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General philatelic works - General handbooks
Schenk, Horst - Wörterbuch für Postgeschichter Erläuterung der alten Begriffe, Redewendungen und Abkürzungen in den Quellen zur Postgeschichte des deutschsprachigen Raumes im 19. Jahrhundert
Schenk, Horst - Wörterbuch für Postgeschichter
Erläuterung der alten Begriffe, Redewendungen und Abkürzungen in den Quellen zur Postgeschichte des deutschsprachigen Raumes im 19. Jahrhundert

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2000.
Hardback, 207 pages, text in German, slight hint of spine-lean, small ink annotation to one page, in Good condition.
Useful reference work.
£9.50Quantity:

Legrand, Dr. A. [Dr. Magnus] - Manuel de l'Amateur de Timbres-Poste
Publisher: E. Bernard, Paris, 1894.
Hardback, later full-leather binding with raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers, top page-edges gilt, original paper covers bound-in, 396 pages + advertisement pages printed on green paper at rear, original paper front cover quite rubbed and slightly corner-creased, slight corner bend/very slight corner-creasing to pages, else in Very Good condition.
A classic 19th century handbook by the French pioneer philatelist.
£90.00Quantity:

Phillips, Stanley - Stamp Collecting
Phillips, Stanley - Stamp Collecting
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., London, 1961.
Seventh edition, reprinted, hardback, original blue cloth, dustwrapper, x + 211 pages + xlviii plates, a few short tears to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
One of the standard handbooks on philately - still an interesting read.
£8.00Quantity:

Lowe, Robson - Masterpieces of Engraving on Postage Stamps 1840-1940
Lowe, Robson - Masterpieces of Engraving on Postage Stamps 1840-1940
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1943.
Hardback, original light blue cloth, dustwrapper, illustrated, 96 pages, dustwrapper in Poor condition with several tears and missing some fragments, book itself with some slight spotting to the edges and slight hint of spine-lean, internally clean, in Good condition.
Scarce work illustrating (in black & white) classic stamps, with commentaries on their design and printing.
£20.00Quantity:

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:

 - Le Symposium d
- 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.
£11.00Quantity:

Crane, A.O. - Have You Noticed?
Crane, A.O. - Have You Noticed?
Publisher: H. & A. Wallace, London, 1948.
First edition in book form, paperback, illustrated, 32 pages, tiny corner-crease else in Very Good condition.
Interesting facts about designs of British Empire stamps. Scarce.
£5.00Quantity:

Nibb, John - History for the Stamp Collector A Chronology of World Politics from 1840 to 1940
Nibb, John - History for the Stamp Collector
A Chronology of World Politics from 1840 to 1940

Publisher: H. Garratt-Adams & Co., Birmingham, nd [circa 1940].
Paperback, 36 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce booklet.
£7.50Quantity:

MacGuffin, R.D. - Stamps as an Investment
MacGuffin, R.D. - Stamps as an Investment
Publisher: Diehl, Landau & Pettit, New York, 1935.
Second edition, hardback, 192 pages, mild toning to the endpapers, in Good condition.
Scarce.
£6.50Quantity:

Hornadge, Bill - Stamp Investment Guidelines
Hornadge, Bill - Stamp Investment Guidelines
Publisher: Review Publications, Dubbo, Australia, 1976.
Paperback, illustrated, 64 pages, in Good condition.
Scarce.
£4.50Quantity:

Hurt, E.F. - Philatelic "Orchid" Hunting
Hurt, E.F. - Philatelic "Orchid" Hunting
Publisher: The House of Philatelic Interest, Harpenden, 1938.
Paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, slightly creased, corner of front cover rubbed, in Good condition.
Scarce stamp dealer's promotional brochure.
£7.50Quantity:

Burns, Al - Successful Stamp Merchandising
Burns, Al - Successful Stamp Merchandising
Publisher: Weekly Philatelic Gossip, Kansas, 1927.
"Philatelic Gossip" Handbook No. 7, paperback, 63 pages, a couple of nicks to lower edge of front cover with tiny amount of loss, very slight corner-creasing, in Good condition.
Scarce booklet.
£8.50Quantity:

Parnell, Paget - £250,000 from Stamps
Parnell, Paget - £250,000 from Stamps
Publisher: Martin Mills Co., Rhyl, circa 1950.
Paperback, illustrated, circa 54 pages, minor wear else in Very Good condition.
A set of eleven pamphlets (Lessons 1 to 10 plus List of Suppliers). Scare.
£7.50Quantity:

Stebbing, M. - How to Make Money Dealing in Stamps
Stebbing, M. - How to Make Money Dealing in Stamps
Publisher: privately published by the author, High Wycombe, circa 1950.
Paperback, 28 pages, typescript text, come corner-creasing, a few small marks, in Good condition.
"A fascinating business which can be operated at home by any man or woman without experience. Many are earning from £5 to £20 a week in spare time". Scarce.
£7.50Quantity:

Crane, A.O. - The "Inside Straight" on Money in Postage Stamps
Crane, A.O. - The "Inside Straight" on Money in Postage Stamps
Publisher: privately published by the author, Harrow, Middlesex, 1949.
Paperback, 24 pages, minor creasing, slight rusting to the staples, in Good condition.
"A Dispassionate Survey of the Financial Aspect of Philately from all Points of View". Scarce booklet.
£7.00Quantity:

Beet, Brian - Les boîtes à timbres / Stamp boxes
Beet, Brian - Les boîtes à timbres / Stamp boxes
Publisher: Musée de la Poste, Paris, 1994.
Large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 118 pages, bilingual text in French & English, in Very Good condition.
A beautifully illustrated book based on a magnificent private collection of stamp boxes on display at the French Postal Museum. The author describes the history and development of the stamp box, the different styles of stamp boxes from all over the world, and the materials used to make them. The large number of photographs (in colour and black & white) illustrate a huge range of boxes from the well-known envelope form, Tunbridge and Mauchline Ware, to boxes produced by Tiffany and Fabergé. A superb reference book for the collector.
£24.00Quantity:

Deninger, Hermann - Handbuch der abgekürzten vorphilatelistischen Stempel
Deninger, Hermann - Handbuch der abgekürzten vorphilatelistischen Stempel
Publisher: George Amm, Nürnberg, 1963.
Second edition, large format hardback, original blue cloth, part of front panel of dustwrapper only remaining, illustrated, xiv + 116 pages, text in German, with Preface and Introduction also in English, in Very Good condition.
Classic work on abbreviations in pre-philatelic postal markings. Some 4000 markings are listed, and with 700 illustrations by Werner Münzberg. Very scarce.
£50.00Quantity:

Hille, Horst - Briefgesichter Ein kulturhistorisch-philatelistischer Streifzug
Hille, Horst - Briefgesichter
Ein kulturhistorisch-philatelistischer Streifzug

Publisher: R.v. Decker's Verlag, Heidelberg, 1985.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 175 pages, text in German, short tear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
An excellent introduction to German postal history. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs of covers.
£10.00Quantity:

Rose, David - Annals of the Postage Stamp Historical Data connected with the Evolution of The Postage Stamps of the World
Rose, David - Annals of the Postage Stamp
Historical Data connected with the Evolution of The Postage Stamps of the World

Publisher: RD Publications, Dublin, 2000.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 103 pages + 8 colour plates, slight creasing and minor shelfwear to the dustwrapper, very slight bump to front cover, else in Very Good condition.
Interesting general work on the history of the postage stamp.
£10.00Quantity:

 - Les Timbres-Telegraphe du Monde avant 1914
- Les Timbres-Telegraphe du Monde avant 1914
Publisher: Phila QSL Infos, France, 1994-1995.
Complete set of 3 parts, paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, 58 + 52 + 35 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
Rare catalogue of world Telegraph stamps.
£35.00Quantity:

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