Copyist’s Note: Séfi & Mortimer’s “1 Anna Circular” has long been
understood to be of ¼-rupee (= 4 annas) denomination, and vice versa. The interchange has been
made throughout the text without comment. Of course notice is given wherever the interchange has not
been made for one reason or another.
Whenever we are able to substitute colored images for the authors’
drawings or b/w images we have done so. While the authors’ account is now understood to be
erroneous in places, we have refrained from adding annotation. The wonder is that their account has
stood up so well these eight decades along.
The original 1937 publication served as a kind of memorial to the authors, C.H. Mortimer having died in October 1932 and Alexander Séfi in October 1934. Auction literature reports that 100 copies had been printed.
Page size: 9⅛" × 6¼" bâtonné, wmkd “Antique de Luxe”
with 59 glossy plates, unbound in box at back.
The Stamps of Jammu-Kashmir
By A.J. Sefi and C.H. Mortimer
Including chapters on Postal History, Obliterations
Post Cards and Telegraph Stamps
With fifty-nine Plates and numerous illustrations in the Text
London: SEFI, PEMBERTON & Co., Ltd.
12 South Molton Street, W.1.
Made and Printed in Great Britain by Pardy & Son, Bournesmouth.
|||An Introductory Note by P.L. Pemberton.|
|I.||Foreword by Sir Charles Stewart-Wilson.|
|III.||Early Postal History.|
|A Note on the Franks.|
|IV.||A General Note on the Circulars and Old Rectangulars,|
|V.||The Circular Stamps.|
|(1) “Die I.” Tests and History.|
|(2) Genuine and “Missing” Dies.|
|(3) The Issued Circulars in Watercolours.|
|(4) The Simons Controversy.|
|(5) The Jammu Oil-Circulars, 1877-78.|
|(6) The “Dak Zaruri”.|
|VI.||The Jammu Old Rectangulars 1867-1878.|
|VII.||The Kashmir Old Rectangulars and Proofs.|
|VIII.||New RectangularsA General Outline.|
|(1) Plates and Plate-states.|
|(2) Relative Printing Positions.|
|(3) Papers, Watermarks and “Controls”|
|(4) The Perforating Machines.|
|(5) Outline of Issued Stamps.|
|IX.||(1) The New Rectangular Jammu Printings, 1878-80.|
|(2) The New Rectangular Srinagar Printings, 1880-82.|
|X.||(3) The New Rectangular Srinagar Printings, 1883-94.|
|XI.||The Black Official Stamps.|
|XII.||Proofs and Allied Impressions.|
|XIII.||The State Postcards.|
|XIV.||Obliterations and Postmarks.|
|(1) Instruction Labels.|
|(2) List of Post Offices.|
|XIX.||Appendix A. British-Indian Stamps Issued and Used in Kashmir.|
|Appendix B. Telegraph Treaties.|
|Appendix C. A Note on the Translation of Year Dates.|