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  • Lot# : 3121 Philatelic Literature

    "A Short Note on the Design and Issue of Postage Stamps Prepared by the Survey of Egypt for His Highness Husein Emir & Sherif of Mecca and King of the Hejaz",  #99 of 200 copies printed by Survey of Egypt and Government Press (Cairo) and describing in detail the printing process for the Hejaz first set of stamps, a set of which is affixed on an otnate  frontispiece opposite the title page, historical text concerning the issues plus set of 12 color plates showing proposed designs and a chart of printing details, hard covered with ornamental designs front and back and similarly decorated end papers, a bit of separation of the pages from the binding but overall Fine condition, this copy having been presented to Lt. Col. B.F.E. Keeling, M.C., O.B.E. (noted astronomer and engineer doing most of his work in Egypt.)
    Start Price : 4,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,400 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3122 Philatelic Literature

    Billig Handbooks Assortment,  20 volumes comprised of no. 2 (1st ed.), 4 (1st ed.), 5, 11-16, 19, 21, 22, 24-26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, all but 1, 4, 5 are the HJMR reprints, light collector use with pages and bindings intact, some bits of toning on the edges of the pages, Fine group. 
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 3123 Philatelic Literature

    U.S. Literature Group,  includes "American Stampless Cover Catalog" Vol 1-3 (hardbound 4th ed., 1985/93), Cole "Cancellations and Killers of the Banknote Era 1870-94" (hardbound, 1995), Alexander "Simpson's U.S. Postal Markings 1851-1861" (hardbound, 1979), Herst-Sampson "19th Century United States Fancy Cancellations" (hardbound, 3d revised ed., 1963), plus couple beginner books, light to moderate use, Fine group. 
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 80 USD

    Lot# : 3124 Philatelic Literature

    Ascher, "Grosser Ganzsachen-Katalog 1928",  two each of volumes I and II covering worldwide postal stationery from "Afghanistan - Wurttemberg", well worn with usual binding faults (one of the Vol II back cover missing) but pages intact and with some toning as usual, VG set of these elusive volumes. 
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 3125 Philatelic Literature

    Worldwide Postal Stationery Literature Balance,  various 1970s/80s reference catalogs with identification and pricing for issues of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Newfoundland, Spain and colonies, Switzerland plus Michel East and West (dozens of pages separated from binding) Europe, Higgins & Gage 1984 "Australasia" and 1977 "A" countries with 1982 price supplement, well used by collector, useful reference
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3126 Philatelic Literature

    Scandinavia Postal Stationery Literature Group,  Scherer "Handbook of Iceland Postal Stationery" (only 600 printed), Granberg "Katalog over "Direktor Rich. Granbergs Samling Av Finlands Helsaker" (1934, in Swedish, card covers separated from pages) giving detailed info regarding Finland stationery especially the envelopes, 2002 "Norma" catalog for Finland (plus couple older editions), also includes the English translation of the 1981-82 "AFA Specialized Catalog" for Denmark and Greenland, typical collector use, Fine group. 
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 35 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3127 Philatelic Literature

    "The Southern Philatelist", 1924/33,  became "The New Southern Philatelist" from 1929, scholarly journal published by August Dietz, lot comprised of 1924-26 complete, 1927 complete less no 7, 8, 1928 complete, 1929 no 1, 2, 1930-32 complete, 1933 no 4-9, 11-12 (the final edition), condition ranges from almost as new to separated covers reattached with tape and/or some loose pages, an overall Fine and elusive run. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3128 Philatelic Literature

    Confederate States Literature Group,  useful assortment of books and catalogs incl some non-philatelic, note Dietz Confederate Catalogs for 1937, 1945 (2),1959, Handbooks Fuller "Confederate Currency and Stamps" (1949), Hubbell "Confederate Stamps, Old Letters and History" (1961), MacBryde "Confederate Patriotic Covers" (sb, 1943), Auction Catalogs Phillips "Hind Postage Stamp Collection - United States including Confederate States, (1933 catalog and plates with realizations), Laurence "The George Walcott Collection of Civil War Patriotic Covers" (1934 with realizations), Fox "The Charles Meroni Collection of Confederate States" (hb, 1961 with realizations), Non-Philatelic Elson "The Civil War Through The Camera" (1912), Freeman "The Story of the Confederacy" (1936), "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War", "American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War" (2 vol, 1960), etc., light to moderate wear, Fine group. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 3129 Philatelic Literature

    Dietz, August, "The Postal Service of the Confederate States of America",  1929, hb, a little shelf wear but pages and binding, intact, signed by the author, the standard work. 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 3130 Philatelic Literature

    Meyer, Dr. Karl F., "Disinfected Mail",  1962, hb, 341 pgs with b&w illus., the first major published work on this subject and the standard reference work. long out of print & very scarce, signed by the author.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 3131 Philatelic Literature

    [Poland}; von Polanski ans von Rachmanow, "Die Postwertzeichen Und Poststempel Von Polen Im 18. Und 19. Jahrhundert",  1935, softbound, 82 pgs plus the 51 loose plates, in German, some minor foxing/ toning, no. 288 of 300 issued, a scarce and useful reference
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3132 Philatelic Literature

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    Tchilinghirian & Stephen, "Austrian Post Offices Abroad", Vol. 1, 3, 4,  pub 1962-64 by The Austrian Stamp Club of Great Britain, a total of 240 pages of text, photos and maps.from the set of six volumes, excellent gently used condition, difficult to acquire & rarely on the market (the set of six recently sold at auction for over $1,000), indispensible for the specialist .
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3133 Philatelic Literature

    Tchillingarian & Bernadelli, "Stamps of Italy Used Abroad", Vol. 1-6,  vols. 1-5 pub 1963.-67 by Harris Publications, Ltd (London),vol. 6  pub 1974 by Studio Filatelico Silvano Sorani (Milan, Italy), the complete set of six volumes (total of 474 pages of text, photos and maps) in mint original condition (never used); a very rare set that seldom comes on the market. 
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3134 Philatelic Literature

    Tchilinghirian & Stephen, "Stamps of the Russian Empire Used Abroad", Vol. 1-6,  pub 1957-60 by The British Society of Russian Philaely, Bristol, England, the complete set of six volumes (total of 576 pages of text, photos and maps) in mint original condition (never used), a very rare set hardly ever offered on the market
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3135 Philatelic Literature

    U.S. Literature Assortment,  includes Towle & Meyer "Railroad Postmarks of the US 1861-86" (1968), 1933 Hind Collection auction catalog and plates with photocopies of realizations and corrections, Williams "Fundamentals of Philately" 1971 and 1990 revised editions, Skinner & Eno "United States Cancellations 1845-69", Herst-Zareski "19th Century US Fancy Cancellations" (1951 2d ed.), Brooks "American Letter Express Company Louisville and Nashville 1861"1946), Hahn "The Cancellations of Waterbury Connecticut 1865-90" (sb, 1940), light to moderate wear, useful assortment. 
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : 65 USD
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