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Phillips Local Stamp CD Catalogues

For well over two decades, few studies have been made to enhance the philatelic world with knowledge about stamps issued by local entities. These stamps were in use to compliment the governmental postal services or the lack of them in times of postal strikes or where the authorities felt that there was no need for a service. However, no updated catalogues were available for many years and collectors of this fascinating area of philately have long awaited publications which would help them to study and arrange their collections.

Ralph Phillips, originally from Manchester, had amassed during the last 25 years an enormous amount of knowledge about these postal authorities, both in the UK and in the USA. In 2007 was appointed President of the Local Posts Collectors Society.
Among other things, he had dedicated himself during the last few years, to the meticulous and daunting task of building 4 different catalogues of the non governmental stamps issuing entities. These catalogues cover the stamps issued and are arranged in alphabetical and chronological order. They aim to give the most accurate data available about the stamps, where possible their market prices and are also packed with information about the postal history.

These four catalogues are now available for sale on CD's. To learn more about them, please scroll down to for further reading and sample pages.


Phillips Catalogue Vol. I:

British Locals

UK Local Stamps Catalogue CD's Front

The CD is divided into 6 folders (England, Wales, Scotland, Sealand, Smaller Channel Islands and Isle of Man [=Calf of Man]), each has dozens of word document files arranged in an alphabetical order. Each file is devoted to an issuing entity arranging it by chronological order and giving the full range of information available: Description, pictures and other details such as FDC and Sheets availability and also market prices in Euros (whenever these are available). The catalogue is updated to mid 2008.

All in all this catalogue records about 15,000 local stamps (Over 95% of which have colour illustrations). Each philatelic agency file has also a brief introduction which includes some textual information as well as maps and pictures of the island. Files can also be printed yet be warned it has more than 900 pages in it!

To see a sample page: Please press the thumbnail picture:

UK Local Stamps Catalogue Sample Page

Price: 20.00 British Pounds.

Shipping: 2.50 British Pounds to the UK and Europe. 3.50 British Pounds elsewhere. CD is sent by airmail.


Phillips Catalogue Vol. IV:

The Modern British Strike Mail

UK Local Stamps Catalogue CD's Front

The CD covers an overwhelming number of strike posts operating in the UK and the Channel Islands during the different postal strikes that occurred since the early 1960's. It is divided into 5 folders (England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man), each divided into word document files arranged by strike and alphabetical order. Each file is devoted to the different postmasters operating in each and every mail strike. The range of information available: Description, pictures and other details such as FDC and Sheets availability. Market prices are not included simply because many of the items are so scarce thus a full statistic is impossible to be made.

All in all this catalogue records just a bit less than 380 postmasters active during the different strikes. More than half of the stamps (around 60% to be precise) are illustrated as well as postal history material which was available to the publisher. Files may be printed yet be warned it has more than 300 pages in it!

To see a sample page: Please press the thumbnail picture:

UK Local Stamps Catalogue Sample Page

Price: 15.00 British Pounds.

Shipping: 2.50 British Pounds to the UK and Europe. 3.50 British Pounds elsewhere. CD is sent by airmail.


Phillips Catalogue Vol. III:

British Modern Local Railways

UK Local Stamps Catalogue CD's Front

The CD is divided into dozens of word document files arranging all modern Railway Companies in an alphabetical order within its respective country (England, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales). Each company file is packed with information about the company stamps, First Day Covers and sheets and also market prices in Euros (whenever these are available). The catalogue is updated to mid 2008.

All in all this catalogue records just a bit less than 5,000 Railway stamps (95% of which have colour illustrations). Each Railway Company file has also a brief introduction which includes some textual information as well as maps and pictures (when appropriate). Files can also be printed yet be warned it has more than 300 pages in it!

To see a sample page: Please press the thumbnail picture:

UK Local Stamps Catalogue Sample Page

Price: 15.00 British Pounds.

Shipping: 2.50 British Pounds to the UK and Europe. 3.50 British Pounds elsewhere. CD is sent by airmail.


Phillips Catalogue Vol. II:

Modern US and Canada Local Stamps

UK Local Stamps Catalogue CD's Front

The CD covers the overwhelming wealth of stamps issued by local quasi-postal entities and contains more than 1,000 ! issuing entities arranged in word document files in an alphabetical order (2 CD's). Each file is devoted to an issuing entity arranging it by chronological order and giving the full range of information available: Description, pictures and other details such as FDC and Sheets. The catalogue is completely updated to 2008. Mr. Phillips believes there is a lot more to be catalogued and keeps on adding new entries to the catalogue. By far this is the biggest research ever made on US and Canada Locals !!!

All in all this catalogue records just a bit less than 18,000 local stamps (95% of which have colour illustrations). Files can also be printed yet be warned it has more than 2,200 pages in it!

To see a sample page: Please press the thumbnail picture:

UK Local Stamps Catalogue Sample Page

Price: 22.00 British Pounds.

Shipping: 2.50 British Pounds to the UK and Europe. 3.50 British Pounds elsewhere. CD is sent by airmail.


If you wish to order any of these catalogues please follow the link to our order page. Please bear in mind that we combine shipping, so if you plan on buying more than one catalogue write us in advance and we will send you an invoice with the discounted shipping charges.

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