Philatelic Literature Specialists

Postal history

General philatelic works

Haste, Post, Haste!
Walker, George

Haste, Post, Haste!

Postmen and Post-roads through the Ages
Publisher: George G. Harrap, 1938

First edition, hardback, original red cloth, dustwrapper, 275 pages + plates, dustwrapper in Poor condition – price-clipped and torn in several places with some loss, slight hint of spine-lean, upper page-edges a little dust-marked, a few spots of foxing, in Good condition.


Hopkins, A.E.

Originating at Sea, on Land and in the Air
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1967

Third edition, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 180 pages, dustwrapper slightly soiled and with a couple of short tears, in Good condition.


Hudson, Capt. A.

Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936

Post Office Green Papers No. 28, paperback, 14 pages + 8 plates, rusty staples, dent to rear cover and slightly affecting some pages, in Good condition.


Radice, F.R.

Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1937

Post Office Green Papers No. 35, paperback, frontispiece + 14 pages, rusty staples, some tiny marks to covers, rear cover creased, in Good condition.


Sidebottom, John K. and Clear, C.R.

A Postal Historical Study of the Mail Route to India
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1948

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xi + 174 pages + plates, a few short tears to the dustwrapper with a small amount of loss, a little foxing to page-edges, in Good condition.


Stitt Dibden, W.G.

Publisher: The Postal History Society, 1963

Special Series No. 14, limited edition of 150 copies, paperback, illustrated, 77 pages + illustrations, slight crease to foot of spine and a little corner-creasing to the front cover, in Good condition.


Tomlinson, Leslie G. and Clougher, Nugent M.

Publisher: Postal History Society, 1959

Limited edition of 150 copies, paperback, [i] + 27 pages + 3 plates, one corner slightly creased, minor soiling to the front cover, in Good condition.


Patka, Frederic J.

Publisher: Vienna, 1989

Large hardback, original blue cloth, illustrated, 871 pages, text in German, small scratch-mark to front cover, mild shelf-wear, else in Very Good condition.


Holder, C.S. (editor)

Special Edition (Whole Number 128)
Publisher: France and Colonies Philatelic Society, UK, 1974

Paperback, illustrated, 112 pages, text in English and French, minor shelf-wear, in Good condition.


Robertson, Alan W.

Publisher: Robson Lowe Ltd., London, 1960

Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, interleaved, 68 pages, dustwrapper in Poor condition with dusty marks, numerous tears and loss of some pieces, a little foxing to the endpapers, corner-crease to front endpaper, in Good condition.


Staff, Frank

Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956

First edition, hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, tears to the dustwrapper with some loss, a little foxing to endpapers and page-edges, signed by the author, in Good condition.


Clark, Rex

A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009

First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, in Fine unused condition.


Grimwood-Taylor, James

Publisher: Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, Derby, 1990

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 66 pages, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.


Farrugia, Jean Young

A History of Post Office Pillar and Wall Boxes
Publisher: Centaur Press, London, 1969

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xxi + 282 pages + plates, dustwrapper faded to spine and rubbed, book itself in Very Good condition.


Rossiter, Stuart and Proud, Edward B. (editor)

Publisher: Proud Bailey, nd [circa 1983]

Hardback, illustrated, 111 pages, spine slightly sunned, some shelf-wear to the covers, in Good condition.


Proud, Edward B.

Publisher: Proud-Bailey, East Sussex, 1991

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 551 pages + colour plates, dustwrapper a little creased and with a short tear to the rear panel else in Very Good condition.


Publisher: British, Dutch & Swiss Postal Administrations, 1952

Large format hardback, original brown cloth gilt, illustrated, xi + 154 pages + numerous folding plans and charts, some slight shelf-wear to the covers, minor signs of use, in Good condition.


Stone, J.W.M.

A Calendar of Historical Documents
Publisher: Christie's Robson Lowe, London, 1987

Hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 333 pages, few tiny short tears to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.


Smith, W.J.

The Postage Stamp – how it was invented
Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970

Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, dustwrapper slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.


Raynham, F.J. and Calvert, W.S.G.

Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936

Post Office Green Papers No. 27, paperback, colour frontispiece, 24 pages + plates, some foxing and marks to the covers, pages clean, in Good condition.


Clear, C.R.

Together with a copy and a transcription of the Proclamation of King Charles the First establishing the first State postal service for the conveyance of private letters in England and Scotland
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1935

Post Office Green Papers No. 15, first edition, paperback, frontispiece, 19 pages, very slight wear to top of spine, in Good condition.


Mark, Graham

A study of their history, the camps and their mails
Publisher: The Postal History Society, 2007

Large format hardback, illustrated, viii + 258 pages, in Very Good condition.


Campbell-Smith, Duncan

The Authorized History of Royal Mail
Publisher: Allen Lane, London, 2011

First edition, later impression, hardback, dustwrapper, xxx + 849 pages + 32 plates, in Very Good condition.


Forster, R.K.

Publisher: Batsford, London, 1973

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 187 pages + xviii plates, illustrated, dustwrapper price-clipped and with some dusty marks to the verso, minor dusty marks to the edges, in Good condition.