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Posted 12/04/2020   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Neophyte123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



I inherited a large collection of stamps some years ago. I recently retired and my new hobby is figuring out what I have. Its a chore but very interesting and keeps me busy. I am a complete beginner so I am ready to be embarrassed if this turns out to be a no brainer.

I have all the Scotts catalogues but I cannot find this stamp listed so I am reaching out for help.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Posted 12/04/2020   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Neophyte,
look under "Officials" the opts are listed there.
You are doing well,
Good Thread title, clear scans.
Never be afraid to ask a question.

Try Sc# O34 1911 A5 2a Lilac CV 20c
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Edited by rod222 - 12/04/2020 1:33 pm
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Posted 12/04/2020   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The overprint is in Urdu, which reads Sarkari meaning "official".

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Thank you both so much. I think what threw me off was the colour. It seemed red more than lilac.
I just learned something new and for that I am grateful
Have a fantastic day.
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Posted 12/04/2020   3:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I think what threw me off was the colour. It seemed red more than lilac.


You are not alone.
After 20 years, I still have problems with Philatelic Lilac,
It can occur in a vast range of hues, depending on the catalogue description as well.

Shades as well, can be existent, due to poor husbandry, soaking et al.

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