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OTHER COUNTRIES, Aden - Germany

Other Countries covers just about everything except for US, CSA and Canada. Please look up your interest under the various name combinations as this section is not cross-indexed and unfortunately it is also not consistent in the listings. A current or former colony could be listed under the original parent country or the current or original colony name. Sorry about that!

Aden, The Postal History of British Aden, 1839-1967 by Major R. W. Pratt, edited by E. B. Proud, 1985, 274 pages, cloth, sold out

Aden, The Postmarks of Aden, Postal Markings 1839-1939 by Robertshaw 1946, 23 pages, card bound, enquire before ordering, $30.00

Afghananistan, Afghan Philately 1871-1989, by Cecil H. Uyehara and Horst G. DietrichIn English, 1995, 571 pages, cloth, only one copy available, $125.00, sold

Afghanistan, The Postage Stamps of by David P. Masson and B. Gordon Jones The Sher Ali series 1870-1878, Abdur Rahman series 1880's, Rectangular Issues 1907-08. Privately reprinted by a student frustrated by the scarcity of the original work and the poor condition of originals and photocopies.

Afghanistan, The Afghan Campaign 1841-43 by Peter Collins An analysis of the 148 letters in Captain Riddell's correspondence, much history and postal history. 1973, 28 pages, card $8.50

Afghanistan, Its Twentieth Century Postal Issues by F. Patterson III 1964, 208 pages, cloth $35.50

AFRICA

Listing of single copy books, see expanded Africa listing

Africa, British East Africa Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery by Minns A fine and beautiful study from the Royal of London.

Africa, The P.H. and Handstamps of British West Africa by C. McCaig 1978 reprint of 1974 booklet, 64 pages, card, excellent study $12.50

Africa, History of the East African Army Postal Service by Stuart Rossiter, edited by Edward B. Proud 1982, 111 pages, cloth, limited stock, $75.00

Africa, British East Africa Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery by Minns A fine and beautiful study from the Royal of London.

Africa, Transvaal, The Provisional Issue of the First British Occupation by Alan R. Drysdall, 1994, 82+9+ pages, cloth with dj, only one copy available, $63.50

Africa, Transvaal 1878-1880 by Robson Lowe 1973, 24 pages, 50 illustrations, card, a fine plating study $5.00

Africa, Rhodesia, The Postal History of Northern Rhodesia by E. B. Proud 1997, 376 pages, cloth, $75.00

Africa, Rhodesia, The Postal History of Southern Rhodesia by E. B. Proud 1997, 623 pages, cloth, $105.00

Africa, Rhodesia, Postmarks, Postal Routes and Principal Postage Rates of Southern Rhodesia to 1924 by R. C. Knight and D. A. Mitchell Large format with fold out maps. 1984, 176 pages, cloth, edition of 500, $30.00

Africa, Rhodesia, A Postal History - Its Stamps, Posts & Telegraphs by R. C. Smith, 1967, 454 pages, cloth with dj, one copy available, $60.00

Africa, Rhodesia, Mashonaland - A Postal History 1890 - 1896 by Drysdall and Collis The founding of Rhodesia, published by Robson Lowe in conjunction with the Rhodesia Study Circle, much philatelic, postal and historic depth. 1990, 184 pages, cloth, edition of 500 copies, $74.00

Africa, Nyasaland - Rhodesia Field Force 1914-18 by Drysdall & Pennycuick 1986, 148 pages plus 5 fold out tables, card, one copy available $37.50, sold

Africa, Rhodesia, Stamps and Postal History of Northern Rhodesia and Zambia 1963-1965 by Alan R. Drysdall 1976, 40 pages, card, a most complete coverage, $6.50

Postal History of Kenya by Edward B. Proud, Covers the 1890 - 1963 period. 1992, 368 pages, cloth $90.00

Africa, Rhodesia 1913 Admirals by Gerald Simpson Excellent work on the printings and varieties from Robson Lowe. 1976, 12 page self cover, $5.00

Africa, The Postal History of Nyasaland by E. B. Proud 1998, 336 pages, cloth, $75.00

Africa, Postal Service of British Nigeria Region Prior to 1914 by John Ince and John Sacher Another book from the Royal Philatelic Society in London; Summary of the history and comprehensive Postal History, Stamps and Postal Stationery of Fernando Po, Lagos, Niger Territories, Oil River and Niger Coast Protectorates, Northern and Southern Nigeria. A massive work. 1992, 576 pages, 16 in color, cloth, $212.50

Africa, The Postal History of Nigeria by E. B. Proud 1995, 888 pages, 8 pages in color, cloth, $125.00

Africa, The Cockrill work on Nigeria by M.P. Nicholson Withdrawn years ago at Philip's request, an authorized reprint by Mervyn Todd, identical to the original but not as well printed. 2002 reprint of 1982-3,

Africa, Transvaal Philately by Major Ian B. Mathews A complete coverage: external mails by Baker, Petersburg emergency issues by Bowden, Revenue and Telegraph by Crocker, Nieuwe Republic by Jonkers, Forgeries by Kaupe and Wigmore, Postal Stationery by van Zeyl, etc. In all there are 28 chapters, four color plates and 250 other illustrations.1986, limited stock, $105.00

Africa, The De La Rue Georgians of South Africa by H. E. Lobdell, 1944, monograph from the CCC, 100 pages, card, limited stock, $32.50

Africa, The Union of South Africa 1910-1961 by S. J. Hagger A completely new edition of the definitive Union Handbook 1986, 300 pages, 1987 one errata page, cloth, sold out

Africa, The Triangular Stamps of Cape of Good Hope by D. Alan Stevenson, 1950, 142+15 pages, two supplements, $285.00, sold

Africa, The Handstruck Letter Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope from 1792 to 1853 and the Postmarks from 1853 to 1910 by A. A. Jurgens, 1943, 140 + 14 + plates, a xerox copy, not bound, $65.00

Africa, Postmarks of the Cape of Good Hope, 1792-1910 by Robert Goldblatt The new definitive work on The Cape, also covers Griqualand West, 480 markings, covers, history, etc, well printed, good paper

Africa, Postal History of the South African Army Postal Service by Proud Covers South West Africa, East Africa WW 1, Egypt & France WW 2, SA Army Postal Service WW 2, and FPO WW 2. 1989, 159 pages, cloth $62.50

Africa, World War I in East Africa: Civil Censorship by Regis Hoffman from the Chavril Press 2001, 24 pages, card, £6.50, $13.00

Africa, Military Mails at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1870 by Ken Baker 1985, 44 pages, card, a new study of considerable importance $15.00

Africa, Paquebot Marks of Africa, Mediterranean Countries and their Islands by Edwin Drechsel, 1980, 72 pages, card, new and good $18.75

Africa, Mailboat Services from Europe to the Belgian Congo 1879 - 1922 by Abbe Gudenkauf, Belgian Congo Study Circle 1983, 84 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 41, $10.00

The Postal Stationery of the Bechuanalands and Botswana by Peter Thy and John Inglefield-Watson covers the stationery, proofs and essays from 1886 to 1997, published by the British Philatelic Trust, originally at £50 but now reduced by the Bechuanalands & Botswana Society to £20 plus transit, for copies purchased before June 2008 there is a first year membership included, 2004, 184 pages, hard bound, $62.50

Africa,The Postal History of Swaziland & Zululand by E. B. Proud 1996, 182 pages, cloth, $73.50

Africa, The Postal History of Basutoland & Bechauanaland Protectorate by E. B. Proud 1996, 382 pages, cloth, $80.00

Africa, The Postal History of Gold Coast by Edward B. Proud 1995, 528 pages, 8 pages in color, cloth $115.00

Africa, Cameroons, for British and French please see Cameroons

Africa, French Morocco, 1943-44 Tour Hassan Issues by Charles Neidorf 1953, 56 pages, card $15.00

Albania,The Stamps & Postal History of Albania & Epirus 1878 to 1945 by John S. Phipps An excellent philatelic study with much emphasis on the necessary history, quite readable.

Andorra-Andorre by W. A. Jacques

Andorra by Fred J. Melville 1936, 48 pages, card, $13.50

Antigua, Codrington Correspondence, 1743-1851 by Robson Lowe 1968, 124 pages, cloth, $32.50

Arabia, The Postal Issues of Hejaz, Jeddah and Nejd by D. F. Warren The original edition in MINT condition, edition of 350, 1927, 130 pages, tipped in map and loose plate of markings, card, new condition, one copy available, $350.00

Arabia, The Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia and the Gulf, Supplement by Neil Donaldson, 1994, 38 pages, beautiful blue and gold card cover, all printed in blue, card, sold

Arabia, Catalog of the Postage Stamps of Saudi Arabia and the Hejaz and Nejd by M. Max Mayo, 1973, 160 pages, $45.00

Arabia, The Indian Postal Agencies in the Persian Gulf Area by Alan Parsons. For the first time the offices at Ezras Tomb, Qalet Saleh, Baghaila and the Desert Post, Euphrates Experimental Post, Ambassadors Mail, etc. 2001, 64 pages, cloth, sold

East Asia

The set is complete

Volume 6 is now in stock

A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia During the Second World War

Argentina Specialized Catalog 1856 - 2009

Large format, in Spanish however as each listing is illustrated in color a knowledge of the language is not really needed but as always most desirable, well printed. Comprehensive, mint and used stamps, covers are priced from 1856 -1888, telegraph stamps, good sections on official stamps and the departmental overprints, etc. all priced in US $, 2009, 501, pages, hard bound, large format, $95.00, sold

Argentine Maritime Postal History by Mario D. Kurchan The Maritime book on Argentina, good reading and reference, in English and Spanish 2002, 3rd edition, 444 pages, card, $40.00

Argentina, Tierra Del Fuego, the 1891 Postage Stamp and it's Usage by Brian Moorhouse and John C. West, 80 pages, 18 pages in color, cloth, published £20 plus transit, $45.00

Argentine, Corrientes The Issues from1856-80 by Louis Stich, 1957, 88 pages, card, published by the CCNY, enquire

Ascension, The Postal History of Ascension, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha by Edward B. Proud, 2005, 248 pages, cloth with dj,out of print, $170.00

Ascension, The Stamps and Postal History by J. H. Atwood 1981, 71 pages, cloth $40.00

Australia New Zealand UK Mails, to 1900, Rates Routes and Ships Out and Home

by Colin Tabeart

Covers in detail the major and minor shipping lines and routes, bibliography plus general and ship indexes, a partial listing of Vol 1

Limited stock

The Half-Lengths of Victoria:

The Stamps and Postal History 1850-59

by J.H. Barwis & R.W. Moreton

An exceptional work for those interested in these stamps, postal history and forgeries but for me there is another interest. The stamps were produced by classic stone lithographs, the same process and technology as my CSA general issues thus a study of the process is most useful., 2009, 475 pages, cloth with dj, 800 color illustrations, limited stock, $225.00

Australia, Australian Antarctic, Postal History 1911-1965 by Roy M. Milner 1975, 56 pages, one leaf addenda, 1980 and 1986 printings have the text corrected, card, $20.00

Australia, Tasmania, Stamps and Postal History by W. E. Tinsley 1986, PSL, 199 pages, cloth, sold out

Australia, Cancellations of Melbourne 1861-1912 by Davies, Linfield & Purves 1980, 63 pages, card, edition of 250, Royal of London, sold

Australia, New South Wales Numeral Cancellations by Brown and Campbell Besides what one would expect we have a listing of the PO opening dates 1977, second edition, 88 pages, cloth, $30.00

Australia,Travelling Post Offices of South Australia by A. D. Presgrave Detailed account of the setting up of the railway, its mechanics, cancellations, etc., Another limited edition From the Stuart Rossiter Trust, 1998, 132+9 pages, card, published £25, $46.00

Australia, Victoria Postal Stationery 1869-1917 by Carl L. Stieg An excellent descriptive and priced catalog of Victoria, Australia, 2001, 219 pages, plastic prong binding, $50.00, sold

Australia, Instructional & Informative Markings of Victoria 1852-1913 by A. G. Rigo De Righi, A fine study of the markings. 1983, 20 pages, 127 illustration, card, $7.00

Australia, Aerogrammes of Australia and its Dependencies 1944-1980 by Stein 1985, 188 pages, cloth, $20.00

Australia, South, The Department Stamps by A. R. Butler 1978, 188 pages, one color plate, cloth, edition of 500, $100.00

Australia, Victoria the Half-Length Portraits and the Twopence Queen Enthroned by Charles Lathrop Pack, 1923, 273+17 pages, cloth, limited stock, $175.00

Australian Mails via Suez 1852 - 1926 by R. Kirk Detailed sailing data, the ships, intermediate ports & connections, dates. 1989, 324 pages, card, £32 plus transit, $72.50

Australia, only one copy of each

Monographs are all from the Hawthorn Press, editions limited to 300 copies, all VF South Australia Western Australia titles by Mogens Juhl The Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia by Alec. A. Rosenblum Australian Post Office Specialized Booklets, small specialized booklets, enameled paper and card bound. each $2.75 Australia and the South Pacific, various

The Austrian Post Offices in the Levant

Tchilinghirian and Stephen Revisited

by

Hans Smith FRPSL

2013, 188+ 32 pages, with 50 years of additions to Tchilinghirian pioneer work in color, in English, cloth with dust jacket, published £50.00 plus postage, $110.00

Bahamas, The Postal History of Bahamas by E. B. Proud 2000, 392 pages, cloth, £45.00, $95.00

Bahamas, The Postage Stamps and Postal History of the Bahamas by H. G. D. Gisburn

Bahamas Post Offices by Gale J. Raymond, 1962, 8 pages, card, only one copy, $7.50

Bahamas Early Mail Service and Postal Markings by M. H. Ludington The postal history and postal markings to about 1975. 1982, 210 pages, cloth $110.00

Bahamas Temporary Rubber Datestamps and Cancellations by G. J. Raymond, 1960, 12 pages, card, only one copy $6.50

Balkans Revenues, by J. Barefoot, retail about £20, not yet out

Baltic State Revenues, by J. Barefoot Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Memel, and German WWI & WWII Occupation 1988, 40 pages, card, published £4, EP #9, $8.00

Baltic Postal Locations 1632-1917/18 by Harry v. Hofmann Gives the German, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish names for Russian place names. This second edition is much expanded over the previous which only covered 1858-1916. Invaluable for those interested in this area. 1996, 244 pages, card $42.50

The Postal History of Barbados and Grenada by Edward B. Proud

2006, 335 pages plus 4 in color, cloth with dj, £45 plus transit, $94.00

Grenada by E.D. Bacon and F.H. Napier, circa 1906, 173+ pages, card, excellent condition but should be cloth bound, $85.00

MonacoPhil 2009

in conjunction with Club de Monte Carlo 1999-2009 issued an exceptional set of six books, in color, hard bound with dust jackets, in French and English covering things relating to Belgium.

Belgium Postal Markings

La Poste Belge et ses Diverses Marques Postales de 1814 a 1914 by Louis Hanciau Well laid out thus the French text is not a great problem, all markings are in the back by type, 631 types in all. 1981 reprint of 1929 book, 474 pages plus 15 plates, cloth $39.00

Belgian Colonial

From the Azores to New Zealand, the Belgian Colonies on all six continents (1451-1916) their origins, history, and communication (pre-philately) by Patrick Maselis,

A major philatelic work; exceptional with respect to history, philately, overall production and at a most favorable price. The Belgian Colonial influence is far more than most of us suspected, there are 14 pages on New York alone, 28 on the Antarctic, 18 on New Zealand, 20 on Brazil, far more than just the Congo. Published with the assistance of the Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2005, large format (9.5 x 13 inches), 419 pages, in full color, in English, cloth with dj, $100.00

Belgium Post Offices, Dictionnaire Des Bureaux De Poste De Belgique de 1830 - 1983 by Albert Degreef. A listing of post offices, dates for openings, closings, class changes 1985, 550 pages, in French, $80.00

Belgium, Catalogue of Postmarks in Use During the German Occupation, 1914-1918 by Willy Van Riet 1982, 138 pages, cloth, in English, French & German $17.50

Belgium, Censure et Postes Militaires Belges 1914-1929 by René Silverberg All aspects of the Belgium Army Post and Censoring systems 1982, 2nd edition, 159 pages, 138 illustrations, cloth, in French $30.00

Belgium, Nomenclatuere Des Bureaux De Poste, De Belgique et du Nore de La France Occupés Guerre 1914-1918 by J. De Bast rre 1914-1918 by J. De Bast A detailed study of the WW I markings of Belgium and Northern France. 1990, circa 400 pages, marking card, cloth, Dutch and French $45.00

Belgium,Les Chevaliers du timbre (De Ridders van de postzegel) The German invasions of Belgium, 1985, 116 + pages, in limp binder, in French, $27.50

Belgium, La Poste Belge Durant la Guerre de 1914-1919 by René Silverberg Belgian civil postal system and stamps during WW I. 1976, 122 pages, 88 illustrations, card, in French $10.00

Belgium, Les Oblitératins Mécaniques de Belgique de 1905 a 1920 by René Silverberg Belgium Machine cancellations, well illustrated 1988, 125 pages, card, French $18.50

Belgium, Les cachets "Ambulant" de la Belgique occupée 1914-1918 by De Grave The railroad cancellatins during the occupation. 1977, 24 pages, card, French, sold

Belgium Cancellations by H. Koopman Fine booklets, each with an English translation by A. De Lisle, limited stock

Belgium, Les oblitérations sur l'émission de 1893 dit <> by Gonze The cancellatins found on Scott 60-75 1979, 38 pages, card, French $5.00

Belgium, Catalogue des Proes Belges 1894-1937 by Jean Lepingle Belgium precancels 1980, 120 pages, plastic binding, limited stock $18.50

Belgium, Catalogue National, Spécialisé "-10%" The most recent catalog of the -10% overprints, illustrated, by town 1976, 132 pages, Dutch and French, sold out

Bibliografie van de filatelie in Belgie by Robert Leroy Bibliography of philatelic literature published in Belgium with indexes by author and subject, listing of library locations, etc. Some notes in English. 1988 second edition, 298 pages, cloth, $42.50

Belgium Congo, Le Congo Belge et ses Marques Postales by Andre De Cock A fine study of all the markings from the postal ones to the revenue, telephone, and fake markings, etc, good drawings of markings. 1986 reprint of 1931 book, 1987 pricing guide, 217 pages, cloth with dj, French, $35.00, sold

Belgium & Congo, Catalogue Illustre Des Essais des Timbres de Belgique et Congo Belge by Willy Grubben. Catalog of Essays, 251 illustrations. 1983 reprint of 1933 book, 120 pages, cloth, sorry, sold

Belgian Congo, Mailboat Steamers on Congo Rivers & Lakes 1896-1940 by Gudenkauf, Covers the postal history and cancellations. 1985, 64 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 43, $11.00

Belgian Congo, Postal History of the Lado Enclave 1897-1910 by Abbe G. Gudenkauf, Belgian Congo Study Circle 1986, 144 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 44, $20.00

Belgian Colonies Postal Stationery by E. Norman Lurch Listing starts with the Congo Free State in 1886 through the Belgian Congo in 1908, Occupation of German East Africa, etc. to Katanga in 1960. Large map enclosed, also an acetate overlay for the 1910 overprints. 1989, 64 pages, card cover, autographed, sold out

Burma, The Postal History of Burma by E. B. Proud, 2002, 1000 pages, over 1000 post offices and about 4,500 postmarks illustrated, cloth, last published price £100, out of print

Bermuda

Bermuda, The Postal History of Bermuda by M. H. Ludington The standard work on Bermuda. 1961, 283+13+50 plates, cloth with dj, RL edition 1978, 432+13 pages, cloth with dj, revised and slightly expanded, Quarterman edition, $165.00

The Postal History of Bermuda by Edward B. Proud From the early days through the end of the Colonial period, 1970 2003, 432 pages, cloth with dj, £45 + transit, $100.00

Bermuda, Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps by Robson Lowe An outprint of Bermuda and British Honduras from Vol 5 of the Encyclopedia 1973, 128 pages, card, $16.50

Bermuda, King George VI Large Key Type Stamps of Bermuda, Leeward Islands, Nyasaland by Robert W. Dickgiesser and Eric P. Yendall Detailed study of the stamps, postal rates and revenue usages. 1985, 183 pages, cloth, sold out

Bermuda Packet Mails 1806-1886 by J.C. Arnell & M. H. Ludington Detailed sailing tables, ships, arrival and departure dates. 1989, 161 pages, card, £28, $70.00, sold out

Bermuda Mails to 1865: An Inventory of the Postal Markings by Michel Forand and C. Charles Freeland About 650 entries covering Date stamps, Paid Stamps, Ship Letter and Forwarding Agents from 1820 to 1865. Tables of packet arrival and departure dates for 1827, 1842-50 and 1850-54. A table summarizing postal rates and an overview of the pre 1820 postal history. 1995, 124 pages, card $20.00

Bermuda Postmaster Stamps by Michel Forand 1990, 188 pages, cloth, 22 page article from 1990 APC book $25.00

Bermuda, Royal Mail Steam Packets to Bermuda and Bahamas by Ludington & Osborn 1971, 24 pages, 11 illustrations, 10 maps $4.50

Bermuda King George VI High Values by Robert W. Dickgiesser A detailed study of the printings and plate flaws. 1980, 59 pages, cloth, $30.00

Bermuda Registration Labels by Brad Arch Illustrations of the numerous types with period of use and catalog numbers. 1993, 24 pages, card $6.50

Intercepted in Bermuda, The Censorship of Transatlantic Mail during the Second World War by Peter A. Flynn Bermuda was the main point for censorship of mail going by air or ship between the Americas and Europe. There is much history on the service with a listing of the arrival and departure of planes from May 1939 through December 1945. The data base recording over 7,900 covers has permitted a detailed listing of the markings and there usage, the tapes, examiners, earliest and latest usages by examiner number, etc. Another limited edition book from the Collectors Club of Chicago, 2006, 235 pages, cloth, sold out, limited stock, $140.00

Bermuda, assundry, only one of each

Borneo, The Postal History of British Borneo by E. B. Proud Covers Brunei, North Borneo and Sarawak, 2003, complete revision of 1987 edition, 456 pages, cloth with dj, £50, $115.00

Borneo: The Japanese POW Camps by Neville Watterson, 1989, two volumes in slip case, 341 pages, total, card in slip case, only one available, $92.50

Bosnia, Handbook and Catalogue, Postal History Bosnia & Herzegovina 1878 - 1918 by Berislav Sekelj, 2005, 384 pages, in color, card, in Croatian, German and English, the English text is excellent but not as extensive as the German however anyone interested in the subject should have little trouble, $63.50, sold out

Brazil 1844-1846 "Slanted Numerals" Handbook by Walter G. Tveira Covers the authentic stamps with emphasis on the issue, multiples and philatelic history along with 16 different forgeries,etc. ps with emphasis on the issue, multiples and philatelic history along with 16 different forgeries,etc. 2001, 628 pages, cloth, in English and Portuguese, some color illustrations

Bulls Eyes Stamps of Brazil by L. G. Brookman1943, 22 pages, out print from the AP, $15.00, sold out

Imperio Do Brazil 1843-1889, Centenar Handbook No. 3, published by the APS, 1943, 159 pages, card bound, $90.00, sold out

Steam Packets to Brazil, Paquetes a Vapor Para O Brasil, by Armando Mario O. Vieira Steam Packets from Europe to Brasil originating at or touching Lisbon. A much needed work, complete with sailing dates, in 1872 there were 11 different packet companies serving Brazil. A superb work but as it is printed in Portuguese most of us will have to be satisfied with the date in the tables of sailing dates, illustrated with fine covers. 1991, 309 pages, cloth, edition of 500, numbere

Correio Aero - A History of the Development of Air Mail Services in Brazil by William Victor Kriebel The development of the airlines that carried mail in and out of Brazil, Aeropostale, Lufthansa, LATI, NYRBA, Pan Am, Varg, Condor, etc Another fine volume from the AAMS, 1997, 200 pages, card, in English, $16.50

British Army Postal Service, Covers 1882 - 1963, markings, maps and history.

The British Post Office in Colombia 1821-1881 by Malcolm Bentley, 2010, 141 pages, illustrated in colour and black and white, cloth with dj, published at £40 plus £12 postage, $88.50

British Guiana, The Postage Stamps and Postal History of British Guiana by Townsend & Howe, published by The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1970, 424 pages, limited stock, $425.00

The Postal History of British Guiana by E. B. Proud 2000, 220 pages, cloth, £35.00, $80.00

British Indian Ocean Territory, History and Postal Markings of the BIOT, British and American Military Postal system by Pendleton , circa 2004, 61+ pages, card, $14.50

British Solomon Islands by Harold G. D. Gisburn, 1956, 111 pages, cloth, $60.00

British Solomon Islands Protectorate, Postal History of the U.S. Forces During World War II by Stanley C. Jersey, 1968, 96 pages, cloth

British Solomon Islands, Cancellation Study of the British Solomon Island Protectorate by Vernon, 1976, 22 pages, card, $10.00

British West Indies & Falkland Islands, British Empire Civil Censorship Devices of World War II, edited by Peter C. Burrows, 2010, about 150+ pages, wire spiral binding, limited edition, $32.00

Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire to the Kingdom, History, stamps and postal history 1840-1908

by Roberto Sciaky

2006, 120 pages, in English, card, published at 27 euro, $35.00

Brunei 1895 Star and Crescent Issue by Robson Lowe 1973, 32 pages plus one page of corrections, card $6.00

Brunei, Definitive Issues and Postal Cancellations to 1974 by Thorndike 1982, 52 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 34 $10.00

Burma Postal History by Gerald Davis and Denys Martin

Burma, An Annotated Bibliography of Burma Philately by Alan Meech Most readable, detailed and well produced listing of books articles and auction catalogs. 1993, 125 pages, 16 illustrations, card bound $35.00, sold out

The Railroads of Cameroun and Associated Postal History by Marty Bratzel From the the first railroads of Cameroun that were laid by the Germans in 1901, the transition of World War I, during and through the British and French administrations, and after independence through to the present day. Railroad postmarks and their recorded dates of use, related Cameroun postage stamps, World War I-related covers, 138 railroad photographs, etc. 2009, 170 pages, spiral bound, to appear in August, $55.00

The Postal Tariffs of Cameroun under French Administration -- 1916-1961

by Marty Bratzel

All aspects of postal tariffs of the Cameroun under French administration. This is the most complete and best documented postal rate work that we know of; numerous rates are given along with other services such as money orders, C.O.D., postal cheques, reply coupons, debt collection, insurance, etc. Many covers are illustrated. 2007, 215+6 pages, searchable CD in pdf format having over 500 pages on the tariffs, spiral wire binding, $80.00

British Cameroons, The Postmarks and Postal History, 1916-1961 by R.J. Maddocks and M.P. Bratzel Jr. The original 1994 book is a detailed study illustrating over 225 postmarks, 17 pictures, 2 maps an 41 covers. For both the Northern and Southern Cameroons all facets from international mail routes, air, WW II censorship, postage due, free franks and even perfins are covered among others. A detailed treatment of the 1960-61 Cameroons UKTT stamp issue. We now have a major supplement to the original book.

Cameroons Cameroons - Facets Covering Postal Censorship in Wartime, 1939-1945 by R. J. Maddocks, Cause and Effect of Postal Censorship 1989, card, Cockrill Booklet 58 $16.00

CamerounWartime Revenue Stamps of Cameroun, A Critical Examination by M. P. Bratzel Jr. Covers 1940 - 1945, 8 issues, 50 different stamps and 15 major varieties. A well produced booklet in a limited edition. To see a sample of the fine color work in this book please select Cameroun Illustration but be warned it will be slow to load. 1996, 47+4 pages, 9 pages in excellent color, card, $25.00

Cayman Islands, Postal History of the Cayman Islands by Giraldi and McCann, From the first PO in 1889 and the adhesive stamps in 1900 to the 1980's, markings and stamps, revenue, censorship, etc. etc. 1989, 184 pages, cloth $65.00

Central America, Postal History and a Listing of Prephilatelic Postmarks edited by Leo J. Harris A fine and useful study, enjoyable to read however we must say the quality of the paper, printing and binding is not as one would expect for a book published in 1986 at $40.00. These faults are the publishers, not the compilers. 1986, 156 pages, card, limited stock $50.00

The Postal History of Ceylon by Edward B. Proud 2006, 934 pages, cloth with dj, published at £65 plus transit, $148.50

Ceylon Postal History 1857-1902 by Obré J. Sanders Special emphasis on the maritime mail, postage rates and regulations. 1999, 180 pages, 17 plates in color, cloth with dj, edition, 500, one copy available $135.00

Ceylon - Its Postal History 1914-19 Short handbook, with value guide covering a fascinating period. 1990, 12 pages, card UK £2.00, $3.50

The Postal History of Chile by Hugo V. Brinkgreve & John C. West Covers markings from stampless through the 1940's Published by Proud-Baily, in English, 2002, 564 pages plus 8 color plates, cloth with dj, £50, $110.00

Chile: First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867 by Gerhard Blank Covers printing characteristics and watermarks in detail; catalog of the stamps, covers, proofs and reprints with rarity factors. 1989, 180 pages, 16 color plates, 22+2 black and white plates

Chile, Postmarks of Santiago by Michael Rego From 1770 through circa 1940, main and branch post offices. 1984, 80 pages, card, edition of 250, well illustrated, $35.00

Chile, The Postmarks of Valparaiso by M. Rego & J. C. West In English, the general datestamps from 1853 to 1939 and the fancy killers used to 1880, 500 markings, much Maritime including shipping lines and postal arrangements, the British, French and US Consulates, etc. 1995, 200 pages, cloth edition, $37.50

Chile, The Traveling Post Offices of Chile by Sr. Emmerich Vamos Sz 1983, 32 pages, card, in English, $12.50

Chile, The Pacific Steam Navigation Company by A. R. Doublet A fine history of the company, ships, covers, markings and stamps. 1983, 80 pages, card, edition of 1,000, Royal of London, $32.50

China, The Large Dragons 1878-1885 by P. W. Ireland 1978, 130 pages, cloth wit dj, some illustrations in color, only one copy available, $105.00

Notes on the "Chung Hwa" Forgeries by A. Charles Strong Mostly forged overprints on Postal Savings Stamps of China, Foreign PO in China, Danzig, Ukraine, Russian Occupation of Lithuania, Estonia, GB Officials, Russia - British Occupation of Batum, Polish Posts in Danzig, Japanese Occupation of North China. Forged Proofs of the Russian Romanov Dynasty 1913 set, China Large and Small Dragon, etc.

China, The Gee-Ma Forgeries by Robson Lowe 1980, 12 pages, card, illustrates 234 forged Chinese overprints, $22.50

China, From China and Tibet by Robson Lowe Letters written by missionaries in the interior, 1844-1865. 1981, 24 pages, self cover, enquire first, $12.50

Webb Hong Kong

The Philatelic and Postal of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports of China and Japan by Francis W. Webb A spectacular work on the subject and a magnificent book. 1994 reprint of 1961 book, 556 pages, cloth, used but not abused $140.00, new $170.00

Cancerllations of the Treaty Ports of Hong Kong 1850-1930 by Hans Schoenfeld, 1988, about 100 pages, cloth, in English, only one copy availble, $32.50

The Royal Navy in Hong Kong since 1841 by Kathleen Harland, non-philatelic but of interest, circa 1995, 112 pages, card, onlyone copy available, $15.00

China, Postal History of Hong Kong, by Edward B. Proud

China, Postal Rate History of China and Hong Kong, the Pre-Adhesive Period to the Beginning of Packet Service from Hong Kong 1800-1845 by Lee C. Scamp. An excellent source of basic rate information. 1986, 304 pages, card, only one copy available, $95.000

China, Hong Kong, The Postal History of Pre-Adhesive, Dr. Peter Shek collection. Reproductions of Dr. Shek's well annotated album pages produced by Ming W. Tsang 1996, 182 pages, card, $50.00

China, Hong Kong and The Treaty Ports by Arthur White 1981, 160 pages, card (one used copy $25.00), $42.50

China,Hong Kong by Ming W. Tsang

China, Shanghai Large Dragons, The First Issue of The Shanghai Local Post by Dr. Wei-Liang Chow, 1996, 72 pages, card, in Englilsh edited by William L. Kullman, limited stock, $40.00

China, The Shanghai Postal System, The Stamps and Postal History by Charles W.Dougan, 1981, 214 pages, cloth, only one copy available, $110.00

China, A Comprehensive Illustation of Covers with Sinkiang Provisional Airmail Stamps, 1932-1933 by David Lu, Each cover is described in detail with full provenance, in both English and Chinese. Well printed with excellent English test though the general arrangement is strange. 2001, 256 pages with 8 in color, hard bound with dj (not card edition), $32.50

China, The Postage Stamps and Commemorative Cancellations of Manchouku/Manchukoku, Manchou Tukuo, Manchoukuo by Helen K. Zirkle, Collectors Club of New York handbook no 16, 1964, 131 pages, cloth The Workbook, Notes on Reprints and Forgeries of Colombian Stamps, by Dieter Bortfeldt, FRPSL, AIEP

Special Problems

For the last ten years books from abroad have been a problem as to both the transit charges and the exchange rates. We now have some wonderful books from Columbia but horrible problems. Books mailed never arrive, books send by DAHL or UPS are usually examined by customs and stabbed wife a knife and or tube, we assume they are looking for drugs, a box of ten books has had up to three books seriously damaged. Now for the most part we are relying on friends to personally carry a few books to the US on each trip, no problem but this limits our stock and we have no way to predict when more will arrive thus books we normally have in stock may not be always available.

Colombia by Dieter Bortfeldt

Colombia, Private Mail Carriers of Colombia by Dieter Bortfeldt with Carlos Valenzuela A. and Alfredo Frohlich, Covers 62 different carrier companies operating from 1870 to 1960. 2006, 301 pages, full colour, $175.00

Handbook of Colombian Revenue Stamps by Alan D. Anyon

Another excellent book by the Colombian Philatelic Research society, 2009, 223 pages, in color, hard bound, $90.00, sold out

Colombia, The Lansa Story, The Postal History of the Colombian Airline LANSA by Alfredo Frohlich & Dieter Bortfeldt, A comprehensive story of the history, covers, stamps and forgeries. 2005, 179 pages, in color, cloth, $120.00

Colombia, Handbook of the SCADTA Provisional Surcharges 1921-1923 by Santiago Cruz & Dieter Bortfeldt, printed in Colombia but in English, new study of the provisionals including details on the forgeries, 2004, 120 pages, $105.00

Colombia, The Cordova Issue of 1899, Department of Antioquia by Dieter Bortfeldt, printed in Colombia but in English, 2005, 144 pages, in color, cloth.

The Workbook, Notes on Reprints and Forgeries of Colombian Stamps, by Dieter Bortfeldt, FRPSL, AIEP

The Postal History of Costa Rica to 1883 by Richard C. Frajola and Frederick R. Mayer 2008, 200 pages, cloth, full color, $50.00

Costa Rica, Photographic Artwork and Essays from the American Bank Note Company Archives, circa 1910-1950 by Brian Moorhouse 2002, 32 pages, card, £6.00, $10.00

Cyprus, The Postal History of Cyprus by E. B. Proud 1998, 688 pages, cloth, £55.00 plus transit, $107.50

Cyprus 1353-1986, history, postal history and postage stamps by W. F. Castle Note, 1952 edition has detailed forgery article by Patton which is not in later editions.

Rural Post of Cyprus, 1886-2000 by Ken Lewis, CD Rom, For details please see Cyprus

Cyprus by Brenda M. Goodwin

Curacao, A Postal History of Curacao by F. W. Julsen and A.M. Benders, 1976, 626 pages, cloth with dj, one copy available, $120.00

Cyprus, The Postal Surcharge and Revenue Stamps of Cyprus by Bols 1979, 12 pages, self cover, 27 illustrations $7.50

Czechoslovakia, Bibliography by John Velek 1970, 1st Quarter, PHILATELIC LITERATURE REVIEW $2.50

Czechoslovakia,Mail of the Czechoslovak Legions in France by Jaroslav J. Verner Am excellent coverage of the history and markings, WW I. Each page has two columns, the left is in English and the right in Czeck, well printed, covers in full color. 2002, 84 pages, card, edition of 650 copies, $13.50

Czechoslovakia, Mail Service in the Ghetto Terezin 1941-1945 by Frantisek Benes and Patricia Tosnerova. A beautiful written and produced book, hard bound in paper case with slip case, in four languages including English. 1995, 344 pages with 15 color plates

Czechoslovakia Revenue by J. Barefoot 2001, 55 pages, card, £7, $14.00

Denmark, An Introduction to the Postal History of Denmark 1624-1950 by David Cornelius From the Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2004, 344 + 22 pages, cloth, dj, £38 plus transit, $87.50

Danish Postal Stationery by S. Ringström Denmark, Danish West Indies, Schleswig and Iceland from 1871 to 1984. 1985, 218 pages, cloth, each listing is priced, $20.00

Denmark, Danish Numeral Cancellations 1852 - 1884 by Hansen and Tester Extremely comprehensive, besides cancellations there is much postal history, information on the adhesives, maps, bibliographies, etc. 1988, 178 pages, card, recommended $25.00

Denmark, Catalog of Scandinavian Revenue Stamps by Paul A. Nelson

Denmark, The Railway Post Offices of Denmark by Anthony M. Goodbody 1979, 27 pages, card, in English $12.50

Denmark 2 Rigsbank-Skilling 1851-1852 by Sten Christensen The stamps, postal history, Danish rates from 1522 to 1851, all in English, The stamps are covered from the manufacture of the paper and watermark, the printing plates and printings, first by line engraving and then typography, the burelage. The plating of the stamps is covered in great detail as are the fifteen types of forgeries. Four plating quality facsimiles covering 248 positions are tipped in. A fine section on the postal history. 1981, 160 pages, cloth, 337 illustrations, 248 facsimiles, $32.50

Denmark, Private Local Posts of Denmark by Christensen & Ringström A scholarly work that has been beautifully produced, all in English. Each post starts with it's history, photographs and maps then a catalog priced in US $ for the stamps and stationery, many stamps are plated with enlarged photographs showing the characteristics, covers and cancellations. Color is well used, the maps are excellent, old photographs and prints are in appropriate tones, some stamps in color, as are reproductions of documents.

Danish West Indies Mails, 1754-1917 by Victor E. Engstrom

Postal History of the US Virgin Islands, formerly the Danish West Indies by J.Alfred Birch, 1966, 40 pages, card, $16.50

Dominician Republic,

The Classic Stamps

by Danilo A. Mueses

An excellent study of the stamps, postal history and forgeries, in Spanish and English, the outer column in Spanish and the inner in English, almost paragraph for paragraph thus excellent for some one wanting to brush up on the language, 2001, 240 pages, in color, card, $45.00

Ecuador, Postal History and a Listing of Prephilatelic Postmarks by Leon J. Harris, Percy Bargholtz and Rodrigo Paez T. 1984 appeared 1985, English & Spanish edition, circa 150 pages, cloth, $145.00

Ecuador: The Philately of the Seebeck Era, January 1892 to Mid-June 1897, its Stamps, Proofs, POSTAL STATIONERY AND POSTAL HISTORY, By Robert A. D'Elia, FRPSL and Douglas B. Armitage, FRPSL Bill Welch, FRSPL, Editor The stamps are most detailed and the postal history is more than adequate. Extensive illustrations and text on the many overprints and surcharges, genuine and forged, and is complete with a full index and bibliography. The book is designed as a teaching tool, to allow the reader to learn, in detail, about these stamps, proofs, postal stationery, and their postal history, and especially, how to recognize the genuine stamps and overprints from their reprints and forgeries. It also, indirectly, provides a guide for collectors of the stamps of other Seebeck Countries. The edition is numbered and our copies autographe, edition limited to 204 copies. 2005, 407 + 31, pages, 16 pages in color, cloth, $225.00

Egypt, Stamps and Posts of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by Gisburn & Thompson 1947, 1998 reprint, 120 pages, cloth, £25, $50.00

Egypt, 19th Century Campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan by John Firebrace Fourteen campaigns from the French 1798-1801 through the Nile Expedition, 1897-1900, the basic history and postal history followed by pages from the author's collection. 1997, 218+10 pages plus 8 color plates, published £40, $80.00

Egypt

The Nile Post, Handbook and Catalogue of Egyptian Stamps by Joseph H. Chalhoub Covers most aspects and in considerable detail and all is in English: 72 pages on essays, 124 on definitives, 257 pagers on commemoratives, etc. to the special stamps, Suez Canal, French Consular, Postal Stationery, issues for Palestine, Sudan, etc. 2003, 784+24+32 color plates, well produced, a massive 7 lbs in wt, cloth with dj, $115.00

Egypt, Postal History of Egypt to 1900 by Samir Amin Fikry From the Royal Philatelic Society of London but not up to there usual standards, The work is arranged into five sections: Pre-Adhesive, Foreign Consular Post Offices, Egyptian Posts in the Suez Canal Zone and Fifth Viceroy and Offices Abroad. 1996, 176 pages 48 plates in color, cloth, limited stock, $175.00, sold out

Egypt Stamps & Postal History A Philatelic Treatise by Peter A.S. Smith, 1999, 874 pages, cloth with dj, $230.00, sold out

Egypt, The Kings of Egypt and Their Stamps 1860-1960 by Robson Lowe Essays of Egypt, a collection formed by Mackenzie-Lowe and King Fouad. 1969, 40 pages, 51 illustrations in color, 186 half-tones, card, sold out

The F.I.P. Guide to Exhibiting and Judging Traditional and Postal History Exhibits by Robert P. Odenweller and Paul H. Jensen. Of special interes as the first two issues of Egypt are used as examples for the material is seldom shown thus few have any preconceived expectations. 1994, Two parts, 27 pages text, 64 pages in excellent color, card, one copy available $50.00

Egypt, Suez Canal Company, The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World Vol. 3 by Ringström, Tester and Boulad d'Humières. 1985 288 pages plus enlarged 40c Saatjian sheet, cloth, $45.00

Egypt, The Traveling Post Offices of Egypt by Peter A. S. Smith 1983, 65 pages, card, covers 1875 through the 1940's

Egypt, Catalogue of Egyptian Revenue Stamps, with Sudanese Revenue & Egyptian Cinderellas by Peter R. Feltus 1982, 236 pages, 4 color plates, cloth, edition 1,000, sold out

Egypt, The Posta European & 1984 Kehr Catalogue of Interpostals by Ernest A. Kehr & Philip Cockrill 1984, 60 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 33, $10.00

The Prestamp Period of El Salvador (1525 - 1866)

by

Guillermo F. Gallegos and Joseph D. Hahn

Being published by the Collectors Club of Chicago, expected delivery mid April, 2015. An exceptional book with respect to understanding the postal operations of all of early Spanish America and not just El Salvador though the book is devoted to El Salvador, the rates, covers and markings, extensively illustrated, edition limited to 300 copies, 286 + 18 pages of which 26 are in color, cloth, with dj, pre-publication price of $72.00 plus transit has expired, the list price is $80.00 plus postage $3.00 for the US or $25.00 for abroad.

El Salvador, The Revenue Stamps of El Salvador by Joe Ross Well illustrated catalog from 1883, well indexed 1994, 53 pages, plastic binding, edition of 250, numbered, out of print

Ethiopia by Roberto Sciaky

The definitive work on Ethiopian Stamps and Postal History, extremely comprehensive and detailed, much background information, a classic study and it is in English. Three volumes and a supplement. For details please see Ethiopia

Ethiopia by Eric Payne & Norman Cape Eight booklets covering most aspects of Ethiopian philately; stamps 1894 - 1936, postmarks 1868 - 1936, stationery, fiscals, etc.

Falkland Islands & Dependencies by Edward B. Proud, 2006, cloth with dj, out of print, $170.00

Falkland IslandsThe Postage Stamps of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies by B.S.H. Grant

Falkland Islands Philatelic Digest A compilation from the UPLAND GOOSE for the 1970-1975 period.

Falklands The War Stamp Overprints of the Falklands, 1918-1920 by J. P. Bunt 1987, 28 pages, 2nd edition, printing of 400, $9.50

The Falkland Islands, printings of The Pictorial Issue of 1938-1949 by C. E. Glass, 1979, 20 pages, card, only one copy available, $12.50

Falklands, The 1933 Centenary Issue of the Falkland Islands by Major R.N. Spafford, 1972, 83 pages, cloth with dj, $62.50, sold out

Falklands, De La Rue Definitive of the Falkland Islands 1901-1929 by Bunt 1986, 100 pages, cloth, only one copy number, $75.00, sold

Falklands, War Stamp Overprints of the Falkland Islands 1918-1920 by Bunt 1981, 40 pages, cloth, $45.00

Falkland Island Mails, The Kosmos Years, 1880-1900 by Rev Jeremy Howat The sailings of all 265 contract mail voyages are detailed along with the contracts and known covers. 1989, 144 pages, cloth, $50.00

Falklands, Postal Service of the Falkland Islands by R. Barnes

Falkland Islands, Postcards of.., A Catalogue: 1900-1950 by H. & F. Heyburn 1985, 256 pages, 310 illustrations, $27.50

Falklands, Cancellations of the Falkland Islands and The Dependencies by James Andrews 1956, 56 pages, cloth, one copy available, $37.50

Fiji, The Stamps and Postal History 1870-75 by Rodger and Duberal, 1970, 147 pages, cloth with dj, $110.00

Fiji, The Postal History of Fiji 1911-1952 by J. G. Rodger Covers the transport of mail on land, sea and in the air, postal tariffs and stationery, post offices and postal agencies, revenue stamps, 1915-20 War Stamps, George V 1½d stamp. 1991, 112 pages, card bound, edition of 300, numbered $65.00

Fiji, The Postal History of Fiji by J.G. Rodger Published by E.B. Proud but still a Rodgers book. 1999, 528 pages, cloth, $90.00

Fiji, The Post Offices and Postal Cancellations of Fiji by H. M. Campbell, 1968, 56 pages, card, enquire first, $35.00

Fiji, Ship Letters of the South Pacific by J. Whitsed Dover, 1955, 24 pages, card, enquire first, $22.50

Post Offices in Finland 1638-1985, English translation by Anneli Hvidonov, An introduction from the Philatelic Federation of Finland, 1989, 107+2 pages, card, $20.00, sold out

Finland, The Serpentine Rouletted Stamps, Issues of 1860 and 1866 All in English, translated by Kauko Aro, SPF

Finland, European Letters to Finland 1819 to 1873 by B. Lundh Illustrates covers, full size, explaining the markings, routes and rates. Contains 207 covers from 13 countries, 5 maps, in English. Edition of 300, numbered 1990, 234 pages, 24 color plates, card, $75.00

Finland, The Railway Parcel Stamps of Finland by Hellman & Saarinen Well illustrated, text in English and Finnish, edition of 800, numbered 1993, 112 pages + 4 color plates + color map, card, $30.00

Finnish Christmas Seals 1908 - 1993 by Philatelic Federation of Finland A beautiful book in Finnish, Swedish and English As with the US ones unused seals are of moderate value but those on cover and cancelled are most desirable, also post cards, proofs and imperforates exist and often were produced for the collector, again as with US ones. 1994, 216 pages, card, limited stock, $52.50

Fiume, The Postmarks of Fiume 1809 - 1945 by John Gilbert, from the Italy and Colonies Study Circle, The French, Austrian and Hungarian periods, World War One, the Allied Occupation, the d'Annunzio regime, the Annexation to Italy, World War Two and the Yugoslav Military Occupation. The historical background of all the significant events is explained, well illustrated with maps, contemporary pictures, covers and hundreds of postal and other markings including military, maritime, airmail and railway postmarks, and registration, censor and express handstamps. 2007, 164 pages, prong binding with acetate covers, published at £20 plus trnsit, $48.50

France, A Bibliography of Philatelic Literature on the French Colonies, Protectorates and Overseas Territories, Vol. One by R. G. Stone 1981, 110 pages, card, $10.00

France, Fakes and Forgeries of 20th Century French Postage Stamps by R. G. Gethin A detailed study from the 1914 Red Cross Surtax through 1997 with the red letter simple rate stamps. 2006, 148 pages, in English and in color, card, $82.50

Table of French Postal Rates 1849 to 2011 by Derek Richardson.

The 4th edition and much expanded with better organization and presentation. It covers 1849 to 2011 for numerous classes of mail, domestic and overseas. An excellent expansion over the 66 page version that appeared in 1996.

The Development of Rates of Postage (France) by A. D. Smith revised and abridged by C. S. Holder, The French material abstracter and updated from A. D. Smith's 1917 work, 1980, 65 pages, card, in English, $22.50

France, The Pneumatic Post of Paris by J. D. Hayhurst, 1974, 27 pages, card, in English, $17.50

France, The Postal History of the Kingdom of Westphalia Under Napoleon 1807-1814 by Carroll Chase & Henry Meyer Eleven maps, tracings of 76 postmarks, 1958, 47 pages, card, in English, limited stock, $45.00

France, Philatélie à la Française, Philatelic Foundation Monograph No. 2 International Mail, 1699-1869 by Martin F. Stempien, Jr., The Hulot Plates of 1849-1876 by Marc W. Martin First Issues by John E. Lievsay Guadeloupe, 1859-1915 by Edward J.J. Grabowski, all in English. 1992, 101 pages, card bound, $30.00

France, Nomenclatuere Des Bureaux De Poste, De Belgique et du Nore de La France Occupés Guerre 1914-1918 by J. De Bast A detailed study of the WW I markings of Belgium and Northern France. 1990, circa 400 pages, marking card, cloth, Dutch and French, $45.00

France, Military and Postal History of the Revolutionary Armies in the West of France 1791-1802 by Stanley J. Luft A well done study of the history and philately, produced on a Laser Jet Printer by Envision Monographs, type is first rate, as the illustrations are stampless they are quite acceptable. 1993, 113 pages, card bound, sold out

French Colonial Airmail rates from 1920 to 1945 by Bob Picirilli Covers the letter rates and airmail surtax for French colonies from the start of commercial aviation to the end of WW2, and provides for the first time a comprehensive source of information to explain the postage rates applied to pre 1946 French colonial airmail covers. Published by the France & Colonies Philatelic Society (GB). 234 pages, card bound, and a CD having a 7,500 cover database, out of print

The Sower, A common Little French Stamp by Ashley Lawrence, 2012, 252+ 4 pages, in color, soft, published at £40.00 + transit, limited stock $80.00

French Postal History by Vincent Pothion

  1. Paris Marques Postales et Obliterations de Paris 1700 au 31/12/1848, 2002, 79 pages plus errata, card with prices, $55.00
  2. Paris Obliterations 1849-1876, 2000, Nouvelle édition, 93 pages, card with prices, sold out
  3. Catalogue Des Bureaux Ambulants, 1845-1965 & Des Timbres à Dates Des Préposés Des Postes Aux Gares, 1854-1960,, Railroad Cancellations, 1999, 83 pages, card with prices $47.50
  4. France Obliterations 1849-1876 (sans Paris), 1998, 72 pages, card with prices, $45.00
  5. Nomenclature Des Bureaux de Poste Francais 1852 - 1876 Petits et Gros Chiffres Cotés, 1998, 124 pages, card with prices, $50.00
  6. Catalogue Des Cachets Petits Chiffres Des Gros Chiffres, 1862-1876, 1991, 47 pages, card with prices, sold out
  7. Catalogue des Cachets Courriers - Convoyeurs - Lignes, 1877-1966, The markings having a scalloped outer border. 1990, 90 pages, card with prices, sold out
  8. Catalogue des Cachets Courriers - Convoyeurs Stations (France et Algerie 1866-1890), 1988, 83 pages, card with prices, 23 e, $37.50
  9. Numéros Blancs, 1876 - 1895 1980, 10 pages, card, $12.50
  10. Initiation a L'Obliterations Francaise An introduction to the numerous types of French postal markings, well illustrated. 1996, 110 pages, card, sold out
  11. Catalogue des Timbres a Date Facteurs Boitiers Type 1884 The circular marking surrounded by dots introduced in 1884 and used into the 20th century. 1997, 60 pages, card with prices, 130 F, $35.00
  12. Marques Postales et Obliterations des Bureaux Francais a L'Ethranger, 1561-1948 & Bureaux De Distribution D'Algerie French obliterations used in foreign countries with specialized Algerie. 1982, 60 pages, card with prices, sold out
  13. Catalogue des Marques Postales Des Bureaux de Distribution de France, "Cursives" 1819-1858 Markings with italics and script type. 1989, 77 pages, card with prices, sold out
  14. Catalogue des Obliterations Temporaires de France 1855-1961 Temporary post offices, ie. expositions, congresses, fairs, etc. 1996, 52 pages, card with prices, $37.50
  15. Catalogue des Timbres "Grilles" 1849-1852, Paris, Province, Algerie 1997, 87 pages, card with prices, 150 F. $37.50
  16. La Poste de L'Ancienne France des origines á 1791, 6th Supplément au Catalogue de 1965 by Louis Lenain 1993, 119 pages, card, sold out
  1. Paris Marques Postales et Obliterations de Paris 1700 au 31/12/1848, 2002, 79 pages plus errata, card with prices, $55.00
  2. Paris Obliterations 1849-1876, 2000, Nouvelle édition, 93 pages, card with prices, sold out
  3. Catalogue Des Bureaux Ambulants, 1845-1965 & Des Timbres à Dates Des Préposés Des Postes Aux Gares, 1854-1960,, Railroad Cancellations, 1999, 83 pages, card with prices $47.50
  4. France Obliterations 1849-1876 (sans Paris), 1998, 72 pages, card with prices, $45.00
  5. Nomenclature Des Bureaux de Poste Francais 1852 - 1876 Petits et Gros Chiffres Cotés, 1998, 124 pages, card with prices, $50.00
  6. Catalogue Des Cachets Petits Chiffres Des Gros Chiffres, 1862-1876, 1991, 47 pages, card with prices, sold out
  7. Catalogue des Cachets Courriers - Convoyeurs - Lignes, 1877-1966, The markings having a scalloped outer border. 1990, 90 pages, card with prices, sold out
  8. Catalogue des Cachets Courriers - Convoyeurs Stations (France et Algerie 1866-1890), 1988, 83 pages, card with prices, 23 e, $37.50
  9. Numéros Blancs, 1876 - 1895 1980, 10 pages, card, $12.50
  10. Initiation a L'Obliterations Francaise An introduction to the numerous types of French postal markings, well illustrated. 1996, 110 pages, card, sold out
  11. Catalogue des Timbres a Date Facteurs Boitiers Type 1884 The circular marking surrounded by dots introduced in 1884 and used into the 20th century. 1997, 60 pages, card with prices, 130 F, $35.00
  12. Marques Postales et Obliterations des Bureaux Francais a L'Ethranger, 1561-1948 & Bureaux De Distribution D'Algerie French obliterations used in foreign countries with specialized Algerie. 1982, 60 pages, card with prices, sold out
  13. Catalogue des Marques Postales Des Bureaux de Distribution de France, "Cursives" 1819-1858 Markings with italics and script type. 1989, 77 pages, card with prices, sold out
  14. Catalogue des Obliterations Temporaires de France 1855-1961 Temporary post offices, ie. expositions, congresses, fairs, etc. 1996, 52 pages, card with prices, $37.50
  15. Catalogue des Timbres "Grilles" 1849-1852, Paris, Province, Algerie 1997, 87 pages, card with prices, 150 F. $37.50
  16. La Poste de L'Ancienne France des origines á 1791, 6th Supplément au Catalogue de 1965 by Louis Lenain 1993, 119 pages, card, sold out
France, The Pigeon Post in Paris 1870 - 1871 by J. D. Hayhurst 1970, 48 pages, card, a fine study, in English, $25.00

France, The Flight of the Ville D'Orleans by Ernst M. Cohn Perhaps the most fascinating flight from the 1870 Siege of Paris. 1978, 175 pages, cloth, deluxe edition, $65.00

France, Nomenclature des Entiers Postaux Officiels de France et de Monaco by Jean-François Brun, priced catalog of France & Monaco postal stationery. 1986, 56 pages, card, in French but well illustrated, $9.50

France, Free French Censorship in the Levant by D. M. Zimmerman Jr. The handstamps, markings and printed tapes with a good background. 1980, 89 pages, card in spiral binding

The Postal History of French Forces in Tunisia 1900-1920 & the South Tunisian Campaign 1915-1917 by David Trapnell edited by Maurice Tyler, 2013, 40 pages, in full color, self cover, $27.50

R F

France, Roosevelt, De Gaulle and the Posts by D. M. Giangreco The AMG story, Franco-American War Relations Viewed Through Their Effects on the French Postal System, 1942-1944. The background behind the RF overprints. 1988, 192 pages, card, 100 illustrations including covers, $17.50

French Postal History in Tripoli (1852-1914)

in the age of steamships, French influence in the Levant and the decline of the Ottoman Empire

by Semaan Bassil

Though this book is partly titled "An Introduction to" we can only hope a subsequent volume will appear however if not this work is most certainly of major value to the collector as to; history, maps, rates, sailing data and cancellations. 2013, 179+ pages, large format, full color, in English with a one page introduction in French, soft cover, published £49, $95.00

Seventy Years of Postal History at the French Post Office in Beirut

By Semaan Bassil.

Published by The Lebanese British Friends of the National Museum, Beirut 2009. the background to the original capitulations is explained and how the position of France vis-à-vis the Ottoman Empire was privileged, and this was particularly so after France took the side of the Ottomans in the Crimea. The special rights accorded to French residents and the preferential duties on trade. This situation enjoyed by France enabled them to establish strong shipping links with the Levant and Beirut from the 1830s and the establishment of a disinfection station in Beirut in 1834 further strengthened the importance of the port. The 1830s also saw substantial investment by the Lyonnais in silk production and there is considerable detail given to the companies involved and the history of this trade.

The French shipping lines serving Beirut showing routes and postal markings. It is explained that the lack of an effective Ottoman postal service led to the authorization of postal consular activity leading to the opening of a French post office in 1845 followed by other European countries.

All marks of the French post office are illustrated and supported by copies of relevant letters and description of the rates. This includes tax and maritime marks with a detailed analysis of the covers and the different postage stamps used. This includes both letters to France and other destinations. The post UPU period is treated in a similar manner covering the period up to WWI.

A final section covers moveable box mail (including a slight misunderstanding of Sallies) and military correspondence. A useful annexe illustrates the postage stamps used, ancillary marks, details about principal trading companies, a glossary and bibliography.

2009, 231 + 12 pages, large format, full color, in English and French, cloth published at £55, $97.50 French Islands by O. W. Newport and J. T. Whitney Postal markings of Chausey, Mont Saint-Michel, Bréhat, Ushant (Ouessant), Belle Isle, Ile de Ré and Ile d'Oléron; also hotel cachets. 1981, 94 pages, 376 illustrations, card, $27.50

France, Cilicie Occupation Militarie Francase by M. Max Mayo A fine catalog - handbook covering the postal history, markings and stamps, many in color of this small territory of Turkey. 1984, 200 pages, card some illustrations in color, $35.00

French Somali Coast, Postal History 1939-45 by A. R. Torra 1992, 24 pages, card UK £5.50, $11.00, enquire, we can't find our stock

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France in French and Private Press Books

Gambia, edited by J.O. Andrew for the West Africa Study Circle Dalwick's 1953 Gambia is now replaced by a larger and more complete work. 1985, 172 pages, 8 color plates, cloth, $37.50

The Gambia by R.E.Dalwick, 1953, 66+7 pages, cloth, only one copy available, $32.50

From Hinrichsen to Krag:

The Experimental and Early Machine Postmarks of Germany (1866 until 1906), Handbook and Catalog

by Jerry H. Miller

This completely revised new edition of the 1993 published standard reference handbook, catalog and reference for this most interesting collecting area was written by a specialist with over 35 years collecting & research on German postal automation and postmarks with much additional data and information included in this volume. 45-page unified catalog section with early & late usage dates along with rarity factors (rare to common) and postal type usages 2008, 152 Pages, Over 225 Colored Illustrations, English and German Text, cloth, limited edition, $68.00

Germany The Postal History of the Kingdom of Westphalia Under Napoleon 1807-1814 by Carroll Chase & Henry Meyer Eleven maps, tracings of 76 postmarks, 1958, 47 pages, card, limited stock, $37.50

Germany, Die Private Stadtpost Stuttgart Biografic und Katalog by Horst Jaedicke A detailed study of the Stuttgart local posts and the social and economic conditions, a most unusual work, scholarly but also entertaining, serious but also trivia, unfortunately a knowledge of German is necessary for the text, the overall presentation is evident to all. 2000, 373 pages, most illustrations in color, $90.00

The Philately of Third Reich, Germany 1933 - 1945

by Robert W. Jones

Mostly on the adhesive stamps including the booklets, some cancellations and background, all are illustrated in excellent color, uses the Michel catalog numbers

2011, 304 + 12 pages, cloth, $99.95

John R. Boker, Jr by Heinrich Köhler, the deluxe set with color illustrations and detailed descriptions Die Booker Samsung, Altdeutschen Staten by H. Köhler, in German

Germany, Postal Rates of Germany 1906 - 1923 edited by Diana Manchester A fine guide to the Inflation Period, covers most rates except foreign packages. 1991, 36 pages, card, sold out

Germany, 333 Years of Brunswich Postal History and Stamps 333 Jahre Braunschweigische Post by Henri Bade, in German 1960, 199 pages, cloth, $30.00

Hamburg by D. S. Patton 1963, 56 pages + 20 page booklet in pocket, cloth, one copy available, $82.50

Germany, 1886-1986 A Century of German Ship Posts by Edwin Drechsel German offshore and domestic Sea and Ship Post marks, 263 markings, well illustrated, brief but useful background information. 1987, 114 pages, cloth, $25.00

German Seepost Cancellations 1886-1939 by Cockrill and Arno Gottspenn

Germany, G.R.I. The Postage Stamps of the German Colonies occupied by the British, 1914-1918 by Robert M. Gibbs New Guinea and the Marshall Islands, Cameroons, Mafia, Samoa, Togoland The stamps and postal history, in English 1988, 290 pages, 30 in full color, cloth, only one copy available, $265.00, sold out

Germany, The last German edition of Albert Friedemann "Die Postwertzeichen und Entwertungen …..in den Schutzgebieten in 4 printed binders through part 17 (1970) which we think is the last, in German, only one copy available, $285.00

Albert Friedemann The Postage Stamps and Cancellations of the Post Offices in German Sout West Africa. Not to be compared with the above or more recent English edition, 1990, published in South Africa, 197 pages, cloth with dj, only one copy available, $115.00

A Postal History of German East Africa by Jerome G. Newman, 1973, 211 pages and loose map, plastic ring binding, copy 56 of 500, $100.00

The Postal History of German East Africa by K. Pennycuick, edited by Proud 1989, 223 pages, cloth, $85.00

Germany,The Echoes That Remain by Henry Schwab The philatelic story of the Nazi Persecution and the Holocaust. A fascinating book that presents the facts in a scholarly manner, I wish we would have stocked it when it first appeared. 1992, 185 pages, cloth

Postwar Years of Germany 1945-48, Postal History by Dr. H.F. & W. Stich An excellent work on the turmoil following the war, crammed with information, the contents warrant a much larger book. 1994, 272 pages, card. $45.00

Peter Feuser Publications

Deutsche Postorte 1490-1920 by Günther Hass A detailed listing of Post Towns in the German area arranged alphabetically, many opening and closing dates are given, 2003, cloth, 681 pages, 90e + transit, $125.00

The Cities of the World, 1908 Reprint of a German book titled Gottlieb Webersik, Geographisch-Statistisches Weltlexikon, Similar to Proud's reprint of a 1889 German book but an 1908 edition and with a bit more information. Lack of knowledge of German is no problem at all. Unlike the Proud titles the paper, printing and binding are all first rate. 1999 reprint of 1908 book, 960 pages, cloth, 75 euro + transit, $110.00

Nachverwendete Altdeutschland-Stempel, Cancellations Old German States n States by Peter Feuser Listing by State of all cancellations of the old German States which appear later on the stamps of Prussia, the North German Confederation and the first issues of the German Empire. Most markings are illustrated in full size. Cancellations are priced for all three periods, etc. Though in German it is fully illustrated and arranged alphabetically thus a given marking and it's value can be easily found. A 90 page index makes it easy to quickly find most markings. A new listing of reused German States markings used on the German Empire issues has been added. A number of excellent maps are provided.

Deutsche Vorphilatelie, Peter Feuser and Werner Münzberg German Stampless markings to 1875, transit to 1885 for all of Germany, arranged by city and not by state with most markings illustrated, 13,000 cancellations from 4,300 offices, a new listing of the military 1870/1871, value in Euro. easy to use for one that does not read German,

Deutsche Vorphilatelie, Katalog der Grenzübergangs by Feuser and Münzberg German Transit Markings applied in Germany when a cover crossed the border, 1727-1875; Disinfected Markings, 1814-1846. Introductions in English, French and German, arranged per above German Stampless, 1991, 118 pages, cloth $50.00

Handbuchder deutschen Privat-Postwertzeichen by Carl Schmidt Detailed listing of 19th Century German locals, illustrated, quality reprint of 1939 & 1943, 317 & 527 pages, 75e + transit, $110.00

Die Nummernstempel Der Altdeutschen Staaten by Peter Feuser Listing of all number cancellations of the old German States. Arranged by state and numeral, priced on and off cover, for Baden by stamp issue. 1992, 210 pages, cloth, sold out

Die Deutschen Hufeisenstempel by Friedrich Spalink Standard work on German Horse Shoe cancellations, 1864-1880's prices are given according to the stamp issues via a point system. In German but easy to use, a significant improvement over the previous edition. 1992, 218 pages, cloth, 4th edition, about 218 pages

Handbuch Der Neudrucke by Paul Ohrt., reprinted by Peter Feuser List of reprints and forgeries of stamps and stationery with distinguishing characteristic for old German States (350 pages), Europe, etc. Reprint of 1906-1938 books, 670 pages, cloth, 75e + transit, $110.00

All are superb works, two were selected as one can fully utilize them without a knowledge of German. The other is on German Locals, it is an extremely useful volume and the only comprehensive work on the subject, for this book a knowledge of German would be most useful, one can work it out with a German-English dictionary.

Special order from stocks in Germany, Priced only in euro:

We either do not stock the below in the US or have only a copy or two, if not in stock we will order them from Germany. Your cost will be a direct conversion of the DM prices to the U.S. dollar plus 2%.

Stationsverzeichnis der Eisenbahnstationen Europas, Herausgegeben von A. Nether Index of all European Railroad stations excluding England, routes with distances, etc. 1991 reprint of 1929 book, 975 pages, cloth, 150,-DM

500 Jahre Post, Thurn un Taxis by Werner Münzberg Covers the T & T postal empire from 1490 to 1867, many maps, postal documents and covers reproduced, illustrated listings of markings, bicolor printing 1990, three volumes, 274, 290 and 277 pages, card, 180,-DM

Reprints of 3 classic German works,excellent quality, uniformly bound in red cloth set 225e + transit

Franzosische Armeepost/Departements Conquis (2 Volumes) by Albert Reinhardt Introduction in German and French, pricing in both points and DM. Both volumes sold as a set 120 euro+ transit, $170.00

Bestellbezirke der Grobherz. hessischen Poststellen Detailed listing of rural post offices and rural carrier routes. Reprint of 1865 book, 168 pages, card 80,-DM

Verzeichnis Sämtlicher Ortschaften der Provinz Hessen-Nassau etc. Listing of postal delivery sites and for each its county, country, court region and post office, prepared for use by postal workers. Reprint 1889, 270 pages, card 80,-DM

Germany, For the Finest in German Postal History please see the Peter Feuser titles under Specialty Philatelic Presses.

Grenada, The Postal History of Barbados and Grenada by Edward B. Proud

2006, 335 pages plus 4 in color, cloth with dj, £45 plus transit, $94.00


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