Welcome to Phillips Design Publishing.

Phillips Design Publishing is a small independent publishing house based on the East coast of Essex, specialising in historical and local interest subjects.Phillips Design are the publishers of the aclaimed Illustrated Guide series of books.
Please note our new mobile number 0782 349 4583.

We publish Books, Calendars, Cards, Novelties and Pictures, including -

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Sailing Barge Calendars now back in stock!
Due to customer demand we have re printed this popular calendar. A few remain in stock so order yours NOW!

Out now! - The Thames sailing barge calendar 2017 and the Fishing Smack Calendar 2017. See our "What's New" or "Product Gallery" sections for details.

2017 Thames sailing barge calendar

2017 Smack Calendar

The illustrated guide to Thames sailing barges, eighth edition.
History, events, survivors, Barge Matches and much more.
Readers comment that this is -"The best ever"!

Where else can you read about Cogs, Hoys Barges and Barrage Balloons?

Illustrated guide to thames sailing barges Eighth Edition

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Are you looking for the ideal gift for someone with an interest in aviation or history?

Cover page of the Illustrated guide to the aircraft of the Battle of Britain.

With clear three view drawings, history and tech specs for the aircraft involved in the battle, The illustrated guide to the aircraft of the Battle of Britain is an excellent introduction to the subject, giving a grounding in the history of the period and the context of the Battle of Britain as well as a lavish feast of information on the planes used.

Makes a great gift for the young and not so young reader.

The illustrated guide to the aircraft of the Battle of Britain.

119 pages.

All the combat types, British, German and Italian listed with three view drawings and technical data.

The "Dowding System" explained and illustrated.

The importance of Radar.

And much more.

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Only £9.00 plus £1.20 P &P

Available from All good bookshops or direct from ourselves!

"Excellent book! I must have 100+ Battle of Britain books but not one on your subject - have read it already"

"Excellent book - we highly recommend it! Another gem.
- Readers comments

Also available shorty from good Bookshops together with Sailing Barge operators such as Topsail Charters and The Barge Trust, is -

The illustrated guide to Thames sailing barges eighth edition

Now back in stock-

The illustrated guide to fishing smacks and bawleys
Still only £8.00 plus £1.10 P& P


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Do you want something that little bit different to offer your customers?

In addition to our books, we can supply top quality local and special interest Greetings Cards and Post Cards. Subjects including Historic ships, Aircraft, and Nature are available.

We are always looking for new outlets, so please contact us for details of our wholesale prices.

Contact us now to discuss your needs!

Rita and Peter Phillips