Capt W. H. Adgey-Edgar 1887 - 1977


Capt Walter Herbert Adgey-Edgar was a well known philatelist and writer on the subject of China and studied both Japanese and Chinese Stamps. In 1947 he self published a book entitled A Catalogue of Imperial Japanese Overprints and Issues in Occupied British Territories. He also wrote for stamp Journals using the by-line London Chat. In 1955 he wrote a paper that was widely published by the philatelic press entitled "The Postal and Airmail Routes of Manchuria.

Capt Adgey-Edgar was a keen collector of Japanese Occupied British Territories but also collected China, Tibet, Manchuria and Mongolia. Stamps from his collections often bear the pencil initials AE.

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