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The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada, 1945 by Winthrop S. Boggs. A seminal study of Canadian stamps and postal history. In the original two volumes. Still an authority on 19th and 20th century issues of Canada. Binding at cover starting to show small split (Vol. 1). 1945 original edition, 2 vol. set, 870 pg, hb, illustrated. + Appendices. 150.00

The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada - Quarterman 1975 second reprint of the 1945 edition by W.S. Boggs. One of the leading authorities of 19th and early twentieth century Canada. About 200 pages of reference data have been left out of the 1975 reprint edition from the original set shown above - Dustjacket is damaged and the book has overall toned page edges - 1974, hardbound, 870 pages. $65.00

Holmes' Specialized Philatelic Catalogue of Canada and British North America, 10th Revised Edition, Hardcover! Long recognized as the authority on Canadian stamps, this valuable work covers area generally left behind by today's catalogues. Most of the information found in this reference has now been split up into several different handbooks. Not only will you find detailed information about the Canada /BNA Airmail and Semi-Official Air stamps, but you will also find flight information with dated departures and arrivals. You will also find Essays and Proofs, Provincial and Federal Revenue listings, Postal History, Postmarks, Cancellations-including fancy, other Postal Markings, Imperforates and part-Perforates, Meter Stamps, Official Booklets and Portfolios prepared for the Post Office Department (UPU Gifts, Etc.), Full Provincial stamp, revenue and postal stationery issue listings. This is a classic 410 page hardcover reference book and it is in excellent condition, with the dust jacket showing fading and wear. The owner has signed the inside flyleaf and there are a very few marks on a couple pages. 20.00

Atlantic Mails, A History of the Mail Service Between Great Britain and Canada to 1889, Arnell, J.C., National Postal Museum. A well documented and definitive work on the subject. Editorial collaboration of K S Mackenzie, foreword by Colin Bayley. This richly illustrated work takes over from Frank Staff's classic The Transatlantic Mails. Systematic coverage of the Cunard period, the Allan Line and other packet services and carriers. Large appendix of sailing schedules. An important work and essential for any student of this collecting area. 1st edition - 1980, 412 pages, 58 color illustrations, cloth 125.00

19th Century Registered Postmarks of Canada's Railway Post Offices - 2003 by Horace Harrison - 19th Century Registered Postmarks of Canada's Railway Post Offices, 2003 by Harrison, Horace. Plus a one-frame exhibit of 20th Century RPO Registry Marks Horace Harrison Exhibits. Outlines the use of railroads for delivery of mail. Black & White version. BNAPS Exhibit Series #31. Spiral Bound, 128 pp. $26.95

Standard Canada Precancel Catalogue 6th Edition by Kraemer, Marasco and Field - 6th edition - illustrations and prices - spiral bound 9x6 87pg - 18.00 SOLD

 

Proof Strikes of Canada series: published by R. A. Lee Philatelist ltd

---The impressions are from the original proof books held in the Canadian Postal Archives collection, National Archives of Canada - copies are in great condition

Vol. II - Split Circle Proof Strikes of Ontario by J Paul Hughes - 1989 card cover, cloth tape bound 139 pg $25.00 SOLD

Vol. IV - Duplex Proof Strikes of Ontario by J Paul Hughes - 1990 card cover, cloth tape bound 90 pg $20.00 SOLD

Vol. IX - Full Circle Proof Strikes of Ontario by J Paul Hughes 1991 card cover, cloth tape bound 169 pg $25.00 SOLD

Vol. XIII - Registration Proof Strikes of Ontario by J Paul Hughes 1992 card cover, cloth tape bound 209 pg $35.00 SOLD

 

UPPER & LOWER CANADA CROSS-BORDER MAIL TO 1851 by Earl E. Palmer - Reproduction of the author's collection as mounted for exhibit. Each cover with extensive description. - black and white illustration - Hennok's Series #2. card cover, cloth tape bound 304 pg $25.00

Canada’s Registry System by Horace W. Harrison, Reproduction of the author's collection as mounted for exhibit. Each cover with extensive description - black and white illustration - Hennok’s Series of Postal History Collections #5, 1987, card cover, cloth tape bound 295 pages $20.00

Upper and Lower Canada Steam-Boat Mail to the 1860's by Dr. F. G. Stulberg - Reproduction of the author's collection as mounted for exhibit. Each cover with extensive description. - black and white illustration - tiny tear on back cover - - Hennok's Series #7. card cover, cloth tape bound 137 pg $30.00

Registration Markings and Registered Letter Stamps by Lussey, Harry W - 1998 - An exhibit plus ancillary material prepared and exhibited by Harry W. Lussey. BNAPS Exhibit Series #9. Spiral Bound, 278 pg. $28.95

Canada Domestic and International Postal Rates and Fees 1870-1999 by Dr. Robert C. Smith & Anthony S. Wawrukiewicz - 2000 - Presents Canadian postal rates in an easy to use and concise form. Extremely useful reference for all collectors of Canadian covers, postal history, and postal rates. The first and primary major reference on Canadian postal rates - 3-hole in ring binder, 55 pg $24.95

Admiral Cancels - An interesting booklet on the various types of cancels used during the period. Well illustrated. 2nd edition - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2", 20 pages, staple bound (saddle stitched) 4.95 SOLD

Canada : The Admiral Issue 1911 to 1925 by George C. Marler, is a 1980 reprint of the original 1949 handbook. This is a well put together, yet somewhat simplified handbook detailing many of the important features of the King George V Admiral issue. This book covers issues like retouches and re-entries, lathework, dies and plates, imperforate and booklet stamps. For the record, there is a split in the inside binding, but no loose pages. 1980 reprint - b/w illustrations - 75 page glue bound 10.00

Canada: The Admiral Stamps of 1911 to 1925 by Hans Reiche Vol. 1, is his detailed look at the Canadian Admiral issue, extended from the work by George Marler. This 136 page work details each issue with technical data and research into re-entries, shades and other varieties. Published in 1965, this became the most widely referenced source for Admiral research and still surfaces in discussions about this issue today. Now long out-of-print and very difficult to find, this book is in great condition. For the record, the previous owner has added pencil lines under a couple of passages of note, but I didn't even notice them the first couple of times I scanned the book.  1st edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound 9x6 136pg Out-of-Stock25.00

Canada: The Admiral Stamps of 1911 to 1925 by Hans Reiche Vol. 2, is an excellent resource for this very popular King George V issue. Since his first volume of work on the Admirals in 1965, there had been as many as 15 major articles published with new and continuing discoveries. The author decided to collect this new information and publish an update to his original work. This book is 49 pages long, is illustrated with re-entry and plate information and is a valuable addition to any Canadian reference library. 1st edition - second printing- b/w illustrations - staple bound 44 page Out-of-Stock15.00

The Admiral Era: A Rate Study 1912-1928 by Allan L. Steinhart 1981, 166 pages, card 1st edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound softcover 5x8 166pg  18.00

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Canada Steel Engraved Constant Plate Varieties by Hans Reiche 1982, the most extensive and complete listing of well illustrated steel plate varieties available. Major and minor varieties are detailed for stamps running from SC#1 to SC#756 and on to SC#F3. This is one book which can turn your collection of basic Canada Postage into a valuable treasure trove of errors and varieties. Knowledge is key and finding these listed errors can be quite exhilarating. 1st edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound softcover- 109 pages, well illustrated 19.95

B.N.A. Fakes and Forgeries by E. A. Smythies - In 1956 E. A. Smythies' interest shifted from India to Canadian stamps and postal history, when he focused on British North America. This interest also included Canadian cancels, duplex cancels, registered stamps, precancels, rollers, secret dates, Admirals and perforations, but forgers held a special interest for Smythies: these include Jean de Sperati, Angelo Panelli and Philip Spiro. This book includes Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, early Canada, Canada Jubilees, British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Prince Edward Island, principal forgers and fakers, remainders, bisects, etc..... - British North American Philatelic Society Handbook (BNAPS) , 1971, 101 pages, illustrated in black & white, glue bound card cover. $30.00

Reference Manual of BNA Fakes - Pugh - Reference Manual of BNA Fakes, Forgeries & Counterfeits by Kenneth W. Pugh. A detailed study of the B.N.A. forgeries of Jean de Sperati. Contains Canada, Newfoundland and British Columbia sections. 5x8, punched 3-ring, b/w illustrations 35.00

Canadian Stamp Varieties 1973 by Hans Reiche, 1973, Well illustrated - cardstock cover - 9x6 - 51pg - 15.00

 

The Canadian Fancy Cancellations of the 19th Century, by Day and Smythies , 1st edition, is a fully illustrated 122 page handbook printed by the British North American Philatelic Society (BNAPS). This book covers markings from unofficial numeral cancels through to segmented cork cancels, with text including a cancel description, the Post Office of origin and the date used, along with supplementary comments. If you have ever wondered about the STAR, CROSS, ANCHOR, ALPHA or any other unusual cancel on your early Canadian stamps, this book will help identify them. This book is barely gently used! 1st edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound - 9x6 122pg 10.00 Out-of-Stock

The Evolution of Imperial Penny Postage and The Postal History of the Canadian 1898 Map Stamp, by R. B. Winmill, published by Jim A. Hennok, Ltd, Toronto in 1982.  This classic work is packed with illustrations and information pertaining to the world's first Christmas stamp, one of Canada's most interesting issues.  This book is 110 pages long, is illustrated with actual photos of covers and is a valuable addition to any Canadian reference library. 1st edition - b/w illustrations - hardcover 9x6 110pg Out-of-Stock25.00

The Canadian Map Stamp of 1898 by Frederick Tomlinson - Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain - 5 x 8, staple bound 47 pages with card cover - $10.00

Canada War Tax - Billig's Vol. 9 - A well researched study on another area of the Admiral era. Very specialized with many illustrations. b/w illustrations - hardcover 9x6 36pg Out-of-Stock4.95

Canadian Duplex Cancellations of the Victorian Era 1860-1902 by E. A. Smythies - Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain - very useful additions to any Canadian collector's library. 5 x 8 staple bound with 58 pages and card cover. $25.00

Checklist and Catalogue Canadian Postage Stamps Perforated, and Overprinted O.H.M.S. and 'G' - 5 and 4 hole OHMS - major varieties and minor varieties - 28 page staple bound - 5.00

Canadian Definitive Series by D. Robin Harris - 3-ring binder housing all 5 sections $75.00/ set

The five volumes are: (if priced individually)

--Caricature & Landscape Definitive Series 1972-1978 (D. Robin Harris, 1997, 3-hole, 66 pages) - $14.95

--Environment Definitive Series 1977-1987 (D. Robin Harris, 1997, 3-hole, 116 pages) - $16.95

--Artifact and Parliament Definitive Series 1982-1989 (D. Robin Harris, 1997, 3-hole, 88 pages) - $16.95

--Wildlife and Architecture Definitive Series 1987-1996 (D. Robin Harris, 1997, 3-hole, 82 pages) - $17.95

--Fruit and Flag Definitive Series 1989-1996 (D. Robin Harris, 1997, 3-hole, 120 pages) - $19.95

--3-ring binder with colour identification inserts - $8.95


Harris follows a standard consistent layout with all volumes, which is easily to follow and work with. They are all produced in a punched, 3-ring 8.5" x 11" format, each with their own colour-coded soft cover. There are plenty of black and white illustrations, which are sufficient for this series. These illustrations include detailed enlargements of individual values, booklets, varieties, and more.
Each definitive series has its own historical notes, basic values at a glance, formats, and a simple ingenious time line that covers the particular issuance and postal usages of each value. This is followed by an in-depth study of each single value in a series, which includes all known printings, varieties, errors, tags, perfins and precancels. Printings that are difficult to distinguish are identified. Plate and blank corner blocks are also fully studied. One note of interest, Mr. Harris does not go overboard into fluorescence, which can be quite subjective. He basically covers the three types usually distinguishable to the naked eye: plain, fluorescent, and hibrite.

 

Canada 1967-73 Definitive Issue-Better Known as the Centennial Issue, this is the 2nd edition of one of the most detailed works ever put together on these wonderful and varied definitives. Seven years after the first monumental work was produced, Irwin and Freedman revised, updated and added new information to enhance this now Out-Of-Print classic reference. The book is divided into two basic parts; the Basic Adhesive Stamps by Keane and Hughes, and the Supplementary Categories, including the Varieties, Booklet Pane covers, Cello-Paq envelopes, Tagged stamps, Regular issue postal stationery and the Special-order stationery. This catalogue has very well illustrated data to help you unravel the mysteries of the Centennial issues. Photographs, drawings and charts will help with the paper variations and also with the booklet vs. sheet stamps. A very worthwhile reference item, as well a, a difficult item to find for your private library. 2nd edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound 8-1/2 x 11", 112 pages, softcover $20.00 now out-of-print Out-of-Stock

Canada Special Delivery, 1991 by G.H. Davis is a specialized study of the history, design and use of 'Special Delivery' stamps in Canada. It includes information and illustrations of the stamps used, as well as, detailed information on the services rendered. 1st edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound softcover 9x6 188pg  40.00

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials By Johnson & Tomasson - 4th edition - A completely revised edition of this popular work. This is a fully illustrated catalogue of all known Canadian "Perfins" with much new material added. A rarity factor is given for each item listed - All the perfins known to exist on Canadaian stamps are illustrated in this book. The collector who is interested in perfins on the Admirals will find this book indispensable.- owner's imprint inside cover - page edges are toned - 6" x 9", Perfect Bound 124pg - now out-of-print Out-of-Stock10.00

The Caricatures and Landscapes Definitives of Canada: a specialized study by David Gronbeck-Jones. This book is out of print. Due to the fact that in some cases more than one printer was involved in this issue, it has been one of the more difficult for collectors to sort out and identify. The author attempts to explain the different issues in groups, with paper fluorescence and paper texture as two identifying fields. This is a staple bound 44 page illustrated booklet and other than some minor paper toning, it appears unused and in great shape. 1st edition - second printing- b/w illustrations - staple bound 44 page 8.00

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The Canadian Stamp Handbooks by Michael Milos, is a series of illustrated guides, handbooks and priced catalogues for the postage stamps of Canada. Presented in a 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 3-ring loose-leaf system, these handbooks are prepared by specialists for specialists. These pages have information organized very well and contain data that is not always available in other catalogues. A special binder is also available to be ordered. b/w illustrations, 3 ring 5.5x8.5 inch format.

#1 is the First Cents Issue (1859, 14 pages) 2.95

#2 is The Centennials (1967-73, 44 pg.) 5.95

#3 is The Edward VII Issue (1903-12, 14 pg.) 2.95

#4 is The Admirals (1911-25, 30 pg.) Out-of-Stock3.95

#5 is Canada Post Cello-Paqs and Souvenir Articles (24 pg.) 3.95

#6 is The Small Queens (1870-97, 14 pg.) 3.95

#7 is The Caricature and Landscape Definitives (1972-78, 32 pg.) 6.95

#8 is The Medallion Issue KGV (1932, 24 pg.) 6.95

#9 is The Early Elizabethan Era 1952–1972 Part 1 16.95

#10 is The Early Eliz. Era 1952–1972 Part 2 5.95

Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamp 2003 - 2003 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 - 43.95 CAD - Our price $10.00

Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamp 2009 - 2009 edition - X-Libris edition (label on front and imprint on edge) that owner picked up from library collection - 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 - 43.95 CAD - Our price $10.00 USD SOLD

Darnell, Stamps of Canada, through 1997 - further expanded EFO section - 348 pages, in color, glue bound - (NOT SPIRAL) 15.00

Darnell, Stamps of Canada, through 1994 - further expanded EFO section - 299 pages, in color, spiral binding, 10.00

Darnell, Stamps of Canada, through 1993 - larger Errors-freaks-oddities section - 262 pages, in color, spiral binding, 10.00

Canada Tagged Errors -Revised by George Dunsay & John I Jamieson this completely revised edition gives prices in used and mint of all known varieties. Includes Scott and Darnell numbering. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2", 38 pages, staple bound (saddle stitched) 10.00

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE TOBACCO TAX PAID STAMPS OF CANADA AND NEWFOUNDLAND INCLUDING A STUDY OF THE LIQUOR BOTTLE SEALS OF CANADA by Brandom Lists and prices these Canadian revenues. BNAPS 8-1/2 x 11", 106 pages, illus. 8.00 Out-of-Stock

Caricature and Landscape Definitives 1972-1978 - 1997 by D. Robin Harris. Specialized catalogue of Canadian issues, 1972 to 1978, focused on political caricature and landscapes. Includes information on perfins, rates, booklets and se-tenants. With historical notes and checklists. Spiral-bound, 66 p. 8.5x11, Spiral-bound, b/w illustrations 66 pages Out-of-Stock14.95

Karsh, Wilding and Cameo Definitive issues - Harris - Features: One stamp per page, pricing of errors, varieties, perfins, se-tenant, etc. Issue & withdrawal dates. Se-tenant booklet singles listed & priced. Graphical comparison of quantities issued. All booklet covers (inside & out) illustrated. Coil-bound or 3-ring loose-leaf with each book having a different coloured cover for easy identification. 8.5x11, 3-hole punched, b/w illustrations 216 pages 29.95 Out-of-Stock

Slogan Postal Markings of Canada in the Period from 1912-53 by the Slogan Study Group of BNAPS. This is a 100 page, spiral bound reference of all the known slogan cancels for the period, as originally detailed in “The Slogan Box” the BNAPS Slogan Study Group newsletter. This book is lightly used and would be a great reference for any Canadian Postal History collector. 8.5x11, 100 page, spiral bound 18.95 Out-of-Stock

The Slogan Postmarks of Canada supplement #1 by Cecil C. Coutts is an extended listing of the Postal slogans used between 1897 and 1999. This handbook supplement includes a wealth of new listings for Jet Spray Slogan Cancels. This is not a priced catalogue. The owner has marked some items inside. 8.5x11, 36 page spiral bound 5.00 SOLD

Canadian philately : bibliography and index, 1864-1973 -Philatelie canadienne : bibliographie et index, 1864-1973 by Cimon Morin - Over the years, valuable information has been written for collectors and dealers alike, appearing in catalogues, magazines, club journals and other localized publications. This book brings together the body of literature dealing with postage stamps, postal stationery, postal history and postal markings of Canada and British North America. It includes references to monographs, brochures, specialized catalogues and auction catalogues, as well as, articles printed in periodicals, exhibition catalogues and more general works. This 281 page book will allow any collector to look for a particular subject in Canada and BNA stamp collecting and know where to try and get the article or reference they need. Whether it is your personal library, a local stamp club library or the public library that you use, this book will hopefully help you to unlock the mysteries of that one baffling stamp or cover in your collection by directing you to the perfect article, catalogue or book., text in English, some French at the beginning, contents clean, light edgewear to the covers - National Library of Canada, 1979. xxi, 281 p. 25.00

THE PENCE ISSUES OF NEWFOUNDLAND 1857-1866 by Robert H. Pratt - This beautifully bound volume was published by The Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation in 1982. It is 192 pages and contains a wealth of information on Newfoundland's first postage stamps.
In a pocket inside the back cover you will find two full colour sheets showing the different colours and printings (see illustrations 3 & 4 ONE PENNY & FIVE PENCE, and 5 & 6 TWO PENCE, SIX PENCE & EIGHT PENCE, for front and back scans), as well as a transparency showing 7 valid cancellations and 4 impostors (illustration 7) in actual sizes. 6 x 9in with B&W illustrations throughout 39.95

Newfoundland Air Mails 1919-1939 - with additional notes on subsequent flights and air stamps - by R. E. R. Dalwick and C.H.C. Harmer - 1953 1st edition - The most authoritative book on the exciting airmail issues of Newfoundland. An illustrated study of inter war air mail in Newfoundland. Inside the back cover is an Imperial ESSO dealer road map of Newfoundland and Labrador- pages toned from age - Hardbound - Pages 181 - 6 x 9 in - 49.95

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British Commonwealth

 

British Commonwealth Revenues, 7th edition, published by J. Barefoot Ltd - The definitive reference work on a complex and evolving collecting area and in excellent condition - appears to have hardly been used at all! Black and white images and pricing in £ throughout. 7th edition (2002) Binding: soft cover Pages: 308pp - 75.00

Postage Due Stamps of Australia 1890-1967, by Australian Post Office. Starts with the postage dues issued for the Australian States up to the discontinuance of their use. 26 page booklet, B&W illustrations, stapled binding with card covers, clean unmarked pages, in excellent overall condition. Size: 51⁄2" X 81⁄2" - $7.00

Stanley Gibbons Two Reigns Postage Stamp Catalogue 1956 Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI - Fourth Edition - Details about the stamps of this era that may now be left out of current catalogues - Binding: Soft Cover Gibbons Centenary. 266 pages. 2212 illustrations. 8858 stamps listed. $15.00

Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 1 British Commonwealth 1997 edition - vol. 2 (J-Z) - 99th edition - hardcover with specialized information and covering all British Commonwealth issues from 1840 to 1995. This is a great addition to any philatelic library for British Commonwealth collectors who want SCOTT to Stanley Gibbons conversion information. B&W illustrations. $35.00

S. G. Collect British Stamps 2008 - - full colour checklist 59th edition - small cover bend - colour illustrations and prices - glue bound 7.5x6.5 213pg $8.00

Stanley Gibbons Collect British Stamps 2013 - 64th edition - Simplified full colour price listing of every mint and used British stamp from the 1840 Penny Black to Christmas 2012. 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 280 pages long, with every issue illustrated in colour.......and boy, is that ever helpful!! - glue bound 9.5x6.75 280pg - $37.95 $20.00 SPECIAL

Great Britain SPECIALISED VOL 2 - King Edward VII to King George VI - 6TH EDITION - This multi-award winning catalogue is the standard reference work for specialist collectors of popular "Four Kings" period of British Philately, from 1901-1952. 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 9.5x6.5 368pg - 35.00 SOLD

Stanley Gibbons Specialized Stamp Catalogue (Vol.4) covering Queen Elizabeth Decimal (1971-1984) issues from Great Britain.  This is the 4th edition and was printed in 1985. Issues covered include the 'Machin' definitives, special commemoratives and regional issues along with booklet panes and stamp booklet. The Stanley Gibbons Specialized Catalogues contain a great wealth of information about each issue that would also be of use to a non-specialized collector. It contains detailed listings of all issues including varieties  - excellent condition with dustjacket - appears unused - b/w illustrations - hardcover 9x6 641pg. $15.00

Stanley Gibbons Specialized Stamp Catalogue (Vol.4) covering Queen Elizabeth Decimal (1971-1993) issues from Great Britain.  This is the 7th edition and was printed in 1994. Issues covered include the recess-printed high values, 'Machin' definitives, special commemoratives and regional issues along with booklet panes and stamp booklets, greeting stamps, Royal Mail postage Labels and Postage Dues. The Stanley Gibbons Specialized Catalogues contain a great wealth of information about each issue that would also be of use to a non-specialized collector. It contains detailed listings of all issues including varieties  - excellent condition - appears unused - b/w illustrations - glue bound 9x6 674pg. 45.00

Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue 1992 edition Part 1, British Commonwealth. This is the hardcover edition containing all the stamps of Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries, almost 1170 pages including extra detail for printing varieties, in one single volume. The text notes are extensive and the illustrations plentiful. This is one of the last years when you could get all of the Commonwealth countries in a single volume. This catalogue is used, but just barely, with page edges toned - What a great addition to your reference library, to assist with converting Stanley Gibbons numbers to whatever cataloging you currently use - hardcover - 12 x 9 - b/w illustrations - 45.00

Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise 2012: is in full colour, including the booklets section. The Great Britain Concise Catalogue lists and prices all British stamps from 1840 to early 2012, with every different stamp design illustrated in full colour. Included are definitives, commemoratives, regionals, postage dues, official stamps and booklets. Information for the more specialist collector includes priced listings of specimens, booklets, selected plate and cylinder varieties, errors (including missing colours, missing embossing, imperforates and phosphor omitted varieties) and inverted watermarks. More ‘popular’ fields covered include prices for gutter pairs, first day covers, presentation packs, yearbooks, ‘Smilers’ and much else. There is a helpful introductory section, providing answers to many of the problems encountered by less experienced collectors, while additional help comes in the form of a full design index and diagrams showing the layout of Machin decimal booklet panes. Prices are given for both unmounted and mounted mint stamps issued between 1887 and 1935 and on-cover prices are provided up to 1910. The 2012 edition has been extensively updated with all prices reviewed and revised in line with the current market. - 27th edition - colour illustrations and prices - glue bound 9.5x6.75 403pg - 74.95 $50.00 SPECIAL

Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise 2008: is in full colour, including the booklets section. It provides priced listings of definitives and commemoratives, regionals, postage dues, departmental official, postal fiscals, errors, first day covers, booklets and post office label sheets ('smilers'). Listings are complete from May 1840 to April 2008. There is an updated design index and helpful diagrams of the 'X' Machins. New for this edition is an expanded listing of 'Specimen' overprints for all stamps from the Penny Red to 1952 - specially repriced for this volume. Elsewhere, prices have been carefully revised, with significant increases in Queen Victoria and modern errors. - 23rd edition - colour illustrations and prices - glue bound 7.5x6.5 377pg - 55.00 SOLD

The Postal History and Stamps of Bermuda, Ludington, M.H., 1978 Quarterman publications, hb, 432 ppgs., a well illustrated and in-depth study of the subject from 1784 to 1949. A must for any collector of this area. Small nick through dustjacket at spine. Cloth, (1978), pp. xiv, 432. illustrated, maps, slightly discolored d.j. 150.00

The Stamps of Ireland Specialized Catalogue, published by David Feldman Ltd. of Dublin, is one of the most detailed catalogues available on Irish issues. This 1983 catalogue details Great Britain issues used in Ireland, the Forerunners or Local issues, overprints, essays, regular postal issues, airmails, airmail flight covers, postage dues, booklets and postal stationery. The catalogue also illustrates the printing varieties that always catch the eye of collectors - great condition - glue bound - 150pg - 8.5 x 5.5 15.00 Out-of-Stock

The Special & Commemorative Postmarks, Cachets & Covers of South Africa. 1892 - 1975. - Limited First Edition No. 854 of 900 Copies. - Signed & Dated By Author - Dr. Hasso O Reisener. First day covers / semi-official commemorative covers / slogan machine cancellations / Field Post Office postmarks / seasonal postmarks / philatelic exhibition cards / Post Office exhibition postcards / semi-military postmarks / Army Post Offices / APO FPO. The book is stained from what looks like a coffee spill. It affects the dustjacket and covers, as well as the bottom of some pages. None of the text, illustrations or indexes appear to be affected. Hardcover - 341 pg - b&w illustrations throughout 50.00

Handbook / Catalogue Union Of South Africa Stamps by Sam Legator, William N Sheffield, Alec Kaplan - Van Riebeeck tercentenary edition; First Edition (1952) - Detailed and well illustrated listing of all South African issues from 1910 to 1949, including postage dues, officials, stationery, Unions used Abroad, parcel post, meter franks and Christmas seals. pg viii & 326 pages on coated paper heavily illustrated in black and white; bound in textured green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean and firmly bound copy; the paper used has become age-toned but not brittle; the typographical dust jacket is a little faded and rubbed. 326pp, hard bound with dustjacket. Published by the Philatelic Federation of Southern Africa. 38.00

Runner & Mailcoach. Postal History and Stamps of Southern Africa by Rosenthal,Eric & Blum,Eliezer - Much has been written on the subject, yet Runner and Mailcoach, by Eric Rosenthal and Eliezer Blum is unique. For the first time we have a comprehensive account in a single volume, not only of the postage stamps, but of the postal developments in the entire sub-continent, and its adjacent islands. South Africa, South West Africa, Rhodesia, Nothern Rhodesia(Zambia), Basutoland(Lesotho), Bechuanaland(Botswana) and Swaziland are all dealt with, as well as the old colonies and Boer states, including the New Republic of Stellaland, Goshen, defunct territories like Griqualand West and Zululand and such oddities as the Mount Currie Express. Signed by both authors dated 1973- 280 pages text with numerous examples and illustrations - some colour plates, mainly B&W. Dust jacket shows some wear, otherwise binding and pages are in great condition. - Published by Purnall, Cape Town-Johannesburg (1969) - Hardcover First Edition - 7 x 10 in. (18 x 25 Cm.) 28.00 SOLD

 

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2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue - The Scott Classic Catalogue is simply the best one-volume worldwide stamp catalogue available today. Every year the latest research and discoveries are incorporated into the listings. The 2015 edition of the Classic Catalogue boasts approximately 30,000 value changes. Of these, slightly more than 15,000 are Classic-only value changes. Another 14,800 were carried over from the six-volume 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. the Aegean Islands came in first place, with 2,095 value changes. Other countries with large numbers of changes include Russia (1,386), Germany (1,367), Eritrea (1,039) and Libya (1,035). In the catalog introduction, an extensive list of countries with listings for stamps on covers is provided. For the 2015 edition, two countries were added: Dalmatia and, under British Offices Abroad, Eritrea. For the first time since the 1941 edition of the Scott catalog, the Cubiertas stamps of Colombia are listed and valued once again. The Cubiertas were affixed to the back of letters that contained valuables and were insured through the post office.
A well-kept secret is that the Scott Classic specialized catalog includes the most complete listings of treaty port stamps. The 2003 Scott Classic introduced the listings of the China Treaty Port stamps, complete with values. The 2015 catalog lists Hong Kong Treaty Port stamps for the first time. The reorganization of the Ceres issues of Portugal and Portuguese colonies that began in the 2013 Scott Classic catalog is now complete. The 2015 Classic includes revised listings for Portuguese Congo, Portuguese Guinea, Portuguese India, St. Thomas and Prince Islands, Tete and Timor - Collectors of first century philatelic material will find a wealth of information in this handsome, hardbound leatherette volume - 1300+ pages - 9 x 12 $174.95 SOLD

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue - print version - 2014 - SET of 6 (ex-Librus - labels and imprints) - illustrations and prices - glue bound 11x8.5 1550+pg - Retail $124.95 each volume - OUR PRICE for set of 6 - $175.00 SOLD

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue - 2010 print version - each volume - illustrations and prices - glue bound 11x8.5 1200+pg currently Vol. 5 and 6 available - 45.00 10.00 each volume

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue - 2011 print version - each volume - illustrations and prices - glue bound 11x8.5 1200+pg currently Vol. 1, 2, 3 and 5 available - 50.00 15.00 each volume

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue - 2012 print version - each volume - illustrations and prices - glue bound 11x8.5 1200+pg currently Vol. 5 and 6 available - 50.00 20.00 each volume

Yvert et Tellier, Catalogue de timbres-poste by Editions Yvert & Tellier, Amiens (France) (French) 1997 edition - The date of issue and a brief description of the stamp are followed by a reproduction of the design, beneath which are its "Catalog Number", Face Value, and several "Catalog Values" - value of a "mint" stamp, a used stamp, the Specialized catalog lists additionally values for all the different varieties of color and design that are common for earlier stamp issues - starting pages on cancellations, which are another factor that can influence the value of stamps, especially earlier issues
- Tome 1, Timbres de France (French stamps)
- Tome 1bis, Timbres de Monaco, Andorre, Europa, United Nations
- Tome 2, Timbres des pays d'expression française, (95 French colonies and French speaking countries represented)

-full colour illustrations - 1165pg (collectively in 3 vol.) - glue bound - gently used, but in great shape 40.00 /set

Yvert et Tellier, Catalogue de timbres-poste by Editions Yvert & Tellier, Amiens (France) (French) 1995 edition - Part #1 - Specialized catalogue of the issues of France - The date of issue and a brief description of the stamp are followed by a reproduction of the design, beneath which are its "Catalog Number", Face Value, and several "Catalog Values" - value of a "mint" stamp, a used stamp, the Specialized catalog lists additionally values for all the different varieties of color and design that are common for earlier stamp issues - starting pages on cancellations, which are another factor that can influence the value of stamps, especially earlier issues - 9 x 6 - 322pg full colour illustrations - glue bound - gently used, with front cover coming away partially 10.00 SOLD

Yvert et Tellier, Catalogue de timbres-poste by Editions Yvert & Tellier, Amiens (France) (French) 1995 edition - Part #1b - Stamps of Monaco, Andorre, Europa, United Nations - 9 x 6 - 240pg full colour illustrations - glue bound - gently used, but looks unopened 6.00

Yvert et Tellier, Catalogue de timbres-poste by Editions Yvert & Tellier, Amiens (France) (French) 1992 edition - Part #1 - Specialized catalogue of the issues of France and also including the stamps of Monaco, Andorre, Europa and United Nations (before being split into Part #1 and #1b)- The date of issue and a brief description of the stamp are followed by a reproduction of the design, beneath which are its "Catalog Number", Face Value, and several "Catalog Values" - value of a "mint" stamp, a used stamp, the Specialized catalog lists additionally values for all the different varieties of color and design that are common for earlier stamp issues - starting pages on cancellations, which are another factor that can influence the value of stamps, especially earlier issues - 9 x 6 - 489pg full colour illustrations - glue bound - gently used 10.00

Ceres France (French) 1980 edition - Specialized catalogue of the issues of France - The date of issue and a brief description of the stamp are followed by a reproduction of the design, beneath which are its "Catalog Number" and "Catalog Values" - value of a "mint" stamp, a used stamp, the Specialized catalog lists additionally values for all the different varieties of color and design that are common for earlier stamp issues - also includes cover, imperf and block prices for many issues - 9 x 6 - 366pg full colour illustrations - saddle stitched paperback - gently used 10.00

Ceres France (French) 1971 edition - Specialized catalogue of the issues of France - The date of issue and a brief description of the stamp are followed by a reproduction of the design, beneath which are its "Catalog Number" and "Catalog Values" - value of a "mint" stamp, a used stamp, the Specialized catalog lists additionally values for all the different varieties of color and design that are common for earlier stamp issues - also includes cover, imperf and block prices for many issues - French Colonies also included - 8.5 x 5.5 - 587pg b/w illustrations - hardcover - gently used with some owner's pencil marks 5.00 SOLD

Catalogue des Varietes de France (French) 1964 Ceres edition - Specialized catalogue of the issues of France - All varieties of the stamps of France issued between 1900 and 1964: 18 plates of detailed drawings: a catalogue of special interest to any variety collectors - 9 x 6 - 302pg b/w illustrations - glue bound with clear protective dustjacket - gently used 40.00 SOLD

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Hungarian Catalogue 1991 - text in hungarian with full colour illustrations. Prices for mint, used, sets, FDC and some varieties. 7x10, 271 pages glue bound softcover Illustrated in colour 15.00

Michel Postage Stamp Catalogue of Western Europe 1988-89 edition 2 volume set. This catalogue has expanded to over 2400 pages, including A-Z countries like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, Vatican City, United Nations, etc..... The catalogues maintain the standard Michel numbering and allow for expanded listing information and pricing. Prices are given for mint and used, sets and FDC. The catalogue is in German, looks used from an old dealer stock, but is in great shape. Here is a great reference to add to your stamp library. Now you can convert Michel to Scott!! 1988 edition - glue bound - b/w - 2400+ pages 25.00

Michel Postage Stamp Catalogue of Eastern Europe 1992-93 edition. This catalogue is expanded to over 1650 page and is a regional catalogue including Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, etc..... The catalogues maintain the standard Michel numbering and allow for expanded listing information and pricing. Prices are given for mint and used, sets and FDC. The catalogue is in German, looks used from an old dealer stock, but is in great shape. Here is a great reference to add to your stamp library. Now you can convert Michel to Scott!! 1992 edition - glue bound - b/w - 1650+ pages 20.00 SOLD

Facit Special 2007 Nordic Countries Stamp Catalogue - 2007 - A Swedish stamp catalogue from Facit for Nordic countries. Includes stamp info for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Aland, Danish West Indies, Iceland, and Finland. Written in both Swedish AND English. This stamps are all illustrated in full color. 10 x 7 - 896 pg, full colour illustrations - glue bound - still in wrapper 35.00 SOLD

USA - 2004-05 Guide to Collecting Plate Number Coil Stamps, Philatelic Arts, 2004 - Philatelic Arts BOOKLET SIZE 2004-05 Quick Pocket Guide To Collecting U.S. PNC Stamps. Published July, 2004. Contains 110 pages of full color pictures of all US PNC stamps. 5 1/2 x 8" Spiral bound format with clear plastic covers. Price guide for used singles and mint strips. Space to record your holdings. Easy to carry to shows, meetings or when traveling - there are some small notations from the original owner - 15.00

USA - U.S. International Postal Rates, 1872-1996 (Wawrukiewicz & Beecher, 1996) The primary U.S. postal rate book covering international mail. This reference is considered to be the bible for U.S. international postal rate collectors and postal historians. Includes extremely useful tables of foreign rates TO the U.S. 1992 edition - glue bound - b/w - 1650+ pages $65.00

2010 SCOTT U.S. STAMP POCKET CATALOGUE - An extremely affordable and versatile catalogue - perfect to take to shows - that features more than 4,000 stamp values along with hundreds of full color stamp illustrations all identified by Scott Catalogue numbers. The pages are designed to serve as a handy inventory checklist. The 2010 edition is glue bound spine and 504 pages 4.5 x 7 inch pocket size $25.00 SOLD

2005 US/BNA Postage Stamp Catalog by LLC Whitman Publishing - using SCOTT numbering system, extensive detailed pricing for stamps of USA, United Nations and Canada and Provinces (including plate block and first day cover values) - page edges toned - Paperback: 302 pages Publisher: Whitman Publishing (October 30, 2004) - Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches $10.00

Disney World of Postage Stamps - 1990 Brookman Stamp Prices - including souvenir sheets and sheetlets 1st edition - b/w illustrations - glue bound 8x4 120pg $5.00

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Handbook - General Reference

Stamping Our History: The Story of the U.S. Portrayed on Its Postage Stamps - Hardcover – 1990 by Charles Davidson and Lincoln Diamant - Since 1845, billions of brilliantly colored miniature works of art have been keeping our postal system afloat--and celebrating important individuals and major events in the history of our country. This beautiful coffee table book compiles and enlarges these postal gems--some magnified more than 2000 times--allowing readers to see intricate detail in these visually appealing and informative stamps. 300 color illustrations - 253 pg hardcover with dust jacket - $30.00

How To Arrange and Write-up a Stamp Collection - by Stanley Phillips and C.P. Rang - Sound, constructive advice is given on how to present a stamp collectionin the very best possible way - using a variety of different types of album and methods of writing up. The text covers traditional and thematic collections. 7th edition hardcover w/dustjacket - 64 pg - $5.00 SOLD

Dealers' Guide to Chemical Restoration of Postage Stamps -National Stamp Service - provides sound advice on methods of improving the look of stamps that may be blemished or stained 5th Edition -1976 staple bound 5x8, 42 pages $18.00

How to Detect Damaged, Altered and Repaired Stamps - P. W. Schmid -An excellent work to help you recognize regummed, reperforated, repaired and altered stamps. All examples are US stamps but the concepts are applicable to foreign. The 1996 edition differs from the 1978 one only in that the printing and binding is of a lower quality. 1st Edition -1979 printing, 105 pages, hardcover (no dustjacket) Out-of-Stock$35.00

Buxton Encyclopedia of Watermarks- by B. H. Buxton - The Buxton Encyclopedia of Watermarks is intended to put together all known watermarks from the first issuing of postage stamps in the world, to the modern era. This booklet offers stamp collectors a simple tool for locating each particular watermark. All watermarks are cross referenced by SCOTT numbers, as well as the issuing country. STANLEY GIBBONS and MINKUS numbers are also shown in the numerical index cross referenced by SCOTT numbers. There is a watermark by country alphabetic listing as well. This handbook will help any level of collector sort out the watermark mystery. 1977 edition - staple bound, paperback edition with 114 pages of black and white, easy-to-read illustrations. $10.00

LINN'S Stamp Identifier - This is the stamp identifier to end all stamp identifiers. When published it was the most complete and accurate identifier ever created. It may still be now for all I know. In addition to 59 pages of listings, more than 500 large, clear illustrations will help you identify your stamps at a glance. 3rd printing, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, trade paperback, illustrated. $10.00

The Worldwide Watermarks and Perforations guidebook from 1840 to Date, by Ervin J. Felix is a reference book that every serious stamp collector should have in the library. This has all of the worldwide watermarks illustrated so that you can find them quickly and accurately. The illustrations are clean and clear in blue and white, so that they are easy to follow. The illustrations also have Scott, Gibbons and Minkus number references included directly with them, so that you can tell which stamp should have a specific watermark. The section on perforations discusses all types including blind perfs, roulette, syncopated, comb and guillotine, plus many many more. Cross reference charts and detailed notes are what make this book so important to have in your library. Wouldn't it be handy to have all of the Stanley Gibbons, Scott and Minkus watermark reference listings in one volume, right at your fingertips as you scan your collection?? 1st edition - blue/white illustrations - hardcover 5x8 256pg USED Out-of-Stock$15.00

Showcasing your Stamp Collection - by C. E. Foster is a "How To" guide for creating original albums and supplementing ready-made albums. Create your own page and page layout to suit your personal taste. 2nd revised edition - spiral bound 115 pages - black and white illustrations $15.00

Where in the World - Atlas for Stamp Collectors by Kenneth A Wood is a true atlas of the world, with all the questions and queries of a stamp collector in mind. Whether you have a question about the little-known specks of land that issued stamps, or the long-gone kingdom and colonies of the world, this reference will give you the answer and show you where the place was/is. The book is broken down into the following sections, the Gazetteer (an alphabetical dictionary and illustrated index of stamp-issuing entities), maps of areas that no longer exist in their original form, maps of current countries, maps of areas issuing local stamps of limited validity and a cross-index of old and new city and town names. This hardcover book is over 400 pages long, was published in 1983 1st edition - hardcover 400 pg - black and white illustrations and maps $19.95 SOLD

Duck Stamps by Scott Weidensaul - some of the finest works of wildlife art in the last 55 years 1st edition - colour illustrations - hardcover 13x10 165pg some wear on dj $30.00

Rare Stamps - This book illustrates some of the world's rarest stamps and relates their stories. Excellent color and B&W Photos. 120 pages. 2nd edition 1970 - 120 pages, color and B&W Photos - no dustjacket Out-of-Stock$15.00

Stamp Collecting for Fun and Profit by Herman Herst Jr. - tips and stories about stamp collecting from one of the best glue bound 8x5 167pg - USED with cover enhanced $5.00

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