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PHILATELIC DICTIONARY ITALIAN-GERMAN-ITALIAN
Country: ITALY
Condition: PHILATELIC DICTIONARY ITALIAN-GERMAN
Description: DIZIONARIO FILATELICO TEDESCO - ITALIANO ITALIANO - TEDESCO PHILATELIC DICTIONARY ITALIAN-GERMAN-ITALIAN By Vanni Alfani, 2002 edition, 100 pages Simply the best Italian-German-Italian philatelic dictionary ever written. Most useful to both the beginner and to the specialist. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***************** di Vanni Alfani, 100 pagine, edizione 2002 Dizionario dei termini filatelici più usati e più comuni per aiutare i collezionisti a capire ed utilizzare in maniera più semplice i cataloghi e i volumi scritti in lingua tedesca che spesso sono alla base di numerose collezioni e studi anche dell’area italiana. VERAMENTE INDISPENSABILE
Price: $43.00
Item Id #000509    See Details...
FIRST EVER POSTAL GUIDE ITALY & EUROPE - 1562
Country: ITALY
Condition: FIRST POSTAL GUIDE EVER 1562
Description: LE POSTE NECESSARIE A CORRIERI... (Brescia 1562) modern reprint on lignin free and acid free special paper. 72 pages in Italian with very useful PREFACE in ENGLISH. Listing the POSTS and FAIRS of Italy, France, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium etc. Limited HARD BOUND Edition. The first ever postal guide published in 1562 has been reprinted in the British Virgin Islands by stamp expert Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca. “This modern reprint of the 1562 postal guide makes this important book in the history of travel and communications easily available to 21st century readers and scholars,” he said. The limited edition reprint is expected to become a sought after collectible for bibliophiles. The 444 year-old Renaissance book is the oldest traveler’s guide reprinted in its original format in the entire Americas. Dr. Migliavacca explained that many of the early traveler's guides published in Italy between the 1500s and 1800s were almost invariably written by authors who had close ties with the postal service. The first postal guide (Le poste necessarie a' corrieri) was published in Venice and saw three editions between 1560 and 1563 in conjunction with the Catholic Church Council of Trento (Tridentine Council). The well-known postal historian went on to say that during the late 1400s, throughout the 1500s, and beyond, the word "post" did not have the same meaning we give to it nowadays. A post was a place at some junction, in town or in the countryside, where it was possible to hire or change a horse, and in most cases get a meal and some rest. “The distance between one post and the next was also called "post." In some cases this distance could be longer than normal and therefore the measurement between two posts could sometimes be one and a half posts, or two posts. This measurement was important because it affected the cost and fees for hiring horses, postilions and coaches. It must be noted that the posts, or postal inns, also handled mail. In fact, in the course of time, the postal network had facilitated the service of post horses, post chaises and coaches, which was the equivalent of modern public transport,” he said. The earliest surviving edition is that published by Ioanne Battista Bozola and printed in Brescia in 1562 by Damiano Turlino. As the title indicates - "The Posts needed by the Couriers in Italy, France, Spain & Germany..." - this precious, pocket-size, booklet was initially meant for couriers, be they postal couriers, private couriers, merchant couriers, diplomatic couriers, couriers of the municipalities, couriers of the Princes and Kings, and couriers of the Church. The first edition was out of print in a short time because many couriers lived in and/or converged upon Venice from all over Europe. The city also drew huge numbers of businessmen, tourists, and other visitors. It is no surprise that a second and a third edition were published in a rather short time. A lucrative industry of postal guides was born from this little acorn. In due course these booklets (librettos) helped the traveler plan his journey and see which posts were on his route. That the book in its second edition was already targeting travelers and businessmen becomes apparent from the subtitle - "And Also with the Addition of the names of all the Fairs held all over the world". It also had a “Tavola novamente Stampata” - a new Table of Contents “to make it easier to find the route of the journey the man will like to make”. Dr. Migliavacca said that “these postal guides had a utilitarian role - they were meant to disseminate timely information and as such were destined to perish. In fact, of the 1560 edition there does not seem to have survived a single copy, while of the 1562 edition only the Marciana Library in Venice and the Ambrosiana Library in Milan are privileged to have a copy.” “The number of people traveling and writing letters during the Renaissance had increased exponentially and so had their need for detailed and up-to-date information. The many editions of the postal guides suggest that these publications were readily available at retail outlets that have not yet been identified but must have included booksellers, inns, and postal stations.” Dr. Migliavacca is not new to publishing reprints of important books. In fact, in 1980 he published the reprint of another famous postal guide written in the early 1600s by the Deputy Postmaster General of Milan, Ottavio Codogno. The 1620 Venice edition of his 460-pages “Itinerario” was reprinted in limited edition by Dr. Migliavacca and copies of it can now be found in some of the most important libraries worldwide. It is also a highly desirable collectible for bibliophiles and specialists.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #001229    See Details...
FORGERIES SICILY * NEW EDITION REVISED EXPANDED
Country: ITALY
Condition: SICILY FORGERIES indispensable book - revised & expanded reprint
Description: FORGERIES SICILY SICILIA NEW REVISED IMPROVED 2006 EDITION - NEW EDITION FORGERIES OF THE 1859 KING BOMBA STAMPS OF SICILY by Otto Stiedl and Fritz Billig, in German NOW in English and Italian (first ever translations by Dr. Migliavacca); New Millennium Limited Edition Reprint of 50 copies (most already sold to subscribers), GENUINE STAMPS AND FORGERIES are all illustrated with enlargements of details, 80 pages large size (8 inches x 11 inches). The lay-out of the original work has been changed and improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. New important illustrations have been added. Of particular merit is the new information on the ONEGLIA FORGERIES with an extensive chapter on them, plus the PALERMO REPRINTS. Misattributions by Stiedl and Billig have been corrected by Dr Migliavacca and extensive information on the stamps of Sicily has been added. A Sperati forgery is also discussed and for the first time FORGED HORSESHOE POSTMARKS OF SICILY also receive some attention. Easy to use. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. . *********************** SICILIA 1859: I FALSI - di Otto Stiedl e Fritz Billig, prima edizione trilingue (Tedesco Inglese Italiano) del Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca. Falsi e originali sono tutti illustrati. Trattandosi di una ristampa si e cercato di migliorare le illustrazioni aggiungendone di nuove e migliorando quelle vecchie. 80 pagine grande formato. Di grande importanza il capitolo sui falsi di ERASMO ONEGLIA e la rivista della attribuzioni erronee a Fournier, e un errata corrige onde porre le ristampe di Palermo degli anni 30 nella esatta prospettiva. Uno dei falsi Sperati e anche discusso in dettaglio, e vi e in prima assoluta una sezione dedicata ai timbri ferro di cavallo falsi. Opera utilissima ora riveduta, corretta, e ampliata. Di facile uso.
Price: $49.00
Item Id #001869    See Details...
ITALY NAVY UNDER NAPOLEON FRANCE 1796 - 1814
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY NAVY UNDER NAPOLEON FRANCE 1796 - 1814
Description: THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE NAVY OF THE KINGDOM OF ITALY (under Napoleon: 1796-1814) *** By Giorgio Migliavacca & Luciano Previato *** IN ITALIAN & FRENCH 40 pages, with illustrations and the ISTRUZIONI PEI CAPITANI DI PORTO DELLA REPUBBLICA ITALIANA (1803) LIMITED EDITION * RARE **** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $26.00
Item Id #001870    See Details...
SYRIA LEBANON FREE FRANCE CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2
Country: SYRIA
Condition: SYRIA LEBANON FREE FRANCE CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2
Description: WORLD WAR 2 SYRIA & LEBANON: FREE FRANCH CENSORSHIP *** BY W. C. ROBERTSON 140 pages (8"x11"), 2011, SPIRAL BOUND IN ENGLISH * ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LOOK AT THE SCANS TO READ DETAILS OF THE CONTENTS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR ***************** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE HANDLING & POSTAGE: VARIES DEPENDING ON DESTINATION
Price: $45.00
Item Id #001916    See Details...
FORGERIES ITALY STATES SARDINIA ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES
Country: ITALY
Condition: * FORGERIES ITALY STATES SARDINIA ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES
Description: ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES FALSI DEGLI ANTICHI STATI ITALIANI -- Étude sur les Faux Timbres de Deux Siciles * Etats de l’Eglise * Lombardo-Venetie * Modene * Parme * Romagne Sardaigne * Toscane ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries of the Italian States stamps: contemporary forgeries to defraud the post office, later forgeries, bogus and altered items, forged cancellations, Reprints. TWO SICILIES * NAPLES * SICILY * PAPAL STATES * LOMBARDY VENETIA * MODENA * PARMA * ROMAGNE * SARDINIA * TUSCANY Studio pionieristico di DE HAENE sui falsi degli Antichi Stati Italiani compresi falsi per posta, falsi per filatelisti, alterazioni e trucchi, annulli falsi, ristampe. In Francese, facile da usare. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 40 pages with black & white illustrations. MANY ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $21.00
Item Id #001932    See Details...
SWITZERLAND POST D-DAY MAIL TO & FROM ENGLAND USA & AMERICAS
Condition: SWITZERLAND POST D-DAY MAIL TO & FROM ENGLAND USA & AMERICAS
Description: FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT MAGNIFICENT "MUST HAVE" BOOK See Scans for details about book & book contents
Price: $39.00
Item Id #002827    See Details...
LLOYD AUSTRIACO AUSTRIA ITALY HUNGARY LEVANT TURKEY IONIAN GREECE
Condition: LLOYD AUSTRIACO AUSTRIA ITALY HUNGARY LEVANT TURKEY IONIAN GREECE
Description: This is the monumental standard reference work by Umberto Del Bianco THE AUSTRIA LLOYD AND MARITIME POSTMARKS OF AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY (3 huge volumes, in Italian but with charts, maps, and evaluations, so easy to use) - lavishly illustrated, over 1350 pages. Volume 1: The Adriatic; Volume 2: Levant Danube, Turkey and Austria routes; Volume 3: Italian Ports, Ionian Islands and Greece - if you collect LLOYD AUSTRIACO and maritime mail and river mail this set of 3 volumes is an absolute must - long long out of print and seldom offered - VOLUME 1 & 2 BRAND NEW - VOLUME 3 USED BUT IN FINE CONDITION -- VERY HEAVY TO SHIP (we cannot break up this set to offer Volume 3 separately, but we do have a Volume 1 and Volume 2 which we can sell separately, if interested please let us know
Price: $250.00     Sale Price! $185.00
Item Id #003387    See Details...
FRANCE ITALY CISALPINE REPUBLIC AND KINGDOM
Country: ITALY
Condition: FRANCE ITALY CISALPINE REPUBLIC AND KINGDOM
Description: MILITARY FREE FRANK MARKS OF THE CISALPINE REPUBLIC AND KINGDOM OF ITALY by L. Previato, in Italian, large format, over 300pp with 100s of pmks illustrated and priced. Includes Health Authorities, Navy, Polish Legion, artillery, War Commissioners, infantry, cavalry, and Ministry of war chapters. Superb, award-winning publication, rare title impossible to find - USED slight wear and flaw of the dust jacket, but overall in good condition, almost as new ************ QUESTO pregevole e RARO Volume e' indispensabile ai collezionisti del settore e a tutti quelli che studiano il periodo NAPOLEONICO, oltre 300 pagine, tutti i bolli di franchigia sono illustrati e valutati - i vari capitoli esaminano i bolli usati dalla SANITA', MARINA, LEGIONI POLACCHE IN ITALIA, ARTIGLIERIA, COMMISSARI DI GUERRA, FANTERIA, CAVALLERIA, MINISTERO DELLA GUERRA ECC. - solo 100 copie stampate - copia usata con minimo danno alla sovracoperta e comunque in buono stato quasi come nuova
Price: $90.00
Item Id #003439    See Details...
PERU CIVIL AVIATION
Country: PERU
Condition: PERU CIVIL AVIATION
Description: Peruvian Civil Aviation *** by Herbert H. Moll. *** This 87 page monograph covers the early experimental flights made by Peruvians such as Jorge Chavez, the first person to fly over the Andes, and Juan Bielouvic whom the author knew personally. The early flights of the 1920's and 1930's are chronicled, and the development of the Faucett and PANAGRA airlines are discussed, with many illustrations of first flight covers. Inroads in Peruvian aviation service made by European carriers such as Air France and Lufthansa are covered in Chapter 4, and the book finishes with a discussion of postal rates. Mr. Moll is a well known international philatelist and judge, and published the first specialized catalog of Peru in 1957.
Price: $44.00
Item Id #003615    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Specialised Stamp Catalogue
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Specialised Stamp Catalogue
Description: FOR SHIPMENT TO DESTINATIONS OTHER THAN USA WE WILL ADD $35 to the BASIC POSTAGE OF $10 automatically invoiced at check out point - therefore when we receive orders for This Book from places <<<< OUTSIDE OF USA >>>> we will send you a Paypal invoice for an additional $35 to complete postage costs. ******************************************** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ********** BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Specialised Stamp Catalogue From 1787 to 2001 -- Including Postal History, Postmarks, Cancellations, Postal Stationery, and Aerogrammes Edited by Giorgio Migliavacca, this is the first ever specialised publication on these most fascinating and popular stamps. The research draws from well over 130 bibliographic references as well as original research from a variety of sources, including the British Library Philatelic Collections, the Royal Collection, and all the major and accessible Virgin Islands collections. A4 size Hardbound, high quality, colour cover 312 pages over 5,000 prices 16 colour plates All stamps are pictured Printing quantities, including previously unpublished information up to the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Over 1,200 illustrations, including maps Many new positional and plating flaws with hundreds of very useful illustrations showing the minutest of detail. Five pages of bibliographic references Detailed historical profile Detailed information on the Geography, Government and Economy of the British Virgin Islands Many new important varieties listed and priced Prices for mint, used and on cover Prices for proofs, essays, varieties, stationery etc. Detailed listing of 1935 Silver Jubilee varieties George VI: many previously unlisted items & varieties This publication has won two international GOLD MEDALS. The catalogue is of interest to many philatelists including postal historians and thematic collectors. Printed on archival-quality paper, A4 size, 312 pages, 16 colour plates, maps, over 1200 illustrations and 5000 prices. The hardbound Catalogue with a most attractive colour cover provides compact, and exhaustive technical data, some of which is the result of 30 years of research, making this handsomely produced Catalogue a standard reference for many years to come. Specialists will be pleased to find an unprecedented number of detailed illustrations of positional and plate flaws, including substantial new discoveries and information. The Catalogue includes postal stationery, aerogrammes, a standard listing of postmarks and other valuable information. Many illustrations have never been published before including rarities from the Royal Collection, the British Library Philatelic Collections, Crown Agents Archives, a "Private Collection" of major rarities, and from collections of leading specialists in Europe and USA. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $85.00
Item Id #003765    See Details...
BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA NYASALAND by Melville, Reprint
Country: BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA
Condition: BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA NYASALAND by Melville, Reprint
Description: BY FRED J. MELVILLE New Millennium reprint of the 1920s edition (Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co publishers of Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News) POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS -- POST OFFICES -- REGULATIONS -- STAMPS OF BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY OVERPRINTED "B.C.A." -- BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA PROTECTORATE ISSUES *** NYASALAND PROTECTORATE ISSUE *** NYASALAND FIELD FORCE *** FORGERIES ** POSTMARKS ** PROOFS & COLOR TRIALS ** BIBLIOGRAPHY *** CHECK LIST *** In English — Illustrations in black & white including map, stamps, proofs and sketches —28 pages 8 inches x 11 inches - Only 50 copies printed, mostly sold to subscribers The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible, the actual size has been increased to 120% of the original, and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE *** HANDLING & POSTAGE: TO USA — FREE *** TO ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS via AIRMAIL (only) : $3.00 BUY MORE LOTS OF MINE & SAVE ON POSTAGE —
Price: $35.00
Item Id #003766    See Details...
IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Country: IONIAN ISLANDS
Condition: IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Description: ***** ********** ALSO CONSIDER BUYING LOT 3425 and LOT 3300 - look at these before you finalise your order ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SPIRO RAFTOPULOS LE SOVRASTAMPE A MANO DI CEFALONIA * ITACA * ZANTE 1941-1943: The Hand Overprints of the Italian Occupation of Cefalonia, Itaca & Zante 48 pages, 8" x 11" - illustrated in black & white throughout. Limited Edition reprint of the 1961 edition In Italian, with some excerpts in English of technical information regarding the minute details of overprints with a view to help identifying forgeries. Do not expect a word-by-word translation, but rather the translation of many captions of the illustrations and translation of the major characteristics of overprints. The illustrations are definitely worth a thousand words and they are plentiful, mostly magnified two, three, four times the actual size. Raftopulos was a major Greek expert who had researched these stamps since their inception. The focus of this monograph is: 1941 CEFALONIA, ARGOSTOLI HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS; their characteristics, positioning, postal use and postmarks 1941 ITACA HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1941 ZANTE, ZAKINTHOS, HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1943 (October) ZANTE "ELLAS" HAND OVERPRINTS ON ITALIAN DEFINITIVE STAMPS For each series of overprints a detailed checklist is given with 1961 market values. This is a very useful book with lots of information not found elsewhere. The original edition has been sold out since the early 1960s. This reprint has benefited from a larger size resulting in larger illustrations. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $37.00
Item Id #003768    See Details...
WORLD POSTS EVOLUTION by MERONI & Auction Cat
Condition: WORLD POSTS EVOLUTION by MERONI & Auction Cat
Description: EVOLUTION OF WORLD POSTS BY MERONI Meroni has written a 34 page introduction in English delving in all facets of postal history from the origins to airmail. The emphasis is on postmarks and cancellations. Then follows 3 auction catalogs of 52, 144, and 136 pages respectively. This was a huge collection and it is well illustrated in the Fox auction catalogues which are bound in one volume together with Meroni 34 page introduction mentioned earlier 1953 - Hard bound with leather spine and cloth boards (these have some insect damage at the outer end) - the book is otherwise in very good condition and a joy to read and hold - this is a volume that is offered very rarely and although some of the information is dated, the sheer assemblage of the information and illustrations (84 pages of them) found here is amazing THIS IS A USED BOOK WITH some flaws as mentioned above; however the rarity and importance of this book cannot be overstated. The price has been kept very low.
Price: $90.00
Item Id #004162    See Details...
WRECK COVERS: A HISTORY by Hopkins 1946 edition RARE
Condition: WRECK COVERS: A HISTORY by Hopkins 1946 edition RARE
Description: A HISTORY OF WRECK COVERS By ADRIAN HOPKINS * 1946, 2nd Edition In English, 6" x 8" * 156 pages HARDBOUND 35 plates with illustrations Used, in fine condition VERY USEFUL & RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE Highly Recommended
Price: $45.00
Item Id #004222    See Details...
HOW TO MOUNT A COLLECTION VOY A MONTAR MI COLECCION in Spanish
Condition: HOW TO MOUNT A COLLECTION VOY A MONTAR MI COLECCION in Spanish
Description: HOW TO MOUNT A THEMATIC COLLECTION in Spanish 160 pages, illustrated in full colour throughout MAGNIFICENT BOOK THAT EXPLAINS HOW TO MOUNT A COLLECTION WITH A VIEW TO EXHIBITING IT * GIVING ADVICE ON WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T ESSENTIAL FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $39.00
Item Id #004238    See Details...
WORLD RARITIES GREAT BRITAIN KOREA ETC Craveri 1994
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: WORLD RARITIES GREAT BRITAIN KOREA ETC Craveri 1994
Description: CRAVERI AUCTION CATALOGUE WORLD RARITIES 33 LOTS, ALL ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR HARDBOUND AUCTION CATALOGUE * LUGANO 4 JUNE 1994 THE MAIN SECTION CONSISTS OF GREAT BRITAIN RARITIES OF EARLY ISSUES WITH MANY UNIQUE PIECES AND BREATH TAKING MULTIPLES THE FEW LOTS OF KOREA ARE TRULY REMARKABLE INDISPENSABLE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $30.00
Item Id #004258    See Details...
FAKES FORGERIES EXPERTS #6 GREAT BRITAIN GREECE SPAIN
Condition: FAKES FORGERIES EXPERTS #6 GREAT BRITAIN GREECE SPAIN
Description: FAKES FORGERIES EXPERTS No. 6 - APRIL 2003 LONG SOLD OUT AND VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND 218 PAGES 9" x 11.3/4" * COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: GREAT BRITAIN: MANIPULATIONS & REPAIRS OF EARLY ISSUES INCLUDING PENNY BLACK SPAIN: EARLY ISSUES GREECE OLYMPIC POSTMARKS 1906 HUNGARY PRE STAMP COVERS ALPENVORLAND ADRIA SERIES SINKIANG PROVISIONAL AIRMAIL STAMPS
Price: $139.00
Item Id #004276    See Details...
GOLD IN CALIFORNIA BY WELLMAN not philatelic not numismatic
Country: USA
Condition: GOLD IN CALIFORNIA BY WELLMAN not philatelic not numismatic
Description: IN ENGLISH HARD BOUND 184 pages * various Illustrations THIRD PRINTING very informative about the Gold Rush in California Used but in Very Fine condition considering its age, lightly discolored spine (mentioned for accuracy)
Price: $39.00
Item Id #006230    See Details...
POPE JOHN PAUL II METER MARKS CATALOGUE 2007
Country: VATICAN
Condition: POPE JOHN PAUL II METER MARKS CATALOGUE 2007
Description: METER MARKS COMPENDIUM & CATALOGUE on the Theme POPE JOHN PAUL II 2007 AICAM edition Written by Consolini, Gottardi & Mobiglia, in Italian - 66 pages AUSTRIA TO USA ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT * EXTREMELY USEFUL TO THE THEMATIC COLLECTOR
Price: $22.00
Item Id #007521    See Details...
 ITALY EGYPT HONG KONG CONFEDERATE SMYRNE GREECE
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY EGYPT HONG KONG CONFEDERATE SMYRNE GREECE
Description: STUDI STORICO POSTALI VOL I - in Italian - 116 pp illustrated throughout - with important articles on HONG KONG by Adriano Landini (famous specialist of this area) -- EGYPT: special handstamp for Alexandria Expo 1894...plus an article bi Bianchi on Confederate States -- The Greek Occupation of SMYRNA by Buzzetti...and many more articles on Italian Postal History - a rarely seen publication - 16 oz plus packing - Used, fine
Price: $29.00
Item Id #009527    See Details...
FORGERIES BAHAMAS BARBADOS BERMUDA EARLY PERIOD
Country: BERMUDA
Condition: FORGERIES BAHAMAS BARBADOS BERMUDA EARLY PERIOD
Description: ROBERT BRISCO EAREE *** BAHAMAS * BARBADOS * BERMUDA FORGERIES EARLY PERIOD ** 20 Pages, in English, with Illustrations including some new ones of genuine and forged stamps/overprints 2011 Reprint of the 1905 3rd and last compilation from Earee's 3rd Edition of "ALBUM WEEDS - or How To Detect Forged Stamps" Earee illustrates and gives details for every forged stamp and postmark then known or recorded ANYWHERE in the world. The book gives simple ways to pick the genuine from the forgeries. An essential work for collectors of classic issues LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $18.00
Item Id #010270    See Details...
SPAIN FORGERIES 1850 to 1925 by De Haene RARE
Country: SPAIN
Condition: SPAIN FORGERIES 1850 to 1925 by De Haene RARE
Description: SPAIN FORGERIES 1850-1925 SPAIN FORGERIES 1850-1925 ETUDE SUR LES FAUX TIMBRES DE ESPAGNE seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries of stamps issued between 1850 and 1925: Most Early Issues, Don Quixote, War Tax, Carlist Insurrection, forged inverted centers, color alteration, 1868 overprints, forged cancellations, Reprints. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper . 24 pages with some black and white illustrations.
Price: $25.00     Sale Price! $23.00
Item Id #010537    See Details...
RETURN TO SENDER MAIL DURING WORLD WAR 2
Condition: RETURN TO SENDER MAIL DURING WORLD WAR 2
Description: WORLD WAR 2 RETURN TO SENDER SERVICE SUSPENDED MAILS *** 262 pages (8"x11"), 2011, SPIRAL BOUND ** SPECIAL REPRINT ON GLOSSY PAPER ** IN ENGLISH * ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LOOK AT THE SCANS TO READ DETAILS OF THE CONTENTS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR ****************** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $63.00
Item Id #010766    See Details...
CONCISE POSTAL HISTORY OF PERSIA by MIGLIAVACCA
Country: IRAN
Condition: CONCISE POSTAL HISTORY OF PERSIA by MIGLIAVACCA
Description: VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND BOOK -- CONCISE POSTAL HISTORY OF PERSIA by G. Migliavacca (48 pages - in English, last copies available) - A wealth of previously unavailable information has been included in this book which is not a compendium but a concise presentation of the history of Postal Communications in Persia, widely known as Iran. The earliest recorded postal history of this fascinating country goes back to the days of Cyrus, King of Persia, when a network of roads was created to speed up delivery of couriers and messengers. In 1620 AD Europe already knew how to send mail to distant lands, including the East Indies and, en-route, to Persia. The mid-1800s saw improved communications by sea, and a telegraph line served Persia. This useful book provides information about the early postmarks, the introduction of adhesive postage stamps, the British Post Offices of the Persian Gulf, the 1856-8 Field Force in Persia, postal communications with Russia and Turkey, the expansion of maritime services, lake’s mail, and important statistics of the years from 1885 to 1911. The new century saw improvements to the postal service and the author supplies information from the Iranian reports on the postal service, including postal rates of the years from 1868 to 1937. Additionally there is a chart of the postal routes and network in 1912 gleaned from primary sources. The elusive topic of the Exchange Bureaux in Iran during the early part of the 20th century is also discussed in detail. This is not a big book, but it is essential reading and reference and almost after 30 years from its publication it remains the only book on the subject. However, it has been learned that an expanded version is in the making.
Price: $50.00     Sale Price! $45.00
Item Id #011424    See Details...