Philatelic Literature Specialists

Ray, Leslie R. and Rogers-Tillstone, B.

Background to Philately

An Anthology of Papers read at the Philatelic Congresses of Great Britain
Publisher: Blandford Press, London, 1953

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 224 pages, signed by Rogers-Tillstone, dustwrapper rubbed and with some short tears at edges, page-edges foxed but contents clean, Good condition.

An interesting selection of Papers read at the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain. Published as a result of a proposal made at the 33rd Congress in 1951. The 25 Papers were read at Congresses between 1921 and 1951 and were written by some of the most well-known philatelists of the day. They include: Falsification of Stamps (R. B. Yardley – 1923);
The Stamps of Unfashionable Countries (Capt. H. R. Oldfield – 1923); Conservation of Postage Stamps (H. R. Harmer – 1932); The Photogravure Process as Applied to Postage Stamp Printing (Sir B. Guy Harrison – 1932); International Philatelic Exhibitions Here, There and Hereafter
(Frank Godden – 1932); The Lives of the Forgers
(Fred J. Melville – 1935); Study Circles (Dr. William Byam – 1938)


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