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General philatelic works - Maritime
Ruffle, J.W.B. - Mauritius Maritime Mail 1815-1868: Parts 1 and 2
Ruffle, J.W.B. - Mauritius
Maritime Mail 1815-1868: Parts 1 and 2

Publisher: Indian Ocean Study Circle, 1991.
Reprint in one volume of Handbook Nos. 4 & 5, large format paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, xv + 46 + xx + 33 pages, mild shelfwear to the covers, very slight corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.
Useful postal history study. Illustrated in black & white.
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Lundh, Børge - Les Cachets »D ALLEMAGNE«, »HAMBOURG«, et »HAMBURG«
Lundh, Børge - Les Cachets »D ALLEMAGNE«, »HAMBOURG«, et »HAMBURG«
Publisher: privately published, 1989.
Large paperback, 140 pages, illustrated, text in French, with Summary in English, slight hint of spine-lean, minor dusty marks/foxing to upper edges, highlighting to text on some pages, a Good working copy.
Scarce study of these postmarks, the post offices where they were applied and the postmark types.
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Connell, G.W. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World Part 4 The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies
Connell, G.W. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World
Part 4 The Letter and Parcel Stamps of the Finnish Shipping Companies

Publisher: Finnish Philatelic Federation, 1993.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 174 pages, few very short tears to dustwrapper, else in Very Good condition.
The fifth volume of this classic series of handbooks on the Private Ship Letter Stamps of the world. A beautifully produced book, superbly illustrated with black & white and colour plates.
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Boulad d'Humières, Jean and Ringström, S. and Tester, H.E. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World
Part 3 The Suez Canal Company

Publisher: Leonard H. Hartmann, Louisville, 1985.
Hardback, dutswrapper, illustrated, 285 pages, plus a plating quality enlargement of a full sheet of the 40c Saatjian private printing inserted at the end, some tiny short tears to the rear panel of the dustwrapper, slight dusty marks/foxing to dustwrapper and upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
The fourth volume of this classic series of handbooks on the Private Ship Letter Stamps of the world. A beautifully produced book, superbly illustrated with black & white photographic plates throughout and a souvenir miniature sheet of Forgery 20 tipped in. Every aspect of the stamps and their postal history is covered here, including a large section on the forgeries.
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Ringström, S. and Tester, H.E. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World, Part 2 Australia - Europe - South America
Ringström, S. and Tester, H.E. - The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World, Part 2
Australia - Europe - South America

Publisher: privately published, 1979.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 215 pages, illustrated, slight dusty marks/foxing to upper page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
The second volume of Ringström and Tester's classic series on the private ship letter stamps of the world. A beautifully produced handbook, superbly illustrated with black & white plates throughout. Contents include: The Australian New Hebrides Company; New Hebrides Syndicat Français; The Murray Steam Navigation Company; Bell's Asia Minor Steamship Company; The Danube Steam Navigation Company; The Russian Company for Steam Navigation and Trade; Danube & Black Sea Line of Steamers, T.B. Morton & Co.; Turkish Steamship Companies; The Danube and Black Sea Railway; The Zala-Somogyi Steamship Company; Gauthier Frères et Cie; Christmas Island; The Pacific Steam Navigation Company; Tierra del Fuego; The Upper Colombia Tramway and Navigation Company; Correos de la Chimba; Jämtlands Kommunikations Bolag.
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Britnor, L.E. - The History of the Sailing Packets to the West Indies
Britnor, L.E. - The History of the Sailing Packets to the West Indies
Publisher: British West Indies Study Circle, 1973.
Hardback, illustrated, 172 pages, mild dusty marks/foxing to the page-edges, in Good condition.
Excellent postal history study of the West Indies mail boats.
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Vandervelde, V. Denis (editor) - Pratique Quarterly Journal of the Disinfected Mail Study Circle, 14 issues between Vol. XII No. 1/2 and Vol. XX No. 3/4
Vandervelde, V. Denis (editor) - Pratique
Quarterly Journal of the Disinfected Mail Study Circle, 14 issues between Vol. XII No. 1/2 and Vol. XX No. 3/4

Publisher: Disinfected Mail Study Circle, London, 1986-95.
Single stapled paperbacks, some occasional wear and slight marks to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.
Vol. XII No. 1/2, 3, Vol. XIII No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XIV No. 3/4, Vol. XV No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XVI No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XVII No. 1/2, 3/4, Vol. XX No. 1, 2, & 3/4. Much interesting content on the disinfection of mails.
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Meyer, K.F. - Disinfected Mail
Meyer, K.F. - Disinfected Mail
Publisher: The Gossip Printery, Kansas, 1962.
Large hardback, illustrated, 341 pages, binding very slightly rubbed, in Very Good condition.
The classic handbook, an "Historical Review and tentative listing of cachets, handstamp markings, wax seals, wafer seals and manuscript certifications alphabetically arranged according to countries."
£120.00Quantity:

Tabeart, Colin and Lucas, Bernard - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 7
Tabeart, Colin and Lucas, Bernard - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 7
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2006.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, viii + 110 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring two excellent postal history studies: The West India & Pacific Steam-Ship Company: The Mail Contracts 1865-1888; and The Pneumatic Post of Paris, including some extraordinary usages.
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Asquith, Brian; Lovejoy, Geoff; Kenton, Phil and Muys, Cornelius - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 1
Asquith, Brian; Lovejoy, Geoff; Kenton, Phil and Muys, Cornelius - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 1
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2000.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 111 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring four excellent postal history studies: "On Dragon's Wings" Twentieth century Air Routes to the Far East (The China Connection); "The Factory Inspectorate in England", Postal matters relting to social reform; "Crossroads at Panama", Panama Railways; and "Westphalia & the Grand Duchy of Berg", postal communications between Russia and Prussia to Holland and France 1790-1814.
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Lundh, Børge - European Letters to Finland 1819 to 1873 Illustrating Postmarks, Post-Routes and Rates
Lundh, Børge - European Letters to Finland 1819 to 1873
Illustrating Postmarks, Post-Routes and Rates

Publisher: Philatelic Federation of Finland, 1990.
Limited edition of 300. Large paperback, illustrated, 229 pages + colour plates, text in English, obvious spine-lean, corners rubbed and creased, a Good working copy only.
Nineteenth century covers to Finland and the many different postal markings applied en route. Illustrated with hundreds of covers from the author's collection. Scarce.
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- Le Symposium d'Histoire Postale Luxembourg 98
Publisher: Soluphil, Luxembourg, 1998.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 80 pages, contributions in English, French & German, in Very Good condition.
Various postal history articles including "Postal History of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War - Synopsis" by Steven Walske; "Transatlantic Steamship Mails, United States-France" by Richard F. Winter; "La Premiere Emission de Timbres-Poste du Luxembourg, Ports et Affranchissements" by Raymond Goebel. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Smith, Sam - Gibraltar The Link with the Sea
Smith, Sam - Gibraltar
The Link with the Sea

Publisher: Gibraltar Study Circle, 1997.
Large format (A4) paperback (card covers), illustrated, circa 230 pages, mild shelfwear, slight corner-creasing to front cover, in Good condition.
The maritime postal history of Gibraltar - based on the author's own collection. Profusely illustrated, including some in colour.
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- Les Avisos de l'Aeropostale et d'Air France
Publisher: Icare, 1989.
Large format, paperback, illustrated, 108 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
Icare No. 129. Well illustrated in black & white. [Non-philatelic].
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De Beer, W.S. Wolff - De Poststempels in Gebruik in Nederlands Oost-Indië 1789-1864
De Beer, W.S. Wolff - De Poststempels in Gebruik in Nederlands Oost-Indië 1789-1864
Publisher: Van Dieten, Den Haag, 1971.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 200 pages, text in Dutch, dustwrapper spine sunned and rubbed at top, short tear to dustwrapper, some dusty marks/foxing to page-edges, in Good condition.
A comprehensive postal history handbook on the pre-adhesive period postal markings. Well illustrated in black & white.
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 - Mediterranean and Atlantic Mailboat Covers and Cancellations
- Mediterranean and Atlantic Mailboat Covers and Cancellations
Publisher: Spink, London, 2007.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 44 pages, edges of front cover very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of mailboat covers and cancels (mainly on the stamps of Great Britain). Very well illustrated in colour.
£8.50Quantity:

Tabeart, Colin - Admiralty Mediterranean Steam Packets 1830 to 1857
Tabeart, Colin - Admiralty Mediterranean Steam Packets 1830 to 1857
Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 2002.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, xvi + 278 pages, minor signs of use, some slight marks to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.
An important study of the Admiralty packet service from Falmouth to Malta, Corfu and Alexandria, which became an important part of the route to India five years before the P&O service to Egypt began. Out of print and scarce.
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Pawlyn, Tony - The Falmouth Packets 1689-1851
Pawlyn, Tony - The Falmouth Packets
1689-1851

Publisher: Truran Books, Cornwall, 2003.
First edition, paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 144 pages, corner of front cover slightly rubbed/creased else in Very Good condition.
Interesting history of the Falmouth packet service. Well illustrated. [Non-philatelic]
£7.50Quantity:

Ruggiero, Michael E. - United States and British Exchanges with Japan 1942-1943
Ruggiero, Michael E. - United States and British Exchanges with Japan 1942-1943
Publisher: International Society for Japanese Philately, USA, 2003.
ISJP Monograph 14, paperback, illustrated, 62 pages, in Very Good condition.
This monograph chronicles the fascinating, but relatively unknown story of exchanges of Prisoners of War and civilian detainees between Japan and the Allies during World War II. These exchanges were negotiated through neutral countries, and were undertaken by chartered ships at neutral ports such as Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique, and Marmagao, Portuguese India. Through painstaking research, the author, has uncovered revealing information about the largely unrecorded details of accompanying mail included in the exchanges. He illustrates several examples as well as copies of associated mail such as letters written on board ship and mailed at ports visited after the exchange, letters mailed from the neutral exchange ports, and airmail addressed to passengers sent to ports that their ships were scheduled to visit. Illustrated in black & white.
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Proud, Hector and Kirk, Reg and Proud, E.B. (editor) - British Maritime Postal History Volume 4 The British Sea Post Offices in the East
Proud, Hector and Kirk, Reg and Proud, E.B. (editor) - British Maritime Postal History Volume 4
The British Sea Post Offices in the East

Publisher: Proud Bailey Co. Ltd., East Sussex, 2003.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 476 pages, in Very Good condition.
Excellent postal history handbook covering the Mediterranean Sea Post Office, the Bombay-Suez (later Aden) Sea Post Offices, the Bombay-Karachi Sea Post Office, the Rangoon-Calcutta Sea Post Office, etc.
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