Philatelic Literature Specialists

Post Office History

Great Britain

Official Franking 1800-1840
Scott, J.G.S.

Official Franking 1800-1840

Publisher: The Postal History Society, London, 1983

Paperback, illustrated, 80 pages, minor toning to the page-edges, mild shelf-wear else in Very Good condition.


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.


Walker, George

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.


Mackay, James A.

Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1982

Large (A4) paperback, 222 pages, some creases to the covers, slight corner-creasing to the pages, in Good condition.


Muggleton, D.J.

Publisher: Cambridge Philatelic Society, 1970

Paperback (card covers), comb-bound, 130 pages + plates, signed by the author, covers rubbed, in Good condition.


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.


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.


Lunn, Howard

Publisher: privately published, 1995

Paperback, illustrated, 48 pages, mild shelf-wear else in Very Good condition.


Jenkins, H.A.

Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1935

Post Office Green Paper No. 22, paperback, 24 pages + plates, slight marks to front cover, slight corner-creasing, in Good condition.


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.


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.


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.


Daunton, M.J.

The Post Office since 1840
Publisher: The Athlone Press, London, 1985

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xviii + 388 pages + plates, Foreword by Asa Briggs, dustwrapper spine slightly sunned, minor shelf-wear, in Good condition.


Historic Stagecoach Route Bristol-Chepstow-Monmouth-Hereford-Shrewsbury-Chester
Publisher: Hereford Head Post Office, circa 1982

Set of five large format postcards in card folder, in Very Good condition.


Hall, Arthur W.G.

Publisher: privately published, Nottingham, 1947

Hardback, original green cloth gilt, dustwrapper, 152 pages + plates, several short tears to the dustwrapper, book itself in Very Good condition.


Williamson, Sir Frederick

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, 1934

Post Office Green Papers No. 1, paperback, 18 pages, slight age-wear else in Very 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.


Notice from the Post Office
Publisher: GPO, London, nd [circa 1902]

Leaflet, single folded sheet, 4 pages, vertical crease caused by folding, some small spots of foxing, in Good condition.


Publisher: GPO, London, 1964

Leaflet, single folded sheet, in Very Good condition.


Whole Mos. 160, 163, 164, 165, 167, 170 & 172
Publisher: GPO, London, 1930-1933

Seven issues, paperback, illustrated, circa 80 pages per issue, in Very Good condition.


Publisher: HMSO, London, 1907

Large format (34 x 21 cm) paperback, original printed blue paper covers, v + 104 pages, covers chipped at edges with some loss, loss of fragments from top and foot of spine, some pages corner-creased with loss of a few tiny pieces – slightly fragile but contents sound, in Fair to Good condition.


Awcock, Patrick G.

Publisher: privately published, 1996

Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, 37 pages, illustrated, a little shelf-wear to the covers else in Very Good condition.


Hill, George Birkbeck

Publisher: Thos. De La Rue & Co., London, 1880

First edition, in two volumes, hardback, original green cloth gilt, xxii + 543 pages + plates + x + 516 pages, slight hint of spine-lean to Vol 1, some pages of Vol 2 unopened (uncut along upper edges), foxing to first and last few leaves and page-edges of both volumes, in Good condition.


Herbert, William

with an Appendix, Containing an Account of the Ancient Mourning Bush Tavern, &c. Aldersgate. and various London taverns, its contemporaries.
Publisher: Smales & Tuck, London, 1830

First edition, original green paper-covered boards, [ii] + 75 pages + 2 plates + double page hand-coloured street plan, one further plan within the text, spine worn with loss of one-inch pieces from top and foot of spine, small white stain to front cover, corners of covers worn with some loss, foxing to the frontispiece and scattered throughout, some spotting to the margins of some pages, some upper page-edges unopened (uncut), in Fair to Good condition.