History Royal Philatelic Society London 50th and 100th Anniversary

Bierman, Stanley M. Intimate Philatelic Interviews. American Philatelic Research Library, n.d.
Set of 19 DVDs in a grey box. Signed by Dr. Bierman with the message “Enjoy my Stories 6/12/16”. Interviews of famous dealers and collectors mostly from the mid-1980s and a few from the 1990s. Originally filmed on video. Produced by American Philatelic Research Library to whom these interviews were donated to by Dr. Bierman.
Wilson, Sir John. The Royal Philatelic Collection: Prospectus. Edited by Clarence Winchester. London: The Viscount Kempsley at The Dropmore Press, Ltd., n.d.
(12) pp, (1) colour and (2) monochrome plates and an order tear-sheet bound in. 356 x 254 mm. Center Sew Bound with Light Yellow Card Covers.
Wylie, WM. W. An Informal History of the Collectors Club. New York: The Collectors Club, n.d.
23 + (1) pp. 216 x 140 mm. Staple Bound with Paper Covers. Reprinted from the ANPHILEX ’71 Catalogue.
Amministrazione Poste E Telecommunicazioni. Emilio Diena: Una Vita Per La Filatelia (=Emilio Diena: A Life for Philately). Amministrazione Poste E Telecommunicazioni, n.d.
32 + X + 171 pp + (1) p + (2) pp. Perfect Bound with Light Grey Card Covers. No date or place of publication.
Dhir, Anil. Philately: It’s Glorious Past and Uncertain Future. Festschrift Volume in Memory of Late Bijayshree Routray. Bhubaneshwar: Amadeus Press, n.d.
(10) + 186 pp + (2) p. 213 x 139 mm. Perfect Bound with Multi-coloured Card Covers. Price Rs. 400 on back cover.
Hubbard, J[ohn]. M. The Stamp Dealers of the World: A Complete List of All Dealers in Postage and Revenue Stamps, in the World. Lake Village, New Hampshire: The Author, 1885
Unpaginated but (26) pp including advertisements. 153 x 100 mm. Stapled with Greenish-Grey Paper Covers. Crawford 191.
(Hubbard, John M.). The Black List. Lake Village, New Hampshire: The Author, 1886
6 + (6) pp. 160 x 105 mm. Stapled with Ochre Paper Covers. Crawford 191. List of parties to whom the author sent stamps on approval but could not obtain settlement or return of stamps!
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. The Tapling Collection of Stamps and Postal Stationery at the British Museum. London: Lawn & Barlow, 1905
viii + 55 + (5) pp. 189 x 127 mm. Staple Bound with Olive Card Covers. Round Handstamp of Library of W(illiam). R(enoylds). Ricketts. Crawford 261.
Phillips, Charles J. Fifty Years of Philately: The History of Stanley Gibbons, Ltd. to Which Is Added a Chapter on Stamp Collecting as an Investment. London: Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., 1906
212 pp. 212 x 139 mm. Soft Bound with Light Green Card Covers. Advertisements on most of the left hand pages. Crawford 313.
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. Postage Stamps Worth Fortunes. 1st ed. London: The Author, 1908
46 pp + (1) p + (1) pp. 161 x 108 mm. Stapled with Red Card Covers. Round Handstamp of Library of W(illiam). R(enoylds). Ricketts. Crawford 261. First Edition of 2000 copies published 11 Mar 1908 was sold out within a day (Ref. Bibliography of the Works of Fred J. Melville by L. N. & M. Williams) necessitating a Second Edition.
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. Postage Stamps Worth Fortunes. 2nd ed. London: The Author, 1908
46 pp + (1) p + (1) pp. 161 X 107 mm. Stapled with Red Card Covers. Price 6d on front cover. Crawford 261. Second Edition of 2000 copies published 14 Mar 1908.
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. A Penny All the Way: The Story of Penny Postage. 2nd ed. London: The Author, 1908
48 pp. 159 x 109 mm. Stapled with Blue Card Covers. Price 6d on front cover and title page. Crawford 260. Both the first and second editions consisted of 2000 copies each and were published on 15 Sep 1908 and 22 Sep 1908 respectively.
Singer, S[amuel]. The People with the Calumny. New York: The Author, 1908
40 pp. 233 x 152 mm (inside pages). Privately Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on spine, originally issued in Grey Paper Covers (covers bound in). Text in English and French. According to Leonard Hartmann, Singer was employed by Stanley Gibbons until there was a parting of the ways. Singer wrote and published this booklet as either blackmail or promotion and justification of his work depending on one’s interpretation.
Peckitt, W[illiam]. H[enry]. The Avery Collection. London: The Author, 1909
59 pp + (1) p + (3) pp + (1) p. 233 x 152 mm. Soft Bound with Oversized Grey Card Covers. Issued on the purchase of the Sir William B. Avery collection for £24,500 by the author.
Bellamy, F[rank]. A[rthur]., and J[ohn]. J[ames]. Darlow. A History of the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain and A Précis of the Proceedings at the First Four Congresses Held at Manchester, London, Birmingham, Margate in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912. London: The Permanent Philatelic Congress Committee, 1914
(2) p + vi + 144 pp. 230 x 145 mm. Smyth Sewn Bound with Light Gray Paper Covers. Deckle Edges. Price 1s on front covers. Second Impression, June 10, 1914. The first impression was published in May 1914.
De Worms, Baron Percy, ed. The Royal Philatelic Society, London. 1869-April 10th - 1919. London: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1919
128 pp, (10) pp of plates bound in. 255 x 161 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on spine; originally issued in paper covers which are missing. Edition of 400 copies. On the title page the author has inscribed, “A, J. Sefi / With the Authors Compts / Feb 1930.” Alexander Joseph Sefi was a British philatelist, journalist, and dealer who signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1933. Ex Richard W. Bagshawe.
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. Rare Stamps: How to Recognise Them. London: Melville Book Company, 1922
(2) + 46 + (12) pp, (1) pp of an admission coupon to the 1923 London International Stamp Exhibition bound in. 184 x 126 mm. Soft Bound with Deep Brown Card Covers. Price 1s on front cover.
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. The Cradle of the Postage Stamp. London: Harmer, Rooke and Co., Limited, 1923
30 + (2) pp. 175 x 110 mm. Staple Bound with Beige Card Covers. The story of Harmer, Rooke and Co., Limited.
Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. The Mystery of the Shilling Green. London: Chas. Nissen & Co., Ltd., 1926
19 + (5) pp, (6) plates bound in. 185 x 123 mm. Staple Bound with Yellow Ochre Card Covers. No date but 1926.
Bellamy, F[rank]. A[rthur]. Statement and Comments upon the Result of a Proffered Gift to the University of Oxford by F. A. Bellamy. Oxford: The Author, 1926
(2) + 9 + (1) pp. 194 x 134 mm (oversized covers). Center Sew Bound with Grey Card Covers. Produced for Private Circulation and contains two letters of the authors sent to the Editors of The Times and The Oxford Times.
Stocken, Nevile Lacy. Stamps of Great Price: “The Blue Book of Philately.” Giving the Values, and Some Details of the History of All Stamps That Are Worth £100 and Upwards. Bath: A. E. Hopkins, 1932
238 + (10) pp (the latter being advertisements and one pp of synopsis), (2) plates bound in. 213 x 172 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No DJ issued? Price Six Shillings on title page.
Royal Philatelic Society. Stamp Centenary Exhibition under the Auspices of The Royal Philatelic Society, London May 6th-11th 1940. London: Royal Philatelic Society London, 1940
40 pp. 180 x 275 mm. Oblong. Staple Bound with Dark Yellow Card Covers.
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. Famous Stamps. London: W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., 1940
256 pp, 16 pp of illustrations bound in. 206 x 135 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Price 8/6 on DJ front panel.
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. Stamp Anniversaries. London: Philagraphia Philatelic Publishers, 1942
56 pp. 247 x 184 mm. Staple Bound in Multi-coloured Card Covers.
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. More Famous Stamps. London: W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., 1942
256 pp, 8 pp of plates bound in. 190 x 130 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Price 8/6 on DJ front panel.
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. Stamps Day by Day. London: Blandford Press Ltd., 1950
237 pp + (3) p, (12) plates bound in. 221 x 146 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ. Price 12/6 on DJ front panel.
Wilson, Sir John. The Royal Philatelic Collection. Edited by Clarence Winchester. London: The Viscount Kempsley at The Dropmore Press, Ltd., 1952
Unpaginated but (4) p + 4 pp + viii + 436 p, (12) colour plates in monograph, (16) black and white plates in monograph printed both sides, (48) black and white plates in catalogue; actual numbering is: (4) p + 4 pp + viii + (6) + 85 pp + (1) p + (12) + 76 + 48 + 63 pp + (1) p + 64 + 75 + (1) pp + (4) p, (124) plates. 367 x 265 mm. Hard Bound in Red Nigerian Morocco with gilt coat of arms on front cover, gilt rose on back cover, and gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. No DJ issued. Red Cloth Slipcase. Price Sixty Guineas. Edition of 1,500 copies. Winner of the Crawford Medal in 1953. 3,000 copies were printed of which 1,500 copies were bound and the rest stored flat. Due to its high cost (£63 / $190) not many copies sold and the book was frequently sold for below the cost price many years and decades after publication. Of the 1,500 unbound copies, 1,000 copies of the catalogue were taken over by the “Stamp Lover” and the rest destroyed. The catalogue was then issued in five individual sections at about $49.50 each (Ref. Philatelic Literature Review Vol 28 No. 1 Q1 1979).
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. A Century of Stamp Production 1852-1952. London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, 1952
44 pp including 3 plates with 24 specimens of stamps, (2) plates with 20 reprints of stamps printed from the original plates protected by tracing paper bound in; 221 x 145 mm. Center Sew Bound with Cream Card Covers. Insert “With Compliments from Waterlow & Sons Limited” laid in. Original envelope but flap mostly missing. Ex L. N. Williams.
Junior Philatelic Society. Junior Philatelic Society. Prospectus 1956-57. London: Junior Philatelic Society, 1956
15 + (1) pp, including covers. 128 x 84 mm. Staple Bound in Dark Grey Oversized Card Covers.
Stanley Gibbons. 1856-1956: 100 Years of Progress. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 1956
40 pp. 254 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Light Yellow Cloth.  DJ.
Petersen, J. C. The Danish Post and Telegraph Museum through 50 Years. 1913 - 3rd November - 1963. Copenhagen: The General Directorate of Posts and Telegraphs, 1963
56 + (2) pp + (2) p. 291 x 219 mm. Perfect Bound with Yellow Card Covers. Ex Canadian National Postal Museum.
Mackay, James A. The Tapling Collection of Postage and Telegraph Stamps and Postal Stationery. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1964
vi + (1) pp + (1) p + 53 pp + (1) p, (12) pp of plates bound in. 216 x 140 mm. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers.
Sankey, Marjorie. “Care of Mr. Waghorn”: A Biography. Special Series 19. The Postal History Society, 1964
(1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 125 pp + (1) p + (2) pp, (8) pp of plates bound in. 247 x 197 mm. Perfect Bound with Blue Card Covers. Price 20/- (shillings) on front cover. Limited edition of 100 copies.
Brady, Seamus. Doctor of Millions: The Rise and Fall of Stamp King Dr. Paul Singer. Tralle, Ireland: Anvil Books Ltd., 1965
176 pp. 183 x 116 mm. Perfect Bound with White and Red Card Covers. Price 3’6 (3 shilling 6 pence) on front cover.
Stanley Gibbons. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Centenary Exhibition. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 1965
60 pp, (4) pp of Self Bound paper on the One Cent British Guiana laid in. 243 x 182 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers. Held from 17 - 20 Feb 1965 at London.
Stone, J. W. M. The Royal Philatelic Society, London. Museum Catalogue Parts I-IV. London: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1965
24 pp, (6) pp of plates bound in. Staple Bound with Grey Card Covers. Issued as a supplement to the May 1965 number of The London Philatelist.
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. Rare Stamps: Pleasures and Treasures. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1967
120 pp. 215 x 207 mm. Hard Bound in Grey Cloth. DJ. Price 30s on DJ front panel.
Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity. National Philatelic Museum. New Delhi: Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity, Ministry of I. & B., for Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department, 1968
Unpaginated but (16) pp. 139 x 220 mm. Staple Bound in Orange and Black Card Covers. No date but likely 1968.
Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle. Calcutta GPO Centenary 1868-1968. Commemorative Volume. Calcutta: Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle, India Post, 1968
(1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p +(1) pp + (1) p +(1) pp + (1) p +(1) pp + (1) p +(1) pp + (1) p +(1) pp + (1) p +(1) pp + (1) p + 90 pp. 245 x 188 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Green Cloth and Grey Boards.
(Rogers-Tillstone, Captain B[enjamin].). The Royal Philatelic Society London 1869-1969. London: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1969
(2) + 192, (25) plates containing (34) pp of photographs. 289 x 224 mm. Hard Bound in Deep Blue Leather with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt all edges. No DJ issued. Light Blue Cloth Slipcase. This book is probably the rare deluxe edition produced for presentation in a very limited quantity (of 6?). (Ref. Philatelic Literature Auction featuring the Joseph Hackmey Philatelic Library, Sale held 18-19 Oct 2003). An invoice dated 24 Jan 1991 to the buyer I(an). Crane, at one time the librarian of the Society, is laid in.
The Royal Philatelic Society of London. Centenary Exhibition Catalogue. 11th-20th April, 1969. London: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1969
27 + (1) pp. 273 x 198 mm. Staple Bound with Grey Card Covers. Held 11th-20th April 1969. Issued on the ocassion of the centenary of The Royal Philatelic Society, London.
(Rogers-Tillstone, Captain B[enjamin].). The Royal Philatelic Society London 1869-1969. London: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1969
(2) + 192, (25) plates containing (34) pp of photographs. 287 x 220 mm. Hard Bound in Light Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt top edge. No DJ issued. Brown Cardboard Slipcase-cum-packaging cover.
Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]. Cinderella Stamps. Heinemann Philatelic Series, Two. London: WIlliam Heinemann Ltd., 1970
viii + 152 pp. 220 x 189 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price clipped.
Smith, W. J., ed. James Chalmers: Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp. Dundee: David Winter & Son Ltd., 1970
148 pp, (6) plates and (7) pp of illustrations bound in. 200 x 135 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Price sticker of £6.95 on DJ front panel.
Hornung, Otto. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Stamp Collecting. Feltham, Middlesex: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1970
319 pp + (1) p, XXXII pp of plates bound in. 268 x 212 mm. Hard Bound in Light Blue Cloth. DJ. Price clipped.
Bileski, Kasimir. The First Philatelist? Manitoba, Canada: K. Bileski Ltd., 1973
33 pp. 227 x 151 mm. Staple Bound with Cream Card Covers. Edition of 10,000 copies this being No. 2095.
Bierman, Stanley M. The World’s Greatest Stamp Collectors. New York: Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc., 1981
xv + (1) p + 296 pp + (4) p, (1) pp of plate bound in. 235 x 157 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price $17.95 on DJ front panel.
Exposition Jean-Baptiste Moens (Tournai 1833 - Ixelles 1908). Ixelles: Cercle D’Histoire Locale D’Ixelles/Chambre Professionelle Belge des Négociants en Timbres- Poste a. s. b. l. (=Ixelles Local History Circle/Belgian Professional Chamber of Stamp Dealers), 1981
24 pp. 216 x 138 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers. Held 6-21 October 1981 at Ixelles.
Kellow, G. N. J. R. W. Purves, R.D.P., F.R.P.S.L.: A Philatelic Bibliography. Melbourne: The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, 1982
(1) p + (1) pp + 51 pp + (1) pp + (2) p. 238 x 184 mm. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers.
Williams, L[eon]. Norman, and T. Todd, eds. An Album of Rare Stamps. Guernsey: Vallancey International, 1982
(1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (6) + 162 pp, (12) plates bound in. 305 x 214 mm. Hard Bound in Light Grey Cloth. White Paper DJ as issued. Errata Slip laid in. Limited Edition of 200 copies this being No. 6. Ex L. N. Williams.