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Great Britain - Postal History
Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill
Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors) - The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era and its Impact on Economic and Social Activity
Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill's Journal and Ancillary Papers, with Glossary, Bibliography and Comprehensive Index

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2000.
Two large volumes, hardbacks, dustwrappers, lviii + vi + 1304 pages, ex RPSL Library with their library bookplate to front pastedown-endpapers, dustwrappers slightly rubbed and chipped at corners, remains of a small sticker to dustwrapper of Vol II, in Good condition.
No. 38 of a limited edition of 650 copies (although it is understood that a substantial part of the print run was destroyed, thus the book is far scarcer than indicated by the stated print run). Foreword by Asa Briggs. Well illustrated including numerous colour plates. A huge work in two volumes. With much detail on Rowland Hill's reforms and the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps. Out of print.
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 - The British County Catalogue of Postal History Midlands Edition
- The British County Catalogue of Postal History
Midlands Edition

Publisher: The Midland (GB) Postal History Society, 2013.
Large format (A4) hardback, illustrated, iv + 177 pages, in Very Good condition.
A re-working of the original works by Willcocks & Jay, incorporating Birmingham and the Midland counties into one volume. Well illustrated including maps in colour.
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Willcocks, R.M. and Jay, B. - The British County Catalogue of Postal History, Volumes 1 & 2
Willcocks, R.M. and Jay, B. - The British County Catalogue of Postal History, Volumes 1 & 2
Publisher: R.M. Willcocks, 1996.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vi + 248 pages, a couple of nicks to the dustwrapper at top of spine, spine-lean, pages clean, in Good condition.
The second edition of volumes 1 and 2 in this definitive series of handbooks, which attempts to list all handstamps of all the towns and villages up to 1840. Each county listing is prepared by a specialist editor and includes notes on size, colour, dates of use, and rarity. Well illustrated with illustrations of the various types of handstamp and with maps. The second edition fully revises the first two volumes in the series and combines them in one volume. It lists all the known stamps for 23 counties and 4 cities of England: Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Channel Islands, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, & Liverpool. Long out of print and very difficult to find.
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Willcocks, R.M. and Jay, B. - The British County Catalogue of Postal History, Volume 4
Willcocks, R.M. and Jay, B. - The British County Catalogue of Postal History, Volume 4
Publisher: R.M. Willcocks, 1988.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vi + 146 pages, dustwrapper slightly rubbed, slight hint of spine-lean, in Good condition.
Volume 4 in this definitive series of handbooks, which attempts to list all handstamps of all the towns and villages up to 1840. Each county listing is prepared by a specialist editor and includes notes on size, colour, dates of use, and rarity. Well illustrated with illustrations of the various types of handstamp and with maps. The counties covered by this volume are: Beds, Berks, Cheshire, Dorset, Hants, Isle of Man, Kent, Lancs, Staffs, and Yorkshire.
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Jay, Barrie - The British County Catalogue of Postal History, Volume 3 London
Jay, Barrie - The British County Catalogue of Postal History, Volume 3 London
Publisher: London Postal History Group, 2005.
Second edition, hardback, xii + 199 pages, dustwrapper a little rubbed, slight hint of spine-lean, in Good condition.
Second, fully revised and updated, edition of Volume 3 in this definitive series of handbooks, which attempts to list all handstamps of all the towns and villages up to 1840. Each county listing is prepared by a specialist editor and includes notes on size, colour, dates of use, and rarity. Well illustrated with illustrations of the various types of handstamp and with maps. The scarcest volume in the series - very sought after.
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Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office from its Beginnings to the End of 1925
Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office
from its Beginnings to the End of 1925

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1926.
Hardback, original red cloth gilt, gilt 'Wyon Head' embossed on front cover, 354 pages + plates, binding a little rubbed, mild foxing to endpapers, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
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de Cock, André - Les Bureaux de Poste Anglais à l
de Cock, André - Les Bureaux de Poste Anglais à l'étranger et leurs oblitérations
Publisher: privately published, Brussels, 1940.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 64 pages, text in French, spine rubbed, slight creasing to lower edge of front cover and a few pages, corner-creasing to some pages and to front cover with tiny amount of loss, in Good condition.
Limited edition of 150 copies only. Illustrated with 144 postmark illustrations and black & white photo-plates of covers. Very scarce handbook on "GB used abroad".
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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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Mackay, James - Collecting Local History
Mackay, James - Collecting Local History
Publisher: Longman, 1984.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, viii + 254 pages, spine slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.
An interesting work by the prolific philatelic author covering all sorts of local history collectables including postcards, stamps, and postal history.
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Trinder, J.F. - The Postal History of the Tendring Hundred of Essex including the Borough of Harwich and the Urban Districts of Clacton on Sea, & Frinton & Walton on the Naze with Gt. Holland
Trinder, J.F. - The Postal History of the Tendring Hundred of Essex
including the Borough of Harwich and the Urban Districts of Clacton on Sea, & Frinton & Walton on the Naze with Gt. Holland

Publisher: privately published, 1971.
Paperback, illustrated, x + 150 pages, spotting to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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Reck, Heinz and Wittig, Karlheinz - Grossbritannien, Postorte in England, Schottland, Irland und auf den Kanalinseln bis 1906 vor- und rückwärts alphabetisch geordnet
Reck, Heinz and Wittig, Karlheinz - Grossbritannien, Postorte in England, Schottland, Irland und auf den Kanalinseln bis 1906
vor- und rückwärts alphabetisch geordnet

Publisher: Karlheinz Wittig, Lohmar, 1989.
Paperback, vii + 254 pages, bilingual Foreword in German & English, tiny amount of spotting to the covers, tiny scuff to front cover and very short tear to rear cover, in Good condition.
Useful handbook which lists the Post Offices of London, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Foreign Post Offices alphabetically and missing the first letter, missing the first two letters, backwards, etc so that partial or illegible postmarks can be identified.
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Ardouin, E.G. - The Post Always Runs A Story of the British Post Office
Ardouin, E.G. - The Post Always Runs
A Story of the British Post Office

Publisher: The Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly, London, 1952.
Small paperback, illustrated, 45 pages, slightly rusted staples, a little creasing/mild shelfwear, in Good condition.
A useful summary of British Post Office history. Scarce.
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Kay, George K. and Negus, Ron - Polish Exile Mail in Great Britain 1939-1949
A decade of Polish Forces postal history

Publisher: J.Barefoot Ltd, York, 1999.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 250 pages, in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work on the Polish Government in Exile's postal services during and immediately after World War II. Illustrated in black & white.
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Crutchley, E.T. - GPO
Crutchley, E.T. - GPO
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1938.
English Institutions series, hardback, dustwrapper, xii + 252 pages + plates, dustwrapper extensively reared to the reverse, spine-lean, a Good reading copy.
A history of the British Post Office and survey of its current (1930s) activities. Nicely ilustrated with evocative black & white photo-plates.
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Feldman, Hugh - Letter Receivers of London 1652 to 1857 A history of their offices and handstamps within the General, Penny and Twopenny Posts
Feldman, Hugh - Letter Receivers of London 1652 to 1857
A history of their offices and handstamps within the General, Penny and Twopenny Posts

Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust & the Postal History Society, 1998.
Two large hardback volumes in slipcase, illustrated, 900+ pages, folding maps in pocket at rear, minor blemishes to slipcase, else in Very Good condition.
The definitive work on the subject. Detailed and well illustrated.
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 - British Postal Guide 1857 containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office
- British Postal Guide 1857
containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office

Publisher: Postings, Oxted, 1994.
Facsimile reprint, 173 pages, corner-crease to front cover, few tiny signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
Reprint of an early Postal Guide including List of Post Offices in the UK, etc. Useful.
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Corrie, John M. - The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910 A Record of Progress and Development
Corrie, John M. - The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910
A Record of Progress and Development

Publisher: Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History & Antiquarian Society, 1912.
No. 102 of a limited edition of 175 copies, card covers, viii + 81 pages + plates, covers a little soiled and slightly rubbed with some loss to one corner of front cover, short split to foot of spine, a few spots of foxing, in Good condition.
Extremely scarce work.
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Kennedy, Alistair and Crabb, George - The Postal History of the British Army in World War I Before and After - 1903 to 1929
Kennedy, Alistair and Crabb, George - The Postal History of the British Army in World War I
Before and After - 1903 to 1929

Publisher: privately published, 1977.
Large paperback (card covers), plastic comb-binding, illustrated, 300 pages, three comb-binding rings cracked, covers lightly rubbed at edges, creasing to front cover, a Good working copy.
No. 94 of 600 copies printed. "An illustrated reference book of British Army postmarks and their location at home and abroad during the campaigns of the War and also on manoeuvres operations and post war occupations, with relevant historical and postal information." Very detailed. The standard handbook on the subject.
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Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II 1903-1927
Proud, Edward B. - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol II
1903-1927

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Ltd., circa 1980.
Hardback, illustrated, 312 pages, signed by the author, some shelfwear to the covers, page-edges slightly marked, a couple of tiny nicks to the edge of one page, a Good working copy.
The second volume of the three volume set by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the years 1903 to 1927, and consequently is largely concerned with the First World War. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, and very well illustrated with postcards and hundreds of postmark illustrations. A "must have" book for military postal historians and particularly World War I collectors. Out-of-print and scarce.
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Proud, Edward B. and Griffith, Kenneth - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol I 1882-1902
Proud, Edward B. and Griffith, Kenneth - History of British Army Postal Service, Vol I
1882-1902

Publisher: Proud-Bailey Co., 1982.
Hardback, illustrated, 283 pages, spine very slightly sunned, one or two tiny blemishes, internally clean, in Good+ condition.
First volume of the three volume set by Ted Proud on the postal history and postmarks of the British army. This volume covers the establishment of the Army Postal Service in 1882, the 1882 Egyptian Campaign, the 1885 Sudan Campaign, and (mainly) the Boer War. The Boer War section was co-written by the late Kenneth Griffith, the well-known actor and Boer War collector. An excellent handbook, drawing on original documents, and very well illustrated with postmark illustrations. A must have book for military postal historians and particularly Boer War collectors.
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