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1892 Arms (?) of Cochin, perforated

1 p violet

  1/2 p yellow
  1 p lilac
  2 p violet

These stamps exist with sheet watermark or watermark 'umbrella' (1897).

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 p*** 
1 p**** 
2 p**** 

 

1898 Value, various frames

  3 pies blue
  1/2 put green
  1 put red
  2 put lilac

Surcharged (1909)


(Reduced size)

  '2' on 3 pies lilac

A rare second type of this overprint exists (RR), also inverted overprints and tete beche stamps are known (RR).

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 pies** 
1/2 put** 
1 putt** 
2 putt*** 
2 on 3 piescc 

 

1911 Portrait of ruler

 

  2 p brown
  3 p blue
  4 p green
  9 p red
  1 a brown
  1 1/2 a lilac
  2 a grey
  3 a red

Surcharged 

  '2 Two pies' (2 types) on 3 p blue (1922)

With overprint 'On C G S'

  3 p blue (different overprint in red, 1921)
  4 p green
  9 p red
  1 1/2 a lilac
  2 a grey
  3 a red
  6 a violet
  12 a blue
  1 1/2 R green

With overprint 'On C G S' and further surcharged (1922)
  8 p on 9 p red
  10 p on 9 p red

 

1918 Portrait of ruler

  2 p brown
  4 p green
  6 p brown
  8 p black
  9 p red
  10 p blue
  1 a brown
  1 1/2 a lilac
  2 a grey
  2 1/2 a green
  3 a red

With overprint 'On C G S'

  4 p green
  6 p brown
  8 p black
  9 p red
  10 p blue
  1 1/2 a lilac
  2 a grey
  2 1/2 a green
  3 a red
  6 a violet

With overprint 'On C G S' and further surcharged (1922)

  8 p on 9 p red
  10 p on 9 p red

With overprint 'ANCHAL & REVENUE'
  'ONE ANNA' on 2 1/2 a green (1928)

 

Later issues:


(Issued around 1933)

"On C G S"


(Issued around 1943)


(Issued around 1949)

'ANCHAL NINE PIES' on 1 a orange 'ON C G S' on 'SURCHARGED ONE ANNA THREE PIES' on 1 a orange


(Postal Stationery, 'COCHIN' in circle with star)


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