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|There is a book 'TELEGRAPH and TELEPHONE Stamps of the World, a Priced and Annotated Catalogue' by S.E.R Hiscocks (1982)
that I have used for information and catalogue designations, copies are in short supply.
If you want it, try the link above and if none are available at a reasonable price, try the link "Tell the Publisher! I’d like to read this book on Kindle"
if enough people do it might be made available electronically.
There is in addition another book by Hiscocks.
In his 1982 book, on page 365, Hiscocks showed examples of Telegraph Seals and expressed the wish to create a catalogue of them.
In 2007, Hiscocks self-published (in Woking) just such a catalogue ISBN 0950830135 (0-9508301-3-5).
Copies of this book appear to be in very short supply. However you can see it here: Telegraph Seals: A World Catalogue.
Updates to it are in progress.
Please note that the prices given in the Hiscocks tables was initially 1982 prices in GB Pounds Sterling.
I have been steadily bringing them up to day at enabling other currencies.
|John Barefoot has produced "TELEGRAPH STAMPS of the WORLD", an update to Hiscock's book. Price: £30.00 + postage.|
"In the catalogue, virtually all items are illustrated in full colour, some sections much expanded since Hiscocks,
with up-to-date pricing for mint and for used. 140 pages. ISBN 0-906845-70-X. Just published!"
Telegraph Stamps of the World
I have now obtained a copy and here are some points about it:
|1||Books are expensive, especially if they have limited appeal.|
|2||Books have illustrations in Halftone so you cannot see details.|
|3||Books have most illustrations in glorious monochrome.|
|4||Books are frozen in time, they do not update.|
|5||Books cannot use online translation.|
For those interested in the broader History of Telegraphy, see The Telegrapher Web Page
There is now a wide range of screen sizes available for computers. Most images on this site are 300dpi.
I wanted to show a reasonable degree of detail, but if the images are an unsuitable size for your screen, be aware that it is adjustable.
|Current status of this section:|
|British||Fairly complete. Price updates done.|
|Canadian||Many images still need replacing, including telephone stamps.
Price updates done.
|French||Fairly complete. Price updates done.|
|German||Fairly complete. Price updates done.|
|Spanish||Spain itself fairly complete. Price updates done, but images still needed for
some countries, particularly Honduras, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.
|Portuguese||Some images to replace, mostly for the Colonies. Price updates done.|
|Netherlands||Fairly complete. Prices updated.|
|U.S.A.||A few images need replacing, plus quite a few telephone stamps. Price updates to do.|
|the rest||Fairly complete. Price updates done except for Japan and Scandinavia.|
Telephone stamps are included.
There is a useful resource at Wikimedia Commons
|September||Checklists - I started creating checklists, initially for myself, but others might find them useful. Feedback appreciated.|
|July 22nd||Ceylon - Improvements to the section on overprints, and new images added. The table now gives an image.|
|July 17th||Other Australia - Page added with a couple of Australian Telephone stamps - Thanks Dave.|
|June 30th||Uruguay - Important updates - images and watermark information.|
|June 28th||'Spanish influenced' - I have extended price updates to several other countries and plan to continue.|
|June 16th||Colombia - I have updated the prices, added currency selection and re-sequenced them.|
|May 24th||India - Further updates and images to the telephone section.|
|May 24th||Iran - Further updates and many more images.|
|Jan. 19th||El Salvador - Information added on counterfeit 1874 type handstamps.|
|Mar. 27th||Bulgaria - I have added this due to obligatory tax stamps on telegraphs as well as mail.|
|Feb. 16th||Philippines - Additional images added, a couple of colour desciptions changed.|
|Feb. 4th||Mexico - Newly added due to Telegram cards.|
|Feb. 1st||Puerto Rico - Additional images added.|
|Jan. 18th||Cuba - Later section improved and a few images added.|
|Jan. 15th||El Salvador - Completely rearranged and a some new images added.|
|Dec. 4th||U.S.A. - Major updates to Telegraph stamps + re-numbering, but a few images still needed.|
|Oct. 8th||Italy - A new image added.|
|Oct. 8th||Honduras - Update on undated type.|
|Feb. 9th||Albania - added. These were telegraph franks used by occupying Italian forces in WWI.|
|Jan. 20th||Natal - Two new images including a correction to H10.|
|Jan. 20th||German - Bavaria now nearly complete, thanks Andrew. Links added for telegram seals.|
|Jan. 19th||French - Now nearly complete, thanks Andrew. Links added for telegram seals.|
|Aug. 9th||Argentina - Major updates with many new images added.|
|July 25th||Ecuador - Major update including corrections and new images added.|
|July 21st||Portuguese - Many new images added.|
|July 11th||Burma - A new set added with images.|
|Jun 22nd||This page - Updates to information about other books available.|
|Jun 15th||Bolivia - Extensive telegraph seal information added.|
|May 29th||Brazil - Major update, new images added.|
|May 20th||I have now finished re-creating Hiscocks' book online, including telephone stamps. Quite a few additions have been made.|
Many old halftone images still need replacing and new material is welcome.
|May 18th||Canadian - Telephone stamps added.|
|May 4th||Site Map. - Added to simplify navigation and provide an overview.|
|Apr. 27th||Nicaragua - Significant updates, still a lot to do though.|
Last updated 28th. Sept. 2016
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