|Pasted in here is a copy of
List (paper version) distributed by us in December 2000, with just
alterations. This will eventually be integrated into the listing above.
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens, Ferry Road,
Edinburgh, EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131.552 1220
We have always been known for keeping useful stocks of books
and often have the unexpected as well as the philatelic best-sellers.
we are constantly buying collections, we also from time to time get
Information and knowledge can add so much to this hobby. Many
can define a time in their collecting life when the acquisition of a
or catalogue has “let them in” on a whole new world. I bought my first
Collect British Stamps catalogue in 1967 and learned all about
and things on British stamps that had previously been unknown. Then
what happened !
JUST OUT !
The new Stanley Gibbons “Collect British Stamps”
colour catalogue.A steady seller for many years.
All UK stamps from 1840 to date.
A totally new title …..
Stanley Gibbons “Collect Falkland Islands Stamps”
This is simply the Falklands, Dependencies, and B.A.T. sections
from the big Commonwealth catalogue, but put into a handy slim
and with colour
Section 1 – CATALOGUES
World; the Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World (“Simplified”) Catalogue
be one of the world’s best-known and standard popular catalogues. This
year has seen another change to the arrangement of the listings, with
countries now reverting to the old practice of being in alphabetical
along with all other countries of the world. The catalogue is in three
volumes, and can be bought individually, or as a set for a slight
--; Stamps of the World, “2001 Edition” Volume 1, Countries A-F ..
--; Stamps of the World, “2001 Edition” Volume 2, Countries G-N ..
--; Stamps of the World, “2001 Edition” Volume 3, Countries O-Z ..
--; Stamps of the World, “2001 Edition” Volume 1, 2 and 3 set.
.. .. £84.95
British Commonwealth; another of the mainstays of the stamp world,
the Stanley Gibbons “Part 1” (or to those who were brought up in the
days of philately “The Red Book” has matured much over recent years,
the listings of varieties, booklets, and some postmarks etc. growing
on year. Published in two volumes, available singly or as the pair for
a reduced price.
--; Gibbons Commonwealth Catalogue Volume 1 (Great Britain and
A-I) “2001 Edition” £32.50
--; Gibbons Commonwealth Catalogue Volume 2 (countries J-Z) “2001
--; Gibbons Commonwealth Catalogue complete (2 volumes) .. .. ..
--; Murray Payne King George VI Catalogue, 18th edition, quite recently
published, and a very useful addition to any Commonwealth collector’s
It is not just a different version of the Gibbons catalogue, but has a
different approach to many areas, often making things understandable
are otherwise a bit of a mystery to most. Noticeable updates on
edition. .. £30.
--; we have one of the previous edition left (1997, was £28.)
.. .. .. £20.
--; Stanley Gibbons Empire Stamp Catalogue 1840-1936 Volume 1 – Europe
Africa and the Americas. Current 1999 edition. This is basically the
information as is found in the full Commonwealth catalogue but without
all the modern (King George 6th onwards) “new issues”. ..
--; Empire Stamp Catalogue 1840-1936 volume 2 – Asia, Australasia,
and the Pacific. (As above) £16.95
Africa; Stanley Gibbons Sectional Part 12 – Africa Since Independence
A-E. The 2nd edition dates from 1983, and Gibbons still have no newer
on the horizon. .. .. .. £9.95
Australia; Victoria Stamp Traders Australian Stamp Catalogue. A handy
little pocket catalogue, illustrated in colour. “Year 2000 Edition” ..
.. .. .. £5.50.
--; Seven Seas The Australian Colonies Stamp Catalogue lists the issues
up to 1912 of the various Australian States. Black and white – much
straightforward than SG. .. .. £6.
Belgium; Catalogue Officiel de Timbres-Poste 2001 edition, in colour,
and in French. £20.
Canada; Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps, using Scott
numbers, spiral bound for easy handling. Colour illustrations. Includes
sections on the Provinces, booklets, airway labels, postmarks, postal
etc. “2000 edition” – next edition not expected for a while. ..
China; Stalney Gibbons Sectional Part 17. Current 6th edition. .. ..
--; Stamp Center Postage Stamp Catalog of the People’s Republic of
China 1998. Now out of date. £7.
Falkland Islands; Heitz Specialised Stamp Catalogue of the Falkland
Islands and Dependencies 1800-2000. Includes postal history, postmarks,
British Antarctic Territory, varieties, and lots and lots of
information. This is the one that the Falklands specialists use – why
join them ? £29.
--; Gibbons Collect Falkland Islands Stamps new publication (see front
cover). .. £7.95
France; Cérès colour catalogue 2000/2001, very well
and popular catalogue, in French. £12.50
Germany; Michel Deutschland-Katalog 1999/2000. The “Standard” version,
illustrated in colour, and a great source of information. In German.
on a bit, so reduced from £16.25. .. £13.
Greenland; DAKA “GF5” catalogue 1999. The standard catalogue of stamps
including the better varieties, plus maximum cards, etc. .. .. .. .. ..
--; DAKA “GF7” 1999 specialised catalogue of Cinderella stamps. ..
IF IT ISN’T ON THIS LIST, IT DOESN’T
WE DON’T HAVE IT, OR THAT WE CAN’T
(We reckon that perhaps only one third of our book stock is listed here
– more later ??)
Hong Kong; Yang’s Postage Stamp & Postal History Cat. of Hong Kong.
19th edition (1999-2000) £9.
Ireland; Gibbons Collect Irish Stamps. Quite a new publication, being
the appropriate section simply lifted out of the big Commonwealth
but with most of the illustrations in colour, and with a
little supplementary list of first day covers and year packs. “2000”
edition (1999) .. £7.95
Israel; Bale Catalogue 1998. (New 2000 edition available to order at
£40), previous edition still at £25.
Japan; Sakura catalogue, new 2001 edition. In colour, with text in
Japanese and English. £7.50
Netherlands; NVPH Speciale Catalogus 2001 the annual Dutch language.
A really super catalogue for the price – excellent value at .. ..
.. .. .. .. £15.
--; and one of last year’s “2000” edition, now .. .. .. .. £11.
New Zealand; ACS Colour Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps, 23rd edition,
quite flimsy, and not in great depth, but always popular as a handy
.. .. .. .. £4.
Russia; Stanley Gibbons Sectional Part 10. Quite a new edition,
which brings things much more up to date and now includes many of the
of the former Republics. .. £24.95
Scandinavia; Facit 2001 Special catalogue of all the Nordic countries,
in Swedish and English, priced in kroner, black and white
A steadfast favourite with collectors of and dealers in Scandinavian
with loads of information not in other general catalogues. .. ..
Spain; Edifil “2001” Catálogo Unificado de Sellos de Espana
y Dependencia Postales. .. £8.
--; last year’s “2000” edition reduced from £17 to .. ..
.. .. £6.
Switzerland and Liechtenstein; Zumstein “2000” colour catalogue.
September 1999, so now reduced from £10.50. .. .. .. .. .. ..
United Kingdom; Stanley Gibbons Collect British Stamps, brand new
(see front page) £7.95
--; Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise catalogue, current “2000
Edition”. Carries much more detail that the “C.B.S.” (although not in
with several times the quantity of information on earlier issues, more
listings of varieties, booklet panes, booklets, and so on. .. .. ..
--; Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Vol.2 “The Four Kings”
King Edward VII to King George VI in great depth. 11th edition. .. ..
.. .. £24.95
--; Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Vol.4 “Machins” Queen
Elizabeth Decimal Definitive Issues (excluding Stamp Booklets), 9th
Set of loose leaf pages (on the assumption that if you had the previous
edition you will still have the binder) .. .. .. .. £24.95
--; Collecting British First Day Covers (“Bradbury”), 2001 edition.
.. .. £9.95
--; Millennium First day Cover Catalogue of c.d.s., slogan, and meter
cancels, 1953 onwards. £7.50
--; Barefoot Great Britain Revenues 1989 edition. Still current, but
we believe a new one might not be all that far off. Lists all sorts of
stamps, from “Additional Medicine Duty” to “Winchester Court Fine or
Many of the non-postal stamps that puzzle collectors are listed here.
originally £10. £7.50
United States of America; USPS The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps
– 26th edition, dated “2000”. Easy to follow with colur pictures. .. ..
.. .. .. £15.
--; Stanley Gibbons Sectional Part 22, 5th edition, 2000. .. .. ..
Section 2 – Other Books
Philately; Scotland’s First Philatelic Society – A History of the
Philatelic Society 1893-1993, by Ian J Fleming. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Scotland; Scotland and Philately No.13 Edinburgh. A little booklet
showing stamps and covers with Edinburgh connections, with some textual
background notes. A useful springboard to start a small thematic
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. £1.25
--; Postal Markings of Scotland to 1840 2nd Edition, the work of Bruce
Auckland, completed by Ron Stables, and a standard work now on Scottish
Postal History. .. .. .. £18.
--; The Scots Local Namestamps 1840-1860 by Paul Stephens and Roy
--; Scottish Post Offices by James Mackay. Wonderful list of all the
post offices, no matter how small, with dates of opening and closing,
etc. .. .. .. .. £9.
--; Scottish Numeral Postmarks by James Mackay. .. .. .. .. £7.50
--; Machine Cancellations of Scotland by James Mackay. .. .. ..
Scotland; Lewis (Islands Postal History Series No. 3) (We have others
in this series also.) £5.
--; Postal Markings of Scotland to 1808 by Bruce Auckland, 1978. A
ground-breaking book of its time, many later publications have built on
this work. Originally £6, we can offer these at .. £3.
Thematic; Elvis in the Post by Jo Woodward. Catalogue and guide to
stamps of the world showing this old rocker. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
--; A History of Anaesthesia through Postage Stamps by Alistair
an Edinburgh consultant anaesthetist. Just published this year, and
surprising numbers of relevant stamps listed and shown. Of interest to
medics and to stamp people. .. .. .. .. £9.50
--; Scots and Stamps published by the Alba Stamp Group. A fascinating
book, especially for Scots, and a good read, even if you don’t collect
the subject. Lists hundreds of stamps of most of the countries of the
which show Scots, or things made in Scotland, or Scottish inventions,
plants and animals with names of a Scottish derivation ! .. .. .. .. ..
United Kingdom; SG (Rikki Hyde) Great Britain Numbers Issued 1840-1910.
A fascinating little book listing the numbers of stamps sold, theories
about survival rates, etc. Quite an eye-opener on potential relative
Published 1990 but not again since. .. .. .. £3.95
A New Non-Philatelic Book for Edinburgh folk – “MUTTONHOLE” (Life in
North West Edinburgh 1900-2000) by Robert Brown. Has been very popular
– full of pictures, history, and stories. £12.50
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be available to shop callers. You are welcome to contact us in advance
if you want to ensure that an item is in stock.
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