Philatelic Literature Specialists

Queen Victoria issues

Great Britain

The Postal Cancellations of London
Westley, H.C.

The Postal Cancellations of London

1840-1890
Publisher: H.F. Johnson, London, 1950

Hardback, dustwrapper, blue cloth gilt, illustrated, 170 pages + plates (including some fold-out), dustwrapper sunned and with some short tears and a little soiling, foxing to the endpapers, in Good condition.

£22.00

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.

£11.50

Seymour, J.B. and Gardiner-Hill, C.

Part One The Imperforate Line-Engraved Issues
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1967

Third edition, revised & enlarged, hardback, dustwrapper, 336 pages + illustrations, in Very Good condition.

£30.00

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.

£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

["Wills"]

Great Britain Essays and Postage Stamps 1837 to 1854
Publisher: Harmers, London, 1989

Auction catalogue, paperback, colour illustrations, 80 pages, with the prices realised, slight shelf-wear to covers else in Very Good condition.

£9.50

Brown, Roland and Fisher, Harold W.

Volume V, Die 1, Plates 176 to 204, Reserve Plates 1 to 6
Publisher: The Great Britain Philatelic Society, 1984

Paperback, pictorial card covers, spiralbound, vi + 134 pages, with the plating gauge in pocket at front, slight creasing/shelf wear to the covers, previous owner’s label inside front cover, in Good condition.

£24.00

['Besançon']

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.

£15.00

Alcock, R.C.

Publisher: R.C. Alcock Ltd., Cheltenham, 1937

Second edition, hardback, 80 pages + 45 plates (Plates 1-19 in pocket at rear), hint of spine-lean, some toning to the title-page, tissue-guards also toned but text and plates in nice condition. A Good example of this important reference work.

£65.00

Wiggins, W.R.D. and Tonna, G.C.

PL22 to 68 & R17, together with Alphabet IV (PL50 & 51), Alphabet II (R15 & R16)
Publisher: G.C. Tonna, 1973

Complete set of 5 volumes, paperback (pictorial card covers), spiralbound, circa 250 pages, a few marks and slight wear to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.

£40.00

["Dubois"]

The “Dubois” Collection (part I)
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2021

Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 220 pages, with the prices realised, text in English, slightest crease and small dents to dustwrapper and to edge of front cover caused in transit else in Very Good condition.

£24.00

Melville, F.J.

Publisher: "The British Philatelist", Chas. Nissen & Co. Ltd., London, 1926

Melville Stamp Books Number One, fourth edition, paperback, illustrated, 82 pages + advertisements, a few tiny marks to the covers, tiny dent to upper-edge of rear cover and a few pages, in Good condition.

£20.00

['Besançon']

The ‘Besançon’ Collection (part III)
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2021

Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 148 pages, with a print-out of the prices realised,, text in English, in Very Good condition.

£12.50

["Dubois"]

The “Dubois” Collection (part II)
Publisher: Corinphila, Zurich, 2021

Auction catalogue, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 252 pages, with a print-out of the prices realised, text in English, in Very Good condition.

£25.00

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.

£50.00

Smith, George W.

Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many
Publisher: privately published, 1989

Paperback, illustrated, vi + 38 pages, in Very Good condition.

£9.50

Clark, Rex

A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform, 1812-1840
Publisher: privately published by the author, 2009

First edition, large format paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, viii + 262 pages, in Fine unused condition.

£20.00

Richardson, Ricky

Publisher: privately published, 1990

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 17 pages, signed dedication from the author to the previous owner inside front cover, in Very Good condition.

£7.50

Grimwood-Taylor, James

Publisher: Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, Derby, 1990

Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 66 pages, signed by the author, in Very Good condition.

£13.50

containing the Chief Public Regulations of the Post Office
Publisher: Postings, Oxted, 1994

Facsimile reprint, paperback, 173 pages, some slight corner-creasing to the covers, pages fine, in Good condition.

£8.50

Hahn, Andreas

Essays and Printing trials from the F.A. Philbrick Collection and the “Prussian Find”
Publisher: Andreas Hahn & FG Grosbritannien im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten, 2008

Hardback, illustrated, 128 pages, bilingual text in English & German, slight hint of spine-lean, in Good condition.

£20.00

Beaumont, K.M. and Easton, John

Part Three: The Embossed Issues & The Surface Printed Issues of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII
Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1964

Second (revised) edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 344 pages + plates, a few slight blemishes to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.

£30.00

Smith, W.J.

The Postage Stamp – how it was invented
Publisher: David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee, 1970

Hardback, dustwrapper, 148 pages + plates, dustwrapper slightly rubbed else in Very Good condition.

£9.50

Chalmers, Leah

Publisher: P.S. King & Son, London, 1939

Paperback, 45 pages + plates, tiny corner-crease to front cover, tiny tear to foot of spine, in Good condition.

£15.00

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.

£35.00

Melville, F.J.

Bound with Great Britain: Embossed Adhesive Stamps
Publisher: Melville Stamp Books, London, 1910

Second edition and First edition, small hardback, bound in black buckram gilt, titled “Great Britain Stamps” to front cover, original paper covers removed, 86 + 39 pages + publisher’s advertisements, very slight foxing to first few pages, slight rusty staple marks, in Good condition.

£24.00