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Cattell, P. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 3 The Union Castle Ocean Post Office
Cattell, P. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 3
The Union Castle Ocean Post Office

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, no date (circa 1983).
Hardback, illustrated, 153 pages, spine sunned, a little scattered foxing to page-edges and to preliminary pages, otherwise internally clean, in Good condition.
Third volume in the excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. This volume covers the Union Castle Line service from Southampton to Cape Town. Well illustrated with postmark illustrations, and photographs of the ships and covers.
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Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 2 The P&O Lines to the Far East
Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 2
The P&O Lines to the Far East

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, no date [circa 1982].
Hardback, illustrated, 224 pages, ex-library mark to spine and remnants of where a label has been removed to front free-endpaper, some foxing to page-edges and a little to the preliminary pages, otherwise internally clean, a Good working copy only.
The scarce volume in the excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. Based on the P&O Nautical Records at Greenwich this handbook lists in intricate detail the ships, their routes and dates of each voyage.
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Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 1 The P&O Bombay & Australian Lines 1852-1914
Kirk, R. - British Maritime Postal History, Vol. 1
The P&O Bombay & Australian Lines 1852-1914

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1981.
Hardback, illustrated, 166 pages, spine slightly sunned, covers slightly rubbed and a little marked, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good working copy.
The rare first volume in Ted Proud's excellent series on British Maritime Postal History. Based on the P&O Nautical Records at Greenwich this handbook lists in intricate detail the ships, their routes and dates of each voyage.
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Holland, F.C. - Introduction to British Postmark Collecting
Holland, F.C. - Introduction to British Postmark Collecting
Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, nd [circa 1970].
Paperback, illustrated, 87 pages, slight shelfwear, corner-crease and a little toning to the page-edges, in Good condition.
A concise study of British postmarks, packed with information and well illustrated with over 200 figures. In effect this is an abridged version of the much larger classic handbooks by Alcock and Holland - an excellent introduction for the beginner or aide memoire for the more experienced collector.
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Brumell, George - British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906
Brumell, George - British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906
Publisher: R. C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1946.
First edition, hardback, 201 pages, minor soiling to the covers, a few slight marks and foxing to the page-edges, foxing to title-page, previous owner's name at front, in Good condition.
One of the most used and most useful works in British postmark literature, listing the distinguishing numbers of Post Offices and Overseas Agencies of the British Post Office, 1844 - 1906. This edition includes a chapter on postal markings which is absent from later reprint editions.
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Taylor, E.G.R. - John Speed
Taylor, E.G.R. - John Speed's Atlas of England & Wales
Forty Plates from John Speed's Pocket Atlas of 1627

Publisher: Penguin Books, London, 1951.
First edition thus, small hardback, dustwrapper, 32 pages + 40 colour plates, previous owner's inscription to front pastedown-endpaper else in Very Good condition.
A King Penguin Book. Reprint of the colour plates from John Speed's pocket atlas of 1627, with commentary by Professor Eva Taylor. [Non-philatelic]
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[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
[Osborn, Geoff] - The Geoff Osborn Worldwide Naval Mails
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 54 pages, with prices realised, in Very Good condition.
The superb collection of Naval Concession Rate and "Ship's Bag" Mail. Well illustrated in colour.
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[Johnson, Robert] and [Clark, Rex] - The Robert Johnson "Service Suspended Mail of the World" and The Rex Clark G.B. Stamps & Postal History with Postal Reforms, Canadian Airmails, etc.
[Johnson, Robert] and [Clark, Rex] - The Robert Johnson "Service Suspended Mail of the World"
and The Rex Clark G.B. Stamps & Postal History with Postal Reforms, Canadian Airmails, etc.

Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2015.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 98 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of two fine collections. Well illustrated in colour.
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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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Jackson, G. Gibbard - From Post Boy to Air Mail The Story of the British Post Office
Jackson, G. Gibbard - From Post Boy to Air Mail
The Story of the British Post Office

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, nd [circa 1920s].
Hardback, original blue cloth, dustwrapper, xii + 244 pages + plates, dustwrapper torn with some loss, foxing to page-edges, scattered foxing throughout, in Good condition.
A classic history of the Post Office, profusely illustrated with black & white photographs showing the inner workings of the Post Office at the time. Rarely seen with the dustwrapper.
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[Wilson, Harold] - The Harold Wilson Collections of British and Australian - Airmail, Railway and Local Postal History
[Wilson, Harold] - The Harold Wilson Collections
of British and Australian - Airmail, Railway and Local Postal History

Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2005.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 96 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of the fascinating postal history collections formed by Harold Wilson. Featuring G.B. Airmails; Australian T.P.O.s; G.B. Railways & T.P.O.s; and Derbyshire Postal History. Well illustrated in colour.
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Wilson, H.S. - T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain Part 3 Scotland and Ireland
Wilson, H.S. - T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain
Part 3 Scotland and Ireland

Publisher: The Railway Philatelic Group, 1977.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 78 pages, minor shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Useful work.
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Wilson, H.S. - T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain Part 2 England - South of the Midland T.P.O.
Wilson, H.S. - T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain
Part 2 England - South of the Midland T.P.O.

Publisher: The Railway Philatelic Group, 1979.
Second edition, paperback (card covers), illustrated, 80 pages, covers partially sunned else in Very Good condition.
Useful work.
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Wilson, H.S. - T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain Part 1 England - The Specials and Associated T.P.O.s
Wilson, H.S. - T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain
Part 1 England - The Specials and Associated T.P.O.s

Publisher: The Railway Philatelic Group, 1979.
Third edition, paperback (card covers), illustrated, 76 pages, a few ink ticks and annotations to some pages, in Good condition.
Useful work.
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[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.
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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:

Stephens, P.M. and Erskine, R.S. - The Scots Local Namestamps 1840-1860
Stephens, P.M. and Erskine, R.S. - The Scots Local Namestamps
1840-1860

Publisher: privately published, 1994.
Large format paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 200 pages, in Very Good condition.
A very thoroughly researched study which considerably revises and enlarges the Scottish Postmark Group's original handbook of 1964. This large work includes alphabetical lists of Post Offices, with type of postmark used, dates, colour, county, sorting office, etc. Plus county lists, with maps showing the Post Offices, and illustrations of covers. Out of print and hard to find.
£35.00Quantity:

Broomfield, Roger W. - The Undated Postmarks of Wales 1840 to 1860 A study of the undated namestamps of Welsh Post Offices
Broomfield, Roger W. - The Undated Postmarks of Wales 1840 to 1860
A study of the undated namestamps of Welsh Post Offices

Publisher: Welsh Philatelic Society & the Stuart Rossiter Trust, 1996.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 124 pages, some dusty marks to the upper page-edges and a few spots of foxing to the inside of the front cover, pages clean, in Good condition.
Out of print and scarce.
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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.
£40.00Quantity:

Bates, Alan - Directory of Stage Coach Services 1836
Bates, Alan - Directory of Stage Coach Services 1836
Publisher: Augustus M. Kelley, New York, 1969.
Hardback, dustwrapper, [vi] + 160 pages + folding map, very slight signs of wear else in Very Good condition.
Useful work which might be described as the "Bradshaw" of the height of Britain's stage coach era.
£9.50Quantity:

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