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GB: Encyclopaedia of The Maltese Cross (Vol 3) - Published

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This is an un-ashamed plug for the latest volume of the award winning Encyclopaedia by Prof. S. David Rockoff and Mike Jackson which has just (December 2011) been published.
Volume 3 includes comprehensive listings (usually of dated covers) of:
• Coloured Maltese Crosses
• The late use of red ink
• The use of datestamps as cancellations
• Post Office seals used as obliterators
• London Numbered Crosses
• Updates to existing chapters
• Crosses from some new towns
• Tuck’s ‘Hermetic Envelope’
• The use of bisected stamps
• Usage contrary to Post Office instructions and notices
• The unofficial use of invalid stamps such as the 1d black VR and 1841 2d proof
The price is £65 plus £5 postage (to anywhere) and is available directly from the authors at

http://www.mjpublications.com/

or on eBay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170749275558

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Dear Chris, whilst looking for a copy of these books online I came across your website that accompanies these volumes:

http://www.mjpublications.com/maltese_cross/

As new distinctive crosses may have come to light, I thought I might check if you are currently in the process of producing a second edition of any of the books. If one was in the pipeline I would hold off purchasing a copy but it is not my wish to imply that any such second edition is necessary/ needed, so please do not take this the wrong way!

Thank you,
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Re: GB: Encyclopaedia of The Maltese Cross (Vol 3) - Published

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I am flattered that I am being linked to this magnificent tome however I was merely publicising the publication of Volume 3 and have no connection with it, apart from being a very very minor contributor to David's database.

Whilst I can't speak for Mike, David is, sadly, no longer with us and as a result I suspect there are no plans to produce a second edition. You could always ask him; his email is mike [at] mjpublications [dot] com
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Aha, my mistake and not at all you’re very welcome! :D

Oh that is sad to hear of David. I presume you are correct and there are no plans, but thank you for his email I might still ask.
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