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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Soruth-Indian Feudatory State-1923-A 3 Pies (Mauve) Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 3 Pies stamp issued in 1923 for Soruth, an Indian feudatory state during British rule. The portrait on the stamp is of Nawab Mahabat Khan the 3rd, ruler of Soruth at the time.
The stamp was quite blurred in appearance and perforated with pin-perforations (approx 12). This was felt to be an unsatisfactory stamp and a new plate was made in 1924 that produced a sharper image. The original issue was then discontinued. The original issue is now considered of slightly higher value than the subsequent issue and is also considered slightly more highly valued when lightly postally used than mint.

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