“Care of Mr. Waghorn”: A Biography by Marjorie Sankey
As the name suggests this book is a biography of the man who opened up the possibility of the overland mail in the 1830s – Thomas Waghorn. The book covers his childhood, his naval career, his experiments with establishing the overland route, the problems that he faced in the process, etc. Along with The Overland Route by J. K. Sidebottom, this book gives you all the information that is required on the man and his missions. Required reading for any collecting Waghorn covers and/or anyone interested in postal routes and their development in an Indian context.
In Very Good Condition. Perfect Bound in card covers. Published by The Postal History Society in 1964 and priced 20 shillings then! Limited edition of 100 copies. Rare.
Price: £100 including free shipping anywhere in the world