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SMITH W.J. James Chalmers inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. - A short summary of the invention of the adhesive postage stamp.
SMITH W.J. James Chalmers inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. - A short summary of the invention of the adhesive postage stamp.

Dundee (1970)
148pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Charmers - Hill controversy explored.
£8.00


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

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


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


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


SMYTH Eleanor C. Sir Rowland Hill. - The story of a great reform told by his daughter.
SMYTH Eleanor C. Sir Rowland Hill. - The story of a great reform told by his daughter.

T. Fisher Unwin (1907)
327pp + plates. 1st ed., minor tone spots on page edges, otherwise clean in original black cloth.
A scarce work with attractive engraved portrait of Rowland Hill on frontispiece.
£25.00


MUIR Douglas N. George V and the GPO: Stamps, Conflict & Creativity.
MUIR Douglas N. George V and the GPO: Stamps, Conflict & Creativity.

British Postal Museum (2010)
275pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
Explains how the stamps of George V came about and how they were produced. It also describes the postal history of the period from the exciting developments in airmail through to the work of the Post Office in wartime. Transport includes the new Post Office Underground Railway. Innovation in art and design are emphasised in the text on the Post Office commissioning posters, and the famous GPO Film Unit.
£20.00


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.
£45.00


POST OFFICE Air Mail
POST OFFICE Air Mail

Den of Antiquity (n.d.)
8 large pp. Clean in card covers.
Facsimile reprint of October 1929 British Post Office information booklet giving details of airmail services across the World.
£8.00


HUGHES Howard Terence Cuneo CVO, OBE, RGI. November 1 1907 - January 3 1996.
HUGHES Howard Terence Cuneo CVO, OBE, RGI. November 1 1907 - January 3 1996.

Defence Postal & Courier Services (n.d.)
20pp. Clean in card covers.
Short biography with 8 colour plates.
£12.00


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 The British Post Office. - A history.
ROBINSON Howard The British Post Office. - A history.

Princeton Uni. Press (1948)
xvii + 467pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., clean in tatty D/W.
Authorative history of the Post Office to 1939.
£30.00


WALKER George Haste, Post, Haste ! Postmen and Post-Roads Through the Ages
WALKER George Haste, Post, Haste ! Postmen and Post-Roads Through the Ages

George G. Harrap & Co., London (1938)
275pp + plates. 1st ed., minor foxing to page edges otherwise clean.
Study of the early post in Britain.
£7.00


HILL Col. H.W. Rowland Hill and the Fight for Penny Post.
HILL Col. H.W. Rowland Hill and the Fight for Penny Post.

Frederick Warne & Co Ltd (1940)
205pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in D/W, spine sunned.
£9.00


FOXELL J.T. and SPAFFORD A.O. Monarchs of all they surveyed. - The story of the Post Office surveyors.
FOXELL J.T. and SPAFFORD A.O. Monarchs of all they surveyed. - The story of the Post Office surveyors.

H.M.S.O. (1952)
55pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£10.00


POST OFFICE The Post Office. - An Historical Summary.  Published by order of the Postmaster General.
POST OFFICE The Post Office. - An Historical Summary. Published by order of the Postmaster General.

H.M.S.O. (1911)
139pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in original red boards.
£20.00


ROBINSON Howard Carrying British Mails overseas.
ROBINSON Howard Carrying British Mails overseas.

George Allen & Unwin, London (1964)
327pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
History of the overseas postal service with much on maritime mail and a short section on airmails.
£12.00


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.
£9.00


HOLYOAKE Adam Great Britain. Secured Delivery leading to registration 1450 - 1862
HOLYOAKE Adam Great Britain. Secured Delivery leading to registration 1450 - 1862

Postal History Society (2011)
v + 50pp. 1st ed. fine in card covers.
Notes to a display.
£12.00


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.
£25.00


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.
£40.00


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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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