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The following is a list of all books, journals etc added to the GBPS Library since the stocktaking done by the Toomeys upon taking charge, in reverse date order.

14th May 2017

Hugh FELDMAN, London Letter Receivers 1652-1857, a History of their offices and hand stamps within the General. Penny and Twopenny Posts. in 2 volumes Postal History Society, 1998.

--- London Letter Receivers 1652-1857, a History of their offices and hand stamps within the General. Penny and Twopenny Posts, Supplement No 1.

Roger JOHNSON and Frank WALTON, Edwin Hill's Diary 1840. Royal Philatelic Society, 2016. 129pp.

John PARMENTER and Ken GORDON, GB Used Abroad: Cancellations and Postal Markings.

John PARMENTER, Professor Cedric PRYS-ROBERTS and Ken SMITH, Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales Volume 1 - Wales. Revised edition 208pp.

John PARMENTER and Ken SMITH, Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales Volume 2 - Bedfordshire to Durham. Revised edition 306pp.

--- Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales Volume 3 - Essex to Kent. Revised edition 265pp.

--- Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales Volume 4 - Lancashire to Nottinghamshire. Revised edition 268pp.

--- Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales Volume 5 - Oxfordshire to Sussex. Revised edition 268pp.

--- Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales Volume 6 - Warwickshire to Yorkshire. Revised edition 233pp.

Journals:

British Postmark Society Quarterly, Volumes 2 to 28 (1959-1985)

Scottish Post (Journal of the Scottish Postal History Society), Archive edition on CD (Spring 1979 to Winter 2013)

19th April 2017

Ian BAKER, David GRAHAM, Michael SANIG and Bill SHAND, The Scottish Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813 - 1839 & The Welsh Additional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1836 - 1839. Scottish Postal History Society, 2017. 376pp.

Stephen FERGUSON, The Post Office in Ireland - an Illustrated History. Irish Academic Press, 2016. 448pp.

Ian HAMILL and Roy GAULT, Great British Perfins found on King George V Seahorses 1913-1939. 2nd edition Orpington: Perfin Society, 2017. 142pp.

28th July 2016

J. Manwaring BAINES, Hastings and The Royal Mail. 16pp.

Neil BLAIR, The Postal History of Perth. 27pp.

Watson BOLCKOW, The Postal History and Postal Markings of Stockton-on-Tees. 46pp.

Daniel BRIGGS, The Bristol Post Office In the Age of Rowland Hill 1837-1864. 22pp.

Stanley BROWN, Perth and Philately - The Last 20 Years. 33pp.

--- Shetland and Philately. 23pp.

Eric BUCKLEY, Yorkshire Postal History Society No 5 - Wakefield Postal History. 45pp.

Harry D. CARLING, The Story of the Cambridge College Messenger Stamps : 1882 -5. Cinderella Stamp Club, 2014. 65pp.

E. R. CHAMBERS, The Postmarks of Oxford 1705-1978. 45pp.

M. V. D. CHAMPNESS, Saffron Walden - Some Aspects of the Postal History of an Essex Market Town. 28pp.

W. W. CLARKSON, Postal History - Falkirk. 35pp.

--- The Post Office In Falkirk & District. 56pp.

Rex CLARK, Manuscript Town Markings on Early Scottish Mail. 147pp.

Brian CLAYTON, Wakefield's Postal History - Service Through the Centuries. 27pp.

Duncan CLOSE, Sanquhar Post Office - Oldest In The World. 120pp.

William COCHRANE, The Glasgow Penny Post. 238pp.

Robert COLES, History of Communications in South West Hampshire: Volume 1 - The Development of The Postal Service and Transport. 142pp.

--- History of Communications in South West Hampshire: Volume 2 - Village Post Offices. 148pp.

--- History of Communications in South West Hampshire: Volume 3 - Postal and Other Communications. 177pp.

Peter COPELAND, Gloucester's Postal History. 77pp.

John CORRIE, The Dumfries Post Office 1642-1910. 81pp.

James COURTNEY, A Postal History of Darlington. 44pp.

Roy ERSKINE, Wilsons of Bannockburn. 171pp.

Eric FORD, Shepton Mallet - An Historical and Postal Survey. 120pp.

Peter A. FORRESTIER SMITH, Bishop's Stortford - An Outline Postal History. 92pp.

Craven FOWLER, Yorkshire Postal History Society No 7 - Postal History of Kingston upon Hull, Hedon and Holderness. 198pp.

Jeremy GREENWOOD, The Posts of Sussex - The Chichester Branch 1250-1840. 110pp.

S. D. HANSON, The Postal Service in Walthamstow. 43pp.

Stephen HARPER-SCOTT, Sent by Mail - The Story of Histon & Impington's Post. 22pp.

Norman HILL, The Postal History of Rotherham and District.

Paul HILL, The Story of Hinckley's Postal Service. 62pp.

John HOBBS, Postmarks of Worthing 1806-1981. 40pp.

--- Postmarks of Worthing 1806-1987. 146pp.

Bill HOGG, Dundee Post. 91pp.

G. H. R. HOMER-WOOFF, The Postal History of Wokingham. 52pp.

--- The Postal History of Newbury. 36pp.

--- The Postal History of Wantage. 24pp.

Alan HUGGINS and Alan HOLYOAKE, The Mulready Postal Stationery. GB Philatelic Publications Ltd, 2015. 211pp.

Bryan HUNT, Postmarks and Postal Markings of Southampton 1700-1914. 58pp.

--- The Post In Southampton - From the Collection of Bryan Hunt. 72pp.

Parker HUNT, The Royal Mail in Bedworth 1825-1925. 47pp.

Brian JOHNSON, Alderbury's Post Office. 16pp.

M. KING, Newark on Trent - A History of Its Post. 43pp.

Jo KIRKHAM, Rye Memories - The Postal History of Rye. 84pp.

Britnor LATHAM, An Introduction to the Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District. 31pp.

Frank LAWLESS, Chimney Stacks and Penny Blacks. 46pp.

N. B. LYONS, Rickmansworth & Its Place in the English Postal System. 70pp.

James MACKAY, St Kilda - It's Posts and Communications. 73pp.

--- The Postal History of Glasgow. 220pp.

--- Postal History of Dumfries. 120pp.

--- Scotland's Post. 199pp.

D. J. MUGGLETON, A Postal History of Cambridge. 136pp.

Roy PALMER, Leighton Buzzard Postal Markings - with Pictures of Local Post Offices. 60pp.

Stephen PARKIN, Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840. 2nd updated 146pp.

R. E. F. PEGG, The History of Norfolk Undated Circular Handstamps 1828-1860. 291pp.

K. J. SMITH, Cambridgshire Post Offices. 12pp.

Ken SMITH, The Post Offices of Kent and East Sussex. 106pp.

John SOER, The Postal History of Ashby-De-La-Zouch. 58pp.

W. G. STITT DIBDEN and Tebbut, Stamford Postal History. 50pp. (plus many additional note pages)

J. W. M. STONE, Old-Down. 25pp.

Jeffrey STONE, The Northeast of Scotland - A Philatelic Miscellany. 63pp.

Roy SUMNERS, An Introduction to Wolverhampton Postal History. 38pp.

Vivien J. SUSSEX, Diss, Norfolk - A Postal History. 79pp.

Ernest TILLEY, The Postal History of Gravesend - Part 1. 77pp.

Derek WALKER, The Worthing Mail. 15pp.

Alan WARD, The Postmarks of Evesham and District.

Ronald WARD and William A. SEDGEWICK, Yorkshire Postal History Society No 11 - The Postal History of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. 144pp.

--- Yorkshire Postal History Society No 14 - Sheffield's Post Offices in The Wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. 80pp.

M. O. WELCH, The Postal History of Somerset 1792-1837. The Freeling Reports. 313pp.

David WILLIAMS, Durham Postal History. 43pp.

David A. WILSON, The Postal History of Luton and District. 73pp.

Horsham Post. 47pp.

The History of Salisbury's Postal Services. 22pp.

31st May 2015

Dr John M GLEDHILL, Overprinted British Airletters. GB Overprints Society, 2015. 123pp.

--- Overprinted British Postal Stationery. GB Overprints Society, 2015. 504pp.

15th November 2014

Robert B. GALLAND and John E. COLTON, Great Britain: Failed Free Handstamps of the Franking System. Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 2014. 84pp.

Frank WALTON, Perkins Bacon Archive No.4 Printing Account Books Books 1840 - 1846. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2014.

4th August 2014

Gary GRANZOW, Line Engraved Security Printing: the Methods of Perkins Bacon 1790-1935. Banknotes and Postage Stamps. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2012. 319pp.

Dr John HORSEY, The 5 Orange. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2013. 291pp.

M.A. SAYEED, A Memorable Philatelic Journey. Spink, 2014. 88pp.

Frank WALTON, Perkins Bacon Archive No.3 Engraving Books 1840-1845. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2014. 155pp.

Vincent WEST, The Postal History of the Oxford Union Society to 1920. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2012. 54pp.

Post Offices in the United Kingdom and Eire July 1941. HMSO, 1941. (Photocopies of selected pages, please ask)

London Post Offices and Streets November 1946. HMSO, 1946. 248pp.

Government White Paper on the Post Office (Cmnd 7292) July 1978. HMSO, 1978. 35pp.

Monopolies and Mergers Commission Report: The Inner London Letter Post 31st March 1980. HMSO, 1980. 129pp.

Post Office Guide, 1980. HMSO, 1980. 481pp.

Monopolies and Mergers Commission Report: The Post Office Letter Post Service (Cmnd 9332) September 1984. HMSO, 1984. 229pp.

Packs and Cards, British Presentation Packs. 1st edition 198pp.

Journals:

Gibbons Stamp Monthly, Archive Edition 1890-2009 (please ask for details)

Philatelic Adviser, Various issues, list on request

13th February 2014

Mike Scott ARCHER, Postman's Roots (2000 Years of Letter Carrying in Breconshire). Welsh Philatelic Society, 2003. 30pp.

Richard ARUNDEL, Russell TAYLOR and Howard HUGHES, Brunswick Star Cancels. 2nd edition Putney: GBPS, 2012. 45pp.

Gerry BATER, Colour prints of close-ups of various flaws in the Arms and Festival high values. 11 films

Alan HUGGINS and Edward KLEMPKA, Great Britain: The 1840 Prepaid Parliamentary Envelopes. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2013. 99pp.

R. KIRK, Australian Mails via Suez 1852-1926. The Postal History Society, 1989. 324pp.

Edward KLEMPKA, The Dollis Hill Find. Sutton Coldfield: GBPS, 2013. 42pp.

Graham MARK, Cumulative Index to Forces Postal History Society Newsletters 001-250 (1952-2001).

Steve WALKER, Uniform Penny Post (Handstruck Paid Postage Stamps of England and Wales 1840-1853). Sutton Coldfield: GBPS, 2013. 32pp.

Frank WALTON, Perkins Bacon Archive No.1 General Account of Postage Labels 1840. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2013. 189pp.

--- Perkins Bacon Archive No.2 Postage Stamp Warrants 1840-1845. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2013. 122pp.

Journals:

British Philatelic Bulletin, Various issues from Volume 3

The British Postal Museum & Archive Newsletter, May/July 2005 - Autumn 2013)

The Midland Mail (Journal of the Midland (GB) Postal History Society), Issues 60-180

Auctions:

Stanley Gibbons

Great Britain: The Ernest Dale Collection (10 Jun 1969)

17th November 2013

Rex CLARK, Rates to Reform - A Guide to the High Postage Rates in Great Britain and their Reform 1812-1840. Morpeth: Rex Clark, 2009. 261pp.

Andreas HAHN, The Invention of Stamps - Essays and Printing Trials from the F.A. Philbrick Collection and the 'Prussian Find'. Andreas Hahn, 2008. 125pp.

Allan HARVEY, Travelling Post Offices & Bag Tenders of Great Britain and Ireland (An Operational History from 1839-1959). Woking: TPO and Seapost Society, 2000. 79pp.

Roger HOSKING, An Introduction to Ocean Letters. Woking: TPO and Seapost Society, 2002. 55pp.

--- Ocean Letters - A Sequel. Oxted: the author, 2005. 48pp.

Cyril KIDD, The Irish Mail. 3rd edition TPO and Seapost Society, 2009. 29pp.

A.D. LOVELOCK, Postal Markings of the Holyhead and Kingstown Packet, 1860-1925. Woking: TPO and Seapost Society, 2002. 119pp.

John SIGGERS and Norman HIGSON, Further Notes on Wiltshire and its Postmarks. Norman Higson, 2006.

Anthony WALKER, Predecimal Machins - The Foundation of an Iconic Series: Conserved Heritage Volume IV. Dusseldorf: Forschungsgemeinschaft Grossbritannien e.V., 2013. 180pp.

Dr J. T. WHITNEY, Collect British Postmarks. 7th edition Hemel Hempstead: British Postmark Society, 1997. 352pp.

Journals:

Irish Philatelic Society and Irish Study Group Journal, 1960-2012 on DVD

Perfin Society Bulletin, Bulletins 1-375 (1957-2011) CD 2nd Edition

Revenue Society Journal, Numbers 1-88 DVD with Index

TPO Magazine (Journal of the TPO and Seapost Society), Volumes 1 to 66 (1947 to 2012) DVD with Index

WPS Newsletter (Journal of the Welsh Philatelic Society), 122,123,124 as PDF on disc

7th October 2013

Philip BEALE, Adrian ALMOND and Mike SCOTT ARCHER, The Corsini Letters. Amberley Publishing PLC, 2011. 218pp.

George BRUMMELL, Post Office Numbers 1844-1906. Original with cover Cheltenham: R. C. Alcock, 1946. 210pp.

Paul T. CARTER, Krag Machine Postmarks of Great Britain & Ireland. British Postmark Society, 2012. 277pp.

Dr. N. COLLEY and W. GARRARD, Censorship in the Royal Air Force 1918 to 1965. Chavril Press, 1993. 76pp.

Austin DAVIS, The One Penny Line-Engraved Shades 1850-1857: A Collectors Observation & Record of this Interesting Period of Great Britain Philately & Postal History. Austin Davis, 2009. 29pp.

Charles R. ENTWISTLE, Undercover Addresses of World War II. 3rd edition Chavril Press, 2006. 48pp.

H. L'Estrange EWEN, Priced Catalogue of the Railway Letter Stamps of the United Kingdom 1891-1903. 1st edition London: Ewen's Colonial Stamp Market Ltd, 1903. 46pp.

Gavin FRYER, Blindman's Mail: How the Blind have been served by the Post. 165pp.

Michael FURFIE, British Civilian Postage Rates of the 20th Century. Michael Furfie, 2000. 62pp.

--- International Postage Rates 1890s-1957. Michael Furfie, 2010.

Robert B. GALLAND and Karl LOUIS, Great Britain Surface Printed Postage Stamps 18551883 Low Values 2d to 2s. GB Publications Ltd., 2009. 236pp.

John F. GILBERT, 1st Class Markings on Government Official Stationery, Harry Hayes Philatelic Studies No. 9. Revised edition with Supplement Harry Hayes, 1974.

John Spencer GILKS, From Pillar to Post, A pictorial celebration of POST OFFICES. Silver Link Publishing Ltd, 2010. 128pp.

Dr M. H. GOULD, British Naval Post and Censor Marks of the First World War. The Forces Postal History Society, 1984. 135pp.

--- British Naval Post and Censor Marks of the First World War: Cumulative 2nd Supplement. The Forces Postal History Society, 2003. 44pp.

Howard GRAHAM, Customised Stamp Sheets of Great Britain. 2nd edition Ridgewood Publishing, 2010.

Alan HUGGINS and Colin BAKER, Collect British Postal Stationery: A Simplified Listing of British Postal Stationery 1840 to 2007. GB Philatelic Publications Ltd, 2007. 151pp.

--- Collect British Postal Stationery: Additions and Amendments. GB Philatelic Publications Ltd, 2010. 11pp.

Mike JACKSON and Robin CASSELL, Twopence Blue Plating Guide Plates 1-6. Melton Mowbray: Mike Jackson Publications, 2010. 256pp.

--- Corrections to Twopence Blue Plating Guide. in binder Mike Jackson Publications, 2011.

Barrie JAY, Early Forces Mail. Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund, 1997?. 57pp.

Peter JOHNSON, Travelling Post Office 1838-2004, A Royal Mail London British Philatelic Bulletin. 20pp.

Robson LOWE, The Postage Stamps of Great Britain 1661-1942. London: Robson Lowe Ltd, 1942. 186pp.

James A. MACKAY, Circular Namestamps of Scotland. 2nd edition 22pp.

Graham MARK, Prisoners of War in British Hands During World War I: A study of their history, the camps and their mails. Postal History Society, 2007. 258pp.

--- British Censorship of Civil Mails during World War I, 1914-1919, Second (Cumulative) Supplement. 24pp.

--- Imperial & Foreign Mails, Sea Conveyance During War, 1914-1918 Additional Information. 4pp.

C. W. MEREDITH, Scots Local Cancellations "Matched Pairs": A Review of the Alternative Types. Cheltenham: R. C. Alcock 8pp.

James NEGUS, Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps. 7th edition 216pp.

Tony OLIVER and Allan OLIVER, The History of Post Office Training. Post Office Training Schools. A Handbook and Reference Listing. Sarum Publications, 1996. 82pp.

Mike OSBORNE, The Wilding Overprints 19521961. GB Overprints Society, 2009. 32pp.

John PARMENTER, London Late Fee and Too Late Mail 1840 to 1930. Stuart Rossiter Trust & the British Philatelic Trust for the London Postal History Group, 2002. 85pp.

John PARMENTER, A. SHINE and J. HINE, Early Experimental and Inland Branch Duplex Cancellations. London Postal History Group, 2007. 67pp.

F. A. PHILBRICK and W. A. S. WESTOBY, An Appendix to the Postage and Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain (stapled photocopy). 9pp.

Stanley PHILLIPS, Stamp Collecting. 3rd edition 350pp.

Terry PUSTERLA, King Edward VII One Penny Manual. MIke Jackson Publications, 2009. 210pp.

Alan W. ROBERTSON, The Maritime Postal History of London (Published on the Occasion of The London International Stamp Exhibition 9th to 16th July 1960). Robson Lowe Ltd, 1960.

Prof. David S. ROCKOFF and Mike JACKSON, Encyclopaedia of The Maltese Cross Volume 1 A to L. MIke Jackson Publications, 2006. 181pp.

--- Encyclopaedia of The Maltese Cross Volume 2 M to Y. MIke Jackson Publications, 2008. 181pp.

--- Encyclopaedia of The Maltese Cross Volume 3. MIke Jackson Publications, 2008. 204pp.

Alexander J. SEFI, Forgeries and Fakes (based on a paper he gave). 28pp.

David SIGEE, University Mails of Oxford and Cambridge. Matador, 2012. 223pp.

Ray SIMPSON and Peter SARGENT, Stamp Perforation: The Somerset House Years 1848-1880. London: Royal Philatelic Society, 2006. 370pp.

W. G STITT DIBDEN, Priced Catalogue of British EXHIBITIONS 18401940. Argyll Stamp Company, 1962. 64pp.

John TINGEY, The Englishman who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects. New York: Princetown Architectural Press, 2010. 175pp.

B. H. TOWNSEND and A. BUCKINGHAM, Collect First Day Covers. 12th edition BBP Publications, 1983. 180pp.

R. M. WILLCOCKS, Postal History of Great Britain & Ireland: A Summarised Catalogue to 1840. 2nd edition

Roger DE LACY-SPENCER, The Railway Letter Stamps of Great Britain and Ireland 1891-1947. Moorside Publishing Ltd, 2000. 112pp.

Alan Wilson Ltd, Specialised Machin Catalogue. 2nd edition Alan Wilson Ltd, 1993.

Candlish McCleary Ltd, 2012 Price List of Great Britain Stamps King George V to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Stitched Booklets. 32pp.

Forschungsgemeinschaft Grossbritannien, FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT GROSSBRITANNIEN E.V Bibliotheksverzeichnis. 107pp.

John Lister Ltd, Simplified Variety Catalogue of Queen Elizabeth II Postage Stamps. 8th edition London: John Lister Ltd, 1965. 95pp.

Royal Mail, 1840-1990 The Penny Black Anniversary Book. Royal Mail Stamps, 1990. 40pp.

--- Printed Postage Impressions. A User's Guide. 8 page booklet together with inserts and 20 master design sheets in card sleeve.

Scottish Postmark Group, Scottish Local Namestamps: The Scottish Postmark Group Handbook Number 4. Scottish Postmark Group, 1964. 55pp.

--- Mileage Marks of Scotland: The Scottish Postmark Group Handbook Number 5. Scottish Postmark Group, 1965. 71pp.

Stanley Gibbons, Collect Channel Islands and Isle of Man Stamps. Stanley Gibbons, 2001.

--- Great Britain Concise Stamp Catalogue. 324pp.

Woodstock Catalogue Ltd, Woodstock Catalogue of British Elizabethan Stamps. London: Woodstock Catalogue Ltd, 1970.

Journals:

Cavendish Chronicle (Cavendish Philatelic Auctions), Numbers 29-57

GBPS Newsletter, Various issues, list on request

Philatelic Literature Review, Volume 20 1971 Nos 70-188 (missing 98)

Philately in Scotland, Volume 1, various held, list on request

The Postage Stamp (Edited by Fred J. Melville), Volume 5 Hardbound (Oct 1909-Mar 1910)

Postal History International (Proud-Bailey Company Ltd Brighton), Volume 1 No 1 January 1972 Volume 9 No 6 June/July 1980 (Complete run between dates)

Postal History Journal (Postal History Society Inc, New York), Various between Number 37 May 1974 and Number 75 February 1987 (20 editions)

Auctions:

Christie's Robson Lowe

National Postal Museum Archives (26 Apr 1984)
Historical Letters to Gratious Street; London 1570-1601 (11 Oct 1988)

Grosvenor

John Sussex Collection of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII 'Key Plates' (27 Nov 2002)
Specialist Great Britain Important Line Engraved (17 May 2007)
The Aurelius Collection Part 1 (21 May 2009)
The Aurelius Collection Part 2 (8 Oct 2009)

Matthew Bennett, Inc (New York)

The Michael D Rubin Collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth (24 Jun 2001)

Phillips

Alan M. Gilbert Collection of Postage Stamps of Great Britain (23 Apr 1997)
Robert Folkard Collection of Postage Stamps of Great Britain (26 Nov 1998)

Robson Lowe

JB Seymour 19th Century GB Part 3 (7 Nov 1951)
JB Seymour 19th Century GB Part 4 (20 Feb 1952)
JB Seymour 19th Century GB Part 5 (30 Apr 1952)
JB Seymour 19th Century GB Part 6 (29 Oct 1952)
Great Britain Revenue, Telegraph and Railway Stamps (28 Mar 1974)

Sotheby's

Philatelic Collection formed by Sir Gawaine Baillie, Bt Vol IV GB Part Two (28 Sep 2005)
The Philatelic Collection of Lord Steinberg Great Britain Mint Multiples (21 Sep 2011)

Spink

Stamps and Covers from the Royal Philatelic Collection (17 May 2001)

Displays:

The Stamp Show 2000 Video. Post Office VHS video tape (2000)

Zeitungen und postalisch gleichgestellte Publication 1840-1880. Display by Karl Louis at the Spring Stampex meeting of the GBPS (Mar 2002, 37pp)

Great Britain: Development and Use of the First Issues. Display to the Royal Philatelic Society (Mar 2008, 32pp)

Secured Delivery of Mail 1450-1862. Display by Alan Holyoake to GBPS (16 Jun 2012, 50pp)