GBPS Books by subject area

From time to time, the GBPS publishes important reference works on aspects of GB philately. These can be obtained directly from us or via the usual retail channels for philatelic literature. The current list is given below (click on a link for more details of each work). GBPS members are entitled to a discount of 10% for one copy of any of these publications. See the orders page for details of methods of payment and postage and packing costs.

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Queen Victoria

Title and Author(s) Price
'Rainbow Trials', David Rowse £75 £67.50
Joshua Bacon 1790-1863, David Rowse £25 £22.50
The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864, Brown and Fisher
The Line-Engraved Halfpenny, W. de L. M. Messenger £15 £13.50
GB Surface Printed Postage Stamps 18551883, Galland and Louis £60 £54
The Penny Lilac, Part 2, R. A. G. Lee £15 £13.50

Four Kings

Title and Author(s) Price
King George V Printing Plates: Stamping Department: Movement of Printing Plates for King George V Stamps 19111934, Douglas N. Muir £60 £54
King George V Stamps Issued in Rolls, Leslie Wilkinson £10 £9
Discovering Seahorses, Bryan Kearsley
King Edward VIII, A. J. Kirk £5 £4.50
Great Britain KGVI Low Value Definitive Stamps, Peter Worsfold £10 £9

Queen Elizabeth II

Title and Author(s) Price
The Dollis Hill Find: Great Britain: Mechanisation of the Mail and Phosphor Trials on Wilding Portrait Stamps, Edward Klempka £20 £18

Postmarks and Postal History

Title and Author(s) Price
Uniform Penny Post: Handstruck Paid Postage Stamps of England and Wales 1840-1853, Steve Walker £15 £13.50
English and Welsh Spoon Cancels 1853-70, Richard Arundel, revised by Russell Taylor £35 £31.50
Brunswick Star Cancels, Richard Arundel, revised by Russell Taylor & Howard Hughes £15 £13.50
Ocean Penny Postage, David Duncan Turner £70 £63


Title and Author(s) Price
British Stamp Booklets, Alexander & Newbery, Parts 1-9 (each)
Complete set (9 parts)

Postal Stationery

Title and Author(s) Price
Collect British Postal Stationery, Huggins and Baker
The Mulready Postal Stationery, Alan Huggins and Alan Holyoake £40 £36

Special Categories

Title and Author(s) Price
Specimen Stamps and Stationery of Great Britain, Samuel and Huggins £40 £36
The Telegraph Stamps and Stationery of Great Britain, Langmead and Huggins
The Post Office and the Colleges, Vincent West £20 £18
Cumulative Index to the British Philatelist, Stone £3 £2.70

The GB Journal

Title and Author(s) Price
Back numbers (subject to availability) (each) £4 £3.60
Cumulative Index to Vols 110 £3 £2.70
Cumulative Index to Vols 1120 £3 £2.70
Cumulative Index to Vols 2136 £4 £3.60
Combined offer of first two indexes £5 £4.50
Combined offer of all three indexes £8 £7.20