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Great Britain - Postal History
Bennett, Edward - The Romance of the Post Office
Bennett, Edward - The Romance of the Post Office
Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., London, 1919.
First edition thus, hardback, original pictorial cloth, frontispiece, 356 pages + plates, spine-lean, spine slightly sunned, two previous owners' names to front endpaper, foxing to edges but internally clean, in Good condition.
Originally published as "The Post Office & its Story" in 1912. A wonderful account of the workings of the Post Office at the time. Illustrated with very evocative photos of the P.O. staff at work. Scarce.
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Salmon, Michael - The Life and Work of Charles Whiting and the Beaufort House Press A Treasury Competition Winner
Salmon, Michael - The Life and Work of Charles Whiting and the Beaufort House Press
A Treasury Competition Winner

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2007.
Paperback, illustrated, iv + 60 pages, in Very Good condition.
Supplement to "The London Philatelist". Very well illustrated in colour.
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de Righi, A.G. Rigo - The Story of the Penny Black and its Contemporaries
de Righi, A.G. Rigo - The Story of the Penny Black and its Contemporaries
Publisher: The National Postal Museum, London, 1980.
First edition, large format paperback, vii + 56 pages, small mark to front cover, slight corner-creasing to the covers, slight shelfwear, in Good condition.
An excellent introduction to the history of the Penny Black and the Mulready Envelope; beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour.
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Grimwood-Taylor, James - The British Postal Reforms of 1839 to 1840
Grimwood-Taylor, James - The British Postal Reforms of 1839 to 1840
Publisher: Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, Derby, 1990.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 66 pages, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.
A study of the origins, process and results of the reforms that led to Uniform Penny Postage and the introduction of the Postage Stamp and Postal Stationery. Based on a series of articles originally published in The American Philatelist. Well illustrated with 83 illustrations. A scarce book.
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[Danzig, Robert] - The "Danzig" Collection of Great Britain 1841 1d. Red-Brown (Cancellations and Usages)
[Danzig, Robert] - The "Danzig" Collection of Great Britain 1841 1d. Red-Brown (Cancellations and Usages)
Publisher: Phillips, London, 1989.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 30 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue. Illustrated in black & white (with some colour illustrations to the rear cover).
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[Yates, E.E.] - The Unique Collection of The Mulready and Associated Pictorial Envelopes offered by order of E.E. Yates, Esq.
[Yates, E.E.] - The Unique Collection of The Mulready and Associated Pictorial Envelopes
offered by order of E.E. Yates, Esq.

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1949.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 60 pages, rusty staple marks and a tiny blemish to lower edge, internally clean, in Good condition.
Important reference catalogue.
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Furfie, Michael - British Postage Due Mail, 1914-1971 A Study of Uses of the Pre-Decimal Postage Due Stamps
Furfie, Michael - British Postage Due Mail, 1914-1971
A Study of Uses of the Pre-Decimal Postage Due Stamps

Publisher: privately published, Ashford, Middlesex, 1993.
Large (A4) paperback, 74 pages, slight mark to front cover, slight creasing to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
An excellent study. Well illustrated.
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Gladstone, Ernest S. - Great Britain
Gladstone, Ernest S. - Great Britain's First Postage Stamp
Publisher: privately published, Liverpool, 1924.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, illustrated, 25 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
Scarce work on William Dockwra's London Penny Post scheme. Well illustrated.
£28.00Quantity:

["Victoriana"] - Great Britain The "Victoriana" Collection
["Victoriana"] - Great Britain
The "Victoriana" Collection

Publisher: Spink, London, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 113 pages, with the prices realised, slight wear, in Good condition.
Superb catalogue of Queen Victoria issues, including rare Mulready Envelopes, Line-engraved, Embossed, and Surface-printed, Naval mails, Used Abroad, etc. Very well illustrated in colour.
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[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, very slight shelfwear to the covers 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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["Severn"] - Great Britain Specialised featuring the "Severn" Collections
["Severn"] - Great Britain Specialised
featuring the "Severn" Collections

Publisher: David Feldman, Geneva, 2010.
Auction catalogue, paperback, page-edges gilt, illustrated, 207 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue featuring the "Severn" collections of Parliamentary Envelopes, 1d Red Imprimaturs and Victorian Registered Mail. Well illustrated in colour.
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Austen, Brian - English Provincial Posts 1633-1840 A study based on Kent examples
Austen, Brian - English Provincial Posts 1633-1840
A study based on Kent examples

Publisher: Phillimore, 1978.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 192 pages, dustwrapper price-clipped and very slightly rubbed at edges, else in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of the methods by which the Post Office ran services outside of London prior to 1840; the recruitment of local staff and their conditions of employment, and what coverage was provided by official, semi-official and private means. Attention has been focused on the posts serving Kent and East Sussex, which include the main post roads to Dover and to Hastings and Rye. A scholarly work of economic and social history, which should also be of interest to postal historians.
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Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Mackay, James A. - Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England & Wales
Publisher: privately publiahed by the author, Dumfries, 1986.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 466 pages, in Very Good condition.
A very large work dealing with the rubber datestamps (or Climax daters to give them their official name) issued to minor sub-offices from the 1880s through to the 1930s. Profusely illustrated, with more than ten thousand postmarks illustrated!
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Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1989.
Large (A4) paperback, 127 pages, in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of Scotland's Post Offices, with a comprehensive alphabetical listing. Includes their inception, grade of office, closure where applicable, and any related history.
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Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp
Smith, W.J. - James Chalmers
Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, in Very Good condition.
The story of James Chalmers' claim to be the inventor of the postage stamp, and of the Chalmers-Hill controversy.
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Hodgson, K. and Sedgewick, W.A. - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813 - 1839
Hodgson, K. and Sedgewick, W.A. - The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax
1813 - 1839

Publisher: privately published, 1984.
second (revised) edition, paperback (card covers), 54 pages, slightest wear to the covers else in Very Good condition.
This booklet is the standard handbook on these markings. It was fully revised by the late authors and is priced with a rarity guide. After a brief historical background to the tax, the booklet lists the use of these marks in Scotland as well as their use in England. With tables listing the types, size, colour, dates of use and rarity. Very well illustrated.
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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 somewhat rubbed at edges, front cover creased, pages fine, in Good condition.
Illustrates pages from the author's collection with additional text. Illustrated in black & white.
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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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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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