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General philatelic works - Postal history
[Clifford-Jones, Neville] - The Neville Clifford-Jones Collection of Hand Decorated Covers of the World, 1840-1918
[Clifford-Jones, Neville] - The Neville Clifford-Jones Collection of Hand Decorated Covers of the World, 1840-1918
Publisher: Cavendish, Derby, 2011.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 62 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very well illustrated in colour.
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Rich, Stephen G. - Philately of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Rich, Stephen G. - Philately of the Anglo-Boer War
1899-1902

Publisher: Chambers Publishing Co., Kalamazoo, 1943.
Paperback, illustrated, 226 pages, ex libris Frank Rossi with his name written on front endpaper, mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
The classic handbook. Rare and sought after.
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Hopkins, A.E. - A History of Wreck Covers Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air
Hopkins, A.E. - A History of Wreck Covers
Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air

Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1967.
Third edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 180 pages, dustwrapper lightly soiled and very slightly chipped at edges, in Good condition.
The last and best edition of this classic handbook, revised to incorporate air crashes of British overseas airways.
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Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century
Cockrill, Philip - Ocean Mails
Being an account of Sea and Ship Cancellation of the 20th Century

Publisher: The Cockrill Press, Ipswich, circa 1934.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 34 pages, spine and corners very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
A classic work on Paquebot and other Ship cancels of the first part of the twentieth century. Very well illustrated.
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Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Staff, Frank - The Transatlantic Mail
Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956.
First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped at edges with some loss of tiny fragments, front cover very slightly rubbed at one corner, pages clean and bright, signed by the author, in Good condition.
The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings. This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.
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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 but still perfectly solid, page-edges a little dust-marked, lower page-edges rather spotted/stained (not affecting the inside of the book), internally clean, a Good working copy.
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.
£150.00Quantity:

[Hinde, William C.] - "The William C. Hinde" India "Used Abroads", Campaign Covers, Tibet - Nepal, Boxer Rebellion
[Hinde, William C.] - "The William C. Hinde" India
"Used Abroads", Campaign Covers, Tibet - Nepal, Boxer Rebellion

Publisher: Robson Lowe Postal History Auctions, London, 1957.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 28 pages, with photocopy prices realised, a few small marks to the covers, tiny tear to foot of spine, price realisations written in page margins throughout, slight shelfwear, an acceptable copy in Fair to Good condition.
Rare catalogue of Indian postal history, featuring important Used Abroad, Campaign covers, and Tibet.
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Buti, Antonio Bandini - Storia della Posta e del Francobollo
Publisher: Ulrico Hoepli, Milano, 1946.
Second edition, hardback, half leather gilt binding with gilt decoration and five raised bands to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top page-edges gilt, xv + 715 pages + colour plates + map, text in Italian, lower edges of boards only very slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.
Beautifully bound copy of this scarce work on the history of the posts and postage stamps. [click 'next' for more images]
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Staff, Frank - The Penny Post 1680 - 1918
Staff, Frank - The Penny Post
1680 - 1918

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1992.
Second edition (first paperback edition), paperback, 219 pages, a couple of tiny marks to the lower page-edges, internally in Very Good condition.
The first paperback edition of Frank Staff's authoritative and extremely readable account of the growth of the Penny Post from its local beginnings to national and international agreements. To some (such as Elihu Burritt who campaigned so vigorously for Ocean Penny Post to and from the United States, and Henniker Heaton, who by his efforts brought about Imperial Penny Post in 1898) the need to provide a cheap means of communication between peoples at home and abroad was not only obvious but was fought for with missionary zeal; however, governments were slow to react to these demands and the story Frank Staff describes provides a fascinating sidelight of social as well as postal history. While we are all familiar with the name of Rowland Hill, who in 1840 established Uniform Penny Post in this country, less well-known is the pioneering work of William Dockwra, who created an efficient Penny Post in London as early as 1680 with four or five hundred Receiving Houses to take in letters, seven Sorting Offices and very frequent deliveries. Other pioneers include Ralph Allen of Bath, who developed Bye-way and Cross Roads Post throughout England and Wales in 1720, Peter Williamson, who organised a Penny Post in Edinburgh in 1773-4, and John Palmer, who devised the first mail-coach service in 1784 from Bristol to London. The study of postal history opens up wide possibilities and is a fascinating subject of interest to the social historian as well as the philatelist. The Penny Post not only gives the historical background of a reform, but indicates the range of items that may still be obtained by the keen collector - early date-stamped envelopes, broadsheets and pamphlets, letter scales and stamp boxes, personal correspondence and newspaper cartoons - and the book itself is illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs and line drawings.
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Fryer, Gavin - Blindman
Fryer, Gavin - Blindman's Mail
How the Blind have been Served by the Post

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2010.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 165 pages, dedication from the author to the previous owner on title-page, slight mark/shelfwear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
History of the development of special postage rates for the blind. A very interesting read. With many tables of postage rates. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Startup, R.M. and Proud, Edward B. - History of the New Zealand Military Postal Services 1845-1991
Startup, R.M. and Proud, Edward B. - History of the New Zealand Military Postal Services 1845-1991
Publisher: Proud-Bailey, East Sussex, 1992.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 377 pages, in Very Good condition.
Another excellent volume in the series of Proud British Empire postal history handbooks. With the author's usual combination of fascinating background information, reprinting of postal documents, and thorough listing, illustrating and valuation of the postal markings. Very well illustrated with postmark illustrations.
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Proud, Edward B. - History of the Australian Military Postal Services 1914-1950
Proud, Edward B. - History of the Australian Military Postal Services 1914-1950
Publisher: Proud-Bailey, East Sussex, 1991.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 584 pages, in Very Good condition.
Another excellent volume in the series of Proud British Empire postal history handbooks. With the author's usual combination of fascinating background information, reprinting of postal documents, and thorough listing, illustrating and valuation of the postal markings. Very well illustrated with postmark illustrations.
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Proud, Edward B. - British Post Offices in the Far East
Proud, Edward B. - British Post Offices in the Far East
Publisher: Proud-Bailey, East Sussex, 1991.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 551 pages + colour plates, short tear to front inner-hinge (probably caused during production) else in Very Good, unused condition.
Another excellent volume in the series of Proud British Empire postal history handbooks. With the author's usual combination of fascinating background information, reprinting of postal documents, and thorough listing, illustrating and valuation of the postal markings. Very well illustrated with postmark illustrations. Contents include British Post Offices in China, Japan, Macao, and Thailand, Postal Rates, Pacific Mail Routes, etc.
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Nicholson, Martin P. - Transatlantic post during the Machin era Volume 1 - USA to UK
Nicholson, Martin P. - Transatlantic post during the Machin era
Volume 1 - USA to UK

Publisher: privately published by the author, nd [circa 1997].
Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, circa 43 pages, some dusty marks to the covers and come corner-creasing, pages clean, in Good condition.
Tables of U.S. postal rates, circa 1967-1995, with several black & white illustrations of covers. Scarce.
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 - Mail to the Far East Postal Routes and Frankings to the Far East from and via Europe pre UPU
- Mail to the Far East
Postal Routes and Frankings to the Far East from and via Europe pre UPU

Publisher: Heinrich Köhler, Wiesbaden, 2017.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 144 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Fine catalogue of postal history. With detailed lot descriptions and colour illustrations throughout.
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Magne, Jean-Pierre (editor) - Opus 6
Magne, Jean-Pierre (editor) - Opus 6
Publisher: Académie Européenne de Philatélie, 2006.
Large paperback, 189 pages, colour illustrated throughout, text in several languages, slight signs of use, else in Very Good condition.
The sixth annual publication by the AEP. Containing superb articles by some of Europe's most knowledgable philatelists on aspects of (mainly) European philately and postal history. Written largely in French or English, and with some German and Italian, with short summaries in English & French at the end of each article. With some thirty articles (including several on Roumania), plus a chapter devoted to pages shown at the UPU exhibition in Berne (including Pascal Behr's Siege of Paris). Some of the content includes: Les émissions «Tête d'Aurochs» de 1858; Daguin Cancellations in Romania; The Angolan Post Office in Banana 1875-1884, etc.
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Magne, Jean-Pierre (editor) - Opus 5
Magne, Jean-Pierre (editor) - Opus 5
Publisher: Académie Européenne de Philatélie, 2005.
Large paperback, 130 pages, colour illustrated throughout, text in several languages, slight corner-creasing to front cover and first page, in Good condition.
The fifth annual publication by the AEP. Containing superb articles by some of Europe's most knowledgable philatelists on aspects of (mainly) European philately and postal history. Written largely in French, and some English and Italian, with short summaries in English & French at the end of each article. Some of the content includes: Les albums pour Timbres-Poste du XIXe siècle; Les «Post Office» de l'île Maurice: entre légende et réalité; The philatelic consequnces of Boundary changes in Upper Dahomey (1898-1919); Gli Uffici di Posta Militare Italiani in Turchia ed Anatolia al Termine del Primo Conflitto Mondiale, etc.
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Barnier, Fabien (editor) - Opus 3
Barnier, Fabien (editor) - Opus 3
Publisher: Académie Européenne de Philatélie, 2003.
Large paperback, 111 pages, colour illustrated throughout, text in several languages, corner-creasing to front cover and first few pages, some slight shelfwear, in Good condition.
The third annual publication by the AEP. Containing superb articles by some of Europe's most knowledgable philatelists on aspects of (mainly) European philately and postal history. Written largely in French, and some English, German and Italian, with short summaries in English & French at the end of each article.
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Dutau, G. and Storch, J. (editors) - Opus 2
Dutau, G. and Storch, J. (editors) - Opus 2
Publisher: Académie Européenne de Philatélie, 2002.
Large paperback, 153 pages, colour illustrated throughout, text in several languages, slight corner-crease to rear cover and very slight shelfwear, else in Very Good condition.
The second annual publication by the AEP. Containing superb articles by some of Europe's most knowledgable philatelists on aspects of (mainly) European philately and postal history. Written largely in French, and some English, German and Italian, with short summaries in English & French at the end of each article. Some of the content includes: Les premiers timbres fiscaux de Belgique; Classic Errors of France (Part I); Salonique 1874-1875: timbres italiens, bateaux français, etc, etc.
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Van der Linden, James - Catalogue de Marques de Passage Postvertragsstempel Katalog 1815-1875, Tome I
Van der Linden, James - Catalogue de Marques de Passage
Postvertragsstempel Katalog 1815-1875, Tome I

Publisher: Maurice Baeten, Bruxelles, 1977.
First edition, paperback, illustrated, 84 pages, text in French with some German & English, slight corner-crease, minor wear, in Good condition.
Scarce first edition of the standard work on European entry marks.
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