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Note: on my website many of the
pictures can not be seen! They are of course present in the cd's;
contact me if you want to purchase them.
Many forgeries exist: see the excellent site http://www.princelystates.com/CurrentIssue/ff-04-01a.shtml for more information.
1/2 p black
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
These stamps are always perforated, although missing side perforations do exist.
Circular cancel, most common?
Rare cancel? Violet square grid, I've only seen it once. Reduced size
Most likely a forgery, the sun is elliptic instead of circular. This forgery type is usually cancelled. This might be the forgery type with the words "HALF PICE" much smaller.
Stamps with very 'bad' perforations are also forgeries, such as the above ones. Furthermore, the lower arm of the right lion is badly done and the shading on the belly of the left lion is too heavy.
Two forgeries with a hook in the upper left corner.
A very crudely printed forgery! Note that there is again a 'hook' in the upper left corner. Is this forgery based on the above forgeries? All fully imperforate stamps are forged. This forgery appears identical with the one in my Stanley Gibbons 1972 'Stamps of the World' catalogue.
Block of 6 of these forgeries.
Another block of forgeries.
Here, the same forgery, with a whole lot of other Indian States forgeries, I presume they were all made by the same forger:
For more information on forgeries see: http://www.princelystates.com/CurrentIssue/ff-04-01d.shtml
Wadhwan also issued some Courtfee stamps in a similar design (1890 to 1900).