Postal History

Cancellations Early Indian Jal Cooper
Cancellations Numbers Early Indian Cancellations D.R. Martin
Cancellations Bombay Postal Circle Geoffrey Eibl Kaye
General Registration Receipts L.G. Shenoi
Maritime Hon. E.I.C. Steamers 1830 1854 Hammond Giles
Maritime Indian Sea Post Offices Edward Proud
Maritime Edward Proud Vol 4
Maritime Overland Mail John Sidebottom
Maritime Care of Mr Waghorn Marjorie Sankey
Maritime Bombay Karachi Sea Post Office Martin
Maritime PO Bombay Australian Lines Reg Kirk Vol 1
Maritime PO Bombay Australian Lines Reg Kirk Vol 2
Maritime Sea Post Office Mike Dovey Peter Bottrill Main
Maritime Sea Post Office Mike Dovey Peter Bottrill Sailings
Postal History Overseas Letter Postage 1854 1876 Martin Blair
PostalHistory Articles
PostalHistory AnandaGopalSen
PostalHistory Essays
PostalHistory Bartlett
PostalHistory IndiaPost
PostalHistory ImperialPostOffices
PostalHistory ExpressMail LateFees
PostalHistory English Names
PostalHistory PO
PostalHistory PO MulkRajAnand
PostalHistory Martin
PostalHistory IndianPostalHistory Virk
PreStamps Giles Companion
PreStamps Giles HandStruck
PreStamps Giles Catalogue1989
Prestamps Giles Supp1993
Prestamps Giles Supp1996
Prestamps Giles Supp2000
Prestamps Giles Supp2016
PostalHistory CalcuttaGPO
PostalHistory MadrasGPO
PostalHistory Majumdar
PostalHistory KolkotaGPO
PostalHistory BombayGPO

  • Ahmed, Dr. H. Noor. India Post Through Ages: A Saga of Communications. Alur (Kurnool), A.P., India: Postal History Society India, 1995
    xxviii + 473 pp + (1) p. 290 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth. DJ. Price US$ 150 | £100 | Rs. 3000 on DJ back panel.
  • Allcock, B(rian). Bombay – Aden – Suez Sea Post Office Cancellations. Milton Keynes, UK: The Author, 2003
    60 pp (printed one side only). 297 x 210 mm. Spiral Bound with front Plastic and White Card Covers.
  • Anand, Mulk Raj, ed. Story of the Indian Post Office. New Delhi? Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department, 1954
    (10) + xvi + (2) + 198 pp, (32) pp of plates bound in. 254 x 192 mm. Hard Bound in Light Brown Leatherette. DJ.
  • ———, ed. Story of the Indian Post Office. Reprint. New Delhi? Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department, 1987
    (2) p + (8) pp +xvi + (1) pp + (1) p + 198 pp, (32) pp of plates bound in. 240 x 181 mm. Perfect Bound in Red and Orange Card Covers.
  • Bartlett, Christopher J. S. The Railway Station, Mail Agent & Stationary Sorting Office Postmarks of India 1862-1924. Fairford, UK: TPO & Seapost Society, 2013
    (8) + 64 pp. 298 x 213 mm. Perfect Bound with front Plastic Cover and back White Card Cover.
  • Blair, Col. C.N.M., and D[erek]. Hammond Giles. India – U.K. Mails. Eastleigh, Hampshire: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1981
    43 pp + xxi + (1) p (44 + 26 p). 253 x 175 mm. Unbound but punched for filing. Published in parts: Col. C.N.M. Blair May 1973, May 1974, July 1974; D. Hammond Giles Jan 1979, April 1981.
  • Borgia, Steve. Pigeons to Post: On India Post & History of Indian Postal Services. Chennai: Indeco Hotels, 2011
    (11) + 155 + (2) pp. 312 x 312 mm (square). Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued. Price Rs. 5000 on back cover and copyright page. Edition of 5000 copies. Signed by the author on the title page, inscribed “Abhishek, Appreciate your interest in Indian Postal History. God Bless.” and dated 15.1.18.
  • Botellho, E. Post Office Regulations 1839 (The Post Office Act, and the Rules & Regulations, with the New Rates of Postage, Revised up to the 1st October, 1839, Applicable to All the Post Offices, Under the Bengal, Agra, Madras and Bombay Presidencies; to Which Is Added The Additional Post Office Convention between Her Majesty and the King of the French; Also A Complete Guide for Dawk Travellers). Reprint. Poolewe, UK: Postal History International, 1978
    (2) + iv + 116 pp + (2) p. 216 x 140 mm. Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. Originally published in 1839 with the permission of the Postmaster General [Third Edition]. No date but 1978. No publisher but Postal History International. No place of publication but Poolewe, UK (Ref. British Library Online Catalogue).
  • Chandak, Kishore [Shrivallabh], and P[urushottam]. G[angadhar]. Bhargave. Catalogue of the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India 2016 Supplement. Solapur, Maharashtra: Kishore S. Chandak, 2016
    (8) + 24 pp. 222 x 144 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers. Signed by the authors on the title page.
  • Chandak, Kishore S[hrivallabh]., and P[urushottam]. G[angadhar]. Bhargave. Encyclopaedia of Early Indian Cancellations and Postmarks 1852-1900. Solapur, Maharashtra: Kishore S. Chandak, 2019
    XVII + 642 pp + (1) p. 292 x 225 mm. Hard Bound in Dark Blue Green with gilt lettering on front cover. No DJ issued. Sticker with the number 047 pasted on copyright page. Price Rs. 6000 | $85 | €75 | £65 on copyright page. Signed by the authors on the title page and inscribed “Best Wishes”. Released on 18/12/2919, the first day of INPEX 2019. Edition of 500 copies as confirmed with Mr. Bhargave.
  • Chattopadhyay, Basudeb. “A Jingle of Bells”: A Short History of the General Post Office Kolkata. K P Bagchi & Company, 2004
    xiii + (1) p + 98 pp, (32) pp of plates bound in. 220 x 143 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. Price Rs. 200 on DJ back cover.
  • Clarke, Geoffrey. The Post Office of India and Its Story. London: The Bodley Head, 1921
    ix + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 244 pp, (16) plates of photographs and illustrations bound in. 225 x 147 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Deckle edges. No DJ issued?
  • Cooper, Jal [Manekji]. Early Indian Cancellations. Bombay: Thacker & Co. Ltd., 1948
    (4) + 92 pp. 253 x 190 mm. Hard Bound in Grey Cloth. DJ. Bookplate of Birkenhead Philatelic Soc. Numbered 491 on DJ back flap. Price Rs. 10 on DJ front flap.
  • Danby, G. C. The Indian “Squared Circle” Cancellation. Ilford, Essex, England: The India Study Circle, 1960
    Unpaginated but (1) pp + (1) p + (11) pp + (1) p. 328 x 210 mm. Stapled loose pages. Price 2/6 (2s6d) on front page. First published in India’s Stamp Journal (Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1960), revised to Nov 1960, and circulated to members of the India Study Circle.
  • Dhor, J[atan]. M[al]., and T. C. Ranjan. Ajmer Postal History (1820-1947). Jaipur: The Authors, 1989
    (4) + 82 pp, 8 pp of plates bound in. 283 x 221 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Red Cloth and White Boards. DJ. Price Rs. 145 | $20 | £12 on DJ front flap.
  • Dovey, Mike. The Bombay-Aden Sea Post Office Timetables & Statistics for the Sailings. Gorsley, Ross on Wye, UK: The TPO & Seapost Society, 2012
    72 pp. 297 x 210 mm. Perfect Bound with Yellow-Green Card Covers. Signed by Mike Dovey on the title page.
  • Dovey, Mike, and Peter Bottrill. The Bombay-Aden Sea Post Office. Gorsley, Ross on Wye, UK: The TPO & Seapost Society, 2012
    176 pp. 297 x 210 mm. Perfect Bound with Yellow-Green Card Covers. Signed by Mike Dovey on the title page.
  • Eibl-Kaye, Geoffrey. The Bombay Postal Circle Its Organisation and Numbered Obliterators 1875-77. Handbook of Indian Philately, Second Series-No. 2. The India Study Circle for Philately, 1998
    (2) pp + iii + (1) p + 87 + (3) pp. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers.
  • Farid, G. S. Philately India: A Collection of Research Articles on Philately. Kolkata: Mahmood Imran, 2004
    388 pp. 217 x 143 mm. Perfect Bound in Bright Crimson Card Covers. Price Rs. 400 on copyright page. The publisher is the author’s son.
  • Giles, D[erek]. Hammond. Catalogue of the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India. London: Christie’s Robson Lowe, 1989
    iv + 220 pp. 260 x 206 mm. Hard Bound in Green Cloth. No DJ issued.
  • ———. Catalogue of the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India 1993 Supplement. London: Christie’s Robson Lowe, 1993
    30 pp. 239 x 170 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers.
  • ———. Catalogue of the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India 1996 Supplement. London: Christie’s Robson Lowe, 1996
    9 pp. 244 x 170 mm. Staple Bound with White Paper Covers.
  • ———. Catalogue of the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India 2000 Supplement. London: Spink & Son, 2000
    15 pp. 241 x 170 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers.
  • ———. Companion to the Handstruck Postage Stamps of India. Bombay: Shri Arvind M. Pakvasa for The Philatelic Society of India, 1967
    xviii + 172 pp. Errata slip. 251 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. DJ. Price £4-0-0 net on DJ back flap.
  • ———. The Handstruck Postage Stamps of India. Bombay: E. Franklin DeSouza for The Philatelic Society of India, 1960
    x + 256 pp. 254 x 189 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. DJ. Price Rs. 26-50 on DJ front panel.
  • ———. The Hon. E.I.C’s Steamers of 1830 – 1854. Handbook of Indian Philately. London: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1995
    iv + 112 pp. 254 x 179 mm. Comb Bound with front Plastic Cover and back Green-Blue Card Cover.
  • Inamdar, M[ahadevrao]. M[alhararao]. Bombay GPO (Earlier Postal History of Bombay Presidency). 2nd ed. Hubli, India: The Philatelic Association, 1988
    (8) + 122 pp, (6) plates bound in. 221 x 144 mm. Stapled with Cream Card Covers. Price Rs. 50 | $10 | £5.
  • ———. Madras GPO (Earlier Postal History of Madras Presidency). Hubli, India: The Philatelic Association, 1986
    (10) + 122 pp. 212 x 136 mm. Stapled with Cream Card Covers. Price Rs. 30 | $14 | £8.
  • ———. Postal History of Bombay Presidency (Bombay GPO – Earlier Days). Mysore: Mysore Philatelics, 1983
    x + (1) pp + (1) p + 62 pp + (2) p, (8) plates bound in. 220 x 142 mm. Stapled with Maroon Card Covers. Price Rs 15 | $4.60 | £2.50.
  • Majumdar, Mohini Lal. Calcutta General Post Office. Reprint. Howrah, W.B., India: The Author, 2008
    xi + (3) + 290 + (8) pp. 219 x 138 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Purple Cloth and White Boards. DJ. Price Rs. 250. Reprint of First Edition August 1998.
  • ———. Early History and Growth of Postal System in India. Calcutta: Rddhi-India, 1995
    (9) pp + (1) p + 263 pp + (1) p. 220 x 143 mm. Hard Bound in Yellow Boards. DJ. Price Rs. 150.
  • ———. The Postal History of Zamindari Dawk [712-1911]. 2nd ed. Howrah, W.B., India: The Author, 2010
    (2) + viii + 268 + (6) pp. 221 x 145 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Beige Cloth and White Boards. DJ. Price Rs. 350.
  • ———. The Postal History of Zamindari Dawk [1707-1906]. 1st ed. Calcutta: Rddhi-India, 1984
    xv + (1) p + 158 pp. 220 x 142 mm. Hard Bound in Magenta Boards. No DJ issued. Price Rs. 50.
  • Martin, Col. D[enys]. R[ichard]., and G. C. Danby. The Bombay-Karachi Sea Post Office. Ilford, Essex, England: The India Study Circle, 1963
    24 pp, (6) pp of maps and illustrations. 254 x 211 mm. Loose pages single stapled on the top. Price 4/6d on front cover. No date but 1963 (Ref. India Study Circle News Bulletin No. 64 Vol. 13 No. 4 Jul 1963).
  • Martin, D[enys]. R[ichard]. Indian Travelling Post Offices 1864-1891. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1969
    ii + 40 pp. 247 x 184 mm. Center Sew Bound with Light Green Card Covers. Price £1 ($2.50).
  • ———. Numbers in Early Indian Cancellations 1855-1884. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1970
    iv + 140 pp. 249 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Priced £6 on DJ front flap.
  • Martin, D[enys]. R[ichard]., and Colonel Neil Blair. Overseas Letter Postage from India 1854-1876. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1975
    viii + 72 pp, (2) maps (Map 1 and 4) pasted on the front and back pastedowns. 253 x 188 mm. Hard Bound in Blue Cloth. DJ. Priced £7.50 on DJ front flap.
  • Martin, M. F. C. English Names for Indian Places: A Coded Index of Indian Post Offices. Wrexham, UK: D(erek). Lang for the India Study Circle, 1966
    (3) + v + 59 pp. 280 x 215 mm. Stapled with Pink Card Covers. Ex M. A. M. Graham (noted collectors of Aden) with his name stamp and date (17 Apr 1968) on the inside front cover.
  • Mazumdar, Mohini Lal. The Imperial Post Offices of Imperial India (1774-1914). Volume II (Period Extended to 1991). Vol. II. II vols. Calcutta: Phila Publications, 1999
    (9) + 509 pp + (2) p. 252 x 186 mm. Hard Bound in Red Leatherette. DJ. Price sticker Rs. 400. The author’s sur-name is spelt on the front cover as Mazumdar and on the title page as Majumdar.
  • Misra, B. B. Postal Communications in India 1773-1834. Manchester: University of Manchester and Robson Lowe Limited, 1959
    35 pp. 222 x 143 mm. Stapled with Blue Card Covers. Reprinted from The Central Administration of the East India Company 1773-1834 pp. 415-449. Price 3s 6d net on front cover.
  • Mysore Philatelics. Essays on Postal History. Mysore: Mysore Philatelics, 1980
    58p. 242 x 185 mm. Stapled with White and Blue Paper Covers. Collection of 9 articles by various authors. Price Rs. 15 | $5 | £2.
  • National Postal Museum. India – U.K. Mails Before and After the Anglo French Convention, 1836 (150th Anniversary). London: National Postal Museum, 1986
    (3) + 22 pp + (1) p. 210 x 148 mm. Velo Bound with Red Card Covers.
  • North, Stephen J. The British India Steam Navigation Company’s Mail Packets to East Africa 1890-1905. Wantage, UK: The Author, 2001
    xvii + 33 pp + (2) p. 273 x 208 mm. Staple Bound with Yellow Card Covers. Signed by the author on title page.
  • P & T Training Centre. Course Material on Philately. Saharanpur: P & T Training Centre, 1990
    (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 50 pp. Stapled with Light Greenish-Grey Card Covers.1
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  • Pai, G. B. A Collection of The Catalogue, Statutes and Notices Relating to Indian Post Office till the End of 19th Century. New Delhi? The Philatelic Congress of India, 1997
    (6) + 81 pp + (1) p. 248 x 185 mm. Hard Bound in White Boards. No DJ issued.
  • Proud, Edward B[axby]. The Indian Sea Post Offices. Heathfield, East Sussex: International Postal Museum, 2014
    248 pp. 244 x 163 mm. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers. Limited edition of 75 copies this being 13/75.
  • Rajan, M. P., ed. Postal History. Mysore: Postal Training Centre, 1995
    (8) + 200 pp. 278 x 217 mm. Side Stitch Bound with Maroon Card Covers. Price Rs 120 | US $10. Compiled by M.P. Rajan (Principal of the Postal Training Centre) and team.
  • Sankey, Marjorie. “Care of Mr. Waghorn”: A Biography. Special Series 19. The Postal History Society, 1964
    (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 125 pp + (1) p + (2) pp, (8) pp of plates bound in. 247 x 197 mm. Perfect Bound with Blue Card Covers. Price 20/- (shillings) on front cover. Limited edition of 100 copies.
  • Sarawagi, Radha Krishan, and Madhukar Deogawanka. Brahmini Dawk: History of Postal Communications in Mewar. New Delhi: Madhukar Jhingan, 1999
    (8) + 247 + (1) pp. 271 x 220 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued. Signed by the authors on the title page.
  • Sen, Ananda Gopal. The Post Office of India. Reprint. Calcutta: Philatelia, 1996
    (4) + iii + (1) + 176 pp + xxiv, (8) pp of double size pages bound in. 211 x 140 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. DJ. Price Rs. 250. Reprint edition of the original work published 1875.
  • Shivnath. An Approach to History of Post Office in India and Other Essary. New Delhi: Army Postal Service Association, 2004
    (7) pp + (1) p + 220 p. 245 x 160 mm. Hard Bound in Red Boards. DJ. Price Rs. 150 on copyright page.
  • Sidebottom, John K. The Overland Mail: A Postal Historical Study of the Mail Route to India. London? The Postal History Society, 1948
    (2) + xii + 172 + (2) pp, (14) illustrations and photographs. 254 x 190 mm. Hard Bound in Light Blue Cloth. DJ. Price 25/- on DJ front flap.
  • Smith, Max, and Robert Johnson. Express Mail, After Packets, and Late Fees in India Before 1870. Wheathampstead, Herts, UK: Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2007
    (2) + xiv + 291 pp + (1) p. 295 x 208 mm. Perfect Bound with White Card Covers. Signed by Max Smith on the title page.
  • Vaidyanadhan, R. Postal History of Pudukottai (Native and Imperial Systems). Chennai: The Author, 2000
    (6) + 197 pp + (1) p. 216 x 137 mm. Perfect Bound with Red Card Covers.
  • Virk, Brig. D[aljit]. S[ingh]. Indian Postal History 1873-1923. New Delhi: Army Postal Service Association, 1991
    201 + (1) pp. 289 x 217 mm. Hard Bound in Grey Cloth. DJ. Priced Rs. 350 on DJ front flap.
  • ———. Indian Postal History 1873-1923. New Delhi: Army Postal Service Association, 1991
    201 + (1) pp. 281 x 217 mm. Perfect Bound in Red Card Covers. DJ. Priced Rs. 250 on back cover.