Chapter by chapter, it takes the reader through the hobby. There are sections
on the emergence of philately, the industry and the philatelic market, all
copiously illustrated with graphs and charts. The market is analysed by the
age and the purchasing power of collectors and is divided into philatelists,
collectors and hoarders. The sections on marketing the products and the
attracting of new customers and lapsed collectors are particularly revealing.
The Queen Mother's Centenary - Celebrated
in Stamps. By Peter Jennings FRPSL and Tim Graham. Published by Sahara
Publications Ltd. 108 pages hardback bound with full colour dustjacket. Tim
Graham has recorded with photographs thousands of images of the public role of
the Royal Family in more than 100 countries, over a period of nearly 30 years.
The book has colour illustrations on almost every page depicting the Queen
Mother in her many roles from childhood to her wedding to the Duke of York in
1923, the birth of the Princess Elizabeth In 1926 and her crowning as Queen
Consort at the Coronation of her husband His Majesty King George VI in 1937.
British Commonwealth Revenues 6th edition,
published May 2000 by J Barefoot Ltd. 270 pages A4 format, illustrated
throughout. This catalogue presents in simplified form, all the adhesive
revenues of the Commonwealth plus Ireland and some forerunner territories, but
excludes Indian States as they are already covered by Koeppel's handbook, and
Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which are listed in Barefoot's "Great
Britain Revenues". The details given include watermarks, perforations,
colour shades, dates of issue and current prices for used specimens.
Olympia - Fahrt 1936 by John Duggan. Number
6 in the series published by The Zeppelin Study Group. (John Duggan is the
author or co-author of all these monographs). 48 pages, card cover. The text
is in English and German. This well illustrated book tells the story of the
Zeppelin Olympic Flight in 1936 and depicts many illustrations of German cards
and covers, also items of Treaty State mail. There are some excellent
photographs of the Zeppelin in flight over Berlin, also a map showing the
flight's route, a passenger and crew list, a sample menu, a wine list and bar
card. The postal regulations are given. Special postmarks are also
The British Library - Philatelic
collections. A new 16 page brochure giving brief details of the 38
principal and supplementary collections comprising The British Library
Philatelic Collections which are the National Philatelic Collections first
established in 1891 with the bequest of the Tapling Collection. Details are
also given about the extensive display of material from the collections which
is on exhibition, plus the research facilities available, the major collection
of philatelic literature and the photographic services which are part of the
Thematic Stamp Catalogue of Scouting, first
edition, published by Domfil Groupo Afinsa, Barcelona, Spain. 560 pages,
Lists all the Scouting theme stamps which have been issued throughout the
world, together with DOMFIL, Yvert, Michel and Scott reference numbers. Also
gives a brief history of Baden Powell and the Scout movement. Full colour
British Censorship of Civil Mails During World War I
1914-1919. By Graham Mark FRPSL. Published by The Stuart Rossiter
Trust Fund. 288 pages, card cover.
This book discloses that "the total number of postal packets examined
during the period August 1914 to June 1919 was estimated at 630 million of
which 1.3 million (0.2%) were detained. Thus the scope of the book is
There are chapters on the historical background of mail censorship up to the
end of the nineteenth century; the objectives and legal aspects of censorship;
mails to and from Enemy Countries; Undercover Mail; Mails from and to Allied
Countries in Europe; also to neutral countries in Europe and mails to many
other countries in various parts of the world and much more including Censors'
Handstamps. The whole book is very well illustrated.
The Hradcany Issue 1918 - 1920 by Robert
Bradford. Published by Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain
(Monograph No. 13) 36 pages. When the Czechoslovak Republic was formed in
October 1918, the new authority commissioned a well-known artist, Alfons Mucha
to design new stamps. These depicted Prague Castle at Hradcany and St. Vitus
Cathedral and this monograph is devoted to an in depth study of these stamps.
Includes some excellent colour illustrations.
Mails under London by Eur.Ing.L.C.Stanway,
BEng, FIMechE. Published by AEPS Publications, Basildon, Essex.
Tells the interesting story of the carriage of the mails on London's
underground railways, including the Pneumatic Despatch which entered service
in 1853, the Crystal Palace Railway, the Waterloo and Whitehall Railway, the
Battersea Demonstration Line and of course the well known Post Office Railway,
which initially ran between Euston Station to the North Western District Post
Office in Eversholt Street, London. There are many interesting illustrations,
the early ones being line drawings, and later actual photographs. Also much
detail about the rolling stock, for the author is a Chartered Mechanical
Bruno Wennerberg 1866-1950. A tribute to
his Postcards relating to World War I by Peter Collins. (editor of "Stamp
Lover" 1987-1989.) This "undiscovered" book came into our
possession as a result of meeting Walter Schmidt of Jacksonville, Oregon USA
at Earls Court in May. Walter published this book in America, via his company
Cinderella Publications, in December 1991, shortly after Peter Collins died in
November 1991. The book tells the story of Wennerberg, a talented artist who
was born in Sweden in August 1866 and settled in Bavaria in 1912 where he
remained until his death in 1950. The author describes the artist as keeping
"his humanity intact, his art form pure and romance alive in a world
engulfed in tragedy and pain." There are numerous coloured illustrations
of original postcards, which get the message across.
published in German by Deutsch Gesellschaft f�r Post- und
Telekommunikationsgeschichte e V (DGPT). 168 pages, card cover.
A Waterlow Bibliography (revised edition).
Compiled by members of the Waterlow Study Circle.1998.32 pages.
Military Cards and Lettercards of the Exiled Czech
Forces in France and Great Britain 1939 - 1945 by V.J.Kralicek and
W.A.Page. Monograph no.12. 30 pages, illustrated.
Cyprus - The Large Half Overprints of 1886
by Robin Davis. Published by The Cyprus Study Circle. A4. 14 pages, paper
Italian Postal Stationery Specialised Catalogue
1999 - Italy and ancient states by Franco Filanci and Carlo
Sopracordevole. Includes useful articles in English and Italian on postal
Guatemala Vol.2. The Postal History and
Philately. 340 pages by the International Society of Guatemala
Collectors, edited by Roland A. Goodman. Deals with postage stamps from 1902
-1971, postal stationery, pioneer and first flights, ambulante markings,
fiscal and telegraph stamps. Published 1981.
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