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INDIAN STATES, DATIA (Duttia)

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

 

1893 Picture of the god Ganesh, only native inscription, imperforated


(Genuine? Image obtained from a Shreves auction)

  1/2 a black on orange
  1 /2 a black on green
  2 a black on yellow
  4 a black on red

These stamps were precancelled with a blue seal (often poor quality, see photo). There exist forgeries without this seal. Examples of forgeries:

4 a black on red, Forgery!
(Forgery, reduced size)


(Forgery)

1893 Picture of the god Ganesh, now with inscription 'DUTTIA STATE POSTAGE', imperforated or perforated

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  1/4 a red (1899)
  1/4 a blue (1916)
  1/4 a black (1918)
  1/2 a black on green (1897, 2 types, small and large inscription)
  1/2 a green (1916)
  1/2 a blue (1920)
  1 a red
  1 a black (1897, 2 types, small and large inscription)
  1 a lilac (1916)
  2 a black on yellow (1897, 2 types, small and large inscription)
  2 a brown (1916)
  2 a lilac (1920)
  4 a black on red (1897, 2 types, small and large inscription)

These stamps were precancelled with a blue seal (often in a poor quality).

1897 As before, but with inscription 'DATIA' instead of 'DUTTIA'

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

Forgery, example:


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