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Mackay, James A. - Irish Postmarks since 1840
Mackay, James A. - Irish Postmarks since 1840
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1982.
Large (A4) paperback, 222 pages, crease to transparent plastic front cover, a little foxing to edges, in Good condition.
Detailed work on the postal markings, both handstruck and machine impressed, used in Ireland from 1840. Includes Ireland up to the Treaty of December 1921, and the province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic since then. With more than 2,000 illustrations of postmarks.
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Bodily, Ritchie and Jarvis, Chris and Hahn, Charless - British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century
Bodily, Ritchie and Jarvis, Chris and Hahn, Charless - British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century
Publisher: The Collectors Club of Chicago, 1984.
Hardback, illustrated, ix + 331 pages, very slight marks to upper page-edges, in Good condition.
Superb work on the Mulready Caricatures, Propaganda, Patriotic Enelopes etc. Very well illustrated (including colour plates). The standard work on the subject.
£45.00Quantity:

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.
£7.50Quantity:

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.
£15.00Quantity:

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:

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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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:

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.
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Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post The Authorized History of Royal Mail
Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post
The Authorized History of Royal Mail

Publisher: Allen Lane, London, 2011.
First edition, later impression, hardback, dustwrapper, xxx + 849 pages + 32 plates, two small chips to the rear panel of the dustwrapper, minor signs of having been read else in Very Good condition.
A major history of the British Post Office. "This is the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives, and including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, made possible by privileged access to confidential records. Today's debate over the future of the Royal Mail is shown to be just the latest chapter in a centuries-old conflict between its roles raising revenue and serving the public. Will its employees remain, like Brian Tuke's postmasters, servants of the Crown? This book could hardly appear at a more timely moment."
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Stevenson, W. Iain - "The Man for the Post" Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform
Stevenson, W. Iain - "The Man for the Post"
Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2001.
Published as a Supplement to The London Philatelist, paperback, 32 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.
The major postal reforms of the 1880s introduced by the Postmaster General, Henry Fawcett.
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Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Publisher: The Society of Postal Historians, 1988.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 195 pages, mild dusty marks to the page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
President's Display to the Society of Postal Historians. An important study based on Frank Bottomley's collection.
£20.00Quantity:

Harper, Charles G. - The Manchester and Glasgow Road
Harper, Charles G. - The Manchester and Glasgow Road
Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1907.
First edition, two volumes, hardback, original green cloth, frontispiece + xix + 358 pages, frontispiece + xiii + 332 pages, illustrated with full-page plates and numerous illustrations within the text, Vol. 2 a little rubbed to spine and with slight foxing to preliminaries, edges a little dusty, else in Very Good condition.
A classic history of the mail coach days. Well illustrated. Scarce.
£90.00Quantity:

Latham, A.H. and Gibbs, C. - The Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District to 1937
Latham, A.H. and Gibbs, C. - The Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District to 1937
Publisher: Redhill Philatelic Society, 2012.
Large format (A4) paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, [ii] + 109 pages, small mark to top-edge of last few pages else in Very Good condition.
A much revised and enlarged edition of "An Introduction to the Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District" originally published in 1973. With an extensive section on postal markings. Well illustrated including some in colour.
£12.50Quantity:

Fryer, Gavin - Blindman
Fryer, Gavin - Blindman's Mail
How the Blind have been Served by the Post

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2010.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 165 pages, dedication from the author to the previous owner on title-page, slight mark/shelfwear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
History of the development of special postage rates for the blind. A very interesting read. With many tables of postage rates. Very well illustrated in colour.
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