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Stamps of India overprinted with 'CHAMBA STATE'

1886 Queen Victoria

5 R violet and blue
(Reduced size)

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

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 greycc 
1/2 a greenccIssued on the two shades of green of this 1/2 a stamp
1 a browncc 
1 a redcc 
1 a 6 p** 
2 a blue** 
2 a violet**** 
2 a 6 p****** 
3 a ** 
4 a** 
6 a**** 
8 a** 
12 a*** 
1 R grey****** 
1 R red and green **** 
2 R****** 
3 R***R 
5 RRR 


(Misprints: 'CHAMBA 8TATE', with '8' instead of 'S' and 'CHMABA STATE')

Other misprints exist, for example with inverted first 'T' in 'STATE'.

 

1903 'CHAMBA STATE' on King Edward stamps of India

  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
  3 a orange
  4 a olive
  6 a yellow
  8 a lilac
  12 a lilac on red
  1 R red and green

 

1913 King George V with overprint 'CHAMBA STATE' in two lines

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green
  1 a red
  1 a brown
  1 1/2 a brown ('one and half')
  1 1/2 a brown ('one and a half')
  1 1/2 a red
  2 a violet
  2 a 6 p blue
  2 a 6 p orange
  3 a orange
  3 a blue
  4 a olive
  6 a yellow
  8 a lilac
  12 a red
  1 R green and brown

 

1921 Stamp of India overprinted 'CHAMBA'

  9 p on 1 a brown

 

1927 Stamps of India (King George) overprinted 'CHAMBA STATE' in one line

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  2 a violet
  3 a blue
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  12 a red

With larger overprint

1 R green and brown
(Reduced size)

  1 R green and brown

Official Stamps

1866 Stamps of India with overprint 'CHAMBA STATE' and additional overprint 'SERVICE'

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

Exists with misprint 'CHMABA', also 'SERV CE' or '8TATE' or '5ERVICE'.

 

1903 King Edward, overprinted 'SERVICE CHAMBA STATE'

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


(What is this? 'CHAMBA STATE On H.M.S.'?)

 

1913 King George with overprint 'SERVICE'

  2 a violet
  4 a olive

 

1913 King George with 'SERVICE' and 'CHAMBA STATE' (in two lines)

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green
  1 a red
  1 a brown
  2 a violet
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  1 R green and brown

 

1915 Official stamp of India (King George) overprinted 'CHAMBA'

  9 p on 1 a red

 

1927 King George overprinted 'SERVICE' and 'CHAMBA STATE' (in one line)

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  2 a violet
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  12 a red
  1 R green and brown ('SERVICE' larger)

Later issues:

 


Postal stationery

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