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734019
The Aerogrammes of Australia and Its Dependencies 1944-1980: (Stein, 1984, APS) A very interesting handbook of this area of postal stationery. Hardbound, 188 pages. Very gently used condition with only a couple blemishes on the cover.

5.00

734167
Stamps - The Beginning Collector: (Dunaier, 1992) An excellent introduction that focuses on broadening the appeal rather than delving into the depths of detail. High quality hardbound art production and great images, 120 pages, with index. Appears to be in brand new condition. This would be great, whether you want to leave this out where friends will see it or perhaps you have a professional practice and you could put this in your waiting room and maybe make a new collector!

SOLD

734184
NEW
Sieger Two Airpost Catalogs: Zeppelin Post Catalog and Catalog of Lufthansa Flight Covers: The Zeppelin catlaog is the 19th edition (1968) and the Lufthansa catalog is 9th edition (1968), but both are packed full of information that is still useful, especially at this extremely low price for the pair. Perfect (card) bound, respectively 288 and 200 pages. German text. Extremely gently used.

5.00

733997
OAT and AV2 Markings, Second Edition: (Heifetz, 2000) OAT (Onward Air Transport) and AV2 (the number of an international postal form put on the top of bundles of airmail letters) markings were typically applied, worldwide, to covers in which only part of the journey was by air; they apparently alerted the next exchange point that the mail was to be transported by air if possible. The markings were normally applied only to the top item in a bundle of mail, and usually only when there were not enough same-destination bundles to fill a mail bag, thus perhaps only one out of a several hundred covers from a particular route would receive the marking -- thus their scarcity and special collecting interest. Handstamped are known from 1938 to 1974 (AV2 manuscript markings from 1934), and most often seen on WWII-era mail when postal routes were much more disrupted and sometimes military aircraft was used to move the mail. Even at this 2000 writing, there were still open questions about when and how these markings were used. There is a Third Edition (2007) of this reference, but this 2000 edition contains a huge amount of information and illustrations in 143 pages, soft/perfect bound. The author is certainly one of the primary experts in this field. This example appears to be in brand new condition, but the title page is loose (could be carefully tipped in with a couple dots of glue).

19.00

731186
Tristan Da Cunha - Its Postal History and Philately: (Mackay, Crabb, 1965) Important 72-page handbook with emphasis on the postal history of this fascinating area. The only current offering I found for this on the web was at $125! Like-new condition; appears never to have been read.

59.00

733936
Book: The Imperial Postage Stamp Album, and Catalog... - Primary Source Edition: I was not previously aware of this publication. It is a reproduction, as a softbound book, of the 1874 Gibbons album. It is considered historically important as it helps to document the state of philately in those early years. It is very interesting to see what they knew had been issued and what they did not yet know about! Near-new condition, with just a couple minor bends on the cover.

6.00

734171
1997 Unitrade Specialized Catalog of Canadian Stamps (uses Scott numbering): The primary specialized catalog for Canada, including British Columbia, Vancouver Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Uses SCOTT numbering, expanded where necessary. In addition to listing and pricing plate varieties, paper and fluorescence varieties, plate blocks, first day covers, etc., also includes the semi-official airmail stamps, officially sealed stamps, duck stamps, international reply coupons, and basic postal stationery listings. While this edition is older, it is still very useful for the non-specialist and is definitely at the right price. Plastic spiral bound for lay-flat use. Like-new quality.

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734140
Webbs Postal Stationery Catalog of Canada and Newfoundland - 5th Edition (1988): (Covert and Walton, 1988) Though certainly an older edition, this handy 136-page edition is certainly an excellent and inexpensive introduction to the subject. While not an in-depth handbook, this is well detailed, with illustrations, and priced (Canadian dollars). A great way to start out. [If you want the latest, a new edition was just released (2019/2020), which I may be able to provide; though it is several times the size and many times the cost!] Used, with owner penciled notations in some sections, but still very useful.

6.00

734125
(Great Britain) Newspaper Postage Stamps: The De La Rue Dies 1860-1870: (Robson Lowe and John Chandler, 1980) A famous publisher of significant philatelic monographs, RL presents important information on this out-of-the-way, but interesting, subject. I suspect that the area cannot be knowledgeably collected without having this reference. Self-cover saddle-stitched 12-page booklet. Very well illustrated. Looks brand new other than a bend on one corner that might flatten out.

7.00

734183
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Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Catalog: Volume 1 - Queen Victoria; Second Edition: The second edition (1967) of this very important catalog. Hardbound, 216 pages. The dust cover shows some wear, but the book is in near-new condition, bright and fresh. Even though this was issued a long time ago, the information is still extremely useful. You probably have no idea how much there is to know about these classic stamps! This price is just a tiny fraction of the cost of a recent edition.

SOLD

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734013
DNK Leuchtturm [Lighthouse] Germany Catalog 2012 (Michel Numbering): "Pocket sized", but about an inch thick, this is a handy color, fully priced (2012) simplified catalog of all the stamps of Germany (all eras), the German States, Berlin, DDR, etc. This has the appearance of having been produced by Michel for the Lighthouse DNK brand -- it uses Michel numbering. Prices in Euro, text in German (but has so many pictures, you may never try to read the text). Good used condition; the binding is strong, but shows a little wear; the pages are excellent.

6.00

734185
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Michel Germany Specialized Catalog 1985: While older and priced back in the German Mark era, the information and relative pricing in this catalog are still extremely useful today, especially at this extremely low price. German text as expected, but very heavily illustrated. This is a huge catalog with 1362 pages! Every general worldwide collector should some edition of this around just to help figure out the identity of German-area stamps. Other than a very minor scuff on the cover, this is in like-new condition!

6.00

734186
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Michel Germany Specialized Catalog 1986: While older and priced back in the German Mark era, the information and relative pricing in this catalog are still extremely useful today, especially at this extremely low price. German text as expected, but very heavily illustrated. This is a huge catalog with 1368 pages! Every general worldwide collector should some edition of this around just to help figure out the identity of German-area stamps. Extremely gently used condition.

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734187
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German 1933-1945 Picture Post Card Catalog (National Socialism Theme): (Bernhard, Irma and Willi; no publication date, but probably early 1970s; Bildpostkarten Spezial-Katalog Nationalsozialismus 1933-1945) A fascinating picture -- or actually 615 of them -- of the Hitler area. The authors note that while cards did not have to be approved by the regime, in order to be able to obtain paper, printing, etc., the card publishers fell into line with the desired content of the regime. At the end of the war, the possession of such cards was forbidden by the Allied occupying governments, thus "vast quantities" of the cards were destroyed. Philatelists often find these cards offered. This PRICED catalog gives an excellent perspective on what exists and the range of values (back then; higher now). Appears that every one of the 615 cards is illustrated, some in color. Text completely in ENGLISH, French and German. Hardbound; pages not numbered but probably around 150+? Very gently used. This appears to normally sell for $30-$40.

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734181
Stamps of Ireland Specialized Catalog 1978: (David Feldman; David Mac Donnell editor; 1978) While dated, and priced in 1978 Irish Pounds, this is a very handy and informative catalog. Starts with GB issues used in Ireland, followed by Irish Forerunners (of which I was unaware), then the usual stamp issues. Extensive specialized listings in the overprints; for later issues there are many plate varieties shown. Concludes with flight covers (very useful pricing resource, even if dated), booklets, and basic postal stationery listing. Very will illustrated and entirely in ENGLISH. Perfect card bound, 92 pages, high quality printing and paper. Still quite useful today at a very reasonable price. Used in excellent condition.

SOLD

731094
Korean Stamp Review: Four quarterly issues: 1991/3, 1991/4, 1992/2, and 1992/3. Quite interesting and well produced. Full color and in ENGLISH. Too nice to discard.

4.00

734014
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 9, Portugal and Spain, 5th Edition (2004): This 5th edition (2004) has been superceded by a 6th edition in 2011 which seems to have been sold out (I do not find a 7th), but this one still retains great usefulness. Very oddly, for the first time ever in my attempts to find such information and relevant market prices, I discovered that only couple copies of this book, and the next edition, seem to be on the market in the U.S. at bug-eyed-crazy prices ($600 to over $1000). None of that makes any sense to me and surely has to be wrong. I did find a couple copies in the UK for around $50 plus shipping. If you collect any of the Portuguese or Spanish area, you will find this very useful. Softbound, 547 pages, great color pictures, English text, pricing in British Pounds. This example took a hard bump to the spine that affects it only cosmetically; otherwise it is in excellent, very gently used condition. (If this actually worth over $600, the better for you!)

24.00

733916
A Collectors Guide to Theatrical Postcards: (Boyngne, 1988; 1993 edition) A wonderful illustrated showing of theatrical picture post cards, ranging from the stage to cinema, ballet to opera, playwrights to composers. 209 cards illustrated, 107 in color 102 in duotone. Each is accompanied by extensive text about the subject, person, etc. The author also provides an introduction to collecting such cards. Hardbound, 117 pages, with index. Very gently used -- virtually brand new condition.

14.00

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