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INDIAN STATES, SORUTH (Saurashtra)

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1864 Native text


(on piece of paper)

  1 a black on blue
  1 a black

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 a black on blue RRRRR 
1 a blackRRRRR 

 

1864 Native text with circles left and right

1 a black on yellow, genuine?


(I'm not sure if the above stamps are genuine!)

  1 a black on blue
  1 a red
  1 a black on lilac
  1 a black on yellow
  1 a red on green
  1 a red on blue
  1 a red on yellow
  4 a black

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 a black on blue RRR 
1 a redRR 
1 a black on lilacRRRR 
1 a black on yellow RRRRRR 
1 a red on green, blue or yellow RRRRRR 
4 aRRRR 

 

1877 Inscription 'SORUTH POSTAGE' in an ellipse

  1 a green
  1 a red (1915)

Surcharged
  'Three pies' and native text on 1 a green

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 a green **Imperforate or perforated 12
1 a red** 
3 p on 1 a **With inverted surcharge: RR

A misprint 1 a blue exists: RRR.

 

1877 Inscription 'SORUTH POSTAGE' in a circle

  3 p green (1915)
  4 a red

Surcharged
  'One Anna' and native text on 4 a 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
3 p *c 
4 a****Imperforate or perforated 12
1 a on 4 a**** 

 

In 1923 stamps with the portrait of a man was issued; 3 p violet, 1 a red and a surcharged stamp: 3 p (in Indian characters) on 1 a, they have the inscription 'SOURASHTRA POSTAGE':

Later issues, examples:


(Official stamp 'SARKARI' of 1929)


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