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#336 #337 #338

Scott: #336-8P

Issued: 18.2.1961

50th Anniversary of the world’s 1st Air Mail

Inside #336: First Air Mail Postmark


#530-1#531-1

Scott: #530-1P

Issued: 23.12.1970

INPEX 1970

Inside #530: Stamp Collecting

#497 Inside #531: India #497P

The story of Gandhi Stamps

http://www.geocities.com/mjshah.geo/articles/gandhi.html

Mahatma Gandhi

http://indiapicks.com/stamps/Gandhi_Nehru/Gandhi_Main.htm


#589

Scott: #598P

Issued: 14.11.1973

INDIPEX '73

#200 Inside #598: India #200O

#599a

Scott: #599aO

#568 Inside #599a: India #568O

#597 Inside #599a: India #597P

#598 Inside #599a: India #598P

#599 Inside #599a: India #599O


#753

Scott: #753P

Issued: 1.4.1977

15th Anniversary, Asian-Oceanic Postal Union

Inside #753: Stamp on Envelope


#769

Scott: #769P

Issued: 12.10.1977

INPEX '77 Philatelic Exhibition

1853%20lion%20Sandafayre Inside #769: Lion and Palm Essay of 1853O

http://www.sandafayre.com/gallery/country_190_1.htm


#771

Scott: #771P

Issued: 19.10.1977

ASIANA '77

India, Scinde Scott #A3 Inside #771: India Type A3, Red Scinde DawksO

Scinde, India

India, Scinde Scott #A3

India, Scinde Scott #A1

India, Scinde Scott #A2

Scinde, Scott #A3

Scinde, Scott #A1

Scinde, Scott #A2

The Dawk, or Dak, was a very old postal system of runners. The runners were paid according to distance of travel and weight of the letter.

Sir Bartle Frere of the East India Company became the Chief Commissioner of Sind, also known as Scinde, in 1850. He improved upon the postal system of the state by introducing a cheap and uniform rate for postage, independent of distance traveled. In 1851 the runners were replaced with an efficient system using horses and camels, following routes through Scinde province, generally along the valley of the Indus river. The mail was carried quickly and efficiently, connecting government offices and post offices from Karachi through Kotri and Hyderabad up to Shikkur in the north. The Scinde district is now a part of Pakistan.

These were the first stamps issued in Asia. They are also the worlds first round stamps.

One of the rarest classics of philately, the red ½ anna Scinde Dawk was issued first, on July 1, 1852. However, the stamps were not an unbridled success. The red sealing wax wafer stamps, embossed with a backing of paper, were so fragile that they easily cracked and disintegrated. Since they were often used as a seal on a letter, many were destroyed when the letter was opened.

The next attempt was a colorless embossing on whitish or bluish paper. Light blue lines were added between the stamps in the second printing. No one knows whether they were guidelines for separating the stamps or guidelines for the embossing. This version had its own problems. It was very difficult for the postal clerks to see at night by candlelight, especially when they were attached to white envelopes.

Finally, the blue stamps, made by simultaneous printing and embossing, were tried. These stamps are found in several shades of blue and they too are found with blue dividing lines between the stamps. This last version was issued shortly before the Scinde Dawks were withdrawn from use.

The location of production of these stamps is not known for sure. All we know is that the stamps were ordered from Thomas De La Rue and Company in London, and the embossing device manufactured by De La Rue. Some speculate that the red and white stamps were manufactured locally in India. However, most contemporary sources indicate that the stamps were produced in England.

These stamps were withdrawn on September 30, 1854, being replaced by the East India Company stamps. However, they are known used in June 1856. The remainders were soon after destroyed.

http://www.firstissues.org/ficc/details/scinde_1.shtml


#825

Scott: #825P

Issued: 2.7.1979

Centenary of Indian Postal Cards

Inside #825: Postal Cards, 1879 and 1979O


#854

Scott: #854O

Issued: 25.1.1980

INDIA '89

Inside #854: 2 Anna Cooper Coins

The East India Company established post offices in Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras) and Calcutta in 1766. Warren Hastings made the postal service available to the general public. The common man could send a letter a distance of 100 miles for a 2 annas. Copper Tokens were minted for this and could be used for posting a letter. The letter was hand stamped "post paid" if it was paid for, else it was stamped "post unpaid" or "bearing".

http://www.geocities.com/dakshina_kan_pa/art6/history.htm


#1006

Scott: #1006P

Issued: 30.12.1982

INPEX '82

#2 Inside #1006: India #2O

#201 Inside #1006: India #201P

India (East India Company)

http://www.firstissues.org/ficc/details/india_1.shtml


#1113

Scott: #1113O

Issued: 14.2.1986

INPEX '86

JAI M3 Inside #1113: Jaipur #3O

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)


#1178 #1179 #1180 #1181

Scott: #1178-81O

Issued: 17.10.1987

INDIA '89

Inside #1178-81: Pseudo Stamp, Emblem

Scan not available

Scott: #1181aO


#1246 #1247

Scott: #1246-7O

Issued: 9.10.1988

INDIA '89

Inside #1246-7: Pseudo Stamp, Emblem


#1253a #1254

Scott: #1253-4O

Issued: 20.12.1988

INDIA '89

Inside #1253-4: Pseudo Stamp, Emblem


#1294

Scott: #1294O

Issued: 14.10.1989

Use Pin Code

Inside #1294: Stamp on Envelope


#1260 #1261

#1262 #1263

Scott: #1260-1O, #1262-3P

Issued: 20.1.1989

INDIA '89

Inside #1260: Stamp Collecting

#2 Inside #1262: Travancore #2O

The stamp is a reproduction of the Travancore Anchel Stamp of 2 Chuckrams denomination. The former Indian Sate of Travancore had an independent postal or Anchal System with a mail transport service including a boat mail service and the Railway Anchel Service. The first adhesive Anchel Stampwas introduced on 16-10-1888 in denomination of 1, 2, & 4 Chuckrams (1 Chuckram = 3.57 paise) in ultramarine, red and green printed on laid paper bearing a large sheet watermark showing a conch shell surrounded by "GOVERNMENT" in an arch with "OF TRAVANCORE" below in a straight line. These were the earliest feudatory stamps surviving till 1953. (Text based on material in publication "The Travancore Anchal" by Dr. N.S. Moos; Anchel Stamp courtesy PMG, Kerala Circle).


NB-India

Scott: #1312O

Issued: 6.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

GB #1 te Inside #1312: G.B. #1 [N-B]

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


Scott: #1427O

Issued: 19.12.1992

Stephen Smith, Rocket Mail Pioneer

%2385 Inside #1427: India #85 on CoversO


#1469

Scott: #1469O

Issued: 25.12.1993

Inpex '93

Inside #1469: India #1469 (self reproduction)


#1579

Scott: #1579O

Issued: 5.10.1996

Indepex '97

Inside #1579: Pseudo Stamp


#1608

Scott: #1608

Issued: 27.3.1997

100th Anniversary, Philatelic Society

#4 Inside #1608: India #4O

#1608

Scott: #1608aO

The Philatelic Society of India was established in March 1897 at Calcutta by a band of fifty Englishmen stationed in India. The first President of the Society and Editor of its journal was Mr. C. Steward Wilson (later Sir) who later became the Director General of Post & Telegraphs. It has a distinguished record of service to the cause of Indian Philately for a 100 yeas, being one of the ten oldest philatelic societies in the world and probably the oldest in Asia. The first Indian member of the Society was Mr. C.K. Dutt of Calcutta who joined in the year 1907. It has various activities in the field of philately and publishes "The Philatelic Journal of India", devoted to philately. It holds regular fortnightly meetings at present in the GPO, Bombay by the courtesy of the Deptt. of Post. http://www.indianpost.com/


2004 2004a

2004b 2004C

Scott: #2078a-cO

Issued: 4.10.2004

150th Anniversary, India Post

#2 Inside #2078a: India #2O

#C1 Inside #2078b: India #C1 (Patial)O

#201 Inside #2078c: India #201O

2004a1

Scott: #2078eO

Scott: #2078e S/SO

 Inside #2078e S/S (in margin): India #A1 white Scinde Dawk 1852

 Inside #2078e S/S (in margin): India unlisted east india co lion and palm tree essay 1854

 Inside #2078e S/S (in margin): India embossed envelope HG B19 indicium 1949

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 13.5.2010

POSTAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS

Inside #????-?: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2451-4O

Scott: #2454aP

Issued: 6.10.2010

Indian Postage Stamps: Princely States

pr1 

Inside #2451: Stamps of former Princely State of IndiaIndore

Image

Indore #3

Indore #16

Indore #1

pr2

Inside #2452: Stamps of former Princely State of India – Sirmoor

Sirmoor #22

Sirmoor #2

Sirmoor #16?

pr3

Inside #2453: Stamps of former Princely State of India – Bamra

Bamra unlisted Stamp

Paper (Revenue),1903

Bamra #13 or #19

pr4

Inside #2454: Stamps of former Princely State of IndiaCochin

Cochin #15P

Cochin #10

Inside #2454a (In Margin):

Scan not available

Indore #9

 (imperf proof

in changed color)

Sirmoor unlisted

1a Receipt

Stamp (Revenue)

Bamra unlisted

 Stamp Paper

 (Revenue),1892

Cochin #4

Cochin #15P

in changed color

tinted paper

 Top and bottom margin: Indore #1 partial top frame and bottom frame

Thanks to Dr. Eli Moallem and Lou Guadagno


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Scott: #2492-5O

Issued: 12.02.2011

100 Years of Airmail

 Inside #2493: India #64O

 Inside #2493: India #63P

Scott: #2495aO

Inside #2495a: TBI

Thanks to Lou Guadagno, Prof. Plinio Richelmi and Lloyd Gilbert

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #2593O

Issued: 12.10.2012

Philately Day

 Inside #2593: India #6c

 Inside #2593: India #200

 Inside #2593 (In margin): India #2078bO

Design components: Dark runner, stamp frame portions, bridge, cancels.

#C1 Inside #2593: India #C1 (Patial)O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 12.04.2013

Centenary of Heritage Buildings (Mumbai P.O. & Agra P.O)

 Inside #????: India # 204 on cover

Lou wrote: There is another partial stamp on a cover in the lower left margin, but I will need a better scan or the actual s/s to try for an ID.

The 100th anniversary would make the first year 1913, but both the cover and the buildings look older than that!

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Scott: #????O

Issued: 12.10.2013

Philately Day

sos india 205 1948 Inside #????: India #205

sos india 497 1969 Inside #????: India #497

sos india 499 1969 Inside #???? (in background): India #499

sos india 499--design component-- gandhi drawing only image reversed

(design component:  Gandhi drawing only, reversed image)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

Indipost

http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Stamps.aspx

Stamps of India

http://www.stampsofindia.com/

postal history of india

http://www.geocities.com/dakshina_kan_pa/art6/history.htm

Indian philately

http://www.indianphilately.net/

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