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Miscellaneous Philatelic Studies

This section includes works on "back of the book" subjects such as railway and college stamps, and also cinderella material - basically everything that isn't regular Post Office stamps/stationery or postal history. The "Chinchen Papers" are a detailed listing of revenue stamps and other material relating to National Insurance and related areas.

Also includes general material that didn't obviously fit anywhere else!

"Back of the Book"

A History of Railway Letter Stamps
H.L'Estrange Ewen
[448pp, 16.9MB, 1901]
Pioneer contemporary study of these stamps

The College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge
Rev. H.Cummings
[146pp, 6.3MB, 1904]
Pioneer contemporary study of these stamps

Ocean Penny Postage
David Turner
[104pp, 27MB, 2015]
A GBPS Diamond Jubilee Festival Presentation

British Pictorial Envs. of the 19th Century
Ritchie Bodily, Chris Jarvis, Charless Hahn
[347pp, 112MB, 1984]
By permission of Collectors Club of Chicago

The "Chinchen Papers" – National Insurance Related Revenue Stamps

The British Library Philatelic Collections hold a collection of research papers for British revenue and social security materials in 8 volumes, formed by Barry Chinchen and donated in 2007. Barry kept a copy, later acquired by Paul Ramsay, who has (with Barry's agreement) digitised over 750 pages and made them available here.

The volume presented here is that on "National Insurance & Contributory Benefits", which contains many revenue stamps, and descriptions of how they were used, that can't be found anywhere else – not in Booth, nor in Barefoot.

Items of note include Sir William Beveridge's set of Unemployment Stamps (p6), Princess Margaret's National Insurance Card (p44), and Viscount Montgomery of Alamein's Pension Book (p299). Unemployment Insurance Stamps are (appropriately!) on p45, and Health & Pensions Stamps on p175.

Contents
[7pp, 243KB, 2007]

Unemployment Insurance 1912‑48
[88pp, 26MB, 2007]

Health Insurance: Overview & Cards
[98pp, 47MB, 2007]

Health & Pensions Stamps 1912‑46
[107pp, 24.0MB, 2007]

Pensions & Benefits from 1926
[87pp, 22.4MB, 2007]

National Insurance Stamps 1948‑71
[65pp, 17.5MB, 2007]

National Insurance Stamps 1971‑93
[31pp, 9.3MB, 2007]

Announcements 1948‑82
[37pp, 10.7MB, 2007]

National Insurance High Values 1948‑75
[103pp, 30MB, 2007]

Northern Ireland Stamps 1948‑82
[62pp, 18.5MB, 2007]

Isle of Man Stamps 1948‑93
[94pp, 22.9MB, 2007]

Cinderellas

Dummy Stamps Newsletter Issue 1-25
Glenn H Morgan
[228pp, 24.5MB, 2006‑12]
Dummy material from British stamp printers

Dummy Stamps Newsletter Issue 26-50
Glenn H Morgan
[271pp, 42MB, 2012‑18]
Dummy material from British stamp printers

Philatelic Congress of GB 1933, London
Colin Searle and Alan Spencer
[32pp, 5.3MB, 2020]
Story and collectable material of this Congress


British Stamp Exhibitions (4th edn) Vol 1 Pt 1 (Sheets etc)
Glenn H Morgan and Graham M Wilson
[575pp, 22.9MB, 2018]
Catalogue of sheets, cards, etc (to 1980)

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th edn) Vol 1 Pt 2 (Sheets etc)
Glenn H Morgan and Graham M Wilson
[575pp, 18.6MB, 2018]
Catalogue of sheets, cards, etc (1980-2017)

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th edn) Vol 2 (Booklets)
Glenn H Morgan and Graham M Wilson
[112pp, 22.1MB, 2018]
Catalogue of stamp exhibition souvenir booklets

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th edn) Vol 3 (Souvenir mail)
James Negus
[464pp, 4.9MB, 2018]
Catalogue of stamp exhibition souvenir mail

General

Philatelic Research, A Basic Guide
David Beech
[8pp, 64KB, 2019]

GBPS Diamond Jubilee Presentation to RPSL
[50pp, 1.8MB, 2015]
The booklet produced for this event

Fifty Years of Philately - The History of Stanley Gibbons Ltd
Charles Phillips
[228pp, 45MB, 1906]

The Future of Philately as Seen in 2018
W4 Group
[26pp, 553KB, 2018]
Working document from some senior GB philatelists