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This book is intended to replace Dalwick's "The Gambia", for long the vade mecum of Gambia collectors, but which after thirty years was showing its age. Many discoveries have been made in these thirty years; in particular, the De La Rue records have become available; and there has been a shift in the mainstream of philately, towards postal history. Perhaps one might say that much more is understood today about how and why the stamps were used; rather more about where and when they were used, and a little more about which stamps were used.
The layout of this book is traditional: a chapter is devoted to each issue of stamps and the period when they were in use. Each chapter contains, as far as possible: details of the origin, printing, design, date of issue, varieties, numbers etc. of each set, followed by notes on rates of postage, and other matters of postal history interest. Inevitably these are incomplete. Some aspects of the stamps - proofs, specimens, forgeries - have been kept separate, being mainly of interest to specialists in those fields. Separate chapters have been given to Airmails, Cancellations, T.P.O.'s, Village P.O.'s, Postal Markings, Military Mail, and Postal Stationery.
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Book Description Christie's Robson Lowe., 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Intro, Caps,8 full colour plates,160pp with b&w photographs and line drawings. In fine clean condition with fine blue buckram. Seller Inventory # 4847
Book Description Christie's-Robson Lowe / West Africa Study Circle, London, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. vi + 160 pp + 8 full color plates. Deep blue boards, silver titles. Map endpapers. As New. No defects. A scarce, but not rare, book, not often seen today in this immaculate condition. Seller Inventory # PH17901
Book Description Christie's-Robson Lowe, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Blue Navy leather bound boards with silver gilt title on spine. A clean, tight copy throughout with minimal wear. No markings. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS OR EURO BY BANK TRANSFER. Seller Inventory # mon0000590387
Book Description Christie's-Robson Lowe in conjunction with the Circle, 1985. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0853974160-2-4
Book Description Christie's-Robson Lowe in conjunction with the Circle, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0853974160