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Folio of 19th Century extracted pages & illustrations from "The London Illustrated News", "The Sydney Illustrated News" etc of various Pacific Islands themes including Australia, NZ, New Hebrides, Pitcairn, Tonga, Tahiti, Hawaii, Easter Island, Norfolk Island (full page, hand-tinted), etc, condition variable but generally fine and presentable.
No longer available
- ditto, a more extensive array of similar material but from French publications.
"The Stamps of Tasmania: A History of the Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Adhesive and Impressed Revenue & Excise Stamps of Tasmania" by AB Hull (1890), requires rebinding but the pages are generally very fine & the large foldout map is (unusually) undamaged, 136pp + 9 plates of "Autotype Illustrations" tipped-in, hardbound in quarter-leather. A rare and important work from this early period. [A very fine copy sold for $1450 in our literature auction of Dec 2008]
"The Commonwealth King George VI Catalogue" (18th Edn, 2000), published by Murray Payne, 286pp hardbound.
Carton of books with a few better titles, condition variable.(Qty 24 items)
"Australasian Wreck Mail" by Brian Peace (1997), 300pp hardbound with d/j.
"Pacifica: Index to Volumes 1-20 (1962-82)" by Raymond Price (1984), 124pp in binder, minor spotting.
"Captain James Cook The Explorer: An Historical & Philatelic Review" by B Floyd (2006), full colour illustrations, 271pp softbound. [Prestige retail $45]
"Railway Disaster Mail" by R Gwynn & N Hoggarth (2010), particular focus on United States material, 322pp hardbound with d/j. As new. [Prestige retail $140]
"The Art of Collecting National Heritage: The Letters of Luke Henry White 1910-1913" compiled by J White (2007), No. 283 of 300, signed by the author, 188pp, hardbound with d/j. One of the most enlightening books on the psyche of the collector. Out-of-print. [HL White's fabulous stamp collection reposes in Sydney's Mitchell Library. His legendary collections of bird eggs and skins are housed in the Museum of Victoria. The dispersal of his library of Australiana titles caused a sensation.]
"Handbook of Australian & New Zealand Philatelic Exhibitions" by RJ Kennedy (1988), some minor tears; & Vol. 2 (1992); both spiralbound.(Qty 2)
"The Impressed Duty Stamps of the British Colonial Empire" by WA Barber (2009), 139pp spiralbound.
"British Commonwealth Revenues" by J Barefoot (8th Edn, 2008), the cover applied to the right-hand of the pages!!, 383pp softbound. [Perfect for left-handers!]
"A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia During the Second World War Volume 1: Singapore & Malaya 1942-1945 The Changi Connection" by D Tett (2002), 387pp hardbound with d/j.
- "... Volume 2: Dutch East Indies 1942-1946 Paradise Lost" by D Tett (2003), 469pp hardbound with d/j.
- "... Volume 3: Burma, Thailand and Indochina 1942-1946 The Railway, The River and The Bridge" by D Tett (2005), 380pp hardbound with d/j.
Assortment including "JRW Purves: A Philatelic Bibliography" by Kellow, "Queensland Numerals" by Campbell, "Thursday Island" by Turnbull, "VG Punctures" by Scott & Toop, "Tasmanian Revenue Stamps" & "...Victorian Revenue Stamps" both by Craig, "Railway Stamps of Australia" (2007); plus Richard Peck titles covering postal stationery, postal rates, train and tram services, etc.(Qty 39)
"World Postal Stationery Catalogue" by Higgins & Gage (1972-1976), apparently complete in 15 ringbinders, a bit aged. An invaluable reference. (Qty 15)
"Grosser Ganzsachen Katalog" the Ascher Postal Stationery Catalogue c.1980 reprints of the Germany & States, Europe & Overseas (A-W) sections, including 1996 Price Guide, 464pp looseleaf in ringbinder.
"Kessler's Catalogue of Aerogrammes" Vol I-III in three ringbinders, some cover staining and minor page discolouration.(Qty 3)