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A description of the Trust, by Susan McEwen, was recently published in The London Philatelist, the journal of the RPSL.
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The SRT is delighted to anounce our latest Book, available in May 2017.
Suffolk Postal History and Postal Markings to 1844
Thomas Slemons, FRPSL


The postal history of Suffolk, and a replacement of the Suffolk chapter of the British county catalogue, with twice the number of entries and complete revision of date ranges. Long awaited, this massive book is the result of decades of research. 590 pages, hardback, with maps and illustrations of postmarks and covers in colour. Price £49 Plus p+p UK £7.50, Europe £17.50, Airmail Rest of World Zone 1 £25.40, Airmail Rest of World Zone 2 £27.70, Worldwide Surface £17.40. The book weighs 2.42kg plus packing. Email john.w.jackson@care4free.net to order. www.rossitertrust.com The Trust is a Registered Charity, Number 292076

Email john.w.jackson@care4free.net to order, or go to
www.rossitertrust.com The Trust is a Registered Charity, Number 292076

The SRT is delighted to anounce our latest Book, available in April 2017.
The Free French in London 1940 - 1945
A review of the postal history of the Free French & other associated London based organisations.
By Peter A. Baker


Published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust (2017) Based on the Author’s extensive research this work explores a fascinating but little known aspect of WWII. A4 softback, 64 pages, copiously illustrated in colour. It covers censor marks, cachets resealing tapes or labels and postmarks, relating to the Free French Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Courier Service. Liberation and National Committees, and under cover addresses. Highly recommended to all who are interested in WWII, or censorship or British or French Postal History. Available from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, for £9.50 plus P+P
Postage for Free French: UK £1.80 ; Europe £5.35 ; Rest of the World Airmail £7.65 ; Rest of the World Surface Mail £5.30

Email john.w.jackson@care4free.net to order, or go to
www.rossitertrust.com The Trust is a Registered Charity, Number 292076


The SRT is proud to anounce our recent Book,
POSTMEN AT WAR a History of the Army Postal Services to 1945 a History of the Army Postal Services to 1945 and the distinguished author is Colonel E.T. Vallance CBE ERD (Late RE). The Preface, Footnotes, Maps and Tables are by by Capt. S. C. Fenwick MSc MBA MInstRE.
The book ia A4, softbound 302 pages, copiously illustrated with maps
The price is £25, (plus p+p UK £3.50, Europe £13, International £18.75 or International Economy post £13)
email john.w.jackson@care4free.net


The SRT is pleased to have supported this excellent new book.
The Postal History of the Type Sage Issue of France 1876 – 1900
By Peter Kelly. After 40 years of the study and collection of the Postal History of the Type Sage issue, Peter Kelly has now produced the definitive work on this issue. Published by Peter Kelly and available from him for £40 (+p+p U.K. £4.30, Europe £10) peterkelly35@btinternet.com The book is A4, soft bound, 225 pages, copiously illustrated in colour through out.

New Eighth Editions of the Illustrated Catalogue, and the Text only Catalogue, are available as pdf files which can be viewed or downloaded from this website. Get to them through the Index column on the left of each page.

NETHERLANDS MAIL in TIMES of TURMOIL Volume 2 1795-1815
by Kees Adema FRPSL There is now a CD edition of Volume 2, as the print edition is out of stock. It is available as a single CD for £10.00 or as part of a three volume set comprising print editions of Volumes 1 and 3, and a CD of Volume 2, for £100.00 for all 3 volumes.

Great Britain: Failed Free Handstamps of the Franking System
by Robert B Galland FRPSL and John E Colton. Published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust
Price £15 plus Postage & Packing £2.00 2nd class to UK addresses Postage & Packing £5.50 to EU addresses Postage & Packing £8.00 (Surface £6.00) to all other countries

Click for pdf Flyer for first Supplement to Failed Free Handstamps

Free postage was established in Great Britain in 1652 for some people including MPs. It was abolished at the introduction of the Uniform Postal Rate on 10 January, 1840. It is 25 years since the last book dealing with the Franking System was published. Since then there have been a number of new discoveries. This book describes the authors’ current knowledge of those handstamps associated with breaches of Acts governing free postage; ‘Failed Frees’.ISBN 978-1-908710-01-7

p&p UK second class £4.50 p&p EU £10.00 p&p All other countries, £17.00 [£10.00 Surface mail]
Click for pdf Flyer for Failed Free Handstamps



Besieged in Paris
An Englishman's Account of the Franco-German War 1870-1871

published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust, £25 plus p&p

Ashley Lawrence has researched a remarkable series of letters from an astute observer of the siege of Paris, the climax of the Franco-German War. In spite of the siege, during the five month period from September 1870 to January 1871, William Brown succeeded in corresponding with his wife in England and she managed to communicate with him, using whatever postal and clandestine means were available. The characters, events and aspects of life in Paris during those terrible months are described in great detail. Softback, 290 pp, A4. Copiously illustrated with colour and b/w illustrations, with an index and bibliography. ISBN 978-1-908710-00-0


p&p UK second class £4.50 p&p EU £10.00 p&p All other countries, £17.00 [£10.00 Surface mail]

Ashley Lawrence presented a signed copy of his book to Peter Brown, the great grandson of William Brown, whose correspondence inspired this book. An article and photograph of Ashley and Peter was published in The Kent and Sussex Courier
This picture of the event is included with the kind permission of The Kent and Sussex Courier



New Publications produced with the assistance of the Stuart Rossiter Trust

New Publication Published by The New Zealand Society of Great Britain with financial help from The Stuart Rossiter Trust.

The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand: its Design, Printing and Use
By Professor Derek R Diamond


The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand: its Design, Printing and Use. 320 pp, case bound, full colour, index.. 'The coverage is comprehensive and includes both why and how the stamps were made (3 plate makers, 2 printers and 7 varieties of paper) and in Part II how the stamps were used. Part I is organised around the Four Printings and discusses with examples the die proofs, plate proofs, plate varieties associated with line-engraved stamps, errors, forgeries and provides a rarity rating. Part II focuses on use of each face value in relation to the rates, regulations and services operated between 1898 and 1907 by the New Zealand Post & Telegraph Department.' Visit www.nzstamps.org.uk/nzsgb for more information Price: £55 plus p&p (discount for NZ Society of GB members) Available from: New Zealand Society of Great Britain at: drdiamond@mac.com


The late Professor Derek R Diamond, 1933-2015
It is my sad duty to report that Derek Diamond has passed away, he was born on 18 May 1933 and died on 7th May 2015. By profession he was an accedemic being a Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Derek was Chairman of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain from 2002 to 2012, and Hon. Treasurer from 2007 to 2015. He joined The Royal Philatelic Society London in 2001 and was elected a Fellow in 2005. In 2014 his book The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand its Design, Printing & Use was published by the New Zealand Society of Great Britain and soon sold out. He formed and was the leader of the dynamic, W4 Philatelic Reseach Group, founded in 2013.
From David Beech

Another recent publication -
The Postmarks and Postal History of Independent Cameroun - 1960 to Date
By Marty Bratzel, Michael Wright and Marc Parren


Published with help from The Stuart Rossiter Trust and The Collectors Club of Michigan The book, with supporting DVD, is available directly from Marty Bratzel marty_bratzel@yahoo.ca for $75 USD postage included or the equivalent in sterling or Euros. Cheques in all three currencies are acceptable, also PayPal (please add +4%). PayPal account is my email. Ordering address: 1233 Virginia Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N8S 2Z1 Canada. Email address: marty_brazel@yahoo.ca

 

The Crawford Digitisation Project - Digitisation of the Crawford Library in the British Library

The Royal Philatelic Society London, and Paul Skinner, FRPSL, Head Curator of the British Library Philatelic Collection have announced a very important project. Fuller details are set out in the attached pdf file




The Rossiter Trust 2013 Lecture - The future of the BPMA - View or download the Slides of Adrian Steel's Lecture as a Pdf

The Rossiter Trust 2013 Lecture - The future of the BPMA - Read or download the text of Adrian Steel's Lecture as a Pdf



David Beech's Philatelic Research Guidelines
February 2013 - A new edition of David Beech's Philatelic Research Guidelines is now available on this website
Philatelic Research Guidelines

We have a selection of websites on our Links Page.
The SRT Links Page
A new addition is:
Yorkshire Philatelic Association [YPA]
www.y-p-a.org.uk

"Fleeing from the Fuhrer" is back in stock

Letter Forwarding Agents of Great Britain handling Channel Islands letters 1673 -1855. by David Gurney FRPSL,
170 pages A5 , profusely illustrated in B/W, Ring bound £9.50 + postage & packing
A recent new book published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust is announced - and in stock - order it today!


Channel Islands Forwarding Agents Book Page
Channel Islands Forwarding Agents Flyer & Order Form

Volume 3 of Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil 1815 - 1839 by Kees Adema, £49.00 + p&p in stock and available now

NETHERLANDS MAIL in TIMES of TURMOIL Volume 2 1795-1815 by Kees Adema FRPSL There is now a CD edition of Volume 2, as the print edition is out of stock. It is available as a single CD for £10.00 or as part of a three volume set comprising print editions of Volumes 1 and 3, and a CD of Volume 2, for £100.00 for all 3 volumes.








John Jackson is now in charge of our new Book Distribution arrangements

Stuart Rossiter Trust Corresponding Trustee

Corresponding Trustee:
Andy Gould, 56 James Street, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0JG, U.K. email: srtcorr@gmail.com


The Rossiter News
the e Newsletter of the Stuart Rossiter Trust

Previous issues are available here as pdf's for viewing or downloading

New Postage & Packing price list
The new Postage & Packing price list, is published on this website.
Postage & Packing price list


Research Grants from the Stuart Rossiter Trust

The Trust makes Research Grants to assist authors in publishing books. These may be published by bodies other than the Trust itself. A recent example is the excellent work, Postal and Airmail Rates in France & Colonies 1920 – 1945 by Robert E. Picirilli , just published by The France & Colonies Philatelic Society of Great Britain.
For details of Robert Picirilli's please go to the book page
To make enquiries about Research Grants please contact the Corresponding Trustee.

Military & Naval Postal History Books from the Trust

Press for details of Military & Naval Postal History Books


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The Stuart Rossiter Trust Fund
Registered at the Charities Commission: No.292076

Trustees:

David Alford, Rex Dixon, Andy Gould, Mrs.Susan McEwen, Douglas Muir, Simon Richards, David Tett,


Please order from John Jackson FRPSL, who is in charge of distribution:
John Jackson, 17 Cambridge Avenue,Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire LE13 0AA
Email: john.w.jackson@care4free.net - phone: 01664 568956

Payment by:
- £ British Bank Sterling cheques payable to Stuart Rossiter Trust ; - US dollar cheque drawn on a US bank payable to David Tett and sent to John Jackson ; - SEPA transfers in euros to John Jackson's euro account are accepted. Please contact him for details. ; - PayPal [plus 5% for charges ] to john.w.jackson@care4free.net ; - Sterling, USA, and Euro bank notes rounded to the nearest 5 pounds, dollars or euros, sent by registered AR post at your own risk to John Jackson, 17 Cambridge Avenue,Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire LE13 0AA ; No other foreign cheques can be accepted due to high bank charges.

 

Corresponding Trustee:
Andy Gould, 56 James Street, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0JG, U.K. email: srtcorr@gmail.com


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Trust Sponsored Book - The Type Sage Issue of France by Peter R.A.Kelly, £40.00 + p&p


Order from the author peterkelly35@btinternet.com


AN INTRODUCTION TO THE POSTAL HISTORY OF DENMARK

by David Cornelius

Price excluding postage £38.00

To read more, click here

New Book - Failed Free Handstamps by Robert Galland and John B.Colton, £15.00



Brochure of Failed Free Handstamps

New Book - Besieged in Paris by Ashley Lawrence, £25.00


Brochure of Besieged in Paris

Our Book on Iraq

Brochure of our Iraq Postal History book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LETTER RECEIVERS of LONDON

by Hugh Feldman

Click for details of "Letter Receivers"


Bob Swarbrick
THE ROYAL MARINES: Home and Abroad a Postal History 1664-1994 by Bob Swarbrick

Click here to read more about Royal Marines Postal History book


ROYAL REFORM by Charles Goodwyn

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New Channel Islands Forwarding Agents Book Letter Forwarding Agents of Great Britain handling Channel Islands letters 1673 -1855. by David Gurney FRPSL, 170 pages A5 , profusely illustrated in B/W, Ring bound £9.50 + postage & packing ISBN 978-0-9545207-7-9

Brochure of our Channel Islands Letter Forwarders Postal History book



Fleeing From the Fuhrer Fleeing From the Fuhrer by Charmian Brinson and William Kaczsynski

Flyer for Fleeing From the Fuhrer



Volume 3 of Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil 1815 - 1839 1795-1815


Brochure of our new Netherlands Mail Vol 3 1815 - 1839 Postal History book


Volume 1 of Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil 1568-1795

Brochure of Vol 1 Netherlands Mail 1568-1795 Postal History book

Railway Disaster Mail

Brochure of our Railway Disaster Mail Postal History book

 

POSTMAN'S ROOTS

by Mike Scott Archer

Price excluding postage £1.00

To read more, click here

EARLY FORCES MAIL

by Barrie Jay

Price excluding postage £20.00

To read more, click here

 



THE POSTAL HISTORY OF SPANISH NEW ORLEANS

by Yamil H Kouri Jnr

Price excluding postage £38.50

To read more, click here

 

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