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Fiscal Stamps

1866 Inscription 'GOVERNMENT OF INDIA'

6 a brown 1 R red

I have seen the following values: 1 a red, 1 a green, 2 a violet, 3 a brown, 4 a green, 6 a brown, 8 a blue, 12 a red, 1 R red, 2 R lilac, 4 R brown, 5 R violet, 6 R green and 10 R red. More values exist, as well as many surcharges.

The values 1 a, 2 a and 4 a exist with overprint 'TELEGRAPH'.


('GOVERNMENT OF INDIA')

Court Fee:

I have also seen a 1 a green, 2 a orange and 3 a green (design as the 8 a above) and a 4 R red (design as the 1 R stamp above).


(Reduced size)

Foreign Bill:


(Foreign Bill)


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A similar stamp in the above design (Foreign Bill) in the value 4 R exists with overprint 'TELEGRAPH 1 ANNA' to be used for telegraphic purposes.


('HIGH COURT' and 'SMALL CAUSE COURT' both overprinted 'CANCELLED')


(Share Transfer 4 a)

 

King Edward VII, 'SPECIAL ADHESIVE':


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In this design ('SPECIAL ADHESIVE') exist: 2 a, 3 a, 4 a, 6 a, 8 a and 12 a (all in green and brown).
In a slightly larger design: 1 R, 2 R, 3 R, 4 R, 5 R, 6 R, 7 R, 8 R, 9 R and 10 R (all in lilac and green, the designs being all slightly different).
In an even larger size were issued: 20 R, 30 R, 40 R, 50 R, 100 R and 200 R (all in green and brown).

Later issues, examples:


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Postage stamps overprinted with 'POSTAL SERVICE' are fiscal stamps, examples:

 

Many states of India issued their own revenue stamps, examples:

For a list of Indian fiscal stamps of the Indian states click here.


Stamp of India used in Aden:


Postcards, envelopes etc.

Examples:

Queen Victoria, 1/2 a green
(Reduced sizes)

Queen Victoria, 1/2 a green

 


Telegraph stamps

1861 Horizontal stamp with Queen Victoria, inscription 'ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH'

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  4 a violet
  1 R violet
  4 R violet

These stamps are rare. They also exist with overprint 'COURT FEE'.

 

1865 Vertical stamps with Queen Victoria below and on top

Examples (used stamps are always cut into two halves):

  1 a green
  2 a red
  4 a blue
  8 a brown
  1 R grey
  2 R 8 a orange
  5 R brown
  10 R green
  14 R 4 a violet
  25 R violet
  28 R 8 a green
  50 R red

1891 Vertical stamps with text or value on top and Queen Victoria below


(reduced sizes)

  1 a green
  2 a red
  4 a blue
  8 a brown
  1 R grey
  2 R yellow (1900, different portrait of the Queen)
  2 R 8 a orange
  5 R brown
  10 R green
  25 R violet
  50 R red

Surcharged
  '2 RUPEES' on 2 R 8 a orange (1899)

1904 Vertical stamps, with King Edward below and value on top


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  1 a green
  2 a red
  4 a blue
  8 a brown
  1 R grey
  2 R orange
  5 R brown
  10 R green
  25 R violet
  50 R red

Surcharged
  '2 TWO' on 8 a brown
  'FOUR ANNAS' on 1 R grey

The values 2 R, 5 R, 10 R, 25 R and 50 R seem to exist with a 'OHMS' overprint (official stamps), but I have never seen them.

Some fiscal stamps were also overprinted with 'TELEGRAPH' in 1881 and 1904.


Lady Mintos fete, Calcutta January 1907, cinderella issued for the birthday of lady Minto:


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