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General philatelic works - Forgeries
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Billig
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen
The Balkan States

Publisher: Fred F. Billings [Fritz Billig], New York, 1936-38.
Hardback, illustrated, circa 300+ pages, text in German, slightly rubbed to top and foot of spine else in Very Good condition.
Rare bound volume of the 13 parts covering Balkan countries in the series of forgery guides, with enlarged black & white photo-illustrations of forgeries and genuine issues. Contents: Bulgarien, Griechenland I & II, S.H.S. I & II, Montenegro, Rumänien I, II & III, Samos, Serbien, Türkei I & II.
£150.00Quantity:

Negus, James - Forgeries of China
Negus, James - Forgeries of China's "Large Dragons" 1878
Publisher: Cinderella Stamp Club, London, 1978.
Paperback, illustrated, 14 pages, in Very Good condition.
Cinderella Stamp Club Handbook No. 3. Guide to forgeries of China's "Large Dragons" (many of which originated from "Tourist" Sheets produced in Japan) and bogus postmarks. Well illustrated in black & white. A scarce book.
£8.50Quantity:

Bacon, E.D. - Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps and their Characteristics
Bacon, E.D. - Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps and their Characteristics
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., London, [1899].
First edition, hardback, original green cloth gilt, top page-edges gilt, illustrated, viii + 168 pages + publisher's advertisements, some scattered foxing to the edges, else in Very Good condition.
Scarce classic work.
£60.00Quantity:

Graus, Francisco and Soro, Enrique - Falsos Postales de España
Postal Forgeries of Spain

Publisher: Filatelia Pedro Monge, Barcelona, 1977.
Hardback, slipcase, illustrated, 601 pages, bilingual text in Spanish & English, complete with the box of transparent slides, slipcase damaged (splitting at joints) and slightly soiled, slight foxing to page-edges, two short tears to foot of spine, in Good condition.
No. 285 of 1,050 in the normal edition bound in imitation leather. With superb enlarged colour illustrations throughout. A scarce work - very rarely seen complete with box of transparencies.
£225.00Quantity:

Hale, H. Warren K. and Perry, Elliott (compiler) - Byways of Philately Privately-Owned Posts and Early Locals
Hale, H. Warren K. and Perry, Elliott (compiler) - Byways of Philately
Privately-Owned Posts and Early Locals

Publisher: JW Stowell Printing Co., Maryland, 1966.
Hardback, illustrated, xi + 271 pages, foxing to first and last few pages, pages slightly toned, in Good condition.
A compilation of articles on US Locals, including extensive coverage of Hussey's Post - authentic stamps, reprints, forgeries & postmarks. Illustrated in black & white.
£25.00Quantity:

Tyler, Varro E. - Philatelic Forgers Their Lives and Works
Tyler, Varro E. - Philatelic Forgers
Their Lives and Works

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1976.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, iv + 60 pages, some tears to the dustwrapper, in Good condition.
Biographies of 84 of the greatest philatelic forgers. Well illustrated in black & white.
£20.00Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - The Postage Stamps of Russia, 1917-1923 Volume 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 13-16 British Occupation of Batum (Section B)
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - The Postage Stamps of Russia, 1917-1923
Volume 4 Transcaucasia, Parts 13-16 British Occupation of Batum (Section B)

Publisher: privately published, Ross-on-Wye, 1994.
Large format paperback, illustrated, circa 120 pages, some slight marks to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
The second part of Dr Ceresa's study of the British Occupation of Batum deals with the 25 R. and 50 R Surcharges on the Aloe Tree Issue, the Second "British Occupation" Aloe Tree Issue, Forgeries of the Second "British Occupation" Aloe Tree Issue, Batum Cancellations and Postal Rates.
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Tsang, Ming W. - Hong Kong Forgeries
Tsang, Ming W. - Hong Kong Forgeries
Publisher: privately published, 1994.
Paperback, illustrated, vii + 143 pages, very slight crease and minor wear to the front cover, one or two tiny spots of foxing to the page-edges, in Good condition.
Excellent handbook covering forged stamps, faked overprints and postmarks, and bogus surcharges & overprints. Well illustrated.
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Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 13: Siberia - Far Eastern Republic
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 13: Siberia - Far Eastern Republic

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2004.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 36 pages, rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Part 13 of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine issue and the many known forged DVR overprints. Very well illustrated in black & white.
£9.50Quantity:

Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 12: South Russia - Don Territory - Kossack Government
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 12: South Russia - Don Territory - Kossack Government

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2005.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 20 pages, rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Part 12 of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine 25 and 50 Kop overprints and the numerous forgeries. Very well illustrated in black & white.
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Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide No. 7A: Ukraine Type III Tridents
Ceresa, Dr. R.J. - Russian Postage Stamps 1917-1923, Pocket Forgery Guide
No. 7A: Ukraine Type III Tridents

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2005.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Part 7A of Dr. Ceresa's excellent series dealing with forgeries of the Russian Civil War period. These guides revise the forgery sections of the author's monumental five volume series on the Postage Stamps of Russia 1917-1923. This part describes and illustrates the characteristics of the genuine trident overprints and the numerous forgeries. Very well illustrated in black & white.
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Blauhuth, Bernh. - Ueber die hauptsächlichsten Kennzeichen der Bremer Marken
mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die besten Hamburger Fälschungen

Publisher: Internationalen Philatelisten-Vereins, Dresden, 1893.
Separat-Abdruck aus "Philatelist" No. 7, 1893. Hardback, marbled boards and endpapers, leather label to spine, illustrated, 8 pages, text in German, signature of F.A. Bellamy at front, slight toning to the page-edges else in Very Good condition.
The principal characteristics of the stamps of Bremen, with particular regard to the best Hamburg forgeries. Rare.
£35.00Quantity:

Watson, Dr. V.M.M. (Editor) - The ANSPEX Handbook
Watson, Dr. V.M.M. (Editor) - The ANSPEX Handbook
Publisher: Aberdeen and North of Scotland Philatelic Society, 1950.
Hardback, red cloth gilt, illustrated, 64 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce hardback edition of this Exhibition handbook. With several interesting articles, including "Scots Local Cancellations" by John Anderson, "A Short Postal History of Aberdeen" by W.L. Falconer, and "The ABC of Forgery Detection" by Dr. V.M.M. Watson.
£11.50Quantity:

 - The Work of Jean de Sperati
- The Work of Jean de Sperati
Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1997.
Second edition, hardback, illustrated, 214 pages + 143 black & white plates, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
The Bendon reprint of the 1956 classic work on Sperati's forgeries, combining the text & plates volumes of the original edition. Very scarce.
£150.00Quantity:

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.
£100.00Quantity:

Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Rumänien III Billig
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Rumänien III
Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen, Lieferung Nr. 44

Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 30 pages, text in German, very slight corner-creasing, tiny scuff to rear cover, in Good condition.
Rare guide to forgeries of Roumania, with enlarged black & white photo-illustrations of forgeries and genuine stamps.
£18.00Quantity:

Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Rumänien 1 (Moldau-Walachei) Billig
Stiedl, Otto E. and Billig, Fritz - Rumänien 1 (Moldau-Walachei)
Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen, Lieferung Nr. 42

Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 24 pages, text in German, very slight corner-creasing else in Very Good condition.
Rare guide to forgeries of Roumanian "Bull's Heads", with enlarged black & white photo-illustrations of forgeries and genuine stamps.
£20.00Quantity:

 - Postal Forgeries
- Postal Forgeries
Publisher: Harmers, London, 1980.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 15 pages + vii plates, with prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Featuring WW2 propaganda forgeries, GB Stock Exchange forgeries, Italian States, etc. Scarce.
£10.00Quantity:

Schoen, Robert and DeVoss, James T. and Harvey, Jack V. - Counterfeit Kansas-Nebraska Overprints on 1922-34 Issue (Including
Schoen, Robert and DeVoss, James T. and Harvey, Jack V. - Counterfeit Kansas-Nebraska Overprints on 1922-34 Issue (Including 'California Varieties')
Plus First Day Covers of the Kansas-Nebraska Overprints

Publisher: The American Philatelic Society Inc., State College, PA, 1973.
Paperback, illustrated, 34 pages, covers very slightly rubbed and creased at corners, in Good condition.
Useful handbook describing genuine and forged Kansas and Nebraska overprints. Well illustrated in black & white.
£7.50Quantity:

Cooper, Lowell B. - The Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail of 1894
Cooper, Lowell B. - The Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail of 1894
Publisher: Leonard H. Hartmann, Kentucky, 1982.
Hardback, illustrated, ix + 134 pages, some slight warping/bending to the covers, internally fine, in Good condition.
The fascinating history of this private local post, including details of the proofs, stamps & envelopes used, the defaced counterfeit die, stamps printed after the post, remainder and altered covers, etc.
£30.00Quantity:

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