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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.
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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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Eid, Mehanny - Zeheri Catalogue for Postage Stamps of Egypt, U.A.R. and the Sudan
Eid, Mehanny - Zeheri Catalogue for Postage Stamps of Egypt, U.A.R. and the Sudan
Publisher: The Philatelic Society of Egypt, Cairo, 1967.
Eighth edition, paperback, illustrated, 380 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, front cover and first few pages slightly creased, slight mark to front cover, some dusty marks to page-edges, contents clean, a Good working copy.
The standard handbook/catalogue of Egyptian stamps. This eighth edition was the first to be published in English. Scarce.
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Medawar, Georges A. (editor) - The World Airmail Catalogue
Medawar, Georges A. (editor) - The World Airmail Catalogue
Publisher: Nicolas Sanabria Co., USA, 1966.
Hardback, illustrated, xiv + 1350 pages, binding somewhat shaken, covers slightly soiled and page-edges also somewhat dust-marked, internally clean, a Good working copy.
The last Sanabria Airmail Catalogue covering the whole World (a later edition, published in 1972 in looseleaf format, only covered countries A-M). Rare and sought after.
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Wike, R.G. - Airmails of Trinidad and Tobago
Wike, R.G. - Airmails of Trinidad and Tobago
Publisher: British West Indies Study Circle, 1999.
First edition, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, iv + 214 pages, slight creasing to the dustwrapper, minor signs of wear else in Very Good condition.
An impressive handbook, very well illustrated in black & white and some colour.
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Entwistle, Charles R. - Wartime Airmails - The Locally Registered and Foreign Air Services of British Asia
Entwistle, Charles R. - Wartime Airmails - The Locally Registered and Foreign Air Services of British Asia
Publisher: Chavril Press, 2001.
Paperback, 24 pages, slightest hint of a crease to front cover else in VG condition.
Useful booklet looking at Airmail services during World War II. Highlights the routes flown by locally registered Empire carriers within British Asia and those foreign countries that provided services to, from or through the region. It shows how routes were established, amended and abandoned as the ebb and flow of war dictated. A brief summary of the routes flown by B.O.A.C. is provided, followed by details of the services offered by the locally registered companies. This is followed by the services of the foreign countries that operated to or through British Asia. Each country then has a summary of the services available to it, with the final section devoted to notes on the postal history and special services available.
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Hay, Ian - The Post Office Went To War
Hay, Ian - The Post Office Went To War
Publisher: HMSO, London, 1946.
Paperback, illustrated, 96 pages, very slight bend, slightly rusty staples, in Good condition.
Official history of the British Post Office during WW2. Profusely illustrated. Scarce.
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Lüning, Örjan - The History of Airmail in Scandinavia
Lüning, Örjan - The History of Airmail in Scandinavia
Publisher: Sveriges Filatelist-Förbund, Stockholm, 1978.
First edition, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 351 pages, bilingual text in English & Swedish, minor wear to the covers, slight corner-crease to rear cover and last few pages, tiny tear at top of spine, internally fine, in Good condition.
Comprehensive, well-illustrated history of Scandinavian air mails. Scarce.
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 - UNO Vereinte Nationen
- UNO
Vereinte Nationen

Publisher: Christoph Gärtner, 2015.
Auction catalogue, hardback, illustrated, 263 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of an outstanding selection of United Nations philatelic items. Very well illustrated in colour.
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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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Doublet, A.R. - The Pacific Steam Navigation Company Its Maritime Postal History 1840-1853 with Particular Reference to Chile
Doublet, A.R. - The Pacific Steam Navigation Company
Its Maritime Postal History 1840-1853 with Particular Reference to Chile

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1983.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, viii + 70 pages, corner-creasing to rear cover and last few pages, mild wear to edges of covers, in Good condition.
Excellent postal history study. Includes the PSNC stamps and cancellers, ships, rates, 'VAPOR' shipmarks, etc.
£11.00Quantity:

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['Erivan'] - Selected United States and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History
Publisher: H.R. Harmer, New York, 2016.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 92 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Beautifully illustrated in colour.
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[Broennimann, Peter] - Mexico, The First Issues 1856-1861 The Peter Broennimann Collection
[Broennimann, Peter] - Mexico, The First Issues 1856-1861
The Peter Broennimann Collection

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2014.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 80 pages, with the prices realised, text in English, a couple of tiny knocks to the edges of the covers, pages fine, in Very Good condition.
Superb sale catalogue of the Large Gold Medal winning collection of classic Mexico stamps and postal history formed by Peter Broennimann. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
£12.00Quantity:

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['Besançon'] - France
Collection 'Besançon' (part II)

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2016.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 112 pages, with prices realised, Introduction in French, lot descriptions in English with shorter French translation, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of superb French stamps and postal history, including numerous rarities. Very well illustrated in colour.
£12.00Quantity:

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['Besançon'] - France
Collection 'Besançon' (part I)

Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2016.
Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 92 pages, with prices realised, Introduction in French, lot descriptions in English with shorter French translation, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of superb classic France stamps and postal history. Very well illustrated in colour.
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[Klep van Velthoven, Consul] - La célèbre collection spécialisée des États Unis de feu le Consul Klep van Velthoven
[Klep van Velthoven, Consul] - La célèbre collection spécialisée des États Unis de feu le Consul Klep van Velthoven
Publisher: Willy Balasse, Bruxelles, 1956.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 98 pages + separate brochure of photo-plates, bilingual text in French & English, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of one of the great collections of USA and Confederate States. Rare.
£45.00Quantity:

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