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Great Britain - Queen Victoria issues
Seymour, J.B. and Gardiner-Hill, C. - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain Part One The Imperforate Line-Engraved Issues
Seymour, J.B. and Gardiner-Hill, C. - The Postage Stamps of Great Britain
Part One The Imperforate Line-Engraved Issues

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1967.
Third edition, revised & enlarged, hardback, dustwrapper, 336 pages + illustrations, mild marks to dustwrapper spine, obvious spine-lean, pages clean, in Good condition.
Last and best edition of this essential handbook for the GB line-engraved specialist.
£30.00Quantity:

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume I Die 1, Plates 1b to 45
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume I Die 1, Plates 1b to 45

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, London, 1972.
First edition, card covers, spiralbound, v + 156 pages, with the plating gauge and the Fisher Alphabet Comparator in pocket at front, corrigenda & addenda page loosely inserted, mild dusty marks to page-edges, slight chip to edge of rear cover, a few pen corrections to text, a Good working copy.
First in the five volume series. Long out of print and very sought after.
£35.00Quantity:

Holyoake, Alan - Die Erste Briefmarke der Welt
Holyoake, Alan - Die Erste Briefmarke der Welt
Publisher: privately published, 2014.
Large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 144 pages, text in German, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.
Superb brochure/book issued to accompany Alan Holyoake's display showing the introduction and development of the Penny Black. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
£40.00Quantity:

[Giamporcaro, Tito] - The Tito Giamporcaro Collection of Great Britain
[Giamporcaro, Tito] - The Tito Giamporcaro Collection of Great Britain's Mulreadys and their Caricatures and British Printed and Hand-Illustrated Envelopes
Publisher: Robert A. Siegel, New York, 1996.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 93 pages, slight shelfwear, in Good condition.
Excellent reference catalogue. Well illustrated. Scarce.
£9.00Quantity:

Nissen, Charles - The Penny Black: Its Plate Characteristics
Nissen, Charles - The Penny Black: Its Plate Characteristics
Publisher: F. Hugh Vallancey, London, 1921.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 15 pages, tiny tear to spine, covers rather creased, pages fine, in Good condition.
Scarce booklet issued as a Supplement to the Report of the Eighth Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.
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Wiggins, W.R.D. and Tonna, G.C. - The Plating of Alphabet III PL22 to 68 & R17, together with Alphabet IV (PL50 & 51), Alphabet II (R15 & R16)
Wiggins, W.R.D. and Tonna, G.C. - The Plating of Alphabet III
PL22 to 68 & R17, together with Alphabet IV (PL50 & 51), Alphabet II (R15 & R16)

Publisher: G.C. Tonna, 1973.
Complete set of 5 volumes, paperback (pictorial card covers), spiralbound, circa 250 pages, some foxing and creasing to covers but contents clean, a Good working set.
The original five volume plating study of the 'Penny Red Stars'. With thousands of half-tone (black & white) illustrations of the stamps arranged by the corner letters. The standard reference on the subject, providing a visual aid to plating these stamps.
£40.00Quantity:

Wiggins, W.R.D. - The Plating of Alphabet II Plates 1 to 21, AA to TL
Wiggins, W.R.D. - The Plating of Alphabet II
Plates 1 to 21, AA to TL

Publisher: G.C. Tonna on behalf of Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1974.
Card covers, spiralbound, circa 96 pages, with Addenda & Corrigenda slip, some foxing to the covers and first and last pages, top of spine knocked with consequent creasing to the covers and some pages, contents sound and clean, in Fair to Good condition. A Good working copy.
Very scarce plating guide.
£65.00Quantity:

Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 2
Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 2

Publisher: Mike Jackson Publications, 2008.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vi + 178 pages, in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive reference, profusely illustrated. This second volume includes details from over one hundred post towns arranged alphabetically from M to Y.
£60.00Quantity:

Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 1
Rockoff, Professor S. David and Jackson, Mike - Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 1

Publisher: Mike Jackson Publications, 2006.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 181 pages, in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive reference, profusely illustrated. This first volume includes details from over one hundred post towns arranged alphabetically from A to L.
£60.00Quantity:

 - Forschungsgemeinschaft Grossbritannien Rundbriefe Nos. 82-102, 107-118
- Forschungsgemeinschaft Grossbritannien Rundbriefe
Nos. 82-102, 107-118

Publisher: ForGe Grossbritannien e.V., Germany, 1990-95, 1997-99.
Hardback, large (A4) format, 33 issues bound in six volumes, blue cloth gilt, missing Nos. 103-106 (1995-96), with the 1999 Library Index (107pp) bound in, text in German, slight sunning to spines and a little to the front cover of the last volume, small mark to upper-edges of one volume, else in Very Good condition.
An excellent journal with high quality articles on British stamps and postal history. Well illustrated.
£45.00Quantity:

- Robson Lowe Auctions
Great Britain and British Empire

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1965-1967.
Eighteen Speialised Stamp Auctions bound in one volume, quarter leather binding, gilt lettering to spine, 16 with prices realised (one prices realised is a photocopy), gilt initials of previous owner at foot of spine, slight wear to spine, in Good condition.
Bound volume of GB and British Empire sales, including Indian & Indian Native States Specialised Stamp Sale, "Dawson" India, "Beaumont Victoriana", "Lockwood" Great Britain, "Gill" Canada, "Currie" New Zealand, St Vincent Specialised Stamp Sale, etc. A fine selection of some important sales. [click "Next" for more images]
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Latto, Dr. Douglas - A Second Study of the Imperforate Surface-Printed Stamps of Great Britain (1880-1900)
Latto, Dr. Douglas - A Second Study of the Imperforate Surface-Printed Stamps of Great Britain (1880-1900)
Publisher: Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1968.
Paperback, illustrated, 16 pages, in Very Good condition.
Published as a Supplement to The GB Journal. Illustrated in black & white. Scarce study.
£8.50Quantity:

[Seymour, J.B.] - The "J.B. Seymour" "Grand Prix" Collection of Nineteenth Century Great Britain Part Two
Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1951.
Auction catalogue, hardback, 56 pages + xxx plates and 1 colour plate, with the prices realised bound in, in Very Good condition.
Part Two of one of the all-time great collections of classic Great Britain. The catalogue and separate brochure of plates bound together in one volume.
£30.00Quantity:

Rowse, David - "Rainbow Trials" May-December 1840
Rowse, David - "Rainbow Trials"
May-December 1840

Publisher: Great Britain Philatelic Society, 2000.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, colour illustrations, 180 pages, in Very Good+ condition.
The story of how the Penny Black changed colour and why it had to change colour. As early as January 1840 the Treasury were advised that the red handstruck paid markings could be removed from covers by the application of creosote oil. 'Experiments' were urgently needed to get over this fundamental problem, and so it was agreed between Rowland Hill and Joshua Bacon that a trial printing plate would be manufactured. The trial stamps had no letters in the bottom corners and were disfigured in such a way that they could not be postally used. From the inception of the 'Rainbow Trials' in May 1840 to the letter of December 24th from the Stamps & Taxes Office instructing Perkins, Bacon to print the stamps in the new colours, the author looks in detail at the trials and tribulations entailed in these experiments and the people involved with them. Profusely illustrated with 180 superb, full colour illustrations including 77 items from the Royal Collection, many of which have not been published before.
£75.00Quantity:

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume V, Die 1, Plates 176 to 204, Reserve Plates 1 to 6
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume V, Die 1, Plates 176 to 204, Reserve Plates 1 to 6

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1984.
Paperback, pictorial card covers, spiralbound, vi + 134 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, minor shelfwear, mild dusty marks, in Good condition.
The final volume in the series. Now also out of print.
£24.00Quantity:

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume IV, Die 1, Plates 132 to 175
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume IV, Die 1, Plates 132 to 175

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1980.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), spiralbound, vi + 152 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, rear cover tanned, a few tiny spots of foxing to the page-edges, in Good condition.
Now out of print and becoming difficult to find.
£24.00Quantity:

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 Volume II, Die 1, Plates 46 to 91
Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W. - The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864
Volume II, Die 1, Plates 46 to 91

Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1972.
Paperback, pictorial card covers, spiralbound, v + 153 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, in Very Good condition.
Long out of print and difficult to find.
£65.00Quantity:

["Lionheart"] - The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part VIII
["Lionheart"] - The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part VIII
Publisher: Spink, London, 2018.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages, in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated in colour.
£7.50Quantity:

[Crocker, William H.] - The "William H. Crocker" Collection of Rare Stamps Third Sale: Great Britain, India and Colonies in Asia
[Crocker, William H.] - The "William H. Crocker" Collection of Rare Stamps
Third Sale: Great Britain, India and Colonies in Asia

Publisher: Harmer, Rooke & Co., London, 1938.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 20 pages, with the prices realised, rusty staples, slight damage to top of spine, ink inscription to the cover, rippling to lower margins of pages, some prices written in ink in the margins, in Fair to Good condition only.
Rare catalogue of important Ceylon, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India and States, Labuan, North Borneo, Straits Settlements, etc.
£12.00Quantity:

Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV Reserve Plate 51
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - Hand Engraved Plates 50 and 51 Alphabet IV
Reserve Plate 51

Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd.
Pamphlet, 16 pages, with the set of 20 photographic plates of Plate 51, corner-crease to one plate else in Very Good condition.
Rare plating guide.
£40.00Quantity:

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