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The Inks of De La Rue & Co.

Peter Young FRPSL

£59.00

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER, WE ARE AWAITING STOCK OF THIS NEW PUBLICATION, WE WILL DESPATCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Described as “tons of interesting stuff from one of the masters of his subject”, and “authoritative and well researched” by two philatelists who have read it, this 432-page hardback book, the first in-depth study of the inks used by De La Rue for postage stamps, as well as other materials, will be published in March 2021.

The initial identification of bank notes, stamps or postal stationery is primarily by colour. Obviously, their denominations or reasons to exist are also provided, but it is colour that the eyes identify first. That colour is determined by the inks used which, in turn, are determined by their ingredients and recipes.

Pan American Airways Wartime Transatlantic Air Mail - Censorship and the LATI Substitute

John Wilson & Frank Walton RDP FRPSL

£44.00

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Pan American Airways Wartime Transatlantic Air Mail: Censorship and the LATI Substitute is a fascinating account of how the USA and UK co-operated during World War II to run a censorship and intelligence-gathering operation on mail travelling between the Axis countries in Europe and countries in Latin America with pro-Axis sympathies.

A Jubilee Reminiscence

John Davies FRPSL

£55.00

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In 1889 a general opinion was expressed that the fiftieth anniversary of the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage in Great Britain “ought not to be allowed to pass without some indication of the feelings, which must actuate all who looked back at the great reform introduced in 1840”. Arrangements were made for various Jubilee celebrations to be held in 1890. Although a plan for a commemorative stamp was initiated, it was later abandoned.

International Postal Reforms (2 Volumes) - Leather Bound Special Edition with Slipcase

James L Grimwood-Taylor RDP FRPSL

£370.00

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Volume 1: Postal Reforms and the Historical Background to the Postage Stamp 1550-1839
Volume 2: The Birth of the Postage Stamp and its International Effects 1840 to 1898

International Postal Reforms (2 Volumes)

James L Grimwood-Taylor RDP FRPSL

£115.00

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Volume 1: Postal Reforms and the Historical Background to the Postage Stamp 1550-1839
Volume 2: The Birth of the Postage Stamp and its International Effects 1840 to 1898

International Postal Reforms Slipcase

£22.00

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This is a slipcase to hold the two volume copy of International Postal Reform (above)

The Postal History of the Universal Postal Union: The Postal Card Worldwide 1869-1974

James Peter Gough RDP FRPSL

£115.00

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A two volume book on the postal card, from its very beginnings to its virtual end in the 1970's, this provides a postal history of the evolution of “when, what and why” of postal cards and how they related to each other in sequences of time worldwide vis-a-vis philosophical approaches, rules, regulations and rates.

Slipcase for The Postal History of the Universal Postal Union

£20.00

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This is a slipcase to hold the two volume copy of The Postal Card (above).

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The Postal History of the Universal Postal Union: The Postal Card Worldwide 1869-1974 (Leather Binding in Slipcase)

James Peter Gough RDP FRPSL

£370.00

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A two volume book on the postal card, from its very beginnings to its virtual end in the 1970's, this provides a postal history of the evolution of “when, what and why” of postal cards and how they related to each other in sequences of time worldwide vis-a-vis philosophical approaches, rules, regulations and rates.

Morocco: The History of the Local and Sherifien Posts

Richard J. M. Garcia MBE FRPSL and Maurice Hadida FRPSL

£65.00

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This is the first comprehensive and detailed account of this remarkable period in Morocco’s postal history, and explores the background to this time before considering the development of the Sherifien Post and each of the Local Posts. It also examines the role played by the intrepid rekkas, the postmen who carried the mail on foot up and down the country, and who made possible the expansion of the various postal services in Morocco.