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INDIAN STATES, SORUTH (Saurashtra)

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


1864 Native text


(on piece of paper)

Image obtained from a Stanley Gibbons auction.

  1 a black on blue
  1 a black

These stamps were handstamped in watercolor.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 a black on blue RRR RR  
1 a black RRR RR  


This forgery appears to have been copied from an illustration of the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.


Probably a modern forgery (1980'?).

 

1864 Native text with circles left and right, imperforate

Genuine stamp 1 a black on yellow, 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

The value can be found after the dot on the bottom line. Both the '1' and '4' exist in two different characters.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 a black on blue RR R  
1 a red R R  
1 a black on lilac RR RR  
1 a black on yellow RRR RRR  
1 a red on green, blue or yellow RRR RRR  
4 a RR RR  

Official reprints exist as well as forgeries:


I've been told that the above stamps are forgeries.


Forgeries (modern? From the 1980's?). Essentially worthless imitations....

Even perforated reprints exist. In fact, perforated stamps are reprints. Reprints are more common than genuine stamps. Examples of reprints:


Reprints, made in 1890.


Stamps with overprint "Reprint"


I'm not sure if the above stamps are genuine! Most likely they are reprints

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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.


1 a blue error.


Modern forgery, very blur and imperforate.

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
3 p * c  
4 a ** ** Imperforate or perforated 12
1 a on 4 a ** **  


Forgery of the 4 a red stamp as sold by the forger Fournier (reduced size); image found in a 'Fournier Album'. Next to it a stamp with a similar cancel (also a forgery?); note the badly done lettering in both stamps.


Modern forgeries in black and red.

 

1923 Portrait of a local ruler, inscription "SOURASHTRA POSTAGE"

  3 p violet
  1 a red

surcharged
  3 p (in Indian characters) on 1 a

 

1929 Various designs

  3 p green and black (Junagadh City and the Ginnar)
  1/2 a blue and black (The Gir Lion)
  1 a red and black (ruler in ellipse)
  2 a orange and black (The Kathi Horse)
  3 a red and black (design as 3 p)
  4 a lilac and black (design as 1/2 a)
  8 a light green and black (design as 2 a)
  1 R blue and black (design as 1 a)

Overprinted "POSTAGE & REVENUE" in red
  1/2 a blue and black

Overprinted "SARKARI" in red (official stamp)
  


(Official stamp "SARKARI" overprint of 1929)

  3 p green and black (Junagadh City and the Ginnar)
  1/2 a blue and black (The Gir Lion)
  1 a red and black (ruler in ellipse)
  2 a orange and black (The Kathi Horse)
  3 a red and black (design as 3 p)
  4 a lilac and black (design as 1/2 a)
  8 a light green and black (design as 2 a)
  1 R blue and black (design as 1 a)

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