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Baltic Postage Stamps Catalogue

Baltic Postage Stamps Catalogue

Publisher: "Baltia" The Baltic Philatelist Association, Ausburg, 1948

Paperback, illustrated, xiii + 190 pages, each section of the catalogue written in the language of that country (Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian), and with translation in English and German, pages toned, some corner-creases, tiny short tear to front cover, tear to rear cover with loss of small corner-piece, in Fair to Good condition.


Chuchin, F.G.

Publisher: -, no date

Facsimile reprint, small format paperback, 204 pages + 45 plates, text in English, spine-lean, foxing to the page-edges, a Good reading copy.


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

Twelfth edition, hardback, illustrated, xxxvi + 122 pages + publisher’s adverts, covers quite soiled, spine toned, dusty marks and foxing to upper page-edges and to the endpapers, short tear to edge of title-page, contents clean, in 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, some creasing, page margins and edges rather toned, in Good condition.


Morley, Walter

Publisher: Walter Morley, London, 1912

First edition, hardback, original publisher’s dark green cloth gilt, illustrated, 55 pages, endpapers slightly toned, a few small blemishes to the covers, in Good condition.


Publisher: Società Anonima Cooperativa Editrice fra Filatelici Italiani, Genova, 1923

Hardback, xi + 446 pages, illustrated, text in Italian, top of spine a little rubbed, a few small marks to rear cover and to edge of last couple of pages, in Good condition.


Zwisler, Perry F.

Volume 2 1968-1972
Publisher: American Air Mail Society, USA, 1973

Hardback, illustrated, 168 pages, slight warping (bend) to the covers and twist to the binding, a Good working copy.


Publisher: Alan Turton, London, 1925

First edition, hardback, original pictorial green cloth, all page-edges gilt, [ii] + 154 pages, interleaved, a little rippling to the binding, ex-Sheffield Philatelic Society Library with library bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, and small library stamps at front and back, missing front free-endpaper, in Good condition.


A Descriptive Catalogue and a Guide for Collectors
Publisher: D. Field, London, 1923

Third edition, paperback, xii + 160 pages, minor wear else in Very Good condition.


Chapier, Georges

Etude historique et descriptive des émissions apocryphes et de Fantaisie, Avec Supplément
Publisher: Emile Bertrand, Lucerne, circa 1950s

Reprint, paperback, illustrated, 65 + 40 pages, text in French, slight toning to the page-edges, mild corner-crease, 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.


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.


Publisher: Senf, Leipzig, 1937

Harback, illustrated, 1590 pages, text in German, foot of spine very slightly rubbed, small remnants of a label to the front cover, page-edges slightly toned, binding solid, 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.


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.


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.


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.


Bruechig, Emil

Publisher: Emil Bruechig, New York, 1936

Paperback, illustrated, 40 pages, in Very 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.