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General philatelic works
 - Sweden, The «Kristall» Collection Part II
- Sweden, The «Kristall» Collection Part II
Publisher: David Feldman, Geneva, 2008.
Auction catalogue, hardback, gilt page edges, 139 pages, one corner slightly bumped else in VG condition.
Second part of the Ingvar Pettersson collection. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
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 - Norway, The Legendary "Trondheim" Block Largest Known Multiple of the First issue
- Norway, The Legendary "Trondheim" Block
Largest Known Multiple of the First issue

Publisher: David Feldman, Geneva, 2008.
Auction catalogue, hardback, gilt edges, illustrated, 16 pages, one corner slightly bumped else in Very Good condition.
Very nicely illustrated in colour.
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Melville, Fred J. - The Cradle of the Postage Stamp
Melville, Fred J. - The Cradle of the Postage Stamp
Publisher: Harmer, Rooke & Co. Ltd., London, 1923.
First edition, paperback, 30 pages, covers chipped at edges with some loss and a small repair, short tear to the margin of one page, else in Good condition.
Rare booklet by Fred Melville on stamp auctioneers Harmer, Rooke and their address at 69 Fleet Street, "the cradle of the postage stamp", where Perkins, Bacon printed the first stamps. Nicely illustrated with sepia photographs.
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Melville, Fred J. - A Penny All The Way The Story of Penny Postage
Melville, Fred J. - A Penny All The Way
The Story of Penny Postage

Publisher: Fred J. Melville, London, 1908.
Second British edition, small format paperback, illustrated, 48 pages, spine repaired with silver tape and new staples, in Good condition.
A scarce Melville publication.
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Melville, F.J. - The A.B.C. of Stamp Collecting A Guide to the Instructive and Entertaining Study of the World
Melville, F.J. - The A.B.C. of Stamp Collecting
A Guide to the Instructive and Entertaining Study of the World's Postage Stamps

Publisher: Henry J. Drane, London, 1903.
Small format hardback, original red cloth, 159 pages + xix plates, short tear at foot of spine, in Good condition.
The prolific author's second book. Rare.
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Hurt, E.F. and Williams, L.N. & M. - Handbook of the Private Local Posts
Hurt, E.F. and Williams, L.N. & M. - Handbook of the Private Local Posts
Publisher: Fritz Billig, N.Y., 1950.
Hardback, illustrated, 168 pages, in VG condition.
Billig's Specialized Catalogues Volume 6. A completely revised edition of the authors' "Priced Catalogue of Local Postage Stamps" originally published in five parts plus a supplement in the 1940s. The standard catalogue of Locals. Scarce.
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Schloss, Hermann - Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States)
Schloss, Hermann - Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps
Europe 19th Century (Except Old German States)

Publisher: Fritz Billig, N.Y., nd.
Reprint, hardback, illustrated, xxii + 200 pages, in Very Good condition.
Billig's Philatelic Handbook Volume 15. Billig reprint of the original 1951 handbook describing reprints, postal forgeries, differences of types, watermarks, papers, etc. of classic stamps of Italian States, Roumania, Spain, Switzerland etc. Very useful. A classic work.
£35.00Quantity:

Purves, J.R.W. - Victoria: The "Butterfly" Postmarks The Problem of their Allocation to the Post Offices using them
Purves, J.R.W. - Victoria: The "Butterfly" Postmarks
The Problem of their Allocation to the Post Offices using them

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1949.
Paperback, 16 pages, in Very Good condition.
Very scarce.
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Purves, J.R.W. - Victoria: The Second Type of Obliteration The "Barred Oval", 1851-56, and the Allocation of its Numbers (1-109) to the Post Offices of the Period
Purves, J.R.W. - Victoria: The Second Type of Obliteration
The "Barred Oval", 1851-56, and the Allocation of its Numbers (1-109) to the Post Offices of the Period

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1949.
Paperback, 11 pages + folding plate, in Very Good condition.
Very scarce.
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Photiadis, George M. - The First Athens Issue of the Large Hermes Heads of Greece
Photiadis, George M. - The First Athens Issue of the Large Hermes Heads of Greece
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1965.
Paperback, illustrated, iii + 39 pages, very slight shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
A paper read in conjunction with a display to the RPSL. Detailed and useful work.
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Baldwin, N.C. - Air France History of the Development of the Air Mail Services
Baldwin, N.C. - Air France
History of the Development of the Air Mail Services

Publisher: Francis J. Field Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, nd (circa 1961).
Reprinted from "The Aero-Field", paperback, illustrated, 18 pages, minor shelfwear else in Very Good conition.
Scarce history. Well illustrated.
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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, gift inscription to front endpaper else 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.
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[Boy-Landry, J.] - The "Boy-Landry" Collection of France
[Boy-Landry, J.] - The "Boy-Landry" Collection of France
Publisher: H.R. Harmer, London, 1953.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 31 pages, with the prices realised, in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue.
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[Penfold, Captain M.H.] - The "Penfold" French Obliterations and Norway Specialised
[Penfold, Captain M.H.] - The "Penfold" French Obliterations and Norway Specialised
Publisher: H.R. Harmer, London, 1947.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 34 pages + 9 plates, with the prices realised, slightly rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
The "Captain Penfold" collection of French Postmarks included the "Meinertzhagen" collection; and the Norway section comprised outstanding pieces from the Ben Goodfellow collection. Rare.
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[Penfold, Capt. M.H.] - The "Penfold" Collection of France
[Penfold, Capt. M.H.] - The "Penfold" Collection of France
Publisher: H.R. Harmer, London, 1950.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 30 pages, with the prices realised, slightly rusty staples else in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue.
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Stone, Robert G. - A Caribbean Neptune: The Maritime Postal Communications of the Greater and Lesser Antilles in the 19th Century
Stone, Robert G. - A Caribbean Neptune:
The Maritime Postal Communications of the Greater and Lesser Antilles in the 19th Century

Publisher: The Philatelic Foundation, New York, 1993.
Hardback, illustrated, xxi + 357 pages, binding slightly cocked (spine-lean), in Good condition.
An excellent postal history study of the maritime mails serving Cuba, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, including British, Spanish and French Packets, etc. Well illustrated.
£30.00Quantity:

Bungerz, Alexander - Grosses Lexicon der Philatelie
Bungerz, Alexander - Grosses Lexicon der Philatelie
Publisher: Albert Kürzl Verlag, München, 1923.
First edition, hardback, illustrated, 800 pages, text in German, pages tanned else in Very Good condition.
A nice example of this detailed reference work.
£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, minor signs of use else in VG condition.
Useful work.
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Wood, Kenneth A. - This is Philately An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting
Wood, Kenneth A. - This is Philately
An Encyclopedia of the Fascinating World of Stamp Collecting

Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1982.
First edition, 3 volume set, hardbacks, 882 pages, illustrated, minor signs of age-wear, else in Very Good condition.
Large, useful reference work.
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Bacon, E.D. - Catalogue of the Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library
Bacon, E.D. - Catalogue of the Crawford Library of Philatelic Literature at the British Library
Publisher: The Printer' Stone Limited, 1991.
Revised edition, 500 copies printed, large hardback, circa 550 pages, slight dust-marks to page-edges, boards warping (bending outwards) ever so slightly, a Good working copy.
The 1991 reprint of the original 1911 work and the later Supplement and Addenda, with new Preface by David Beech and with British Library shelfnumbers in margins. This is the catalogue of the famous Crawford library - the most complete collection of early philatelic literature in existence. Edward Denny Bacon took ten years arranging and cataloguing the Earl of Crawford's remarkable library of some 4,500 volumes, and his labours eventually resulted in this monumental work. The "Bible" for collectors of early philatelic literature, it lists almost every book, catalogue, journal, or pamphlet relating to philately to be published anywhere in the world prior to 1908.
£80.00Quantity:

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