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SOME CANADIAN STAMP ERRORS
Winnipeg: K. Bilseski, no date (ca 1970s?),
Octavo, pp 39, stapled in card covers. Illustrated. Minor cover soiling, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00 Book Number: 45456 Order / Enquire
CAMPBELL. Frank W.
CANADA POST OFFICES 1755-1895
Boston: Quarterman Publications, 1972.
Brown cloth. pp (16), 191. Portrait, illustrations. Bit of wear to spine ends and outer corners, light spotting to covers, VG otherwise. Alphabetical list of post offices, their dates of operation, and reproductions of many postmarks. Laid in is facsimile of "Table D. or Post Office Directory, for the Canadas. Second Edition - corrected to June, 1835. General Post Office - Quebec" [front cover]. Quarto,  pp stapled in pale blue paper covers. VG.
$19.95 Book Number: 45218 Order / Enquire
COBURN, Jesse L.
LETTERS OF GOLD: California Postal History Through 1869
Canton, OH: US Philatelic Classics Society / Philatelic Foundation, 1984.
Quarto, gold cloth. pp x, 389; colour and b&w reproductions in text. Small soft bumps, mild rubbing, to outer corners of covers, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears with cellotape repairs; good. "Letters of Gold recounts and illustrates the postal history of California and the historical background against which the story of the mails evolved. It begins with the Spanish period and ends with completion of the trans-continental railroad, an event which significantlyh changed the character of the west." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 36630 Order / Enquire
HISTORY OF THE POST OFFICE, together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales, compiled chiefly from the records
Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1890.
Quarto, 28 cm. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and seal of the N.S.W. Post office on the front cover, with leather spine. pp (xiv), 110,  + 15 photogravure plates including frontispiece portrait and one folding plate (all but two of the plates are at the rear). Red ruled margins throughout.J oints and inner hinges neatly repaired; much of spine worn away, wear to cover portions of the leather; plate III at rear is laid in and has been neatly trimmed outside the red rules; the text is otherwise fine. Cloth portion of binding is VG. Ink name inside from cover and long 1900 pencil inscription on front free endpaper. The book is now sound in the binding. "Dr. Houison was specially commissioned by the Government of New South Wales to produce this excellent work, but it was soon after withdrawn from circulation owing to forgeries of stamps being made from plates in the book. The edition was limited to a small number of copies. These are now rare and valuable." - Ferguson 10573. There was a facimile reprint in 1983. This original edition is rare. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. 31x25x3 cm.
$495.00 Book Number: 41304 Order / Enquire
MacDonald, J. J.
The Nova Scotia Post: Its Offices, Masters and Marks, 1700-1867
Toronto: Unitrade Press, 1985.
Beige boards. pp , (v), 295. Reproductions of postmarks and covers throughout. Shelf wear to lower edges of boards, rubber stamp to verso of rear free endpaper. else fine, no other stamps. Dust jacket has been neatly laminated, else fine.
$25.00 Book Number: 43981 Order / Enquire
MELVILLE, F.J. (John Easton)
POSTAGE STAMPS IN THE MAKING. Rewritten and completed by John Easton
London: Faber, 1949.
Red cloth. pp 245 + photos. Over 300 diagrams in text, index. Very nearly fine copy. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, external tape repairs at spine ends, good. The first part was published in 1916 but never completed. Easton has revised, updated, and completed the work. An excellent book on the technicalities of producing postage stamps. Chapters include: Printing in 1840. - The artist's design. Papermaking by hand and machine, Paper problems and remedies, The British papers, The Perkins process of engraving, Modern development of the Perkins process. Other methods of making plates for engraving, Printing from intaglio plates, Philatelic problems in engraved stamps, The lithographic process, Lithographic problems, and more.
$24.95 Book Number: 45262 Order / Enquire
O'REILLY, Susan McLeod
ON TRACK: the railway mail service in Canada
Hull, QC: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1992.
Large octavo, glossy card covers. pp (152). Illustrations (some in colour). Fine.
$11.95 Book Number: 43572 Order / Enquire
SMITH, William (Robert Laird Borden)
THE HISTORY OF THE POST OFFICE IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA, 1639-1870.
Cambridge, England: At the University Press, 1920.
Green cloth, paper spine label. , (x), 356 pp. Three portraits inserted. Spine a bit darkened, a little frayed at tips, with label yellowed and slightly rubbed, partial cloth splits and a bit of wear to fron t joint; text paper and endpaper slightly toned; else a VG clean and tight copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO SIR ROBERT LAIRD BORDEN, and with Borden's bookplate to front pastedown. Borden was Prime Minister of Canada 1911-20. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.
$175.00 Book Number: 17763 Order / Enquire
THE ORIGIN OF THE NAMES OF THE POST OFFICES OF SIMCOE COUNTY
Minesing, ON: Simcoe County Museum, no date (1968?),
Facsimile reprint of the Toronto: William Briggs, 1906, edition. pp 46, , stapled, in yellow card covers. VG copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$8.95 Book Number: 45075 Order / Enquire