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OSBORNE H. British Line Engraved Stamps - Twopence Blue: Studies of Plates 1 to 15.
OSBORNE H. British Line Engraved Stamps - Twopence Blue: Studies of Plates 1 to 15.

H.F. Johnson (1946)
170 large pp + plates. 2nd ed., minor foxing to end papers and title page otherwise fine in original cloth.
Includes fine enlarged photographs of the stamps on photo paper backed on to linen. An important study.
£50.00


STANTON J.B.M. Great Britain: The Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red Line-engraved Stamps, 1841-1864.
STANTON J.B.M. Great Britain: The Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red Line-engraved Stamps, 1841-1864.

London: Chas. Nissen & Co (1958)
398pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
An important plating study.
£55.00


OSBORNE H. Great Britain Twopence Plate Nine. A study of the plate and its repairs.
OSBORNE H. Great Britain Twopence Plate Nine. A study of the plate and its repairs.

Chas. Nissen & Co Ltd. (1939)
93 large pp + photo plates. 1st ed., fine in original cloth.
Includes fine enlarged photographs of the stamps on photo paper backed on to linen. An important study.
£275.00


GENDLER Jeffrey Ormond Plating Cards.
GENDLER Jeffrey Ormond Plating Cards.

Ormond Stamp Centre (1971)
Set of 21 cards with notes on plate flaws.
Pocket guide to plating the Penny Black.
£15.00


ROBERTSON Alan W. Great Britain.  Post Roads, Post towns and postal rates 1635-1839.
ROBERTSON Alan W. Great Britain. Post Roads, Post towns and postal rates 1635-1839.

Privately published (1961)
62 large pp. 1st ed. bumped corner at base, in torn D/W. 10 x 11.5"
Important handbook, well illustrated with maps.
£25.00


BEAUMONT K.M. and ADAMS H.C.V. The Postage Stamps of Great Britain. - Part Three. The Embossed Issues.  The Surface Printed issues of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.
BEAUMONT K.M. and ADAMS H.C.V. The Postage Stamps of Great Britain. - Part Three. The Embossed Issues. The Surface Printed issues of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

R.P.S. (1964)
344pp + plates. Revised and enlarged ed., fine in fine D/W.
£38.00


PARMENTER John District and Branch Cancellations of London 1857-1900. Part 1.
PARMENTER John District and Branch Cancellations of London 1857-1900. Part 1.

L.P.H.G. (1975)
150pp (approx). 1st ed. clean in spiral ring binding
£8.00


WILLCOCKS R.M. and JAY B. The British County Catalogue. - Vol. 5 - Cumberland, Durham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Somerset, Wales, Westmoreland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.
WILLCOCKS R.M. and JAY B. The British County Catalogue. - Vol. 5 - Cumberland, Durham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Somerset, Wales, Westmoreland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.

R.M. Wilcocks (1990)
vi + 130pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Catalogue of county pre stamp postal markings.
£22.00


NICHOLSON L.C.C. Jamaica pre-stamp covers 1760-1860.
NICHOLSON L.C.C. Jamaica pre-stamp covers 1760-1860.

Frank Godden Ltd. (c1950)
21pp. 1st ed., fine in orig. blue card covers.
Early guide to the postal markings.
£15.00


WILLCOCKS R.M. and BENTLEY W. The Spoon Experiment 1853 - 1858.
WILLCOCKS R.M. and BENTLEY W. The Spoon Experiment 1853 - 1858.

Published by the authors (1960)
46pp. 1st ed., fine in green card covers.
Detailed description of these experimental postmarks.
£9.00


COLLETT G.W. and EDWARDS, MORTON & NICHOLSON Jamaica. - Its postal history, postage stamps and postmarks.
COLLETT G.W. and EDWARDS, MORTON & NICHOLSON Jamaica. - Its postal history, postage stamps and postmarks.

Stanley Gibbons (1928)
vi + 248pp. 1st ed., fine in original quarter calf from the more expensive binding.
Comprehensive handbook, strong on the issued stamps with studies of the 1890 2d on 4d and 1890 Official overprints.
£50.00


ALCOCK R.C. The alphabets of the British line engraved stamps.
ALCOCK R.C. The alphabets of the British line engraved stamps.
ALCOCK R.C. The alphabets of the British line engraved stamps.

R.C. Alcock Ltd. (1936)
80pp + 45 photo plates. 1st ed., fine in worn original cloth.
Scarce.
£75.00


PARMENTER John Barred Numeral Cancellations of London.
PARMENTER John Barred Numeral Cancellations of London.

British Philatelic Trust (1999)
xxxiv + 358 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial boards.
£120.00


PARMENTER John Barred Numeral Cancellations. Volume Two. England Bedfordshire to Durham.
PARMENTER John Barred Numeral Cancellations. Volume Two. England Bedfordshire to Durham.

London (1985)
200 large pp (approx). 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£20.00


STAFF Frank The Penny Post 1680 - 1918
STAFF Frank The Penny Post 1680 - 1918

Lutterworth Press, London (1966)
219pp + 23 plates. Fine in good D/W.
History of the British Post Office.
£12.00


WILLCOCKS R.M. and JAY B. The postal history of Great Britain and Ireland. - A summarised catalogue to 1840.
WILLCOCKS R.M. and JAY B. The postal history of Great Britain and Ireland. - A summarised catalogue to 1840.

Perth (1981)
80pp. 2nd revised ed., fine in D/W.
Priced catalogue to GB pre stamp postal markings.
£8.00


STONE J.W.M. Repairs of the 1841 One Penny Plates 1-40.
STONE J.W.M. Repairs of the 1841 One Penny Plates 1-40.

R.C. Alcock Ltd (1973)
88pp + 14 photo plates in rear pocket + special printed bookmark. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn original blue boards.
£65.00


WIGGINS W.R.D. and TONNA G.C. Plating of Alphabet III.
WIGGINS W.R.D. and TONNA G.C. Plating of Alphabet III.WIGGINS W.R.D. and TONNA G.C. Plating of Alphabet III.WIGGINS W.R.D. and TONNA G.C. Plating of Alphabet III.WIGGINS W.R.D. and TONNA G.C. Plating of Alphabet III.
WIGGINS W.R.D. and TONNA G.C. Plating of Alphabet III.

G.C. Tonna (1973)
5 vols in spiral ring bindings.
Five volume plating study of the 'Penny Red Stars'. Half-tone illustrations of the stamps arranged by the corner letters. Standard reference on the subject providing a visual aid to plating.
£50.00


WILLCOCKS R.M. and JAY Barry The British County Catalogue. - Vol. 2 - Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Shropshire, Surrey, Sussex, Scilly Isles, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool.
WILLCOCKS R.M. and JAY Barry The British County Catalogue. - Vol. 2 - Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Shropshire, Surrey, Sussex, Scilly Isles, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool.

R.M. Wilcocks (1981)
114pp. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
Catalogue to GB pre stamp postal markings.
£18.00


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