Philatelic Literature Specialists

Post Office History

Great Britain

The Royal Mail in Bedworth
Parker, Gay and Hunt, Robert

The Royal Mail in Bedworth

1825-1925
Publisher: The Bedworth Society, 1984

Large (A4) paperback, 48 pages, illustrated, signed by one of the authors, slight toning to the covers, in Good condition.

£11.50

Gurney, David

Publisher: Channel Islands Specialists Society, Ilford, 1993

First edition, large paperback, [x] + 154 pages + separate Valuation Guide in pocket at end, illustrated, corners of cover very slightly rubbed, minor mark to fore-edges, in Good condition.

£15.00

Through Five Reigns
Publisher: J. Sloper & Co., London, nd [circa 1939]

Paperback, 16 pages, illustrated, slightly rusty staples else in Very Good condition.

£20.00

Mackay, James A.

Publisher: privately publiahed by the author, Dumfries, 1986

Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, 466 pages, in Very Good condition.

£15.00

Fryer, Gavin and Akerman, Clive (Editors)

Documentary History 1837 to 1864 Based on Sir Rowland Hill’s Journal and Ancillary Papers, with Glossary, Bibliography and Comprehensive Index
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2000

Two large volumes, hardbacks, dustwrappers, lviii + vi + 1304 pages, a few tiny marks to upper edges else in Very Good condition.

£120.00

Raguin, M.M.

Volume 4 – 1840-1849
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1990

Large format paperback, comb-bound, xii + 286 pages,  a few creases, transparent plastic covers toned, internally clean, in Good condition.

£40.00

Raguin, M.M.

Volume 5 1850-1859
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1991

Large format paperback, comb-bound, xviii + 450 pages, transparent plastic covers rather toned, internally clean, in Good condition.

£45.00

Raguin, M.M.

Volume 6 1860-1869 Part 1
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1993

Large format paperback, comb-bound, xi + 294 pages, comb-binding broken at top with some missing pieces and small cracks to the plastic covers, transparent plastic covers rather toned, internally clean, a Good working copy.

£40.00

Raguin, M.M.

Volume 6 1860-1869 Part 2
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1993

Large format paperback, comb-bound, xi + 354 pages, transparent plastic covers rather toned, internally clean, in Good condition.

£45.00

Bodily, Ritchie and Jarvis, Chris and Hahn, Charless

Publisher: The Collectors Club of Chicago, 1984

Hardback, illustrated, ix + 331 pages, slight foxing to upper page-edges, in Good condition.

£45.00

Bradley, Tom

Publisher: The Yorkshire Post, Leeds, 1889

First edition, original red pictorial cloth, xi + 251 pages + advertisements, illustrated, covers very slightly rubbed at corners, some mottling to the rear cover, some dusty marks to the page-edges, previous owner’s name at front, some foxing and dusty marks to endpapers and prelims, in Good condition.

£32.00

Boyes, Dennis and Clarkson, Herbert

Postal History Notes to 1900
Publisher: Yorkshire Postal History Society, 1980

No. 135 of a limited edition of 300 copies, paperback, [ii] + 109 pages, illustrated, spine sunned, paper covering of spine slightly chipped at foot, upper page-edges a little dusty, in Good condition.

£7.50

Andrews, Les

Publisher: Exley Publications, Watford, 1984

First edition, hardback, illustrated, 285 pages, slight dusty marks to upper page-edges, in Good condition.

£20.00

Goodwyn, Charles W.

Postal Reform 1837-1841 as Reflected in the Royal Philatelic Collection
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 1999

Large format paperback (card covers), illustrated, xv + 112 pages, signed dedication from the author to first page, very slight toning, tiny signs of use else in Very Good condition.

£30.00

Morgan, Glenn

Publisher: Royal Mail, London, 2006

Paperback, illustrated, 19 pages, in Very Good condition.

£3.50

Bayliss, Derek A.

Publisher: Turntable Publications, Sheffield, 1978

Hardback, dustwrapper, 96 pages + plates, price-clipped dustwrapper a little rubbed, a few small marks to rear panel of dustwrapper, child’s gift inscription to front endpaper, in Good condition.

£12.00

Robinson, Howard

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1964

Hardback, original blue cloth, dustwrapper, 327 pages + plates, few short tears to dustwrapper, slightest hint of spine-lean, pages fine, in Good condition.

£10.00

Page, Robert

Publisher: A. & C. Black, London, 1970

Reprint, hardback, pictorial boards, illustrated, 64 pages, ex-school library with small label to spine, library marks, library pocket at rear, minor marks to the covers, in Good condition.

£4.50

Johnson, Robert and Wheatley, Richard

Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2008

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, ix + 110 pages, minimal shelf-wear else in Very Good condition.

£11.00

Staff, Frank

1680 – 1918
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1964

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 219 pages + plates, crease and short tear to dustwrapper with tiny amount of loss, book itself in Very Good, clean condition.

£12.00

Tombs, R.C.

Publisher: J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol, circa 1899

First edition, original red cloth gilt, decorated front cover, 295 pages + plates, spine sunned and slightly rubbed, some foxing to the endpapers, original owner’s name to front endpaper, in Good condition.

£22.00

Stray, Julian

Publisher: The British Postal Museum & Archive, London, 2006

Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated in colour, viii + 79 pages, some slight shelf-wear, in Good condition.

£5.00

Harper, Charles G.

A Picturesque History of the Coaching Age
Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1903

First edition, two volumes, hardback, original red cloth gilt, top page-edges gilt, frontispiece + xii + 360 pages, frontispiece + xi + 368 pages, illustrated with full-page plates and numerous illustrations within the text, bindings a little sunned, a couple of short tears to foot of both spines, small mark to spine of Vol II, some cracking to front inner-hinges of both volumes, a little scattered foxing to endpapers, in Good condition.

£60.00

Stevenson, W. Iain

Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2001

Published as a Supplement to The London Philatelist, paperback, 32 pages, illustrated, covers very slightly sunned and showing tiny signs of use, pages fine, in Good condition.

£7.50

Hay, Ian

Publisher: HMSO, London, 1946

Paperback, illustrated, 96 pages, corner-crease to front cover and slightly to first few pages, slight dusty marks/foxing to front cover, in Good condition.

£14.50

Hyde, James Wilson

Its Curiosities and Romance
Publisher: W. Blackwood & Sons, 1889

Third edition, hardback, original red cloth gilt with decorative front board, frontispiece, xvi + 306 pages, 2cm tear to top of spine, small marks and stains to the covers, presentation bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, presented to a Post Office Telegraphs Messenger for proficiency at drill and general good conduct in 1906, some wear to front free-endpaper with loss of a tiny corner-piece, in Good condition.

£25.00

Cribb, Stephen

Vol. 1 The British Postal Order 1881-1981
Publisher: Squirrel Publishing, 1984

Paperback, illustrated, [iv] + 66 pages, covers quite rubbed, in Good condition.

£7.00

Lumley, D.O.

Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936

Post Office Green Paper No. 23, paperback, 18 pages + plates, slight corner-crease to front cover, small dent to rear cover, in Good condition.

£12.50

Lumley, D.O.

Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1939

Post Office Green Paper No. 45, paperback, 21 pages + plates, some corner-creasing, in Good condition.

£12.50

Rose, Stuart

a survey of British stamp design
Publisher: Phaidon, 1980

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 128 pages, a few tiny marks to the page-edges, slight signs of use, in Good condition.

£7.50