Current Want List

Handbooks – Indian Philately
  • The Post Office of India… by Ananda Gopal Sen (1875)
  • Specimens of Various Vernacular Characters… by C. W. Hutchinson (1877)
  • Descriptive List of India Postage Stamps from 1853… (1884 and 1885)
  • A Descriptive List of Indian Postage Stamps by T. K. Tapling (1890)
  • Notes on the Postage Stamps of Bhopal by G. A. Anderson with 32 plates (1899)
  • Early Indian Cancellations and Postmarks 1852-1884 by W. Renouf (1919) + Supplement (1923)
  • The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India Supplement by L. L. R. Hausberg (1916)
  • Postal Guides / Manuals / Notices / Gazettes issued by the Indian Postal Department or Government
Stamp Journals – India
  • Indian Philatelist (May 1894 to Apr 1896)
  • The Philatelic World (Oct 1896 to Mar 1897)
  • The Indian Postage Stamp News (Sep 1894 to Sep 1895)
  • Abgar’s Philatelic Monthly & Stamp Mart (Apr 1896)
  • The Quarterly Philatelic Circular (Jan to Oct 1896 – 4 issues)
  • Campbell’s Monthly Advertiser (Nov 1896 to May 1898)
  • Stamps (Jul 1897 to Jul 1905 – 59 issues)
  • The Philatelic Advertiser published by South Indian Philatelic Society (1926-30)
  • Calcutta Philatelist edited by Charles Griffith (1932-1935)
  • Monthly Stamp Bulletin edited by D. C. Dutta
  • Indian Stamp Monthly (c. 1950)
  • Indian Stamp Magazine edited by N. G. Sengupta (c. 1954)
  • Dak Ticket published by International Stamp Club Calcutta (Jan 1957 – ?)
  • Delhi’s Stamp Magazine (1976-81)
  • Certain Issues of India’s Stamp Journal (called Philatelic Orient Stamp News in 1938 and ISJ thereafter – from 1939-43, 1946, 1950-55, and 1961)
  • Certain Issues of The Philatelic Journal of India (1948-57)
  • Certain Issues of IndDak (1977-79, 1984 and 1987)
  • India Study Circle’s News and Notes (1950), News Sheet (1951-54), News Bulletin (1955-66), and India Post (1967-2008)
  • Any Other Indian Stamp Journal
Auction Catalogues – Philately
  • Luder-Edelmann auction catalogue no. XXIII with 46 plates (17/22 Oct 1932) 
  • Robson Lowe. The “Rose-Hutchinson” collection of India – Hardbound in Blue Cloth (11-12 Oct 1949)
  • Robson Lowe. British Empire….India including the marvellous collection of Robert P. Piccus (26 Apr 1967)
  • Mercury Stamp Auction. India Number Ones of the World (Nov 1971)
  • Stanley Gibbons Auction Catalogue. British Empire (27-28 Feb 1975)
  • Harmers of London. Important Stamps and Covers of the World (16 Dec 1992)
  • Harmers of London. All World Stamps and Postal History (11 Nov 2008)
Handbooks – Philatelic Bibliography
  • The Philatelic Index by Jex Long (1906)
  • Philatelic Literature Collecting in 1864-79 by P. J. Anderson (1919)
  • Bibliographie der Wichtigsten Deutschen Sonderschriften über die Postwertzeichen einzelner Länder by Carl Beck (1915)
  • Bibliographie der Deutschen Sonderschriften über die Postwertzeichen einzelner Länder 2nd Edition by Carl Beck (1919)
  • A Collectors’ Catalogue of Philatelic Literature by Percy C. Bishop (1917)
  • Jones’ Check List of Philatelic Journals: Great Britain and Colonies by E. B. Jones (1907)
  • A Check List of the Philatelic Publications in the English Language for the Year 1909 by W. R. Ricketts
  • The Philatelic Literature Bibliography Index., 40 Parts, William R. Ricketts
  • (14th) Annual Report of the Committee on Philatelic Literature by Ricketts et. al. – Special Edition (1913)
  • 15th Annual Report of the Committee on Philatelic Literature (1913)
  • 16th Annual report of the Committee on Philatelic Literature (1915)
  • Index-Volume to Alfred Smith & Son’s Monthly Circular 1875-1910 (1915)
  • Table des Matières de la Revue Le Timbre-Poste Editée a Bruxelles par J.-B. Moens by B. T. K. Smith (1926)
  • The Philatelical Library by J. K. Tiffany (1874)
  • List of Articles on Postage Stamps, &c. by F. Hugh Vallancey – Numbered edition (1922)
  • A Guide to Philatelic Literature 1st Edition by F. Hugh Vallancey – Numbered edition (1922)
  • A Guide to Philatelic Literature 2nd Edition by F. Hugh Vallancey – Numbered edition (1925)
  • An Index of Indexes; Bibliographies; Shelf Guide to Periodicals by Ian Crane.
  • Other unpublished works of Ian Crane.
Journals – Philatelic Bibliography​
  • Stamp Collectors’ Guide to Philatelic Literature (1946-50 and 1955; Issue Nos. 1-14)
  • Any other journals dealing with philatelic literature or bibliography
Auction Catalogues – Philatelic Bibliography
  • A Priced Catalogue of the Alfred Smith Philatelic Library. Parts I-VII. 106 pages (1916)
  • Glendining & Co Catalogue of Philatelic Literature (8 Mar 1917)
  • Grosvenor Auction Sale (9 Feb 2000)
  • Robson Lowe Postal History Catalogues of following dates: 16 Dec 1943, 28 Mar 1951, 16 Sep 1953, 5 Oct 1955, 18 Jul 1956, 12 Dec 1956, 21 May 1958, 11 May 1960
  • Any other auction / priced catalogues of philatelic literature
Handbooks & Journals – World Philately

  • The Postage Stamps of Japan and its Dependencies by Tracy Woodward (1928) – 2 Volumes with Slipcase / Review Copy
  • Courrier Recupere Recovered Mail 1937 – 1988 by Henri L. Nierinck
  • Classic Finland – The Oval Design by Gustaf Douglas – Display to RPSL (28 Mar 2019)
  • The De La Rue Collection, 6 volumes by Frank Walton (2014)
  • The Royal Philatelic Society London Membership Lists 1869-2014 (2015)
  • An Index to Obituaries in The London Philatelist 1892-2004 Volumes 1-113 by Ian D. Crane (2005)
  • Early Stamp Catalogues by Oscar Berger-Levrault and Alfred Potiquet, Frederick Booty, Mount Brown, John Edward Grey, J. B. Moens, etc.
  • Other incunabula publications of the 19th century including stamp journals, books on forgeries, etc.
Certain supplements from The Journal of the Philatelic Literature Society
  • Philatelist’s Supplement to “The Bazaar”
  • Bulletin de la Société Française de Timbrologie
  • Portrait of the Earl of Crawford (Frontispiece)
  • Contents Page to Vol. I