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General philatelic works - Postal history
Devol, Jerry B. and Graham, Richard B. - Establishment of the First U.S. Government Post Offices in the Northwest Territory
Devol, Jerry B. and Graham, Richard B. - Establishment of the First U.S. Government Post Offices in the Northwest Territory
Publisher: American Philatelic Society, 1975.
Hardback, illustrated, 48 pages, spine and some of rear cover slightly sunned, else in Very Good condition.
Interesting postal history study, including a list of all known covers 1794-1803.
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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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Chaintrier, Louis A. - Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris 1870-71
Chaintrier, Louis A. - Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris 1870-71
Publisher: American Air Mail Society, 1976.
Hardback, illustrated, vi + 163 pages, ex libris Canada National Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown endpaper and library pocket at rear, else in Very Good condition.
English translation of the original French work, with an Introduction by Ernst Cohn, and supplemented with the French Balloon section of the American Airmail Catalogue and a Memoir of the Carrier Pigeon Service by George W. Angers.
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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."
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Janssen, Leonard H.J. - De Pariteit van Munten in de Postgeschiedenis 1700-1875 Parity of Currencies in Postal History
Janssen, Leonard H.J. - De Pariteit van Munten in de Postgeschiedenis 1700-1875
Parity of Currencies in Postal History

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2001.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 501 pages, text in Dutch, with Foreword & Introduction also in English, German & French, tiny mark to fore-edges and couple of tiny tears to rear panel of dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
Large, very detailed work on rate marks on pre-stamp covers of Europe and the rest of the world. With numerous colour illustrations of covers.
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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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Johnson, Robert and Lovejoy, Geoff - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 6
Johnson, Robert and Lovejoy, Geoff - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 6
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2005.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 120 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring two excellent postal history studies: The United States of America: Suspension of mail services to other countries in Wartime, Revolution and Civil Commotion; and Mail Routes through the Baltic States - a detailed monograph relating to the Horse Posts and the documentation of the Coach Post in the nineteenth century.
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Wilson, Harold S.; Harlow, Richard and Farrant, Michael - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 5
Wilson, Harold S.; Harlow, Richard and Farrant, Michael - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 5
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2004.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, ix + 60 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring three excellent postal history studies: The Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain - The development of the West Coast Services; The Republic of Venice Posts - A brief account of some of the postal arrangements serving the Republic until 1797; and German East Africa Wartime Emergency Measures 1915 & 1916.
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Leonard, Charles; Kelly, Peter; and Fitton, Keith - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 4
Leonard, Charles; Kelly, Peter; and Fitton, Keith - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 4
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2003.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, xii + 83 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring three excellent postal history studies: The Post between GB and Russia, via Prussia 1852-1875; The Postal History of the Railway on the Island of Réunion; and Early Seychelles Air Mails 1926-1971.
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Moreton, Rod; Baillie, Ian and Smith, Hans - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 2
Moreton, Rod; Baillie, Ian and Smith, Hans - Rossiter Postal History Journal Volume No. 2
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2001.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 122 pages, in Very Good condition.
Featuring three excellent postal history studies: "The Goldfields of Victoria" - Mail from the first fifty years of this Australian gold rush era; "Pre-Soviet Russia Registered and associated Mail" - An illustrated survey of the development of the systems and their postal rates; and "Early Mails between Constantinople and the West".
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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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Smith, A.D. - The Development of Rates of Postage An Historical and Analytical Study
Smith, A.D. - The Development of Rates of Postage
An Historical and Analytical Study

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1917.
First edition, hardback, original red cloth, dustwrapper, xii + 431 pages, short tears to dustwrapper at top of spine with small amount of loss, foxing and toning to page-edges, toning to half-title page, short closed tear to one early page, in Good condition.
Scarce first edition of the classic work.
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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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Rossiter, Stuart and Proud, Edward B. (editor) - History of the East African Army Postal Service
Rossiter, Stuart and Proud, Edward B. (editor) - History of the East African Army Postal Service
Publisher: Proud Bailey, nd [circa 1983].
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 111 pages, slight shelfwear to the dustwrapper, book itself in Very Good condition.
An excellent Postal History handbook. The first section deals with the Nyasaland - Rhodesia Field Force during the First World War and includes an illustrated listing of the F.P.O.s. The rest of the book focuses on the Second World War, and includes chapters on Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika, Ethiopia & Italian Somaliland, Madagascar & the Islands Area, British Somaliland, Northern & Southern Africa, and South East Asia. Plus a chapter on military censorship and a full list of all the offices illustrated with the postmarks. An essential reference book for collectors of these areas.
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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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Wawrukiewicz, Anthony S. and Beecher, Henry W. - U.S. International Postal Rates, 1872-1996
Wawrukiewicz, Anthony S. and Beecher, Henry W. - U.S. International Postal Rates, 1872-1996
Publisher: Cama Publishing Co., Portland, 1996.
Large hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, viii + 402 pages, mildest signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Large, exhaustive encyclopedia of US international postal rates since UPU membership. Illustrated with covers. The standard work on the subject, and very useful for all collectors of US postal history.
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Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Publisher: Ashgate Publications, Aldershot, 1998.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 284 pages + plates, short tear to dustwrapper, spine-lean (spine-roll), previous owner's name to front endpaper, a Good reading copy.
"This book is about English letters and their use for the administration of government, for the transaction of business and for private correspondence. It describes the Roman postal system in England, the services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, towns and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation."
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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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