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The 1836 Anglo-French Postal Convention

Dr Geoffrey Lewis FRPSL

£65.00

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Many letters to France from overseas were carried by British ships to Britain. They had to be addressed to someone in Britain, usually a forwarding agent, so that the British Post Office could collect the postage fees for providing the shipping service.
The 1836 Convention allowed Britain and France to collect postage for each other. Although they each had different currencies and weight units, the major complexity was because the British system was based on the number of sheets of paper whereas France’s system was weight-based. If a letter from overseas was addressed directly to France, the British Post Office would write the accountancy amount due in the upper right corner. Each letter had to be rated individually. Similar accountancy procedures were used on many other types of mail passing between Britain and France, then the two most important countries in the world.
This book has illustrations of 250 covers, and these originated from no less than 56 different countries and colon

The 1840 Embossed Wyon -Whiting Essays Their Genesis and Subsequent Influence on British Postal Stationery (Standard)

Alan Huggins RDP Hon. FRPSL & Anthony Wicks

£45.00

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The stimulus for undertaking the production of this book was a shared enthusiastic interest in, the various aspects of the Postal reforms, which were campaigned and planned for in the 1830's and resulted in very significant changes in the operation of the British Post Office following the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage on the 10th January 1840

The primary objective in preparing this book has been to set the context of the 1840 Wyon-Whiting essays within the aims of the reforms being introduced in 1840 for the pre-payment of postage, and their ultimate destiny to retrieve the unsatisfactory reception given to the Mulready postal stationery in May 1840.

The 1841 embossed envelopes where a world first, and provided a design concept which served the British Post Office for over 130 years, and was also adapted by many other countries.

The 1840 Embossed Wyon -Whiting Essays Their Genesis and Subsequent Influence on British Postal Stationery (Leather Bound)

Alan Huggins RDP Hon. FRPSL & Anthony Wicks

£145.00

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The stimulus for undertaking the production of this book was a shared enthusiastic interest in, the various aspects of the Postal reforms, which were campaigned and planned for in the 1830's and resulted in very significant changes in the operation of the British Post Office following the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage on the 10th January 1840

The primary objective in preparing this book has been to set the context of the 1840 Wyon-Whiting essays within the aims of the reforms being introduced in 1840 for the pre-payment of postage, and their ultimate destiny to retrieve the unsatisfactory reception given to the Mulready postal stationery in May 1840.

The 1841 embossed envelopes where a world first, and provided a design concept which served the British Post Office for over 130 years, and was also adapted by many other countries.

Baghdad in British Occupation: The Story of the 1917 Provisional Stamps

Freddy Khalastchy FRPSL (January 2017)

£50.00

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The “BAGHDAD IN BRITISH OCCUPATION” stamps have always been desired by collectors of Iraq and British Colonies both because they were the first stamps issued in Iraq and also as a significant issue of World War 1. Since quantities printed were relatively small and all the values were exhausted from the Baghdad Post Office just seventeen days after they were put on sale, they fetched high prices from the very beginning. This book explains why and how the stamps were issued, and presents a full record of all known errors and covers as a reference for future collectors.

Bahamas: Stamps and Postal Stationery to 1970

Peter Fernbank FRPSL

£40.00

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This work is a joint publication with the British West Indies Study Circle and is an attempt to reflect the current state of knowledge of Bahamas philately up to 1970.

British King George V Definitive, Profile Head and Seahorse Stamps Overprinted for NAURU

Robert Stein FRPSL

£50.00

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This study provides a detailed examination covering production from design, paper and ink, to printer, and distribution to Nauru for the definitive King George V Profile Head (½d to 1s) and Seahorse (2/6 to 10/-) stamps of Great Britain overprinted for use in Nauru.

Ceylon: The Pence Issues

Kurt Kimmel RDP FRPSL & Patrick Pearson VRD RDP Hon-FRPSL

£72.00

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the stamps of Ceylon, their uses, their printings and varieties. It also covers the postal stationery, being the earliest stationery issued by any of the British Colonies, as well as the revenue stamps, reprints and forgeries.

Ceylon: The Pence Issues (Leather Bound)

Kurt Kimmel RDP FRPSL & Patrick Pearson VRD RDP Hon-FRPSL

£175.00

In stock

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the stamps of Ceylon, their uses, their printings and varieties. It also covers the postal stationery, being the earliest stationery issued by any of the British Colonies, as well as the revenue stamps, reprints and forgeries.

Ceylon Postal Stationery: Another Look at King George V Postal Stationery Envelopes

Graham Winters FRPSL

£23.00

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Of all the areas of Ceylon postal stationery the George V envelopes are one of the most challenging. Graham Winters has taken up the gauntlet and has written a comprehensive study of these envelopes.

The many obstacles that arose in his search did not deter him from writing the most comprehensive study to date. This will prove to be the handbook on the Ceylon George V envelopes for many years

Stephen Schumann RDP FRPSL

Soft Cover, 66 Pages

The Court Bureau: A London Company and it's Stamps 1889-1891

Vincent West FRPSL

£20.00

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This is the first authoritive history of the short-lived Court Bureau and its classic local stamps.

Drawing on primary source material in The Postal Museum and elsewhere, this fully illustrated study includes much hitherto unpublished information of interest to postal historians and railway philatelists.