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INDIA 1866-1902, QUEEN VICTORIA

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Currency: 12 Pies = 1 Anna; 16 Annas = 1 Rupie

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1866 Queen Victoria, inscription 'EAST INDIA POSTAGE' various frames

9 p violet 4 p green 6 a brown 6 a 8 p grey 12 a brown 1 R grey

  9 p violet
  4 a green
  6 a brown
  6 a 8 p grey
  12 a brown
  1 R grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
9 p****** 
4 aR* 
6 a**** 
6 a 8 pRRR 
12 aR*** 
1 RRR*** 
Official stamps; overprinted 'Service' (1866)

  4 a green ('Service' small)
  4 a green ('Service' large)
  6 a 8 p grey ('Service' large)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4 aRRRRR'Service' small
4 a****'Service' large
6 a 8 pRRR-Non issued?
Official stamp; overprinted 'On H.M.S.'

  4 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
4 a**** 

For the specialist: all these stamps have watermark 'Elephant Head' and perforation 14.

6 a 8 p grey 1 R grey
(Typical cancels, reduced views)

 

1882 Queen Victoria, inscription 'INDIA POSTAGE'

3 p red 3 p grey 9 p red 1/2 a green 1 a brown 1 a red 1 a 6 p brown 2 a blue 2 a violet 2 a 6 p blue 3 a orange 4 a olive 4 a 6 p green 8 a lilac 12 a lilac on red 1 R grey

4 a 6 p green
(Typical cancel)

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

Surcharged

1/4 a on 1/2 a green 2 1/2 a on 4 a 6 p green

  '1/4' on 1/2 a green (1898)
  '2 1/2 As' on 4 a 6 p green (1889)

The watermark on all these stamps is 'Star', the perforation is 14.


(Watermark 'Star')

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 p redcc 
3 p greyc* 
9 p** 
1/2 a*vcIssued in yellowish green in 1900
1 a brown*c 
1 a red*c 
1 a 6 p*** 
2 a blue***c 
2 a violet***c 
2 a 6 p green**c 
2 a 6 p blue**** 
3 a*** 
4 a*** 
4 a 6 p***** 
8 a**** 
12 a***** 
1 R grey**** 
1 R red and green **** 
Surcharged
1/4 on 1/2 a** 
2 1/2 a on 4 a 6 p *** 

Official stamps; overprinted 'On H.M.S.'

1/2 a green 1 a brown 1 a red 4 a olive 8 a lilac

  3 p red
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  1 a red
  2 a blue
  2 a violet
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 p ** 
1/2 a*c 
1 a brown*vc 
1 a red*c 
2 a blue**c 
2 a violet***c 
4 a**c 
8 a***c 
1 R**** 

Stamps with overprint 'POSTAL SERVICE' are fiscal stamps.

 

1895 Queen Victoria, large size

  2 R brown and red
  3 R green and brown
  5 R violet and blue

For the specialist, the watermark on the 1882 issue is 'Star', example:


(Star watermark on a 3 R stamp)

The perforation is 14 on these stamps.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 RR** 
3 R R*** 
5 RRRR 

Stamps with overprint 'POSTAL SERVICE' are fiscal stamps:

 

1900 Stamps used in China, stamps of 1882 overprinted 'C.E.F' (Chinese Expeditionary Forces)

12 a lilac on red 1 R red and green

  3 p red
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  1 a red (1902)
  2 a blue
  2 a 6 p green
  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 p ** 
1/2 a** 
1 a brown** 
1 a red****** 
2 a ****** 
2 a 6 p****** 
3 a****** 
4 a****** 
8 a****** 
12 a****** 
1 R****** 

 

For stamps of India issued from 1902 to 1935, click here.


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