India

The Republic of India is situated in South Asia.  It is surrounded by the Arabian sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.  Its capital is New Delhi.  It has land borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and  Bangladesh.  The Himalayas form almost the whole of the land border with China.  With a population in excess of 1,3 billion it is the second most populous country in the world.

Based on the postal system introduced in England by Rowland Hill, efficient postal services were provided in India in the middle of the 19th century, first by the British East India Company and later by India itself.  The first valid stamps appeared in 1854.  In 1866, India became the first country to introduce the overprinting of SERVICE on postage stamps and SERVICE POSTAGE on revenue stamps.  This was widely adopted by other countries in later years.  The first stamp of the Republic of India as an independent nation was issued in 1947.  India even has a National Philatelic Museum which was inaugurated in 1968.

1854

Queen Victoria Series

India-59-AN23

SG # 59

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-63-AN23

SG # 63

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1855

Queen Victoria Series (Inscribed EAST INDIA POSTAGE, values in Annas)

India 1855 Postage Stamp Queen Victoria ½ half anna blue SG # 75 east http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 75

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1860

Queen Victoria Series (Inscribed EAST INDIA POSTAGE  values in Annas, Pies & Rupees)

India-57-AH1

SG # 57

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1860 Postage Stamp Queen Victoria four annas blue SG # 71 east http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 71

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1882

Queen Victoria Series (Inscribed INDIA POSTAGE)

India-84-AH1

SG # 84

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-88-AH1

SG # 88

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-91-AH1

SG # 91

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-94-AH1

SG # 94

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-96-AH1

SG # 96

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1892

Queen Victoria Series

SG # 97

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria Series

India-111-AN23

SG # 111

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-112-AN23

SG # 112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 103

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-118-J46

SG # 118

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1902

King Edward VII Series (Inscribed INDIA POSTAGE)

India 1902 Postage Stamp King Edward VII three pies grey SG # 120 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 120

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1902 Postage Stamp King Edward VII half anna green SG # 121 crown http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 121

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 123

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1902 Postage Stamp King Edward VII two annas purple SG # 125 crown http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 125

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-126-J46

SG # 126

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-128-AH2

SG # 128

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-132-AH1

SG # 132

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-142-AB14

SG # 142

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1906

King Edward VII Series (Inscribed INDIA POSTAGE & REVENUE)

India-149-AH2

SG # 149

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 150

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1911

King George V Series

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V three pies 3ps grey SG # 152 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 152

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V half anna ½A green SG # 155 revenue http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 155

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V one anna 1A red SG # 161 revenue http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 161

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V one anna 1A brown SG # 197 revenue http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 197

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V one and half anna 1½A brown SG # 163 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 163

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 198

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-166-AH7

SG # 166

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V two annas 2As lilac purple SG # 206 revenue http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 206

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 207

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V three annas 3As orange SG # 173 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 173

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V three annas 3As blue SG # 209 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 209

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V four annas 4As green SG # 210 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 210

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V four annas 4As olive SG # 210 revenue http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 211

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 176

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V eight annas 8As lilac purple SG # 212 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 212

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 213

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 214

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1911 Postage Stamp King George V 2Rs orange red SG # 215 elephants http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 215

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1922

King George V Series (Surcharged ¼)

India-195-AN23

SG # 195

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1929

Air Series featuring King George V

SG # 220

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 222

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 223

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1931

Inauguration of New Delhi Series

India-226-AH2

SG # 226

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-227-AN23

SG # 227

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

India-228-AN23

SG # 228

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-229-AN23

SG # 229

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1932

King George V Series

India 1932 Postage Stamp King George V half anna ½A green SG # 232 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 232

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 233

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1932 Postage Stamp King George V 1A one Anna brown SG # 234 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 234

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 235

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1932 Postage Stamp King George V 2A two Annas red orange SG # 236 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 236

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 237

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-238-AH5

SG # 238

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1935

Silver Jubilee Series

India-240-AH2

SG # 240

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 242

Used (Hinged)

 

 

India 1935 Postage Stamp Silver jubilee King George V 1¼As mauve black purple SG # 243 commemoration 6th May Jain Temple Calcutta http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 243

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1937

King George VI Series

SG # 247

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 248

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 249

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1937 Postage Stamp King George VI 1A one anna red SG # 250 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 250

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 251

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 252

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 253

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 254

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 255

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 256

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 257

Used (Hinged)

 

 

India 1937 Postage Stamp King George VI 1Rs slate brown SG # 259 elephants http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 259

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1940

King George VI Series

India-265-J45

SG # 265

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 266

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-267-AH6

SG # 267

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1940 Postage Stamp King George VI 1A red SG # 268 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 268

Used (Hinged)

 

# 268

 

 

SG # 269

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-269a-AH3

SG # 269b

 

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 270

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1940 Postage Stamp King George VI 3As purple violet SG # 271 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 271

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 272

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-273-AH3

SG # 273

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1940 Postage Stamp King George VI 6As green SG # 274 http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 274

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-275-AN23

SG # 275

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-276-AN23

SG # 276

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-277-AN23

SG # 277

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1946

Victory Commemoration Series

India-279-AH2

SG # 279

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Stamp from 1940 (Overprinted 3 PIES & Bars)

SG # 282

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1949

Various Scenes Series

SG # 309

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-310-AH13

SG # 310

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-311-J46

 

 

 

 

 

India-311-AH9

SG # 311

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-312-AH9

SG # 312

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-333-AH9

SG # 333

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-313-AH9

SG # 313

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-314-AN25

SG # 314

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-316-AH9

SG # 316

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-333c-AN25

SG # 333c

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-317-AN25

SG # 317

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-319-AH8

SG # 319

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 320

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1951

Centenary of Geological Survey Series

India-334-AN25

SG # 334

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1953

The Conquest of Mount Everest Series

SG # 344

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Centenary of Indian Telegraphs Series

SG # 346

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1954

UN Day Series

India-352-AN25

SG # 352

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1955

5 Year Plan Series

SG # 356

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 357

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-358-AH8

SG # 358

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 359

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-360-AN25

SG # 360

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 361

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 364

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-369-AH9

SG # 369

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1956

Birth Centenary of Tilak (Journalist) Series

SG # 374

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1957

Map of India Series (Value in naye paise)

SG # 375

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 376

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 377

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-402-AH11

SG # 402

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 379

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-404-J45

SG # 404

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 405

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 381

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 407

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 408

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 409

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-410-AH11

SG # 410

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Centenary of Indian Mutiny Series

India-386-AN25

SG # 386

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1958

50th Anniversary of Steel Industry Series

SG # 395

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Birth Centenary of Bose (Botanist) Series

SG # 420

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India 1958 Exhibition in New Delhi Series

SG # 421

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1960

114th Death Anniversary of Tyagaraja (Musician) Series

SG # 433

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1963

Kalidasa (poet) Commemoration Series (Surcharged)

India-465-AN25

SG # 465

Used (Hinged)

Damaged

 

 

Freedom from Hunger Series

India-466-AH22

SG # 466

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Preservation Series

India-475-AN25

SG # 475

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1965

Various Designs Series

India-504-AH23

SG # 504

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 506

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 509

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-510-AH25

SG # 510

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 511

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-513-AN268

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 513

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

India-514.1-AH21

SG # 514

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 515

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 517

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-518-AH21

SG # 518

Used (Hinged)

 

 

India-519-AH21

SG # 519

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1969

Martin Luther King Commemoration Series

SG # 584

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Death Centenary of Mirza Ghalib (Poet) Series

SG # 585

Used (Hinged)

 

 

50th Anniversary of International Labour Organisation Series

SG # 588

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1971

Saint Ravidas Commemoration (15th Century Mystic) Series

SG # 633

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 
Various Scenes Series (Obligatory Tax overprinted Refugee Relief)

India-650d-AH23

SG # 650d

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Obligatory Tax Refugee Relief Series (Overprinted in Hindi & English)

SG # 651

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1974

Values expressed with “p” or “Re” Series

India-721-AH23

SG # 721

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-722-AH23

SG # 722

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-723-AH22

SG # 723

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Values expressed in numerals only

India-731.1-AH25

SG # 731

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-732b-AH23

SG # 732b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-733-AN25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India-733.1-AN25

SG # 733

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

India-735-AH22

SG # 735

Used (Hinged)

 

 

India-736a-AH21

SG # 736a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1975

Centenary of Arya Sanaj Movement

India-760-AH22

SG # 760

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Indian Birds Series

India-765-AH22

SG # 765

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Impex 75 Series – National Philatelic Exhibition in Calcutta

India-797-AH22

SG # 797

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1976

Birth Centenary of Jim Corbett, Series – Naturalist

India-799-AH26

SG # 799

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Nehru Series

India-810-AH26

SG # 810

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1979

Various Scenes Series

India-932ab-AN25

SG # 932b

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1993

Flowering Trees Series

India-1551-AN25

SG # 1551

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1994

Various Scenes Series

India-1576-AN25

 

 

 

 

India-1576.1-AN25

SG # 1576

Used (Hinged)

 

 

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