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PORTUGUESE INDIA Stanley Gibbons 1998 HARDBOUND REPRINT
Country: PORTUGUESE INDIA
Condition: PORTUGUESE INDIA Stanley Gibbons 1998 HARDBOUND REPRINT
Description: DELUXE HARDBOUND EDITION IN ENGLISH, 90 pages, including PLATES 1998 REPRINT OF THE 1893 edition VERY FINE USED (HARDLY PERCEPTIBLE AGING), LOOKS LIKE NEW NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $69.00
Item Id #009591    See Details...
TONGA, by Fred Melville,  2007 Reprint
Country: TONGA
Condition: TONGA, by Fred Melville
Description: TONGA, by Fred Melville, 2007 Reprint of the 1909 edition, in English, with many illustrations, one map, larger size than the original , 68 pages, truly high quality paper.Highlights include: the Islands and their Posts; Issues of 1886-88; overprinted stamps of 1891; issue of 1892; overprinted stamps of 1893, 184, 1895; issues of King George II 1895-6; De La Rue issue 1897-99; Official Stamps; Bibliography; Check List. Melville’s book remains required reading for both the newcomer to this fascinating collecting area and the specialist.
Price: $31.00
Item Id #002354    See Details...
JAPAN: A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation of CHINA
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPAN: A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation of CHINA
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY Jack G. Nielsen, Ralph A. Weil, A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation Stamps of China, 1995 46pp. in English The two authors, both advanced collectors of Japanese Occupation stamps of China, undertook this research study after identifying that the three specialized catalogs on the subject differed substantially in their listings of these stamps. The three catalogs are the Colour-illustrated Stamp Catalogue of China, commonly referred to as 'Chan' after its editor Chan Shu-hou;Ma's Illustrated Catalogue of the Stamps of China, commonly referred to as 'MA'; and the Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA). The stamps are listed in Chan catalog order with the corresponding catalog numbers for not only the MA and JSCA catalogs where listed, but also for the Scott and Stanley Gibbons catalogs. Therefore, the tables in this monograph not only provide information on the disparities in the listings amongst the five catalogs, but also provide a concordance between their catalog numbers. The contents include Japanese Ocupation stamps used in provinces in North China, Inner Mongolia, Central China, and South China. NO ILLUSTRATIONS *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Price: $37.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #002614    See Details...
JAPAN FIELDPOST IN SIBERIA MANCHURIA SAKHALIN 1918 1925
Condition: JAPAN FIELDPOST IN SIBERIA MANCHURIA SAKHALIN 1918 1925
Description: IN ENGLISH ** ILLUSTRATED * 96 pages 8” x 11” + MAPS -- Edward J. Rasmussen has rendered a very comprehensive analysis of his monograph's subject, starting with a preliminary historical essay which, with reference to fold-out maps at the back of the publication, provides a very good context to understand the fieldpost operations. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the fieldpost incorporating many illustrations of used envelopes and cards, which include translations of the more commonly used identifying marks and postal inscriptions encountered. Many excellent reference tables and listings are provided including one with a full listing of fieldpost offices, together with their opening and closing dates, location, operating unit name, and earliest and latest recorded postmarks; while another listing provides the postal volume and number of postal personnel at each location. The Concordance for Place Names is an additional useful tool as turning contemporary Japanese renderings of Russian names into Roman letters often produces a name very far from the Russian original.
Price: $30.00
Item Id #011379    See Details...
JAPANESE MILITARY BURMA THAILAND RAILROAD 1942 1945
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPANESE MILITARY BURMA THAILAND RAILROAD 1942 1945
Description: IN ENGLISH ** ILLUSTRATED * 58 pages 8” x 11” + MAPS ------ Herbert S. Herman, has expertly woven a short narrative of the construction of the Burma-Thailand railroad with a study of the railroad's postal facilities, and its outgoing and incoming mail. The majority of the monograph deals with mail to and from the many allied Prisoners of War (POWs) forced to build the railroad by their Japanese captors, although mail from the Japanese military forces and employed Burmese civilians is included as well. It is profusely illustrated with copies of covers and cards, the majority of which have been drawn from the personal collections of correspondence between a small number of allied ex-POWs and their families. Mr. Herman incorporates personal details of some of these ex-servicemen, including their photographs, and biographical details of their capture and internment. The monograph also includes a number of comprehensive and detailed listings, including catalogs of postal stationery, assigned Japanese military units, and locations of POW camps.
Price: $30.00
Item Id #011380    See Details...
JAPAN FORGERIES IMITATIONS DRAGON STAMPS Monograph 4
Condition: JAPAN FORGERIES IMITATIONS DRAGON STAMPS Monograph 4
Description: Forgeries and Imitations of the Dragon Stamps of Japan Japan's Dragon stamps have been extensively forged by several different forgers. This 24 page monograph details all the forgeries and imitations of these stamps known at the time of its publication in 1971. This includes forgeries created by Japanese producers Wada Kotarō, Kamigataya, and Hirose, the Spiro Brothers in Germany, as well as creations by unknown individuals and even official imitations. The Wada forgeries consist of different (either six or eight) design types within each plate, and an enlarged image of each different design type for each denomination is provided. It also defines and lists the various 'states' of the 6-stamp plates, produced primarily by the relocation of the sankō (reference) or mozō (imitation) incorporated in their designs. This monograph also includes informative biographical facts about the producers, particularly Wada, and still remains the principal source of this information IN ENGLISH PHOTOCOPIED & STITCHED REPRINT AS PRODUCED BY THE PUBLISHERS * NOT AVAILABLE OTHERWISE - very few copies in stock...ORDER NOW NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Price: $24.00
Item Id #011378    See Details...
JAPAN WADA CHERRY BLOSSOM FORGERIES book
Condition: JAPAN WADA CHERRY BLOSSOM FORGERIES book
Description: VARRO TYLER & MILTON MONTGOMERY THE WADA CHERRY BLOSSOM FORGERIES In English, 92 pages, illustrated throughout) 8" x 11" PHOTOCOPIED: AS PRODUCED BY THE PUBLISHER - good clear photocopies SPIRAL BOUND (we take all reasonable precautions to prevent damage in transit, but we cannot be held responsible for damage caused by careless postal workers) NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $33.00
Item Id #011949    See Details...
JAPAN KOBAN FORGERIES book 63 PAGES ILLUSTRATED
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPAN KOBAN FORGERIES book 63 PAGES ILLUSTRATED
Description: VARRO TYLER & KR WILHELMSEN THE KOBAN FORGERIES OF JAPAN In English, 63 pages, illustrated throughout) 8" x 11" PHOTOCOPIED: AS PRODUCED BY THE PUBLISHER good clear photocopies - not available in any other form anywhere SPIRAL BOUND (we take all reasonable precautions to prevent damage in transit, but we cannot be held responsible for damage caused by careless postal workers) NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Price: $43.00
Item Id #011950    See Details...
USA POST OFFICES IN CHINA & JAPAN 1867-1874
Country: JAPAN
Condition: USA POST OFFICES IN CHINA & JAPAN 1867-1874
Description: The United States Post Offices in China and Japan 1867–1874 by Richard C. Frajola, Michael Perlman, and Lee Scamp Book details: 256 pages, hard bound, full color Postal markings and postal history of the U.S. offices in Shanghai, Yokohama, Hiogo, Nagasaki, and Hakodate History of the PMSS and the San Francisco markings applied to mail received from the steamers Sailing date information for Pacific Mail Co. Steamers, trans-Pacific and branch-line Overview of mail services to China and Japan before 1867
Price: $110.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #003320    See Details...
CENSOR MARKS BRITISH ASIA WORLD WAR 2
Condition: CENSOR MARKS BRITISH ASIA WORLD WAR 2: INDIA CEYLON BURMA MALAYA HONG KONG
Description: 2011 EDITION INCLUDES MALDIVES INDIA CEYLON BURMA MALAYA SINGAPORE PENANG SARAWAK NORTH BORNEO HONG KONG IN ENGLISH, spiral bound 120 pages (8" x 11"), ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT, VALUATION BY POINTS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $79.00
Item Id #009754    See Details...
JAPAN FORGERIES ** The Tourist Sheets and Booklets of Japan
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPAN FORGERIES ** The Tourist Sheets and Booklets of Japan
Description: The Tourist Sheets and Booklets of Japan IN ENGLISH ** 2004. In full color, 110pp. The most prolific producer of forgeries of Japan's early Dragon, Cherry Blossom and Koban stamps was Wada Kotarō. Wada originated the concept of affixing series of his forgeries to attractive sheets with ornamental borders for sale and distribution, and this practice was copied by the firm of Kamigataya, which also produced forgeries. These sheets have been colloquially referred to over the years as 'tourist sheets' as they were largely distributed in Japanese ports where foreigners were visiting and settling. This monograph provides a comprehensive study (in full color) of all the different types and designs of these sheets. In all, 23 different designs of Wada sheets have been identified, which the author has classified into five major groups in chronological order. The study also discusses the various imitations of the Wada and Kamigataya sheets produced by non-forgers. Lastly, the monograph provides an analysis of a number of small booklets (and their imitations) produced by Wada that present his forgeries in a similar format to the tourist sheets. LAST COPIES NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Price: $45.00     Sale Price! $42.00
Item Id #003294    See Details...
METER MARKS OF INDIA IMPORTANT BOOK SHOWING GOLD AWARD COLLECTION
Country: INDIA
Condition: METER MARKS OF INDIA IMPORTANT BOOK
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY PERFECT BOUND, 120 pages 8" x 5" IN ENGLISH BRAND NEW This book shows the gold award winning collection of Dr Singh Gandhi giving a lot of information that cannot be found elsewhere - it is essential for the specialist and the serious collector of meter marks of this country WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $50.00     Sale Price! $46.00
Item Id #012068    See Details...
BRUNEI, by Fred Melville,  2007 Reprint
Country: BRUNEI
Condition: BRUNEI, by Fred Melville, 2007 Reprint
Description: BRUNEI, by Fred Melville, 2007 Reprint of the 1932 edition, in English, with many illustrations, one map, larger size than the original , 40 pages, truly high quality paper, printing quality far superior to the 1980 reprint. Highlights include: the Concession Hunter and his stamps; the Provisional First Issue, the definitive type, colour changes 1908-1924; the Exhibition Overprints; the script watermark; Bibliography; Check List. Melville’s book remains required reading for both the newcomer to this fascinating collecting area and the specialist.
Price: $27.00
Item Id #002353    See Details...
JAPAN EARLY POSTMARKS & POST OFFICES - book 45 pages + Supplement USEFUL
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPAN EARLY POSTMARKS & POST OFFICES - book 45 pages + Supplement USEFUL
Description: G A FISHER EARLY JAPANESE POSTMARKS & POST OFFICES In English, 45 pages + 10-page supplement, 8" x 11" MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $38.00
Item Id #011948    See Details...
LARGE COMMEMORATIVE DATESTAMPS OF JAPAN
Country: JAPAN
Condition: LARGE COMMEMORATIVE DATESTAMPS OF JAPAN
Description: BRAND NEW COPY * JUST VERY LIGHT HORIZONTAL CREASE OF THE SPINE AT THE VERY TOP DUE TO POSTAL TRANSIT (RATHER INSIGNIFICANT and HARDLY NOTICEABLE...MENTIONED FOR ACCURACY) -- 180 pages A4, COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT ****** Commemorative Datestamps of Japan This monograph forms a companion volume to the author’s The Variant Color Datestamps [VCDs] of Japan published as ISJP Monograph 19 in 2005. VCDs commemorated events of a local nature or of comparatively minor importance at the national level, whereas the Large Commemorative Datestamps (LCDs) commemorated events of major national importance in Japan, in particular promoting the monarchy, the army and navy, the hosting of expositions, and the iconography of State Shintō. Not surprisingly, there have been a number of previous compilations of the LCDs authorized for use in Japan in the period 1902-1944. However, this study is by far the most comprehensive produced to date, building upon the previous compilations, adding information from other sources, identifying inconsistencies, and correcting errors. Its comprehensive listing includes not only the title of each event commemorated, the details of its authorized post offices, and dates of use, but also large pictorial examples of each LCD. In addition, the majority of entries provide accompanying narratives and notes principally about the elements of the LCD design and the event it commemorates. This might also include additional illustrations, which are typically stamps issued to commemorate the same event. This is the first complete listing of LCDs to provide such accompanying information, and sets it apart from compilations which have preceded it. The thoroughness of the author is evident throughout the monograph, and probably best illustrated by his listing of kanji names for the authorized post offices as the names appear on each LCD, not in the form currently used. This innovation better assists readers in identifying LCD markings which they might obtain.
Price: $42.00
Item Id #014116    See Details...
THE NEW HEBRIDES: STAMPS & THEIR HISTORY rare book
Condition: THE NEW HEBRIDES: STAMPS & THEIR HISTORY rare book
Description: 184 pages, illustrated throughout, 5.5" x 8.5" - 1967 - in English RARE -- INDISPENSABLE TO THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR most useful, hard to find used, overall fine to very fine condition
Price: $65.00
Item Id #004166    See Details...
USA BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS USA FORCES WORLD WAR II
Condition: USA BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS USA FORCES WORLD WAR II
Description: IN ENGLISH signed by the Author 96 pages hardbound illustrated throughout a useful work rarely seen
Price: $46.00
Item Id #004188    See Details...
USA NEW HEBRIDES MILITARY POSTAL HISTORY USA FORCES
Condition: USA NEW HEBRIDES MILITARY POSTAL HISTORY USA FORCES
Description: IN ENGLISH covers the years from 1942 to 1946 signed by the Author 194 pages hardbound illustrated throughout a useful work rarely seen
Price: $44.00
Item Id #004193    See Details...
AUSTRALIA COMMEMORATIVE & AIR MAIL STAMPS 1927 1951
Country: AUSTRALIA
Condition: AUSTRALIA COMMEMORATIVE & AIR MAIL STAMPS 1927 1951
Description: 44 pages, in English, illustrations throughout good introduction used, overall very fine
Price: $19.00
Item Id #004216    See Details...
SOLOMON ISLANDS by Janet Kent (non-philatelic book)
Country: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Condition: SOLOMON ISLANDS by Janet Kent (non-philatelic book)
Description: NON PHILATELIC BUT VERY USEFUL TO THE SPECIALISED COLLECTOR HARDBOUND wuith dust jacket 1972 - 222 Pages, in English, many illustrations - maps good introduction to history, geography, natural resources, tourist attractions, landmarks and much more used, overall very fine
Price: $37.00
Item Id #004243    See Details...
NEW ZEALAND MILITARY POSTAL SERVICES 1845-1991 BY PROUD
Condition: NEW ZEALAND MILITARY POSTAL SERVICES 1845-1991 BY PROUD
Description: The Postal History of the New Zealand Military Postal Services 1845-1991 by R. M. Startup and E. B.Proud 1993, 377 pages IN ENGLISH HARD BOUND *** ALMOST LIKE NEW with minor signs of shelf life ESSENTIAL FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $110.00
Item Id #004249    See Details...
AUSTRALIA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE HARDBOUND 316 pages
Condition: AUSTRALIA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE HARDBOUND 316 pages
Description: in English WITH PRICES USED: minor signs of shelf life & use otherwise very fine WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $49.00
Item Id #004284    See Details...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Country: SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Condition: SOUTH AUSTRALIA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Description: SOUTH AUSTRALIA * 4 PAGES ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are marked, or "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) -- THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $6.00
Item Id #006253    See Details...
FIJI POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: FIJI
Condition: FIJI POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: 3 pages ********** We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $4.00
Item Id #006271    See Details...
NEW CALEDONIA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: NEW CALEDONIA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: NEW CALEDONIA * 2 pages ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $3.30
Item Id #006291    See Details...