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Stamps of India overprinted with 'NABHA STATE'

1885 Queen Victoria stamps overprinted 'NABHA STATE'

1 R grey
(reduced size)

Overprint circular
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  2 a blue
  4 a green
  8 a lilac
  1 R grey

Overprint straight in 2 lines

  1/2 a green (overprint red or black)
  9 p red
  1 a brown
  1 a 6 p brown
  2 a blue (overprint red or black)
  3 a orange
  4 a green (overprint red)
  4 a olive
  6 a brown
  8 a lilac
  12 a lilac on red
  1 R grey (overprint red or black)
  1 R red and green
  2 R brown and red
  3 R green and brown
  5 R violet and blue

1903 King Edward stamps of India overprinted 'NABHA STATE'

2 a 6 p blue

  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

1913 King George stamps of India overprinted 'NABHA STATE'

NABHA STATE in two lines

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green
  1 a red
  1 a brown
  2 a lilac
  3 a orange
  4 a olive
  6 a yellow
  8 a lilac
  12 a red
  1 R green and brown

NABHA STATE in one line

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green (India postage)
  1/2 a green (India postage revenue)
  1 a brown
  2 a lilac
  2 a 6 p orange
  3 a blue
  3 a red
  4 a olive (India postage)
  4 a olive (India postage revenue)
  2 R brown and red
  5 R violet and blue

Later issues:


Official stamps

1885 Official stamps of India (Queen Victoria overprinted 'SERVICE') overprinted 'NABHA STATE'

NABHA STATE in a circle
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  2 a blue

NABHA STATE in 2 straight lines
  1/2 a green (overprint red or black)
  1 a brown
  2 a blue (overprint red or black)
  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

1903 Official stamps of India (King Edward) overprinted 'NABHA STATE'

  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
  8 a lilac
  1 R red and green

Forged overprints exist, example:

1913 Official stamps of India (King George) overprinted 'NABHA STATE'

NABHA STATE in 2 lines
  3 p grey
  1/2 a green
  1 a red
  2 a lilac
  4 a olive (SERVICE below)
  4 a olive (NABHA STATE below)
  8 a lilac
  1 R green and brown (SERVICE below)
  1 R green and brown (NABHA STATE below)

NABHA STATE in 1 line
  3 p grey
  1 a brown
  3 a red

Postal stationery

The postal stationery of India was used, with additional overprint 'NABHA STATE' and the arms of Nabha below.

Examples:


(Reduced size)


(1/2 p King George, reduced size)



 

JHIND

1885 Stamps of India (Queen Victoria) overprinted 'JHIND STATE' in two curves


(Reduced size)

  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  2 a blue
  4 a green
  8 a lilac
  1 R grey

I've been told that the next stamp is a reprint:


(Reprint)

1885 Stamps of India, overprinted 'JEEND STATE'

  1/2 a green (red overprint)
  1 a brown
  2 a blue (red overprint)
  4 a green (red overprint)
  8 a lilac
  1 R grey (red overprint)

Forged overprints exist, examples:


(Forged overprints)

1886 Stamps of India, overprinted 'JHIND STATE'

  3 p red
  3 p grey 
  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  1 a red
  1 a 6 p brown
  2 a blue
  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

Large size

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

Stamps with red overprint were prepared, but not issued.

 

1903 Stamps of India (King Edward) overprinted 'JHIND 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 lilac 
  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

Forged overprints exist: example:

 

1913 Stamps of India (King George) overprinted 'JHIND STATE'

 

  3 p grey
  1/2 a green 
  1 a red 
  2 a lilac 
  3 a orange
  6 a yellow
  

1914 Stamps of India (King George) overprinted 'JIND STATE', without 'H' in two lines

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


(Inverted overprint, could be a forgery)

More stamps were overprinted from 1920 onwards (with 'JIND STATE' in one line or two lines).

Official stamps

 

1885 Stamps of India (Queen Victoria) overprinted 'JHIND STATE' in two curves and overprinted 'SERVICE'


(reduced size)

  1/2 a green
  1 a brown
  2 a blue
  

1885 Stamps of India, overprinted 'JEEND STATE', overprinted 'SERVICE'

  1/2 a green (red overprint)
  1 a brown
  2 a blue (red overprint)
  

1886 Stamps of India, overprinted 'JHIND STATE', overprinted 'SERVICE'

  1/2 a green (overprint red)
  1/2 a green (overprint black)
  1 a brown
  2 a blue
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  1 R red and green (1897)

 

1903 Stamps of India (King Edward) overprinted 'JHIND STATE' and 'SERVICE'

  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 lilac
  4 a olive
  8 a lilac
  1 R red and green

Forged overprints exist, example:


(Forged overprint)

 

1914 Stamps of India (King George) overprinted 'JIND STATE', without 'H' in two lines and overprinted 'SERVICE'

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

More official stamps were oveprinted with 'JIND STATE' (in one or in two lines) and 'SERVICE' from 1920 onwards:


Postal stationery, example:


(Reduced size)


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