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Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers
Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers' Letters
A Study of Letters Sent to and from British Royal Navy Officers Serving Abroad in the Victorian Era

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, Bristol, 1995.
Large paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 134 pages, covers somewhat rubbed at edges, front cover creased, pages fine, in Good condition.
Illustrates pages from the author's collection with additional text. Illustrated in black & white.
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Heimann, Karl - Die Funknachrichtenkarten der eingeschlossenen Kanal- und Atlantikfestungen 1944-1945
Heimann, Karl - Die Funknachrichtenkarten der eingeschlossenen Kanal- und Atlantikfestungen 1944-1945
Publisher: Poststempelgilde "Rhein-Donau", 1980.
Paperback, illustrated, 48 pages, text in German, very slight corner-creasing, a few minor blemishes, in Good condition.
German radio message cards of the besieged Channel Islands and Atlantic fortresses (St Nazaire, Lorient, La Rochelle, etc.).
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Parmenter, John - GB Used Abroad: Cancellations and Postal Markings
Parmenter, John - GB Used Abroad: Cancellations and Postal Markings
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1993.
First edition, large format hardback, illustrated, xxviii + 344 pages, spine slightly sunned, slight wear to top of spine and some dusty finger-marks to upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
The first edition of the definitive handbook on the cancellations and other postal markings used on British stamps abroad. Long out of print.
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Stanton, J.B.M. - Great Britain The Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red Line-Engraved Stamps 1841-1864
Stanton, J.B.M. - Great Britain
The Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red Line-Engraved Stamps 1841-1864

Publisher: Chas. Nissen & Co. Ltd., London, 1958.
Hardback, 398 pages, foxing to endpapers, slight staining to fore-edges, internally clean, a perfectly Good working copy.
Rare, classic work on plating of the Penny Red.
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Easton, John - The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps 1855-1901
Easton, John - The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps
1855-1901

Publisher: Faber & Faber for the Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1958.
Hardback, dustwrapper, xxiii + 846 pages + 48 b/w plates, a couple of tiny short tears to the price-clipped dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Very detailed history of stamp production at De La Rue in the nineteenth century, based on the company's Day Books and Correspondence Books. Illustrated with black & white illustrations of hundreds of the rejected designs and essays. A classic work.
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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.
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Lowe, Malcolm G. - The Mulready Advertisements
Lowe, Malcolm G. - The Mulready Advertisements
Publisher: Mulready Research Foundation, USA, 1983.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xviii + 320 pages, a couple of very short tears to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Scarce work.
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 - The British County Catalogue of Postal History Midlands Edition
- The British County Catalogue of Postal History
Midlands Edition

Publisher: The Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 2013.
Large format (A4) hardback, illustrated, iv + 177 pages, in Very Good condition.
A re-working of the original works by Willcocks & Jay, incorporating Birmingham and the Midland counties into one volume. Well illustrated including maps in colour.
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Evans, Major E.B. - The Mulready Envelope and its caricatures A Description of the Mulready Envelope and of Various Imitations and Caricatures of its Design; with an Account of other Illustrated Envelopes of 1840 and Following Years
Evans, Major E.B. - The Mulready Envelope and its caricatures
A Description of the Mulready Envelope and of Various Imitations and Caricatures of its Design; with an Account of other Illustrated Envelopes of 1840 and Following Years

Publisher: SR Publishers & Stanley Gibbons, London, 1970.
Reprint, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 240 pages, in Very Good condition.
Reprint edition of this classic work on the Mulready and its caricatures. Profusely illustrated. This remains one of the main handbooks on the subject. The original 1891 edition is now very rare, and even this reprint edition is very difficult to find.
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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, binding a little rubbed, mild foxing to endpapers, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
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Watson, Dr. V.M.M. (Editor) - The ANSPEX Handbook
Watson, Dr. V.M.M. (Editor) - The ANSPEX Handbook
Publisher: Aberdeen and North of Scotland Philatelic Society, 1950.
Hardback, red cloth gilt, illustrated, 64 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce hardback edition of this Exhibition handbook. With several interesting articles, including "Scots Local Cancellations" by John Anderson, "A Short Postal History of Aberdeen" by W.L. Falconer, and "The ABC of Forgery Detection" by Dr. V.M.M. Watson.
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de Cock, André - Les Bureaux de Poste Anglais à l
de Cock, André - Les Bureaux de Poste Anglais à l'étranger et leurs oblitérations
Publisher: privately published, Brussels, 1940.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 64 pages, text in French, spine rubbed, slight creasing to lower edge of front cover and a few pages, corner-creasing to some pages and to front cover with tiny amount of loss, in Good condition.
Limited edition of 150 copies only. Illustrated with 144 postmark illustrations and black & white photo-plates of covers. Very scarce handbook on "GB used abroad".
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Jackson, Captain H.T. - The Railway and Airway Letter Stamps of the British Isles 1891-1971 (excluding the Railway Preservation Societies)
Jackson, Captain H.T. - The Railway and Airway Letter Stamps of the British Isles 1891-1971
(excluding the Railway Preservation Societies)

Publisher: Harry Hayes, Batley, 1979.
Hardback, green simulated-leather binding with gilt lettering, 179 pages, in Very Good condition
A complete catalogue of the Railway and Airway Letter stamps (including some carried by ships), from their first issue in February 1891 until they had become "philatelic" at the end of 1971. The Railway Letter Service was the only real express letter service, a service which the Post Office, in spite of its monopoly, could not provide. The standard reference handbook on these popular items and a priced catalogue which although the prices are out of date does reflect the relative scarcity of each stamp.
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Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform
A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, in Fine unused condition.
A superb work on the complexities of the postal rates in Britain prior to the reforms of 1840. Colour illustrated throughout with covers from the author's collection.
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Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume I, Die 1, Plates 1a to 45

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1979.
Revised edition, card covers, spiralbound, vi + 156 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, small mark inside front cover, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Revised edition of the first volume in the series. Long out of print and difficult to find.
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Trinder, J.F. - The Postal History of the Tendring Hundred of Essex including the Borough of Harwich and the Urban Districts of Clacton on Sea, & Frinton & Walton on the Naze with Gt. Holland
Trinder, J.F. - The Postal History of the Tendring Hundred of Essex
including the Borough of Harwich and the Urban Districts of Clacton on Sea, & Frinton & Walton on the Naze with Gt. Holland

Publisher: privately published, 1971.
Paperback, illustrated, x + 150 pages, spotting to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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Marsh, Victor [pseudonym of H. Edgar Weston] and Van Gelder, Peter (editor) - Victor Marsh
Marsh, Victor [pseudonym of H. Edgar Weston] and Van Gelder, Peter (editor) - Victor Marsh's Great Britain: Abnormal Embossed Postage Stamps of King Edward VII and King George V
Publisher: The Postal Stationery Society, 1998.
75th Anniversary edition, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, slightly rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Reprint with additional Introduction of Victor Marsh's original 1923 publication. The booklet tells the story of how stamp-dealer H. Edgar Weston (who used the pseudonym "Victor Marsh") was able to take advantage of Post Office rules to print sheets of embossed stamps, which he then cut into pairs or other multiples and used on covers.
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Reck, Heinz and Wittig, Karlheinz - Grossbritannien, Postorte in England, Schottland, Irland und auf den Kanalinseln bis 1906 vor- und rückwärts alphabetisch geordnet
Reck, Heinz and Wittig, Karlheinz - Grossbritannien, Postorte in England, Schottland, Irland und auf den Kanalinseln bis 1906
vor- und rückwärts alphabetisch geordnet

Publisher: Karlheinz Wittig, Lohmar, 1989.
Paperback, vii + 254 pages, bilingual Foreword in German & English, tiny amount of spotting to the covers, tiny scuff to front cover and very short tear to rear cover, in Good condition.
Useful handbook which lists the Post Offices of London, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Foreign Post Offices alphabetically and missing the first letter, missing the first two letters, backwards, etc so that partial or illegible postmarks can be identified.
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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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Worsfold, Peter - Great Britain King George VI Low Value Definitive Stamps An illustrated study of the development of their design
Worsfold, Peter - Great Britain King George VI Low Value Definitive Stamps
An illustrated study of the development of their design

Publisher: Great Britain Philatelic Society, 2001.
Paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, tiny crease to corner of front cover else in Very Good condition.
Interesting, well-illustrated, study.
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