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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')
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).
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)
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:
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:
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4 a violet 1 R violet 4 R violet
These stamps are rare. They also exist with overprint 'COURT FEE'.
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
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)
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: