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Canada

Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamp 2018 - 2018 edition - colour illustrations and prices - completely revised with updated prices, images and text on many items. They use Scott numbering and included detailed listings of Canadian postage, Back-of-the-Book, Postal Stationery, Booklets, Provinces including Newfoundland, Semi-official Airs, Duck/Wildlife, Yearbooks, etc. spiral bound 11x8.5 - new suggested retail - 48.95 CAD - Our price $45.00 USD (2017 out-of-print quickly)

Return to Sender: Devices used to identify Service Suspended mails during WWII - by Michael Deery - Books dealing with the subject of suspension of mail in wartime are few and far between. This book collects much of the journal and exhibit data and puts it into one resource. The introduction of the book identifies language/terminology to assist with different aspects of stoppe mail, intercepted mail and/or delayed mail. The book deals with Implied suspensions of mail services, suspension of mail services for British Commonwealth, US and countries worldwide and then unidentified markings. This is considered an ongoing project for the author and additional submissions to the author are welcome - spiral bound - b/w illustration throughout - softcover 27.5 cm x 21.5 cm 262 pages - 39.95 Out-of-Print

Field Guide to the Cinderella Stamps of Canada - Ronald G. Lafreniere - This little Guide is a first attempt to describe in a systematic manner the more common or interesting Cinderella stamps of Canada. It is a useful resource full of interesting facts, profusely illustrated and researched, with indications of market values and scarcity. So whether you're a novice collector or seasoned dealer, this Guide will certainly enlighten and entertain you, and hopefully encourage you to enter the world of Cinderella stamp collecting. The Field Guide describes a total of 769 separate stamp issues, representing over 5400 different stamps. Each stamp is described textually, with information on perforation, gum, size, scarcity and market value. Catalogue numbers are assigned. Literature references pertaining to the stamps are also indicated when known. Finally, nearly all stamps are illustrated in color. A 7 page index allows readers to identify stamps based on dates, names or slogans. Each chapter is organized either alphabetically or chronologically - 2nd edition (author signed copies while available) - illustrations and prices - spiral bound 9x6, 234pg - 55.95 New edition - SOLD OUT - Out-Of-Print -

Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations and Related Railway Postmarks including Selected Waterway Postmarks , 2009 by Ross D. Gray. ‘The Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations and Related Railway Postmarks including Selected Waterway Postmarks’, the much anticipated successor to the 1982 Ludlow RPO catalogue, is now available. At 336 pages, it is packed with almost 30 years’ worth of additions to the database of Canadian RPO knowledge, including many new listings and new dates. In his Preface to the book, W.G. (Bill) Robinson, OTB, Chairman of the Canadian RPO Study Group, writes, “Lew Ludlow’s 1982 Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations and Related Transportation Postmarks has been in use now for 27 years. Lack of space to insert new listings into the numbering sequence meant that train runs were no longer grouped together in alphabetical or chronological order. It was becoming increasingly difficult to insert new listings in any logical order and equally difficult for users to find after new listings were numbered.”
The major change is that all listings have been renumbered, with the old catalogue number shown in the right hand column of the page. Because the old listings were usually sequential, in many cases it is relatively easy to go down the right column to the old number, then across to the new one. Among the many other improvements are listings that have been reorganized chronologically within each run to present a more historical perspective, Registered cancellations now listed with the contemporary regular postmarks, and the Rarity Factor changed from a numerical format to an alphabetical scheme. Separating listings with headers identifying the run will make it easier to find a particular postmark in the larger sections. The Steamer section has been removed because it is being included in a volume being prepared by others.
RPO collectors and the dealers who help them find material will be very pleased to see the new catalogue. They all owe a great deal of thanks to the members of the RPO Study Group Committee who made this book happen this year, and especially to Ross Gray who pulled together thousands of pieces of new information and blended it all together into the work being released today - Spiral Bound, 336 pages, 8.5 x 11. $74.95 SPRING SPECIAL - $55.00 SOLD (new edition coming soon)

Special Delivery - Canada's Postal Heritage - 2000 by C. Amyot, B. Gendreau and J. Willis - Beautiful, well illustrated coffee table book - For more than three hundred years, the history of our postal service been closely linked with the development of Canada. Postal communications have helped Canadians keep in touch from the days when letters were passed from hand to hand by travellers, to the lightning fast electronic mail of today. Special Delivery: Canada’s Postal Heritage is a lavishly illustrated hard cover book with historic, artistic, architectural and philatelic content. The history of the postal service is covered from the very beginnings through the colonial era, Confederation, and the World Wars through to the computer era. Archival photographs and illustrations accompany pictures of unique antiques and artifacts from the collection of the Canadian Postal Museum including pens, inkwells and furniture. For more than one hundred and fifty years, Canadian postage stamps have illustrated the history, people and events important to this country. The book covers about twenty stamps representative of our heritage. The illustrations and stories of these diminutive works of art will appeal to both the neophyte collector and the dedicated philatelist. Canada’s Postal Service fuels the nation's economy and delivers hundreds of millions of communiqués and contributes billions of dollars to the economy. Special Delivery shows the history of how this mail is, and was, transported. Whether delivery was by foot, sled, coach, boat, train, plane or modem, ingenuity and adaptability have been the keys to overcoming Canada’s many diverse climatic and geographic obstacles. Throughout our country the distinct architectural styles of our post office buildings reflect our heritage. Whether located in a small general store or an imposing granite edifice, the post office is a focal point for the community it serves. Special Delivery examines the architecture, location and function of the buildings that symbolize our postal heritage. From horseback and canoe to courier and electronic services, the people who move our mail have relied on the best available ways of delivering mail. But past or present, it is those individuals that are the most important element of the postal service. For hundreds of years our postmasters, letter carriers, sorters, drivers and other dedicated employees have delivered not only letters, but medicine, fruit, dynamite, tools and all manner of material vital to Canadians. Special Delivery: Canada’s Postal Heritage is the first major illustrated history of our postal system. It is one of those very few "must have" items this season for anyone interested in Canadian heritage - hardcover 150 pg - $35.00

Webb's Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada and Newfoundland by E. L. Covert and W. C. Walton - 7th edition - illustrations and prices - spiral bound 11x8.5, 300pg - 39.95 Out-of-Print

Standard Catalogue of Canadian Booklet Stamps by B. McCann - 3rd edition - illustrations and prices - spiral bound 9x6, 204pg - 14.00

Canadian Meter Postage Stamp Catalogue by Ross W. Irwin - 2nd edition - illustrations and prices - staple bound 8x5, 68pg - 4.00 Out-of-Print

New Specialized Catalogue of Canada Post Official First Day Covers by Chung + Narbonne - 3rd edition - illustrations and prices - spiral bound 11x8.5, 179pg - 21.00

The Transitional Decade From Sail to Steam on the North Atlantic, 1991 by Arnell, J.C.. Transatlantic Mail Handbook #3. 135+ illustrations of covers from the Arnell collection - 1st edition-135+ illustrations, 8.5x11, Soft Cover, 111 pp. - 19.95Out-of-Stock

Major E.R. Toop Collection of Canadian Military Postal History - Volume One, 1996 by McGuire, C.R. & Narbonne, R.F. . Volume One: to the end of the Second World War. - 8.5x11, Spiral Bound, 484 pp. - 47.00

Major E.R. Toop Collection of Canadian Military Postal History - Volume Two, 1996 by McGuire, C.R. & Narbonne, R.F. . Volume Two: Post-Second World War - 8.5x11, Spiral Bound, 292 pp. - 35.00

Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue by E. S. J. van Dam - 2017 edition - 1200 colour illustrations and new prices - spiral bound 9x6 214pg - 29.95

Standard Canada Precancel Catalogue 7th Edition - NEW 7th edition - illustrations and prices - spiral bound 9x6 87pg - 18.00

Darnell Stamps of Canada Catalogue 2003 - 10th edition - colour illustrations and prices - spiral bound 9x6 414pg - 29.95 SALE PRICE $15.00 SOLD

Darnell Canadian EFO's - Error, Freaks and Oddities - Canadian Philatelic E.F.O.'s - By Lyse Rousseau. 3rd edition, (current edition) 2005. - It contains the most complete summary of varieties available - Its illustrations of the varieties are detailed and very good - In many cases these are placed side-by-side with the regular stamp for comparison - Most of the stamps illustrated are selected examples - All varieties are priced, both mint and used - the excellence of the illustrations. Illustrations of re-entries, of hairlines, of freaks, missed perforations, paper folds, missing colours, inverted and missing inscriptions - Full colour spiral bound. Definitive listing of Canadian misprints $39.99 English edition Out-of-Print

Darnell Canadian EFO's - Error, Freaks and Oddities - Canadian Philatelic E.F.O.'s - By Lyse Rousseau. 2nd edition, (Millennium edition) 2000 - It covers a wide range of constant and inconstant varieties, tagging, paper and colour varieties, plus other freaks and oddities. - Its illustrations of the varieties are detailed and very good - In many cases these are placed side-by-side with the regular stamp for comparison - Most of the stamps illustrated are selected examples - All varieties are priced, both mint and used - Illustrations of re-entries, of hairlines, of freaks, missed perforations, paper folds, missing colours, inverted and missing inscriptions - 64 page glue bound book, illustrated in colour $14.95

Warwick Bros. & Rutter Picture Postcard Handbook 1903-1912 by Michael J. Smith - In the early part of the 20th century, Warwick Bros. & Rutter was one of Canada’s most important book publishers and our “big kahuna” in the postcard business. While many Canadian publishers relied almost entirely on imported postcards from Europe, Warwick was a colour printing trailblazer on this side of the Atlantic and produced thousands of “Made in Canada” cards. • 4,470 Warwick view cards, catalogued by province/territory, city/town, and card number • 2,901 fancy postcards (patriotic, artist-signed, etc.) broken into 60 distinct series • A history of Warwick Bros. & Rutter • Approximately 400 high resolution postcard images, most full scale (actual size) • An appendix with over 1,000 postcards sorted by subject (First Nations, railways, etc.) • An index of over 500 cities & towns so you can locate views of the old homestead! - 6.5 by 9 inches soft cover, Perfect bound; 402 pages $32.00 Out-of-Print

W.G. (William Godsoe) MacFarlane Picture Postcard Handbook 1902-1910 by Michael J. Smith - W.G. (William Godsoe) MacFarlane was one of Canada’s most prolific publishers in the early part of the 20th century. After gaining early success with the production of Souvenir View Albums, in 1902 he began publishing picture postcards and, within a short span, he released an amazing array of beautiful postcard designs. This publication presents the “best of MacFarlane” and includes: • Signed and unsigned art cards, featuring the works of Canadian, American and German artists, illustrators and cartoonists • Thematic-type cards showing native Canadians and Americans, cowboys and cowgirls, stage actors and actresses, comic scenes, etc. • Patriotic and heraldic cards with full colour symbols (flags, crests, etc.) embossed onto early views • Greeting cards (Christmas, Easter, Birthday, etc.) • Novelty cards with fancy borders, inserts, medallions and the like. - 6.5 by 9 inches soft cover; 124 pages $32.00

The Canadian Patriotic Postcard Checklist 1898-1928 by Michael J. Smith - A Postcard Collecting Classic! • Winner in 2004 of a Silver-Bronze Medal at NAPEX (Virginia), and Vermeil Medal at CHICAGOPEX. • Top reviews in APS, RPSC, PHSC, CPSGB, RPSL & PPM journals. • Contains over 350 pages of Patriotic Postcards, Publisher info & card values! • Introduces the Patriotic Postcard Numbering System. • Every postcard is shown in full, glorious colour. • Over 150 postcard publishers represented. • An invaluable reference for collectors, historians, veterans and libraries. • Durable sewn binding and laminated cover designed to last a lifetime! - 8.5 by 11 inches; 372 pages; soft cover; sewn binding $54.95

Postal History of the Postcard in Canada by A. Steinhart - 2nd printing - illustrations - glue bound 8x5 65pg - 20.00

Canadian Picture Postcard Catalogue 1992 by W. Gutzman - 2nd edition - b/w illustrations and prices - glue bound 6x9 95pg - 7.00Out-of-Print

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British Commonwealth

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH REVENUES by J. Barefoot - NEW! This is the standard illustrated priced guide to revenue stamps of the British Commonwealth, all countries from Abu Dhabi through to Zululand, (except the UK itself which is in a separate catalogue). This new edition is in full colour for the first time and has grown to 410 pages. 9th edition published 2012. - 139.95

UNITED KINGDOM REVENUES by J. Barefoot - This is the 5th edition of the standard revenue book formerly called "United Kingdom Revenues". The new title reflects the wide scope of coverage, listing the adhesive revenues of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland in the British period, and the Channel Islands. Apart from the general purpose revenues (used on deeds, conveyances etc), about 100 special purpose ("appropriated") revenue stamp categories exist, ranging from Additional Medicine Duty to Winchester Courts. An introductory explanation is given in each case to provide the background behind the tax. From the social history point of view, revenue stamps provide a fascinating clue to how the taxman found ingenious ways to deprive the rich of their wealth at different stages of history. In the 18th century, cocoa, snuff, hats, dice, wigs, dogs and footmen were all taxed (with adhesive or impressed revenues, although fortunately for the last two "products", it was only the licence that had to bear the stamp, not the actual animal or person). Regular adhesive revenues are listed in full, illustrated in colour, and priced for fiscally used. Many price changes since the previous edition.
This is a second printing (2012) of this 5th edition, due to high demand. 180 pages in full colour, card cover - 99.95

Pierron's Modern Great Britain & Commonwealth Missing Colour Errors Pierron's Modern Great Britain & Commonwealth Missing Colour Errors details, illustrates and values every known missing colour error from Queen Elizabeth II's reign (1952 to date). Complete descriptions accompany high quality colour images. Normal stamps appear alongside errors for easy reference. Known or estimated quantities are listed. Genuine market prices, based on dealer sales and auction results, are included. How errors occurred, where and when they were found, and other significant information also appears.
Get the facts. When, where, how... Details about the discoveries. The full story as originally reported and recorded, and updates as appropriate. When and where found, insights into how errors occurred, what was affected, and other vital information. Here is a page for Canada: and here is a page for Great Britain:
In addition to images of normals and their associated missing colour errors, selected sheets and panes, numerous positional pieces, and important multiples are illustrated. Over 2,500 quality colour images included.
Values for all recorded formats of every error are included: mint, used, first day cover, traffic light block, plate/cylinder block, booklet pane, sheet.
Get the figures. How many, how much... Know what exists and in what quantity. Plus the prices being achieved at auction. The amounts dealers are demanding. And sensible rates for items which haven't surfaced for many years, or are artificially low or unrealistically high - now out-of-print $145.00 Out-of-stock

Australian Stamp Variations Catalogue This 5th edition has been totally revamped – thanks to the feedback from catalogue owners, Stamp News readers and collectors. Many of the pre-2008 listings have been updated and corrected. Each section has been reformatted and the issue dates added (where known), and we've re-written the Glossary. All “Collectable Stamps” are included (at a cost of over $1300 for the 2008 “Impressions” range!) This catalogue lists the main versions or formats in which Australian decimal stamps were issued – other than the single gummed sheet stamps. Many of these variations are not listed or are hard to find in other catalogues, price lists, bulletins, CDs or websites. Each section now has a new easy-to-read yearly layout. The 12 main variations listed are: Blocks, Strips & Pairs; Gutters; Image; Imperforate; Minisheets; Overprints; Paper; Perforation; Self-adhesive; Sheetlets; Size; Tabs. - over 130 A4 pages and is ‘lay-flat’ spiral bound. - 42.95 SPECIAL - $25.00

Australia - Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalogue 8th edition 2013 - Listings for all stamps of Australia, the Australian States and Dependent Territories - Prices for mint and used stamps, Booklets, Postage Dues and Official stamps - Includes Major plate flaws, watermark varieties, errors, paper, watermark and perforation changes and "Specimen" overprints - Full colour illustrations - Comprehensive detail - Hundreds of price changes since last edition - softcover 325 pages - 6.5x9.5 in size - 69.95

Seven Seas Stamps - The 2010 Australasian Stamp Catalogue Volume 1: Australia & Territories: this comprehensive catalogue list all Australian:
Pre Decimal Stamps 1913 - 1965, Decimal Stamps 1966 - June 2010, Australian Postage Dues, Occupation Forces and Postage Dues, Australian First Day Covers, Australian Koala Reprints, Australian Stamp Packs, Australian Maximum Cards, Australian Stamp Replics Cards, Australia Post Annual Collections, Australian Special Events Souvenir Sheets, Australian Postal Stationery; Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, War Time Issues, Registration envelopes, Letter Sheets, Newspaper Wrappers, Aerogrammes. There is also a listing for territories stamps: Christmas Islands, Cocos(Keeling) Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory - 31th Edition - Over 360 pages with colour photos softbound - 59.95 SOLD OUT

Seven Seas Compact Australian Stamp Catalogue: The 2006 edition of the Seven Seas compact catalogue includes a listing of all Australian Pre Decimal and Decimal stamps, Australian first day covers and Australian Antarctic Territory stamps, including a full thematic listing of Australia and AAT stamps.Values of stamps from 1913 - Christmas 2005 - 2006 edition - Full colour photos 344 pages softbound 4.5x6.75 - 17.95 SALE PRICE $13.00 SOLD OUT

INDIA & STATES STAMP CATALOGUE 4th edition 2013 - The Stanley Gibbons India & States colour catalogue lists and prices the mint and used stamps of India from the earliest issues of Sind Province (1852) and the East India Company (1854-64) to early 2013, to the level of detail familiar to users of our British Commonwealth & Empire catalogue. The catalogue includes details of Indian stamps used abroad, with fully priced listings in several cases, also the stamps of Indian Expeditionary and Custodian forces overseas and the issues of the Indian Convention and Feudatory States. Major plate flaws, watermark varieties, shades, official stamps and booklets are all listed. softcover 356 pages - 6.5x9.5 in size - 69.95

NORTHERN CARIBBEAN, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA STAMP CATALOGUE 3rd edition 2013 - This colour stamp catalogue provides detailed price listings for the mint and used stamps of Bahamas, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands (including Jamaica used in The Caymans), Jamaica (including Great Britain used in Jamaica) and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Major plate flaws, watermark varieties and booklets are all listed.
The catalogue has been updated as follows: •Bahamas - May 2013 •Bermuda – October 2012 •Cayman Islands – November 2012 •Jamaica – August 2012 •Turks and Caicos – March 2013 - softcover 182 pages - 6.5x9.5 in size - 59.95

The Stanley Gibbons Southern and Central Africa Catalogue - 2nd edition 2014 - lists and prices the stamps of British Empire and Commonwealth countries in the area from the earliest issues to date, to the level of detail familiar to users of the Part 1 British Commonwealth listings. The catalogue contains: Botswana: Stellaland 1884-5 British Bechuanaland 1885-93 Bechuanaland Protectorate 1888-1966 Botswana 1966-October 2014 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues Postal Fiscals Lesotho: Basutoland 1933-66 Lesotho 1966-2010 Stamp Booklets Official Stamps Postage Dues Malawi: British Central Africa 1891-1907 Nyasaland Protectorate 1908-54 and â63-4 Malawi 1964-October 2014 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues Mozambique 1995-2014 Namibia: South West Africa 1923-90 Namibia 1990-October 2014 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues Official Stamps Rhodesia: British South Africa Company 1892-1909 Rhodesia 1909-1924 Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1954-64 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues South Africa: Cape of Good Hope 1853-1904 Griqualand West 1874-9 Natal 1857-1909 New republic 1886-7 Orange Free State/River Colony 1868-1909 Transvaal 1870-1909 Zululand 1888-96 British Army Post Offices 1910-61 Union of South Africa 1910-61 Republic of South Africa 1961-August 2014 Bophuthatswana 1977-94 Ciskei 1981-94 Transkei 1976-94 Venda 1979-94 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues Official stamps Swaziland: 1889-92 and 1933-September 2013 Postage Dues Zambia: Northern Rhodesia 1925-53 and 1963 Zambia 1964-August 2014 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues Zimbabwe: Southern Rhodesia 1924-1953 and 1964 Rhodesia 1965-80 Zimbabwe 1980-July 2014 Stamp Booklets Postage Dues New issue listings updated as follows: -Botswana (up to October 2014) -Lesotho (up to April 2010) -Malawi (up to October 2014) -Mozambique (up to 2014) -Namibia (up to October 2014) -South Africa (up to August 2014) -Swaziland (up to September 2013) -Zambia (up to August 2014) -Zimbabwe (up to July 2014) - softcover 398 pages - 6.5x9.5 in size - 79.00

Hibernian Handbook and Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Ireland 2002 by R. Hamilton-Bowen - 11th edition - colour illustrations and prices - glue bound 10x7 192pg - 50.00 SOLD OUT

Kiwi Catalogue of New Zealand Revenue and Railway Stamps- 4th ed. , edited by David Smitham - The 48 pp 4th edition is illustrated in colour throughout and contains both simplified and specialised sections of NZ revenue and railway stamps. New sections have been included since the previous edition - long since out of print! They are revenues with experimental separations, fake revenues, ultra high value listings of known denominations, security devices, and wildlife game habitat (aka duck stamps!) issues. Many sections have been expanded not only to include listings of papers and perfs applicable but also reasons for their issue. The introduction includes illustrations of different types of cancellations which may be encountered, the different dies used for the initial series of QV revenues as well as watermarks....."It is almost 11 years since the previous Kiwi catalogue was published containing only a simplified listing of NZ revenues. Whilst I was involved with previous editions of the catalogue - this edition has been thoroughly overhauled with the aim of making it more user friendly rather than a mere priced listing." - David Smitham (Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:21 am on www.stampboards.com) - 29.95 SPECIAL $25.00

The 1893 New Zealand Advertisement Stamps. An illustrated guide to the identification of advertisements featured on New Zealand Second Sideface stamps. This book contains full positional plates of the complete panes, illustrations of varieties on the side-face stamps and a wealth of other information. By J.A. Robb Spiral bound 148 colour pages. $85.00

ACS Colour Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps 2016 -full colour priced catalogue in checklist format including Antarctica, Health Stamps, Pigeon Post, Ross Dependency, Frama Labels, etc....- 39th edition - colour illustrations and prices - staple bound 123 pages - 13.00

Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise 2015: is in full colour, including the booklets section. The Great Britain Concise Catalogue lists and prices all British stamps from 1840 to early 2015. -Every different stamp design is illustrated in full colour - Listings include changes of watermark, perforation, shade and phosphor - First day covers, Royal Mail postage labels, Post Office (PHQ) Cards, presentation packs, booklets, postage dues, regionals, official stamps, postal fiscals and Post Office label sheets (Smilers) all listed and priced - Includes gutter pair prices. -Gutter Pairs and “Traffic light” Gutter Pairs listed in mint sets. -First Day Covers for Special Issues from 1924 and for King Edward VIII and King George VI definitives listed - Prestige Booklet panes included for Queen Elizabeth II - All British Post Office special First Day of Issue postmarks are illustrated and priced on cover - Quick reference diagrams for listed Machin decimal booklet panes - Visible plate numbers listed for Victorian stamps - All basic stamps priced mint and used, with unmounted and mounted mint prices from 1887 to 1935 and on-cover prices from 1840 to 1911 - Major errors and varieties including missing colours and perforation and watermark errors listed and priced. -Helpful introductory section providing philatelic definitions and guidance for the collector. -Booklet pane diagrams and indexes of commemorative designs and Machin definitives make this catalogue the perfect guide to British stamps and their values. -Includes a Commemorative Design Index. -Useful table of postage rates contemporary with NVIs. -Inverted and sideways watermarks are listed and priced, as well as First Day Covers, presentation packs, FRAMAS, PHQ cards, ‘Smiler’ sheets, errors - and a host of other details. -Includes simplified listings of specimen overprints. -Includes the popular Post Office Label Sheets. -Includes Post Office Yearbooks and Year Packs. -Helpful introductory section providing definitions and guidance for the collector and including all watermark illustrations shown together to assist identification. -Recently discovered errors and new items now listed. -Post & Go stamps fully listed. - 30th edition - colour illustrations and prices - glue bound 9.5x6.75 - 451 pg - 89.95

COLLECTING BRITISH FDC`S 2010 EDITION: Complete from 1840 Penny Black To 2007. Over 6,000 postmark illustrations. Hundreds of first day covers illustrated. Printed on quality gloss art paper. Fantastic price guide for British FDC collectors. All official/sponsored covers are listed. All relevant CDs and slogan postmarks listed. Easy to follow definitive section. Full of helpful tips on collecting FDCs. All 1999-2007 official/sponsored covers are now priced individually. 29th edition - glue bound 9x6 260pg - 45.95

The Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps and Decimal Definitives - puts emphasis on the explanation of why changes in printing process took place (when known) and what effect those changes had to the stamps or booklets in question, with, hopefully, enough description and illustrations of distinguishing features to make identification of different printings easier. This catalogue is an attempt to make what was even at that date a rapidly growing and increasingly complicated subject. Over the years the catalogue has developed adding extra sections to cater for a constantly evolving and expanding area of collection. It now encompasses almost all areas of Great Britain Machin collecting (the Machin head has also been used extensively on Commonwealth stamps, but these are outside the scope of this publication). It tries to steer a mid course between the relatively straightforward listings seen in general and one-country Great Britain catalogues and the incredibly sophisticated and comprehensive handbooks and study circle notes. This is the final print edition of 1995 (supplement was available in 2001) - glue bound b/w 7.5x6.5 497pg - 77.95 - SOLD OUT

Stanley Gibbons Collect British Stamps 2015 - 66th edition - Simplified full colour price listing of every mint and used British stamp from the 1840 Penny Black to Christmas 2014. Contains all commemorative designs illustrated for ease of use with fully updated listings of the popular Post & Go Stamps and a fully priced list of Royal Mail Philatelic, Numismatic and Medallic covers - Provides a straightforward simplified, richly illustrated listing of all British stamps - Contains latest stamp values - Features high quality stamp images throughout - All commemorative designs are illustrated - Oustanding value - Are you keen to understand the Sg numbering system? All is explained in this catalogue - The catalogue is 254 pages long, with every issue illustrated in colour.......and boy, is that ever helpful!! - glue bound 9.5x6.75 254pg - 39.50

Great Britain SPECIALISED VOL 2 - King Edward VII to King George VI - 14TH EDITION - Publication July 2015. This multi-award winning catalogue is the standard reference work for specialist collectors of popular "Four Kings" period of British Philately, from 1902-1952. Background information given for all issues, with full details of plate markings, sheet arrangements, inks, papers and shades, with helpful guidance on identification. Essays, proofs and colour trials listed and priced. Many plate flaws illustrated and priced and numerous shades, not listed in the GB Concise catalogue, also priced mint and used. Detailed listings of control numbers and marginal plate markings provided for the specialist. Booklet panes, postage dues, officials and Channel Island occupation issues all fully listed. Appendixes cover perforators, booklets, specimen overprints, protective un derprints and inland postage rates. Prices are given for mounted, unmounted and fine used examples for the period from 1902 to 1935 and for unmounted and used thereafter. On cover prices are also given for Edward VII issues - cloth bound 10x6.75 336pg - 118.00

Great Britain Specialised VOL.4 10th Edition - Following advice it has been decided to divide the former volume 4 into two seperate volumes, fast bound, to match Volumes 1- 3 in this series.The new volume 4 will include all sheet and booklet stamps showing the iconic 'Machin' head, apart from the non-value indicator stamps (NVI's) and self-adhesives, which will be covered in a new Volume 5, along with regionals, postage dues, greeting stamps and other sections of the previous volume 4. The new volume 4 will list all the Machin definitives issued between 1970 and the end of 2007 (except those mentioned above), with booklet panes and complete booklets in the comprehensive detail which collectors have come to expect over the years - glue bound 7.5x6.5 602 pg - 110.00 SOLD

Stanley Gibbons COMMONWEALTH & BRITISH EMPIRE STAMPS 1840-1970 - 2010 ed. - Extensive price revision throughout the catalogue in line with today's flourishing market means that this will probably be one of the most significant editions of Part 1 for 25 years. The premier catalogue for Commonwealth collectors. Lists and prices all stamps of Great Britain and the Commonwealth from 1840-1970. Several new plate flaws listed including a number of popular 1935 Silver Jubilee issue. More inverted and reversed watermark varieties throughout the volume. More colour illustrations, especially of varieties. PUBLISHED AUGUST 2009 Other African countries including Bechuanaland, Gambia, GoldCoast, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, Nigeria, Nyasaland, Rhodesia and Zanzibar have all been extensively reviewed. British West Indies have also received similar attention and India sees extensive and significant increases through to 1950. Indian Convention States and Indian Feudatory States have also been revised with thousands of price increases. Errors continue to be popular with some significant increases to missing colours in particular, while the less dramatic watermark varieties also continue to rise. The 'used abroad' sections have also received considerable attention and another group are the provisional occupation stamps of WW1. - 112th edition - full colour - hardcover - 618 pg 12x8.5 in - $199.95 **SALE $129.95** SOLD

COLLECT BRITISH POSTMARKS CATALOGUE - 8th edition 2011 - This highly anticipated price guide has been updated with a new, easy-to-use layout with clear illustrations throughout and helpful guidance making it easier to find exactly what you need and get the latest prices at your fingertips. Listing the postmarks of Great Britain, this catalogue was produced in collaboration with the British Postmark Society and compiled by a number of leading experts in the field, including Editor Bill Pipe. Get Collect British Postmarks and you will be able to identify any British postmark and determine a minimum value of a cover with a comprehensive number system widely used by postmark collectors. Last published in 1997 this highly anticipated catalogue is available now - glue bound 9x6 378 pg - 69.95

Collect British Postal Stationery - by Alan Huggins and Colin Baker. A simplified listing of British Postal Stationery 1840-2007. This new listing of British postal stationery covers all issues from 1840 to the present day, including Post Office, official and private items. It is illustrated in colour throughout with lists that are clearly set out in a logical format, so that collectors can easily identify their items.The 14 page introduction gives a definition and a brief history of the development of postal stationery, with details of how the listing has been constructed. In most cases prices are given against items for mint and used condition, unless there are too few items on the market for realistic prices to be given. 1st edition - full colour - hardcover - 151 pg 12x8.5 in - 95.00 SOLD

The Indian Post Office in Burma - Gerald Davis - this is the 1987 supplement to Burma Postal History by Gerald Davis & Denys Martin and can still be a useful reference on its own. This well illustrated supplement shows many hand stamps used as well as full cover illustrations. b/w photos 39 pages staple-bound 9.5x7.5 - 8.00

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AUSTRIA REVENUES by J. Barefoot. Standard guide to the revenues of Austria. Includes listings of the beautiful "leaf" designs of the classic period, Lombardy, Bosnia, WWI Occupations, the Republic of 1918-1939, Postwar Austria from 1945, plus Regionals and Municipals in separate sections. Illustrated (photos are in black & white) and priced throughout, in standard Barefoot A4 3-column format - 140 pages, 1st edition published 2002. - 35.00 SOLD

BULGARIA & ROMANIA REVENUES by J. Barefoot and Valentin Robu - Standard guide to the revenue stamps of Bulgaria and Romania. The first 40 pages of the book cover the revenues of Bulgaria. As well as the regular issues of Bulgaria from 19th century to recent, there are also listings of special taxes, social fund stamps and similar. Then follow listings of Eastern Rumelia, Thrace, DDSG, and Romania proper. Illustrated (black & white) and priced throughout, usual Barefoot A4 3-column format, 138 pages, 1st edition published 2003. - 35.00

CZECHOSLOVAKIA REVENUES by J. Barefoot - Standard guide to the revenue stamps of Czechoslovakia, from 1919, including WWII Bohemia and Slovakia, through to postwar issues of the two separate Republics. 54 pages, illus black/white, 1st edition published 2001 - 18.00

RUSSIA REVENUES by J. Barefoot - Standard "Barefoot" catalogue listing the revenue stamps of Russia and associated territories, from Imperial period to 1980s. The revenues of the Imperial period are considered among the most beautiful and finely designed revenue stamps of any country. The catalogue then continues with issues of the civil war, Soviet issues, border territories from Armenia and Azerbaijan through to Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Illustrated (black and white, plus two colour plates) and priced throughout. Index in English and in Russian. 108 pages, card cover, 1st edition published 2004 - 35.00

SOUTH EAST ASIA REVENUES by J. Barefoot - Standard priced guide to the revenues of all South East Asia except mainland China. The major countries include Burma, Cambodia, French India, Hong Kong (detailed listings of Bof E and Contract Note types), IndoChina, Indonesia, Japan (including prefecturals), Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands Colonies, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, plus all the smaller territories of the region. It is the first time that so many countries have been grouped into one single volume, and a very useful work to have on the bookshelf for collector or dealer. 287 pages, usual Barefoot A4 3-column format, illustrations in black & white, card cover, 1st edition published 2006 - 55.00

TELEGRAPH STAMPS OF THE WORLD by J. Barefoot - This new catalogue lists telegraph and telephone stamps of the whole world, by country. It is the successor to the old Hiscocks catalogue of 1982. It lists all regular stamps, both those issued by national post offices and those produced by private companies (but does not include prepaid stationery for telegrams, nor telegram seals). It does include telephone stamps, e.g. those of Canada, Great Britain, India-Patiala, Belgium, France etc. In the catalogue, virtually all items are illustrated in full colour, some sections much expanded since Hiscocks, with up-to-date pricing for mint and for used. 140 pages. In the past few years, telegraph stamps have suddenly seen an upsurge of interest among informed collectors. The number of issues to collect are quite small compared with postage or revenue stamps, but prices are still relatively modest. A fairly complete collection could still be achieved without excessive outlay, although some items remain rather elusive and will show major price increases over the next few years - 1st edition 2013 - 89.95

2014 CHINA STAMP CATALOGUE - Part 17 - 10th edition - The catalogue contains detailed and up to date listings of all current stamp issuing countries (China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) as well as many other areas of interest including Japanese Occupation of China, Kiachow, Kwangchow, Manchukuo and Tibet. Prices have been thoroughly revised throughout by leading experts in the field. The Stanley Gibbons China Catalogue is the only catalogue published in English which covers all the stamp issues of China in a single volume. It is a detailed and highly informative catalogue, ideal for any collector who specializes in the stamps of this area. Information is provided at the beginning of each country covering history, early stamp issues and currency changes, this information is designed to aid the collector in identifying their stamps and also to provide an historical reference for the information contained on the stamps. Apart from the stamps of the current issuing countries, the Stanley Gibbons China Catalogue covers a number of other areas of interest:

• Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports • Chinese Empire • Chinese Imperial Post • Chinese Republic • Chinese Provinces • Communist China • Japanese Occupation of China • British Post Offices in China • China Expeditionary Force
• French Post Offices in China • German Post Offices in China • Indo-Chinese Post Offices • Italian Post Office • Japanese Post Offices • Russian Post Offices • United States Postal Agency in Shanghai • Chinese Post Offices in Korea • Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong
• Kiachow • Kwangchow • British Post Office in Macao • Manchukuo • Tibet

Current stamp issuing countries listed and updated in the catalogue include:-People’s Republic of China (listed to August 2013) - Hong Kong (October 2013) - Macao (October 2013) - Taiwan (October 2013) Information is provided at the beginning of each country covering history, early stamp issues and currency changes, this information is designed to aid the collector in identifying their stamps and also to provide an historical reference for the information contained on the stamps - glue bound 9x6 465 pg - 116.95

SOUTH AMERICA STAMP CATALOGUE - Part 20 - 2008 - This is a detailed and highly informative colour catalogue, ideal for any collector who specialises in South America but also of interest to collectors who may have an interest in postal history. Prices are provided for mint and used stamps from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela. Information is provided at the beginning of each country covering history, early stamp issues and currency changes. Apart from stamps of the current issuing countries, it covers a number of other areas of interest, including British Post Offices Abroad, Galapagos Islands, SCADTA stamps, machine Labels and Tierra de Fuego. All major varieties are included, notably perforation, watermark and shade variations, overprint types and major errors - glue bound 11.75x8.5 514pg - 89.95 SPECIAL $69.95

CENTRAL AMERICA STAMP CATALOGUE - Part 15 - 2007 - This catalogue lists and prices mint and used stamps from Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the stamps of the Canal Zone are included for the first time glue bound 11.75x8.5 410pg - 89.95 SPECIAL $69.95

Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World 2006/07 Volume 2 (D-H),3 (I-M),4 (N-R) still available (email for quote on 2015 editions) - Catalogues covering all the stamps of the world, in FULL COLOUR - 2006/07 editions in stock - 85.00 SPECIAL $45.00 each volume

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue - print version - 2017 - each volume (based on availability) - illustrations and prices - glue bound 11x8.5 1680+ pg currently 6 volumes + U.S specialized - Retail $124.95 each volume

The Stamp Bug by Douglas and Mary Patrick is an illustrated introduction to stamp collecting. This is by far the most comprehensive beginner's guide available today. Packed with information on getting started, finding stamps, stamp clubs and much more. This hardcover book is in great condition and contains several colour plates. This is a First Edition! - 1st Edition - b/w illustrations - hardcover 95 pg - 8.00

Postal History and Usage of 1907 and Earlier Precancels by Charles C. Souder - The earliest issues are priced and listed, with much info into their usage - quite comprehensive and detailed, arranged by state, well illustrated, Invaluable - 1st edition - 8.5x5.5 - 296pg - glue bound 25.00

American Iron Hand Presses by Stephen O. Saxe - the invention and development of the iron hand press for printing in America - 1st edition - illustrations - glue bound 10x7 109pg - 25.00

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