BOOKS on PHILATELY
Leonard H. Hartmann
A jump start to our Maritime Assundry titles
Mails of the 1861-1867, European Intervention in Mexico
The title tells it all, Spanish, English, French operations, Civilian Postal Systems, French to Mexico City, Imperial Mexico tracing the troop movement across Mexican territory, census of covers handled by Spanish, French Field post, Mexican Republic Army, Austro-Belgian and Packet Sailings, etc.. Too many ramifications to be covered in a few lines, it takes a book. Printed in Spain by the same organization but much better quality than the one on the Yamil's Spanish North American that they produced. In English and Spanish, 2022, 314+14 pages, cloth, limited edition, $75.00
by Steven C. Walske & Yamil H. Kouri
Spanish Colonial and Mexican Mail in the United States
by Dr. Yamil H. Kouri Jr. and Leo J. Harris
Now in Stock
The book has much more US interest than I anticipated, per the title "....in the United States", a few examples:
Texas 60 pages, Louisiana 44, California 52, Florida 82, etc. 2021, 342 pages, in color, card bound, a total edition of 230 copies of which 100 are available in the US, $72.00 + $3 part postage
U.S. Navy Censorship Markings 1940-1945
Describes and illustrating over 575 Naval censor markings, The Collectors Club of Chicago, 2021, 334 pages, cloth, $79.95
A Century of Notices to the Public 1782-1880
The major value of this set is the index, it is by 1,500 keywords, and each gives the year and location in the books of the Notices. The bracketed year and the notice gives you the key to the issue and with this you can go to other reference. Of the 4 volumes one volume is devoted to the index, It covers UK notices but on World Wide mail to most countries, as an example Via Panama has 33 notices from 1841 to 1878. The Index, Vol 1, measures 8.5x12 inches and vol 2-4 are each 12 x 17, these notices are full size. Edition of 75 sets with our allocation being 7 sets.
2021, 4 large volumes, about 35 lbs, total of 1,780 pages, $700.00 plus actual transit, enquire first, one sets available
Sample of an index page, extremely detail
Ocean Penny Postage
David Duncan Turner
Ocean and Imperial
Penny Postage 1840-1918
Elihu Burritt to Sir John Henniker
Heaton: a Maritime Social
Philatelic Case Study
It covers many if not all phases and countries world wide, the Ocean Penny Postage started before the Uniform Penny Postage with numerous illustrated covers.From the US Barnaby Bates and the Cheep Postage Association through many countries with many being British and the Colonies, the numerous advertising envelopes are well covered, over 500 covers are illustrated. Despite the quality the edition was only 200 copies,
2014, 414+ 16+16 pages, large format, archival rated paper, full color, cloth with dj, limited stock, $120.00
The Franco -Sardinian Route
In International Relations
Conventions, regulations, tariffs
1818 - 1851
by Robert Abensur
The title saying International Relations is perhaps a bit confusing, the book is purely philatelic as to covers, rates and markings. 2017, From the Academie de Philatelie, 359 pages, well illustrated in full color, hard bound, in English and French, in most cases the two languages are adjacent, line for line, thus a good way to learn or refresh the other language, at present 4 copies in stock, $80.00
Mail across the Oceans, From the beginning to 1875
by James Van der Linden with Jozef Bernard Lux and Paul Wijnants
The book is intended to supplement the numerous previous works of Maritime Mail and is complete with a list of Sources that runs for 9 pages. The emphasis is the roues and not a rate or sailing table though some are so give.
Well illustrated in full color with numerous covers, maps showing the routes.
2019 from the Club de Monte-Carlo, In English and French, each section is complete in one volume and run 296 pages for 582 in all,
large format, full color, cloth with dj, $100.00
The Egyptian Maritime Postal History, 1845-1889
by Hany Salam
A scholarly and well document philatelic and historic treatment of the various Egyptian Maritime ventures. It starts with a most readable, early Egyptian attempts and continues to have a maritime presence with both Egyptian and Foreign services, ie Grabhorn's Overland, etc.to about 1850. It continued with the Egyptian Merchant Navy's numerous ventures to 1889. A most complex period.
2019 from the Club de Monte-Carlo, In English and French with each paragraph or caption adjacent in both languages,
105 pages, large format, full color, cloth with dj, 2019 from the Club de Monte-Carlo, In English and French, each section is complete in one volume and run 296 pages for 582 in all, large format, full color, cloth with dj, $50.00, enquire first
Beyond the Sea, Maritime mail before 1878 by Paul WijnantsMonacophil 2019 exhibit of 192 frames, 2019, 136 pages, full color, covers and tables, many subjects, The United States Navy Squadron in the Mediterranean, 1801 - 1861, limited stock, $92.50
British Long Distance Mail Packets 1793-1815
By Colin Tabeart
A collector should be able to ascertain what packet carried a cover; on the Falmouth packets 95%, of cases for the Falmouth packets, with about a 75% chance for the North Sea packets from Harwich or Yarmouth to Europe, They should also be able to work out why their cover was charged the British postage rate it was. Each chapter covers a year of packet sailings across the North Sea from Harwich or Yarmouth, and the Falmouth packets to their various destinations.
n Amazing details, packets frozen at Cuxhaven or Gottenburgh for up to 12 weeks; ice extending into the North Sea for miles beyond Heartland; packets windbound in Falmouth for weeks. The Harwich captain who deliberately shot one of his crew dead, found guilty of manslaughter, and fined one shilling. A packet ransomed from her captors by the passengers; hurricanes, lightning, and men washed overboard. The ravages of yellow fever in the West Indies, New York, Philadelphia etc, with packet crews decimated homebound. Read about the "quasi war" between the USA and France; Britain's oldest ally, Portugal, declaring war on Britain.
2019, 500+ viii A4 pages, cloth, hardbound, limited edition of circa 100 copies, with an extremely low price $95.00
British West African Mail Packets to 1900 by Colin Tabeart
Postage rates; the Royal Navy packets 1848-50, General Screw Steam Ship Co. packets 1850 to 1852; African Steam Ship Company's 1st, 2nd and 3rd contracts:Elder Dempster & Alfred Jones: the non-contract period 1872-3; first joint mail agreement with British & African Steam Navigation Co.; supplementary mails 1873-74 during the 2nd Ashanti War, etc, etc. to 1900, General and Ship Indexes, 2015, 560 pages, cloth, edition of 100, a 2019 reprint of 20 copies identical to the original, $135.00
British Letter Mail to Overseas Destinations 1840 to UPU
by Jane and Michael Moubray
From the RPSL, considerable text describing the history and mail systems for each
country in addition to rate tables, maps and illustrations of covers,
a number in color, both a significant and magnificent book, most useful
work. If you haven't guessed by now we like it!
A completely REVISED edition of the marvelous 1992 book
- 2017, 511+13 pages, cloth, color, with dust jacked., $155.00, sold out
- 1992, 512+24 pages, cloth, 80 black and white illustrations, enquire, $235.00 when available
The Gold Rush Mail Agents to California
and their Postal Markings, 1849-1852 by Theron Wierenga This is a real book by Theron and not just a reprint of postal documents, it covers the sailings dates and ships, rates and much useful information on the voyages, it appeared in 1987 and seems to have been neglected, an excellent study and a good read, 1987, 288 pages, cloth $40.00, special $30.00
Australia New Zealand UK Mails, to 1900, Rates Routes and Ships Out and Home
by Colin Tabeart
Covers in detail the major and minor shipping lines and routes, bibliography plus general and ship indexes,
a partial listing of Vol 1
- The Toulmin Packets 1844-49 (Ward’s original work reproduced by kind permission)
- The Early Steam Ships, private and contract (Ward’s original work with many additions)
- The Sailing Packets 1854-6 (completely new)
- The European and Australian Line 1856-8 (Molnar/Kirk with many additions)
- The various P&O Contracts 1859-1880 (Kirk’s original work updated & re-tabulated)
- The Pacific Routes both via Panama and San Francisco (completely new)
- The Torres Strait Route 1866-1880 (completely new)
- The Orient Line 1877-1880 (mostly new)
- Vol 1 revised, The period prior to 1880, about 20% new material not in the 2004 book, bibliography and indexes, 418+ pages
- Set, Vol 1 revised and Vol 2, 2011, cloth, two sets a available, $275.00
- Vol 2, 1881 - 1900, 384+ pages, one copy available $135.00
The Indian Sea Post Offices
Edward B. Proud
It covers the postal markings, sailing and arrival dates with the ship names, Bombay- Suez, Bombay Karachi Rangoon-Calcutta, covering from 1868 to 1932. We do not know the story on this book but there is some actuation that material was taken without authorization, I did not see a copy until Proud's estate was settled though i have stocked his books for over 20 years and i am listed as a source in many including this volume. 2014 copyright, 248 pages, color, card bound, numbered edition of 75 copies, one page erratum, well printed on heavy paper, $97.50
Crossroads of the Atlantic A Postal History
by Arthur H. Groten & David R. Pitts
A book written based on David Pitts collection but many more details and material and data than can not be properly put in an exhibit.
2017, 150 pages, extensive color, hard bound, with a CD in PDF format, $49.00
Southern African Mails, Routes, Rates and Regulations 1806-1916 by Brian Trotter, by the RPSL, Covering all the territories of Southern Africa, the book begins in 1806 with the Second British Occupation of the Cape of Good Hope and ends in 1916. This ranges from the period when the first postal system was available to the public to a time when the postage routes, rates, and regulations in Southern Africa were well developed. 2016, 572 + 12 pages, in color, loth with dj, published at 72£ + 26 £ = $135.00
Cuban Postal History Guide by Ferdindo J. Iglesias
The Postal Markings, 18th through the 19th century, in English with a rarity guide, covers the British & French PO in Cuba,
US markings for Cuban mail, coastal mail steamers markings, etc. Enjoyable to read,
2017, 166 pages, full color, heavy paper, spiral bound, edition of 125, $70.00
In early 2018 we will have a spectacular book on the Spanish American War, 700 pages, covering every conceivable philatelic aspect.
Marques de Passage by James Van der Linden
The basic handbook on the entry marks used in the European countries between 1661 and 1875, Lists and illustrates the postal markings applied to mail crossing a border, including marks of origin, entry, and transit, accountancy markings. In French, German with some English, completely illustrated and easy to use,arranged alphabetically based on the wording of the marking, 2005, 2nd and last edition, the original 336 book and the 66 pages supplement in one volume, rarity is given in points, cloth, sold
GB Used Abroad:
John Parmenter & Ken Gordon
A completely new version of Parmenter's 1993 book, incorporating the text by the late Rev C.S. Morton, 150 illustrations of covers in color, all markings illustrated and a value indicated, 2016, 398 pages, hard bound, $135.00
Four Important Exchange Offices
handling world's international postal relations
during the 19th Century
James Van der Linden
Covers, Panama, Alexandria, Aachen & Trieste, 2016, 72 pages, 7 maps 80 covers, cloth, full color, limited edition, sold out
Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail, Siegel 1119, March 16, 2016, $26.50
Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail, Siegel 1127, May 2, 2016, $23.50
The 1836 Anglo-French Postal Convention
How this agreement between Great Britain and
France made it easier to send international mail from all parts
of the world
An exceptional work on the international exchange of mail from 1836 until the UPU giving a much clearer understand of the rates than the rate and sailing data. From the RPSL,
2015, 372+ pages, in color, cloth with dj, published 65£ + transit, $135.00
Hawaii Foreign Mails to 1870 by Fred Gregory
A three volume deluxe set in a slip case, the definitive work on the Hawaii Foreign Mail covers to 1870, magnificent and beautiful, can't say more, $235.00 plus $15 for US delivery, enquire for foreign.
Understanding Transatlantic Mail
Volumes 1 & 2
by Richard F. Winter
Volume 1, U.S. postal conventions with the Free City of Bremen, United Kingdom, Prussia and France are covered in considerable detail. A major work on maritime rates and markings, the first since our Starnes, United States Letter Rates to Foreign Destinations 1847 to GPU-UPU last published in 1989. We think the Starnes is the first place to look in figuring out a foreign rate cover as it will give the basic direction for further study and then go to Winter's Understanding. 2006, 482+13 pages, 531 covers illustrated, also a CD having the covers reproduced in full color.Our of print limited stock, cloth with dj and cd, sold only with Vol 2, the set Vol 1 & 2, $325.00
Volume 2, Maritime postal rate markings for mail to/from Hamburg, the Netherlands, the North German Union and Switzerland. Includes CD. Available Dec. 2009. 500+ pages, CD, cloth, $95.00
United States Letter Rates to Foreign Destinations
1847 to GPU-UPU
by Charles J. Starnes
Detailed rate tables from the U.S. to every country
in the World for all mail systems, appendices cover British Treaty Mail via
Marseilles, French and Bremen transit charges, UPU entrance dates, etc.
Because of a printing problem 25% of the edition was destroyed.
- 1982, 160 pages, 58 illustrations,
- Regular edition, cloth, edition of 1000, $27.50
- Deluxe edition, laid rag paper, ¼ leather, slip case, edition of 25, $300.00
- 1990, 176 pages, 112 illustrations, cloth, edition of 750, $37.50
Deutsche Vorphilatelie, Katalog der Grenzübergangs by Feuser and Münzberg
German Transit Markings applied in Germany when a cover crossed
the border, 1727-1875; Disinfected Markings, 1814-1846. Introductions in
English, French and German, arranged per above German Stampless,
1991, 118 pages, cloth $50.00
North Atlantic Packets
Departures and Arrivals
1818 - 1840
by James R. Pullin
Shipping data for the packet lines between New York and both Liverpool and London.
The Liverpool Lines
The London Lines
- Black Ball Line, Red Star Line
- Blue Swallow Tail Line, Dramatic Line
Using the Sailing Schedules
- Black X Line, Red Swallow Tail Line
low Tail Line
Sailing Schedules: Liverpool Lines
- Archival Research, Cover information to determine vessel
- Determining a Route, Rates & Markings
- Handling international mail, United States rate table
- Canadian rate table, British outbound mail processes
- Great Britain inland rates , Using "Sailing Schedule" data
Sailing Schedules: London Lines
- Black Ball Ship List & Sailing Schedule, Red Star Ship List & Sailing Schedule
- Blue Swallowtail Ship List & Sailing Schedule, Dramatic Line Ship List & Sailing Schedule
- Black X Ship & Sailing Schedule, Red Swallowtail & Sailing Schedule
2009, 312 pages, dust jacket, 100 pages of sailing data in black and white,
212 pages of covers and markings in full color $175.00
United States Supplementary Mail
by Leonard Piszkiewics
2009, 144 pages, cloth with dj, $40.00
- New York Supplementary Mail Markings
- Anonymous Supplementary Mail
- Extra Services and "Other Matters"
- U.S. Sea Posts
- Ship Pursers and Foreign Sea Post
- Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Boston,
- Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Juan
- San Francisco, San Pedro, Honolulu, Seattle
Seaposts of the USA
by Roger Hosking
2008, 84 pages, full color, card, $55.00, out of print, sold
- The Transpacific Seapost (1922 - 1941)
- The Porto Rico Seapost (1901 - 1942)
- The Canal Zone Seapost (1907 - 1932)
- The Buenos Aires Seapost (1926 - 1941)
- The Valparaiso Seapost (1928 - 1941)
- The Transatlantic Seapost (1891 - 1939)
- The joint US/German Seapost
- The US Seapost
- The joint US/British Seapost (1904 - 1917)
- The joint US/French Seapost (1912 - 1917)
- Transatlantic services - miss-sent marks
- Transatlantic services - tax marks
- Transatlantic services - ephemeral and exotica
Essence of Polar Philately by Hal Vogel
A surprisingly enjoyable book even for those with no interest in the subject. It ranges from, 1819 and before, 1824-25 Northwest Passage Expedition, the 1875-76 British Arctic Expedition with the notice for despatching mails, up to about 2000, listings of the expeditons and flights, many covers are illustrated. An excellent introduction and outline of a most extensive subject.
2008, 206+9 pages, in color, well printed on heavy glossy paper but the binding is poorly done and pages can easily separate, card, published at $65.00 but we are able to offer it as a limited quantity special for $55.00,
An English edition is now out!
Stars, Stripes & Ice
Drifting stations, icebreakers, submarines and Article land stations in their mail history by Franco Giardini, Frederico Masnari and Enrico Garrou.
An excellent book on the Polar Postal History, 69 illustrations in color, 46 in black and white 25 paintings etc. photographs, 11 maps, others 336, in all 476 illustrations. Well reviewed in the Collectors club Philatelist this year based on the Italian edition.
- 2007, 312 pages, full color, card, in Italian, published at 49.50 euro plus transit, limited stock, $55.00
Michael Laurence's 1869 book
TEN-CENT 1869 Covers, A Postal History Survey by Michael Laurence,
Another exceptional book from the Collectors Club of Chicago, a limited edition as with all CCC books.
A detailed study of the postal rates,1869 - 1876, 1,298 covers are cataloged, 476 illustrations, 119 tables.
2010, 400 pages, full color, cloth bound with dj, $75.00
U.S. Contract Mail Routes by Water
(Star Routes 1824-1875)
by Hugh V. Feldman The contract water mail routes for the entire U.S.; excellent, written descriptions, maps and table.
A spectacular book from the Collectors Club of Chicago, numerous maps and covers all in full color, 260 pages on detailed listing and analysis of the routes by state, 50 pages on the procedures and history, five appendices, three indexes and a gazetteer.
- 2008, 408 pages, 2008, cloth, limited edition, $75.00 + $4 part postage in the US
- Auction catalog, Hugh V. Feldman Collecton of US Waterways, SJR, April 26, 2014, hard bound, ony one copy, $35.00
History of Cross Border Communications Between Canada and USA between 1761 - 1875 by Dr. Dorothy Sanderson & Malcolm B. Montgomery
An exceptional and most useful book. The first 90 pages integrate the historical information, treaties, routes and exchange offices, detailed maps, exchange office marks and much, much more. The next 224 pages are an exhibit format which cover not only Canada but also the Maritime Provinces. An 83 pages addenda list the treaties, postal conventions, the different postage stamps and what they were intended for and finally the references. Page 208 has the wrong text for every copy of this work, corrected page 208
2010, 397 pages.
B.N.A. Transatlantic Stampless Mail the collection of J.C. Arnell, Hennok's Series, No. 1, 1985, 252 pages, card, one available, $52.50
- In color hard bound, limited edition, $245.00, enquire
- In black and white, spiral bound, $110.00 enquire
Two companion volumes on the French Mail in South America
Poste Maritime Francaise, Premier service postal du Pacifique Sud, le
Consulat de France Ã Panama (1843-1848).by Louis-Eugene Langlais published by Academie de Philatelie,
2006, 148 pages, card bound, in French, published at 35 euro, limited quantity, $61.25
Postal Maritime Francaisel, Consulat De France a Panama 1848-1881, Second service
in the South Pacific 1872-1874 by Louis-Eugene Langlais published by Academie de
Philatelie, 2008, 211 pages, full color, card bound, in French, published at 50 euro, limited quantity, $87.50
Express Mail, After Packets and Late Fees in India Before 1870 by Max Smith & Robert Johnson, From the Stuart Rossiter Trust, detailed rates and extensive tables of dates for overland express mail, steamers relating to Madras, Bombay and Calcutta, 2007, 291 pages, card, £20.00 plus transit, $55.00
The Transatlantic Mail by Frank Staff
- 1956, 1st edition, 191 pages, cloth
- 1980 reprint of 1956 book, limited stock enquire before ordering, $65.00
History of Letter Post Communication Between the U.S. and Europe,
by George E. Hargest
The cornerstone U.S. Work on the markings and service.
- 1971, 1st edition, 234 + 9 pages, cloth, better illustrations, $67.50
- 1975, slightly revised reprint, 234 + 9 pages, cloth, $50.00
Atlantic Mails, A History of the Mail Service Between Great Britain
and Canada to 1889 by Dr. John C. Arnell
1980, 412 pages, 58 color illustrations, cloth, superb study $175.00
United Kingdom Letter Rates Inland and Overseas 1635 to 1900 by Colin Tabeart 2003, second edition, 264+8 pages, cloth, sold out
The Forerunner Foreign Post Offices in Japan, British-U.S.-French, Ryohei Ishikawa's Collection1976, 164 pages, in Japanese but with English cover descriptions and a 11 page english text, cloth, without separate English Text but each cover has an English description, $185.00
The United States Post Offices in China and Japan
Richard C. Frajola, Michael Perlman and Lee Scamp
From the Collectors Club of New York but from Richard Frajola, his best work to date.
2006, 256 pages, color, cloth, $65.00
- Sailing date information for Pacific Mail Co. Steamers, trans-Pacific and branch-line
- Postal markings and postal history of the U.S. offices in Shanghai, Yokohama, Hiogo, Nagasaki, and Hakodate
- American mails to and from Japan and China before 1867
- History of the PMSS and the San Francisco markings applied to mail received from the steamers
- Overview of mail services to China before 1867
- Overview of mail services to Japan before 1867
Steam and the North Atlantic Mails by Dr. John C. Arnell
This book covers the transition from Sail to Steam and the impact of
the British mail contracts on the Cunard Line.
1987, 300 pages, cloth, extremely useful $47.50
Incoming Steamship Mail 1847-1875
United States Incoming Steamship Mail 1847-1875 by Theron Wierenga
An excellent study covering the coastal and South Atlantic routes;
Panama, New Orleans, Vera Cruz, Charleston, Havana, New York and
Brazil. The routes, markings, rates, covers, original documents
- 1983, 242 pages, cloth, out of print but a few copies in stock, $25.00
- 2000, 478 pages, cloth, new and expanded, $55.00
Old Bay Line ( Baltimore Steam Packet Company) Mail by Jesse G. Johnson, 1965, 31 pages, card, outprint from STAMPS
Postal History of Spanish New Orleans, A Study of the Development of Mail Service and Postal Communications to and from New Orleans during the Spanish Period, 1763-1804 by Dr. Yamil H. Kouri An exceptional study of all postal functions relating to the City of New Orleans during the Spanish period, with excellent historical background, also some references to the Southwest Territories. 2004, £38.50 + transit, $95.50
Listing of Mail Carrying Steamship Lines 1899 English translation of Karte Der Grossen Postdampfschifflinien in Weltpostverkehr originally published in Berlin in 1899, A world wide listing, Cockrill Booklet 59, $20.00
Seventy Years of Postal History at the French Post Office in Beirut
By Semaan Bassil.
Published by The Lebanese British Friends of the National Museum, Beirut 2009.
the background to the original capitulations is explained and how the position of France vis-à-vis the Ottoman Empire was privileged, and this was particularly so after France took the side of the Ottomans in the Crimea. The special rights accorded to French residents and the preferential duties on trade. This situation enjoyed by France enabled them to establish strong shipping links with the Levant and Beirut from the 1830s and the establishment of a disinfection station in Beirut in 1834 further strengthened the importance of the port. The 1830s also saw substantial investment by the Lyonnais in silk production and there is considerable detail given to the companies involved and the history of this trade.
The French shipping lines serving Beirut showing routes and postal markings. It is explained that the lack of an effective Ottoman postal service led to the authorization of postal consular activity leading to the opening of a French post office in 1845 followed by other European countries.
All marks of the French post office are illustrated and supported by copies of relevant letters and description of the rates. This includes tax and maritime marks with a detailed analysis of the covers and the different postage stamps used. This includes both letters to France and other destinations. The post UPU period is treated in a similar manner covering the period up to WWI.
A final section covers moveable box mail (including a slight misunderstanding of Sallies) and military correspondence. A useful annexe illustrates the postage stamps used, ancillary marks, details about principal trading companies, a glossary and bibliography.
2009, 231 + 12 pages, large format, full color, in English and French, cloth published at £55, $97.50
Letter Mail from and to The Old Italian States 1850-1870 by Mario Mentaschi and Thomas Mathà. Arranged by the country with a detailed explanation on the applicable rates on mail going to and also from each. An important rate study and it is in English, plus CD with all illustrations in color, easy to use. Well indexed, even a listing of covers by the city of origin and the destination city. 2008, 320 pages, large format, 717 b/w illustrations, hardbound, published at € 59.00 plus transit, $125.00
Maritime Disaster Mail
Maritime Disaster Mail by Norman Hoggarth & Robin Gwynn
A study of mail salvaged from disasters: casualties of war, collisions,
fires, shipwrecks and stranding. A major new wrecked mail study from
the Stuart Rossiter Trust
2003, 10+352 pages, hard bound with dj, 37.5£ + 15.84£ transit, exchange adjusted, $96.25
Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam 1824-1962 by Hocking
Brief but concise descriptions of ship wrecks prepared by Lloyd's
Register of Shipping, some mention recovered or lost mail.
History of Wreck Covers by Adrian Hopkins
1966, 3rd edition, 188 pages, cloth, mostly maritime, a few RR, limited stock, $37.50
- 1969, 779 pages, two volumes, cloth
- 1989 reprint edition, 786 pages, in one volume, cloth $137.50
Steam Packets to Brazil, 1851 - 1877
Steam Packets to Brazil, Paquetes a Vapor Para O Brazil, by Armando Mario O. Vieira
Steam Packets from Europe to Brazil originating at or touching Lisbon.
A much needed work, complete with sailing dates, in 1872 there were
11 different packet companies serving Brazil. A superb work but as
it is printed in Portuguese most of us will have to be satisfied with
the data in the tables of sailing dates, illustrated with fine covers.
1991, 309 pages, cloth, edition of 500, sold out
The Foreign Mail Cancellations of New York City, 1870-1878 by William R. Weiss Jr.
A comprehensive study that list over 200 markings and 2,000 individual covers,
many stamps and covers are illustrated full size with extremely fine quality
halftone cuts. Well printed and on heavy enameled paper.
We consider this work a basic study and a good value.
1991, 509 pages, cloth, edition of 500, $135.00
New York Foreign Mail Cancellations 1870-1876 by van Vlissingen and Waud
- 1968, 105 pages, cloth, regular edition when available, $110.00
- 1968, 105 pages plus 11 transparent plates, cloth, deluxe $180.00, when available
The New York Foreign Mail Cancellations 1870-1876 by Edwin Milliken, 1942. 31 pages, card, limited stock, $30.00
New Jersey's Foreign Mail by Gerard J. Neufeld
An interesting monograph on NJ Foreign Mail covers from Colonial through
the Banknotes Issues, worth having, illustrates and describes 140 covers.
1997, 76 pages, card, $11.00
North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75 by W. Hubbard and R. F. Winter
Sailing dates and ships are listed by line, brief articles on each
line, a fine article on NY Exchange Markings, Steamships index by
line, Saturday Sailings, also a perpetual calendar. Indispensable
for the student and collector of classic transatlantic covers.
1989, 432 pages, cloth, enquire before ordering, $325.00
Beginnings of Steamboat Mail On Lower Mississippi by Leonard V. Huber, introduction by Stanley B. Ashbrook, 1960, out print from the AP, 14 pages, card, limited stock, $10.00
U.S. Waterway Packetmarks, Handstamped and Printed Names of
Mail Carrying Steamboats on the United States of America Inland
and Coastal Waters 1832 - 1899 by Eugene Klein
1940, 208 pages, cloth, edition of 500, numbered, 1942. 37 page supplement
Book and Supplement, matching numbers, dust jacket [limited stock] $210.00
Vessel-Named Markings on United States Inland and Ocean Waterways
1810-1890 by Dr. James W. Milgram
Most markings are shown on full covers, about full size, 1627 halftones
of which 43 are CSA items. An excellent reference work for US Waterways.
1984, 832 pages, cloth, deluxe edition in slip case $105.00
1985, 16 page paper, Value Guide supplied with book.
Messrs. Lanman & Kemp by David D'Alessandris, the major study of this company with emphasis on the numerous foreign rate covers, in the 2012 American Philatelic Congress book, 59 page article, cloth, $40.00
Postal Markings of U.S. Waterway Routes 1839-1997 by Fred Mac Donald
Includes U.S. Route Agent and R.P.O. Operations 1839 to 1978, Contract
Listings 1843 to 1905 and the Detroit Marine Operations 1895 to 1997, markings
1997, 196 pages, cloth, $35.00
Major Auctions of Packetmarks
- US Waterway Packetmarks, Huber, Klein, Simmons & Somda, 216 pagesl, SPB-5, 1977, pr, $45.00
- United States Waterway Packetmarks, 137 pages, SPB S-49, Sept 24, 1980, pr, $30.00
Postal Markings of U.S. Waterway Routes 1839-1997
by Fred Mac Donald, incorporating research by Charles L. Towle, Henry A. Meyer, John Kay, 1997, 176+15 pages, cloth with dj, $40.00
Waterway Railway Post Offices of the United States by Towle and Kay
An extremely useful book giving the 228 Waterway routes and listing
the 196 recorded postmarks. After 1882 the Waterway routes contained
the same RPO designation as the Railroad ones.
1987, 32 pages, card, edition of 500 copies. $10.00
Auction Catalog, Waterborne Markings
John H. Hall, April 9, 1969, H.R. Harmer, $17.50
Way's Packet Directory, 1848-1994 by Frederick Way, Jr.
A listing, with details of nearly 6,000 Steamboats operating on the Mississippi. Non-philatelic however this work has always been immensely useful, this edition is the culmination of the rare Way books that were mimeographed in the 1940's, it ranks in value with Klein and Milgram for the collector.
Lytle List, Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S., 1790-1868
hant Steam Vessels of the U.S., 1790-1868
- 1983, 620 pages, cloth, sold out
- 1994, 625 pages, card, $50.00
- 1952, 294 pages cloth, with supplements, $25.00
- 1952, 1954, 1958, Supplement No. 1, 2, & 3
Lytle-Holdcamper List, Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S., 1790-1868
List of American-Flag Merchant Vessels that Received Certificates of Enrollment or Registry at the Port of New York 1789-1867Special Lists No 22, National Archives, 1968, 2 volumes, 804 pages, card, limited stock enquire before ordering, $135.00
- 1975, 330 pages, cloth, with 1978, 1982 and 1984 supplements, $38.50
- 1978, Supplement No. 1
- 1982, Supplement No. 2
- 1984, Supplement No. 3
Canadian Coastal and Inland Steam Vessels 1809-1930 by John M. Mills
Non-philatelic, a listing of 3,100 vessels
- 1979, 147 pages, cloth, with 1981 and 1983 supplement, $36.50
- 1981 Supplement No. 1
- 1984 Supplement No. 2
United States Sea Post Cancellations, 1891 until World War II.
- Part 1, Transatlantic Routes,1988, 84 pages, Cockrill Booklet 54, $18.50
- Part 2, Trans-Pacific, Central & South American Routes, 1988, 88 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 55, $18.50
- Both volumes hand bound in a 1/3 leather hubbed binding
The most attractive of the Cockrill's fine bindings, $105.00
Postal History of Blockade Running Through Bermuda 1861-1865 by M. H. Ludington
Am excellent study of the service detailing 15 covers and a chronology of over
125 sailings which will make identification of these fascinating covers easier.
1996, 47+3 pages, card, limited stock, $52.50
Histoire Postale des Lacs et des Rivieres du Monde by E.Antonini & Dr. J. Gasset, Covers the world except for the US and the Danube, 1984, 164 pages and 8 page pricing guide, cloth with dj, one copy available, $85.00
The Danube Steam Navigation Company by E. F. Hurt and Denwood N. Kelly. 1950, 64 pages, paper case, sold
Encyclopedia De La Poste Maritime Francaise by Raymond Salles
The entire world of French Maritime mail including the U.S., Nine
volumes, 1,933 pages, 2,800 markings, 20,000 voyages, 122 maps, in French.
Stray Salles Volumes
- Vol 1-9, all originals, all supplements, please enquire before ordering
- Vol 1-9, reprint
- Vol 1, 1961, 216 pages, Europe
- Vol 2, 1962, 328 pages, Mediterranean
- Vol 3, 1964, 228 pages, South Atlantic, 228 pages
- Vol 4, 1965, 310 pages, America, 310+ pages
- Vol 5, 1966.212 pages., Orient,
- Vol 6, 1968, 209 pages, India Ocean,
- Vol 7, 1975, 192 pages, Index, etc.
- Vol 8, 1972, 184 pages, Account Markings
- Vol 9, 1975, 54 pages, South America
- Vol 1, Europe, used, $60.00
Postal History of the Spanish Philippines, 1565 - 1898
by Don Peterson & Geoffrey Lewis
From the stampless starting in 1565, stamps in 1854 through 1898, Spanish ships, American whaling vessels, British and French Packets, Naval and Spanish Galleon via
Acapulco, India via the Persian route, etc. Limited edition of 500. For details please see Spanish Philippines
- 2000, 237 pages, over 160 illustrations, cloth with color dj, published price reduced from $90 to $53.50
The Postage Rates of The North Atlantic Mails, 1635-1950 by Malcolm. B. Montgomery
Magnificent break downs of the rates, well documented. We suggest you start
by finding the overall rate in Starnes, when applicable, and then to this book for details.
1991, 242 pages, card, sold out
Cross-Channel Services by Philip Cockrill
- Part 1, Southampton-Channel Islands-Havre Routes to 1940,
1984, 92 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 42 $16.00
- Part 2, North Sea by Roger Hosking and Philip Cockrill,
1990, 88 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 60 $16.00
Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post by Thomas Rainey
1977 reprint of 1858 book, 224 pages, card $12.50
History of American Steam Navigation by John H. Morrison
Non-philatelic but good reading and a fine useful history.
1967 Argosy reprint, cloth, 648 pages, edition of 750 copies $45.00
Nicaragua Route by David I. Folkman, Jr.
A superb study of the Isthmian Route for 1848-1869 including ship
sailings from New York and New Orleans for Nicaragua and the
return; ie. a short route to and from the California gold fields.
1976 printing of 1972 book, 185 pages, card $32.50
California, Gold Rush Steamers of the Pacific by Ernest A. Wiltsee
The history of the ships and companies.
1976 reprint of 1938 book, 496 pages, 90 new philatelic photographs $55.00, used copy $35.00
Via Panama by Col. James T. DeVoss
This book consist of reproductions of Col. DeVoss's album pages
along with articles, notes and a good index.
The original, only one edition, 100 copies, each autographed.
1978, 820 pages of which 410 are printed, cloth, $175.00
Col. James T. DeVoss Via Panama, the auction catalog, 73 pages, SPB-25, 1978, $30.00
The Panama Route, 1848-1869 by John Haskell Kemble, first published 1943, various printings, the definitive work on the service, non philatelic but invaluable
- 1972 reprint, Da Capo Press, 316 pages, cloth, $75.00, sold
- 1990 reprint, University of South Carolina Press, 316 pages, cloth with dj, some spots on page ends, $60.00
- Used copy, excellent DJ but age spots on the end of the pages but not extending inside, 1990 printing, one only $35.00
- Used enquire
Fakes, Forgeries and Frauds edited by Richard D. Jones
As naval covers appealed to a wide audience beyond serious philatelist such as service men and women that served on the ships, etc. there are quite a number of fake cancellations, cachets, etc.
This book is printing in an edition of 200 copies thus the original thought by the publisher was the price to be $60.00 per copy however after printing and before release it has been lowered to $50.00.
2011, 79 pages, in color, card, $50.00
Catalog of United States Naval Postmarks by the USCS
Lists over 5,000 ships, 40,000 postmarks and contains 3,000 drawings
of postmarks, the first complete listing since 1939. An evaluation
system consisting of both scarcity codes and rarity levels.
1997, 548 pages, spiral bound, out of print and sold out
Mexican Maritime Mail, A Postal History from Colonial Times to the 20th Century by Karl H. Schimmer and John M. Heath, An exceptional study, well presented and illustrated,1997, 405 pages, cloth with dj, sold out
The Postal Markings and Postal History of The Forwarding Agents by Ken Rowe
The 1996 edition is a complete updating containing 400 changes in listings
and 1,200 new agents, 80 more cities. We have a search file to find agents
if you do not know the city or the marking is incomplete, it is on the
INTERNET through our home page at http://pbbooks.com or on a disk with the
book. The 1984 edition contains a listing by 1st surname which is not in the 1996 one as
it is replaced by the computer. For more information on the Forwarding Agents The introductory material and illustrations for the 1984 and 1996 editions are completely different thus one may well want both.
- 1955, 1st edition, 165 pages, cloth, llimited stock $17.50
- 1973, 1st edition supplement, cloth limited stock, $17.50
- 1984, 2nd edition, 296 pages, 45 halftones, 169 line cuts, cloth, edition 1,250, $35.00
- Above, deluxe edition, rag paper, ¼ leather, slip case, edition of 25, $300.00
- 1996, 3rd edition, 288 pages, 58 halftones, over 200 line cuts, cloth, edition 1,000, $47.50
The Development of European Forwarding Agents by Patrick Frost
The Corsini and Venturini archive finds, not in 1984 Rowe FA book.
1987, 16 pages, self cover, $15.00
A History of The Forwarding Agents of Gibraltar 1750-1880 by Ricky Richardson, 1991, 20 pages, card, $22.50
Historical Letters to Gratious Street, London 1570 - 1601 by Robson Lowe
Letters are from all over Europe, 3rd find of the Corsini correspondence.
A readable and enjoyable account, good historical background.
1988, 44 pages, card, $22.50
Combination Mail of British Post Offices Abroad, An Introductory Survey by Geoff Kellow
A beautiful little study, we hope the words An Introductory Survey means
a larger work will be forthcoming. A study of the rates and a listing of
rarity factors ranging from C for over 50 known to RRRR for 1 to 3 examples.
Covers the World from Argentina to Venezuela plus two shipping companies.
1992, 48 pages, card bound, $32.50
Argentine Maritime Postal History by Mario D. Kurchan
The Maritime book on Argentina, good reading and reference, in English and Spanish
2002, 3rd edition, 444 pages, card, $40.00
Australian Mails via Suez 1852 - 1926 by R. Kirk
Detailed sailing data, the ships, intermediate ports & connections, dates.
1989, 324 pages, card, £32 plus transit, $82.50, enquire first
Early Routings of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company 1842-1879 by Kenton & Parsons
Detailed sailing tables of the RMSPC to and from the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Spanish Main.
1999, 471 pages, cloth, $125.00, just fund another copy
Bermuda Packet Mails 1806-1886 by J.C. Arnell & M. H. Ludington
Detailed sailing tables, ships, arrival and departure dates.
1989, 161 pages, card, £28, $70.00, sold out
The Domestic Packets between GB & Ireland by Denis Salt
Mostly the complex Irish postal rates and the four water routes.
1991, 50 pages, card, £12, $24.00
Imperial & Foreign Mails, Sea Conveyance During War 1914-1918 by G. Mark
1997, 91 pages, card £20, $40.00
Operation Overlord by Brigadier K.S. Holmes
The sea-borne invasion of North West Europe, 1944-45, History of the work of the Army Postal Service
1984, 132 pages, card, £12, $24.00
Carrying British Mails Overseas by Howard Robinson
A detailed overview of the services, accurate and enjoyable
1964, 327 pages, cloth, limited stock $42.50
Ceylon Postal History 1857-1902 by Obré J. Sanders
Special emphasis on the maritime mail, postage rates and regulations. 1999, 180 paages, 17 plates in color, cloth with dj, edition, 500, $90.00
German Transit Markings
Deutsche Vorphilatelie, Katalog der Grenzübergangs by Feuser and Münzberg
German Transit Markings applied in Germany, when a cover crossed the border,
with an English introduction, arranged per the German Stampless work,
perhaps one could call these the German equivalent of our NYFM.
1991, 118 pages, cloth $35.00
United Fruit Company, the History, Ships & Cancellations of the Great
White Fleet by Philip Cockrill
1982, 44 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 28 $10.00
London Letter Receivers 1652 - 1857 by Hugh Feldman
A study of 506 London Receiving houses; location, handstamps, colors, dates, etc.,
1998, 831 pages, two volumes, 4 maps in pocket, slip case £65+handling, $115.00
A History of The Ship Letters of the British Isles by Alan W. Robertson
First published as a series of pages, 1955-64. In 1973 Harry Hayes
obtained the remaining pages and the rights to print enough individual
pages to complete 100 sets. Some of the Hayes reprints contain only a
few reprint pages and others contain up to about 100.
- 1955-64 original edition, in 2 blue binders, sold
- 1973 HH edition, in 3 black binders, $775.00
- 1993 JB edition, reduced 20%, by area 36%, 2 volumes, cloth $265.00
- Robertson Revisited, The 1990 editon, the first supplement is avaialble on line Revisions
- Robertson Revisited, A Supplement by Colin Tabeart 2012, 68 pages, card, out of print
A Check List of Pages for Alan W. Robertson's A History of The Ship Letters
of the British Isles by Harry Hayes A most useful booklet, the original
pagination is complex and many sets are significantly incomplete.
1987, 10 pages, one side only, plastic ring binding $8.00
The Maritime Postal History of London by Alan W. Robertson, 1960, 68 numbered pages but 136 sides, cloth $55.00, sold out
Ship Letter Stamps of Liverpool by Alan W. Robertson
1953, 12 pages, 86 markings illustrated, self cover $5.00
Naval Officer's Letters by Goeffrey Osborn, G.M.
The Ship's Bag mail made up as bags on board Her Majesty's
Ships, the Officers Concession 6d base rate, 1857-1869 and uniform rate
after that. Bags were sealed to England, Cape Town and Hong Kong, etc.
1996, 134 pages, card, published £15, $28.50
A Caribbean Neptune
The Maritime Postal Communications of the Greater and
Lesser Antilles in the 19th Century Robert G. Stone
Bob Stone's long awaited work on the West Indies is now a reality. It will be of much
interest and value for collectors and students of North, Central, South America and
Europe Maritime Mail in addition to those of the major islands: Cuba, Puerto Rico and
St. Thomas. Major services existed with France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and the
United States. The book contains hundreds of illustrations, 17 maps in addition to
numerous sailing tables. The Definitive Study, it is not complete and is not perfect but
there is nothing better! Major Sections:
1993, 396 pages, cloth $65.00
- Brief Survey of the Beginning of Spanish, British and French Packets Serving
St.Thomas, Puerto Rico and Cuba up to 1865
- Correos Maritimos del Estado, 1765-1802: Use of Postal Markings
- Mail Arriving at Puerto Rico and Its Markings, 1600's to 1898
- The Empresa de Correos Maritimos 1827-1851
- Local Merchant Packets and Private Ships between:
St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Cuba, 1830's - 1870's
- Packet Services of the Herrera Firm, the "Spanish Mail Packet" Line, 1840's - 1890's
- British Packets and Post Offices, 1800's - 1880's
- French Mail 1700's - 1890's
- Mail with the United States of America, mostly 1847 - 1880
- Spanish Mail Packets with Spain, 1851-1900
- German Packets, mostly 1868 - 1880
- US Blockades of Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1898
Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen 1857 - 1970
History - Fleet - Ship Mails by Edwin Drechsel
Vol 1 covers the period from Lloyd's founding in 1857 to circa 1920 listing 279 ships.
Vol 2 is to go to 1970 when Lloyd merged with the Hamburg-American Line to form
Hapag-Lloyd A.G. From the middle of the 19th century through the 1920's
Norddeutscher Lloyd was the major carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United
States and a major mover of the mail.
The book is published as a Maritime History however the philatelic portion is
significant, about one third of the 700 illustrations in Vol 1 are covers or postmarks.
This book is written to be read from cover to cover but you can easily look up a specific
ship; an alphabetical index gives the BNRA number and the ship descriptions are given
in numerical order. There are numerous illustrations of ships, passengers and officers,
maps and various memorabilia to form an attractive volume.
Most ship description gives the year of building and Lloyd service, tonnage, engine,
speed, passenger and crew size. Most also have a paragraph or two which usually gives
the date launched and numerous details which vary from ship to ship such as the
rebuilding, ultimate disposition, important events, etc. Sorry, no sailing tables.
- Volume 1, 1857 to Circa 1920, 1994, 488 pages, 700 illustrations, dust jacket $75.00
- Volume 2, Circa 1920 to 1970, 1995, 700 pages, cloth, dust jacket, $75.00
The History of the Sailing Packets to the West Indies by L. E. Britnor, 1973, 172+ pages, cloth, enquire first, $52.50
Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World by Ringström & Tester
Covers the mail services, companies, stamps, reprints, forgeries,
and cancellations, complete with numerous bibliographies.
- Vol. 1, The Caribbean
1977, 166 pages, cloth, pricing booklet and facsimiles, $40.00
- Vol. 2, The Rest of the World except Finland
1981, 215 pages, cloth, $35.00
- Vol. 3, The Suez Canal Company by H. Tester and Boulad d'Humières.
1985, 288 pages, cloth, plating quality insert of 40c Saatjian sheet $45.00
- Vol. 4, The Letter and Parcel Stamps of Finnish Shipping Companies by Connell
1993, 173 pages + 16 color plates, cloth, $47.50
- Vol. 5, Bogus Shipping Companies, to appear
- Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4 purchased together, $160.00
Enlarged print of the Suez Canal Company 40c Saatjian sheet printing as
included with The Suez Canal Company book but mailed unfolded in a tube,
suitable for framing or plating annotation, $10.00
Julius Steindler, Shipping Companies Stamps, Robson Lowe, 1972
The major sale of these stamps and covers.
1972, 36 page catalog & 28 pages of plates, cloth bound, original prices realized, $55.00, card $32.50
The Pacific Steam Navigation Company, 1840-53 by A. R. Doublet
The company, ships, covers, markings and stamps, emphasis is Chile.
1983, 80 pages, card, edition of 1,000, Royal of London, $35.00
The British Sea Post Offices in the East, British Maritime Postal History by Hector Proud, Though this is vol 4 of the series it stands by itself as to covering the subject. The coverage is the Mediterranean, Bombay-Suez (later Aden), Bombay, Karachi, Rangoon-Calcutta, etc.We are also most pleased that the production qualities of this volume are far superior to the first three volumes that appeared in the 1980's. We hope Proud will revise the previous volumes.
2003, 475 pages, cloth with dj, £45, $100.00
The Postal History of the P&O Service to the Peninsula by R. Kirk
Mails carried from England to the Iberian Peninsula; Spain, Portugal
and Gibraltar from 1835 to 1862, the sailings and markings.
1987, 124 pages, card bound, Royal of London, $45.00
Venezuela - St. Thomas Packet Services 1820 - 1880 by R. G. Stone
A 23 page article in the 1989 APC book, 187 pages, cloth $25.00
South American Packets by Rev. J. N. T. Howat
Official British mail services to and from Brazil and the River Plate
from 1808 to 1880. Text is 139 pages, tables give the sailing dates
of each voyage over 77 pages, 10 maps, 12 pages on South American
1984, 290 pages, card, one copy available $140.00
The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company by Michael Rego
Mostly the paquebot markings, 1898 to 1969
1987, 88 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 49 $12.00
Royal Mail Steam Packets to Bermuda and Bahamas by Ludington & Osborn
1971, 24 pages, 11 illustrations, 10 maps $7.50
Falkland Island Mails, The Kosmos Years, 1880-1900 by Rev Jeremy Howat
The sailings of all 265 contract mail voyages are detailed along
with the contracts and known covers.
1989, 144 pages, cloth $50.00
K.P.M. Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij 1891-1041 with Java -
China - Japan - Line to 1970 by Cockrill & Haalebos
1983, 84 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 38 $11.25
Mauritius, Maritime Mails 1815-1868 by J. W. B. Ruffle
The original handbooks published by the Indian Ocean Study Circle as handbooks No. 4 and 5 are reprinted by the society in one volume. Excellent transcripts of the regulations and also extensive sailing tables. 1991, 100 pages, spiral bound, out of print, $57.50
Norway-The Maritime Postal History of Steamships by F. C. Moldenhauer
1971, 32 pages, 82 illustrations, card $7.50
The new Hoskings
Paquebot Cancellations of the World
Mike Dovey & Keith Morris
The new 4th edition is not by Roger Hoskings but is with his full approval, similar to previous editions in concept but much expanded.
The Postal History of the Union Castle Line including Union & Castle Lines by Mike Dovey 2011, 78 pages, full color, plastic cover, published £ 19.95, $40.00
- 1977, 1st edition, 190+iv, card, limited stock $20.00
- 2000, 3rd edition, 352+xiv, card
- 2010, 4th edition, by Mike Dovey & Keith Morris, 350+ pages, card, $97.25, not available
The Bombay - Aden Sea Post Office by Mike Dovey,
Covers 1868 - 1914, departure and arrival dates
The "Shipping Postmaster" Cancellations of South Africa by Mike Dovey
2014, 38 pages, in color, card, $37.50
The Bombay-Aden Sea Post Office by Mike Dovey & Peter Bottrill, 2112, card
- Peter Bottrill collection, the markings, 2012, 176 pages $70.00
- Timetables & Statistics for the Sailings, 2012, 72 pages $27.50
Paquebot Marks of the Americas by Gustav J. Lund
Illustrating almost 800 markings, 90 covers, quite comprehensive giving
the year of usage, size, rarity factor and when applicable the Studd, Joesten
and Hoskings numbers; fraudulent and unidentified markings are also listed.
1984, 193 pages, printed only on one side, loose with covers and brads, we have two used copies, each $45.00
Paquebot Markings by Edwin Drechsel
- Paquebots of Scandinavia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland & Sweden
1977, 24 pages, 139 illustrations, 253 markings, $6.25
- Paquebot Marks of Africa, Mediterranean Countries and their Islands
1980, 72 pages, card, $18.75
- Paquebot Marks of Asia and of Japan's Sea Posts
1984, 60 pages, card, $20.00
Portugues Shipping Companies, Paquebot & Ship Cancellations
by Professor Greenwood, Dr. Camara & Philip Cockrill
1984, 100 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 40, $12.00
Subsidios Para a Historia do Correio Maritimo Portugues by
Armado Vieira Maritime postal history of Portugal to 1870 with arrival
and departure dates listed in tables for each vessel.
1988, 302 pages, card, in Portuguese $47.50
From the Azores to New Zealand, the Belgian Colonies on all six continents (1451-1916) their origins, history, and communication (pre-philately) by Patrick Meselis,
A major philatelic work; exceptional with respect to history, philately, overall production and at a most favorable price. The Belgian Colonial influence is far more than most of us suspected, there are 14 pages on New York alone, 28 on the Antarctic, 18 on New Zealand, 20 on Brazil, far more than just the Congo. Published with the assistance of the Stuart Rossitor Trust, 2005, large format (9.5 x 13 inches), 419 pages, in full color, in English, cloth with dj, $100.00
Mailboat Services from Europe to the Belgian Congo 1879 - 1922
by Abbe Gudenkauf, Belgian Congo Study Circle
1983, 84 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 41 $10.00
Belgian Congo, Mailboat Steamers on Congo Rivers & Lakes 1896 - 1940
by Gudenkauf, Covers the postal history and cancellations.
1985, 64 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 43, $11.00
Netherlands & Colonies, Maritime Markings & Ship Cancellations 1793 - 1939
by F. P. Traamberg and Philip Cockrill
1980, 56 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 12, $12.00
K.N.S.M., Royal Netherlands Steamship Co. by Philip Cockrill
Brief history of the company, ships and markings, 1856 - 1981
1981, 56 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 26, $10.00
1886-1986 A Century of German Ship Posts by Edwin Drechsel
German offshore and domestic Sea and Ship Post marks, 263 markings,
well illustrated, brief but useful background information.
1987, 114 pages, cloth, $25.00
Die Postwertzeichen und Entwertungen …..in den Schutzgebieten ….. by Albert Friedemann, 1970, in 4 printed binders, parts 1-17, complete, one set available, $285.00
German Seepost Cancellations 1886-1939 by Cockrill and Arno Gottspenn
Superb Cockrill volumes, fortunately the new ones are more pages.
- Part 1, European, North & South Atlantic Routes
1986, 116 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 46, $22.50
- Part 2, African, Asian & Australasian Routes
1987, 116 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 47, $22.50
The Woermann Steamship Line of Hamburgh by Philip Cockrill
Covers the history, ships and cancellations of the Woermann line
and the subsequent Deutsch Ost Afrika Line.
1980 reprint by the author, 34 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 11, $9.00
Norwegian Travelling Post Offices by Arthur Chambers
For the most part both volumes cover the 1860's through the 1940's.
- Part I, The Railway Markings
1988, 64 pages, Cockrill Booklet 56, $16.00
- Part II, The Shipboard Markings
1988, 84 pages, Cockrill Booklet 57, $16.00
Portuguese Shipping Companies, Paquebot & Ship Cancellations
by Professor Greenwood, Dr. Camara & Philip Cockrill
1984, 100 pages, card, Cockrill Booklet 40, $18.50
British Stamps Used Abroad by Bernstein and Chas. Nissen
It looks good and is certainly useful, we are told it is the best general
work on the subject in print, many markings illustrated, a few maps.
1987 reprint of 1907-09 articles, 48 pages, card, $15.00
British Post Offices Abroad, The Glassco Collection, Robson Lowe
This auction catalog is virtually a handbook, quite useful.
1969, 260 pages, card, with prices realized, only two copies available, $85.00
Deutsche Vorphilatelie, Katalog der Grenzübergangs by Feuser and Münzberg
German Transit Markings applied in Germany when a cover crossed
the border, 1727-1875; Disinfected Markings, 1814-1846. Introductions in
English, French and German, arranged per above German Stampless,
1991, 118 pages, cloth $50.00
Historical Postal Catalog of Stamps Used in the Italian Post Offices Abroad
by Daniele Zanaria, Gabriele Serra & Francesco Del Negro Covering Alexandria, Buenos Aires, La Goletta, Montevideo, Susa, Tunisi & Tripoli.The descriptive catalog lists all known franking and illustrates the markings, the each stamp known used from the Italian Abroad PO, runs 370 pages. The pricing catalog runs 80 pages and is in Euros. In English and Italian. Cloth bound. An exceptional work. 2000, 370 plus 80 pages, cloth, illustrations in full color, $130.00
Philatelic Maritime, most are used and one of a kind
Ocean Mails by Philip Cockrill, 34 pages, card $25.00
Non-Philatelic Maritime, most are used and one of a kind
North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor,
Not philatelic but a wonderful reference on the ships, 1975-1980, 5 volumes, cloth with dj, 2087 pages,
North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, 1955, 1st edition, 639 pages, cloth, $42.50
- Set Vol 1-5, complete, $215.00, sold
- Vol 1 & 2, each $35.00
Books relating to maritime wrecks by C. Bradford Mitchell
- Without Prejudice, US Salvage Association Inc. 1921-1971, 1971, 201 pages, cloth, $35.00
- Touching the Adventures & Perils the American Hull Insurance Syndicate 1920-1970, 1970, 233 pages, cloth $35.00
The History of American Sailing Ships by Howard I. Chapelle, 1985, 400 pages, cloth, $32.50
Sea Lanes, Man's Conquest of the Ocean by Stevers and Pendlebury, 1938, 326 pages, cloth, $20.00
Two books relating to maritime wrecks by C. Bradford Mitchell
- Without Prejudice, US Salvage Association Inc. 1921-1971, 1971, 201 pages, cloth, $37.50
- Touching the Adventures & Perils the American Hull Insurance Syndicate 1920-1970, 1970, 233 pages, cloth $37.50
Lives of the Liners by Braynard, 1947, 204 pages, card, $7.50
The Atlantic Liners, 1925-1970 by Frederick Emmons, 1972, 160 pages, cloth $15.00
Ocean Liners of the 20th Century by Gordon Newell, 1973, 192 pages, cloth $12.50
A Ship from Norway by Berggrem, Muqiost and Slimdberg 1974, 166 pages, cloth $12.50
Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet by Rowe and Morison 1971, 283 pages, card, useful tabulation, $15.00
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