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Many fiscal stamps exist from the indian states as well!

Also many forgeries exist: see the excellent site http://www.princelystates.com/CurrentIssue/ff-04-01a.shtml for more information.


Bogus stamps and other unidentified stamps

I have not yet been able to identify the following stamps:


(Could this be bogus issues for Bhor?)

Bogus stamps of Jhind:

These bogus stamps were probably issued by a Mr. Moquette of Dutch East Indies (see Filatelie informatief September 1983 p 7060-10, in dutch). More values and values in different colours exist. Moquette also made a bogus issue for Johore. All these stamps were also sold by the stamp dealer Friedl in Vienna. Moquette also made several bogus overprints on genuine stamps of Dutch East Indies. Two of the images were found at http://home.att.net/~rickscott/Unidentified/Unk376.html and http://home.att.net/~rickscott/Unidentified/Unk377.html.


ALWAR

Alwar is one of the indian states, it used stamps untill 1902.

1877 Dagger, imperforated:

1/4 a blue 1 a brown

  1/4 a blue
  1/4 a green
  1 a brown

The 1/4 a values exist with rouletted perforation and with perforation 12. The 1 a value only exist with rouletted perforation.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 a blue*** 
1/4 a green**** 
1 a brown*** 

Imperforate forgeries exist (they are quite blur). More information on forgeries of Alwar can be found on: http://princelystates.com./ForgeryFile/ff-02-01.shtml.


BAMRA

1888 Inscription 'BAMRA postage' and indian text

  1/4 a black on yellow
  1/2 a black on red
  1 a black on blue
  2 a black on green
  4 a black on yellow
  8 a black on red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuesRRRR 

Forgeries exist, see: http://www.princelystates.com/CurrentIssue/ff-04-01b.shtml for more information. I know that Fournier offered forgeries of the values 1/4 a to 2 a (4 values), he offers them in his 1914 pricelist for 1 Swiss Franc as second choice forgeries. A picture of such a forgery can also be found in 'The Fournier album of philatelic forgeries' by Ragatz.

 

1890 Inscription 'BAMRA Feudatory STATE Postage'

1/4 a black on lilac

  1/4 a black on lilac
  1/2 a black on green
  1 a black on yellow
  4 a black on lilac
  8 a black on lilac
  1 R black on lilac

There are two varieties of these stamps, with large 'P' in 'Postage' (1890) or with small 'p' (1891):

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 a ******

Both types

1/2 a******

"

1 a******

"

2 a******

"

4 a******

"

8 a***R

"

1 RRR

"

Forgeries exist, see: http://www.princelystates.com/CurrentIssue/ff-04-01b.shtml for more information. By the way, I'm not quite sure that the above stamps are genuine. I think the next stamp is a forgery:

8 a black on lilac

Another forgery:


(Forgery)

A cut from a postal stationery:


BARWANI

From 1921 on Barwani issued its own stamps, example of 1932:


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