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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, in Fine unused 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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[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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Robertson, Alan W. - Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates, 1635-1839
Robertson, Alan W. - Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates, 1635-1839
Publisher: privately published, nd (circa 1970s).
Reprint of the 1961 original, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 62 pages, mild sunning to rear cover, previous owner's name at front, small tape marks to endpapers, in Good condition.
Includes Penny Posts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. With useful maps.
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Whitney, Dr J.T. and Peachey, Colin G. and Crookes, V. Brian (editors) - Collect British Postmarks The Handbook to British Postal Markings and their Values
Whitney, Dr J.T. and Peachey, Colin G. and Crookes, V. Brian (editors) - Collect British Postmarks
The Handbook to British Postal Markings and their Values

Publisher: British Postmark Society, 1997.
Seventh edition, paperback, illustrated, 352 pages, in Very Good condition.
Seventh edition of the essential priced handbook to British postmarks.
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 - The Oxfordshire Local Posts A Supplement to "The Local Posts of the Midland Counties to 1840"
- The Oxfordshire Local Posts
A Supplement to "The Local Posts of the Midland Counties to 1840"

Publisher: The Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 2009.
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, 44 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.

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Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839 & The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839
Baker, Ian; Graham, David; Sanig, Michael and Shand, Bill - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-1839
& The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836-1839

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2017.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, ix + 376 pages, in Very Good condition.
A major new handbook. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Parkin, Stephen (editor) - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840 Edinburgh & Leith and the Edinburgh District Offices
Parkin, Stephen (editor) - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840
Edinburgh & Leith and the Edinburgh District Offices

Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2014.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, iii + 147 pages, in Very Good condition.
An update of the Edinburgh and Leith sections of the second edition of the Scottish pre-stamp handbook by Auckland & Stables. Well illustrated in colour.
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Auckland, Bruce and Stables, Ron - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840
Auckland, Bruce and Stables, Ron - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840
Publisher: The Scottish Postal History Society, 1995.
Second edition, large (A4) paperback, card covers, xii + 198 pages, slight marks and corner-crease to front cover, tiny mark to fore-edge of last few pages, in Good condition.
A first-rate handbook, similar in style to the Willcocks & Jay British County Catalogues, listing details of all the types of postal markings in use in Scotland before the introduction of adhesive postage stamps in 1840. Very well illustrated with illustrations of the standard types and of the Edinburgh and Glasgow types, and special types; and with maps showing locations of post towns, receiving houses, postal routes, etc. With a price-guide for each mark listed. Substantially larger than the first edition, this is the definitive handbook on the subject.
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Mackay, James A. - Scottish Postmarks From 1693 to the Present Time
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Postmarks
From 1693 to the Present Time

Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1978.
Two volumes (text & plates), large format (A4) paperbacks, 140 + circa 50 pages, some marks to the covers, internally clean, in Good condition.
Scarce study of Scottish postal markings.
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Grimwood-Taylor, James - The Post in Scotland
Grimwood-Taylor, James - The Post in Scotland
Publisher: Stamp Publicity Board, 1990.
Paperback, illustrated, 96 pages, in Very Good condition.
A history of the posts in Scotland. Very well illustrated in colour.
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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., 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 91 pages, slight vertical crease, minor signs of use, in Good condition.
"Philatelic Adviser" Handbook No. 2. A scarce 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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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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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, signed by the author, some slight shelfwear to the covers, one or two tiny blemishes, in Good condition.
Well illustrated guide to pre-philatelic stamps and franks including Newspaper Tax Stamps, Dockwra's Penny Post, etc.
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Blair, Neil - The Postal History of Perth
Blair, Neil - The Postal History of Perth
Publisher: Woods Of Perth, 1976.
Paperback, illustrated, iv + 27 pages, slightly rusty staples, minor dusty marks to the covers, in Good condition.
The postal history and postal markings of the Scottish city up to the end of the 19th century.
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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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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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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland Part II
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland
Part II

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1955.
Paperback, 62 pages, illustrated, mild corner creases, in Good condition.
Supplementary information to the original handbook. Scarce.
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Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts 1793 to 1840
Warn, Ian M. - Bristol 5th Clause & Penny Posts
1793 to 1840

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1980.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vii + 142 pages + plates + folding table, with separate Rarity Guide loosely inserted, ex libris National Postal Museum with their inkstamp to front endpaper and label to dustwrapper spine, inscription to the NPM signed by the author to front endpaper, short tear to dustwrapper (now in a protective sleeve), a few small marks to page-edges, a Good reading copy.
Scarce postal history study.
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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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Smith, Michael and Purcell, Brian and Baillie, Ian - An Introduction to the Postal History of Bristol
Smith, Michael and Purcell, Brian and Baillie, Ian - An Introduction to the Postal History of Bristol
Publisher: Bristol Philatelic Society, 1997.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, vi + 59 pages + colour plates, very slight corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
An excellent, clearly-presented postal history study.
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