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['Besançon'] - Great Britain 1840-1910
The 'Besançon' Collection (part I)

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2019.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 144 pages, with prices realised, text in English, a little mild creasing to edges of dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Superb catalogue of classic GB. Very well illustrated in colour.
£20.00Quantity:

Benford, Mervyn - Milestones
Benford, Mervyn - Milestones
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., 2002.
First edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 48 pages, some pencil annotations inside back cover else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history. Very well illustrated in colour. [Non-philatelic].
£4.50Quantity:

Wright, Geoffrey N. - Turnpike Roads
Wright, Geoffrey N. - Turnpike Roads
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., 1997.
Paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 32 pages, tiny corner-crease else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history [Non-philatelic].
£3.50Quantity:

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, slight shelfwear to the covers and a few spots of foxing to the first and last few pages, in Good condition.
Includes Penny Posts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. With useful maps.
£20.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 3, Volumes 5 & 6
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 3, Volumes 5 & 6

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1984.
Hardback, illustrated, 231 pages, very slight dusty marks to upper edges else in Very Good condition.
The third volume in a short series listing and illustrating the proof strikes of British postmarks, from 1841 to circa 1856, held in the Post Office Archives. Profusely illustrated, with dates of issue and relevant Post Office Archive reference number next to each postmark illustration.
£18.00Quantity:

Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4
Proud, Edward B. - Postmarks of the Date Impression Books
Post Office Records: Section 2, Volumes 3 & 4

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, 1983.
Hardback, illustrated, 97 pages, in Very Good condition.
The second volume in a short series listing and illustrating the proof strikes of British postmarks, from 1841 to circa 1856, held in the Post Office Archives. Profusely illustrated, with dates of issue and relevant Post Office Archive reference number next to each postmark illustration.
£15.00Quantity:

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, spine and a portion of the front cover slightly sunned, else in Very Good condition.
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.
£40.00Quantity:

McDonald, A. - The Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain
McDonald, A. - The Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain
Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 1959.
Paperback, illustrated, 42 pages, dusty marks to the covers, in Good condition.
Very scarce.
£12.50Quantity:

["Windsor"] - The "Windsor" Collection of Great Britain
["Windsor"] - The "Windsor" Collection of Great Britain
Publisher: Harmer's, London, 2003.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 18 pages + separate brochure of colour plates, 24 pages, spine slightly sunned, slight corner-crease to front cover, pages fine, in Good condition.
Specialised collection of 1840 One Penny blacks, including Treasury Competition Essays, Rainbow Trials, etc.
£9.00Quantity:

[Glassco, J. Grant] - British Post Offices Abroad The Glassco Collection
[Glassco, J. Grant] - British Post Offices Abroad
The Glassco Collection

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1969.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 259 pages, illustrated, with the list of prices reailsed, some foxing to the spine and a little to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
The greatest collection of GB Post Offices Abroad ever formed. Profusely illustrated in black & white and some colour. An important reference.
£20.00Quantity:

[Vestey] - Great Britain Queen Victoria Issues including a selection if items from the Vestey Collection
[Vestey] - Great Britain Queen Victoria Issues
including a selection if items from the Vestey Collection

Publisher: Spink, London, 2010.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 64 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
£9.50Quantity:

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.
£12.50Quantity:

[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.
£30.00Quantity:

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:

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.
£8.50Quantity:

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!
£15.00Quantity:

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.
£12.00Quantity:

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.
£9.50Quantity:

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.
£8.00Quantity:

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.
£12.00Quantity:

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