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Thursday, August 4, 2011

2 Old Postage Stamps of Sirmoor-Indian Princely States

Shown below are 2 stamps issued in Sirmoor between 1885 and 1896
They show a portrait of the Raja Shamsher Parkash (who died in 1898)
The Set consisted of values of 3 pies, 6 pies, 1 anna and 2 anna in orange,
blue-green, bright-blue and pink with some varieties in colour. There were
also some variations in printing the dots between the value and the
beginning and end of the words Sirmoor State Postage Stamp showing variation
In size and position. The examples illustrated here are of the large and even spaced
dot variety.


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