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General philatelic works - General handbooks
Schmid, Paul W. - How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps
Schmid, Paul W. - How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps
Publisher: Palm Press, New York, 1979.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, ix + 105 pages, ex libris Brian Birch with his distinctive bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, covers very slightly rubbed at corners else in Very Good condition.
Useful handbook. Well illustrated in black & white.
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Dehn, Roy A. - Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms
Dehn, Roy A. - Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms
Publisher: Vaccari, 2004.
Second edition, paperback, 91 pages, tiny nick to edge of one page else in Very Good condition.
The excellent reference work of philatelic terms in English/Italian and Italian/English. Very useful.
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Wood, Kenneth A. - Where in the World? An Atlas for Stamp Collectors
Wood, Kenneth A. - Where in the World?
An Atlas for Stamp Collectors

Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1983.
Hardback, illustrated, viii + 414 pages, minor toning to page-edges else in Very Good condition.
Useful and informative work.
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Beech, David R. - A Guide to Philatelic Research at The British Library
Beech, David R. - A Guide to Philatelic Research at The British Library
Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 2019.
First edition, large format (A4) paperback, 50 pages, in Fine condition.
This new monograph seeks to provide information to the philatelic research community, and other specialist users of the British Library's Philatelic Collections, which may otherwise only be available from diverse sources. The guide lists and describes the 78 philatelic collections held by the British Library, provides a subject index to their contents and gives details about their availability for research. The contents include: A Brief History of the British Library, A Brief History of the Philatelic Collections, List of the Philatelic Collections, Subject Index of the Philatelic Collections, Arranging to see the Philatelic Collections, the Philatelic Exhibition, Philatelic Literature, the Crawford Library, Stamp Albums, Other Collections of interest for philatelic research (which include Directories and Timetables, India Office Records, Maps, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Official Publications and Patents), a Select Bibliography and a General Index. As an appendix the Guide includes a new and revised third edition of the article by David Beech "Philatelic Research - A Basic Guide" which was first published in 2008.
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Crane, A.O. - Have You Noticed?
Crane, A.O. - Have You Noticed?
Publisher: H. & A. Wallace, London, 1948.
First edition in book form, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, slightly rusty staple else in Very Good condition.
Interesting facts about designs of British Empire stamps. Scarce.
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Evans, Edward B. - A Catalogue for Collectors of Postage Stamps, Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Post Cards
Publisher: Pemberton, Wilson & Co., London, 1882-83.
Hardback, 263 pages + frontispiece "Watermarks of Great Britain" (bound in the Great Britain section in this copy) + Plates A & B + Plates I-LIV, signed by the author, a few tiny corner-creases to a few pages with loss of a few tiny page-corners, slight signs of age-wear, in Good condition.
Signed copy of this rare early work. Complete with all plates.
£75.00Quantity:

Collings, T.J. and Schoolley-West, R.F. - The Care and Preservation of Philatelic Materials
Collings, T.J. and Schoolley-West, R.F. - The Care and Preservation of Philatelic Materials
Publisher: The British Library, London, 1989.
Hardback, illustrated, viii + 55 pages + plates, spine a little sunned else in Very Good condition.
"In this authoritative and practical guide two philatelic specialists explain the reasons for deterioration and give detailed advice on storing and exhibiting a collection to preserve it in the best possible condition. The text is complemented by nine colour and ten black-and-white photographs."
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Serrane, Fernand - The Serrane Guide Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926
Serrane, Fernand - The Serrane Guide
Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926

Publisher: The American Philatelic Society, nd (circa 1999).
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xxv + 390 pages, text in English, dustwrapper spine very slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.
English translation of the classic work on the characteristics of genuine and forged stamps of the world (Vade-Mecum du Spécialiste-Expert en Timbres-Poste) originally published in two volumes in 1927 and 1929.
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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'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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Watson, James - The Story of the Stamp
Watson, James - The Story of the Stamp
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, 1957.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 192 pages + plates, one or two tiny nicks to the dustwrapper, slight dusty marks to upper page-edges, in Good condition.
Nice vintage guide to philately. Illustrated with black & white photos.
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Lincoln, W.S. - Stamp Collecting Notes
Lincoln, W.S. - Stamp Collecting Notes
Publisher: published by the author, London, nd [circa 1905].
Second edition, hardback, original green cloth, 103 pages, previous owner's name to front endpaper, in Very Good condition.
Attractive early guide.
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Pick, Albert - Briefmarkengeld
Pick, Albert - Briefmarkengeld
Publisher: Klinkhardt & Biermann, Braunschweig, 1970.
Hardback, illustrated, xi + 66 pages, text in German, mild shelfwear, tiny dusty marks to top edges, else in Very Good condition.
Scarce work on stamps used as money, including US Civil War encased postage stamps, Russian currency tokens 1915-17, etc, etc. Well illustrated in black & white and with three colour plates.
£20.00Quantity:

Rogers, Jacques H. - Rogers Postal Booklet Catalogue
Rogers, Jacques H. - Rogers Postal Booklet Catalogue
Publisher: Booklet Stamp Company, New York, 1947.
First edition, paperback (card covers), comb-bound, illustrated, [iv] + 155 pages, in Very Good condition.
Rare catalogue of booklets of the world.
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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.
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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.
£8.50Quantity:

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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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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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.
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