First Issues - 1877 to 1880

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States and Provinces

These issues are grouped together for the whole period of the display.

Indian States

Indian States

Alwar SG1a Sc1 Nowanuggur SG1 Sc1 Bhor SG1 Sc1 Faridkot SG-N1 Sc1 Rajpeepla SG1 Sc1
Alwar Nowanuggur; Bhor Faridkot Sirmoor Rajpeepla
1st January 1877
SG1a Sc1
1st January 1877
SG1 Sc1
1st January 1879
SG1 Sc1
1st January 1879
SG-N1 Sc1
1st June 1879
SG1 Sc1
1st January 1880
SG1 Sc1

Sirmoor
India 2010 SG Sc

A healthy issue of Indian states, all of the Feudatory variety (defined in the first state entry), though Faridkot moved to Convention issues in 1887. Some of the states had other stamp types, but none of the firsts are handsome enough to show.

India celebrated the Sirmoor issue in 2010.


Malayan states

Perak SG16 Sc7 Sungei Ujong SG51 Sc32
Perak Sungei Ujong
[1st January 1878]
1878 SG16 Sc7
[1st January 1878]
1891 SG51 Sc32

Several Malayan states, these included, began with expensive handstamped overprints of the 1867 Straights Settlements 2c brown. Expensive in this context means a range from several hundred to several thousand pounds and thus clearly into first-sensibly-priced (FSP) territory. The Perak stamp shown is a later SS mechanical overprint, the Sungei Ujong (which Gibbons lists under Negri Sembilan) its first real stamp.

Index


page written November 2013