Introductory & Didactic

Beech, David. Stamps. Treasures in Focus. London: The British Library, 2009
64 pp. 121 x 103 mm. Perfect Bound with Multi-coloured Card Covers.

Boggs, Winthrop S. Foundations of Philately. 2nd ed. New York: The Philatelic Foundation, 1955
xi + (1) p + 196 pp. 221 x 145 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. DJ. Price $10 on DJ front flap.

Cabeen, Richard McP. Standard Handbook of Stamp Collecting. 3rd ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, Publishers, 1979
xii + 630 pp. 215 x 144 mm. Hard Bound in Light Green Cloth. DJ.

Chatterjea, S. P. Philately: Story of Stamp Collecting. New Delhi: National Council of Educational Research and Training, 1990
(12) + 92 + (2) pp. 171 x 238 mm (oblong). Perfect Bound in Chocolate Card Covers. Price Rs 26.50 | $8.00 | £2.75 on copyright page.

———. Romance of Postage Stamps. 3rd ed. New Delhi: National Book Trust, 1984
62 + (1) pp. 202 x 151 mm. Staple Bound in Multi-coloured Card Covers. Price Rs 2.50 on copyright page.

Collings, T. J., and R. F. Schoolley-West. The Care and Preservation of Philatelic Materials. London: The British Library, 1989
viii + 55 pp + (1) p. 240 x 160 mm. Hard Bound in Yellow-Orche Boards. No DJ issued.

Deogawanka, Sangeeta. Stamp Collecting Today. Kolkata: Vasundhara Publications, 2005
VI + 73 + (1) pp. Perfect Bound in Multi-coloured Card Covers. Price Overseas Edition US$ 9 and Indian Edition Rs. 96 on copyright page. Presented by Madhukar Deogawanka to me.

Easton, John, and (Fred J. Melville). Postage Stamps in the Making. London: Faber and Faber, 1949
249 pp, (56) photographs. 225 x 146 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price clipped.

Green, Chris. Triangular Philatelics: A Guide for Beginning to Advanced Collectors. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1998
160 pp. 228 x 153 mm. Perfect Bound with Blue and Green Card Covers. Price $9.95 US | $13.95 CAN on back cover.

Gupta, Prof. V. K. Conservation Restoration and Philatelic Chemistry. New Delhi: Bhagwan Das Gupta, 1997
208 pp. 250 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ. Price £30 | $50 | Rs. 1500. Signed by the author on title page.

———. Conservation Restoration and Philatelic Chemistry. New Delhi: Bhagwan Das Gupta, 1997
208 pp. 251 x 185 mm. Hard Bound in Yellow-Brown Leather with gilt lettering on front cover, spine, and back cover. No DJ issued. Price £60 | $100 | Rs. 3600. Signed by the author on title page.

Hardy, W[illiam]. J[ohn]., and E[dward]. D[enny]. Bacon. The Stamp Collector. The Collector Series. London: George Redway, 1898
297 + (5) pp, (12) pp of plates bound in. 210 x 140 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt top edge and deckle fore-edge and bottom. No DJ issued. Bookplate of Arthur Phelips Hoskyns on inside front cover. Crawford 178.

Hinton, T. H. Hinton’s Hints on Stamp Collecting: An ABC of Philately Stamps That Puzzle Collectors Illustrated and Described. 2nd ed. London: E. Nister, 1900
116 pp. 187 x 125 mm. Hard Bound in Reddish-brown Cloth. No date but published 1900.

———. Hinton’s Hints on Stamp Collecting: An ABC of Philately Stamps That Puzzle Collectors Illustrated and Described. 3rd ed. London: E. Nister, 1908
126 + (2) pp. 190 x 130 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. No DJ Issued. No date but published 1908.

Holman, Frank. Stamp Collecting for Pleasure and Profit. Torquay: The Author, 1903
15 + (1) pp. 183 x 125 mm. Staple Bound with Maroon Card Covers. Price Three Pence on title page. Crawford 189.

Holt, Tonie, and Valmai Holt. Picture Postcards of the Golden Age: A Collector’s Guide. London: Postcard Publishing Company, 1978
214 + (10) pp, (32) pp of plates bound in. 230 x 154 mm. Perfect Bound in Yellow-Ochre Card Covers.

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.

Kandaouroff, Prince Dimitry. Collecting Postal History: Postmarks Cards and Covers. Translated by William Finlay. Peter Lowe, 1973
188 pp. 266 x 194 mm. Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ.

Kimble, Ralph A. Stamp Collecting for Profit (How to Make Money in Stamp Collecting). FIrst. Beverly Handbook, One. Chicago: Beverly Hills Philatelic Society, 1935
VIII + 69 pp + (1) p. 228 x 153 mm. Staple Bound in Green Card Covers. Edition of 1000 copies this being No. 922.

Krause, Barry. Advanced Stamp Collecting. Whitehall, Virginia: Betterway Publications, Inc, 1990
159 pp + (1) p. 278 x 215 mm. Perfect Bound with Grey Card Covers.

Krishnan, Alan L. An Introduction to Stamp Collecting. Mysore: Mysore Philatelics, n.d.
24 pp. 214 x 136 mm. Staple Bound with Paper Covers. Price Rs. 10 on back cover.

Lakshminarayanan, K. An Introduction to Stamp Collecting. Mysore: Mysore Philatelics, 1979
32 pp. 210 x 141 mm. Staple Bound with White and Pink Card Covers. Price Rs. 2 on inside front cover.

Mackay, Dr. James. The Complete Guide to Stamps and Stamp Collecting. Wigston, Leicestershire: Hermes House, 2011
256 pp. 297 x 230 mm. Perfect Bound with Multi-coloured Card Covers.

———. The World Encyclopedia of Stamps & Stamp Collecting. London: Lorenz Books, 2005
256 pp. 305 x 235 mm. Hard Bound in Multi Coloured Boards. DJ. Price £16.90 on front DJ front leaf. First Edition First Printing.

Mackay, James A. World of Stamps. London: Johnson Publications Ltd., 1964
220 pp, (12) plates of illustrations bound in. 221 x 144 mm. Hard Bound in Yellow Orange Cloth. DJ. Price 25s on DJ front panel.

Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]. All About Postage Stamps. Clifford’s Inn: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1914
xxviii + 255 + (5) pp, (32) plates bound in. 189 x 125 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front covers and spine. No DJ issued? No date but 1914. On the front cover is stuck a specimen in blue of the “Ideal Stamp” prepared for the Jubilee International Stamp Exhibition London, 1912.

———. How to Start a Philatelic Society. Postage Stamp Handbooks, VII. London: W.H. Peckitt, 1910
30 + (2) pp. 167 x 104 mm. Staple Bound with Yellow Card Covers. Price Six Pence on front cover with a sticker of 1 shilling stuck on.

———. Modern Stamp Collecting. London: The English Universities Press Limited, 1940
xii + 316 pp, (68) pp of plates bound in. 200 x 136 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Price 10/6 on DJ front panel.

———. Postage Stamps in the Making: A General Survey of the Practices and Processes Employed in the Manufacture of Postage Stamps. Vol. I. I vols. London: Stanley Gibbons, Limited, 1916
iv + 198 + (1) pp + (1) p. 225 x 196 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ missing.

———. The ABC of Stamp Collecting. London: Henry J. Drane, 1903
(6) + 159 + (1) pp, (19) pp of plates bound in. 145 x 105 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. No DJ issued. Price 1/- (shilling) on front cover. Crawford 260.

———. The Complete Philatelist. London: The Philatelic Institute, 1924
xiii + (1) p + 246 + (3) pp + (3) p, (30) pp of plates bound in. 189 x 128 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. No DJ issued?

———. The New ABC of Stamp Collecting. London: The Melville Book Company, 1922
(2) + 145 + (13) pp, (24) pp of plates bound in. 189 x 121 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. No DJ issued. Price 2/6 (shilling) on front cover.

———. The Romance of Postage Stamps. Postage Stamp Handbooks, VIII. London: W.H. Peckitt, 1910
30 + (6) pp. 167 x 104 mm. Staple Bound with Yellow Card Covers. Price Six Pence on front cover.

Melville, Fred.[erick] J[ohn]., and Charles Skilton. Stamp Collecting. 4th ed. Teach Yourself Books. London: The English Universities Press Limited, 1968
ix + (1) p + 190 pp, (32) pp of plates bound in. 180 x 116 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with silver lettering on spine. DJ. Price 10/6 on DJ front panel. Revised publication of Melville’s Modern Stamp Collecting.

Mittal, Ajay. Stamp Collecting: A Fascinating Hobby. New Delhi: Stamp Aids, 1988
80 pp. 215 x 140 mm. Hardbound in dark green letherette. DJ. Price Rs. 35 or £2 or $3 Hardbound Library Edition on copyright page.

Mysore Philatelics. Guidelines for Philatelic Exhibiting (FIP Regulations). Mysore: Mysore Philatelics, 2002
76 pp. 214 x 136 mm. Staple Bound with Blue Card Covers. Price Rs. 50.

National Stamp Service. The Dealers’ Guide to Chemical Restoration of Postage Stamps. Weymouth, Massachusetts: National Stamp Service, 1975
(1) pp + (1) p + 42 pp. 215 X 138 mm. Staple Bound with Red Card Covers. Price $15 on title page.

Neil, Randy L., and Ada M. Prill. The Philatelic Exhibitors Handbook. 3rd ed. Altoona, PA: Subway Stamp Shop Inc., 2006
(3) + v + 312 pp. 271 x 210 mm. Spiral Bound with Yellow Card Covers.

Philatelic Bureau, General Post Office, Mumbai. A Primer of Philately. Mumbai: Department of Posts, Government of India, n.d.
24 pp, (18) pp of plates bound in. 210 x 137 mm. Staple Bound with Pink Card Covers. Price Rs. 30 on back cover. No date of publication but likely the late 2010s.

Phillips, Charles J. Postage Stamps as an Investment. New York: The Author, 1923
39 + (1) pp. 188 x 122 mm. Staple Bound with Light Yellow Card Covers.

———. Stamp Collecting: The King of Hobbies and The Hobby of Kings. New York: H.L. Lindquist, 1936
(4) p + 408 pp + (2), (62) pp of plates bound in. 210 x 140 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Light Brown Cloth and Grey Boards. DJ.

———. The Future of Philately: From the Viewpoint of the Collector and Dealer. New York: The Author, 1924
48 pp. 190 x 121 mm. Staple Bound with Light Yellow Card Covers.

Phillips, Stanley. The Fascination of Stamp Collecting. London: Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., 1919
58 + (4) pp. 189 x 142 mm. Hard Bound in Green Boards. Round Handstamp of Library of W(illiam). R(enoylds). Ricketts.

Phillips, Stanley, and John Holman. Stamp Collecting: A Guide to Modern Philately. Stanley Gibbons Stamp Collecting Series. London: Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd, 1983
256 ppt. 225 x 162 mm. Hard Bound in Carmine Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price £7.50 on DJ front panel.

Phillips, Stanley, and C. P. Rang. How to Arrange and Write-up a Stamp Collection. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 1933
64 + (8) pp, the latter being advertisements. 215 x 172 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. No date but published 1934.

Poole, Bertram W. H. The Beginner’s Guide. 1st ed. Handbook Number 2. Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co: Boston, n.d.
44 pp. 249 x 168 mm. Stapled with Grey Card Covers. Price 25 cents on title page. Later editions published as The Stamp Collector’s Guide. No date but likely the 1900s.

———. The Stamp Collector’s Guide. 4th ed. Handbook Number 2. Mekeel-Severn-Wylie Co: Portland, ME, n.d.
54 pp + (2) p. 235 x 155 mm. Stapled with Olive-green Card Covers. Price 35 cents on front cover and title page. First edition published as The Beginner’s Guide. Not date but likely the 1910s.

Postiljonen AB. Malmö 3rd International Philatelic Summit: Seminar Documentation and Presentations. Malmö: Postiljonen AB, 2014
5 pp + (1) p + 326 pp. 297 x 210 mm. Spiral Bound with White Card Covers. CD inside front cover.

Saksena, Vishnu S. Notes for The Indian Stamp Collector. New Delhi: APS Historical and Philatelic Society, 1989
(10) + 109 pp, (5) plates bound in. 216 x 142 mm. Perfect Bound in Yellow and White Card Covers. Price Rs 40 on copyright page.

Schmid, Paul W. How to Detect Damaged Altered and Repaired Stamps. Huntington, NY: Palm Press, 1979
ix + (1) p + 105 pp + (1) p. 223 x 145 mm. Hard Bound in Cream Boards. DJ.

Sefi, Alexander J. An Introduction to Advanced Philately: With Special Reference to Typical Methods of Stamp Production. 1st ed. London: Rowley & Rowley Limited, 1926
(2) + xvi + (4) + 115 + (1) pp, (20) plates and (6) paper samples bound in. 268 x 208 mm. Hard Bound in Black Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt top edge and deckle fore-edge and bottom. DJ. Edition of 250 copies this being No. 56. Printed on Hand-Made paper. An article on this book was published by me in the Philatelic Literature Review Vol. 66 No. 3 Q3 2017.

———. An Introduction to Advanced Philately: With Special Reference to Typical Methods of Stamp Production. 2nd ed. London: Rowley & Rowley Limited, 1932
(2) + xvi + (4) + 130 + (1) pp + (3) p, (21) plates and (6) paper samples bound in. Erratum slip bound in after page 4. 266 x 200 mm. Hard Bound in Half Brown Leather and Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge and deckle fore-edge and bottom. DJ. De luxe edition of 50 copies numbered 351 to 400 this being 364/400. Printed on “Millbourn” Hand-Made paper. Signed by author on the page facing the title page. Price 50/- (shillings) on DJ spine. An article on this book and this copy was published by me in the Philatelic Literature Review Vol. 66 No. 3 Q3 2017.

Shenoi, Col. L. G., and R. Ravindranath. Thematic Stamp Collecting. 2nd ed. Mysore: Mysore Philatelics, 2002
72 pp. 214 x 138 mm. Staple Bound with Blue Card Covers. Price Rs. 50.

Smith, Bertram T[apscott]. K[night]. How to Collect Postage Stamps. London: George Bell and Sons, 1907
xi + (1) p + 183 + (1) pp, (96) pp of plates bound in. 215 x 146 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No DJ issued. Crawford 354.

Walia, Rakesh. Stamp Lover. Chandigarh: The Author, n.d.
Unpaginated but 20 pp. Printed on one side only. 215 x 300 mm (oblong). Sew Bound with White Paper Covers. No date but likely the early 1990s. No place of publication but Chandigarh. Contains clippings of “Stamp Lover” from the children’s page of the magazine section of ‘The Sunday Tribune’, a newspaper of Northern India.

———. Stories on Philately. Chandigarh: The Author, n.d.
Unpaginated but 16 pp. Printed on one side only. 215 x 288 mm (oblong). Sew Bound with White Paper Covers. No date but likely the early 1990s. No place of publication but Chandigarh. Contains clippings of “Stamp Lover” from the children’s page of the magazine section of ‘The Sunday Tribune’, a newspaper of Northern India.

Watson, James, and John Holman. The Stanley Gibbons Book of Stamps and Stamp Collecting. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Granta Editions, 1990
232 pp. 322 x 236 mm. Hard Bound in Carmine cloth with gilt lettering on front covers and spine. DJ. Price £15.95 on DJ front panel.

Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]. Fundamentals of Philately. 2nd ed. State College, Pennsylvania: American Philatelic Society, 1990
xv + (1) p + 862 pp + (2) p. 236 x 158 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. The work initially appeared in The American Philatelist from April 1954 until June 1963. It was later re-issued in sections and as a complete book in 1971. This is the second edition of 1990.

Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. Collecting Postage Stamps. Reprint. The Compass Books. London: Oxford University Press, 1960
144 pp, (15) pp of plates bound in. 190 x 127 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Price clipped.

———. Fundamentals of Philately. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1971
(2) + 5 pp + (1) p + 629 pp + (1) p + xxx + (4) p. 254 x 178 mm. Hard Bound in Light Grey Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No DJ issued. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971. This book is described on the copyright page as Unabridged Edition Fourth Printing.

———. Fundamentals of Philately. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1971
(6) pp + 629 pp + (1) p + xxx + (2) p; individual section leaves of (2) pp each before pages 1, 111, 231, 343, and 453. 255 x 177 mm. Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No DJ issued. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971. This book is described on the copyright page as Unabridged Edition. The first edition which binds all the individual editions as a single book.

———. Fundamentals of Philately: Section 1. 3rd ed. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1958
(2) + 110 pp. 255 x 174 mm. Stapled with Light Yellow Card Covers. Contains Chapters 1-6 on Philatelic Trends, Aims of Collecting, Paper, Watermarks, Stamp Design, and From Design to Issued Sheets. This is the 3rd edition of Section 1 and was published June 1963. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971.

———. Fundamentals of Philately: Section 2. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1960
(2) + 120 pp (numbered 111-230). 251 x 175 mm. Stapled with Light Green Card Covers. Contains Chapters 7-9 on Printing Problems and Varieties, Printing Characteristics, and Intaglio Printing. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971.

———. Fundamentals of Philately: Section 3. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1964
(2) + 112 pp (numbered 231-342). 253 x 174 mm. Contains Chapters 10-11 on Planographic Printing and Embossing. Stapled with Light Blue Card Covers. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971.

———. Fundamentals of Philately: Section 4. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1965
(2) + 110 pp (numbered 343-452). 254 x 176 mm. Stapled with Pink Card Covers. Contains Chapter 12 on Relief Printing. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971.

———. Fundamentals of Philately: Section 5. State College, Pennsylvania: The American Philatelic Society, 1968
(2) + 177 pp (numbered 453-629) + (1) p. 254 x 175 mm. Perfect Bound with Light Pink Card Covers. Contains Chapters 13-15 on Inks and Color, Gum, and Separation. Publication began serially in the issue for April 1954 of The American Philatelist and continued until June 1963. The work was re-issued, with amendments and additions, in sections and finally as a single book in 1971.

———. Philately: An Outline of Its Elements. Third. Pitman’s Games & Recreations Series. London: Sir Issac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1948
x + 164 + (2) p. 190 x 127 mm. Hard Bound in Buff Cloth. DJ. Price 8/6 on DJ front panel.

———. Postage Stamps. Puffin Picture Book 69. Penguin Books Ltd., 1950
30 + (2) pp, including covers. 180 x 221 mm (oblong) Staple Bound in Multi-coloured Card Covers. Price 1/6 on front cover.

———. Stamp Collecting. Illustrated Teach Yourself. Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1972
96 ppt. 222 x 155 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued.

———. Stamp Collecting for Boys and Girls. Junior Teach Yourself Book. London: English Universities Press Ltd., 1956
96 pp. 226 x 163 mm. Hard Bound in Light Blue and Creamish Cloth. DJ. Price 8/6 on DJ front panel.

———. Stamps for All. London: Vawser & Wiles, Ltd., 1944
63 + (1) pp, (4) pp of illustrations bound in. 184 x 123 mm. Perfect Bound with Multi-coloured Card Covers. No date but 1944 (Ref. British Library Online Catalogue). Ex-libris Derek Pocock with his embossed round seal on title page.

———. Techniques of Philately. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1969
vi + 134 pp + (2) p, 8 pp of plates bound in. 222 x 144 mm. Hard Bound in Magenta Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price 30s £1.50p on DJ front panel.

Yohannessiantz, Souren. The Avocation of Stamp Collecting. New York: Y. Souren Co., 1932
43 + (1) pp. 210 x 135 mm. Staple Bound with Blue Cloth Covers.

Zwillinger, Steve. The Path to Gold: 175 Proven Stamp Exhibiting Tips. American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, 2016
vi + 194 pp + (8) p. 286 x 222 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. DJ. Signed by the author on the title page.