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CHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reform
CHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reformCHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reformCHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reformCHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reformCHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reform
CHALMERS Patrick The adhesive stamp: a fresh chapter in the history of postal reform

Effingham Wilson, London (1881-6)
70pp pamphlet bound with, 'The Penny Postage Scheme of 1837: was it an invention or a copy?' and 'The Position of Rowland Hill made plain,' 'Sir Rowland Hill and James Chalmers, the inventor of the postage stamp. A reply to Mr Pearson Hill' and 'The Adhesive Postage Stamp. Decision of the Encyclopedia Britannica.' Bound together in contenporrary quarter calf. Complete and in clean condition but the binding has failed and the stitching needs to be replaced.
Pamphlets on the controversy over who invented the postage stamp.
£120.00


AYRES George History of the Main Mail Routes from London until 1850.
AYRES George History of the Main Mail Routes from London until 1850.

Lulu.com (2018)
258 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
This book identifies the history of the changes to mail routes up to 1850. Detailed descriptions of the routes are given in text, tables and figures showing how they changed over these years, together with a discussion of those changes and a commentary on the improvements that were made to the roads over the years
£15.00


ROBINSON Howard Britain
ROBINSON Howard Britain's Post Office. - A history of development from the beginnings to the present day.

Oxford Uni Press (1953)
xiv + 299pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original red limp cloth.
Authorative history of the Post Office.
£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 tatty D/W.
History of the British Post Office.
£10.00


FRYER Gavin Blindman
FRYER Gavin Blindman's Mail - How the Blind Have Been Served By the post.

Published by the author (2010)
xii + 165 large pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
£36.00


FARRUGIA Jean and GAMMONS Tony Carrying British Mails. - Five centuries of postal transport by land, sea and air.
FARRUGIA Jean and GAMMONS Tony Carrying British Mails. - Five centuries of postal transport by land, sea and air.

National Postal Museum (1980)
87pp. 1st ed., clean in pictorial card covers.
Profusely illustrated in colour.
£4.00


LEWINS William Her Majesty
LEWINS William Her Majesty
LEWINS William Her Majesty's Mails: - an historical and descriptive account of the British Post Office. Together with an appendix

Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, London (1864)
ix + 348pp + 16pp publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., clean in modern full blue calf.
£75.00


POST OFFICE The Post Office London Directory, 1846
POST OFFICE The Post Office London Directory, 1846

Michael Winton (1994)
792pp. Facsimile reprint of 1846 ed., fine in card covers.
£8.00


SMITH George W. James Heath. Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many.
SMITH George W. James Heath. Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many.

Published by the author (1989)
vi + 38pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
History of Perkins Bacon.
£8.00


POST OFFICE Postal Directory 1850
POST OFFICE Postal Directory 1850

London Postal History Group (1987)
50pp (approx.) Clean in spiral ring binding
Reprint of English directory giving post towns with names of postmasters, postal rates and railway mails.
£8.00


POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 1 & 2 Victoria to 7 & 8 Victoria, 1838-1844.
POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 1 & 2 Victoria to 7 & 8 Victoria, 1838-1844.

Britannia Stamp Bureau (1976)
94pp + index. Reprint of the original acts, fine in quarter calf.
Includes the important acts of 1839 Uniform Rate and the large 1840 Regulation of duties of Postage.
£22.00


POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria.
POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria.
POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria.

London (1977)
[x] + 312pp + 127pp + index. Facsimilie reprint of the 1838 ed., fine in quarter calf.
Contains all 35 Post Office Acts for 1711 - 1838 with a comprehensive index.
£32.00


GAMMONS Tony The Early Days of the Postal Service
GAMMONS Tony The Early Days of the Postal Service

National Postal Museum (1986)
16pp. Fine in card covers.
£4.00


BLAKE Richard The Book of Postal Dates 1635-1985.
BLAKE Richard The Book of Postal Dates 1635-1985.

Marden Publication (1985)
37pp. Clean in card covers.
Dates relating to Great Britain.
£5.00


POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 1 & 2 Victoria to 7 & 8 Victoria, 1838-1844.
POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 1 & 2 Victoria to 7 & 8 Victoria, 1838-1844.

Britannia Stamp Bureau (1976)
94pp + index. Reprint of the original acts, fine in original cloth.
Includes the important acts of 1839 Uniform Rate and the large 1840 Regulation of duties of Postage.
£15.00


POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria.
POST OFFICE Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office. - From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria.

London (1977)
[x] + 312pp + 127pp + index. Facsimilie reprint of the 1838 ed., fine in original cloth
Contains all 35 Post Office Acts for 1711 - 1838 with a comprehensive index.
£25.00


CRIBB Stephen The Standard Catalogue of Postal Orders. Vol 1. The British Postal Order 1881-1981
CRIBB Stephen The Standard Catalogue of Postal Orders. Vol 1. The British Postal Order 1881-1981

Squirrel Publication (1984)
66pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£8.00


DURHAM John Telegraphs in Victorian London
DURHAM John Telegraphs in Victorian London

The Golden Head Press (1959)
31pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
£7.00


ROBINSON Martin Old Letter Boxes.
ROBINSON Martin Old Letter Boxes.

Shire book (2000)
40pp. Fine in card covers.
£6.00


TURNER David Duncan Ocean Penny Postage, Ocean and Imperial Penny Postage 1840-1918
TURNER David Duncan Ocean Penny Postage, Ocean and Imperial Penny Postage 1840-1918

GB PS (2014)
xvi + 414 large pp + adverts. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
£65.00


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POST OFFICE Postal Services in Cornwall. Picture postcard SWPR7, circa 1980, fine unused. Includes view of mail being loaded on to RMS Scillonian for the Isles of Scilly.
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BAINES F.E. On the track of the Mail-Coach. Being a volume of reminiscenses personal and otherwise. London 1895 vi + 351pp. 1st ed., former owner's name h/s on half title otherwise clean, slightly shaken in worn original decorative cloth, spine faded. Seldom seen work on stage coaching in Britain.
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