Perkins Bacon Great Britain Line-Engraved Postage Stamp Printing 1840 to 1846 (Ordinary Bound 2 Volumes)

Alan Druce FRPSL

£125.00

In stock

After five years of meticulous research in archives, this definitive book is now ready for publication. As well as the Perkins Bacon Records and the Postal Museum, many hours have been spent looking at primary sources in the British Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Archives at Kew. The information gleaned has been meticulously analysed and the full story told in more detail than ever before. The work is in two hard-bound volumes, each of 624 pages. It is Volume 2 that will be heavily used by aficionados of GB Line-Engraved stamps as it contains tables that define precisely how many sheets were printed from which plate by which printer on which day. These volumes give philatelists a previously un-published level of detail of the first six years of stamp production.


The books will weigh approx. 5kg, so postage will be relatively expensive. Books sent out within the UK will be charged £10, but the courier services we use have a different price for each country of destination. For example, the costs on 27 Jun 2018 are Germany £15, USA £25 and Australia £30. The prices fluctuate, but the figure given should provide an indication of likely cost. If you are overseas and wish to order a copy, please email secretary@rpsl.org.uk to ask for a firm postage quote. If you decide to make an order, then pay for the book online as ‘Collect from the Office’, and await a separate invoice for the cost of delivery.

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