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Posted 08/17/2012   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Some odd Post Cards I ran into and I would like some info on them if you would please? Anyone that can help, by all means, please chime in!

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Posted 08/17/2012   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the first postal card is the most interesting. I am not sure I understand the received cancel from Bombay. Bilimora is a port town in the Gujarat state.

Golden Temple cancel is rather common.

The postal cards are typical condition for India.

The Khairabad cancel if I am reading it right is from a town in the Uttar Pradesh, and was probably a smaller town in the teens. Might be scarcer. The received cancel says "Window" I think which is intriguing.
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Posted 08/17/2012   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doug2222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first card was once in the inventory of famous British stamp dealer and album manufacturer Errington & Martin, as it has been rubber-stamped by them.

Smaller E&M rubber stamps are sometimes found on individual 19th Century postage stamps, and were intended as a guarantee of quality and authenticity.

See "Oswald Marsh" in Wikipedia for more background.
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Posted 08/17/2012   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you
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Posted 08/17/2012   5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Concerning the 'WINDOW' delivery mark, this method still exists in India:

"Except where the post box system is in force, any person residing within the ordinary beat of the postmen can have all letters and other postal articles received to his address delivered to him regularly, during business hours at the window of a post office, free of any charge on this account provided that the articles are taken over loose and that the addressee makes a written application to the post office asking that his letters and other articles may be retained in the Post Office till called for, instead of being sent out in the ordinary course through the postman."

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Posted 08/17/2012   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beaten by the time difference again!

Everyone else has covered these pretty thoroughly already. The only point I can offer is that the Khairabad CDS has 'Kotah' in the bottom of the ring. Kotah was a large State in Rajputana (now Rajasthan), so I don't think it can be the Uttar Pradesh Khairabad. Incidentally, Kotah State issued its own stamps for a short period, well before the time of this postcard: the stamps are distinctly scarce.
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