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General philatelic works - General handbooks
Smith, George W. - James Heath Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many
Smith, George W. - James Heath
Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many

Publisher: privately published, 1989.
Paperback, illustrated, vi + 38 pages, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Heath and his descendants, who controlled Perkins, Bacon for more than a century, and their international influence on the craft of engraving stamps, banknotes and portraits.
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Ballhorn, F. and Legrand, Dr. - Alphabets of the World Part 1: Grammatography: A Manual of Reference to the Alphabets of Ancient and Modern Languages and Part 2: Alphabets et Chiffres Orientaux
Ballhorn, F. and Legrand, Dr. - Alphabets of the World
Part 1: Grammatography: A Manual of Reference to the Alphabets of Ancient and Modern Languages and Part 2: Alphabets et Chiffres Orientaux

Publisher: HH Sales & Kemble Press, 1997.
Second edition, hardback (thick card covers), vi + 114 pages, spine and covers sunned, previous owner's name inside front cover, pages clean, in Good condition.
Reprint of two rare works, Ballhorn's work on alphabets originally published in 1861 and Dr. Legrand's work originally published by Moens in 1893.
£20.00Quantity:

Hällström, Jonas - A Handbook for Postcard Exhibitors Building and Mounting a Picture Postcard Collection
Hällström, Jonas - A Handbook for Postcard Exhibitors
Building and Mounting a Picture Postcard Collection

Publisher: The Philatelic Fund, RPSL, London, 2015.
First English edition, paperback, spiralbound, 52 pages, text in English, corner-crease to first page else in Very Good condition.
Useful handbook for postcard exhibitors. Illustrated throughout with postcards from the author's collection of the Skaraborg Regiment.
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Phillips, Stanley - Stamp Collecting
Phillips, Stanley - Stamp Collecting
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., London, 1961.
Seventh edition, reprinted, hardback, original blue cloth, dustwrapper, x + 211 pages + xlviii plates, a few short tears to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
One of the standard handbooks on philately - still an interesting read.
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Beale, Philip and Almond, Adrian and Scott Archer, Mike - The Corsini Letters
Beale, Philip and Almond, Adrian and Scott Archer, Mike - The Corsini Letters
Publisher: Amberley, 2011.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages + colour plates, dedication on title-page to the previous owner signed by Adrian [Almond] and also signed by Philip Beale, else in Very Good condition.
A fine work on the Corsini archive of sixteenth-century merchants' letters.
£38.00Quantity:

 - 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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Nibb, John - History for the Stamp Collector A Chronology of World Politics from 1840 to 1940
Nibb, John - History for the Stamp Collector
A Chronology of World Politics from 1840 to 1940

Publisher: H. Garratt-Adams & Co., Birmingham, nd [circa 1940].
Paperback, 36 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce booklet.
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MacGuffin, R.D. - Stamps as an Investment
MacGuffin, R.D. - Stamps as an Investment
Publisher: Diehl, Landau & Pettit, New York, 1935.
Second edition, hardback, 192 pages, mild toning to the endpapers, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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Hornadge, Bill - Stamp Investment Guidelines
Hornadge, Bill - Stamp Investment Guidelines
Publisher: Review Publications, Dubbo, Australia, 1976.
Paperback, illustrated, 64 pages, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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Hurt, E.F. - Philatelic "Orchid" Hunting
Hurt, E.F. - Philatelic "Orchid" Hunting
Publisher: The House of Philatelic Interest, Harpenden, 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, slightly creased, corner of front cover rubbed, in Good condition.
Scarce stamp dealer's promotional brochure.
£7.50Quantity:

Burns, Al - Successful Stamp Merchandising
Burns, Al - Successful Stamp Merchandising
Publisher: Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Kansas, 1927.
"Philatelic Gossip" Handbook No. 7, paperback, 63 pages, a couple of nicks to lower edge of front cover with tiny amount of loss, very slight corner-creasing, in Good condition.
Scarce booklet.
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Parnell, Paget - £250,000 from Stamps
Parnell, Paget - £250,000 from Stamps
Publisher: Martin Mills Co., Rhyl, circa 1950.
Paperback, illustrated, circa 54 pages, minor wear else in Very Good condition.
A set of eleven pamphlets (Lessons 1 to 10 plus List of Suppliers). Scare.
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Stebbing, M. - How to Make Money Dealing in Stamps
Stebbing, M. - How to Make Money Dealing in Stamps
Publisher: privately published by the author, High Wycombe, circa 1950.
Paperback, 28 pages, typescript text, come corner-creasing, a few small marks, in Good condition.
"A fascinating business which can be operated at home by any man or woman without experience. Many are earning from £5 to £20 a week in spare time". Scarce.
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Crane, A.O. - The "Inside Straight" on Money in Postage Stamps
Crane, A.O. - The "Inside Straight" on Money in Postage Stamps
Publisher: privately published by the author, Harrow, Middlesex, 1949.
Paperback, 24 pages, minor creasing, slight rusting to the staples, in Good condition.
"A Dispassionate Survey of the Financial Aspect of Philately from all Points of View". Scarce booklet.
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Deninger, Hermann - Handbuch der abgekürzten vorphilatelistischen Stempel
Deninger, Hermann - Handbuch der abgekürzten vorphilatelistischen Stempel
Publisher: George Amm, Nürnberg, 1963.
Second edition, large format hardback, original blue cloth, part of front panel of dustwrapper only remaining, illustrated, xiv + 116 pages, text in German, with Preface and Introduction also in English, in Very Good condition.
Classic work on abbreviations in pre-philatelic postal markings. Some 4000 markings are listed, and with 700 illustrations by Werner Münzberg. Very scarce.
£50.00Quantity:

Hille, Horst - Briefgesichter Ein kulturhistorisch-philatelistischer Streifzug
Hille, Horst - Briefgesichter
Ein kulturhistorisch-philatelistischer Streifzug

Publisher: R.v. Decker's Verlag, Heidelberg, 1985.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 175 pages, text in German, short tear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
An excellent introduction to German postal history. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs of covers.
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Rose, David - Annals of the Postage Stamp Historical Data connected with the Evolution of The Postage Stamps of the World
Rose, David - Annals of the Postage Stamp
Historical Data connected with the Evolution of The Postage Stamps of the World

Publisher: RD Publications, Dublin, 2000.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 103 pages + 8 colour plates, slight creasing and minor shelfwear to the dustwrapper, very slight bump to front cover, else in Very Good condition.
Interesting general work on the history of the postage stamp.
£10.00Quantity:

 - Les Timbres-Telegraphe du Monde avant 1914
- Les Timbres-Telegraphe du Monde avant 1914
Publisher: Phila QSL Infos, France, 1994-1995.
Complete set of 3 parts, paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, 58 + 52 + 35 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
Rare catalogue of world Telegraph stamps.
£35.00Quantity:

 - Bolaffi International Catalogue of Rare Stamps No. 3
- Bolaffi International Catalogue of Rare Stamps No. 3
Publisher: Edizioni SCOT, Torino, 1976.
Two volumes, paperbacks, card slipcase, illustrated, 1423 pages, text in English, Italian, French & German, top of spine of Vol. One slightly scuffed with a little loss, slipcase rubbed, in Good condition.
An illustrated record of the most valuable stamps sold at auction during the 1975-76 season. Well illustrated in black & white.
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Séfi, Alexander J. - An Introduction to Advanced Philately
Publisher: Rowley & Rowley, London, 1932.
Second edition, No. 106 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 has several tears, some foxing to endpapers, with seven 1933 Philatelic Congress of Great Britain souvenir "stamps" on different papers mounted at front, in Good condition.
The classic work on printing techniques, overprints, papers, perforations, etc. This second edition includes a new chapter on the photogravure process. With the set of seven Philatelic Congress souvenir stamps. Rare.
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