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Great Britain - Postal History
[Littaur, Gavin] - The Gavin Littaur Collection of British Postal History Featuring Selected Rare Covers from the Period 1840-53
[Littaur, Gavin] - The Gavin Littaur Collection of British Postal History
Featuring Selected Rare Covers from the Period 1840-53

Publisher: Spink, London, 2012.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 43 pages, corners of covers slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
39 lots featuring rare (many unique) line-engraved covers, Mulreadys, etc. All items illustrated in colour.
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Foster, G.A. - Pre-Victorian Postage Stamps and Franks
Foster, G.A. - Pre-Victorian Postage Stamps and Franks
Publisher: Chas. Nissen & Co., London, 1910.
First edition, large format, paperback, illustrated, 56 pages, covers a little creased and chipped at edges with small amount of loss at head and foot of spine, in Good condition.
Rare work.
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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, a few dusty marks, in 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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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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Mackay, James A. - Registered Mail of the British Isles
Mackay, James A. - Registered Mail of the British Isles
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1982.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 395 pages, very short tear to transparent plastic cover, slight dusty mark to page-edges, title handwritten to spine, internally clean, a Good working copy.
Scarce and sought after work.
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Daniels, J.H. - A History of British Postmarks
Daniels, J.H. - A History of British Postmarks
Publisher: Upcott Gill, London, 1898.
Fisrt edition, hardback, illustrated, 184 pages, slight hint of spine-lean, head & foot of spine and edges of boards slightly rubbed, a little foxing to page-edges, ex libris Postal History Society with their bookplate to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
Scarce early work. Well illustated.
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Hendy, John G. - The History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles From their Introduction down to 1840
Hendy, John G. - The History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles
From their Introduction down to 1840

Publisher: L. Upcott Gill, London, 1905.
First edition, hardback, original red cloth gilt, 204 pages, profusely illustrated, spine sunned, in Good condition.
Classic work on British pre-adhesive postmarks. Published more than a century ago but still very useful.
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Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom
Alcock, R.C. and Holland, F.C. - The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom
Publisher: R.C. Alcock, Cheltenham, 1970.
Second (Revised) edition, paperback, illustrated, 134 pages, slight shelfwear, slight corner-crease to front cover, small marks to front cover, pages clean, in Good condition.
The standard reference work on Maltese Cross cancels.
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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, 1961.
First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth gilt, dustwrapper, 62 pages, illustrated, dustwrapper worn and chipped at edges with some loss and some repairs, book itself in Good condition.
Classic work on British postal history. Includes Penny Posts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. With useful maps.
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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, 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.
£35.00Quantity:

[Sattin, Gerald] - Soldiers
[Sattin, Gerald] - Soldiers' Rates of the British Empire to 1898
The Gerald Sattin Collection - Part 2

Publisher: Spink, London, 2008.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 96 pages, in Very Good condition.
Second part of the award-winning collection of covers sent at the soldiers' privilege rates from military campaigns in Africa, India, Burma etc. Illustrated in colour.
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Williams, L.N. and Bianchi, Paolo - Victor Victoria Il Primo Francobollo del Mondo, Il Primo Francobollo d
Williams, L.N. and Bianchi, Paolo - Victor Victoria
Il Primo Francobollo del Mondo, Il Primo Francobollo d'Italia

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 70 pages, text in Italian, slight sunning to the spine and covers else in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated two-part study of the introduction of Great Britain's first postage stamp (the Penny Black) and the first Italian postage stamp (the Kingdom of Sardinia's issue featuring Victor Emmanuel II).
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Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez 1852 to 1926
Kirk, R. - Australian Mails via Suez
1852 to 1926

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1989.
Large paperback, illustrated, v + 324 pages, spine sunned, some creasing to the covers, in Good condition.
Detailed handbook.
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Mackay, James A. - Islay, Jura and the Other Argyll Islands
Mackay, James A. - Islay, Jura and the Other Argyll Islands
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, 39 pages + 5 plates, spotting to front cover, crease to front cover and title-page, in Good condition.
Tenth book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with Islay, Jura, and the other small islands in the former county of Argyll. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated. Contents: Introduction; Islay; Jura; Colonsay; Gigha; Lismore; Kerrera; The Slate Islands; Davaar and Sanda
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Mackay, James A. - Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree
Mackay, James A. - Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1979.
Large (A4) paperback, 37 pages + 5 plates, a few tiny marks to the covers, slight crease to front cover, in Good condition.
Ninth book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with the Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Iona, Coll, and Tiree. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated.
£9.50Quantity:

Mackay, James A. - Skye & The Small Isles
Mackay, James A. - Skye & The Small Isles
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 70 pages + 10 plates, slight crease to front cover, a few small marks, in Good condition.
Fourth book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with Skye and the offshore isles of Raasay, Soay, Pabay, Canna, Eigg, and Rum. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated.
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Mackay, James A. - Lewis
Mackay, James A. - Lewis
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 62 pages + 8 plates, one or two minor marks to the covers else in Very Good condition.
Third book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with the island of Lewis. The postal history of the island is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated. Contents: Introduction; Maritime Communications; Stornoway; Air Services; The Rural Posts of Lewis; The Sub Post Offices and their Postmarks.
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Mackay, James A. - The Uists & Barra
Mackay, James A. - The Uists & Barra
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 57 pages + 8 plates, slight foxing and minor marks to the covers, couple of tiny nicks to the edge of the rear cover, in Good condition.
Second book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with the Uists and Barra. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated. Contents: Introduction; The Uist - Dunvegan Packets; North Uist; Benbecula; South Uist; Eriskay; Barra.
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Mackay, James A. - Harris & St. Kilda
Mackay, James A. - Harris & St. Kilda
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1978.
Large (A4) paperback, 30 pages + 3 plates, slight foxing and minor marks to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
The first book in James Mackay's series on the postal history of the Scottish Islands. This volume deals with Harris and St. Kilda. The postal history of the islands is described in detail, and all the known postal markings are illustrated.
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Mackay, James A. - Scottish Numeral Postmarks
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Numeral Postmarks
Publisher: privately published, Dumfries, 1987.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 196 pages, in Very Good condition.
This book deals with the numbers allocated to Post Offices in Scotland from 1844 onwards, and used in obliterators, double stamps and combined date and obliterating stamps down to the beginning of the twentieth century. From the 1880s until 1924, these numbers were also employed in charge and explanatory marks and in examiners' triangular stamps, all of which are surveyed here for the first time in depth. Well illustrated.
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