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Can You Correctly Identify This Victorian Era Stamp?

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Posted 01/27/2022   05:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NickIreland to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought it might be fun to share an image a day over the next week of some of my stamps from my Queen Victoria Empire collection. So lets start with an easy one.


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Posted 01/27/2022   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DJCMHOH to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a Bhopal issue I believe.
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Posted 01/27/2022   08:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes you are right. According to it's catalogue description from the 1900's it is from the 'India-native Feudatory State of Bhopal. It is the 1/2 anna green issued in 1894, there is a slightly later issue which is bright green; one of those occassions when colour difference is very marked. It is infact a lovely stamp which the photo does not do justice to.
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Posted 01/28/2022   05:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of my favourites. Can you identify it? It looks more white in reality.
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Posted 01/28/2022   05:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bundi ?
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Posted 01/28/2022   07:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tons of forgeries of these stamps ,there are a lot of crappy ones coming out of India now ,the best forgeries came out of Mexico .
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Posted 01/28/2022   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of course you are right. 1/2 anna slate grey (type IV) 1897-9. Not to be confused with Type III which was issued late 1896 which is similar but slightly smaller and lighter print. I didn't know that there were lots of forgies floortrader so is this one real?
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Posted 01/28/2022   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think you are getting my area of interest. This one may be difficult.
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Posted 01/29/2022   04:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay no takers, then what about this one?
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Posted 01/29/2022   04:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both are from Hyderabad (official)
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Posted 01/29/2022   06:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes vayolene, right again it is the 1/2 anna brown (Type II) with the black surcharge and the 1 anna olive green (Type I) with the red surcharge, both offical stamps from Hyderabad.
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Posted 01/29/2022   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a nice collection but where from?
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Posted 01/30/2022   10:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Faridkot which was a Sikh State of just 612 square miles and a population of 100,000. The ruler was Raja Bikram Sinh. No. 1 is 1 folus (4 folus to the anna) on laid paper,No. 2 is also 1 folus but on woven paper; while No. 3 and No. 4 are the 1 paisa both on woven paper. These last two are both Type III, but I think they have enough difference in both printing and colour to be considered different varieties. However, I have never seen Type III 1 paisa which looks almost identical, also ultramarine (like No.3) but has a slightly different script at the base.

I think another Indian state but better known. Where is this from.
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Posted 01/30/2022   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't that one Dhar?
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Posted 01/31/2022   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
billsey you are right, the classic 1897 Dhar 1/2 anna black on magenta.
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Posted 01/31/2022   09:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NickIreland to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An easy one to finish off this selection
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