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Overseas Letter Postage from India 1854-1876
Martin & Blair, 1975.
Published by Robson Lowe
Good condition; Dust jacket spine and front faded - see photograph. Pages unmarked and binding still tight. This book has sat on a book shelf for about 30 years


The Postal History of British Palestine 1918 - 1948
Proud Bailey 1985 - new

Clothbound hardback, 25cm x 17 cms, 305 pages .
Bump to SE corner
A comprehensive history with page upon page of illustrations of postmarks, cancellations plus numerous photographs, details of postal rates, etc. Invaluable to the serious collector of Palestine.


The Postal History of British Aden 1839 - 1967
Proud Bailey 1985 - new

Clothbound hardback
274 pages - 25cm x 17cm.
Comprehensive general history, postal history, numerous illustrations & photographs, cancellations, postmarks. An essential book for all Aden collectors.


Postal Cancellations of The Ottoman Empire Part Two
The Lost Territories in Africa & Asia
John C. Coles & Howard E. Walker

Hardback with dustwrapper.Some scratches/scuffmarks on dustwrapper.19cm x 25 cm 114 pages
Includes ilustrations of all postal cancellations Libya-Iraq-Levant-Lebanon-Jordan-Palestine-Arabia-Russia-Caucasus.Maps of all the areas.


Barid Al-Sa'udiyyah wa Al Hejaz wa Najd
M. Max Mayo 1973

As new. Paperback.
One of the classic books about early Saudi Arabian issues


The Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia and The Gulf
Neil Donaldson

Cloth covered hardback publish by Harry Hayes, 1975.
Original edition in very good condition with 'pull-out' postmark reference chart' + pocket-size folded card chart which was published separately.

The Early Postal History of Saudi Arabia - Jakob von Uexkull
No. 229 of limited signed edition of 450.
Published 1988 - Hardback, 98 pages, as new.
215 x 305 mm.- 8.5 x 12 ins
The most comprehensive work on the postal history of Saudi Arabia, abounding with illustrations and more than 1,400 valuations, on and off cover, of over 170 postal markings, and hitherto unpublished information at that time.


The Postal History of Oman 1856-1985
1st Edition 1985, published by Oman Post.
23cm x 30 cm - 9 ins x 12 ins leatherbound hardback with cover & in original slipcase.
In Arabic & English
Sumptious 'coffee table' book, lavish colour illustrations.
Some light blemishes on back of cover

Philatelic History of Jordan,
Edited by K.C.R. Souan, 1977. 2nd edition
16cm x 23.5 cm - 6.25ins x 9.25 ins paperback
144 pages
Some discolouration to cover,
otherwise good condition


Air Letters of the Arabian Gulf
T.E. Jones, 1985.

A5, Spiral bound with clear plastic covers.
Many catalogue numbers hi-lighted with marker pen
Good condition



Harmer's Catalogue of the Harry Hibbert "Arabia" Collection
1987 Paperback, 112 pages. In VG condition and with auction results
Many b/w illustrations of rarities
with colour plate A of early Saudi overprints
and colour plate B showing various stamps.


"Mount Sawda" Collection of Saudi Arabia catalogue
Kelleher Auctions, USA 2012.
21.5cm x 28 cm - 8.5ins x 11 ins paperback
90 pages of wonderful colour illustrations of Hejaz & Nejd overprints, blocks, sheets, varieties. Hejaz postage dues, Nejd occupation of Hejaz, Hejaz & Nejd. A wonderful reference book.
Very good - as new condition

The postal History & Postage Stamps of Saudi Arabia
Harmers A4 paperback catalogue, 1999
40 pages with 31 glossy pages full of coloured photographs of sale items.Ottoman posts, Saudi early issues and later definitives. Blocks, sheets, covers. Superb viewing of a collection with estimated value of millions of pounds.
A feast for the eyes

Middle East
Harmers 17.5cm x 24.00 cm - 7 ins x 9.5 ins paperback catalogue, 1988
26 pages with b/w illustrations inside and colour illustrations on external glossy covers. Prices realised (66,000) attached. Small scibble on front cover.


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