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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


CAMPBELL-SMITH Duncan Masters of the Post. - The Authorized history of the Royal Mail.
CAMPBELL-SMITH Duncan Masters of the Post. - The Authorized history of the Royal Mail.

Allen Lane (2011)
xxx + 849pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W. Signed by author on title page.
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.
£20.00


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.
£24.00


TEGG William Posts and Telegraphs, - Past and Present:  with an account of the telephone, and phonograph.
TEGG William Posts and Telegraphs, - Past and Present: with an account of the telephone, and phonograph.

William Tegg & Co., London (1878)
xv + 318pp + [3] adverts. 1st ed., a little foxing mostly to first few pages otherwise clean in worn original pictorial cloth, rebacked.
A very scarce work with a chapter on the new invention of the telephone and Edison's phonograph, plus a history of the Post Office.
£80.00


FARRUGIA Jean The Life & Work of Sir Roland Hill 1795-1879
FARRUGIA Jean The Life & Work of Sir Roland Hill 1795-1879

National Postal Museum (1979)
21pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£6.00


STEVENSON W. Iain The Man for the Post. Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform
STEVENSON W. Iain The Man for the Post. Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform

The Royal Philatelic Society, London (2001)
32pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers
Supplement to “The London Philatelist”. Very well illustrated in colour.
£12.00


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., new in D/W.
£55.00


STRAY Julian Moving the Mail by Road.
STRAY Julian Moving the Mail by Road.

British Postal Museum (2006)
79pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
History of mail transport from stage coaches to Post Buses in G.B. Well illustrated.
£6.00


ADAMSON T.L. Recovered Stores
ADAMSON T.L. Recovered Stores

Post Office Green Papers Number 18 (1935)
19pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
Description of the work of the Stores Department in the British post office.
£12.00


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 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 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


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


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