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India Stamp Details

The first stamps issued in India were the “Scinde Dawks”, authorised for use only in Sind Province by the British Commissioner. However, the first India stamps for use throughout the entire country were issued during October 1854. The 3 different values being the subject of careful study by generations of philatelists. In addition, the rarest India stamps include the 1854 4 anna with the blue head of Queen Victoria inverted within the red frame. Also, the 1948 10r Gandhi stamp with “Official” overprint, both important in world philately. Considered the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the British Empire, India enjoyed the work of De La Rues best designers and engravers until the mid 1920s. As a result, many outstanding stamps were printed plus many essays, trials and proofs are known.
The substantial governmental infrastructure also gave stamp collectors a wide range of official India stamps overprinted or inscribed “Service”. In addition, in recent years the popularity of the large format Telegraph stamps have seen them listed by Stanley Gibbons alongside the postage issues. The postmarks and postal history of the various Indian Military expeditionary forces and Indian Post Offices abroad are popular with Indian stamps. They are cancelled in the Persian Gulf, Middle East, Africa, Malaya, Nepal and Tibet being highly sought-after. The postal history is highly regarded with collectors often choosing a specific area. This is often defined by the Railway Post Office routes to collect and study.

India Stamps

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  • Lot 509 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    INDIA - 1865 1a brown horiz PAIR used with 'PONDICHERRY' 111 duplex pmk,2
  • Lot 510 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £90 - £100

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    INDIA - 1948 Gandhi complete set, SG 305/08, fine cds used, fresh (4)
  • Lot 511 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £22

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    INDIA - 1949 UPU complete set, SG 325/28, NHM, fresh (4)
  • Lot 512 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    INDIA - 1967 2p defin (SG 504) dramatic misperfed corner block of 6 NHM.
  • Lot 513 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £40 - £50

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    INDIA - 1975 20p Handicrafts toy defin SG 731, misperfed mint block of 4
  • Lot 514 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    INDIA - OFFICIAL 1925 1r on 25r chestnut & blue KEVII opt, SG O100, mint
  • Lot 515 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    INDIA - OFFICIALS 1971 5p 'Refugee Relief' opt VARIETIES, unused (3)
  • Lot 516 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £36 - £39

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    INDIA - OFFICIALS 1950-51 Asokan Capital complete set,SG O151/64,NHM (14)
  • Lot 2233 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £400 - £450

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    INDIA - 1854 - 2000 COLLECTION IN A BOX A real sorter of mainly used stamps with Indian Convention / Feudatory States seen on Album pages / stock cards held with in 2 Albums also glassine packets /...
  • Lot 2234 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £350 - £400

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    INDIA - 1865-1899 FINE MINT all different collection. With 1865 8p and 1p (2 different shades), 1874 9p, 1882-90 range to 1R slate, 1895 3R and 5R; Officials 1867-73 1a and 4a (2 shades), 1883-99 s...

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