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Great Britain - Airmail
Colley, Dr. N. and Garrard, W. - Censorship in the Royal Air Force 1918 to 1956
Colley, Dr. N. and Garrard, W. - Censorship in the Royal Air Force
1918 to 1956

Publisher: Chavril Press, 1993.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 76 pages, a little creasing to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
A well produced handbook on this popular subject. All the different censor marks are listed, and illustrated, with much detail on where and when each mark was used. An important publication for all World War II collectors.
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Garrard, W. - History of the RAF Postal Service Overseas 1942-1957 Volume 1
Garrard, W. - History of the RAF Postal Service Overseas 1942-1957
Volume 1

Publisher: Chavril Press, nd (circa 1989).
Second edition, paperback, 60 pages, tiny corner-crease else in Very Good condition.
This excellent work describes the formation and organisation of the RAF Postal Service overseas, the types of date and hanstamps used, and the postal history of the Service in each of the 57 individual countries and theatres of operation. With 40 postmarks illustrated.
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Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co. Ltd., 1991.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 576 pages, no dustwrapper, a few minor dusty marks, slight signs of use, internally fine, in Good condition.
Excellent, much-needed, handbook covering the postal history of British Airmails. Beginning with the pre-First World War era (the first British Air Mail acceptance was during the Franco-Prussian War) and covering the development of Air Mail Services, Routes and Rates up to the end of 1945. The book covers "true Aerial Postal History" only, i.e. services which were available to the general public. A large volume, well illustrated with photographs, maps etc. As usual with Proud publications, valuations for covers are listed throughout.
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Mackay, James - Airmails 1870-1970
Mackay, James - Airmails 1870-1970
Publisher: Batsford, London, 1971.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 216 pages, slight shelfwear and dusty marks to the dustwrapper, minor foxing to page-edges, in Good condition.
Good, well-illustrated, history of air mails from the Siege of Paris onwards.
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Beith, Richard - Yorkshire Air Mails A chronological history of aerophilatelic events with Yorkshire connections
Beith, Richard - Yorkshire Air Mails
A chronological history of aerophilatelic events with Yorkshire connections

Publisher: Yorkshire Postal History Society, 1983.
Paperback, illustrated, 70 pages, some dusty marks and foxing to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Limited edition of 400 copies. An interesting look at the history of Air Mail in Yorkshire, including official Yorkshire air mails, the early Doncaster Aviation meetings, notes on RAF Post Offices in Yorkshire and details of commemorative postmarks. With good black & white illustrations of covers and postmarks.
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Cluett, Douglas - Croydon Airport - The Australian Connection Flights and other links between Croydon Airport and Australia
Cluett, Douglas - Croydon Airport - The Australian Connection
Flights and other links between Croydon Airport and Australia

Publisher: London Borough of Sutton Leisure Services, 1988.
Large paperback, illustrated, iii + 77 pages, corners a little rubbed, but contents clean and sound, in Good condition.
Well illustrated history, with much of interest on Imperial Airways, Alan Cobham, Bert Hinkler, Kingsford-Smith, etc. [Non-philatelic]
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Kronstein, Dr. Max - Pioneer Airpost Flights of the World 1830-1935
Kronstein, Dr. Max - Pioneer Airpost Flights of the World
1830-1935

Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 1978.
Hardback, illustrated, vi + 310 pages, slight dusty marks to the page-edges else in Very Good condition.
A useful handbook. Illustrated in black & white. Scarce.
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[Newall, Alexander S.] - The Alexander S. Newall FRPSL. Collection of British External Airmails also an Important Collection of Chiefly Trans-Atlantic Airmail Covers & Cards
[Newall, Alexander S.] - The Alexander S. Newall FRPSL. Collection of British External Airmails
also an Important Collection of Chiefly Trans-Atlantic Airmail Covers & Cards

Publisher: Harmers, London, 1997.
Auction catalogue, large format (A4) paperback, 27 pages + 24 colour photo-plates, in Very Good condition.
320 lots of British external airmails, followed by 90 lots of other airmails. With the separate 24 page brochure of superb colour plates.
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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.
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Beith, Richard - Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979
Beith, Richard - Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979
Publisher: privately published, 1981.
No.263 of a limited edition of 750 copies, paperback, 84 pages, dusty marks to the covers and to top page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Excellent handbook of all airmail events relating to Scotland, with details of the development of the airmail routes, quantities of mail carried, planes and airlines used etc. The author has very thoroughly investigated not only the records of British operators but also those of Scandinavia and Iceland; and, since 1946, of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. With very informative appendices, and many illustrations. Out of print and scarce.
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 - Fakes Forgeries Experts No. 2
- Fakes Forgeries Experts No. 2
Publisher: Paolo Vollmeier, Switzerland, 1999.
Large format paperback, illustrated, 172 pages, text in English (some articles in French & German with English translations), slight knock to foot of spine, covers very slightly rubbed at corners, in Good condition.
The second issue of this excellent periodical containing colour-illustrated articles on forgeries by world experts. Contents include The Stamp is Genuine - the Obliteration is Not, by Guinaud; Faked, Forged and Falsified Space Mail, by Hopferwieser; The Cebicitas to France, by Chauvet, etc, etc.
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Field, Francis J. - A Commercial and Historical Atlas of the World
Field, Francis J. - A Commercial and Historical Atlas of the World's Airways
Publisher: Francis J. Field Ltd., Birmingham, 1925.
Paperback, illustrated, 85 pages, spine and covers a rubbed at edges, front cover creased, slightly rusty staples, ex Junior Philatelic Society with small library marks inside front cover, a Good reading copy.
Rare early F.J. Field publication. Illustrated with numerous maps.
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Short, Simine - Glider Mail An Aerophilatelic Handbook
Short, Simine - Glider Mail
An Aerophilatelic Handbook

Publisher: American Air Mail Society, Chicago, 1987.
Hardback, illustrated, 261 pages, spine-lean, small mark to fore-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
The first comprehensive work dealing with this aspect of aerophilately. This illustrated handbook/catalogue of Glider Mails of the world describes gliding and soaring covers and cards, including details of flights, postmarks, vignettes and cachets, plus thematic postal stationery and stamps. Scarce.
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Duggan, John - Graf Zeppelin Flights to England
Duggan, John - Graf Zeppelin Flights to England
Publisher: Zeppelin Study Group, Ickenham, 1998.
Paperback, illustrated, 111 pages, text in English, ex libris National Philatelic Society with small library stamp to verso of title-page else in Very Good condition.
Postal history of the various visits of the Graf Zeppelins to England. With black & white illustrations of flown covers, cachets, cancellations, etc.
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Baldwin, N.C. - Great Britain Airway Letter Stamps and Services
Baldwin, N.C. - Great Britain Airway Letter Stamps and Services
Publisher: Francis J. Field, Sutton Coldfield, 1966.
Paperback, illustrated, 20 pages, slight creasing to front cover, in Good condition.
Useful booklet with Checklist of B.E.A., Cambrian Airways, etc. Well illustrated in black & white.
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Newall, Alexander S. - British External Airmails until 1934
Newall, Alexander S. - British External Airmails until 1934
Publisher: Newall Consultants Ltd., London, nd (circa 1983).
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 226 pages, dustwrapper slightly rubbed and with a very short tear, ex libris National Archives of Canada with bookplate to front endpaper and label to spine, in Good condition.
Illustrated catalogue/handbook of all flights from 1905 to 1934.
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Gatchell, L.B. (Editor-in-Chief) - American Air Mail Catalogue A Reference Listing of the Airposts of the World, Volume One
Gatchell, L.B. (Editor-in-Chief) - American Air Mail Catalogue
A Reference Listing of the Airposts of the World, Volume One

Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 1966.
Fourth edition, Deluxe edition, hardback, silver page-edges, signed by the editors, illustrated, 541 pages, ex libris Canada National Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, else in Very Good condition.
Rarely seen Deluxe edition of Volume One of the four volume set. This volume includes US Air Mail Stamps, US Pioneer Flights, US Governmental flights, Trans-Oceanic Record Flights, the Siege of Paris Balloon flights, Zeppelin Posts, Airport Dedication Covers, Crash Covers, etc.
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Holmes, Donald B. - Air Mail an illustrated history 1793-1981
Holmes, Donald B. - Air Mail
an illustrated history 1793-1981

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter Inc., New York, 1981.
First edition, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xiv + 226 pages, ex libris Canada National Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown endpaper and library pocket at rear, else in Very Good condition.
A superb history of Air Mails of the world. Very well illustrated in black & white and colour.
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Nahl, Dr Perham C. (Editor-in-Chief) - American Air Mail Catalogue A Reference Listing  of the Airposts of the World, Volumes 1-5 & 1990 Pricing Supplement
Nahl, Dr Perham C. (Editor-in-Chief) - American Air Mail Catalogue
A Reference Listing of the Airposts of the World, Volumes 1-5 & 1990 Pricing Supplement

Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 1974-1985.
Fifth edition, hardbacks, illustrated, 2705 pages + 218 pages (Pricing Supplement), ex libris Canada National Archives with labels to spines, bookplates to front pastedown endpapers and library pockets to rear pastedown endpapers, page-edges a little toned, in Good condition.
A major reference work, particularly for American flights but also including Siege of Paris, Early Foreign flights, Zeppelin Mails, Catapult flights, etc.
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