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Great Britain - Maritime
Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers
Osborn, Geoffrey - Naval Officers' Letters
A Study of Letters Sent to and from British Royal Navy Officers Serving Abroad in the Victorian Era

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, Bristol, 1995.
Large paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 134 pages, covers a little rubbed at edges, minor shelfwear, pages fine, in Good condition.
Illustrates pages from the author's collection with additional text. Illustrated in black & white.
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[Stone, Peter] - The Peter Stone Collection of Great Britain Postal History
[Stone, Peter] - The Peter Stone Collection of Great Britain Postal History
Publisher: Spink, London, 2010.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 111 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.
Superb reference catalogue featuring an extensive selection of Ship Letters plus Campaign Covers, Post Offices in the Ottoman Empire, etc. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Taylor, Keith - A Tribute to the S.S. "Vega" The Channel Islands Red Cross Ship (1944-45)
Taylor, Keith - A Tribute to the S.S. "Vega"
The Channel Islands Red Cross Ship (1944-45)

Publisher: CISS Publishing, 1996.
Large format paperback, illustrated, viii + 127 pages, ex-National Philatelic Society Library with library stamp to front cover and to verso of title-page, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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[Glassco, J. Grant] - British Post Offices Abroad The Glassco Collection
[Glassco, J. Grant] - British Post Offices Abroad
The Glassco Collection

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1969.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 259 pages, illustrated, with the list of prices realised, slight corner-crease to rear cover, very slight dusty marks/foxing to spine and edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
The greatest collection of GB Post Offices Abroad ever formed. Profusely illustrated in black & white and some colour. An important reference.
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Whitney, Dr. J.T. - Isle of Man Stamps and Postal History
Whitney, Dr. J.T. - Isle of Man Stamps and Postal History
Publisher: BPH Publications, 1981.
Fourth edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 312 pages, dustwrapper slightly rubbed, a little foxing and toning to the page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Useful handbook.
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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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[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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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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Newport, O.W. and Sussex, John - The Post in Liverpool
Newport, O.W. and Sussex, John - The Post in Liverpool
Publisher: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, 1988.
Large paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 59 pages, covers a little rubbed at edges else in Very Good condition.
Postal history study of Liverpool published to accompany an exhibition. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
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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.
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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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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.
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Hosking, Roger - The Transatlantic Post Office
Hosking, Roger - The Transatlantic Post Office
Publisher: privately published, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 19 pages, signed dedication from the author to the previous owner, crease to rear cover and slight shelfwear, in Good condition.
Useful study of the joint Anglo-American sea post office service which operated between UK ports and New York from 1905 to 1914. With postmark illustrations, scarcity guide, etc.
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 - Mail Contract (Cape of Good Hope) Contract entered into with the Union Steam Ship Company for the Conveyance of Mails to and from the Cape of Good Hope
- Mail Contract (Cape of Good Hope)
Contract entered into with the Union Steam Ship Company for the Conveyance of Mails to and from the Cape of Good Hope

Publisher: House Of Commons, 1873.
Paperback, 12 pages, in Very Good condition.
Rare.
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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.
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Britnor, L.E. - The History of the Sailing Packets to the West Indies
Britnor, L.E. - The History of the Sailing Packets to the West Indies
Publisher: British West Indies Study Circle, 1973.
Hardback, illustrated, 172 pages, mild dusty marks/foxing to the page-edges, in Good condition.
Excellent postal history study of the West Indies mail boats.
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Smith, Sam - Gibraltar The Link with the Sea
Smith, Sam - Gibraltar
The Link with the Sea

Publisher: Gibraltar Study Circle, 1997.
Large format (A4) paperback (card covers), illustrated, circa 230 pages, mild shelfwear, slight corner-creasing to front cover, in Good condition.
The maritime postal history of Gibraltar - based on the author's own collection. Profusely illustrated, including some in colour.
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Hargest, George E. - History of Letter Post Communications Between the United States and Europe 1845-1875
Hargest, George E. - History of Letter Post Communications Between the United States and Europe 1845-1875
Publisher: Quarterman Publications, 1975.
Second edition, hardback, illustrated, ix + 234 pages, no dustwrapper, very slight bend to the covers, slight wrinkling to one page, minor signs of use but overall in Good, clean condition.
An important handbook.
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