BOOKS & CATALOGUES ON STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY OF LIBYA * EGYPT * SUDAN * SIERRA LEONE * SOUTH AFRICA * KENYA * SOMALIA * ETHIOPIA * ERITREA * ZANZIBAR

BOOKS & CATALOGUES ON STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY OF LIBYA * EGYPT * SUDAN * SIERRA LEONE * SOUTH AFRICA * KENYA * SOMALIA * ETHIOPIA * ERITREA * ZANZIBAR * GAMBIA

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ETHIOPIA TEWODROS TO MENELIK 1867-1908 POSTAL HISTORY
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA TEWODROS TO MENELIK 1867-1908 POSTAL HISTORY
Description: Ethiopia 1867-1908 TEWODROS TO MENELIK Postal History by Roberto Sciaky, published 2002 Perfect bound 160 pages 8” x 11 3/4”, 132 black and white illustrations. IN ENGLISH FROM NAPIER TO INDEPENDENT IMPERIAL POST IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF COMBINATION COVERS, FRANKINGS ETC ETC INDISPENSIBLE TO ASSESS VALUE OF COVERS INCLUDES INVENTORY OF ALL KNOWN COVERS (in print and on floppy disc) INCLUDES VALUABLE INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE (not available in previous books by Sciaky) *************************************
Price: $99.00
Item Id #014593    See Details...
ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY *ADDENDA
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY *ADDENDA
Description: Ethiopia 1867-1936 - History, stamps and postal history - by Roberto Sciaky, published 2001 Perfect bound 80 pages 8” x 11 3/4”, , 3 maps, 40 black and white illustrations. IN ENGLISH FULL UPDATE OF 1999 EDITION AND NEW DATA ON POSTAL RATES, AIR MAIL INCLUDING ZEPPELIN * FORCES MAIL ETC
Price: $46.00
Item Id #014388    See Details...
VARIETIES ETHIOPIA YUGOSLAVIA INDIA AUSTRIA DENMARK
Country: INDIA
Condition: VARIETIES ETHIOPIA YUGOSLAVIA INDIA AUSTRIA DENMARK
Description: VARIETIES WORLDWIDE ETHIOPIA YUGOSLAVIA INDIA AUSTRIA DENMARK ESTONIA GREECE IRAN POLAND ROMANIA RUSSIA TURKEY SUDAN EPIRUS MINOR VARIETIES OF MAJOR INTEREST by Frank Aretz — A magnificent addition to any philatelic library. Seminal work in English, 32 pages, illustrated throughout, excellent coverage, good and clear compilation. Very easy reading as there is detailed information about the characteristics of each variety. Discover some rare stamp variety in your collection, accumulation or job lot. It deals with varieties of ABYSSINIA (ETHIOPIA) ALOUITES AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA BAVARIA BELGIUM BRUNEI COLOMBIA CYPRUS DANZIG DENMARK EAST AFRICA UGANDA EPIRUS ESTONIA ETHIOPIA FRANCE FRENCH COLONIES GERMANY GREECE HONDURAS HONG KONG HUNGARY INDIA COCHIN INDIA PATIALA INDIA TRAVANCORE IRAN JUGOSLAVIA YUGOSLAVIA JUGOSLAVIA SLOVENIA MARIENWERDER MEMEL NEW ZEALAND NICARAGUA NORWAY PAPUA PERSIA PERU ROMANIA RUSSIA SALVADOR SIAM THAILAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA SUDAN SWEDEN SURINAME SWITZERLAND THAILAND TRENTINO—ITALY TURKEY VICTORIA WURTEMBERG YUGOSLAVIA Although no single country is covered in depth (that alone would take many volumes) this booklet is filled with very useful information complemented by a good INDEX. Pavia Reprint of the rare 1941 EMCO edition, fine quality. The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. MISSING FROM 98% OF THE LIBRARIES!!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $17.00
Item Id #004150    See Details...
THE GAMBIA STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY J O ANDREW rare
Country: GAMBIA
Condition: THE GAMBIA STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY J O ANDREW
Description: In English, 1985, HARDBOUND 172 pages, illustrations throughout, 8 color plates Postal History First Stamps 1800s issues to QE2 issues POSTAL STATIONERY AIRMAIL SERVICES TPOs, CANCELLATIONS RATES SPECIMEN STAMPS, ESSAYS, PROOFS FORGERIES ESSENTIAL BOOK VERY USEFUL Highly Recommended USED, IN OVERALL VERY FINE CONDITION, DUST JACKET HAS VERY MINOR WEAR & TEAR
Price: $75.00
Item Id #006216    See Details...
CAMEROON POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: CAMEROON
Condition: CAMEROON POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: 3 Original 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. THE PAGES (UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) are ORIGINAL PAGES mostly from the Second and Last edition of the 1980s -- they 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 #006225    See Details...
FUNCHAL POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: MADEIRA
Condition: FUNCHAL POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: FUNCHAL * 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: $2.00
Item Id #006226    See Details...
ANGLO EGYPTIAN SUDAN BY GISBURN & THOMPSON 1998 HARDBOUND REPRINT
Condition: ANGLO EGYPTIAN SUDAN BY GISBURN & THOMPSON 1998 HARDBOUND REPRINT
Description: DELUXE HARDBOUND EDITION IN ENGLISH, 120 pages, illustrated throughout 1998 REPRINT OF THE 1947 edition SEE SCAN FOR CONTENTS VERY FINE USED (HARDLY PERCEPTIBLE AGING), LOOKS LIKE NEW NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $58.00
Item Id #004194    See Details...
ANGOLA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS & GAGE CATALOG
Country: ANGOLA
Condition: ANGOLA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS & GAGE CATALOG
Description: 5 pages + 5 pages of updates ************************************ 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. THE PAGES (UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) are ORIGINAL PAGES from the Second and Last edition of the 1980s -- they 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: $9.70
Item Id #006251    See Details...
CONGO POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: CONGO
Condition: CONGO POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: 9 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 -- they 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." VISIT VIRGINSTAMPS.COM NOW: OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS POSTAL STATIONERY CATALOGUE ARE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE
Price: $9.70
Item Id #006267    See Details...
GAMBIA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: GAMBIA
Condition: GAMBIA 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 #006268    See Details...
STANLEY GIBBONS NORTH EAST AFRICA CATALAGUE
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: STANLEY GIBBONS NORTH EAST AFRICA catalogue
Description: 2013 FIRST EDITIONS - brand new - indispensable - see scan for details - 356 pages - colour illustrations throughout -
Price: $84.00
Item Id #010878    See Details...
TRANSVAAL POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: TRANSVAAL
Condition: TRANSVAAL POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: 4 Original 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. THE PAGES (UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) are ORIGINAL PAGES mostly from the Second and Last edition of the 1980s -- they 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: $4.50
Item Id #006274    See Details...
CAPE VERDE POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: CAPE VERDE
Condition: CAPE VERDE POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: CAPE VERDE * 2 pages our estimated price includes listing, storage, handling, packaging, servicing, billing & processing costs which in the case of small lots may form a substantial part of the estimated price REMEMBER: THE SHIPPING IS FREE ************************************ 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: $3.00
Item Id #006279    See Details...
ETHIOPIA POSTS IN THE 1930s by LINDAHL very useful
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA POSTS IN THE 1930s by LINDAHL very useful
Description: Lengthy 20 page article replete with illustrations, written by the most authoritative writer of Ethiopian Philately - the article is part of a 52 page edition of THE LION No 122-123 Summer-Autumn 2000, which contains other articles of interest to the collector of ETHIOPIA - a good buy *** A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $17.00
Item Id #013194    See Details...
CIVIL CENSORSHIP IN EAST AFRICA WORLD WAR ONE
Condition: CIVIL CENSORSHIP IN EAST AFRICA WORLD WAR ONE
Description: covers civil censor marks in KENYA UGANDA & ZANZIBAR plus those introduced to TANGANYIKA, the former colony of GERMAN EAST AFRICA. A 5 -- 23 pages in English - fully illustrated Highly Recommended
Price: $20.00
Item Id #004235    See Details...
ADEN & SOMALILAND POSTAL HISTORY BY PROUD 2004
Country: ADEN
Condition: ADEN & SOMALILAND POSTAL HISTORY BY PROUD 2004
Description: 360 pages IN ENGLISH HARD BOUND *** ALMOST LIKE NEW ESSENTIAL FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $110.00
Item Id #004240    See Details...
SUDAN POSTAL MARKINGS BY STAGG
Country: SUDAN
Condition: SUDAN POSTAL MARKINGS BY STAGG
Description: USED IN VERY FINE CONDITION (very minimal signs of shelf life and overall very fine) VERY RARE ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $94.00
Item Id #004241    See Details...
PORTRAITS OF QUEEN VICTORIA ON BRITISH EMPIRE STAMPS
Condition: PORTRAITS OF QUEEN VICTORIA ON BRITISH EMPIRE STAMPS
Description: VICTORIA REGINA: PHILATELIC ICONOGRAPHY AND THE ROYAL IMAGE by Giorgio Migliavacca — in English, replete with illustrations, 44 pages. This easy to use book focuses on the portraiture of Queen Victoria on the stamps of her long reign—the longest in philatelic history. As the subject matter warrants, there is much information about the early stamps of many territories and dominions of the British Empire. This well researched book also has a section devoted to short biographies of the major stamp designers and engravers of the Victorian era. It also shows many items from the famous “Chalon Heads” collection formed by Robson Lowe. This interesting book lists the major bibliographic sources. Providing a fresh and different look at the philatelic portraits of Queen Victoria, this is a MUST HAVE publication, especially for those who collect stamps of the British Empire. Very useful to specialists and even those with even only a passing interest in early stamps of the British Commonwealth. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY -- book signing event!!! SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL RECEIVE COPY WITH AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE AND AD PERSONAM DEDICATION (ie: to Mr. John Doe with best wishes - The Author) PLEASE ASK SPECIFICALLY GIVING THE NAME FOR DEDICATION, if you do not ask and supply name we cannot process your copy for Author's signature
Price: $30.00
Item Id #013206    See Details...
ETHIOPIA: INTRODUCTION TO THE STAMPS OF ETHIOPIA
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STAMPS BRAND NEW
Description: An Introduction to the STAMPS OF ETHIOPIA by Giorgio Migliavacca in English, 48 pages, replete with illustrations, all in color ** printed on high quality paper ** A useful guide for those who start to collect Ethiopian stamps ** The first of its kind ** This booklet covers the basic information a collector needs when embarking on collecting a new and unusual area like Ethiopia. Most aspects of Ethiopian philately and the historical background are provided in a concise and easy-to-follow format. There is more than one hint to specialisation but it is kept at a level that will not intimidate the beginner. The booklet gives the reader a comprehensive view of related subjects such as philatelic literature, forgeries, and internet resources. In the end it will be easier for the collector to make informed decisions and the money invested in this book will pay dividends. FROM THE QUEEN OF SHEBA TO RAS TAFARI ** THE LION OF JUDAH ** EARLY MAIL ** OVERPRINTS OF THE EARLY 1900s ** MENELIK II DEFEATS ITALIAN ARMY ** TAYTU: TRIUMPS AND TRAGEDIES ** THE RISE OF TAFARI ** THE ITALIAN OCCUPATION 1936-1941 ** RESTORATION...RECONSTRUCTION... ** POST-WAR YEARS ** THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA ** THEMATIC STAMPS ** SIEMEN FOX AND LATER DEFINITIVES ** ETHIOPIAN ARTISTS DESIGN LOCAL STAMPS ** POSTAGE DUE STAMPS ** PHILATELIC LITERATURE ** FORGERIES & REPRINTS - an introduction ** FORGED OBELISK OVERPRINTS ** INTRODUCTION TO SPECIALISATION ** FURTHER READING ** USEFUL LINKS ** BRAND NEW (2011 edition)
Price: $22.00
Item Id #003233    See Details...
ASCENSION STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY ATTWOOD rare
Condition: ASCENSION STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY ATTWOOD rare
Description: 1981 * HARDBOUND * DUST JACKET 80 pages - many illustrations POSTAL HISTORY & STAMPS OF THE COLONY BEFORE & AFTER 1922 up to the issues of the 1970 IMPORTANT REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR USED COPY WITH LITTLE OR NO WEAR & TEAR -- IN FINE CONDITION
Price: $57.00
Item Id #004271    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...
ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY & HISTORY
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY & HISTORY
Description: Ethiopia 1867-1936 - History, stamps and postal history - by Roberto Sciaky, published 1999 Hardbound 8” x 11 3/4”, color dust jacket, 224 pages, 3 maps, 16 color plates, over 200 black and white illustrations. A REVIEW BY GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA (copyright) Although this impressive volume ends with an extensive bibliography taking up two pages, the available literature on this country is limited and sometimes difficult to obtain. In 1961 Ivan Adler’s “Handbook of the postage stamps of the Empire of Ethiopia and her postal system” was published, and it was divided into two booklets; one focusing on the historical background and philatelic information of the various issues and the other actually being a specialized catalogue. This work has served collectors well and despite a few inaccuracies is still a useful source of information. Ten years later the Ethiopian Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications published a lavish “Ethiopian Stamp Catalogue”, with color illustrations and new information. This catalogue is still highly prized by collectors despite the fact that it has a few understandable inaccuracies. Then, in 1977 came Henry Tristant’s invaluable “Postal History of Ethiopia during the Reign of Emperor Menelik II”. Unfortunately only 100 copies were printed and given to friends and correspondents of the author. Twenty-four years later I can still recall the frustration I felt about this type of “limited edition” approach. It is indeed really true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions! This unfortunate situation was remedied in 1995 by Huguette Gagnon, president of the Ethiopian Philatelic Society, who translated the original work and published 100 copies of it in two volumes. Needless to say, the book is now out of print. In the interim however, the Rev. Payne wrote eight booklets in the Cockrill series devoted to Ethiopian philately from 1894 to 1943. These were published in 1981-82 and proved very popular, but the author’s approach was strictly philatelic and only just occasionally were postal history aspects mentioned. From the 1960s to the early 1990s collectors who embarked on Ethiopian philately and postal history had a rather limited amount of literature to rely on, some of it virtually impossible to obtain, whilst additional and useful information was scattered through articles published in a variety of magazines over a long span of time. Sciaky’s book comes to fill a gap, and it does so by utilizing a lot of published information and sifting through it carefully to avoid perpetuating old mistakes and inaccuracies. However, the new book goes much further and gives a concise and useful summary of the history of Ethiopia, followed by a detailed study of the stamps and postal history of the period 1867-1936. Each chapter begins with a historical profile, followed by a thorough discussion about the relevant stamp issues, and concluded with postal history aspects as well as postal rates and cancellations. Quite often the Author provides certain elements for the detection of reprints and fakes, and the various stamps are illustrated, including a large number of illustrations devoted to covers and facets of postal history. Sciaky’s book is most welcome for a number of good reasons. First and foremost, it is written in plain language and although the English is not always flawless, the Author gets his points across, much to the benefit of beginners and those who require answers to their many questions. The Author writes with genuine enthusiasm and draws the reader inexorably into seeking out his albums and double checking his or her material. Secondly, Sciaky has obviously gone to some length to double check his facts and verify information published in earlier articles and books. In many cases the existing literature gave him conflicting information and only after systematic research did he come up with his conclusions. It is obvious, and we are already seeing the results, that a book of this caliber will generate new collectors, while the old-timers will find a few details to add or amend. The Author himself has already published a couple of articles giving updates, or expanding upon his research. Sciaky’s monograph is undoubtedly the standard reference for both philatelists and postal historians who specialize in this interesting country. But as thorough as the present book is, further research is critical to the advancement of this specialty and it would be useful to gain a better perspective of postal rates and other involving or controversial philatelic aspects. It would be remiss of me if I did not mention the handsome production of this volume, with its eye-catching color plates and captivating lay-out. The author is to be applauded for sustaining our interest throughout the over two-hundred pages, but at the same time it is somewhat unfortunate that a philatelic editor versed in the many booby-traps the writing of English poses was not recruited by the publisher for this important project. This is very minor criticism and I warmly recommend this volume. GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA (copyright)
Price: $88.00
Item Id #003288    See Details...
SOUTH AFRICA ARMY POSTAL SERVICE BY PROUD 155 pages 1989 edition
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: SOUTH AFRICA ARMY POSTAL SERVICE BY PROUD 155 pages 1989 edition
Description: RARE BOOK SOUTH WEST AFRICA EAST AFRICA WORLD WAR I EGYPT & FRANCE WORLD WAR 2 S A A P S WW2 FPO LIST WW2 BIBLIOGRAPHY IN ENGLISH HORDBOUND + DUST JACKET USED, EXTRA FINE, WITH SOME VERY VERY MINOR SHELF LIFE SIGNS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $74.00
Item Id #007909    See Details...
EAST AFRICA ITALY POW INTERNEES 1940-1947 New Edition
Country: KENYA
Condition: EAST AFRICA ITALY POW INTERNEES 1940-1947 BY WEISBECKER ** NEW EDITION
Description: EAST AFRICA ITALY POW INTERNEES 1940-1947 BY WEISBECKER ** NEW EDITION WALTER G. WEISBECKER *** CAMP MAIL OF ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR AND CIVILIAN INTERNEES IN EAST AFRICA 1940-1947 *** NEW LIMITED EDITION over 130 illustrations in black & white, spiral bound. 166 pages 8 x 11 - Filled with very useful information complemented by a good 6-page INDEX. Plus a NEW 26-page ADDENDA & UPDATE to the 1981 edition of which only 100 copies had been printed. This research covers POW, Internee and Evacuee Camps in ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, KENYA, SUDAN, TANGANYIKA, ERITREA, UGANDA, RHODESIA, BRITISH SOMALILAND. The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. ****** FROM THE Foreword to the New Millennium Edition A native of Seattle, Walter G. Weisbecker was a highly respected senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. He made Italy his home after meeting his future wife Antonietta. Walter was also a recognised authority on the Italian presence in East Africa, particularly Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, with many of his articles being published by leading stamp and postal history magazines in Europe and in the United States. He contacted me in 1980, shortly after the publication of my book on the Italian Prisoners of War in Africa during World War II. Walter told me frankly that he could write a much more exhaustive work on the subject and I did not miss the opportunity to tell him that if ever he needed a publisher I was more than willing to be both his publisher and editor. From this initial conversation that could so easily have generated negative vibes, in fact a very constructive friendship was born. The book that you are holding in your hands was published in less than six months, in mid-1981, and before that year ended Walter had been showered with silver medals at international exhibitions such as Tokyo 81 and WIPA 81. These accolades were buttressed by a series of very favourable reviews and Walter told me that he felt a great sense of achievement. He won silver medals the following year at the First World Philatelic Literature Exhibition in Milan and in Chicago. Walter exhibited his collection at a stamp exhibition in my hometown, Pavia, and won a gold medal. Stuart Rossiter described his collection as one of the top three and probably the best of the three . The best compliment Walter paid to me was his seeking my input on quite a few articles he was writing for Italian and English magazines. His book starts by reproducing some of the relevant articles from the 1929 International (Geneva) Convention on the Treatment of P.O.W.s, followed by a an informative account of the background of the campaign. Chapter I starts with the first East African civilian internment camps in Southern Rhodesia, Kenya and elsewhere in September 1939. It continues with the Italian declaration of War on 10 June 1940 and the enlargement of the camps to take Italians as well as Germans. The Italian invasion of Sudan, British Somaliland and Kenya prompted the British to retaliate early in 1941 and by October camps were needed for 65,000 Italian P.O.W.s. Eventually there were some 200,000 P.O.W.s to accommodate and camps were sited in Sudan, British Somaliland, Italian East Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Northern and Southern Rhodesia. The early civilian internment camps at Salisbury and Hartley are dealt with in Chapter II and are followed by the P.O.W./civilian internment camps 1941-1942, the definitive camps, the evacuee and refugee camps from 1942. Postal stationery, much of it captured from the Italians and overprinted and adapted by the British, fills Chapter VI, and is followed by the handstamps, censor markings and labels divided under the East African and the Middle East Commands. There are over ninety covers illustrated and they help to bring this book to life. On the whole, Weisbecker makes this complex subject appear uncomplicated, largely through his skill in organising and presenting the fruits of his research. A six-page index is primarily keyed to camp names and locations. In reviewing Weisbecker s book for The London Philatelist, Stuart Rossiter wrote that it is perhaps ironic that the first comprehensive book in English on this subject should be from an American pen and that it should be published by the author of a briefer work on the same subject as recently as last year. However it is a good combination. Robson Lowe wrote a very positive review for The Philatelist and described the book as a model of the humanity of postal history . Robbie noted that he rarely picked up a volume which contained more interesting information in the text of a time when he was alive. After moving to the other side of the Atlantic, in 1983, I looked forward to continuing my correspondence with Walter, but then, most unexpectedly Antonietta wrote to me with the most sad news of Walter s death. I felt I had lost a true friend. The 1981 edition of Weisbecker s work was out of print in a matter of months, and in later years many collectors contacted me with the hope of obtaining copies. However, only now the opportunity has presented itself to produce a new limited edition. In most instances the illustrations have been improved upon, and borrowing from my personal collection some new and significant illustrations and updates have been added. This 26-page addenda gives more than a glimpse at what a learning experience collecting postal history is. The publication of this new edition is a tribute to a major postal historian whose work is still very much valid and cannot be ignored by the new generation of scholars. I have continued to collect Prisoners Of War postal history material and I have managed to add considerably to my research files. Therefore, I would like to invite collectors to contact me with any supplementary information that can shed new light. In fact, I am planning to publish a new edition in Italian and English of my book that was mentioned earlier. GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA
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