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Great Britain - Post Office history
- Air Mail
Publisher: G.P.O., 1933.
Paperback leaflet, 12 pages, staples rusted away leaving small holes and rust marks, in Good condition.
Post Office leaflet giving details of Air Mail rates to countries in Europe and the rest of the world, illustrated with a map showing Imperial Air Routes. With two further leaflets inserted, one showing details of England-India and England-South Africa Air Mails with map, and another (dated October 1934) showing new Air Mail parcel rates for European countries.
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Wells, Edwin - Postal Reform
Wells, Edwin - Postal Reform
Publisher: C.W. Daniel Company, London, 1930.
First edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, 61 pages, tears to spine, foxing and dusty marks to page-edges, a fairly Good reading copy only.
A scarce book proposing the simplification of the British postal system.
£7.50Quantity:

Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office A History
Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office
A History

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, dustwrapper slightly soiled and with a short tear at top of spine, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good reading copy.
The scarce classic work.
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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, ex libris Brighton & Hove Philatelic Society with their bookplate to front & rear endpapers and slight remnants of label to spine, a little foxing to endpapers, slight marks to top-edges, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
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Hyde, James Wilson - The Royal Mail
Its Curiosities and Romance

Publisher: W. Blackwood & Sons, 1889.
Third edition, hardback, original red cloth gilt with decorative front board, frontispiece, xvi + 306 pages, ex libris Frank Staff with his distinctive bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, bookplate of another owner to front free-endpaper, spine a little sunned and very slightly rubbed at top else in Very Good condition.
A nice copy of this scarce Post Office history. With numerous engraved illustrations.
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Foxell, J.T. and Spafford, A.O. - Monarchs of All they Surveyed The Story of the Post Office Surveyors
Foxell, J.T. and Spafford, A.O. - Monarchs of All they Surveyed
The Story of the Post Office Surveyors

Publisher: H.M.S.O., London, 1952.
First edition, paperback, 55 pages + plates, covers & page-edges a little toned (as usual), else in VG condition.
Scarce work, illustrated with b/w photographs.
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Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex The Chichester Branch 1250-1840
Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex
The Chichester Branch 1250-1840

Publisher: privately published, 1973.
First edition, large format paperback, illustrated, 110 pages, light foxing & corner-crease to title-page, else in VG condition.
Scarce work on the postal history of Chichester & surrounding area prior to the introduction of adhesive postage stamps.
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Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682
Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers
The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682

Publisher: C.J. Cousland & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1952.
Hardback, original grey cloth, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 156 pages + 38 black & white plates, dustwrapper foxed and with a few tears, foxing to page-edges, contents clean, in Good condition.
Scarce history of William Dockwra's Penny Post.
£45.00Quantity:

Brumell, George - A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office: 1652-1840, with a description of the postmarks used in connection therewith
Brumell, George - A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office: 1652-1840,
with a description of the postmarks used in connection therewith

Publisher: privately published, 1936.
Paperback, 38 pages, illustrated, corner-crease to rear cover, in Good condition.
Classic work on free franks.
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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, slight wear to dustwrapper at edges and corners, very slight hint of spine-roll, minor signs of use, in Good condition.
"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."
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Tallack, R.J. - The Post Office
What it does for the Nation and What it might do

Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 1928.
Hardback, library cloth binding retaining the original grey card covers, 40 pages, ex libris Post Office Records, label to front cover and library marks to front pastedown endpaper and to original front cover, short tear to the original card front cover at foot spine, in fairly Good condition.
Very rarely seen.
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Johnson, Peter - Mail by Rail The History of the TPO & Post Office Railway
Johnson, Peter - Mail by Rail
The History of the TPO & Post Office Railway

Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd., 1995.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 128 pages, slight signs of use, in Good condition.
Revised and updated edition of "The British Travelling Post Office" first published in 1985. A comprehensive, very well illustrated study of the TPO service. Includes a historical survey of the various services, looks at the rolling stock used, and apparatus for depositing and collection by moving train. With a chapter on TPO postmarks, Late Fee and collectables, and a useful Bibliography.
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Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Post Office 1635-1720
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Post Office 1635-1720
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1960.
Special series No. 10, paperback, 47 pages, slight corner creasing, minor wear, else in Very Good condition.
Limited edition of 150 copies only. Very Scarce.
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Lumley, D.O. - Air Mail Operation
Lumley, D.O. - Air Mail Operation
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936.
Post Office Green Paper No. 23, paperback, 18 pages + plates, tiny amount of very light spotting to front cover else in VG condition.
Illustrated with map of Air Mail routes and b/w photos showing the progress of an Air Mail letter.
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Goodwyn, Charles W. - Royal Reform Postal Reform 1837-1841 as Reflected in the Royal Philatelic Collection
Goodwyn, Charles W. - Royal Reform
Postal Reform 1837-1841 as Reflected in the Royal Philatelic Collection

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 1999.
Large format paperback (card covers), illustrated, xv + 112 pages, signed dedication from the author to first page,in VG condition.
The history of Rowland Hill's postal reforms and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps, illustrated with items from the Royal Philatelic Collection. Very well illustrated.
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Melville, Fred J. - A Penny All The Way The Story of Penny Postage
Melville, Fred J. - A Penny All The Way
The Story of Penny Postage

Publisher: Fred J. Melville, London, 1908.
Second British edition, small format paperback, illustrated, 48 pages, spine repaired with silver tape and new staples, in Good condition.
A scarce Melville publication.
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Mackay, James A. - Under the Gum Background to British Stamps 1840-1940
Mackay, James A. - Under the Gum
Background to British Stamps 1840-1940

Publisher: James Bendon Ltd., Limassol, 1997.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, x + 526 pages, in Very Good condition.
A fine work which goes behind the scenes to uncover the details of the debates, the discussions, the wrangles, and sometimes the bickering that went on between the Board of Inland Revenue and the Post Office, the Royal Mint and even Buckingham Palace regarding British stamp issues. Illustrated in black & white. Out of print and scarce.
£75.00Quantity:

Aaron, Henry - Pillar to Post Looking at Street Furniture
Aaron, Henry - Pillar to Post
Looking at Street Furniture

Publisher: Warne, London, 1982.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 182 pages, slight wear to dustwrapper, in Good condition.
Super black & white photographs of British street furniture including post boxes, telephone boxes, telegraph poles etc.
£7.50Quantity:

 - Post Boxes A Celebration in 25 Postcards
- Post Boxes
A Celebration in 25 Postcards

Publisher: Royal Mail, London, 2002.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), lightly rubbed at edges else in VG condition.
Book of postcards celebrating the British post box through the art of classic Royal Mail posters and a quintet of stamps.
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 - Forty-Fifth Report of the Postmaster General on the Post Office
- Forty-Fifth Report of the Postmaster General on the Post Office
Publisher: HMSO, London, 1899.
Paperback, 79 pages, spine-wear with loss of some fragments, some pages corner-creased ('dog-eared'), in Fair to Good condition.
Annual Report on the Post Office by the Postmaster General to Parliament. With much interesting information on the running of the postal system in the previous year, including news of the numbers of letters, post cards, parcels etc sent, new offices, transit of Indian Mails, Postal Orders, Telegraphs, Telephones, etc. With numerous Appendices comprising of Tables showing numbers of Foreign and Colonial parcels sent and received (by country), etc.
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