History of the post office together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales. Compiled chiefly from the records. Andrew Houison.
History of the post office together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales. Compiled chiefly from the records.
History of the post office together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales. Compiled chiefly from the records.
History of the post office together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales. Compiled chiefly from the records.
History of the post office together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales. Compiled chiefly from the records.

History of the post office together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales. Compiled chiefly from the records.

Sydney: Charles Potter, Government printer and inspector of stamps, 1890. First edition, 4to, pp. v, [9], 110; 15 photogravure plates (1 folding); original albumen photograph of a stamp affixed at the top of the title page; margins ruled in red throughout; generally a fine copy; original gilt-stamped upper cover neatly inlayed into later matching cloth, and backed in black morocco with gilt lettering direct on spine. Ferguson 10573: "Dr. Houison was specially commissioned by the Government of New South Wales to produce this excellent work, but it was soon after withdrawn from circulation owing to forgeries of stamps being made from plates in the book. The edition was limited to a small number of copies. These are now rare and valuable." A facsimile reprint was done in 1983. Item #19286

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