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The Trustees take decisions as to the method of production adopted for the proposed work. Nevertheless the Trustees would value recommendations or suggestions from the referees about ways in which the work might best be published to achieve quality standards and their views on the most appropriate market in which the work might sell. 30.05.2011
Trust Sponsored Book - The Type Sage Issue of France by Peter R.A.Kelly, £40.00 + p&p
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE
POSTAL HISTORY OF DENMARK
by David Cornelius Price excluding postage £38.00
by David Cornelius
Price excluding postage £38.00To read more, click here
New Book - Failed Free Handstamps by Robert Galland and John B.Colton, £15.00
New Book - Besieged in Paris by Ashley Lawrence, £25.00
Our Book on Iraq
LETTER RECEIVERS of LONDON
by Hugh Feldman
THE ROYAL MARINES: Home and Abroad a Postal History 1664-1994 by Bob Swarbrick
by Charles Goodwyn
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
Fleeing From the Fuhrer
Fleeing From the Fuhrer by Charmian Brinson and William Kaczsynski
Volume 3 of Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil 1815 - 1839 1795-1815
Volume 1 of Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil 1568-1795Brochure of Vol 1 Netherlands Mail 1568-1795 Postal History book
Railway Disaster MailBrochure of our Railway Disaster Mail Postal History book
by Mike Scott Archer
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EARLY FORCES MAIL
by Barrie Jay
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THE POSTAL HISTORY OF SPANISH NEW ORLEANS by Yamil H Kouri Jnr Price excluding postage £38.50
THE POSTAL HISTORY OF SPANISH NEW ORLEANS
by Yamil H Kouri Jnr
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