Journals

Alfred Smith & Co.’s Monthly Circular. Bath: Alfred Smith and Co., n.d.
Published Vol. I No. 1 January 1875 to Vol. 45 No. 9 December 1919; 528 issues. Published from January 1894 to December 1919 as Alfred Smith & Son’s Monthly Circular. Crawford 432, 433, and 79 of Supplement. Holdings: About 100 loose issues from January 1880 to November 1917.

Baroda Philatelic Society. News Bulletin. Vadodara: Baroda Philatelic Society, n.d.
Published January 1977 to October 1999; 80 issues. Continued as Vadophil. Holdings: Complete.

Ind Dak. Bangalore, n.d.
Published Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan 1977 to Vol. 25 No. 11/12 November/December 2001. Holdings: Vol. 3 No. 10 October 1979 to Vol. 25 No. 11/12 November/December 2001 ex Vol. 8 No. 1 January 1984 and Vol. 11 No. 8 August 1987.

India Post. The India Study Circle for Philately, n.d.
Published Vol. 1 No. 1 January 1967 to Vol 53 No. 4 Fourth Quarter 2019 (ongoing). Whole Nos. 1-213. Holdings: No. 1, 3-145, 147, 149-161, 173-213.

India’s Stamp Journal. Bombay: Jal Cooper, n.d.
Published 1938 to Vol. 65 No. 1 May-August 2002; an INDIPEX 2011 Special issue was published in 2011. Originally published titled ‘Philatelic Orient Stamp News’ of which 6 nos. were issued in 1938. The first issue of ISJ published in 1939 is inscribed as Vol. 2 No. 1. Holdings: Hard Bound Vol. 7-8, 10-12, 19-20, 22-64 (1944-45, 1947-49, 1956-60, 1962-2001). Unbound Vol. 65 No. 1 and No. 2 from 2002 and Indipex 2011 Special Issue.

ISC News Bulletin. The India Study Circle for Philately, n.d.
Vol 1 No. 1 December 1951 to Vol 16 No. 6 November 1966. Whole Nos. 1-84. Called as the India Study Circle’s News Sheet from No. 1 to 20. Holdings: No.  7-20, 22-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54, 64-84.

ITS Stamp News. Ludhiana: Indian Thematic Society, n.d.
Published Vol. 1 No. 1 January-March 1998 to Vol. 20 No. 1 January-March 2017. Whole Nos. 1-77. Holdings: Complete less 13 issues (i.e. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 30, 38, and 52).

James R. Grant & Co.’s Philatelic Circular. Birmingham: James R. Grant, & Co., n.d.
Published irregularly February 1872 to December 1874; 10 issues. Crawford 603. The name “James R. Grant & Co.” was used by Edward Loines Pemberton for business purposes. Holdings: Unbound No. 1 (1 February 1872), 2 (1 March 1872), 3 (2 April 1872), 5 (1 June 1872), 7 (20 March 1873); 5 issues.

Le Magasin Pittoresque. Paris, n.d.
Published 1833 to 1938. Natalis Rondot wrote a series of 53 articles on the stamps of almost all countries of the world for this general magazine from June 1862 to December 1866. Holdings: Vol. 30 No. 1 January 1862 to Vol. 35 No. 12 December 1867.

Signet. New Delhi: The Philatelic Congress of India, n.d.
Published Vol. 1 No. 1 October-December 1980 to Vol. 27 No. 3 October-December 2004; revived starting Vol. XXXIX No. 1 April-June 2016 (ongoing). The official bulletin of The Philatelic Congress of India. After the initial three years the Congress’ newsletter was rechristened as “Signet”. Apart from the first volume which contained six quarterly issues ending with Jan-Mar 1982, the other volumes contain four. Holdings: Complete.

Stamps Today. New Delhi: Vijay Seth, n.d.
Published May-June 2005 to March-April 2008 and then again from January-February 2014 to July-August 2015. The former period consisted of 11 issues since the journal was not issued regularly after the first eight issues. However the numbering was kept intact in the hope that they would be issued later. Hence after No. 8, the issued ones comprise only Nos. 13, 17, and 18. The latter period saw 10 regular issues. Total 21 issues all edited by Vijay Seth. Holdings: Complete except for issue No. 8.

The Indian Philatelist. Calcutta: D. C. Dutt, n.d.
Published January 1956 to January-February 1958 (19 issues). Edited by Nilmoni Bhattacharji. Official organ of The Indian Philatelic Society. Holdings: Complete.

The Philatelic Journal of India. Calcutta: The Philatelic Society of India, n.d.
Published Vol 1 No. 1 January 1897 to Vol. LXXXXIX No. 2 (Apr-May-Jun 1996); a special Millennium Year issue was also published in 2001. Crawford 693. Vol. I and II were printed for members only who totalled 50 at the beginning. Official Organ of The Philatelic Society of India. Holdings: Vol. I No. 1 Jan 1897 to Vol. LI No. 7-12 Jul-Dec 1947; Vol LXII No. 1 Jan 1958 to LXXXVIII No. 11-12 Nov-Dec 1983. Hard Bound yearly volumes with some biyearly bindings. Other issues from 1948-57 and 1983-1996 are loose. Missing a few issues between 1948-57.

The Philatelic Record. London etc.: Pemberton, Wilson and Co. etc., n.d.
Published February 1879 to December 1914. Vol. I No. 1 to Vol. XXXVI No. 12; 432 issues. Crawford 700, 701, and 114 of Supplement. Hailed by Dr. Manfred Amrhein as “…the nineteenth century’s greatest journal” (Ref. Philatelic Literature: History & Bibliography Vol 1). Holdings: Complete. Vols. I to XVII are Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) in either Red or Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Gilt all edges. Each volume has as its frontispiece the photograph of a leading philatelist of the day. Vols. XVIII to XXXII are Hard Bound in Red Cloth with the covers and advertisements bound in at the end. Vols. XXXIII to XXXVI are Hard Bound in Blue Cloth without the covers or advertisements.

The Philatelic World. Calcutta: B. Gordon Jones, etc., n.d.
Published July 1894 to March 1897; 32 issues. Crawford 708. The second philatelic journal published in India after ‘Indian Philatelist’. Published by the famous Calcutta dealer, B. Gordon Jones. Served as the Official Organ of The Philatelic Society of Bengal. About 1,000 – 1,500 copies of each number were printed most of which were distributed free (Ref. The Journal of the Philatelic Literature Society Vol VIII No. 2). The journal discontinued as the Bengal society expanded into The Philatelic Society of India and started publishing The Philatelic Journal of India. Holdings: Vol. I No. 1 to Vol. III No. 26. Nos. 1 to 12 and 13-24 Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) in Dark Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Unbound Nos. 25-26.

The Philatelist. London & Brighton: E. Marlborough and Co. & Stafford Smith and Co., n.d.
Published December 1866 to December 1876; 121 issues. Edited by Dr. C(harles). W(illiam). Viner. Crawford 710. Holdings: (A) Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) volume #1 contains Vol I Nos. 1-13 (Dec 66-Dec 67); (B) Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) volume #2 contains Vol I Nos. 7-13 (Jun 67-Dec 67) & Vol II Nos. 14-25 (Jan 68-Dec 68); (C) Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) volume #3 contains Vol III Nos. 26-37 (Jan 69-Dec 69); (D) Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) volume #4 contains Vol IV Nos. 38-49 (Jan 70-Dec 70); (E) Hard Bound volume #5 contains: Vol VII Nos. 74-85 (Jan 73-Dec 73); (F) Hard Bound volume #6 “Papers for Philatelists” contains: Vol I Nos. 1-3 (Dec 66-Feb 67), Vol. VIII Issues 88-97 (Mar 74-Dec 74), and Vol IX Nos. 98-104, (Jan 75-Jul 75); (G) Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) volume #7 contains Vol X Nos. 110-121 (Jan-Dec 76). (H) Unbound volumes: Vol VI Nos. 62-68, 72 (Jan-Jul,Nov 72). Only the covers and advertisements for Vol V Nos. 50-51, 55-61 (Jan-Feb, Jun-Dec 71). Vol V onwards contains complete Spud Papers and stamp forgeries stuck in. 98 unique issues.

The Philatelist and PJGB. London: Robson Lowe International Ltd., n.d.
Published February 1981 to December 1998. Combined Vol. 1 No. 1 to Vol 18 No. 3; 89 issues. The Philatelist was revived in 1934 by Robson Lowe after ceasing publication in 1876 while The Philatelic Journal of Great Britain (PJGB) was published continuously since 1891. In Feb 1981 the two journals merged. It was published bi-monthly from 1981-91 and quarterly from 1992-96. No issue was published in 1997 and the last three issues of 1998 was published by Spink. Holdings: Complete. Staple Bound in White Card Covers.

The Stamp Collector’s Magazine. London & Bath: E. Marlborough and Co. & Stafford Smith and Smith (till 1866) & Alfred Smith & Co., n.d.
Published February 1863 to December 1874; 143 issues. Crawford 777. The second philatelic journal in the world. Edited by Dr. C(harles). W(illiam). Viner till about end-1866 and thereafter by George Overy Taylor. Holdings: Vol. II Nos. 12-23, Vol. IV, V, VI and VII Nos. 36-82. 48 issues. Hard Bound (publisher’s binding) in Coloured Cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Gilt all edges (except Vol. IV). Original stamps of that era affixed in the centre.

The Stamp Collector’s Magazine. London & Bath: E. Marlborough and Co. & Stafford Smith and Smith (till 1866) & Alfred Smith & Co., n.d.
Published February 1863 to December 1874; 143 issues. Crawford 777. The second philatelic journal in the world. Edited by Dr. C(harles). W(illiam). Viner till about end-1866 and thereafter by George Overy Taylor. Holdings: Complete. Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on spine and uncut pages (excepting Vols 7 and 12 which are cut and bound in boards). All volumes have the index page and all volumes (excepting Vol 7) have the advertisements.

The Stamp-Collector’s Annual for 1881. London & Brighton: E. Marlborough and Co. & Stafford Smith and Co., n.d.
Published midsummer 1881. Only one number issued. 132 pp. 222 x 142 mm. Edited by Dr. C(harles). W(illiam) Viner. Crawford 773. Holdings: Unbound and Complete. Contains the 67th and final Spud Paper along with 4 stamp forgeries stuck in. Price One Shilling on front cover.

Vadophil. Vadodara: Baroda Philatelic Society, n.d.
Published January 2000 to January-April 2019 (ongoing); Issues 81 – 157/158. Earlier entitled as “News Bulletin” of the Society. Holdings: Complete.

Stamp Collectors Magazine Publishers House Binding
Stamp Collectors Magazine Vol 1 to 12
Philatelic World Vol 1 No 1 Inside
Philatelic World 2 Volumes
Philatelic Journal of India Vol 1
Philatelic Record 1
Philatelic Record 2