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Literature

The France & Colonies Philatelic Society has published a number of short specialised studies on particular aspects of French philately.
The following titles are offered subject to availability.  Members’ prices are shown.  P&P extra. Please contact the Society publications
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The list may be viewed or downloaded here
Back numbers of the Journal may also be available.
 

F&CPS Publications

No 3   

The Postal Markings of the Bureaux de Passe by Arthur Robinson, pub. 1977

£5.00

No 6

Le Type Paix by Derek J Richardson, pub. 1983

£5.00

No 7

Tables of French Postal Rates 1849 to 2011 by Derek J Richardson,
(4th edition, pub. 2011

£15.00

No 8 

Subject Index to Four French Philatelic Magazines 1946-2000
compiled by Derek J Richardson, pub. 2004 

£5.00

No 9

The Postal History of French Forces in Tunisia 1900-1920 and the South 
Tunisian Campaign 1915-1917
by David Trapnell 

£10.00

No 10        

The Postal History of the two-phased Italian Occupation of south-east 
France 1940-1943 
by David Trapnell 

£10.00

Other Publications

 

 

The Development of Rates of Postage (France) by A D Smith, reprint 1981   

£3.00

 

Fakes and Forgeries of the 20th Century French Postage Stamps, 
by Dr. R G Gethin,  pub.  2006

£25.00

 

The Sower – a Common Little French Stamp, by Ashley Lawrence FRPSL, 
Reprint available from the author - (see details below) 

£25.00

 

A Handbook of French Philatelic Studies Journal, Special Edition, pub. 1974

£2.00

 

Cumulative Index to Society Periodicals 1949 – 1997, by George Barker 

£4.25

  Les Feuilles Marcophiles No 238, 1984 £5.00
  Dakar to Tombouctou by Peter Kelly FRPSL, pub 2018 (see details below)
£14.00


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Fakes & Forgeries of 20th Century French Postage StampsFakes and Forgeries of 20th Century French Postage Stamps by Dr. R G Gethin

There are 152 pages with full colour illustrations, many of them 400% enlargements of the stamps.
For a preview of a few sample pages in PDF format click on Forgeries Book.

Published 2006.  A few copies still available at £25 + p&p

Contact our stockist John Parmenter, details of whom are at the top of the page.

 

 

 

 

 

Subject Index 1946-2000

Subject Index to Four French Philatelic Magazines 1946-2000 compiled by Derek J Richardson 

Listed above as Brochure No. 8, this booklet of 52 pages comprises extensive listings of articles
- indexed by subject matter - from "L'Echo de la Timbrologie" Nos. 1106-1736,
"Le Monde des Philatélistes" Nos. 1-549, "La Philatélie Française" Nos. 1-553
and "Timbroscopie" Nos. 1-177.

At £5.00 it is available by contacting the Society publications stockist John Parmenter,
details of whom are at the top of the page
.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sower, a Common Little French Stamp

"The Sower, a Common Little French Stamp” by Ashley Lawrence FRPSL

Designed by Louis-Oscar Roty (1846-1911), the Sower is unique in philately.
Since her first appearance on silver coins in 1897, she has graced the coins
and postage stamps as the symbol of France for more than a hundred years. 
In its 256 pages, my book, published by the Society, describe her origins and her
extraordinary postal history.  The variations in the design of the lined and cameo Sowers;
her appearance in booklets, coils, postal stationery, money-stamps and other formats;
the printing processes, overprints, varieties, are explained in detail, with profuse illustrations in full colour.

“The Sower, a Common Little French Stamp” retails at £25.00, plus postage & packing. 
Paypal or 
UK cheque accepted.
For further enquiries, please contact Ashley either by 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone him on (01202) 766877.

 

 

Dakar to Tombouctou"Dakar to Tombouctou” Communications and
Postal History in French Soudan
by P.R.A. Kelly FRPSL

Author and honoured F&CPS member Peter Kelly modestly claims this book
to be simply a collection of six monographs on French Soudan (now Mali),
and describes it as no more than “a forerunner of a detailed examination
of Saharan communications,” to appear at a later date.
The most superfcial examination of the actual handbook, generously furnished
with tables and luxuriously illustrated with maps and contemporary picture postcards,
reveal it to be far, far more than that. It unquestionably deserves the honour of a detailed
and careful review, which will appear in a future issue of the Journal à toute vitesse. 
Michael Round.

96pp, card cover, A4 format, fully illustrated in colour; published by the author with
the support of the Stuart Rossiter Trust; available from the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Price: £14.00 or 16
€ plus postage and packing (UK £4.00; Europe 8.50€, USA $8.50);
payment by sterling cheque, euro cheque or via PayPal.
~ Ashley Lawrence FRPSL