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General philatelic works - Postal history
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, price sticker to dustwrapper spine else in Very Good 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.
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Wawrukiewicz, Anthony S. and Beecher, Henry W. - U.S. International Postal Rates, 1872-1996
Wawrukiewicz, Anthony S. and Beecher, Henry W. - U.S. International Postal Rates, 1872-1996
Publisher: Cama Publishing Co., Portland, 1996.
Large hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, viii + 402 pages, mildest signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Large, exhaustive encyclopedia of US international postal rates since UPU membership. Illustrated with covers. The standard work on the subject, and very useful for all collectors of US postal history.
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Stone, J.W.M. - The Inland Posts (1392-1672) A Calendar of Historical Documents
Stone, J.W.M. - The Inland Posts (1392-1672)
A Calendar of Historical Documents

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1987.
Hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 333 pages, dustwrapper a little soiled and with a short tear, in Good condition.
Important reference work on the early mails.
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Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Publisher: Ashgate Publications, Aldershot, 1998.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 284 pages + plates, short tear to dustwrapper, spine-lean (spine-roll), previous owner's name to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
"This book is about English letters and their use for the administration of government, for the transaction of business and for private correspondence. It describes the Roman postal system in England, the services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, towns and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation."
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Proud, Hector and Kirk, Reg and Proud, E.B. (editor) - British Maritime Postal History Volume 4 The British Sea Post Offices in the East
Proud, Hector and Kirk, Reg and Proud, E.B. (editor) - British Maritime Postal History Volume 4
The British Sea Post Offices in the East

Publisher: Proud Bailey Co. Ltd., East Sussex, 2003.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 476 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent postal history handbook covering the Mediterranean Sea Post Office, the Bombay-Suez (later Aden) Sea Post Offices, the Bombay-Karachi Sea Post Office, the Rangoon-Calcutta Sea Post Office, etc.
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Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II 1903-1927
Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II
1903-1927

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Ltd., circa 1980.
Hardback, illustrated, 312 pages, spine and a portion of the front cover slightly sunned, else in Very Good condition.
The second volume of the three volume set by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the years 1903 to 1927, and consequently is largely concerned with the First World War. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, and very well illustrated with postcards and hundreds of postmark illustrations. A "must have" book for military postal historians and particularly World War I collectors. Out-of-print and scarce.
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[Maybury, Peter] - France featuring the Peter Maybury Collections of Postal History, Stamps and Essays; The Derek Richardson WWII Internment Mail & Stamp Issue Studies, and the "Pantoufle" Stamps & Postal History
[Maybury, Peter] - France
featuring the Peter Maybury Collections of Postal History, Stamps and Essays; The Derek Richardson WWII Internment Mail & Stamp Issue Studies, and the "Pantoufle" Stamps & Postal History

Publisher: Cavendish, London, 2019.
Auction catalogue, large format paperback, illustrated, 110 pages, text in English, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Fine catalogue of French postal history. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Migliavacca, Giorgio - Documentation Revealed The Post and Courier Service of Early Modern Italy
Migliavacca, Giorgio - Documentation Revealed
The Post and Courier Service of Early Modern Italy

Publisher: reprinted from the Postal History Journal, 1980.
Paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, text in English, minor foxing to the covers, in Good condition.
Interesting monograph on Italian postal history of the 15th and 16th centuries. Scarce.
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Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp
Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers
Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Chalmers' claim to be the inventor of the postage stamp, and of the Chalmers-Hill controversy.
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Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill
Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity
Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill's Journal and Ancillary Papers, with Glossary, Bibliography and Comprehensive Index

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2000.
Two large volumes, hardbacks, dustwrappers, lviii + vi + 1304 pages, ex RPSL Library with their library bookplate to front pastedown-endpapers, dustwrappers slightly rubbed and chipped at corners, remains of a small sticker to dustwrapper of Vol II, in Good condition.
No. 38 of a limited edition of 650 copies (although it is understood that a substantial part of the print run was destroyed, thus the book is far scarcer than indicated by the stated print run). Foreword by Asa Briggs. Well illustrated including numerous colour plates. A huge work in two volumes. With much detail on Rowland Hill's reforms and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps. Out of print.
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Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform
A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, in Fine unused condition.
A superb work on the complexities of the postal rates in Britain prior to the reforms of 1840. Colour illustrated throughout with covers from the author's collection.
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Huys, Dr. Jan and Kaiser, Pierre - Kingdom of Belgium, Foreign Destinations From Belgium during the Reign of King Leopold I, 1849-1865
Huys, Dr. Jan and Kaiser, Pierre - Kingdom of Belgium, Foreign Destinations
From Belgium during the Reign of King Leopold I, 1849-1865

Publisher: Le Musée des Timbres & des Monnaies de Monaco, 2009.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, 336 pages, illustrated, bilingual text in French & English, signed by Pierre Kaiser, short tear to dustwrapper and some scuffs and wear to rear panel of dustwrapper, book itself in Very Good condition.
Beautifully illustrated with colour illustrations of classic covers on every page, along with bilingual explanations of the rates used.
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von Bertalanffy, Ludwig - The Origin of Posts Italy - Early 15th Century
von Bertalanffy, Ludwig - The Origin of Posts
Italy - Early 15th Century

Publisher: The Philatelist and Postal Historian (Robson Lowe Ltd.), London, 1962.
Paperback, illustrated, 8 pages, rusted staples else in Very Good condition.
Interesting postal history study on early mails of the Italian States. Illustrated in black & white.
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Gian, Giorgio Dal - I Timbri Postali ed i "Tagli delli Soldi 4 Per Lettera" della Repubblica di Venezia
Gian, Giorgio Dal - I Timbri Postali ed i "Tagli delli Soldi 4 Per Lettera" della Repubblica di Venezia
Publisher: privately published, Venezia, 1950.
Hardback, illustrated, 144 pages, text in Italian, introduction to catalogue in also in German, French & English, top of spine and corners of covers slightly rubbed, some soiling to front cover, a little foxing to first and last few pages, in Good condition.
No. 259 of 500, signed by the author. Rare handbook/catalogue.
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Banci, Alfredo - Catalogo Prefilatelico e Storia delle Corriere e Poste del Lombardo-Veneto
Banci, Alfredo - Catalogo Prefilatelico e Storia delle Corriere e Poste del Lombardo-Veneto
Publisher: Staderini Editore, Rome, 1942.
Hardback, illustrated, 175 pages, text in Italian, introduction to the catalogue in five languages, slight dusty marks to upper page-edges and covers, covers and spine slightly rubbed, some wear to foot of spine, in Good condition.
Well illustrated handbook/catalogue.
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Westley, H.C. - The Early Postal History of the British West Indies and North America
Westley, H.C. - The Early Postal History of the British West Indies and North America
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1957.
Special Series No. 2, limited edition of 100 copies, paperback, 34 pages, several short tears to the spine-covering with loss of a small piece to the top of the spine, some foxing to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Scarce work which reprints early documents relating to postal history.
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["Smith"] - The "Smith" Collections of Worldwide Private Posts and Malta
["Smith"] - The "Smith" Collections of Worldwide Private Posts and Malta
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2010.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 80 pages, with prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Includes rare Local Posts, College Stamps, Malta postal history, etc. Well illustrated in black & white and with 39 pages of colour plates.
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 - A History of the Post Office in Tasmania
- A History of the Post Office in Tasmania
Publisher: Australian Post Office, Hobart, nd [circa 1974].
Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 72 pages, a few spots of foxing to the covers, slight corner-creasing, in Good condition.
Interesting history. Quite scarce.
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[Sussex, Vivien] - The Vivien Sussex Collection of Valuables By Post
[Sussex, Vivien] - The Vivien Sussex Collection of Valuables By Post
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2002.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 95 pages, minimal shelfwear to the front cover else in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of the International Large Gold Medal-winning collection of Registered Mail. Well illustrated in colour and black & white.
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[Larsson, Kersti & Bertil] - Sweden - Postal History & Postage Due Mail The Kersti & Bertil I. Larsson Collections (Part II)
[Larsson, Kersti & Bertil] - Sweden - Postal History & Postage Due Mail
The Kersti & Bertil I. Larsson Collections (Part II)

Publisher: Heinrich Köhler, Wiesbaden, 2017.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 124 pages, text in English, corner-crease to front cover, in Good condition.
Second portion of the magnificent collection of Swedish postal history and postage due mails, including incoming mails to Sweden with manuscript marks and with postage due stamps. Very well illustrated in colour.
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