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General philatelic works - General handbooks
Bolaffi, Alberto - Quarta Pagina I gioielli della filatelia raccontati dalle quarte pagine di copertina di "Il Collezionista Francobolli"
Bolaffi, Alberto - Quarta Pagina
I gioielli della filatelia raccontati dalle quarte pagine di copertina di "Il Collezionista Francobolli"

Publisher: Bolaffi, 2005.
Large format hardback, illustrated, 272 pages, text in Italian, in Very Good condition.
A compilation of the colour illustrations of philatelic gems (along with short explanatory text) which appeared on the back cover of "Il Collezionista Francobolli" between 1982 and 2004. Superb colour photos of philatelic rarities.
£26.00Quantity:

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.
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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, very slight creasing to one corner caused in transit else in Very Good+ 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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(Melville, F.J.) and Easton, John - Postage Stamps in the Making
(Melville, F.J.) and Easton, John - Postage Stamps in the Making
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, 1949.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 246 pages + plates, some wear and repairs to dustwrapper, some toning to the endpapers, mild dusty marks to the page-edges, in Good condition.
The classic work on postage stamp production. An earlier version by Fred J. Melville was published in 1916, but this is the much revised (rewritten) edition. A 'must' for the serious philatelist.
£15.00Quantity:

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.
£60.00Quantity:

Maassen, Wolfgang - Dr. Paul Singer & the History of Shanahan Auctions
Five Years to the Top of the World and a Deep Fall

Publisher: Phil Creativ, 2019.
First edition, large format hardback, illustrated, 188 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
An excellent new history of the infamous Dr Singer and Shanahan Stamp Auctions. A comprehensive account including much new information, very well illustrated in colour and including a colour illustrated bibliography of the auction catalogues.
£35.00Quantity:

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.
£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.
£8.00Quantity:

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.
£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.
£7.00Quantity:

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.
£10.00Quantity:

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