Philatelic Literature Specialists


British Commonwealth

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

The “Besançon” Collection
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2021

Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 176 pages, with a print-out of the prices realised, in Very Good condition.


Porter, Harry S.

Publisher: The Hawthorn Press, Melbournne, 1954

First edition, paperback, 35 pages, toning to the covers, corner creased, in Good condition.


Including The “M.H. Abell” Collection of British West Indies; strong in St. Vincent; The “W.M. Jelks” Collections of Grenada and Malaya; The L.U.G. Tripp” India; The late “Major J.B. McVittie” Malta; The “Brigadier D.A.K. Redman” South Australia; Rarities of Natal, N.S.W., Etc.
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1956

Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 30 pages, with the prices realised, short tears to covers at top and bottom of spine, slightly rusty staples, in Good condition.


Purves, J.R.W.

And the Post Offices which used them
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 1963

Hardback, original green cloth gilt, frontispiece + iii + 213 pages + 11 loose plates in pocket at end, in Very Good condition.


Publisher: David Feldman, London, 2000

Auction catalogue, hardback, illustrated, 325 pages, text in English, minor signs of wear else in Very Good condition.


Buckley, Wm. H.

Publisher: Fritz Billig, 1952

Billig’s Philatelic Handbook Volume 4, second (revised) edition, hardback, illustrated, 207 pages, a few slight marks, slight toning, in Good condition.


Overton, Rodney

Publisher: privately published, Adelaide, 1983

Oblong format paperback, illustrated, [ii] + 34 pages + illustrations, lacking the spine-covering, small scuff to upper-edge of front cover, in Good condition.


Pope, Brian and Thomas, Phil

The Postal Stationery to 1914
Publisher: The Western Australia Study Group, Perth, 1982

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 141 pages, dustwrapper very slightly frayed at top of spine, small mark to dustwrapper, page-edges a little toned, in Good condition.


Napier, Francis H. and Smith, Gordon

with Notes and Publishers’ Prices
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons, London, 1894

First edition, hardback, original publisher’s green cloth gilt, top page-edges gilt, 7 + 135 pages + 3 plates + publisher’s advertisements, covers a little rubbed else in Very Good condition.


Ellington, Jesse T. and Zwisler, Perry F.

Publisher: privately published, USA, 1967

Hardback, illustrated, 245 pages, in Very Good condition.


Purves, J.R.W.

The Nature and Make-Up of the Different Overprinting Formes
Publisher: The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1966

Second edition, paperback, illustrated, 22 pages, covers slightly sunned, in Good condition.


Dzelme, John

Publisher: privately published, 1976

First edition, paperback, 130 pages + corrigenda/addenda loosely inserted, slight wear to the covers else in Very Good condition.


Hamilton, Margaret and Pope, Brian (editors)

The Stamps and Postal History
Publisher: The Western Australia Study Group, Perth, 1979

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, colour frontispiece, viii + 471 pages, slight shelf-wear, pages a little toned, in Good condition.


Haynes, Bruce and Pope, Brian

The Forces, Prisoner of War and Censor Mail
Publisher: The Western Australia Study Group, Perth, 1997

Hardback, dustwrapper, xii + 851 pages, illustrated, mild shelfwear, creasing to fore-edges of several pages, in Good condition.


Hosking, Roger

Publisher: The TPO & Seapost Society, 2002

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 54 pages, some very slight marks to the front cover else in Very Good condition.


Tinsley, W.E.

Stamps and Postal History
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1986

Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, viii + 191 pages, dustwrapper slightly toned else in Very Good condition.


[Gray, Arthur]

Publisher: Mossgreen & Prestige Auctions, Melbourne, 2015

Auction catalogue, hardback, 268 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.


Collas, Phil and Breckon, Richard

A Postal and Philatelic History 1788-1969
Publisher: B & K Philatelic Publishing, Melbourne, 1997

Paperback, illustrated, iv + 84 pages, slight corner-crease to front cover else in Very Good condition.