Philatelic Literature Specialists

Staff, Frank

The Transatlantic Mail

Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd., 1956

First edition, large hardback, original blue cloth binding, dustwrapper, 191 pages, dustwrapper rubbed and with long tears to rear panel repaired with tape, a Good copy in rather Poor dustwrapper.

The classic work on the development of the transatlantic mail services. It covers the history of the rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic that developed between Britain and America, the beginning of the pioneer steamship services, and the struggle for the much coveted mail contracts. With authoritative lists of all the regular mail carrying ships, postal rates, and other useful information. Well illustrated with maps, Post Office notices, illustrations of sailing packets and early steamships, and illustrations of postal markings.
This remains one of the standard handbooks on the Transatlantic Mails.


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