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The Spink Maury Catalogue has traditionally provided the highest level of detail for the stamps and covers of France and the French colonies, with thousands of top quality illustrations and prices updated every year. It was acquired by Spink in 2015, and the editors have since endeavoured to make this the premium reference work of its kind. The catalogue includes stamps on cover, tete-beche issues, blocks, reprints, military mail, specimens, telegraphs, officials, parcel post, booklets, essays, proofs, airmails, precancels, postage dues, imperforate issues, balloon mail, occupation issues, telephone stamps, siege mail and war stamps, and is the authoritative work for any collector of French stamps, or anyone interested in the fascinating area of philately. The 2020 edition showcases a wealth of new pages and is an absolute must for collectors of French stamps.
Here, more than 400 stamps are arranged within each state by their dates of issue. The history of the person, event, or place depicted on the stamp is explained. For some, other information provided may include explanations of the selection of the subjects depicted, how the stamp design evolved into what was eventually printed, or the printing process used. Biographical information is included for some of the designers of the stamps.
This book started with a generous gift by Sebastian Baldassarre of Japanese occupation stamps to my collection on WWII at Filipinas Heritage Library. Many occupation stamps were based on pre-war Philippine stamps overprinted and surcharged in black by the Japanese Administration. I became curious to know how these stamps looked without the overprints. The more I delved, the more fascinating the subject became. Thus this book, limited to stamps issued by the Japanese Military Administration during the occupation of the Philippines, together with the same stamps as they appeared both before and after the occupation. The book lists the stamps issued during the occupation by category and date of first issue except the first series designed and printed in Japan. Released on six occasions over a period of a year, they are grouped together. Second overprintings are listed under the original release date. Appendix I shows the stamps as issued under colonial and Commonwealth administrations during the 1930s. Appendix II shows stamps provisionally hand-stamped VICTORY issued in Leyte soon after the landings in October 1944 and the VICTORY - COMMONWEALTH stamps issued to celebrate the liberation. This book has required much detail. All errors and omissions are mine. Most of the stamps in this booklet are fairly easy to acquire, except for those hand stamped VICTORY. These are hard to find and expensive as so few were hand stamped. Fortunately, good scans are available of all the overprinted stamps. (Roderick Hall)
For this second book in the Transport Philately series on public transport issues featured on postage stamps, once again the author will combine two of his life-long hobbies as he looks at railways around the world on standard gauge tracks that encompasses the majority of the western worlds major railway arteries. The book will also illustrate railways on other, similar gauges of track where they constitute a countrys major arteries, but it is not an exhaustive survey encompassing every country and every issue for that one needs to refer to major catalogue issues by such well-known authorities as Stanley Gibbons Plc. There have been many and varied reasons why postal authorities have issued stamps featuring railway subjects, varying from major anniversaries to national pride, the latter often from the former Eastern-bloc countries but that is not by all means. The Royal Mail in the UK has certainly not ignored railways, especially in later years, and the author will visit probably more of his native country's stamps than most other countries, but hes biased. The author often looks in his albums to try to understand why a particular country will sometimes be represented by bulging sections, whilst others are represented by but one or two stamp. And so, the book follows the story around the world in roughly an eastern journey, learning about some of the national histories on the way and admiring the attentions of some extremely accomplished artists that mean philatelists and rail-lovers alike can enjoy many beautiful miniature works of art.