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Billig's — Anthology
Billig, Fritz. BILLIG'S HANDBOOKS. Published 1942-1961. #1-44 edition. HB. 44 vols. Illus. Worldwide scope, incs. the reprints of Lowe's Encyclopedia of the British Empire. Vols 1-4 are the latest editions. Some cover wear and small flaws but in good readable condition throughout with tight bindings and intact pages.
Literature #5468 | Price: $975.00 | Sale Price: $828.75


World Air Post — Handbooks
American Air Mail Society. AMERICAN AIR MAIL CATALOGUE - 6TH EDITION: VOLUME TWO. Published 2003. HB. 588 p. Illus. U.S. first flights; U.S. glider flights; The jet age.
Literature #5057 | Price: $30.00 | Sale Price: $25.50


Airmail — Handbooks
Amick, George. JENNY!. Published 1986. HB. 250 p. Illus. The 24c inverted airmail. History of the famous stamps. Description by position. Incs. provenance of most copies.
Literature #5062 | Price: $20.00 | Sale Price: $17.00


Wash-franklins — Handbooks
Armstrong, Martin A. WASHINGTON-FRANKLINS, 1908-21. Published 1977. 1st edition. Card. 118 p. Illus. Background; Experimental era; Design types of 2 & 3c issues; Perforated & imperforate issues; Booklet panes; Coils; Counterfeit coils; Shanghai surcharges; Proofs & essays.
Literature #5069 | Price: $30.00 | Sale Price: $25.50


Honduras — Handbooks
Bendeck, Nazry. PREFILATELIA DE HONDURAS. Published 1982. Card. 23 p. Illus. Shows 50+ stampless markings with description, color, notes, rarity factor.
Literature #5358 | Price: $15.00 | Sale Price: $12.75


Massachusetts — Handbooks
ISBN #0880000406. Blake, Maurice C. & Davis, Wilbur W. BOSTON POSTAL MARKINGS TO 1890. Published 1975. HB. 367 p. Quarterman Publications. Good. D/J flaws. Comprehensive, shows about 3,000 pmks, auxiliary markings & cancels. Earliest/latest usages dates, remarks.
Literature #5434 | Price: $25.00 | Sale Price: $21.25


Canada — Handbooks
ISBN #0880000422. Boggs, Winthrop. THE POSTAGE STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY OF CANADA. Published 1945. 1974 Reprint edition. HB. 870 p. Illus. Quarterman reprint w/o the appendices found in the original which are mostly regulations & text of official documents & letters.
Literature #5103 | Price: $30.00 | Sale Price: $25.50


State Related — Handbooks
Bullinger. BULLINGER'S POSTAL AND SHIPPERS GUIDE FOR THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA JANUARY 1893. Published 1893. Card. 754 p. "Containing every Post Office, Railroad Station and United States Fort with the Railroad or Steamer Line on which every place, or the nearest communication point, is located, and the delivering expresses for every place. Also a list of Railroad and Water Lines, with their terminal points." Expect small faults.
Literature #5397 | Price: $50.00 | Sale Price: $42.50


Cape of Good Hope — Handbooks
ISBN #0473012839. Campbell, John. THE PLACE OF STONES - MAFEKING, THE SIEGE STAMPS AND BANKNOTES. Published 1991. Comb. 40 p. Maps, vintage photos. Shows stamps, markings. Short history; Postal Operations; Stamps inc varieties/errors; Banking operations.
Literature #5129 | Price: $20.00 | Sale Price: $17.00


Forgeries — Handbooks
Chemi, J (ed). THE YUCATAN AFFAIR - THE WORK OF RAUL CH. DE THUIN, PHILATELIC COUNTERFEITER. Published 1974. HB. 523 p. Background, purchase of tools. Incs hundreds of drawings & illustrations of fake cancels/overprints.
Literature #5178 | Price: $40.00 | Sale Price: $34.00


Railroad History — Handbooks
Chesapeake & Ohio Lines. THE RAILROADS AND THE MAILS. Published 1947. 16 p. Commemorating the 100th Aniversary of the first Govt issued postage stamps of the U S. Very broad & short history.
Literature #5390 | Price: $5.00 | Sale Price: $4.25


Pennsylvania — Handbooks
Clarke, Tom. CATALOG OF PHILADELPHIA POSTMARKS; 18TH CENTURY TO PRESENT; PART 1 (REV). Published 1991-1992. Comb. 191 p. Maps. Shows cancels, markings. Domestic origin markings inc. manuscript, handstamp & machine.
Literature #5438 | Price: $20.00 | Sale Price: $17.00


France — Handbooks
Cohn, Ernst M. ORDINARY MAIL BY DIPLOMATIC MEANS DURING THE SIEGE OF PARIS 1870-1871. Published 1995. HB. 128 p. Illus. 2 Maps. Study incs the U.S. pouch & routes; Swiss mail & "secret" routes; Other diplomatic attempts. Shows cvrs & letters.
Literature #5145 | Price: $35.00 | Sale Price: $29.75


Turkey — Handbooks
ISBN #0853974268. Coles, John H. & Walker, Howard E. POSTAL CANCELLATIONS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, PART 2: THE LOST TERRITORIES IN AFRICA & ASIA. Published 1988. HB. 122 p. Illus. Tables & lists. Incs Libya, Iraq, Syria, Levant countries, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Arabia and Russia.
Literature #5148 | Price: $40.00 | Sale Price: $34.00


Turkey — Handbooks
ISBN #0853974322. Coles, John H. & Walker, Howard E. POSTAL CANCELLATIONS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, PART 3: TURKEY IN EUROPE. Published 1990. 86 p. Illus. Tables & lists. Eastern Thrace together with the Vilayet of Constantinople.
Literature #5149 | Price: $40.00 | Sale Price: $34.00


20th Cen Guides — Handbooks
ISBN #0933580134. Collings, T.J. & Schoolley-west, R.F. THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF PHILATELIC MATERIALS. Published 1989. HB. 55 p. Illus. Discusses deterioration, gives advice on storing, exhibiting and best methods of preserve collections. There is a scuff on the upper left corner of the front cover.
Literature #5365 | Price: $25.00 | Sale Price: $21.25


Pennsylvania — Handbooks
Eastwick, Mrs. Andrew M. & Barker, Charles R. BARTRAM HALL and POST OFFICE BUILDINGS OF PHILADELPHIA. Published 1930. Bartram Hall - 5 p. + 2 plts. History of the building. Post Office Buildings - 22 p. with short histories and locations of early Philadelphia post offices.
Literature #5471 | Price: $25.00 | Sale Price: $21.25


19th Cen Guides — Handbooks
Evans, Edward B. THE PHILATELIC HANDBOOK; A GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS. Published 1885. 396 p. Illus. Worldwide list of regular & special service stamps. Excludes most locals "because many of them are humbug, too numerous, but also of too small interest." No pricing. Deluxe binding with hinge cracks, some wear.
Literature #5303 | Price: $40.00 | Sale Price: $34.00


Canada — Handbooks
Firby, C & Willson, V (eds). THE CANADIAN POSTED LETTER GUIDE; THE CLASSIC PERIOD, 1851-1902. Published 1996. SPB. 128 p. By issue, an illus/priced catalog for domestic & international postal history rates/usages.
Literature #5440 | Price: $10.00 | Sale Price: $8.50


Seychelles — Handbooks
Fitton, K. B. SEYCHELLES AIRMAIL HISTORY 1938-1971. Published 1986. LL. 41 p. Shows cancels, cachets. History & development; Guba 1 & 2; Major flights & services; Aerogrammes; Postage rates.
Literature #5015 | Price: $15.00 | Sale Price: $12.75

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