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Great Britain - Post Office history
Hall, Arthur W.G. - The Post Office at Nottingham
Hall, Arthur W.G. - The Post Office at Nottingham
Publisher: privately published, Nottingham, 1947.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, 152 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
A fine local postal history study. Well illustrated.
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James, Alan - Sir Rowland Hill & the Post Office
James, Alan - Sir Rowland Hill & the Post Office
Publisher: Longman, 1972.
Paperback, illustrated, 112 pages, a few tiny spots of foxing to the upper edges else in Very Good condition.
Written primarily for younger readers but still a useful introduction to the subject. Scarce.
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Ayres, George - History of the Mail Routes to Ireland until 1850
Ayres, George - History of the Mail Routes to Ireland until 1850
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
First edition, paperback, 134 pages, small dent to lower edge else in Very Good condition.
The history of the development of the mail routes from London and Edinburgh to all ports that were used to convey mail to Ireland up to 1850.
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Rennie, Paul - Design GPO Posters
Rennie, Paul - Design
GPO Posters

Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 2011.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 96 pages, in Very Good condition.
Beautifully colour-illustrated book featuring over 100 posters commissioned by the GPO from 1930-1970.
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Gurney, David - The Postal History of the Jersey Sub-Post Offices
Gurney, David - The Postal History of the Jersey Sub-Post Offices
Publisher: C.I.S.S. Publishing, 2001.
Large paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, [viii] + 376 pages, with separate valuation guide in pocket at end, corner-creases to the front cover and some pages, in Good condition.
A large, comprehensive work. Well illustrated in black & white.
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Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post The Authorized History of Royal Mail
Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post
The Authorized History of Royal Mail

Publisher: Penguin Books, London, 2012.
Paperback, xxx + 849 pages + 32 plates, slight shelfwear, page-edges very slightly toned, in Good condition.
Paperback edition of a major history of the British Post Office. "This is the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives, and including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, made possible by privileged access to confidential records."
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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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 - London Post Offices & Streets June 1937
- London Post Offices & Streets
June 1937

Publisher: HMSO, London, 1937.
Paperback, 300 pages, with 14pp Supplement, in Very Good condition.
Scarce.
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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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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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Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Publisher: privately publiahed by the author, Dumfries, 1986.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 466 pages, in Very Good condition.
A very large work dealing with the rubber datestamps (or Climax daters to give them their official name) issued to minor sub-offices from the 1880s through to the 1930s. Profusely illustrated, with more than ten thousand postmarks illustrated!
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Shackleton, Tim - 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book
Shackleton, Tim - 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book
Publisher: Royal Mail Stamps, London, 1990.
Paperback (thin card covers), dustwrapper, illustrated, 40 pages, mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Souvenir book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black. Very well illustrated in colour. Complete with the five anniversary stamps, miniature sheet and facsimile Mulready envelope.
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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.
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West, Richard and Muir, Douglas N. - The Story of Definitive Stamps
West, Richard and Muir, Douglas N. - The Story of Definitive Stamps
Publisher: Royal Mail, London, 1994.
Hardback, illustrated, 55 pages, in Very Good condition.
A survey of definitive postage stamps of Great Britain. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout.
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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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Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1983.
Hardback, illustrated, 97 pages, in Very Good condition.
The second 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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Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp
Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers
Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Chalmers' claim to be the inventor of the postage stamp, and of the Chalmers-Hill controversy.
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