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Added 28 October 2020
FOR SALE, from David Archer
New for this month's list :

  • Manoeuvre maps
  • Fifth Relief Edition maps
  • WW1 maps of France and Belgium

Please click here for the detailed list.
Another list will be available on the 1st December 2020.

Textbooks of Yesteryear Need A Good Home
A need to downsize has led to several classic textbooks needing to find a good home rather than end their life in the recycle bin. Can anyone help?

  • Air Photography Applied To Surveying: C A Hart 1943 Edition
  • Maps Topographical and Statistical: T W Birch 1949 Edition
  • Photogrammetry and Surveying: E H Thompson 1977
  • Manual of Photogrammetry Vols 1 and 2: American Society of Photogrammetry 1966 Edition
  • Surveying From Air Photographs: Lt J S A Salt RE 1933
  • Maps For Empire (a pristine copy): A Crispin Jewitt
The Lt Salt book is the Air Survey Committee Professional Paper number 8 and inside the front cover wartime trainee surveyors have very neatly written their names.
If interested please email Alan Gordon

Added 2 May 2020
Remaining unsold books from the collection of the late Ian O'Brien.
The Honorary Secretary of The Society had originally intended to have a table at the Lincoln AGM with the Society's remaining unsold books from the collection of the late Ian O'Brien. Because there will be no map market this year and because he understands some Members have been reduced to reading the list of ingredients on their cornflakes packets, he has produced this PDF list listing of cartographic books and atlases.
In the interest of simplicity, prices include UK P&P. Please contact him on for bank transfer details if you wish to purchase anything.

Added 25 April 2020
Travel Clock. Ordnance Survey branded.
As new, all original packaging, but heavy. Box about 3” X 3” X 1”, clock only smidge smaller. Yours for £20.
Contact Alan Fair (746) on or 01730 267991 for details, pictures or to snap up a bargain.

Added 16 April 2020
WANTED: Any (most) Cardiganshire County Series 25" plans.
Any condition considered. Also may be interested in Quarter sheet 6" plans of Cardiganshire.
Please contact Martin Loach on or 01974 261736 if you are interested. His location is Ceredigion, West Wales.

Added 27 February 2020
1:50,000 1st and 2nd Series Maps available for collection.
A member of the Ramblers Association has around 100 1st and 2nd Series 1:50,000 maps from the 1970s that they want to move on.
They ask only for a donation to charity, and for them to be collected in person rather than be posted out.
If you're interested, please contact Anne Jones via email to discuss further and arrange collection.

Added 16 February 2020
Populars, Fifths, Sevenths, Landrangers, Explorers & Barts 100k.
FOR SALE: OS. Pops, Fifths, Sevenths, Land Rangers, Explorers, Barts 100k.
Fellow Members, I have several items for sale in EXCELLENT condition in the above categories.
If you have any please contact me to see the specific maps for sale or your general Wants list:

NEEDS: Pops, Fifths, Sevenths, Land Rangers, Explorors, Barts 100k.
I am looking for anyone who may be able to fill some gaps in my collections above.
If you have any OS maps in excellent condition only in the above series, please get in touch directly to me stating items for sale:

Dr. Iain Taylor (#61)

Added 20 January 2020
Free to collect from the Bristol area.
I have a large swatch of assorted sheet maps looking for a good home. These are a real mixed bunch, mostly paper but some on cloth and almost all colour and include examples of:
(1) plates from the Atlas of England & Wales such as the Bathy-orographical maps of England and Wales (1:700,000), of the British Isles (1:900,000), Population density maps and Vegetation & Agricultural maps. Not dated but c.1910
(2) GSGS sheets (eg GSGS 2738 of France etc, 1943, GSGS4346 of Budapest, Bari, Rhodes etc 1944)
(3) Sheets from the Philips Large School Maps (England and Wales) 1:375,000
(4) 1” Popular edition Scotland
(5) 1” Land Utilisation maps (Stow on the Wold, Gloucester)
(6) Various 6” and 1:10,000 maps – at least 25 assorted English and Scottish
(7) Various Bartholemew’s ½”
(8) OS ¼” 3rd edition Scotland, Islands
(9) OS Special District (Relief) map Cotswolds 1933
(10) Plus many international maps, eg Papua & New Guinea, Marquesas Islands (c 1899), NEPAL, Nicaragua, South Pole
(11) Geological maps, inc Canada 1”, South Africa, Morocco
Available free to anyone interested but must be collected (near Bristol). Email if you're interested.