Philatelic Literature Specialists

Postal History

Great Britain

A Crimean War Study
Piat Dewavrin, F.X.

A Crimean War Study

by a Postal Historian
Publisher: privately published, 1997

Small (A5) paperback, illustrated, 63 pages, minor shelf-wear, corners a little rubbed, in Good condition.


Osborn, Geoffrey

A Study of Letters Sent to and from British Royal Navy Officers Serving Abroad in the Victorian Era
Publisher: Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, Bristol, 1995

Large paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 134 pages, tiny dent to spine, covers a little rubbed at edges and slightly creased at corners, slight shelf-wear, in Good condition.


Wellsted, Hilary A.

Publisher: The Postal History Society, London, 1986

Paperback, illustrated, ii + 88 pages, spine a little rubbed, short (1cm) tear to rear cover, in Good condition.


Kay, George K. and Negus, Ron

A decade of Polish Forces postal history
Publisher: J.Barefoot Ltd, York, 1999

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 250 pages, slight shelf-wear, slight hint of spine-lean, in Good condition.


Summer 2021
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons, London, 2021

Paperback, illustrated, 104 pages, in Very 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, Dumfries, 1982

Large (A4) hardback, privately bound in plain red rexine (original paper covers removed), illustrated, 395 pages, slight knock to foot of spine with tiny amount of loss, binding slightly shaken with front cover slightly coming loose from pages, a Good working copy.


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.


Lunn, Howard

Publisher: privately published, 1995

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


Raynor, P.E. and assisted by Captain G.R. Crouch, G.H. Holland, and N.E. Wallis

1914 to 1919
Publisher: H. Garratt-Adams & Co., Kinnersley, Hereford, 1967

Second edition, paperback, illustrated, 26 pages, a little foxing to the front cover and upper page-edges, in Good condition.


Coerts, Gerrie and Maarsen, Fred and van Soest, Aart

Stories and Stamps
Publisher: Detail Topical Stamp Catalogues, Netherlands, 1995

Second edition, paperback, illustrated, 78 pages, text in English, tiny scuff to spine, in Good condition.


Boyden, Peter B.

The History of the British Army Postal Service from 1795
Publisher: National Army Museum, London, 1990

Large format (A4) paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated in colour, 48 pages, ex-York Philatelic Society with library marks to title-page, corners creased, a Good reading copy only.


Smith, John A.

Publisher: privately published, 1957

First edition, paperback, illustrated, 28 pages, small marks to the covers, pages slightly toned, one corner slightly creased with loss of tiny corner-pieces of last page and rear cover, in Good condition.


McDonald, A.

Publisher: privately published by the author, London, 1959

Paperback, illustrated, 42 pages, a few small marks to the covers, pages clean, 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.


Donald, Archie

An Account of the Handling and Transportation of the Written Communication of Sevenoaks District (Westerham to Wrotham, Biggin Hill to Edenbridge) on the Road to Rye and Hastings
Publisher: Woodvale Press, Tenterden, 1992

First edition, large hardback, dustwrapper, xiii + 452 pages, short tear to dustwrapper, dustwrapper spine slightly sunned, binding a little shaken, in Good condition.



The ‘Besançon’ Collection (part II)
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2020

Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 176 pages, text in English, with a print-out of the prices realised, slightest signs of shelf-wear else 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.


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.


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.


Newport, William

Their Postal History, Stamps and Postal Markings
Publisher: H. Garratt-Adams & Co., Birmingham, 1950

Paperback, illustrated, 66 pages, a few tiny marks to the front cover, a little light foxing, in Good condition.