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Great Britain - Postal History
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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Chandler, John H. and Dagnall, H. - The Newspaper & Almanac Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland
Chandler, John H. and Dagnall, H. - The Newspaper & Almanac Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland
Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1981.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 302 pages, tiny dent to corner of front cover near top of spine and slight damage to the dustwrapper with small amount of loss, in Good condition.
The definitive handbook on the subject. Out of print.
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Muir, Douglas N. - Postal Reform and the Penny Black A New Appreciation
Muir, Douglas N. - Postal Reform and the Penny Black
A New Appreciation

Publisher: The National Postal Museum, London, 1990.
First edition, paperback (card covers), illustrated, 242 pages, in Very Good condition.
An excellent look at Rowland Hill's reform of the postal system and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps. With many illustrations including many in colour. This important study draws on unpublished documents and extensive new research, to offer a fresh insight into the period leading to the issue of the Penny Black and the Mulready Envelope in 1840.
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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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Muir, Douglas N. - George V and the G.P.O. Stamps, Conflict & Creativity
Muir, Douglas N. - George V and the G.P.O.
Stamps, Conflict & Creativity

Publisher: British Postal Museum, London, 2010.
Paperback, illustrated, ix + 275 pages, in Very Good condition.
The design, production and postal history of the British postage stamp issues of King George V. Profusely illustrated in colour, including numerous illustrations published for the first time.
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Frost, Patrick - Great Britain Postage Due Mail 1839 to the Present Day
Frost, Patrick - Great Britain Postage Due Mail
1839 to the Present Day

Publisher: privately published, 2012.
Paperback, 32 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.
'Handout' to accompany a Display to the Royal Philatelic Society London. Well illustrated in colour.
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Snelson, Ken - UK Taxe Marks for International Mail 1875-2000 Usage & Listing
Snelson, Ken - UK Taxe Marks for International Mail 1875-2000
Usage & Listing

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2007.
Large paperback, spiral-bound, illustrated, vi + 178 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent, detailed handbook. Illustrated in colour. Scarce.
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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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Nicholson, Martin P. - Postal usage of the decimal Machin series 1971-1996 Volume 2 - European destinations
Nicholson, Martin P. - Postal usage of the decimal Machin series 1971-1996
Volume 2 - European destinations

Publisher: privately published by the author, nd [circa 1997].
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 21 pages, in Very Good condition.
An extensive list of more than 700 possible usages of decimal Machin definitives to Europe.
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Nicholson, Martin P. - Postal usage of the decimal Machin series 1971-1996 Volume 1 - inland
Nicholson, Martin P. - Postal usage of the decimal Machin series 1971-1996
Volume 1 - inland

Publisher: privately published by the author, nd [circa 1997].
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 38 pages, in Very Good condition.
An extensive list of more than 1600 possible inland usages for the decimal Machin definitives.
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Nicholson, Martin P. - Postal usage of the pre-decimal Machin series 1967-1971
Nicholson, Martin P. - Postal usage of the pre-decimal Machin series
1967-1971

Publisher: privately published by the author, nd [circa 1990s].
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 22 pages, in Very Good condition.
An extensive list of more than 900 possible usages for the pre-decimal Machin definitives.
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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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 - 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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Johnson, Robert and Peet, Gordon - British Postal Rates 1937 to 2000 Dulac, Wilding and Machin Issues
Johnson, Robert and Peet, Gordon - British Postal Rates 1937 to 2000
Dulac, Wilding and Machin Issues

Publisher: privately published, 2000.
Large format (A4) paperback, spiralbound, 164 pages, slight yellowing to margin of front cover, tiny nick to edge of final page else in Very Good condition.
Important reference work. Out-of-print and hard to find.
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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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Watson, Norman - The Postal History of Perth 1900-2000
Watson, Norman - The Postal History of Perth 1900-2000
Publisher: Perth Philatelic Society, 2006.
First edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, dustwrapper, illustrated, 96 pages, signed by the author to title-page, foxing and marks to verso of dustwrapper, in Good condition.
The postal history of the Scottish city in the 20th century. Very well illustrated in colour.
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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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Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Proud, Edward B. - The Postal History of British Air Mails
Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co. Ltd., 1991.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 576 pages, no dustwrapper, a few minor dusty marks, slight signs of use, internally fine, in Good condition.
Excellent, much-needed, handbook covering the postal history of British Airmails. Beginning with the pre-First World War era (the first British Air Mail acceptance was during the Franco-Prussian War) and covering the development of Air Mail Services, Routes and Rates up to the end of 1945. The book covers "true Aerial Postal History" only, i.e. services which were available to the general public. A large volume, well illustrated with photographs, maps etc. As usual with Proud publications, valuations for covers are listed throughout.
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