Classics and Works on Classics

Classics Postage Telegraph Stamps British India Hausberg Title
Classics Postage Stamps British India Ceylon
Essays Essays Proofs Reprints 1854 Issues James Spence
Four Annas Stamps Covers 1
Cancellations Encyclopaedia Renouf Appendix
Lithos Four Annas Third Printing D.N. Jatia
Lithos Half Annaa Stamps Smythies Martin Covers
Lithos One Two Annas Stamps Dawson Hard Bound
Lithos Plates HalfAnna 4v
Lithos Plates OneAnna 5v
Lithos Scinde Dawks Lithographs India D.E. Wadia
General Stamps of India Jal Cooper 1st Ed
General Stamps of India Jal Cooper 3rd Ed
General Stamps of India Jal Cooper 2nd Ed
NotesGovernmentIndiaColl Smythies

Bacon, E[dward]. D[enny]. The Essays, Proofs and Reprints of the First Issued Stamps of British India of 1854-55. 1st ed. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1922
Printed in parts in The Philatelic Journal of India issues Feb to Apr 1922. 21 pp i.e. pages 17-24; 32-37;47-53 of Vol XXVI Nos. 2, 3, and 4. Supplement to The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India by Hausburg et al.

———. The Essays, Proofs and Reprints of the First Issued Stamps of British India of 1854-55. 2nd ed. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1922
19 + (1) pp. 273 x 215 mm. Staple Bound with Light Grey Paper Covers. Price 3 rupees or 4 shillings on front cover. Supplement No. 2 to The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India by Hausburg et al.

———. The Essays, Proofs and Reprints of the First Issued Stamps of British India of 1854-55. 3rd ed. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1927
24 pp, (1) plate of photographic illustrations laid in. 257 x 207 mm. Staple Bound with Light Grey Paper Covers. Price 6 rupees or 9 shillings on front cover. Supplement No. 2 to The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India by Hausburg et al. Limited edition of 350 copies (Ref. The Philatelic Journal of India, April 1927, Vol XXXI No. 4).

Cooper, Jal [Manekji]. Stamps of India. 1st ed. Bombay: The Author, 1942
xiv + 228 + (1) pp + (1) p. 188 x 129 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. DJ. Price Rs. 5 on DJ front flap. Edition of 1000 copies.

———. Stamps of India. 2nd ed. Bombay: The Author, 1951
228 pp. 251 x 190 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Price Rs. 30 on DJ front flap. Dedicated to a British dealer, J. D. Moos, and signed by the author on the title page.

———. Stamps of India. 3rd ed. Bombay: The Author, 1968
177 pp + (3) p. 249 x 189 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Price Rs. 40 on DJ front flap. Numbered 559 on DJ back panel.

Corinphila Auktionen. Classic India & Scinde 1600-1858: The Jochen Heddergott Collection. Vol. XX. Edition D’OR. Zurich: Corinphila Auktionen AG, 2010
262 + (4) pp + (2) p. 342 x 256 mm. Hard Bound in Dark Blue Cloth. DJ.

David Feldman. Classic India 1669-1857 Formed by Dr. Sita Bhateja. Great Philatelic Collections. Geneva: David Feldman SA, 2011
(4) + iv + 107 + (5) pp. 307 x 223 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Velvet with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt all edges. No DJ issued.  Limited Numbered Edition of 100 this being 42/100. CD inside back cover.

Dawson, L[ionel]. E[dward]. The One Anna & Two Annas Postage Stamps of India 1854-55. Birmingham & London: H. Garratt-Adams & Co. and Stanley Gibbons Ltd. for The Philatelic Society of India, 1948
(6) + 85 pp + (1) p, (12) plates in back pocket. 280 x 220 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued. De-luxe edition of 125 copies this being 100/125. Signed by the Author.

———. The One Anna & Two Annas Postage Stamps of India 1854-55. Birmingham & London: H. Garratt-Adams & Co. and Stanley Gibbons Ltd. for The Philatelic Society of India, 1948
(1) p + (4) pp + (1) p + 85 pp + (1) p, (12) plates in a separate original envelope. 278 x 220 mm. Stapled with Blue Card Covers.

———. The One Anna & Two Annas Postage Stamps of India 1854-55. Reprint Edition. Mumbai? The Philatelic Society of India, 1997
(1) + (5) pp + 85 pp + (1) p, (12) plates in back pocket. 279 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Red Leatherette with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued.

Dawson, L[ionel]. E[dward]., and E[velyn]. A[rthur]. Smythies. Specialised Catalogue of Early India Lithographs 1854-1855. 1st ed. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1932
19 pp + (1) p, (3) plates bound in. 276 x 225 mm. Staple Bound with Grey-brown Card Covers. Priced Rs. 2-8 or 3s9d on front cover.

———. Specialised Catalogue of Early India Lithographs 1854-1855. 2nd ed. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1933
25 pp + (1) p. 267 x 220 mm. Staple Bound with Grey-brown Card Covers. Priced Rs. 2-8 or 3s9d on front cover.

Deogawanka, Madhukar. Indian Stamp Booklets: A First-of-Its-Kind Study Chronicling the Development of the Indian Booklet. Kolkata: The Author, 2019
156 pp. 343 x 241 mm. Hard Bound with Purple Boards. DJ. Accompanied with a staple bound 8 pp Price List. Price Rs. 4500 | $ 99 on copyright page. Signed by the author, inscribed “To Dearest Abhishek Lots of Love & Happy Collecting”, and dated 18/12/2019, the date of release at INPEX 2019 on the title page. Edition of 300 copies as confirmed with the author.

Giles, D[erek]. Hammond. Essays of the India Provisionals of 1925. Bombay: The Philatelic Society of India, 1962
12 pp (including covers). 247 x 185 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers. Price Rs. 3 on front cover.

Hausburg, L[eslie]. L[eopold]. R[udolph]., C[harles]. Stewart-Wilson, and C[harles]. S[tanhope]. F[oster]. Crofton. The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India. London: Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., 1907
(4) + 215 + (1) pp, (23) plates in back pocket. Erratum slip bound in after pg 40. 287 x 195 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on spine; originally issued in paper covers. Crawford 179 and 195. Part I covers Postage Stamps and is by Hausburg and Part II covers Telegraph Stamps and is by Stewart-Wilson and Crofton.

Jatia, D[eoki]. N[andan]. India’s Bi-Coloured Four-Annas 1854: A Specialised Study of Third Printing. New Delhi? Philatelic Congress of India, 2000
xiv + 69 pp + (1) p, (26) pp of plates (Numbered (Ia, I to XXII, XXIIIa, XXXIII and XXXIV) bound in. 289 x 226 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth. DJ. Brown Cardboard Slipcase.

Kantharia, Dr. Akshay Y. A Study of East India Half Anna Stamp. New Delhi: R.A. Enterprises, 1989
(2) + 40 pp. 281 x 217 mm. Stapled with White Card Covers. Price Rs. 40 (£1.75 | $3).

Kershaw, Kenneth A. The Half Anna Stamp of India: Die I. The Basic Sheet Layout, Accidental Flaw Types and Plating Characteristics. Vol. I. III vols. Cranston, RI, USA: Stamps Inc., 2011
332p. 284 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in Black Cloth. No DJ issued. Price US $250.

Lowe, Robson, ed. The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps. Volume III. The Empire in Asia 1775-1950. Vol. III. VI vols. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1951
xvi + 559 pp + (1) p. 229 x 148 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ.

Martin, D[enys]. R[ichard]., and E[velyn]. A[rthur]. Smythies. The Four Annas Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-55. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd. for The Philatelic Society of India, 1930
xix + (1) + 50 pp + (2) p, (12) plates in back pocket. Corrigenda slip attached after page xii. 280 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued.

———. The Four Annas Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-55. Reprint Edition. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 1996
xix + (1) p + 50 pp + (2) p. 12 plates in back pocket. 284 x 219 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued.

Pai, G. B. The Classics of India. New Delhi? The Philatelic Congress of India, 1997
(4) + 128 pp. 250 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in White Boards. No DJ issued.

Rohatgi, Gautam. IKANNI TALES: A Study of the One Anna Lithographed Label of 1854-55. New Delhi: The Author, 2019
(2) pp + viii + (3) pp + (1) p + 334 pp. 295 x 212 mm. Hardbound in Black Clothwith gilt lettering on front cover. DJ. Book released on 8 Dec 2019 at New Delhi in a private cermony and on 19/12/2019 at INPEX 2019. Edition of 400 copies as confirmed with the author.

Samuel, Marcus. Specimen Stamps of British India. Eastleigh, Hampshire: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1978
36 pp. 256 x 176 mm. Unbound but punched for filing. No date but 1978.

Smythies, E[velyn]. A[rthur]. Notes on the Government of India Stamp Collection at New Delhi. Delhi: Director General, Post & Telegraph, 1933
(4) + 68 pp. 221 x 143 mm. Stapled with Blue Card Covers.

Smythies, E[velyn]. A[rthur]., and D[enys]. R[ichard]. Martin. The Half-Anna Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-1855. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1927
Only the 15 plates and 5 line blocks. 281 x 223 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover.  Also included is Council for 1928 along with list of members and financial statement for the year ending 31 December 1927.

———. The Half-Anna Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-1855. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1927
(4) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + xii + 91 pp + (3) p, (15) plates and (5) line blocks in back pocket. 279 x 221 mm. Hard Bound in Black Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued. Price Rs. 20 Rupees or 30 shillings on title page. Dedicated to D. R. Martin with compliments of The Philatelic Society of India, signed by its Hon. Secy. Jno. Godinho at Bombay, and dated 20 Jun 1928. This is likely the bound version produced by the Society for sale to members and the general public.

———. The Half-Anna Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-1855. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1927
(1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + xii + 91 pp + (1) p, (15) plates and (5) line blocks in back pocket. 281 x 220 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued. Originally issued in (three?) instalments to The Philatelic Journal of India (starting with the April issue, then May, and last October 1927). Issued with Green Paper Covers and later bound in Blue Cloth binder which was supplied the next year free to all who got the supplements.

Spence, James A. The Identification of the Essays Proofs & Reprints of the 1854 Issue of India. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1975
xvi + 50 pp, (84) black & white and (4) colour plates bound in. 253 x 191 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Price £15 on DJ front flap.

Stewart, Colonel A. E. [Plates Showing Individual Flaws of Half and One Anna Stamps of 1854-55]. The Philatelic Society of India, 1937
In 1937, Col. A. E. Stewart made nine coloured (untitled) plates showing the individual flaws in nine of the principal stones of the Half and One Anna stamps of 1854-55. These were printed in England and were circulated free to the PSI members. Extra copies could be had for Rs. 5-8 or 8s3d. The Half Anna and One Anna plates have four illustrations per sheet except for the One Anna Die I B Stone and Die III E Stone plates which have six (Ref. The Philatelic Journal of India Vol XLI Nos. 5-6 May-Jun and Nos. 7-8 Jul-Aug 1937).

Superintendent of Government Printing. Indian Postal Guide: Special (Coronation) Edition. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1903
xxxii + 283 pp + (1) p, (4) p with 22 cancelled stamps of Queen Victoria and King Edward. 199 x 139 mm. Side Stitch Bound with Light Grey Card Covers. Priced One Rupee. Crawford 195.

The Philatelic Society. The Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Wrappers, Post Cards, and Telegraph Stamps, of British India and Ceylon. London: The Philatelic Society, London, 1892
(1) pp + (1) p + (2) pp + 100 + (1) pp + (1) p + lvii + (1) pp, (24) plates (“sheets of autotype illustrations”). Perfect Bound in Grey Card Covers with plates kept separately. Crawford 238 and 195. Edition of 500 copies. Published Feb 1893.

Tilleard, J[ames]. A[lexander]. Notes on the De La Rue Series of the Adhesive Postage and Telegraph Stamps of India. London: The Philatelic Society, London, 1896
32 pp. 263 x 188 mm. Center Sew Bound with Light Grey Paper Covers. A Supplement to The Postage Stamps, Etc., of British India and Ceylon. Crawford 381 and 196.

Wadia, D[hunjishaw]. E[dulji]. The Scinde Dawks and Lithographs of India. Edited by Dhirubhai Mehta. Mumbai: The Philatelic Society of India, 1997
114 pp + (2) p. 241 x 179 mm. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers. Price Rs. 400 | £20 | $35.