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= A =

R. C. Alcock and F. C. Holland's "The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland. Part 2 Section E (1) - Maltese Cross Cancellations." - PDF File (10.6 MB)
Published - Cheltenham: R. C. Alcock Ltd, 1959.
A reworking of the original publication with all the illustrations now with the relevant text sections. A few new colour pictures added

Anonymous "One Penny Stamps A Popular Explanation Of The Statute Requiring A Stamp Duty of One Penny On Reciepts And Orders For Money And Of Some Provisions Of Former Acts Bearing Thereupon: With A Schedule Of Stamp Duties. Inland Revenue Document Of 1853" - PDF File (2.3 MB)
Printed by George E Eyre and William Spottiswood - HM Stationary Office.

Anonymous "Reorganisation of the Post Office." - Zip File (42.4 MB)
Her Majesty's Stationary Office CMD3233 March 1967.

James Arnot's "The Brunswick Star - With Notes On The Pilar Stamp Duplex Oblitorator" - PDF File (2.6 MB)
Ramsay Stewart Publications, Edinburgh, 1950.
A small 16 page booklet published circa 1936 that gives details of the different types of this cancellation

= B =

Sir Edward Denny Bacon's "The line-engraved postage stamps of Great Britain printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co.; A history of their production during the forty years, 1840-1880" Volume I" - PDF File (16.2 MB)
Chas. Nissen & Co. Limited. 1920

Sir Edward Denny Bacon's "The line-engraved postage stamps of Great Britain printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co.; A history of their production during the forty years, 1840-1880" Volume II" - PDF File (16.2 MB)
Chas. Nissen & Co. Limited. 1920

Kasimir Bileski's "The First_Philatelist?" - PDF File (13 MB)
K. Bileski LTD, Winnipeg, 1973

Comdr. M S L Burnett "The Five Pound Stamp of GB and its usage" - PDF File (711 Kb)
"Stamp Collecting", October 31, 1974, pp. 473-83.

= D =

V.W. Dix and A.W. Rowntree's "The Australian Commonwealth George V Halfpenny" - PDF File (10 MB)
H.E. Wingfield & co. 392, Strand, London, W.C.2, 1959.

= F =

Curt Fernau's "London Postmarks used on Printed Matter & Parcels from 1860" - PDF File (4.8 MB)
translated from the German by P E Robinson, Library Of The Great Britain & Commonwealth Philatelic Society (Switzerland), 1998.

Robert Folkard's "One Penny Die 1, Plate 173, 1853 - 1854" - PDF File (10.8 MB)
The GB Journal Vol. 19 pp. 50 - 54 , 74 - 77, 82 - 83, and Vol. 20 pp. 10 - 13, 28 - 31, 54 - 57, and 68 - 71. 1981, 1982.

= G =

Ian Gibbons'"Victorian Town Postmark Cataloguer - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet" - Zip File (3 MB)
Catalogues your Postmark and CDS Collection of GB Victoria stamps. Last updated 19 May, 2007.

Ernest S. Gladstone's "Great Britain's First Postage Stamp" - PDF File (21 MB)
Douglas And Walls, Ltd. Liverpool, 1924

Richard Gray's "Line Engraved One Penny Die I Plate 22 Reconstruction"

Richard Gray's "1d Red Die 1, Plate 22 and Plate 23 - Identification and Plating Guide"

= H =

Harmers Auction Catalogue "The G L Collection"
The first eight pages scanned ... PDF File (1.9 MB)

Harmers' May 16th 2006 Auction Catalogue - The "Lanterna" Collection of Great Britain
The full catalogue scanned ...

John Hendy's "The Postmarks Of The British Isles 1840-78" page 34 - JPG File (563 kb)
John Hendy's "The Postmarks Of The British Isles 1840-78" page 35 - JPG File (423 kb)
Stanley Gibbons Limited, 1909.

Rowland Hill's "Letter To The Chancellor Of The Exchequer" - PDF File (271 kb)
November 2, 1839

F. C. Holland's "The Stamps Of Great Britain - The Id. Large Crown Perf. 14 Blued And White Papers." - PDF File (7 MB)
Philatelic Adviser October 1948 - February 1949

A.K. Huggins' "Embossed Stamps With Advertising Rings"ZIP File (9.9 MB)
The GB Journal Vol. 5 pp. 75-77, 1966?.

= J =

Martin N. Jenkinson's A Review Of Plate 5
A look at the states printed from in both black and red

= L =

Lanterna ..... See Harmers' May 16th 2006 Auction Catalogue

H. Dormer Legge's "Commonwealth Of Australia The Line Engraved Issues Of 1914, And The Essays, Die And Plate Proofs of the Georgian 1d." - PDF File (19.2 MB)
Orlo Smith & Co. Melbourne

Percy Litchfield's "Guide Lines To The Penny Black" Zipped In Single Downloadable File (110 MB)
First Edition 1949

John N. Luff's "What Philately Teaches"

= M =

John A. McCulloch's Revision of Stone's "The Repairs Of The 1841 One Penny. Plates 1-40." - PDF File (188 kb)
April 2007 (Based on the studies and notes of Geoffrey Mason)

John A. McCulloch's "E-Gauge"- Superb plating tools for Great Britain's Line Engraved Penny Reds!

McGowan, Bertram ..... See Nissen, Charles and Bertram McGowan

Fred J. Melville's "The Mystery Of The Shilling Green" - PDF File (6.9 MB)
Charles Nissen & Co., Ltd., London, 1926.
The full original book with the following also included:
Last updated 7 December 2006
      Scans from the R M Phillips Collection
      H.R. Holmes'"The Stock Exchange Forgery" from the Philatelic Journal Of Great Britain, Vol. XLVII, No. 566, pp. 17-18
      "Stock Exchange Forgery" Philatelic Treasures column in Linn's Stamp News, Monday, Oct 18, 1982.
      Donna O'Keefe's "Famous British Stamp Fraud" from Linn's Stamp News, September 5, 1983, p. 18
      Arthur W. Jahn's "Philately's Perfect Crime" Reprint from Scott Monthly Journal, December, 1935
      Many colour pictures not included in the original publication

= N =

D. M. Neil's "The 1D. King George V Australian Commonwealth Stamps - Surface Printed Types 1914 to 1937 - A Study" - PDF File (25 MB)
Australian Commonwealth Specialists Society of Great Britain, London 1947.

The Plates (Plates 1-11) from Charles Nissen and Bertram McGowan's "The Plating of the Penny Black Postage Stamp of Great Britain, 1840"
Charles Nissen & Co., Ltd., London, 1922 - Zipped In Single Downloadable File (32.4 MB)

= O =

Allan Oliver's "Bishop Marks." April 30, 2006 - PDF File (9.8 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Heligoland - A Specialised Listing" 2004 - PDF File (3 MB)

Allan Oliver's "A guide to Reading Old Handwriting In relation to Postal History" 2006 - DOC File (9.8 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Life Span Of The Printing Plates For All The Line Engraved Postage Stamps, Version 1.06" 13th January 2007 - PDF File (1 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Life Span Of The Printing Plates For All The Line Engraved Postage Stamps, Version 3.09" 21st July 2008 - DOC File (11 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Life Span Of The Printing Plates For All the Postage Stamps Of Queen Victoria" Version 3.13 27th Jan 2009 - DOC File (45 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Life span of the printing Plates - Surface Printed issues" PDF File (4.4 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Life Span Of The Printing Plates For Surface Printed Stamps, Version 2.03" DOC File (10 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Coronation 1937 - An illustrated reference to the printed covers" PDF File (8.4 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Russian Postage Rates - A Chronological Listing As Far As 1967." - PDF File (370 KB)

Allan Oliver's "The Revenue Stamps Of The Land Registry Office (16 AUG 1963 H.M. Land Registry)." - PDF File (1 MB)

Allan Oliver's "Post Office Circulars" - PDF File (103 MB)
January 7, 1840 "Post Office Regulations", April 25, 1840 "Notice To All Postmasters And Sub Postmasters", September 7, 1874, September 7, 1874, 1878, Numbers 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 100.

Allan Oliver's "The General Post Office London 1844" - PDF File (8.4MB)
     Or JPG scans of the original columns used to create the above PDF - ZIP File (700KB)
The Illustrated London News 22 and 29 June, 1844

Tony and Allan Oliver's "The History Of Post Office Training - The Post Office Training Schools - A Hand Book And Reference Listing"
PDF File (347 kb)

H. Osborne's "Twopence - Plate Nine. A Study Of The Plate And Its Repairs" - PDF File (22 MB)
Charles Nissen & Co., Ltd., London, 1939
Just the pictures plates from the above book. - Zip File (15.9 MB)

Norval J.C. Strachan's "Repairs of the Two Pence Plate Nine" - PDF File (41 MB)
Aberdeen Scotland, January 2015. Provides updates from the original work of Osborne plus pictures of many of the repaired impressions.

H. Obsborne's "British Line-Engraved Stamps. Twopence Blue. Studies Of Plates 1 to 15" - PDF File (65 MB)
H.F. Johnson, London, 1948
      Just the pictures plates from the above book. - Zip File (42.3 MB)

= P =

Frederick A. Philbrick and William A. S, Westoby's "The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain" - PDF File (12 MB)
The Philatelic Society, London, 1881.

Stanley Phillips' "Great Britain The Harrison And Somerset House Printings (1911-12) And How To Distinguish Them With A Chapter On The Early Georgian Issues" - PDF File (20 MB)
Stanley Gibbons Limited, London, 1913.

The Reginald M. Phillips' Collection
All 45 volumes as zipped files that can be downloaded

"The I T Pickering Collection - The Maltese Cross" - PDF File (26.5 MB)
This collection was aquired by Mark Bloxham and this permenant record compiled by Allan Oliver with permission

Bertram W. H. Poole's"The Stamps of Canada" - HTML
Download Archived Files Of Above - ZIP File (1.3 MB)
Download DOC File Of Above Prepared By Allan Oliver - DOC File (9.5 MB)

= S =

Smales And Tuck's "Illustrations Of The Site And Neighbourhood Of The New Post Office Comprehending Antiquarian Notices Of St. Martin's-Le-Grand, And Its Liberty And The Adjoining United Parishes Of St. Anne, St. Agnes, And St. John Zachary, With An Appendix Containing An Account Of The Antient Mourning Bush Tavern, &c. Addersgate, And Various London Taverns, Its Contemporaries." - PDF File (25 MB)
Smales And Tuck, London 1830

Sotheby's Sale: L10840 (24-26 November 2010) "The Great Britain Philatelic Collections of Lady Mairi Bury, FRPSL." - PDF File (6.4 MB)

Promo clip for Spink's Chartwell_Collection Auction (29 June 2011) "The Spink Auctions PodCast with Guy Croton." - FLV (Real Player) File (28 MB)

J. W. M. Stone's "The Repairs Of The 1841 One Penny. Plates 1-40." - PDF File (104 MB)
R.C. Alcock LTD. Cheltenham, 1973
John A. McCulloch's Revision of Stone's "The Repairs Of The 1841 One Penny. Plates 1-40." - PDF File (204 kb)
April 2007 (Based on the studies and notes of Geoffrey Mason)
"Just The Plates." - PDF File (2 MB)
"Just The Plates As High Resolution (600 PPI) Scans." - Zip File (78.4 MB)

Norval J.C. Strachan's "Repairs of the Two Pence Plate Nine" - PDF File (41 MB)
Aberdeen Scotland, January 2015. Provides updates from the original work of Osborne plus pictures of many of the repaired impressions.

= T =

Stuart Tanner's "POSTMARKS Eng Scot Welsh Irish Foreign in Num Town Shire order.xls" - XLS Spreadsheet File (1.3 MB)
Updated 1 February, 2007

T. Todd's "William Dockwra and the rest of the Undertakers. The story of the London Penny Post 1680-82" - PDF File (24.7 MB)
C.J. Cousland & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh. 1952

= V =

F. Hugh Vallancey's "British Postmarks." - PDF File (8 MB)
Billig’s Handbook On Postmarks, Volume 9, Second Edition

F.L. Vanderplank's "Coloured Maltese Cross Postmarks." - PDF File (593KB)
The Philatelic Advisor, November, 1951 p. 19

"VR imprimatur sheet." - Zip File (20 MB)
Courtesy Dr. Russ Hill.

= W =

Gordon Ward's "An Introduction To The Study Of The King George V 1½D. Die 2 Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of Australia." - PDF File (18.8 MB)
Orlo Smith & Co. Melbourne

William Ward's "The Postage Stamps of Great Britain." - PDF File (11.8 MB)
Booklet Number 22 (third Edition). Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co. Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News, Portland, ME, Beverly,MA 1918

H. C. Westley's "The Postal Cancellations Of London 1840-1890." - Zip File of Scanned (JPG) Pages with collateral material. (35 MB)
H. F. Johnson. London, 1950