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|CAMPBELL-SMITH Duncan Masters of the Post. - The Authorized history of the Royal Mail.|
Allen Lane (2011)
xxx + 849pp + plates. 1st ed., new in D/W.
Presenting the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, from the post war era to the Postal Act of 2011, made possible by comprehensive research at The British Postal Museum & Archive. Details of how postal engineers built the first programmable computer for the wartime code-breakers of Bletchley Park and how the Royal Mail managed to continue delivering post to the front lines during two world wars, also how an opportunity to prevent the Great Train Robbery of 1963 was missed. The author brings to life many of the dominant personalities in the Royal Mail's history - from Rowland Hill, who imposed a uniform penny post and set the great Victorian expansion on its way, to Tony Benn who championed the modernisation of the service in the 1960s and Tom Jackson who led the postal workers' biggest union through fifteen frequently stormy years up to 1982. Events since the failed privatization of 1994 are narrated in colourful detail.
|ANON Station Messengers Mail List.|
Post Office (1966 (circa))
5pp booklet fine in card covers together with m/s list of train arrivals and bags to transfer.
Instructions to officers employed on station duties.
|ANON Rules for temporary postmen and postwomen.|
Post Office (1917)
16pp booklet fine in card covers.
|ANON Primary Sorting List. - Instructions for the guidance of officers sorting letters and parcels for the Provinces.|
Post Office (1935)
56pp booklet fine in card covers.
|ANON Instructions for Postmen-Drivers and Motor Mail Drivers of Motor Vehicles.|
Post Office (1946)
Booklet in card covers with numerous amendments carefully pasted in. Well thumbed.
|ANON Instructions for dealing with high value packets.|
Post Office (1960)
Booklet in card covers with numerous amendments carefully pasted in.
|ANON Instructions for officers on indoor duties dealing with registered postal packets, and for bag openers and despatching officers.|
Post Office (1954)
Booklet in card covers with numerous amendments carefully pasted in.
|ANON Instructions for drivers of postal motor vehicles. - (For the use of Post Office staff only)|
Post Office (1966)
Booklet fine in card covers together with loose amendments.
|ARTMONSKY Ruth Bringers of Good Tidings. Greetings Telegrams 1935-1982.|
Artmonsky Arts (2009)
95pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
This beautifully illustrated book by Ruth Artmonsky, tells the story of the Greetings Telegram 1935 – 1982. Launched by the influential Sir Stephen Tallents, a galaxy of artists including Edward Ardizzone, Margaret Calkin James and Rex Whistler were commissioned to illustrate messages of good tidings and congratulations to end the popular superstition that receiving a telegram meant bad news.
|RENNIE Paul GPO Design Posters.|
Antique Collectors' Club (2011)
96pp. 1st ed., new in D/W.
Based on the poster collection of the British Postal Museum and Archive, this book tells the story of the Post Office and the use of design in its visual communications. Before the age of the internet and of television, the post office pioneered the use of graphic design and of cinema as tools of public relations. This book features over 100 posters commissioned by the GPO from 1930-1970. The work showcases the pioneering spirit of the GPO by artists at the centre of good design in Britain such as E. McKnight Kauffer and Tom Eckersley.
|MAIS S.P.B. et al. A Historical Review of McNamara's.|
McNamara & Co., London (1937 (circa))
60pp, photographs, tables, 1st ed., end papers and page edges foxed otherwise clean in original red cloth.
History of the transport company famous for carrying the Royal Mail.
|KIEVE Jeffrey The Electric Telegraph: A Social and Economic History .|
David & Charles (1973)
310pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in fine D/W.
|HILL Sir Rowland and HILL George Birkbeck The Life of Sir Rowland Hill and the History of Penny Postage.|
London: Thos. De La Rue & Co (1880)
2 vols. xxii + 541pp + x + 516pp + plates and publisher's adverts. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn original green cloth. Page edges slightly foxed. Imbossed mark of Stanley Bierman library on f.e.p.
|SWIFT H.G. The History of Postal Agitation from fifty years ago to the present day.|
London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. (1900)
310pp. 1st ed., clean in worn and faded original cloth.
History of the British Post Office employees' struggle for improved conditions and wages from the 1850s up to 1900.
|JOYCE Herbert The History of the Post Office from Its Establishment Down to 1836.|
Richard Bentley & Son, London (1893)
ix + 460pp. 1st ed., clean in later cloth.
|STITT DIBDEN W.G. The Post Office 1635-1720.|
Postal History Society (1960)
47pp. 1st ltd. ed. of 150 copies. Very fine in original slightly spotted card covers. 8 x 10"
Sought after work.
|TRIVETT L.O. The Inception of Penny Postage and Evolution to the Adhesive Postage Stamp.|
Nottingham: Published privately by the author (1917)
26 large pp. 1st ed., signed by the author on title page. Clean in spotted original card covers in original maroon cloth slipcase.
|BOWIE A.G. The romance of the British Post Office. - Its inception and wondrous development.|
viii + 160pp + 20pp publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., mostly clean in worn brown pictorial cloth.
Attractive line drawings in text.
|BECKLEY F.J. (Editor) St Martin's-Le-Grand. - Vol IV.|
viii + 472pp. 1st ed., clean in worn and faded original red cloth.
Quarterly magazine produced for British postal workers with articles on postal services around the World. Many interesting historical articles on the the Post Office and early telegraphs.
|BECKLEY F.J. (Editor) St Martin's-Le-Grand. - Vol V & VI.|
viii + pp 257-512 and viii + 504pp. 1st ed., clean in worn and slightly damaged original blue cloth. Although pagination appears odd this volume is clearly complete.
Magazine produced for British postal workers with articles on postal services around the World. Many interesting historical articles on the the Post Office and early telegraphs.