Perkins Bacon Archive Facsimile

Perkins Bacon Archive FacsimileThe Perkins Bacon Archive Facsimile is a two-volume set just published by the Royal Philatelic Society London.

The Perkins Bacon Archive held by the RPSL is available to researchers for consultation by appointment, but that requires a trip to London. In order to make this primary resource more accessible, the RPSL is making high resolution images available on its website. These books are a reproduction of the General Account of Postage Labels 1840 and Postage Stamp Warrants 1840-1845, and are intended to be part of a longer series with additional titles forthcoming.

Perkins Bacon Archive No. 1: The General Account of Postage Labels 1840.
189+xxiii pages. As well as facsimile copies of every page, a summary is provided of the work of every individual named printer.
Perkins Bacon Archive No. 2: Postage Stamp Warrants 1840-1845
122+x pages. The RPSL holds 120 original warrants ordering 1d, 2d and VR stamps. These show exactly what was ordered when. The front and back of each warrant is illustrated.

Two-volume set: £30 (£27 for RPSL members), plus shipping, from the RPSL.