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General philatelic works - General handbooks
Williams, L.N. - Fundamentals of Philately
Williams, L.N. - Fundamentals of Philately
Publisher: APS, 1990.
Revised edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 862 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped at edges with a few short tears, book itself in Very Good condition.
Revised edition of the classic work on stamp printing and production techniques. An essential work for serious philatelists. "The original edition of this monumental classic took more than fifteen years to complete. This Revised Edition represents an additional eight years of research and writing. Fundamentals of Philately is the most comprehensive work available on the complexities of stamp design and production."
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 - The Skipper Foreign Stamp Album
- The Skipper Foreign Stamp Album
Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co., London, no date [circa 1932].
Small (5½" x 4") paperback booklet, 50 pages, very slight wear to the covers with loss of tiny corner-piece to front cover, in Good condition.
A rare survivor.
£12.00Quantity:

 - The Skipper Foreign Stamp Album
- The Skipper Foreign Stamp Album
Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co., London, no date [circa 1932].
Small (5½" x 4") paperback booklet, 50 pages, small scuff to rear cover with tiny amount of loss to the surface, in Good condition.
A rare survivor.
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 - The Skipper Book of Foreign Stamp Secrets
- The Skipper Book of Foreign Stamp Secrets
Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co., London, no date [circa 1932].
Small (5½" x 4") paperback booklet, 50 pages, rear cover has a couple of nicks to the edge and is missing a tiny corner-piece, in Good condition.
A rare survivor.
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Wood, Kenneth A. - Where in the World? An Atlas for Stamp Collectors
Wood, Kenneth A. - Where in the World?
An Atlas for Stamp Collectors

Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1983.
Hardback, illustrated, viii + 414 pages, ex Canada Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front endpaper and library pocket to rear endpaper, slight wear, a Good reading copy.
Useful and informative work.
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Wood, Kenneth A. - This is Philately An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting
Wood, Kenneth A. - This is Philately
An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting

Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1982.
First edition, 3 volume set, hardbacks, 882 pages, illustrated, ex National Philatelic Society Library with labels to spines and library stamps to preliminary pages, a few small knocks and minor signs of use, a Good working set.
Large, useful reference work.
£18.00Quantity:

Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1999 International All the records of the philatelic season 1998
Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1999 International
All the records of the philatelic season 1998

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1999.
Hardback, illustrated, 239 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, mild shelfwear, some creasing to the front cover, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.
A record of the highest priced philatelic rarities sold at auction in 1998. Each item is illustrated in colour, with brief description and price realised.
£15.00Quantity:

Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1998 International All the records of the philatelic season 1997
Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1998 International
All the records of the philatelic season 1997

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1998.
Hardback, illustrated, 239 pages, text in English, slightest hint of spine-lean, mild shelfwear, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.
A record of the highest priced philatelic rarities sold at auction in 1997. Each item is illustrated in colour, with brief description and price realised.
£15.00Quantity:

Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1995 International All the records of the philatelic season 1994
Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1995 International
All the records of the philatelic season 1994

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1994.
Hardback, illustrated, 100 pages, text in English, mild shelfwear, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.
A record of the highest priced philatelic rarities sold at auction in 1994. Each item is illustrated in colour, with brief description and price realised.
£15.00Quantity:

Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1994 International All the records of the philatelic season 1993
Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1994 International
All the records of the philatelic season 1993

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1994.
Hardback, illustrated, 151 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, corners slightly rubbed, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.
A record of the highest priced philatelic rarities sold at auction in 1993. Each item is illustrated in colour, with brief description and price realised.
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Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1992 International All the records of the philatelic season 1991
Salierno, Vito (editor) - Bolaffi 1992 International
All the records of the philatelic season 1991

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1992.
Hardback, illustrated, 125 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, corners slightly scuffed, tiny dent to edge of spine, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.
A record of the highest priced philatelic rarities sold at auction in 1990-1991. Each item is illustrated in colour, with brief description and price realised.
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Sutton, R.J. and Anthony, K.W. - The Stamp Collector
Sutton, R.J. and Anthony, K.W. - The Stamp Collector's Enyclopaedia
Publisher: Bonanza Books, 1966.
Sixth (revised) edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 370 pages, ex Canada National Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper and library pocket to rear endpaper, two slight scratches to the fore-edges with consequent tiny nicks to a few pages, in Good condition.
A classic reference work, with over 3000 entries.
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Haverbeck, H.D.S. - The Commemorative Stamps of the British Commonwealth
Haverbeck, H.D.S. - The Commemorative Stamps of the British Commonwealth
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, 1955.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 239 pages + xlvi plates, ex National Archives of Canada with label to spine and small bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, dustwrapper a little chipped at top of spine, in Good condition.
Describes all the commemorative issues of Great Britain and the British Empire up to the end of the reign of King George VI. Scarce.
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Schmid, Paul W. - How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps
Schmid, Paul W. - How to Detect Damaged, Altered, and Repaired Stamps
Publisher: Palm Press, New York, 1979.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, ix + 105 pages, ex libris Brian Birch with his distinctive bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, covers very slightly rubbed at corners else in Very Good condition.
Useful handbook. Well illustrated in black & white.
£25.00Quantity:

Dehn, Roy A. - Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms
Dehn, Roy A. - Dictionary of English and Italian Philatelic Terms
Publisher: Vaccari, 2004.
Second edition, paperback, 91 pages, tiny nick to edge of one page else in Very Good condition.
The excellent reference work of philatelic terms in English/Italian and Italian/English. Very useful.
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Beech, David R. - A Guide to Philatelic Research at The British Library
Beech, David R. - A Guide to Philatelic Research at The British Library
Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 2019.
First edition, large format (A4) paperback, 50 pages, in Fine condition.
This new monograph seeks to provide information to the philatelic research community, and other specialist users of the British Library's Philatelic Collections, which may otherwise only be available from diverse sources. The guide lists and describes the 78 philatelic collections held by the British Library, provides a subject index to their contents and gives details about their availability for research. The contents include: A Brief History of the British Library, A Brief History of the Philatelic Collections, List of the Philatelic Collections, Subject Index of the Philatelic Collections, Arranging to see the Philatelic Collections, the Philatelic Exhibition, Philatelic Literature, the Crawford Library, Stamp Albums, Other Collections of interest for philatelic research (which include Directories and Timetables, India Office Records, Maps, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Official Publications and Patents), a Select Bibliography and a General Index. As an appendix the Guide includes a new and revised third edition of the article by David Beech "Philatelic Research - A Basic Guide" which was first published in 2008.
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Crane, A.O. - Have You Noticed?
Crane, A.O. - Have You Noticed?
Publisher: H. & A. Wallace, London, 1948.
First edition in book form, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, slightly rusty staple else in Very Good condition.
Interesting facts about designs of British Empire stamps. Scarce.
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Serrane, Fernand - The Serrane Guide Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926
Serrane, Fernand - The Serrane Guide
Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926

Publisher: The American Philatelic Society, nd (circa 1999).
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xxv + 390 pages, text in English, dustwrapper spine very slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.
English translation of the classic work on the characteristics of genuine and forged stamps of the world (Vade-Mecum du Spécialiste-Expert en Timbres-Poste) originally published in two volumes in 1927 and 1929.
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Smith, A.D. - The Development of Rates of Postage An Historical and Analytical Study
Smith, A.D. - The Development of Rates of Postage
An Historical and Analytical Study

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1917.
First edition, hardback, original red cloth, dustwrapper, xii + 431 pages, short tears to dustwrapper at top of spine with small amount of loss, foxing and toning to page-edges, toning to half-title page, short closed tear to one early page, in Good condition.
Scarce first edition of the classic work.
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Watson, James - The Story of the Stamp
Watson, James - The Story of the Stamp
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, 1957.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 192 pages + plates, one or two tiny nicks to the dustwrapper, slight dusty marks to upper page-edges, in Good condition.
Nice vintage guide to philately. Illustrated with black & white photos.
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