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Updated 14th May 2024


FREE TO A GOOD HOME, Collection of mainly post-1960s OS maps. (added 13th May 2024)

We have been asked to promote a collection of mainly post-1960s Ordnance Survey maps that is free for collection. The list of maps is contained in this PDF list so please take a look. The maps are located in Axminster in East Devon for either collection or postage (the new owner will be expected to pay the postage).

If anyone would like to discuss this further please contact Gillian Gee by email.

 


WANTED, Southern sheet of the Ten Mile Planning Series Physical map. (added 24th April 2024)

A member is after a copy of the above and is willing to purchase if a copy is available and the owner is willing to sell. He will also be at the AGM if that makes any transaction or conversation easier.

If anyone would like to discuss this further please contact Barry Davies by email.

 


WANTED, One inch 5th Relief map and Half Inch Ministry of Transport maps. (updated 24th April 2024)

I am trying to find the last One inch 5th Relief edition map (red H23.1 cover) needed to complete the set. The sheet needed is: 108, Chelmsford and Southend.

Also sheets of the England & Wales half inch 'Ministry of Transport' maps, with the orange paper bookfold covers (H14.1) The sheets needed are: 1, 34 and 38 If anyone has any of these sheets in good condition that they are willing to sell, please contact Ashley Lawrence to discuss prices. 

 


GSGS MAP COLLECTION (added 19th January 2024)
This is an interesting wartime collection presumably created for the Home Forces prior to or at the start of WWII. It comprises a large wooden chest (circa 32” long x 12” wide x 6” deep) containing folded maps. On the cover of the box is the title “ENGLAND & WALES 1” to 1 Mile & ¼” to 1 Mile G.S.G.S.3907 & G.S.G.S. 3957 Index on inside of lid”. Please see supplied photos to accompany. Inside we have:

  • Mapped index of sheets pasted to inside of lid.
  • Gazetteer of Great Britain. This is an index to the sheets, plus a full index of towns and villages (for England & Wales, Scotland), large format, soft cover.
  • Loose reference cards for the maps including instructions for preparing the maps for placing in Tank Map Boxes (these appear to be the forerunner of the Conventional Sign Cards introduced in late 1941).
  • Folded maps sheets 1-146 (1”)* and 4-12 (1/4”)*

Each map has been glazed, presumably for outdoor use, trimmed of margin and with a tab showing sheet number.

Two other 1” sheets;

  • Special sheet showing boundary of Aldershot Command in experimental waterproofing (varnish spray), pencilled on cover Gen. Norrie (G.O.C.), it is thought this is Gen Sir Willoughby Norrie. Cover torn but complete.
  • Trimmed and folded glazed map of Salisbury Plain, tabbed and showing military training areas in red.

Note:

  • Sheets 1,2 and 3 are missing from the ¼” series (as of course is the sheet 5 which was never produced)
  • Sheets 5, 9, 12, 92 and 103 appear to be missing from the collection although they could be mis-filed

Some of the sheets have duplicates, with the later second war revision editions added to the box. Thus there are many more maps than there would have been originally and some subtle printing variations.

The member has not compared the contents with Military Maps the one-inch series of Great Britain and Ireland, by Roger Hellyer and Richard Oliver, CCS 2004, which would be an interesting exercise in itself although challenging with the map marginalia having been removed!

If you are interested in making an offer for these maps, or have further questions, please contact Nick Roberts by email.
 

SERIAL MAPS (added 19th January 2024)
There is also a complete set of Serial Maps from Volume 1 No 1 (September 1939) through to the last published issue, Volume 9 No 3 (March 1948). They were promoted as a “Monthly Map-Review of World Affairs” and produced in London and Letchworth by Serial Maps (Proprietors: Phoenix House Ltd).

These are a fascinating glimpse into the political and commercial world through maps (many in colour) photographs and narrative, starting with the eve of the war and continuing to post war Britain and Europe. Interesting post-war maps include one showing the proposed UN organization and “structure for peace”, one with a proposed barrage across the River Severn and another the proposed National Parks. 

The member has divided them into eight soft-covered folders, with indices at the front. All in all a truly fascinating read for anyone with an interest in maps and geography. It is thought these are quite scarce outside institutions, not having a large print run and very limited circulation. Those outside institutions have rarely survived.

If you are interested in making an offer for these publications, or have further questions, please contact Nick Roberts by email.

 


FURTHER BACK NUMBERS OF SHEETLINES (added 12th January 2024)

The Bluebell Railway Museum & Archive have, for disposal, a set of Sheetlines from issue No. 1 to Issue 78 including three A5 red binders. These can be collected from near Tilford (Farnham) or they can be posted at a cost. A small donation to the Bluebell Railway Museum is not necessary but would be appreciated.

If you are interested please contact Roger Merry-Price by email to arrange transport.

 


BACK NUMBERS OF SHEETLINES, Free to a good home (added 24th November 2023)
Please contact Chris Higley by email if you would like a copy of any or all of 'Sheetlines' issues, 69, 70, 73 - 75, 77 - 86. One copy is available of each; no charge, but they are about to go for re-cycling if nobody wants them!

 


FREE ITEMS FOR DISPOSAL (added 15th November 2023)

A member has the following items to pass on:

  • R&A Rost Coordinatograph
  • Haff planimeter, plus
  • What looks like part of a polar coordinatograph.

Photos are available on request. If you can provide a home for these items, then please contact Jane Shepherd by email.

 


FOR SALE, 1:2500 County Series Plans 1870s-1930s (added 1st September 2023)

A large number of folded sheets are currently being listed on Ebay.  Go to 'Advanced Search' and enter 'Cartoholic' under Seller Name. Counties listed so far are Anglesey, Bedford, Berkshire, Brecon, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Carnarvon and Pembrokeshire.  Many more to come!

 


FOR SALE, Geological Maps offers requested

Member Dr Richard Edwards is offering a series of Geological maps for sale, see below. If you're interested in taking all of them as a single lot, please email Richard for offers and/or arrangements. All maps are unfolded and are suitable for framing. Dispatch will be rolled up in a map tube, collection in person is possible too.

SCOTLAND

  • Sheet 103. Golspie. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Scotland. Published 1950 (Third Edition).
  • Sheet 103. Golspie. Solid. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Scotland. Published 1950 (Third Edition).

     

ENGLAND AND WALES

  • Sheet 6. Alnwick. Solid. 1: 50000. Colour printed 1972.
  • Sheet 15. Tynemouth. Solid. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales). Published 1966.
  • Sheet 17. Carlisle. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1925. 1949 reprint.
  • Sheet 18. Brampton. Solid. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1930. 1949 reprint.
  • Sheet 28. Whitehaven, Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1930. 1948 reprint.
  • Sheet 83. Formby. Solid. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1942.
  • Sheet 101. East Retford. Solid and Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales). Published 1967.
  • Sheet 153. Wolverhampton. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1929. 1948 reprint.
  • Sheet 169. Coventry. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1922. 1948 reprint.
  • Sheet 229. Carmarthen. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales). Published 1967.
  • Sheet 264. Bristol. 1:50000. Colour printed. British Geological Survey. Published 2004.
  • Sheet 274. Ramsgate. Solid and Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales). Published 1967.
  • Sheet 278 and part of 294. Minehead. 1:50000. Colour printed. British Geological Survey. Published 1997.
  • Sheet 299. Winchester. 1:50000. Colour printed. British Geological Survey. Published 2002.
  • Sheet 311. Wellington. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1906. 1957 reprint.
  • Sheet 311. Wellington. Drift. 1:63360. Hand coloured. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1906. Some tears to marginal areas, not affecting map face.
  • Sheet 314. Ringwood. 1:50000. Colour printed. British Geological Survey. Published 2004.
  • Sheet 323. Holsworthy. Solid. 1:50000. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1974.
  • Sheet 325. Exeter. 1:63360. Hand coloured. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Some blue crayon notations on margin and some pencil annotations, probably by Mr G Bisson, former District Geologist, Exeter Office, SW England Unit.
  • Sheet 326/340. Sidmouth. 1:63360. Hand coloured. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1906. Some tears to margins, not affecting map face. 
  • Sheet 329. Bournemouth. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales). Published 1895. 1971 reprint (4th impression).
  • Sheet 339. Teignmouth. Drift. 1:63360. Colour printed. Geological Survey of England and Wales. Published 1913. 1951 reprint.
  • Sheet 355 & 356. Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Start Point. 1:50000 Provisional Series. British Geological Survey. Published 2000.

 


ITEMS FOR DISPOSAL

Having closed his business, a member has the following item of equipment for disposal. He is giving CCS members first refusal before they are consigned to the world via Ebay. Tamaya Planix 5 digital polar planimeter. In perfect condition in a fitted hard case. List price currently £650. Price to CCS members £200. Item will be despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery at £10.65.

Photos of the item are available on request. Any interest please contact David Andrews by email, or phone 07986 690034.

 


FOR SALE, LARGE AMOUNT OF ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS & BOOKS

A member Jerry is closing the map side of his business, and has large numbers of the following maps to dispose of:

  • 1:25,000 First series (approx. 1,500).
  • 1:25,000 Pathfinders (approx. 500).
  • One-Inch Seventh Series (approx. 500).
  • One inch Popular Edition (approx. 250).
  • Various One inch Scotland maps, including a number of fine condition leather-bound 2nd and 3rd editions.
  • Various One-inch, Old and New Series and Third Edition.
  • A good quantity of One-Inch Tourist maps of all ages and areas.
  • A mix of miscellaneous OS and other folding maps.
  • Finally a number of CSS reference books (Hellyer/Oliver).

Bulk offers only please, all reasonable offers considered. Call Jerry on 01598 763531, or email Jerry directly