C. S. F. Crofton

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Charles Stanhope Foster Crofton (16 April 1873 - April 1909)[1] was a British philatelist and a member of the Indian Civil Service.

Early life[edit]

Crofton was the only son of Major Henry Crofton R.A. (1847-1893).[2][3] He was educated at Harrow[4] and Trinity College, Cambridge.[5]

Philately[edit]

Crofton specialised in the philately of India and Ceylon. He had a special interest in the telegraph and revenue stamps of the area. He was a member of the Philatelic Society of India and for a time edited the Philatelic Journal of India. He was also a member of The Fiscal Philatelic Society.

He wrote most of part II (telegraph stamps) of The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India.[3] His Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of Ceylon was published posthumously from his notes after editing by B. Gordon-Jones.

Death[edit]

Crofton died from cholera in Ahmednagar, Deccan where he was the resident magistrate and collector.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Stanhope Foster Crofton thepeerage.com Retrieved 13 August 2011. Archived at WebCite here.
  2. ^ Major Henry Crofton thepeerage.com Retrieved 13 August 2011. Archived at WebCite here.
  3. ^ a b c "Death of Mr. C. S. Crofton." in The London Philatelist, Vol. XVIII, No. 209, May 1909, p. 126.
  4. ^ Who Was Who in British Philately Association of British Philatelic Societies 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Crofton, Charles Stanhope Foster (CRFN892CS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.