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LETTER RECEIVERS OF LONDON 1652 -1857. A history of their offices and handstamps within the General, Penny and Twopenny Posts

by Hugh Feldman

The definitive study of the subject; this monumental work contains approaching 1000 pages.

The core is an alphabetical list of the Receiving Houses, showing their exact locations, accompanied by a map of the period, details of the Receiver, illustrations of the handstamps including examples of letters, and a considerable amount of supplementary information of interest to the local and social historian as well as the serious postal historian.

The workings of the post during the period are explained in a 50 page introduction and there are also over 100 pages of annexes providing additional information.

Awards include the Crawford Medal from The Royal Philatelic Society, London in 1998 and won the Rowland Hill Award from the British Philatelic Trust in 1998 and Gold Medal and Vera Trinder Rosebowl special literature prize at Stampshow 2000, London.

"The core of the book is an absolute mine of fascinating information - all you would ever want to know about the Receiving Houses and their incumbents. The retail price seems high but is actually very good value for money as this book is highly recommended to any student of postal history or London's local history." Gibbons Stamp Monthly May 2000.

"Essential reading for the true postal historian" London Philatelist February 1999.

"This book really is superb: it comes as no surprise that its author should have been acknowledged in the Rowland Hill Awards" Stamp Magazine June 1999.

900+ pages

B/W illustrations

Cover binding: Hardbound in two volumes with slipcase with foldout maps in rear pocket.

ISBN 978 0 9527177 8 2

Publication date : 1998

Price 45.00 + postage & packing

Places & Subjects: Great Britain London

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