British West Indies Study Circle

BWISC Publications as at January 2017

The BWISC is proudly offering the following publications for sale; many have been reduced in price in an effort to reduce our stocks.
These prices will only be available for a limited period. N.B. Postage and packing is extra.

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STUDY PAPER NO. 7 – COLONIAL BANK IN THE WEST INDIES
by Michael Rego.

The history of the  Colonial Bank is intricately wound up with both the social and philatelic history of the British West Indies. This book is full of interesting illustrations of adhesives used fiscally as well as covers and cards to and from the branches of the bank in various colonies. Of interest to collectors of both philatelic and revenue material, this is a useful addition to this series of Study Papers.

Letter size, perfect bound, (iv) + 72 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907481-35-2

PRICE: £12.00.

BWISC Members’ Discount: £2.00.

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The TUDWAY LETTERS

by Mary Gleadall

"This book concerns the Tudway family’s correspondence from 1751 to 1858. Over 1,400 covers were discovered and this work by Mary Gleadall examines the history of the family, the history of their employees in the West Indies and the correspondence emanating from that relationship. Mary’s dedicated researches into the old families of Antigua and Barbados over an extended period and her persistence in getting deep into the social history and political events that allowed the plantations of this period to flourish is breathtaking. It comprises a serious and thorough record of the contents of the hundreds of letters that reflect the concerns and challenges facing the writers, problems with weather, crop fertility and difficulties in managing the workforce. A very thought-provoking book which goes beyond pure philately and should be valued by all interested in the West Indies."


PRICE £20.00


BWISC Members' Discount £2.00



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TUDWAY LETTER INVENTORY

The listing references were entirely compiled by John Willem in the 1970s and for more details on the Antigua marks please refer to Antigua, The Stamps and Postal History by Charles Freeland, FRPSL and John Jordan (BWISC, 2016). It was normal in the early days to send duplicate letters in case the original was lost due to pirates, enemy action or storms. These are noted by the inclusion of two or more dates, the letter containing a copy of the previous followed by the current letter eg. 26 Feb/19 Mar or 19/26 Mar as below. Abbreviations used in the Location column are as follows: M of A&B – Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, SHC – Somerset Heritage Centre.



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TUDWAY LETTER (Ships & Captains) 

This listing was compiled from the contents and cover markings of the letters. Spelling is exactly as transcribed. 

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ANTIGUA – THE STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY’

by Charles Freeland, FRPSL and John Jordan.


Coming so early in the alphabet Antigua has always been one of the most popular of the small Caribbean islands. It has an interesting mix of early stamps printed by Perkins Bacon and De La Rue including a number of rarities. On the postal history front Antigua is especially well endowed, with the Codrington and Tudway estate correspondences. There is also a rich variety of early postal markings, including some unique marks. The original inspiration for this book was the Antigua Monograph published in successive issues of the British Caribbean Philatelic Journal over a 15 year period between 1973 and 1988. This book collates all this information, updates it and presents it in a most readable form.
A4 size, hardbacked with dust jacket, (x) + 299 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907481-25-3


PRICE: £37.00.

BWISC Members’ Discount: £4.00.

CLASSIC COLLECTIONS – ST. LUCIA'

by Charles Freeland, FRPSL.


This book is a  continuation of the series highlighting the finest  BWI collections. Freeland's St. Lucia is the definitive collection with much material from the pre-stamp era, the St. Lucia Steam Conveyance Company, the early Perkins, Bacon issues through  to the De La Rue keyplate issues. More modern issues are not neglected and there are sections on the Postal  Fiscals as well as the Postal Stationery. Fully illustrated in full colour throughout, this is a worthy successor to the previous Classic Collections books.
B5 size, saddle-stitched, 36 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907481-31-4


PRICE: £10.00.

BWISC Members’ Discount: £2.00.

THE AIRMAILS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO'

By Ron Wike

This book contains a detailed history of aviation in Trinidad plus listings of first flight covers.

An in-depth study of the airmails from the early days up to Concorde, complemented by contemporary photographs, many never published before and illustrations of first flight covers, many in colour.

Winner of the prestigious George D. Kingdom Literature Award by the American Air Mail Society.

The Judges found the book `exceptional in content, quality of illustrations and fine production'.

Originally published in 1999, 214 pp. now in softback (2015).

Price £18

BWISC Members’ Discount: £2.00.

‘ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF JAMAICAN PHILATELY VOLUME 9 – MILITARY MAILS’

by Paul Farrimond and Raymond Murphy.

This is the third edition of this book, the original being written by the late Derek
Sutcliffe. More than any other branch of Jamaican philately, this aspect is one where there seems to be an inexhaustible supply of new information. These two authors have correlated all of this latest material and produced a book that the original author would have been proud of.

Now with a great number of superb colour illustrations, it is a must for all collectors of Jamaica.
A4 size, perfect bound, (viii) + 458 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907481-24-6

Awarded a Gold Medal and the Grand Award at CHICAGOPEX 2015.

Price: £29.00.

BWISC Members’ Discount: £3.00.

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The Encyclopaedia of British West Indies Postmarks. Queen Elizabeth II Coronation - Independence

By David Horry

B.W.I.S.C. (2015)

393 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.

Detailed fully illustrated listing of all known postmarks with useful rarity guide. Besides the Caribbean islands this work includes Bermuda, British Guiana and British Honduras.

Price £25

BWISC Members’ Discount:

CAYMAN ISLANDS POSTCARDS

by Thomas E. Giraldi.

This long awaited book is here at last. Tom has over many years collected information on all aspects of Cayman Islands philately and has written this catalogue which is and will remain a steadfast guide to the cards of these islands. The postcards (and QSL cards) are lavishly illustrated in colour and it will be a book which collectors of BWI picture postcards will refer to as a standard work for many years.

A4 size, softbacked, perfect bound, (iv) + 210 pages. ISBN:  978-1-907481-10-9



Price: £16.00.

BWISC Members’ Discount: £2.00.


2015

DOMINICA - ITS POSTAL HISTORY, STAMPS AND POSTAL STATIONERY TO 1975

By E V. Toeg, FRPSL

First published in 1995 it describes the pre-adhesive marks, stamp issues with listing of proof material, postal fiscals and stationery.

A limited edition of 300, 216pp

Special offer price £9

Special Offer price

 Apr 2015 at £9

NEVIS. The stamps and postal history 1661-1890.

By Federico BORROMEO and Charles FREELAND

 (2014)

vii + 211 large pp. 1st ed., new in D/W.

A comprehensive philatelic handbook covering pre stamp postal history, the stamp issues, postal markings, postal stationery, revenues and forgeries profusely illustrated in colour. Highly recommended.

Price £35
(£3 discount for members) + P&P

2014

TOBAGO. THE PHILATELIC STORY OF A SMALL ISLAND

By Peter Ford FRPSL and Charles Freeland FRPSL & Ed Barrow

(2014)

viii + 150pp + publisher's ads. 1st ed., new in D/W.

A comprehensive handbook on the stamps and postal history up to 1913. A companion to the Trinidad handbook by Marriott.

Price £34
(£4 discount for members) + P&P

2014

 

THE TRINIDAD RED CROSS LABEL.

By Ian Jakes

 (2014)

54pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.

In depth study of this local stamp which was valid for postage on only one day. Includes analysis of the different settings, postal use and also background info on other Caribbean islands Red Cross labels.

Price £12
(£2 discount for members) + P&P

2014

 

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF JAMAICAN PHILATELY

VOLUME 8: AIR MAILS

By Steve Jarvis FRPSL & David Atkinson

(2013)

Price: £18.00  
(£2 discount for members) + P&P.

2013

Update 2017

BRITISH GUIANA: THE PROVISIONALS OF 1882 STUDY PAPER NO. 5


By Richard Maisel FRPSL

Price: £14.00  
(£2 discount for  members)

2013

BARBADOS: THE BRITANNIA ISSUES

By Fitz Roett

This book examines the early Britannia issues of Barbados and lists all known blocks and covers of the period, together with their provenance. Profusely illustrated in colour this book is a must for all Barbados collectors.

Softbacked, perfect-bound with x + 220 A4 pages.

For collectors in the US or Canada, this book is available from the Author at 806, Kincora Bay NW,  Calgary, Alberta, T3R 0A7,  CANADA.

Price: £15.00  
(£2 discount for members) + P&P.


2013


KING GEORGE V KEY PLATES OF THE IMPERIUM POSTAGE AND REVENUE DESIGN (Second Edition)

By Peter Fernbank, FRPSL

Since its publication in 1997 this work has become the standard reference for collectors of the issues of this King George V Universal key plate style. It was awarded the prestigious Crawford Medal by the Royal Philatelic Society, London, for the most valuable and original contribution to the study and knowledge of philately published in book form during the relevant period. It was

further awarded a Large Silver Gilt medal in the Literature section of the British National Stamp Exhibition in 1998.

This study encompasses the issues of all of the 17 colonies that employed this design. From a comprehensive examination of the De La Rue and Crown Agents archives it has been possible to produce a listing of every printing made of this key plate style. A wealth of additional information has been added to this basic framework that adds flesh to the bare bones of printing statistics.

A fascinating feature of this issue is the large range of different numbered key plates employed during its life and collectors will find here listed all value/plate number combinations that were used for each colony.

Of particular interest to the specialist is an in-depth study of the flaws that developed on the various key plates and the damage sustained to the marginal areas of the plates, and this section has been considerably enhanced. In certain cases these can provide significant evidence of printing dates.

A further important aspect of this work has been a review of the philatelic practices and procedures employed by De La Rue and the Crown Agents during the King George V period and this information may well be of great relevance to students of other issues within this period.

This second edition updates the original work and provides much new information. In addition the vast majority of the original black and white illustrations have now been provided in colour and a considerable number of further illustrations have been included.


Price: £49.00 (£5.00 discount for BWISC members) + P&P. 514 A4 pages, h/b with dustjack


2013

LEEWARD ISLANDS NOTES FOR PHILATELISTS (2nd edition)

By Michael Oliver FRPSL

Hard bound 324 pages

Primarily covering the Leeward Islands Federal issue postage stamps and stationery, excluding the Presidential issues.

The Federal Colony was formed in 1871 and shortly after comprised five Presidencies —Antigua, Dominica (until 1940), Montserrat, St. Kitts - Nevis and the Virgin Islands. Anguilla and Barbuda had their own post offices and Barbuda its own stamps in 1922.

The history of Thomas De La Rue & Co's developments of their colonial key plate types is inseparable from that of the Federal issues when these types were used throughout the Colony's philatelic life. The proofs, essays and colour trials listed are those items which were, or may have been, subsequently employed in the production of Federal postage stamps and stationery.

A brief summary is given of the postal arrangements from 1840 for each of the eight islands. Tables covering all 70 post offices and their postmarks (170 are illustrated) include known dates open and periods of usage.

Postage rates for letters, stationery and airmail are recorded with tables and lists summarising the minimum rates from 1840.


Price:- £40.00
BWISC Members’ Discount - £4.00

 Oct 2011

THE LOCALLY OVERPRINTED SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMPS
OF BAHAMAS, 1916–17


By Peter Fernbank, FRPSL


This Study Paper examines in detail the Special Delivery agreement made between Canada and Bahamas in 1916. National Archive sources in both Canada and the UK have been investigated to provide an in-depth review of the Canadian and Bahamas Post Office procedures for dealing with such mail. There has been some misunderstanding regarding the full validity of Canadian covers with a Bahamas Special Delivery stamp affixed, and a grading system is provided for assessing such covers. Further sections define the three settings of the overprint for each position in the sheet, and go on to examine in detail the major errors that exist on this issue. This work sheds much new light on the subject and reveals that in the past there have been a number of misconceptions regarding this issue. 74pp, Softbound, colour illustrations.

Price:– £19.00.
BWISC Members’ Discount:– £ 3.00.

 Aug 2011

ST. KITTS POSTAL HISTORY – BRIAN BROOKES CLASSIC COLLECTION


This is the fourth booklet in our series of ‘Classic Collections’ and details a highly

acclaimed display given by Brian at the Royal Philatelic Society London in March 2010.

Brian’s collection is without doubt one of the finest collections of St. Kitts ever assembled.

The booklet describes and illustrates the earliest pre-stamp covers, as well as the early

1870 issues, the numerous provisional stamps, postal stationery and lastly the revenue

stamps. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, this 34 page booklet is a must for collectors of both St. Kitts and general BWI.

Price:– £12.00.
BWISC Members’ Discount:–
£ 2.00.
May 2011

‘BRITISH GUIANA CODED POSTMARKS’

By Michael Rego


The third in our series of Study Papers looks at the early coded postmarks of British Guiana.

Almost all marks are illustrated on stamps and covers in colour.

It also contains an analysis of the movements of the various marks between postal agencies.


Price:– £15.00.
BWISC Members’ Discount:– £2.00.

Dec 2010


MONTSERRAT by LE BRITNOR


Revised by Charles Freeland


‘MONTSERRAT TO 1965’ by Len Britnor
and revised by Charles Freeland, FRPSL.

100+ A4 pages in a perfect-bound softback book.

The original work was completely updated and re-published in 1998 using modern day desk-top publishing.

Since that time, much new information has come to hand and this edition contains not only this new information, but has new colour illustrations.

It is still the only philatelic handbook on this island.

It contains details of the stamp issues including proof material, postmarks and postal history.

Price: – £24.00. BWISC Members’ Discount – £2.00.

Nov 2010

BARBADOS - FRANK DEAKIN'S CLASSIC COLLECTION


This is a reprint of Frank’s original booklet, but the images have been re-scanned and the booklet is a far finer publication than the original. To tempt members, we are offering to the first 50 purchasers of this booklet a free customised CD with a commentary by Frank Deakin of the text of his work.

All the illustrations are from his collection, sold at Harmers earlier this year.

It’s mouthwatering stuff!

PRICE: £12

BWISC members' discount £2.00

New version 2010

TRINIDAD - A PHILATELIC HISTORY TO 1913


By Sir John Marriott, KCVO, RDP, FRPSL, Michael Medlicott
and Reuben A. Ramkissoon, FRPSL


Please click the image for full details

UK from Pennymead.

US from Ed Barrow on this link

St Vincent - Cancellations on Stamps 1861-97


By Michael Louka


Obliterators, St Vincent and Kingstown datestamps.

B.W.I.S.C. 2009 44pp. 1st ed., new in pictorial card covers.

Illustrated in colour throughout.


Price £15

WAR TAX STAMPS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE FIRST WORLD WAR
  - THE WEST INDIES


By John GM Davis


During the First World War, many countries in the British Empire issued stamps overprinted "War Tax". This book covers those issued in the 17 colonies in the British West Indies. It is an extensive and detailed illustrated study of these stamps from their origins through to the repeal of the enacting legislation.

"As readers will see, the value of this book lies in its scope, depth and, inevitably, weight. The meat of the book is the record of the detailed stamps from each territory, starting with the local context behind their issue and following with different printings, varieties and flaws on each issued stamp, examination of the surviving proof and essay material and their potential usages. It is difficult to think of any detail however trivial that has been omitled. "

From the Foreword by Charles Freeland FRPSL

Available through the Royal Philatelic Society, London Price £5 to Members

STEAMSHIP LINES TO THE CARIBBEAN – VOLUME THREE


By Michael Rego


This volume covers the French Line as well as some of the smaller lines serving the Caribbean. As before the format details the history of each line, advertisements of the time, route structure, listings of offices and agents, any local stamps used, agents markings and ship markings, together with illustrations of some of the ships themselves and a Fleet List.

This softbacked book of just over 240 A4 pages, many in colour as before, and will complement the previous 2 volumes.


Price: £ 29.00. BWISC Members’ Discount – £3.00

STEAMSHIP LINES TO THE CARIBBEAN – VOLUME TWO


By Michael Rego


The second volume of this set covers the United Fruit Company, Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, Imperial Direct West India Mail, Fyffes Line and the Royal Netherlands Steamship Company.

As before the format details the history of each line, advertisements of the time, route structure, listings of offi ces and agents, any local stamps used, agents markings and ship markings, together with illustrations of some of the ships themselves and a Fleet List.

This softbacked book of over 300 A4 pages contains many colour plates.


Price: £30.00. BWISC Members’ Discount – £3.00.

CAYMAN ISLANDS - THE CLASSIC COLLECTION FORMED BY RICHARD MAISEL


 vi + 42pp. 1st ed., fine in pictorial card covers. B.W.I.S.C., 2006. Lavishly illustrated throughout in colour describing the author's award winning collection which traces the history of Caymans philately from the first use of Jamaican issues through to the King George V pictorials.

Price: £12.00.

BWISC Members Discount- £2.00.

BERMUDA CIVIL CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR I


By Stewart Jessop


The first of a new series of Study Papers, devoted to small but nevertheless important areas of research.

Stewart Jessop chose a subject with which he was very familiar as one of the foremost specialists of Bermuda philately. Full of colour illustrations of covers of the period and it contains explanations of all known censor marks.


Price: £15.00.

BWISC Members Discount- £2.00.

STEAMSHIP LINES TO THE CARIBBEAN - VOLUME 1


By Michael Rego


This book is the first of four volumes covering the Steamship Lines

which served the Caribbean from the earliest days to more modern times.

It covers two of the most important lines, the Royal Mail Line and Hamburg-American Line.

The format details the history of each line, advertisements of the time, route structure, listings of offices and agents, any local stamps used, agent markings, together with illustrations of some of the ships themselves and there is also a Fleet list.

This is all supplemented by a comprehensive Fleet Index at the back. There are 20 colour plates with illustrations of covers.

This softbound book of approx. 230 pages will be a welcome addition to every British West Indies collector's library.

Price: £28.00.

BWISC Members Discount- £2.00.


BRITISH GUIANA - PICTURE POSTCARDS


By Terence Dickinson


A new exciting book from the BWISC which catalogues all known picture postcards of British Guiana.

It includes a listing of the hand-painted postcards, QSL cards and postcards of ships associated with British Guiana.

There is also a scarcity guide which will be of value to collectors of these picturesque postcards

Softbound, Approx. 170 A4 pages profusely illustrated.

Price: £28.00 (approx $53.20).

BWISC Members Discount- £3.00 (approx $5.70).


THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF JAMAICAN PHILATELY
VOLUME 9: MILITARY, CENSORSHIP AND PATRIOTIC MAILS

By Derek Sutcliffe, FRPSL.

Housed in the familiar customised multi-ring binder, this volume is an update on the author's original work published by the now disbanded Roses Caribbean Society. Many of the listings have been expanded and rationalised. Illustrated profusely, it is a fitting addition to the Encyclopaedia volumes.

350+ pages published 2004

Price: £38.00 (approx $72.50).

BWISC Members Discount - £6.00 (approx $11.40).


THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF JAMAICAN PHILATELY
VOLUME 6 - GB STAMPS USED IN JAMAICA

By Steve Jarvis

Housed in a fine customised multi-ring binder, it is a detailed catalogue illustrating and listing all known examples, and giving background information on this interesting area of Jamaican philately.

350+ pages published 2001

PRICE: £38.00 (approx. $72.20)

BWISC members' discount £6.00 (approx. $11.40)


THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF JAMAICAN PHILATELY
VOLUME 1 - THE POSTAGE STAMPS TO 1935

By Derek Sutcliffe & Steve Jarvis

The first volume in a series that will eventually be the definitive Jamaican collector's handbook.

400+pp. housed in a fine customised multi-ring binder,

it contains a detailed illustrated catalogue listing of all known proof material, shades, varieties and Plate Numbers.

Special offer price £12 (approx. $22.80)


THE PHILATELY OF NEVIS

By Federico Borromeo

This is the second in the 'Classic Collections' series.

It contains notes on Nevis philately with many fine colour illustrations of items from the author's prize-winning collection.

32pp in card covers, published 2000.


PRICE: £13
BWISC members' discount £2.00

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DOMINICA - ITS POSTAL HISTORY, STAMPS AND POSTAL STATIONERY TO 1975

By E V. Toeg, FRPSL

First published in 1995 it describes the pre-adhesive marks, stamp issues with listing of proof material, postal fiscals and stationery.

A limited edition of 300, 216pp

Special offer price £25 (approx. $47.50)


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS ADHESIVE FEES STAMPS

By E V Toeg, FRPSL

First published in 1991 it contains a detailed study of these revenue stamps and cancellations.

72pp, fine in card covers

Special offer price £10 (approx. $19.00)


BARBADOS POST OFFICE MARKINGS TO 1981

By Clarke, Radford and Cave

This book was first published in 1982 lists and illustrates all known marks.

Hardbound Qto 71 pp

Special offer price £5 (approx. $9.50)