Indian States

States British Indian Surcharged Native States Convention Stewart Wilson 2nd Ed
States Cochin Luiz
States Gwalior Postal History Stamps V.K. Gupta
States Jammu Kashmir D.P. Masson
States Jammu Kashmir Frits Stall
States Jammu Kashmir Simplified Dawson Smythies 1
States Mysore Anche
States Native States Medhora
States Stationery Edward Deschel
States Las Bela
Stationery 1922 221222 on 14 Surcharged Postcards Max Smith Basil Cheverton

  • Ashraf, M[uhammad]. Hyderabad Postmarks. Hyderabad: The Author, 1967
    (3) pp + iii + (101) pp + (1) p. 299 x 210 mm. Loose pages held together by a paper holder.
  • Bahawalpur State. Bahawalpur. In Commemoration of the Silver Jubilee 1924-1949. Bahawalpur: Bahawalpur State, 1949
    24 pp (printed one side only). 248 x 188 mm. Staple Bound with Brown Red Card Covers. Official publication of Bahawalpur State. No place of publication but likely Bahawalpur. No date of publication but likely 1949.
  • Barefoot, J. Bhopal: Notes on Plating the “Primitives.” Chesterfield, Derbyshire: J. Barefoot (Investments) Ltd., 1978
    22 pp (44 p). 297 x 210 mm. Stapled with Yellow Card Covers.
  • Bateman, Robert. The Postal History of Bussahir. Ifield, Sussex: The Press at Ifield, 1968
    84 pp, (6) pp of plates bound in. 185 x 152 mm. Hard Bound in Pink Cloth. DJ. Edition of 100 copies this being 91/100 printed on front free endpaper. Printed on Hand-Made paper with deckle edges.
  • Benns, R. J. Alwar: Postage Stamps and Postmarks. Revised. Eastleigh, Hampshire: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1982
    (1) pp + (1) p + 32 pp + ii, (IX) plates. 250 x 177 mm. Spiral Bound. First published in August 1972.
  • ———. Bamra. The India Study Circle for Philately, 1982
    53 pp + (1), (XXVII) plates. 256 x 180 mm. Loose pages held by a Plastic Grip with Plastic Covers.
  • ———. The Sacred Cow Issues of Bundi. Eastleigh, Hampshire: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1986
    57 pp + (1), XX plates bound in. 256 x 176 mm. Spiral bound with Pink Card Covers.
  • ———. The Stamps of Wadhwan. Eastleigh, Hampshire: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1990
    55 pp + (1) p. 252 x 182 mm. Loose pages held by a Plastic Grip.
  • Bhatnagar, O. P. Local Postal Service of Thikana Khetri (Jaipur State) and Its Fiscals. Jaipur: T.M. Harchandani, 1988
    60 pp. 244 x 184 mm. Staple Bound with Pink Card Covers. Price Rs. 100 | £4.
  • Birken, Andreas. Die Freimarken von Bhopal 1872-1908 (=The Postage Stamps of Bhopal 1872-1908). Forschungsbericht 6. Hamburg: Forschungsgemeinschaft Indien im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V. (=Indian Study Group in the Association of German Philatelists), 2017
    69 pp (including back cover). 297 x 210 mm. Staple Bound in Light Pink Card Covers. Text in German and English.
  • Burgess, H. N., and C. T. Sturton. Bundi: The “Sacred Cows” 1915-1941. A Specialised Study and Catalogue. Pembury, Kent: Harry Burgess & Co., n.d.
    31 + (1) pp. 174 x 123 mm. Staple Bound with Red Card Covers. No date but likely the 1950s.
  • Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle. Mysore Anche: History of Mysore Postal Department. Bangalore: Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Department of Posts, n.d.
    (1) pp + (1) p + 40 pp + (2) p. 150 x 210 mm (oblong). Staple Bound in Carmine Card Covers.
  • Dawson, L[ionel]. E[dward]., and E[velyn]. A[rthur]. Smythies. The Postage Stamps of Jammu & Kashmir Simplified. Lahore: The Philatelic Society of India, 1937
    (2) p + (1) pp + (1) p + ii + 51 pp + (3) p, (5) plates bound in. 275 x 225 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. Blue rubber stamp of W. T. Wilson on title page. Edition of 50 copies. Dated 1937 but issued in this form in 1938. The work was published in four instalments as supplements to The Philatelic Journal of India (starting from the Nov-Dec 1937 issue). Fifty copies of the supplements were bound later for sale at price 5 rupees or 7 Shillings and could be obtained from the publishers or Mr. W. T. Wilson, a dealer in England (Ref. The Philatelic Journal of India Vol XLII Nos. 9-10 Sep-Oct 1938). Hence copies mentioned in auction catalogues etc. as “ex-Wilson” are not actually from his library.
  • Deschl, Edward F. The Comprehensive India States Postal Stationary Listing. North Bergen, NJ, USA: The Author, 1994
    (6) + iv + (1) + (2) pp + (12) + 323 pp+ (6) p, (20) pp errata sheet and addendum. 287 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Boards. Plain Paper DJ (original?).
  • Gupta, Prof. V. K. A Handbook on Gwalior Postal History and Stamps (1837-1950). New Delhi: The Author, 1980
    218 pp. 248 x 188 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ. Price Rs. 150 | £20 | $25.
  • Harkawat, N. J. The Indore State Hand Book: The Postal History of Indore State from 1829-1950. Sitamau, M.P., India: The Author, 1973
    71 + (1) pp. 250 x 191 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. DJ. Price Rs. 40 | £3. Author’s signature on front free endpaper dated 15 Nov 1973.
  • Haverbeck, Harrison. D. S. Die Briefmarken Von Bahawalpur (=The Stamps of Bahawalpur). Edited by Karl Kurt Wolter. Neues Handbuch Der Briefmarkenkunde (=New Handbook for the Stamp Collector) 20. Frankfurt Am Main: Arbeitgemeinschaft Neues Handbuch Der Briefmarkenkunde E.V. im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten E.V. (=Study Group of the New Handbook for the Stamp Collector in the Association of German Philatelists), 1964
    (4) + 10 pp + (2) p. 209 x 148 mm. Staple Bound in Black and White Card Covers. Text in German.
  • Jaiswal, Sandeep. Indian Princely States Stamps, Postal History & Postal Stationery; Five Grand Award Winning Single Frame Exhibits. Silver Spring, Maryland: Exhibitors Press, 2017
    44 pp. 296 x 429 mm (oblong). Hard Bound in Brown Boards. Price $20. Signed by the author on the title page.
  • Kalckhoff, Dr., and Dr. Jena Pöhlig. “Bemerkungen Über Die Umschläge Indischer Lehnstaaten, III. Tranvankur (=Comments on the Envelopes of the Indian Feudal States).” Sammler-Wocke (=Collectors Weekly), 1943
    (4) pp. 288 x 204 mm. Self Bound. No publication date but likely 1943 as per Burkhard Schneider of Philabooks.
  • Koeppel, Adolph, and Raymond D. Manners. The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India Volume 1 The Adhesive Stamps. Vol. I. II vols. Mineola, New York: The Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, Inc, 1983
    (2) + xiii + (1) p + 319 pp + (1) p. 286 x 220 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth. No DJ issued.
  • ———. The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India Volume 1 The Adhesive Stamps SUPPLEMENT. Vol. I. II vols. Mineola, New York: The Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, Inc, 1986
    (11) pp + (1) p + 194 + (2) pp. 289 x 226 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth. No DJ issued.
  • ———. The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India Volume II The Stamped Paper Including Second Adhesive Stamp Supplement. Vol. II. II vols. Mineola, New York: The Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, Inc, 1989
    (12) + xxviii + 330 + (6) + 74 pp. 286 x 220 mm. Hard Bound in Grey Cloth. DJ.
  • Kohl, Verlag Paul. Die Marken von Kaschmir (=The Stamps of Kashmir). Chemnitz, Germany: Paul Kohl G. m. b. H., 1912
    30 + (2) pp. 190 x 136 mm. Staple Bound with Blue Card Covers. Text in German.
  • Luiz, Stanley P. Stamps of Cochin. Cochin: The Author, 1972
    (1) pp + (1) p + (3) pp + (1) p + 98 pp + xxvii + (1) pp, (28) pp of illustrations bound in. 254 x 189 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. DJ. Inscribed “To Mr. Jal Cooper”, signed by the author, and dated 3/3/72. Ex-Jal Cooper.
  • Malaviya, R. A. Sorath: Stamps and Postal History. Junagadh: Ravi Prakashan, 1999
    x + (2) pp + 138 pp including (16) pp of plates bound in. 241 x 179 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. DJ. Price Rs. 600 | £20 | $35 on copyright page.
  • Masson, D.(avid) P.(arkes). The Stamps of Jammu and Kashmir. Part I. Vol. I. II vols. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, IV. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1900
    (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 47 pp + x, (4) plates and (4) native paper samples bound in. 222 x 137 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Blue Cloth and Grey Boards. Price 4 rupees | 5 shillings on front cover.
  • ———. The Stamps of Jammu and Kashmir. Part II. Vol. II. II vols. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, V. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1901
    (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 41 pp +(1) p, (11) plates bound in. 221 x 137 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Blue Cloth and Grey Boards. Price 4 rupees | 5 shillings on front cover.
  • Masson, Sir David. Sirmoor I. Calcutta: The Philatelic Journal of India, 1906
    20 pp. 240 x 156 mm. Self-bound. Published as a supplement to the July 1906 issue of The Philatelic Journal of India. Bound in the 1906 annual volume. Crawford 253.
  • Meadows, A. J. M. The Indian Convention States Postal Stationary: Postcards & Envelopes. Chandler’s Ford, Hants., UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1982
    (1) pp + (1) + (1) + 16 + (1) pp. 292 x 208 mm (oblong). Comb Bound with Yellow Card Covers.
  • Medhora, P. M. Stamps of Indian Native States. Mumbai: The Philatelic Society of India, 1997
    (1) pp + (1) p + 47 pp + (1) p. 246 x 181 mm. Sewn Bound with White Card Covers.
  • Mollah, Abdul Matin. The Mohammed Kamal Safdar Collection of Indian States Revenues: A Presentation Fo International Award Winning Exhibits of by Mohammed Kamal Safdar FPRSL of Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. Jeddah: The Author, 2013
    351 + (1) pp. 284 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Deep Blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ. Limited edition of 500 copies this being 239/500. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper and inscribed “To Mr. Abhishek with warm regards M. K. Safdar August 2018”.
  • Mooss, Dr. N. S. The Travancore Anchal. Kottayam, India: Vaidya Sarathy, 1973
    viii + 221 pp + (3) p. 243 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. DJ. With 180 illustrations and 3 maps.
  • Morgens, Juhl. Die Briefmarken Von Las Bela (=The Stamps of Las Bela). Edited by Karl Kurt Wolter. Collegium Philatelicum (=College of Philately) 1/1969. Frankfurt Am Main: Arbeitgemeinschaft Neues Handbuch Der Briefmarkenkunde E.V. im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten E.V. (=Study Group of the New Handbook for the Stamp Collector in the Association of German Philatelists), 1969
    7 + (1) pp, including covers. 208 x 148 mm. Staple Bound without covers. Text in German. This booklet contains additions and corrections to the Las Bela work of 1960 by Hans von Rudolphi.
  • Nayeem, Dr. M. A. Hyderabad Philatelic History. New Delhi: The Philatelic Congress of India, 1980
    xii + 264 pp. 248 x 181 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Price Rs. 250 | £15.
  • Nayeem, M. A. Evolution of Postal Communications and Administration in the Deccan (From 1294 A.D. to the Formation of Hyderabad State in 1724 A.D.). Bombay: Jal Cooper, 1968
    10 pp + (2) p. 247 x 185 mm. Staple Bound with White Paper Covers. Price Rs. 3 on inside front cover. Text first published in the June and July 1968 issue of India’s Stamp Journal.
  • ———. History of Postal Administration in Hyderabad. Vol. I. IV vols. The Philatelic and Postal History of Hyderabad. Hyderabad: Bright Publishers, 1970
    XIV + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 317, VIII + (1) pp of plates and 7 oversized maps bound in. 250 x 188 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Green Cloth and Light Grey Boards. DJ. Price Rs. £9 (U. K.), $22 (U. S. A.) hand stamped on copyright page. While this is Vol I, it was published after Vol II.
  • ———. Nizam-British Relations in Postal Communication and Administration (1748-1947). Bombay: Jal Cooper, 1969
    32 pp. 247 x 186 mm. Staple Bound with White Paper Covers. Price Rs. 5 on inside front cover. Text first published in the June to November 1969 issue of India’s Stamp Journal.
  • ———. The Philatelic and Postal History of Hyderabad: Volume on Postal Markings. Vol. II. IV vols. The Philatelic and Postal History of Hyderabad. Hyderabad: Bright & Co., 1967
    (3) pp + (1) p + (5) pp + (1) p + 152 (pages 136 to 150 numbered i to xiv). 253 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Green Cloth and Light Grey Boards. DJ. Price Rs. £3 (U. K.), $8.50 (U. S. A.), Rs. 40/- (India) on copyright page. While this is Vol II, it was published before Vol I.
  • Pai, G. B. Cochin Postmarks and Cancellations. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1974
    vii + (1) + 93 + (6) pp + (1) p, (10) plates bound in. 271 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Price £5 | $12.50 on DJ front flap.
  • ———. Cochin Postmarks and Cancellations. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1974
    vii + (1) + 93 + (6) pp + (1) p, (10) plates bound in. 267 x 216 mm. Perfect Bound in White Card Covers. DJ. Price £5 | $12.50 on DJ front flap.
  • Röver, Peter. Dungarpur: Briefmarken Und Postgeschichte Eines Indischen Staates (=Dungarpur: Stamps and Postal History of an Indian State). Bartels-Feld, Germany: Forschungsgemeinschaft Indien im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V. (=Indian Study Group in the Association of German Philatelists), 1988
    )2) p + 127 pp + (3) p. 298 x 210 mm. Perfect Bound in White Card Covers. Text in German.
  • Röwer, Peter. Indische Staaten 1. Bahawalpur 2. Die Staaten von Malwa: Dhar (=Indian States 1. Bahawalpur 2. The States of Malwa: Dhar). Forschungsbericht 3. Westerburg, Steiniggaß: Forschungsgemeinschaft Indien im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V. (=Indian Study Group in the Association of German Philatelists), 1975
    (1) pp + (1) p + 28 pp + (2) p. 298 x 208 mm. Staple Bound in Ivory Card Covers. Text in German.
  • Rudolphi, Hans von. Die Briefmarken Von Las Bela (=The Stamps of Las Bela). Edited by Dr. Karl Th. Meyer. Neues Handbuch Der Briefmarkenkunde (=New Handbook for the Stamp Collector) 1. Frankfurt Am Main: Arbeitgemeinschaft Neues Handbuch Der Briefmarkenkunde E.V. im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten E.V. (=Study Group of the New Handbook for the Stamp Collector in the Association of German Philatelists), 1960
    VIII + 8 pp. 210 x 149 mm. Staple Bound in Black and White Card Covers. Text in German.
  • Sahoo, Sahadeva. Bamra (A Feudatory State of the British India): Postal and Fiscal History. Bhubaneswar: Stamps & Stamps, 2011
    (1) pp + (1) p + (2) + 152 pp. 254 x 187 mm. Perfect Bound with Multi-coloured Card Covers. Price $100 on the copyright page. Signed by the author on the copyright page. Edition of 500 copies as confirmed with the author.
  • Staal, Frits. The Stamps of Jammu & Kashmir. New York: The Collectors Club, 1983
    xvii + (1) p + 286 pp, (16) pp of plates bound in. 2 maps on front and back pastedown and free endpapers. Errata slip. 235 x 158 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. No DJ issued.
  • Stewart-Wilson, C[harles]. British Indian Adhesive Stamps (Queen’s Head) Surcharged for Native States. Part I. Chamba. Faridkot. Gwalior. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, I. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1897
    (2) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + ii + 180 pp + (3) p, (4) plates bound in. Errata slip bound in before preface page. 222 X 140 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Cloth and Grey Boards. Gilt top edge. Price 4 rupees | 5 shillings on front cover. Crawford 367.
  • ———. British Indian Adhesive Stamps (Queen’s Head) Surcharged for Native States. Part II. Jhind. Nabha. Patiala. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, II. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1898
    (2) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p 1) pp + (1) p + 136 pp + (2) p, (4) plates bound in. Addenda & Corrigenda slip bound in before the first chapter page. 228 X 140 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Cloth and Grey Boards. Price 4 rupees, 8 annas | 6 shillings on front cover. Crawford 367.
  • Stewart-Wilson, C[harles]., and Gordon B. Jones. British Indian Adhesive Stamps (Queen’s Head) Surcharged for Native States. 2nd ed. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, VII. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1904
    (8) + iv + 180 pp + (2) p, (9) plates bound in. Errata and Addenda slip bound in after page iv. 236 X 144 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Black Cloth with gilt lettering on spine; originally issued in Quarter Cloth and Grey Boards. Signed by Gordon Jones on title page and dated 26 Septr. 1904.  Crawford 367. Contains extensive notes and corrections in pen (of Jones) and pencil (of Jones and possibly a second person) as well as photographs of stamps hinged in. Further contains many pages of notes laid in. Finally contains two letters to Gordon Jones, one by E.D. Bacon (11 Apr 1932) bound in and the other by R.F. Stoney (23 Aug 1941) laid in. Unique.
  • ———. British Indian Adhesive Stamps (Queen’s Head) Surcharged for Native States. 2nd ed. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, VII. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1904
    (3) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + iv + 180 pp + (2) p, (9) plates bound in. 229 X 142 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Blue Cloth and Grey Boards. Price Rs. 7-8 | 10 shillings on front cover. Crawford 367. Manuscript “R. F. Shroff” on front cover and inside indicating this was a personal copy of the famous Indian philatelist and late President of The Philatelic Society of India.
  • ———. British Indian Adhesive Stamps (Queen’s Head) Surcharged for Native States. 2nd ed. Publications of the Philatelic Society of India, VII. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, 1904
    (3) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + iv + 180 pp + (2) p, (9) plates bound in. Two Errata and Addenda slips laid in before contents page. 229 X 142 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Blue Cloth and Grey Boards. Price Rs. 7-8 | 10 shillings on front cover. Crawford 367. Dedicated to Messrs. Puttick & Simpson and signed by Gordon Jones on the title page. A letter by Gordon Jones to Mr. Stocken dated 24 Jan 1916 is pasted inside.
  • Wells, P. A Specialised Catalogue of Postal Stationery of Cochin, Travancore and Travancore-Cochin. Bedfordshire: The India Study Circle, 1965
    32 pp (pages 31, which is Addendum, and 32 are on seperate pages and stapled together). 281 x 216 mm. Stapled with Pink Card Covers. Price Ten Shillings on front cover.
  • Wood, Ron. Bahawalpur. Petersfield, Hampshire: R. & J. L. Wood, 1987
    (2) + 28 pp + (1) + (1) pp + (1) p. 297 x 210 mm. Comb Bound with Yellow Card Covers.
  • Wood, Ron, and Vijay Meher. Soruth. Handbook of Indian Philately, Second Series-No. 3. The India Study Circle for Philately, 1998
    x + 163 pp + (1) p. 270 x 208 mm. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers.