Other Worldwide Handbooks

  • Beale, Philip, Adrian Almond, and Mike Scott Archer. The Corsini Letters. Edited by Philip Beale. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing Plc, 2011
    224 pp. 254 x 177 mm. Hard Bound in Black Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price £40 | $64.95 on DJ front flap.
  • D. Field. D. Field’s Priced Catalogue of Airmail Stamps and Airposts of the World. Second. London: D. Field, 1934
    viii + 558 + (3) pp + (1) p. 210 x 145 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Black Calf and Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ.
  • Easton, John. The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps. London: Faber and Faber, 1958
    xxiii + (1) p + 846 pp + (2) p, (52) pp of plates bound in. 242 x 160 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Priced 75s on DJ front flap.
  • Fritz Billig. Billig’s Philatelic Handbook: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps The Empire in Asia Part II. Vol. 39. Billig’s Philatelic Handbooks. Miami: HJMR Co., n.d.
    Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. 223 x 143 mm. Price $7.50.
  • Frost, Parrick. The Development of European Forwarding Agents. London: Christie’s-Robson Lowe, 1987
    12 pp. 244 x 173 mm. Staple Bound with White Paper Covers.
  • Gwynn, Robin, and Norman Hoggarth. Railway Disaster Mail. The Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2010
    iii + (1) p + 322 pp +(2) p. 304 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Signed by the authors on the title page.
  • Hällström, Jonas, ed. Classic Sweden: The Golden Collection of Swedish Philately. The Author, 2013
    (2) pp + (1) pp + (1) p + 138 pp + (2) p. 302 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in White Boards. No DJ issued. Signed by the author on the title page. Edition of 200 copies of which this is No. 100. This book is the handout prepared for Gustaf Douglas’s Standing Display to The Royal Philatelic Society London on 31 Oct 2013.
  • Hopferwieser, Walter Michael. Pioneer Rocket Mail & Space Mail: Compedium and Catalog. Vienna: The Author, 2019
    V + (1) pp + 546 pp. 215 x 151 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued. Revised edition in English of the author’s 2016 German work. This is the Limited Special Edition. As per personal communication with the author, some 100 pages arrived at the International Space Station with Soyuz MS-08 on 23.03.2018. They stayed there till Soyuz MS-09 landing on 20.12.2018. The copies were postmarked inspace with three stamps and signed by three cosmonauts.
  • Ibbotson, Peter. Mauritius: Postal History and Stamps. London: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1991
    7 pp + (1) p + 239 pp + (1) p, maps printed on front and back pastedowns and free endpapers. 314 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Signed by the author on half title page.
  • ———. Mauritius: Postal History and Stamps. Revisions and Additions. Newbury, Berkshire: The Indian Ocean Study Circle, 1995
    5 pp + (1) p + 2 + 117 pp + (3) p. 314 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price £30 on DJ front flap.
  • Jones, Frank G. Etiquettes: Par Avion – By Air Mail. London: Frank G Jones Associates, 1992
    Irregularly paginated but 2 pp + iii + 40 + (13) pp. Printed on one side only. Velo Bound with Multi-coloured Paper Covers. Presented to Jack Knight Air Mail Society on 30 Oct 1992 at CHICAGOPEX ’92 – Aerophilately 1992. Signed by the author, dated 1993, and dedicated to Francis Kiddle on title page.
  • Kanai, Hiroyuki. Classic Mauritius: The Locally Printed Postage Stamps 1847-59. London: Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd, 1981
    xi + (1) p + 132 pp. 288 x 210 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Black Leather and Royal-blue Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No DJ issued. Matching Cloth-covered Slipcase.
  • Lowe, Robson. A Glossary of Abbreviated Handstruck Stamps. 2nd ed. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1961
    21 pp, (2) pp of advertisement laid in. 248 X 183 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers. Price 10/- (shillings) on front cover.
  • ———, ed. The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps. Volume III. The Empire in Asia 1775-1950. Vol. III. VI vols. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1951
    xvi + 559 pp + (1) p. 229 x 148 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ.
  • ———, ed. The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps. Volume V. The Empire in North America. Vol. V. VI vols. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1973
    xvi + 760 pp, (14) pp of plates bound in. 225 x 145 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ. Price £15 on DJ front panel.
  • ———. The Henniker Heaton Essay. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1978
    (4) pp. 247 X 172 mm. Self Bound.
  • ———. The Romance of the Empire Posts. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., n.d.
    9 pp, (3) pp of plates bound in. 246 X 187 mm. Staple Bound with Yellow Card Covers.
  • ———. The Watson Postcards. Bournemouth, UK: Pall Mall Stamps for Christie’s Robson Lowe, 1990
    24 pp (including the covers). 242 x 171 mm. Staple Bound with White Paper Covers. Not date but likely 1990 (Ref. British Library Online Catalogue).
  • Mirabaud, P(aul)., and A(xel). De Reuterskiöld. The Postage Stamps of Switzerland. Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, 1899
    (2) + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + XI + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 266 + (1) pp + (3) p, (14) plates bound in. 316 x 232 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with Marbled endpapers and gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt top edge and deckle fore-edge and bottom. Printed on handmade vellum paper. No DJ issued. 150 copies of the work was printed in English of which this is no. 67. Another 200 copies were printed in French and 150 in German. The English version was published bound in red cloth while the French and German ones were published in paper wrappers. While the date on the title page is 1899, the work was published in Jan 1900. One of the most valuable pieces of philatelic literature in the world. Crawford 267.
  • Nierinck, Henri L. Courrier Recupere / Recovered Mail: Accidents et Incidents D’avions / Airplane Accidents and Incidents 1910-1936. Vol. 1. 2 vols. Ostend, Belgium: The Author, 1993
    576 pp. 249 x 168 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. No place of publication but Ostend (Oostende). Laid in are four pages of “Quotation of Covers” in Swiss Francs. Text in French and Engish.
  • Oxley, G(eoff). F. The Postal History of Ceylon 1795-1857. Bridgwater, Somerset: The Ceylon Study Circle of Great Britain, 2001
    79 + (1) pp. 297 x 210 mm. Staple Bound in White Card Covers. No date but 2001 (Ref. British Library Online Catalogue).
  • Proud Bailey Co. Ltd. The Post Offices of the World (Except Germany) 1888. Heathfield, East Sussex: Proud-Bailey Co. Ltd., 1995
    (6) + 826 pp. 250 x 172 mm. Hard Bound in Black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No DJ issued. Reprint of the work Verzeichnis der Postorte außerhalb Deutschlands (=Directory of the Post Offices Outside Germany) published in Berlin in 1889.
  • Roberts, T. V. Manuscript Cancellations. Vol. I. III vols., n.d.
    Unpaginated. Printed on one side only. 301 x 207 mm. Hard Bound in Carmine Cloth. No place of publication. No publisher. No date. Photocopy of the author’s postal history collection. Ex-Francis Kiddle.
  • ———. Manuscript Cancellations. Vol. II. III vols., n.d.
    Unpaginated. Printed on one side only. 301 x 207 mm. Hard Bound in Carmine Cloth. No place of publication. No publisher. No date. Photocopy of the author’s postal history collection. Ex-Francis Kiddle.
  • ———. Manuscript Cancellations. Vol. III. III vols., n.d.
    Unpaginated. Printed on one side only. 301 x 207 mm. Hard Bound in Carmine Cloth. No place of publication. No publisher. No date. Photocopy of the author’s postal history collection. Ex-Francis Kiddle.
  • Woodward, A. M. Tracey. The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies. London, Tokyo, etc.: Harris Publications, Limited; S Mayeba; Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1928
    (2) + xxxvi + 537 pp + (1) p + 2 pp, 243 pp of plates bound in. 189 x 139 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering (in Japanese) on front cover and spine. Cardboard Slipcase with Japanese lettering on one side and spine. This is the pirated unauthorised reprint from either 1959 and 1964; if the latter was an edition of 500 copies of which 100 copies were reserved for overseas sale at $10 each.
  • ———. The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies. Reprint. Lawrence, Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications, Inc., 1976
    (2) + xliv + 548 pp, 243 pp of plates bound in. 260 x 185 mm. Hard Bound in Cream Cloth. DJ. Priced at $65 from the publisher (Ref. PLR Vol 25 No. 3 Q2 1976). Originally published in 1928 on handmade vellum paper in a limited two-volume leather-bound edition of 100 copies for $75 (with an additional 30 copies printed on ordinary paper for review purposes) this reprint adds a foreword by Robert M. Spaulding, Jr. and a section entitled “Author’s Annotations” containing previously unpublished changes and notations recorded by the author in his own copy of the original edition. Approx. 100 of the 246 plates are substituted from other sources of better quality.