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So Who's Afraid Of The Indian States?

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Posted 09/28/2020   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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3. But the green stamp on the right: from Joy's remarks on this third link I get the impression that it could be a genuine revenue stamp. Yes?


I appreciate what Joy states and the listing in Koeppel & Manners, but I remain doubtful that any of these lithographed 'reproductions', imperf and perforated in fancy colours, saw any use as revenue stamps.

Indeed, K & M leave these unpriced, saying they have not seen them used as such, but only CTO.

Does anyone have evidence that these were issued as revenues?
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If indeed these Revenues were never actually used as such, would that make them bogus? I.e., an official reproduction for the philatelic market? Something like the red Anna that I posted above?
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Posted 10/02/2020   1:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's my understanding - the only issued stamps were those handstamped in blue as listed in SG. All others were imitations made for collectors.

Can anyone show me evidence that any of these were genuinely used for revenue or postage?
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Thanks, peterh. I'll be interested to see whether anyone can answer your question.
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Travancore, Fugitive Inks?

My copy of Gibbons, Commonwealth and British Empire (2004) mentions the use of fugitive inks for Travancore but doesn't indicate when or for which issues they were used. Were all stamps of Travancore always printed using fugitive inks? If so, I'd avoid soaking, but what about the use of a sweat box? I'm only looking to remove old hinges.
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