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British Commonwealth Stamps  »  India and States

India is a country in South Asia and the most populous democracy in the world.

The postal systems in India existed in various forms from before the Christian era. As the Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish and British displaced the Mughals, their postal systems existed alongside those of independent states. The British East India Company gradually displaced other powers and brought into existence a British administrative system all over India.

Though the Indian Post Office was established in 1837, Asia's first stamp, the Scinde Dawk, was introduced by the local administration of the province of Sind in 1852. The Indian postal system developed into an extensive, dependable and robust network providing connectivity to almost all parts of India, Burma, the Straits Settlements and other areas controlled by the British East India Company.

Based on the model postal system introduced in England by the reformer, Rowland Hill, postal services were provided at a low cost and enabled the smooth functioning of the administrative machinery of the British Raj. The Imperial Posts co-existed with the several postal systems maintained by various Indian states, some of which produced stamps for use within their respective dominions, while British Indian postage stamps were required for sending mail beyond the boundaries of these states.

British Commonwealth Stamps  »  India and States
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Jhind 1891 3a Brown-Orange SG23 Fine Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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Patiala 1896 1R Green & Carmine SG28 Fine Mtd Mint
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Patiala 1902 set of 2 SG020-021 Fine & Fresh Lightly Mtd Mint
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Nabha 1913 1R Red-Brown & Dp Blue-Green SG046 Fine & Fresh Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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Jhind 1891 6a Olive-Bistre SG26 Fine Mtd Mint
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Jhind 1918 8a Brt Mauve SG74b Fine Mtd Mint
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Jhind 1886 1R Slate SG31 Fine Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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Sirmoor 1899 set of 4 SG30-33 Fine & Fresh Mtd Mint
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Jind 1940 1R Grey & Red-Brown SG069 Fine Mtd Mint
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22.40 buy  |  info
Jind 1942 5R Green  Blue SG085 Fine MNH light even gum tone as usual
28.00 buy  |  info
Nabha 1885 1a Brown-Purple SG2 Fine Mtd Mint
40.00 buy  |  info
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