Philatelic Literature Specialists

Hill, Pearson

The Origin of Postage Stamps

The Facts Connected with their Introduction into the United Kingdom. The Chalmers Craze Investigated.
Publisher: Morrison & Sons & Mallet, London, 1888

First edition, paperback, 32 pages, front cover torn along much of the length of the spine, some loss of pieces from front cover, in Good condition.

Pamphlet written by Sir Rowland Hill’s son in answer to Patrick Chalmers’ allegation that James Chalmers was the true inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. One of a series of pamphlets produced by both men in what became known as the “Chalmers-Hill Controversy”. Rare.


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