Indian Postal Guide. No 63. January 1903. Special Coronation Edition


Supt. Govt Printing [Calcutta] 1903. 8vo. Double leaf page, interleaved with tissue with mounted stamps with cancellation stamps (Coronation Durbar / DELHI / 1 JA 03 / 12 NOON / CENTRAL HEAD OFFICE). xxxii.283pp. Original pale blue textured card covers, with red ruling and imperial monogram of Edward VII in red and yellow, the binding has a few taped repair to the covers and has faded manuscript numerals to the front cover and titling to the spine, internally quite a clean copy and the stamps remain in good condition, retaining the tissue guard between the two pages. A massive amount of information, including lists of all post offices, sub offices, etc., mail steamer sailings, foreign post, the bullock train, telegrams, etc. The stamps are Edwards VII definitives [3 pies green, 1 anna red, half Anna green], Victoria young head definitives [1 anna red, 1 anna maroon, 2 annas olive, 2a.6p blue, 3a orange, 6a olive, 8a purple, 12 a orange, 1 rupee green and red], Victoria Jubilee head definitives [3p red, 3p grey, larger size 2 r red and brown, 3r green and brown, 5r blue and purple]. SOLD 21st May 2019