STAMPS

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The 1852 “Scind Dawke” Embossed Issue The Scinde Dawke stamps were issued in 1852. They were the first stamps issued in Asia and made India the 10th country in the world to issue its own stamps.

The stamps bore the Merchants' Mark of the British East India Company in a design embossed on wafers of sealing wax impressed on paper and are found in three colors. It is believed that the red version was issued first but because they cracked and disintegrated very easily, they were soon replaced by a colorless design embossed on white paper. The last stamps were a blue embossing on white paper. All three stamps had a value of a ½ anna.

The Scinde Dawks were withdrawn in October 1854.
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Persian Field Force: Type c1 – 1854-1855 Queen Victoria ½a issue – Die I India used in Persia – 1854-1855 Queen Victoria ½a issue Die I used by the Persian Field Force during its campaign and cancelled with Type c1 – The Bombay Circle 12-Bar 131-Rhomboid
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The ½a vermillion un-issued value – 1854 This stamp, with 9½ arches in the side border, was prepared for use and a supply was sent to Bombay, but was not officially issued. The vermillion shade is normally found on toned paper and the deep vermillion on white paper.
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Persian Field Force: Type c1 – 1854-1855 Queen Victoria 1a – Die II India used in Persia – 1854-1855 Queen Victoria 1a Die II used by the Persian Field Force during its campaign and cancelled with Type c1 – The Bombay Circle 12-Bar 131-Rhomboid
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India used in Muscat – Type c1 – 1854 Queen Victoria ½ Anna Imperforate India used in Muscat – 1854 Litho Queen Victoria ½ Anna Die I used in Muscat and cancelled with Type c1 – The Bombay Circle 13-Bar Rhomboid
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The ½a Die I issue in various blue shades – 1854 The ½a Die I stamp is found in four distinct shades being blue, pale blue, deep blue and indigo. While the official release date of the stamp was 1 October 1854 the stamps were already on public sale from mid-September. Mid-August use is recorded as early as mid-August at Toungoo, Burma.

The stamps were printed between 5 May and 29 July 1854 with the total amount printed being 30 million.
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The ½a Die II issue in various blue shades – 1854 The ½a Die II stamp is found in two distinct shades being blue and indigo.

The bulk of the stamps were printed between 1 and 12 August 1854 with some extra sheets being printed on or before 2 November 1854. The printing is estimated to be about 2 million stamps.
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The 1a Die I issue in red shades – 1854 The 1a Die I stamp is found in two distinct shades being deep red and red. The printing of the stamps commenced on 26 July 1854 and continued in to mid-August with the total printing of Die I and Die II being approximately 7.5 million stamps.
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The 1a Die II issue in red shades – 1854 The 1a Die II stamp is found in two distinct shades being deep red and dull red. The printing of the stamps took place in August and September 1854 with the total printing of Die I and Die II being approximately 7.5 million stamps.
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Persian Field Force: Type c1 – 1854 Queen Victoria 2as India used in Persia – 1854 Queen Victoria 2as used by the Persian Field Force during its campaign and cancelled with Type c1 – The Bombay Circle 12-Bar 131-Rhomboid
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The 2as Typograph – 1854 The 2as 1854 issue is found it two colors being green and emerald-green with many shades of green being available.
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The 2as Typo – 1855 The 2as 1855 issue is found it two colors being green and emerald-green with many shades of green being available.
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The 4as Lithograph – First Printing – Head Die I – Frame Die I – 1854 The 4as first printing is found in two colors being indigo/red and blue/pale red. The printing has the stamps widely spaced in the sheet and separated by a blue wavy line. The printing was made between 13 and 28 October 1854 and a total of 206,040 stamps were printed.
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The 4as Lithograph – First Printing – Head Die I – Frame Die I – 1854 – INVERTED HEAD The 4as blue and indigo from the 1st printing, Head Die I – Frame Die I, with the inverted head. The error was not recorded until 1874 when an example was exhibited at the Royal Philatelic Society. Since then 28 examples have been discovered with 25 being cut to shape.
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The 4as Lithograph – Second Printing – Head Die II – Frame Die I – 1854 The 4as second printing is found in two colors being blue/red and indigo/deep red. The printing has the stamps widely spaced in the sheet and separated by a blue wavy line. The printing was made between 1 and 13 December 1854 and a total of 393,960 stamps were printed.
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The 4as Lithograph – Third Printing – Head Dies II, III and IIIA – Frame Dies I and II – 1855 The 4as third printing is only found in different, often bright, shades of one color being blue/red. The printing is complicated consisting of various combinations of 3 Head Dies and 2 Frame Dies. The printing has the stamps widely spaced in the sheet and separated by a blue wavy line. The printing was made between 10 March and 2 April 1855 and a total of 138,960 stamps were printed.
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Persian Field Force: Type c1 – 1855 Queen Victoria 4as – 4th Printing India used in Persia – 1854 Queen Victoria 4as from 4th printing used by the Persian Field Force during its campaign and cancelled with Type c1 – The Bombay Circle 12-Bar 131-Rhomboid
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The 4as Lithograph – Fourth Printing – Head Die III – Frame Die II – 1855 The 4as fourth printing is found in three colors being deep blue/red, blue/red and pale blue/pale red. The printing has the stamps closely spaced at 2 to 2½mm in the sheet without a separation line. The printing was made between 3 April and 9 May 1855 and a total of 540,960 stamps were printed.
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