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India, Native Feudatory States

1st November 1864 to
1st July 1949

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1860s
Sor1
jamcash1
kash62
jam52
hyd2
1 Soruth, Junagarh
2 Jammu & Kashmir
3 Kashmir
4 Jammu
5 Hyderabad
1864 Sc1 SG1 1866 Sc1 SG1 1866 Sc62 SG88 1867 Sc6 SG52 1869 Sc2 SG1

1870s
Jind1
Bho1
Poonch1
Alw1

Now1

6 Jind
7 Bhopal
8 Poonch
9 Alwar
10 Nowanuggur
1874 Sc1 SG-J1 1876 Sc1 SG1 1876 Sc1 SG1 1877 Sc1 SG1 1877 Sc1 SG1
 
Bho1
Far1
Sir1
 
 
11 Bhor
12 Faridkot
13 Sirmoor
 
  1879 Sc1 SG1 1879 Sc1 SG-N1 1879 Sc1 SG1  

1880s
Raj1
Kotah1
Indore1
Jhal1
Bam1
14 Rajpeepla
15 Kotah
16 Indore
17 Jhalawar
18 Bamra
1880 Sc1 SG1 1883 Sc1 SG? 1886 Sc1 SG1 1887 Sc1 SG1 1888 Sc1 SG1
 
Wad1
Trav1
   
 
19 Wadhwan
20 Travancore
   
  1888 Sc1 SG1b 1888 Sc1 SG1    

1890s
Nand1
Coch1
Dutt1
Chark2
Bund1
21 Nandgaon
22 Cochin
23 Duttia
24 Charkhari
25 Bundi
1892 Sc1 SG1 1892 Sc1 SG1 1893 Sc1 SG2 1894 Sc1 SG2 1894 Sc1 SG1
Buss1
Dhar1
LasBel1
Kish1
 
26 Bussahir
27 Dhar
28 Las Bela
29 Kishangarh
 
1895 Sc1 SG1 1897 Sc1 SG1 1897 Sc1 SG1 1899 Sc1 SG1  

1900 - 1929
Jai1
Tonk1
 
Orc1
Barw1
30 Jaipur
31 Tonk
 
32 Orchha
33 Barwani
1904 Sc1 SG3b 1906 Sc1 SG?   1913 Sc2 SG1 1921 Sc1 SG1

1930s
Morv1
image
Bij1
Idar1
 
34 Morvi
35 Dungarpur
36 Bijawar
37 Idar
 
1931 Sc1 SG1 1933 Sc1 SG1 1935 Sc1 SG1 1939 Sc1 SG1  

1940s
Jas1
Bah1
Sau39
Raj1
TraCo1
38 Jasdan
39 Bahawalpur
40 Soruth, Saurashtra
41 Rajasthan
42 Travancore-Cochin
1942 Sc1 SG(1) 1947 Sc1 SG1 1948 Sc39 SG60 1949 Sc1 SG1B 1949 Sc1 SG1

State Date Description Format Seq FI Sc SG MI Y&T $ Notes
Alwar 1st Jan 1877 ¼ anna ultra no wmk, litho, rouletted 9 186
1
1
10
Bahawalpur 1st Dec 1947 ½ anna black and carmine star and moon wmk, engraved, perf 12½x12 39 604
1
18
40
Bamra 1st Jan 1888 ¼ anna black, yellow no wmk, typeset, imperf 18 250
1
1
81
Barwani 1st Mar 1921 ¼ anna dull Prussian green no wmk, pin perf 7, toned medium wove paper 33 521
1
1
71
Bhopal 1876 ¼ anna black no wmk, litho, imperf 7 181
1
1
32
Bhor 1st Jan 1879 ½ anna carmine handstamped, no wmk, imperf, no gum 11 196
1
1
20
Bijawar 1st Jul 1935 3 pies brown typo, no wmk, perf 10½ 36 574
1
1
30
Bundi 1st May 1894 ½ anna slate no wmk, litho, imperf, no gum 25 306
1
1
33
Bussahir 20th Jun 1895 ¼ anna pink no wmk, litho, imperf 26 315
1
1
13
Charkhari 1st Jan 1894 1 anna green no wmk, typo, imperf 24 301
1
2
23
Cochin 13th Apr 1892 ½ puttan yellow no wmk, typo, perf 12 22 277
1
1
20
Dhar 1st Jan 1897 ½ pie black, red no wmk, typeset, imperf 27 323
1
1
20
Dungarpur 1933 ¼ anna bister yellow no wmk. litho, perf 11 35 567
1
1
23
Duttia 1893 ¼ anna black, orange-red no wmk, typeset, imperf 23 288
1
2
33
Faridkot 1st Jan 1879 1 folus ultra no wmk, handstamped, imperf, no gum 12 197
1
N1
20
Hyderabad(Deccan) 8th Sep 1869 1 anna olive-green perf 11½, no wmk, engraved 5 155
2
1
11
Idar 21st Feb 1939 ½ anna light green no wmk, typo, perf 11 37 585
1
1
30
Indore 6th Jan 1886 ½ anna lilac no wmk, litho, perf 15 16 241
1
1
20
Jaipur 14th Jul 1904 ½ anna ultra no wmk, typo, pin perf 14x14½ 30 388
1
3b
60
Jammu 1st Jan 1867 ½ anna black imperf, no wmk, watercolors 4 134
6
52
13
Jammu and Kashmir 23rd Mar 1866 ½ anna grey-black imperf, no wmk,handstamped 2 130
1
1
33
Jasdan 15th Mar 1942 1 anna green perf 8½ to 10½ 38 593
1
(1)
30
Jhalawar 1887 1 pie yellow-green no wmk, impef, no gum 17 247
1
1
20
Jind 1st Jan 1874 ½ anna blue imperf, no wmk, lithographed; thin white wove paper; no gum. 6 176
1
J1
50
Kashmir 1st Sep 1866 ½ anna black imperf, no wmk,watercolors 3 132
62
88
33
Kishangarh 1st Jan 1899 1 anna green no wmk, litho, imperf, no gum 29 344
1
1
60
Kotah 1883 2 pies green, yellow no wmk, handstamped, imperf 15 213
1
?
24
Las Bela 1st Jan 1897 ½ anna black, white no wmk, typo, perf 12 28 324
1
1
11
Morvi 1st Apr 1931 3 pies red no wmk, typo, perf 12 34 561
1
1
10
Nandgaon Feb 1892 ½ anna blue no wmk, typo, imperf, no gum 21 274
1
1
30
Nowanuggur (Nawanagar) 1st Jan 1877 1 dokra dull blue no wmk, typo, imperf, no gum 10 188
1
1
c
Orchha 1st Jan 1913 ½ anna emerald no wmk, litho, imperf, no gum 32 441
2
1
c
Poonch 1st Jan 1876 6 pies red no wmk, handstamped, imperf 8 182
1
1
12
Rajasthan 1st Jan 1949 ¼ anna deep green Bundi overprint, no wmk, perf 11 41 624
1
(1)
40
Rajpeepla (Rajpipla) 1st Jan 1880 1 paisa ultra no wmk, litho, perf 11, 12½, no gum 14 204
1
1
10
Sirmoor 1st Jun 1879 1 pie green no wmk perf 11½, wove paper 13 200
1
1
60
Soruth, Junagarh 1st Nov 1864 (1 anna) black, bluish imperf, no wmk, engraved 1 119
1
1
13
Soruth, United State of Saurashtra 15th Feb 1948 1 anna deep claret no wmk, typo, perf 11 40 613
39
(60)
20
Tonk 1906 ¼ anna yellow-brown no wmk, litho, imperf, wove paper 31 390
1
?
 
Travancore 16th Oct 1888 1 cash ultra no wmk, typo, perf 12 20 256
1
1
60
Travancore-Cochin 1st Jul 1949 2 pies on 6ca violet-black Travancore surcharge 42 625
1
1
10
11
Wadhwan 1st Jan 1888 ½ pie black no wmk, litho, pin perf, thin paper 19 251
1
(1)
31

This column contains an indication of price showing the significant digit and the number of zeros following, so 32  means about $300, 16 is a million and “c” is less than $1.

Notes

  1. Soruth - Gibbons notes that while the region using these stamps was actually Junagadh (in Gibbons, Junagarh in Scott), as they have been listed for so long under Soruth, that tradition is maintained. The first issues are handstamped in black on a variety of papers and it is difficult to distinguish between the catalogue variants. Both Scott and Gibbons list bluish (azure) laid paper first.
  2. Jammu & Kashmir - Both Scott and Gibbons number these sequentially.
  3. Hyderabad - Mackay [1] notes, "Despite its oriental appearance, with Arabic lettering set in arabesque ornament, the 1 anna stamp issued by Hyderabad in 1869 was designed and engraved by a Mr Rapkin of London and recess-printed by Nissen & Parker." Sc#1 Jan 1871.
  4. Jind - issued stamps as both a Feudatory and a Convention state (as did Faridkot). The Feudatory period was 1874 to 1885 and the Convention 1885 to 1943. Sc1-5 were on thin white wove paper, Sc6-10 were the same values and designs on thick blue laid paper and different colours except for Sc1/Sc6 which are both blue.
  5. Bussahir - stamps Sc1-8 are imperf and Sc9-16 are the same stamps perf 7-14. Both are dated 1895. Sc9-16 are priced significantly lower. Gibbons dates the ¼a pink later than the other stamps in the set (1st September 1895)
  6. Kishangarh was integrated with Rajasthan in 1947-49.
  7. Kotah and Tonk do not appear in the Scott catalogues to hand but have been listed in the FICC catalogue after being mentioned in Linn's Stamp News in November 2009. Articles appeared in the Journal in 2010 (v18n1p2, v18n2p4). They were included in the 2010 Scott Classic, though no price is given for Tonk #1, of which three copies are known, all on cover.
  8. Orchha - Sc1, the ¼ anna ultra was issued in 1915.
  9. Rajasthan - the Rajasthan Union comprised Bundi, Jaipur and Kishangarh. The first set of stamps are Bundi overprints in black, violet or blue suffixed A, B and C respectively in Gibbons: Scott suffixes are ad-hoc.
  10. Suruth, United State of Saurashtra - this was formed in 1948 by 217 States, including the stamp-issuing States of Jasdan, Morvi, Nowanuggur and Wadhwan. The issue began with overprints and surcharges with numerous variations, Sc39-42, SG58-60, variously suffixed.
  11. The United State of Travancore-Cochin was established 1st July 1949.
  12. Morvi - The illustration of the #1 is taken from Robert Louie's articles on forgeries that (as might be expected) also include images of genuine stamps. He shows two versions of the #1, one (shown) with 10mm spaces between stamps and one with 5½mm spaces.
  13. Charkhari - Gibbons lists a ¼a rose first, though Scott dates this as 1897 and numbers it Sc3A.
  14. Duttia - Gibbons lists the ¼a black/red as 1896 (SG4). The ½a black/green Sc2 is SG1.
  15. Idar - Gibbons dates the ½a light green as 1932, rather than Scott's 1939.
  16. Jaipur - Scott shows two chariot design variants, Gibbons three. Based on the catalogue prices and colours, Sc1 is probably SG3b.
  17. Jasdan - Scott has a single entry, noting perf 8½ to 10½. Gibbons identifies specific perforations, all 1 anna green (variants), SG1-SG6.
  18. Rajpipla - Gibbons dates the 1p blue as June 1880.
  19. Wadhwan - There are three variants of these stamps, a combination of thin paper thickness and perf variations. Scott renders this as Sc1-3, Gibbons as SG1-6. Sc1 (thin paper, pin-perf) is SG1b.
  20. Bahawalpur - both Scott and Gibbons list this with Pakistan as, though formerly an Indian princely state, it only issued stamps after the partition of India and soon became part of Pakistan. Official stamps were issued in 1945, postal stamps in 1947. Gibbons first lists a set of overprints, thus Sc1 = SG18.

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