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General philatelic works - Postal history
Martin, Colonel D.R. and Blair, Colonel Neil - Overseas Letter Postage from India 1854-1876
Martin, Colonel D.R. and Blair, Colonel Neil - Overseas Letter Postage from India 1854-1876
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1975.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 72 pages + maps, dustwrapper has a couple of tears and spine sunned, previous owner's name (M.A.M. Graham) to front endpaper, minor ink annotations by previous owner in margins of two pages, in Good condition.
Scarce and important handbook.
£36.00Quantity:

[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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Tabeart, Colin - United Kingdom Letter Rates Inland and Overseas 1635 to 1900
Tabeart, Colin - United Kingdom Letter Rates
Inland and Overseas 1635 to 1900

Publisher: HH Sales Ltd., Bradford, 2003.
Second edition, paperback, illustrated, viii + 264 pages, some minor marks to the covers, pages clean, previous owner's name to title-page, else in Very Good condition.
In 1989 the first edition of "UK Letter Rates" appeared, the first serious work on the subject, dealing with an awkward void in British postal history which had long needed to be filled. Despite several other books on different aspects of the same subject having been published since, "UK Letter Rates" remains the only book to cover all public UK letter postage rates up to 1900. This second edition was prompted by the continuing demand for the original book, which required the printing of a second impression in 1990 and a third in 2002. A thorough revision of the original text was undertaken, incorporating the 1991 Supplement and a significant amount of new information. It is much larger than the first edition and is far more attractive to the eye and user-friendly. There is much improved tabulation of the complex data, and significantly more covers are illustrated with the rates carefully explained as examples. Long out-of-print and hard to find.
£40.00Quantity:

Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post The Authorized History of Royal Mail
Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post
The Authorized History of Royal Mail

Publisher: Allen Lane, London, 2011.
First edition, later impression, hardback, dustwrapper, xxx + 849 pages + 32 plates, two small chips to the rear panel of the dustwrapper, minor signs of having been read else in Very Good condition.
A major history of the British Post Office. "This is the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives, and including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, made possible by privileged access to confidential records. Today's debate over the future of the Royal Mail is shown to be just the latest chapter in a centuries-old conflict between its roles raising revenue and serving the public. Will its employees remain, like Brian Tuke's postmasters, servants of the Crown? This book could hardly appear at a more timely moment."
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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'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, slight spine-lean to both volumes, in Very Good condition.
No. 352 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. [Click 'Next' for more images)
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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, spiralbound, illustrated, 66 pages, signed dedication from the author to the previous owner to title-page, 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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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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Kenton, Phil J. and Parsons, Harry G. - Early Routings of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company 1842-1879
Kenton, Phil J. and Parsons, Harry G. - Early Routings of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company 1842-1879
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1999.
Large hardback, illustrated, xxiv + 471 pages, minor signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Superb handbook, with much detail on the sailings to the West Indies and Central America.
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Beale, Philip and Almond, Adrian and Scott Archer, Mike - The Corsini Letters
Beale, Philip and Almond, Adrian and Scott Archer, Mike - The Corsini Letters
Publisher: Amberley, 2011.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages + colour plates, dedication on title-page to the previous owner signed by Adrian [Almond] and also signed by Philip Beale, else in Very Good condition.
A fine work on the Corsini archive of sixteenth-century merchants' letters.
£38.00Quantity:

Hilditch, Don - The Postal History of Elgin
Hilditch, Don - The Postal History of Elgin
Publisher: Scottish Postal History Society, 2012.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 162 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scottish Postal History Society Monograph No. 3. The postal history of the Scottish town of Elgin, based on the author's collection. Very well illustrated 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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Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to the Introduction of Registered Mail: 1450-1862
Holyoake, Alan - Great Britain, Secured Delivery Leading to the Introduction of Registered Mail: 1450-1862
Publisher: privately published, 2011.
Paperback, illustrated, vi + 50 pages, very mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Brochure to accompany Alan Holyoake's Sir Daniel Cooper Lecture to The Royal Philatelic Society London. Illustrated in colour throughout.
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Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Clark, Rex - Rates to Reform
A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009.
First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, in Fine unused condition.
A superb work on the complexities of the postal rates in Britain prior to the reforms of 1840. Colour illustrated throughout with covers from the author's collection.
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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, covers a little rubbed at edges else in Very Good condition.
Scarce study of these postmarks, the post offices where they were applied and the postmark types.
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["Cihangir"] - The Cihangir Collection (Part III): Postal Cancellations and Seals of the Ottoman Empire
["Cihangir"] - The Cihangir Collection (Part III): Postal Cancellations and Seals of the Ottoman Empire
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2000.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 74 pages + 125 plates, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Part 2 of this huge and spectacular collection. One of the best collections of Ottoman Empire cancellations ever formed.
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De Frank, Ph. F. - Les Marques Postales de la Grande-Armée par son Histoire 1805-1808
De Frank, Ph. F. - Les Marques Postales de la Grande-Armée
par son Histoire 1805-1808

Publisher: Jacques Lafitte, Paris, 1948.
Paperback (card covers), 285 pages + 2 plates, text in French, covers very slightly toned to upper margins, binding slightly cocked (spine-lean/spine-roll), pages clean, in Good condition.
No. 134 of a limited edition of 625. Rare work.
£90.00Quantity:

Reinhardt, Albert - Départements Conquis 1792-1815 Catalogue des Départements Conquis et des Provinces Illyriennes
Reinhardt, Albert - Départements Conquis 1792-1815
Catalogue des Départements Conquis et des Provinces Illyriennes

Publisher: Peter Feuser Verlag, Stuttgart, 1989.
Hardback, illustrated, 335 pages, bilingual text in French & German, spine slightly sunned, slight signs of use, in Good condition.
Catalogue/handbook of pre-stamp postal markings of Napoleonic France used in the French-occupied Europe. Illustrated with postmark illustrations and maps.
£45.00Quantity:

Reinhardt, Albert - Französische Armeepost 1792-1848 Katalog der Post- und Portofreiheitsstempel der französichen Streitkräfte / Catalogue des Marques Postales et Franchises des Forces Françaises
Reinhardt, Albert - Französische Armeepost 1792-1848
Katalog der Post- und Portofreiheitsstempel der französichen Streitkräfte / Catalogue des Marques Postales et Franchises des Forces Françaises

Publisher: Peter Feuser Verlag, Stuttgart, 1986.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 287 pages, bilingual text in French & German, mild signs of use, in Good condition.
Detailed handbook/catalogue of French military mails during the Napoleonic era and later. With details of dates and locations, and valuations.
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Reinhardt, Albert - Les En-Têtes et Vignettes des Forces Françaises 1792-1848
Reinhardt, Albert - Les En-Têtes et Vignettes des Forces Françaises 1792-1848
Publisher: privately published by the author, Offenbach am Main, 1998.
In three volumes, large hardbacks, red cloth gilt, illustrated, 1900 pages, text in French and with introductory pages also in German, in Very Good condition.
Complete three volume set of the very rare work on Napoleonic Armies' letterheads. With thousands of black & white illustrations.
£180.00Quantity:

Settle, Raymond W. and Settle, Mary Lund - Saddles and Spurs The Pony Express Saga
Settle, Raymond W. and Settle, Mary Lund - Saddles and Spurs
The Pony Express Saga

Publisher: Bison Books, 1972.
Reprint, paperback, illustrated, ix + 217 pages, slight crease to rear cover, mild dusty marks to top-edges, in Good condition.
Scarce.
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