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Great Britain - Postal History
[Hahn, Charless] - Great Britain
[Hahn, Charless] - Great Britain
Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1987.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 88 pages, with prices realised, slight shelfwear, very slight corner-crease, in Good condition.
"Featuring the remarkable collection of hand illustrated envelopes formed by Charless Hahn of Chicago and the G.V. Eltringham, FRPSL, collection with strength in surface printed issues". Well illustrated in black & white and with ten pages of colour plates.
£7.50Quantity:

[Stewart, W. & Chadwick, F.] - Ship Letters of the British Isles The W. Stewart and F. Chadwick Collections
[Stewart, W. & Chadwick, F.] - Ship Letters of the British Isles
The W. Stewart and F. Chadwick Collections

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1974-75.
Auction catalogues, paperback, 36 + 28 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Illustrated in black & white.
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Jackson, G. Gibbard - From Post Boy to Air Mail The Story of the British Post Office
Jackson, G. Gibbard - From Post Boy to Air Mail
The Story of the British Post Office

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, nd [circa 1920s].
Hardback, original blue cloth, xii + 244 pages + plates, covers rubbed and with some marks, page-edges toned, a little foxing, a Good reading copy only.
A classic history of the Post Office, profusely illustrated with black & white photographs showing the inner workings of the Post Office at the time.
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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 torn with a some loss and extensive repairs to the reverse, foxing to endpapers, slight dusty marks to page-edges, 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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Piat Dewavrin, F.X. - The Crimean War 1853-1856
Piat Dewavrin, F.X. - The Crimean War 1853-1856
Publisher: privately published, 1994.
Large paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, hundreds of pages, in Very Good condition.
Large "handout" booklet produced to accompany a Display to the Royal Philatelic Society, London. Consisting of photocopied pages from the author's collection with much extra information. Scarce.
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Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Publisher: Quarterman Publications, 1980.
Second edition, hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, a tiny short tear to edge of dustwrapper, some toning to the dustwrapper and to page-edges, binding very slightly warped, in Good condition.
The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings. This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.
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Kay, George K. and Negus, Ron - Polish Exile Mail in Great Britain 1939-1949
A decade of Polish Forces postal history

Publisher: J.Barefoot Ltd, York, 1999.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 250 pages, in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work on the Polish Government in Exile's postal services during and immediately after World War II. Illustrated in black & white.
£20.00Quantity:

Snelson, J. Kenneth - Great Britain Taxe Marks
Snelson, J. Kenneth - Great Britain Taxe Marks
Publisher: British Postmark Society, 1990-1992.
Large (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 35 pages, slight shelfwear, in Good condition.
Two part article plus update extracted from "British Postmark Society Bulletin" and privately comb-bound.
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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, tiny mark to front cover, price sticker to rear cover, pages fine, in 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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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:

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['Besançon'] - Great Britain 1840-1910
The 'Besançon' Collection (part II)

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2020.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 176 pages, text in English, a little mild creasing to edges of dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Superb catalogue. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918
Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails
Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1997.
Large format hardback, illustrated, iii + 91 pages, slightest bend to the covers, previous owner's name to front endpaper, in Good condition.
Reprint of an internal Post Office Memorandum which includes a list of Mails Lost at Sea during the War. With additional information and numerous illustrations of covers added by the editor to the original text.
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Hosking, Roger and Cockrill, Philip - Cross-Channel & North Sea Shipping Services Part II
Hosking, Roger and Cockrill, Philip - Cross-Channel & North Sea Shipping Services
Part II

Publisher: Philip Cockrill, c1990.
Paperback, illustrated, 88 pages, signed by Roger Hosking, minor marks to the covers, slight corner-crease to a couple of pages, in Good condition.
Useful postal history study of the mail routes to the Continent from English ports.
£10.00Quantity:

Rigby-Hall, B. - What is Postal History?
Rigby-Hall, B. - What is Postal History?
Publisher: Rigby Postal History Auctions, Bournemouth, nd [circa 1970].
Small paperback, 35 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.
Useful introductory guide to various aspects of postal history.
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Blake, Richard - The Book of Postal Dates 1635-1985
Blake, Richard - The Book of Postal Dates
1635-1985

Publisher: Mardens, Caterham, circa 1985.
Paperback, 36 pages, some minor dusty marks to the covers, in Good condition.
Useful listing of dates relating to British postal history. Scarce.
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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, 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.
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Robinson, Howard - Carrying British Mails Overseas
Robinson, Howard - Carrying British Mails Overseas
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1964.
Hardback, original blue cloth, dustwrapper, 327 pages + plates, dustwrapper creased and with several tears, slightest hint of spine-lean, page-edges slightly toned and with some dusty marks/foxing, some small marks and foxing to the endpapers, a Good reading copy only.
Excellent history of Britain's overseas postal service.
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Farrugia, Jean and Gammons, Tony - Carrying British Mails Five centuries of postal transport by land, sea and air
Farrugia, Jean and Gammons, Tony - Carrying British Mails
Five centuries of postal transport by land, sea and air

Publisher: National Postal Museum, London, 1980.
Paperback, illustrated, 84 pages, in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated history of the transport of British mails, including coaching, railways, maritime, and Imperial air routes.
£7.50Quantity:

Mackay, James A. - The Floating Post Offices of the Clyde
Mackay, James A. - The Floating Post Offices of the Clyde
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, 40 pages + illustrations, in Very Good condition.
The postal history and postmarks of David MacBrayne's steam packets, on which Post Offices were established in 1879.
£12.50Quantity:

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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