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Lankester, Ronald F. - China 1927-1949 being a history of the stamps issued during the rise of Mao Tse-tung, the period when his Revolutionary Forces fought against Japanese Aggression, and their subsequent overthrow of the Nationalist Government, thus founding the People
Lankester, Ronald F. - China 1927-1949
being a history of the stamps issued during the rise of Mao Tse-tung, the period when his Revolutionary Forces fought against Japanese Aggression, and their subsequent overthrow of the Nationalist Government, thus founding the People's Republic of China

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1972.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, iv + 80 pages, dustwrapper somewhat soiled and with one or two short tears, minor dusty marks to top-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Scarce handbook on the early stamp issues of Communist China.
£26.00Quantity:

Ireland, Philip W. - China The Large Dragons 1878-1885
Ireland, Philip W. - China
The Large Dragons 1878-1885

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1978.
Hardback, dustwrapper, xii + 130 plates, a few tiny dusty marks to page-edges, minor shelfwear, else in Very Good condition.
Classic work on China's "Large Dragons". Illustrated in black & white and with four pages of colour plates. Long out of print and hard to find.
£65.00Quantity:

Waterfall, Arnold C. - The Postal History of Tibet
Waterfall, Arnold C. - The Postal History of Tibet
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1981.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 188 pages, dustwrapper rubbed, top page-edges a little dust-marked, internally clean, in Good condition.
The classic work on the interesting postal history and curious native stamps of Tibet. The history of the Younghusband expeditions of 1903 and 1904, the introduction of the British-Indian and Chinese postal agencies and the establishment and expansion of Tibet's own postal services are dealt with fully. The philatelic problems arising from the Tibetan stamps with their varied inks and settings, and the variety of datestamps are also carefully described. For good measure, the history of the Mount Everest expeditions and flights are also included. Long out of print and scarce.
£35.00Quantity:

Alexander, Donald R. - Postal Stationery of Taiwan, Republic of China
Alexander, Donald R. - Postal Stationery of Taiwan, Republic of China
Publisher: The China Stamp Society, Iowa, 1993.
Hardback, illustrated, xii + 372 pages, with price guide in pocket at end, a few mild marks else in Very Good condition.
Important handbook/catalogue. Well illustrated.
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Alexander, Donald R. and Kadull, Paul J. - Postal Stationery of China, Imperial and Republic to 1949
Alexander, Donald R. and Kadull, Paul J. - Postal Stationery of China, Imperial and Republic to 1949
Publisher: The China Stamp Society, Iowa, 1994.
Hardback, illustrated, xii + 176 pages, with price guide in pocket at end, a few mild marks to the covers, in Very Good condition.
Important handbook/catalogue. Well illustrated.
£40.00Quantity:

Chang, Paul Ke-Shing - A Historical Survey of Postage Stamps, Postmarks & Postage Rates of Taiwan (1945-1949)
Chang, Paul Ke-Shing - A Historical Survey of Postage Stamps, Postmarks & Postage Rates of Taiwan (1945-1949)
Publisher: privately published, San Francisco, 1986.
Two volumes, hardback, illustrated, 760 pages + colour plates, with valuation guide loosely inserted, text in English & Chinese, mild foxing to top page-edges, else in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated handbook. Scarce.
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Robinson, Philip E. and Yen, Stephen P.S. - Paris to Shanghai, 1903 A Trans-Siberian Journey to China
Robinson, Philip E. and Yen, Stephen P.S. - Paris to Shanghai, 1903
A Trans-Siberian Journey to China

Publisher: Yen Ping Sei, Hong Kong, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, 30 pages, in Very Good condition.
This book illustrates and describes a series of 90 postcards that were sent home by a Frenchman, C.E. Tanant, on a journey from Paris to Shanghai in 1903. The postcards have views representing the cities and different parts of Europe and Asia that Tanant passed through. The front and back of each card is reproduced in colour, and the messages written in French have been translated into English and are included. Tanant was a keen philatelist, and many of the cards have railway station or travelling post office marks, adding to the interest for the postal historian. Tanant also took trouble to use different frankings on his cards, and to experiment with different postage rates. As well as informative commentary on Tanant's journey, the postcards and the stamps/postmarks on them, there is also a double-page map showing the Trans-Siberian and Chinese Eastern railways, with the travelling post office numbers indicated on the various sections.
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[Shanahan's] - An Upper Middle Class Sale (Sale No.74)
Publisher: Shanahan's Stamp Auctions Ltd, Dublin, 1958.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 58 pages + 60 plates, small loss of corner-pieces to front cover, slight corner-creases to rear covers and some pages, in reasonably Good condition.
Includes Japan postmarks, China including Empress Dowager covers and combination covers, etc. A scarce catalogue issued by the (in)famous Dublin auction house.
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Clark, Kenneth G. - The History & Postal History of Japan
Clark, Kenneth G. - The History & Postal History of Japan's Wars
Volume II: The Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War, The Armies & Prisoners, Field Post Offices, Postmarks

Publisher: Japan Philatelic Group, England, 2009.
Large hardback, illustrated, v + 442 pages, with cd-rom of some 150 pages of the author's Gold Medal collection, signed by the author, very slight damage/knock to the edge of the rear cover else in Very Good condition.
Excellent postal history handbook. Illustrates some 750 cancellations.
£35.00Quantity:

Clark, Kenneth G. - The History & Postal History of Japan
Clark, Kenneth G. - The History & Postal History of Japan's Wars
Volume I: A Brief History and Postal History of the Sino-Japanese War, Boxer Uprising, Russo-Japanese War.

Publisher: Japan Philatelic Group, England, 2004.
Large hardback, illustrated, iv + 252 pages, signed by the author, slight spine-lean else in Very Good condition.
Excellent postal history handbook. Well illustrated in black & white and some colour.
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Tett, David - A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia during the Second World War, Volume 4 Hong Kong and China 1941-1945, Captives in Cathay
Tett, David - A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia during the Second World War, Volume 4
Hong Kong and China 1941-1945, Captives in Cathay

Publisher: BFA Publishing, 2007.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xviii + 457 pages, in Very Good condition.
The fourth volume in this magnificent series covers the story of the mails to and from Canadian, British and Indian servicemen captured in Hong Kong, the US Marines and others imprisoned in China, and civilians of many nationalities interned in Hong Kong and China. The principal concentration of Hong Kong mail was to and from the two major POW camps, Shamshuipo, and Argyle Street, and the civilian camp at Stanley. Many examples are shown with various censors and directional markings to and from these and other camps, as well as a considerable variety of inter-camp mail. In China a relatively small number of POWs were held initially in Woosung and then Kiangwan near Shanghai. Mail from and to these camps is illustrated. The civilians were held in a number of Civilian Assembly Centres in Shanghai, Yangchow and North China and mail from and to these camps is illustrated. Profusely illustrated with more than 400 illustrations, mostly in colour.
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Oldfield, Captain Herbert R. - The Stamps of the Treaty Ports of China and of Formosa
Oldfield, Captain Herbert R. - The Stamps of the Treaty Ports of China and of Formosa
Publisher: Séfi, Pemberton & Co., London, 1927.
Paperback, illustrated, 61 pages, slight mark to front cover, spine neatly repaired, mild creasing, tiny amount of foxing, in Good condition.
"The Philatelic Journal of Great Britain" Series of Studies in Philately No. 4. Rare handbook/catalogue of Chinese locals.
£55.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - British Post Offices in the Far East
Proud, Edward B. - British Post Offices in the Far East
Publisher: Proud-Bailey, East Sussex, 1991.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 551 pages + colour plates, short tear to front inner-hinge (probably caused during production) else in Very Good, unused condition.
Another excellent volume in the series of Proud British Empire postal history handbooks. With the author's usual combination of fascinating background information, reprinting of postal documents, and thorough listing, illustrating and valuation of the postal markings. Very well illustrated with postmark illustrations. Contents include British Post Offices in China, Japan, Macao, and Thailand, Postal Rates, Pacific Mail Routes, etc.
£40.00Quantity:

[Burrus, Maurice] - The "Burrus" Collections of Mexico, Nicaragua, Liberia, Kiautschou, Korea, Persia, Shanghai, Thailand, etc., etc.. Also a collection of Egypt
[Burrus, Maurice] - The "Burrus" Collections of Mexico,
Nicaragua, Liberia, Kiautschou, Korea, Persia, Shanghai, Thailand, etc., etc.. Also a collection of Egypt

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1964.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 56 pages, illustrated, with the prices realised, top and bottom of spine slightly rubbed, top staple quite rusty with cover coming loose, in Good condition.
Scarce catalogue of the "Burrus" Mexico, and with several other sections of the Burrus Collection - the largest, most valuable, and greatest all-world collection ever formed by one person. Well llustrated in black & white.
£15.00Quantity:

[Mizuhara, Meiso] - Mongolia
[Mizuhara, Meiso] - Mongolia
Publisher: Spink, Hong Kong, 2011.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 165 pages, text in English, corner of front cover rubbed with tiny amount of loss, else in Very Good condition.
Large catalogue of the Gold Medal winning collection of Mongolia Postal History, including Russian and Chinese Post Offices, formed by Meiso Mizuhara. Very well illustrated in colour.
£12.00Quantity:

Gerlach, Hans-Henning and Birken, Andreas - Deutsche Kolonien und deutsche Kolonialpolitik Band 6 China, Kiautschou und die kaiserliche Marine Atlas - Handbuch - Katalog der postalischen Entwertungen
Gerlach, Hans-Henning and Birken, Andreas - Deutsche Kolonien und deutsche Kolonialpolitik Band 6 China, Kiautschou und die kaiserliche Marine
Atlas - Handbuch - Katalog der postalischen Entwertungen

Publisher: Philathek-Verlag, 2009.
Hardback, illustrated, 100 pages, text in German, slightest hint of spine-lean else a clean and bright copy in Very Good condition.
A fine work, with excellent colour maps.
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Bishop, G.T. and Morton, C.S. - Treaty Port Postmarks on Hong Kong Stamps
Bishop, G.T. and Morton, C.S. - Treaty Port Postmarks on Hong Kong Stamps
Publisher: H.F. Johnson, London, 1927.
"Stamp Lover" Handbook, small format paperback, illustrated, 23 pages + map, spine very slightly chipped at top and bottom, minor foxing to edges else in Very Good condition.
Rare handbook.
£30.00Quantity:

Pratt, Major Richard - Imperial China - History of the Posts to 1896
Pratt, Major Richard - Imperial China - History of the Posts to 1896
Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1994.
Hardback, dustwrapper, xi + 500 pages + 16 colour plates, dustwrapper a little rubbed at edges and faded to spine, top-edge of pages rather dust-marked, contents clean, in Good condition.
A comprehensive study of the postal history of Imperial China before 1897. Well illustrated, including sixteen pages of colour plates.
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 - The Revenue Surcharges China 1897 (Vol. I)
- The Revenue Surcharges China 1897 (Vol. I)
Publisher: Directorate General of Posts, Taiwan, 1984.
First edition, large hardback in card slipcase, x + 317 pages, illustrated, bilingual text in English & Chinese, in Very Good condition.
A major reference work on the China Revenue Surcharges of 1897. Volume I is mainly devoted to the illustrations (almost entirely in colour) with accompanying descriptions.
£50.00Quantity:

Chu, Dr. Chia-Hua - China
Chu, Dr. Chia-Hua - China's Postal and other Communications Services
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., London, 1937.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, ix + portrait frontispiece of the author + 259 pages, dustwrapper a little chipped at edges and tanned to spine, slight hint of spine-roll, top-edge a little dusty, very light foxing to endpapers, in Good condition.
"China To-day" Series No.9. "A concise and authoritative account dealing with the historical development and Functions of the Ministry of Communications, Post Office, Postal Remittances & Savings Banks, Marine and Navigation Administrations, Telegraph, Telephone and Wireless Services, and the Growth of Commercial Aviation in China, down to the present." Very rare work.
£85.00Quantity:

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