Philatelic Literature Specialists

Brightmore, T.

Official Mail of Mainland Britain

Publisher: privately published, circa 1982

Paperback, illustrated, 130 pages, some toning, foxing to top page-edges and a little scattered foxing elsewhere, in Good condition.

A useful reference work, intended by the author to be a ‘working booklet’ designed to carry around when visiting stamp fairs, exhibitions, dealers and societies. Full of useful information, including: Free handstamps 1764-1807; Crowned Circle Free handstamps 1807-1840; Crowned Circle Paid handstamps 1840-1858; Regional handstamps; Users of Official Mail; Monarchs and Departmental heads. With a large postmark section showing the marks of the various offices. Very well illustrated throughout.