marks of the First World War
Publisher: The Forces Postal History Society, 1998.
Second edition, large paperback, illustrated, 229 pages, a few small dusty marks and spots of foxing to the top-edges, minor signs of use, in Good condition.
Useful handbook on the many different postal markings used by the Navy in WW1.
£24.00Quantity:

Pirie, Dr. J.H. Harvey - Antarctic Posts
Pirie, Dr. J.H. Harvey - Antarctic Posts
Publisher: Stamp Collecting Ltd., London, c1948.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 71 pages, vertical crease to rear cover and affecting the pages slightly, covers very foxed, pages clean, a Good reading copy only.
Very scarce.
£15.00Quantity:

Studd, M.A. - "Paquebot" and "Ship Letter" Cancellations of the World 1894-1951
Studd, M.A. - "Paquebot" and "Ship Letter" Cancellations of the World
1894-1951

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1953.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, illustrated, xii + 85 pages, spine sunned, in Good condition.
The original classic work on the subject. Nicely illustrated with drawings of the postal markings and of ships.
£22.00Quantity:

[Pitts, David] - Bermuda Crossroads of the Atlantic, A Postal History from 1617 to 1877, The David Pitts Collection
[Pitts, David] - Bermuda
Crossroads of the Atlantic, A Postal History from 1617 to 1877, The David Pitts Collection

Publisher: Spink, London, 2017.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 110 pages, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of the remarkable postal history collection formed by David R. Pitts. Very well illustrated in colour.
£12.50Quantity:

Ward, Joseph - Ship Stamps of the World
Ward, Joseph - Ship Stamps of the World
Publisher: Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co., USA, [1920].
Hardback, privately bound with cloth spine and marbled boards, gilt title to spine, attractive patterned endpapers, original pictorial paper front cover retained, fore-edge of front cover slightly chipped with tiny loss, very slight foxing, else in Very Good condition.
Severn-Wylie-Jewett Booklet No. 36. Attractively bound copy of this scarce thematic work on stamps of the world depicting ships.
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Connell, G.W. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World Part 4 The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies
Connell, G.W. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World
Part 4 The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies

Publisher: Finnish Philatelic Federation, 1993.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 174 pages, very short tear to dustwrapper, small ink annotation to one page, else in Very Good condition.
The fifth volume of this classic series of handbooks on the Private Ship Letter Stamps of the world. A beautifully produced book, superbly illustrated with black & white and colour plates.
£35.00Quantity:

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Boulad d'Humières, Jean and Ringström, S. and Tester, H.E. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World
Part 3 The Suez Canal Company

Publisher: Leonard H. Hartmann, Louisville, 1985.
Hardback, dutswrapper, illustrated, 285 pages, plus a plating quality enlargement of a full sheet of the 40c Saatjian private printing inserted at the end, in Very Good condition.
The fourth volume of this classic series of handbooks on the Private Ship Letter Stamps of the world. A beautifully produced book, superbly illustrated with black & white photographic plates throughout and a souvenir miniature sheet of Forgery 20 tipped in. Every aspect of the stamps and their postal history is covered here, including a large section on the forgeries.
£40.00Quantity:

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