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Great Britain - Post Office history
Haslam, D.G. and Moreton, C. - Post Office Notices extracted from The London Gazette 1666 to 1800
Haslam, D.G. and Moreton, C. - Post Office Notices
extracted from The London Gazette 1666 to 1800

Publisher: The Postal History Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1989.
Large format (A4) paperback, ii + 196 pages, small philatelic society library stamp to title-page else in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work, with comprehensive index.
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West, Richard and Muir, Douglas N. - The Story of Definitive Stamps
West, Richard and Muir, Douglas N. - The Story of Definitive Stamps
Publisher: Royal Mail, London, 1994.
Hardback, illustrated, 55 pages, in Very Good condition.
A survey of definitive postage stamps of Great Britain. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout.
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Shackleton, Tim - 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book
Shackleton, Tim - 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book
Publisher: Royal Mail Stamps, London, 1990.
Paperback (thin card covers), dustwrapper, illustrated, 40 pages, in Very Good condition.
Souvenir book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black. Very well illustrated in colour. Complete with the five anniversary stamps, miniature sheet and facsimile Mulready envelope.
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Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1989.
Large (A4) paperback, 127 pages, in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of Scotland's Post Offices, with a comprehensive alphabetical listing. Includes their inception, grade of office, closure where applicable, and any related history.
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Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Publisher: privately publiahed by the author, Dumfries, 1986.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 466 pages, in Very Good condition.
A very large work dealing with the rubber datestamps (or Climax daters to give them their official name) issued to minor sub-offices from the 1880s through to the 1930s. Profusely illustrated, with more than ten thousand postmarks illustrated!
£15.00Quantity:

Pawlyn, Tony - The Falmouth Packets 1689-1851
Pawlyn, Tony - The Falmouth Packets
1689-1851

Publisher: Truran Books, Cornwall, 2003.
First edition, paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 144 pages, corner of front cover slightly rubbed/creased else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history of the Falmouth packet service. Well illustrated. [Non-philatelic]
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Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Publisher: Ashgate Publications, Aldershot, 1998.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 284 pages + plates, short tear to dustwrapper, spine-lean (spine-roll), previous owner's name to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
"This book is about English letters and their use for the administration of government, for the transaction of business and for private correspondence. It describes the Roman postal system in England, the services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, towns and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation."
£18.00Quantity:

Robinson, Martin - Old Letter Boxes
Robinson, Martin - Old Letter Boxes
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., 2000.
Second edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 40 pages, in Very Good condition.
Second edition with new text and additional colour illustrations.
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Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 3, Volumes 5 & 6
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 3, Volumes 5 & 6

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1984.
Hardback, illustrated, 231 pages, very slight dusty marks to upper edges else in Very Good condition.
The third volume in a short series listing and illustrating the proof strikes of British postmarks, from 1841 to circa 1856, held in the Post Office Archives. Profusely illustrated, with dates of issue and relevant Post Office Archive reference number next to each postmark illustration.
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Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1983.
Hardback, illustrated, 97 pages, in Very Good condition.
The second volume in a short series listing and illustrating the proof strikes of British postmarks, from 1841 to circa 1856, held in the Post Office Archives. Profusely illustrated, with dates of issue and relevant Post Office Archive reference number next to each postmark illustration.
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Austen, Brian - English Provincial Posts 1633-1840 A study based on Kent examples
Austen, Brian - English Provincial Posts 1633-1840
A study based on Kent examples

Publisher: Phillimore, 1978.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 192 pages, dustwrapper price-clipped and very slightly rubbed at edges, else in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of the methods by which the Post Office ran services outside of London prior to 1840; the recruitment of local staff and their conditions of employment, and what coverage was provided by official, semi-official and private means. Attention has been focused on the posts serving Kent and East Sussex, which include the main post roads to Dover and to Hastings and Rye. A scholarly work of economic and social history, which should also be of interest to postal historians.
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Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp
Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers
Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Chalmers' claim to be the inventor of the postage stamp, and of the Chalmers-Hill controversy.
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Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill
Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity
Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill's Journal and Ancillary Papers, with Glossary, Bibliography and Comprehensive Index

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2000.
Two large volumes, hardbacks, dustwrappers, lviii + vi + 1304 pages, ex RPSL Library with their library bookplate to front pastedown-endpapers, dustwrappers slightly rubbed and chipped at corners, remains of a small sticker to dustwrapper of Vol II, in Good condition.
No. 38 of a limited edition of 650 copies (although it is understood that a substantial part of the print run was destroyed, thus the book is far scarcer than indicated by the stated print run). Foreword by Asa Briggs. Well illustrated including numerous colour plates. A huge work in two volumes. With much detail on Rowland Hill's reforms and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps. Out of print.
£120.00Quantity:

Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office from its Beginnings to the End of 1925
Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office
from its Beginnings to the End of 1925

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1926.
Hardback, original red cloth gilt, gilt 'Wyon Head' embossed on front cover, 354 pages + plates, binding a little rubbed, mild foxing to endpapers, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
£85.00Quantity:

Ardouin, E.G. - The Post Always Runs A Story of the British Post Office
Ardouin, E.G. - The Post Always Runs
A Story of the British Post Office

Publisher: The Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly, London, 1952.
Small paperback, illustrated, 45 pages, slightly rusted staples, a little creasing/mild shelfwear, in Good condition.
A useful summary of British Post Office history. Scarce.
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Crutchley, E.T. - GPO
Crutchley, E.T. - GPO
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1938.
English Institutions series, hardback, dustwrapper, xii + 252 pages + plates, dustwrapper extensively reared to the reverse, spine-lean, a Good reading copy.
A history of the British Post Office and survey of its current (1930s) activities. Nicely ilustrated with evocative black & white photo-plates.
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Corrie, John M. - The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910 A Record of Progress and Development
Corrie, John M. - The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910
A Record of Progress and Development

Publisher: Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History & Antiquarian Society, 1912.
No. 102 of a limited edition of 175 copies, card covers, viii + 81 pages + plates, covers a little soiled and slightly rubbed with some loss to one corner of front cover, short split to foot of spine, a few spots of foxing, in Good condition.
Extremely scarce work.
£30.00Quantity:

Bashford, H.H. - Post Office Medical Service
Bashford, H.H. - Post Office Medical Service
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936.
Post Office Green Papers No. 31, paperback, frontispiece, 12 pages + plates, slight scuff to lower edge of front cover, slight rust to staples, else in Very Good condition.
Illustrated with evocative black & white photographs. Scarce.
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Adamson, T.L. - Recovered Stores
Adamson, T.L. - Recovered Stores
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1935.
Post Office Green Papers No. 18, paperback, 20 pages, in Very Good condition.
Fascinating look at the Post Office Stores Department's work dealing with old apparatus, scrap materials etc returned by Post Office engineers and Postmasters in the 1930s. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Scarce.
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Tostevin, Elsie M. and Fox, F.W. - Telegraph Census
Tostevin, Elsie M. and Fox, F.W. - Telegraph Census
Publisher: GPO, London, 1935.
Post Office Green Paper No. 14, paperback, illustrated, 26 pages + plates, crease to lower right corner (beginning to tear to front cover), slight foxing/dusty marks to rear cover, contents sound, in fairly Good condition.
Scarce.
£9.50Quantity:

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