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INDIAN STATES, BHOPAL

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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.


1876 Inscription 'H.H. NAWAB SHAH JAHAN BEGAM', center embossed

  1/4 a black
  1/2 a red
  1/2 a black
  1 a brown
  2 a blue
  4 a yellow

Forgeries exist, example (by the way, I 'm not 100% sure that the above stamps are genuine):

 

1878 Inscription 'H.H. NAWAB SHAH JAHAN BEGAM', center embossed, smaller size


(Reduced size)

  1/4 a green (2 types)
  1/4 a black (1896)
  1/2 a red

Forgery, reduced size:

1884 With curved lines in the corner

  1/4 a green

1884 Inscription 'H.H. NAWAB SHAH JAHAN BEGAM', smaller size, white letters in the corners


(Reduced sizes)

  1/4 a green
  1/4 a black
  1/2 a black
  1/2 a red

Forgeries, example (by the way, I'm not quite sure the above stamps are all genuine):

 

1890 Inscription 'H.H. NAWAB SHAH JAHAN BEGAM', inscription in a circle

  8 a greenish black or bluish black

 

1902 Inscription 'H.H. NAWAB SULTAN JAHAN BEGAM

  1/4 a red
  1/2 a black
  1 a brown
  2 a blue
  4 a orange
  8 a violet
  1 R red

Surcharged 'S.'
  8 a violet (1903)

1908 Inscription 'REVENUE AND POSTAGE BHOPAL STATE, arms

  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** 

Similar stamps with overprint 'SERVICE' are official stamps.


Official stamps

1909 Non issued stamps, inscription 'BHOPAL STATE'

  1/2 a green
  1 a red
  2 a blue
  4 a brown

The 'SERVICE' overprint exists in two types.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 a*c 
1 a*c 
2 a**c 
4 a**** 

 

More official stamps were issued in 1930 etc.

Fiscal stamp


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