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Mackay, James Alexander

MACKAY, James Alexander

MACKAY, James Alexander. Also writes as Ian Angus, William Finlay, Bruce Garden, Alex Matheson, Peter Whittington. Scottish, b. 1936. Genres: Antiques/Furnishings, History, Recreation, Biography, Translations. Career: Assistant Keeper, British Museum, London, 1961-71; Columnist, Financial Times, London, 1967-93; Ed.-in-Chief, New International Encyclopedia of Stamps, I.P.C., London, 1969-72; Ed., Burns Chronicle, 1977-91, Postal History Annual, 1979-90, Burnsian, 1986-89, and Coin and Metal Bulletin, 1990-92, Antiques Today, 1992-94; Ed., Coin Yearbook, 1995-, Medal Yearbook, 1995-, and Banknote Yearbook, 2001-. Publications: A Guide to the Uists, 1961; St. Kilda, 1963; The Tapling Collection, 1963; World of Stamps, 1964; Commonwealth Stamp Design, 1965; (with G. Crabb) Tristan da Cunha, 1965; Churchill on Stamps, 1966; The Story of Malta, 1966; (as Bruce Garden) Make Money with Stamps, 1967; Money in Stamps, 1967; Cover Collecting, 1968; The Story of Great Britain, 1968; Value in Coins and Medals, 1968; The Story of Eire, 1969; The Story of East Africa, 1970; Antiques of the Future, 1970; An Introduction to Small Antiques, 1970; Commemorative Medals, 1970; Airmails, 1870-1970, 1971; Commemorative Pottery and Porcelain, 1971; Coin Collecting for Grown-Up Beginners, 1971; Greek and Roman Coins, 1971; (as Peter Whittington) Undiscovered Antiques, 1972; World of Classic Stamps, 1972; L'Univers des Timbres, 1972; Glass Paperweights, 1973, 1988; The Animaliers, 1973; Stamps of the World in Colour, 1973; (English language ed.) New World Encyclopedia, 1973; (trans. as William Finlay) D. Kandaouroff, Collecting Postal History, 1973; (as Peter Whittington) Kitchen Antiques, 1974; A Source Book of Stamps, 1974; Dictionary of Turn of the Century Antiques, 1974; Collecting Famous Faces, 1974; History of Stamp Design, 1974; Robert Bruce, King of Scots, 1974; An Encyclopaedia of Small Antiques, 1975; The Price Guide to Collectable Antiques, 1975; Rural Crafts in Scotland, 1976; Encyclopaedia of World Stamps 1945-1975, 1976; Orkney, VIII, Shetland, IX, Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree, X, The Other Argyll Islands, XI, Scottish Islands Catalogue, and XII, The Isle of Wight, 1978-82; Floating Post Offices of the Clyde, 1979; Collectables, 1979; English and Welsh Postmarks since 1840, 1980; Cheque Collecting, 1980; Price Guide to More Collectable Antiques, 1980; The Antique Collectors' Companion, 1980; The St. Michael Book of Stamp Collecting, 1980; Antique Market Values, 1980; British Post Office Numbers 1929-69, Orkney, VIII, Shetland, IX, Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree, X, The Other Argyll Islands, XI, Scottish Islands Catalogue, and XII, The Isle of Wight, 1978-82; Floating Post Offices of the Clyde, 1979; Collectables, 1979; English and Welsh Postmarks since 1840, 1980; Cheque Collecting, 1980; Price Guide to More Collectable Antiques, 1980; The Antique Collectors' Companion, 1980; The St. Michael Book of Stamp Collecting, 1980; Antique Market Values, 1980; British Post Office Numbers 1929-69, 1981; Telegraphic Codes of the British Isles, 1870-1924, 1981; The Scottish Highland Postal Service, 1981; Numismatics, 1982; The Parcel Post of the British Isles, 1982; Irish Postmarks since 1840, 1982; The Guinness Book of Stamp Facts and Feats, 1982; The History of Modern English Coinage 1485-1982, 1982; Collecting Local History, 1983; Local Collecting, 1983; Registered Mail, 1983; Official Mail, 1984; Postal History of Glasgow, 1984; Collecting Local History, 1984; The Postal History of Glasgow, 1984; British Special Stamps 1971-83, 1984; Surcharged Mail of the British Isles, 1985; British Stamps, 1985; The Burns Federation 1885-1985, 1985; Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of England and Wales, 4 vols., 1985-86; The Postal History of Dumfries, 1986; Scottish Cancelling Machines, 1986; Philatelic Terms Illustrated, 1987; Numbered Handstamps of Scotland, 1987; Provincial Krag Cancellations of England and Wales, 1987. Burnsiana, 1988; Burns-Lore of Dumfries and Galloway, 1988; Postmarks of England and Wales since 1660, 1988; The Gold Sovereign for Collecting and Investment, 1989; Scottish Post Offices, 1989; Burns A-Z: The Complete Word Finder, 1990; Pictorial History of Dumfries, 1990; Coin Collecting, 1991; Money Facts and Feats, 1991; (with N. Whittaker) Making Money Made Simple, 1991; Complete Poetical Works of Burns, 1992; Coin Facts and Feats, 1993; A Biography of Robert Burns, 1993; Vagabond of Verse: A Biography of Robert W. Service, 1995; William Wallace: Brave Heart, 1995; Alexander Graham Bell: A Life, 1998; Allan Pinkerton: The Eye Who Never Slept, 1996; Michael Collins, 1996; Sounds of Silence: A Life of Alexander Graham Bell, 1997; Little Boss: A Life of Andrew Carnegie, 1997; Under the Gum, 1997; The Man Who Invented Himself: A Life of Sir Thomas Lipton, 1997; I Have not yet Begun to Fight, 1998; In the End Is My Beginning: A Life of Mary Queen of Scots, 1999; Fans, 2000; (as Alex Matheson) Glasgow's Other River, 2000; Scotland's Posts, 2001; History of Scotland, 2001; Clans and Tartans of Scotland, 2001; Encyclopedia of World Facts, 2001; Antiques at a Glance, 4 vols., 2002; Soldiering on St Kilda, 2002. EDITOR: The Complete Works of Robert Burns, 1986, 2nd ed., 1991; The Complete Letters of Robert Burns, 1987, 2nd ed., 1991. Author of other publications. AS IAN ANGUS: Collecting Antiques, 1972; Stamps, Posts and Postmarks, 1973; Coins and Money Tokens, 1973; Medals and Decorations, 1973. Address: 67 Braidpark Dr, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6LY, Scotland. Online address: [email protected]

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