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General philatelic works - General handbooks
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:

 - Bolaffi 1992 International All the records of the philatelic season
- Bolaffi 1992 International
All the records of the philatelic season

Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1992.
Hardback, illustrated, 125 pages, text in English, spine-lean, spine very slightly rubbed at corners, minor foxing to top-edges, in Good condition.
An illustrated record of the 365 most valuable stamps and covers sold in the 1990-91 season. Includes the GB 2nd May 1840 cover, the Sweden 3 Skilling Banco Yellow, etc. Illustrated in colour throughout. Scarce and sought after.
£24.00Quantity:

 - Bolaffi International Catalogue of Rare Stamps No. 3
- Bolaffi International Catalogue of Rare Stamps No. 3
Publisher: Edizioni SCOT, Torino, 1976.
Two volumes, paperbacks, card slipcase, illustrated, 1423 pages, text in English, Italian, French & German, top of spine of Vol. One slightly scuffed with a little loss, slipcase rubbed, in Good condition.
An illustrated record of the most valuable stamps sold at auction during the 1975-76 season. Well illustrated in black & white.
£18.00Quantity:

Séfi, Alexander J. - An Introduction to Advanced Philately
Publisher: Rowley & Rowley, London, 1932.
Second edition, No. 106 of a limited edition of 400, hardback, dustwrapper, original brown cloth gilt, top-edge gilt, xvi + 130 pages, with the 28 tipped-in plates and paper samples, dustwrapper has several tears, some foxing to endpapers, with seven 1933 Philatelic Congress of Great Britain souvenir "stamps" on different papers mounted at front, in Good condition.
The classic work on printing techniques, overprints, papers, perforations, etc. This second edition includes a new chapter on the photogravure process. With the set of seven Philatelic Congress souvenir stamps. Rare.
£120.00Quantity:

Misteli, Charles - Les Timbres S.D.N. et B.I.T. Étude sur les Timbres-Postes et Oblitérations de la Société des Nations, du Bureau Internationl du Travail et des Conférences Internationales
Misteli, Charles - Les Timbres S.D.N. et B.I.T.
Étude sur les Timbres-Postes et Oblitérations de la Société des Nations, du Bureau Internationl du Travail et des Conférences Internationales

Publisher: Club Philatélique et Aéropostal de Genève, 1943.
Hardback, illustrated, 46 pages + 14 plates, with 1948 Complément (Supplement), paperback, 20 pages + 2 plates, text in French, a few tiny dusty marks else in Very Good condition.
Scarce work on the stamps and postmarks of the League of Nations and International Labour Office. Illustrated with black & white photo-plates.
£20.00Quantity:

Ballhorn, F. - Alphabets of the World Originally Published as Grammatography: A Manual of Reference to the Alphabets of Ancient and Modern Languages
Ballhorn, F. - Alphabets of the World
Originally Published as Grammatography: A Manual of Reference to the Alphabets of Ancient and Modern Languages

Publisher: Kemble Press, Oxford, 1988.
Reprint, paperback, 78 pages, covers a little sunned, a few small marks to the covers and page-edges, in Good condition.
Reprint of an original work of 1861, with a new Preface by C.S. Holder.
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Van Dam, Theo - A Century of War Dates and More! 1859-1959 A Geographical and Chronological Listing of Wars, Revolutions, Major Political Events and Newly Established Nations from the Italian War of Liberation until the Vietnam War - From Afghanistan to Zululand - From President Lincoln until the Ayatollah Khomeini
Van Dam, Theo - A Century of War Dates and More! 1859-1959
A Geographical and Chronological Listing of Wars, Revolutions, Major Political Events and Newly Established Nations from the Italian War of Liberation until the Vietnam War - From Afghanistan to Zululand - From President Lincoln until the Ayatollah Khomeini

Publisher: Postal Covers, California, 1996.
Third (revised) printing, large format paperback, comb binding, vi + 206 pages, slight shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work for postal historians. Illustrated with maps.
£22.00Quantity:

Van Dam, Theo - War Dates 1839-1859, 1959-1979 A Geographical and Chronological Listing of Wars, Revolutions and Major Political Events
Van Dam, Theo - War Dates 1839-1859, 1959-1979
A Geographical and Chronological Listing of Wars, Revolutions and Major Political Events

Publisher: Postal Covers, California, 1997.
Large format paperback, comb binding, iv + 110 pages, in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work for postal historians covering events "From the French occupation of Algeria until the Spanish-Moroccan War - from Aden to Zululand" and "From the Vietnam War until the Russian invasion of Afghanistan - from Afars to Zimbabwe". Illustrated with ten maps.
£14.50Quantity:

Kornerup, A. and Wanscher, J.H. - Methuen Hanbook of Colour
Kornerup, A. and Wanscher, J.H. - Methuen Hanbook of Colour
Publisher: Methuen, London, 1963.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages, complete with the card finder in the pocket at end, dustwrapper slightly rubbed and with a couple of tiny short tears, in Good condition.
First edition of the indispensable colour guide. Scarce and sought after.
£85.00Quantity:

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]
£175.00Quantity:

Lyons, James H. - The Commemorative Stamps of the World
Lyons, James H. - The Commemorative Stamps of the World
Publisher: The New England Stamp Company, Boston, 1914.
Hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 132 pages, in Very Good condition.
Scarce and attractive book describing and illustrating commemorative stamps of the world.
£15.00Quantity:

van den Bold, W.E.J. - Handbook of Thematic Philately
van den Bold, W.E.J. - Handbook of Thematic Philately
Publisher: James Bendon, Limassol, 1994.
First English edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xi + 215 pages, tiny short tear to rear panel of dustwrapper, mild signs of shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
Excellent handbook. Well illustrated, including several colour plates.
£18.50Quantity:

Carlton, R. Scott - The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philately
Carlton, R. Scott - The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philately
Publisher: Krause Publications, USA, 1997.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 448 pages, mild signs of use else in Very Good condition.
Useful reference work.
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Séfi, Alexander J. - An Introduction to Advanced Philately
Séfi, Alexander J. - An Introduction to Advanced Philately
Publisher: Rowley & Rowley, London, 1932.
Second edition, No. 51 of a limited edition of 400, hardback, dustwrapper, original brown cloth gilt, top-edge gilt, xvi + 130 pages, with the 28 tipped-in plates and paper samples, dustwrapper rubbed & torn with loss, slightest hint of spine-roll, covers damp-marked near top & bottom and with a handful of tiny worm-holes, internally clean and in nice condition. Overall in Fair/Good condition.
The classic work on printing techniques, overprints, papers, perforations, etc. This second edition includes a new chapter on the photogravure process. Rare.
£95.00Quantity:

Zinsmeister, Marian Carne - Souvenir Sheets of the World Volume One & Two
Zinsmeister, Marian Carne - Souvenir Sheets of the World
Volume One & Two

Publisher: Chambers Publishing Co. & the Society of Philatelic Americans, 1950 & 1956.
Paperback (card covers), illustrated, 128 + 120 pages, minor wear else in Very Good condition.
Scarce pair.
£15.00Quantity:

Moschkau, Dr. Alfred and Herrmann, W. - Handbuch für Postmarken-Sammler Illustrirter Katalog
Moschkau, Dr. Alfred and Herrmann, W. - Handbuch für Postmarken-Sammler
Illustrirter Katalog

Publisher: Gerbrüder Senf, Leipzig, 1884.
Fifth edition, hardback, original cloth binding with embossed decoration, 512 pages + 168 plates, text in German, binding a little shaken, slight vertical crease to middle of spine, a couple of tiny tears to the front endpaper, ex libris Sveriges Filatelistforening with their inkstamp to front endpaper, in Good condition. With the 1885 Nachtrag (supplement) paperback with plain grey card covers, continuing the pages from 513 to 701, and plates 169 to 193, in Good condition.
Rare early handbook/catalogue.
£95.00Quantity:

Negus, Ron; Fryer, Gavin & Whiteside, John; Sacher, John and Fryer, Gavin - Supplements to The London Philatelist:  Our National Philatelist, Sir Edward Denny Bacon (1860-1938); The Siver Yardstick: 1840-1871 Currencies applied to Postal Rates in the 19th Century; The Royal Centenary Exhibition Brochure; The Oil Rivers and Niger Coast Surcharged Provisionals and Bisected Stamps
Negus, Ron; Fryer, Gavin & Whiteside, John; Sacher, John and Fryer, Gavin - Supplements to The London Philatelist:
Our National Philatelist, Sir Edward Denny Bacon (1860-1938); The Siver Yardstick: 1840-1871 Currencies applied to Postal Rates in the 19th Century; The Royal Centenary Exhibition Brochure; The Oil Rivers and Niger Coast Surcharged Provisionals and Bisected Stamps

Publisher: Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1999-2009.
Hardback, privately bound, card covers with marbled boards, black cloth spine, original paper covers removed, 24 + 60 + 40 + 80 + 25 pages, in Very Good condition.
Four Supplements to The London Philatelist bound together (along with a 25 page article from the LP: Kingdom of Denmark 1851 to 1868 Adhesives in the Post & Abuses, by Gavin Fryer). Very well illustrated in colour.
£30.00Quantity:

Wood, Kenneth A. - Post Dates A Chronology of Intriguing Events in the Mails and Philately
Wood, Kenneth A. - Post Dates
A Chronology of Intriguing Events in the Mails and Philately

Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1985.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, circa 400 pages, spine a little sunned, tiny amount of foxing to top-edges, else in VG condition.
Useful work.
£12.50Quantity:

Irvine, D.E.G. and Seshold, M. - Errors in Postage Stamp Design
Irvine, D.E.G. and Seshold, M. - Errors in Postage Stamp Design
Publisher: National Philatelic Society, London, 1979.
Hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 188 pages + plates, slight shelfwear, mild foxing to top-edges of pages, else in Very Good condition.
A comprehensive handbook.
£9.00Quantity:

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