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INDIAN STATES, CASHMIR (Kashmir)

Jammu and Cashmir

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

1866 Circle with native inscription


(Reduced views)

  1/2 a black
  1/2 a red (1869)
  1/2 a blue (1876)
  1/2 a green (1876)
  1/2 a yellow (1876)
  1 a black
  1 a red (1869)
  1 a blue
  1 a green (1876)
  1 a yellow (1876)
  4 a black
  4 a blue
  4 a red (1869)
  4 a green (1876)
  4 a yellow (1876)

I have seen forgeries of these stamps, printed from the original die.

 

1866 Rectangular stamp with native inscription

Small sun in the upper part of the stamp
  1/4 a black

With larger sun

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

Design changed slightly (larger central part, circle with text changed)


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 a blue
  1/2 a black
  1/2 a red (1868)
  1/2 a green (1876)
  1 a blue
  1 a black
  1 a red (1868)
  1 a green (1876)

These stamps were printed in sheets of 4 stamps without margins between the stamps (see photo). Three stamps of 1/2 anna and one of 1 anna (in the lower left corner) can be found on one sheet.

I think the next stamps are forgeries:

1878 Design changed again, stars in the 4 corners (1878)


(Reduced sizes)

  1/8 a yellow (1883)
  1/4 a red
  1/4 a blue
  1/4 a brown (1883)
  1/4 a black (official stamp)
  1/2 a blue (1880)
  1/2 a red
  1/2 a orange (1883)
  1/2 a black (official stamp)
  1 a lilac
  1 a red
  1 a green (1883)
  1 a black (official stamp)
  2 a violet
  2 a blue
  2 a red
  2 a red on green (1883)
  2 a black (official stamp)
  4 a green (1883)
  8 a blue (1883)

Design with pearls at the border (1878)

  4 a red
  4 a black (official stamp)
  8 a red
  8 a black (official stamp)

1884 Telegraph stamps, arms, only indian text

1 a green 2 a brown 4 a blue 8 a yellow 8 a black "Official"
(Reduced sizes)

Coloured
  1 a green
  2 a brown
  4 a blue
  8 a yellow
  1 R red
  2 R green
  5 R brown
  10 R red
  25 R violet

Black (for official use)
  1 a black
  2 a black
  4 a black
  8 a black
  1 R black
  2 R black
  5 R black
  10 R black
  25 R black
 

From 1894 on the stamps of India were used in Jammu and Cashmir.


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