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General philatelic works - General handbooks
Kornerup, A. and Wanscher, J.H. - Methuen Hanbook of Colour
Kornerup, A. and Wanscher, J.H. - Methuen Hanbook of Colour
Publisher: Methuen, London, 1963.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages, complete with the card finder in the pocket at end, dustwrapper slightly rubbed and with a couple of tiny short tears, in Good condition.
First edition of the indispensable colour guide. Scarce and sought after.
£85.00Quantity:

Baldus, Wolfgang - Philatelic Witnesses Stamps of Revolutions
Baldus, Wolfgang - Philatelic Witnesses
Stamps of Revolutions

Publisher: Album Publishing Co., USA, 2002.
Paperback, illustrated, xi + 273 pages, previous owner's name inside front cover, slightest hint of a corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
A fascinating work on "revolutionary stamps" of the world. Many of the stamps described here were the philatelic outcome of small and little-known revolutions; some were legally issued, others were "illegal" or "bogus" issues - most are very rare.
£20.00Quantity:

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]
£175.00Quantity:

Lyons, James H. - The Commemorative Stamps of the World
Lyons, James H. - The Commemorative Stamps of the World
Publisher: The New England Stamp Company, Boston, 1914.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 132 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce and attractive book describing and illustrating commemorative stamps of the world.
£15.00Quantity:

van den Bold, W.E.J. - Handbook of Thematic Philately
van den Bold, W.E.J. - Handbook of Thematic Philately
Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1994.
First English edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xi + 215 pages, tiny short tear to rear panel of dustwrapper, mild signs of shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Excellent handbook. Well illustrated, including several colour plates.
£18.50Quantity:

Carlton, R. Scott - The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philately
Carlton, R. Scott - The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philately
Publisher: Krause Publications, USA, 1997.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 448 pages, mild signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work.
£8.50Quantity:

Séfi, Alexander J. - An Introduction to Advanced Philately
Séfi, Alexander J. - An Introduction to Advanced Philately
Publisher: Rowley & Rowley, London, 1932.
Second edition, No. 51 of a limited edition of 400, hardback, dustwrapper, original brown cloth gilt, top-edge gilt, xvi + 130 pages, with the 28 tipped-in plates and paper samples, dustwrapper rubbed & torn with loss, slightest hint of spine-roll, covers damp-marked near top & bottom and with a handful of tiny worm-holes, internally clean and in nice condition. Overall in Fair/Good condition.
The classic work on printing techniques, overprints, papers, perforations, etc. This second edition includes a new chapter on the photogravure process. Rare.
£95.00Quantity:

Zinsmeister, Marian Carne - Souvenir Sheets of the World Volume One & Two
Zinsmeister, Marian Carne - Souvenir Sheets of the World
Volume One & Two

Publisher: Chambers Publishing Co. & the Society of Philatelic Americans, 1950 & 1956.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 128 + 120 pages, minor wear else in Very Good condition.
Scarce pair.
£15.00Quantity:

Moschkau, Dr. Alfred and Herrmann, W. - Handbuch für Postmarken-Sammler Illustrirter Katalog
Moschkau, Dr. Alfred and Herrmann, W. - Handbuch für Postmarken-Sammler
Illustrirter Katalog

Publisher: Gerbrüder Senf, Leipzig, 1884.
Fifth edition, hardback, original cloth binding with embossed decoration, 512 pages + 168 plates, text in German, binding a little shaken, slight vertical crease to middle of spine, a couple of tiny tears to the front endpaper, ex libris Sveriges Filatelistforening with their inkstamp to front endpaper, in Good condition. With the 1885 Nachtrag (supplement) paperback with plain grey card covers, continuing the pages from 513 to 701, and plates 169 to 193, in Good condition.
Rare early handbook/catalogue.
£95.00Quantity:

Negus, Ron; Fryer, Gavin & Whiteside, John; Sacher, John and Fryer, Gavin - Supplements to The London Philatelist:  Our National Philatelist, Sir Edward Denny Bacon (1860-1938); The Siver Yardstick: 1840-1871 Currencies applied to Postal Rates in the 19th Century; The Royal Centenary Exhibition Brochure; The Oil Rivers and Niger Coast Surcharged Provisionals and Bisected Stamps
Negus, Ron; Fryer, Gavin & Whiteside, John; Sacher, John and Fryer, Gavin - Supplements to The London Philatelist:
Our National Philatelist, Sir Edward Denny Bacon (1860-1938); The Siver Yardstick: 1840-1871 Currencies applied to Postal Rates in the 19th Century; The Royal Centenary Exhibition Brochure; The Oil Rivers and Niger Coast Surcharged Provisionals and Bisected Stamps

Publisher: Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1999-2009.
Hardback, privately bound, card covers with marbled boards, black cloth spine, original paper covers removed, 24 + 60 + 40 + 80 + 25 pages, in Very Good condition.
Four Supplements to The London Philatelist bound together (along with a 25 page article from the LP: Kingdom of Denmark 1851 to 1868 Adhesives in the Post & Abuses, by Gavin Fryer). Very well illustrated in colour.
£30.00Quantity:

Baxter, James H. - Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving
Baxter, James H. - Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving
Publisher: The American Philatelic Society, 1939.
First edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 164 pages, slight scratch-mark to front cover, tiny short tear to lower edge of last few pages, in Good condition.
No. 544 of a limited edition of 550 copies. Very well illustrated in black & white. Rare handbook.
£35.00Quantity:

Wood, Kenneth A. - Post Dates A Chronology of Intriguing Events in the Mails and Philately
Wood, Kenneth A. - Post Dates
A Chronology of Intriguing Events in the Mails and Philately

Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1985.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, circa 400 pages, spine a little sunned, tiny amount of foxing to top-edges, else in VG condition.
Useful work.
£12.50Quantity:

Irvine, D.E.G. and Seshold, M. - Errors in Postage Stamp Design
Irvine, D.E.G. and Seshold, M. - Errors in Postage Stamp Design
Publisher: National Philatelic Society, London, 1979.
Hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 188 pages + plates, slight shelfwear, mild foxing to top-edges of pages, else in Very Good condition.
A comprehensive handbook.
£9.00Quantity:

Ingram, Derek - Foreign and Colonial Currencies An Exhaustive Table: Corrcted to June 15th, 1921
Ingram, Derek - Foreign and Colonial Currencies
An Exhaustive Table: Corrcted to June 15th, 1921

Publisher: F.H. Vallancey, "Stamp Collecting", London, 1921.
Paperback, interleaved, 27 pages, the paper covers are larger than the pages with consequent chipping and small tears to the edges of the covers (no tears to the pages), pages slightly toned, ex libris W.R. Ricketts with his library stamp to front cover, in Good condition.
"Stamp Collecting Handbook No. 21". Very rarely seen.
£20.00Quantity:

Hardy, B.C. - Stamps Worth Finding A Guide to the Medium Collector
Hardy, B.C. - Stamps Worth Finding
A Guide to the Medium Collector

Publisher: Sidney Appleton, London, 1904.
Small format hardback (pictorial paper-covered boards), iv + 67 pages + plates, ex libris Sveriges Filatelist-Förening with their small inkstamp to front endpaper and title-page, some wear to covers, in Good condition.
Scarce.
£7.50Quantity:

Dewey, A.A. - Introduction to Meter Stamps
Dewey, A.A. - Introduction to Meter Stamps
Publisher: The Meter Stamp Study Group, 1956.
First edition, small format paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, in Good condition.
Rare little booklet.
£8.00Quantity:

Hinton, T.H. - Hinton
Hinton, T.H. - Hinton's Hints on Stamp Collecting
An ABC of Philately and Handy Philatelic Guide for Beginners

Publisher: E. Nister, London, [1896].
First edition, small paperback, 53 pages, some wear to spine repaired with sellotape, slight foxing to title-page, few blemishes to page-edges, in Good condition.
Rare first edition.
£10.00Quantity:

Valuet, Roger - Les Coulisses de la Philatélie
Valuet, Roger - Les Coulisses de la Philatélie
Publisher: H. Thiaude, Paris, 1966.
Paperback, 218 pages + plates, text in French, slight soiling and shelfwear to the covers and page-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce work.
£6.50Quantity:

Deschamps, Emile - Mémento Vade-Mecum du Philatéliste Débutant, Moyen, Avancé
Deschamps, Emile - Mémento Vade-Mecum du Philatéliste
Débutant, Moyen, Avancé

Publisher: Deschamps, Paris, 1916.
Paperback, 375 pages, text in French, slightest spine roll, top-edges a little dust-marked, in Good condition.
Scarce.
£15.00Quantity:

Howell, Alexander N.Y. - Stamp Collecting considered as a Science
Howell, Alexander N.Y. - Stamp Collecting considered as a Science
Publisher: C.H. Nunn, Bury St. Edmund's, [1891].
Small paperback, 58 pages + advertisements, covers torn with loss of some fragments and loss of most of the backstrip (paper covering spine), rear cover detached and front cover near detached, contents sound, in Fair condition.
Rare nineteenth century publication.
£12.50Quantity:

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