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Trout, A.E. - The Influence of French Postal History on English Correspondence
Trout, A.E. - The Influence of French Postal History on English Correspondence
Publisher: The Regent Stamp Co. Ltd. [Robson Lowe], London, circa 1949.
Reprinted from "The Philatelist", paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, slight horizontal crease, mild wear, in Good condition.
Scarce monograph.
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Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Publisher: The Society of Postal Historians, 1988.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 195 pages, mild dusty marks to the page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
President's Display to the Society of Postal Historians. An important study based on Frank Bottomley's collection.
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Willcocks, R.M. and Jay, B. - The Postal History of Great Britain and Ireland A Summarized Catalogue to 1840
Willcocks, R.M. and Jay, B. - The Postal History of Great Britain and Ireland
A Summarized Catalogue to 1840

Publisher: Vale Stamps, London, 1981.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 81 pages, dustwrapper spine sunned, in Good condition.
An illustrated and priced catalogue of handstruck postal markings of Great Britain and Ireland. Very useful handbook for all those interested in pre-1840 British postal history.
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Robertson, Alan W. - A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles (An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History)
Robertson, Alan W. - A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles
(An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History)

Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1993.
Reprint edition, two volumes, hardback, in slipcase, illustrated, 448 + 688 pages, some wear to the slipcase, a few tiny dusty marks to top page-edges, else in Very Good condition.
One of the great masterpieces of philatelic literature originally published in instalments between 1955 and 1964. Because of the way in which pages were issued to subsrcibers over the period of ten years many original copies were deficient, and the author's eccentric page numbering system made it difficult to ascertain what was missing. This edition reprints the original in its entirety, in a slightly smaller format than the original. An essential reference work for collectors of maritime postal history.
£120.00Quantity:

Robinson, David - For the Port & Carriage of Letters A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840
Robinson, David - For the Port & Carriage of Letters
A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, viii + 250 pages, illustrated, page-edges very foxed and with some foxing to the first few pages, a Good working copy.
An essential guide to British pre-adhesive postage rates. Long out of print and sought after.
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Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to Registration 1450-1862
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, v + 50 pages, corners slightly rubbed, some shelfwear but internally fine, in Good condition.
Brochure to accompany Alan Holyoake's Display to the Postal History Society. Illustrated in colour throughout.
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[Corsini] - The Corsini Correspondence 1568-1601
[Corsini] - The Corsini Correspondence 1568-1601
Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1986.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 140 pages, with the prices realised, spine and covers a little rubbed, slight corner-crease to rear cover and corners of a few pages, in Good condition.
Catalogue of sixteenth-century merchants' letters. The fifth sale to feature letters from the Corsini archive.
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Hess, Dr. Wolf - The "Traudl" Collection of London Postal History 1661 to 10th Jan
Hess, Dr. Wolf - The "Traudl" Collection of London Postal History
1661 to 10th Jan'y 1840

Publisher: Society of Postal Historians, 1994.
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, 134 pages, slight crease to rear cover else in Very Good condition.
The Gold Medal-winning collection of London pre-adhesive postal history - the Inland and Local Offices, Foreign Office and Packet Letters. The entire collection is reproduced, with Dr. Hess's original text and black & white illustrations of the covers.
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Brumell, George - The Local Posts of London 1680-1840 With a description of the postmarks used therein
Brumell, George - The Local Posts of London 1680-1840
With a description of the postmarks used therein

Publisher: R. C. Alcock Ltd., nd [circa 1973].
Second edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 91 pages, minor marks to front cover, foxing to top page-edges but internally clean, in Good condition.
Reprint of the scarce 1938 handbook on the history of Dockwra's Penny Post, the Government Penny Post, and the Twopenny Post. With details of the postmarks used by each. Well illustrated.
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Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Stitt Dibden, W.G. - The Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1963.
Special Series No. 14, limited edition of 100 copies, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages + illustrations, foxing to the covers and page-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce and useful work.
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Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Siggers, Dr John - Wiltshire and its Postmarks
Publisher: Sandcliff Press, 1982.
Large paperback, illustrated, 736 pages, slight shelfwear, fore-edge of a few pages very slightly badly trimmed (not affecting the text), else in Very Good condition.
Large, comprehensive study of the postal markings of Wiltshire. A classic county postal history handbook.
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Salt, Denis - The Domestic Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, 1635 to 1840
Salt, Denis - The Domestic Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, 1635 to 1840
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1991.
Large format paperback, illustrated, 50 pages, a little corner creasing to covers else in Very Good condition.
Useful work on rates & routes between Britain and Ireland.
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[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
[Feldman, Hugh] - Worldwide Auction Featuring The Hugh Feldman Collection of English Postal History
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2001.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 92 pages, with the prices realised, in VG condition.
The major portion of this catalogue consists of the Hugh Feldman Large Gold Medal Collection of English Postal History 1569-1856. Also includes the Albert Murch collection of early Iran.
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Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office A History
Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office
A History

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, dustwrapper slightly soiled and with a short tear at top of spine, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good reading copy.
The scarce classic work.
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Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex The Chichester Branch 1250-1840
Greenwood, Jeremy - The Posts of Sussex
The Chichester Branch 1250-1840

Publisher: privately published, 1973.
First edition, large format paperback, illustrated, 110 pages, light foxing & corner-crease to title-page, else in VG condition.
Scarce work on the postal history of Chichester & surrounding area prior to the introduction of adhesive postage stamps.
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Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682
Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers
The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682

Publisher: C.J. Cousland & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1952.
Hardback, original grey cloth, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 156 pages + 38 black & white plates, dustwrapper foxed and with a few tears, foxing to page-edges, contents clean, in Good condition.
Scarce history of William Dockwra's Penny Post.
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Pipe, Bill et al - Collect British Postmarks The Handbook to British Postmarks and their Values
Pipe, Bill et al - Collect British Postmarks
The Handbook to British Postmarks and their Values

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons, London, 2011.
Eighth edition, paperback, illustrated, ix + 378 pages, in Very Good condition.
The essential priced handbook to British postmarks.
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Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform
A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, slight bump to one corner with consequent slight corner-creasing else in Very Good condition.
A superb work on the complexities of the postal rates in Britain prior to the reforms of 1840. Colour illustrated throughout with covers from the author's collection.
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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland
Being a Survey of British Postmarks from 1660 to 1940

Publisher: R. C. Alcock Ltd., Cheltenham, 1940.
Hardback, original dark blue cloth, illustrated, 579 pages, two bookplates to front endpapers, frontispiece has come loose but binding is tight, page-edges a little toned, a couple of small ink-spots to the fore-edge, a previous owner's annotations and amendments to many pages (click 'next' for more images), a Good working copy.
Alcock & Holland's monumental work on the postmarks of Great Britain. Still the standard work on the subject.
£85.00Quantity:

Hewlett, M.R. and Picton-Phillips, D.B. - Pre-Victorian Stamps & Franks
Hewlett, M.R. and Picton-Phillips, D.B. - Pre-Victorian Stamps & Franks
Publisher: Picton Publishing, 1979.
Revised edition, paperback, illustrated, 43 pages, one or two tiny blemishes else in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated guide to pre-philatelic stamps and franks including Newspaper Tax Stamps, Dockwra's Penny Post, etc.
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