Hey Mikeabctoo wrote: ↑17 Oct 2020 15:57Jaipur Postal Cards:
Rediscovered the following Jaipur postal cards. I searched the over 15,000 posts in this thread for more information and while I did find a couple of 1940's pictured, the only substantive information I could find was in Eric Casagrande's posts around Dec 17, 2009, in which one he discusses a Jaipur section of Deschl's book on postal stationery. Elsewhere I found that book is highly sought after and impossible to obtain. Casagrande talks about a ¼ anna postcard wrapper with a 1923 cancellation virtually identical to the cancellation on the 1924 postcard below, referencing #C17 & C19 (presumably from the Deschl book). And then there's the similar 1938 Jaipur postal card. Perhaps, someone can suggest how to do better searches of this thread?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but these Jaipur cards are quite ordinary and that includes the cancellation as well. If you were perhaps looking for a value then they would be $1 each. Sorry!
Having said that Jaipur postal stationary and postal history is a field as deep as an ocean to collect. And extremely interesting as well. I have been collecting this space alone for over a decade now and I still feel I haven't been able to achieve much.
The Edward Deschl's book that you refer, The Comprehensive Indian States Postal Stationary Listings, is a rare book indeed. I fortunately have an author signed copy with me. This book as such is rarer than most of the items discussed inside. So is The Postage Stamps of Jaipur by J.R.M. Albrecht, published by Stanley Gibbons 1924.