Two Great Philatelic Indexes

Two Great Philatelic Indexes

Mr. William R. Ricketts, America’s industrious philatelic bibliographer (whose portrait is below), has been making rapid headway the past few weeks with his voluminous “Philatelic Literature Bibliography Index,” of which more than a dozen installments arrived in the course of a couple of mails. The thirty-sixth installment, comprising pages 351 to 360, brings the index down to the letter K and ends with the entry of Samuel Koprowski’s very interesting, but now obsolete, work on the rural stamps of Russia.

The issue of the bibliography index is a matter Mr. Ricketts is attending to himself, and the expedition with which it is proceeding leads us to wish that his colleagues of the American Philatelic Society, who are responsible for the printing of his magnum opus – an index to philatelic literature – were busy on their great task. After some years of intermittent publication the A.P.S. index has not yet reached the end of the “B’s” in August 1915.