We intend to compile a list of selected literature references for postal historians under country and postal history subject headings.

Your contributions in your area of interest are particularly welcome.

Hong Kong

Frajola, Perlman and Scamp: The United States Post Offices in China and Japan 1867-1874, Collectors Club, NY. Page 7
F.W. Webb: Philatelic and Postal History of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports of China and Japan.
E.B. Proud: The Postal History of Hong Kong to 1997
R. Salles: La Poste Maritime Française. Tome I to VIII
R. Kirk: British Maritime Postal History Vol. 1 & 2
R. Kirk: Postal History of the P&O service to the Peninsula
Lee C. Scamp: Postal rate history of China & Hong Kong – The Preadhesive Period 1800 – 1845
J. K. Sidebottom: The Overland Mail.
D. Hammond Giles: The Hon. E.I.C. Steamers of 1830 – 1854.
W. Hubbard & R. Winter: North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840 – 75.
Richard Gurevitch: Queen Victoria Postal Adhesives Vol. 1 & 2.
Alan Robertson: A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles.
D. Peterson & G. Lewis: Postal History of the Philippines
Colin Tabeart: Admiralty Mediterranean Steam Packets 1830 – 1857
Colin Tabeart: Australian New Zealand UK Mails to 1880
Colin Tabeart: United Kingdom Letter Rates, Inland and Overseas 1635 – 1900
James Van der Linden Catalogue des marques de passage
Rev. Howat: South American Packets 1808 – 1880
Luís Frazão: Historia e Desenvolvimento dos Correios e das Telecomunicações de Macau
Kenton & Parsons: Early routings of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
Lee C. Scamp: Far East Mail Ship Itineraries Vol. 1
Kenneth Rowe: The Postal History and markings of the Forwarding Agents

Hong Kong Philatelic Society Journals 1 – 13 which contain the annual update of Gurevitch’s Hong Kong cover listing


Facit Special 2010, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland & Finland

South Australia (supplied with thanks to AD Presgrave of Goolwa, South Australia)

South Australia, The Long Stamps of 1902 – 1912, Purves JRW, Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria 1978, Hawthorn Press, ISBN 0 7256 0147 7.
The Postage Stamps of South Australia, James NR et al, Philatelic Society of South Australia 1947, Advertiser Newspapers.
The Postage & Revenue Long Stamps of South Australia, Williams EA, Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria 2003, ISBN 0 947345 18 3.
The Departmental Stamps of South Australia, Butler AR, Royal Philatelic Society London 1978, Woods of Perth Printers, Scotland.
A Priced Listing of the Departmental Stamps of South Australia, Presgrave AD, Self published 1995, ISBN 0 9577835 0
South Australian Numeral Cancellations, Campbell & Pearce, Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria 1988, ISBN 0 947345 0
South Australia The Squared Circle Cancellations, Cox DG, n.d., Hawthorn Press, ISBN 7256 0132 9.
A Catalogue of Squared Circle Postmarks of South Australia, Overton R, n.d., Pendragon Printing.
The Murray Collection of South Australian Departmental Stamps 1868 – 1874, Briskham AGH, National Gallery of South Australia 1953, Government Printer, Adelaide.
The Lye Collection of South Australian Departmental Stamps 1868 – 1874, Lye EB, n.d., Cape Times, South Africa.
South Australia, Napier & Smith, Stanley Gibbons 1894, William Brendon Printers.
The Travelling Post Offices of South Australia, Presgrave AD, Stuart Rossiter Trust, 1997, Redwood Books, ISBN 0 9527177 6 X.
The Personal Touch, Australia Post, 1986, ISBN 0 642 09840
The Post, Telegraph and Telephone Offices of South Australia and Northern Territory, Walker MJ, Self published 2004, ISBN 0 9757019 1 6.
The Revenue Stamps of South Australia, Walker MJ, Self published 2006, ISBN 0 9757019 2 4.
The Parcel Stamps of South Australia, Walker & Presgrave, Self published 2008, ISBN 0 9757019 3
Perkins Bacon Records, de Worms P, Royal Philatelic Society London 1953, University Press Glasgow.
The De la Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps 1855 to 1901, Easton J, Royal Philatelic Society London 1958, Faber & Faber London.
UPU Specimen Stamps, Bendon J. Self published 1988, Zavallis Litho Ltd. Nicosia, Cyprus, ISBN 9963 7624 1 7.
Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps, Bacon ED, Stanley Gibbons n.d., William Brendon Printers.
The First Postage Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia 1901 – 1912, Hooper M, Royal Sydney Philatelic Club 1995, ISBN 0 646 23622
Forged Stamps of the British Empire, Bynof-Smith, Self published 1990, ISBN 0 646 00229
Stamp Forgeries of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Pope M, Self published 1992, Copybind, ISBN 0 646 08831
Local Stamps of Australia, Hornadge W, Review Publications 1982, Masterprint, Dubbo.
The Railway Stamps of Mainland Australia, Ingles, Presgrave & Craig, Revenue & Railstamp Publications 1980, Tasmanian Lithographic Printers, ISBN 0 9595660 1
The Encyclopeadia of British Empire Postage Stamps 1788 – 1952, Volume IV, Robson Lowe 1962, Richmond Hill Printing Works.
Album Weeds, Earée RB, 1882, 1893 and 1905.
Brusden White Australian Specialist Catalogue 1901-1912, Kellow G. Ed.


Four different exhibits, Swedish Local Postal History, XpoNAT & Swedish Philatelic Federation, 2008
Larsson, Kersti & Bertil, Swedish Postage Due Mail before 1892, XpoNAT & Swedish Philatelic Federation, 2008
Facit Postal VIII, 2009, Swedish cancellations


McNamee, David, A Bibliography of Tasmanian Philately, Alamo, VDL Press, 2004
Campbell, Purves & Viney, Tasmania: The Postal History and Postal Markings, Melbourne, The Royal Philatelic Society Victoria, 1962
Avery, et al., Tasmania: The Postal History and Postal Markings Part II, Melbourne, The Royal Philatelic Society Victoria, 1975
Orchard, A.E., Tasmanian Postal Acts and Regulations Parts 1 to 7, Weston Creek, Magpie Publications, 1992-2000
Tinsley, W.E., Stamps and Postal History of Tasmania, London, Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1986