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Heifetz, Murray - O.A.T. and A.V.2 Markings
Heifetz, Murray - O.A.T. and A.V.2 Markings
Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 2006.
Third edition, large format paperback, illustrated, slight corner-creasing else in Very Good condition.
The standard work on these handstamps.
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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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Garrard, Bill - Postal Markings of RAF, RFC and RNAS Stations in the United Kingdom 1918-1968
Garrard, Bill - Postal Markings of RAF, RFC and RNAS Stations in the United Kingdom 1918-1968
Publisher: Forces Postal History Society, 1990.
Large paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 203 pages, few slight dusty marks/foxing to front cover and page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
Definitive work on the subject.
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[Hart, Bill] - The Bill Hart Natal and Anglo-Boer War Collections
[Hart, Bill] - The Bill Hart Natal and Anglo-Boer War Collections
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 1993.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 176 pages, spine a little sunned, page-edges very slightly toned, in Good condition.
Catalogue of Bill Hart's magnificent collections of Natal and Anglo-Boer War. The remarkable Natal section consists of 626 lots, including early letters and prestamp mail; postage stamps of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII's reigns, on and off cover; Cancellations; special categories of postal history from Advertising Covers to Registered Mail; Campaign Mail; Zululand; Maritime and Railway Mail; and superb Overseas Mail, including incoming and outgoing covers, Forwarding Agents and Combination Covers. The Boer War section (1004 lots!) consists of Bill Hart's definitive collection of the 1899 - 1902 period. The sheer scale of the collection is breathtaking, and includes Mail of the Boer Forces and Invasions; Boer Censorship and Mail from Prisoners in Boer Hands; British Forces' Cancellations for Letters; British Forces' Units and Contingents; British Censorship, Hospitals and Burgher Camps; Mail of Prisoners in British hands; Basutoland, Mafeking, and Mail of the other British Sieges/Occupations; and Special Categories of the British Forces' Postal History from Crash Mail to Telegraphs. Very well illustrated, with many black & white photographs and some in colour. An important reference catalogue.
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Firebrace, John - British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-1924 A Postal History
Firebrace, John - British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-1924
A Postal History

Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1991.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 460 pages, binding ever so slightly shaken (as often with this heavy tome) but still perfectly solid, upper page-edges a little toned, internally clean, in Good condition.
The essential postal history study of British, Indian, Australian and New Zealand participation in the Campaigns in Egypt, Gallipoli, Salonica and the Sudan, with the advance of the E.E.F. into and through Palestine and, following the Armistice in 1918, the military occupations of Palestine, Syria, the Lebanon, Turkey and the intervention in South Russia. The detail includes principal units of all fighting formations, their locations and Field Post Offices, and diaries of events with battles and engagements. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Long out of print and sought after.
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Kessler, F.W. and Matthews, Thomas A. - Kessler
Kessler, F.W. and Matthews, Thomas A. - Kessler's Catalogue of Aerograms
Publisher: Aerogram Catalogue Publishing Co., New York, 1961.
Looseleaf in three binders, illustrated, hundreds of pages (unpaginated), some spotting to title-pages, mild wear to the binders, else in Very Good condition.
Complete set of this comprehensive, well illustrated catalogue of aerograms of the world. Comprising Volumes I and II, covering countries A to Z, and the supplementary Volume III published later (1969). Rare.
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[Firebrace, John] - The John Firebrace Collections of Military Postal History
[Firebrace, John] - The John Firebrace Collections of Military Postal History
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2001.
Auction catalogue, paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 107 pages, Cross Reference Index at front, in Very Good condition.
Important catalogue of British campaign mails in Egypt, Sudan, and Near East. Well illustrated, including 23 colour plates.
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Firebrace, John and Rawlings, Alan - His Majesty
Firebrace, John and Rawlings, Alan - His Majesty's Fraser Fencible Regiment of Foot 1794-1802
A History including the campaign against the French and a record of known letters to and from the regiment

Publisher: privately published by the authors, 1993.
Large format (A4) paperback (card covers), illustrated, viii + 42 pages, gift inscription to previous owner to front endpaper else in Very Good condition.
History of this Scottish Regiment, its involvement in the French campaign in Ireland, and a study of a series of "Soldiers' Letters" purporting to be from a soldier but actually written by a female relative in an attempt to abuse the Soldiers 1d Concessionary rate.
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Ellott, Gerald J. and Tabeart, Colin (editor) - The Michael Sullivan Correspondence 1874 & 1882 to 1885
Ellott, Gerald J. and Tabeart, Colin (editor) - The Michael Sullivan Correspondence
1874 & 1882 to 1885

Publisher: The Forces Postal History Society and the Society of Postal Historians, 2007.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 44 pages, in Very Good condition.
A fascinating look at the many covers sent by Royal Navy shipwright Michael Sullivan. Very well illustrated including some in colour.
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Erskine, Roy - Wilsons of Bannockburn
Erskine, Roy - Wilsons of Bannockburn
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2011.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 172 pages, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 1. Excellent monograph based on the Roy Erskine's renowned display of postal history relating to the firm of Wilsons of Bannockburn. Very well illustrated in colour. Out of print and hard to find.
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Kralicek, V.J. and Page, W.A. - Military Cards of the Exiled Czechoslovak Forces in France and Great Britain (1939-1945)
Kralicek, V.J. and Page, W.A. - Military Cards of the Exiled Czechoslovak Forces in France and Great Britain (1939-1945)
Publisher: Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain, 1999.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 30 pages, ex libris a philatelic society with a small label to front cover and library pocket inside front cover else in Very Good condition.
This study brings together in one volume a detailed listing of, and the background to the Military Postal Cards provided for the Czechoslovak Forces in exile in France and Great Britain. Well illustrated in black & white.
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Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918
Mark, Graham (editor) - Imperial & Foreign Mails
Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1997.
Large format hardback, illustrated, iii + 91 pages, in Very Good condition.
Reprint of an internal Post Office Memorandum which includes a list of Mails Lost at Sea during the War. With additional information and numerous illustrations of covers added by the editor to the original text.
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[Daynes, John] - The John Daynes Collection of 20th Century Military Postal History
[Daynes, John] - The John Daynes Collection of 20th Century Military Postal History
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, 99 pages, prices realised, very slight shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Excellent reference catalogue of mainly Second World War postal history. The 725 lots cover a very wide range, both geographically and by subject, and include Air Letters and Airgraphs, Censored Mails, PoW Mails, Undercover Addresses, etc. Very well illustrated with 24 pages of colour plates.
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Wolter, Karl Kurt - Die Postzensur, Handbuch und Katalog Geschichte, Typen der Stempel und Briefverschlüsse mit ihre Bewertung, Band II Neuzeit (1939-1965)
Wolter, Karl Kurt - Die Postzensur, Handbuch und Katalog
Geschichte, Typen der Stempel und Briefverschlüsse mit ihre Bewertung, Band II Neuzeit (1939-1965)

Publisher: Georg Amm, 1966.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, v + 157 pages + xxvii plates, text in German, with Preface in French & English, one colour plate loose but still present, dustwrapper in Poor condition, previous owner's name to front endpaper, one or two spots of foxing to the edges, in Good condition.
Classic handbook on postal censorship of the world during the Second World War and after. Well illustrated.
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Sirotti, Luigi - Le occupazioni britanniche delle colonie italiane 1941-1950 Storia Postale
Sirotti, Luigi - Le occupazioni britanniche delle colonie italiane 1941-1950
Storia Postale

Publisher: Sassone, Roma, 2006.
Large format paperback (card covers), illustrated, 363 pages + separate valuation guide, text in Italian, in Very Good condition.
A magnificent postal history study of the British occupation of Italian colonies. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. Text in Italian but very clearly presented and easy to follow for the non-Italian reader.
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Mark, Graham - British Censorship of Civil Mails During World War I, 1914-1919
Mark, Graham - British Censorship of Civil Mails During World War I, 1914-1919
Publisher: The Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2000.
Large format paperback, illustrated, xxxv + 252 pages, very slight corner-creasing to the covers, very slight signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive handbook on a topic not much covered elsewhere. Out of print and hard to find.
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Johnson, Robert - Interruption of the mails in time of war or civil commotion
Johnson, Robert - Interruption of the mails in time of war or civil commotion
Publisher: Society of Postal Historians, 1986.
Society of Postal Historians Very Special Issue #4. Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 126 pages, short tears to the spine, in Good condition.
The President's Display to the SPH Conference in 1986 presenting selected covers from Robert Johnson's collection of Suspended Mail Services of the World. Scarce.
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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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