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India, Convention States

1884 to 1887

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There is an explanation of the Indian postal system on the relevent category page.

Pat1
Gwa1
Jind1
Nab1
1 Patalia
2 Gwalior
3 Jhind
4 Nabha
text 1885 Sc1 (SG1) 1885 Sc33 SG1 1885 Sc1 SG1

 
Cha1
Far1
 
 
5 Chamba
6 Faridkot
 
  1866 Sc1 SG1 1887 Sc4 SG1  

Convention States
State Date Description Format Seq FI Sc SG Mi Y&T $ Notes
Chamba 1886 ½ anna green star wmk, perf 14 5 236 1 1     c  
Faridkot 1st Jan 1887 6 248 4 1     10  
Gwalior 1st Jul 1885 2 229 1 (1)     31 1
Jhind 1st Jul 1885 3 230 33 1     c  
Nabha 1st Jul 1885 4 232 1 1     c  
Patalia 1st Oct 1884 1 222 1 1     10  

All the first issues are overprints of the same Indian stamp, the 1882 ½ anna green Sc36. Gibbons describes it as deep blue-green (SG84) or blue-green (SG84a). Scott merely notes the variation, Gibbons numbers thevaiants separately.

Notes:
1. Gwalior - There are variations in the font size of the Hindi inscription and in the spacing between the upper and lower lines of inscription.