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INDIA King Edward VII

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1903 King Edward VII, frames same as previous Queen Victoria issue

3 p grey 1/2 a green 'POSTAGE' 1 a red 'POSTAGE' 2 a violet 2 a 6 p blue 3 a orange 4 a olive 6 a yellow 8 a lilac 12 a lilac on red 1 R red and green

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green (India Postage)
  1/2 a green (India Postage & Revenue)
  1 a red (India Postage)
  1 a red (India Postage & Revenue)
  2 a violet
  2 a 6 p blue
  3 a orange
  4 a olive
  6 a yellow
  8 a lilac
  12 a lilac on red
  1 R red and green

Surcharged

  '1/4' on 1/2 a green

Larger size

2 R brown and red
(Reduced size)

  2 R brown and red
  3 R green and brown
  5 R violet and blue
  10 R red and green
  15 R olive and blue
  25 R blue and orange

These stamps have watermark 'Star' and perforation 14.

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 vc  
1/2 a * vc Postage
1/2 a c vc Postage&Revenue (1906)
1 a * vc Postage
1 a * vc Postage&Revenue (1906)
2 a ** vc  
2 a 6 p ** c  
3 a *** *  
4 a *** c  
6 a *** *  
8 a *** *  
12 a *** *  
1 R *** c  
Surcharged
1/4 on 1/2 a * c Inverted overprint: RRR
Forged inverted overprints exist!
Larger sizes
2 R R **  
3 R R ***  
5 R RR ***  
10 R RR ***  
15 R RR R  
25 R RR RR  


Special cancel "CORONATION DURBAN 1911"


"BAGDAD" (Iraq) cancel.

Stamps with overprint "POSTAL SERVICE" are fiscal stamps.

I've seen the 1 a (Indian Postage) and 2 a with this "POSTAL SERVICE" overprint. The values 1/2 a green, 4 a green, 8 a lilac, 1 R red and green and 2 R brown and red also exist.


Stamp of India, overprinted for Gwalior in Indian characters


Fournier forged '1/4' surcharge (probably used to make forged inverted surcharges) and a forged cancel made by the forger Fournier. Images taken from a 'Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries'.

 

1909 Stamps of 1903 overprinted "C.E.F." for use in China, (Chinese Expeditionary Forces)


Block of four stamps with "BASE OFFICE" cancel.


(Reduced size)

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green (India Postage & Revenue)
  1 a red (India Postage)
  1 a red (India Postage & Revenue)
  2 a violet
  2 a 6 p blue
  3 a orange
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  12 a lilac on red
  1 R red and 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
3 p * *  
1/2 a * **  
1 a *** *** Postage
1 a ** ** Postage&Revenue
2 a ** **  
2 a 6 p *** ***  
3 a *** ***  
4 a *** ***  
8 a *** ***  
12 a *** ***  
1 R *** ***  

 

1903 Official stamps, previous stamps overprinted "On H.M.S."

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green (India Postage)
  1/2 a green (India Postage & Revenue)
  1 a red (India Postage)
  1 a red (India Postage & Revenue)
  2 a violet
  4 a olive
  6 a yellow
  8 a lilac
  1 R red and green

Larger size (overprint also larger)

  2 R brown and red
  5 R violet and blue
  10 R red and green
  15 R olive and blue
  25 R blue and orange

Surcharged (1925)

  "ONE ANNA" on 6 a yellow (1926)
  "ONE RUPEE" on 15 R olive and blue
  "ONE RUPEE" on 25 R blue and orange
  "TWO RUPEES" on 10 R red and 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
3 p * c  
1/2 a * c Postage
1/2 a * c Postage&Revenue (1907)
1 a * c Postage
1 a * c Postage&Revenue (1907)
2 a * c  
4 a ** c  
8 a *** c  
1 R *** c  
2 R *** *  
5 R RR ***  
10 R RR ***  
15 R RR R  
25 R RR RR  
Surcharged
1 a on 6 a * *  
1 R on 15 R *** ***  
1 R on 25 R *** ***  
2 R on 10 R *** ***  

 

Fiscal stamp with king Edward VII, example, "SPECIAL ADHESIVE":


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