BOOKS on PHILATELY

Philatelic Bibliopole

Leonard H. Hartmann

New and Recent Additions to Stock

Foreign


The Steinberg Covers Forged Covers from the Classic Period in Swedish Philately by Helena Obermüller-Wilén and Jonas Hallström Color illustrations of 206 fake covers, with introductory material, 2015, 35 pages, edition of 300 copies, card, $57.50

Southern African Mails, Routes, Rates and Regulations 1806-1916 by Brian Trotter

, by the RPSL, Covering all the territories of Southern Africa, the book begins in 1806 with the Second British Occupation of the Cape of Good Hope and ends in 1916. This ranges from the period when the first postal system was available to the public to a time when the postage routes, rates, and regulations in Southern Africa were well developed. 2016, 572 + 12 pages, in color, loth with dj, published at 72£ + 26 £ = $130.00

Marques de Passage by James Van der Linden

The basic handbook on the entry marks used in the European countries between 1661 and 1875, Lists and illustrates the postal markings applied to mail crossing a border, including marks of origin, entry, and transit, accountancy markings. In French, German with some English, completely illustrated and easy to use,arranged alphabetically based on the wording of the marking, 2005, 2nd and last edition, the original 336 book and the 66 pages supplement in one volume, rarity is given in points, cloth, only one copy left, $140.00

A Collectors Notes and Comments on the Rare and Mysterious Colombian Airmails 1919-1923

by Barry P. Fletcher

In essence it covers Colombia airmails C1-C24B and C36-37. It is written from a collectors point of view with regard to numbers printed or known, scarcity of the different stamps on flown covers, flight details and dates, provenance of the more well known pieces, comments on fakes and forgeries, etc., etc. We assume this volume is a prelude to a more extensive book should additional information surface. 2016, 128 pages, in color, card, the author’s e-mail address is printed in the book, page on the page facing the copyright, he will gladly share information, edition of 60 copies (yes sixty) of which 25 are for the US, $25.00 + $3.00 postage for a US mailing address.

The Revenue Stamped Paper of Mexico 1821-1876 by Donald O. Scott and Frank A. Sternad The second editon, expanded from 367 pages in 2006 to 442 today. For more than two centuries, in the territory we know today as Mexico, documents concerned with the transfer of money, deeds, contracts, bills of exchange, etc. were illegal unless written on paper imprinted with a government authorized tax stamp. 2016, 442 pages, well illustrated, card, $49.00

A Catalogue of the Stamps of Mexico 1856-1910 by Nicholas Follansbee

World Rarities New York 2016

From The Club de Monte Carlo

The actual rarities will be shown at New York

The book will only be sold by mail from Belgium; but orders can be taken from the show. It is quite a volume showing 50 rarities, all in color, even one Confederate, in English, with a good introduction to the club, 2016, 125 pages, hard bound in a velvet fabric, published at 50 euros post paid ($57.50) we can supply from our US stock, $45.00 to a US mailing address

AAMC 7th Edition

American Air Mail Catalog, Seventy Edition, American Air Mail Society All new, in color and a now in a large format

GB Used Abroad: Cancellations and Postal Markings

by

John Parmenter & Ken Gordon

A completely new version of Parmenter's 1993 book, incorporating the text by the late Rev C.S. Morton, 150 illustrations of covers in color, all markings illustrated and a value indicated, 2016, 398 pages, hard bound, $135.00

Four Important Exchange Offices

handeling world's international postal relations during the 19th Century

by

James Van der Linden

Covers, Panama, Alexandria, Aachen & Trieste, 2016, 72 pages, 7 maps 80 covers, cloth, full color, limited edition, sold out

Soviet Clandestine Mail Surveillance

1917-1991

by David M. Skipton and Steve Volis

From the Collectors Club of Chicago, A hybrid of philatelic research and history.The political control offices that secretly watched the correspondence of Soviet citizens and foreigners in the USSR and demonstrates that these offices used censor marks resembling postmarks to convey information and instructions between the branches. Hundreds of these censor marks (and censorship-related date stamps) are recorded and illustrated; along with hundreds more that the authors contend were used to aid in the "classification campaigns" of the 1920s. cloth, all-color, 554 + ix pp. edition limited to 300 copies published at $98.00, edition limited to 300 copies, delivered to a US mailing address $105.00

Postal Censorship in Imperial Russia by Peter Michalove and David Skipton

Historical and philatelic aspects of Russian Censorship, 1714 to 1917. An excellent study covering the background, political and social, civil and military censorship. Well written and a finely produced. Over 1,100 illustrations. A detailed catalog of the markings arranged by city. Of major value to any collector or student of Censorship or of Russia. For more details and a reproduction of one page please see Censorship 1989, 255 + 263 pages, two volumes, cloth, slip case, $65.00

UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961 by James Bendon

A complete revision and expansion of the 1988 volume however there is no pricing

Rossica

The First Russian Commemorative and Charity Stamps

by L.N. Bakayutova and A. V. Strygin

A major study of the stamps, proofs and usages, covers 1913 - 1925, 2015, published in conjunction with MonacoPhil 2015, full color, card, large format, 103 pages in English / French but also 84 pages in Russian that appears to have slightly different contents, ie illustrations, limited printing, $27.50.

Jean de Sperati

The man who made copies of stamps, Biography

by Lucette Blanc-Girardet

We wanted to stock this book when it first appeared but was told an English edition would come out, it never did but the page by page English translation is all we need. The illustrations are excellent, most i have never seen before. 2003, 127 pages, hard bound smythie sewn, in color, in French but with a 95 page English translation, $50.00

The Postal History of French Forces in Tunisia 1900-1920 & the South Tunisian Campaign 1915-1917

by David Trapnell, Well illustrated: covers, markings and maps. 2013, 40 pages, large format, in color, $27.50

The Mulready Postal Stationer

Its Genesis, Production and Usage

by Alan Huggins & Alan Holyoake

From the Royal Philatelic Society of London, Can't say more, the title says it all, 2016, 212 pages, cloth with dj, full color, $60.00

The World's First Postage Stamp

by Alan Holyoake

From the Royal Philatelic Society of London, The "Penny black" (Plates 1, 1a, 1b and 2) and 2d blue (Plate 1), along with the "red" prints from the 1d plate are all that are shown. The latter completes the picture of the progression of repair to the 1d plate. Uses, shades and varieties of both denominations available in the earliest years of philately add spice to the presentation. 2016, 160 pages, full color, cloth with dj, $40.00

The Port of Liverno, A Survey of its Maritime Postal History, 17th to the 20th Century

, by Alan Becker, from the I&C handbook No.11, English, 74 pages, spiral bound, color illustrations, will have in stock in late April, 2016, $40.00

The 1836 Anglo-French Postal Convention

How this agreement between Great Britain and France made it easier to send international mail from all parts of the world

by

Geoffrey Lewis

An exceptional work on the international exchange of mail from 1836 until the UPU giving a much clearer understand of the rates than the rate and sailing data. From the RPSL, 2015, 372+ pages, in color, cloth with dj, published 65£ + transit, $135.00

The Bombay - Aden Sea Post Office by Mike Dovey, Covers 1868 - 1914, departure and arrival dates

The "Shipping Postmaster" Cancellations of South Africa by Mike Dovey, 2014, 38 pages, in color, card, $37.50

The Postal History of the Oxford Union Society to 1920

by

Vincent West

A library association of a number of Universities at Oxford with benefits until the 1840's of free postage and stationery, overprirnted stamps, good history and philately. 2012, 54 pages, in color, card, published 15£ + transit, $40.00

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.

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

Great Britain: The 1840 Prepaid Parliamentary Envelopes by Alan Huggins and Edward Klempka, a detailed illustrated listing of the various imprints, illustrations of the full covers and a census of the known covers, 2013, 99+17 pages, published by the RPSL at 39£ plus transit, $85.00

John Parmenter

We are now stocking in limited quantities and can always drop ship from the US charging the actual postage.

London Late Fee and Too Late Mail 1840 to 1930, 2002, Well illustrated, 85+6 pages, 33 tables, 20£, $46.00

French African Airmails 1932 to 1940 Gerard Collot and Alain Cornu, Weill illustrated, 2013, 272 pages, paper case Binding published 25£, $59.00

Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales by John Parmenter, Cedric Prys-Roberts and Ken Smith, the contents and appearance are tremendously better than his first versions from 1975, etc. individual volumes are 35 £ plus transit

Club de Monte-Carlo 2013

Milestones of the Philatelic Literature

of the 19th Century

by Wolfgang Massen and Vincent Schouberechts

This book was published by the Club de Monte-Carlo for the 2013 exhibit. An exceptional work on the early and major philatelic literature, the books, authors and publishers, with an emphasis on the early works dealing with forgers and forgeries. It is both detailed, authoritative and enjoyable to read.The only comparable study to date is the Crawford Index and the series by Dr.Manfred Amrehein. I consider it an exceptional work and not hurt too much by my small contribution. In English and French, full color, 512 pages, large format, published at €60, limited stock, $170.00 plus our standard $3 part postage and for foreign plus actual postage.

Milestones, there is now a 200 page supplement and it is available as a no cost download - on www.philahistorica.de . This Supplement has about 20 pages of new material in English, the rest is the text of the book in German, the illustrations are not reproduced. You only need to print out the last 20 or so pages as this is an invaluable reference to most 19th century philatelic people.

Sweden in Philately Up To 1920

edited by Jonas Hällström

A companion volume by the Club de Monte-Carlo 2013 to the above literature one but covering Sweden, in English and French, full color, 279 pages, large format, published at €60, limited stock, $100.00 plus our standard $3 part postage and for foreign plus actual postage.

French Postal History in Tripoli rench 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

The Postal History of the Union Castle Line

including Union & Castle Lines by Mike Dovey
2011, 78 pages, full color, plastic cover, published £ 19.95, $40.00

The London Philatelist, Archival Edition 1892-2012

All 121 volumes of the journal excluding advertising, 20,000+ articles. A major world philatelic journal of the first quality. All digitized and set up to be searched, on DVDs (not CDs) so they will run on most PCs but NOT on a MAC even if it has a PC emulation, self loading installation, 2 DVDs in all, published at £90, enquire before ordering, $205.00

Swaziland Philately to 1968 by Peter van der Molen

From the RPSL 2013, 532+ pages, cloth with dj, full color, edition of 150 copies, numbered, out of print in less than six months, published £67 + 33 postage, limited stock, $172.00

British West African Mail Packets to 1900 by Colin Tabeart

Postage rates; the Royal Navy packets 1848-50, General Screw Steam Ship Co. packets 1850 t0 1852; African Steam Ship Company's 1st, 2nd and 3rd contracts:Elder Dempster & Alfred Jones: the non-contract period 1872-3; first joint mail agreement with British & African Steam Navigation Co.; supplementary mails 1873-74 during the 2nd Ashanti War, etc, etc. to 1900, General and Ship Index s, 2015, 560 pages, cloth, edition of 100 copies, out of print, $135.00,

Robertson Revisited, A Supplement by Colin Tabeart 2012, 68 pages, card, out of print, extremely limited stock, sold out.

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, sold out

The Traveling Post Offices of Uruguay by Jay Grace Walmsley, A wonderful story of the systems covering the Stage, Maritime and Trains with much history and detailed coverage of the markings, 2012, 135 + 4 pages, in color, cloth, edition of 80 copies, 3 copies available, $70.00

Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy by Gary A. DuBro, 2012, 214 + 18 pages, cloth with dj, in color, edition of 150 copies, $150.00, sold out

The Bombay - Aden Sea Post Office by Mike Dovey, Covers 1868 - 1914, soft bound

The Bombay-Aden Sea Post Office by Mike Dovey & Peter Bottrill, 2112, 176 pages, card, published at £32.95 + transit, $70.00

Line Engraved Security Printing: the Methods of Perkins Bacon 1790 to 1935 Banknotes and Postage Stamps

by Gary Granzow

The first major work on engraving postage stamps since Jamex Baxter's 1939 book; Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving, Yes, it is on the nature of the engraving and not on specific stamps. An original approach to the research and understanding of line engraving on steel and the security printing it made possible. While much of the focus is on the evolution of line engraving in the UK, the findings apply to line engraving in general. Previously students have studied thousands of stamps and dated envelopes to deduce how the stamps were made and why they appear as they do. Gary has traced the development of engraving on steel, the mechanics of design transfer, hardening, inks, perforation and plate repair from 1790 to 1935 by studying primary sources and patents. Using this approach, he has made several basic discoveries and corrected a number of erroneous conclusions in the literature.

2012, 360 pages, 181 illustrations, many in color, cloth, published £50 plus postage of £26, $110.00

Essence of Polar Philately by Hal Vogel

A surprisingly enjoyable book even for those with no interest in the subject. It ranges from, 1819 and before, 1824-25 Northwest Passage Expedition, the 1875-76 British Arctic Expedition with the notice for despatching mails, up to about 2000, listings of the expeditions and flights, many covers are illustrated. An excellent introduction and outline of a most extensive subject. 2008, 206+9 pages, in color, well printed on heavy glossy paper but the binding is poorly done and pages can easily separate, card, published at $65.00 but we are able to offer it as a limited quantity special for $55.00,

An English edition is now out!

Stars, Stripes & Ice

Drifting stations, icebreakers, submarines and Article land stations in their mail history by Franco Giardini, Frederico Masnari and Enrico Garrou.

An excellent book on the Polar Postal History, 69 illustrations in color, 46 in black and white 25 paintings etc. photographs, 11 maps, others 336, in all 476 illustrations. Well reviewed in the Collectors club Philatelist this year based on the Italian edition.

Stamp Perforation: The Somerset House Years 1848 to 1880 by Ray Simpson & Peter Sargeant, 2007, 370 + 16 pages, from the RPSL, 2015 printing, identical to the original in all respects except for the date, published at £80 plus transit, $176.00

OAT and AV2 Markings by Murray Heifetz, 2nd edition from the AAMS, Air mail markings giving transit instructions, 1938-1974 2000, 2nd edition, 142 pages, card, $12.50 2007, 3rd edition, 168 pages, card, $17.50

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 P&P UK = £1.50, Europe = £4, ROW = £6.50), $48.50

The Italian Post Offices in Constantinople 1908-1923 by Mario Chesner Dauphinhe & Colin Pinkington, 2007 reprint of 1988, 75 pages, prong binding with acetate covers, published at £10, plus P&P,limited stock but will obtain more, $28.50

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

Characteristics of some Forgeries of Mexican Stamps by Roberto Liera Gutiérrez, In English and Spanish, Full Color, quite attractive but not as detailed as we would prefer, 2007, 54 pages, card, 30.00

Encyclopedia of

The Maltese Cross Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland by Professor S. David Rockoff & Mike Jackson

Collecting British Square Circle Postmarks

Second Edition by Stanley F. Cohen, Maurice Barette, John Hine and A.M. Williams. An excellent expansion from the first edition in 1987 totaling 429 pages, better printing and more to each page, detailed listings and indexed, reference number, type, series, rarity factor of office and of actual marking, the earliest and latest known usages by month, day and year for each marking, all are illustrated including proof strikes when known, the edition is only 250 sets. Passed By Army Censor By Richard W. Helbock, A catalog of censor markings used on mail from American soldiers and War Department civilians assigned overseas in 1941 and 1942. There are 18 chapters in all and they are organized chronologically and geographically. All Army operations throughout the world are covered. The last chapter deals with Operation Torch (the invasion of North Africa) which involved nearly 200 thousand servicemen and was a turning point in the war in Europe. Well illustrated with covers and markings. 2006, 256p, cloth, $75.00

Undercover Addresses of World War II, Revised Edition, C. R and A. M. Entwistle. This work covers mailing addresses that permitted communication between the Axis powers and the Allies and also to conceal the identity and or location of those involved. Many things used such addresses such as the Box numbers for the Manhattan Project, addresses on mail from the Netherlands to Portugal to be sent to London, etc. etc.

Stuart Rossiter Postal History Journal

Published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund of the UK, a quality journal devoted to postal history, mostly GB and the Empire.

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

Proud books published in 2006

The Dublin Find by Don Madden and Karl Louis

A detailed study of a major find of the 1840 GB 1 & 2 p stamps, the V.R. sheet and Mulready envelops at the Dublin post office in 1904, the disposal of the stamps, the political ramifications and the surviving stamps, well illustrated. It is sub titled "The most important stamp find in GB philately 2006, 45+6+12 pages, card, published at £15 plus transit, $33.50

The London Philatelist, Archival Edition 1892-2005

All 114 volumes of the journal excluding advertising, 20,000 articles. A major world philatelic journal of the first quality. All digitized and set up to be searched, on CDs (not DVDs) so they will run on most PCs and MAC if having PC emulation, uses an Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files, one self loading installation CD, 12 CDs in all. priced for UK delivery £185, for Europe £186 and for the rest of the world £160, yes it is less in the US as i don't have to pay the VAT, US delivery from a stock, $335.00

Introduction to the Stamps of Great Britain by David Alderfer & Larry RosenblumA good general work, 2004, 240+8 pages, card, $28.50

Harlan W. Miller Philatelic Printer, A Biography by Harlan L. MillerA wonderful folksy story of a devoted Philatelic Printer that was responsible for many fine journals in the 1930-1960's such as The American Revenuer, Philatelic Literature Review, Bulletin of the Polonus Philatelic Society Kay Chief Stamp Journal and perhaps 40 more. 1965, 107 pages, printed on one side, some color, limited stock $65.00

The Royal Marines, Home and Abroad A Postal History 1664-1994

by Bob Swarbrick

Brief accounts of 91 events, illustrated with covers, letters and pictures, 2006, 162+ pages, 11 pages in color, card, published at £38.50 plus transit, $83.50

The Pneumatic Post of Paris by J. D. Hayhurst, 1974, 27 pages, card, in English, $10.00

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, $13.50

Spanish-Philippine Stamp Forgeries, Vol 1, Queen Isabella II 1854-1864 by Nigel Gooding

2006, 80 pages covering 82 forgeries, superb illustrations and in color, soft bound, $45.00

OPINIONS

Philatelic Expertizing -OPINIONS An Inside View

by The Philatelic Foundation

A major study of fraudulent material of real value.