THE PHILATELY OF THIRD REICH GERMANY 1933 - 1945
ROBERT W. JONES
I have a download computer version of this book (the book itself is long out of print and copies are much sought after and cost anywhere between £120 and £200). It is an excellent production which is packed with images of all the stamps, cancellations and Postal Stationery Post Cards issued during this period by the Germans. It also puts these into a historic period context with details behind what was happening at the time each item was released. Every item is pictured, and all in colour. If you dont fancy spending over £100 on a physical book I highly reommend a download digital version (which is around £7 on eBay)
BATTLE IN PICTURES
Published and sold by
THE BATTLE MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY
This is another exampls of a local history book packed with images, some of which are postcard images.
This book is currently on sale in the museum reduced from £8 to just £2.50. This soft bound book is absolutely packed with information about the people, houses, structures and other aspects of this historic town.
CANTERBURY THROUGH TIME
As you can see from the sticker top right, this cot me just £5 in 'The Works' in Canterbury (Just down the same street it was in W.H. Smith for its full retail price of £14.99)
This book contains 52 postcard images (and a number of other images which I also suspect to be postcards). I visit Canterbury a lot and I really enjoyed looking through this one.
CZECHOSLOVKA FIELD POST 1918 - 1921
BRIAN C. DAY
This is quite a big book with lots of information in it, but it is a theme which is very specialised. This type of information can often be found in these special releases by Philatelic Socities - this one was published by the CZECHOSLOVAK PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN
NURNBERG IN ALTEN ANSICHTSKARTEN
Nuremberg in old postcards
I picked this one up at a recent fair for just £2. It is a book for tourists and visitors to Nuremberg (the text is all in German), but I visited here last year so I can see illustrations of places I visited.
This ones in my collection for something to enjoy looking at rather than a reference book.
COLLECTING BRITISH ARMY POSTCARDS
The essential guide and reference bokk for collectors of Military Postcards
This is the second edition of this book and it is one of the best of this type of specialised subject books. Besides listings and illustrations this also has nice little boxed biographys of the artists and some useful descriptions of the source of the miliary jargon and specific words linked to the military world.
POSTAL MARKINGS OF RAF, RFC AND RNAS STATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1918 - 1968
This one is a specialist book, but as I collect military history on postcards this is a useful and quite thick edition. This is one for those after specific and detailed information on the RAF stations around the country through many decades
DAS BRANDENBURGER TOR (The Brandenburg Gate)
BERLIN STORY VERLAG
Postcards are part of our history and nothing depicts history better than contemporary postcards. This pictorial guide to the history of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin depicts at least 20 postcards, but also a number of images which have also appeared on postcard releases.
It is a tourist book, large and packed with large images. It is a superb souvenir of a visit to the gate and I bought my copy from the gift shop which is actually under the gate itself.
The book also has two pages of telephone cards, two pages of postage stamps and pages of other related collectibles as well some artist representations of the monument. It is a book that uses pictures to tell nearly all of its story and is none the worse for doing so.