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General philatelic works - Postal history
Lundh, Børge - Les Cachets »D ALLEMAGNE«, »HAMBOURG«, et »HAMBURG«
Lundh, Børge - Les Cachets »D ALLEMAGNE«, »HAMBOURG«, et »HAMBURG«
Publisher: privately published, 1989.
Large paperback, 140 pages, illustrated, text in French, with Summary in English, ex NPS library with labels to spine and two small library marks inside front cover, some wear to the covers and slight corner-creases, a Good working copy.
Scarce study of these postmarks, the post offices where they were applied and the postmark types.
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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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Cohn, Ernst M. - A Book of Postal History
Cohn, Ernst M. - A Book of Postal History
Publisher: Triad Publiactions, 1988.
Paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, vi + 110 pages, covers a little creased, a few dusty marks to the covers and upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
An excellent compilation of articles on Postal History which originally appeared in "The American Philatelist". With much content relating to Cohn's specialism - the Franco-Prussian War and Siege of Paris.
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Hooghuis de Bie, Cornelis Th. J. - De la Comunicación Primitiva a la Historia Postal: Un Análisis Evolutivo
Hooghuis de Bie, Cornelis Th. J. - De la Comunicación Primitiva a la Historia Postal: Un Análisis Evolutivo
Publisher: Academia Hispánica de Filatelia, 2002.
Paperback, illustrated, 105 pages, text in Spanish, in Very Good condition.
The evolution of early postal communications. Well illustrated, including several colour maps.
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Fryer, Gavin and Whiteside, John - The Silver Yardstick: 1840-1871 Currencies Applied to Postal Rates in the Nineteenth Century
Fryer, Gavin and Whiteside, John - The Silver Yardstick: 1840-1871
Currencies Applied to Postal Rates in the Nineteenth Century

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2003.
Supplement to The London Philatelist, paperback, illustrated, iv + 60 pages, covers lightly creased else in Very Good condition.
Interesting work on the postal history aspects of nineteenth century currencies. Well illustrated, including some in colour.
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Chauvet, Michèle - Les Relations de la France avec l
Chauvet, Michèle - Les Relations de la France avec l'Espagne de 1660 à 1849
Publisher: Brun & Fils, 2002.
La Poste Internationale Tome 2. Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 286 pages, text in French, a few tiny marks to the covers, slight creasing to the covers and page-edges, inscription to previous owner to title-page signed by the author (?), in Good condition.
An important work on the postal history of the mails between France and Spain prior to the introduction of adhesive postage stamps in France. Very scarce and sought after.
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Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839 & The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839
Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
& The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2017.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, ix + 376 pages, in Very Good condition.
A major new handbook. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Clark, Rex - Manuscript town markings on early Scottish mail
Clark, Rex - Manuscript town markings on early Scottish mail
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2012.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 147 pages, signed dedication to the previous owner from the author, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 2. Excellent monograph based on Rex Clark's collection. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Erskine, Roy - Wilsons of Bannockburn
Erskine, Roy - Wilsons of Bannockburn
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2011.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 172 pages, signed by the author, very slight corner-crease to rear cover and last few pages else in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 1. Excellent monograph based on the Roy Erskine's renowned display of postal history relating to the firm of Wilsons of Bannockburn. Very well illustrated in colour. Out of print and hard to find.
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Devol, Jerry B. and Graham, Richard B. - Establishment of the First U.S. Government Post Offices in the Northwest Territory
Devol, Jerry B. and Graham, Richard B. - Establishment of the First U.S. Government Post Offices in the Northwest Territory
Publisher: American Philatelic Society, 1975.
Hardback, illustrated, 48 pages, spine and some of rear cover slightly sunned, else in Very Good condition.
Interesting postal history study, including a list of all known covers 1794-1803.
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Chaintrier, Louis A. - Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris 1870-71
Chaintrier, Louis A. - Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris 1870-71
Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 1976.
Hardback, illustrated, vi + 163 pages, ex libris Canada National Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown endpaper and library pocket at rear, else in Very Good condition.
English translation of the original French work, with an Introduction by Ernst Cohn, and supplemented with the French Balloon section of the American Airmail Catalogue and a Memoir of the Carrier Pigeon Service by George W. Angers.
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Vandervelde, V. Denis (editor) - Pratique Quarterly Journal of the Disinfected Mail Study Circle, 14 issues between Vol. XII No. 1/2 and Vol. XX No. 3/4
Vandervelde, V. Denis (editor) - Pratique
Quarterly Journal of the Disinfected Mail Study Circle, 14 issues between Vol. XII No. 1/2 and Vol. XX No. 3/4

Publisher: Disinfected Mail Study Circle, London, 1986-95.
Single stapled paperbacks, some occasional wear and slight marks to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Vol. XII No. 1/2, 3, Vol. XIII No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XIV No. 3/4, Vol. XV No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XVI No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XVII No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XX No. 1, 2, & 3/4. Much interesting content on the disinfection of mails.
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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."
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Janssen, Leonard H.J. - De Pariteit van Munten in de Postgeschiedenis 1700-1875 Parity of Currencies in Postal History
Janssen, Leonard H.J. - De Pariteit van Munten in de Postgeschiedenis 1700-1875
Parity of Currencies in Postal History

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2001.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 501 pages, text in Dutch, with Foreword & Introduction also in English, German & French, tiny mark to fore-edges and couple of tiny tears to rear panel of dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Large, very detailed work on rate marks on pre-stamp covers of Europe and the rest of the world. With numerous colour illustrations of covers.
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Tabeart, Colin and Lucas, Bernard - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 7
Tabeart, Colin and Lucas, Bernard - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 7
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2006.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, viii + 110 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring two excellent postal history studies: The West India & Pacific Steam-Ship Company: The Mail Contracts 1865-1888; and The Pneumatic Post of Paris, including some extraordinary usages.
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Asquith, Brian; Lovejoy, Geoff; Kenton, Phil and Muys, Cornelius - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 1
Asquith, Brian; Lovejoy, Geoff; Kenton, Phil and Muys, Cornelius - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 1
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2000.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 111 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring four excellent postal history studies: "On Dragon's Wings" Twentieth century Air Routes to the Far East (The China Connection); "The Factory Inspectorate in England", Postal matters relting to social reform; "Crossroads at Panama", Panama Railways; and "Westphalia & the Grand Duchy of Berg", postal communications between Russia and Prussia to Holland and France 1790-1814.
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Smith, A.D. - The Development of Rates of Postage An Historical and Analytical Study
Smith, A.D. - The Development of Rates of Postage
An Historical and Analytical Study

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1917.
First edition, hardback, original red cloth, dustwrapper, xii + 431 pages, short tears to dustwrapper at top of spine with small amount of loss, foxing and toning to page-edges, toning to half-title page, short closed tear to one early page, in Good condition.
Scarce first edition of the classic work.
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 - Le Symposium d
- 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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Tabeart, Colin - Admiralty Mediterranean Steam Packets 1830 to 1857
Tabeart, Colin - Admiralty Mediterranean Steam Packets 1830 to 1857
Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 2002.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, xvi + 278 pages, minor signs of use, some slight marks to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
An important study of the Admiralty packet service from Falmouth to Malta, Corfu and Alexandria, which became an important part of the route to India five years before the P&O service to Egypt began. Out of print and scarce.
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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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