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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.


Bundi issued stamps from 1894-1915 on with a native dagger as the design.

 

1894 Dagger to the right

1/2 a grey 1 a red
(Genuine, images obtained from: http://www.princelystates.com/CurrentIssue/ff-04-01b.shtml )

  1/2 a grey (2 types)
  1 a red (2 types)
  2 a green (2 types)
  4 a green
  8 a red (2 types)
  1 R yellow on blue (2 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****Other type: R to RR
1 a**** 
2 a****** 
4 aRR 
8 a****** to R 
1 RRRBoth types


(Reduced sizes, forgeries)


(Forgery)

1898 Dagger to the left

  4 a green


(Forgery!)

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***R 

 

1915 Man surrounded by cows

Image obtained from a Sandafayre auction

  1/4 a blue
  1/2 a black
  1 a red
  2 a green
  2 1/2 a yellow
  3 a brown
  4 a green
  6 a blue
  8 a orange
  10 a olive
  12 a green
  1 R violet
  2 R brown and black
  3 R bue and brown
  4 R green and brown (with ornamental border)
  5 R red and green (with ornamental border) 

The values 4 R and 5 R have an extra ornamental frame added to the design (as in the stamp shown below).

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 acc 
1/2 acc 
1 a** 
2 a** 
2 1/2 a **Two types, upper inscription different
3 a**Two types, upper inscription different
4 a**** 
6 a**** 
8 a**** 
10 a******Two types, upper inscription different
12 a****** 
1 R****** 
2 R****** 
3 RRR 
4 RRR 
5 RRRR 

These stamps exist with a text in indian (official stamps of 1918) or overprinted 'BUNDI SERVICE' (official stamps of 1919):

4 R with ornamental border
(This overprint also exists inverted or double)

 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Overprinted with Indian text (1918)
1/4 ac*Exists with red overprint: *
1/2 ac*Exists with red overprint: ***
1 a** 
2 a** 
2 1/2 a **Two types, upper inscription different
3 a**Two types, upper inscription different
4 a**** 
6 a**** 
8 a**** 
10 a******Two types, upper inscription different
12 a******Two types, upper inscription different
1 R****** 
2 R****** 
3 RRR 
4 RRR 
5 RRR 

 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Oveprinted 'BUNDI SERVICE' (1919)
1/4 ac*Exists with red overprint: ***, Another larger type
'BUNDI SERVICE' also exists on this stamp: *
1/2 a**Exists with red overprint: R
1 a** 
2 a** 
2 1/2 a **** 
3 a**** 
4 a**** 
6 a****** 
8 a****** 
10 a******Exists with red overprint: R
12 a****** 
1 R****** 
2 RRR 
3 RRR 
4 RRRRR 
5 RRRRR 

Forgeries exist, example:


(Forgeries)

Examples from later dates:


(Overprints for Rajahsthan)


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