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THE £5 ORANGE - DELUXE EDITION

Stock code: R2858L | SG number: 00000997
£125
ThE £5 Orange by Dr John Horsey -

Deluxe Edition. Luxury-bound embossed cover with gold foiling, signed by the author. Only 50 copies available.

For the first time under one cover this book contains the fruit of a lifetime's research and presents a detailed analysis of over 3,500 £5 Oranges covering all aspects of this iconic stamp from essays; proofs; papers; trials; imprimaturs and specimens to it's uses; cancellations; plate varieties; Officials; forgeries and related Cinderella items. Also included is an important section on the identification of forgeries and 'enhancements' and how to detect them including fake bluing, regumming, repairs, forged cancellations and fraudulent use. In 312 profusely illustrated pages this book will prove an indispensable guide for all collectors. The author has been an enthusiastic philatelist from the age of 7 when he was given his first stamp album. Like many collectors, his interest in the £5 Orange was stimulated, not only by its superb design, but by the scarcity of information available to collectors..
The book was awarded a large gold medal at Autumn Stampex 2013.

TELEGRAPH STAMPS OF THE WORLD

Stock code: R2630 | SG number: 00000997
£30.00
This new catalogue lists telegraph and telephone stamps of the whole world, by country. It is the successor to the old Hiscocks catalogue of 1982. It lists all regular stamps, both those issued by National Post Offices and those produced by private companies (but does not include prepaid stationery for telegrams, nor telegram seals.It does include telephone stamps, e.g. those of Canada, Great Britain, India-Patiala, Belgium, france etc. Virtually all items are illustrated in full colour and some sections have been much updated since Hiscocks, with up-to-date pricing for mint and used. 140 pages

THE £5 ORANGE

Stock code: R2858 | SG number: 00000998
£75.00
For the first time under one cover this book contains the fruit of a lifetime's research and presents a detailed analysis of over 3,500 £5 Oranges covering all aspects of this iconic stamp from essays; proofs; papers; trials; imprimaturs and specimens to its uses; cancellations; plate varieties; Officials; forgeries and related Cinderella items. Also included is an important section on the identification of forgeries and 'enhancements' and how to detect them including fake bluing, regumming, repairs, forged cancellations and fraudulent use. In 312 profusely illustrated pages this book will prove an indispensable guide for all collectors. The author has been an enthusiastic philatelist from the age of 7 when he was given his first stamp album. Like many collectors, his interest in the £5 Orange was stimulated, not only by its superb design, but by the scarcity of information available to collectors.

The book was awarded a large gold medal at Autumn Stampex 2013.

CHALMERS VERSUS HILL

Stock code: R2645 | SG number: 00001027
£35.00
Even today, some postal historians and authorities believe that James Chalmers from Dundee was the inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. This misinformed fact is almost entirely due to the industry and fanatical devotion of his son, Patrick Chalmers, in the 1880s. This book relates the extraordinary story of that achievement, in one of the most celebrated philatelic debates ever conducted in the United Kingdom.

THE HISTORY OF SOUTH GEORGIA

Stock code: R2642 | SG number: HA02
£4.95
South Georgia The Island of Whales and Whaling by G.D.Moir. Illustrated with the stamps depicting that aspect of history, together with maps and photographs.

THE HISTORY OF THE FALKLANDS

Stock code: R2641 | SG number: HA02
£4.95
The History of the Falklands by G.D.Moir. Illustrated with the stamps depicting that aspect of history, together with maps and photographs.

POSTAL REFORM & THE PENNY BLACK

Stock code: R2643 | SG number: HA02
£5.99
This important study offers an insight into the period leading to the issue of the Penny Black and the Mulready Covers in 1840. The work draws on extensive research in records held at The Royal Mail Archive, The National Archives and the Royal Archives at Windsor.

Douglas N Muir – Curator of Philately at the BPMA - describes the long campaign for postal reform and illustrates his account with a wealth of contemporary designs, proofs and other philatelic material, a generous amount of it in colour. Even more than a decade on, this remains an essential text for understanding the history of postage stamps.

SWAZILAND TO 1968

Stock code: R2646 | SG number: HA02
£67.00
A Handbook detailing the Postage Stamps and their Forgeries, the Postmarks, the Postal Stationery, the Postal History and the Revenues of Swaziland to Independence in 1968.
This book is notable as a piece of philatelic writing because of its breath of Swaziland philately covering postage stamps, postal stationery, postmarks, postal history and the revenue stamps. In addition it includes details of the geography, history and economic development of the country.

PERKINS BACON ARCHIVE FACSIMILIES 1 & 2

Stock code: R2649 | SG number: HA02
£30.00
The Perkins Bacon Archive held by the Royal Philatelic Society is a wonderful primary source for philatelists but, although it is generally available for consultation by serious researchers by appointment, anyone living some distance away cannot readily access it. The information has now been made available in a series of books, of which these are the first two.

Perkins Bacon Archive No. 1: The General Account of Postage Labels 1840.
189+xxiii pages. As well as facsimile copies of every page a summary is provided of the work of every individual named printer.

Perkins Bacon Archive No. 2: Postage Stamp Warrants 1840-1845
122+x pages. The Royal Philatelic Society holds 120 original warrants ordering 1d, 2d and VR stamps. These show exactly what was ordered when, and provides a wonderful primary source for serious researchers. The front and back of each warrant is illustrated.

LINE ENGRAVED SECURITY PRINTING PERKINS

Stock code: R2639 | SG number: VO15
£50.00
Line Engraved Security Printing: the Methods of Perkins Bacon 1790 to 1935 Banknotes and Postage Stamps by Gary Granzow

The first major work on engraving postage stamps since Jamex Baxter's 1939 book; Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving, iis on the nature of the engraving and not on specific stamps. An original approach to the research and understanding of line engraving on steel and the security printing it made possible. While much of the focus is on the evolution of line engraving in the UK, the findings apply to line engraving in general.

Previously students have studied thousands of stamps and dated envelopes to deduce how the stamps were made and why they appear as they do. Gary has traced the development of engraving on steel, the mechanics of design transfer, hardening, inks, perforation and plate repair from 1790 to 1935 by studying primary sources and patents. Using this approach, he has made several basic discoveries and corrected a number of erroneous conclusions in the literature.

320 pages, 180 illustrations, many in colour.