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2016 British Commonwealth SG cat 1840-1970 inc perfs, Specimens & varieties, 633pgs. Used, VGC. New retail $220.
Australian Airmail Catalogue. Eustis & Frommer, 5th (current) edition 2008. Illustrated throughout, near new condition. Australian Air Mail Labels & Vignettes 1920-60, the Frommer collection, used VGC excellent companion to the above. (2)
Australia: 'History of the Australian Military Postal Services 1914-1950' by Proud, 564 pgs, pub 1991, covering WWI inc British FPO in Belgium, France or Egypt, Army POs inc Light Horse Bde & AIF Camp PO. Then WWII with sections on Army, RAAF & RAN Postal Services & POs. Profusely illustrated, with rarity ratings, location & dates of usage, plus registration h/s. Near new inc dust jacket.
Australia - New South Wales: The Numeral Cancels of NSW by H Freeman, 2017 2nd edition with 375 pgs in colour. Updated throughout with errors corrected, new discoveries inc 191 (3 diff types) & other formerly NNR numerals, plus 437 type 4B small digits (formerly NNS) & some new ties inc 2094 for Weston. New, just received from the publisher.
 SOLD at A$150
Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue - Kangaroos: NEW (2017) edition comply revised & updated inc details on CTO cancels ex Specimen sets, FDC, proofs & essays. Expanded section on plate varieties, inc positions -some yet to be plated, many cat nos changed or reorganised). Price revisions (nearly all UPWARD), especially MUH & OS perfins, reflecting current collecting trends. Profusely illustrated. Essential must-have for all collectors. In Colour NEW.
 SOLD at A$100
- KGVI 1937-52 latest 2015 edition revised & expanded to 280pgs with Die Proofs, imprints inc no imprint errors, Note Printing Branch 'thefts' now fully listed inc imperfs, no wmk & unissued colours, perf errors inc marginal imperfs, Plate nos etc. New.
- QEII Pre-decimal 1953-65 latest 2015 edition revised & expanded to 370+ pgs with extra illustrations, inc varieties, design artwork, die proofs etc, plus updated listings of the prominent or technically important varieties, plate numbers & perf errors. Retail $105.
 SOLD at A$70
- Postal Stationery 1911-65, 2013 (current edition), A4 loose leaf in colour covering all forms of stationery from postal cards to registered envs inc PTPO & Official Dies, fully illustrated inc all postcard & lettercard views plus Specimens & Australian Territories. 400+ pgs. Near new. Retail $225.
 SOLD at A$100
Australia: King George V One Penny Check List pub by British Society of Australian Philately 1979, 400pgs, detailing plate flaws from 1914 1d red to 1936 1d green inc re-entries & re-touches. Illustrated throughout. Used, minor foxing, rarely seen, essential reference.
Australia-New Zealand-UK Mails to 1880. Rates, Routes & ships Out & Home. By C Tabeart. 1st edition. 420+ pgs, pub 2004. Near new. Invaluable reference.
 SOLD at A$130
Australia Registration Labels by H L Bazemans. 10 vol set with 'Commonwealth', all 6 states, Federal Territories, RAAF/Army/Navy & New Guinea/Papua/PNG. Original photocopies as issued. Rare as a comp set.
 SOLD at A$325
Australia - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory POs by Tobin, listing all known POs, receiving offices & Telegraph (only) offices with opening & closing dates. New condition & now hard to find. NSW & ACT Post, Receiving, Telegraph & Telephone offices (4 vol set) by Hopson & Tobin listing the various date stamps in use from pre-stamp era (before 1850) to late 1980s. Essential reference & a good companion group to Freeman's 'NSW Numeral Cancels'. G-VG condition. (5)
Australia - New South Wales Postal History to 1870 (The Druce large Gold Medal Collection). Approx 140 single sided pgs illustrated throughout from 1810 letter from Governor Macquarie to 1870 cover Sydney-Noumea inc 1st Hobart, Launceston & Sydney pmks, 1st Sydney date stamp, internal/external mail 1820s-50s & 1850-70 Stamped Mail inc Postal Rates, mixed VIC/NSW frankings, instructional markings & a wide range of other covers. Privately published by the APF 1994, near new condition & now very hard to find. Great companion book to the 'Postal History of NSW 1788-1901' by JS White.
 SOLD at A$160
Australia - South Australia: 'The Departmental Stamps' by AR Butler. The definitive work inc rarity ratings by individual stamp & overview by Department. Illustrated throughout, 176 pgs plus 4 colour plates. Minor usage wear, excellent condition. Hard to find.
Australia - Tasmania: The Postal History of, Part I (1962), & Part II (1975). With listings of pmks from earliest George Town, Hobart & Launceston undated rings to 1912 Claremont type 3 cds. Somewhat dated, still the essential reference inc rarity ratings for Numeral & Town cds. VG-excellent condition.
Australia - Western Australia: The Postal Markings Illustrated, 736pgs from Abba River to Rottnest. Mainly cds types but also inc Numerals, Duplexes & oval 'Post & Telegraph Offices'. Pub by WASG 1984-86. Excellent reference book particularly in identifying part strikes. Used, in VGC & now hard to find.
British Commonwealth: Postal History of British Borneo (Proud 1987), GB Numbers Issued 1840-1910, Stamps & Postal History of Newfoundland (Boggs 1975), Stamps & Cancels of Prince Edward Is 1814-73 (Lehr 1987), Stamps & Postal History of Channel Is (Newport 1972), British North America (Jarrett 1929), Stamps of Orange Free State pt 2 British Occup 1900 (Buckley & Marriott 1971), Seychelles Stamps & Postal History (Farmer 1955) & same title to 1976 (Hopson & McCloy 2002), plus Album Weeds vol 1 & 2 (Earee 1906), Canada Unitrade 2006 cat, SG Br Cwlth 2014 & SG Book of Stamps, & finally 'Australian History 1901-2001 as seen through Banknotes'. Some showing their age, but generally F-VF. (15).
 SOLD at A$200
British Commonwealth Group (6) with Robson Lowe Encyclopedia Vol 4 -Empire in Australasia, Used good condition. Australia Commonwealth Specialist cat Kangaroos (1993), KGV (2007), KGVI (1995) -current editions retail $320. SG Australia catalogue 2016 (350+pgs) inc States, New Guinea, Papua, AAT, Christmas-Cocos & Norfolk Is, near new, retail $75. Plating Papua Part 2 - The Vignettes by M Ryan 131 pgs, as new (limited print of only 30). Plus 3 other interesting books.
British Commonwealth: G.R.I. The Postage Stamps of the German Colonies occupied by the British 1914-18. By R M Gibbs. 275 pgs, illustrated throughout, pub by Christies/Robson Lowe 1988. The definitive work on this subject. Near new.
British Commonwealth: Robson Lowe Encyclopedia Vol 2. The Empire in Africa. 1st ed 1949 inc stamps, pmks, postal history, stationery, specimens, forgeries etc. Much invaluable information not available elsewhere. Sl scuff to outer spine & minor foxing to end papers, VF.
British Commonwealth: Robson Lowe Encyclopedia Vol 3, 'Empire in Asia' 1st edition, 1951 inc Ceylon, Hong Kong, India & States, Straits Settlements, Malay States, British POs abroad inc Asia Treaty Ports, postal history, postal stationery, telegraphs, Specimens pmks etc. Much invaluable information not easily available elsewhere. Minimal foxing or spine wear, solid VG condition.
British Commonwealth: Robson Lowe Encyclopedia Vol 3 'Empire in Asia' 1st edition, 1951 inc Ceylon, Hong Kong, India & States, Malaya & States, British PO's abroad inc Asian Treaty Ports, postal history, postal stationery, Telegraphs, Specimens, pmks etc. Much invaluable information not easily available elsewhere. Near excellent condition with clean fresh pages & crisp spine.
 SOLD at A$150
British Commonwealth: Sir Gwaine Baillie Collection. Sotheby's sales London comp set of auction catalogues inc GB parts 1&2, Australian States/Commonwealth (3), New Zealand, British Africa, British West Indies, Rhodesia, plus 'Missed Opportunities'. All VG/near new. One of the most valuable collections sold in the last 20 years. (11)
British Empire: Esoteric collection with GB Penny Black Plates by Proud, 1854-64 1d red The Plating of Alphabet II (plates 1-21), Plating of Alphabet III (Pl22-67). Specimen Stamps of the Crown Colonies (Samuel 1976). Australia George V Fourpence (Davidson & Dix). Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia by Rosenblum 1928 Edition & 1936 (2). Hong Kong Queen Victoria (Gurevitch, 1993). NSW Numeral cancels (Campbell, 1977), Ship Letters of the South Pacific (Dovey, 1955), Swiss Soldier Stamps (2 vol set), Postage Stamps Lithuania (1978). Plus 8 misc booklets inc Postal Markings of China. (30)
 SOLD at A$150
British Empire: Madam Joseph Revisited, by B M Cartwright, 95 pgs, pub RPSL 2005. Detailing & illustrating over 420 diff FORGED pmks inc Numeral cancels, noted BNG & cds types (inc Registered) from Aden to Wellington. All very dangerous, plus folder of transparencies for comparison on actual stamps. Invaluable reference. Interestingly Madam Joseph cancels are much sought after & sell for considerably above the prices that cheaper stamps retail at.
British Empire; The Royal Collection by Sir John Wilson (Keeper of the Collection). Huge expensive (original cost £63) limited Morocco leather-bound edition 270x360x80mm thick, pub privately 1952. Massive tome cataloguing & describing the entire collection with 12 colour plates showing dozens of stamps inc GB 1840 QV 2d blue cnr blk of 38, NSW Sydney View 3d blk of 9, Cape of Good Hope 1d blue Woodblock in pr with issued 4d & many other similar rarities, 64 b&w plates showing 100s of classics, covers & multiples. Good condition for its age with acceptable foxing on end papers & some intermediate pgs, minor stains on page edges. Plates are very fine. Rare book.
China: The Large Dragons by Ireland, 130pgs illustrated throughout, 1978. The definitive work. VGC with original DJ.
Fakes-Forgeries-Experts: The Journal of 'Association Internationale Des Experts En Philatelie' (AIEP). Set Vol 1 (Oct 1998) - Vol 10 (Mar 2007). Amazing publications on fakes, forgeries, re-gums, repairs & other nasties. Written by the most knowledgeable in their field. Near new, some out of print, retail €60 ea (when available). Total €600 = A$850. Very hard to find. (10)
Forged Postage Stamps (illustrated reference material) by H Bynof-Smith, comp 5 vol set comprising British Empire, Africa & Asia, Americas, Europe & Colonies parts I & II (total 990pgs). Used, a couple of loose pgs. VGC & now hard to find. Invaluable reference. (5 vols)
Forgeries of the World to 1926 - The Serrane Guide. Originally pub 1927, (1998 reprint) by APS, translated from the 2 original volumes. 390 pgs with listings from Afghanistan to Zululand inc 12 pages exhaustive bibliography. As new, inc original DJ. A must have for collector's of classic stamps.
German Colonies: Handbook with valuations of all pmks on all forerunner Germany used in colonies, & on colony stamps, by Friedman. 3 Volume set, in German, illustrated throughout inc Maps. Ist edition in loose leaf binders, pub 1967. Faded spines o/w VGC, over 500pgs. Invaluable reference.
Great Britain: The Plating of the Penny Black Postage Stamp of Great Britain 1840 by Charles Nissen. 2 vol set with 122pgs of text & 40 B&W real photo plates illustrating 2880 actual stamps from all 12 plates inc 1A & 1B. In excellent condition with only minor wear to the leather bindings. Free from the usual foxing so often seen on these early books. Essential reference for the GB specialist.
 SOLD at A$800
Hong Kong: The Philatelic & Postal History of Hong Kong & the Treaty Ports of China & Japan. F W Webb. 400 pgs with 93 B & W plates, 1991 Reprint, pub RPSL. Very comprehensive with emphasis on the pmks with good coverage of the Treaty Ports. Also inc scarcity guide.
 SOLD at A$220
New Zealand: 'The Postage Stamps of, ' Vol 1, pub by RPSNZ 1938, edited by Collins & Falkes, 678pgs plus both QV Chalon photo plates, with coverage of Proofs, Specimens, Essays etc not listed elsewhere. Odd minor tones & leather spine sl worn, o/w beautiful.
New Zealand: 'The Postage Stamps of', vol 3 pub RPSNZ 1955, (Postal History edition) 693 pgs, in-depth coverage of cancels & postal markings 1840-1950 inc pre-stamp types, 1855-80s numeral cancels, 1862 cds, m/s cancels, many illustrations, wreck cachets, military mail from Maori Wars to Korean War, Postage Dues, Telegraph or Money Order cancels, instructional markings, Fiscal cancels to assist the unwary! The standard reference & an absolute must for the postal historian. VGC.
New Zealand: 'The Postage Stamps of', Vol 4, pub RPSNZ 1964, 562pgs with coverage of QV Chalons & Sidefaces, KEVII-QEII Defs, 1950s Healths & Commems. Some minor foxing, VGC.
New Zealand: 'The Postage Stamps of', Vol 6, pub RPSNZ 1973, 438pgs with additional info to compliment earlier editions inc detail on QV Chalons, Proofs & especially for the 1960 Pictorials. DJ s damaged, ding on rear cover, o/w near new.
New Zealand: 'The Postage Stamps of, ' Vol 7, pub by RPSNZ 1988, 361pgs. Postal History 1820-74 inc Vol 3 re-visited, early pmks, cds, numeral cancels, instructional h/s, NZ POs 1840-74 & Marine POs. DJ sl worn, o/w near new.
Papua: 'Plating Papua Part 1, The Lithographs (SG 47-83)', by M Ryan, 564 pgs, pub 2013. Highly technical study of 1907-11 bicolour Lakatois with all of the 30 plate positions of ea value illustrated both large & small Papua types with their individual characteristics identified & described. A must-have for the student of Papua philately.
 SOLD at A$100
Papua: Plating Papua part 2 The Vignettes (2013) author's printers proof (85 pgs) with diff cover photo & unissued illustrations format - UNIQUE! Plus the issued book by M Ryan 131 pgs, illustrated throughout, as new (limited print run of 30). Collectors Guide to BNG & Territory of Papua by Parr & Robinson, autographed, 159 pgs plus CD, near new. Prestige auction catalogues (4) inc Peter Troy large Gold Medal collection of BNG & Papua, & Kevin Nelson Commonwealth of Australia Postage History 1901-41. All near new. (7).
 SOLD at A$275
Papua: Postal History of BNG & Papua 1885-1942, 111 pgs pub Robson Lowe 1983. Lakatoi 1 (28 pgs) & Lakatoi II, III (54pgs) by Croaker, both VF & hard to find as such. Territory of Papua, small Papua & large Papua - an easy reference inc CD Digital images, by M Parr privately pub 2010. Plating Papua Part 2 - The vignettes by M Ryan 2017 (limited printing of 30 copies). All VG - near new. (5).
 SOLD at A$275
Samoa: The Samoan Express Stamps by R B Yardley, 64 pages plus 10 photo plates, pub RPSL 1916. Well researched inc plating varieties, forgeries & reprints. Front card cover sl tatty, o/w VGC. Rare!
South Africa: The Postmarks of South Africa & Former States & Colonies. By R.F. Putzel. 10 volume set, listing offices from Aalwynsfontein to Zwide. Illustrated throughout with many 1000s of pmks, pictured. Few minor cover scuffs o/w VG condition. Original cost around £400. ( 10 vols)
Specimen UPU Stamps 1878-1961 by James Bendon, new 2015 edition. Lists & illustrates all printed & h/s types, special printings made for specimen purposes, receiving authority h/s etc such as 'Ultramar', local cancels inc the large circular types for Madagascar etc, plus normal CTO types from 'specimen' sets & much more. Numerous appendix listings, UPU bulletins, archive pages etc photoed. A4 hardcover 530+ pgs, in colour. Whole world with 100s of countries.
Telegraph Stamps of the World. Barefoot 2013 (current edition), 140 pgs, illustrated throughout inc Australian States, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, Colombia, German States, Great Britain inc private telegraphs, India & States, Nicaragua, Spain & USA. Near new.
Turkey: Burak Specialised Catalogue. 2nd edition 1991, comprehensive listing 1863-1941. Bi-lingual in Turkish & English, with valuations. 224 pgs in colour. Some wear to DJ o/w VG condition. Still a much used reference. Retail US$180 = A$260.
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