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Stitt Dibden, W.G. - Postage Rates of H.M. Forces 1795-1899
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - Postage Rates of H.M. Forces 1795-1899
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1963.
Reprint, paperback (card covers), plastic comb-bound, 85 pages + plates, minor dusty marks to the page-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce postal history study.
£15.00Quantity:

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, slightest hint of spine-lean, in 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.
£7.50Quantity:

Hewlett, M.R. and Picton-Phillips, D.B. - Pre-Victorian Stamps & Franks
Hewlett, M.R. and Picton-Phillips, D.B. - Pre-Victorian Stamps & Franks
Publisher: Picton Publishing, 1979.
Revised edition, paperback, illustrated, 43 pages, signed by the author, some slight shelfwear to the covers, one or two tiny blemishes, in Good condition.
Well illustrated guide to pre-philatelic stamps and franks including Newspaper Tax Stamps, Dockwra's Penny Post, etc.
£6.50Quantity:

Blair, Neil - The Postal History of Perth
Blair, Neil - The Postal History of Perth
Publisher: Woods Of Perth, 1976.
Paperback, illustrated, iv + 27 pages, slightly rusty staples, minor dusty marks to the covers, in Good condition.
The postal history and postal markings of the Scottish city up to the end of the 19th century.
£6.50Quantity:

Wilkinson, Frederick - Royal Mail Coaches An Illustrated History
Wilkinson, Frederick - Royal Mail Coaches
An Illustrated History

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Stroud, 2007.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 287 pages, tiny corner-piece missing from rear cover else in Very Good condition.
A fine history of Britain's mail coaches. Illustrated in black & white.
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Montgomery, Malcolm Beresford - The Postage Rates of the North Atlantic Mails (1635-1950) The Inland and Ocean Postage Rates Applied to Letters Between the United Kingdom and North America
Montgomery, Malcolm Beresford - The Postage Rates of the North Atlantic Mails (1635-1950)
The Inland and Ocean Postage Rates Applied to Letters Between the United Kingdom and North America

Publisher: privately published, 1991.
Large format paperback, c240 pages, mild creasing to the covers, minor shelfwear, in Good condition.
Very detailed handbook. Long out of print and scarce.
£40.00Quantity:

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.
£20.00Quantity:

Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839 & The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839
Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
& The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2017.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, ix + 376 pages, in Very Good condition.
A major new handbook. Very well illustrated in colour.
£28.00Quantity:

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

Publisher: Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1970.
Reprint, hardback, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, in Very Good condition.
Reprint of the scarce classic work originally published in 1948.
£30.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland Part II
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland
Part II

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1955.
Paperback, 62 pages, illustrated, mild corner creases, in Good condition.
Supplementary information to the original handbook. Scarce.
£10.00Quantity:

 - The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties
- The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties
Publisher: Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 1997.
Fourth edition, reprint, large format (A4) paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, 206 pages, in Very Good condition.
Revised edition (now including Oxfordshire). A large, detailed work.
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Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts 1793 to 1840
Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts
1793 to 1840

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1980.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vii + 142 pages + plates + folding table, with separate Rarity Guide loosely inserted, ex libris National Postal Museum with their inkstamp to front endpaper and label to dustwrapper spine, inscription to the NPM signed by the author to front endpaper, short tear to dustwrapper (now in a protective sleeve), a few small marks to page-edges, a Good reading copy.
Scarce postal history study.
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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."
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Smith, Michael and Purcell, Brian and Baillie, Ian - An Introduction to the Postal History of Bristol
Smith, Michael and Purcell, Brian and Baillie, Ian - An Introduction to the Postal History of Bristol
Publisher: Bristol Philatelic Society, 1997.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, vi + 59 pages + colour plates, very slight corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
An excellent, clearly-presented postal history study.
£8.50Quantity:

Trout, A.E. - The Influence of French Postal History on English Correspondence
Trout, A.E. - The Influence of French Postal History on English Correspondence
Publisher: The Regent Stamp Co. Ltd. [Robson Lowe], London, circa 1949.
Reprinted from "The Philatelist", paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, slight horizontal crease, mild wear, in Good condition.
Scarce monograph.
£7.50Quantity:

Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, v + 50 pages, corners slightly rubbed, some shelfwear but internally fine, in Good condition.
Brochure to accompany Alan Holyoake's Display to the Postal History Society. Illustrated in colour throughout.
£20.00Quantity:

Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Publisher: Sandcliff Press, 1982.
Large paperback, illustrated, 736 pages, slight shelfwear, fore-edge of a few pages very slightly badly trimmed (not affecting the text), else in Very Good condition.
Large, comprehensive study of the postal markings of Wiltshire. A classic county postal history handbook.
£20.00Quantity:

[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2001.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 92 pages, with the prices realised, in VG condition.
The major portion of this catalogue consists of the Hugh Feldman Large Gold Medal Collection of English Postal History 1569-1856. Also includes the Albert Murch collection of early Iran.
£8.50Quantity:

Scott, John - Digests of the General Highway and Turnpike Laws; with the schedule of forms, as directed by Act of Parliament; and remarks. Also, an appendix on the construction and preservation of roads
Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilley, London, 1778.
First edition, hardback, half leather, marbled boards, leather label to spine, [32] + 352 + [20] pages, re-backed with new leather spine, front inner hinge cracking slightly, occasional foxing, in Good condition.
An important work on roads in the days of the mailcoach by the Quaker poet and Turnpike trustee John Scott of Amwell. Rare.
£200.00Quantity:

Stitt Dibden, W.G. - Leicester and the Posts
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - Leicester and the Posts
Publisher: The Postal History Society, Bath, 1966.
Paperback, illustrated, 98 pages + xiii plates, rear cover corner-creased and with a slight scuff, edges a little dusty, in Good condition.
Detailed postal history of the city of Leicester. Limited edition of 200 copies only. Scarce.
£12.00Quantity:

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