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General philatelic works - Postal history
Proud, Edward B. - Intercontinental Airmails Volume Two Asia and Australasia
Proud, Edward B. - Intercontinental Airmails Volume Two
Asia and Australasia

Publisher: Proud Publications, 2009.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 896 pages, in Very Good condition.
Superb handbook on commercial airmails to Asia and Australasia via the Middle East, including routes and rates, timtables etc. With much useful content on the Cairo-Baghdad R.A.F. Service, Imperial Airways Services, the Horseshoe Route, etc. Well illustrated including colour plates.
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Hughmark, Gordon A. and Halpern, Don - Stampless Mail to and from Scandinavia to 1868
Hughmark, Gordon A. and Halpern, Don - Stampless Mail to and from Scandinavia to 1868
Publisher: Rosetta Stone Press, New Jersey, 1999.
Large paperback, illustrated, vi + 202 pages, slightly rubbed at extremities else in Very Good condition.
Scarce and important handbook.
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Furfie, Michael - International Postage Rates 1890s-1957
Furfie, Michael - International Postage Rates 1890s-1957
Publisher: privately published, Ashford, Middlesex, 2010.
Large (A4) paperback, spiralbound, 90 pages, in VG condition.
The author has used previously undiscovered data in the Post Office archives to compile this listing of incoming foreign Surface Rates to the United Kingdom. A useful reference work.
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Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1963.
Special Series No. 14, limited edition of 100 copies, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages + illustrations, foxing to the covers and page-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce and useful work.
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Adema, Kees - Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil Volume 1 1568-1795
Adema, Kees - Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil
Volume 1 1568-1795

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2010.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xiv + 168 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent postal history study of Dutch military mails from the start of the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule until the end of the United Netherlands Republic in 1795. Beautifully illustrated in colour.
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Keller, Thomas - Die Verkehrsentwicklung und die Organisation der Schiffspost auf dem Zürichsee im 19. Jahrhundert
Keller, Thomas - Die Verkehrsentwicklung und die Organisation der Schiffspost auf dem Zürichsee im 19. Jahrhundert
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1994.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 248 pages, text in German, in Very Good condition.
Fine postal history study. Beautifully illustrated in colour.
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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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Lister, Peter - Airway Letters of the United Kingdom
Lister, Peter - Airway Letters of the United Kingdom
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1994.
Large format paperback, illustrated, 53 pages, slight creasing to rear cover else in Very Good condition.
No. 191 of 350 copies. Comprehensive handbook/catalogue of Airway Letters from the first service flown by GWR in 1933 to the last British Airways flight in 1988.
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Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez 1852 to 1926
Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez
1852 to 1926

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1989.
Large paperback, illustrated, v + 324 pages, in Very Good condition.
Detailed handbook.
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Ablard, Claude - Les Prisonniers de Guerre Français Détenus par la Wehrmacht pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
Ablard, Claude - Les Prisonniers de Guerre Français Détenus par la Wehrmacht pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
Publisher: L'Union Marcophile, Paris, 2001.
Paperback, illustrated, 88 pages, text in French, tiny corner-crease to rear cover and last few pages else in Very Good condition.
Les Feuilles Marcophiles, Supplément au No. 307. Excellent postal history study. Profusely illustrated in black & white.
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[Clifford-Jones, Neville] - The Neville Clifford-Jones Collection of Hand Decorated Covers of the World, 1840-1918
[Clifford-Jones, Neville] - The Neville Clifford-Jones Collection of Hand Decorated Covers of the World, 1840-1918
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2011.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 62 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
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Rich, Stephen G. - Philately of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Rich, Stephen G. - Philately of the Anglo-Boer War
1899-1902

Publisher: Chambers Publishing Co., Kalamazoo, 1943.
Paperback, illustrated, 226 pages, ex libris Frank Rossi with his name written on front endpaper, mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
The classic handbook. Rare and sought after.
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Hopkins, A.E. - A History of Wreck Covers Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air
Hopkins, A.E. - A History of Wreck Covers
Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1967.
Third edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 180 pages, dustwrapper lightly soiled and very slightly chipped at edges, in Good condition.
The last and best edition of this classic handbook, revised to incorporate air crashes of British overseas airways.
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Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century
Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails
Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century

Publisher: The Cockrill Press, Ipswich, circa 1934.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 34 pages, spine and corners very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
A classic work on Paquebot and other Ship cancels of the first part of the twentieth century. Very well illustrated.
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Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956.
First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped at edges with some loss of tiny fragments, front cover very slightly rubbed at one corner, pages clean and bright, signed by the author, in Good condition.
The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings. This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.
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Firebrace, John - British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-1924 A Postal History
Firebrace, John - British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-1924
A Postal History

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1991.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 460 pages, binding ever so slightly shaken but still perfectly solid, page-edges a little dust-marked, lower page-edges rather spotted/stained (not affecting the inside of the book), internally clean, a Good working copy.
The essential postal history study of British, Indian, Australian and New Zealand participation in the Campaigns in Egypt, Gallipoli, Salonica and the Sudan, with the advance of the E.E.F. into and through Palestine and, following the Armistice in 1918, the military occupations of Palestine, Syria, the Lebanon, Turkey and the intervention in South Russia. The detail includes principal units of all fighting formations, their locations and Field Post Offices, and diaries of events with battles and engagements. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Long out of print and sought after.
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[Hinde, William C.] - "The William C. Hinde" India "Used Abroads", Campaign Covers, Tibet - Nepal, Boxer Rebellion
[Hinde, William C.] - "The William C. Hinde" India
"Used Abroads", Campaign Covers, Tibet - Nepal, Boxer Rebellion

Publisher: Robson Lowe Postal History Auctions, London, 1957.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 28 pages, with photocopy prices realised, a few small marks to the covers, tiny tear to foot of spine, price realisations written in page margins throughout, slight shelfwear, an acceptable copy in Fair to Good condition.
Rare catalogue of Indian postal history, featuring important Used Abroad, Campaign covers, and Tibet.
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Buti, Antonio Bandini - Storia della Posta e del Francobollo
Publisher: Ulrico Hoepli, Milano, 1946.
Second edition, hardback, half leather gilt binding with gilt decoration and five raised bands to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top page-edges gilt, xv + 715 pages + colour plates + map, text in Italian, lower edges of boards only very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
Beautifully bound copy of this scarce work on the history of the posts and postage stamps. [click 'next' for more images]
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Staff, Frank - The Penny Post 1680 - 1918
Staff, Frank - The Penny Post
1680 - 1918

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1992.
Second edition (first paperback edition), paperback, 219 pages, a couple of tiny marks to the lower page-edges, internally in Very Good condition.
The first paperback edition of Frank Staff's authoritative and extremely readable account of the growth of the Penny Post from its local beginnings to national and international agreements. To some (such as Elihu Burritt who campaigned so vigorously for Ocean Penny Post to and from the United States, and Henniker Heaton, who by his efforts brought about Imperial Penny Post in 1898) the need to provide a cheap means of communication between peoples at home and abroad was not only obvious but was fought for with missionary zeal; however, governments were slow to react to these demands and the story Frank Staff describes provides a fascinating sidelight of social as well as postal history. While we are all familiar with the name of Rowland Hill, who in 1840 established Uniform Penny Post in this country, less well-known is the pioneering work of William Dockwra, who created an efficient Penny Post in London as early as 1680 with four or five hundred Receiving Houses to take in letters, seven Sorting Offices and very frequent deliveries. Other pioneers include Ralph Allen of Bath, who developed Bye-way and Cross Roads Post throughout England and Wales in 1720, Peter Williamson, who organised a Penny Post in Edinburgh in 1773-4, and John Palmer, who devised the first mail-coach service in 1784 from Bristol to London. The study of postal history opens up wide possibilities and is a fascinating subject of interest to the social historian as well as the philatelist. The Penny Post not only gives the historical background of a reform, but indicates the range of items that may still be obtained by the keen collector - early date-stamped envelopes, broadsheets and pamphlets, letter scales and stamp boxes, personal correspondence and newspaper cartoons - and the book itself is illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs and line drawings.
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Fryer, Gavin - Blindman
Fryer, Gavin - Blindman's Mail
How the Blind have been Served by the Post

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2010.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 165 pages, dedication from the author to the previous owner on title-page, slight mark/shelfwear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
History of the development of special postage rates for the blind. A very interesting read. With many tables of postage rates. Very well illustrated in colour.
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