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Walter Morley's Complete Catalogue & Price List of British Railway Letter Fee Stamps
Morley, Walter

Walter Morley’s Complete Catalogue & Price List of British Railway Letter Fee Stamps

Publisher: Walter Morley, London, 1898

Paperback, 8 pages, not illustrated, minor creasing and some scattered foxing, in Good condition.


Ewen, H. L'Estrange

Bound with Priced Catalogue of the Unadhesive Postage Stamps of the United Kingdom
Publisher: H. L'Estrange Ewen, Norwood, 1896, 1905

No.5 (fifth edition), hardback, 218 pages, bound with First edition, (vii) + 86 pages, original paper covers removed, bound in black buckram gilt, “United Kingdom Stamps” in gilt to front cover, a few tiny marks to the covers 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.


Forbin, A.

Publisher: Yvert & Tellier, Amiens

Reprint of the 1915 third edition, paperback (card covers), comb-bound, illustrated, oblong (landscape) format with two of the original 797 pages per page, text in French, slight creases to the covers, slight toning, internally clean, in Good condition.


Munk, Dr. Herbert

Afghanistan – Charkhari
Publisher: Kohl, Berlin, circa 1923-24

Hardback, clothbound, upper page-edges gilt, xxiv + 640 pages, with the four language Wörterbuch bound in at front, interleaved, text in German, foxing to endpapers, two pages of the Wörterbuch have come loose and are very chipped at the edges, in Good condition.


Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., Priced Catalogue Part III
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., London, 1899

Twelfth edition, hardback, illustrated, xxxvi + 122 pages + publisher’s adverts, some slight soiling to covers, spine toned, endpapers lightly toned, previous owner’s ink-stamp to front endpaper, stamp-hinge marks to margin of one page, ink annotations to some pages, in Good condition.


Hennig, Karl

Vol. 30 No. 1
Publisher: Karl Hennig, Hamburg/Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic, 1949

Paperback, 32 pages, illustrated, text in English & Spanish, paper quite toned, edges quite chipped with a small amount of loss, fragile but nevertheless in Good condition.


Kohl, Paul

Praktische Vorlage für Paul Kohl’s Permanent-Briefmarken-Album
Publisher: Paul Kohl, Chemnitz, 1897

Second edition, hardback, original green cloth binding, 12 + 424 pages, illustrated, text in German, slight dusty marks/mild foxing to page-edges, slight cracking of inner-hinge with pages 1-16 detached from main text block (but still present), in Good condition.


Kessler, Arthur I. and Klemann, William

Eastern Silesia, Siberia, Carpatho-Ukraine, Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia
Publisher: Billings Stamp Co., New York, 1942

Paperback, 40 pages, illustrated, ex-National Archives of Canada with library label to front cover and bookplate inside front cover, in Good condition.


Rommel, Otto

enthaltend alle bis Ende 1895 zur Ausgabe gelangten Freimarken, Nachportomarken, Dienstmarken, sowie die Briefumschläge und Streifbänder mit eingeprägtem Wertstempel nebst vergleichenden Preisangaben auf Grund der hervorragendsten in- und ausländischen Cataloge, Handbücher und Preislisten
Publisher: Internationalen Philatelisten-Vereins, Dresden, 1896

Hardback, recent cloth binding with remnants of the original front cover pasted to the front board, 121 pages + publisher’s advertisements, text in German, ex Junior Philatelic Society/National Philateic Society with library marks to front cover, front endpapers, title-page and one other page, tiny corner-pieces missing from first few pages, in Good condition.


Publisher: D. Field, London, 1923

Third edition, hardback, original publisher’s printed blue cloth, interleaved, xii + 160 pages, ex Bath Philatelic Society with library bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper else in Very Good condition.


Chapier, Georges

Etude historique et descriptive des émissions apocryphes et de Fantaisie et des timbres non officiels
Publisher: L'Échangiste Universel, 1963

Second edition, paperback, illustrated, 191 pages, text in French, page margins and edges rather toned, in Good condition.


Rogers, Jacques H.

Publisher: Booklet Stamp Company, New York, 1947

First edition, paperback (card covers), comb-bound, illustrated, [iv] + 155 pages, in Very Good condition.


emis depuis de 1er Août 1914 par les Puissances Belligérantes et Neutres
Publisher: Théodore Champion, Paris, 1921

Paperback, illustrated, 161 pages, text in French, slight wear to head of spine, ex library marks to first and last pages, pages slightly toned, in Good condition.


Champion, Théodore

Publisher: Théodore Champion, Paris, 1930

Sixth edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, illustrated, vii + 547 pages, bilingual text in French & English, corners of front cover very slightly bumped, a few minor blemishes, in Good condition.


Zinsmeister, Marian Carne

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.


Moschkau, Dr. Alfred and Herrmann, W.

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.


Gray, Dr. John Edward and Taylor, Overy (revised & corrected by)

Publisher: E. Marlborough & Co., London, 1875

Sixth edition, hardback, half-leather binding with marbled boards, xv + 523 pages, leather corners and spine quite rubbed with some loss to top of spine, paper-covered marbled boards also slightly rubbed with a little loss, some scattered foxing to endpapers and first & last few leaves, some pencil underlining & pencil notes in margins of pages, in Good condition.


mit Zeppelinpost und Liechtensteinflügen
Publisher: Schweizerischer Aerophilatelisten-Verein, 1949

Second edition, paperback (card covers), illustrated, 160 pages, text in German, page-edges slightly toned, in Good condition.


A Concise Priced Summary of the Air Post and Aviation Souvenirs of about 200 countries
Publisher: Francis J. Field, 1948

First edition, card covers, illustrated, 42 pages, slightly rusty staples, tiny short tear to edge of one page, in Good condition.


Publisher: H.E. Harris & Co., Boston, Mass., 1949

Paperback, illustrated, 160 pages, rubbed at top of spine, slight corner-crease to front cover, pages a little toned, in Good condition.


Champion, Théodore

Publisher: Théodore Champion, Paris, 1922

Second edition, hardback, cloth spine with paper-covered boards, illustrated, 121 pages, text in French, corners slightly rubbed, a little minor soiling but contents clean, in Good condition.


Publisher: Whitfield King & Co., Ipswich, 1902

Third edition, hardback, original dark blue cloth gilt, interleaved, vii + 362 pages + 58pp 1901 Price List, ex libris Brighton & Hove Philatelic Society with their bookplates to front endpapers, and small paper label to spine, else in Very Good condition.