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by M.P. Bratzel, Jr.

Published with financial assistance from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, this publication updates information in the handbook (1994) and the first supplement (2007).

The second supplement includes:

            • Newly identified postal establishments and postmarks
            • Expanded dates of postmark use
            • Postal censorship during World War II
            • Air mail to and from the Southern Cameroons
            • British Forces in the Southern Cameroons prior to reunification
            • And much more…

Spiral bound, 131 + viii A4 pages, colour, fully referenced. Price £9.50 plus p&p (UK £2.70; Europe £6.25).

Orders to be sent to Rob May at or by post to Longdown Farm Cottage, Cadsden, Princes Risborough, HP27 0NB.

Cheques to be made out to West Africa Study Circle or pay by Paypal to

Customers in the USA may order via the author at: Marty also has copies of the original 1994 publication and the 2007 first supplement available.

The Burma Post Office under Japanese Occupation 1942-45

The Roberts Papers.

edited by Alan Meech & Richard Warren

In 1945, as Allied forces recaptured Burma, Brigadier G L Roberts obtained a cache of postal documents issued during the period of occupation from a local postmistress. Now archived at the Royal Philatelic Society London, these documents informed The Japanese Occupation Stamps of Burma, 1942-1945, written by Roberts and his collaborator E A Smythies in 1947 (still a valuable reference) but did not appear in full within the text.

Now the documents Roberts acquired are published in their entirety along with some helpful supplementary material. They reveal much that is new: postage rates, aspects of stamps and stationery, extensive lists of post offices re-opened and insights into the workings of a postal service during war and occupation.

Published by the Burma (Myanmar) Philatelic Study Circle with support from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, A4, 56 pp, ISBN 978-0-9532191-4-8.

Price £9.50 + p&p. Orders and enquiries to: Richard Warren at


By Peter R A Kelly

The third book in the French West African and Saharan series. Follows on from “Dakar to Tombouctou; Communications and postal history in French Sudan” and “The development of postal communications in the Algerian Sahara”, this latest book was published in 2022 with financial assistance from the Stuart Rossiter Trust.

For further details, please see the flyer: FRENCH TRANSSAHARAN MAILS

The book is available directly from the author at

The Postmarks and Postal History of Cameroun under French Administration 1916 to 1959

By Marty Bratzel

Drawing upon information published in the Journal Officiel du Cameroun and from the annual reports to the League of Nations and the United Nations, this book covers the development of postal services in French Cameroun: the post offices and postmarks, specimen stamps, air mail services, maritime and paquebot services, World War II, etc. Primary source documentation and background material is included on the accompanying CD and is available as a free download; please email for a copy.

 Published by the author with support from the Stuart Rossiter Trust. 494 pages, A4 hardback plus CD,

Price £25 plus p&p. Orders and enquiries to:


The Development of French Postal Communications in the Algerian Sahara

By Peter R A Kelly

This is the author’s second book on French African postal history following on from “Dakar to Tombouctou – Communication and postal history in French Soudan”. This new book looks at the expansion of French interests in the Algerian Sahara, outlining the postal history and development of communications. Published in 2020 by Peter Kelly with financial assistance from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, 224 pages softback and in full colour. The book is available for £25 plus P&P directly from the author at

McNeil’s Giraffe: The African Sketches of a Scottish Postmaster

By Anita McCullough

The story of Jim McNeil and his adventures in Central Africa at the turn of the 20th Century from his own illustrated journal. The SRT is pleased that our help with research costs has contributed to the publication of this book by the Rhodesian Study Circle.

For more information:

Dakar to Tombouctou: Communications and Postal History in French Soudan

By Peter R A Kelly

Dakar to Tombouctou

Containing six monographs covering different aspects of the Postal History and Communications in the French Soudan this book, published in 2018 by Peter Kelly with financial assistance from the Stuart Rossiter Trust has 96 pages and is in full colour. The book is available directly from the author at

The Postal History of the Type Sage Issue of France 1876 to 1900

By Peter R A Kelly

Postal History of Type Sage

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 the author in 2016 with financial assistance from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, the book is available directly from Peter at

The Postmarks and Postal History of Independent Cameroun – 1960 to Date

By Marty Bratzel, Michael Wright and Marc Parren

Independent Cameroon

Perfect bound with 571 additional pages on a searchable DVD, the book lists the postal establishments, provides illustrations of postmarks along with reported dates of use, photographs, and selected postal history material. ISBN 978-0-9694026-8-8

Published in 2014 with help from The Stuart Rossiter Trust and The Collectors Club of Michigan, the book along with supporting DVD is available directly from Marty Bratzel at US$75 plus p+p. Please contact him at

The 1898 Pictorial Issue of New Zealand: its Design, Printing and Use

By Derek Diamond FRPSL

1898 Pictorial New Zealand

Published in 2014 by The New Zealand Society of Great Britain with financial assistance from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, this books has 320 pages, is case bound and in full colour. The book is currently out of print. ISBN 978-0-9514667-6-6

Fleeing from the Fuhrer

By Charmian Brinson and William Kaczynski

Fleeing From the Fuhrer

A unique collection of correspondence during WWII between refugees in internment camps world-wide and with those incarcerated in German Concentration camps. These stories are told for the first time. 150 colour illustrations. ISBN: 978-0-7509618-8-2

This book was published by History Press at the end of 2011 with support from the Stuart Rossiter Trust, is now available from the Trust for only £12 plus p+p. Please see our Books page

Postal and Airmail Rates in France & Colonies 1920 to 1945

By Robert E. Picirilli

Airmail Rates France Cols

This A4 format, 234 page, card backed volume covers the letter rates and airmail surtax for French colonies from the start of commercial aviation to the end of WW2, and provides for the first time a comprehensive source of information to explain the postage rates applied to pre 1946 French colonial airmail covers.

ISBN 978-0-9519601-6-5

The Stuart Rossiter Trust gave a Research Grant for the project which resulted in this book being published by the France & Colonies Philatelic Society (GB). The book is currently out of print, however a PDF copy may be available; for details please contact the society at:

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