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TONGA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Country: TONGA
Condition: TONGA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Description: TONGA * 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system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."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: $9.00
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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
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POSTAL HISTORY OF ITALY & EUROPE RENAISSANCE
Country: ITALY
Condition: RENAISSANCE POSTS ITALY & EUROPE
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF ITALY & EUROPE RENAISSANCE NEW NEW POSTAL COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE ************** SIMONE TASSO E LE POSTE DI MILANO NEL RINASCIMENTO ************ SIMON TAXIS AND THE POSTS OF THE STATE OF MILAN DURING THE RENAISSANCE ************* By Giorgio Migliavacca & Tarcisio Bottani -- 1st Edition, May 2008 -- HARD BOUND, COLOR DUST JACKET -- 238 pages, 8" x 12", illustrations throughout, mostly in color -- In Italian and English -- This book deals with the creation of a modern postal service in Italy and Europe. A fast and reliable postal service that also served private citizens and businessmen was introduced by the Taxis family in the early 1500s. Simon Taxis was one of the top three members of the family and his great contribution to the creation of a modern postal system is discussed in great detail in this exceedingly interesting book. The efficiency and speed of the postal system created by the Taxis remained unchallenged until the introduction of the train in the 1800s. ************ Scholars and researchers of postal history and postal communications, and historians in general, will find this volume extremely useful as it unearths a huge amount of new research and information not only at an Italian level but at a European level with emphasis on FRANCE * GERMANY * SPAIN * BELGIUM * AUSTRIA ******* From the foreword to this impressive volume we quote: *** FOREWORD *** The Taxis postal empire that began in the 14th century in northern Italy flourished in the social and cultural transformations of the Renaissance. Timely, reliable communication – the hallmark of the Taxis system and a transformative force throughout history – still underpins civilization in the 21st century. During the Renaissance and in the ensuing centuries, the Taxis system spread throughout Europe and the family's rise to the highest ranks of nobility made them prominent personages in the history of their respective countries. Thanks to research by European scholars during the last 120 years, the Taxis family boasts a rich bibliography. During the last decades of the 20th century, the growing popularity of postal history generated greater interest and the information gathered by earlier scholars has been supplemented by new research in archival sources. The book you hold in your hands is the result of just such new, in-depth research carried out by the co-authors in archives in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria over a span of three decades. In 1991, under the auspices of the local municipality, a Taxis Postal History and History Museum was opened at Cornello dei Tasso, near Bergamo – the cradle of the dynasty. The Cornello museum has gathered a remarkable quantity of documentation on the Taxis family – as postmasters general, art collectors, and members of the European nobility – that makes clear their vital and varied contributions to economic life, culture, religion, and diplomacy. Torquato Tasso, a relative of Simon Taxis and best known for his epic Jerusalem Delivered, remains to this day at the pinnacle of Italian poetry. Among its many praiseworthy initiatives, the Cornello museum has been instrumental in publishing an impressive series of volumes on major personalities of the Taxis family. The museum has also established an ongoing cultural collaboration with the princely family of Thurn und Taxis, who own and oversee a prestigious postal museum at Regensburg. With its array of detail on rates and routes and relationships, this new volume brings to life the colorful, challenging world of the Taxis postal couriers in the 16th century. **** Bill Welch *** THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. *** VERY HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP
Price: $90.00
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TIMOR POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Country: TIMOR
Condition: TIMOR POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Description: TIMOR * 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 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: $8.00
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FFE No. 4 FORGERIES HUNGARY AEGEAN ISLANDS WENDEN
Country: AEGEAN ISLANDS
Condition: FFE No. 4 FORGERIES HUNGARY AEGEAN ISLANDS WENDEN
Description: WE HAVE MOST OF THESE FANTASTIC PUBLICATIONS * CONTACT US ** FAKES FORGERIES EXPERTS VOL. 4 194 pages, in color, illustrated throughout many important articles on FORGERIES OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES including: IDENTIFYING ENGRAVED FORGERIES FORGERIES CLASSIC STAMPS OF HUNGARY CZECH SIBERIAN LEGION MANIPULATED COVERS -- IMPORTANT, LENGTHY ARTICLE ON AEGEAN ISLANDS: ITALIAN ISSUES FORGED OVERPRINTS WITH A VERY GOOD INTRODUCTION TO THE STAMPS OF THIS AREA -- WENDEN No. 1 ON COVER FORGED NATIONEN COVERS EUROPA CEPT ANDORRA FORGERY FORGED POSTMARKS ON SAAR MINIATURE SHEETS 1 & 2 INDONESIA INVERTED & DOUBLE OVERPRINTS SICILY FAKE COVERS ITALY FORGERIES POLAND MICHEL 131 D forgeries NETHERLANDS PRE-ADHESIVE COVERS ALTERATIONS FIRST ZEPPELIN MAIL FORGERY IDENTIFYING GENUINE BUENOS AIRES BARQUITOS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $96.00
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EUROPA POSTALE: EARLY 1600s OTTAVIO CODOGNO'S POSTAL GUIDE
Country: ITALY
Condition: EUROPA POSTALE: EARLY 1600s OTTAVIO CODOGNO'S POSTAL GUIDE
Description: Clemente Fedele, Armando Serra, Marco Gerosa, - Europa Postale - L’opera di Ottavio Codogno luogotenente dei Tasso nella Milano Seicentesca - Postal Europe. The Postal Guides by Ottavio Codogno, Deputy Postmaster General of the Tassis in 1600s Milan. In Italian, with some sections translated into English. 286 pages 6” x 8¼”, perfect bound, illustrations, large map of Postal Routes of Europe, including sea and waterways routes. 2014, Tassis Museum, Camerata Cornello.  Available from virginstamps.com ****** CARNEADES! who was he?—thought Don Abbondio to himself, as he sat in his arm-chair, in a room upstairs, with a small volume lying open before him, just as Perpetua entered to bring him the message.—Carneades! I seem to have heard or read this name; it must be some man of learning—some great scholar of antiquity; it is just like one of their names; but whoever was he? [Alessandro Manzoni, The Bethrothed] So begins Chapter VIII of I Promessi Sposi. The vast majority of readers and even academicians, may ask a similar question: Ottavio Codogno! who was he? Such a reaction would be justified because his name was universally forgotten, not even relegated to footnotes, for a few centuries after his death. Then came the 1970s’ revival of postal history and in 1980 I was so brave - a term actually used by the dean of the history institute at my University - to economically reprint one of Codogno’s postal guides - namely the elusive 1620 Venice edition of his Itinerario. By then, the name of Codogno had already made the rounds among a few postal history scholars; however very little was known about him. This was not to remain so for too long and Armando Serra was the first to carry out serious research about this man and present it as a paper at a 1993 International Congress on Communications between Europe and the Americas held in Madrid. Marco Gerosa has researched and written a biography of Ottavio Codogno who was the Deputy Postmaster General of the State of Milan. Born presumably in 1570, or a year or two later, in his early 20s he was enrolled by the Milanese posts as a courier. After he proved his worth he was given more sensitive assignments. By the turn of the century Ottavio was promoted to the office of Deputy Postmaster General. The son of Simon Tassis, Ruggero, had been Postmaster General from 1556 to 1588, when he died. His widow, Lucina Cattaneo Tassis was given the authority to manage and administer the Milanese post office. Not a small achievement for a woman of those days. Codogno’s first postal guide was published in Milan in 1608, it was titled “The New Itinerary of the Post of the entire world. With addenda on the way to address (mail) to all places. Most Useful not only to the Princes’ Secretaries, but also to the Clergymen and Merchants”. The book had a sensational success and edition after edition, Codogno made revisions and additions. From the 460 pages of the 1608 first edition, Codogno’s 1623 “Compendium of the Posts”, 573 pages, included information for travellers such as currencies “needed for the journeys, the length of the Posts...Journeys for worship, and guide for Pilgrims. With a discourse on the seven Churches of Milan...devotions, and other curious things about the City. As well as the way to address (mail) to all places, and moreover Fairs.” During Codogno’s life time at least seven editions were published (1608, 1611, 1616, 1620, 1623, 1628, and 1630) followed by two reprints (1666, 1676) decades after his death by plague in 1630 - the very same plague Manzoni adopted as the backdrop of his masterpiece of Italian literature mentioned earlier. After four centuries, the best selling travel and postal guide by Codogno is back in a new and masterfully annotated edition. Indeed, this is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the communications modalities of early modern Europe. This guide enhances our appreciation of the history of a technique that is often underestimated and misunderstood. In a few words, Codogno’s book tells us with a wealth of details about a genuine history-changing Italian success story, beginning with the original name brand “poste”, coined for the first time ever in Northern Italy and exported all over the globe. The great importance of this volume is further augmented by a preface in English and Italian by Professor Mark Brayshay of the University of Plymouth, UK, and by remarkable contributions and essays by Clemente Fedele, “The Postal Geography of Ottavio Codogno” (with an English translation); Marco Gerosa, “For a biography of Ottavio Codogno, lieutenant of the posts of Milan and author of postal guides (in Italian); and Armando Serra, “Treatise, Itinerary by Codogno, especially the 1608, 1616 and 1623 editions, with notes about before and after Codogno’s times, up until the 1800s twilight of the horse-powered posts” (in Italian). As Fedele points out, “this new edition of Codogno’s itineraries is characterised by the identification of the ancient post horse stations with a view, when possible, to associate the old names with the modern ones. Such details would broaden the interest while catching the attention of local scholars and cultural institutions, and, in turn, generate reverberations in the tourism sector.” The special touch of this production is a postal map, in Fedele’s words: “the attached postal map will give a clear image of the postal geography of the times of Codogno. It offers a birds-eye view, not exclusively of the European posts as it spans from Constantinople to the ports to and from the Americas. There is special consideration for the postal highways Italy-Spain, made even more important strategically because of the centrality of Milan, the town that was the Author’s operational base and where he lived too.” This well produced book has the undeniable virtue of shedding much light and providing new and valuable information on organised European postal communications between the end of the 16th century and the dawn of the 17th. Last but not least, the introduction, in Italian and English, by Gianfranco Lazzarini, Mayor of Camerata Cornello, “soul and engine” of all the initiatives that orbit around the Tassis Museum, delves into the two emerging forms of communication that changed Europe, from the 1400s onward, and became known throughout the old continent and beyond as horse post and letter post. This publication is a “must have” for any serious postal historian and for those who are interested in communications in general. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $68.00
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The Tassis Family and the European Postal Service - First International Symposium.
Country: ITALY
Condition: The Tassis Family and the European Postal Service - First International Symposium.
Description: ****** THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP: for USA buyers the $10 postage automatically included in the invoice is sufficient --- FOR BUYERS FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY we need to send you an extra invoice of $40 for postage - first pay the original invoice via PAYPAL, then pay the second $40 invoice sent to you as a Papal payment request -- We understand it is expensive but the lowest postage cost for this book sent to countries outside USA ranges from $48 upwards - we do not use BOOK POST as it is tantamount to losing the book...and the money ***************** ------ ********* Various Authors - I Tasso e le Poste d’Europa - The Tassis Family and the European Postal Service - First International Symposium. Acts of the First International Symposium, Cornello dei Tasso, 1-3 June 2012. In Italian and English, with two papers also in German. 328 pages, 9¼” x 11¾”, perfect bound, illustrated throughout (black & white). Published by Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale, Camerata Cornello, 2012. Available from virginstamps.com  ********************** Anyone familiar with symposia and congresses knows well that acts may take years to be published; however, exceptions exists and they are a symptom of vitality and interest in a given discipline or branch of learning. Despite the untouchable August holidays, when 90 percent of Italy comes to a halt, the acts of this symposium were published within three months - need I say that the interest in postal history and in our instance, early modern postal history, is beginning to get the attention of the international world of academia? Papers presented at this symposium were delivered by top Italian, Greek, Austrian, German, Spanish, and Belgian academicians - 22 of them! As would be expected the main focus is on the role played by members of the Tassis family in the development of modern posts. After an introduction by Adriano Cattani, executive director of the Tassis Museum, Tarcisio Bottani dwells upon the wills of Ruggero, Janetto and Leonardo Tassis. As a preamble to his most recent book, Bonaventura Foppolo offers well researched biographies of members of the Venetian branch of the Tassis family who held the post of Imperial Postmaster General in Venice from the early 1500s to the late 1700s. The postal enterprise of the Venetian Tassis was known as the postal service to and from Augusta and the Flanders in the city of Venice. Based on research he carried out at the Venice State Archive, Giorgio Plumidis offers his paper on the organisation of the Tassis family postal service from a Venetian perspective. Hailing from Mantua, noted postal historian Lorenzo Carra is undoubtedly the best qualified scholar to give an exhaustive discourse on the inter-relation his town has had with the Tassis family through the centuries. Clemente Fedele examines the new millennium communications revolution to make us understand better the postal revolution of the 1500s. In his dissertation titled “Which postal service in the XVIth Century?” he explains that the innovation that changed history was the postal speed achieved in the 1500s using mounted couriers and setting up postal stations at regular intervals - the engine was the horse, and it remained so until the railroad arrived. The business sector noticed the speedy delivery of mail and demand, and possible pressure, for extending the service to the general public was palpable and inevitable. Marco Gerosa is a highly skilled researcher and his paper titled “Important figures of the Milanese Postal Service, from Simone to Ruggero Tassis” is truly valuable. Fabrizio Dal Vera illustrates the prospects for research on the Tassis family in Tyrol. The potential of research on the Trent postal stations run by the Tassis Bordogna family is convincigly discussed by Francesca Brunet. Vincenzo Fardella de Quernfort adds new information in his paper on the Tassis documents in Sicily. Bergamo scholar Gianni Molinari makes us aware of the palatial acquisitions of the rich and famous Tassis in the region and beyond. Gabriele Medolago continues on the same theme and elaborates on it. The scholarly presentation on the postal history of Bavaria made by Peter Styra adds a really important tessera to the Tassis mosaic. Equally interesting is the contribution of Fabian Fiederer about the end of the Thurn and Taxis mail system in the XIXth Century. Warmly welcomed is the paper of Julia Benavent about the Tassis family letters at the Biblioteca Nacional de España and Real Biblioteca in Madrid. Also from Spain, Maria Antonia Blat guides us through the Tassis family collections in the Simancas Archive. I must confess that as soon as I received this precious volume I rushed to read Armando Serra’s about Milan’s staffette in the mid-1500s. The Tassis documents preserved at the Municipal Library of Besançon, France, are introduced by Giulia Grata. James Van der Linden, a noted Belgian postal historian, contributes a remarkable essay on the Thurn and Taxis postal administration in the Spanish Netherlands from 1492-1713. To conclude this splendid collection of essays comes Vincent Schouberechts with his paper on the history of the horse post through a postmaster’s family archives in Belgian Luxemburg, 1621-1811. The volume is lavishly produced and replete with good illustrations. It is wise to secure a copy now as many earlier volumes published by the Tassis Museum are now hard to find. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $77.00
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CENSOR MARKS MEDITERRANEAN & MIDDLE EAST WORLD WAR 2
Condition: CENSOR MARKS MEDITERRANEAN & MIDDLE EAST WORLD WAR 2
Description: 2011 EDITION INCLUDES CIVIL CENSORSHIP OF GIBRALTAR MALTA CYPRUS RHODES PALESTINE SYRIA ALEPPO TRANS-JORDAN IRAN IRAQ BAHRAIN KUWAIT MUSCAT ADEN ITALY ALLIED OCCUPATION 1943-5 TRIESTE & VENEZIA GIULIA 1946-7 TRANS ADRIATIC CENSORSHIP IN ENGLISH, spiral bound 168 pages (8" x 11"), ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT, VALUATION BY POINTS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $75.00
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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
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FORGERIES AUSTRIA GERMANY ALBANIA by De Haene
Country: ALBANIA
Condition: FORGERIES AUSTRIA GERMANY ALBANIA by De Haene
Description: FORGERIES OF ALBANIA, GERMANY, ALLENSTEIN, ANDORRA, ARMENIA, AUSTRIA, & AZERBAIJAN *** Étude sur les Faux Timbres de l’ALBANIE, ALLEMAGNE, ALLENSTEIN, ANDORRE, ARMENIE, AUTRICHE, etc AZERBAIDJAN *** 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, reprints, alterations, forged postmarks, and phantom creations. AUSTRIA includes Occupations. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper. 28 pages with black & white illustrations. QUITE A FEW ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION INCLUDING QUITE A FEW FOURNIER FORGERIES and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION.
Price: $25.00
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BULGARIA 1840 - 1908: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY
Country: BULGARIA
Condition: BULGARIA 1840 - 1908: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY
Description: BULGARIA FROM THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE TO THE KINGDOM BULGARIA FROM THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE TO THE KINGDOM 1840-1908 HISTORY * STAMPS * POSTAL HISTORY by Roberto Sciaky, 120 pages A4, in English, many illustrations throughout OTTOMAN PERIOD RUSSIAN PERIOD ALEXANDER PERIOD ORGANIZATION OF BULGARIAN POST 1879-1908 stamp issues PRE PHILATELY POSTMARKS ETC BULGARIAN POSTMARKS VILLAGE POSTMARKS POSTAL RATES MAIL SENT VIA RIVER ROUTE: THE DANUBE RIVER REGISTRATION POSTMARKS ETC ETC VERY USEFUL BOOK
Price: $67.00
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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
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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
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LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Country: ITALIAN EAST AFRICA
Condition: LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Description: Typology of the various postmarks * Censor Marks * Accessorial & Instructional markings used by most FPOs * Air Mail delivery and routes * Checklist of the FPOs and Units they served * Use of postage free forces postal stationery and its discontinuation * FPOs opening dates and closing dates * Italian East Africa Civilian Post Offices as of 1 January 1938 * FPOs Basic Check List and Evaluations * Italian East Africa—A Chronology, 1888-1952. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. 36 pages - 28 centimeters high - many illustrations - highly recommended - limited edition reprint of 75 copies, many already sold to subscribers - ************ PREFAZIONE ALLA RISTAMPA Questo progetto editoriale si propone di offrire al collezionista di poste militari l’occasione per rivisitare una serie di articoli di Virgilio Lunardon sulla campagna nell’Africa Orientale del 1936- 1937 pubblicati dalla gloriosa Rivista Filatelica d’Italia mentre la campagna era in corso. Senza alcun dubbio gli articoli hanno tutti i pregi dell’attualità storico postale dell’epoca e, rileggendoli, ci si rende subito conto che dopo 70 anni le notizie tecniche contenute sono ancora valide e restano un punto di riferimento di grande rilievo. Inoltre, ho ritenuto opportuno pubblicare un elenco di tutti gli annulli noti utilizzando i dati pubblicati nella pregevolissima antologia sulle poste militari in Africa stilata dai membri dell’Associazione Italiana Collezionisti Posta Militare, aggiungendovi le quotazioni aggiornate usando come base le aste AICPM, i listini di vendita di commercianti e vari cataloghi d’asta. Al fine di rendere fruibile il volume anche per i lettori che non parlano l’italiano, è stata inserita la cronologia dell’AOI dal 1888 and 1952 oltre che note, appunti e didascalie in inglese, intercalate nei punti opportuni. Nel riproporre gli scritti di Lunardon spero di aver fatto cosa gradita ai collezionisti e mi auguro che questa pubblicazione possa contribuire ad un maggiore sviluppo del settore. Giorgio Migliavacca ***************** PREFACE TO THE 2007 REPRINT This reprint gives the opportunity to the increasing number of military mail collectors to re-visit a very interesting series of articles on the 1936-7 campaign in East Africa written by Virgilio Lunardon, and published by the renowned Rivista Filatelica d’Italia while the campaign was still in progress. In fact, Lunardon’s articles have all the qualities of eyewitness news reports of postal history in the making. The reader will also realise that although 70 years have elapsed since their publication, these articles hold their ground and remain required reading for both the novice and the specialist. A checklist of all known FPO postmarks has been added; it is largely based on the research presented in the splendid volume on Italian FPOs in Africa published by AICPM (the Italian Society of Military Mail Collectors) about 30 years ago. Additionally, the checklist gives the market value for each postmark based on recent AICPM auctions, public auctions, and dealers price lists. Captions and annotations in English have been inserted where appropriate to disseminate the information on an international scale. Similarly a chronology of Italian East Africa covering the events, both historical and philatelic, between 1888 and 1952, has been added. I sincerely hope that the publication of this reprint will increase the number of collectors of this most interesting chapter of Italian and East African postal history. --- Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $39.00
Item Id #010271    See Details...
POLAND REVENUES CATALOG DANIZIG MEMEL UPPER SILESIA
Country: POLAND
Condition: POLAND REVENUES CATALOG DANIZIG MEMEL UPPER SILESIA
Description: Covers Poland from forerunners and regional issues, Poland proper from the 1920s to date, WWI and WWII Occupations. Municipals (these have a major 60+ pages) plus Danzig (more than in Erler), Memel, and Upper Silesia. Text in English, 132 pages, published 1998.
Price: $49.00
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FORGERIES: GERMANY, RUSSIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREECE
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: CHECK TO FORGERS * GERMANY, RUSSIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREECE
Description: FORGERIES: GERMANY, RUSSIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREECE DODECANESE ISLANDS, CRIMEA, TUNISIA, RUHR, KURLAND -- CHECK TO THE FORGERS by Erich Haide ~~~~ in English, 56 pp, many illustrations throughout, fine quality “Pavia” reprint of the 1948 edition 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” *** with 8 added pages with crisp illustrations of genuine stamps (not in the original edition). ~~~~~~~~ Areas discussed in depth include: RHODES INSELPOST, CRETE INSELPOST, CRIMEA PROVISIONAL, CZECHO-SLOVAKIA 1920 AIRMAIL, DESSAU CHARITY STAMPS, FRANKENBERG, HELA STAMPS, KURLAND, LEROS INSELPOST, MECKLENBURG, MEISSEN LOCAL ISSUE, OSLO PROVISIONAL, TUNISIA PALM STAMP, PIRNA FAKE ISSUE, RHODES CHRISTMAS STAMP, RUHR, RUSSIA 1922 AIRMAIL STAMP, U-BOAT STAMP. A lot of information is packed in this invaluable book missing from most libraries, also because the original was printed in a very limited quantity and the post-war quality of the paper on which it was printed tends to disintegrate. The reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper. THIS IS A MUST HAVE publication.
Price: $29.00
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GRAF ZEPPELIN IN OESTERREICH by Duggan in German
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: GRAF ZEPPELIN IN OESTERREICH by Duggan in German
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY A truly important book replete with excellent illustrations -- well researched - GERMAN text - this book is an absolute must for the specialist. Examines flights from 1929 to 1931 in great detail including postal rates, postmarks and cachets, flight routes etc. Much information not found elsewhere: highly recommended.
Price: $32.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #012067    See Details...
FORGERIES IMPERIAL RUSSIA & LEVANT BY STIEDL & BILLIG
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: FORGERIES IMPERIAL RUSSIA & LEVANT BY STIEDL & BILLIG
Description: Otto E. Stiedl and Fritz Billig - Russland Kaiserreich und Levante - Billig's grosses Handbuch der Fälschungen, Lieferung Nr. 33 Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1937. Recent reprint in larger size, with some improvements to the illustrations In German; paperback, 43 illustrations showing characteristics of forgeries, 16 pages [8" x 11"] -- Useful guide to forgeries of Imperial Russia (large eagle type) and Russian Levant (including ROPIT), with enlarged black & white photo illustrations of forgeries and genuine stamps. LIMITED EDITION
Price: $20.00
Item Id #003876    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...
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...
FORGERIES LEVANT: Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: FORGERIES LEVANT: Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy
Description: LEVANT FORGERIES: GERMAN, AUSTRIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, POLISH, ROMANIAN, and RUSSIAN LEVANT, plus MALTA & IONIAN ISLANDS *** Étude sur les Faux Timbres du LEVANT, MALTE & ILES IONIENNES *** 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, reprints, alterations, forged postmarks, and forged overprints. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 16 pages with black & white illustrations. A FEW ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION.
Price: $22.00
Item Id #003877    See Details...
FORGERIES ITALY FRANCE GERMANY LATVIA ROMANIA RUSSIA
Country: GERMANY
Condition: FORGERIES ITALY FRANCE GERMANY LATVIA ROMANIA RUSSIA
Description: SCACH DEN FAELSCHUNGEN ** CHECKMATE TO FORGERIES *** by A. Schroeder, in German, 8” x 11”, 34 pages, illustrated throughout. Limited edition reprint of the 1938 booklet published in Switzerland. It describes and illustrates contemporary forgeries of GERMANY * GERMAN COLONIES * DANZIG * ESTONIA * FRANCE * ITALY * LATVIA * LIECHTENSTEIN * LITHUANIA * MEMEL * POLAND * ROMANIA * RUSSIA * SAAR YUGOSLAVIA *** THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $33.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #003878    See Details...
FORGERIES COUNTERFEITS CRETE & GERMANY COLONIES
Country: CRETE
Condition: FORGERIES COUNTERFEITS CRETE & GERMANY COLONIES
Description: COUNTERFEITS: CRETE FIRST SIX STAMP ISSUES * AND GERMAN COLONIES POSTMARKS By Charles S. Thompson 2011 reprint of the rare 1943 Edition, in English, 20 PAGES many illustrations Included are forgeries: BRITISH & RUSSIAN ISSUES FOR CRETE GERMAN COLONIES POSTMARKS & CANCELLATIONS OF GERMAN POST OFFICES IN: TOGO CHINA SHANGHAI FES PALESTINE CAMERUN CAROLINE ISLANDS GERMAN WEST AFRICA NEW GUINES SOUTH WEST AFRICA MARIANA ISLANDS MARSHALL ISLANDS SAMOA Limited Edition - Rare book
Price: $23.00
Item Id #003879    See Details...
FORGERIES AUSTRIA BELGIUM CZECHOSLOVAKIA ESTONIA
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: FORGERIES AUSTRIA BELGIUM CZECHOSLOVAKIA ESTONIA
Description: ********** 2016 REPRINT ************ FORGERIES: AUSTRIA BELGIUM CZECHOSLOVAKIA DANZIG ESTONIA FORGERIES: AUSTRIA BELGIUM CZECHOSLOVAKIA DANZIG ESTONIA FINLAND FRANCE FRENCH COLONIES GERMANY OCC OF BELGIUM GREECE LATVIA MEMEL NETHERLANDS POLAND ROMANIA RUSSIA SERBIA **** CHECK TO THE FORGERS describes, illustrates and gives lots of information on the SIIMSON KULL, NOVOTNY, WAXMANN and FELDMANN forgeries. Extensive sections on Danzig, Estonia, Latvia, Russia. Lots of overprints, including those on Air Mail (Czechoslovakia, Estonia, France, Latvia, Memel and Switzerland). Also sections on Finland, Serbia, Netherlands, Romania, Greece, Poland, Belgium, Austria, French Colonies etc. **** A lot of information is packed in this invaluable book missing from most libraries, also because the original was printed in a very limited edition. Published by Kurt Kayssner in 1935, high quality 2006 Pavia reprint, in English, 72 pages, with many illustrations, very easy to use, includes index. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (which is double size the original), with a few added pages with crisp illustrations of genuine stamps (not in the original edition).
Price: $30.00
Item Id #003880    See Details...
ITALY & STATES & TRIESTE & FIUME SAN MARINO VATICAN REVENUES
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY & STATES & TRIESTE & FIUME SAN MARINO VATICAN REVENUES
Description: ********************************* SUBSTANTIAL UPDATES FROM THE DE MAGISTRIS THIS 2012-2014 EDITION ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT IN COLOR GIVES A MOST EXHAUSTIVE LISTING AND EVALUTATIONS OF REVENUE STAMPS OF THE ENTIRE ITALIAN AREA. PAPERBACK IN ITALIAN * 448 PAGES * INDISPENSABLE TO THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR * INCLUDES ALL THE OLD ITALIAN STATES * ITALY PROPER including all types (passport stamps, consulate stamps, railway insurance, tobacco, vehicles, eggs, alcohol, wine, social security, lawyers, maternity, consultants, medical doctors, COLONIES, FIUME (VERY EXTENSIVE), WORLD WAR 2 OCCUPATIONS & TERRITORIES, AMG VG, TRIESTE, VENEZIA GIULIA, SAN MARINO, VATICAN
Price: $95.00     Sale Price! $59.00
Item Id #004136    See Details...