Overseas Letter Postage from India 1854-1876 by Col. D. R. Martin and Col. Neil Blair


This is the definitive and only work of its kind covering the time period from when stamps were introduced (1 Oct 1854) to the introduction of UPU (1876) when postal rates globally were standardised. The book covers, through 9 Appendices and 17 Tables, the routes and rates respectively of mail going from India all over the world. Published by Robson Lowe in 1975 (for £7.50!), this work cements D. R. Martin’s reputation as Indian philately’s greatest researcher (he researched and published books on lithographed stamps, postal cancellations, and travelling post offices as well). The book is hardbound in blue cloth with dust jacket (some wears). It is in Very Fine condition with clean insides and solid binding. If you collect covers or postal history from India to countries going abroad this is the book for you. Free shipping Free shipping within India.